SKI AND SNOWBOARD FEATURES

Style Altitude is known for original content, features that always have an edge. Or two. We feature all aspects of skiing and snowboarding. From on piste in resorts with off piste slackcountry and sidecountry to way off piste, ski touring and backcountry.

 

For Dancing On Ice, the cross-over sport of skating will create the challenge of cross-over legs for Olympic skier Graham Bell. And then there's dancing...

GRAHAM BELL GETS HIS SKATES ON .Out of the snow and his comfort zone, Graham Bell is taking part in Dancing On Ice, 2021, But he told us in our interview about Stylish Skiing that one of the most important things to wear skiing is a smile. So will he be smiling on the ice?

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The long-range weather forecast for the Alps, 2020-21. Style Altitude looks at the weather patterns and the snow predictions for this winter ski season.

SNOW FORECAST FOR THE ALPS WINTER 2020-2021. With a full-blown La Nina forming, the magnetic north moving south, the opening of an ozone hole above the North Pole and a lack of sunspots, there could be climate trouble ahead. Check out the meteorological implications and the hair on a cow's neck for how much snow - and powder - we can expect for this winter's ski season in the Alps...

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It's on with the snow and show as a new UK ski and snowboard exhibition, the National Snow Show in Birmingham, 23rd - 24th October, 2021

NATIONAL SNOW SHOW LAUNCH. The phoenix has risen out of the ashes of the fallen Telegraph Ski & Snowboard show which closed, last year,even before the effect of Covid-19 on the ski industry. A new exhibition, the National Snow Show will open at the NEC in Birmingham, a two day event from 23rd-24th October, 2021...

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Released on 22nd July, the documentary of Red Bull TV shows the incredible ascent - and world first descent on skis - by ski mountaineer Andrzej Bargiel.

SKI K2 PEAK TO BASE? MISSION IMPOSSIBLE? OR POSSIBLE? Watch a new feature length documentary called The Impossible Descent, revealing how Polish ski mountaineer Andrzej Bargiel became the first to ascend K2 without oxygen and to click into his bindings at 8,611m and descend without removing his skis...

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What are the most common mistakes skiing powder? How to improve your powder skiing skills? Ski Instructor, James King, shares tips for powder skiing...

TOP TIPS FOR SKIING OFF PISTE AND POWDER. How do I ski powder? How is skiing off piste different to on piste? Do I need fat skis to freeride? Check out these tips from ski instructor, James King, to ski powder like a pro...

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How will coronavirus affect skiing? What's happening in ski resorts for winter 2021? Read the latest updates with insights into this winter's ski season.

THE CORONAVIRUS EFFECT ON SKI RESORTS 2020/2021. The ski industry is holding its breath as the devastating wave of COVID-19 rolls on from last season to effect skiing and ski resorts this winter...

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Dialling down the crowds is the future for North American resorts as in controlling numbers, encouraging ski touring and reducing environmental impact...

THE TOURING 20s. Those whopping lift queue images from Vail that went viral in February as well as the coronavirus pandemic have been a wake up call for American ski resorts, realising it's time to dial down the crowds, reduce car travel and even create a resort without lifts, for more chilled and environmentally-conscious skiing experiences in the future...

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With more and more freeriders, steeper prices and less snow, the powder purists are going elsewhere for first tracks and authentic Japanese culture.

THE POW RUSH. TIME TO GET OUT OF DODGE / NISEKO. Is Niseko losing its pow of attraction?

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The daily ski blog from our powder hounds' ski touring road trip in Hokkaido covering Niseko, Furano and Sapporo, sniffing out the best snow in February.

Another day, another great ski tour in Japan. It's so easy to fall into a rhythm every day of skinning up, skiing down, soaking in an onsen, having a beer, eating traditional Japanese food. And, then, waking up to repeat it all over again...

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Whether it's Downhill, the new Will Ferrell film or Skied Dating on chairlifts, the hills are alive with the sound of snomance.

A FINE SNOMANCE. How do you find the perfect ski or snowboard partner? On the chairlift? Ski dating app? And then do you ride off into the sunset or, as in the new Will Ferrell film, does it all go downhill? Louise Hudson talks about the pow of love on the mountains...

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Why Red Bull Illume Award finalist, photographer Hamish Frost, risks hypothermia to shoot skiing and mountaineering in Scotland..

