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. […]
This week in Schladming, Austria US downhill skier Lindsey Vonn managed to tear her two knee ligaments in a crash on Tuesday. Vonn was in the middle of her Super-G run, and landed awkwardly after a jump, and screams can be heard as she came to a stop on the slope. She was evacuated off […]
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 […]
A look at the changes in ski equipment and attire over the last few years.
Some interesting skiing pictures from around the world.
A look at the current conditions in the Alps. Right now there is a band of snowing on target for the end of the week, which should be a welcome addition to the snow in some of the lower resorts. Time to get your skis on !
The snow is coming down on the Alps in buckets, and I am excited that there has been so much snow already in December. I hope this means that there this year there will be plenty of snow and that the snow Gods will deliver it to us often. This week we have some pictures […]
This weeks ski video that you should really check out from the Salomon Freeski team.
Kelly Gallagher, a visually impaired skier from Bangor, Co. Down gives us her skiing tips, as well as some details about how she is, despite her disability, able to ski as the same pace as everyone around her.
Will it snow in Ireland this winter ? One news paper report says that there could be snow for up to 2 months and temperatures may go as low as -20C
So deep powder action in St. Anton, Austria. See some amazing skiing during the best of 2012 ski season’s conditions.
DC shoes and Subaru teamed up to put
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 […]
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 […]
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 […]
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 […]
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 […]
An overview of 10 Irish ski operators and tips on how you can compare them with eachother. Not every ski holiday offer is created equal and you should know what to look our for ! Now is the time to be searching for those 2012 skiing bargains !
2 cool & unique skiing videos caught our attention this week. Here they are for everyone to enjoy. The first one is a tilt shift of Jackson Hole and the second one is of some urban skiing in Finland.
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 […]
A few words on why you will love your skiing holiday. It’s fun, healthy and not that expensive if you plan it right.
You want to go skiing with your spouse, but you’ve got young children – how can you make this work? Here are a few tips! Take turns watching the kids. You can split it up one day each, or morning/afternoon, however you prefer. If your children are too young to start skiing, this is the […]
You’re going on a ski vacation, but are not looking forward to being freezing cold after an hour out on the slopes. If you want to stay out longer before heading in for the first hot cocoa, check out these tips for staying toasty warm! Dress in layers. Yeah, you’ve heard this before. What does […]
Learn how to read the poles and markings on ski maps. Knowing that you might be going down an advanced slope might just save you some time and trouble !
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 […]
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, […]
Everything you need to know to take proper care of your snowboard and skis. Taking proper care of your skis will insure that your equipment will last longer and you will be able to the the most of your skis.
A look at what race boarding involves, the fun , the excitement of the next level of snowboarding. Carvers take big sweeps across the slopes angling their bodies as close as possible to the snow.
The ski club of Ireland will be hosting some of the top Freestyle talent in Europe this weekend. So if you ever wanted to learn how to hit a rail or a jumpnow is the perfect opportunity. 9/10/2010
This weekend there is a ski / snowbord fest in Kilternan. Full details are available here or you read the post on ssnowboard.ie. So for all you budding skiers, if you are looking for something to do to get you back in the frame of mind for the upcoming ski season, this might be for […]
Like what we saw at Austrian ski resorts last year, a new bill in California would see all children under the age of 18 wearing skiing helmets. So far in the US this would be the first of its kind to restrict skiers and snowboarders to what they wear on California slopes. The bill also […]
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 […]
Enter a quick competition for a chance to win a week in the French Alps.
A look at the popular sport of skiing in Urban environments. Have a look at some of the best videos of people skiing in cities.
Here are some funny signs that popped in our inbox today. We thought they were funny and wanted to share them with you.
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. […]
A review of one of the best hotels in Altenmarkt im Pongau in Austria. A look at Hotel Schartner, which offers a family friendly run hotel with all the facets of a 4-star hotel.
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 […]
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 […]
A story of a German boys survival techniques when he got stuck on a ski lift for 6 hours.
The ski area of Soell (spelled with an umlaut, Söll, in German) is part of an amazing connected resort called Skiwelt [www.skiwelt.at], overlooking the majestic Wilder Kaiser mountains. Altogether, Skiwelt has 279km of pistes, with 43% beginner, 47% intermediate, and 10% expert. In the main resort area, the highest peak is Hohe Salve (1,829m). As […]
The most photographed sign in all of Austria’s ski areas must be this one, at Mayrhofen [winter.mayrhofner-bergbahnen.com]. It’s the entrance to Harakiri, the steepest groomed ski run in Austria at 78% grade (that’s 38 degrees!). Besides having this super steep slope, Mayrhofen has a lot of great things to offer: excellent nightlife, varied slopes, connected […]
At St. Anton am Arlberg [www.skiarlberg.at], you’ll find snowy pistes reaching all the way up to 2,811m. This beautiful mountain is nestled in the Alps not far from Switzerland and Italy. Great slopes and off-piste areas combine with this HUGE connected resort to give you a great ski vacation. The massive 278km of pistes are […]
Kitzbuhel is a fantastic mountain in the Austrian Alps, surrounded by several quaint towns including Kirchberg im Tirol and Kitzbuhel itself. The resort is especially good when there’s lots of new snow, as there are many steep & deep powder stashes. Daily tickets this year are €41.50 for adults: a little steep, but often you […]
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 […]
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 […]
News has come out today that the Italian government are taking steps to punish and fine skiers and snowboarders who start avalanches. Last weekend there was a terrible story of 7 skiers who died in Trentino, Italy who were caught in avalanches. 4 of the dead were rescuers. On the same day a 12 year […]
The following is a great post from one of the members of our skiing forum, osulljp. Thanks for such a detailed report ! Went to the small Austrian resort of Bichlbach over the New Year. Flew into Memmingen with Ryanair and it was a very easy 100km drive from there,(75% motorway). Train is also possible […]
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.
We just read a news story from the AustrianTimes.at, that tells the story of a 10-year old Irish girl, Emily O’Rourke from Mullingar, Co. Westmeath , who fell 30 feet from a chair lift this week. It is believed that Emily fell from the chair lift, under the safety bar. Generally this is quite a […]
Aprés ski and hangovers go hand in hand during a week of skiing. Partying after the slopes is an important party of many people’s week in the snow, but sometimes you need to have a strategy for how you are going to deal with the effects of your night partying. The science bit : Hangovers […]
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 […]
With a big smile on our face we are able to tell you about a new and fantastic way to learn how to ski in Ireland. Previoulsy the option was the outdoor dry artificial slope in Kilternan but now there is an indoor option. It works on a slighly different principle, this time the floor / […]
It’s that time of year again, the time to start planning and booking your snow holiday. In case you are not a seasoned veteran of the slopes we are reminding you of some of the cool features here at skiing.ie. These tips will help to make sure that you and your friends will have the best […]
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.
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.
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 […]
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 […]
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 […]
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 […]
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 […]