Heated Gloves – It’s All About Warmth

The winter months bring fresh powder and beautiful snowy landscapes, making it so inviting to get out and play.  In order to participate and enjoy our cold weather pleasures, we need to be prepared with comfortable protection so we can withstand the cold and cherish its beauty.  I look forward to the snow, although I […] Read more…

Get Your Gear In Gear

The first skiing tracks are being laid and the annual snow dance has happened. It is time, winter is here. And even though every fiber in your body is poised for skiing, are you sure your gear is as amped as you? This is my pre-season checklist. Inevitably every season I have to track down […] Read more…

The First Lesson

As an instructor I know that few people appreciate the sheer joy of skiing like a beginner. At its fundamental level skiing is strapping wooden sticks to our feet and sliding down a snow-covered hill. Pretty darn great! However, as we hone our skills we develop a different relationship to the sport. Was I angulating […] 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…

Skijøring: Snow Dog Dream

Strap my dog to me while on skis? Jack, my golden retriever, and I both had doubts. Jack wiggled with excitement as I strapped him into a red harness, obviously feeling important with the new found job. With thin Rossignol cross-country skis underfoot we took off into the white world. Skijoring is an ancient sport […] 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…

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