EDITOR’S NOTE: “Tip of the week” is a periodic feature running in the North Lake Tahoe Bonanza, in partnership with the Incline Village General Improvement District, providing locals with various tips pertaining to the recreation opportunities and services the district provides.
Ski technology has rapidly progressed in the last few years, making many types of skis available to choose from. Powder skis, racing skis, twin tips, all mountain, carving and the list goes on.
The reason why there are so many types of skis is that different ski conditions call for different equipment.
Currently, Tahoe has an abundance of great groomed trails to ski and the best way to enjoy these conditions is on a pair of carving skis or carving snowboard.
Carving skis have a narrower waist, making it easier to carve a turn and ideal for groomers, man-made snow and hard pack.
Most carving skis are on a track system so your boots sit higher. This additional height gives you more leverage and power to make that perfect carved turn.
For snowboards, you’ll want to ride something with a reinforced heel edge. This helps you grip on your heel edge better when carving at high speeds and is easier on the legs.
The Diamond Peak Rental Shop has carving and all mountain demos that are perfect for the current conditions.
For men, there is the Salomon Enduro, K2 Amp, and Rossignol Pursuit.
Women should try the female specific Salomon Lava, K2 SUPERGLIDE, or Rossignol Unique 6. We also have the GNU Beast for men and GNU Beauty for women riders.
Take your skiing or riding to the next level and work on your carving by taking Diamond Peak’s Adult Intermediate/Advanced group lesson.
Lessons meet daily at noon and you can upgrade your equipment to demo rentals for an additional $10.
This tip was provided by Diamond Peak Ski Resort. Visit DiamondPeak.com or call 775-832-1177 for information.