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How to choose your ski touring bindings

How to choose your ski touring crampons?

Crampons can be useful in certain hard snow conditions when ski touring. Find out how to choose the right crampons.

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How to dress for skiing

For fear of feeling cold and spoiling your day skiing, we tend to want to stack on the layers of clothing, but only 3 technical layers are enough to keep warm and dry on the ski slopes. Discover their roles!

How do I choose a kids’ ski suit?

How do I choose a kids’ ski suit?

The ski season is approaching, so it’s time to get the wole family kitted out! you’ve decided to go for a ski suit! But how do you choose the right one?

Wedze's advice, ski and snowboard by decathlon

How to select skiing gloves or mittens?

Check out our tips to help you choose your adult ski gloves and mittens.

How do you choose gloves/mittens for juniors

How do I select Junior skiing gloves or mittens?

What do we choose to protect our children's hands from the cold? We tell you everything to help you choose their gloves and ski mittens.

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How to choose ski or snowboard underwear.

Downhill skiing, cross-country skiing, freeriding, freestyle, snowboarding or tobogganing, to choose the right winter sportswear, you start with the basics, underwear. We help you make the right choice.

How To Choose Your Snowboard

How To Choose Your Snowboard

There are many different types of snowboard, which makes your choice even harder. Read our expert advice on how to choose your snowboard to make the perfect choice!

How to Choose Your Snowboard Boots

How to Choose Your Snowboard Boots

First and foremost, your snowboard boots need to be comfortable and secure. And they need to work with your type of snowboard and ability level.

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Wax and sharpen your skis properly

Taking care of your skis means guaranteeing them a longer lifespan and better performance during gliding sessions.

Are you wondering why you need to wear a ski helmet? Well, the figures speak for themselves: after the legs, the head is the part of the body most susceptible to injury during a winter sports accident.

Why should you wear a ski helmet?

Are you wondering why you need to wear a ski helmet? Well, the figures speak for themselves: after the legs, the head is the part of the body most susceptible to injury during a winter sports accident.

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How to repair your skis and snowboards correctly

Laurent Cardot from the Decathon Workshop explains how and when to maintain your equipment so that it performs best on the slopes!

HOW TO KEEP YOUR HANDS WARM WHEN SKIING

HOW TO KEEP YOUR HANDS WARM WHEN SKIING

Having cold hands can turn a wonderful day on the slopes into a nightmare. Although there is no miracle way to keep hands warm when out skiing, selecting the right equipment and adopting certain behaviours can help greatly. Here are our tips.

WITNESSED AN AVALANCHE? HOW TO PROVIDE ASSISTANCE

WITNESSED AN AVALANCHE? HOW TO PROVIDE ASSISTANCE

Did you know that before going to rescue the victims of an avalanche, you must put your safety first? Find out what to do, with the help of pictures, and check out all the steps of an avalanche rescue without support.

5 steps to packing your kid’s bag for a ski holiday!

5 steps to packing your kid’s bag for a ski holiday!

Is your ski holiday approaching and you want to take stock of the equipment needed for your kid? That’s a good first step! With the right equipment, the whole family can enjoy their holiday in the snow.

At what age can a child take their first snowboard lesson?

At what age can a child take their first snowboard lesson?

As an avid rider yourself, you want to share this pleasure with your child. But do you also want them to learn the correct technique from the start? And first and foremost, the ski schools generally start with skiing lessons before giving snowboarding a go... So, ultimately, at what age can you put your children in the hands of an instructor?

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How should I store my gear at the end of the winter season?

Find out how to store your gear properly after the winter season.Gear well stored, is gear well maintained.

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Discover the ski slope code

On the ski slopes, as in the car, there is a code to be respected so that everyone can fully enjoy the pleasures of the snow in complete safety. But what are the basic rules?

WHY WEAR A SKI HELMET? THE PROS GIVE THEIR ANSWER!

WHY WEAR A SKI HELMET? THE PROS GIVE THEIR ANSWER!

Sophie Claude, a doctor, and Aurélien Laurent, a ski patroller, both work in La Clusaz ski resort, Haute-Savoie. Their job is dealing with winter sport accidents. Whether it's a light blow to the head or serious head trauma, they know how important it is to wear a helmet when you take to the slopes. When skiing, snowboarding or sledding, collisions can happen anywhere, with anyone or anything! Talking about their work, they explain to us why it's so important to wear a helmet on the ski slopes.

