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Getting Fit For Skiing

SKIP, SQUAT, HULA HOOP OR VIBRATE YOUR WAY TO SKI AND SNOWBOARD FITNESS AND PROTECTION AGAINST INJURY

If you're not fit it's going to hurt when you go skiing or snowboarding. Literally when it comes to thigh burn and, possibly worse from more serious physical trauma. When you go skiing or snowboarding you want to hit the ground running / riding that is, not be out of breath after the first black run with aching quads from a single mogul. Here's how to fix your fitness for the mountains including boredom-busting exercises and muscle-toning techniques that cost you only a few minutes of your time...Read More

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A Millennial View of the Future for Ski Resorts

A MILLENNIAL VIEW OF THE FUTURE. What happens when the Baby Boomers can no longer ski or snowboard? Will the ski slopes be empty as the next generations, led by the Millennials migrate to warmer - and cheaper - holiday destinations? Angus Rosier, 28, looks at why it's a slippery slope for ski resorts...

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Another Shot At Life. Photographer Survives Avalanche

ANOTHER SHOT AT LIFE. Photographer, Sam Giffin, now the 'safety guy' or 'scared guy' in the film crew for Kodak Courage, talks to us about pushing the limits of skiing and snowboarding for the sake of the getting THE shot...

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Snow Forecast for the Alps Winter 2019

SNOW FORECAST FOR THE ALPS WINTER 2019. If the ant hills were high in the Alps, in July, and the first week in August was unusually warm, then you can start waxing your powder skis because we're in for another snowy winter...

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Dad's Guide To The Perfect Family Ski Holiday

DAD'S GUIDE TO THE PERFECT FAMILY SKI HOLIDAY. Father of twins, Gavin Baylis, reveals how he survived countless ski holidays with the family ensuring plenty of dad-time for peace and powder...

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SKI AND SNOWBOARD GEAR

Ski and Snowboard Wear for 2019

WHAT'S NEW FOR SKI AND SNOWBOARD WEAR WINTER 2018-19

Do you have a technically perfect HERO jacket? Will GREEN (as in eco) be your new favourite colour? Is RETRO and PRINT REVIVAL a backward style step? Do you need bib ski pants? Here's what's new for ski and snowboard wear with views from the UK's top threads-heads for the ski and snowboard retailers, Absolute Snow, Snowtrax and Ellis Brigham...Read More

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SoTechno: New Ski & Snowboard Gear for Winter 2019

SO TECHNO: GAME CHANGERS FOR 2019. This is our pick of what's game changing on the market for Winter 2019. You'll need batteries, bluetooth and a screwdriver.

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The Top Skis for Winter 2019

THE TOP SKIS FOR WINTER 2019. From Freeride Touring and All Mountain to Cruisers and Piste Performance, check out the reviews and awards for men's and women's skis from the most trusted pro ski testers, PROSKILAB...

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What To Do With Your Old Snowboard?

GETTING ON BOARD. NoK Boards are the latest eco-warriors to join the recycling revolution, turning old snowboards into new skateboards...

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Too Old To Ski? Meet the POWS Pensioners On Wide Skis

TOO OLD TO SKI? Not only are pensioners skiing into their twilight, no midnight, years but now POWS are heading off piste and shredding the powder on fat skies...

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SEASONAIRES

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8 REASONS WHY YOU SHOULD DO A SKI SEASON. AND GO NOW

Not sure whether to do a ski season this winter? The fact that Brexit will probably ruin future seasons for Brit seasonaires is one good reason to go NOW. Then there's the prospect of six months skiing or snowboarding and probably the best time you'll have in your life. If you really need any more persuasion then ex-seasonaire, Emma Taylor has 8 good reasons why to take that gap before uni, postpone getting a proper job after uni, even give up your proper job - and start packing... Read More

Doing a ski season - or two

Serial Seasonaire: How To Board or Ski Every Winter

SERIAL SEASONAIRE How to snowboard or ski every winter. Snowboard contributor, Faye Young, has just spent her sixth season snowboarding in the mountains. Find out how she does it...

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Chalet Guy: The Man Behind the Morzine Chalet Project

THE MAN BEHIND THE MORZINE CHALET PROJECT. He launched the Morzine Chalet Project, experienced seven winters,entertained many chalet guests and has written two books about skiing with 'demons'. We meet Morzine's chalet guy, Chris Tomlinson and discover his demons, skills- and possible seven year itch.

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Class of 2011/ 2012: 5 Seasonaires, 5 Years Later

CLASS OF 2011/2012. What happened after working the winter in the mountains? And where are they now? Catching up with seasonaires 5 years later

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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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