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Questions tagged [winter-sports]

Questions regarding ice skating, snowboarding, and other sports activities normally performed in Winter other than skiing, for which use tag [skiing].

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Rigid boxes for snowboard and ski for air travel [closed]

I'll be flying with Air Canada this winter (domestic flight in Canada) for a ski trip. From their website, we can see Snowboards must be packed in a rigid and/or hard-shell case specifically ...
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Is troika riding available as a tourist experience in Ukraine?

Is troika riding available as a tourist experience in Ukraine? I tried searching, and could only find the slang usage of the term "troika". Is it specific only to Russia, and not a thing in Ukraine? ...
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Is a snowboard bag within the baggage allowance when flying Air China?

I'm flying to Tokyo from Shanghai on Air China to do some snowboarding and would like to know whether I can take my snowboard bag which is 160cm x 33cm x 21cm. On the Air China website, it states: ...
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Is it easy to get snowboard/ski hire in Borovets without prior booking?

We're off to Borovets skiing in a month or so. We want to book ski/snowboard hire, passes, etc but finding the websites difficult to navigate. Does anyone have experience of getting ski hire on ...
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Ice Skating near Tokyo/Nikko in the Summer

I was hoping to enjoy some Ice Skating, just for fun during my trip to Japan. I am currently in Tokyo and was planning to visit Nikko sometime soon. I was hoping if there are any ice skating rinks ...
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How to choose where to ski

I have never been skiing and know nothing about it. I wish to surprise someone with a ski travel package (airfare, ground transportation, hotel, ski rentals, skiing admission tickets, and whatever ...
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Is it possible to drink alcoholic beverages at Iranian ski resorts?

In Places you never knew you could ski, it's implied that you can't drink alcoholic beverages at Iranian ski resorts: Visit Tehran in winter and salivate over the Alborz mountain range that ...
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How should one go about organising a skiing/snowboarding holiday for a large group of people?

I try to go skiing every year with my university, however this year I want to do something a little different. I know a lot of people, and in turn they know some others, who want to go skiing this ...
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Canadian Greyhound - is there a charge for bringing an extra snowboard?

I've bought a ticket from Vancouver to Calgary, and will have my backpack (checked luggage) and a day pack on the bus. I'm considering bringing my snowboard as well. However, 1) I don't have a bag ...
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Which ski resorts in western Europe offer free lifts (intended for families)?

A lot of people with small children (who can't ski very well) would like to spend some time teaching them skiing, but ideally not pay high fees for the ski-pass for this time. Which ski resorts in ...
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What is the most accurate snow report website?

It's time to ski. But where to go? Where is the snow? What website or resource is most helpful in finding snow stats such as base depth, conditions, and predicted future conditions? I am most ...
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Taking camping food for Skiing in Val Thorens?

I am going on a ski trip with Wasteland Ski in January to Val Thorens and the three valleys also. After looking at some of the restaurants in Val Thorens being quite expensive and the fact that I ...
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Will a biathlon competition affect my ski vacation?

I've bought flight tickets to a ski vacation in Bansko, Bulgaria. Only later I've found out that on the same week the European biathlon championship will take place in exactly the same resort. Will ...
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Is the Wachau Valley interesting only to skiers?

I'm doing a trip from Vienna to Salzburg just after the beginning of the new year, probably 2-3 January. I'd like to stay for a day and night in Salzburg, but would also like to do another day and ...
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Which European resort has the best pistes for beginner to intermediate snowboarders?

I'm trying to choose a ski resort for a couple of snowboarders. Here's what we are looking plenty of beginner and intermediate runs which: Long and wide not just 100m nursery runs nor narrow ...
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Can I learn ski jumping in Japan?

Since visiting Calgary Olympic Park and seeing their exhibit on ski jumping within the ski jumping tower, I've wanted to have a go at the sport, and Japan is the closest country to me (along with ...
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Newbie snowboarding options a couple of days not too far from Stockholm

We have been to Romme twice to learn and get better at snowboarding. We have spent 4 days each time and plan to do the same this season. What are the best places to do this where you can drive and ...
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Are there any natural outdoor ice skating locations in Australia?

I know winter is over now but it likely will be winter again by the time I get back to Australia. I also know there are a few temporary outdoor ice skating rinks but I do not know if there is any non ...