STYLE ALTITUDE: FEATURES

We feature all aspects of style at altitude. What you ride, where you go, how you do it, what you wear. It doesn't matter how long you spend in the mountains, whether it's skiing for one week a year or boarding for the whole season. It's not who you are. Or how old you are. You can be 16 or 60. Whatever your SNOW TRIBE. So long as you do it, wear it, live it in STYLE.

 

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

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 7 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 7 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 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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The must do list for all skiers and snowboarders to do before they die - or, at least, before their knees are shot. Tick off at your own risk.

THE HUCK IT LIST: The must do list for all skiers and snowboarders to do before they die - or, at least, before their knees are shot. Tick off at your own risk.

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The legendary US Freeride snowboarder and creator of Jones Snowboards talks to STYLE ALTITUDE

MEET JEREMY JONES: The legendary US Freeride snowboarder talks to STYLE ALTITUDE...

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Mountain guide, Per As, reports from skiing in the Antarctic, surely the coolest place on the planet to ride.

A GUIDE TO SKIING ANTARCTICA: Mountain guide, Per As, reports from skiing in the Antarctic, surely the coolest place on the planet to ride.

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For an action man if he skis or snowboards, his van is the ultimate toy box on wheels. We have 14, yes, 14 reasons why a man loves his van.

ACTION VAN MAN. For an action man, if he skis or snowboards, his van is the ultimate toy box on wheels. We have 14 reasons, yes 14, why a man loves his van.

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Combining sailing and skiing or snowboarding north of the Arctic circle in the Lyngen Alps has to be on everyone's huck it list.

SUMMIT TO SEA. Combining sailing and skiing or snowboarding north of the Arctic circle in the Lyngen Alps has to be on everyone's huck it list.

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'If skiing is sex, then tele is tantric'. Surely the best reason to learn to telemark? Top telemarker, Ben Langridge on why it transcends to another level.

FREE THE HEEL. 'If skiing is sex, then tele is tantric'. Could this be the best reason to learn to telemark? Top telemarker, Ben Langridge, explains why it's like transcending to another level.

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Half term hordes on the mountain and tips to beat the queues.

LIFT QUEUES. With half-term hordes this is no time to queue like a Brit.

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10 Comments that you never want to hear sitting on a chairlift.

10 COMMENTS: What are the 10 comments that you never want to hear sitting on a chairlift?

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The joy of ski touring is not only skiing or snowboarding down untouched powder but also appreciating the climb up and the awesome beauty of the mountains.

UP LINES. The joy of ski touring is not only skiing or snowboarding down untouched powder but also appreciating the climb up and the awesome beauty of the mountains.

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Couples who play together stay together. Right? We asked the SnowHeads forum whether it's good idea to teach your other half to ski or snowboard

TEACHING YOUR OTHER HALF TO SKI OR SNOWBOARD. Couples who play together stay together. Right? We asked the SnowHeads forum.

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Legendary snowboarder, Jake Blauvelt, talks to us about his film, Naturally, and how he'd rather be in powder than in the park

POWDER V PARK. Legendary snowboarder, Jake Blauvelt, talks to us about his film, Naturally, and how he'd rather be in powder than in the park.

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Why abs are fab for women and the new adage is that you can never be too rich or fit (rather than thin)

SHE'S FIT. Because she's into sports. Why abs are fab for women and the new adage is that you can never be too rich or fit (rather than thin).

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