Month: April 2018

Glencoe Resort Guide

Resort Profile One of Scotland’s two West Coast ski areas Glencoe is just 74 miles north of Glasgow and maintains a big diehard following. It has done so for over two generations since the first chairlift was built there in 1961, and rightly so. It finds favour for its compact network of lifts which can access a decent variety of runs. There is skiing and boarding for all abilities, and the snowholding can be excellent, particularly early and late season when the West has enjoyed the best snowfall. It has 11 marked runs of which there are just a couple suitable for complete beginners. When there is snow back to car park level the centre can offer a reasonably serious vertical descent of 2600m. The centre’s midweek opening can be dependent on demand and prevailing snow conditions, and it is often just Thursday to Sunday opening unless it is peak season. Do check before leaving home. Situated off the main Glasgow to Fort William road the main ski area is remote with no base station accommodation. Nearest hotel is the Kings House hotel which also has bunk house style accommodation. It is about half a mile off the main road and over a mile from the ski centre car park. Otherwise there is accommodation well spread out through the area. Glencoe village is about 6 miles north of the...

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Skiing Disciplines – Heli Skiing

Skiing Holiday & Travel Services Travel Services Skiing Shop Items & Products Shop Items Comment on this Skiing Article Comment / Share Email this Skiing Article to someone Email Show Printer Friendly version Print Heli Skiing to Unlimited Power Runs Most skiers love Powder Snow Condition and most will have experienced something like this: It is the evening before you are planning a day of Skiing pleasure. You look outside and to your excitement, you see that it is snowing… hard! You adjust your alarm clock with the idea of being one of the first on the slopes so you can ride some fresh Powder. You jump into bed and wake up. You make your way to the slopes as fast as possible then to your big disappointment: the fresh Powder is gone as hundreds of tracks run down the slopes. You were too late once again… the end of your Powder dreams. This common frustration and the urge of many skiers to ride infinite untracked Powder fields have led to one of the most exciting forms of Skiing: Heli Skiing. Heli Skiing or Heli Boarding as could be expected requires a Helicopter. There are however an increasing number of agencies who offer Heli Skiing packages that include helicopter transportation to the top of great slopes and pick up at the bottom. In this way, you can enjoy full...

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Ski Jumping – History, Disciplines, and Equipment

Ski Jumping has been around since the origins of Skiing but has developed itself to a popular Skiing Discipline that can be called a separate sport in its own right. In fact, it is one of the oldest forms of Skiing competitions. It is all about getting airborne and using the lift of your Skis to jump as far as possible in a smooth flight. It is actually more like flying than jumping as the distances traveled cannot realistically be called jumping. Ski Jumping has its own high-tech equipment and is included in Olympic and other worldwide events. In this section, we will take a look at the different important aspects in Ski Jumping: Ski Jumping – History History The origin of Ski Jumping can be traced back in the 1800s in Norway. You can find out more about the significant people who were associated with the sport and how it soon progressed as a competitive sport years after. Ski Jumping – Disciplines Disciplines In this section, you will get acquainted with the different disciplines of Ski Jumping which applies both to individual and team evenrs. Get to know more about the different competitions in Ski Jumping and learn the features of each event. Ski Jumping – Equipment Equipment Since Ski Jumping is a highly technical Skiing Discipline, you need appropriate equipment and clothing to ensure safety and to...

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Skiing Disciplines – Speed Skiing

Skiing Holiday & Travel Services Travel Services Skiing Shop Items & Products Shop Items Comment on this Skiing Article Comment / Share Email this Skiing Article to someone Email Show Printer Friendly version Print As the name suggests, Speed Skiing is all about Speed. It is the winter sport of fast Skiing in a straight line Downhill. It is likewise considered as the fastest non-motorized sport in the world. In this section, we will look at the things you need to know about Speed Skiing: History Speed Skiing From the very beginning of Skiing, people were obsessed with speed that can be reached by Skiing downhill and using gravity to propel you as fast as possible. Some people took the speed element and focused their Skiing technique and aspirations on Skiing as fast as they can. In 1930, the Speed Skiing record was set at 105, 7 km/hour. The latest speed record was set by Harry Egger in 1999 with an astounding speed of 248, 1 km/hr. You can imagine what kinds of kicks (and dangers) are related to Skiing with such speed! During the later part of 1950s, Speed Skiing was organized at Monte Rosa glacier which borders Switzerland and Italy. At 12000 feet, enthusiasts of this Skiing Discipline throw themselves in the air under Matterhorn and with a 62� maximum gradient. Two decades later, a benchmark of...

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Skiing Disciplines – Freestyle Skiing

Freestyle Skiing is generally a fairly new concept in the world of Skiing. Though it originated in Scandinavia, Freestyle Skiing was developed in North America. At first, it was just a form of training for skiers, but it was later recognized as a competitive sport. Freestyle Skiing can be compared to Freestyle Snowboarding although it is certainly not the same. It is about developing tricks, jumps, and other specific skills in Skiing that have little to do with actually descending from groomed or ungroomed slopes. Take a look at the important points in Freestyle Skiing: Freestyle Skiing – Disciplines Disciplines There are different Disciplines in Freestyle Skiing. Know what these competitions are and learn the features of each event. In this section, you will find out more about these disciplines and its characteristics. Freestyle Skiing – Freestyle Ski Tricks Freestyle Ski Tricks You can learn a lot of different Freestyle Ski Tricks like Corkscrew 720 and 540 Tail Grab among others. Know what these tricks are and learn how to do them. We have provided a number of Freestyle Ski Tricks and how it is done in this section. Find out more. If you are interested in Freestyle Skiing, it is important that you have some ideas on the nature of the sport. In this way, you will be able to engage in this Skiing Discipline and have fun...

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