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Summer Skiing: Getting Your Fix During the Offseason

Now that spring is in full swing and summer is growing nearer every day, optimal skiing locations are dwindling, which is nothing new for this time of year. The key is being able to find locations with the perfect conditions to allow for skiing year round. Obviously, higher altitudes and lower temperatures make for the […]

Best Men’s Ski Jackets for 2018

Skiing season may be in the rearview mirror for now, but all things come around again eventually–meaning that now is the perfect time to invest in new gear for the next time the snow starts flying. Here’s a roundup of the best men’s ski jackets for 2018, broken down by category, with details on what […]

The Pros of Guided Ski Trips

Many winter sports enthusiasts take part in their hobbies of choice to clear their minds and get away from the monotony of their daily schedules. With that in mind, the thought of a guided ski trip being led by someone other than one’s self may seem exhausting. However, aside from the relieving you of the […]

Skiing During the Offseason: The ‘Where’ and ‘How’

Approximately 97% of ski areas worldwide are closed between May and October. The worst part of outdoor winter sports, like skiing, is that it’s hard to get your snow fix year-round. Luckily, dedicated ski enthusiasts have discovered ways to extend your winter sports season. Indoor Skiing If you’re just looking to keep your “ski legs” […]

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, […]

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 […]

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 […]

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 […]

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 […]

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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