SKI NEWS

Can't wait for this, Teton Gravity Research and HBO's Edge of the Earth new documentary film series following four different groups of elite action-adventure athletes on never-before-accomplished missions, dropping on 12th July.

 
STYLE ALTITUDE now has 8 (and counting) awards for our Ski Blog and the coveted accolade of BEST SKI & SNOWBOARD PUBLICATION UK, 2020 Fitness & Nutrition Awards.

 

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STYLE ALTITUDE Features always have an edge (or two). For park, piste and powder. Off piste, backcountry, slackcountry including Tour Guides showing routes for classic ski tours plus daily ski weather blog and snow conditions throughout the winter with Live Mountain Webcam. Ski and snowboard reviews, the latest new and technical kit, ski and snowboard wear all feature in Gear . For Ski Resort guides go to Friends In High Places with news and views from those working a season (or three) in Seasonaires . For skiers and snowboarders. #lifesamountain

FEATURES

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DISCOVER THE CLASSIC CYCLE ROUTES AND COLS AROUND BRIANCON

Serre Chevalier in the Hautes Alpes has some of the best cycling in Europe - and, once again, Briancon has been chosen as a stage centre for the Tour de France, with the inclusion of the brutal climb to the Col de Granon at 2413m taking place on 13th July, for only the second time in the race's history, the first being back in 1986. Our Tech (and Cycle) Editor has put together a guide to some of the best cycle routes and cols you can ride. This guide is in three sections, firstly the classic cols in an around Briancon Serre Chevalier, then those further away and, lastly, off road / VTT / MTB routes...Discover More

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More ski and snowboard features

Longest Rail Grind on Skis is a Guinness World Record

LONGEST RAIL GRIND WORLD RECORD. Watch the three days leading up to the world record, fuelled with anticipation and Red Bull before Jesper Tjäder finally nailed that epic record-breaking slide of nearly 155m,

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Cardio vs Weights: Which Is Best For Ski Fitness?

CARDIO VS WEIGHTS, WHICH IS BEST FOR SKI FITNESS? Both cardiovascular and resistance training are beneficial for total skiing fitness but what if you had to only choose one? Personal Trainer and keen skier, Steve Theunissen, weighs up the pros and cons...

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The Future For Skiing and Snowboarding 2022 and Beyond

WHAT IS THE FUTURE FOR SKIING AND SNOWBOARDING 2022 - and BEYOND ? Five years ago our North American Editor Louise Hudson compiled an epic article about the Future of Skiing and Snowboarding for STYLE ALTITUDE. She couldn’t have predicted the pandemic and the devastation that it would wreak on many forms of travel and tourism, especially the snowsports industry. But just as a bluebird follows a snowstorm, so the sun will shine on ski resorts post pandemic and in the future. It's the new après as in après Covid. with some of those pandemic precautions actually having some positive effects, not least the fact that it is now possible to WFM Work From Mountains...

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Three Ways To Take Your Skiing to Another Level

THREE WAYS TO TAKE YOUR SKIING TO ANOTHER LEVEL. How do you improve your skiing? Make sure you are fit, be willing to learn and always follow Rule No 5...

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SKI AND SNOWBOARD GEAR

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STYLE GUIDE TO SKI AND SNOWBOARD WEAR FOR WINTER 2021 - 2022

Plus ça change, the more things change, the more they stay the same, just about sums up ski and snowboard wear for this winter. For many outdoor brands and retailers it's a roll-over season, having sold very little during the missing ski season of 2020-2021.

What to wear? It depends on your tribe. It's still GNAR versus GLAMOUR, performance layers versus shiny bodycon pieces - and no prize for knowing which is aimed at the powder pros and which is for piste poseurs...Discover More

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More ski and snowboard gear and style

Rab Launches Rental Service for Outdoor Gear

RENT A TENT: RAB LAUNCHES RENTAL SERVICE FOR OUTDOOR GEAR. From an insulated jacket to an expedition quality tent, the new service aims to increase outdoor participation and reduce waste.

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New Website for Buying and Selling Ski Gear Online

NEW SITE FOR BUYING AND SELLING SKI GEAR ONLINE. Resell, Recycle AND Reduce Waste via new online ski gear site, WhoSki.com

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OSGO's Neoteric superlight 90mm ski, the Thor Review

OSGO'S NEOTERIC SUPERLIGHT 90MM SKI, THE THOR REVIEW. Why this one quiver backcountry ski is stealing all the thunder. Ride and tested by Rob Benton...

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How to Keep Your Hands and Feet Warm When Skiing

HOW TO KEEP YOUR HANDS AND FEET WARM WHEN SKIING. No need to suffer now we have tech accessories to take the misery out of feeling cold...

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Latest Winter Sports News 

    Kamila Valieva: Skating minimum age to be raised to 17 following Olympic controversy

    The International Skating Union will raise the minimum age for competitors in senior events from 15 to 17 after the controversy surrounding Kamila Valieva at the Beijing Olympic Games.
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    Queen's Birthday Honours: Rio Ferdinand, Gareth Bale, Eve Muirhead and Moeen Ali honoured

    Olympic gold medallist Eve Muirhead is named on the Queen's Birthday Honours list, alongside cricketer Moeen Ali, footballer Gareth Bale and ex-footballer Rio Ferdinand.
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    Raph Rinaldi: Search called off for missing GB physio

    The British Bobsleigh & Skeleton Association says it is "heartbroken" to hear that Raph Rinaldi is missing presumed dead in the Italian Alps.
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    Ice Hockey World Championship: Finland beat Canada in overtime to win title

    Sakari Manninen's overtime goal gives hosts Finland a dramatic 4-3 win over Canada in the Ice Hockey World Championship final.
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    Ice Hockey World Championship: Great Britain relegated after 5-3 defeat by Austria

    Great Britain are relegated from the Ice Hockey World Championship's elite division after they are beaten 5-3 by Austria on Monday.
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