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Everyday is a Saturday freestyle trailer, how life should be lived!

March 4, 2011 in Uncategorized, Video's

Skiandboarding.com brings you another sick video produced by Poor Boyz and found on youtube, of some of the best riders in freestyle skiing today.

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Salomon 1080 Skis – Review

February 27, 2011 in Hardware, Ski Reviews

Salomon 1080 Skis Review

Salomon 1080 ski’s the history through to Present  - Arguably the most influential ski’s to freestyle skiing as we see today, Salomon produced their first twin tipped free ride skis in the late 90′s the inspiring story of the birth of freestyle skiing is told in this video by the Salomon team.

The skis originally designed as free ride skis really do have the ability to ride nearly all terrain. The hugely respected brand and the competency of the manufacture make these skis one of the best bets for free ride skiing. One draw back to the skis however is that they are quite costly. However Skiandboarding.com see it as you pay for quality.

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Overall score: 19 ❄

The Salomon 1080 ski is definitely one ski that should be taken into consideration for a season.

GoPro LCD Screen for your 1080p HD HERO camera

February 1, 2011 in Clothing & Accessories, Hardware

Buy your LCD SCREEN @ GoPro.com

Well If you didnt know already GoPro® have today launched their latest  accessory for the GoPro® 1080p HD Hero Cameras… The LCD BacPac is a detachable LCD screen for your GoPro® 1080p HD HERO camera

GoPro

GoPro

. As a removable accessory, the LCD BacPac keeps your camera as small and light as possible, yet provides the convenience of an LCD screen when attached.

Enhanced Convenience:

Use your HD HERO as an everyday camera
Frame complex scenes, see what you shoot
Playback footage instantly on your HD HERO
Simple one button design for easy control
Integrated speaker with volume control
What’s included:
• 1 LCD BacPac screen
• 1 Waterproof backdoor for HD HERO housing
• 1 Waterproof backdoor for HD Wrist housing
• 1 Non-waterproof Skeleton backdoor for
HD HERO housing
• 1 Non-waterproof Skeleton backdoor for
HD Wrist housing
• 1 Year Warranty

Buy your LCD SCREEN @ GoPro.com

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NITRO ROAD WARRIORS: ANYWHERE

January 13, 2011 in Media, Video's

No funny titles here just good honest shredding. The Nitro Road Warriors are exactly that as they hit the tarmac travelling from Eastern Europe to China, Scandinavia and the Alps. Sign up a list of insane riders and throw in some epic shots and you’ve got one hell of a movie.


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‘To Off Piste’ or ‘Not To Off Piste’ that is the question!!

January 11, 2011 in Uncategorized, Weekly Update

Here’s a really useful guide we here at SkiAndBoarding found that we just had to share with you guys…

Before you head off piste, as well as getting kitted out, you need to consider some other factors:

-          Group size

-          Speaking to others/ experts

-          Don’t go if you are tired

-          Don’t be overconfident

If you are in a group you feel happy with and feel prepared this is a good starting point.

You will also need to assess the avalanche risk for the day. Every day before you go off piste you should check the local International Scale of Avalanche Hazard Rating. This 1-5 scale (5 being the greatest risk) will help you assess the potential dangers of riding off piste from one day to the next. Just because it was safe yesterday does not mean it will be today! Even on a lower hazard rating, risk of avalanche can exist.

European Scale of Avalanche Risk

Grade of risk: 1. Low
Stability of snow pack: The Snowpack is generally well stabilised.
Probability of release: Release of avalanches is only possible on very few and very steep slopes. Only small spontaneous avalanches are to be expected.
Sign: Yellow
Grade of risk: 2. Moderate
Stability of snow pack: The snowpack is only moderately stabilised on some steep slopes* but otherwise generally well stabilised.
Probability of release: Large additional loads** may release avalanches, especially on steep slopes of the stated altitude and orientation. Larger spontaneous avalanches are not to be expected.
Sign: Yellow
Grade of risk: 3. Considerable
Stability of snow pack: The snowpack is only weakly to moderately stabilised on many steep slopes*.
Probability of release: Release of avalanches are likely by moderate additional load** on the most steep slopes. Occasional spontaneous avalanches are possible.
Sign: Checked Black and Yellow
Grade of risk: 4. High
Stability of snow pack: The snowpack is weakly stabilised on the most steep slopes*.
Probability of release: Release of avalanches are likely from low additional load** on steep slopes. Occasional medium sized, sometimes also large spontaneous avalanches have to be expected.
Sign: Checked Black and Yellow
Grade of risk: 5. Very High
Stability of snow pack: The Snowpack is generally weakly stabilised and mostly unstable.
Probability of release: Numerous large spontaneous avalanches have to be expected.
Sign: Black

Note:
* The terrain with avalanche risk is generally more described in more detail in the avalanche forecast (ie. altitude, orientation, terrain forms etc).
** Additional load – large: e.g. group of skiers, track mobile, avalanche blasting.
- moderate: e.g. jumping skiers, pedestrian.
- low: e.g. single skier.

