Cancellation chaos has begun. Those with holidays booked for Switzerland and Austria where there's now quarantine on arrival are pressing the cancel button for ski and snowboard holidays. It's not just the cold snap that's sending a shiver throughout the ski industry. France is now demanding negative Covid tests for visitors outside the EU, which includes the UK and, also, proof of vaccines to buy lift passes.

Meanwhile, there's pet passport panic at Eurotunnel. The Folkstone pet identity and health check reception is turning back numerous travellers who have French passports for their pets, which have been filled out incorrectly. The date of the microchip check must be BEFORE the date filled out for the rabies vaccination.  

Well hello snow! It's been a slow start across Europe, this winter, but it looks like the white carpet is now being rolled out especially in the Northern Alps and the Pyrenees. Even more frustrating if you can't get there.

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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


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As in skiing, there are different levels of ability when it comes to ski touring. Ranging from Level 1 dipping a toe into touring - and, literally, into touring bindings - up to Level 4 experts who never buy a ski pass...Discover More

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Where to Buy Property with Off Piste in your Backyard

WHERE TO BUY PROPERTY WITH THE BEST OFF PISTE PLAYGROUNDS. Want to really get away from it all, including pandemics? Avoid like the plague - or Covid epi-centres - any apartment or condo in a highrise block in a factory ski resort spewing out crowds of tourists and infections. Small alpine villages and off radar ski areas are the new ski property hot spots.

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Snow Forecast for Winter Ski Season 2021-2022

SNOW FORECAST FOR WINTER SKI SEASON 2021-2022. With biblical weather sweeping the globe, this year, let's be honest, would we mind if epic snow in ski resorts followed for this next winter? Check out the forecasts that will effect snowfall for the ski season 2021-2022.

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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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Snowmads' Guide to a Motorhome or Campervan Ski Trip

SNOWMADS' GUIDE TO TAKING A MOTORHOME OR CAMPERVAN FOR SKIING: Discover why there's snow place like a motorhome when it comes to staying in a ski resort.

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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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The Latest Freeride Weapon: SCOTT Pure Pro 109Ti Ski

THE LATEST FREERIDE WEAPON. What's so exciting about the new SCOTT Pure Pro 109 and why did collaborator, Swiss freerider, Jereme Heitz call it the future of skiing? We asked Franz Marson, SCOTT Ski Product Supervisor, for the inside story...

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One Ski Future for Touring, Powder and Piste 2022

ONE SKI FUTURE FOR TOURING, POWDER AND PISTE 2022. Is there such a thing as a one-quiver ski for today's skier who, while enjoying a day or two on the piste, is ultimately looking for more off piste adventure and/or backcountry action and is prepared to ski tour for it?

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GoPro Max 360 skiing & cycling how to film and mount camera

HOW TO USE A GOPRO MAX 360 FOR SKIING: Here at Style Altitude we've been using GoPro's for many a year. Now we discover that the GoPro Max 360 is better than a drone to film skiing. Check out these tips from our Tech Editor to help get the best shots...

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What's New for Ski and Snowboard Gear 2021-2022

WHAT'S NEW SKI AND SNOWBOARD GEAR 2021-2022. Following a winter ski season that most of the ski industry would prefer to forget, there's now the sort of optimism of a bluebird day following a whiteout. The sun WILL shine again on the mountains, following vaccinations people will travel again, ski lifts will be open and, by winter 2021-2022 the ski industry will be back on track. Meanwhile, the show is going on, albeit virtually. The annual ISPO exhibition is kick-starting the new gear year as usual in February but it's a virtual event. Check out the winners in the ski and snowboard categories.

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