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DO NOT Use a Smart Phone App as an Avalanche Beacon!

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The Canadian Avalanche Center has just released a press release denouncing the use of “smart phone apps” as avalanche beacon.   3 European smart phone apps are offering service as avalanche beacons now and they have been found to NOT WORK.   When you are running out of air underneath an avalanche, you won’t feel that great about having saved $300 bucks by using a smart phone app instead of a real, certified avalanche beacon. A smart phone app will never replace your avalanche beacon.   There are so many reasons that an app cannot replace an avalanche beacon:   they don’t work properly,  battery life, robustness, reliability and interference .  Please get an proper avalanche beacon and learn how to use it. Please read the Canadian Avalanche Center’s press release: Canadian Avalanche Centre Warns Backcountry Users About New Smartphone Apps Apps marketed as transceivers give users false sense of protection Oct 24, 2013, Revelstoke, BC :    Smartphone avalanche search application

Ski Carry Techniques. Sort of!

Ski Carry Techniques Aspen Ski Sherpas - Professional Ski Carry Techniques- we've all done at least one of these techniques! Be an A.S.S.!!!    https://vimeo.com/80124537

Mountain Skills: Set a Plan and Stick to It

You’ve been playing it safe all day. Even though the avalanche bulletin called out “Considerable” hazard for the day (natural avalanches are possible and human-triggered are likely), you haven’t observed any signs of instability while skiing lower angled terrain in the trees. Close to where you’ve been skiing, there’s an untracked slope—and it’s only slightly steeper and just a little more open. It would be so nice to make bigger, faster turns. So, what do you do?   Read on...

What to pack for Skiing?

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The Tasty Ski Company  are a hardened bunch of alpine mongrels. They have lost count of how many ski seasons they have done out here in the French Alps. They have also lost count of the number of times some of their guests have forgotten to pack an essential item for their ski holiday. Here is their quick guide to packing everything you need for your week in the french Alps.   Read on...

How to look like a Pro skier!

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How to Look Like a Pro Skier Even When You’re a Complete Beginner By  Christine van Zadelhoff   | Here are some of the most common dos and don’ts of the slopes: Read on..

Why do you get cramping and burning under my arches?

6 days ago  by  Fall-Line Skiing  in  Gear  Tagged:  boot doctor ,  gear ,  ski boots Janine Winter from  Profeet  answers your ski boot questions. by  Fall-Line Skiing   Question: Often when skiing I get a cramping and burning under the arches of my foot. Is it the boots? Answer:  Multiple factors could contribute to a cramping and burning sensation under the arch and yes, one of those could be that you are in the wrong boot. Initially it is important to check the size to ensure the boot is not too big or too small. Typically, when the boot is too big you end up clawing your feet to try and secure yourself in the boot and gain control of the ski, which will often cause cramping. Likewise, if the boot is too small, it will cause crushing and a lack of circulation to the foot. Once size and shape of the boot have been eliminated, we would need to check the foot is stabilised in the boot. All ski boots come with a flat piece of foam in the bottom, which doesn’t offer su

Volkl 2016/2017

Volkl Skis are always some of the hottest skis on the mountain. And we'll be stocking them from next season!!:-) Whether you’re looking for a ski great at carving, all-mountain, park, or powder, Volkl has you covered. Next year’s lineup for the 2016-17 season looks terrific. Take a look at the pictures Powder7 put up and then get onto our booking system and reserve your pair for the coming winter season! http://www.powder7.com

The 20 Most Notorious Snowboarding Criminals

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What kind of legal trouble have snowboarders got themselves into over the years?   Illicit Snowboarding   lined-up a veritable rogue’s gallery of snowboarding miscreants who have run afoul of the law for a range of criminal misdeeds… First up its snowboarding’s version of Point Break... The Snowboard Bandits .......Read On

Why the Portes Du Soleil keeps solo skiers coming back!

Why the Portes Du Soleil keeps solo skiers coming back The solo ski experts at The Ski Gathering tell us what is attracting first-timers and veteran solos to Morzine, Avoriaz and Les Gets. The Ski Gathering offer singles ski holidays for individuals and sociable pairs. They have chalets in Morzine, Les Gets and Meribel. To find out more, visit www.theskigathering.com . Across the board, solo travel has grown enormously in recent years, mirroring a general trend in ‘independent’ and socialising hobbies. Today, people use apps and websites to find flatmates, meet gym buddies, arrange car shares… and plan their solo-travel adventures. This is particularly noticeable with ski holidays, where solo travellers are increasingly making their mark. Some solos prefer to ski alone, enjoying the total freedom of the mountain. But most see it as a social opportunity to meet other skiers or boarders and avoid paying the empty-bed supplement. For the latter group in particular, the P