There are national organisations in most countries who supply a daily avalanche forecast. These are a great resource both for checking current conditions and avalanche warning levels, but also a good place to gather historical information.

Scotland – Sport Scotland Avalanche Information Service - http://www.sais.gov.uk/
Switzerland – Institute for Snow and Avalanche Research SLF http://www.slf.ch/
Austria - http://www.lawine.at/
France - http://france.meteofrance.com
Norway - http://www.ngi.no/snoskred/

The SLF (Swiss Institute for Snow and Avalanche Research) website, www.avalanche.org, is one of the best resources for finding out more about avalanche awareness as well as avalanche bulletins (current and historical) and avalanche statistics. They have a lot of their information in English.

Thanks to the Ski Club of Great Britain for providing the above content

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D-Pad Session by Nike 6.0

October 29, 2010 in Video's

Well its another sick snowboard video from Nike

Found and shared by us – check it out!

For more awesome snow related videos check out our SkiAndBoarding YouTube Channel!

Les Arcs

October 11, 2010 in Resorts

Les Arcs Ski Holidays

Les Arcs is located above the town of Bourg St Maurice and is made up of four modern resorts. Ski chalets in Les Arcs are a popular choice for ski holidays. Arc 1600 was the first resort to be built and is connected by funicular with Bourg St Maurice so access from the Eurostar is easy. It is a small friendly resort and is good for families and quiet in the evenings. The largest village is Arc 1800 and is made up of lots of apartments with chalets within. Arc 2000 has good access to the highest skiing and is made up of hotels, apartments and the Club Med. Check out the likes of Chalet Vanoise in Arc 2000 for an idea of what is on offer. The new mini village of Arc 1950 sits just below Arc 2000 and is very well laid out. It is a traffic free resort that has been developed by the Canadian company Intrawest so a high standard of accommodation is to be found here.  At the Southern end of Les Arcs lies Peisy-Vallandry which is where the cable car link to La Plagne originates. This is made up of a cluster of villages that have a good standard of chalets and some with childcare. Peisy is 1000 years old and has lots of character.

Les Arcs Skiing and Boarding

The mountains are varied in terrain with good snow sure high resorts and lower runs with trees for bad weather days. The Vanoise Express cable car links to La Plagne from Plan-Peisy accessing yet another huge ski area. Beginners are best suited to Arc 1800 or Peisy Vallandry. However, in all sectors there are good beginner runs to be found. Intermediates will love the woodland runs above Peisy and the bumps on Cachette down to 1600. There is a huge amount of blues and reds to keep mixed ability intermediates happy for a holiday. Experts will just love Les Arcs as there is so much to offer with a number of steep blacks above Arc 2000 and vertical drops of 2000m. For those looking for some off piste, hire a guide and explore the couloirs. Snowboarders and skiers who like the parks will enjoy the Apocalypse Parc above Arc 1600 as it is on par with Avoriaz. There is also a half pipe at Arc 2000 and boarder cross below Col de la Chal.  The best cross country to be found in Les Arcs is at Nancroix where there is 25 miles of terrain.

Les Arcs Chalet Picture

Les Arcs Chalet Picture

Les Arcs Après Ski

The best place for Après ski is Arc 1800 as this has the JO bar open until the wee small hours. The Red Hot Saloon has bar games and live music or visit the Jungle Cafe for cocktails. In 1600 the Bar des Montagnes has pool and live bands. In Arc 2000 the Red Rock is popular with seasonnaires so will have lots of atmosphere and at 1950 Chalet de Luigi has a bar and nightclub. The O’Chaud stays open late and has live music. Basically there is something to suit all tastes throughout the area. Off the slopes there are spa facilities at 1950. In Arcs 1800 there is bowling and skating. The cinemas show weekly English films and you could also go shopping in the town of Bourg St Maurice. There is also an ice grotto on the Transarc.

Les Arcs Lift Passes

Adult full area pass £217

Adult local area pass £182

Child aged 6-13yrs full area £163

Child aged 6-13yrs local area £137

Review from www.skieuropeonline.co.uk for www.SkiAndBoarding.com

Ski Europe Online dedicates their time to you and booking your perfect ski and snowboarding holidays. Just call 01350 728869 or check out the website for full details.

