Category Archive : Skiing
Spring skiing and How to ski mash potatoes.
How to Ski: Mashed Potatoes
Spring skiing has its challenges and mash potatoes snow conditions tends to be the most difficult to over come. Here are a few tips to keep you moving in late spring conditions.

SKI Magazine director of instruction and PSIA Team Captain, Michael Rogan, gives his best tips on how to ski mashed potatoes in this episode of Essentials Clinics.
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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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Ski Town Holidays: Not Just For Skiers

There is so much to do in today's ski towns, they are not just for skiers… Yes it was the skiing that grew the town and now ski town around the world are diversifying whqat they have to offer.

 

Ski Town Holidays: Not Just For Skiers

"It sounds crazy, but not all ski-town tourists are there to downhill ski. In fact, many don't even know how. I'll also let you in on a local's secret: not all permanent residents of ski towns know how to ski, and of those who do, many can't even afford …"
http://www.gadling.com/2012/12/07/ski-town-holidays-not-just-for-skiers/

So don't hesitate on booking that vacation to a ski town, you will not be disappointed with all the fun and activities that are offered. Your skiing friends will love the skiing and you will have a great time.

 
 

Why You Should Give Yourself The Gift Of Learning To Ski

Even as a little kid I wanted to ski, learning how to ski was life changing for me. So if you are a skier and know a non skier help them out and inspire them to get out and learn to ski this ski seasn. The winter season will take on a whole new appeal and be full of healthy activity.

Learning to ski

Want some fun in your life? Get out and learn how to ski!


 

Why You Should Give Yourself The Gift Of Learning To Ski

by Joanna K Brown

If you've ever toyed with the idea of learning to ski, you are not alone. Every winter, millions of people gaze wistfully out their windows at the falling snow, dreaming about what it would be like to glide across the snow or to fly down alpine slopes.

Now is the time to start doing something about it instead of dreaming about it. Skiing is one of the most refreshing, healthy, and exhilarating sports known to mankind. Instead of feeling regret for not learning how, take lessons this ski season and enjoy the snow. Winter will never be the same. Just think about the benefits of skiing!

 Skiing allows you to enjoy the winter. Some people have a desperate aversion to all things cold. Apart from ice cubes in their beverages, they shun anything below freezing. If you have a penchant for palm trees and tropical temps, you have obviously never been introduced to skiing. Avid skiers have learned to embrace winter for what it's worth — a virtual playground waiting to be enjoyed. Learn to ski, and you'll stoke up a fresh love for winter.

 Skiing affords you breathtaking experiences immersed in the beauty of nature. You'll be able to experience nature in ways you'd never believe. Skiing allows you to break away from the confines of walls and windows, and become immersed in the awe-inspiring vistas and raw beauty of the slopes. Gliding down the slopes in alpine country, listening to the muted hush of your skis on the snow gives you an experience that has to be experienced to understand.

 Skiing is amazing exercise. If dazzling winter scenery and awesome winters aren't enough motivation for you, there's another huge benefit of skiing: Your health. Learn to ski, and your body will love you. Most skiers experience some fresh aches after a day of skiing, but it's a "good pain" that tells you that you just got a workout that's going to make a positive difference. Skiing is a full body exercise that targets muscles you didn't know you had, as well as the large body muscles that needing toning. If you fear the accumulation of winter blubber, skiing will help to fight it. Some intense skiers burn up to 1,000 calories per hour! Skiing also benefits the heart through intense effort and cardiorespiratory demand. You'll experience a greater degree of flexibility, stability, and balance as you adjust to the precision sport of skiing.

The only way to truly benefit from skiing is to experience it instead of reading about it. Once you hit the slopes and experience the rush of excitement that comes from skiing, you'll understand. And you'll be glad that someone told you learning to ski would be worth it.

The virtual snow simulator is one of the best ways for a beginner to learn how to ski.The ski tips Joanna Brown received at Mountain High were extremely valuable and allowed her to enjoy her trip.

Getting outdoors in the winter can be a lot of fun, when you convince yourself to get out and learn to ski. Skiing has given me a life full of healthy fun and exercise.

 
 

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Snow Ski Tips For Beginners

Skiing is a whole lot of fun! With these skiing tips a beginner will have a great first day out on the slopes. Joe Ski Bum encourages non skiers to take up the fun that so many of us slider share, skiing. Once you start to learn to ski, your life will take on a whole new direction.

 

Dressed for a successful first day of skiing.

