Best ski wax 2019

The Best Ski Wax Options for 2019

Sometimes, you just want to go faster. While beginner skiers often disregard ski wax, it is very important both for those who want to glide more swiftly down the mountain and protect their skis from the damage. Thankfully, there are a lot of good choices out there so that you can pick out the best ski wax options to improve your skiing experience.

Which ski wax you should use depends heavily on how, where, and when are you planning to use it. By all accounts, including one from the International Skiing History Association, ski wax is used to make you go faster, so you should be prepared for the added boost to your performance. Thankfully, using wax also means that you will have better control, as you will be able to cut easier through the snow.

Finally, the wax you will want to use will depend on if the snow is wet or dry, or possibly polluted with dirt or other particles. The best ski wax is the one that will protect your gear in most situations, but it will always be up to you to determine if there are circumstances are right for the wax you will be using. Read More

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. Read More

How to read the snow report

How Much Snow is Enough to Ski?

Have you ever been confused about how much snow is enough to ski? Is there an ideal amount that you should look for?

It can be confusing. If you check the weather reports, they will detail the temperatures and precipitation. But that doesn’t tell you a whole lot about what you need to know.

On the other hand, if you go online to a few different ski resorts, they’ll tell you phrases like fresh powder, cumulative snowfall, runs opens, lifts running, and base amounts.

But unless you’re skilled at reading those snow reports, that might mean nothing to you.

All you want to know is if you decide to pack up and head out to the mountains today, will you have a great day skiing? Or will your lift pass be wasted because of patchy grass and rocks and only a few of the lower runs open?

How can you know if there is enough snow to ski?

We want to help clear the air. We’ve laid out all the important information. We’ll teach you how to read snow reports. Tell you what sort of numbers to look for, and even if no snow has fallen, how to determine if skiing will be fantastic or a complete bust.

We want to educate you on words like “cumulative snowfall”, “artificially packed runs”, and “off-piste conditions”. After this article, you won’t have to feel like a complete amateur when you ask if there’s enough snow to ski. Read More

Best Ski Exercises

The Best Ski Exercises to Do at Home

Have you already started your skiing exercises for the upcoming winter season?

Us neither… Unless you count the amount of hot chocolate we’ve had to drink. In that case, we’re ready to go.

All joking aside, skiing will give your legs, core, and (we’ll be honest) entire body a good workout.  With that in mind, it’s quite helpful and useful to prepare your body with some pre-ski exercises so that you’re ready for the ski season.

Skiing is hard work. Sure it’s fun, but it’s incredibly taxing on your body. Your knees have to bear the brunt of all those shocks, dips, and bumps on the course. Your legs put in extra effort turning, stopping, and supporting the weight of the boots and skis. And your core is constantly balancing your body as you make your way down the slope.

That’s a lot of work. You need simple ski exercises to do at home to train yourself for it all.

In fact, let us throw some numbers at you.

According to HealthStatus.com, an activity counter, downhill skiing can burn as much as 366 calories every half hour for an average man. That’s higher than jogging or a session on an elliptical trainer. In short, there are many health benefits of skiing and like any sport or exercise, it will be easier if you’ve trained your body for it. Read More

Guide to Skiing Off-Piste

What Is Off-Piste Skiing?

Powder skiing. Backcountry skiing. Whatever you call it, off-piste skiing is the official term for taking your adventures off the beaten track.

“Piste” is actually the French word for “track”. Because skiers can either be on-piste or off-piste, skiing where the groomed, combed resort runs go, or taking your skiing adventures into the untamed wilderness.

There are plenty of reasons to pick up the sport of off-piste skiing. And it’s more than just skiing where no else has gone. It’s not just about getting first tracks onto a deep powdery run. It’s about conquering nature and having the freedom to ski where you want.

There are dangers, sure. We’re not going to suggest that off-piste skiing is for everyone. But because it’s gained some traction recently, we thought we would cover how to off-piste ski. It’s a subject near and dear to our hearts, and we would love to introduce you to the sport that has captured us so thoroughly. Read More

Mental Health Benefits of Skiing

The Health Benefits of Skiing

When it comes to working hard and having fun at the same time, skiing is right up there with one of the best sports you can do to combine the two.

Skiing a great way to spend your holidays and it’s also one of the best activities for keeping you fit, healthy and in great shape.

When we talk about health and staying in shape, skiing isn’t only great for physical health, but there are also proven psychological health benefits to spending time out on the slopes. Read More