Ski Slang for the Slopes

We are all familiar with terms such as “surfs up”, yet how many know what “slaying a pow pow” means? In specific circles, there is a slew of slang sayings that are applied in everyday conversation. Opposite of a surfers beachy language you will find a snowy skiers style of speech. When you think of skiing, you imagine a full snow suit paired with the Skis and poles that take you down the hillside. Unless...

The Many Sides of Skiing

The brisk air and snow filled hillsides create an illusion of skiing that is not entirely accurate. Taking a lodge or resort holiday often includes the chance to navigate the slopes. There is more than meets the mountain when it comes to the skiing. From recreational to competitive statuses, skiing is an all around sport. There are several reasons it is a choice activity among the masses. Skiing envelops...

Olympic Skiing Disciplines...

The FIS or Federation de Ski was founded back in 1924 which coincided with the first Winter Olympic Games in Chamonix the same year. The Federation is responsible and the governing body for the Olympic disciplines of Alpine skiing, ski jumping, Nordic combined, cross-country skiing, freestyle skiing, and snowboarding. Of course, snowboarding and freestyle are relatively new additions to the six...

Famous Female Skiers

It is highly difficult trying to select a short list of the best female skiers of all time as there are so many of them, even if we narrow the list down to Olympic Alpine skiers it is a difficult task. Nevertheless, in this blog we highlight some of the best women who have ever hit the slopes, in no particular order of merit so as not to give offense. Janica Kostelic – Croatia As far as Olympic...

Famous Male Skiers

So, who are these skiers? Who are the best male alpine skiers of all time? Although these questions are rather open for debate, in this blog we put some firm suggestions of names that can easily fit into the category of the most famous alpine skiers in history. These names include Olympic Gold Medal winners that made such an impact over the years on the sport and its spectators. The list is in no...

What are the Perfect Condi...

Millions of people enjoy a spot of skiing and the images of professional skiers dashing down the snowy slopes with powder flying behind them is an iconic alpine scene. But how many of us know which conditions are best for partaking in this fabulous sport? In this blog we take a look at what makes the perfect conditions to ski. Fresh Powder Sometimes a joke leveled at meteorological institutions, there is...

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...
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