Do you know any tricks for skiing down small hills while cross-country skiing? I mean without falling down, which is my current style. [more inside]
I would like to get some video footage from an upcoming snowboarding trip and download it to my computer at a later date. What equipment would be suitable for this? My budget is £100 (~ $200 US) [more inside]
Can you help me find cheap lodging in Whistler, BC? Or if not, suggest another destination in North America for great skiing and cheap digs? [more inside]
Skiers: NorthFace down or TriClimate? [more inside]
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]
Great week honeymooning in the Rockies? Where would you tell a skiing/riding couple to go? [more inside]
First time skiier needing some advice on what to buy, should I get lessons, etc, etc,. [more inside]
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]
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]
Please help me understand the differences in ski/ binding/ boot technologies for downhill skiing. Kinda like... longer skiis are good for w, wider skiis should be used for x and stiff bindings are good for situations y and z. [more inside]
What do you do when you are tired of the blank facades presented by Expida, Orbitz or Cheap seats? Where do you go to get the low down on travel deals, alpine skiing specifically? The when and where to get the best prices, the how and why when it comes to finding package deals on deep discount?
I am going to Vail, Colorado this weekend. How can I save some money on a one day lift pass? [more inside]
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]
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]
Where can we watch the Biathlon World Cup? [more inside]
Where do I stay in Taos? [more inside]
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]
Why is the easiest slope at a ski resort called a "bunny hill"? [more inside]
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?
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?
Heliskiing? What did you wish you knew before going? [more inside]
I'm thinking about taking a ski vacation in Quebec sometime in February. Looking for advice. [more inside]
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]
Can someone break down skiing terminology in a way that isn't completely confusing? [more inside]
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]
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?
wild stab in the dark filter - anyone know of any *cheap* youth hostels in Geneva? anyone......? [more inside]
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]
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.
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?
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)
Also, what age is best for her to begin? (I started at 4)
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]
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]