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Ski & Snowboard Helmet Buying Guide

Written by Dugald Morrow   
Wednesday, 19 November 2008


A helmet is probably the most important piece of safety equipment for any skier or snowboarder. The Australian and the USA national ski areas associations recommend wearing helmets for all snow sports activities – skiing, snowboarding, tobogganing etc. Not only will a helmet reduce the likelihood of head injuries, it will also provide good insulation for colder days. Helmets these days are specifically designed for snow sports and provide better coverage and impact protection than other helmets such as bicycle and skateboard helmets.

This article provides important considerations and advice relating to the purchasing of ski and snowboard helmets.

Last Updated ( Wednesday, 19 November 2008 )

Smith I/O Lens Review

Written by Dugald Morrow   
Tuesday, 18 November 2008
Hitting the market in time for the 2007/2008 season, Smith's I/O goggles promise to shake up Goggle styles for some time to come. The goggles have vertually no rim around the lenses resulting in a sleeker look and allowing lenses to be more easily swapped. The spherical lens shape and lack of frame also results a great field of view.
Last Updated ( Tuesday, 18 November 2008 )

North Face Fusion Jacket

Written by Elias Letfallah   
Monday, 17 November 2008
Feeling absolutely bullet proof in my “ReccoŽ avalanche rescue reflector” fitted North Face Fusion Jacket, I removed the “Helmet-compatible EZD-tach hood”, tightened up the binding on the boots and headed out for a day exploring The Canyons, in Utah’s spectacular Wasatch Mountains.
Last Updated ( Monday, 17 November 2008 )

Ski Boot Buying Advice

Written by John   
Wednesday, 20 August 2008


The most difficult ski challenge you'll probably ever face is not the toughest black run in resort, but finding a comfortable fitting boot that also performs well. Remember before you buy your skis, it is important to get the right boots. Ski boots are the first piece of ski equipment that you should buy. It is crucial that your boots are comfortable, warm, and suited to your style of skiing. Unsuitable, ill fitting boots, will severely affect your comfort and ultimately dictate whether you have a great day on the slopes or one spent pining for the chalet. If you're going to spend serious money on any piece of equipment, spend it on your boots. Here is a check list to help make sure your next ski boots are the best ever!

Last Updated ( Wednesday, 20 August 2008 )