Here is a sport that doesn`t make the mainstream media headlines too often. This is however an unbelievable moment. History in the making in the World of Ski Jumping. Peter Prevc from Slovenian covering an amazing 250m in the air.
Finnish Wonderland! Ruka and Pyha Opening day!!
The first non-glacial ski resort to open for the season in the Northern Hemisphere is........ Ruka in Finland 🙂 The mountain opened today,17th October, a few hours ahead of Arahapoe Basin in Colorado. Ruka is one of the largest ski resorts in Finland and has one of the longest seasons in Europe (October - May). Ruka … Continue reading Finnish Wonderland! Ruka and Pyha Opening day!!
Skiers are Awesome!
Skiers are a pretty awesome bunch of people and these videos just help to back up that statement.. enjoy!
Seizing the moment. Late season snow hunt
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
Teaching in the rain…what a wonderful feeling…I’m soaking again :)
Wowee what a lot of rain we have been having! Where is all the snow? I've been getting a bit confused lately - ski teacher or water skiing instructor? I am soggy in places that shouldn't be getting wet...so much for my totally awesome Bonfire pants. Maybe they are living up to their fiery name … Continue reading Teaching in the rain…what a wonderful feeling…I’m soaking again 🙂
JAPOW!! Niseko and Rusutsu – Japanese Dreams!
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!
Boxing Day slide – Glenshee
A quick blast up the M90 to have a cheeky wee half day at Glenshee. A nice way to spend Boxing Day. I would be lying if I said it was a great day on the hill though. A little snow fun however is way better than no snow fun at all - even with … Continue reading Boxing Day slide – Glenshee
In November I decided to head off to Cervinia again to get my legs warmed up for the coming season. Always great to jump the gun. There are a lot of resorts throughout North America opening early. Europe has also seen snow but at the minute we are not quite getting the same action as … Continue reading Cervinia 2013
Super Ski Apartment for Rent : Bansko, Bulgaria
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
Yoga for ski improvement
Over the past few months I've discovered the wonders of Yoga. Ashtanga Yoga to be precise. I've been attending Union Yoga in Edinburgh. As a skier and a keen runner my ligaments, joints and muscles have taken a lot of abuse over the years. It's time to show them a little love. The team at … Continue reading Yoga for ski improvement
The New Yorkers Ski Indoors for the first time
My cousin Mike and his great wee family were over from the Big Apple last week. Mike, like me, is a total ski nut. It has been far too many years since we last skied together in Beautiful British Colombia at Silver Star Mountain. It's nearing the end of summer in Scotland so not surprisingly … Continue reading The New Yorkers Ski Indoors for the first time
5 Beginners, 5 hours – Learning to ski in one day!
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!
World Snow Day, My Birthday
Happpppppy World Snow Day everyone. Hope you are out enjoying the white stuff wherever you may be. Today is also my birthday. I love the fact I was born on what has became World Snow Day. How fitting. I share my birthday with two inspirational snowy friends. Brian France who I worked with at Silver … Continue reading World Snow Day, My Birthday
Wild is the Wind…….New Years Day : 01/01/2013
29/12/2012: Snow..and warm wind...bleurghh So today is what you call a recovery day. Actually it is an enforced day off the hill. The snow is vanishing as quickly as it came because of the warm south westerlies. Gales are howling all around. The wind gauge hit 102mph on the summit of Cairngorm. A heart breaking … Continue reading Wild is the Wind…….New Years Day : 01/01/2013
Secret Mission : Christmas Eve Ski Tour – Cairngorm
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
Ski Fitness 1 – Balance, Coordination and Agility
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
Warren Miller – Flow State
A lovely bright sunny Edinburgh day. Really sad not to have been able to make it north on the opening weekend of the Scottish Ski season. Both Cairngorm and Lecht started mountain operations for the winter. There has been some nice initial snowfall which has been topped up by snow cannons. Luckily in Scotland there … Continue reading Warren Miller – Flow State
Plastic Fantastic 2 – The return of the mat
Well in typical fashion I was running a little late this morning. Why is it that when your late everything seems to conspire against you? I get to my car and....it was frozen solid...then every traffic light I came to was red....aaaargh! I eventually got to the ski centre 4 minutes before my first lesson. … Continue reading Plastic Fantastic 2 – The return of the mat
High altitude snow fun in Cervinia and Zermatt
Thank you alps for being high and having lovely glaciers that make it possible to ski pretty much year round. I was back on snow skiing in Cervinia (Aosta Valley, Italy) and Zermatt (Visp, Valais, Switzerland) from 4th to 10th November. I took part in a performance course organised by Interski. A great way to jump start the 2012/2013 … Continue reading High altitude snow fun in Cervinia and Zermatt
My Two-bits on boots (by Darcy Trevelyan – Whistler Blackcomb Snow School)
At this time of year I start to think about replacing worn out equipment. Luckily the pre-season ski sales are in full swing. Shops are trying to offload last seasons models at knock down prices in order to make room for new stock. My friend Darcy is a highly respected instructor, coach and guide. He was kind enough to share his … Continue reading My Two-bits on boots (by Darcy Trevelyan – Whistler Blackcomb Snow School)