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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

If you don't ask Metafilter, you're gonna have a bad time

I want to learn to ski! Where and with who? Specific recommendations requested. [more inside]
posted by unannihilated on Dec 27, 2016 - 14 answers

How do I teach my kids to ski/snowboard when I'm no good at it?

I'd love to take my two sons skiing or snowboarding but worry I'll never be good enough / infect them with my terror of losing control / won't be able to protect them. Advice? [more inside]
posted by cgs on Feb 23, 2016 - 18 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

Skiing Safety and call-for-help necklaces

Is there something like a call-for-help necklace that isn't tied to a specific location? If not, what are some ways to ensure the safety of skiers? [more inside]
posted by zenja72 on Dec 28, 2015 - 11 answers

Have you tips for easy in-and-out skiing at Beaver Creek?

We're going skiing at Beaver Creek, and we're probably staying at an airbnb property. We hate schlepping skis, boots, poles, etc., to and from the mountain. Do you have any tips? [more inside]
posted by starkraven on Dec 12, 2015 - 2 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 be a better (second time) skiier

I went skiing for the first time this past weekend. I felt okay and even had some fun. I'd like to go skiing for the second this upcoming weekend, and I'd like to do better. Help me solve some specific problems as best you can? [more inside]
posted by Bulgaroktonos on Feb 23, 2015 - 18 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

Keystone → UC Denver morning of 3 April

I need to go from Keystone to the University of Colorado Denver Anschutz Medical Campus the morning of 3 April 2015. So far, my best option seems to be to take an early morning Colorado Mountain Express shuttle to Denver International Airport, and then take a taxi to UC Denver. The first CME shuttle that goes directly downtown doesn't arrive until 12:30 p.m. I don't want to rent a car. Are there better options?
posted by grouse on Dec 10, 2014 - 3 answers

Critique my downhill ski kit & tell me how to make the most of it.

New to Colorado, grew up skiing a couple times a year on the east coast, then stopped for a while. Now I have a local season pass. Help me acclimate to skiing out west once a week or so this winter, given my current abilities, gear, budget, and goals. [more inside]
posted by deludingmyself on Nov 8, 2014 - 12 answers

Cabin Rentals + Skiing in Vermont

Hello! A group of friends and I are looking to go skiing this winter (probably around December) in Vermont and we're looking to potentially rent a cabin. Would anyone with any experience in this domain be able to help us out with suggestions? [more inside]
posted by 6spd on Sep 24, 2014 - 5 answers

Looking for Powder at Jackson Hole

A friend and I will be visiting Jackson Hole for the first time next weekend, and we're looking to get the most out of our trip. Can anyone recommend where to look for good powder stashes, even several days after the last storm? We're both experts (me on skis, him on a board) and don't mind hiking for powder. We're not equipped for the backcountry so we'll have to stay in bounds, but we'd really like to explore what the resort has to offer. If you're a Jackson Hole pro, and happen to be in town next weekend, and wouldn't mind serving as a tour guide for some out of towners, send me a message. We're always looking to meet new friends and we'd be happy to repay you in beers at the end of the day!
posted by teradude on Mar 3, 2014 - 3 answers

Winter trail-sharing etiquette?

Cross-country skiing on trails also used by snowmobiles: Apart from common courtesy and common sense, is there any etiquette that I should be aware of? [more inside]
posted by usonian on Feb 15, 2014 - 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

No Snow Tahoe

On Dec 26, my sister and I, and 6 teenage boys (children, nephews, and friends) are going to Squaw Valley, California, near Lake Tahoe. The plan, of course, was a great ski vacation. But now we are looking at nearly no snow. So, what else can we do? [more inside]
posted by Flood on Dec 22, 2013 - 10 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

Where can I ski in France? Difficulty level: Cheaply?

Hi, I am looking for tips or advice on how to ski cheaply in France. [more inside]
posted by bquarters on Nov 6, 2013 - 3 answers

Should I risk buying (x-country) ski boots second-hand or overseas?

I need to buy (NNN) cross-country ski boots for classic-style skiing, mostly day tours in the back country. My local ski shop sells them for $200 (for these) or $400 (for these). Those are their only two options. Ebay often seems to have boots for about $50 (with $50 extra for postage to Australia). If I know my size in one brand (from hiring boots in the past), how transferable is it to another boot in the same brand, or to another brand I haven't tried? Is it madness to buy ski boots without trying them? Alternatively, I am likely to be in Minneapolis in January. Should I wait and look for boots there? Are they heaps cheaper in the USA? [more inside]
posted by lollusc on Aug 28, 2013 - 10 answers

couch skiing

When I first learned to ski, in the late 1980s, my ski coach and several friends all suggested a technique for improving skiing that involved watching videos of skiers with excellent form skiing the same run over and over and over. The idea was that this would somehow encode in the viewer's brain what a good ski turn looks like, and that information would come out when the viewer got up off the couch and started skiing. Anyone recall what this specific technique was called? [more inside]
posted by Capri on Mar 12, 2013 - 6 answers

Easter break skiing in South Korea

Family is spending Easter break in Seoul. Please recommend a ski resort that is: - near enough for a day trip - accessible via public transportation - not too crowded as a bonus The only other ski resort we've ever been to is GALA Yuzawa in Japan, and it was accessible by train, so we'd like to imitate the same experience in Seoul. Thanks!
posted by drea on Mar 7, 2013 - 2 answers

Tore ACL skiing. Don't want surgery. Can I ever ski again?

I'm looking for opinions and stories from people who've torn their ACL but elected not to get surgery. How much physical activity can you still do? [more inside]
posted by StrawberryPie on Mar 3, 2013 - 17 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

What not to miss in Beaver Creek, Colorado?

