If the thought of being on a plane and staying in hotels, rentals or Airbnb is worrisome even post-pandemic as who knows what new infections or mutations from Mars could start to circulate, then having your own motor bubble for transport and accommodation is an appealing option for future ski holidays...Discover More
La Niña alert! Forecast to return this winter, 2021-2022, will make it two years in a row for La Nina climate pattern, impacting not only on the severity of Atlantic hurricanes but, also, in winter, bringing cold weather and snow to the north-west and unusually dry conditions to most of the southern area of the US. It's effect on snowfall across Europe is less predictable, as you'll see if you check out our Snow Forecast feature with the data linking snow in the Alps.
London's new Ski and Snowboard Festival scheduled launch in October has been postponed until 2022. Citing the impact of the extension of Covid restrictions and the uncertainty surrounding travel in the near future as the reason, the show has moved to 27th-30th October, next year.
Check out the dates released for the Cols Réservés 2021 in the Hautes-Alpes and our guides to the classic routes, here.
Post-pandemic paranoia about crowded beaches? Want to really get away from it all? Sleep under the stars in a portaledge bivouac, hanging from the rocky peaks of Les Deux Tetes and admire the sunset and sunrise across to Mont Blanc from your sleeping bag. Organised by Les Arcs' Bureau des Guides.
Sunny? Raining? Mountain mist? Could be sunnies or umbrellas currently here in Serre Chevalier, STYLE ALTITUDE HQ. But the mountain flowers are blooming and the foliage is lush. Count 50 shades of green by checking out our webcam overlooking the slopes.
The Adventure Junkies recently 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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One day it's sunny and warm, the next it's cool. That's what we expect here in the mountains. It can be cloudless in the morning and raining a hooley in the afternoon. So be prepared...
For the first time in 40 years ski journalist, Rob Stewart, did not ski last winter. But he's planning to make up for that lost ski season with 5 months of ski trips for winter 2021-2022. .
How I managed to become not only Queen of the Mountain but also the Local Legend by running up the classic Col du Galibier, which at 2642m is the 5th highest mountain pass in the French Alps...
It's that time of year when best to get out early and be back before 14:00 so as to avoid getting caught in a violent storm of which there have been quite a few causing flash-floods and landslides
Sacre bleu what's happened to elbow bumping, here in France? Faire la bise, cheek to cheek greetings are back. As resorts open for summer, the French are treating Covid with a Gallic shrug...
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