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Wednesday, January 28, 2015

Head Skis: Skiing in a Winter Wonderland


I went skiing last weekend and it was so much fun! I hadn't had a chance to go because we haven't had much snow up until right now, so I was just itching to go! I made a super quick little video with some random iPhone clips my friend Dana and I took! Next time we go, I'll get some real action shots! 
I mainly ski at Seven Springs when I do a quick day trip-- it's about an hour from Pittsburgh so it's a quick and easy drive. It's more of a 'hill' than a mountain. There are several black diamonds, but they're super quick runs, but it does the trick for me to get my skiing fix in when I can't get to places like Vermont or go out west!

This was my first run with my new Head Total Joy Skis and boots that Head sent to me. As soon as I took my first run, I was amazed at the difference from my old skis. First of all, they are so lightweight that carrying them was a breeze. So lightweight, in fact, that I was actually concerned about the carving ability. However, I was amazed by how incredibly smooth they glided down the mountain. Not to mention, I was able to effortlessly carve and gain speed without catching an edge. 


Photo from my Instagram!

 Skiing is most definitely one of my passions. Throw me on any mountain for a day of skiing and I am a happy camper. I also feel like it really helps you to clear your head and become refreshed, too, not to mention, it's a killer workout. I also love the 'ski fashion' on the slopes. I'm very much a 'bright' skier so the mint jacket and bright orange pants that Head sent me were exactly something I would have chosen on my own. Usually, apres ski I opt for a cashmere cable knit, leggings and either L.L. Bean boots or my trusty and cozy Uggs (which I've had since 2006!) and sit by the fire to let my muscles rest... a glass of wine or cup of hot tea doesn't hurt, too! 

And last but not least, the best boots I've ever worn. When I think of ski boots, the word 'comfortable' is never a word I would use. They're usually stiff and uncomfortable and my feet are oftentimes bruised by the end... not to mention freezing. Well, Head completely owns the boot game because these are COMFORTABLE. They literally feel like you slipped into a cozy cushion but still offer the support necessary to ski well. Not to mention the warmth-- incredible!! I didn't even have to put warmers in my boots and my feet were still warm. I don't think I'll ever have another pair of boots again... this is definitely something I wholeheartedly recommend to any skier-- especially those who have to take more breaks due to cold feet... these let me stay out way longer than usual!  Needless to say, I'm totally impressed with their Joy line. I've always been a fan of the Head brand because of their quality, but these products are really top notch in my book. Have you tried out their Total Joy line? Have a fabulous day! 

Yours, 

1 comment:

Rebecca Virginia said...

looks like fun! loving your blog =]