20% off sale on 2008 Snowboard Gear for NYC Riders (EMS/Burton)
If you've been holding back, waiting for that insane deal to come along, this weekend and next Tuesday is it! Courtesy of Ken Inc. and Mary of the New York Snowboarding Group. I'm torn... I know this season is basically shot for me (incredibly frustrated with work) and my less than one year old gear is still treating me very well, but the deals... makes me want to just quit my job and go riding all season.

EMS Club Discount Day (Friday through Tuesday 11/9-11/13)
Everything in the store will be 20% off if you say you are from "New York Snowboarding Group". If all else fails reference the name "Ken Shih". They carry:

Boards: Lib Tech, Capita, K2 and Gnu
Bindings: K2 and Union
Boots: K2, Northwave, Deeluxe and Thirty Two
Outerwear: Northface and Helly Hansen

591 Broadway (between Prince and Houston)

Update from Ken Inc: It will now be from Friday to Tuesday. For all people interested in the EMS discount but found out that there is no snowboard inventory at EMS Soho here is a solution for you guys.

1) If you want to buy anything snowboard related (and receive 20% off) please first look on their website online. Once you've determined what you want please write down the following:
Name/model of item (eg. Lib Tech Banana Skate snowboard)
Size of the item
Item # (the item # should start with a "2" and is usually listed above the "add to cart" button")

2) Once you have this info please email Alan (alanando'at'juno.com) with this information, let him know you are with New York Snowboarding Group and also provide your phone # so he can call you back.

Basically what Alan will do is get in touch with the other EMS stores and get the items shipped to you directly at the discounted rate. Considering inventory might fly off the shelves starting Friday your best bet is really to get in touch with Alan before Friday. Have a great day!

Update 2 from Ken Inc: Since we don't have a group card EMS asked us just to print the following blurb to verify you are from the group if you plan to stop by the store physically:

Eastern Mountain Sports
EMS Club Day 20% OFF Everything in the Store
Must Show Club Membership
Print this email as Proof of Membership

Friday and Saturday, Nov 9 and 10
10am to 9pm EMS Soho
591 Broadway, btw Houston and Prince

If you and your group are going to Burton on next Tuesday, we'll extend the Club Day discount of 20% off everything to all of you until Tuesday. The Club Day is actually Friday and Saturday, but we'll make an exception for you guys.

Thanks a lot, Ken

And for the Burton Groupies:

Burton Soho Shop Night (Tuesday 11/13 from 6-8PM)
Every NYSG member (and friends/family) gets 20% hardgoods (boards, bindings, boots and helmets) and 30% off softgoods (jackets, pants and accessories) if you mention "New York Snowboarding Group". There will be food and drinks for everyone. Besides getting a great discount this will be a fun night for everyone to hang out with each other.

106 Spring St (Cross Street is Mercer St)

I might not be able to buy something for myself, but this isn't going to stop me from getting my sister a sweet setup! Please don't bring up the Princeton Giants Stadium sales, you hardly ever find anything good there. Only thing comparable to this would be the SierraSnowboard.com discounts that come along. Join the NYSG if you haven't done so... everyone is awesome there.

Update: Two online snowboarding magazines for your perusal. International Snowboarder Magazine and Onboard.

Update 2: Not snowboarding related, but there are Puma stores in SoHo and Union Square, the following 30% Friends & Family discount this weekend might be useful for some of you Rudolf Dassler fans. Thanks Howard. Moving this post to the top.

Update 3: Are you guys feeling the love? Emilios has gotten in on the discount action and their deal lasts until Thanksgiving! So for all you people away at college / grad school, you have another thing to look forward to when you come back to NYC. I really hope these deals are around next season when I'll probably be in the market for new equipment.

20% off at Emilios Ski (through Thanksgiving 11/22)
The guys at Emilios (who are also members) have kindly offered until Thanksgiving a 20% discount on all merchandise at their store. They carry Salomon, Ride, Burton and a lot of other brands. Their store is well stocked and the guys are very knowledgeable. All you have to do is mention you are from New York Snowboarding Group and the discount should apply.

112-32 Queens Blvd (76th Ave and Queens Blvd), Forest Hills, NY 11375