Category: Skiing

Planning a Ski TripInfogram It’s time to plan the family vacation – and everyone wants to go skiing (Obviously, I mean is there really any other option?). Don’t worry, skiing isn’t as expensive as you might think, and there are numerous resorts that cater to families, offering a variety of packages designed to save you…

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Yoga and Sports: Skiing

It is incredible what yoga does for skiing. People can ski all day long and much better. Conditioning before hitting the slopes can increase the safety and enjoyment of the sport. Most ski injuries occur early in the day when muscles are tight and enthusiasm is high, and late in the day when muscles are…


A Great Day of Cat Skiing

Snow cat skiing offers strong-intermediate and expert skiers the ultimate powder snow experience. Operators provide full-service guided tours into remote high-mountain regions. Powder snow and “fresh tracks” are the norm. Uphill transportation is provided by a tracked snowcat having warm, comfortable cabs. They usually accommodate 12 guests, two guides and a driver. Some snowcat operators…


If your family wants to go skiing on your next vacation, but you don’t know how to ski, go ahead and plan that ski vacation anyway! You can learn how to ski, and you will have a great time doing it. You don’t even need to know the first thing about skiing before you arrive…


Expert Skiing Demystified

Let’s clear up some of the terms associated with downhill skiing. When put in the proper perspective, expert skiing is very different than advanced skiing or extreme skiing. The definitions below are based solely on our observations over the years, and are not cast in stone. Expert Skiing Expert skiing means being adept at handling…


If you exercise often, you’ll begin to build your strength and enhance your endurance in the muscle groups used in downhill skiing. You’ll be preparing yourself for the rigors of skiing in the expert zones where both staying power and explosive power are of the utmost importance. First, we’ll get into the why and when…


The Road to Expert Skiing

Imagine yourself cruising down a groomed run carving elegant turns with your new shaped skis. In the distance you see two symbols, a blue square for a left turn and a black diamond for a right turn. Without hesitation you steer to the right. The pitch becomes steeper, the snow is un-groomed, and there are…


Snowboarders and skiers are increasing in number every year. As the numbers increase so do the number of injuries. More awareness is being placed on snowboard safety and ski safety. During the course of a year about 11 milion skiers and 4 million snowboarders in the U.S. alone are on the slopes at least once….


Preparing for skiing is not just about getting your skis and ski gear packed up and making advanced bookings at the most exotic ski resort. During the months that you are not skiing, you still need to workout and stay fit and flexible. Adding a combination of these activities to your exercise routine will help…


On your next winter ski vacation, you don’t need to leave the kids behind. Nowadays, children can not only take part in many winter sports, but you may find they even excel at them. Here are some tips for making your next ski trip fun for you and for your kids. Health Considerations Before you…