November 2015

Are Your Kids Out Growing Their Ski Gear?

Kids who love to ski LOVE new ski gear (but don’t we all?). Skis, poles, boots, bindings, clothes and goggles that fit your children well ensure that they don’t end up getting into an accident due to equipment malfunctions. If you find that your children are going through a growth spurt and keep on outgrowing …

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How To Get Ski Gear For Kids Who Don’t Stop Growing

Kids grow like weeds, it’s just a fact of life. Sure, it can be cute to see how much Little Timmy has grown since last season, but sometimes you’re just left shouting to the heavens, “Can you just stop growing and use the same equipment for two seasons in a row!”. So below we’ve compiled …

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Impress Your Friends With These Ski Tips for Beginners

Skiing is a massively popular sport, with thousands flocking to the slopes every winter to enjoy the winter sun. For first-timers, however, it can be a little intimidating, so we put together a short list to keep you from eating snow. 1. Friends The most important decision you’ll make when you decide to start skiing …

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Should Kids Learn to Ski Without Poles?

A question that ski instructors get asked all the time is whether or not kids should learn to ski with or without poles. The truth is, in the beginning they are probably not necessary. On top of this, most amateur skiers, both child and adult, actually use poles incorrectly, using them either for balance or just …

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Is it Worth Getting My Child a Ski Membership?

When you love skiing, it’s hard to stay away from ski resorts. But does that mean getting your child a ski membership too?  You’d be a poor parent if you didn’t want to include them in on the fun but will they make use of it? Training wheels Parents come under fire a lot when …

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Which Ski Weather Report Should You Trust When Planning a Ski Trip?

We live in an age where you can now view a webcam shot of your favourite ski run, to see how the weather looks. But if you’re looking to plan ahead, you need to rely on forecasts.  Our relationship with meteorology is a love/hate affair. We love it, as long as it has good news. …

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Finding the Right Ski Hill for Your Experience Level

Are you a green, a blue, or a black? When you’re first starting out, it’s important to match your current skill level to the hill you’re about to conquer. All, while still challenging yourself to get better. It’s a lot simper than it looks though and it’s all about of knowing how to read the …

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8 Reasons Why Student Ski Trips Are Awesome

Let’s be honest, any field trip is a pretty easy sell. Kids get out of class, and teachers don’t have to prepare a lesson. Everyone is happy. But with so many cool and exciting things to do out there in the world sometimes we get overwhelmed and can’t decide which trip to go on! Below …

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Catch All The Action: Tips for Skiing With A GoPro

As Sean Bean once said, winter is coming. Summer is a good time to pick up winter sports equipment, so many are flocking to their local stores to grab their gear. One of the most popular cameras today is the GoPro, with many ski, skate and bike helmets today coming with suitable mounts built-in. Many …

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Green vs Blue: Which Part of the Ski Hill are Your Kids Ready For?

Balancing fun with safety can be a bit tough if you’re not sure what kids ski hill to choose when going on your ski trip.  Figuring that out isn’t too hard as long as you can lean to read their skill level. Over the Hill   Knowing the differences between slopes is crucial knowledge if …

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