About skiing

Because we still have some snow and because there are so many enthusiasts of this sport, we decided to write an article about skiing. More precisely what are they made of, how many types of skiing are, their characteristics, how to choose the right ski equipment and other equally interesting things.

Racing skis have a wood core covered in fiberglass, with layers of “Titanic” (aluminum alloy).  The more metal is used, the more rigid the ski is. Recreational skis can have foam core.

In the ’90s ski manufacturing technology has changed so much that they began to use new materials and new designs to easily use them for pleasure, but also for performance. Thus, from the universal slalom or giant slalom ski, appeared a lot of types of skis, which behave well on many types of snow.

Carving skis are suitable for occasional skiers. Slalom skis are flexible and lightweight for speed and can be easily handled on hard slopes, followed by giant slalom skis, which are stiffer and a little longer for stability.

The list also includes the skis for any type of snow, All mountain skis, that are similar to those of carving, but more stable for powder snow outside the landscaped slopes.

On our list we also have Powder skis. They are wider and longer than the ones designed for slopes and some of these skis are equipped with Rocker technology that allows the head to bend up and not down. Freeride Ski are similar to Powder skis, but not as fast.

Besides the above, there are other types of skis: Big Mountain, Cross Country (+ Racing), Touring, Telemark.

The level of training in skiing is determined by the stiffness of the skis. For beginners and intermediates, you need soft skis. If the level is technically advance, this will require skis that are rigid, precise and stable at high speed.

If you’re wondering how to choose the right length of skis, you should know that it is not established by the height of the skier. The easiest way is this: 100 cm + weight of the skier. Then, according to some other criteria, you decide if you accept this size or not. Thus you must consider the following aspects:

  • Conformation of the skier (height / weight) – if the ratio is favorable to weight then choose longer skis
  • The technical level of the skier
  • Ski style – for those who like short corners, a short ski (when your weight and technical level allow it), but for speed, a longer is more appropriate.
  • Type of snow
  • Physical training, longer and stiffer skis are for advanced users.

 

In choosing skis we recommend you to choose suitable models for your technical and physical levels and the type of snow that you will be on most of the time. Ask a specialist to guide you. Recently a range of ladies skis were developed, that are lighter and more flexible thanks to the use of lighter materials.

In addition, remember that skiing equipment must be maintained so you can enjoy it for a long time. From the links, the boots, the skis and the sticks, you should know what to do. Do not forget waxing the soles and polishing the edges. If you’re handy, you can do it yourself; if not, better let a professional take care of your ski equipment.

These are just some of the information you need to know about ski and how to choose a suitable model for you

 

Please note that Hotel Alpin in Poiana Brasov rent ski equipment and has 15 monitors to help you. Don’t forget about the shuttle that will carry you to the ski slopes. They leave each 15 minutes from the hotel to the slopes and from the slopes to the hotel.

In addition, we have an offer you cannot refuse for the period February 23 to 28. You are welcome to enjoy the winter as long as you can.

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