Best Equipment for Skiing Off-Piste

Key Equipment for Skiing Off-Piste

If you're looking try off-piste skiing, you're going to need to get hold off some equipment that you might not have used before, or even be familiar with. 

There are a lot of new equipment pieces out there that you’ll probably hear about. You don’t need all of it right now.

We're not saying that you won't ever need them, but here we're going to show you the key equipment for off-piste skiing to help get you started.

For now, we’re just going to give you essential equipment for off-piste skiing, and then, if you love the sport (which you most certainly will), you can start to add to your equipment list.

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Best Snowboard Bindings

The Best Snowboard Bindings to Buy Online

No matter how well you choose your snowboard boots, you still need a good grasp of the bindings.

Are snowboard bindings universal? The simple and short answer is: no. You can get different types and styles to suit each rider. This is where it differs from skiers’ bindings.

Skiers essentially do one thing, and that is that they go downhill. They ride the chairlift up and then go down again. That’s the whole day really.

Snowboarders have a bit more freedom. They can ride down the hills, but they can also head into the snowboard parks, on the half-pipes, over the jumps, and along the rails. They can even ride in urban settings.

This why snowboard bindings should fit what the riders intend to do. The best snowboard bindings give you the freedom to move into the parks and pipes, but they’re also stiff enough to ride downhill when required.

While we recognise that you’re (hopefully) not setting your own bindings in the beginning, you should at least understand what to expect from a professional fitter and how they’ll adjust your board. 

There is a lot more to understand about bindings (mounting patterns, sizing charts, channel systems, binding/board compatibility…etc.), but that's all for later when you're a bit more advanced. For now, we'll keep things simple give you enough information to get you going.

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Best Beginner Surfboards for Adults

Best Beginner Surfboards for Adults: The Best Boards to Learn on

Now that the temperature's warming up and the sun is making its presence felt, we turn our attention from the slopes to the sea. 

Surfing is one of the most popular water sports in the world, allowing you to enjoy the sea, sun, sights and sound of the beach while having a great time on your board. 

In this post we're going to look at the best beginner surfboards for adults to equip you for a summer on the waves. We'll also talk you through some of the basics of buying a surfboard and what to look out for when you're buying online. 

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Best Oakley Ski Goggles

Best Oakley Ski Goggles: Best Pairs for Men and Women in 2018

Oakley ski goggles are one of, if not the, most popular choice of goggles amongst skiers and snowboarders all around the globe.

Oakley are one of the most famous brands in the world, known for providing fashionable, comfortable and well made eyewear, but more importantly they deliver quality products that offer high performance. 

We've discussed the importance of having reliable ski goggles in our ski goggles buying guide with ski goggles protecting your eyes from harmful UV rays and any debris that could flick up off the ski surface. As well as protecting your eyes from the sun, they also act as sunglasses, helping you see where you're going - always helpful. 

So if you're looking for a new pair of ski goggles, where better to start looking than with an Oakley pair?

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Best snowboard wax kits

The Best Snowboard Wax Kits

Snowboard wax kits can often stay below board (see what we did?) when it comes to thinking of what snowboard equipment you're going to need for your trip or a session out on the slopes, especially if you're a beginner. 

More experienced riders know that a well waxed snowboard is not only going to make your ride more enjoyable but will help prolong the life of your board, so always make sure their board is properly waxed and often will carry wax with them. 

If you've never been been snowboarding before, you may not even realise that snowboard wax is a thing. Surely the snow and ice is slippery enough for the snowboard to move over without the need for wax? Well, read on as we find out why wax is important and which the best snowboard wax kits are to buy.

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Best Helly Hansen Women's Ski Jackets

The Best Helly Hansen Women’s Ski Jackets

If you're looking for a new snow jacket, it's likely that you've already considered or seen a few Helly Hansen ski jackets that have taken your eye. 

Helly Hansen are one of the leading providers of outdoor and ski wear, and have been for a long time, so when you're looking for a new ski jacket, they're definitely worth checking out. 

Helly Hansen are known for being a strong, durable and high quality brand, making them a popular choice for outdoor clothing and ski wear. 

This post is a look at the best Helly Hansen women's ski jackets, we'll be showing you some of the best snow jackets that they have to offer, giving you an overview of why the jacket is a good choice and we'll also provide you with existing customer ratings where possible. Prices will vary subject to availability, size and colour. 

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Best Mountain Warehouse Men's Ski Jackets

The Best Mountain Warehouse Ski Jackets for Men

Mountain Warehouse are a well known brand that are known for providing high quality outdoor wear at a fair price. Amongst their range of outdoor sport clothing is a line of ski wear and ski jackets that are well made, beautifully designed and affordable. 

Many first time buyers believe that ski jackets are going to be expensive, and some coats are quite pricey but Mountain Warehouse ski jackets deliver quality at a price that isn't going to leave you short of money.

In this post we'll be presenting you with some of the best Mountain Warehouse ski jackets for men that will keep you warm, dry and comfortable on the slopes at a reasonable price. 

We'll lay out the jackets in price order from cheapest to most expensive and, where possible, we'll let you know how existing owners have rated them.

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Guide to the 2018 Winter Olympics

Guide to the PyeongChang 2018 Winter Olympic Games

The 2018 Winter Olympics

It's that time once again, the Winter Olympics! The Winter Olympic Games is a great event that showcases the best sports and competitors in a wide range of winter sports. 

Since 1924 the Winter Olympics have been staged every four years and the next games are just around the corner.

This year's competition will be the 23rd Winter Olympics and with over 90 nations competing and over million expected spectators at the events, it's expected to be one of the best games in recent history.

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How to Buy Snow Sport Insurance

Ski Insurance for Snow Sport Holidays

Have you considered your insurance coverage for your next ski trip?

Undertaking a skiing holiday and neglecting your insurance is simply not an option. Winter outings can be demanding enough as it is without the constant worry that you’ll fall into an accident or damage your equipment. 

Should the worst happen, you could find yourself running into extremely pricey health costs. From hospital care to emergency transport, an uninsured injury could rack up into the tens of thousands in expenses. 

It’s simply not worth the risk. 

Thankfully, we’ve got the information you need to find the right snow sport insurance and stay safe out on the slopes.

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Physical and Mental Health Benefits of Snowboarding

The Health Benefits of Snowboarding

If you're looking for a sport to get you outdoors, enjoy a good day with your family and friends, and have vast amounts of fun, then you'll want to give snowboarding a try if you haven't already.

Not only is snowboarding highly enjoyable, it's also really good for your body and will have many positive impacts on your health - both physically and mentally. 

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