Month: April 2018

Ski Carving – Common Ski Carving Problems and How to Solve Them

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 You do not need some special skills in order to carve a turn. The fact is, you can carve on firm Snow Ski Surfaces if you can make a carved turn on groomed Snow. This is basically the same when it comes to skill. However, you need greater precision in carving on hard, icy Snow. Surfaces like these allow much less room for mistakes, and skiers are having problems when carving Ice or hardpack. Know the common problems that skiers face when carving on gentle slopes and firm Snow surfaces and learn how to correct them: On Gentle Slopes Ski Carving – Common Ski Carving Problems and How to Solve ThemProblem: Upper body and hips swining towards the direction of the turn Solution: To correct this fault, hold your Ski Poles horizontally and position them at chest level. Make large turns while preventing the Ski Poles to move in the direction of the turn. Another way of solving this problem is to ski several large turns on a gentle slope. As you turn, position your hands on your outside knee. Problem: Leaning on the backs of your Ski Boots Solution: Traverse across a slope. Lean...

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Five Essential Pieces of Safety Kit – A Guide

If you are just a normal skier who sticks to the piste and doesn’t take too many risks, you may not think much about your safety when you’re on your annual ski holiday. Most regular skiers know what they are doing and accept the risks involved, but there are many easy ways to minimise these risks, many of which you are probably already doing without realising! Ski Gloves Never underestimate the importance of good quality gloves when skiing. Not only do they do the obvious and keep your hands warm and frostbite free, but they are also vitally important in protecting your hands in other ways. They cushion your hands against the harsh ridges of icy snow when you fall and they also give some protection to your thumbs from getting caught in the ski pole strap, a very common ski injury. Breathable gloves prevent sweaty hands which, once cooled, remain damp and cold and can even freeze later in the day. Flexibility is important too so you don’t constantly have to take your gloves off, exposing your hands to the elements, as well as durability and most of all, make sure your gloves are waterproof. Ski boots which fit properly Ankle injuries used to occur much more frequently than they do these days, thanks mostly to advances in ski boot technology. It shows therefore, how important it is...

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Ski holiday in Verbier

Verbier has a reputation as something of a winter playground for those who like to party and like to ski; while the partying has been ongoing since the 60’s it is only in the last 15 years that Verbier has seen enough significant investment in the lift system to turn it into a truly world class ski area. Verbier is part of the 4 Valleys ski area which includes 410km of runs and 89 lifts; although the lift system isn’t quite as seamless as the 3 Valleys the area has become a mecca for intermediate and advanced skiers with enough variety to keep even keenest happy for years. If you are a complete novice who only wants to ski wide open pistes then France may be better suited to you, but if you want to get off the ‘intermediate plateau’ and experience some easily accessible off-piste, gentle bumps and some confidence building reds and blacks then Verbier is the place to come! Verbier has two main lifts at which you can start your day on the slopes – Savoleyres and Medran – both are bubble lifts but start from two different parts of town and were built in two different eras! The Medran lift is actually two lifts, with a 4man bubble which comes from Le Chable and lets people get on and a 6 man bubble which starts...

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Best French Ski Resorts for Singles

Skiing is a great sport for singles looking to meet someone. Many travelers all over the world have found romance through some of France’s best ski resorts. However, some people are specifically looking for a date or one night stand. If that’s your priority, then there are two great ski resorts worth checking out. St Martin-de-Belleville This resort has been ranked as the best ski resort in France for a rendezvous. The resort is located in the middle of the Trois Vallees, which is renowned as one of the world’s most popular destinations for skiers. Although it is a premier destination for skiers around the world, it still holds onto the character of France’s renaissance. You can appreciate the ambience of traditional French architecture. Some of architecture is nearly 400 years old and hasn’t lost any of its majesty. This is an exquisite resort to visit for singles and couples of all ages. Many people throughout the world love to take breaks from the slopes and visit some of the beautiful chapels and other structures throughout the city. Many single skiers said they had an unexpectedly romantic adventure on their trip. Meribel The Meribel ski resort is another great resort to visit for people who want more than just a quality experience on the slopes. Many singles will happily visit the Meribel as well. They tend to be people...

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Copper Mountain Ski Resort Guide

General Information There is so much about Copper that it’s hard to know where to begin! The resort has been working diligently to make itself a premier destination in the Colorado Rockies and it is succeeding in that pursuit! The accommodation is top notch, offering a perfect balance of tastes for your budget. You can stay in luxurious condo at a great price or an inexpensive standard unit. The New Village at Copper is focused around a large skating rink that will have plenty of unique shops and restaurants to enjoy. Copper’s approach is to give its guests something they can’t get at any other destination. They want to make everything there unique, special, and one of a kind. As for the skiing, Copper can’t be beat. The terrain is impressive yet the balance for beginners, intermediates, and experts will delight everyone in the group. Experts can take the Super Bee, high speed six-seater chair, right the crux of the tough stuff, while intermediates can zip up the mountain on either high speed quad from the base area. Copper Mountain is one of the most snow reliable resorts in Summit County and boasts a very impressive snow record. They have an incredible system of snowmaking so coverage is almost a certainty. Why Go There? Why Go Elsewhere? Fantastic skiing terrain Impressive new lodging accommodations Friendly staff Perfect location for...

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