FREEZING FRAME. He's shot extreme skiing and mountaineering images in Antarctica, the Himalayas and the Alps but,for Hamish Frost the Scottish highlands are up there with the best as his favourite, albeit often freezing, backdrop for dramatic action photos including one recently shortlisted for the Red Bull Illume awards

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Author Chris Tomlinson has finished Book Three of Skiing With Demons featuring more demons including the grisly blood wagon and the hair-raising heli...

SKIING WITH DEMONS III. Like J K Rowling's final Harry Potter and the last episode of Game of Thrones, fans have been holding their breath for the third book in the trilogy, Skiing with Demons. So drum roll, please, for author Chris Tomlinson's announcement that Book Three is at the printers. Read all about it...

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Pioneering new powder destinations is for those with the money - and balls - to go 'flakcountry' as in dangerously beyond any potential rescue...

GOING OFF GRID. Really want to get away from it all? Check out the Top 6 Off Grid Powder Places including Siberia, Kamchatka and Mount Elbrus, extreme skiing destinations for powder pioneers...

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The long-range weather forecast for the Alps, 2020. Style Altitude looks at the weather patterns and the snow predictions for the ski season, 2020.

SNOW FORECAST FOR THE ALPS WINTER 2020. Check out the signs - and the forecasts - for a snow this winter in the Alps.

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Top knee surgeon, James Lewis, reveals the latest ops for ACL tears and ruptures, knee replacements - and how to keep skiing or snowboarding into old age

SKIERS KNEES: FROM ACL REPAIR TO KNEE REPLACEMENT. 'Bend zee knees'. Oh you can't? Either through injury or pain do you feel your days are numbered for skiing or snowboarding? But with great leaps in knee treatments and surgery you could be riding into your twilight - make that midnight - years. Check out the latest knee treatments and surgery plus the price of a new knee...

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Solutions for ski boot pain from rubbing and pressure points for skiers via boot fitting, posture analysis, orthotics insoles and boot modifications

Ski boot pain and problems can ruin your time on the slopes. However, for most problems, there are solutions, from a simple insole orthotic to modifying the shell of the boot

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Which ski resorts in the Alps are the quickest to get to so you spend less time on the road and more time on the snow? Here are the 8 easiest transfers...

ROAD TESTED: THE 8 QUICKEST TRANSFERS TO SKI RESORTS IN THE ALPS. Check out the fastest routes to the resorts so you spend less time on the road and more time on the snow...

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What does Colorado have that the French ski resorts don't? Let's start with resort hosts, queue management and service actually with a smile...

7 REASONS TO SKI IN COLORADO INSTEAD OF FRANCE. Waving the flag for USA ski resorts, Winter Park and Steamboat. If Disney created a ski resort...

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In the game for world dominance among ski resorts, the latest victory goes to Epic for their attention-grabbing campaign, offering the Epic Dream Job....

GAME OF ZONES - EPIC V IKON SKI PASSES. With more than a thousand entries, over 1.8m users of the hashtag #epicdreamjob and a plethora of likes, shares, tweets, comments and media features, has Epic slam-dunked for media victory

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Champagne powder, glorious pistes and riding horses in the snow, are just three of the Magnificent 7 reasons to visit Steamboat Ski Resort...

Your guide to Steamboat Ski Resort in Western film titles, from Cold Mountain and hence the champagne powder to Comes A Horseman, riding on the ranch and, finally, High Noon (midday or evening, up to you).

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Ever have that gut-wrenching fear when you're skiing or snowboarding?. Even the best pro-riders have it. Watch Finding The Line to help conquer that fear.

You would think that two sisters, one an Olympian slopestyle skier and the other a big mountain skier on the Freeride World Tour would know no fear. Right? Wrong. Knowing what it's like to feel fear following an injury, an avalanche scare or just because of a voice in your head that says 'stop' is the reason they made Finding The Line. Fear while skiing or snowboarding can be facing a red run if you're a beginner - or an icy couloir if you're advanced. Either way it can be paralysing. Or it can be energising. Finding The Line is a film about fear, it’s paralysing grip and how Anna and Nat Segal use their skiing to understand and deal with it.

We caught up with Nat ahead of the UK Premiere of Finding The Line, screened as part of the Four Seasons Film Festival at the Charlotte Street Hotel in London on Friday 22nd March.

