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IS YOUR SKI OR SNOWBOARD JACKET TOXIC?

After Greenpeace dropped the bombshell that most top mountain ski and snowboard outerwear brands still use toxic PFCs, the UK label, Páramo, is like a breath of fresh air. Literally as far as the environment is concerned. This is one mountain clothing company that actually walks the walk and uses clean non-toxic manufacturing. Nick Brown, founder of Nikwax and Páramo, talks the environmental talk in our exclusive interview...Read More

GEAR AND STYLE

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TEST RESULTS: TOP SKIS FOR THE 16-17 WINTER SEASON

We bring you the top skis for Winter 16-17 from the test results of 27 UK ski specialist teams who rode nearly 1000 of the new skis at SIGB Ski Test in Kuhtai, Austria. Skiers from the media included Fall-Line, Snow Magazine and STYLE ALTITUDE and 23 leading ski retailers with riders from Ellis Brigham, Snow + Rock and Ski Bartlett...Read More

THE HIGH LIFE: DOING SEASONS

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LIFE SKILLS FROM THE UNIVERSITY OF THE MOUNTAINS

What's going to make your CV stand out from that crowd? The fact that you DID a winter season, combining ambition (finally hucking the biggest kicker) with tenacity (you always made it to the final bar on bar crawl night) and being good in a crisis (every day life as a chalet host). As sussed employers know those who went to work and ride for the winter, graduating from the University of The Mountains, are the ultimate HIGH achievers... Read More

WHAT WE ARE RIDING AND WEARING

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Freestyle rider, Faye Young, STYLE ALTITUDE's snowboard contributor and seasonaire, rides park in Mayrhofen on her Nikita Expression 143 with Nikita Ninja bindings and Salomon Lily's boots. She's wearing Nikita Freya jacket and Nott pants with Spy Bravo goggles. Pic: Glen.

Shredding in the white room in Italy, our Tech Shreditor, Gavin Baylis is wearing Paramo jacket, Rab beanie, Dragon goggles, SCOTT Alpride avy bag and, somewhere under that pow there are Salomon Mountain Lab Explorer touring boots, Dyamir Vipec tech bindings and SCOTT Powd'Air skis.

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THE ONE AND ONLY JEREMY JONES...

He's a living legend – and that's no throw-away accolade, like a spare strap on a backpack. National Geographic Adventurer of the Year, 2013; Barack Obama’s Champion of Change; chief campaigner for the environment through Protect Our Mountains; pioneer of professional big mountain riding; star of over 50 snowboard movies; founder and CEO of Jones Snowboards and creator of one of the most user friendly splitboard Freeride mechanisms ever; yes, we meet Jeremy Jones, snowboarding god of the mountains... .Read More

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