Category Archive for: Alpine Safety

Splitboarding Gear Essentials

Along with splitboard and backcountry safety equipment, the following items are integral components to your splitboarding gear list. There are other pieces of equipment that could be included but without the mandatory handful of items below, your beautiful splitboard will be nothing more than a giant ornament resting against the wall. The additional expenses will increase your…

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Books for Skiers & Snowboarders to Add to Your Snow-shelf

Here`s a growing list of reading resources that every skier & snowboarder — off-pisters, on-pisters, beginners or experts — can inexpensively add into their snow education arsenal. Being a bookworm won`t magically help you pull-off sick tricks in the park, zoom past slalom gates faster or become a more savvy backcountry tourer. But absorbing valuable…

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Alpine Responsibility Code

If you forget to use the +41 country code to call Switzerland from abroad, no big deal. You`ll get an annoying automated voice telling you to try another number, then just dial again correctly. But if you forget to follow the Alpine Responsibility Code ( ARC ) nobody can have a safe, fun time playing…

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Freestyle Skiing & Snowboarding Safety Education: Keep the park free of morons…Smart Syle it.

Crushing hand-placed steel, boosting out of the half-pipe or hucking your meat over table-tops isn`t exactly synonymous with safety. But if you want to do wicked things in the terrain park you need to be fearless and smart enough to respect the rules. Burton`s 4-step Smart Style methodology illustrated in the images above is super…

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Driving in Switzerland: Avoiding Radars and General Safety

Driving in the Swiss Alps is never a mindless, cruise-control experience. You`ll need to remind yourself that while operating a motor vehicle, turning around to look behind at the incredible scenery you just passed might not be the smartest idea. Besides, the scenery will be equally magnificent up ahead. In all seriousness, a higher degree…

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Osprey Kode 22 Snow Backpack Review

The Osprey Kode snow backpacks brought to you by Telluride, Colorado based, Osprey Packs Inc., are arguably the best non-ABS backpacks built for skiing and snowboarding you`ll find anywhere on the frozen Earth. Osprey Kode 22 Ski & Snowboard Backpack Key Attributes *Excellent snow-specific design features & functionality *Off-snow usage versatility *Durable material, zippers, clips &…

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Continental ContiWinterContact TS 850 Winter Tire Review

If you work (or play) in the snow as much as we do, having a serious winter tire rolling under the chassis of your vehicle isn`t a luxury, it`s a necessity. Even if you only plan to spend a short time on a ski holiday or live in a place with generally moderate winters, the…

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10 Key points for riders when shooting skiing & snowboarding photos

Ski & snowboard action shots are some of the coolest, dream-inducing photos anywhere online or in-print. Speed, motion, exhilaration, contrasting colors, inspirational backdrops…the components add up to something difficult to match when it comes to emotive sports imagery. But putting all the pieces together requires precision from both photographer & rider. Counter-intuitive to the high-flying…

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Snowsports Photography Tips & Tech – Snowtog safety & danger avoidance on the hill

Shooting ski & snowboard photography is one of the best jobs on the planet, but job description awesomeness doesn`t mean it`s easy. Capturing high-adrenaline action on the mountain can be extremely demanding on your body and equipment, amounting to a hell of a lot more than just fun-n-games on the slopes. For all you aspiring snowtogs out…

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