Keen is an American shoe manufacturing company founded in 2003 and based in Portland, Oregon. Their sandals and boots are now sold worldwide.
The first Keen shoes were invented were a sandal that could also protect the toes—they feature a signature thick black bumper covering the toes. They now sell snow boots, casual boots and boots for all outdoor activities.
Certain areas of your body are more vulnerable to injuries: knees, wrists and lower body injuries are far more common and a back protector won’t help with any of these. However, spinal injuries can occur during a collision or sliding into trees and rocks at the edges of the piste and these types of injuries can be devastating with long term consequences.
Wearing a ski helmet ensures your safety. Every ski helmet has to undergo rigorous testing and conform to stringent international safety standards for personal protective equipment. So every ski helmet will protect you and your family whilst skiing. The options available are then purely down to personal preference and budget.
An early Easter weekend with Good Friday falling on March 14th in 2017, many schools are not breaking up for another fortnight leaving skiing opportunities a little later in 2017. Many schools break up on March 31st 2017 but some are even a week later.
With so many ski resorts to choose from in France, making a decision on which one is right for you can be an overwhelming task. Everyone has different ideas about which one is best, and this can depend on so many factors, from the range of the ski school facilities to the variety of nightlife options. We have put together a list of 8 French ski resorts which we feel are best for different groups, based on the qualities you might look for in a skiing holiday destination.
If you are considering a trip this Christmas to Lapland, there is more to it than meeting Father Christmas. He may be the main show for your little ones but alongside that magic there is a vast wilderness to wonder at, wildlife and with a bit of luck, the Northern Lights may put on a show for you too.
Helpful guide to transfer times to popular skiing resorts