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September 2019 - Luxury Ski News Archive

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The Different Types of Ski Explained

Tue September 10, 2019

skis in snow with mountains in the background

Buying your own skis can make sense if you get out to the slopes regularly. You can avoid the queues at rental shops and be sure of the quality of your skis, bindings and any other equipment you purchase. But if you are booking a ski holiday this year with prices for a decent set starting around £450, you naturally want to make the right choice.

If you’re a novice skier, and tend to stick to well-groomed runs, then the type of ski you’re using probably won’t have a significant impact on your performance or the amount of fun you can have. As your experience and ability progresses however, your choice of ski takes on greater importance as it can improve your performance, speed, agility and safety on different terrain.

Ski technology really took off from around the early 1990s, and there is now a vast amount of choice on the market. For the uninitiated, that can make finding the right ski for your needs bewildering. In most cases it makes sense to browse the range in a shop and discuss your requirements with the staff there so they can help you find the right ski for your requirements and budget.

Whether you’re looking to buy, or simply to make an informed decision when it comes to renting a pair, take a read of this short guide for a lowdown on the different types of ski available, and to what kind of conditions they are most appropriate.


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