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1. Skiing in Co. Down

This video has been doing the rounds this weekend, of a few lads (and a dog) skiing in the Mourne Mountains over Easter. The peak, Slieve Donard, which is at 850m looks to have gotten quite a few inches of fresh powder. The hike up did look quite exhausting, and not for the faint hearted. […]

3. Snow Day in Dublin

We came across the following tweet today on twitter Snowboarding in Dublin! Life statues: complete http://t.co/HnEXPXWS — GBear (@GarryCurran92) January 24, 2013 With all the snow that’s been falling since Monday, a few avid skiers and snowboarders have take their own initiative and taken to the mountains. While it can be quite hard work hiking […]

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14. Record snow in Japan

This year Japan has seen some of the best snow in decades. In some places the snow reached up to 15m high. Of course the Japanese have technology to insure that the skiers can get to slopes in Tateyama safely. They used GPS to accurately (down to 1cm) plough these roads between the villages of […]

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15. Inghams.ie Closes

As pointed out to use by a member of our skiing forum, the ski operator Inghams.ie has ceased operation in Ireland after 25 years. They have the following message on their website stating: THURSDAY 4 AUGUST 2011 Inghams regret to announce that it has reluctantly decided to cease tour operations from Ireland with effect from […]

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16. Tamsin and Kirsty McGarry

Trawling through the internet today I came across the following official video by RTE. It’s an interview with two of Irelands Olympians Tamsin & Kirsty McGarry when they were featured on Bulletin TV last year. The pair from Dalkey, Co Dublin have represented Ireland at the Olympics. Tamsin was the first first Irish woman competitor […]

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17. 4 top skiing videos

Last week we asked on twitter for some suggestions of your favorite skiing videos and friendly Mr. Paul Gilpin (@paulgilpin) responded with some of his top videos. He is a big fan of the GoPro cameras, and below is 4 examples of people using them in a creative way. GoPro cameras are small, light and […]

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20. Help us win a prize

So after a long hard season, we are taking a break from the usual posts, and asking for something a little different, your help ! We entered the photo below in a competition from Crystal Ski, and it’s getting great feedback, but we are coming in 2nd place. So this is where we would like […]

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25. Top 10: Ski-Trip Packing List

Here’s the top ten list of things you should bring on a ski trip! Okay, we’re not going into the basics like “skis, coat, pants” but instead, we’re focusing on small stuff you might otherwise forget Sunscreen. You might not think about a sunburn in the winter, but you are going to be out in […]

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26. Ski Fitness

If you’ve skied before, then I don’t need to describe to you the feeling in your legs on the second or third morning of your trip. Just heading downstairs for breakfast is agony. Something strange has happened in the night – your thigh muscles have seized up good & proper. Rather than blame your boots, […]

32. Getting in the mood

Here are a few of nice videos that have been sent into the skiing.ie email box. After watching them we are really starting to look forward to the 2010/2011 ski season, and we hope the make you feel the same way. If you have any links to videos feel free to pop them in our […]

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36. Info night on Kilimanjaro

For those of you interested in mountains and are in Dublin this Wednesday night, you should check out the information night on Mount Kilimanjaro. The talk will take place in Great Outdoors on Chatham Street, Dublin 2 from 7:30 pm.Kilimanjaro is in north-eastern Tanzania and towers at 5,895m and is the highest mountain in Africa. […]

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38. Hintertux, Austria resort review

If you want to ski early in the season, or have guaranteed snow cover even in bad years, Hintertux Glacier [www.hintertuxergletscher.at] is the place to go. This resort towers over almost every other resort in Austria with a peak of 3,250m. It’s often above the clouds, giving a great view like the one above (looking […]

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39. Watch the Olympics Online

The European Broadcasting Union (EBU) and its regional members created a really wonderful website, called “Vancouver Live”. The website, www.eurovisionsports.tv/olympics is the first website of it’s kind that has the blessing of the International Olympic Committee (IOC). It ran for the first time in the summer Olympics, in 2008 in Beijing and has been continued […]

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45. Google Maps for the pistes

Those guys at google have come up with some great applications for the Olympics, and the one that has everyone talking about is the addition of StreetView for many of the slopes in Whistler, Canada. They have equipped a skidoo with their google street view mapping equipment and have taken to the slopes. For the […]

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46. Irish Ski Team at the 2010 Winter Olympics

The 2010 Winter Olympics in Vancouver have finally started. Yesterday there was speed skating (short & long track), ladies freestyle skiing (moguls) and Mens Luge, Womens Ice Hockey, Ski Jumping and the biathlon. But sadly none of the Irish athletes were in these events. The Olympic Council of Ireland [www.olympicsport.ie] has kindly published a schedule […]

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52. Worlds Biggest Snowman

Last week we had the pleasure of going to Galtür in Austria to see the Europe’s largest snowman. The snowman named Emil is located at the bottom of their childrens slope, and is a big hit with the kids. Overall Galtur is very kid friendly, and in fact for 2009 they have laid out their […]

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55. Recommending Skiing Insurance

What you need to know about skiing insurance. Skiing can be a dangerous sport, and if you are unlucky enough to be air lifted off a mountain, you could find yourself with bills in excess of €3,000. Your E111 card will cover emergency care, but will not cover your transport to the hospital or your aftercare on your return to Ireland. For this reason we would recommend that skiers should purchase an extra level of insurance that will cover you for skiing / snowboarding.

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57. Skiing Injuries Discussed

Most people won’t enjoy talking about this topic, but hopefully these tips will prepare you in case you have an accident on the mountain side. Every year many people injure themselves on the piste, but it should not be something to put you off your holiday. Granted, skiing and snowboard can be dangerous sports, but […]

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58. Quiet Skiing Resorts

If you are thinking of going skiing but you want to avoid the crowds, below is a list from The Guardian . They’ve picked their top 10 quiet resorts. These are places where you won’t be queuing at the lifts for too long. If you want to avoid the crowds and or the embarrassment of […]

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59. New Design Live

The nice guys at BlackDog.ie have updated the site’s colours and look a little. So far the main news section and the links section have been updated to reflect the new template. The look incorporates the Irish colours, which I love, and also has the blue to reflect a snow scene. In the coming days […]

60. Welcome to Skiing.IE

We’ve just kicked off the site and we are still trying to bring it all together. It’s our aim that sometime in the future that Skiing.ie will be the best place to find information on Skiing for Irish people. Sadly Skiing in Ireland isn’t really that easy, with our highest mountain Carrauntuohill being just 1,038 […]