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Coronavirus Ski Resorts

THE CORONARVIRUS EFFECT: THE FUTURE FOR SKI RESORTS

Should you book your ski holiday now? Or wait and face rising prices? The ski industry is holding its breath praying there is no further fall out from the coronavirus pandemic for skiing and ski resorts next winter...Read More

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Ski K2 Peak to Base? Mission Impossible? Watch How

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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Top Tips for Skiing Off Piste and Powder

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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The Pow Rush. It's Time To Get Out of Dodge / Niseko

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

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Ski Knee Injury: From ACL Repair to Knee Replacements

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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SKI AND SNOWBOARD GEAR

Ski touring Japan

BUZZ LIGHT GEAR. HOW LIGHT IS RIGHT FOR SKI TOURING?

How light can you get for ski touring? How wide should your skis be? And how much rocker? It's all a trade off, choosing what works better for touring up against ease of skiing down. Ken Reeve, Backcountry Editor weighs up the best options...Read More

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More ski and snowboard gear and style

Randos. Guide to Badass Ski Touring Style

RANDOS. There's an easy swagger to a ski tourer as they walk along, skis on one shoulder. You may think it has something to do with their superiority as part of the badass Rando club looking down on piste punters, but it's actually just because they have their touring boots in walk mode...

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DPS Phantom Glide Waxless Base Test Reviews

PHANTOM GLIDE WAXLESS BASE by DPS does it actually work? Check out our Phantom Glide application guide and performance review over a winter season for the permanent waxless base with great glide performance for all snow temperatures...

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What's New for Ski and Snowboard Wear 2019 - 2020

WHAT SKI AND SNOWBOARD WEAR TO BUY FOR SKI SEASON WINTER 2019 - 2020? Looking at style, fashion and performance for ski and snowboard clothing plus the eco trend that will help protect our winters...

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The Top Skis for Winter 2020 as Tested by PROSKILAB

THE TOP SKIS FOR WINTER 2020 Check out the reviews and awards for men's and women's skis for this winter from the most trusted pro ski testers, PROSKILAB...

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