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 …

Skiing Colorado's Sunlight Mt. Sunlight Mountain Resort works for families and extreme skiers.

 

Sunlight Mountain Resort (Glenwood Springs) - 2022 All You Need to Know  BEFORE You Go (with Photos) - Tripadvisor

Skiers and snowboarders passing Glenwood Springs, Colorado, along I-70 can’t help but notice the huge hotel and its hot springs swimming pool. They sit roadside in plain view.

But, many—if not most—who are going skiing or snowboarding (who are probably en-route to more famous ski resorts nearby), are probably unaware of Sunlight Mountain Resort.

Sunlight sits off the road apiece, not visible from the Interstate, nor even from Route 82, the road to Aspen.

But, for those who follow the signs and take the detour up 27th Street and into the hills, a surprising reward awaits.

Family Skiing &

Ten reasons to learn cross country skiing for New Year's – Chicago Adventure Travel

  1. Relatively inexpensive – With any sport there are start up costs. Skis, boots, and poles must be purchased, but after that there are very few expenses. Some trails require a fee, but many are free.
  2. Clears the mind – This is a hybrid of number 7, 5, 2, and 1. Participating in a fun workout in the beautiful peaceful snowy woods equals peace of mind.
  3. No bugs – I have never been bitten by a mosquito while cross-country skiing.
  4. The woods are rarely more beautiful – Arguably the only time the forest is more beautiful is in the autumn with

Strategies for Skiing with Children

Today, children are able to take part in various sporting activities even during what many parents will consider to be harsh climatic conditions such as winter. Skiing is one such sport where children will enjoy and therefore the parents should take the initiative of introducing and allowing them to enjoy the sport especially in their presence. Furthermore, a sporting activity that is shared among family members strengthens their bonding and allows them to enjoy more.

First of all, the parents need to consider the health conditions of their children where age ought to be a determining factor. For the very …

New Hampshire Skiing: What's New in the White Mountains

New Hampshire’s White Mountains are the stuff ski legends are made of. And why not? After all, the sport of skiing in North America began here, at Cranmore Mountain in North Conway. Now joined by nearly a dozen other mountains, New Hampshire’s White Mountains are a primary ski destination for skiers in the east.

Here’s what’s new for the 2010-2011 season.

Mount Washington Valley

Attitash (Bartlett): Starting 1,400m feet up the mountain, the resort’s new mountain coaster runs on track 2,800 feet long through dips, turns and straight-aways. This attraction will be open year-round.

Black Mountain, Jackson: Black is one …

Cross country skiing trails in Illinois and Southern Wisconsin and Michigan – Chicago Adventure Travel

Cross-country ski trails near Chicago include some great areas within a four hour drive. After learning a little bit about the sport and getting acclimated to being on skis it is time to venture out of the city and find some areas with some actual country to cross including some hills.

First off it is important to note a differentiation in cross-country skiing. There are two styles of skiing called classical and freestyle or skating. Classical cross-country skiing is shuffling along in two ski tracks in a path that has already been made for the skier by a snowmobile and …