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When carbon dating is required to establish your age (or the age of your gear) but your're still fit and feisty, it's time to join the Over the Hill Gang.

The Over the Hill Gang sounds like an out-of-breath bunch from Wacky Races, trying to out-ski the Ant Hill Mob. But it's actually a common club name in North America for that significant set of silver skiers who are retired but still ripping. Louise Hudson, our Canada and USA Ski Editor, charts the rise of the silver skier clubs where age is just a number - and potentially a cheaper ski pass...

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A Retour d'Est is a low-pressure system also known as a Genoa Low which produces heavy precipitation often powder in the Queyras and Piedmont mountains

THE RETOUR D'EST EXPLAINED. Much is talked about a Retour d'Est or Genoa Low I've been fortunate to take advantage of the snow via a number of road trips to where it simply dumps powder, in Limone Piemonte, Val Maira, Prali, Pragelato, Queyras resorts of Abries, Ristolas and St Veran as well as Serre Chevalier and the Milky Way

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Ski touring on-piste with special trails, Big brands Dynafit & Decathlon are now promoting equipment developed for in resort on-piste ski touring

SKI TOURING ON PISTE. It seems that on-piste ski touring is the new thing to do. More and more resorts now have special routes where people can climb up / ski tour / skin and then ski back down the piste - and big brands are getting behind it..

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From 'pizza' and 'French fries' to 'experiential' and 'biomechanics' ski instruction in North America has progressed to a whole new level of teaching.

COOL FOR SCHOOL. Say 'Ski School' and most of us think of snaking beginners following their instructor down the pistes. Well, that's old school now especially in North America where new techniques are taking over the lessons...

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From their favourite backcountry to their oldest pieces of kit to what they fear the most. Check out our ski guide to the International Mountain Guides

BACKCOUNTRY SKIING: OUR GUIDE TO THE GUIDES. We get up close and quite personal with international mountain guides who have shown us some of the best ski (and snowboard) days of our lives whether skiing across the Alps (French and Lyngen), shredding the pow in Siberia or Japan, or hanging off ropes in Chamonix and La Grave, featuring in our ski tour blogs and as contributors to Style Altitude...

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Early season ski touring trip to Luzhba Skitour Lodge for skiing in Siberia Russia famous for its heavy snowfalls & temps minus 20 keep it as light powder

So was it worth the Visa hassle and long journey to the Luzhba Ski Tour Lodge for an early season skiing trip to Siberia Russia for ski touring and were the decisions right as to what to take for temperatures can be as low as minus 25...

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Where do you find the perfect Other Half to complete your skiing or snowboarding life? On the chairlift? Online? Or on the table at apres?

LOOKING FOR SNOMANCE? Has your love of the mountains left your romantic life out in the cold? Are you tired of dating people who don’t understand that the nuances of boot flex or binding positions are perfectly good topics of dinner conversation? Then check out our guide to Snomance...

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Track the snow, stalk the stashes, hone your gear and reduce transfer times for maxing your ski weekends. Become a Weekend Powder Warrior to slay the pow

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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The future's a slippery slope for ski resorts not only thanks to Covid-19 but also because Millennials had already started migrating elsewhere...

The future for ski resorts is worrying enough with Covid-19 creating new rules for lift lines, restaurants and après ski plus, of course, there is the issue of travelling and quarantining. Now the concern about the next generations' enthusiasm for ski holidays is growing like a cornice in a snow storm with ominous connotations for the ski industry.

What happens when the prolifically active Baby Boomers can no longer ski or snowboard (even with their new artificial knees)? Will the ski slopes be empty as the next generations, led by the Millennials migrate to warmer - and cheaper - holiday destinations with Insta-gain experiences? Who better to ask than a Millennial who's snowboarded for 15 years, but now struggles to afford a week in the winter? Angus Rosier, 28, scrolls through the reasons it's all going downhill for Millennials in ski resorts and why no one's clicking on 'like'...

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Skiers and snowboarders will go big for that ultimate shot but what if it goes wrong? For photographer Sam Giffin a deadly avalanche brought new focus ...

ANOTHER SHOT AT LIFE. Photographer, Sam Giffin, now the 'safety guy' or 'scared guy' in the film crew for Kodak Courage, talks to us about pushing the limits of skiing and snowboarding for the sake of the getting THE shot...

