Getting Started

Until you become a fast, aggressive skier don’t throw big dollars into expensive poles. Pick an economical pair.

To measure yourself for poles, turn the pole upside down, putting the grip on the ground.

Grasp the tip with your hand resting on the basket. The pole is the appropriate size when your forearm is parallel

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Discount sporting goods stores may not have the skilled personnel to help you select the equipment most suited for you, but if you’re confident of what you want to buy, take a good
look at the savings they can offer in their packages. Buying a “store package” of skis, boots, bindings, and poles that meet your needs can run 30 to 40 percent below the price of equipment bought separately. If the package includes last year’s models the savings can easily top 50 percent

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Disabled Competitions

Ski competitions for both standing and sitting skiers are held throughout the country and in Europe. Both Aspen Highlands and Mount Hood Meadows ski resorts…

Mountain Manners

in Kids
However, the fact that they did spend time in various ski schools did not eliminate what I feel keenly is the responsibility of all parents of kids on the…

Nonskiing Necessities

in Kids
Apres-ski boots: These are an important adjunct on a ski trip. The best are those that slip on quickly and are both warm and tolerably lightweight. Laceup…

CROSS-COUNTRY

The ancient grandfather of alpine skiing, cross-country skiing, is alive, healthy, and more popular than at any time in his 4,000-year history. True, no longer…

Whistler/Blackcomb - Part 1

Put two great ski mountains side by side, each with more than 5,000 feet of vertical - the most in North America - and you’ve got the first hint of what it’s…

Who Pays the Piper?

If a skier runs into serious difficulty skiing beyond an area’s boundaries, someone will be along to help him. In the United States, this task usually falls to…