26 January 2017

Ski Holiday Short Preparation Guide

Ski Shop in Vail Now the ski season is upon us, it’s time to bust out that ski equipment and hit the road! Are you prepared? Like any other trip, skiing or snowboarding will need some intensive preparation. You can lessen the hassle and maximize the fun you will get from this holiday trip.

Here’s a rundown of the basic things you will need to consider:

Before Even the Ski Holiday Comes

Skiing and snowboarding can be physically taxing, so even before ski season arrives, you should consider working out for a little bit. Active says to work your quadriceps, hamstrings and glutes, inner and outer thighs, calves, abs and back, and arms. These are the muscles you use the most when you ski or snowboard and it’s essential to strengthen them if you want to maximize your time on the slopes and more importantly, avoid injuries.

It isn’t really required to do any pre-ski holiday workouts, but it will be worth it when you finally get to your destination and see everyone else catching their breath while you glide past them.

Where and When

Many times people just consider the ‘where’ part of the trip since there is a “ski season” afterall. They only go when it’s convenient. There is nothing wrong with this. However, consider the month and day you will go in the ski season.

According to Snow, during the month of December it is best to go before the 25th rather than in-between Christmas and the New Year. December is a family-friendly month. January and February will have more people on the weekends, while on March and April; the crowd tends to drop so lift lines will be shorter. Another thing about spring break months is that it’s optimal to ski from 10 a.m. to 2 p.m., as the snow gets slushier during the afternoon. This will give you more time to explore the area and plan other activities.

The ‘where’ part, on the other hand, depends on the novelty and trustworthiness of the place. Have you skied there before and you know it’s going to provide you with everything you need and want? Is it worth to come back to that resort, or perhaps maybe it’s time to try out another one? Also, consider your budget when trying out new resorts.

Luggage and Equipment

Of course, since you’re going skiing or snowboarding, you will definitely need the proper gear aside from your personal things. Commuting to the resort will be a hassle with all the stuff you need to bring.

Snow’s tip is to fill one big bag with everyone’s outerwear and have individual carry-on bags for personal stuff. You can wear your snow boots on the plane, too, to save up more space. Best of all you can leave your ski or snowboarding equipment at home and just rent or buy, like in Vail ski shops such as American Ski Exchange. Make sure that that you arrive early enough so you can prepare them or just do it online.

Of course, you can bring your own equipment since they’re familiar but If you to save yourself some hassle, you follow the suggestion above.

Now that you know what to consider before going on your ski holidays you can be sure that you will enjoy yourself, with the least hassle and injury. Preparation is key to everything, so don’t skimp out on it.




16 January 2017
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Oil: How Should People Transport It?

OilPeople have come a long way in terms of transportation, not only for aiding people’s travels, but also for moving materials too heavy or too toxic for a single person to handle.

Even then, no mode of transportation is flawless, and when too heavy and too toxic do not even begin to describe the material in need of transport — oil, decisions can quickly turn from the logistical to the moral.

Heavy Conflict

Disregard the seemingly perpetual conflict tied with the oil industry, the most notable of which (for now) is the resource struggle in the Middle East, between ISIS and everyone else, and you still have a significant problem on your hands with oil transport.

Whether it is an oil pipeline in Syria or Missouri, running a tube over multiple territories proves to be a very risky move, yet pays off extremely well. In fact, about 58 percent of all oil deliveries made worldwide is by pipeline, and The Wall Street Journal says that it is indeed the quickest and cheapest way to move crude. On the subject of safety, however, leaky underground pipelines can severely damage terrestrial ecosystems, though those in water undeniably have had it worse.

Dark Oceans

Pipelines could drip no amount of crude; transportable tank trucks could spill no amount of diesel, which could cause an environmental catastrophe even remotely comparable to those that happened at sea.

With barges transporting the second largest share of oil (37 per cent) across the world’s waters, every trip does run the risk of killing entire populations of sea life within days, but it is a risk companies have to take in order to maximize utility from the oil fields they are finding increasingly difficult locate and secure.

Perfecting the way people transport oil may not come before humanity outgrows its dependency on the resource. For now, the best thing that industries can do is minimize the risk involved in their two most used modes of transport: pipelines and barges.