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New England ski trip with, eh, snowflakes.

I'm hoping to treat myself to a couple of days skiing sometime in late Feb/early March. I'd like to ski somewhere I have not before, and larger than the Wachusett-size mountains I usually hit. [more inside]
posted by vrakatar on Jan 2, 2017 - 6 answers

Make us a awesome first ski trip

After this question, we are headed to the Canyons in Park City for our first ski trip. Kids ( 5 and 7 ) and wife have never been skiing. Give me all your tips on how to make this a awesome trip. Kids and wife are enrolled in lessons. I realize they may not like it. Answers could include stuff about apparel, safety, logistics, etiquette, things to pack, things to do in Park City, etc. Help us have a awesome trip and get the most out of Park City.
posted by jasondigitized on Jan 26, 2016 - 10 answers

Can I teach myself to cross country ski?

I didn't do any prep for my weekend at Lake Tahoe. I had planned to do a cross country lesson while my daughter does a snowboard lesson, but somehow I misunderstood and the place where I reserved her lesson doesn't offer cross country lessons. [more inside]
posted by latkes on Jan 15, 2016 - 31 answers

Awesome Ski Vacation for Family

I'm looking for a awesome ski resort in the U.S. or Canada. My kids are 5 and 7 and have never been skiing. I would love to give them an amazing experience in February. I don't mind paying a premium for awesome lodging / amenities. We would be traveling from Austin Texas. Any recommendations for a kid friendly resort?
posted by jasondigitized on Nov 21, 2015 - 20 answers

Help me identify these skis please! (Advice about them welcome, too!)

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]
posted by obviousresistance on Jan 19, 2015 - 8 answers

Skilled skier seeks ski sites

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

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 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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

Ski slope between NYC + DC?

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

Best audio/communication solution for snowsports helmet?

Best ski/snowboard helmet w/audio (mic preferred) integration? [more inside]
posted by Señor Pantalones on Dec 17, 2009 - 2 answers

Tips and suggestions for a first-time skiier

I'm going to Whistler for a conference. I've never been skiing or snowboarding before and I'd like to. But I know so little about winter sports that it is hard to make the right choices or to even know what I need to know. [more inside]
posted by grouse on Nov 16, 2009 - 40 answers

Need a solution to keep my sisters feet warm in ski boots.

Need a solution to keep my sister's feet warm in ski boots. [more inside]
posted by no bueno on Oct 18, 2009 - 18 answers

Where to move in Colorado for a skiing teacher

Moving to Colorado in December. Want to be close to skiing and looking for a job in education. Best location and opportunity? [more inside]
posted by no bueno on Aug 10, 2009 - 8 answers

Are ski lift ticket vouchers legit?

What's the deal with cheap and abundant ski lift ticket vouchers? [more inside]
posted by yom3ts on Jan 14, 2009 - 3 answers

Pizza --> French Fries --> ???

Is it possible for an advanced intermediate adult skier to become an expert (at Whistler, specifically) without shelling out $400 a day on private lessons? If the best answer is to simply keep practicing on my own, please augment with direct experience and words of encouragement. [more inside]
posted by Slarty Bartfast on Jan 7, 2009 - 18 answers

Owie, my boots hurt

I'm looking to get a new pair of ski boots in the SF Bay Area, preferably in the South Bay/Peninsula area. Since boot fitting isn't an exact science I'm looking for suggestions for great, not good boot fitters. [more inside]
posted by laradar on Jan 2, 2009 - 4 answers

How to take up XC skiiing?

I"m looking for a winter aerobic activity to keep my fitness level up for mountain biking. Cross country skiing is one of them. What should I buy and how hard is it going to be to learn? [more inside]
posted by unSane on Nov 27, 2008 - 15 answers

Switching from a board to skis?

This snowboarder wants to give skiing a try. How to go about it? [more inside]
posted by zardoz on Apr 19, 2008 - 10 answers

Skiing in Tahoe for beginners

Where's the best place for skiing in the Reno/Tahoe area for a bunch of beginners? Is it crazy to go (for a day) during the week of Christmas? [more inside]
posted by 0xFCAF on Dec 7, 2007 - 17 answers

Eye of Snowron

Greetings Hive Mind. I love to ski, and I want to have a video record of said skiing. Has anyone got any recommendations for helmet cameras that I could use next time I'm in the mountains? [more inside]
posted by Kreiger on Apr 19, 2007 - 7 answers

Ski Vacation booking - acommodation recommendations?

Where’s the best place to book an all-inclusive ski vacation? Where’s a good powder accessible condo with a view/hottub? [more inside]
posted by lalochezia on Feb 9, 2007 - 6 answers

Nordic Combined

Olympic Nordic Combined skiing is male-only. Isn't this against the Olympic Charter? Do women want to compete? Is the sport being promoted to women? What would happen if a woman applied to compete?
posted by Protocols of the Elders of Awesome on Feb 11, 2006 - 9 answers

rocky mountain high!

Heliskiing? What did you wish you knew before going? [more inside]
posted by ruelle on Jan 16, 2006 - 4 answers

Where should I ski/stay in Quebec?

I'm thinking about taking a ski vacation in Quebec sometime in February. Looking for advice. [more inside]
posted by TurkishGolds on Jan 12, 2006 - 8 answers

Ski school

Can someone break down skiing terminology in a way that isn't completely confusing? [more inside]
posted by Big Fat Tycoon on Dec 29, 2005 - 6 answers

Ski helmet: yes or no?

Do you wear a ski helmet? Why or why not? I've been skiing a few times, I'm wondering if I should start wearing one this year. Are they uncomfortable? Do they keep your head warm? And is there anything wrong with renting instead buying?
posted by exhilaration on Nov 16, 2005 - 49 answers

Training for Skiing

I've agreed on short notice to go skiing next week, and realize that I'm out of shape. Is there anything I can do to prepare myself so that I'm not putting myself at risk of injury, or that will keep my legs from feeling very sore after the first day? I only have 8 days.
posted by stovenator on Jan 11, 2005 - 10 answers

Help me plan a ski trip when I know nothing about skiing

I'm planning a ski trip (North American) for myself and 3 friends for the week before Christmas. Problem: we know nothing about skiing. Help! [MI] [more inside]
posted by gatorae on Jun 1, 2004 - 20 answers

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