Skiing in Alberta, Western Canada: Winter Snow Blows Perfectly in the Canadian Rockies for Snowboarding

The Rocky Mountain area in Alberta, western Canada, is a goldmine of powdery snow for skiing at all levels. Opening dates are slated for mid-month and it looks like an early start to the season will be welcomed.

Lake Louise Mountain Resort, Banff National Park

This popular resort has just been voted “Gold in the ski/snowboard resort category in the 2007 Calgary Herald Readers’ Choice Awards.” Kicking off the winter season on Saturday November 10, 2007, ski or snowboard at one of North America’s largest resorts. Booking early is the key to deals here, where travellers can save up to …

Ski Tubes

There’s nothing quite like getting towed across a body of water: the wind in your hair, the splash in your face, a feeling of reckless adventure. You’re one part daredevil and one part James Bond. Except that with things like water skis and wakeboards, it takes a lot of falling down before you get the hang of it. So what’s an aquatic thrill-seeker to do? Grab an inflatable ski tube.

Ski tubes are great for the beginner and expert alike. They require less skill than skis and boards since you’ll be lying or sitting down and won’t have to worry …

Tips for Taking Your Children Skiing for the First Time

When taking children skiing for the first time, a lot of the worries can be avoided depending upon the location of the ski trip. For the infant or toddler too young to take a beginner lesson some of the resorts offer childcare services. Researching the resort you use ahead of time can help you plan which of the services will be best suited to your family’s needs.

Should you be skiing with a day pass at a resort they will normally offer some type of beginner lessons. These are an excellent tool to use in teaching your child the beginning …

Skiing In Whistler

People from all over the world come to British Columbia to experience the skiing in Whistler. From the stories peaks of Whistler and Blackcomb mountains, with their 7,000 ski-able acres, to the welcoming atmosphere of Whistler Village, there is no end to the challenge and excitement of the area. More and more outdoor enthusiasts are finding that they can get a world-class vacation right in their own backyard. get your dog a adjustable dog collar so he can play on the slopes with you.

Western Canada is known for its staggering beauty, as well as its serious challenge. In addition …

Skiing in Southern Finland: Lahti: The Best Place for Skiing and Winter Sports in Southern Finland.

Swishing down the un-crowded slopes of the Messilä ski resort in Lahti, Finland last Easter weekend (in April) in a lightweight fleece jacket and sunglasses, I thought that skiing in the Alps is many a skier’s dream, but I like skiing southern Finland because it is so much closer to my home in Helsinki, there is more snow later into the season, it is cheaper than resorts in Austria or France, and the rustic atmosphere is a relaxing change from the poshness of certain Alpine resorts. Not only is it more convenient option, there are lots of other things to …

Skiing and Your Child

One of the popular winter Olympic sports is also one of the most physically demanding winter sports. There are several forms of skiing ranging from downhill, slalom, giant slalom, super giant slalom, Nordic, and cross-country. There are approximately 40 million alpine skiers, and approximately 11 million of those are in the United States. Skiing is a popular sport as both recreational and competition.

There are several benefits to skiing, which include aerobic and anaerobic conditioning, whole body workout, hand-eye coordination and greatly improves balance. Additional benefits include ability to build mental toughness and resilience. All skiing types are great family …

Top 5 Skiing Locations in West Virginia

If fresh powder is priceless to you, West Virginia is a great place to go to find it. Annual snowfall in this “wild and wonderful” state averages from 100 feet to 180 feet in the higher elevations.

In addition to a plethora of precious powder, West Virginia features an exhilarating assortment of winter activities that are bound to get your heart racing.

Whether you enjoy cross country skiing, night skiing, snowboarding, air boarding, downhill skiing, snowmobiling, ice skating, sledding, tubing, sleigh riding or simply strolling through the nation’s largest and most eco-friendly holiday light displays, West Virginia has you covered.…

Nordic Skiing in Nordic Capitals: Northern Europe is the place to cross country ski!

Nordic skiing, also known as cross country skiing, is a popular, traditional Northern European activity in that anyone can do, regardless of age, experience, or skill level. Many people in Norway, Sweden, and Finland cross country ski as soon as they can walk. Stockholm, Oslo, and Helsinki have pleasant cross country skiing trails with rental centers close to the city center. It is a winter activity that anyone can do on a snowy day and it is a great way to take in a bit of Nordic culture. One can never predict Mother Nature, but normally …

Skiing with Young Children in the North Lake Tahoe Area

Tahoe has plenty of family friendly resorts that offer group ski lessons specifically designed for children. The adults can ski on their own while the kids are in ski school. Later, parents and kids can ski together or they can choose one of the many other activities offered by the resorts.

The following resorts in North Lake Tahoe all offer accommodations as well as lessons and kid-sized equipment rentals. They differ in size, price, and non-skiing activities. Some even offer child care.

Tahoe Donner Ski Resort

Tahoe Donner is a small, friendly resort that is quite manageable for families with …

Skiing in the Kootenay Rockies, BC: Spend the Winter Exploring the Canadian Rockies, Western Canada


A Guide to Planning A Ski Trip In The Canadian Rockies

Winter skiing season in the Kootenay Rocky Mountains, BC, makes for a wonderful resort getaway. Encompassing the southeastern region of British Columbia, the snow has been called “Champagne powder.” On top of that, the Revelstoke Mountain Resort is in the midst of becoming the longest ski run in North America and the Cranbrook Airport is being transformed into the new Canadian Rockies International Airport.

Cross-Country/Nordic Skiing

The hundreds of kilometres of trails groomed for cross-country skiing are easily accessible from the six major resorts of the region: Fernie Alpine Resort, Kicking Horse Mountain Resort, Kimberley Alpine Resort, Red Mountain …