ATTACK THE SKI SEASON IN GOOD SHAPE

ATTACK THE SKI SEASON IN GOOD SHAPE

To fully enjoy your winter season, whether it lasts a week or several months, it is important to be in the best of shape. In order to start the season in great shape and make the most of the experience, here is the advice of Maud, a ski instructor and product engineer at Wed’ze!

How Do I Stay Safe On The Slopes?

How Do I Stay Safe On The Slopes?

Every skier and snowboarder’s primary concern should be staying safe on the slopes, and that means always paying attention to your ski instructor if you’re a beginner, steering clear of cordoned off areas and always assisting if there’s an accident.

How to dress for cross-country skiing?

How to dress for cross-country skiing?

To make the most of your cross-country skiing runs without being to hot, too cold or having damp clothing, it’s important to go for technical garments specially developed specifically for cross-country skiing and take into account two criteria:your intensity level and the weather conditions. Check out all our advice to choose the right clothing!

Snowboards

Snowboarding glossary

It is time to get your board out to ride fakie in pow... and try to understand what we are talking about with our snowboarding glossary.

Starting freestyle

Starting freestyle

Holidays in the mountains conjure up ideas of spending time with friends and family and experiencing some intense sporting moments! What could be better than setting off in a snow park with the right advice!

How to Choose my Snowboard

How to Choose my Snowboard

Try a freestyle board, if you’ve got a little experience and are keen to learn tricks. Then, much like with skis, you’ll need to choose the right flex, length and width for you...

How to protect children from the cold?

How to dress a kid for the winter?

Outside, the temperatures are dropping! 🥶 And even though trips outside are rare at the moment, kids are still going out to school, to exercise and get fresh air. How to protect them from the cold without getting in their way? We’ll tell you all!

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Graham Bell's Top Tips for Skiing on a Budget

If you plan and budget properly, you can keep the costs down and still have an excellent time on the slopes. Here are a few tips from Graham Bell as to how to make your pounds go further in the mountains.

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How to choose a kids’ ski helmet?

The ski helmet is by far the most important accessory for a young skier. But how do you choose well? We’ll explain everything!

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Discover freeride skiing

Discover freeride skiing and how to practise it safely.

How to store and travel your cross-country skiing equipment

How to travel with your cross-country skiing equipment

Have you planned to go exploring the cross-country slopes and are wondering how to transport all your equipment? Look no further! We will explain how to best organise your equipment and transport it easily.

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How to get started in snowboarding?

A fun sport, snowboarding is accessible to all. Do you think it is too complicated for you? Elisabetta, instructor and passionate snowboarder will do her best to convince you otherwise!

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How to get started in snowboarding?

Would you like to discover new sensations of glide? Let yourself be tempted ... go snowboarding! With the right advice, starting to snowboard isn't that difficult ...

How to choose a ski or snowboard backpack?

How to choose a ski or snowboard backpack?

Are you looking for the perfect bag for your days out skiing on the slopes, ski touring or snowboarding? We’ll help you find the bag that suits you best

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How do you stop getting cold feet in ski boots?

How do you keep your feet warm all day long when you go skiing?With some good habits, this dream becomes reality.Discover them so that you can take advantage of the slopes, without your feet getting cold in your ski boots!

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How to tighten the buckles on ski boots

Finding the right setting for your ski boots is the best way to have a good day on the slopes. Here are the steps to follow to optimize the tightening adjustment on your ski boots.

How do you do a 50-50 on a snowboard?

How do you do a 50-50 on a snowboard?

The 50-50 is a basic snowboarding trick when you start freestyling. It consists of sliding on a box or rail. But how do you master it? We’ll explain everything!

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How do I look after my skis properly?

Do you have any questions about how to look after your skis? Discover without further delay all the answers you are waiting for!

How to use seal skins in ski touring

How to choose skins for ski touring

Skins are essential accessories for ski touring. Check out all our tips for choosing your skins.

Mountain sport: what are the benefits for mind and body?

Mountain sport: what are the benefits for mind and body?

