1. Dealing with your ski video footage?

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 […]

2. Ortovox Free Rider 16 at the Zugspitze

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.

3. Sizes for ski boots

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.” […]

4. 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. […]

7. Ski Amadé, Austria

Ski Amadé is Europe’s largest skiing area Located in Austria, the Ski Amadé (http://www.skiamade.com/en/winter)is the largest skiing area in Europe with approximately 280 lifts and almost 900 kilometers of slopes. The Ski Amadé consists of five individual regions, in surrounds 28 villages are located. The Ski Amadé, is a widely known area, and is famous […]

11. 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 […]

28. Monopod for GoPro HD

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 […]

29. 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 […]

34. 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 […]

35. 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 […]

36. 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 […]

39. 3 Backpacks for skiing

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. […]

41. 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 […]

42. Columbia 1 piece fleece

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 […]

43. Outdoors Ireland Relaunched

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, […]

46. 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, […]

52. 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 […]

53. 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. […]

56. 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 […]

57. 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 […]

58. Transcend Ski Goggles

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 […]

65. 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 […]

66. Ski Helmets for Kids

There has been a new law introduced to Austria this week, stating that all kids under the age of 14 are required to wear a skiing helmet when on the ski slopes. There are obvious dangers while skiing, and head injuries are one of the most common. It is predicted that in Austria alone there […]

68. 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.

69. Lively Skiing Resorts

Again and again people ask us here at skiing.ie about what resorts have the best night life and good aprés ski. One important part of a skiing holiday for many skiers is the party afterwards. With a mixture of bad pop music (have you ever heard Austrian pop ?) and traditional songs mixed in with […]

71. 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 […]

72. Skiing in France

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 […]

73. 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 […]

76. 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 […]

77. Skiing in 2008

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 […]

78. 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 […]