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Skilled skier seeks ski sites

What are some websites or books about skiing? [more inside]
posted by shothotbot on Jan 26, 2014 - 6 answers

Can I really learn to ski?

After a couple of bad experiences trying to pick up snow sports, I have unreasonable anxiety about learning to ski. [more inside]
posted by tealcake on Jan 19, 2014 - 23 answers

Swish! Swish! Stupid Sexy Flanders!

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]
posted by dame on Jan 14, 2014 - 32 answers

Quality Women's Ski Jacket

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]
posted by Suffocating Kitty on Jan 5, 2014 - 6 answers

Christmas in a ski condo. Please help me cook.

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]
posted by cyndigo on Dec 19, 2013 - 6 answers

Planning a ski trip... A year in advance

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]
posted by nickhb on Dec 19, 2013 - 14 answers

Alpine touring setup for a 105 lbs, 5'0" beginner skier

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?
posted by halogen on Nov 28, 2013 - 9 answers

Will I collapse and then freeze to death in the woods?

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]
posted by vogon_poet on Nov 18, 2013 - 18 answers

Telemark shop in Boston?

Can anyone recommend a good telemark ski shop in the Boston area that can do a decent boot fitting?
posted by teradude on Nov 11, 2013 - 1 answer

Ski lessons for a 3 year old in Vermont or New Hampshire

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?
posted by billtron on Oct 30, 2013 - 10 answers

Ski town without ski bum?

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]
posted by carolinaherrera on Feb 25, 2013 - 10 answers

Best 4-5 day ski trip in (probably) Colorado in late March?

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]
posted by xiaolongbao on Feb 21, 2013 - 12 answers

Ski Boot Fitting - Process and Shops Near Westchester County, NY?

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]
posted by Opposite George on Feb 11, 2013 - 9 answers

Where can a new skier go on a day trip near San Francisco?

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]
posted by aloysius on the mixing boards on Jan 31, 2013 - 8 answers

Newbie: ski OR snowboard at Windham Mountain

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]
posted by zippy on Jan 15, 2013 - 13 answers

Day-Ski trips from Los Angeles

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]
posted by annie o on Jan 12, 2013 - 8 answers

The laws of thermodynamics are against me.

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?
posted by genmonster on Dec 27, 2012 - 13 answers

I need more!

Good ski resorts for intermediate/beginner near NYC? [more inside]
posted by Emms on Mar 1, 2012 - 6 answers

When is the right time to ski my first blue run?

I'm a beginner skier. I want to go on my first blue run soon. When is the right time? [more inside]
posted by gertzedek on Dec 14, 2011 - 25 answers

Good east coast skiing for a relatively new skiier?

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]
posted by gchucky on Dec 7, 2011 - 9 answers

Ski store/outlet in Berkshires? Adirondacks? Catskills?

Help me find a ski equiptment store I remember from my childhood in the Catskills or Berkshires or Adirondacks? [more inside]
posted by LittleMy on Nov 27, 2011 - 2 answers

Closest ski resort to NYC that is open this weekend?

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!
posted by falameufilho on Nov 22, 2011 - 6 answers

Twin Cities XC ski stores!

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?
posted by cothebadger on Nov 4, 2011 - 6 answers

Ski length and general advice for a beginner buying at a swap

I'm a beginner buying used downhill skis at a swap soon. How long should they be? General advice also welcome. [more inside]
posted by Foam Pants on Oct 25, 2011 - 6 answers

Prepare me to ski

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]
posted by jmsta on Oct 2, 2011 - 17 answers

Work hard, ski hard-- but where?

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]
posted by la_rousse on Aug 13, 2011 - 5 answers

Where do I buy eighties ski gear?

Where can I buy ski wear from the eighties? Better yet, are there any companies that do this now? [more inside]
posted by modoriculous on Apr 18, 2011 - 10 answers

Let's make it a great private ski lesson!

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]
posted by Opal on Mar 24, 2011 - 17 answers

How much snow is there, really?

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]
posted by nat on Mar 11, 2011 - 5 answers

Cheap desktop publishing program?

Best publishing software for club newsletter? [more inside]
posted by greatalleycat on Mar 7, 2011 - 12 answers

Ski clothes in Philly?

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?
posted by Aanidaani on Feb 15, 2011 - 9 answers

Last Second President's Day Long Weekend Trip - NYC area

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]
posted by Great Swell on Feb 14, 2011 - 4 answers

emergency ski rental

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]
posted by annie o on Feb 8, 2011 - 7 answers

winter + exercise + breathing: what's normal?

Winter vs. being out of shape vs. exercise-induced asthma - what feels like what? [more inside]
posted by Maarika on Jan 24, 2011 - 17 answers

Teach and ski?

Looking for business courses near ski resorts, anywhere in the world. [more inside]
posted by alternateuniverse on Dec 23, 2010 - 12 answers

Deciphering a ski report

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]
posted by Tom Blees on Dec 20, 2010 - 10 answers

Walkie talkies and snow sports

Does anybody use walkie talkies when skiing or snowboarding in a group? How well does it work? Any purchase recommendations?
posted by wayofthedodo on Dec 2, 2010 - 12 answers

cheap skis please!

Can someone with minimal knowledge of downhill ski technology purchase appropriate skis at a ski swap/used ski sale? [more inside]
posted by genmonster on Nov 24, 2010 - 12 answers

A hard shell ski boot - that is soft (not plastic) on the outside foot part?

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]
posted by figTree on Nov 13, 2010 - 5 answers

Taking my t2i on the ski slopes. Tips?

Taking my t2i on the ski slopes. Tips? [more inside]
posted by no bueno on Oct 15, 2010 - 4 answers

Snowboard group trip

Snowboarding trip plan help: Europe, catered, 10-20 people. Anonymous because it's a surprise for a lurker. [more inside]
posted by anonymous on Aug 26, 2010 - 3 answers

Ski filter: Rocky Mountain Super pass vs the Colorado pass.

Ski filter: Rocky Mountain Super + vs the Colorado pass. [more inside]
posted by no bueno on Aug 22, 2010 - 7 answers

There was an artful ski movie shot at 100FPS. What is it called?

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]
posted by reeddavid on Aug 1, 2010 - 1 answer

What's not to miss while in and around Grandvalira ski area, Andorra for five days?

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)
posted by avocade on Apr 2, 2010 - 1 answer

Extended summer ski vacation?

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?
posted by trevyn on Feb 26, 2010 - 3 answers

ski package deals for downtown denver

what are some good package deals for transportation from downtown denver to area resorts that include a lift pass? [more inside]
posted by pennstatephil on Feb 26, 2010 - 2 answers

How to mount XC ski bindings?

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]
posted by c0nsumer on Feb 16, 2010 - 2 answers

What's it like after an avalanche?

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.
posted by hammurderer on Feb 6, 2010 - 5 answers

Ski slope between NYC + DC?

Ski slope between NYC + DC? [more inside]
posted by cgs on Jan 7, 2010 - 7 answers

Ruidoso gear rental

Best places to rent ski/snowboarding equipment in Ruidoso? My GF and I are going skiing/snowboarding at Ski Apache in a couple days. Any recommendations on where to rent gear? We need boots, skiis, poles, and a snowboard.
posted by crookedgrin on Dec 27, 2009 - 1 answer

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