Category Archive : Powder Skiing
Skiing Tips: Powder skiing.
Ski Training: Powder Drill Episode One

The importance of skiing fast through powder. Keep the speed and keep moving through the snow.
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Skiing Tips: Powder skiing.

 

Ski Training: Powder Drill Episode One

The importance of skiing fast through powder. Keep the speed and keep moving through the snow.
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Powder Skiing at Kirkwood on Christmas Eve GO PRO – YouTube

Oh that awesome feeling when you are neck deep in fresh powder! Skiing powder is the ultimate skier high, I hope this is the year that you all get out and enjoy some bottomless powder skiing.

Powder Skiing at Kirkwood on Christmas Eve GO PRO – YouTube

“Top to Bottom Laps all day skiing some epic powder at Kirkwood on christmas eve. Skied with …www.youtube.com/watch?v=neu7hhFiUuU”
http://www.youtube.com/watch%3Fv%3Dneu7hhFiUuU

 

So many of us are out enjoying the winter, why not you? Get out and take your family skiing or snowboarding.

 

Lake Tahoe Ski Resorts Surpass the 100-Inch Snowfall Mark …

Patiently waiting on fresh snow in the east and green with envy of the snow fall level out west. Many resort are already over the 100 inch snowfall mark, making for some great holiday skiing and snowboarding.

 

Lake Tahoe Ski Resorts Surpass the 100-Inch Snowfall Mark …

"Ski Lake Tahoe has reported that Lake Tahoe ski resorts have surpassed the 100 -inch snowfall mark for the season. The latest round of powerful, early-season …www.travelpulse.com/lake-tahoe-ski-resorts-surpass-the-100in…"
http://www.travelpulse.com/lake-tahoe-ski-resorts-surpass-the-100inch-snowfall-mark.html

 

Enjoy your holidays and make a plan to get out and ski! See you on the slopes!

 
 

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There’s A New Type of Skiing In Town! Alpine Ski Touring

Alpine touring has gained a lot in popularity over the last few years, more than half of my ski friends are now using alpine ski touring gear as their everyday ski equipment. So check it out and see if alpine touring is for you this ski season.

 

There’s A New Type of Skiing In Town!

by Jean R Vives

Skiers heading to the hills this winter used to have to make a big decision: “should we go downhill skiing at the resort?” Or should “we go cross country skiing at the lodge and get away from the crowds?” Well, from Europe comes a new alternative. Alpine Ski Touring –yes, you read that right: “Alpine” and “Touring” have merged in North America in a big way. What is Alpine Touring? Alpine Touring or “AT” as it called in the states, is the marriage of a downhill ski and a convertible binding that allows walking on the flat and a heel lift for climbing up hills. Combine all that with boots that flex like a soft shoe and “climbing skins” that provide slide and grip and viola!- you have the best of both worlds. Where as the terms “Alpine Ski Touring” or “AT” skiing are used more in America. The term “randonnée” is used more in France and literally means to “walk about”. Else where in Europe the simple term “touring” is used.

Why the sport is becoming so popular? In Europe, this sport has been around for decades. During the Spring, it is not unusual to see skiers from all over Europe descend upon the ski capital of the world: Chamonix, France to ski down The Valley Blanche- a 21 mile long glacier that starts off with one the longest tram rides in the world. Off course, it is not just the skiing, it is everything! The lunch of wine and cheese while admiring the views of the mountains on a beautiful Spring day. It is the quiet of the mountains away from the resort crowds. That is what makes more and more European skiers and now American skiers gravitate towards this wonderful sport.

Downhill skiers are shifting to AT gear in record numbers. And American and European ski manufacturers have taken notice. Downhill skiers now are trying “side country” where they venture onto areas that ski patrols are allowing skiers to enter that were previously closed due to avalanche danger. This is a way for resorts to expand their terrain offerings without constructing whole new runs or install new ski lifts. It is now estimated that over 3.7 North Americans are participating in the sport: an estimated growth of over 40% year over year! Sales of accessories such as skis, climbing skins and boots and bindings have grown from $9 million US to over $15 million US during the past 2011-12 winter season.

In 1996, I completed the only American scientific research into Alpine Ski Touring. In my doctoral dissertation, I stated that there was a growing shift to wider skis in the backcountry. This has occurred on a huge scale and has made non groomed snow easier and much more enjoyable to ski with fewer falls. I also pointed out that the AT binding was superior in its mechanical efficiency compared to the traditional cable Telemark binding. The AT binding is designed with mechanical pivot point that allows the binding to flex forward when you are walking. The mechanical pivot also allows for a more precise release mechanism that is safer and more predictable. It also makes the AT binding more efficient for climbing. It also opens up the options for an adjustable release binding that telemark bindings do not generally provide. The great appeal of the sport is that downhill Alpine skiers don’t have to learn a whole new technique like Telemarking to head to the backcountry. They already know how to parallel ski.Why learn a whole other ski technique when you can build on what you know? The fact is, most European skiers just use parallel techniques in the backcountry. Even telemark skiers use parallel techniques when on harder slopes. Alpine ski touring encourages the skier to solidify their “foundation” techiques such as Snow Plow, Stem Christi, Wide Stance Parallel turns and even the Kick Turn. These are some skills that are often brushed over by “modern” ski schools that try to get the skier to head downhill faster using “surfing” and “swiping” turns. They there by miss out on some small techniques that come in handy when they leave the un groomed slopes.

