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What is Jibbing?

Have you ever wondered what those young snowboard and ski kids are talking about when they say they are going 'jibbing'?

Well after much research to make sure I give you the correct definition of 'jibbing' in ski and snowboard terms, this is what I have come up with... A fun type of snowboarding, where you ride, tap, or bump your snowboard over various obstacles like rails, jumps, boxes, trees etc.  To help me explain I found an awesome wee video from the guys at I Ride Park City, check out their jibbing here.

That's all for this week - short and sweet! I hope to see you this winter, so...

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Posted By: Paula Mitchell, @ Thu, 28th Mar 2013  View comments (0)  Add a comment

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Lauren Staveley - Australian Snowboarder Taking on the World

Lauren Staveley is taking on the world, and she is doing a fine job at it too! This young Australian girl is one to watch, at only 18 years old she is setting herself up to achieve Olympic dreams.

Lauren is backed with numerous Australian and USASA junior titles and is now competing on the World Cup circuit. She started snowboarding at the age of nine and just has not stopped. Now that is a lot of time on snow! Some may say that is lucky, but I know better. Lauren has put in hours and hours of hard work and battled her way through a few injuries too, as well as completing high school at the...

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Posted By: Paula Mitchell, @ Fri, 22nd Mar 2013  View comments (0)  Add a comment

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When is the Best Time to Ski in New Zealand

I am often asked when is the best time to take a New Zealand ski holiday? Or when is the snow at it’s best in New Zealand? The answer to this is both simple and complex. So here's a blog post all about it!

Firstly, I can only really comment on South Island ski areas, as that is where all my New Zealand experience is from. I can also only talk in general terms, as each year the weather is slightly different and I am certainly no clairvoyant!

The gorgeous Southern Lakes area, which includes the Wanaka and Queenstown ski resorts such as Cardrona, Treble Cone, Coronet Peak and The Remarkable...

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Posted By: Paula Mitchell, @ Wed, 13th Mar 2013  View comments (0)  Add a comment

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Taking Kids Skiing and Snowboarding

Have you ever wanted to take a family snow holiday? Or perhaps even just a day trip to the snow? But wonder if the kids will enjoy skiing or snowboarding?! Without going into too much detail, as I could write forever! I will take you through a few steps of what to do and what to expect. This will help make sure their first ski vacation is a good one!

You probably already know this, but kids are generally very fast learners and they like to copy what you do! This tends to help them have a great time skiing or snowboarding, as they pick up the skills quick! 

First and foremost, make sure t...

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Posted By: Paula Mitchell, @ Wed, 6th Mar 2013  View comments (0)  Add a comment

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