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Ski Insurance for many has always been a bit of minefield as to what is covered & for 2020/2021 we now have Covid & Brexit EHIC to arrange cover for or not

THE CORONAVIRUS BREXIT EFFECT ON SKI INSURANCE 2020/21. We used to worry if we were covered for off-piste skiing now we try and get through the minefield that is all things Covid as well as how Brexit and potential loss of EHIC might also affect ski insurance

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Skip, squat, hula hoop or vibrate your way to ski and snowboard fitness For better performance and protection against injury on your ski holiday.

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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Listen for chants of 'You'll Never Ski Alone' from the Mont Fort cable car in Verbier following the ski resort's partnership with Liverpool Football Club.

VERBIER SIGNS LIVERPOOL FOOTBALL CLUB IN PARTNERSHIP. Sponsoring the Premier League club, the Swiss ski resort aims to increase brand visibility and open up new markets...

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Polish ski mountaineer, Andrzej Bargiel became the first to climb to the summit and ski down K2, the famously dangerous mountain in Pakistan

MOUNTAINEER FIRST TO SUMMIT K2 - AND THEN SKI DOWN. Last Sunday, 22nd July, while you were cycling or trail running down your local hill feeling a buzz of adrenaline, think what it must have been like for Polish mountaineer, Andrzej Bargiel..

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What does winter 2019 have in store? Style Altitude looks at snow predictions, snow stats and snow farming. Plus 6 tips for snow sure ski holidays 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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Follow the 9 rules for skiing with kids so a family ski holiday doesn't mean sacrificing your skiing or snowboarding - or your sanity.

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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Where to go skiing in February to avoid holiday hordes? Try Idaho and Oregon for fresh powder and no crowds, also craft beer and bearded locals.

Alf Alderson drives off the beaten ski holiday track to take a 14 day road trip from Mount Hood, Oregon to Schweitzer Mountain, Idaho...

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This month on 17th-18th March at Bear Mountain Resort in Big Bear, the Supergirl Snow Pro Festival will once again be held uniting women snowboarders, pros and amateurs,..

UP, UP AND AWAY. More than 40 elite-level female pros are expected to compete in addition to over 100 top female amateur competitors from around the globe at the Supergirl Snow Pro Festival.

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They may have had uphill struggles with physical impairments but downhill triumphs are predicted for ParalympicsGB skiers, Millie Knight and Chris Lloyd.

THE SKI SUPERHEROES OF PARALYMPICSGB. Why these GB skiing athletes taking part in the Winter Paralympics in PeongChang are an inspiration to us all by Cameron Hall of Holmlands ...

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From mindful skiing and mountain dating apps to Mappy and Yappy hours, how ski resorts in North America are facing up to today's marketing challenges

HIGH NOON FOR SKI RESORTS. It's a pivotal time for resorts balancing the new values of Millennials with traditional expectations of Baby Boomers still in the game, North American ski resorts are responding with contemporary dwellings, night skiing, dating apps and skijoring, trailblazing trends that will affect skiing and snowboarding around the world.

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Who's dropping in at the Terrain Snow Park? You'll find Park Rats, Pro Riders and a Girl Crew. Also a Ski Dad. And watch out for the Jerrys...

TERRAIN PARK LIFE. The snow terrain park has become the natural habitat for a variety of ski and snowboard species.

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Like to live in the mountains, earn a decent salary and ski or snowboard every day? Here's how to train as an instructor with a guaranteed job offer..

HOW TO BECOME A SKI OR SNOWBOARD INSTRUCTOR. Would you rather be an intern making tea in a city office or an intern skiing or snowboarding in Niseko, Japan? We ask the team at We Are Sno what it takes to train to become a ski or snowboard instructor. (Warning: Reading this could seriously affect your sanity if you're over 30 and stuck in the rat race)...

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Is the famous Japanese pow really worth the 30 plus hour trip? After a week in Niseko we can say 'hai'. Hell yes...

IS JAPOW WORTH THE 30 HOUR TRIP? It''s not just the super light powder hanging in the air after three turns that makes the seemingly endless journey worthwhile, it's also the culture (Japanese AND Australian) the snow laden birch trees, the amazing views whenever the sun emerges plus the natural hot water onsens...

