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SKI TOURING ETIQUETTE AND RULES

SKI TOUR ETIQUETTE. THE 8 UNSPOKEN RULES FOR SKI AND SNOWBOARD TOURING

Take only photos leave only tracks. The glory of ski touring is having the freedom of the mountains but there are EIGHT unspoken rules and an international code of mountain conduct for all snowboard and ski tourers ...Read More

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Skyway To Heaven. Italy's Lift To Powder Paradise

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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Thea Fenwick: The Skier Trained by Snowboarders

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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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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Hunt For Medals. Meet GB's Performance Guru Dan Hunt

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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GEAR AND STYLE

Buzz Light Gear. New Gear for Winter 2017-18

BUZZ LIGHT GEAR. NEW GEAR FOR WINTER 2017-18 IS GETTING LIGHTER AND LIGHTER. TO INFINITY AND BEYOND

Lighter ski boots, lighter skis, lighter avy bags. Lighter jackets. New ski and snowboard gear is getting ever lighter for winter 2017-18... Read More

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New Ski Kit Winter 17-18. And Why Buy Now...

WHAT'S NEW FOR WINTER 2017-18? Higher prices for one thing. We preview the top brands for next season at SLIDE, the UK ski and snowboard trade show.

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Brand Watch: Van Loon Sport

BRAND WATCH. The fiercely stylish yet functional Van Loon Sport is one of the new generation of brands that's challenging the perception of traditional skiwear..

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Style Altitude Mountain Snow Tribes

SNOW TRIBES. Are you a Gnarly? Techie? Fashionskista? There are 7 distinct skiing and snowboarding style tribes? Check out which snow tribe you belong to.

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Ski Touring Skis & Binding 2016 - 2017

ON TOUR. The buzz word among ski brands is 'touring' whether bindings, boots or skis. So what is really new for the 2016-2017 season? Tech Editor, Gavin Baylis, reviews the ups AND downs of new touring kit.

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THE HIGH LIFE: DOING SEASONS IN THE MOUNTAINS

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SERIAL SEASONAIRE. HOW TO SNOWBOARD OR SKI ALL WINTER, EVERY WINTER

Want to spend EVERY winter snowboarding or skiing? But how? STYLE ALTITUDE snowboard contributor, Faye Young lives in the UK during the summer and has just spent her SIXTH season snowboarding in the mountains. Check out our guide to becoming a Serial Seasonaire and having the perfect lifestyle... Read More

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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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DON'T MESS WITH A SEASONAIRE. SEASONAIRES V JERRYS

DON'T MESS WITH A SEASONAIRE. To a seasonaire who has spent the whole winter in resort, it's war with the Jerrys who invade their mountain.

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WHAT WE ARE RIDING AND WEARING

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Ski contributor, Bing Bingham, tree skiing in Val Veny, Entrèves, Italy testing the powder skirt of his Ortovox Merino Hardshell 3L La Grave jacket in the pow and riding Elan Rip Sticks with Amphibio technology.

So why was our Tech Editor riding odd skis? Because he lost one of his SCOTT Cascades in a Plaque Friable slide in the trees. But he found a Rossignol women's ski. Catch what happened on our blog here.

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