Fischer Ski Guide

Ski poles purchase advice: Which size of ski poles should I buy?

Alpine

Ski poles purchase advice: Which size of ski poles should I buy?

It's hard to believe, but the length of a ski pole can influence the performance On- and Off-piste: Depending on your skiing style and terrain, you will need shorter or longer poles. Therefore, choosing the right size is important when buying the poles – so nothing gets in the way of having a good time in the snow! How is ski pole length calculated and why does it depend on the type of pole used? Let us answer these questions for you.

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Which ski suits me best? Ski types tested

Alpine

Which ski suits me best? Ski types tested

From good-natured All Mountain Skis for beginners to Freeride Skis for free-spirited or the Race Carver for ambitious skiers - finding the right ski seems like a pretty difficult task at first. If you are asking yourself: "Which ski is best for me?" Then you've come to the right place, because we've summarized the most important tips on (alpine) ski types and their differences for you!

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Tips and technique for mogul skiing

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Tips and technique for mogul skiing

Mogul fields can be found at almost every ski area. They are specially prepared slopes of low, semi-regular snow mounds with clearly defined, rounded troughs surrounding them. You’ll see experts refining their technique, freestyle skiers and boarders launching off the tops, and beginners slowly working their way through this unique challenge. Mogul skiing has been a Winter Olympics sport since 1994, with an individual freestyle element judged on speed, technique, and aerial moves; there is also a head-to-race.

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Be prepared with ski crampons

Alpine

Be prepared with ski crampons

What crampons are to mountain climbers, ski crampons are to ski tourers. They can save your tour, and literally save your life. On really or icy snow, even the best climbing skins aren’t enough to prevent you from slipping. The danger is especially high when traversing a hard surface. A sideways skid is the hardest to avoid and recover from. Ski crampons are a surprisingly simple, effective, even lightweight solution to this problem.

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Determining your glove size

Alpine

Determining your glove size

A glove is a glove, as long as it's warm? Not at all, if your gloves do not fit correctly, your hands will not get warm or stay warm. To keep your hands comfortable, please follow the fitting instructions on the men's women's and children's gloves charts. 

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Learning to ski

Alpine

Learning to ski

Skiing is wintertime fun with a high-speed rush. That is, of course, if you’ve learned to ski properly. No worries, even as an adult you can still learn advanced skills like carving smooth turns and moving like a pro out on the slope. We’ll accompany you the whole way on your first day and share some tips and tricks in this crash course…well, you know what we mean.

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What ski length do I need for cross-country skis, touring skis etc.?

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What ski length do I need for cross-country skis, touring skis etc.?

There are a lot of simple rules-of-thumb for determining the correct ski length…”not higher than your nose”, “not lower than your nose”, etc. Some of these may actually be helpful, but there are other key factors involved in finding the correct length of a ski. The length calculation is also entirely different for touring, cross-country, freeride, and other types of skis. Kids’ skis are also a completely different matter.

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Recognizing avalanche risk

Alpine

Recognizing avalanche risk

It's a perfect dream day with glistening snow as far as the eye can see. Ski tourers, freeriders, and even snowshoe hikers are looking forward to venturing out onto the snow-covered slopes.  Is the day in exposed terrain really safe? We explain how to assess the avalanche danger correctly and travel in the backcountry safely, avoiding as many avalanches as possible. Here are a few tips that can be vital.

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