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
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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For all those who didn't make it skiing or snowboarding in France because of COVID we bring you RANMO - Relief At Not Missing Out - as the snow disappears after one of the worst winters...
The Covid crisis has been a huge catalyst in the increase of ski tourers, which has been predicted for the last five years. But those who go up must come down - and not always successfully...
Facing a barbed wire fence on a Triumph TR6 Trophy would be less daunting than jumping the Covid created fences to get out of the UK and into France but, yes, The Great Escape is possible...
As we enter a decidedly warm spell of weather I decided to ski tour on the south-facing slopes above us to score some spring snow where I discovered the peril of the red snow...
Are you stuck in The Comparison Trap? Unable to get to the mountains, do you watch videos of skiers and snowboarders shredding the pow (including those from our crew) - and weep?
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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