The Truth About Skiing

Avalanche beacon – the necessary part of a freeriding

Analogue avalanche beeperWhether you call it a tracker, a avalanche beacon, a beeper, a Pieps, an ARVA or an LVS, these are all basically various forms of avalanche transmitters that, along with your shovel and probe, are essential kit for any freeride or backcountry expedition. These are basically small pieces of equipment weighing 200 grams that are tied around your waist and shoulders, immediately below your jacket. They’re used for locating people that have been buried by an avalanche. They emit a unique “beep” on a frequency of 457 kHz during normal use, and they can be used in a different mode for locating buried victims. In order to find one, the buried victim would need to have his or her own avalanche beacon that’s set to transmit a signal. They’re quite expensive devices, but every freeride enthusiast must own one, without any exceptions. However, it’s not enough simply to own an avalanche beacon – you also need to know how to use it properly. Even the most expensive and well-designed avalanche beacon on the market would be useless if you didn’t learn how to use it properly. Read more »

Avalanche safety and how to fully enjoy freeriding

Skier in avalancheIf you want to fully enjoy your freeriding, you must adopt some important avalanche safety rules. Avalanche is a fast surge of snow that plummets down the slope. On mountain terrain, there is no avalanche safety at all! An snow avalanche never occurs by itself or spontaneously, but there’s always a trigger. The trigger can be natural, such as weather changes – or of human influence. Natural triggers include extra precipitation, temperature fluctuation, rock or ice falls, and other changes within the structure and load of the snow cover. Human avalanche triggers include skiers, motor sleds and controlled movement of snow to create smaller avalanches that can be monitored so as to prevent bigger ones. It’s important to mention that sounds such as loud talking and singing can’t trigger an avalanche. Once started, an avalanche primarily consists of snow, and if it’s large enough, it can also shift stones, rocks, trees, mud, etc. Read more »

Off-piste skiing is dangerous?

Off piste skiingSkiing off piste is the part of a freeride skiing (or backcountry skiing). Freeriding is permitted in most countries where skiing is popular. Due to the exceptional danger, many American ski resorts have banned it, and before you ride off you need to ask about a permit to avoid being penalized. Off-piste skiing is normally permitted everywhere if the skier hasn’t bought a ski pass and used the lift to reach a certain area. Off the piste skiing is allowed in certain areas, whilst it’s banned in others. Skiing in closed-off areas is illegal, and there’s a possibility of ending up in jail. In Europe and Canada, skiing off-piste and back onto the slope is usually permitted. Any off-piste skiers who get lost are responsible for any expenses involved in search and rescue. Read more »

Backcountry skiing is extremely dangerous, learn how to be prepared

Skiing in backcountryBackcountry skiing is extremely fun, and you can feel adrenalin rush immediately. This type of skiing is also extremely dangerous. So, do not go by yourself or unprepared adequately.

Skiing in a backcountry involves skiing in the mountains further away from the pre-arranged slopes. Such surfaces aren’t maintained or supervised by the emergency services. The terms freeriding, backcountry and off-piste all indicate the terrain on which you’re skiing, whilst words such as touring, alpine and extreme skiing all describe the type of skiing performed. The term backcountry skiing is mostly used in North America, whilst other terms are more often used in Europe. Often these terms get mixed up in various books, so don’t get confused because they’re mostly referred to in the same way. Read more »

Ski exercises and how to prepare yourself for endless skiing

Ski exercisesAll skiers want to ski all day long, but they will never get enough strength without proper ski exercises. Not all of the fitness instructors know to teach you adequate exercises, so be careful!  Fitness is not important for only skiing, but also for your general health. If you do not execute ski exercises properly, you could get hurt badly! But, if you do your skiing exercises the way we described, you are going to decrease chance of getting injured during skiing.

After you learn the warming up, limbering, stretching and proper breathing exercises, get ready to do on your endurance.

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Skiing tips about how to choose the right equipment and instructor

Skiing tipsSkiing is a very specific sport in many ways and here we will provide you some important skiing tips. It requires unique equipment and much effort in learning and exercise. One of the important skiing tips is that you can’t learn to ski in a few days. It certainly doesn’t mean that you won’t enjoy during these first training. If you want to learn how to ski properly, first you must be aware of your physical strength and endurance. If you have skied before, you have to reveal the level of your skiing experience, so you could join the right ski training group in order to make a progress. Read more »

Ski training that will make you ski like never before just in a few weeks

Ski TrainingSki training is the thing you must not miss. Imagine a wonderful sunny day at a top ski-resort, with no jostling crowds – and the snow have just fallen! But you can’t attempt more than a few downhill runs, due to weakness and pain in your muscles (especially in your legs) and due to your poor overall stamina. What a shame and letdown that would be! You have wasted a perfect sunny day just because you have missed your ski training! Imagine great number of skiers passing you by, enjoying such a beautiful day, and you’re losing your breath and your legs and feet horrible hurt…  Instead, do a ski training that will allow you to ski all day without fatigue and pain.

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Ski holidays tips and tricks for best time in your life

Ski holidays are a great way of spending time together with your family and friends. If you are a person who would love to spend time outdoors and like snow then definitely you would love skiing. One of the most important features in this new venture would be learning to ski. Also, you would surely enjoy the atmosphere and surroundings of your winter getaway with its white landscape at your ski holidays.

Ski holidays

Ski holidays resort

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Ski gloves reviews: Why is it very important to choose the best pair?

Gloves for skiing

At times, finding a pair of decent ski gloves for skiing requires a considerable skill. This is because you need to take care of your hands so that you do not get frozen or wet on the slopes. So, always buy water-resistant gloves to keep your hands warm and dry even in severe cold weather. Never skimp when buying gloves. Look for gloves which have inner layers for sweat absorption, which are breathable and windproof.

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Avalanche and everything you should know about them

Snow avalanche is a moving mass of snow, or of both snow and ice. It may contain thousands of tones of snow, forming a destructive force capable of destroying trees, forests, ski facilities and entire buildings in a blink of an eye. Smaller avalanches are the greatest danger for skiers, which they can trigger themselves on steeper terrains with deadly results.

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