Skiing by the numbers
We thought we’d throw out some fun ski facts out there!
- Lifespan of a ski boot:: 80 days
- Number of days in a ski boot :: 75
- Amount of perspiration per foot during a ski day :: 1/4 cup…. eeekk
- Number of times you should get your skis tuned per season :: 2
- Number of times you should get your skis waxed in a season :: 5
- Most expensive lift ticket in Colorado :: $129 at Vail Mountain Resort
This year’s models of women’s skis offer up a variety of choices for all skier types. The addition of early rise in the tip and tails of many ski types, provides women with tools that stay afloat in powder and crud, yet hold an edge for those who savor turning. One such ski is the Rossignol 88. This sturdy bad girl loves to carve, yet floats through powder and crud when needed. The 88′s efficiency in entering a turn provides responsive control, while the extended side cut (135-88-124) securely plants an edge from tip to tale. One of my favorite feelings on the Rossignol 88
Check out the Open Arms Classic Flourish Skirt! Click here
Where did you get the idea for Open Arms?
The idea for Open Arms was inspired by discovering that many refugee women who have been forced out of their homeland and resettled in the US are virtually invisible in our own communities. The idea was born from a passion that everyone should have an opportunity to take
It did not take long for me to decide which ski was the best ski for me this season….and the winner is…..the Volkl Yumi. I found that this all mountain ski was light under my foot but yet offered a feeling of full control. It turned very easily with a wider turning radius. As a skier, who learned to ski on the slick slopes of Vermont, I felt like the Yumi offered the carving component I am accustomed, and yet at the same time, it can hang well on the powder days. It is a great ski for women who want to have fun on the front side and venture onto the backside every once in a while. And plus, it’s pretty!