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She was an experienced piste skier but when Michelle Jones landed in Niseko she had never skied off piste. Six days later she was shredding waist deep pow...

PISTE TO POWDER. LEARNING HOW TO SKI POWDER IN 6 DAYS. How do you progress from groomed pistes to deep powder? Check out one woman's transformation from piste skier to powder hound #thisgirlcan

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Flags warnings of Piste Collision Risk have been created with Risks from 1-5 according to the number of skiers or snowboarders and the twat-factor.

DANGERS ON THE PISTE. Why backcountry skiers would rather risk avalanche than the danger of injury on the pistes with the holiday hordes and out-of-control freaks...

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This winter he will have done as many seasons as Game of Thrones, but it took leading Ski Club powder hounds to restore Chris Tomlinson's faith in skiing..

SKIING WITH POWDER DEMONS. How does 'a geriatric ski-bum who’d lost his desire to go skiing' get his mojo back? Chris Tomlinson, author of Skiing With Demons, finds that fresh powder is perfect for restoring faith in skiing although not so great for the knees...

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Getting a ski boot blister can ruin your holiday. However there's a way to prevent, treat, cure and heal blisters if you treat them before they burst.

Over 35 or so years I have had some truly horrible blisters from walking both in snowboard boots and ski boots (not at the same time) and I've bought the most expensive guaranteed blister proof socks on the market and spent a small fortune on Compeeds but to no avail. However there is a way to treat them if caught early before they burst...

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Our Snowboard Contributor, Mikie Kitaruth gets up close and personal with living legend, the one and only Travis Rice at Depth Perception private viewing.

DROPPING IN. A BEER WITH TRAVIS RICE. It's not everyday you have a beer and discuss soundtracks with Travis Rice. Our Snowboard Contributor, Mikie Kitaruth reports from the inner circle at the private viewing of Depth Perception

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There are new reports of WOLVES in ski reports. Yep, predatory Willing Older Ladies/Lads Vying for Employment on Snow, WOLVES, are on the increase...

Hungry for part time work to feed an idyllic Seasoonaire lifestyle, older skiers and snowboarders, WOLVES, are on the prowl in ski resorts throughout Europe and North America. Louise Hudson hunts them down...

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Just how luxurious are today's superlux chalets in the Alps? Check out 10 of the best five star chalets to enjoy the high life in the mountains.

THE HEIGHT OF LUXURY. Home cinemas, private spas, swimming pools, wine cellars and gyms have become the norm for superlux chalets, with a team of housekeeping staff, a gourmet chef and a chauffeur at your service throughout your stay.

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Louise Hudson, joint author of Winter Sport Tourism analyses trends and shares her vision for the future of ski resorts, skiing and snowboarding.

WHAT IS THE FUTURE FOR SKIING AND SNOWBOARDING? Epic ski passes thanks to takeovers by corporates. Less epic snow thanks to climate change. With yoga, ziplines and gay ski weeks, there's already plenty of diversification. But what's next?

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ADRENALINE RUSH. Adrenaline junkies are rushing to the mountains with extreme sports and micro-adventures starting to give summer an edge over winter. .

7 High Octane Reasons for Summer in the Mountains. Cycling, skyrunning, kayaking and even indoor surfing are among the incentives to visit the mountains in the summer. Also extreme sports events and micro-adventures for that high octane adrenaline rush.

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Take only photos leave only tracks.The glory of ski touring is the freedom of the mountains but there are 8 unwritten rules for ski and snowboard touring.

SKI TOUR ETIQUETTE. The Code of Mountain Conduct for ski touring and the EIGHT dos and donts of backcountry ski touring.

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SKYWAY TO HEAVEN. The new Skyway telecabine in Italy opens up endless off piste just over an hour from Geneva. It is also gnar-vana for weekend ski warriors

HOW TO BAG 50 DAYS OF WEEKEND OFF PISTE? Ski Contributor, Jonathan Bing Bingham pioneers renting in Entrèves on the Italian side of Mont Blanc tunnel using the new Skyway telecabine to access the backcountry paradise for long powder weekends.

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She skis like a snowboarder and at 15 Thea Fenwick is the English Slopestyle and British Moguls Champion now training via a scholarship in Oregon.

