Head, Atomic and Salomon boots all come with a fairly basic foot-bed. These foot-beds are fine, they do the job there intended for, however they have little or no shape to them. This is purely so they will fit all different types of foot shapes. Continue reading Can I change the foot-bed/insole of my boot?by
There is nothing worse than getting cold feet when you’re skiing; we’ve all been there, sat on a chair lift, and all you can think about is how cold your feet are. It can stop you from enjoying your skiing, because all you to do is get inside and warm up!by
There are pretty big differences between on and off-piste skis. However, having said that, brands like Salomon, K2, Head and Atomic are creating skis that can be used for both disciplines. No longer do you have to take two pairs of skis on holiday with you. Continue reading What’s the difference between off-piste and piste skis?by
Sometimes it’s hard to know what skiing ability range you fit into. We’ve all been there: you’ve walked into a store or rental shop to get some kit, and the first thing they ask you is “what’s your skiing ability”?
Wouldn’t it be nice to know! Rather than standing there stuttering because you’re unsure. This guide will help you understand it all a bit better and give you more of a clear-cut response; which is important especially when having your ski bindings set.
Just remember choose based on what ability you are now not what you want to be, as incorrect categorisation could cause injuries to yourself and others around.
Beginner (Type 1)
Beginner skier still performing snow plough turns
Cautious skier on green and blue runs
Low boot release setting
Intermediate (Type 2)
Skis parallel on blue and red runs
Prefers a variety of speeds
Does not class themselves as a type 1 or 3 skier
Medium boot release setting
Advanced (Type 3)
Skis parallel on red and some black runs
Fast skiing on steep mixed terrain
High boot release setting
Expert (Type 3+)
Parallel skiing on any slope
Skis at extremely high speeds i.e. racing/off piste powder shredding
Very high boot release setting