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How to Buy a Pair of Skis

Posted by on Jun 9, 2018 in News, Ski Tips | | on How to Buy a Pair of Skis

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 get the best pair of skis to suit your body and purse. Ignore Buying Online As with shoes, the best way to buy a pair of skis is to...

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The Different Types of Skiing Terrain

Posted by on Jun 2, 2018 in News | | on The Different Types of Skiing Terrain

The Different Types of Skiing Terrain

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 normal way most of us ski is simple downhill skiing, on marked courses that have been graded in difficulty by color. You take a lift up to...

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Olympic Skiing Disciplines – Part 1

Posted by on May 30, 2018 in News | | on Olympic Skiing Disciplines – Part 1

Olympic Skiing Disciplines – Part 1

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 freestyle skiing. Nordic Combined The Nordic Combined events actually consist of three separate disciplines, and each discipline has two parts: a...

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Top Ski Films – Part 2

Posted by on May 16, 2018 in News, Ski Tips | | on Top Ski Films – Part 2

Top Ski Films – Part 2

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 focuses on what was basically a game that was dreamed up by Shane McConkey. This game became a chapter in Rob Gaffney’s book entitled...

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Top Ski Films – Part 1

Posted by on May 3, 2018 in News, Ski Tips | | on Top Ski Films – Part 1

Top Ski Films – Part 1

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 slope without any delay. Claim – 2008 This film and its producers claim that it is The Best Ski Movie ever made. Focusing on the life of Shane...

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Top Ski Tips – Part 4

Posted by on Apr 3, 2018 in News | | on Top Ski Tips – Part 4

Top Ski Tips – Part 4

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, virgin snow that is untouched. The first morning run can be a great way to start a day’s skiing and here are a few tips to get the most out of...

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Top Ski Tips – Part 3

Posted by on Mar 30, 2018 in News | | on Top Ski Tips – Part 3

Top Ski Tips – Part 3

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 faster slopes. Your skis will naturally come together more in a sort of perfect parallel. Many people struggle with parallel skiing at first...

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Top Ski Tips – Part 2

Posted by on Mar 17, 2018 in News | | on Top Ski Tips – Part 2

Top Ski Tips – Part 2

Part two of our top ski tips starts with all about learning the ropes, standing on two planks of wood on a hill covered in snow is not a natural thing. Your body often by reflex tries to fight against the very thing that you should be embracing, a bit like leaning into a bend on a motorbike. So, the very first lesson is learning how to stand up in skis Moving in Skis Remember your skis are firmly clamped on to your feet by your boots, so whatever direction your foot goes the ski will follow. Try picking one foot up at a time slowly, then turn...

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Top Ski Tips – Part 1

Posted by on Mar 3, 2018 in News, Ski Tips | | on Top Ski Tips – Part 1

Top Ski Tips – Part 1

If you ever have tried skiing it is hard not to be jealous of the competent skiers racing down the black run effortlessly, gliding over the powder snow with the beautiful blue sky above. What many learners fail to appreciate is that many of these skiers are born on the mountains or have taken lessons since they were young. To help you with your quest of becoming a better skier in this blog we have put together some great tips that should definitely help. Basics Remember that gravity will always take you down the slope without you having to do...

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