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Jumping, watching, chilling – snowparks are not just a good training ground to dial in those tricks but also a place where people meet and learn from each other., © Tirol Werbung
Updated on 09.01.2023 in Sports from
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Kickers, boxes, rails – snowparks contain all manner of obstacles in many shapes and sizes with the aim of giving freestyle skiers and snowboarders as much fun as possible, hence the term funpark. We definitely recommend a visit to one during your next trip to Tirol – be it as a spectator or an active participant. Tirol’s ski resorts are home to snowparks large and small for all ages and abilities, from complete novices to budding professionals, slowly-but-surely intermediates to full-send fanatics.
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Skiing above the city at Patscherkofel, © Tirol Werbung / Stefan Voitl
Updated on 31.10.2022 in Sports from Michael
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Nikolaus Niedermoser from the Neustift Ski School in the Stubai Valley provides lots of handy tips on improving your skiing technique in his YouTube video series. This blog post sums up Nik's most important pieces of advice. The fascinating thing about skiing for me is that I always learn something new every year. Short turns, carved turns, skiing switch, hitting the kickers in the park or cruising the backcountry powder - whatever you are into, the right technique makes skiing more fun. Check out the following tips and tricks from a long-time ski instructor.
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Vorbereitung auf die Langlaufsaison (c) Tirol Werbung
Updated on 17.10.2022 in Sports from Mathea
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Why sweat it out in the gym during the winter months when you can explore the great outdoors on two skis? Cross-country skiing is known as being one of the best sports around when it comes to training not only stamina and cariovascular fitness but also strength in the legs and upper body. On top of that, it's excellent for your balance and burns plenty of calories.However, skating around on skinny skis does take a bit of getting used to. A key element to enjoying cross-country skiing is having the right fitness, so we have put together five exercises for you to do at home to get ready for your next holiday in Tirol. Coach Christoph Ebenbichler from the Innsbruck Olympic Centre will take you through each one step by step. Ready, steady, go!
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Updated on 17.10.2022 in Sports from Mathea
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Everyone knows the feeling of burning thighs or tight back muscles at the end of a long ski day. Aches and pains such as these can put a downer on an otherwise enjoyable skiing experience. That is why it is important to get fit for skiing before you hit the slopes. This will not only make skiing more fun but also increase your performance on the piste and help prevent injuries.Christoph Ebenbichler, fitness coach at the Olympic Centre in Innsbruck, has put together the most important exercises to get you fit for skiing.
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wet walking days
Hiking under blue skies? Easy. But rainy days in the mountains have their own special charm. We set out to discover what sets wet walks apart from the rest.
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Towered by soaring Lamsenspitze Peak: Lamsenjoch Hut at Karwendel Mountain Range (c) Silberregion Karwendel
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For many avid walkers, there’s nothing quite like hiking during the autumn months. The crowds of summer have largely disappeared, the wonderful mix of explosive colours, deep blue, cloudless skies and crisp, nostalgic breezes have taken their place and the surrounding high peaks may already have a dusting of snow. Fortunately, there are nice Alpinist Association shelters and refuges throughout Tirol that are open well into October, making it easy to do an overnighter that will be perfect for witnessing the change in seasons...
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Updated on 23.05.2022 in Sports from Mathea
3 min reading time
The mountain biking season is finally here! As with every other sport, it is important to prepare your body for the stresses and strains specific to mountain biking. As well as good overall cardiovascular fitness, riders need strong legs to push the pedals uphill as well as a strong upper body to deal with tricky descents and keep control of the bike through tight corners.Roland Luchner, coach at the Innsbruck Olympic Centre shows you five exercises to get you fit for mountain biking. Let’s get started!
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3-2-1 … take-off! Our Joe Average author stands atop the start ramp of the "Milky Way" trail. Don't be fooled by the name – with its steep corners and rough sections it is one of the most challenging trails in the Bikepark Serfaus-Fiss-Ladis.
Updated on 23.05.2022 in Sports from
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Full-face helmets, protective clothing, super-steep slopes – downhill mountainbiking can seem a pretty intimidating sport. Something for adrenaline-seeking daredevils only? Absolutely not, as our Joe Average author found out when he hit the trails.
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Updated on 09.05.2022 in Sports from Mathea
3 min reading time
Hiking is a sport open to everyone, but after a long walk in the mountains you may well find yourself with tired legs. That’s why good cardiovascular fitness as well as strong muscles are important. These also help keep you safe when negotiating rough terrain and make walking and hiking a more relaxing and pleasant experience.
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