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How to Snowboard Freestyle For Beginners (and For Anyone on the Wrong Side of 30)

Just starting to learn how to snowboard? Or perhaps just wanting to pick up some freestyle tips for beginners? Or… you may be like me, on the wrong side of thirty and you know darn well, that if you DON’T get some fundamentals, it could be an expensive hobby!
Whatever the case may be, here are some freestyle snowboarding tips here that should help anyone stay upright and master the slopes in style, rather than being stuck in a pile of snow and not even knowing how to get up…. or taking a jump and landing on your board rather than on your bottom with everyone watching.
Tip #1- Standing Up… Position your board perpendicular to the …

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Cross Country Skiing – An Introduction

Considered to be one of the best aerobic exercises, cross country skiing is also called Nordic skiing or XC skiing. It involves the simultaneous use of ones arms and legs and making use of skiing equipment like boots, skis and poles.
Cross country skiing, finds its origins in Scandinavia and is over 4000 years old. It used to be the sole method of transportation for these snow and ice-bound regions. Today, cross country skiing has come a long way from being a mode of transportation to a major competitive sport, played at the Olympic level.
Did you know that a third of all medals are awarded for Cross Country Skiing and other Nordic sports? Nordic sports include …

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Ski Colorado

Over the last few years, alpine skiing has become a more and more popular sport. Since the early 70s mountain scenes all over the world have turned from relatively poor regions where only farmers could make their live to densely populated landscapes with lots of hotels, boarding houses and so on. In Europe Switzerland and Austria are definitely the most popular skiing nations. However skiing is also famous in New Zealand and even Australia. It is quiet fascinating that there are five huge ski resorts (Mt. Buller, Hotham, Falls Creek, Thredbo and Perisher Blue) in the middle of the so-called Snowy Mountains which are located in the south of a dust-dry continent. North America boasts …

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Cross Country Ski Introduction

Cross-country skiing is a fun way to take in the beautiful back-country trails in winter with your family.
What It Is and Where You Can Do It
I relish winter snow blanketing the landscape. Luckily, I’ve found a sport that allows me to get exercise and travel on skis without skiing downhill at a resort with lift lines. There exist downhill ski resorts that have a separate area of trails for Nordic skiers. The term “Nordic” covers not only cross-country, but telemark and ski jumping.
These are trails that are usually groomed creating a flat, grooved surface. The pattern will usually appear like giant corduroy fabric. The advantage of a groomed trail is that you will glide …

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