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...

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...
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