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  • Beating the moguls; how to ski better on bumpy terrain

    Posted by Jackie Semltd on 
    Tuesday, December 20, 2011

    When it comes to terrain types in skiing, many skiers would agree that one of the most challenging types of terrain to take on in the sport is a mogul field. Moguls are bumps or holes in the snow on a slope that have usually been placed there intentionally in order to make the run a bit more interesting and challenging to attempt. Most of the time, the amount of moguls that you will encounter on a...

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  • Side slipping; get around on skis without skiing

    Posted by Jackie Semltd on 
    Monday, December 19, 2011

    Sometimes, there are certain situations in which you need to get to a certain place on a slope while wearing your skis. Usually, the place you are trying to get to is somewhat close to you. However, it is a bit too close to you for you to effectively ski to it because you would risk passing it and yet it is just far enough away from you for you to need to reach it in the first place. What do you d...

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  • Mind over matter; skiing with fear slows progress

    Posted by Jackie Semltd on 
    Friday, December 16, 2011

    Learning how to ski is not easy to do at first. There are quite a few different types of mistakes that beginners can end up making; however, the most detrimental of them by far is the act of having an unhealthy state of mind. If you are feeling afraid when you start learning how to ski at first then you could end up having a much more difficult time. How you are thinking while you are learning to ...

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  • Tips for beginner skiers on a chairlift

    Posted by Jackie Semltd on 
    Thursday, December 15, 2011

    As simple as getting on and off of a chair lift should be there are many mistakes that people make, even people who have been skiing for years. There are many types of mistakes that can be made by skiers and snowboarders who are trying to use the ski lifts. It’s definitely important to understand the basics of using ski lifts in order to guarantee a sense of safety and order on the slopes.Not gett...

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  • How to safely get off of a chair lift

    Posted by Jackie Semltd on 
    Wednesday, December 14, 2011

    Getting off of a chair lift can be just as difficult and dangerous as getting on one if it is not done correctly. It is extremely important for people to understand how to get off a ski lift in order to ensure the existence of a somewhat safer environment for everyone who uses them. There are a few things that you can and, of course, that you cannot do when you are trying to get off of a ski lift....

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  • First day mistakes

    Posted by Jackie Semltd on 
    Tuesday, December 13, 2011

    There are actually quite a few different mistakes that beginners can end up making when learning how to ski. Most beginners have trouble recognizing their own mistakes and correcting them effectively. If you are just beginning to learn how to ski and are feeling a bit unsure of yourself then you should try to seek out the assistance of a trained professional who can instruct you either in a group ...

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  • Stay safe on the piste

    Posted by Jackie Semltd on 
    Monday, December 12, 2011

    On the piste there are a few rules to be followed that are intended to make the piste a safe and enjoyable place for everyone. The importance of common piste rules and understanding of those rules is very similar to the importance of rules of transit on streets with cars and such. Without proper understanding of the rules, the piste can be an extremely dangerous place for people. A few rules are p...

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  • Breakdown of Mogul skiing

    Posted by Jackie Semltd on 
    Friday, December 09, 2011

    Basically, any bumps, humps or mounds in the terrain of the slope you are skiing on are called moguls. Moguls tend to develop over time as skiers repeatedly perform sharp turns on the same slope over and over again. Each and every time a skier makes a turn on or around a mogul, it increases in size. Over time, others are created as well which eventually leads to a mogul minefield. Bump Skiing may ...

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  • Winter fun in Fernie

    Posted by Jackie Semltd on 
    Thursday, December 08, 2011

    There are actually quite a few different activities that visitors to Fernie can participate in and enjoy. Although Fernie is known very well for its beautiful powder snow, it has even more things to offer than just skiing activities. From hiking to indoor rock climbing, Fernie has virtually inexhaustible things to do for all of its visitors. If you are into recreation and all-around enjoyable outd...

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  • How to do a backflip iron cross; a trick for the experts

    Posted by Jackie Semltd on 
    Wednesday, December 07, 2011

    The Back Flip Iron Cross is a combination of two aerial tricks - the Back Flip and the Iron Cross. This is all about doing a somersault with your Skis crossed. Learn how to perform this trick in this section. Make use of our animation as you go through the steps. Before you actually attempt this particular trick, you should try to prepare yourself mentally. This will ultimately help you to success...

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