The legendary Glenn Plake spends some of his winter traveling round giving up his time to teach people one of his loves - ski technique. Well known for his larger than life character and hell raising younger (and older!) days he could now be at the forefront of another ski revolution after gaining his PSIA … Continue reading Ski Tricks 1: How to Tip Roll – Glenn Plake
Run 10k with ski's on your back to raise money for charity.. what idiot would think of such a stupid idea?.. Oh yeah..that was me. The Bank of Scotland great Scottish run was held this weekend. The half-marathon was on Saturday and I took part in the 10k today (Sunday). In true Glasgow style the … Continue reading Run 10k carrying ski’s..yeah why not! Bank of Scotland Great Scottish Run
When you have an urge to slide down a mountain covered in white stuff, but there isn't a lot of it nearby, it is time to get all zen like and fine tune your snow hunting senses. Making the most of what you can sniff out is part of the fun of late season skiing … Continue reading Seizing the moment. Late season snow hunt
Niseko and Rusutsu - by John Homann Japan is one the most amazing places I have been to. They have a wonderful and respectful culture, great food and exceptional snow. Niseko United comprises four resorts on one mountain and has some really nice terrain. I spent 12 days here and also at Rusutsu. I stayed … Continue reading JAPOW!! Niseko and Rusutsu – Japanese Dreams!
Three days in Glencoe. Each one of them provided a unique story and experience. Wild one minute, calm the next. Glencoe is a wondrous place but be prepared for every eventuality. The five ski centres in Scotland all have unique characteristics. There is something rougher, readier and more adventurous about Glencoe Mountain. It is a … Continue reading Three Days in Glencoe
I expected Cairngorm to be busy today. Christmas holidays, sunny weather and top to bottom skiing. Of course the slopes would be bursting at the seams. I was however not expecting it to be quite so crazy. The only word I can use to sum up what occured this morning is - Gongshow. To turn up … Continue reading Cairngorm Gongshow
Had a bit of time on my hands after yoga this morning and decided to try and be a little creative in the kitchen. A quick trip to Tescos to pick up some supplies and then some experimentation in the kitchen and voila - The Skischool TV Veggie Winter Warmer. Ingredients: 1x Squash Olive oil … Continue reading Vitamin fuelled veggie winter warmer!
Can only the well established big guns produce high quality functional ski wear? That is the presumption the team at Saami are determined to dispell. They set themselves an awesome challenge.. to produce a product that can not only beat the big guns on price but also stick it to them when it comes to … Continue reading Saami Kemi – Snow Sports Jacket
The Skischool.tv studio apartment is in the perfect location to make the most of your stay in Bansko. It is situated a short stroll from the main gondola adjacent to Bansko's premier 5* Hotel the Kempinski. The historic town centre is only a 10min walk away. There are numerous eateries and small shops nearby if … Continue reading Super Ski Apartment for Rent : Bansko, Bulgaria
The key to the survival and growth of skiing as a sport is attracting and retaining new participants. It was therefore an honour to introduce 5 newbies to our awesome sport on 24th February through a product recently launched by Midlothian Snowsports Centre in Edinburgh - Learn to Ski in One Day! The group were … Continue reading 5 Beginners, 5 hours – Learning to ski in one day!
I woke up at 5:15am on Christmas Eve softly kissed my other half goodbye and snuck out the house as quietly as I could....all systems go.....the mission was on. I blasted up the M90 from Edinburgh and then hit the A9 heading northbound. The radio hissed and crackled in between assaulting my ears with horrendous renditions of yester years Christmas … Continue reading Secret Mission : Christmas Eve Ski Tour – Cairngorm
It's Christmas Day and I've just eaten a truck load of chocolate and probably crammed enough food into my belly during lunch to feed a small town. Why am I posting a ski fitness video now? I must be insane!! The thought of jumping around in a gym is giving me a belly ache. However … Continue reading Ski Fitness 1 – Balance, Coordination and Agility
The past three trips northwards have reinforced my belief that there is nothing on this planet more hardy, crazy, happy or determined than a Scottish skier. Our geographical location lends itself perfectly for constant weather turmoil. I am sure when the tectonic plates were getting shifted about and the planets weather systems began to develop Scotland was used as … Continue reading Scotland Rocks
This was my first proper weekend back teaching at Plastic Fantastic - more commonly known as Midlothian Snowsports Centre, Hillend, Edinburgh. In typical Scottish style the weather was great one day...not so great the next. Saturday was an awesome cool crisp bluebird day. Sunday was a whole different kettle of fish. I thought I would need to build … Continue reading Plastic Fantastic