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SPRING SKIING

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By  The Snow+Rock Team . Spring skiing is one of the many pleasures of the ski season. Warm days, blue skies and sunshine. It is like the reward for enduring the cold windy weather in the heart of winter. With the change in weather comes a change in conditions and for the best experience on the snow you need to adapt the way you approach your skiing and how your equipment is tuned. Read on...

A BEGINNERS’ GUIDE TO SKIING LINGO

A BEGINNERS’ GUIDE TO SKIING LINGO You might be new to skiing but there is no way we’re going to let you out on the slops without knowing the skiing lingo. Afterall, as every newcomer to a sport knows, you can get away with looking less than skilful if you’re using the right kit, wearing the right clothing and understand the language. Slush:  Looks like a Slush puppy but rarely comes in the same luridly bright blues or greens. Slush in skiing parlance is when the snow is just starting to melt and has a slushy consistency. It also looks a little like wet granulated sugar. This kind of snow is wet and sticky and will slow you down. Read on....

HOW TO SKI ACROSS WATER

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It’s slush cup season! Time to don your most waterproof shell, close your eyes and keep your head up. Oh, and fat skis help too… I came across my first achievable water splash last winter in Italy, on an Easter trip with the family. It doesn’t matter how neatly you turn or how steep you ski, if you want to impress the yoof you either have to do tricks (which, it turns out, are beyond my return to work recovery time) or ski through water. So I’ll try to float... Read on. .