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Slugging it out in the Wild West

7th September 2014 . Author Paul Quigley

A long-running court battle between two ski industry Giants is putting the upcoming season in jeopardy at Park City, a major Utah resort that has been a fixture for 50 years and served as an Olympic venue.

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"Too ski or not to Ski" that is the question 

9 September 2014 Author Paul Quigley

Time seems to be running out for UK Chalet operator Le Ski, who now have 5 days to lodge an appeal in the Supreme court in Paris following an earlier French Judges decision to ban guiding in the French Alps by non qualified ski instructors and too award damages to the french ski school, ESF,

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Extreme sports linked to 40,000 head and neck injuries per year

14 September 2014 Author Paul Quigley

Glorified in the "X Games" and shown on endless repeats on programmes such as Extreme Sports Channel in Ski bars throughout the World, skiers and boarders have fallen in love with the high risk sports such as mountain biking, skateboarding and snowboarding.

 

However new analysis in the United States has found that extreme sports have been linked to more than 4 million injuries since 2000, and now cause more than 40,000 head and neck injuries annually.

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"High" Mountains of Colorado

3rd November 2014 . Author Paul Quigley

Since the beginning of the year you have been legally able to purchase and consume marijuana in Colorado, USA provided its been bought in a licensed store and you have paid the appropriate scounty, state and Federal taxes. ( Everyone still wants their slice of the pie)

Nows that all well and good and very progressive however like driving a car surely there should be some limitations on what activities you should be allowed to do when under the influence of drugs especially when travelling at speed on the mountain.

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Helmet reviews

26 January 2015 Author Paul Quigley

Whilst it's not a precondition of our ski insurance policies on www.skicover.com that you wear a helmet when skiing or snowboarding, personally the team here have really come round and are now big fans!

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Feefo Gold Trusted Merchant 2015

26 January 2015 Author Paul Quigley

Trusted Merchant is an accreditation created by Feefo to recognise the consistent excellent customer service provided by some merchants in the eyes of their genuine customers.

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50% off ski hire offer for Skicover clients

28 January 2015 Author Paul Quigley

In collaboration with Skiset, Skicover.com have secured preferential rates with discounts up to -50% off on wintersports rental equipment including skis, boards, boots and poles, and the 7th day is Free!

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Avalanche bulletins

13 January 2016 Author Paul Quigley

Lots of avalanche reports are published online and often in local languages only. Here are a list of the most common sites for avalanche risks in resorts throughout the world and translated where possible into english.

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Avalanche warning levels

13 January 2016 Author Paul Quigley

Avalanche risk is graded from low to very high and the following gives you an understanding of how to read an avalanche risk report as published in resort.

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How to deal with an avalanche

13 January 2016 Author Paul Quigley

Preparation is key when skiing off piste or planning a trip with our without a guide into the back country. Remember most deadly avalanches are triggered by humans so this handy guide provides a list of things to be be aware of in order to keep you safe.

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How to use an avalanche beacon

13 January 2016 Author Paul Quigley

An avalanche beacon search consists of three phases: signal, coarse and fine search. It is highly recommended to practice them in order to become more effective when using your transceiver.

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How to use avalanche probes

13 January 2016 Author Paul Quigley

When thinking of snow safety equipment, avalanche probes are one of those pieces that you should never forget to take with you. Probes are best used in conjuction with avalanche beacons.

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How to shovel after an avalanche

13 January 2016 Author Paul Quigley

Shoveling might seem easy, but during an avalanche rescue it can consume much time. Here are some tips to help you in that difficult situation.

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How does an avalanche airbag work

13 January 2016 Author Paul Quigley

Avalanche airbags are being claimed to highly increase the chances of survival when caught up in an avalanche. Theory says that bigger objects end up on the surface after an avalanche, and this is precisely what these new pieces of ski safety equipment are designed for, to make skiers "a bigger object".

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The costs of an accident abroad

23 February 2015 Author Paul Quigley

An study commissioned by the Ski Club of Great Britain and Allianz Global Assistance UK shows that winter sports injuries in the US and Canada can be highly expensive, being the average cost per claim over £11,000.

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Insurance for 2 year trip to Canada.

16 November 2016 Author Paul Quigley

Skicover are delighted to announce that they now have travel insurance available that will cover travellers who are lucky enough to get a 2 year Visa to live and work in Canada under the IEC Programme.

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