If you’re anything like me, you’ve been longing for this moment for months, the first snowfall. Snow has started piling up and the ski resorts open within weeks. Now is the time to finish off your preseason checklist for the best season. If you’re having trouble remembering everything you need to do, I’ve got it all right here!
Hopefully each of us have been diligently maintaining our peak winter conditioning. But if not, here are 3 great posts for how to get back into swing of things as we head into the fall season. We’ll see you on the slopes!
Everyone knows there are cheaper sports to enjoy than many mountain sports. But, those who are passionate about powder know there is no greater thrill or feeling of freedom than you get from downhill skiing or snowboarding. The question remains, is it more cost-effective to buy or rent? There are a few factors to take into account that could help answer this question for you such as frequency, location and age:
Q: HOW EFFECTIVE ARE HELMETS AT REDUCING CHANCES OF INJURY?
A: Helmets are the most effective means of preventing, and reducing the severity of, ridingrelated head injuries (by anywhere from 45-88% of the most commonly reported brain injuries in action sports according to scientific studies). That said, there is no helmet that can guarantee the prevention of all injuries. Riding within your limits, and with respect to your surroundings, is an essential part of personal safety.
Oh crap! I keep hearing “there isn’t going to be any epic snow days this year.” Or “we won’t get to see the snow and wind ‘nuking’ at the local resorts.” Wrong! Are your snow dances not working? Your desperate snow prayers going unanswered? The local weather people not giving you any hope of Monster Dump days? Relax! All is not lost. Not likely by a long shot!