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 at the hotel, the first run of the day, the […]
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.” […]
Here are some tips for intermediate skiers who would like to bring their skiing to the next level. Ski school will bring you so far, but perhaps you’d like to try something before heading for some après ski. These tips are for people that can comfortably make it down all sorts of red slopes and […]
When it comes to picking your holiday, it can be a little tough to decide where to go. Do you want to go to some of the world’s most challenging slopes of France, to the family friendly slopes of Austria, or the scenic slopes of Andorra ? My family, myself, my wife and our 2 […]
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 […]
Skiing in Italy is a real alternative to the slopes of Austia, Switzerland & France. It can be a most cost effective while still offering top class skiing. A lot of the resorts in Italy are not as busy as their other European counterparts, and thus suited to beginner skiers and families.
Read our tips on skiing, and let gravity do the rest ! It may seem daunting learn how to ski, I’m sure we all remember how we got on learning to cycle. It certainly can be more daunting as an adult, but don’t despair you won’t be the only adult on the slopes learning.
With all the news of the general election coming in March, and the state of the Irish economy, we needed to find some happy news this Friday. So a few minutes ago there was a nice bit of news on twitter today, from Outdoors Ireland (www.outdoorsireland.com) that they have launched their new website. Outdoors Ireland, […]
Remember to eat enough while skiing. Here are our top tips for eating while on the slopes. From Tiroler Gröstl to Schinken Käse Toast you’ll find something out there to keep you full through out the day.
A little post about the language or lingo used on skiing slopes. Knowing this will help you feel like a real ski pro !
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.
The only artificial ski slope in Ireland, is in Kilternan, Co. Dublin. It is run by the Ski Club of Ireland, who offer skiing lessons for all ages, levels and for skiers and snowboarders.
Help and advice on what to pack for your ski trip. We even include a packing list so you won’t forget anything. Find out what you should bring on a skiing holiday.
French skiing resorts are very popular with Irish skiers and snowboarders. One of the main advantages of France as a ski destination is it’s short flight time from Dublin & Cork. The French Alps is the number one destination for Irish heading on skiing holidays. Top French Resorts France boasts some of the best ski […]
Skiing is great fun, and if you have never tried it before you should read out tips for beginners. If you are thinking about going on a skiing holiday in 2008, but you are still undecided, here are a run down of some of the major plus points for taking a skiing holiday. Skiing holidays […]
So you’ve decided to head to the snow for the first time, and sure you have loads of questions, some of them have been asked and answered in our skiing forum. Here we pose the top seven tips that you should be aware of when deciding where to go to on your first skiing holiday. […]
We will try to give you some ideas of what are the best offers in your search for the snow in 2008. If you have any hot tips or news on deals that might be of interest to our readers either contact us or add it in the comments section (if you are a company […]