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The Kings and Queens of Corbet's have been crowned at Jackson's Hole following some insane, heart-stopping tricks while free-falling into the famous couloir with American freeskier Karl Fostvedt and American snowboarder Madison Blackley taking home the first place prizes.  Watch the Red Bull edit here.

British Snowboarder, Cody Bramwell has stomped a win at the Freeride World Tour in Andorra . Taking part in his  first ever FWT competition, Cody, 26, with British/Swedish parentage, hucked a massive backflip above some serious exposure before pre-ollying a huge cliff down the bottom, tweaking out a double shifty mid-air. Watch him in serious action here.

Open, closed, open, closed. The ever-changing plans to open ski resorts in Europe has been like a door blowing in the Covid wind. Italy was supposed to be starting their lifts, last week but at the last minute the Italian government announced they'd remain closed until early March, once again slamming that door firmly in the hopeful faces of the Italian resorts.

Ski lifts closed throughout February in France. Official.  So finally there is la confirmation that ski lifts won't open for February at all, although with the current freedom to travel throughout the country, the resorts are being mobbed with French families for the four week half term holidays. Read more about Vive Les Vacances.

Rollin', rollin', rollin' keep those ski lifts rolling. In the USA ski resorts have stayed open despite the pandemic restrictions. Check out True Grit, a round-up of how Americans have toughed out Covid.

Holiski have written off this season, deferring memberships to next winter 2021/2022 with no further payments.

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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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