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Ski Better: Travel Guide 2011

Back to Basics Snow: Blackcomb Photos by Gillian Morgan Remember all those boring side-slipping exercises you did as a kid in ski lessons when all you really wanted to do was play in the trees and hit jumps? Maybe you should consider putting them together. I’m not suggesting you spend your onhill time practicing side-slips, … More »

Ski geometry

Ski Geometry 101

Heart of the matter As the ski industry pushes its boundaries, skis, boots and bindings have followed suit. Behind every astounding pro trick, you’ll find an army of engineers looking to produce better-suited technology. The result is an ever-growing skier’s lexicon. Here’s some of base information on keywords like sidecut, radius and camber as well … More »

The great unknown – Serfaus, Austria

From the Travel Guide 2011 issue Serfaus, Austria, isn’t a popular destination for North Americans, but after days of powdery surprises George Koch and friends think that should change Hour by hour, day by day, Serfaus kept serving up the surprises, the delights, the jaw-dropping epic descents of which 50-year memories are made. You probably … More »

Eggxactly how do they do it?

What is the secret ingredient that allows some racers to succeed against the best in the world, while others appear to be in deep water? Let’s eliminate the clichés at the outset. It’s not desire, hard work, a burning will to win or fear of failure because I’ve known Pontiac Cup racers with those attributes … More »

Style File

Everything is A-OK Is parallel leg position and equal edge angle really necessary for modern skis? Maybe not. Something caught my eye as I scanned a series of photos from the last World Cup season. The majority of racers had most of their weight on the downhill ski and there were very few parallel shins. … More »

Ski Better: Travel Guide 2011

Back to Basics Snow: Blackcomb Photos by Gillian Morgan Remember all those boring side-slipping exercises you did as a kid in ski lessons when all you really wanted to do was play in the trees and hit jumps? Maybe you should consider putting them together. I’m not suggesting you spend your onhill time practicing side-slips, … More »

Ski geometry

Ski Geometry 101

Heart of the matter As the ski industry pushes its boundaries, skis, boots and bindings have followed suit. Behind every astounding pro trick, you’ll find an army of engineers looking to produce better-suited technology. The result is an ever-growing skier’s lexicon. Here’s some of base information on keywords like sidecut, radius and camber as well … More »

The great unknown – Serfaus, Austria

From the Travel Guide 2011 issue Serfaus, Austria, isn’t a popular destination for North Americans, but after days of powdery surprises George Koch and friends think that should change Hour by hour, day by day, Serfaus kept serving up the surprises, the delights, the jaw-dropping epic descents of which 50-year memories are made. You probably … More »

Eggxactly how do they do it?

What is the secret ingredient that allows some racers to succeed against the best in the world, while others appear to be in deep water? Let’s eliminate the clichés at the outset. It’s not desire, hard work, a burning will to win or fear of failure because I’ve known Pontiac Cup racers with those attributes … More »

Style File

Everything is A-OK Is parallel leg position and equal edge angle really necessary for modern skis? Maybe not. Something caught my eye as I scanned a series of photos from the last World Cup season. The majority of racers had most of their weight on the downhill ski and there were very few parallel shins. … More »

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