Posts Tagged:Skiing

Splitboarding Tips & Tech for Beginners 101: Pre-hike equipment practice and proper skinning technique

When gravity takes over, the downhill part of your splitboarding adventure isn`t really any different than a descent on a traditional solid snowboard. But the two-plank split ascent poses some new challenges for those just starting out on their splitboards. Here are some tips for beginner splitboarders that will help you get to know your…

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Winkelride Freestyle Skiing & Snowboarding Rail Jam – 3sixty Snowboard Shop, Stans, Switzerland

With one of Europe`s most picturesque cities 15-minutes to the North (Luzern) and one of Switzerland`s top snowsports destinations 25-minutes in the opposite direction (Engelberg), beautiful little Stans, CH, kinda` gets lost in the middle. But every year just before the winter season kicks into full gear, the guys n` gals at local skate &…

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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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Breuil-Cervinia, Aosta, Italy – Early season skiing & snowboarding in Europe

Early season riding at Breuil-Cervinia often resembles mid-season skiing & snowboarding at a lot of other places around the world. When you want freshies in October or November at a European ski area (or excellent skiing & snowboarding throughout the entire winter), head to the continent`s highest lifted point in Italy`s, Aosta Valley. Cervinia Skiing…

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Melchsee-Frutt Ski Area Review

A local`s favorite, little Melchsee-Frutt delivers a pretty big punch for a relatively pint-sized Swiss ski hill. Excellent snow totals, terrain for everyone, solid infrastructure and wonderful sunny aspect make it a great Central Swiss winter holiday spot. Melchsee-Frutt Ski Area Overview Melchsee-Frutt is an enjoyable, well-rounded Zentralschweiz ski gebeit. There`s a nice vibe with an…

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Stoos Skiing & Snowboarding Area Review

The Lake Luzern region of the Central Swiss Alps is one of the most scenic four-season locales anywhere. But when the snow starts flying above the Vierwaldstättersee`s Eastern shoreline, one small Swiss ski area — Stoos — compliments the idyllic beauty of the region in a big way.

Top Eastern US Ski Areas

Skiing & snowboarding in the US isn`t only about Colorado, Montana, Utah or other high-mountain Western destinations. That`s where you`ll definitely find some of the world`s best snow sports destinations, but these Eastern US ski areas on our short-list are well worth a visit for regional residents, travelers passing through or competitors looking to step-up…

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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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Skiing & Snowboarding Slang for Dummies

There are tons of words and phrases snowsports junkies use that don`t make any sense, even to other skiers & boarders. Below is an incomplete list of adjectives, nouns, verbs & phrases that you`d be correct wondering what it was that strange goggle wearing creature just said. Skiing & Snowboarding Slang Words Shred (verb): to ride aggressively This term originally…

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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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Meringen-Hasliberg Skiing & Snowboarding Review

With world-class Engelberg-Titlis on one side and some of the most iconic mountains in the world — the Eiger, Jungfrau & Monch  — on the other, Meiringen-Hasliberg gets lost in the shadow of Swiss alpine giants. You could see how middle-child syndrome might make it depressing for little Hasliberg. But pity isn`t what applies here…it`s more…

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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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