Steve

Skiing with Altitude Sickness

Let me start out here by saying that I am not a doctor nor am I recommending any specific treatment. With that said, I have suffered with Altitude Sickness (Also called Mountain Sickness) for over 35 years. This is what I have learned and what I have done to deal with it. While I spend […] Read more…

Whistler, More Than A Mountain

I just got back from my annual guys ski trip. Every year for the last 14 years I plan a ski trip to a different location for myself and a group of guys. There are usually about 12 of us every year and we always go at the beginning of December, we get amazing deals […] Read more…

How Long Does a Pair of Skis Last?

Replacing skis has nothing to do with the graphics, although early 2000s graphics on a ski in 2014 doesn’t look too good, but what matters is what’s happening underneath the topsheet over time.  The abuse from the mountain conditions, skiing style and technology changes over time can greatly hinder the performance of skis. Regular maintenance […] Read more…

5 Epic Ski Sequences in Movies

Check out these 5 movies which offer pretty memorable scenes that take place on the mountain. While I chose not to list ski movies like Aspen Extreme, Ski School or Out Cold, these are definitely sequences worth taking a look at.   1)  Dumb and Dumber (1994) Harry (Jeff Daniels) and Mary (Lauren Holly) spend […] Read more…

2 Pairs of Skis?

Ok, yes I do own and operate skis.com and I am very particular about my skis.  Most people would think owning two pairs of skis is not necessary, but, there are very good reasons to own more than one pair of skis these days, and here’s my opinion on why. To be honest 10+ years […] Read more…

Choosing the Right Ski Bindings

Ski bindings can be intimidating. They don’t really have any graphics and don’t seem to have features that differ from one to another. Nonetheless, ski bindings are extremely important and could be the difference between standing up safely after a fall versus a broken leg after a fall. Now that I’ve scared you a little […] Read more…

Core Skiing Exercises to Get You Ready For Ski Season

Ski season has already started with more resorts opening every day. Have you been preparing for it?  You may not realize it, but having a strong core is imperative to becoming a good skier. A good core will provide you with a solid center, which is perfect for minimizing back pain and providing better stability […] Read more…

Ski Maintenance: The Art of Taking Care of Your Skis

You’ve just spent your hard-earned money on a pair of brand new skis and you’re excited to take them to the mountain this winter.  You perform at your best when you utilize everything your new skis have to offer. If you want that same amazing feel of the skis and be able to maintain the […] Read more…

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