STYLE ALTITUDE The online ski and snowboard magazine for snow news, riding blog, gear reviews and features with an edge (or two). Park, piste and powder. Off piste, backcountry, slackcountry. Mountain weather and live webcam. For skiers and snowboarders written by riders for riders,#doitinstyle

LATEST ON THE HILL...

Our snowboard contributor, Faye Young, Seasaoniire in Mayrhofen, Austria, described the snow in the Alps, this winter, as: 'like a moody teenage, it never does what you want it to'. There have certainly been times, over the past week, when it's looked full of promise one day as it's fallen out of the sky only to disappoint the next when the wind and cold have spoilt what looked like being ideal off pistel conditions.. Catch our Mountain Views daily blog. Or, there's always Japan.  But you may want to avoid the off piste hordes. Read our freerider's ski touring report here.

11th Feb 2016

  • Style Altitude Online Ski and Snowboard Style Magazine

    WHAT SPECIES OF SKIER ARE YOU? Bear with us...

    Do you ski with hands hugging, like a Bear? Or aggressively like a Gorilla? Maybe more upright like a Meerkat? Discover how your ski style relates to some less common species on the hill.'. Photo: The Gorilla

  • Style Altitude Professionals Views

    SKI OR BOARD LIKE A GIRL? HELL, YEAH.

    Look out guys because here come the girls. We feature women in snow sports and show why the slogan 'ride like a girl' should be taken as a compliment. .... Photo: Jenny Jones

  • Style Altitude Ski and Snowboard Gear

    THE FUNNIEST SHOW ON SNOW. Altitude Festival in Mayrhofen.

    Instead of rocking to music, the Austrian resort of Mayrhofen was rocking with laughter. See News On The Hill. Photo: The very cool John Bishop in Mayhofen

  • 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

POWDER HOUNDS. LITERALLY

Dogs may love the snow but would you take them ski touring or running with you while you shred the powder? Exhausting for the dogs? Pah, for powder hounds, it's a walk in the park...

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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...

7 JAN 03:15 PM Read More...

Gear And Style Guide

Style

10 GAME CHANGERS FOR 15/16

From Nike Transitions Goggles to Thug Rugs (yep, you definitely need one), this is our pick of what's game changing on the ski and snowboard market. HINT HINT to friends and family for Christmas...

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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

4 DEC 03:15 PM Read More...

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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  • 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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  • Katie Blundell Style Altitude Interview

    BLONDE BOMBSHELL

    Slopestyle snowboarder, Katie Blundell, talks to us about style and how it's better to do something simple but well and changing her 'girly' style...
    Wed, 15 Oct 2014

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Seasonaires: High Life

Style Altitude

SEASONAIRE RAISES THE BAR

With the après at La Folie Douce. targeted by the media as 'like Magaluf on ice', our snowboarding Seasonaire goes behind the scenes - in fact, behind the bar - for a view from the other side...

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