NOTE : As of January 2016 Rifreel is now closed. Its ski week! You head off to the airport, pumped about the week ahead filled with fresh powder runs. You meet the rest of the gang at the airport and the banter begins. Armed with your GoPro, you start recording the trip; the plane, arriving […]
We tested the Free Rider 18 backpack by Ortovox. This backpack comes with a removable back protector and the capacity to hold 18 litres. This is suitable for long days on the slope, allowing you to attach your snowboard, helmet and more ! The Free Rider 18 is manufactured to the highest level of quality and designed to be comfortable for wearing the whole day.
If you’re heading to the slops this year you might find the chart that’s below handy. Traditionally sizing for ski boots was done with the Mondopoint scale. Mondopoint shoe size scale is actually the ISO standard which “is based on the mean foot length and width for which the shoe is suitable, measured in millimetres.” […]
New flexible ski helmet from Giro, Combyn, that can withstand multiple hits and still remain fully operational.
A look at the changes in ski equipment and attire over the last few years.
We just got our hands on some new Northface Ballard 6″ boots and we must say we are in love. These are a perfect snow boot to keep your feet warm & dry in the cold weather. Finding the perfect snow boot can be tough, but we are more than happy with our purchase. At […]
Have you ever had it? You know? That burn in your thighs and that cramp in your calves? Well most snowboarders have, and believe me, it isn’t that pleasant. We look forward to our snowboard holiday all year, and at the end of the first day, all we want to do is put our feet […]
Taking interesting skiing videos is (surprisingly) harder than we first thought. Just strapping a camera to your head, your snowboard or just attaching it to your chest will only get you so far. These types of mounts may get you great shots, but getting a shot that will include some scenery, yourself and your fellow […]
Seshbar is the latest Irish sports power bar. Currently these bars are available in Chocolate & Peanut flavour, and they are very tasty indeed. We recently ordered a few bars to test them, and we were happily impressed with the quality of their product.
Since I’ve started skiing I’ve developed my own way of dealing with carrying things with me through out the day. As a snowboarder I don’t like carrying things in my jacket or pants pockets. On a deep powder day, you know you will simply forget to zip one up after you are done with it. […]
Here is a really cute 1-ze for kids. This Columbia one piece fleece (Little D™ Fleece Bunting) will make sure your young baby will be both warm and fashionable (and cute) on the piste. Dress him/her up as a dinosaur, complete with spikes on the hood. The hands feature velcro on the sleeves, where the […]
Read out tips that you should consider when it comes to picking a skiing jacket. Ski jackets can be expensive, but are likely to last you 3 more seasons. So picking the right one will certainly pay off in the long run.
Great Outdoors in Dublin have a sale on this weekend, it might be worth your time to check out their sale and to see what they have on offer. From their promo email it looks like the do have some bargains.
A new & exciting ways to throw snowballs further and more accurately. This device enables you to throw snowballs up to 150 feet ! The curved basket helps you aim your snowball while it gathers speed along the curve.
Manoj from BerrySki asked me to do a review of their product, namely a new BlackBerry app for skiers. BerrySki offers you the possibility to download maps of the ski resort pistes in Europe or USA / Canada, and tied in with GPS functionality of your BlackBerry you will be able to see where you […]
Tips for waxing and removing rust from your snowboard / skis. By performing some basic care at the end of the season you will ensure that your ski equipment will be in the best condition in the coming season.
A regular question in our skiing forum is the one about ski poles. People want to know what they are used for and how do you know a good pair from a bad pair. Whether you are renting poles on your holiday, or you want to buy some, our tips below should give you a […]
If you are looking for the Christmas or birthday present for your hard core skiing and snowboarding friend then look no further! Here we have from Transcend the ultimate pair of skiing goggles. Zeal Optics and Recon Instruments have come together to offer this amazing piece of skiing kit. These bad boys have an integrated […]
The perfect iPhone app for keeping you warm on the slopes. This iPhone application will run your phone as hot as possible, so that it will keep you hands warm.
Here is a quick run down about the state of the nation for Irish Skiers Skiing Beginners In the last 10/15 years skiing has become the sport of mid-20’s professionals. It is these people who have the €1,000+ to spend on a holiday in the snow. Skiing holidays are not known for being cheap, but […]