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WHAT IS THE FUTURE FOR LA GRAVE?

WHAT'S GOING TO HAPPEN TO LA GRAVE? LEGENDARY INTERNATIONAL MOUNTAIN GUIDE AND LA GRAVE RESIDENT, JOE VALLONE GIVES HIS VIEW OF THE FUTURE

Could this be the year when the remote wildness of La Grave is tamed by a new lift concession? Those who live in La Grave AND those who love to ride there are holding their breath as the decision is made and announced in April. Will the community have more control or will it be a conglomerate? Resident American pro freeskier and International Mountain Guide, Joe 'Pro' Vallone, whose office is the freeriding backcountry of La Grave, enters into the debate as fearlessly as he hucks the steep couloirs ...Read More

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What Species Of Skier Are You?

WHICH SPECIES OF SKIER ARE YOU? Are you a BEAR? GORILLA? Maybe, even a SNAKE? Check out your style of skiing and discover your species.

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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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TIPS UP. HOW WOMEN CAN SKI BETTER

HOW WOMEN CAN SKI BETTER. STYLE ALTITUDE Editor, Elaine Deed talks to Emma Cairns of Element about how women can lose the fear, improve technique and prove that 'skiing like a girl' is a compliment.

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Boarding School - The Back Flip

BOARDING SCHOOL. It takes courage, commitment and. preferably. soft snow to master the back flip. Snowboard contributor, Faye Young, gives her tips on how to flip.

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GEAR AND STYLE

New Ski and Snowboard Kit Winter 17-18. And Why You Should Buy Now

New Ski and Snowboard Kit Winter 17-18. And Why You Should Buy Now

Updating your ski or snowboard gear? After a preview of ski and snowboard kit for winter 2017-18 at SLIDE, the UK trade show, we'd recommend buying now in the UK as prices are 25% lower than Europe AND generally cheaper than for winter 17-18. But hold out for next season's even lighter touring boots and avoid bright jackets.... Read More

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Our Top Ski and Snowboard Gear 2016-17

OUR TOP SKI AND SNOWBOARD GEAR 2016-17 If our crew could choose just two items of new ski or snowboard gear for this season what would they be? And why? This is our pick of new gear from most wanted skis and lightest avy bag to must have jackets and goggles...

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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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How To Buy New Skis

HOW TO BUY NEW SKIS? Take your height, weight, ability, gender. Factor in conditions, online tests and awesome graphics and BOOM your perfect skis.

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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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THE HIGH LIFE: DOING SEASONS IN THE MOUNTAINS

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5 SEASONAIRES 5 YEARS LATER

What happens when seasonaires grow up? What did they learn from working a winter in a ski resort? How did it help them career wise? We caught up with the Class of 2011/12 fives years after their first season in Tignes. And, yes, it did change their lives... Read More

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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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DON'T MESS WITH A SEASONAIRE. SEASONAIRES V JERRYS

DON'T MESS WITH A SEASONAIRE. To a seasonaire who has spent the whole winter in resort, it's war with the Jerrys who invade their mountain.

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THE GREAT ESCAPE. From City To Mountains

THE GREAT ESCAPE. Looking out of your high rise office view of concrete do you long for an office with a view of rising high mountains? Time to move from city to mountains.

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UNIVERSITY OF THE MOUNTAINS

UNIVERSITY OF THE MOUNTAINS. All sussed employers know that graduating from the University of The Mountains creates the ultimate HIGH achiever.

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WHAT WE ARE RIDING AND WEARING

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Elaine Deed

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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