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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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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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