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
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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The end of the ski season isn't the end of keeping fit. We are now pedalling and running, swapping the mountains for a beach, the snow for sand, maintaining fitness until we ski again...
Our Road Trip to Los Canos de Meca in Spain became a Road Drip with epic rain for nearly the whole three day drive. If only we'd had half that precipitation as snow during the winter in the Alps...
As so often happens in April one day we can be ski touring early in the morning in perfect spring snow and the next taking cycling up to the snow covered cols that may or may not be open
What a difference a few kilometres make. With little fresh snow in Serre Che, Montgenevre, 11km as the crow flies, scored 30cm and Claviere next door Italy had nigh on 40cm...
10,000 steps a day? Pah. Try ski touring up a mountain and skiing down in technical conditions. Yesterday we met a group all over 85, proof that ski touring helps you live to a ripping old age...
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