The ski resorts have exclusive cross-country ski tracks, on flat terrain and with perfectly groomed snow. As we “walk” along the slopes, we can enjoy beautiful natural landscapes where, in addition to abundant vegetation, it is not uncommon to come across the occasional animal in the wild.
In general, practicing cross-country skiing is cheaper than alpine skiing due to the lower price of the ski pass and the rental of equipment, making it a good option to spend a day in the snow with family or friends.
Classic cross-country skiing: It is the right technique for beginners, as it requires less technical demand. The skis move along lanes previously created in the snow.
Skater, free or skating cross-country ski: Unlike the classic style, the freestyle requires more effort and better physical condition, since more momentum is needed to reach more speed.
How To Put Together A Snowboard Kit?
First, you need to choose boots, then bindings and a snowboard. It is this order that will allow you in the future to select the remaining parts of the equipment for the dimensions and characteristics of your boot. It will be extremely unpleasant if the elements of your kit “do not make friends” with each other. The board may be too wide for your foot size, or vice versa, very narrow, due to which the toe of the boot will cling to the slope when skiing. Boots can also hang out with the foot in the bindings, which will lead to poor control.
How Long Does A Snowboard Last?
How long a snowboard can last depends a lot on its use and quality. A mid-range snowboard can last you many years if you take care of it and only use it to go downhill.
The useful life of a snowboard decreases a lot if you do freestyle and/or off-piste. Big jumps, boxes, and rails are the main culprits that snowboard last 1 year, 2 years, 3 years, or at most 4 years.
It will depend on how gross you are and how many times you upload each season.
As we have said before, the materials and finishes of the cheap snowboard or not will also have a great influence. For example, a snowboard with bamboo cosmetics greatly extends its life since it does not open easily even if it receives a good blow.
Another moment in which you should consider taking your snowboard to the workshop is if you make a hole in the sole or a deep scratch due to stones or rocks. Then they will have to put a cofix on you to cover it up and be able to continue using the snowboard normally.