The right ski can be the difference between a great day on the snow and a very uncomfortable experience. Many people believe the more expensive a ski; the more fun it will be. In some cases, this can be true. However, in most cases this is pure fiction. Most skiers do not need the most expensive ski; but rather a ski that has been designed to ski like the skier. A skier new to skiing would most likely have a terrible experience if they are put on a ski that is too aggressive for them, and an expert skier would likely not have as much fun if they are on a ski not aggressive enough for them. Also, there is no such thing as a ski that will perfectly handle every type of skiing. A carving ski will be more difficult to use in powder, and a powder ski will have less control on the groomed runs. Every ski has its trade offs based on its shape, width, and internal construction.Read More
Goggles are essential gear providing eye protection from sun, wind, cold and debris. Goggles provide better all-round protection than sunglasses. Sun glasses are not designed for the active sports of skiing and snowboarding. Goggles will reduce glare, increase contrast by filtering the incoming light, provide warmth and stay on better than sun glasses.Read More
Injuries are a tough obstacle in the world of sports. From professional athletes to weekend warriors, we all face this challenge. Whether we receive a minor injury or a serious injury, there is a healing period, and during that period we must take a break from the sports that we love.
I am not a Skier, I am a Ski Racer.
Masters Ski racer, that is.
Have you been skiing all your life, but never thought of and or heard of Masters Ski racing? Are you an adult new to the sport and looking to improve your skiing? I hadn’t given much thought to ski racing until this year, but now I think I want that challenge. I have been skiing since age 10 except for a 13 year break when life got in the way, but I have never done any sort of racing. I want to challenge myself to become a better and more efficient skier this year. I will try to do this by joining the Masters Ski racing program at Snow Valley.
The maintenance of your skis and boards is the difference between an epic, long-awaited dream, or a long painful story from grandma. If riding slow and steady is your thing then this blog is not for you. For the speed racers, powder kings, and curving masters, harmonizing and tuning your skis/board is of the utmost importance. Maintaining your gear regularly will help sustain your skis/board which can grant more longevity, reliability, and safety to the equipment when in use. Everyone loves that feeling of luxury and reverence of buying the gear of the year and tuning those skis and boards is a great way to maintain their optimum condition. Now, whatever ski/board you like to ride is completely up to you, I don’t know what you like, but what remains constant are the fixed parts of the ski/board that can be adjusted; the binding, edges, and the base – all can be changed for a better more enjoyable riding experience.
Customer service is important to an organization because it is often the only contact a customer has with a company. Customers are vital to an organization. Some customers spend hundreds and even thousands of dollars per year with a company. Consequently, when they have a question or product issue, they expect a company’s customer service department to resolve their issues.
As long as I have been riding I have always heard the debate between glove wearers and mitt wears. They are always trying to tell you one is better than the other. I am going to try and shed some light one this debate and see if I can come up with a winner. When it comes to choosing gloves or mitts you must ask yourself a few questions:
This may sound like a title of a cheesy pop song, but it is one of the most important things to enjoying your ski day. When I got back into skiing a few years ago, I, like most people, wondered about keeping my hands and feet warm. Having cold hands or feet is a big factor in people not even trying skiing or giving up skiing after 1 day, but with the help of boot warming technology, we can overcome this problem.
There are many different brands of skis out on the market right now not including the probable hundreds of handmade skis made in some dudes garage in Edmonton or the Colorado mountains. So of course, out there in the many thousands of models skis there will be one pair for you, one that will be perfect for your most ridden ski hill as well as your skiing level. To get this out of the way for those who need a more specialized ski or instance racers, ski tourers and those who only ski the park some of this may apply to you and some will not, just so you know.
The two most common things I hear when people talk about their ski boots are, they felt great when I tried them on at the store but now they really hurt my feet, and, these 10 year old boots are perfect, with all the well placed duct tape, why would I need a new pair?