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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


Backcountry skiing and snowboarding mountain guides


They've skied mountains all over the globe, they carry bent espresso spoons, plastic bags and drum sticks, they're more scared of macho clients who don't listen than of bottomless crevasses, they might call a tent on a remote ledge home, they are some of the most chilled guys on the planet. Meet the Mountain Guides...Read More

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Cool for Ski School. The Latest Ways to Learn To Ski

COOL FOR SCHOOL. Say 'Ski School' and most of us think of snaking beginners following their instructor down the pistes. Well, that's old school now especially in North America where new techniques are taking over the lessons...

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How To Be a Ski Weekend Powder Warrior

WEEKEND POWDER WARRIORS Want to slay the powder but you have limited holiday time? Here's a bulletproof plan for snowboard and ski weekend breaks that will guarantee a shred fest.

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7 Fixes For Ski Fitness

7 FIXES FOR SKI FITNESS. 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 after the first mogul. Here's how to step up and fix your fitness for the mountains including boredom-busting exercises and fitness techniques that cost only a few minutes of your time...

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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 Christmas Gifts for Guys Men 2018


More Big Senders than Big Spenders, this winter the STYLE ALTITUDE crew have been fine tuning their kit and adding essential tech knowledge for backcountry and practical additions such as helmet, ice axe, goggles and gloves rather than splashing the cash on superfluous skis or ski wear. Only our North American Editor couldn't be seen in Aspen wearing a jacket that's so last year - and our Ski Contributor would never get through a whole winter without a new pair of skis...Read More

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What's New Ski and Snowboard Wear 2019

NEW SKI AND SNOWBOARD WEAR FOR WINTER 2019. Looking at style and technical clothing plus the eco brands to buy because they are helping to protect the very winters we need our gear for...

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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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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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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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