Trying to remember a film I saw on television years ago. I was either German or Swiss and was about a heavyset man on a ski holiday. I remember it was very nearly silent (but was not a silent movie; it looked relatively modern) and everything was a sort of a disaster for him, and I remember it being unexpectedly sweet, and that's all I remember. Hope me!
1.) Can someone identify these Rossignol race skis for me? 2.) And tell me if they are a good deal for $100? 3.) And give me some advice on buying used skis as an almost-expert skier whose parents always handled equipment? [more inside]
What are some websites or books about skiing? [more inside]
After a couple of bad experiences trying to pick up snow sports, I have unreasonable anxiety about learning to ski. [more inside]
I get to go skiing for the first time ever. Yay! So excited! We'll be driving up to Squaw Valley Superbowl weekend and I have no idea what to expect. Specific questions inside, but all amounts of questions I don't even know to ask exist, so all advice on how to make my ski trip awesome welcome! [more inside]
So Mr. Kitty and I stole away to Vermont last week for an impromptu ski trip during the amazing snow storm. I now have the bug for skiing and would like to get a quality ski jacket. [more inside]
Spending Xmas at a shared ski condo, and not sure how to plan. Apparently folks share the (poorly equipped) kitchen, so I can't monopolize it for hours on end, and people don't usually share meals. [more inside]
Help me figure out all the logistics involved in planning my very first big-boy vacation: A ski trip to the Rockies. I could use location recommendations or tour companies if any of you have experience with that. Details inside [more inside]
With just about every activity that I ended up enjoying, I started out by buying cheap-ish gear and then having to purchase everything all over again when I was ready to upgrade. Help me not do that when it comes to a randonee/alpine touring ski setup to be used in the Pacific Northwest backcountry. Complications: I'm a 5'0" woman with mondo size 22 feet, don't weigh a whole lot, and I'm going back to skiing after a decade of snowboarding (lessons start next month and I tend to be a very fast learner). I've my backpack, all clothing and avy gear, but I need skis, bindings, boots, poles, and skins. I'm on a budget and unfortunately nothing is available used in my size, but I'm willing to invest. Help?
I've been thinking of trying cross-country skiing this winter. How easy is it to learn, and is it possible to start without a great baseline level of fitness? [more inside]
Can anyone recommend a good telemark ski shop in the Boston area that can do a decent boot fitting?
My daughter just turned 3 and is ready to learn to downhill ski. We live in Norwich, VT, and can head west to Vermont or east to New Hampshire for beginner lessons. I'm fine sitting and watching while she learns, and we're fine with the lesson being the only reason to make a drive. If we can only choose one place for the first ski lesson, where should we go?
I'm becoming enamored with the idea of moving to a ski town for a while. I'd like to know more about what it's really like. [more inside]
3 coworkers want to plan a 4-5 day ski trip, probably to Colorado, in mid-to-late March. Convenience is key (we want to spend more time skiing and less time traveling), budget is roughly $1,000-$2,000 (including airfare, transit, lodging, ski/board+boot rentals, and lift tickets). Where do we go? [more inside]
I'm looking for a good ski boot fitter no more than three hours away from northern Westchester County, NY. Do you know of any? How about any other tips concerning boot fitting? [more inside]
I just went skiing for the first time in Colorado with some friends and loved it. Now that I'm back in the Bay Area, where can I go skiing that's beginner friendly and close enough to make it a day trip? [more inside]
I'm going to get lessons to ski or snowboard for my very first time. This will be at Windham Mountain. Either looks like fun. If I have to pick one for my first outing on this mountain, and with this mountain's beginner classes, and this season's snow, which should I choose? [more inside]
Angelenos, tell me about the best local ski areas! I want to drive up in the morning, ski and drive home all in the same day. I'm an expert skiier coming from the West side of LA, and I'm trying to figure out which ski area I should try out first. [more inside]
How do I keep my glasses from fogging up while skiing? Just got back into (downhill) skiing but I wear glasses now, and peering through the fog that forms on them when I'm wearing goggles is making me crazy, plus I can't see things like icy spots or fallen snowboarders. Are there some sort of secret techniques for preventing this?
Good ski resorts for intermediate/beginner near NYC? [more inside]
I'm a beginner skier. I want to go on my first blue run soon. When is the right time? [more inside]
I've skiied a total of six days on the west coast. I live on the east coast, but need help finding a place to ski that's somewhat nearby (6 hrs drive), has trails on my level, won't be filled with people, and would be good for a long weekend. Got any recommendations? More details inside... [more inside]
Help me find a ski equiptment store I remember from my childhood in the Catskills or Berkshires or Adirondacks? [more inside]
I'm in New York City. I want to go skiing this thanksgiving weekend. None of the nearby resorts seem to be open (yet). What is my closest option? I'm willing to take a very long drive, but I'd like to avoid flying on thanksgiving. Thanks!
