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Rubbish ski season because of COVID travel restrictions and can't wait for winter 2021-2022? And got money to burn?  Like around  $13,000. You could be skiing in just over six months time. In Antarctica!  But hurry up and book for the two week trip leaving 3rd November from Ushuaia with Ice Axe Expeditions. There are currently only 10 spaces left.

Congratulations to Max Palm for winning the Junior Freeride World Tour. Phenomenal freeride skier, Max is son of Stefan Palm, Swedish mountain guide who used to live in Serre Chevalier, STYLE ALTITUDE HQ, now in Chamonix.

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The Adventure Junkies have announced the Top 25 Skiing Blogs of 2021 featuring another award for STYLE ALTITUDE. Displayed on our virtual award shelf this joins our 7 other Ski Blog awards and our coveted accolade of BEST SKI & SNOWBOARD PUBLICATION UK, 2020 Fitness & Nutrition Awards.


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Skiing and Snowboarding Features and Gear Reviews

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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All Ski Tourers are the same, heading up the mountain. Right? Wrong. There are 7 different types of Ski Tourer defined by speed, ability and touring kit. How fast do you climb? How are your kickturns? What's your essential piece of kit? Check out your ski tour tribe...Discover More

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True Grit. How They Are Toughing Out COVID in the USA

TRUE GRIT. They've been keeping those wagons - aka ski lifts - rolling in the US, with ski resorts proving they have what it takes to tough out a pandemic and stay open...

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9 Ways Covid will Change Travel and Ski Holidays

9 WAYS COVID WILL CHANGE TRAVEL AND SKI HOLIDAYS. The mountains will always be calling to skiers and snowboarders - and, post-pandemic, this is now how they must go...

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How To Massively Improve Your Ski Touring Experience

HOW TO MASSIVELY IMPROVE YOUR SKI TOURING EXPERIENCE. From light gear to kick turning, the 9 top tips for ski tourers. The ski touring techniques and ski touring gear you need for better ski touring...

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New to the Backcountry? Here's Where to Start

NEW TO THE BACKCOUNTRY? HERE'S WHERE TO START. What gear you need for ski touring, where to go and how to stay safe. Essential advice for ski tour backcountry beginners...

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Is there such a thing as a one-quiver ski for today's skier who, though occasionally hitting the piste, is looking for more off piste adventure and/or backcountry action - and is prepared to ski tour for it?...Discover More

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Latest Winter Sports News 

    World Women's Curling Championship: Scotland miss out on play-offs

    Scotland miss out on the play-offs after a disappointing World Women's Curling Championship and now face a qualifying event for an Olympic spot.
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    Curling: Eve Muirhead stalked by fear & unfinished business as world championship looms

    Eve Muirhead tells BBC Scotland about her fear of life after curling, struggling through lockdown, and her world championship hopes.
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    Elladj Balde: Former figure skater on improving diversity, and social media fame

    Elladj Balde changed everything about him to fit in with figure skating, but he's working hard to make sure no-one else has to do the same.
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    Greg Rutherford: Former long jump Olympic champion training to compete in bobsleigh

    Britain's former Olympic long jump champion Greg Rutherford aims to compete at the 2022 Beijing Winter Games after taking up bobsleigh.
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    World Championships: Pete Russell includes debutant Sam Jones in Great Britain squad

    Great Britain head coach Pete Russell names debutant Sam Jones in his squad for the World Championships in Latvia.
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More ski and snowboard gear and style

Best Touring Skis Men & Women DPS Pagoda Tour Review

BEST TOURING SKIS REVIEW. Are these the Holy Grail of touring skis? The latest line from DPS, the Pagoda 106 C2 Tour skis, are the lightest wide powder skis on the market (widths up to 112mm) with downhill performance in all conditions never experienced from a ski this lightweight...

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Best Ski Goggles Review: Revo Goggles by Bode Miller

BEST SKI GOGGLES REVIEW. Photochromic, polarised, glare reducing, anti-fogging and great looking, the new Revo ski goggles by Bode Miller tick all the boxes. Ski goggles, ride and tested by STYLE ALTITUDE Backcountry Editor, Ken Reeve...

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GoPro Max 360 skiing 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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