Wednesday, November 25, 2015

13 Tips for Skiing with Kids

13 Tips for Skiing with Kids

Top kids' instructors share wisdom on making skiing fun for everyone in the family.
Family Week on Tips with skiing for kids and keeping families happy on the hill13) For lessons, arrive early, preferably the day prior to get rentals if needed, ( or get Doorstep Skis to deliver them :-)), to get tickets in hand and hopefully avoid lines during peak season. It is great to let your children—especially if they are very young (3-6 years)—know where they are going and what will take place throughout the day, to reassure them.

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Sunday, November 22, 2015

Skiing With Dad

How to adjust when your parents slow down

Dads, a daughter's lifelong ski partner. PHOTO: Max Santeusanio When my dad first helped me latch my hands around the rope tow, I don’t think he knew how deeply skiing would take root for me. In college, he bought me a telemark setup and, in the dark before my first tour, he helped me cut my skins—wobbly edged and uneven—under the dome light of his car. When I moved to the mountains to submerse myself fulltime in the uphill-downhill world of skiing, my dad would plan work meetings in Denver around storms and drive up I-70 to crash on my couch like one of my low-budget friends. He’d take my roommates out to dinner to alleviate the weirdness of couch dad.
There was a point, sometime around then, when I became a better skier than he was. It felt odd to worry after a few minutes when he didn’t show up at the bottom. But he was always tougher. After I got soft and would only ski for a few hours, he’d still be at the lift early on scratchy, low temp days, PBJ in his pocket, ready to burn bell-to-bell.  Read on...

Thursday, November 19, 2015

23 Ways To Make A Chairlift Ride Incredibly Awkward

shutterstock_103307735 Lift rides can be pretty uncomfortable. Here's some hints on how to make them even more so!

Ski resort chairlift queues are usually buzzing with joy, laughter and unadulterated hatred. It’s one the strangest vibes on the mountain.

The fact that everyone is slowly trying to edge in front of one another means that all civility is either false or non-existent.
And the communal rage directed at anyone who does manage to skip the queue is only matched by the awkwardness felt when you end up on a lift with a silent stranger.

Of course, more often than not the rider you’re seated with is nice enough, easy to chat to and turns out to be pretty cool.
Other times, though, they just stay silent and refuse to talk. If you’re feeling like a bit of dick when that next happens, here are 23 things you can do or say to make that ride incredibly awkward…

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Monday, November 16, 2015

What Type of Rider Are You?

People say you are what you eat, but what do they know? As any self-respecting snowboarder will tell you, it’s all about what you ride, duuuude. Style is everything. But which style? What board should you buy? What brands should you wear to be cool? These are the really important questions you’ll need to answer. To help you, Whitelines has compiled this handy quiz that’ll tell you what kind of rider – nay, what kind of person – you are. Read on and all will be revealed...

Thursday, November 12, 2015

Winter 2016 Opening dates and Times

To save you the hassle of visiting three different websites to collect information on when Morzine, Avoriaz, Les Gets and the Portes du Soleil open and close this winter, Source magazine Morzine have kindly combined all the details you need. Of course opening and closing dates are subject to change depending on snow conditions and if there’s even the vaguest hint of early opening, we’ll let you know as quickly as possible.
See dates and times...

Monday, October 19, 2015

9 Relatively Simple Kicker Tricks You Should Try

 Stefan Maurer sending Livigno Park
Kickers are one of the most popular features in the park – probably because they’re not quite intimidating as rails. After all, there’s no metal pole to destroy your coccyx on, but it can be rock solid, icy and off-putting – especially when you face an unexpected audience at the top of a busy park, watching you drop in.

However, kickers offer so much scope for trick variety and you just can’t beat that weightless feeling of soaring through the air.

Thursday, October 15, 2015

And the cheapest way to the Alps is…

Can taking the train to the Alps really be cheaper than flying? New research suggests it can…

In the age of EasyJet and Ryanair, it’s easy to assume that flying to the alps is a cheaper option than boarding the Eurostar. Which is why we were more than a little shocked to discover that it can actually be cheaper to take the train.