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LATEST ON THE HILL...

We have the results from 27 ski industry leaders whose teams tested new skis for Winter 16-17 from 20 leading brands. Find out the top ratings for All Mountain, Big Mountain, Ski Touring and Piste skis in our report.

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24th June 2016

  • Ski Touring 2017 Review

    THE UPS AND DOWNS OF SKI TOURING KIT, WINTER 16-17?...

    Our Tech Editor, Gavin Baylis, tests the new touring kit for next winter, reporting on what's changed over a year and whether what goes up also comes down as easily. ... Photo: Gavin B

  • Style Altitude Professionals Views

    BOARDING SCHOOL. Prepare for cool landings.

    Our snowboard contributor, Faye Young, demonstrates how to do a 180 and 360 off a rail and gives a step by step guide... Photo: Faye Young

  • Style Altitude Ski and Snowboard Gear

    FRIENDS ON A POWDER DAY - Uniting for a shred fest.

    Sunday, 6th March, was, for many, the powder day of the year across the Alps. First lifts, untracked powder bowls, blue sky - and friends. What more can you ask for? Catch our blog... Photo: Pikey, the photographer, caught mid-shred by Gavin Baylis

  • Style Altitude Seasonaires

    JAPOW. FLUFF? OR PUFF?

    Does the fluffy powder of Japan live up to its hype? Or is it just puff? La Grave freerider, Josefine Ås goes on tour to the Land of the Falling Pow for the first time to find out... Photo: Per Ås

Features

IS YOUR SKI JACKET TOXIC?

After Greenpeace dropped the bombshell that most top outerwear brands still use PFCs, UK's Páramo is like a breath of fresh air. Literally. Interview: Nick Brown, founder of Nikwax and Páramo (above)...

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Gear And Style Guide

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TEST RESULTS: TOP SKIS 16 17

We bring you the test results from 27 UK ski specialist teams including media, Fall-Line, Snow Magazine and Style Altitude and top retailers, Ellis Brigham, Snow + Rock and Edge and Wax. ...

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HOW DO YOU SKI POWDER?

From doing untracked at the sides of the piste to ducking under the fencing for open powder bowls to touring the backcountry, the thrill of shredding powder is totally addictive. Now there's a Freeride Revolution as more join the cause of Powder To The People. Looking at pictures of freeriders in St Anton, left, who wouldn't want to be riding in the white room? Catch our 10 essential tips on how to ride powder...

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INTERVIEW: JEREMY JONES

We meet the US backcountry snowboarding legend, in London for the premiere of the last instalment of his Teton Gravity trinity, HIGHER. But as one of the world's most extreme riders will he ever mellow, cut the risks and give his wife a break? Maybe even take up skiing? And, following the revolutionary splitboard design, has snowboarding reached its peak?...more

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Resorts: Friends in High Places

  • St Moritz Resort Report

    KICKS IN ST MORITZ

    One of the most famous resorts on the planet, St Moritz has not only glitz but also kicks for riding, dining AND the Cresta Run...
    Thu, 15 Oct 2015

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  • Stowe resort report

    STOWE, THE SKI CAPITAL

    Known as America's Ski Capital of the East, Stowe in Vermont had the best winter conditions of most ski resorts in the US in 2014-15...
    Fri, 30 Oct 2015

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  • St Anton Resort Report

    A PICTURE POST RESORT

    St Anton has the charm of a 'picture postcard' or is that a 'picture post' on Instagram? It's also a skier's paradise...
    Tue, 13 Oct 2015

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  • ONE FOOT IN LA GRAVE

    ONE FOOT IN LA GRAVE

    A room - and terrace - with a view of the legendary La Meije from the Auberge Edelweiss in the backcountry resort, La Grave...
    Wed, 21 Jan 2015

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  • South Korea Ski Resort Report

    START OF A NEW KOREA

    Ridden in South Korea yet? Didn't think so. Andrea Selig, Ski Safari, makes first tracks here prior to the next Winter Olympics...
    Wed, 21 Jan 2015

