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All Skiers should Snowboard

Calm down and clean up the coffee you just spluttered everywhere; I don’t mean permanently. What I’m referring to is more like just having a go at it. Not with a view to convert to the “dark side”, but at the risk of another contentious statement, to understand them better. After all, like it or not, we share the mountains with them. THE LIMITATIONS OF SNOWBOARDING Some skiers here will spout something facetious, like “skis go faster”. That’s not really…

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Ten tips for your first family ski trip

Kids ski holidays

Taking your kids skiing for the first time is all but guaranteed to be the best holiday of their lives. However, organising all the essentials and your child throwing regular spanners in the works can leave you tearing your hair out. Follow these simple guidelines to ensure you are as fully prepared as possible. 1: BEG, BORROW OR HIRE Children outgrow clothes in a matter a months. What do you think will happen to expensive ski gear? Unless you are…

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3 Quick tips to become a better skier

Instructor showing how to carve with skis

1. Stay centred on your skis   Generally your weight needs to be evenly distributed along the length of your feet, to maintain downward pressure right along the full length of the skis. The bindings on the skis are usually set a bit back from the middle, so you need to lean forward to get your weight to the middle of the ski, pushing with your shins on the front of the ski boots, this position lets you transmits your…

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5 Tips for your first day skiing

Close up photo of the ski snowplough for online ski school

At last you made up your mind. This winter it’s finally happening: you’re going to start skiing! Winter after winter you’ve listened to your friends talk about the wonders of the snow,  how they enjoy “carving” on their skis or snowboard, how they do jumps, ski powder, how they conquered that scary steep black run.  Finally, this winter you’ll take the step. If you want your first experience as a skier to be perfect, you must follow some basic tips.

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