Is exercising in the mountains always a good idea? How can we fully reap the benefits? Find the answer in this article!

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How do you choose ski poles?

Check out our advice to help you select your ski poles.

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How to choose adult skis?

Check out our advice to help you choose your skis

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Which snowboard to start with?

Do you want to get started in snowboarding? But where to start...? By the board of course! Here are our tips on how to choose your snowboard.

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How to choose classic ski touring equipment?

Do you want to buy equipment to start classic cross-country skiing or simply renew your equipment?Here is our advice on how to choose your skis and ski boots for classic cross-country skiing.

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Prepare your suitcase well before leaving for your ski trip

Discover our tips to prepare your suitcase for your skiing trip, and go on holiday in the mountains with peace of mind!

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How to choose your ski boots?

The boot is the most important part of your ski equipment. It determines your comfort, foot and ankle support, influences the movements of your body and the reaction of your skis (support, turns). Check out our advice to help you select your ski boots!

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Cross-country skiing - Choose your style: skate or classic?

Choose cross-country skiing, an activity that combines the benefits of sport with exploring the countryside. Classic or skate?

How to choose kids’ ski and snowboard back protection?

How to choose kids’ ski and snowboard back protection?

Like any protective item, the back protector is strongly recommended for kids to practise winter sports. How do you choose the right one?

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How to choose a snowboard for your child?

When deciding on the right snowboard and bindings for your child (or a junior snowboard), you need to consider his height, shoe size and his technical level. Here is our advice to help you find the snowboard that will best suit your child!

How to choose a pair of ski trousers

How to choose a pair of ski trousers

Between the waterproofing, breathability, coating or membrane… do you find it hard to choose your ski trousers? We reveal all the information you need to make the right choice, and stay warm and dry in every situation.

How do I choose my freeride ski jacket?

How do I choose my freeride ski jacket?

Freeride skiing takes place in the mountains and/or high mountains. Therefore, your body is exposed to difficult conditions such as cold, wind and humidity. What should you consider when choosing your jacket? Explanation

How to choose kids’ ski boots?

How to choose kids’ ski boots?

Ski boots are one of the most essential items for a young skier. But how do you make the right choice? We’ll explain everything!

HOW TO CHOOSE YOUR FREERIDE SKI SIZE

HOW TO CHOOSE YOUR FREERIDE SKI SIZE

Do you want to invest in a pair of freeride skis? The size of the skis is an important criterion to take into account when making your purchase. Not too tall or too short and wide enough for your practice, we give you all our advice to choose your freeride skis.

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How to dress your kids properly for skiing?

Choosing ski clothes for children is not always easy. Warmth, comfort, waterproofness, performance, ease of use… What criteria should take into account? We help you dress them well from head to toe.

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How to choose your freeride skis?

All our tips for choosing your freeride skis are here!

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How to choose kids’ ski trousers?

Planning a family holiday in the mountains? Check out our tips on how to choose the right kids’ ski trousers.

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How to choose a ski helmet

The choice of a ski helmet is based on 5 criteria: wearing the visor, standard, support, ventilation and size. We tell you all there is to know so you can find your helmet!

How do I choose a kids’ ski jacket?

How do I choose a kids’ ski jacket?

Planning a family holiday in the mountains? Check out our tips on how to choose the right kids’ ski jacket.

How to choose your ski bindings

How to choose your ski bindings

Choosing bindings can be a real headache when the winter season arrives. Don’t panic, we’ll give you all the information you need to choose the best pair of bindings according to your skiing use, skiing level and body type.

How To Choose Your Snowboard Boots?

How To Choose Your Snowboard Boots?

A good pair of snowboarding boots should hold the foot effectively while providing good comfort. The boots should also be adapted to the type of snowboarding you do and your level. Follow the guide to find the ones you need.

How to choose classic ski touring equipment?

HOW TO CHOOSE YOUR CLASSIC CROSS-COUNTRY SKIS?

You want to start classic cross-country skiing or just update your equipment.Check out our advice to choose the pair of classic cross-country skis that meets your needs and body type.

HOW TO TRAIN IN OFF-PISTE SAFETY

HOW TO TRAIN IN OFF-PISTE SAFETY

People often talk about safety, because it's important. To get the most out of your off-piste outings, prepare yourself by training in off-piste safety. How and where? all the information is here!

