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What Is It REALLY Like to Be a Ski Instructor? (My Honest Experience)

What Is It REALLY Like to Be a Ski Instructor? (My Honest Experience)

The life of a ski instructor sounds pretty idyllic. You’ll get free lift tickets, and the opportunity to be on the mountain all day, all…

Is It Better To Rent Or Buy A Ski Helmet? Pros & Cons

Is It Better To Rent Or Buy A Ski Helmet? Pros & Cons

Even if you are completely confident in your own ability, it’s possible that someone else can make a mistake and hit you, resulting in serious…

Should I Really Wear a Hat Under My Ski Helmet? (Best Way To Stay Warm)

Should I Really Wear a Hat Under My Ski Helmet? (Best Way To Stay Warm)

Newer skiers may be confused when they see some other skiers wearing hats underneath their helmets, while others only wear just a helmet. This comes…

Is Whistler Good for Beginner Skiers? (Honest Truth)

Is Whistler Good for Beginner Skiers? (Honest Truth)

Whistler is an incredibly popular resort in Canada, so it makes sense to ask – is Whistler really that good for beginners?  Whistler Blackcomb is…

3 Best Way To Transport Skis In Your Car (Without A Roof Box)

3 Best Way To Transport Skis In Your Car (Without A Roof Box)

Transporting skis can be a difficult task, especially if you drive a smaller vehicle. However, there are some tips and tricks for getting your gear…

Why Are Most Skis No Longer Made of Solid Wood? (Advantages Of Multi-Layer Skis)

Why Are Most Skis No Longer Made of Solid Wood? (Advantages Of Multi-Layer Skis)

Wooden skis are where it all started. Thousands of years ago, our ancestors did not have the luxury of composite skis and other similarly fancy…

Best Way To Carry Water While Skiing (Hydration Tips)

Best Way To Carry Water While Skiing (Hydration Tips)

Not drinking enough is a surefire way to have a miserable time skiing. You’ll have less energy and a greater chance of injury. Luckily, there…

What Is The Best Age to Start Skiing? (Younger Than You Think)

What Is The Best Age to Start Skiing? (Younger Than You Think)

Most of us have all seen kids flying down the slopes looking like professionals. It always gets me thinking – what age did they start…

How Many Vertical Feet Make for A Big Ski Day? & Who Set The Season Record

How Many Vertical Feet Make for A Big Ski Day? & Who Set The Season Record

The most common way for skiers to track how much skiing they’ve done in a day is by keeping track of their vertical feet. What…

Does Skiing Build Muscle? Total Body Workout

Does Skiing Build Muscle? Total Body Workout

If you’ve never skied before you might be surprised to find out that downhill skiing is a full-body workout. Battling gravity force in pulling you…

What Ski Resorts Do When There Is No Snow? Worrying Trend

What Ski Resorts Do When There Is No Snow? Worrying Trend

It can be incredibly disheartening to look at the weather forecast before your big winter ski trip and see a frustrating lack of snow forecast…

What Are The Rules Of Freestyle Skiing & How Do Judges Score? (Olympics & XGames)

What Are The Rules Of Freestyle Skiing & How Do Judges Score? (Olympics & XGames)

The term “freestyle skiing” seems to evolve into something new almost every single year and it looks very different compared to what it used to…

When Does The Ski Season End? Resort Closing Dates Around The World (Surprising Results)

When Does The Ski Season End? Resort Closing Dates Around The World (Surprising Results)

In a perfect world, ski season would never end and we would swim through waist-deep powder all summer.  The length of a ski season varies…

Why Do They Often Go Down The Ramp Backward In Big Air Skiing?

Why Do They Often Go Down The Ramp Backward In Big Air Skiing?

Skiing Big Air is one of the newest events to join the Olympic line-up. Making its debut in Beijing 2022, the sport sees athletes throwing…

A Typical Day In the Life of a Ski Instructor (What It’s REALLY Like)

A Typical Day In the Life of a Ski Instructor (What It’s REALLY Like)

Have you ever wondered what a day in the life of a ski instructor is like? Of course, they do a lot of skiing, but…

Do Skis Lose Their Camber Over Time? Prevention Tips

Do Skis Lose Their Camber Over Time? Prevention Tips

I can see why camber can be a confusing topic since there are a lot of different things to take into account, as well as…

When Did Ski Jumping Start Using Tracks? Real Snow Vs Icy Ceramic

When Did Ski Jumping Start Using Tracks? Real Snow Vs Icy Ceramic

Ski jumping seems to capture many people’s attention, it’s simple to follow and the obvious risk of dropping from the height of a 30-story building…

How Do Ski Resorts Ensure No One is Forgotten On The Mountain? (Ski Patrol Sweep)

How Do Ski Resorts Ensure No One is Forgotten On The Mountain? (Ski Patrol Sweep)

Maybe you’ve seen the movie Frozen recently (no, not the one with Disney princesses) or maybe you’re just curious after catching the last chair up…

Is Cross-Country Skiing Hard? 12 Tips For Your First Time

Is Cross-Country Skiing Hard? 12 Tips For Your First Time

Cross-country skiing can be an incredibly rewarding sport to partake in. Not only is it a great workout but it can also be a fun…

How Hard Is It To Learn To Ski as an Adult? (Honest Truth)

How Hard Is It To Learn To Ski as an Adult? (Honest Truth)

Learning anything new as an adult can feel overwhelming but rest assured, you aren’t the only one who wants to pick up skiing later in…

100 Years of Ski Style, See How It’s Changed Over The Years

100 Years of Ski Style, See How It’s Changed Over The Years

If you’re in the market for a new ski outfit, you might be overwhelmed by the sheer amount of options on the market. Should your…

How To Dress for Skiing | Beginner’s Guide To Stay Warm & Comfortable

How To Dress for Skiing | Beginner’s Guide To Stay Warm & Comfortable

Your gear is one of the most important parts of your ski trip. This extends beyond just having a good snowboard or skis. The right…

Why Is Carving on Skis The Ultimate Technique to Learn (Tips from a Ski Instructor)

Why Is Carving on Skis The Ultimate Technique to Learn (Tips from a Ski Instructor)

If you’ve ever watched a ski race or paid attention peering down from the lift, you’ve certainly seen skiers with their legs thrown out to…

The Very REAL Difference Between Cross-Country and Backcountry Skiing

The Very REAL Difference Between Cross-Country and Backcountry Skiing

Though not completely different from each other in their core form, backcountry skiing and particularly groomed cross-country skiing are often differentiated by the terrain on…