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Top 5 Tips For First Time Skiers

clock 27th November 2012 | comment3 Comments
Iglu's Sales Director and former ski instructor, AJ Johnson, gives us his top tips for skiers planning a holiday first time. The number one ski resorts for beginner skiing in France are Les Gets, La Rosiere, Courchevel, Avoriaz, La Plagne, and especially Alpe d’Huez. These resorts are loaded with Green and easy Blue runs. Avoid Val d’Isére, Méribel, Les Arcs, Chamonix and Morzine as although these resorts offer brilliant skiing, there are no easy runs back into town or you have to use buses to get around. Buses are tough when you are just learning to carry your kit. You'll soon go from skiing like this... 1: Have a lesson on an indoor slope here in the UK. It makes a huge difference to... [More]


Skiing History — Morgedal, The Birthplace of Skiing?

clock 22nd November 2012 | comment0 Comments
Many resorts claim to be the birthplace of skiing, including St. Moritz and St. Anton. Morgedal in Norway, has a pretty good claim too — and with skiing being a mode of transport during winter in parts of the country, I reckon it's a pretty good shout out. So, here's what they had to say on the matter. Morgedal is the birthplace of skiing, or to be more correct, snow sport. People have used skiing as a mode of transport for over 4000 years. However in the 1800s, downhill skiing as we know it today was influenced like never before by Sondre Norheim from Morgedal. A charismatic character who changed ski design and gave us the world's first carving ski and full heel binding. Where he ... [More]


Warren Miller's Flow State

clock 16th November 2012 | comment2 Comments
Last night I was lucky enough to be at the London premiere of Flow State, Warren Miller's 63rd film — and my favourite to date. As always with the Warren Miller tour, the whole evening was great fun. There was a drinks reception sponsored by Asahi beer — which went down well — goody bags, that included ski locks, wax and stress balls, and the always popular prizes — featuring a Warren Miller suitcase and a pair of Rossignol world cup skis. But, you don't want to hear about that, you want to hear about the film. Flow State is my favourite Warren Miller film to date, the overall feel of the film seems to have changed and the abundance of powder keep the 400 strong ... [More]


How to Become A Ski Instructor — Part 3

clock 13th November 2012 | comment0 Comments
In part three ICE instructor trainer, Mark Jones, talks us through the different ways to complete your ski instructor training. If you haven't already read them, check our part one and part two first. Route 1 - Residential Course ICE offers a wide range of fasttrack courses from our base in Val d'Isere during winter and on the glacier in Tignes in the summer. The fasttrack courses provide all the modules listed in part 1 and 2, including the required amount of hours experience. The fasttrack course is designed so that when you have completed the course, you have everything you need to go and start working the following day — and many people do just that. The courses also include ... [More]


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