THEA FENWICK: THE SKIER TRAINED BY SNOWBOARDERS. Co-Editor, Loulou Baylis catches up with the young GB slopestyle phenomenon, Thea the Skier to check out her laidback skiing style and future in the 2022 Winter Olympics...

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Focusing on Jon Moy, the man who shoots the GB Pipe and Park team. So who are the 5-star riders? Faye Young, catches up with action cameraman, Jon Moy.

SKI ACTION CAMERAMAN, JON MOY. Skiing with a 25kg rig all day and logging endless footage that's life for the man behind the camera of Team GB Park and Pipe. Our snowboard contributor, Faye Young, catches up with action cameraman, Jon Moy.

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We ask legendary mountain guide, Joe Vallone, who has made his home in La Grave, what should happen to the backcountry resort with the lift up for tender?

WHAT IS THE FUTURE FOR LA GRAVE? Could this be the year when the remote wildness of La Grave is tamed by a new lift operator? And should it happen? Who better to ask than the town's legendary American resident, pro Freeskier and International Mountain Guide, Joe Vallone, whose office is the Freeriding backcountry of La Grave...

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Obsessed with off-piste and shredding powder? Then you probably have OCD

OCD Off-piste Compulsive Disorder: Do you have it?

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Faffing is an unwelcome delaying tactic that can create stress and strain friendships. So check out the 10 ways to avoid faffing - and faffers

THE FAFF FACTOR. Faffing is an unwelcome delaying tactic that can create stress and strain friendships. So check out the 10 ways to avoid faffing - and faffers.

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There are FIVE distinct species of skiing depending on your style.

WHICH SPECIES OF SKIER ARE YOU? Are you a BEAR? GORILLA? Maybe, even a SNAKE? Check out your style of skiing and discover your species.

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HUNT FOR MEDALS. We meet GB's new Performance Director, Dan Hunt, whose CV includes coaching the GB cycle teams to Olympic success.

PODIUMS HERE WE COME. Olympic podiums beckon for Team GB Ski & Snowboard under the new direction of Dan Hunt, sports scientist, Team Sky, Directeur Sportif, Olympic British cycling squad coach and Head of Elite Performance for Premier League..

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7 BAD SKI HABITS. What are the 7 worst ski habits? We asked ski guru, Darren Turner, about the 7 most deadly ski sins - and how he cures them.

7 BAD SKI HABITS. 7 ways to kick them. Identify your bad ski habits and discover ways to improve ski technique...

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Extreme sports companies are no longer the renegades living on the edge. As extreme has gone mainstream, opportunities are arising across the industry, especially in the mountains . So now, say Action Academy, 'is a unique time to make your mark'.

CALLING ALL ADVENTREPRENEURS. Want to live the dream of working and riding so when you're OOO (Out Of Office) you are OTS (On The Snow)? Ask Action Academy.

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She has inherent balance for skiing and mountaineering AND she has also gained a balance for life. Meet the high achieving, highly inspiring, Heather Geluk.

THIS GIRL DEFINITELY CAN. Heather Geluk was 5700m up a mountain in Nepal when the devastating earthquake struck last year. She not only survived but stayed to help and is now ambassador for Sherpa Adventure Gear.

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Mikie Kitaruth catches up with the grom he used to give sneaky half pints for doing backflips in Cornwall. Yes, it's flippin' James Woodsy Woods

BACKFLIP TO THE FUTURE. Mikie Kitaruth, STYLE ALTITUDE contributor, catches up with the grom he used to give sneaky half pints for doing backflips in Cornwall. Yes, it's flippin' James Woodsy Woods.

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What holds women back skiing? Emma Cairns who runs Women's Ski Camps in Verbier, tells us how women can overcome fears and improve their skiing.

HOW WOMEN CAN SKI BETTER. STYLE ALTITUDE Editor, Elaine Deed talks to Emma Cairns of Element about how women can lose the fear, improve technique and prove that 'skiing like a girl' is a compliment.

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We meet the one and only snowboarding legend Travis Rice to talk about his new film, The Fourth Phase.

We meet the one and only snowboarding legend Travis Rice to talk about his new film, The Fourth Phase.

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Fear of Falling. Fear of Failure. Fear of Heights. The 8 Fear Factors that hold you back skiing or snowboarding.

LOSE THE FEAR. Fear of Falling. Fear of Failure. Fear of Heights. Are any of the 8 Fear Factors holding you back skiing or snowboarding?

