Tag: safety

  • Try Out the New Thrill of Kite Skiing

    The new snow sport that has hit the slopes and frozen lakes is Kite Skiing. As the name suggests, kite skiing is a combination of skiing and kite surfing. Similarly kite boarding makes use of a ...

  • Raging Buffalo Snowboard Park

    During the early 90’s the sport of snowboarding started gaining recognition as an exciting, energetic alternative to snow skiing. The owners of Raging Buffalo saw a need for facilities to ...

  • Avalanche Beacons

    Avalanches are one of the biggest threats to everyone that takes on the snow-capped peaks, be it while snow skiing, snowboarding or hiking. No one wants to entertain the thought of being buried ...

  • Navigating Using the New Satski Device

    When thinking about the risk of getting lost on a mountain, or skiing down a mountain for the first time, it does instill a sense of fear and apprehension, not knowing what lies ahead. ...

  • Terrain Park Safety

    Due to the increase in popularity of terrain parks and the growing number of snowboard and skiing enthusiasts, the National Ski Areas Association has stepped in to prevent serious injuries by ...

  • Enjoy the Snow and Slopes By Sledding

    Most people that live in countries and areas where it snows will be able to recall fond memories of their childhood, while sledding. The fascination with sledding began in the 1800’s and since ...

  • Avalanches: The Snow Skier’s Greatest Fear

    An avalanche is a slide of snow, mud, rock or occasionally a combination of all three that proceeds down the slope of a mountain under the force of gravity. Avalanches can flow at speeds of up ...

  • Snow Skiing – Ski Patrol

    The Ski Patrol combines the functions of the police, emergency workers, mountain guides and search & rescue teams for the purpose of establishing as safe an environment as possible for ...

  • Snow Skiing: Jean-Claude Killy, the Flying Frenchman

    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 ...

  • Ski Pole Clinic: Cross-country Ski Poles

    In cross-country (Nordic) skiing, poles are essential. They provide far more than just an aid to balance. They are also an essential means of propulsion, and allow Nordic skiers to get a ...