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More Snowsports: 7 Alternative Ways Down the Mountain

by David Sandel

The thought of getting down the mountain with anything other than a set of skis or a snowboard may seem blasphemous to you, but believe it or not, there are other ways! And, some of them can be quite fun!… Read More →

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Types of Alpine Skis: Building Your Quiver

by Eric Wagnon

Types of alpine skis range from “all-mountain” models to specialized varieties designed for very specific conditions. Skis’ basic features differentiate the various types: Camber is the slight upward rise in the middle of an unweighted ski when viewed from the… Read More →

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Create Your Breakthrough: Tips On Progressing On The Slopes

by David Sandel

January is Learn to Ski and Snowboard month, but rather than detailing a specific how-to do a specific skill, I wanted to try something different. I crowdsourced a simple one-question, one-answer on social media about how people learned the one… Read More →

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‘Ja-Pow’ Means Powder Skiing in Japan

by Eric Wagnon

The Land of the Rising Sun has a rising reputation in the ski world. Although Japan hosted the 1972 and 1998 Winter Olympics, the island nation’s international standing as a recreational ski destination has only started to make a huge… Read More →

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The ABC’s of Avoiding ACL Injuries While Skiing

by Eric Wagnon

Back in the day, skiers had to worry about breaking a leg out on the slopes, but better bindings technology has now made leg fractures from skiing fairly rare. Unfortunately, anterior cruciate ligament (ACL) tears are the new ski injury… Read More →

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Blast From The Past: Ski Resorts, Then and Now

by Katie Coakley

Though skiing has been utilized as a method of transport for almost five thousand years, our snow loving predecessors didn’t really start utilizing the fluffy white stuff for purely recreational purposes until the end of the 19th century. The first… Read More →

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Top 10 New Skis For The 2015 Season

by Jason Whitehouse

Whether you’re in the market for new skis or just looking to keep with up the newest technologies, the 2014-15 season brings with it some of the most innovative gear yet! We’ve put together this list of our top picks… Read More →

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A Beginner’s Guide to Adaptive Skiing

by Heather Balogh

Ralph Green lost his left leg at the hip as a result of a random street shooting in Brooklyn. He was only 15 when he was gunned down. Vasu Sojitra was merely 9 months old when he was diagnosed with… Read More →

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Get Better Every Time: Tips On Progressing On The Slopes

by David Sandel

The title of this post is pretty incredulous, isn’t it? How in the world can someone expect to get better at something every single time they do it? Skiing and snowboarding is so hugely complex, how can you possibly measure… Read More →

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5 Ways To Overcome Fear On The Slopes

by Erika Wiggins

Fear is no fun. And learning to ski or ride for the first time, or leveling up to new a challenge, can bring it up. It doesn’t matter that a run is an easy green; if it’s new for you,… Read More →