My boyfriend is taking me on my first ski trip to Beaver Creek, Colorado. This is my first time both skiing and seeing the Rockies. Besides skiing and relaxing sore muscles in a hot tub afterward, what else is a must see or must do in this area? Thanks!
posted by gardenbex on Feb 21, 2013 - 11 answers

Skiing with 3-4 year olds near Boston, the impossible dream?

So I have volunteered to coordinate getting a bunch of 3-4 year olds (ok, like 3 of them) to the slopes for a day trip/morning ski lesson, but not being a 3 year old, I don't know the best place to take them. I need a place that has group lessons that take 3 year olds (and that the 3 and 4 year olds can be together in a class) and that is near enough for a short day trip from Boston, MA. I could just search the web for all the mountains around, but I thought MeFites might know the better places to go. Thanks!
posted by katers890 on Feb 20, 2013 - 7 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

Talk to me about ski bags

Should I get a hard case or a soft bag? Single or double? Anything else I'm not considering? [more inside]
posted by never.was.and.never.will.be. on Jan 16, 2013 - 9 answers

Just putting him on skis and pushing is probably a bad idea.

So I want to get my son into skiing, but I'm not sure the best method given that he's only 3. Pointers for those who have done it or suggestions that this is ridiculous and just to wait till he's older both welcome. [more inside]
posted by katers890 on Jan 10, 2013 - 35 answers

Hypothermia, be gone! XC skiing in Norway, seeking clothing help

Cross-country Skiing Outfit: I'm seeking clothing advice so that I don't freeze when XC skiing for the first time this winter (in Norway). [more inside]
posted by fakelvis on Dec 3, 2012 - 12 answers

Winter Is Coming! but is the train out of Sapporo running?

I just impulse bought tickets to Japan for the last 2.5 weeks of February. I plan on skiing. How hard is it to get around Hokkaido by public transit? [more inside]
posted by larthegreat on Nov 21, 2012 - 15 answers

Help me find a new england winter resort for the whole family

Trying to find winter resorts in New England for the whole family that aren't ONLY about skiing. [more inside]
posted by Thrillhouse on Nov 12, 2012 - 6 answers

Should I stay or should I go (ski trip edition)?

How much harder is it to ski (x-country) carrying a heavy pack? How much harder is a four day trip than a two-day one? How hard is it to switch from one type of ski to another? Can I do this? [more inside]
posted by lollusc on Aug 26, 2012 - 21 answers

Algonquin in the winter

Algonquin Park in the winter. Do you have experience/advice/recommendations? [more inside]
posted by molecicco on Aug 1, 2012 - 3 answers

Is my knee ever going to get better?

Is my knee ever going to get better? I fell about two months ago, and it hurts and pops incessantly. [more inside]
posted by amodelcitizen on Jul 5, 2012 - 15 answers

Recommendations for ski shops in Washington DC

Tell me the names and locations of the best ski shops in Washington DC. [more inside]
posted by girlgenius on Apr 12, 2012 - 7 answers

Any ideas to keep our next winter (Western U.S.) ski trip under budget?

My boyfriend and I want to spend 2-3 months skiing in the western U.S. for (hopefully way) under $3,000/month. Any ideas for where, when, and how to do this? [more inside]
posted by bluestocking on Mar 5, 2012 - 6 answers

East Side

Which ski resorts in Eastern Austria would one recommend? It seems the majority of recommended Austrian ski resorts are on the Western side of the country. However, we're traveling by car from Budapest, and in our wish to keep the drive under four hours, wish to stick with Eastern Austria. Flying is not an option. Also, with English-instruction on learning how to snowboard would be a plus. One of us is very well versed with skiing resources in France, but when it comes to Austria we are clueless! [more inside]
posted by peachtree on Feb 27, 2012 - 2 answers

Last minute ski trip - where to?

Where's the good snow right now? [more inside]
posted by treehorn+bunny on Feb 20, 2012 - 4 answers

too much of a good thing?

Too much circulation in my feet: agony when the blood flow backs up with ski boots on. [more inside]
posted by wutangclan on Feb 2, 2012 - 5 answers

Recommend a quiet NorCal family ski destination

Looking for recommendations for a quiet family ski area in Northern California. Special snow...er, details in side. [more inside]
posted by mosk on Jan 24, 2012 - 9 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

Is it looking like a bad weather year for mid-December Vermont Skiing?

We're considering a ski trip to Mount Snow, Stratton, or Okemo December 16th-18th. It doesn't look like there's snow on the ground yet, but we need to put in for vacation days early. Will we likely be OK, or should we forget about such an early-season trip given this year's weather so far? Thanks!
posted by unionsquarepark on Nov 20, 2011 - 5 answers

Looking for a low-budget Xmas getaway from the East Coast.

One person, I want to get out of NYC for a simple, quiet vacation at Christmas/New years; but on a real tight budget. A place to hike, read, sleep, or CCski. A cabin in the woods? A beach?Bed and Breakfast out of my range right now. Something available thru Amtrak or a bus. Go south?Any ideas?
posted by ebesan on Nov 2, 2011 - 4 answers

Cross Country Ski Binding Adapters?

I have funky extra-wide 6E feet, and they don't make cross-country ski boots in my size. Where can I buy an adapter that fits over footwear I already own? [more inside]
posted by Slap*Happy on Oct 29, 2011 - 3 answers

Where can I travel this winter?

What is a cheap international trip I can take this winter? [more inside]
posted by grimace636 on Oct 21, 2011 - 3 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

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