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by Kim Muntinga
Winter is considered one of the most beautiful seasons, as it allows many sports like skiing, snowboarding, sledding, snowshoeing, cross-country skiing or ice hockey. In our winter sports assortment you will find skis for carving on perfectly groomed slopes, snowboards for deep snow surfing, snowshoes for your next winter hike or cross-country skis for a round on the trail.
Whether for on or off the slopes: With the right ski from Salomon, Head or Völkl or the right snowboard from Burton, Nitro or Nidecker, nothing stands in the way of a snowy day in the mountains. Our ski and snowboard assortment includes all variants of skiing and snowboarding from piste skis to powder boards. Whether freeride or freestyle, all-mountain or race, splitboard or touring ski: you will find the right thing for every type of skier and every skiing level. In addition to skis and snowboards, Galaxus Sport also offers you the right bindings and ski and snowboard boots.
Stylish ski goggles from Oakley, Anon or Giro offer a clear view and optimal visibility. The goggles are best worn in combination with matching ski helmets of the same brand or with those from Smith, Head or POC. Thanks to modern technologies such as MIPS or SPIN, ski helmets are safer and more comfortable than ever before. Visor helmets from Salomon or Uvex are a good all-in-one solution for those who wear glasses. Back protectors from POC, Dainese and Komperdell complete the protective equipment for the slopes. Off-piste, avalanche backpacks, avalanche transceivers, avalanche probes and avalanche shovels from Mammut, Evoc, Pieps and Ortovox are standard equipment.
In the cold winter, functional sports clothes are very important. Ski jackets and ski pants from Burton, Salomon, Volcom or The North Face protect in winter from the biting cold, wind and snow. Snowboard jackets and snowboard pants ideally have high breathability and a high water column. Functional underwear from Odlo, Icebreaker and Merinopower, consisting of functional undershirts and functional underpants, form the so-called baselayer. Fabrics made of merino wool or synthetic fibers nestle against your skin and keep you warm and dry when you move a lot.
Sledding and bobsledding is considered one of the best winter experiences for families and children. With bobsleds and snow slides from Hamax, Stiga, Plastkon or KHW, you can slide down short slopes at the first snow. For longer descents and for adults, classic Davos wooden sleds or the faster and steerable toboggans are suitable.
On frozen lakes, in ice halls or on an artificial ice field, ice hockey is played with equipment from CCM or skating elegantly with skates from K2 and Rollerblade.