Ski Advice

What is Carving on Skis?

What is Carving on Skis?

Some guys seem to make clean, fast corners without any effort. How do they do that? It’s like their skis are attached to rails. That’s…

Why Do Skiers Bend Their Body?

Why Do Skiers Bend Their Body?

Keeping a good body posture when you’re skiing is a fundamental skill. It helps you keep a good center of gravity and control. But what…

How Do Ski Skins Help You Ski Uphill?

How Do Ski Skins Help You Ski Uphill?

Have you ever seen skiers going backcountry and they seem able to scoot up steep slopes? How can they do that without sliding back? What…

12 Incredible Health Benefits of Skiing & Snowboarding

12 Incredible Health Benefits of Skiing & Snowboarding

For a lot of skiers and snowboarders, a big part of the thrill is that you feel so good as the vacation goes on. You’re…

How Do Skiers Train in the Summer?

How Do Skiers Train in the Summer?

It’s a long time from spring to the next season on the slopes. It’s a good idea to keep fit. But what exercises are best…

Why Are Skis So Long?

Why Are Skis So Long?

When you first put on a full-size pair of skis you quickly discover how difficult it is to turn round in a confined space. However,…

Why Are Skis Getting Wider?

Why Are Skis Getting Wider?

Every year new models of wider skis appear on the market. They are very fashionable and effective when used in fresh powder. But do they…

How Do Skiers Reduce Drag?

How Do Skiers Reduce Drag?

When you ski down any run you go faster when you crouch down. Why is this? Why should you go faster when you’re scrunched up?…

Why Do Ski Bindings Actually Matter?

Why Do Ski Bindings Actually Matter?

When skiing the bindings holding your boot in place withstand a lot of force. Ski bindings have to perform a complicated balancing act – they…

Why Are Racing Ski Poles Bent?

Why Are Racing Ski Poles Bent?

When you watch competitive skiers hurling themselves down a slalom run their ski poles look bent. Why is this? Have they taken a bad tumble…

Why Are Ski Boots So Heavy?

Why Are Ski Boots So Heavy?

Have you ever felt like a drunk flamingo as you walk to the bar in your ski boots, even before the first beer? Me too….

Why Do Skiers and Snowboarders Dislike Each Other?

Why Do Skiers and Snowboarders Dislike Each Other?

Have you ever passed a group of skiers and snowboarders having a scuffle? Is there real beef? or is this idea overblown? Right from the…

How Can Skiers Reduce Friction?

How Can Skiers Reduce Friction?

When we ski the force of gravity acts down on our bodies and through our legs into the skis and the snow. Any source of…

Why Are Ski Lifts So High Off the Ground?

Why Are Ski Lifts So High Off the Ground?

When you go skiing whether you use a button lift, a T-bar, a chair lift, or a gondola they will all need steel and aluminum…

Why Do Skiers Go From Side To Side?

Why Do Skiers Go From Side To Side?

Skiing from side to side down a run is an elementary skill skiers learn from day one, but it is a technique that is continually…

Why do Skis Slide? (The Real Reason)

Why do Skis Slide? (The Real Reason)

When you push off downhill on a run it’s easy to imagine the smooth base of the ski simply slides across the surface of the…

What is One Ski Skiing? Monoski & Technique

What is One Ski Skiing? Monoski & Technique

There are two types of one ski skiing: monoskiing, where both feet are attached to one large ski, and learning to ski with one ski…

What is Ski Chatter & Why does it happen?

What is Ski Chatter & Why does it happen?

You’re just coming out of a smooth turn and out of nowhere, you feel a vibrating, jolting sensation through your skis. What’s going on? This…

What is the Difference Between ‘Ski’ and ‘Skiing’?

What is the Difference Between ‘Ski’ and ‘Skiing’?

Ever wondered what these two similar words mean? Are they the same or do they have different meanings? A ski is a noun with the…

Why Are Ski & Snowboard Pants So Baggy?

Why Are Ski & Snowboard Pants So Baggy?

Thankfully ski pants have evolved from the comedy ‘plus fours’ of the 1920’s. But even today they are still pretty baggy. Why is that? And…

Why Are Ski Goggles Tinted?

Why Are Ski Goggles Tinted?

When out skiing on a cloudless day it’s easy to forget the danger of the natural elements. Stronger sunlight at higher altitudes, UV rays and…

Why Are Ski Lift Tickets So Expensive?

Why Are Ski Lift Tickets So Expensive?

The cost of a ski lift ticket is routinely the most expensive item when booking a ski vacation. Why do they cost so much and…

Why Are Ski Runs Groomed?

Why Are Ski Runs Groomed?

We have all looked out of our chalet or hotel windows at night to see the headlights of snowcats (piste machines), as they roam the…

What Do Ski Rentals Include? (Don’t Forget These)

What Do Ski Rentals Include? (Don’t Forget These)

When first starting out skiing it is always a dilemma whether to buy or rent ski equipment and clothes. You can save a bundle buying…