For many, skiing is an enjoyable and exhilarating pastime. Few things are more exciting than sliding down a mountain at high speeds. However, for some people, a trip to the slopes precipitates significant fear that might threaten their enjoyment. Fortunately, reluctant skiers might be able to overcome such fears by adhering to the following five … Read more 5 Ways to Overcome Your Fear of Skiing
The skiers and snowboarders who rent ski and snowboard gear from our shop here in Mammoth don’t do so with the hopes of slicing up corduroy slopes. Everyone, no matter if they’re a beginner renting their fresh set up or a pro heading out to heli-ski, dreams of riding through untouched snow. With a mountain … Read more How to be the First One on the Snow at Mammoth Mountain
At ASO Mammoth we help people visiting Mammoth Mountain from all over the world rent ski and snowboard gear every day, but we see even more people flying to Mammoth Lakes with their own gear. If you’re new to skiing and snowboarding, or have just had a bad experience with a bag being declared overweight … Read more How to Fly with Ski and Snowboard Gear
Your first day on the mountain is always a memorable one. Some people spend their entire first day on the ground and others make their first turns, but just about everyone remembers the first time they felt like they could control their board or skis and realized skiing and snowboarding are actually possible, and even … Read more Trying to Get Back into Skiing or Snowboarding After a Long Break? We Can Help
It doesn’t matter if you’re carving down a black diamond or are still working on your plough turns on the bunny hill, when you’re snowboarding or skiing you get treated to spectacular mountain views. Except if you’re relying on foggy glasses to see those views. Just like how you can’t ride without mountains, you can’t … Read more What You Need to Know About Skiing and Snowboarding with Glasses
Here at ASO Mammoth, we see beginners rent ski and snowboard gear here in our Mammoth Lakes shop every day. When we get to talking about why they chose skiing over snowboarding or vice versa though, beginners tell us they are often deciding based on what their friends or family are doing or even just … Read more Trying to Decide if You Should Ski or Snowboard? Here are the Pros and Cons of Each Sport
If you’re looking for a low-impact form of exercise with cardiovascular benefits, you might want to try skiing. Dr. Josef Niebauer, from Austria’s Paracelsus Medical University, explains skiing boosts cardiac function and blood circulation. The sport also tones the arms and legs. Here’s what you should know about different types of skiing and how they … Read more Does Skiing Provide a Good Cardiovascular Workout?
Everyone skis or snowboards for their own reasons. However, thanks to the remote locations of ski resorts and the spectacular mountains that surround them the people who ski and snowboard to escape from the crowd and find solitude are often the happiest in the mountains. If that sounds like you but you’re not riding tree … Read more What You Need to Know About Skiing and Snowboarding Tree Runs
If you’ve tried to learn how to ski or snowboard as an adult, you know how fortunate children who learn to ski and snowboard are. Whether it’s because they bounce back from a fall easier than an adult or are less afraid of falling, kids often pick up skiing and snowboarding quickly, and once they … Read more Are You Taking Kids Skiing for The First Time? Here’s What You Need to Know
When learning how to ski, you’ll take any advantage you can get if it means staying upright and off the ground. For many green skiers, skiing without their poles seems like one of those advantages. If you’re wondering whether or not you need ski poles the simple answer is that, although there are some exceptions, … Read more Can You Ski Without Poles?