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BSSC took a day trip to Loon Mountain on Sunday, December 13th and met up with Mark Wallace, Co-founder of Parlor Skis to try out all that Boston’s only custom ski builder has to offer. The day started off with some spring-like weather and some challenging early season conditions, but everyone was excited to start their 2015-2016 ski & ride season.


BSSC Trip Leaders ranging from beginner to expert skiers headed out in groups to put their Parlor Skis to the test and ski with Mark for some instant feedback. Parlor Skis are designed and built locally in East Boston, specifically for each individual customer. Whether you are looking for an all-mountain ski like the Cardinal 90, or a tree and bump experience with the Sparrow; Parlor has it covered.


Skiing directly with Mark was a valuable experience. Any tweaks or ideas the leaders had, Mark could translate that feedback directly to the shop for a future custom skiing experience for each individual. You could tell Mark knew every detail of every pair by the excitement Leaders displayed when they hopped on a new pair recommended for them.


Make sure to check out to start your custom ski building process, grab a brew at their shop night or learn more about what goes into each custom ski.



- Leaders with their Parlors (left) and Parlor Co-Founder Mark Wallace (rig

Ski season is coming!  As we announce our full slate of weekend and day trips, we’re going inside the trip with an interview with one of BSSC's ski trip leaders, Nikki Visnick. Join Nikki and our other amazing trip leaders on trips to the best ski resorts New England has to offer this winter.

Nikki Visnick, 28, Somerville MA

Nikki Visnick
When did you get involved with BSSC?
I went on my first BSSC trip during the 2012/2013 season.  I had learned to ski at a young age as my parents were pretty avid skiers before us kids came along and stole all of the free time.  But I lost touch with skiing during high school and college while competitively competing in gymnastics.  With my gymnastics career over, I was seeking a sport where I could find some thrill and passion – I’ve yet to find that rush in anything beyond skiing or gymnastics.

What brought you to BSSC?
I was looking to build a network in the skiing community, as I had just moved back to the Boston area after a few years spent out of New England.  Meeting new people in Boston can be tough, but BSSC made it easier by way of finding those that I had something in common with.  I did have a car, but driving back from a long day of skiing was just not optimal, especially if I went solo. The BSSC day trips were a convenient way for me to get up to the better mountains.  

What kinds of trips have you gone on with BSSC?
Day trips and weekend trips (Jay Peak, was specifically my first weekend trip with BSSC, and by far my favorite)