Best Cross Country Ski Gear

best cross country ski gear

So you decided to spend this winter on skis. Are you ready to skip the ski lift lines in a resort and enjoy cross country skiing instead? Before you can start your adventure, you will need to buy some gear. If you have trouble choosing from the overwhelming amount of equipment, don’t worry! My name … Read more

Best Ski Goggles for All Conditions

best ski goggles for all conditions

Tell me if you have experienced this scenario. You are on the slope, the weather is great, and you are enjoying yourself. Suddenly it starts snowing, and you can barely see through your dark ski goggles, so you must take them off. But you are getting more and more frustrated as the snow is getting … Read more

China Ski Tips – Chongli Wanlong Ski Resorts Detailed Guide

China Ski Tips - Chongli Wanlong Ski Resort

This is a detailed travel guide to one of my favorite ski resorts in China: Chongli Wanlong Ski Resorts, located in Beijing’s surrounding area. I am Aspen, an NZSIA level 2 ski instructor and APSI snowboard instructor. I’ve been teaching snowsports for over ten seasons now, and I’ve been teaching in China since 2017. If … Read more

Best Ski Accessories

best ski accessories

This is a review of the best ski accessories. My name is Kate and I’m a ski enthusiast. I’ve teamed up with Aspen, our wonderful NZSIA certified ski instructor, and ski school manager. Together we will bring you a list of the best ski accessories available. Anyone who spends a lot of time skiing will … Read more

Best China Ski Resorts – Instructor’s Top Picks

Best China Ski Resorts

This is a review of the top China ski resorts. I am Aspen, a duel ski (New Zealand Level 2, NZSIA) and snowboard instructor (Australia system, APSI) with 10 seasons of experience. I’ve been working in China as a ski and snowboarding instructor since 2017. Over the years, I have visited almost all of the … Read more

Best Ski Boots for Intermediate Skiers

best ski boots for intermeiate skiers

Hi, I’m Nick, a longtime downhill skier, and all-around skiing enthusiast. Today I will work with Aspen, our ski school manager, an experienced, NZSIA certified ski instructor to review the best ski boots for intermediate skiers. For intermediates, a good boot should have a combination of performance and comfort. There should be a medium to … Read more

Best Ski Touring Gloves

best ski touring gloves

This is a review of the best ski touring gloves. Hi, I’m Nick, a longtime touring skier, and outdoor gear enthusiast. Together with Aspen, an experienced NZSIA level 2 instructor, we are going to help you find the best ski touring gloves. Ski touring gloves have come a long way since the bulky leather gloves … Read more

Best Ski Touring Helmet

best ski touring helmet

This is a review of the best ski touring helmet. Hi, I’m Nick, I’ve been backcountry skiing for years and have tried several different helmets over my career as a skier. Today I am working with Aspen, an experienced NZSIA certified level 2 and kids cert ski instructor to help you find the best ski … Read more

Best SUP Paddles for Paddle Boarding

Best SUP Paddles

This is a review of the best SUP Paddles for paddle boarding. My name is Mako and I have been paddle boarding for over 10 years, I am also running a kayak and SUP-guided tours business for over 5 years.  In SUP, paddles, and boards always go hand in hand. Without the right paddle, even … Read more

How to Walk in Ski Boots

how to walk in ski boots

Let’s talk about how to walk in ski boots. I am Aspen, an NZSIA certified ski instructor and ski school manager of SSWBoardHouse ski school (online and offline). I have taught over a few thousand students since I got certified. Today, I will share with you some practical tips about how to walk in ski … Read more