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How to learn to ski as a total beginner - by Charlotte Hartley

How to learn to ski as a total beginner - by Charlotte Hartley

A few months ago, I hit what could only be described as a quarter life crisis. I realised I’d had the same hobbies for most of my adult life, and they consisted only of watching the soaps and avoiding the gym. I’d entered my 30’s and no lon...

7/9/2019
Is skiing a good workout?

Is skiing a good workout?

The short answer is yes. In our previous blog post , we outlined some useful ski fitness tips to help you get the most out of your time on the snow, and to get you into peak fitness for the season ahead. We know that ski cardio offers the b...

6/27/2019
How many calories do you burn skiing?

How many calories do you burn skiing?

With fitness enthusiasts booking our one-hour Lift Pass on a regular basis, a question we often get asked here at Chill Factore is, just how many calories do you burn skiing for one hour? If we take a person of 75kg (11 stone), they will bu...

6/27/2019
How to parallel ski with Chill Factore

How to parallel ski with Chill Factore

Parallel skiing involves three steps: the initiation, the edge change and the finish The initiation means turning the skis so they are travelling straight. The edge change means swapping the edges which are pushed into the snow. To...

6/18/2019
How do skiers reduce friction with Chill Factore

How do skiers reduce friction with Chill Factore

Reduce friction with hydrocarbon and fluorocarbon waxes Hydrocarbon is most commonly used and lasts the longest  For regular skiers, fluorocarbon waxes better repel water and dirt Remember friction can be helpful when focusing on con...

6/18/2019