Skiing is hard work. It’s a full body workout that is always a lot easier (and more fun!) when you are in good shape. It also works out muscles that you don’t often use elsewhere. Because of this, it’s always a good idea to come up with a ski workout plan, whether it is ski season or not. If you put a little bit of effort into keeping ski fit throughout the summer, hitting the slopes next fall is going to be a lot easier.
When most people are planning winter trips to go skiing or snowboarding, there are a few famous default destinations that most people tend to go to first — the Alps in Europe, the Rocky Mountain formation in North America. However, there is one major winter sport destination that often gets forgotten by those of us in the Northern Hemisphere: New Zealand.
Winter in Australia. Yes, it exists! Yet somehow, a common misconception about sunny Australia has resulted in many people missing out on a great holiday destination and even greater experience. Why don’t Americans think of Australia when they plan their ski vacations? First, when most Americans plan ski trips, the go-to destinations are almost always North America based, and if they’re looking international, they’re probably thinking Europe.
This past weekend, while many of the more famous resorts along the Wasatch Front were experiencing all sorts of traffic jams and canyon closures due to heavy snow, a couple of L9ers took the road less traveled up to Powder Mountain. From the video of Witt below, you can see that the resort was definitely living up to its name.
On an overcast and blustery Monday I made my way up to Alta Ski Resort accompanied by a couple buddies to earn some turns. We arrived at the parking lot around 11am, with wind and light rain whipping at our backs we made the ascent up the ridge of Alta and Snowbird to the Baldy Shoulder Area. Continue reading A post-season run at Alta Ski Resort
In the fall of 2005 I was finishing up my last class for my bachelors degree at the University of Utah. I was working in the call center for Questar Gas and hated my job. One night while on TetonGravity.com I saw an ad for a job with a local ski shop. I applied for the position and got a call back from Christian, one of the two employees at Level Nine Sports. He asked me a bunch of questions and decided I needed to come into meet with him and Rich, the owner. Continue reading A Decade Under the Influence – by Tyson Bringhurst
First-time and young skiers do not need to break the bank account with new ski gear. The Defiance Puzzle Ski helps to make it affordable for these groms to get on the hill and let the passion start flowing. At just $199 for the skis, boots and bindings, you are allowing your kids to get excited about their own gear instead of renting, and probably saving money if you were to hit the resort a few times this season.
Check out the on-snow review of these Defiance Puzzle Skis: