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…

Dressing Your Kids For A Cry Free Day

I have a rule –kids have to like what they are wearing or they won’t wear it, and the parents have to like it too or they won’t buy it.  The truth is parents can’t just make kids wear what they want them to, common ground is necessary. Ultimately the parent is the final decision […] 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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