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Why UK Páramo is having its Paromo'ment, cleaning up as top of the mountain brands with better proofing and PFC chemical free manufacture

BREATH OF FRESH AIR. Why UK Páramo is having its Paromo'ment, cleaning up as top of the mountain brands with better proofing and PFC chemical free manufacture.

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It takes courage, commitment and, preferably soft snow, to master the back flip. Faye Young gives her tips on how to flip.

BOARDING SCHOOL. It takes courage, commitment and. preferably. soft snow to master the back flip. Snowboard contributor, Faye Young, gives her tips on how to flip.

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With more and more girls learning to snowboard and sales of female specific snowboards booming, it's sideways NOT sidelined for girls, today

GIRLS ON BOARD. With more and more girls learning to snowboard and sales of female specific snowboards booming, it's sideways NOT sidelined for girls, today.

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Freestyle snowboarding lessons continued. Faye Young demonstrates how to make cool landings off a rail...

BOARDING SCHOOL. Freestyle snowboarding lessons continued. Snowboard contributor, Faye Young, demonstrates how to make cool landings off a rail.

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Protect Our Winters, launched by Jeremy Jones, is now in France as climate change affect on snow cover is a global issue. Ski or snowboard? Read this.

ANNUAL SNOW DROUGHT? Protect Our Winters, launched by Jeremy Jones, is now in France as climate change and its affect on snow cover is a global issue. Ski or snowboard? You need to read this.

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With holiday hordes swarming over the slopes like Napoleon's armies, Oli Walker is sabre rattling - and talks battle tactics for surviving the lift queues.

WAR AND PISTE. With holiday hordes swarming over the slopes like Napoleon's armies, Oli Walker starts sabre rattling - and talks battle tactics for surviving the lift queues.

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Josefine Ås, from the powder mecca of La Grave, joins her mountain guide husband for ski touring in Japan to see if it lives up to the Japow hype...

JAPOW. FLUFF? OR POWDER PUFF? Josefine Ås, Freerider from La Grave, travels to the land of the falling pow to find out if skiing in Japan lives up to the Japow hype.

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Our contributor, Jonathan Bing Bingham has never had a ski lesson in his life but can shred a powder field on one ski. Here's how

HOW TO SKI WITHOUT LESSONS. Our contributor, Jonathan Bing Bingham has never had a ski lesson in his life but can shred a powder field on one ski. Here's how.

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Want to join the Freeride Revolution? Here are 10 tips for skiing powder.

HOW TO SKI POWDER. From side of piste to ducking under ropes to touring backcountry, the Freeride revolution is advancing rapidly out of resort. Here are the 10 Top Tips for how to ski powder.

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From penguin to pensioner. In As You Hike It, all the world's a mountain and all the men who ski or snowboard are merely players

THE 7 AGES OF (MOUNTAIN) MAN. From penguin to pensioner. In As You Hike It, all the world's a mountain and all the men who ski or snowboard are merely players.

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If you've booked that winter holiday and there's no snow forecast, here's how to stay calm and carry on, telemarking, eating - or cycling!

SNOW DROUGHT ALERT. If you've booked that winter holiday and there's no snow forecast, here's how to stay calm and carry on, telemarking, eating - or cycling!

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How to spot a twat at altitude and an essential guide to NOT looking like a twat in a ski resort by falling into one of the 10 Twat Traps

TWAT WATCH. How to spot a twat at altitude and an essential guide to NOT looking like a twat in a ski resort by falling into one of the 10 Twat Traps.

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We ask the top athletes from Team GB if they can define style and give us some tips on how to ski or snowboard with more style.

CAN YOU DEFINE STYLE? We ask the top athletes from Team GB if they can define style and give us some tips on how to ski or snowboard with more style.

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Your Freestyle snowboarding starts here with lessons from Faye Young on how to ollie, how to ride switch and how to pull off a 180

BOARDING SCHOOL: Your Freestyle snowboarding starts here with lessons from Faye Young on how to ollie, how to ride switch and how to pull off a 180.

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Our dogs love to go ski touring. Ski tour randonee with your dogs in the mountains is great especially in spring snow and in the powder if your dog is big!

SKI TOURING WITH DOGS. For canine powder hounds, three or four hours ski touring in the mountains is like a walk in the park. How to take your dogs ski touring.

