Snowboarding

How Wakeboarding is Surprisingly Different From Snowboarding

Wakeboarding seems like a natural way for snowboarders to make the most of the off season. There are some definite similarities between wakeboarding and snowboarding: both are board sports where your feet are strapped down using boots, both require balance in a sideways stance, and both are exhilarating. The sports share a fair bit of …

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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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Travel with Equipment: How to Choose a Ski Bag

Ski season is here and it’s time to get geared up.  Sometimes sorting through all the different choices can be a bit overwhelming. And odds are, you’ve spent enough on equipment as it is. Finding the right ski bag is just as important as the rest of the equipment itself.  You can’t just lug your …

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The Ultimate Guide to Get Your Ski Gear Ready for the Season

It’s been a whole year. You’ve waited patiently, stayed in shape and planned out the entire season. Before you head to the top ski hills in Ontario, there’s only one thing left to do. Just putting your ski equipment away and slapping it on at the first opportunity a year later is a little reckless. At the …

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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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5 Exotic Ski Resorts That Will Take Your Breath Away

Thrill seekers love to go in search of exotic ski resorts that provide them with adventure. Below are five exotic ski resorts that are designed to take your breath away: #1 Las Leñas, Argentina When summer rolls around, there is no reason to hang up the skis. Simply pack up your equipment and head across …

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Top 10 Snowboarding Tips

There are lot of great snowboarding tips to consider, especially if you’re a beginner and nervous about doing things right. Here are 10 tips you’ll want to know for your next – or maybe your first – adventure on the slopes. Make Sure You Dress The Part It’s very important that you stay warm and …

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Does Skiing or Snowboarding Bring Families Closer Together?

We pride ourselves on being the go-to choice for Barrie’s skiing or snowboarding families. Taking the whole family out can be an incredible bonding experience. “Skiing makes the short list of sports that allow a whole family to participate as a group. Sure, you can all spend an afternoon at a bowling alley, but you …

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Join Us on Cloud 9 This Weekend

Barrie’s snowboard and ski destination for families is even cooler this weekend. Join us as we partner with Family Channel and Disney XD to bring the Cloud 9 Experience to Mount St Louis Moonstone. On January 18th & 19th you can grab some cool gear and check out exclusive Family and Disney XD content.  Or …

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