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Ski Gloves Offer Greater Dexterity

On the whole, gloves provide greater dexterity than mittens but it must also be noted that the thicker the insulating material becomes the less mobile your fingers become.

Ski Mittens Offer Greater Warmth

Having all of your fingers sharing the same space generates greater body heat and therefore warmth in your hands. However, the loss of dexterity can make accessing your pockets or adjusting your goggles more challenging.

What About Lobster Mitts?

Lobsters mitts are designed to provide the best of both worlds. They fall somewhere between gloves and mittens and for some they offer a good compromise in more...

Water Ski Trivia

With the ski season winding down, and the water skiing season heating up, we thought it was time for a quick post on some water skiing trivia.

Have you ever wondered who the first ever water skier was? Have you ever wondered what the first ever water skis were made of? Or have you ever wondered when the first ski jump was attempted? Read on to find the answers and to discover more about the history of water skiing.

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Choose the Right Skiing Helmet to Protect Your Head on the Slopes

Gone are the days when skiers used to take the slopes without a thought of wearing a helmet. They have become a necessity for most people.

Most skiing helmets are made of a polycarbonate outer shell and high-density polystyrene on the interior. The polystyrene interior offers a soft and comfortable lining on your head while the harder exterior protects against external shock to the head.

Helmets are available in varying sizes so seek out experts to make sure you have the best fit.

Here are a few more factors that you need to put into consideration when choosing a skiing helmet to buy:

1. General comfort

Does the helmet have a slight pressure more...

Join Ski Pro at the USA Swimming Grand Prix in Mesa, AZ, April 24-26

Join Ski Pro, Arizona’s premier team swim outfitter, at the Arena Grand Prix at the Skyline Aquatic Center on April 24-26.

This three-day meet in Mesa, AZ, will feature swimmers Michael Phelps, Ryan Lochte and Katie Ledecky.

In addition to the record-setting trio of Phelps, Lochte and Ledecky, Olympic medalists with Arizona ties expected to compete include Tucson resident Matt Grevers (Lake Forest, Ill.) and Tucson native Caitlin Leverenz. University of Arizona NCAA champions Kevin Cordes (Naperville, Ill.) and Margo Geer (Milford Center, Ohio) also are slated to more...

What to Pack for a Skiing Trip

It is usually the small stuff like packing that determine whether your ski trip is going to be one big flop or it will turn out successfully. As you prepare top hit the slopes, here are a few essentials that you should ensure to take along with you:

1. Backpack

Backpacking has almost become synonymous with skiing, and while not an absolute necessity for your skiing trip, the backpack does play some crucial roles. You can use your backpack to carry water, food, binoculars and other odds and ends.

2. Goggles

When the sun strikes on the ice, the reflection can be harmful to your eyes. It is important that you pack a pair of goggles to protect yourself more...

The Best Skiing Apps to Install on Your Smartphone as You Go Skiing

If you are like everyone else, your smartphone has undoubtedly become an integral part of your life. You probably never leave it behind. Therefore, it would be good if, on your skiing vacation, your phone did more than add weight to your backpack.

Here is a list of the coolest skiing apps that every skier should consider installing on his or her smartphone:

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How to Treat Skiing Accidents

Whenever you hit the mountain slopes, it is important to ensure that your safety is not at risk. Therefore, you should have an accident kit with you to deal with any unfortunate incidents. More importantly, however, it is important that you keep in mind how you should conduct yourself in case of a skiing accident.

The first thing you will need to do in case of an accident is keep calm. Check to see what injuries the skier has suffered and how severe they are. If the injuries are not that severe, you may need to help the skier down the mountainside to seek medical attention. If the skier has been hurt to the extent that walking, even with support, is problematic, you may need to radio for help.

If you are with a more...


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