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Ski Touring in Siberia


Check out our Tech Editor's trip to deepest (snow) Siberia, one of the remotest locations on the ski planet but with thigh deep fresh cold pow in November...Read More

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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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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 Christmas Gifts for Guys Men 2018


This is what the guy who skis or snowboards really wants for Christmas. And, yes, actually happy with socks so long as they are Merino ski or snowboard ones, even happier with the latest tech kit or a trip of a lifetime...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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