AT skiing is not just about skiing steep chutes or skiing off cliffs-as fun as can be for some. It’s also about skiing to a hut for a night out or having lunch on top of a peak during a beautiful Spring Day. It’s about skiing from one resort to the next. It’s about skiing untouched powder! Whether you are a resort skier looking to expand your horizons or a cross-country skier looking to see what the next step is. Alpine Ski Touring might be the next new adventure for you!

(For more information about Alpine Ski Touring go to Jean’s web site: http://www.Skirandonnee.com. Also look for his new upcoming book: The Handbook of Alpine Ski Touring due out in 2013 to be published by Pequot Press.)

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Getting out on the snow and skiing is my favorite kind of fun. Alpine touring has added to my winter fun in a big way. Get out and try alpine touring this season. See you on the slopes.

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Snowbird Gets 50 Inches And Sets Opening Day

Wow what a great way to start the season! Snowbird is all set to open on Thursday! Woot Woot! So the season is officially started in the the USA. Check out the snow fall and get out those skis and snowboards and get set to carve some early season turns.

Snowbird Gets 50 Inches And Sets Opening Day

“Fortunately for local skiers and snowboarders, this influx of snowy conditions, low temperatures and renovations to their snowmaking equipment is allowing Snowbird to open early, this Thursday, November 15th! “This is the storm we needed to get the …”
http://www.theskichannel.com/news/featured/20121112/snowbird-gets-50-inches-and-sets-opening-day/

 

50 inches of fresh snow should make for an excellent opening day. I wish I was there, but hey, you can’t be everywhere. See you on the slopes.

 

A Skiing Experience in Colorado – Lost Intentions

Colorado is know for great skiing and beautiful mountains. The mountain lifestyle is an experience of a lifetime. I came across this great article on Lost Intentions, I hope you enjoy it as much as I did.

 

A Skiing Experience in Colorado – Lost Intentions

“By Laura Pellerine. Colorado is known as one of the best spots in the U.S. to hit the slopes, and it’s no wonder: the Colorado Rocky Mountains offer over 50 …lostintentions.com/a-skiing-experience-in-colorado/”
http://lostintentions.com/a-skiing-experience-in-colorado/

 

So, not matter how you enjoy the mountains of Colorado it should definitely be on your must go list of skiing and snowboarding destinations. 

 

Destination ski resort near seattle at Christmas – Seattle Forum …

 

Some insider information on ski resorts in the Pacific Northwest. With a long ski season at some resorts, timing the best snow is easier than at smaller resorts that you may be used to. Setting a plan for a Christmas ski vacation start with a little research. So check what people are saying about destination resorts in the Seattle area.

Destination ski resort near seattle at Christmas – Seattle Forum …

“On TripAdvisor’s Seattle travel forum, travelers are asking questions and offering advice on topics like “Destination ski resort near seattle at Christmas”.www.tripadvisor.com/ShowTopic-g60878-i74-k5770952-Dest…”
http://www.tripadvisor.com/ShowTopic-g60878-i74-k5770952-Destination_ski_resort_near_seattle_at_Christmas-Seattle_Washington.html

 

If you have experience skiing or snowboarding at any of the destination resort of the Seattle area please leave a comment. Happy skiing and see you on the slopes!

 

3 Top Ski Resorts for Advanced Skiers 2013 Season | Traveling 4 All

We all have our favorite ski resorts, could these three be the top ski resorts for advance skiers? If you are looking for a real thrill of adventure, set a plan to visit these picturesque ski resort from around the world. From the very steep to the deepest powder… a skier’s and snowboarder’s dream come true.

 

3 Top Ski Resorts for Advanced Skiers 2013 Season | Traveling 4 All

“3 Top Ski Resorts for Advanced Skiers 2013 Season. Snow skiing offers the thrill of adventure in some of the most picturesque places around the world.www.traveling-4all.com/…/3-top-ski-resorts-for-advanced-skie…”
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As many of you know I am very partial to skiing in Whistler, with all the improvement for the 2010 Olympics and walk to the lift accommodations, diverse skiing terrain and long season, you can see why it is my favorite.

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Outside magazine skiing photo gallery.

These pictures should get you excited for winter sports, these skier photos are amazing. Extreme skiing in black and white. We know you will love these.

Galleries We Like: Skiing Black and Whites | Photography

www.outsideonline.com8/22/12

The 36-year-old has earned a reputation as one of the best skiing and climbing photographers around. Photo District News added him to their 2012 list of photographers to watch, called the PDN 30. I called him to talk about

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