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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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Dropping In. A Beer With Travis Rice

It's not everyday you have a beer and discuss soundtracks with Travis Rice. Our Snowboard Contributor, Mikie Kitaruth reports from the inner circle at the private viewing of Depth Perception

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Warning. WOLVES Sighted  In Ski Resorts

Hungry for part time work to feed an idyllic Seasoonaire lifestyle, older skiers and snowboarders, WOLVES, are on the prowl in ski resorts throughout Europe and North America. Louise Hudson hunts them down...

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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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Ski Tour Etiquette. The Unwritten 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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GEAR AND STYLE

Ski and Snowboard gear winter 17-18

THE VIEW FROM OUR CREW: THE NEW SKI AND SNOWBOARD GEAR FOR WINTER 17-18

The Style Altitude crew's pick of new gear from the most wanted skis (and yep all the skiers want new skis even though most of us have a few already in our quiver) to must have jackets for Arctic freeze and the latest essential goggles... Read More

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More ski and snowboard gear and style

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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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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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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SEASONAIRES

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THE 19 WORST GUESTS IN A SKI CHALET

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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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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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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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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