August 2013

What Type of Winter Weather Can We Expect in 2013/14

As soon as the long weekend is over, most of the Barrie area’s hardcore ski and snowboarder crowd will already start thinking about the winter. So what can we expect for winter weather this year? Let’s see what the experts think. Accuweather.com: They’re calling for, “Near-normal temperatures from BC to Ontario and southern Quebec.” They …

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Does Waterskiing Help You Stay in Shape for Ski Season

The good thing about living in the Barrie area is you’re so close to skiing and snowboarding in the winter, while being close to lakes in the summer. That means, you can keep your skills sharp by waterskiing over the summer. But does this really work? On the simplest level, waterskiing and wakeboarding are absolutely …

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Why All Snowboarders Should Watch “The Crash Reel”

All Barrie area snowboarders have a summer homework assignment. Watch the movie The Crash Reel. You have probably heard of it. The film’s official synopsis describes it as, “This eye-popping film seamlessly combines twenty years of stunning action footage with new specially-shot verité footage and interviews as it follows U.S. champion snowboarder Kevin Pearce and …

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Tips for Buying Used Snowboard or Skiing Equipment Online

Like used cars, there are some people who think you’re crazy to buy used sporting goods—while others think you’re crazy not to. The Barrie and area has lots of skiers and snowboarders, so it’s worth looking at Craigslist and Kijiji just to see what’s up there. When you’re looking online, remember two important things. The …

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