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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


Coronavirus Ski Resorts


Should you book your ski holiday now? Or wait and face rising prices? The ski industry is holding its breath praying infection rates don't rise higher and there is no further fall out from the coronavirus pandemic for skiing and ski resorts this winter...Read More

Protect our Winters

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Snow Forecast for the Alps Winter Ski Season  2020-21

SNOW FORECAST FOR THE ALPS WINTER 2020-2021. With a potential La Nina forming, the magnetic north moving south, the opening of an ozone hole above the North Pole and a lack of sunspots, there could be climate trouble ahead. Check out the meteorological implications and the hair on a cow's neck for how much snow - and powder - we can expect for this winter's ski season in the Alps...

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National Snow Show Launch in Birmingham, October, 2021

NATIONAL SNOW SHOW LAUNCH. The phoenix has risen out of the ashes of the fallen Telegraph Ski & Snowboard show which closed, last year,even before the effect of Covid-19 on the ski industry. A new exhibition, the National Snow Show will open at the NEC in Birmingham, a two day event from 23rd-24th October, 2021...

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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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7 Fixes For Ski Fitness

7 FIXES FOR SKI FITNESS. When you go skiing or snowboarding you want to hit the ground running / riding that is, not be out of breath after the first black run with aching quads after the first mogul. Here's how to step up and fix your fitness for the mountains including boredom-busting exercises and fitness techniques that cost only a few minutes of your time...

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Ski touring Japan


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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