Everything you need to get started in cross-country skiing thanks to INOVIK by Decathlon

Discover cross-country skiing

Want to have a go at a sport that's accessible to all, close to nature, with lightweight and comfortable equipment, that can be adapted to your fitness level and what you like doing? Let's take a quick look at cross-country skiing.

The top 5 winter sports resorts by region in France

The top 5 winter sports resorts by region in France

Are you looking for a ski resort for your holidays? Wedze unveils its top 5 winter sports resorts with its favourite resort in each French region!

HOW TO PREPARE FOR YOUR SKIING HOLIDAY

HOW TO PREPARE FOR YOUR SKIING HOLIDAY

The key ingredients for having a great skiing season are anticipation, organisation and a very careful physical preparation.

How do I choose my ski or snowboarding jacket?

How do I choose my ski or snowboarding jacket?

Warmth, waterproofing, freedom of movement... There are several criteria to consider when choosing a ski jacket

How to reset your airbag backpack?

How to reset your airbag backpack?

Have you bought an airbag backpack or set off the balloon and you want to know how to reset your airbag backpack? Check out all our tips

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How do you carry a snowboard?

Carrying your snowboard is not complex and there are several ways to do it. However, there are some things to avoid when transporting your board so as not to damage it. Here are our tips...

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Security on the slopes

Although a source of pleasure, to fully enjoy, there are some safety rules to follow on the slopes. Discover them here!

How to transport, maintain and store your airbag backpack?

How to transport, maintain and store your airbag backpack?

Have you bought an airbag backpack and want to know all the tips for transporting, maintaining and storing it? Check out our tips

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How do you adjust your ski bindings properly?

Correct adjustment is as essential as a good helmet for a successful day of skiing. Discover how to adjust your ski bindings properly.

HOW TO CHOOSE YOUR CLASSIC CROSS-COUNTRY SKIS?

HOW TO CHOOSE YOUR CLASSIC CROSS-COUNTRY SKI BOOTS?

Looking to buy a pair of classic cross-country ski boots but don’t know what criteria to take into account? Follow the guide!

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How to choose kids’ ski goggles?

Ski goggles are one of the most important accessories for a young skier. But how do you choose well? We’ll explain everything!

Choosing your cross-country ski poles

How to choose cross-country ski poles?

Cross-country poles play an important role in practice, so how should you choose them?

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How to choose your downhill ski jacket?

Ski jackets come in so many styles and have so many features that it can be difficult to make sense of it all! If you love piste skiing, here are a few tips to help you find your way around and choose the right jacket for your needs.

How to choose your hiking socks

How to choose your ski socks

Good socks are an essential accessory for all skiers, snowboarders and ski tourers. To do so, you need to know how to choose them, so here are some tips to find the right model for you.

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NUTRITION AND HYDRATION

During a cross-country skiing session, you don't necessarily feel the need to drink? However, even if it's cold, your body needs to be hydrated to continue producing heat during exercise. Check out our tips.

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How do you turn better when skiing?

Antoine Bouvier, Wedze product engineer and ski and snowboard instructor, explains how to turn well to progress in skiing.

Our 5 favourite cross-country ski resorts in Savoie and Haute-Savoie!

Top 5 foreign cross-country ski resorts

Do you want to go back to the roots of cross-country skiing? Go to Scandinavia! Almost everyone practises Nordic skiing there, which is considered as much a means of transport as a sport. Whether it is in Finland, Norway or Sweden, the ski areas of the northern countries extending as far as the eye can see will captivate you.

Our 5 favourite cross-country ski resorts in Savoie and Haute-Savoie!

Where to go cross-country skiing in the Pyrenees?

Do you want a change of scenery and to head off cross-country skiing in the Pyrenees? Check out our favourite 5 resorts to enjoy gliding to the heart of the forests. Let's hope the snow and sun turn up too!

Glossary of cross-country skiing

Glossary of cross-country skiing

Born in the Nordic countries in ancient times, cross-country skiing is the oldest ski discipline. Over time, practice, techniques and equipment have evolved. Do you speak cross-country skiing?

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How do you wax and sharpen your snowboard?

