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…

Get the Girls Out, JUMP IN

As women take a dominant role in the ski industry, the number of women specific ski clinics and women only ski events is skyrocketing. So leave the boys at home and ski with the girls. It’s always inspiring to ski with a group of ladies that rip. Whether you are learning to ski or sending […] 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…

Visiting Kjus

Recently one of our Buyers, Greg, got the chance to be flown out to look at the popular high end ski clothing brand Kjus.  Here is his recap of the trip: Every year I head off to Europe to look for new and interesting things to buy for our Skis.com customers.  This year I had […] Read more…

Staying Safe While Learning to Snowboard

We won’t sugar coat it, the first day of learning to snowboard can be a bit rough. A snowboard lesson is key to making the day a bit easier, but there are some things we can only learn by falling and getting back up. Kids make it seem easy, but most of us have to […] 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…

Gloves vs. Mittens

When you head out for a day of skiing, staying warm is one of the things that should rank high in importance.  Gloves and mittens really are a requirement for staying warm, but which one will keep you the warmest?  Are gloves better than mittens? Or, are mittens better than gloves? This is a question […] Read more…

5 Reasons to take a Ski or Snowboard Lesson

So, you’re thinking about giving skiing or snowboarding a shot. Fortunately, you’ve got a friend who’s been doing it for years and in an attempt to be helpful has uttered those famous last words, “I’ll teach you”. Is this the best way to get started? We say no! Here are our 5 reasons to take […] Read more…

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