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the future for skiing and snowboarding

WINTER 2018 AND BEYOND. FORECASTING THE FUTURE FOR SKIING AND SNOWBOARDING

We have Epic ski passes thanks to the current game of Mountain Monopoly being played by corporates acquiring ski resorts. Less epic snow thanks to climate change. With snow yoga, winter ziplines and gay ski weeks, there's already plenty of diversification. But what is the future for skiing and snowboarding? What's next? Are we ready for our skis or snowboard to tell us how well we're doing? Or for Jennifer the skiing robot shredding the pow? It might be time to head for the backcountry hills...Read More

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Ski Tour Etiquette. The Unspoken Rules of Ski Touring

SKI TOUR ETIQUETTE. The Code of Mountain Conduct for ski touring and the EIGHT dos and donts of backcountry ski touring.

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Skyway To Heaven. Italy's Lift To Powder Paradise

HOW TO BAG 50 DAYS OF WEEKEND OFF PISTE? Ski Contributor, Jonathan Bing Bingham pioneers renting in Entrèves on the Italian side of Mont Blanc tunnel using the new Skyway telecabine to access the backcountry paradise for long powder weekends.

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Action Cameraman, Jon Moy

SKI ACTION CAMERAMAN, JON MOY. Skiing with a 25kg rig all day and logging endless footage that's life for the man behind the camera of Team GB Park and Pipe. Our snowboard contributor, Faye Young, catches up with action cameraman, Jon Moy.

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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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GEAR AND STYLE

Buzz Light Gear. New Ski Gear for Winter 2017-18

BUZZ LIGHT GEAR. NEW SKI GEAR FOR WINTER 2017-18 IS GETTING LIGHTER AND LIGHTER. TO INFINITY AND BEYOND

Lighter ski boots, lighter skis, lighter avy bags. Lighter jackets. New ski and snowboard gear is getting ever lighter for winter 2017-18... Read More

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New Ski Kit Winter 17-18. And Why Buy Now...

WHAT'S NEW FOR WINTER 2017-18? Higher prices for one thing. We preview the top brands for next season at SLIDE, the UK ski and snowboard trade show.

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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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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 Touring Skis & Binding 2016 - 2017

ON TOUR. The buzz word among ski brands is 'touring' whether bindings, boots or skis. So what is really new for the 2016-2017 season? Tech Editor, Gavin Baylis, reviews the ups AND downs of new touring kit.

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SEASONAIRES

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THE HIGH LIFE? Hmmm. WHY YOU SHOULD THINK TWICE ABOUT WORKING IN A SKI RESORT

Doing a ski season, the best decision of your life? Right? Maybe not. Check out the 11 very good reasons why you should step away rom the Chalet Host / Ski Instructor / Nanny / Bartender application form... Read More

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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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Class of 2011/ 2012: 5 Seasonaires, 5 Years Later

CLASS OF 2011/2012. What happened after working the winter in the mountains? And where are they now? Catching up with seasonaires 5 years later

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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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WHAT WE ARE RIDING AND WEARING

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Ski contributor, Bing Bingham, tree skiing in Val Veny, Entrèves, Italy testing the powder skirt of his Ortovox Merino Hardshell 3L La Grave jacket in the pow and riding Elan Rip Sticks with Amphibio technology.

So why was our Tech Editor riding odd skis? Because he lost one of his SCOTT Cascades in a Plaque Friable slide in the trees. But he found a Rossignol women's ski. Catch what happened on our blog here.

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