Snow Ski Tips For Beginners

by Corey Joe

Skiing is a lot of fun but it can be kind of intimidating for people who are new to the sport. Going up on a snowy mountain for the express purpose of sliding back down on thin skis attached to your feet sounds a little crazy at first. However, many people have learned to ski and loved it and many more have successfully tried out the sport before deciding it just wasn’t their thing. These tips might help beginners learn how to stand tall in the snow.

Wear Proper Outdoor Gear

It is possible to ski in all sorts of clothing but proper outdoor gear will make you much more comfortable. Especially since beginners tend to fall down, the right type of clothing will be essential to staying warm and dry. Because skiing is an activity and you will get warmer as you work, it is also essential to dress in layers.

Long underwear makes an ideal inner layer. Unlike cotton clothing long underwear wicks away sweat and helps you stay comfortable. People who want to stay especially comfortable should consider wearing a sweat-wicking pair of underwear and women might consider a similar sports bra.

Fleece is an ideal material for skiers. It remains warm even when wet and most fleece clothing is comfortable and easy to move in. However, it is not the only material that can be worn on the slopes. Some people make use of sweats and rain gear, especially if they aren’t sure they want to make a long-term commitment to skiing. This works but can get hot since rain gear doesn’t breathe.

Specially-made ski suits are another option. These can be either body suits or tops and bottoms that are made of an interior material like fleece and an exterior material similar to windbreakers. The pants and jacket type are more practical for bathroom breaks and changing. The suits tend to be more expensive than the other options but are often quite attractive and can make a new skier feel more at home on the slopes.

Mittens, gloves, socks and a hat should not be forgotten. Liner gloves with mittens that can go over them are a practical option because the gloves provide the dexterity required to take clothing on and off without removing all of the warmth from your hands while the mittens can keep them warmer the rest of the time. Thick socks will help you keep your feet cozy in the snow.

Sun Protection

Believe it or not, most first-time skiers wind up getting sunburned. Even though the sun isn’t as strong in the winter at the altitudes where ski resorts are usually found, the rays reflect quite efficiently off of the snow and ice. Wearing sunscreen on all of your exposed skin is important to ensure that you don’t wind up burned.

Goggles are an important part of sun protection. They keep your eyes from getting burned and they also help improve visibility. Without goggles you might wind up squinting and not be able to see what you are doing as well. Sunglasses work too but goggles are better for a few reasons. One is that they have sides which prevent the sun’s rays from getting to your eyes from any direction. Another is that they usually stay on better.

Ski Gear

Beginning skiers often prefer to rent their equipment. For convenience’s sake there are usually rental facilities on the slopes but you can rent them near your home if you prefer. People who know they have strong preferences or who have difficult feet may find it beneficial to buy boots or rent from a facility near their home so that they can try several if need be.

Have an experienced rental or sales professional fit your ski equipment for the best results. The length of your skis is based on both your level of experience and your height. The length of your poles is based solely on your height. Ski boots can be hard to get on even when they are the right size but should not feel too tight once they are on.

Starting to Ski

People take different approaches to beginning to ski. Some sign up for classes while others let family or friends show them how. Still others just throw themselves down the slopes and figure it out on their own. Taking the time to learn a few basic principles before heading up the lift can greatly increase your success, however, whether you learn these from a friend, professional instructor or the Internet.

A few things to think about on the slopes:

At the beginning level, poles are not really for downhill skiing. They can be used to move around on the flatter snow at the top or bottom of the slopes but should generally remain tucked up under your arms and parallel to the snow while you descend.

Bend your knees. This is the number one rule of not falling over while skiing and the first thing new skiers are taught. Bend your knees more if you feel unstable. The lower you are the less likely you are to fall and if you do, it won’t be as traumatic.

Shift your weight to turn. Going back and forth down the slopes produces a slower, more controllable descent than going straight down. This may take some practice and some demonstrations from others in order to master.

Altitude Effects

If you are new to high altitude as well as skiing remember that you will get winded more easily at these heights. Some people suffer from altitude sickness which can be made worse by dehydration so remember to drink plenty. Alcohol increases dehydration so think twice about drinking if you are already suffering from altitude sickness.

Safety

Skiing is a lot of fun but like any sport it can be dangerous. Most cautious beginners are more likely to be injured in the parking lot than on the slopes, however. Ski boots don’t offer much traction and they force you to walk strangely so be careful where there may be ice.

Don’t try slopes or moves that you are not comfortable with and do not mix alcohol or drugs with skiing. Both of these situations can lead to accidents where people get hurt. If you see another skier or snowboarder behaving irresponsibly, stay as far away from them as possible and make a report to the resort management.

There’s not a better place to ski in the Southeast than Ober Gatlinburg. If you’re seeking a downtown hotel in Gatlinburg convenient to Ober Gatlinburg and The Great Smoky Mountains National Park, consider Old Creek Lodge. For more information visit http://www.oldcreeklodgegatlinburg.com.

