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First of all, we hope that this message finds you and your families safe and well.
As we move forwards out of our lockdowns, all of us at Freedom Snowsports would like to announce that we will be re-opening and back on the mountain.
For advance booking of sessions taking place in the 2020/21 winter season. All bookings being made from now through to 1st September 2021. We will not be asking for any payment until after September. Instead we will put advance bookings in place as ‘Reservations’, free of charge, and with free cancellation. Then, from the 1st of September 2020 we will process all bookings and payments as normal.
This is so that we can offer all of our valued clients peace of mind, and security in making advance bookings with us. Giving you the ability to plan your winter in the mountains with us, and at the same time giving you the flexibility to deal with any un-foreseen issues.
To make an advance booking between now and September 2020, please contact us directly.
As the season begins, we all love getting fired up with the best ski movies the winter has to offer. So here it is!
Our list of the best ski movies of 2019/2020
By: The Faction Collective/Red Bull Media
The second feature length ski film by The Faction Collective, in co-production with Red Bull. Slick cinematography as you’d expect from Red Bull, and epic skiing from the Faction athletes. Showcasing some of the best from the Swiss originating, Faction Skis.
When the end of the ski season arrives, we are usually left wanting more. This is one of the things that keeps skiing so special. With a significant pause in the sport we love, it is not just ‘on-tap’ like so many things today. The summer is an opportunity to keep ourselves in shape and prepared for next winter. So that we can enjoy every moment of the winter to its fullest. So lets discuss how to prepare for skiing and the winter ahead while we have time off.
We’ve put together some information about the pretty spectacular area of France that Freedom Snowsports operate in. We of course let you know about St Gervais, Chamonix, Megeve, & Les Contamines across our website. But here is just a small flavour of the delights that the Auvergne-Rhône-Alpes has to offer.
For those of you thinking about your first ski experience. We’ve put together a Guide for considering what you’ll need, and where to go. Courtesy of us all here at Freedom Snowsports.
A good waxed ski base is a must for all skiers. It enables us to glide and steer the skis smoothly over the snow. But have you ever wondered if it’s something that can be done at home. Or is it one of those dark arts best left to the professionals? Let us show you how to wax your skis at home.
So, Telemark Skiing, What Is It And Whats The Advantage?
Telemark skiing is the original. It is the equipment that skiers used to walk, climb, and ski in all directions in the same state. Up, down, and around, all in the same un-altered free heel state. It is not the same as modern Alpine Ski Touring equipment. Where the skier can put the binding into walk mode, then lock the heel in place for alpine downhill mode. Telemark is a technique of skiing where the binding remains free at the heel. Those folks you see lunging their way gracefully (most of the time) down the mountain. Telemark skiing originated in the Telemark region of Norway (yes, its obvious when said like that). The technique allowed skiers to move from walking on their free heel equipment to making controlled downhill turns at high speed. It was the hybrid of Nordic skiing and downhill skiing.
Having spent some time enjoying ski mountaineering and ski touring in Chamonix at Freedom Snowsports. We decided to take 10 days for a ski mountaineering trip. Which took us through the Bernese Oberland (Bernese Highland) in Switzerland, starting from Lauterbrunnen. The many 4000m+ peaks that abundantly surround the ski touring routes are a perfect pairing. Read More…
Now before we get going, this is not supposed to be a physics lesson. Just simple, useable information to make it easier to select a ski for an intended purpose. So you can enjoy getting more from your skiing.
On most piste skis a regular, positive camber covers the entire length of the sidecut. Along with the skis stiffness, this characteristic provides the most edge grip possible on hard packed piste. Mainly because the ski is under more tension and “bites” back down into the snow. Therefore most piste focused skis, Read More…