How to Buy a Pair of Skis

Maybe your frustration of having to queue up every time to rent skis when you go skiing is grating on your nerves, or perhaps you feel that your skiing has come to the stage that you deserve your own skis. It doesn’t really matter, buying your first pair of skis can both be a daunting and difficult thing to do. In this blog we will dispense some pointers to help you along with the process and so you...

The Different Types of Ski...

Going skiing sounds a simple enough phrase for a favorite activity by many skiers. But are you aware that there are many types of downhill skiing and being asked to go skiing by one group of skiers might mean something totally different to another set. In this blog we will try and demystify the jargon and explain the terminology of the different types of downhill skiing that there is. Downhill Skiing The...

Olympic Skiing Disciplines...

In one form or another skiing has always been a part of the Winter Olympic Games since its inception in 1924. In part one of this blog to define the six skiing disciplines that are now part of today’s Olympic program we looked at downhill, slalom, cross country and ski jumping. In this blog we concentrate more on the Nordic disciplines and two newer additions to the scene, namely snowboarding and...

Top Ski Films – Part...

Today’s films featuring modern and freestyle skiing are becoming more and more popular with the general public, no longer are they cult movies hidden away for screenings at ski resorts. This blog looks at some of the more recent films that have been released about skiing and some of its major performers. G.N.A.R – 2011 The action of G.N.A.R all takes place in Squaw Valley and this feature length film...

Top Ski Films – Part...

Films based around and featuring skiing have been around as almost as long as the film industry itself, images come to mind of really bad hairstyles and terrible fashion but with new film technology and ways of filming snow scenes the role of a ski film can now be taken seriously. In this blog we look at some of the greatest recent ski movies, our list is not in any particular order and we fly down the...

Top Ski Tips – Part ...

Our concluding part of top ski tips focuses on the more advanced skiing, we have taken you through the basics from what kind of equipment you need, how to stand up on snow, stopping and turning, to parallel skiing and now it is time to spend time on Carving it Up and Powder Skiing. Carving it Up If you like rising early and being the first skier on the piste, you are probably used to seeing pristine,...

Top Ski Tips – Part ...

At the conclusion of part two of top ski tips we touched on the importance of parallel skiing as you get more advanced. In fact, some of the beginner and intermediate techniques are not suitable for the more advanced skier on faster and steeper slopes. Dynamic Parallel As you progress to feel comfortable on your skis then the wider stance you first learned how to ski seems to be a little unmanageable on...
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