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  • Val Maira

    PREIT A MANGER

    Discover THE place to stay when ski touring in the stunningly romote, Val Maira, Italy's secret ski touring paradise...
    Sat, 21 Feb 2015

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  • Verbier Resort Report

    A VIEW FROM VERBIER

    Where to ski on and off piste - and dance on the bar. Photographer, Melody Sky from Verbier shares her views...
    Wed, 21 Jan 2015

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  • Val d'Isere Resort Report

    THE HIGH LIFE IN VAL

    When it comes to luxury life and altitude, it doesn't get much higher than Val d'Isere. Ceri Tinley reports...
    Wed, 21 Jan 2015

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  • Coolly Mammoth

    COOLLY MAMMOTH

    Just six hours drive from LA, Mammoth is great for suntans as well as snow - and a mecca for Park Rats...
    Wed, 21 Jan 2015

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  • Morzine's New Cuisine

    MORZINE'S NEW CUISINE

    There's a new catering service that's cooking up a storm, and one more good reason to stay in Morzine...
    Wed, 21 Jan 2015

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PRO VIEWS: IN A BUBBLE WITH...

We have 10 minutes with top pro-riders. It's like catching them in a bubble lift - we have their undivided attention to the top of the hill. So we get close up and quite personal with 10 quick fire questions such as: what's their WORST moment riding? Describe their STYLE? And, crucially, pants, SKINNY or BAGGY? First up, GB Olympians, AIMEE FULLER (left) and JAMIE NICHOLLS... ...more

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Pro Talk: Views from the Top

  • Graham Bell interview

    SAVED BY THE BELL

    Need help with skiing style? Want to learn key tips including the one thing you should wear? Our GB skiing legend, Graham Bell, comes to the rescue...
    Mon, 02 Mar 2015

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  • Emily Sarsfield Interview

    GO HARD OR GO HOME

    How do you ski at scorching speed with big air and potential mid-air shoves? Brit Ski Cross champ, Emily Sarsfield, says you go hard or go home...
    Mon, 02 Feb 2015

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  • Free The Heel

    FREE THE HEEL

    If skiing is sex, then tele is tantric. So is this why more people are learning to telemark? We find out from telemark guru, Ben Langridge...
    Mon, 12 Jan 2015

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  • Mountain Guide Mathieu Maynadier

    MOUNTAIN GUIDE LINES

    Find the best snow, handle expectations, know when to turn back. And pioneer new peaks. It's all part of the job for mountain guide, Mathieu Maynadier...
    Tue, 31 Mar 2015

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  • Billy Morgan Style Altitude Interview

    BILLY'S BIG SHOT

    Talking Tricks. Legendary Brit snowboarder and slopestyle champion, Billy Morgan, tells us how gymnastics have determined how he rides...
    Fri, 17 Oct 2014

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  • Jeremy Jones Interview

    MEET JEREMY JONES

    Meet Jeremy Jones: Legendary US freeride snowboarder talks to STYLE ALTITUDE about extreme backcountry riding and the future for snowboard kit...
    Mon, 01 Dec 2014

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  • Jake Blauvelt Interview With Style Altitude

    Jake Blauvelt: As Nature Intended

    Jake Blauvelt discusses Naturally and being creative with the mountains
    Tue, 26 Jul 2016

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  • Slopestyle

    SLOPE + STYLE

    Katie Summerhayes, The British ski slopestyle champion, 2nd in the World Champs this year, talks about learning in Sheffield and putting style into slopestyle...
    Wed, 21 Jan 2015

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  • Freestyle rider James Webb Interview

    STYLE ON THE WEBB

    To do an easy thing with style is preferable to doing a difficult thing without it. Freesstyle aficionado, James Webb, gives his views about skiing with style...
    Mon, 12 Jan 2015

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Seasonaires: High Life

Style Altitude

SEASONAIRES V JERRYS

Ski poles, skis and snowboards, all turn into weapons on the slopes when the Jerrys arrive and take over the resorts. But here's why you don't want to mess with a Seasonaire...

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