Tips for Transitioning From Skiing to Snowboarding

In high school, I got my first job. I was a ski and snowboard technician in the rental department at Mt. Hood Meadows Ski Resort. My first time skiing was actually in Girl Scouts but that was years earlier and by this time I had forgotten much of what I had learned. I relearned the sport during ‘ride breaks’ at work. Next season, I worked at Meadows again and was encouraged, by a friend, to try snowboarding. Skiing is a lot different than snowboarding. If you’re looking to make the skis to board transition, I have some advice and …

The Chicago adventure traveler goes alpine skiing in Utah – Chicago Adventure Travel

There were two reasons for my avoidance of downhill. First, I felt like I already had an adequate list of hobbies. Secondly, I did not want to put up the money for new equipment for another sport; however, I have always been curious to try it. I always wondered if cross-country ski skills would easily transfer over to alpine.

I was able to pick up the sport pretty easily thanks to the strength and balance I have built up in my legs from many cross-country ski outings this year. Although I am not an expert, I was able to move …

Whistler Winter Skiing Season: Get Great Deals on Lift Tickets and Accommodation

Winter Skiing Season

Skiing during the “winter” months in Whistler Blackcomb is a large window of opportunity. The mountains open in November and the season doesn’t end until April of the next year. Average snowfall is 33 feet per year, while temperatures stay moderate at –5 degrees Celsius on average.

Whistler and Blackcomb Mountains span an impressive 8,000 plus acres of terrain. The high-speed lifts, smooth corduroy cruisers, steep alpine bowls and a number of basic runs make the experience comfortable for beginners through to professionals.

Great Deals on Lift Tickets and Accommodation

The best deals are found before leaving …

How to make the most of your Austrian skiing trip

A look at school skiing trips to Austria and what you can do to make sure your students have the best holiday possible.

Austria has long been one of the most popular school ski destinations. The reasons are obvious; there are excellent slopes on which to ski with plenty of novice options, the resorts are used to catering for groups of enthusiastic school children and all are easily accessible from mainland Europe.

Where to go
All of the ski resorts in Austria provide the same standard of accommodation and slopes for their visitors but some are more expensive than others, …

Skiing in Meribel: Popular Ski Resort in France Founded by Captain Peter Lindsay

 

The History of Meribel - Learn About this Alps Ski Resort

Surprisingly it was a British army officer, Captain Peter Lindsay, who was the founding father of Meribel as a ski resort.

Captain Peter Lindsay

Back in the 1930s Captain Peter Lindsay spent his holidays skiing in Austria, but when Hitler took the country over in 1936, he decided to look elsewhere. High in the French Alps he found two tiny villages close together at the foot of gentle slopes.

Captain Peter Lindsay thought they were ideal for skiing and even managed to set up a primitive chair-lift, nicknamed the Red Dragon, using an elderly bus hauled up the hillside …

Crested Butte is One of Colorado's Last Great Ski Towns

The history of Crested Butte, Colorado has a familiar ring to it: Miners find gold/silver, boom town springs from the valley, good times roll, mine runs dry, people move away. Then, somebody decides to strap a couple boards to the feet and let gravity do it’s thing.

The Crested Butte ski resort is a bit off the beaten path, but the skiers who make this their ski vacation destination know that the isolation is part of this town’s charm.

Crested Butte is a Ski Vacation Destination

Hidden away in central Colorado’s Gunnison County, Crested Butte is seemingly caught in a …

Ski Lessons Teach Children Basic Ski Techniques: Ski School Classes Versus Instruction from Parents

Almost everyone who skis remembers their first time on skis, and it usually wasn’t pretty. To the contrary, “I fell off the lift,” “I careened right into a ski patrol member,” and “I got on a slope that was too steep by mistake and had to walk down” are not exaggerations: They are typical stories about learning to ski, for both children and adults..

Children do have some advantages when it comes to learning to ski: They have a lower center of gravity, and don’t tend to fall as hard as adults do. But the first day on skis can …

Cheap Deals on Skiing Holidays in France

Skiing holidays can be expensive so they are not an option for the average traveler or middle-class family. Prices for ski rental, ski passes, ski lessons and accommodation add up quickly to a mind-blowing total. Except for those who have a certain financial security, most people do not go on a skiing holiday unless they have forgone all other holidays or find a cheap deal on a skiing package holiday. For this reason, the directors of 20 ski resorts in the Maurienne Valley, France have created a ski pass called “Ski Maurienne Sans Frontières”.

A Cheap Skiing Solution in France

What to Look for when Buying Skiing Equipment

So you’ve decided to learn to ski but you have no idea where to start to find equipment. This quick reference guide will help you learn the basics about where to look and what to expect when buying your ski gear.

When buying ski equipment it is important to ensure that the ski boots fit into the bindings and that the bindings fit the skis. All three must be purchased separately and it can get a little costly. There are a lot of sites that can help you browse around for the best price. Another option is to buy gently …

Children Skiing Tips – Keeping Them Comfortable

No parent needs to be reminded that youngsters must be warmly bundled against cold, wind, and snow. On the other hand, kids don’t have to be so swaddled in piles of winter clothing that they can’t even waddle, much less ski or frolic, in the out-of-doors.

So the proper way to dress a child for skiing is to recognize both factors. Dress her just enough to keep her comfortable. Overdressing is as awkward a mistake as is taking her to ski school inadequately clothed for a whole day on the slopes.

The principle of layering holds true for the youngster …