We’ve been highly commended in the sports category for the 2014 Wales Blog Awards. Thank you to all of our loyal readers for the continued support, we can’t wait to see what’s next for Snowed In! See te full list … Continue reading
A few weeks ago the Wales Ski Team ventured up to Manchester for a weekend of technical and gate training at the Chill Factore snow dome. The centre is one of the newest indoor training facilities in the UK, and … Continue reading
Today will be remembered as the day Team GB secured their first ever Paralympic Gold medal. Its been a long time coming, but it was definitely worth the wait. Kelly Gallagher and her guide Charlotte Evans won the historic medal … Continue reading
Well well, haven’t the Winter Olympics been just what the doctor ordered? With the miserable weather here in the UK trying to dampen our spirits, we’ve been delivered a dose of sunshine with the winning of not one, but two … Continue reading
Whether you’re a ski racer or not, stop what you’re doing and take the next couple of minutes to enjoy this rather innovative piece of journalism from the New York Times on Ted Ligety’s skiing technique. The article can be … Continue reading
A great read for current and ex-racers, as well as their parents. Looking back on my days as a snow competitor you really do realise skiing isn’t everything and there are more important things in life. Still, that doesn’t mean I didn’t love it, and I would not swap those racing days for anything!
Ski races are not known to be the happiest places on earth. You’ve got a few different personalities in the crowd at a ski race, and this is how it usually breaks down.
You’ve got the winner. This guy is psyched. He just beat everyone there. The only thing he is trying to figure out is a good response to the question, “how’d it go?” “Oh, I won,” sounds too pompous, “I did pretty good,” too cavalier. Seriously, it’s an awkward question for the winner, but they’ll figure out that you beat them later so for now, a simple “great” usually does the trick.
Next you’ve got the guys who were close, literal and relative to skill/age. They like to keep that smile on their faces and congratulate those around them, which is usually genuine. They are content but not satisfied. At the back of their heads there is this incessant nagging…
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Following Michael Schumacher‘s skiing crash in the French resort of Meribel a few weeks ago, (he recently underwent a third surgery), and the many discussions that were sparked over the use of helmets whilst on the slopes, we thought we … Continue reading
Yesterday Lindsey Vonn announced via her Facebook that she will no longer be competing in the 2014 Winter Olympics in Sochi. The American said, “The reality has sunk in that my knee is just too unstable to compete at this … Continue reading
It’s the New Year which means it’s time to get organised and make some resolutions! And if one of those New Year’s resolutions happens to be getting fit or doing some more exercise, then why not give skiing a try? … Continue reading
It’s Christmas, and the last thing anyone wants at this time of year is to be ripped off. Unfortunately, this has been the sad case for a number of people who have been caught out by an online ski holiday … Continue reading