‘Resort images supplied by Les Arcs tourist office’

Buckmans Media Alert

October 7, 2010 in Weekly Update

Contact: Sarah Webster – Web Marketing and PR Coordinator

Email: sarah@buckmans.com |  Phone: 610-495-7495 ext. 248

MEDIA ALERT

SKI AND SNOWBOARD CELEBRITIES HELP BUCKMAN’S CELEBRATE THE GRAND RE-OPENING OF KING OF PRUSSIA STORE

What: In order to celebrate a newly renovated and expanded store in King of Prussia, PA, Buckman’s Ski and Snowboard Shop is having a Grand Re-Opening Event for their customers.  The Grand Re-Opening Event is taking place during the Pre-Season and Tent Sale, so on top of great savings on excellent equipment and apparel, Buckman’s is going to be doing tons of give-aways and customers will have the opportunity to meet and get autographs from some of the best skiers and snowboarders in the industry.

Buckmans on SkiAndBoarding

Over the summer, the Buckman’s Ski and Snowboard Shop in King of Prussia, PA was completely renovated and expanded.  There are now three floors of retail space, an elevator, and extra parking spaces for customers.  When the store opens its doors to the public on October 1st, they will remain open all year long.  The Buckman’s in King of Prussia is the first of any Buckman’s Ski and Snowboard Shop to remain open all year long and will now be carrying lifestyle, casual, and skate apparel.

Buckmans Tear Out

Buckmans Tear Out

Who: Buckman’s is offering their customers the opportunity to meet some of the best skiers and snowboarders in the industry.  Pro snowboarders Danny Kass, Bjorn Leines, Louie Vito, Gretchen Bleiler, Mikey Leblanc, and Luke “Dingo” Trembath and pro skiers Seth Morrison, Glen Plake, Cody Townsend, Michelle Parker, Pep Fujas, and Daron Rahlves will all be at the King of Prussia store meeting customers and signing autographs!  Many of these athletes have won Olympic and X-Games medals and have truly influenced the ski and snowboard industry.  Buckman’s is proud to be one of the only retail establishments to provide their customers with the opportunity to meet athletes of such a high caliber.

When: Friday, October 15, 2010

Autograph Session #1 – 11:30 a.m. to 1 p.m.

Autograph Session #2 – 5 p.m. to 7 p.m.

Where: Buckman’s Ski and Snowboard Shop

740 Dekalb Pike

King of Prussia, PA 19406

For more information or to inquire about interviewing the athletes that will be at the store, please contact Sarah Webster by email at sarah@buckmans.com or by phone at 610-495-7495 ext. 248.

*Photo and Interview Opportunities Available*

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- Hello World – Official Teaser 2011

October 2, 2010 in Video's

- Hello World – Official Teaser 2011

found and brought to you by SkiAndBoarding!

Especially love how the start of the video looks like an advert for a Beer commercial. Enjoy – Comment – Share

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From SnowboarderMag -

Here’s the teaser for Alterna Films’ upcoming movie “Hello World”. Some of the highlights include a visit to the “war torn streets of Bosnia, Herzogivna as well as shredding the pow of the Middle East.” The line up includes: Benji Ritchie, Mikey Rencz, Jesmond Dubeau, Wiley Tesseo, Devun Walsh, Chris Dufficy, Dave Short, Eero Niemala, Tadej Valentan, Chris Rasman, J.F. Fortin, Marius Otterstad, Vera Janssen, Craig Beaulieu, and Gaetan Chanut.

- TTR Burton European Open 2011 – Trailer

October 2, 2010 in Video's

A Video found on the web and brought to you by SkiAndBoarding.

Now that snow is covering the mountain peaks and temperatures are dropping, Burton Snowboards and host resort LAAX are gearing up for the 12th annual Burton European Open (BEO), taking place from January 8– 15,2011.
Over the years, the BEO has grown into Europe’s biggest on-snow event, showcasing the crème de la crème of international snowboarding and contributing to the progression of the sport with innovative slopestyle courses and a perfect superpipe. The BEO is also the premier breakthrough competition for upcoming riders, who often kick-start their snowboarding careers after excellent results in LAAX.

Snowboarders like Olympian Peetu Piiroinen (FIN) and Enni Rukajärvi (FIN) got their start at the BEO where top results gained them international attention in the early days of their careers.

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The BEO is the second event of the 2010/2011 Burton Global Open Series and a 6Star TTR event where more than 400 riders — women, men and kids — have the chance to compete for prestigious titles, a piece of the $125,000 USD prize purse and key ranking points for both the TTR as well as the BGOS.
Mark the date in your calendar now, and make sure you join us in LAAX to witness one of snowboarding’s finest events.