Taking place on 22-23 June, the SKImag Demo Days gives skiers the opportunity to “test-drive” the latest models of top brands…
Many Alpine skiers are faced with the painful reality of knee injuries at one time or another, and some may even find themselves considering giving up the sport they so enjoy…
Originally, short skis with rolling treads or wheels used, with the rolling treads working on the same principle as the treads on military tanks. While some skiers may tackle high speeds and jumps…
A hydro electric dam that was constructed in the 1950s led to the creation of two new settlements, namely Tignes Val Claret and Tignes les Broisses. Tignes Val Claret went on to become a popular skiing resort for high altitude skiing enthusiasts, and until now Tignes les Broisses, located lower down on the French Alps, has been living in the shadow of its neighbor. But not for too much longer, as a new name and an eco-friendly plan to transform this village will be getting underway shortly.
The satisfaction of winning the Super G event this week has been unimaginable after a long journey for Elisabeth Goergl of Austria. Winning her first gold medal was an extremely proud moment for the accomplished alpine skier, who also enjoys downhill disciplines as well as giant slalom. Born on 20 February 1981, Goergl will most definitely have something to celebrate along with her birthday as the enormity of her victory begins to sink in. Even though she was up against world class competition, the Austrian skier did not allow pressure to deter her from delivering one of her best performances.
Snow skiing is not only a sport that the entire family can enjoy while on holiday but it is a sport that promotes health and fitness. While having tons of fun on the white slopes of various ski resorts, skiers increase their fitness levels with regular skiing outings. Studies have proven that there are long term benefits to being an avid winter sport enthusiast. And when it comes to the more senior skiers, taking up skiing as a sport can only be beneficial to their health.
The Westbeach Snowflex Series is a popular event, as it tours from Halifax to France, and will be in Scotland on the 22nd of August 2009. This freestyle, dry slope competition brings some of the best skiers to the series and it a very entertaining spectacle for spectators. It is a series that is action [...]
Advanced skiers seeking new challenges cannot do better than Treble Cone ski resort in New Zealand. Over fifty percent of its runs are advanced and it offers high adventure with its steep runs, tight chutes and dramatic drop-offs, rightfully earning a reputation for being the most challenging ski area in New Zealand. Treble Cone is [...]
You skiing vacation success depends on the bindings you select! Bindings and boots are the link between your body and the skis and snow. Good bindings are well-designed, complex pieces of machinery that make a firm connection between the skis and boots and release when the pressure exceeds the setting. They need to be set [...]
A skiing vacation needs a lot of planning not only about where to go but what you need. First time skiers may be confused with the variety of skis available. It may be a good idea to join a ski club and discover the basics of skiing. You could perhaps hire the equipment you need [...]