Snow Shoes, Snow Skiing Equipment

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Snow Shoes

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Snowshoeing is an inexpensive activity that will give you an opportunity to see beautiful sights as you hike through the snow. Modern snowshoes have been designed according to people’s needs and what type of conditions they are planning to walk in. Before purchasing a pair of snowshoes from your local outdoor store, consider the type […]

Bindings

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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 […]

Advances in Snow Sport and Ski Apparel

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Since the start of snow skiing and other activities began on the powdery white slopes, the equipment, safety measures and apparel has improvement dramatically. The skis that you purchased five years ago are probably ready to be sold as antiques. With the new and trendy clothing lines that have emerged, you probably feel like a veteran of the slopes. Twin tip skis, differently shaped skis, midfats, carving skis and the introduction of ski boards and snowboards, has many snowskiing enthusiasts struggling to keep up with the latest trends.

Snow Skiing: Jean-Claude Killy, the Flying Frenchman

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Jean-Claude Killy ranks among the top French skiers of all time. Some say that he is, indeed, the very greatest. Born in 1943 in Saint-Cloud, France, Killy spent his boyhood in the traditional French skiing haven of Val d’Isere where he learned the fundamentals of skiing. As Killy’s skills improved, so did the equipment he used. The 1950s brought about a revolution in skis, bindings, gear and clothing, allowing skiers to go faster with more comfort and much improved safety. Skiers of Killy’s generation made the transition from wooden skis and rigid bindings to lightweight fibreglass skis, synthetic waxes and custom-fitted boots and bindings.