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Remember The Oft Forgotten Essentials When Skiing Or Snowboarding

When you hit the mountain on your first skiing or snowboarding trip there are a lot of things on your mind. Are you going to embarrass yourself out there? Will you learn quickly enough? Most of all, you're likely excited over how much fun you're about to have. However, it's important to keep in mind that skiing and snowboarding are sports filled with equipment, starkly colder weather, and the spending of money. So, on your first trip up the mountain, be sure to have the right equipment with you to ensure you are ready. Everything you wear should be waterproof. You might have decided at the last minute to go on that ski weekend with your classmates, but you need to pick up or borrow something to wear other than your cotton sweater and long johns. If you don't wear the proper waterproofed gear you're going to be very cold, very wet, and very unhappy by the end of your first afternoon on the slopes. Don't get sick right away. It's not a good way to commemorate your first skiing trip. Food is very important whe...


The Thrill Of Snowboarding For Those Who Are Unfamiliar With The Sport

Even though people didn't really get the concept of snowboarding until the 1970s it didn't really become part of the winter Olympics nor popular until 1998. Today this is the sport that everyone is waiting for when watching the winter Olympics.So due to many people snowboarding and many people wanting to learn many resorts offer rentals and free lessons on most of their slopes. They would want you to learn from someone who can teach rather than just renting you a board and having you go bust your rear on the hard ice.Many people say that you should learn how to ski before you snowboard this however is not true I have a friend that a few years back had just started surfing in the earlier months like September through December and in January went snowboarding in Colorado and got pictures of him doing airs and rails. So snowboarding shouldn't and can't be that hard if he can just go for 2 weeks and get good at the sport. He wasn't even that good on a surfboard and he did better on a snowboard it looked then a su...


Skiing. Getting Started

How many times have you enviously watched those skiers gliding down snow covered slopes, perfectly balanced and having the time of their lives? They make it seem effortless but in truth, every one of those seeming experts had to start from the basics. Let's take a look at what you need to get started with skiing. Before you rush out and book that skiing holiday, the best advice is to take professional skiing lessons. Whether you've done some basic skiing before or you are a complete beginner, a professional ski instructor will get you started and help you avoid the wrong techniques right from the beginning.How do you pick a good instructor? Do your homework and consider the following factors, what is your budget, do you want group or individual instructions and what are the qualifications of the instructor?Remember that you are not limited to the outdoor slopes; there are several indoor ski facilities, even in South Africa, the land of sea and sun, that will enable you to get the basics right before you hit t...


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