The clock is ticking and it's time to start getting excited about the winter ski season in Europe with the first snow settling on the Southern Alps this week..
The first images of fresh snow in the Alps have started pinging across our What's App ski and snowboard groups. We have Adrian Weatherall in Serre Chevalier to thank for this blog's stunning image combining the golden colours of the changing foliage with the first new snowfall in the Southern Alps.
We're just back from a month in Madagascar (check out Ageless Adventuring on Instagram). It's a shock in more ways than one, not only because of the contrast in weather and culture but also the land and seascapes. We've gone from the Emerald Sea which is, literally, emerald in colour (see below #nofilter) to the English Channel, the colour of mud.
With snow in the Alps perhaps a little early to get excited about powder skiing, we do have the London Ski Show aka The Telegraph Ski & Snowboard Festival in Battersea, next week from 24th-27th October, to look forward to stoking our anticipation for the coming winter.
We're about to kick the season off with new features and gear reports including the definitive unbiased ski test by ProSkiLab, an indepth prediction of the weather for the Alps, the latest off-grid pioneering powder trips plus a look at what's new from the Ski Show. Come back soon.
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