So it's been a total white out as far as this winter's ski season is concerned for many skiers and snowboarders especially in Europe. Roll out the vaccines and roll on next winter. Right? But although the mountains are still calling there may be changes in the way that we must go...Discover More
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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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?
Over the New Year the resort was busy even with bars and lifts closed. There was the hope that the ski resort lifts would open for half-term holidays, just one more forecast that failed to deliver...
Now the problem is getting away from all the people who have recently discovered ski touring, or just climbing up the mountain on snow shoes with boards and skis on their backpacks...
When we left Serre Chevalier in June 2020 after enduring 58 days of 1km and 1hr from home lockdown we planned to be back in Serre Chevalier before the beginning of the ski season...
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