Maintaining your snowboard is essential for its lifespan and its quality of glide over time. Get yourself a snowboard waxing kit, and discover our tips for preparing a top-notch board!

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How to store your gear away at the end of the season.

Storing your equipment away properly means riding better the following season ... Here, we show you how to take care of your skis and snowboard during the summer!

Snow activities for children

9 snow activities for children from the age of one year or more

Have you planned your skiing holiday? But you’re not sure how to keep your baby entertained.

1st of April: 10 facts that are almost true

1st of April: 10 facts that are almost true

The truth, and nothing but the truth? OK go on, I'm ready to play a game.In this post, I will not lie to you (well, almost not).

Sport and chocolate: Are they compatible?

Sport and chocolate: Are they compatible?

Is there a way to integrate chocolate into our activity, diet and/or sports routine? In this article, a chocolate expert gives us all the answers.

HOW TO CHOOSE SKATING CROSS-COUNTRY SKIING BOOTS?

HOW TO CHOOSE SKATING CROSS-COUNTRY SKIING BOOTS?

Do you want to start cross-country skate skiing or just replace your equipment ? Check out our advice to help you select your ski boots

choose the right ski boots when you have wide feet following wedze's tips

Which ski boot for wide feet

The ideal ski boot is both efficient and comfortable. For wide feet, there are different shell widths, and tips for feeling good in your ski boots throughout the day, and throughout the all of the winter season.To find out more ... it's here.

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SNOWBOARDING, A SPORT ACCESSIBLE TO KIDS

It is often difficult to introduce children to snowboarding... To change things and make snowboarding accessible to younger children, Dreamscape will organise a new snowboarding event, specially tailored to Decathlon stores: Come On Board!

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Progress, with the helpful advice of a ski coach

To progress in skiing or snowboarding this winter, nothing better than the advice of a coach. Lydie, ski instructor and coach, talks about her knowledge here!

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Successful first ski trip of the year

Discover our tips to prepare for the very first ski trip of the year!

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How do I know if I am Goofy or Regular?

When snowboarding, your front foot determines whether you are Goofy or Regular. How do I know which foot will be put at the front on the board? Check our tips.

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How do you keep your hand warm when skiing?

No longer having cold hands, is that all you need for a perfect day skiing? Follow our advice, and find out how to keep your hands warm in the mountains.

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How to attach skis together

Do you dream of finally knowing how to attch your skis to transport them simply to the start of the lifts and on the slopes? Find our tips here.

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Skiing spring snow well

Spring skiing is a great opportunity to enjoy the slopes after everyone else and in the sun. Spring snow is special, so check out our tips for good skiing.

What do you know about biathlon?

What do you know about biathlon?

Bringing together two disciplines, cross-country skiing and shooting, biathlon is a sport that combines endurance, calmness and concentration! Learning biathlon lets you discover this Olympic discipline in a playful and fun way.

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How do you position the straps on your ski poles correctly?

You're asking yourself how to put the straps on your ski poles? Should the thumb be below or above the wrist strap? Here are the video answers to all your questions!

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Looking after your ski helmet

Find out how to look after your ski helmet during your ski trip and at the end of the season.

Change your ski helmet at the right time thanks to Wed'ze

When to change the helmet

Wearing a helmet is important for safe skiing, but a ski helmet may not protect you as well in the event of an impact if the helmet is in bad condition. It is important to know when to change a ski helmet so that you can continue to enjoy the fun of skiing serenely.

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How to adjust your snowboard bindings?

It is easy to adjust your snowboard bindings at home in just a few steps. Here is our advice to adjust your snowboard bindings.

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HOW DO I CHOOSE MY SNOWBOARD BOOTS?

Your choice of snowboard boots is fundamental. It depends on 3 criteria: your ride level, foot size and tightening system. Here are our tips to find the right boots for your feet!

Yann, ski patrol member at the Col d'Ornon in the Vallée d’Oisans, tested the new Wedze skis, PATROL 95, all through last season

Yann, ski patrol member

Yann, ski patrol member at the Col d'Ornon in the Vallée d’Oisans, tested the new Wedze skis, PATROL 95, all through last season. Interview with a mountain professional, who is passionate about his job and driven by his love for skiing.