Category: Skiing

Snow Skiing for Fun, Fitness, and High Speed Thrill Seekers

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Jun 24, 2013
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Snow Skiing for Fun, Fitness, and High Speed Thrill Seekers

Skiing is a winter sport that can range from physically grueling to excitingly fast-paced activity that is so thrilling you can hardly wait to go every year. Skis provide extra area under your feet to keep you from sinking into the snow as your traverse a mountain course, racing in downhill events, taking on the moguls, or spending time with friends and family enjoying a day at the slopes. No matter what your level of skier, there are risks involved when skiing, e...

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How to Pack for a Skiing Vacation

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Oct 16, 2013
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How to Pack for a Skiing Vacation

When traveling for a ski vacation, it is often difficult to pack. The problem usually isn't knowing what to take, but rather figuring out how to get it all there. Skis don’t exactly fit into suitcases, and if you are flying, this could be a major issue. The best place to start is by knowing what’s available at your destination. Is there a rental shop? How much are the rental fees for skis, boots, and poles. If it’s reasonable, and skiing with rented equipment doesn't bother you, this is...

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Learning How to Ski During a Skiing Vacation

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Nov 27, 2013
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Learning How to Ski During a Skiing Vacation

Family vacations can be an opportunity to create memories and experiences that will last a lifetime. One of those experiences can be learning to ski. All knowledge and equipment you will need can be found at the resort. You can literally be skiing down a mountain after an hour of instruction. Most resorts have a ski school on the premises, and lessons are reasonably priced, making learning to ski quick and easy for anyone. Group and private lessons are usually available. It is a good idea, ho...

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Surprising Tennessee Ski Destination that Offers Something for Everyone

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Oct 2, 2013
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Surprising Tennessee Ski Destination that Offers Something for Everyone

Located near Gatlinburg, Tennessee, Ober Gatlinburg is, not surprisingly, the only ski resort in the state. However, it has so much more to offer than just skiing. It’s a complete family vacation spot with an amusement park, indoor ice skating, a bungee tower, an alpine slide, and many other activities and attractions. There is sure to be something to please everyone, including the extreme sports enthusiast. With an elevation of 3301 feet, and a vertical drop of 600 feet, Ober Gatlinburg fe...

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