From around the hill

5 Books to Read About Snowboarding This Summer

If you’re looking to really get ready for the new season besides staying fit and checking your equipment, books about snowboarding may just be the thing to really get you pumped. Below are some highly recommended books that will keep you in the right headspace until you actually get to the slopes. Snowboarder’s Start-Up: A Beginner’s Guide to Snowboarding– Doug Werner, …

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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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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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Going the Distance: How Do Ontario’s Bike Races Compare?

Some people believe that bike races are the most amazing events to participate in. The riders always have the time of their lives on their bikes, facing different challenges with each stretch. While the fans take this opportunity to catch up with other racing fans as they enjoy the beautiful scenery and other fun events. …

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10 Water Skiing Tips from the Experts

Ontario’s lakes are slowly starting to warm up and we may actually get some summer soon. That means water-ski and wakeboard season for a lot of a alpine friends. Looking to pick up the sport, or up your game this summer? We’ve borrowed the expertise of some experts in the area. Here are some tips …

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Ontario’s Most Beautiful Bike Tracks

Whether you ride a road bike or a mountain bike, you are always seeking trails with beautiful scenery to enhance your ride. Here are ten of Ontario’s most beautiful bike tracks. 1. Rideau Canal Pathway, Ottawa The Rideau Canal Pathway in Ottawa is part of the larger Capital Pathway network. It is the most popular …

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Are You Storing Your Ski and Snowboard Equipment the Wrong Way?

The season is over. Sniffle. This is the time of year when people ask us about snowboard storage tips and ski storage tips. The enjoyment of the next season depends on how much care your board or skis receive prior to storage. To avoid harm to your investment in good equipment, follow these snowboard storage …

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Things to Do in Barrie, Ontario

                If you are looking to have a fun time in Barrie, or if you are moving here, you’re in luck. There is a whole wide array of attractions and activities in the Barrie, Ontario area. Consider some or all of the following things when you visit or …

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