Watch the longest rail grind on skis - and most entertaining -  as freeskier, Jesper Tjäder set a new Guinness World Record in Åre, Sweden. The 28 year old Olympic medallist and World Cup winner took three days and 127 attempts to successfully slide on his skis down an epically long metal rail for 154,49 metres (506ft 10.3 in) on 9th May.

SCOTT Sports has announced the launch of SCOTT Travel offering sportive adventures. Currently, the focus is on cyclists, but in the future there will be holidays aimed at winter sports enthusiasts and trail runners. SCOTT Travel was created in collaboration with Globetrotter Travel Service AG and associated tour operators as well as SCOTT test centres and long-term partners of the brand..

Japan is finally relaxing their strict border restrictions and opening up to almost everyone from 1st June. Winter Japow here we come!

STYLE ALTITUDE now has 8 (and counting) awards for our Ski Blog and the coveted accolade of BEST SKI & SNOWBOARD PUBLICATION UK, 2020 Fitness & Nutrition Awards.


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STYLE ALTITUDE Features always have an edge (or two). For park, piste and powder. Off piste, backcountry, slackcountry including Tour Guides showing routes for classic ski tours plus daily ski weather blog and snow conditions throughout the winter with Live Mountain Webcam. Ski and snowboard reviews, the latest new and technical kit, ski and snowboard wear all feature in Gear . For Ski Resort guides go to Friends In High Places with news and views from those working a season (or three) in Seasonaires . For skiers and snowboarders. #lifesamountain


cycling Col du Granon


Serre Chevalier in the Hautes Alpes has some of the best cycling in Europe - and, once again, Briancon has been chosen as a stage centre for the Tour de France, with the inclusion of the brutal climb to the Col de Granon at 2413m taking place on 13th July, for only the second time in the race's history, the first being back in 1986. Our Tech (and Cycle) Editor has put together a guide to some of the best cycle routes and cols you can ride. This guide is in three sections, firstly the classic cols in an around Briancon Serre Chevalier, then those further away and, lastly, off road / VTT / MTB routes...Discover More

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THE HIGH LIFE: How to Ski 100 Days Every Year

THE HIGH LIFE. Dream of living in the mountains and skiing every day? Well, why not make it a reality? Why can't WFH be Working From High? Based in Sun Peaks for the winter, Brits Louise and Simon Hudson ski 100 days a year, having discovered how to work, rest and ski, living the dream. Here's how...

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The Future For Skiing and Snowboarding 2022 and Beyond

WHAT IS THE FUTURE FOR SKIING AND SNOWBOARDING 2022 - and BEYOND ? Five years ago our North American Editor Louise Hudson compiled an epic article about the Future of Skiing and Snowboarding for STYLE ALTITUDE. She couldn’t have predicted the pandemic and the devastation that it would wreak on many forms of travel and tourism, especially the snowsports industry. But just as a bluebird follows a snowstorm, so the sun will shine on ski resorts post pandemic and in the future. It's the new après as in après Covid. with some of those pandemic precautions actually having some positive effects, not least the fact that it is now possible to WFM Work From Mountains...

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Three Ways To Take Your Skiing to Another Level

THREE WAYS TO TAKE YOUR SKIING TO ANOTHER LEVEL. How do you improve your skiing? Make sure you are fit, be willing to learn and always follow Rule No 5...

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Snowmads' Guide to a Motorhome or Campervan Ski Trip

SNOWMADS' GUIDE TO TAKING A MOTORHOME OR CAMPERVAN FOR SKIING: Discover why there's snow place like a motorhome when it comes to staying in a ski resort.

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ski wear 2021-2022


Plus ça change, the more things change, the more they stay the same, just about sums up ski and snowboard wear for this winter. For many outdoor brands and retailers it's a roll-over season, having sold very little during the missing ski season of 2020-2021.

What to wear? It depends on your tribe. It's still GNAR versus GLAMOUR, performance layers versus shiny bodycon pieces - and no prize for knowing which is aimed at the powder pros and which is for piste poseurs...Discover More

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Rab Launches Rental Service for Outdoor Gear

RENT A TENT: RAB LAUNCHES RENTAL SERVICE FOR OUTDOOR GEAR. From an insulated jacket to an expedition quality tent, the new service aims to increase outdoor participation and reduce waste.

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New Website for Buying and Selling Ski Gear Online

NEW SITE FOR BUYING AND SELLING SKI GEAR ONLINE. Resell, Recycle AND Reduce Waste via new online ski gear site,

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OSGO's Neoteric superlight 90mm ski, the Thor Review

OSGO'S NEOTERIC SUPERLIGHT 90MM SKI, THE THOR REVIEW. Why this one quiver backcountry ski is stealing all the thunder. Ride and tested by Rob Benton...

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How to Keep Your Hands and Feet Warm When Skiing

HOW TO KEEP YOUR HANDS AND FEET WARM WHEN SKIING. No need to suffer now we have tech accessories to take the misery out of feeling cold...

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Latest Winter Sports News 

    Ice Hockey World Championship: Great Britain relegated after 5-3 defeat by Austria

    Great Britain are relegated from the Ice Hockey World Championship's elite division after they are beaten 5-3 by Austria on Monday.
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    Ice Hockey World Championship: Great Britain lose 4-3 to Latvia

    Great Britain fall to a sixth consecutive defeat at the Ice Hockey World Championship, losing 4-3 to Latvia in Tampere, Finland.
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    Ice Hockey World Championship: Great Britain thrashed 6-0 by Finland

    Great Britain fall to a fifth consecutive defeat at the Ice Hockey World Championship, losing 6-0 to Olympic champions Finland.
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    Ice Hockey World Championship: Great Britain lose 3-0 to USA

    Great Britain are beaten 3-0 by the USA in their fourth game at the 2022 Ice Hockey World Championship in Finland.
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    Vicky Wright: Team GB's curling gold medallist announces retirement

    Vicky Wright, part of the team that won Great Britain's first curling Olympic gold in 20 years, announces her retirement from the sport.
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