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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 there is no further fall out from the coronavirus pandemic for skiing and ski resorts next winter...Read More

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The Touring 20s. An uphill future for US ski resorts

THE TOURING 20s. Those whopping lift queue images from Vail that went viral in February as well as the coronavirus pandemic 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...

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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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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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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 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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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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