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The Why and What of Waxing your Skis

Posted by on Jul 12, 2019 in News | | on The Why and What of Waxing your Skis

The Why and What of Waxing your Skis

If you have ever sputtered down the slope while others were whizzing by you, your Ski’s may need to be waxed. For the occasional Skier, this may not have made it to your to do list. If you are only going for a weekend, you might wonder if you have to wax or if you can get by without slicking up your Skis. Most will say it is not absolutely necessary, however the experts will steer you in the opposite direction. The Benefits of Waxing Skis The Slide and Glide- Without waxing, your ride will feel every aspect of the snow underneath you. Feeling...

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Activities After the Ski Day

Posted by on May 17, 2019 in News | | on Activities After the Ski Day

Activities After the Ski Day

It is a well-known fact that ski trips are not just about skiing. The crisp mountain high air begins the day with a bright and beautiful sky. The skiing portion of your vacation will definitely be an exhilarating experience. Taking on the slopes can take most of the afternoon leading into a sunset finish. Exceptional views of the stars will begin the second most anticipated time on your itinerary. Warming up after hours in the snow is more than necessary and it can be as fun as skiing. However, many skiing tracks are quite isolated place, as...

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Ski Slang for the Slopes

Posted by on Mar 15, 2019 in News, Ski Tips | | on Ski Slang for the Slopes

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 you have been around the mountain a few times, you may not expect skiers to have their own set of slangy terms. If you are planning to spend...

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The Many Sides of Skiing

Posted by on Jan 8, 2019 in News, Ski Tips | | on The Many Sides of Skiing

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 the senses through various means. The surroundings and practice of the sport holds a dynamic set of appeals. Skiing is diverse allowing a...

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Olympic Skiing Disciplines – Part 2

Posted by on Jul 30, 2018 in News | | on Olympic Skiing Disciplines – Part 2

Olympic Skiing Disciplines – Part 2

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 disciplines but the other four are rich in sporting history. In this blog we take a look at each of the six disciplines and explain a little more...

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Famous Female Skiers

Posted by on Jul 17, 2018 in News | | on Famous Female Skiers

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 recognition is concerned, Janica Kostelic is one of the very best. She amassed four gold medals and two silvers in the Winter Olympics of Salt Lake...

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Famous Male Skiers

Posted by on Jul 2, 2018 in News | | on Famous Male Skiers

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 particular order of merit, just how the names came to mind. Alberto Tomba – Italy When it comes to Slalom and GS courses one of the most...

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What are the Perfect Conditions for Skiing?

Posted by on Jun 22, 2018 in News, Ski Tips | | on What are the Perfect Conditions for Skiing?

What are the Perfect Conditions for Skiing?

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 actually different types of snow. Snow can differ from freshly fallen soft powder to a sort of icy slush, and everything in between. When...

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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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