Skiing

Why Snowboarders Love Kiteboarding

This extreme water sport has a lot to love about it for anyone who enjoys board sports. According to Aqua Sports Maui, kiteboarding “combines the excitement of paragliding, surfing and wakeboarding”, as “kiteboarders propel them selves thru the water on boards (similar to wakeboards or snow boards) with the help of  large power kites, (similar …

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Snowboard Vs Skiing: Which is Right For My Kids

The dawn of snowboarding started during the halfway point of the 1960s when Sherman Poppen had the idea to tie a pair of skis together so he could help get his daughters down the hill in an easier way. The idea became so popular among his daughter’s friends that he christened the invention the “snurfer” and teamed …

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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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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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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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Never Store Your Skis Like This

Did you know that your plans to get back to the slopes come next ski season can be derailed by something as simple as not knowing the right way to store your skis?  It’s always an afterthought but your skis are just as likely to get wrecked in the safety of your home as they are …

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4 Ways Skiers Can Build Leg Strength Over the Fall

Keeping your legs strong during the offseason ensures that you don’t get injured the next time you have a chance to hit the slopes. During the summer and autumn seasons, the lack of available ski slopes can lead to the atrophy of leg muscles that provide lower-body stability. Taking the time to commit to an …

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