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skiing in Niseko


For a week in Niseko it was like living in a shaken snow globe with non-stop snow but for skiing it meant we were up to our waists in powder. However it's not just the Japow hanging in the air after three turns that makes the seemingly endless journey worthwhile, it's also the culture (Japanese AND Australian) the snow laden birch trees, the amazing views whenever the sun emerges plus the natural hot water onsens...Read More

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How To Become A Ski or Snowboard Instructor

HOW TO BECOME A SKI OR SNOWBOARD INSTRUCTOR. Would you rather be an intern making tea in a city office or an intern skiing or snowboarding in Niseko, Japan? We ask the team at We Are Sno what it takes to train to become a ski or snowboard instructor. (Warning: Reading this could seriously affect your sanity if you're over 30 and stuck in the rat race)...

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The Danger of Collisions on the Piste. Risk Warnings.

DANGERS ON THE PISTE. Why backcountry skiers would rather risk avalanche than the danger of injury on the pistes with the holiday hordes and out-of-control freaks...

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The Height of Luxury. Five Star Chalets in the Alps

THE HEIGHT OF LUXURY. Home cinemas, private spas, swimming pools, wine cellars and gyms have become the norm for superlux chalets, with a team of housekeeping staff, a gourmet chef and a chauffeur at your service throughout your stay.

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What Is The Future For Skiing and Snowboarding?

WHAT IS THE FUTURE FOR SKIING AND SNOWBOARDING? Epic ski passes thanks to takeovers by corporates. Less epic snow thanks to climate change. With yoga, ziplines and gay ski weeks, there's already plenty of diversification. But what's next?

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Ski and Snowboard gear and gadget guide winter 18


So what really works? This is the ride and tested kit by our Style Altitude crew who are out in the mountains for the winter... Read More


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Brand Watch: Snooks

BRAND WATCH. The whole concept of femininity is shifting according to Co-Founders of Snooks. Which is why they decided to create ski and snowboard outerwear that's not traditionally girly in a 'pink it and shrink it' way. We ask our 10 + 1 Brand Watch questions to Co Founder, Sophie Kelly.

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Buzz Light Gear. Ski & Snowboard Kit Winter 2017-18

BUZZ LIGHT GEAR. The buzz word for next winter 17-18 is 'light'. It's impossible to talk about new kit without mentioning the word.

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Our Top Ski and Snowboard Gear 2017-18

OUR TOP SKI AND SNOWBOARD GEAR 2017-18. 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 the most wanted skis to must have jackets...

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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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There are the 19, yes 19 guests we've defined as being the least welcome in a ski chalet with the help of Chris Tomlinson who has run The Morzine Chalet Project, chalet hosting for seven seasons and is an expert in identifying the guests you'd rather not cater for PLUS some additional unwelcome ski chalet guests from seasonaire contributors... Read More

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Ski Bums' Guide to a Proper Job in the Mountains

SKI BUMS' GUIDE TO A PROPER JOB IN THE MOUNTAINS. How would you like to make the white room your office? Meet the Seasonaires who just couldn't leave the mountains...

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11 Good Reasons NOT to do a ski season

11 GOOD REASONS NOT TO DO A SKI SEASON. Doing a ski season, the best decision of your life? Maybe not. Check out why you should step away from the chalet host / ski instructor / nanny/ bartender application form...

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Serial Seasonaire: How To Board or Ski Every Winter

SERIAL SEASONAIRE How to snowboard or ski every winter. Snowboard contributor, Faye Young, has just spent her sixth season snowboarding in the mountains. Find out how she does it...

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Chalet Guy: The Man Behind the Morzine Chalet Project

THE MAN BEHIND THE MORZINE CHALET PROJECT. He launched the Morzine Chalet Project, experienced seven winters,entertained many chalet guests and has written two books about skiing with 'demons'. We meet Morzine's chalet guy, Chris Tomlinson and discover his demons, skills- and possible seven year itch.

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