The best goggles aren’t really goggles

The problem with ski goggles is that we are drowned in them. There was a time when a few brands – maybe five – offered each about five models – and that was that. Sure, goggles have become incredibly affordable these days, or rather the price range is amazing from $25 to upwards of $200 […]

Ted Ligety Retirement 2019/2020

Perhaps we should blame attend himself starting the rumor by announcing his retirement on Facebook… On April 1, 2019. It was meant to be a joke but perhaps it is on Ted’s mind. Ted finished the year with a 9th position at the Andorra giant slalom. It is not what Ted is hoping for but […]

Best ski size based on height and level

Not only beginners but also expert skiers wonder about the optimal / best size for their skis, which is based on a number of factors: level /type of skier purpose (racing vs all purpose) preferred type of snow (groomed vs powder), taking into account iciness and slushiness last but not least, height and even weight of […]

What is ski camber and rocker shape?

Even experienced skiers are confused by the evolving shape of skis, both seen from above (parabolic shape, width) as well as sideways. This SwissCorps article will help clarify what this is all about and what kind of equipment to bring depending on the proposed deployment. We are adapting a great article from Wagner Custom Ski […]

VLT: How Goggles filter light

Goggles are identified by a number called VLT which indicates how much sunlight is allowed to pass through. The amount of light a goggle lens allows to pass through is called Visible Light Transmission (VLT). VLT is expressed as percentage of light allowed through the lens falling somewhere between 0% and 100%. At SwissCorps, under our philosophy of one all-purpose item for each […]

Tutorials: Becoming an Expert Skier

There are a few amazing videos that have a proven record of helping average skier become impressive carvers on the slopes. We recommend the following:  

Skiing Around the World: Swiss Pass

Last April, the news seemed incredible! Today, MAGIC PASS has become reality for the 81’538 happy holders of the magic ticket. The new MAGIC PASS concept offers a single season ticket for 25 ski resorts. After 5 months of pre-sales, the results are super encouraging as the increase in the number of season tickets sold is already at […]

Become an Expert Skier

There is a shorter path to acquiring the ‘jump and turn’ style that separates the average skier from those who just make it on the snow. Here is our selection:  

Playlist for Extreme Skiing

Many of you have inquired about the music on the SwissCorps 2018A Promo Video (that how we call it).  First of all, here is the video: Here are bands and artists recommended by our members, customers and visitors: Cocteau Twins The Cure Parade of Lights New Order Snow Patrol The Killers U2 Coldplay  

Skiing Around the World: Ikon Pass

North America’s top mountain destinations have joined together to offer skiers and riders the Ikon Pass uniting 12 destinations from Alterra Mountain Company and 11 premier destination partners. The Ikon Pass gives skiers and riders the opportunity to access nearly 50,000 skiable acres of unique terrain across the continent, with pass privileges that range from […]