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SNOWBOARD LEGEND TRAVIS RICE

MEET SNOWBOARD LEGEND TRAVIS RICE

It's the new snowboarding film that the industry's been talking about for weeks, fighting for the privilege of going to the Red Bull premiere of The Fourth Phase. Not only did we get tickets, but also the opportunity to meet the main man, Travis Rice, who is as cool as the frozen water beneath his snowboard...Read More

Protect our Winters

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Hunt For Medals. Meet GB's Performance Guru Dan Hunt

PODIUMS HERE WE COME. Olympic podiums beckon for Team GB Ski & Snowboard under the new direction of Dan Hunt, sports scientist, Team Sky, Directeur Sportif, Olympic British cycling squad coach and Head of Elite Performance for Premier League..

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7 Bad Ski Habits. And 7 Ways To Correct Them

7 BAD SKI HABITS. 7 ways to kick them. Identify your bad ski habits and discover ways to improve ski technique...

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The 7 Ages of (Mountain) Man

THE 7 AGES OF (MOUNTAIN) MAN. From penguin to pensioner. In As You Hike It, all the world's a mountain and all the men who ski or snowboard are merely players.

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TIPS UP. HOW WOMEN CAN SKI BETTER

HOW WOMEN CAN SKI BETTER. STYLE ALTITUDE Editor, Elaine Deed talks to Emma Cairns of Element about how women can lose the fear, improve technique and prove that 'skiing like a girl' is a compliment.

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GEAR AND STYLE

top skis for Winter 16-17

TEST RESULTS: TOP SKIS FOR THE 16-17 WINTER SEASON

We bring you the top skis for Winter 16-17 from the test results of 27 UK ski specialist teams who rode nearly 1000 of the new skis at SIGB Ski Test in Kuhtai, Austria. Skiers from the media included Fall-Line, Snow Magazine and STYLE ALTITUDE and 23 leading ski retailers with riders from Ellis Brigham, Snow + Rock and Ski Bartlett...Read More

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Our Top Ski and Snowboard Gear 2016-17

OUR TOP SKI AND SNOWBOARD GEAR 2016-17 If our crew could choose just two items of new ski or snowboard gear for this season what would they be? And why? This is our pick of new gear from most wanted skis and lightest avy bag to must have jackets and goggles...

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Style Altitude Mountain Snow Tribes

SNOW TRIBES. Are you a Gnarly? Techie? Fashionskista? There are 7 distinct skiing and snowboarding style tribes? Check out which snow tribe you belong to.

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SKI TOUR GUIDE

TOUR GUIDE. Why there's a Freeride exodus out of the resorts - and a ski touring boom. Plus the 10 Top Tips for ski touring.

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DRAMATIC DROP For Ski Prices Winter 16/17

DRAMATIC DROP. The top brands have improved their ski designs and slashed prices for Winter 16-17. Better skis and even better prices? What's not to like?

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THE HIGH LIFE: DOING SEASONS IN THE MOUNTAINS

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5 SEASONAIRES 5 YEARS LATER

What happens when seasonaires grow up? What did they learn from working a winter in a ski resort? How did it help them career wise? We caught up with the Class of 2011/12 fives years after their first season in Tignes. And, yes, it did change their lives... Read More

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10 Things I'd wish I'd known about doing a Ski Season

10 THINGS I WISH I'D KNOWN. Doing a ski season for the first time without knowing what's ahead is like hucking a ridge without checking out what's on the other side.

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DON'T MESS WITH A SEASONAIRE. SEASONAIRES V JERRYS

DON'T MESS WITH A SEASONAIRE. To a seasonaire who has spent the whole winter in resort, it's war with the Jerrys who invade their mountain.

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THE GREAT ESCAPE. From City To Mountains

THE GREAT ESCAPE. Looking out of your high rise office view of concrete do you long for an office with a view of rising high mountains? Time to move from city to mountains.

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UNIVERSITY OF THE MOUNTAINS

UNIVERSITY OF THE MOUNTAINS. All sussed employers know that graduating from the University of The Mountains creates the ultimate HIGH achiever.

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WHAT WE ARE RIDING AND WEARING

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Paramo Ski Jacket

Freestyle rider, Faye Young, STYLE ALTITUDE's snowboard contributor and seasonaire, rides park in Mayrhofen on her Nikita Expression 143 with Nikita Ninja bindings and Salomon Lily's boots. She's wearing Nikita Freya jacket and Nott pants with Spy Bravo goggles. Pic: Glen.

Shredding in the white room in Italy, our Tech Shreditor, Gavin Baylis is wearing Paramo jacket, Rab beanie, Dragon goggles, SCOTT Alpride avy bag and, somewhere under that pow there are Salomon Mountain Lab Explorer touring boots, Dyamir Vipec tech bindings and SCOTT Powd'Air skis.

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