FAQ

Skiing

There are generally 4 main types of skis. All Mountain Skis, Powder Skis, Twin Tip Skis, Racing Skis.
  • All Mountain Skis can be used for all types of terrain, best for groomed slopes and some powder.
  • Powder Skis are wider skis that allow you to float on top of powder snow rather than sinking into the deep.
  • Twin Tip Skis are commonly refered to as freestyle skis. Curved up tips allow skiers to take off or land backwards on a jump.
  • Racing Skis are usually longer, narrower and stiffer than the other types. They give racers better stability, better edge grip and easier turn initiation.
by Shane Séguin
Alpine touring is a new sport often practiced on a ski mountain but also on other mountains. It involves hiking up the mountain while wearing skis fitted with skins. For this, special skis with skins are typically used, which are designed to allow the skier to hike more easily up the mountain.. The skins allow the underside of the ski to grip the snow and allow you to hike or walk up the mountain. Once at the top, the skis are removed and the skier then skis down the mountain as normal. Alpine touring is popular due to it allowing access to mountains and slopes rarely frequented due to their location and/or lack of ski lift infrastucture. The experience is just as much about going up as it is coming down afterwards.
by Shane Séguin
There are 4 different disciplines of ski racing, which include Downhill, Slalom, Giant Slalom and Super G.
  • Downhill skis are longer and do not have much side cut. The length gives them better stability, which is necessary at the high speeds achieved.
  • Slalom skis are shorter with the most side cut, allowing racers to make the quick turns necessary to make each gate on the course.
  • Giant Slalom skis are longer than Slalom skis but with less side cut, resulting in better medium to large radius turns.
  • Super G skis are very long and feature less side cut, to go with the long radius turns of the course. The length also offers better stability when reaching high speeds.
by Shane Séguin

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