I'm in the Twin Cities, and I see a number of great-sounding ski stores in my area: Sisu Nordic, Hoigaard's, Midwest Mountaineering, Hopkins Ski and Cycle, and more. Can anyone help me suss out exactly what makes each store unique? I want to buy skate skis and equipment, both local and new, so help me out. Also, are there any good ski forums for the area?
I'm a beginner buying used downhill skis at a swap soon. How long should they be? General advice also welcome. [more inside]
How do I best prepare my quads for skiing this winter. I will probably only go once or twice but I'd like to enjoy both of those times. I went once last year with out doing any prep it was the first time in about 6 years. Everything was fine except for my quads, it got to the point about half way through the day I couldn't go on. The rest of my body felt fine (tired but fine). What can I do to keep my quads from hurting so bad I have to end my day short? [more inside]
My friends and I are toying with the idea of working at a ski resort in Colorado this winter. Give me your recommendations and advice! [more inside]
Where can I buy ski wear from the eighties? Better yet, are there any companies that do this now? [more inside]
Ski lessons! Help him take full advantage of a one-hour private lesson with a pro. His previous attempt at skiing went badly... Read on. [more inside]
I want to ski on this Sunday, likely either in Stowe or Killington. Help me find out if the conditions are worth the drive! [more inside]
Best publishing software for club newsletter? [more inside]
Can I rent ski clothes anywhere in the Philadelphia area? I'm going skiing this weekend and the resort I'm visiting doesn't offer clothing rentals. I just need a jacket and ski pants--any ideas?
Last minute long weekend holiday getaway, Doable? Advice needed on taking a belated Valentines long weekend with my sweetie. We're in NYC and would prefer to drive. (Or take a train if the place is really acessable). A very nice hotel in the country would be great, we don't need a bunch of outside entertainment - beautiful scenery a plus. We're looking to leave late Thursday or early Friday and return early/mid-Monday. [more inside]
Emergency ski rental filter: I'm staying in South Lake Tahoe soon. I would like to rent a pair of demo/performance skis and a snowboard setup from somewhere in Sacramento and take them up from there. Yelp and Google are failing me. Halp? [more inside]
Winter vs. being out of shape vs. exercise-induced asthma - what feels like what? [more inside]
Looking for business courses near ski resorts, anywhere in the world. [more inside]
I am new at skiing this year. I have access to a ski resort by Truckee in California. I have been skiing mostly the green trails but some of the easiest blue trails as well. I have trouble figuring out what the snow weather report means to decide what might be acceptable to me as a new skier. Can you please help me decipher the following snow report? [more inside]
Does anybody use walkie talkies when skiing or snowboarding in a group? How well does it work? Any purchase recommendations?
Can someone with minimal knowledge of downhill ski technology purchase appropriate skis at a ski swap/used ski sale? [more inside]
Does it exist yet? - A ski boot for super wide feet that uses snowboard boot type material on the outside part of the foot, but is hard plastic otherwise? (I have a wide foot and only snowboard boots are comfortable for me) [more inside]
Taking my t2i on the ski slopes. Tips? [more inside]
Snowboarding trip plan help: Europe, catered, 10-20 people. Anonymous because it's a surprise for a lurker. [more inside]
Ski filter: Rocky Mountain Super + vs the Colorado pass. [more inside]
Ski Movie Aficionados: Approximately five years ago I read about a very artful ski movie in the middle of multi-year production. The aspect I remember most clearly was a very high original frame rate to allow super- smooth slow motion. I want to say 100fps, but I really don't remember for sure. Can anyone lead me to this film? [more inside]
Meeting up with a friend in Marseille and taking the car down to the Pyrenées for a few days of fun and relaxation (aka vacation). Have never been to Andorra before, nor this region. We're keen on both gastronomic (local food and wine) and bodily pleasures (spa's, massage), which are much needed since we're both in the software development line of work. Here's the hotel and surroundings (sport hotel village)
I'd like to take a 3 to 4 month extended ski vacation this June-September. Where should I go and where should I stay? I'd like to be within walking distance of a lift or short regularly-running shuttle, and not have to spend more than $2000-$3000/month on the lodging. Possible?
what are some good package deals for transportation from downtown denver to area resorts that include a lift pass? [more inside]
How do I mount cross-country ski bindings? I'm a technically adept individual with the appropriate tools, but info (beyond "take it to the shop and let a pro do it!) is seemingly hard to find online... [more inside]
I was up in the mountains this morning and got curious about avalanches. Specifically: has anyone skied (or ridden) post-avalanche snow? Does it act like powder, hard-pack, or something totally different? Bonus points if anyone's done this in the Tahoe area.