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The New RDL Test Center At The Top Of The World

Sun Jan 15, 2012

We got a chance to go to the Grand Opening of the RDL Test Center yesterday, and all we can say is “Wow”.

We arrived at the top of the Gondola just in time for the sunset.  Beautiful colors everywhere!  You, too, can experience this view at Apres Ski at the Summit House, or by making reservations for a Summit Dinner.  Both are offered on Saturday nights throughout the ski season.

The real reason we were up there was to visit Crystal’s new demo shop, and it is amazing.  RDL stands for Rossignol, Dynastar and Lange—and Crystal has teamed up with these ski manufacturers for a one-of-a-kind demo center.  Switch your skis out easily as often as you like, or “test drive” a new pair of goggles.  The Test Center is located at the top of the Gondola with ski-in, ski-out ease.

But it’s worth poking your head in the Center just to see the decor.  The lights were made of screens of various ski designs.  There’s an antique boot press so you can see how boots are made.  (I have to admit that I had never thought about this before.)  And the photography on display—incredible!  Make sure you look for the photo taken by a buried ski patroller being “rescued” by a dog.

Thank you, Crystal, for bringing us this latest innovation.  Now it’s time for us to try out some new carver skis….


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