This video is making the rounds on Facebook at the moment, so it seemed appropriate to get it on the site and make sure you all get a chance to watch.
Archive for the ‘Skiing’ Category
The video says more than we can about what’s on offer at South America Snow Sessions – so all you need to do is book now by clicking here.
There’s a fantastic deal on pricing until the 1st March too.
Camps run by the week from the 23rd – September 3rd. Certain restrictions apply although the camp is open to under 18 year olds for a minimum stay of 2 weeks, the final session is unavailable for those ages under 18.
Prices include: Airport pick-up and drop-off in Bariloche, Breakfast and dinner daily, 7 nights of slopeside lodging at the SASS complex in either four or six-person apartments, 6 day lift ticket (lifts are open from 9 am-5 pm,) 6 days of daily guiding & coaching (5:1 maximum client to guide ratio,) Backcountry & Avalanche Awareness class, Weekly asado (Argentine barbecue featuring the world famous organic, free-range lomo beef) with the SASS crew to cap off the trip.
You can quote ‘GURU’ when booking to receive a reduction on the prices or alternatively book directly via Alpine Guru before the 1st March 2011.
Alpine Skiing is the most popular of all the skiing disciplines and it’s directed predominantly at racing. It includes Downhill, Super G, Giant Slalom, Slalom and Skier-X. Skiing on the piste would for the most part be classed as ‘Alpine Skiing’ too.
Free heel skiing is a common descriptive of telemarking, a discipline that’s very popular in Scandinavia and growing in popularity throughout the world. I’m sure one of our friends on the GB Telemark team will be happy to leave an analysis of how the turns are made in the comments below.
Nordic skiing includes the combined, biathlon and XC (or cross-country as it’s otherwise known). This is lycra, speed, precision and endurance all rolled into one.
Freestyle skiing includes the following disciplines: moguls (Alpine Guru’s friend Andy Longley in quite good in the bumps), aerials, half pipe, skier cross, slopestyle and big air – and you can never forget ski ballet too.
Freeride & Off-Piste Skiing
Seth Morrison shows us how this is done, freeride and extreme skiing – dropping out of helicopters, shooting through narrow couloirs and dropping big cliffs. It’s very cool, dangerous and not for the faint-hearted.
Point the skis straight and hold on for dear life – it says exactly what it is – go fast to win.
We’ve all seen this on Eurosport – its fun to watch for a few jumps and then gets a little repetitive. Hit the jump and travel as far as you can – that’s the name of the game here.
Two skis become one ski – looks pretty funny and is relatively ‘old school’ now but a good laugh is to be had on these – especially in the moguls.
Snowblading hit the world back around the millennium and was quite the craze – now it’s not quite so highly regarded – although racers sometimes train on them for balance and edge training. Henrik Harlaut one of our favourite pro freestyle skiers sometimes goes snowblading – he makes it look cool: