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WHAT IS THE FUTURE FOR LA GRAVE?

WHAT'S GOING TO HAPPEN TO LA GRAVE? LEGENDARY INTERNATIONAL MOUNTAIN GUIDE AND LA GRAVE RESIDENT, JOE VALLONE GIVES HIS VIEW OF THE FUTURE

Could this be the year when the remote wildness of La Grave is tamed by a new lift concession? Those who live in La Grave AND those who love to ride there are holding their breath as the decision is made and announced in April. Will the community have more control or will it be a conglomerate? Resident American pro freeskier and International Mountain Guide, Joe 'Pro' Vallone, whose office is the freeriding backcountry of La Grave, enters into the debate as fearlessly as he hucks the steep couloirs ...Read More

Protect our Winters

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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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Ski randonne ski touring dogs skiing with your dogs

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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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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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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How To Buy New Skis

HOW TO BUY NEW SKIS? Take your height, weight, ability, gender. Factor in conditions, online tests and awesome graphics and BOOM your perfect skis.

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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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CHALET GUY: THE MAN BEHIND THE MORZINE CHALET PROJECT

Maybe more geezonaire than seasonaire, Chris Tomlinson ditched his UK marketing job during a midlife crisis to launch The Morzine Chalet Project. He's now experienced seven winters, entertained (and tolerated) 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... Read More

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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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THE GREAT ESCAPE. From City To Mountains

THE GREAT ESCAPE. Looking out of your high rise office view of concrete do you long for an office with a view of rising high mountains? Time to move from city to mountains.

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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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