Tuesday, August 26, 2008

The Ski Reviews Are Coming Out!

And that's a sure sign that ski season is coming, too.

All the same, pardon me if I don't get too excited. The reviews in SKI and SKIING magazine, for example, are hardly reviews at all. Not one negative comment about any ski (can't upset the advertisers!), and some lines are completely left out (where are the Head skis in SKI magazine? I LOVE Head skis!!!) To be accurate, they should really call it a Gear Listing; more accurately, a Partial Gear Listing, since they left out so much.

For better reviews, go to RealSkiers.com. You have to pay to sign up (I think it's twenty bucks for the year), but you get much better reviews. Or women can check out the Gear Review section on TheSkiDiva.com, where real live skiers like you and me talk about skis they've tried out.

Of course, the best way to determine whether a ski is right for you is to try it yourself. No review in the world can be a substitute for that!

Be sure to visit TheSkiDiva.com, an internet forum especially for women skiers, where women skiers can connect with one another to talk about everything and anything ski-related.

Monday, August 18, 2008

We're almost at 1,000 members!

It hardly seems possible, but TheSkiDiva.com, the internet home for women's skiing, is nearly at 1,000 members.

This is especially exciting, because on September 4, the site celebrates its second anniversary!

If you haven't visited or registered at TheSkiDiva.com, now's as good a time as any (but please, women only). It's a great place to talk about all things related to women's skiing -- travel, gear, technique, and so on -- in a setting where you can be entirely comfortable. There's nothing else like it on the web, and it's a wonderful community made up of women who share your love and addiction to a fantastic sport.

Stop in and register. Maybe you'll be our thousandth member!

Tuesday, August 12, 2008

Appreciating the Summer Olympics.

Yes, I am capable of appreciating summer sports. Michael Phelps is amazing. And Dara Torres has become a personal hero of mine (41 years old! She rocks!).

So here are some of my random thoughts about the Olympics:

  • Wasn't that the most amazing opening ceremony ever???? Stunning. Incredible. Eye-popping. These don't even begin to describe it. If you haven't seen it, find a way to. You won't be sorry.

  • Michael Phelps is incredible! Probably the best swimmer of all time! That said, I wish NBC wasn't turning its coverage into the Michael Phelps Show. I mean, there are plenty of other athletes there, too. It's a bit much.

  • What's with women's beach volleyball? Why do they wear bikinis and the men wear shorts and t-shirts???? Am I the only one who finds this odd???

  • How does one get to be an Olympian in some of these sports?

  • The American women had a clean sweep at fencing: Gold, Silver, and Bronze! Go USA!!!

  • Those synchronized divers are amazing. How do they do it???

  • Some of the Chinese women gymnasts look like they're 8 years old.

  • All in all, the summer Olympics are an amazing display of what talent, ability, and incredible hard work can do. Every athlete there should be congratulated. I salute them all. And I'll keep tuning in.

    Be sure to visit TheSkiDiva.com, an internet forum especially for women skiers, where women skiers can connect with one another to talk about everything and anything ski-related.