With its name derived from the Norwegian term skikjøring, translated ‘ski-driving’, skijoring offers loads of snow sport fun for both human and canine (or equine) participants. Skijoring relies on a close partnership between skier and dog…
An exciting new winter festival is coming to Canada in the form of the 1st Calgary SnowFest. The event will feature The Southern Alberta Ski & Board Swap, 100 booths related to skiing, boarding travel and retail, The Ski Pass Junction, Sneak-a-Peak Friday movie premiere, Big Air Demos, Extreme Sled Tricks, contests, athlete appearances, prizes, and more.
The inspiration for the Zipflbob was the coal shovel. Invented in 1970 by Siegmund Loger, the original model was changed to plastic. Modifications were made to the handle and seat over the years to provide more maneuverability, speed and comfort. It only re-emerged in the 1990s and this form of sled has gained so much popularity that the first Zipflbob World Series was held in 2002 in Switzerland, Austria and Germany. Today there are thirty official Zipflbob events and the International Federation Zipflbob was established in 2009.
Boasting the tallest peak in the Laurentians, the Tremblant Ski and Summer Resort in Quebec resembles many of Europe’s top ski resorts. A fantastic ski area, a pedestrian village and a world of entertainment, Mont Tremblant has it all. Open since 1939, Tremblant Ski Resort has grown in popularity and fame. Visitors to Tremblant Ski [...]
If you’re looking for a great family experience combined with fun and snow, look no further than Boreal Mountain Resort. The resort is easily accessed from anywhere in Northern California as well as Reno in Nevada. Simply take the Interstate 80, turn off on the Boreal/Castle Peak Exit and you’ll soon discover the ultimate family [...]
Sun Valley, opened in 1936, is renowned throughout North America as a true original. Situated in Idaho’s Rocky Mountains, the resort encompasses two beautiful and brilliant ski mountains – Bald Mountain and Dollar Mountain – which are ideal for skiers and snowboarders of all levels. Skiers and snowboarders can be seen gliding down the many [...]
Just 37 miles from the Salt Lake City International Airport, you’ll find Utah’s biggest ski resort. The Park City Mountain Resort can be found in the heart of the Wasatch Mountains and it offers an impressive 3 300 acres of great ski trails. With 100 different trails to choose from, a variety of terrain and [...]
First opened in 1954 as a small ski resort with basic facilities, Mount Snow has grown tremendously over the years. From its initial seven trails and four lifts, it now boasts a whopping 145 trails, 23 ski lifts and 757 acres of ski-able land. Facilities have undergone constant upgrades and improvements and there are now [...]
Skeleton sledding is the kind of sport that extreme sport enthusiasts participate in only when they have tried everything else and lost interest. The concept is so dangerous that few people would ever dream of giving it a try. Others would simply view it as â€˜death on a sledâ€™ and immediately condemn anyone even thinking of attempting it. The sport is also known as Cresta Sledding â€“ after the Cresta Run at Saint Moritz where the sport was developed â€“ and it is probably one of the most dangerous and thrilling snow-orientated sports in the world.
Tobogganing and sledding are both age-old ways to enjoy the snow. But what is the difference between these two winter activities and how did they start? There is more to both activities than meets the eye and the basic concept of both has been used to spawn fast and furious modern sports such as bobsledding and the Luge.