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A Guide to Buying Your First Set of Skis

You’ve decided to take the plunge and commit yourself to being a skier; no more rented skis for you — you’re ready to purchase your own! However, buying skis can be an overwhelming process. With numerous options on the table for shapes and sizes, as well as waist widths, tail design, flex patterns, and more, […]

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Snow Conditions to Know

While most skiers may with the opposite was true, skiing in warm weather can be incredibly difficult, if at all possible. Aside from warmer temperatures, there are several factors that can affect slope conditions and make your skiing trip challenging. Wind speeds, how much or how little it snowed the night before, and other examples […]

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Where to Go to Ski at Night

For skiers of all ages, hitting the slopes at night can be an exhilarating experience. In fact, many skiers actively seek out slopes that remain open in the evening hours, illuminated by the soft glow of fluorescent lights. Here are just a few options where you can indulge your need for a nighttime run. Cypress […]

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Skiing vs. Snowboarding: Which is More Difficult?

Simply put, skiing is the easier sport to learn, though it can take some time to advance to a proficient level of skill. Conversely, learning the basics of snowboarding requires practice and learning how to shift one’s feet on their toes and heels. Once that skill is learned, however, beginners can master snowboarding far sooner […]

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Proper Etiquette on the Slopes

You may have heard about the “Skier Responsibility Code” if you’re new to downhill skiing, but you might not know exactly what that means. While your ski instructor will hopefully give you a few pointers about safety and etiquette, many novice skiers are in the dark about the finer details regarding the code. As a […]

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Defining the Different Types of Slopes

One of the most important aspects of skiing to understand before hitting the slopes is the terminology, and slope symbols. Less experienced skiers may not understand this system, which could lead to a catastrophic mistake in traversing a highly advanced course that they aren’t prepared to handle. Before choosing a trail, make sure you are […]

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Fitness Perks Earned on the Slopes

Like all sports, skiing comes with an array of health benefits from the constant movement and muscular demand, but it isn’t seen as a great exercise too often. Those with a very basic understanding of skiing may not know just how beneficial this sport truly is. That being said, people of all ages can enjoy […]

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Wearable Technology for Winter Sports Enthusiasts

With 2018 upon us, technological advancements today have reached unprecedented levels of innovation and success. These have been introduced to industries and fields that may have never really harnessed the powers of technology before, and sports specifically are beginning to see the benefits of incorporating these breakthroughs. Wearable technology has since become an enormous asset […]

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The Most Iconic Skiers of All Time

Competitive skiing is generally considered to have begun in 1850s Norway, first popularized by Sondre Norheim, a true pioneer of the sport, credited with innovations such as improved bindings and the Telemark technique; the forerunner of the modern skiing method. These revolutionary advancements earn Norheim a prominent position among the most iconic and influential skiers […]

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Secluded Ski Spots for the Most Scenic Trips

There’s nothing quite like experiencing a serene environment with little foot traffic and noise pollution to take away from the natural surroundings, especially during the winter season. A great way to embrace everything nature has to offer is by skiing on a secluded resort with nearly no one else around, allowing you to enjoy the […]

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