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Self-confessed powder junky, Steve Baldwin, author of 'Snow Tales and Powder Trails', describes the life in a day when it snows in Chamonix.

MY POWDER ADDICTION. By Steve Baldwin, Chamonix.

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He's fallen spectacularly, rescued many and lives to tell the tales. Meet Mike Pescod, IFMGA guide and member of the Lochaber Mountain Rescue Team.

TO THE RESCUE. He's fallen spectacularly, rescued many and lives to tell the tales. Meet IFMGA guide, Mike Pescod, member of the Lochaber Mountain Rescue Team.

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Four year old, Travis Henderson stomped it at British Indoor Snowboard & Freeski Championships

THE FREESTYLE KID. A four year old snowboarder stomps it. The Brit kid, Travis Henderson, who is hailed as a future snowboard Freestyle champion.

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Is snowboarding ageist? Can you be too old to snowboard? There are greys on trays whose boards are older than some of today's park rats.

OFF THE HILL GRANDPA! Is snowboarding ageist? Can you be too old to snowboard? There are greys on trays whose boards are older than some of today's park rats.

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Who wants to join the Freeride Revolution? Catch our avalanche safety guide and the Top 10 Tips for how to ski powder.

POWDER TO THE PEOPLE: Who wants to join the Freeride Revolution? Catch our avalanche safety guide and the Top 10 Tips for how to ski powder.

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Why do men always have to out do, out ski, out drink each other? The mountains are calling and they must get their first. Naked.

MEN BEHAVING RADLY: Why do men always have to out do, out ski, out drink each other? The mountains are calling and they must get their first. Naked. Oli Walker is first (naturally) to confess.

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Female skiers and snowboarders are cool role models. How sport such as skiing or snowboarding is empowering for women

SKI OR SNOWBOARD LIKE A GIRL? Hell, yeah. The female skiers and snowboarders who are role models. And the empowerment of sport such as skiing for women.

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Are you a Snow Junky, with a need to get high? Are you counting down to your next mountain fix? Then you are an Altitude Addict. Check the symptoms

ALTITUDE ADDICTION? Are you a Snow Junky, with a need to get high? Are you counting down to your next mountain fix? Then you are an Altitude Addict. Check the symptoms...

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Want to slay the powder but you have limited holiday time? Here's a bulletproof plan that will guarantee a shred fest

WEEKEND WARRIORS Want to slay the powder but you have limited holiday time? Here's a bulletproof plan that will guarantee a shred fest.

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We ask the experts including Graham Bell, James Webb and Darren Turner how to ski with style and their top skiing tips.

WHAT IS STYLISH SKIING? We ask the experts including Graham Bell, James Webb and Darren Turner how to ski with style and their top skiing tips.

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The ultimate guide to all the different types of snow you'll encounter skiing or snowboarding in the mountains

50 SHADES OF WHITE. The ultimate guide to all the different types of snow you'll encounter skiing or snowboarding in the mountains.

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The Heuristic Traps or human factors can add to the risk in avalanche terrain. Here's how to recognise - and avoid - the traps.

THE WHUMPH FACTOR. How to avoid being caught in an avalanche when skiing or snowboarding in the backcountry? First up, you need to recognise and NOT fall into the Heuristic Traps.

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Dispatches from the ice front and what it's really like to ski or snowboard among icebergs and penguins in Antarctica with Ice Axe Expeditions.

THE AXE FACTOR. Dispatches from the ice front and what it's really like to ski or snowboard among icebergs and penguins in Antarctica with Ice Axe Expeditions.

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BRACE YOURSELF. A top knee surgeon talks life (and skiing and snowboarding again) after skiing knee injuries such as a ruptured ACL

HELIED OFF THE HILL? Prepare to brace yourself. A top knee surgeon talks life (and skiing or snowboarding) after knee injuries such as ruptured ACL.

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Going to the dark side AND seeing the light? What it's like to ski AND snowboard - and swing both ways.

CROSS RIDING. Going to the dark side AND seeing the light? What it's like to ski and snowboard and swing both ways.

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10 minutes, 10 questions. We speed interview with Aimee Fuller and Jamie Nicholls.

IN A BUBBLE WITH: 10 minutes, 10 questions. We speed talk to Aimee Fuller and Jamie Nicholls.

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