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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


Ski Queue


Those whopping lift queue images from Vail that went viral in February seem to have been a wake up call for American ski resorts, realising it's time to dial down the crowds, reduce car travel and even create a resort without lifts, for more chilled and environmentally-conscious skiing experiences in the future. Louise Hudson reports from the front lines....Read More

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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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Skin. Ski. Onsen. Beer. Eat. Repeat

Another day, another great ski tour in Japan. It's so easy to fall into a rhythm every day of skinning up, skiing down, soaking in an onsen, having a beer, eating traditional Japanese food. And, then, waking up to repeat it all over again...

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Going Off Grid Off Piste Backcountry Trips

GOING OFF GRID. Really want to get away from it all? Check out the Top 6 Off Grid Powder Places including Siberia, Kamchatka and Mount Elbrus, extreme skiing destinations for powder pioneers...

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Snow Forecast for the Alps Winter 2019-2020

SNOW FORECAST FOR THE ALPS WINTER 2020. Check out the signs - and the forecasts - for a snow this winter in the Alps.

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Ski and Snowboard wear fashion trends styles for 2019 - 2020)


It's gnarly performance backcountry versus glossy retro fashion with a splash of colour and a dose of eco-credibility as the top trends for ski and snowboard wear for the winter ski season 2019 - 2020...Read More

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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 reviews for the permanent waxless base with great glide performance for all snow temperatures ...

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On Test: Ski and Snowboard Gear 2019 - 2020

SKI GEAR 2019- 2020. The Style Altitude crew are out in the mountains riding all winter, testing any new gear from ski jackets to snowboard pants to ski wax to snowboard goggles. This is an on-going feature running throughout the ski season so check back here for regular updates on reviews and new gear...

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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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