Tag Archives: snowboarding

How to Choose the Best Snowboard Bag to Protect Your Gear

You probably have invested a lot of money in your snowboard and all the equipment that goes with it, right? And, of course, your new and shiny board doesn’t just sit in your house waiting for better times. Ok, so here’s the question – how do you transport it? Please don’t say that you just throw it in the car with other stuff. In that case, the board is doomed to be scratched, damaged, or broken while not even on

Ski holidays in France – Top 5 ski & snowboard resorts for 2016

It’s time to explore the French Alps! Do you know how many ski resorts are in France? Hundreds! Besides, they are located in some of the most spectacular mountains in the world. Ok, there may be one tiny minus… France is not the cheapest country, but it has more options for skiers and snowboarders than any other country in the world. Another key attraction for skiing in France is the ease of access – many of the ski resorts are

Want to be amazing at snowboarding? Here is how!

So you have mastered the basics of snowboarding, you’re linking turns and feel confident on your board? Great! Then you are ready to move on and try out some of our intermediate snowboarding tips, because there’s nothing better than nailing a new trick, tearing up a new run or hitting a new feature for the first time. Of course, these tips can’t take the place of a great snowboard instructor, but will give you some things to think about when

What to pack for ski trip: the ultimate checklist

Packing for a trip is a troublesome task to begin with, but packing for your ultimate ski vacation can be a nightmare. We know that very well because of the countless attempts to pack a perfect suitcase. And we also know that wisdom really comes only from experience. In order to save your precious time, we made a checklist of items you may need or want to take on a skiing vacation. Obviously, everyone’s holiday is somewhat different, so everyone

5 Reasons Why Snowboarding is Better than Skiing

Since the beginning of snowboarding culture, there have been so many debates and arguments between skiers and snowboarders – which type of mountain sport is better? While skiers are fighting for their truth and defending the benefits and pros of skiing, here are the 5 reasons why snowboarders would never change their beloved boards against skis! Ski Boots vs Snowboarding Boots Snowboarding boots are really comfortable if compared to rigid and drastic skiing boots. Their structure allows snowboarders to move

Best Inspiring Snowboard Films

If you are not getting to the slopes this season, or your skiing holidays have already passed but you want to keep the flame burning, take a look at our list of best inspiring snowboarding films. Black Winter. A very exciting and fascinating film about park snowboarding, featuring great snowboarders, such as Torstein Horgmo and Jason Dubois. Includes quite a lot of dangerous scenes, so if you are not a pro, don’t try them at home!  The Ultimate Ride: Shaun

5 Good Reasons You Should Try Snowshoeing

Are you an avid skier or snowboarder? If you are then you probably know everything there is to know about your ski area, pistes and slopes, lifts and apres-ski to relax after a long day on the snow. And you have probably seen people wearing strange thingies on their feet looking a bit like skis. They are called snowshoers, representing a popular winter activity for recreation – snowshoeing.   Origin of Snowshoes Once the mode of snow travel used in

Wendy Hollands – The Aussie Outsider Who Lives in France

Today’s Alps2Alps guest is Wendy Hollands, a journalist, writer but, above all, snow-based activities lover! Let’s ask her some questions! 1) How long have you been living in France and why did you decide to move there? I’ve been permanently living in France since 2006, with lots of winter seasons there prior to that. I moved here because I fell in love with both the snow conditions and the language, and living in France meant I could enjoy both. 2)

First-Time French Alps Snowboarding

Snowboarding and skiing may share the same basic gravity-based movement principle, but when it comes to the skills needed to take part, the two are different as chalk and cheese.  It never fails to surprise and indeed amuse as to how many well-versed skiers strap on a board for the first time and expect to instantly be the next Drew Tabke, only to find it near impossible to travel a yard without bruising their behind. This should come as comfort

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