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Staying warm when learning to ski is an easy part of the formula to having fun out on the slopes. Winter will soon be your favorite season! See you on the slopes.

 
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Maine ski areas report 12 trails open, for now – Portland Press Herald

Turning on the snow guns Sugarloaf and Sunday River ski areas are getting ready for the weekend skiing and snowboarding. 

 

Maine ski areas report 12 trails open, for now – Portland Press Herald

“Sugarloaf will close Monday for snow making and plans to reopen Friday, and Sunday River will drop from nine trails to six.www.pressherald.com/…/Skiers-hit-Maine-slopes-for-now.htm…”
http://www.pressherald.com/news/Skiers-hit-Maine-slopes-for-now.html

 

Planning to hit the slopes? Head on up to Maine and ride before Thanksgiving. The fun begins for skiers and snowboarders. See you on and off the slopes.

 

The Top North American Ski Resorts for Thanksgiving

Planning a ski  and snowboarding trip for your holidays? Where to go for early season snow? Check out the top North American ski resorts open for Thanksgiving skiing. Still enough time to book a great holiday away in the mountains. Have a Happy Thanksgiving

The Top North American Ski Resorts for Thanksgiving weathercom

“The Deep Stuff lists the 25 resorts with the most forecasted snowfall over the next 2 days. Here’s a couple of secrets about Thanksgiving holiday skiing and …www.weather.com/sports…/ski-resorts-thanksgiving-20121101”
http://www.weather.com/sports-rec/ski/ski-resorts-thanksgiving-20121101

 

Enjoying Thanksgiving in the mountains skiing and snowboarding may break with some traditions, isn’t it time to start some new traditions. See you on the slopes.

 

Sunday River Opens November 6th for the 2012/13 Ski Season

Are we in for a snowy winter? Joe Ski Bum certainly is betting on an early start and great snow! After just getting hit with Hurricane Sandy, we are not in for a classic Nor’easter! Snow on the ground in New Jersey could be a good sign of what is in store for us winter lovers!  Here are some updates from around the ski world.

Early skiing season.

Getting out early for fresh turns. Early ski season is shaping up as a skier’s dream…

Keystone, Copper Mountain open for ski season Fri.

“Interactive Radar · Road Report · Ski Report · Cool Snaps · Lake Powell Report … a few more options of where to ride this weekend, as ski season picks up.www.nbc11news.com/…/Keystone-Copper-Mountain-open-fo…”
http://www.nbc11news.com/home/headlines/Keystone-Copper-Mountain-open-for-ski-season-Fri-177020331.html

 

Pictures: The guns are out, and there is snow to boot

“Snow is falling and guns are blaring at New England ski areas today, which saw the official opening of Killington Mountain Resort, and will see the start of another ski season at Sunday River on Tuesday. It’s even cold enough in Massachusetts that …”
http://www.boston.com/travel/explorene/specials/ski/blog/2012/11/pictures_the_gu.html

 

Sunday River Opens November 6th for the 2012/13 Ski Season

“Newry, Maine (November 5, 2012)—Sunday River plans to open tomorrow at 9 a.m., November 6, for skiing and snowboarding. The resort credits its potential top-to bottom open terrain to a recent $1 million investment into snowmaking. “Thanks to our new …”
http://www.alpinezone.com/news-and-featured-articles/sunday-river-opens-tomorrow/

 

The east coast is looking at a great early ski and snowboard season, Mother Nature may have some early season treats for us snow addicts. Get ready for the fun!

 

Early season skiing begins in North America

The Rendezvous on Whistler

One of my favorite meeting spots when skiing at Whistler.

Early season has begun in North America, are you one of us diehard skiers and snowboarders getting out for some early turns?

Loveland Ski Area set to open on Tuesday

“Another reason to rejoice this coming week: Loveland Ski Area just announced this afternoon that it will open on Tuesday, Oct. 23 at 9 a.m. Be sure to check back here for an early season snow report and forecast tomorrow in preparation for the second …Examiner.com”
http://www.examiner.com/article/loveland-ski-area-set-to-open-on-tuesday

 
Ski Reports and Conditions – North America | SkiReports.com

“Ski conditions, ski reports, snow forecasts and ski resort info for North America. SkiReports.com is your modern guide to ski and ride.www.skireports.com/ski-conditions-field-reports”
http://www.skireports.com/ski-conditions-field-reports

 

 

 

Hope you get out early this season, it looks like it will be shaping up to be a good ski season. Unlike so many of experienced last season, we are expecting more snow and colder temperatures. See you on the slopes.

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