17 JAN 2013Avalanche Safety Tips
Avalanche danger scale
Take more than just a 'colour' or 'number' with you when heading off-piste or into the backcountry. Find out what the specific dangers are for that day and the area you plan to ski. Where and what are the hazards and are they specific to certain terrain features, elevation, aspect or slope angle?Categories :
22 DEC 2012DAYS OFF
Mark Austin recently qualified Kiwi mountain guide and Tinderbox team member Chris Fecher head out in search of fresh snow and adventure.
We love laying that first track through the powder snow, because we know what it means when we get to the top of the climb. First tracks! Laying the first track usually also means that the hoards will not be to far behind, especcially...Categories :
22 DEC 2012First tracks
Chamonix is in full winter mode already and all the lifts are now running. We're in full swing taking bookings for the busy Christmas period and enjoying some of the best early season skiing ever.
Call us now for a chat about the amazing conditions or to make a booking enquiry.
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22 NOV 2012Winters on the way
Winter looks like it might well be on the way looking at the current forecast for chamonix. The recent stable high pressure has be just perfect for a little Autumn training but It's time for some turns now, so bring on the snow.
Heavy snow falls forecast for next week!!!Categories :
30 SEP 2012Top Skiing Tips - Carving
TOP SKIING TIPS - CARVING
1 - Balance over the centre of the ski to make them work properly
2 - Flex joints, check hand position and use a wide stance for great posture
3 - Develop lateral movements and balance to edge your skis
4 - Rotation is for skidding, use your skis to turn
5 - Look at your tracks and check if they're carved
6 - Tune...Categories :
30 SEP 2012Top Skiing Tips - Ski Boots
TOP SKIING TIPS - SKI BOOTS
1 - Buy boots and have them fitted by a pro, it make’s the world of difference
2 - Custom foot-beds are essential for comfort and performance
3 - Dry your liners at night for happy feet in the morning
4 - Boots like to be lightly clipped when in storage, it keeps them in good shape
5 - Invest in quality ski socks...Categories :
30 AUG 2012
06 AUG 2012Keep it up!
I hope you are all enjoying the Olympics at the moment, wow if that doesn't inspire you to get out and play then nothing will. With that in mind make sure your keeping your self fit and strong for the coming winter season. The better shape you're in, the more you'll get from your skiing holiday in Chamonix. I know I bet you've heard that a million times, but hey I'm...Categories :
26 MAY 2012Summer skiing
Summer skiing update
We believe even a small amount of skiing during the summer months can make a
massive difference to your skiing. Here are a few things going on this summer to
keep your skiing in great shape.
• Summer workshop days at Hemel Hempstead indoor slope
• Grommet...Categories :
06 APR 2012Firing up your passion for skiing
Firing up your passion for skiing with a little spark from the Tinderbox team. The smiles say it all!
Thanks so much for an awesome Chamonix winter season!
See you again next year!