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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Guide to buying ski boots for children

The Best Ski Boots for Kids 2018

Ski boots, especially ski boots for kids, can sometimes be tricky to buy, as they require some time to fit and choose.

This can lead to people sometimes being hesitant to buying online. Don't be put off! We'd simply recommend that before buying, you take them to a professional fitter to get the right size and shape for your foot and style.

In this guide we're going to give you our recommendations for the best ski boots for boys and girls. We’re going to give you the features, the fit, the sizing, and the style recommendations that we have come up with. We’ve spent a lot of time online, finding the right boots for your kids.

You may be a complete novice, but we’re going to change that. So, let’s get right into it and help you to find the best ski boots for kids.

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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?

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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.

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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.

And there are plenty of reasons to pick up the sport of off-piste skiing. 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.    

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Best Women's Ski Goggles

The Best Ski Goggles for Women 2018: Skiing & Snowboarding

Part of the best day out on the slopes is having the right gear. Without it, you could never enjoy the day as much. Would you try playing tennis with a badminton racquet?

Probably not, and that’s because you can’t enjoy a sport without using the correct gear. And using the correct ski wear is no different. By using the right pair of goggles, you’re going to enjoy the day, keep your eyes safe, and have a great experience no matter the conditions.

But have you ever shopped for your own pair of the best women's ski goggles? Do you know what to look for? Based on what we see out there on the slopes, if you answered ‘no’, then you’re in good company.

It seems not many people know what they should expect from their ski goggles. Ladies, let’s get one thing straight. If you don’t know what to expect, that’s fine. But after this article, you'll be fully clued up on what you need to know.

You’ll understand tints, fog coating, venting, triple-foam layering, lens shapes and styles, plus you’ll understand if any of that even matters to what you wear on your face.

We're going to make sure you find the best women's ski goggles for when you're out on the slopes.

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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. 

Not only is skiing a great way to spend your holidays but 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. 

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Man Wearing Ski Goggles

The Best Men’s Ski Goggles 2018: Our Favourite Ski & Snowboard Goggles

First, we're going to guess that you need a pair of ski goggles. You wouldn’t be here unless you realised the need to wear the appropriate eye gear for a day out skiing.

Our second assumption is that you’re not interested in spending more than you have to (who does?!). Many people wait until the very last minute and are forced to buy whatever the resort has in stock. 

They see you coming and their prices (and selection) are horrible and demeaning. 

Does that sound about right? Yes? It’s not like we’re reading your mind, but we have a pretty good idea of why you’d be reading an article on how to buy  the best men's ski goggles.

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Ski Gloves for Kids

The Best Kids Ski Gloves & Mittens for Winter Holidays 2018

If you’ve made the choice to introduce your young ones to skiing, you’re in for a real treat. Having your kids join you on the slopes can be such a rewarding experience…

…as long as they’re dressed correctly.

And there’s nothing that will end your day faster than that dreaded complaint, “My hands are cold!”

If you can dress your kids with the warmest ski gloves or mittens, they will prevent their hands from getting cold or wet, thus saving their (and your) day.

We've spent time to pick out the best kids ski gloves to make sure you get it right the first time.

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Buy ski jackets for women

The Best Women’s Ski Jackets & Coats 2018

What’s the one thing that makes a ski day so enjoyable?

For some it's using the right pair of skis or snowboard and feeling 100% comfortable on the slopes. For others it's getting a great ride on a freshly powdered run, slaloming effortlessly through the snow.

For many, the best part of the day is when you come to the end of the day’s runs, feeling exhausted, worked out, but still warm and comfortable.

Because without a warm women’s ski jacket, you’ll never get a chance to do any of those other things.

Don’t know a thing about ski jackets? Don’t worry. We’ve got you covered. We’re going to talk you through, from beginning to end, how to purchase, select, wear, and enjoy the perfect ski jacket for ladies. 

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