I've never gone skiing or snowboarding before, but I'm going on a co-worker outing in January to a ski resort for one day. I've decided to take beginner lessons in one - but which one? What would you recommend and why? [more inside]
posted by evadery
on Dec 12, 2006 -
I'm going to visit my boyfriend's family with him over New Years weekend, and he just casually mentioned to me that there'd definitely been some skiing involved. I've never been skiing before, ever. What should I expect? [more inside]
posted by sherber
on Dec 12, 2006 -
Living in Lake Tahoe(!)
My sister-in-law has a chance to live out in Lake Tahoe for the ski season. She'll be working, either on a mountain or off, but she doesn't have a job lined up yet. My question (after a chat with her) is about where she might want to live. Been to Tahoe? Lived there? Help a recent college grad have a blast. [more inside]
posted by zpousman
on Sep 25, 2006 -
Last night while watching Olympic ski jumping, I noticed what appeared to be tiny pine trees spaced evenly down the center of the hill, right between the jumpers' ski tracks. What are they for, and why use pine trees?
posted by mr_crash_davis
on Feb 19, 2006 -
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 -
TravelFilter: Last minute. Wife an I going to Switzerland from the US in late January. Leave on the 19th. I have to be in Geneva on the 21st. Flying standby - don't know where I'll come in. Maybe Milan? Maybe Paris? Maybe Munich? Maybe Zurich? Need a good route by Rail to Geneva. More inside. [more inside]
posted by tkchrist
on Jan 7, 2006 -
Help me plan my Vegas/Reno/Tahoe/LA trip! Specifically I'm wondering what to do with my snowboard gear and I need some recommendations on transportation and things to see. [more inside]
posted by pooya
on Nov 22, 2005 -
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 -
Has anyone ever found a resort with a reasonably large and varied out-of-season ski area? Anywhere in the world that isn't outrageously inaccessible would do... [more inside]
posted by Decani
on Mar 29, 2005 -
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 -
Going skiing/snowboarding in about a week with no real experience save two painful days last year (but I have the basics down now) - any suggestions how to minimize the pain this time around?
posted by casarkos
on Dec 20, 2004 -
Should we start our toddler out on skis or snowboard? We are avid snowboarders and want her to ultimately take up boarding. However, is skiing easier for kids because they can hoof it along on the flats and it's like walking, and they can snow-plow? Any first-hand experience? Recommendations?
Also, what age is best for her to begin? (I started at 4)
posted by aacheson
on Dec 16, 2004 -
What's your experience skiing with children? I'm planning to take my class of fifth graders to the local ski area in February, a grand fieldtrip indeed, and a first for me as a teacher. As I compose the parent-letter this afternoon, I'm wondering if AskMe readers have any tips, advice, etc. for making such an experience comprehensible to non-skiing parents and, moreover, thoroughly enjoyable for a crew of non-skiing 10-11 year olds. [mi] [more inside]
posted by RockyChrysler
on Dec 9, 2004 -
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 -