Monday, 2 November 2015

What do skiers hate?

Skiers do love to ski but there are a few things we also like to rant about! Every year I go skiing and every year I have a rant. Why do I still go simple because I love it! 

Ski Boots 

Why do they have to feel like you are locked into a pressure box? You can hear the cry's of delight when skiers take them off. My friend says the best part of the day is taking them off! 
On a ski trip in Whistler I hired a pair of boots and they were so comfortable I bought them. I didn't care they had a few marks and had been worn for the first time in years, even compared to using my own boots I had a pain free week of fantastic skiing. Thank you Fairmout Chateau

Beautiful mountain locations to eat and drink but why are the toilets always down stairs?  

You have had a amazing lunch and now it's time to head back out, just a quick trip to the toilet but it's never a quick trip. As a skier I know all to well the joy of trying to get down stairs in ski boots. It's a master class and even worse on wet stairs. Does anyone know of a place that has toilets on the same floor I have yet to find one.

Carrying Skis & Poles

Over ten years back my husband used to have to carry three full sets of skis and poles until he came up with Skiweb Ski Carrier. Now I don't mind how far we are away from the slopes, I don't moan anymore! 

If you are lucky and get "ski to door"  then your days start and end on a high. However a small walk to the slopes each morning and back again in the evening in ski boots, carrying skis and poles can be a nightmare, and if you have small children you will be also be carrying theirs! 

Our solution is Skiweb ski carrier, it straps up the skis and poles so you pop them over your shoulder like a shoulder bag and the kids can carry their own. Vertical skiing is so much more practical, no protruding skis behind you and the weight goes down the body and not across, making the skis feel much lighter. 

There are many carriers out there but check, they fold up to carry when on the slopes, the don't have lots of adjustments and they don't have any sharp pieces that could hurt you if you have a fall. Check out Ski Carriers reviews to find the one for you.  

Skiers using the wrong slopes

You have seen them, first we have the speed devils who rush passed at 70mph on a blue run and then we have the learners on the red runs snow ploughing all the way down. Wow that must give them leg ace!
Skiers try and get on the runs that suit your skill and be aware of others around you. We all want to have a good time. 

Snowboarders, they look so cool but they drive me crazy!

Need I say more the battle goes on. But why do they still have to lay around the slopes in groups?  There are bars to meet in you don't see any skiers having a chill and chat mid slope! I can hear that noise now the rumble coming from behind that tells you look out a snowboarder is going to fly past any minute. Please guys slow down. 

Rant over.... Can't wait to get on the slopes soon! 

Thursday, 19 February 2015

Skiweb - Ski Carriers Made in WALES!

Wow - Back at the start of creating skiweb ski carriers and the Skiweb Brand

How we started this project, that has now become a international ski accessory company!

A press cutting from a local paper all about Skiweb - From a little idea a BRAND has grown.

Friday, 1 August 2014

Got U - New Kids sports support harness

Got U - Keeping little ones safe when learning
a new activity

When your little one wants to learn a new activity you want to be sure they are safe but you also need them to feel confident. Using a harness like Got"U" makes learning easy and safe.

The harness gives them support when learning but without the full hand on experience. Kids feel independent but parents feel in control. It's a perfect combination. 
Got "U" is great to support children when they are learning to ride a bike, swim, horse ride, snowboard, skate, ice skate or ski. 

Got "U" comes with a long leash to use when learning to ski. Parents can keep control of the speed and control the child down the slopes. They feel independent but the parent knows they are safe. Perfect for the first few days on the slopes. They rear grip handle also helps to get them on and off the chair lifts and pick them up if they have a tumble! 
Some Children lack confidence and can get tearful when learning something new, using the Got"U" harness lets them know you are there  to support and encourage them all the way, but without hindering them. Confidence is the key to learning. 

Our tip, don't push them to quickly let them learn and enjoy the moment.
Got"U" sports harness has adjustable straps and fits Age 2 - 8. It also has a handy little pouch for those little things they may want to take out with them, a feel treats, tissues, sunscreen etc.
It's the harness that brings you and your child together to learn with fun, while staying safe.

Tips for learning

Keep them warm
Keep them dry
If it's hot wear a hat and sunscreen
Take your time
Encourage them
Start with the basics
Take breaks
Don't compare them to others. we are learn at different rates
Make it fun
Introduce a game
Set a training route to follow
Give them a challenge at the end of each session
Award them for their efforts

All basic stuff, the most important have fun enjoy the moment with your child.



Tuesday, 14 January 2014

Should all skiers wear helmets?

Should all skiers wear helmets?

This is a question often under debate. What do you think?

Helmet use among skiers and boarders has been on the increase for the past few years. 
With many new styles and colours they are no longer uncool. 

If you ski in America you will be the uncool one if you don't have a helmet on!
I went to Whistler a few years back and by the end of my first day skiing I had a helmet. After eight years of skiing without one I will never ski with out one again. 

I am no ski dare devil but why take the risk? 

In Austria more experts wear helmets them than beginners.  Austrian experts estimate that 60 to 70 per cent of skiers and boarders wear helmets and it's estimated that in Switzerland around 84 per cent wear a helmet.
America’s National Ski Areas Association reports a 171 per cent rise in helmet use since 2003/04.  Back then less than 25 per cent of people wore one.
Head injuries typically occur as a result of a collision, or an impact with the snow. They often happen at high speed. While some people still choose not to wear a helmet, research published in the British Medical Journal shows that wearing one makes general head injuries 35 per cent less likely. 
Michael Schumacher's accident has brought the discussion back into our minds. 

The headlines read: 

Michael Schumacher 'fighting for his life' after skiing accident remains in a critical condition and fighting for his life after sustaining serious head injuries in an off-piste skiing accident at a resort in the French Alps. Doctors say former F1 world champion would not have survived accident in French Alps if he had not been wearing a helmet.

The question is .... Will you be wearing a helmet this season... I know I will! 

You can buy or rent, some resorts give them free with ski hire, so why not wear one? 


Monday, 21 October 2013

Skiweb - The Ski Carrier - Semplificatevi la vita con Skiweb.Skiweb, il miglior porta-sci e racchette mai inventato

Siete stufi di portare i vostri sci e le racchette da sci?

Semplificatevi la vita con Skiweb.Skiweb, il miglior porta-sci e racchette mai inventato.

Skiweb, il tocco finale ad un equipaggiamento completo.

Unico: Medaglia d'argento al Salone Internazionale delle Invenzioni a Ginevra.

Innovativo:Permette a tutti, bambini ed adulti, di portare facilmente i loro sci e racchette.

Ultra-compatto:Piccolo e leggero. Si ripiega e s'infila nell'apposita borsa.

Resistente:Leggero ma robusto. Skiweb è in grado di portare fino a 5 kg d'equipaggiamento

Protegge la vostra attrezzatura

Evita il maltrattamento durante il trasporto

Sicuro: Camminate, salite e scendete con le due mani sempre libere.

Facile da utilizzare: Skiweb è un semplice nastro di Velcro con cui si legano le racchette e gli sci in modo da mantenerli allineati ed immobili

Per ogni sciatore: Una taglia unica per tutti, bambini ed adulti.