SKI AND SNOWBOARD GEAR AND STYLE GUIDE

Features, reviews and news on ski and snowboard gear. Whatever you wear, however you ride, wherever you are, we bring you a guide to the most innovative, most technical and most stylish ski and snowboard gear on the hill.

 

Is green (as in eco) the new orange? Do you need bib ski pants? Absolute Snow, Snowtrax and Ellis Brigham reveal the trends for ski and snowboard wear 2019

Check out what's new to wear skiing and snowboarding for winter 2018-2019. And which are the brands to buy from, not least because they are recycling and helping to protect the very winters we need our gear for...

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WHAT'S NEW for skiing and snowboarding gear 2019? It's all techno. Check out the top technical innovations for skiing and snowboarding..

SO TECHNO: GAME CHANGERS FOR 2019. This is our pick of what's game changing on the market for Winter 2019. You'll need batteries, bluetooth and a screwdriver.

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TOP SKIS FOR WINTER 2019. Tried and tested by PROSKILAB this is the most objective and trustworthy assessment of the best skis on the market.

THE TOP SKIS FOR WINTER 2019. From Freeride Touring and All Mountain to Cruisers and Piste Performance, check out the reviews and awards for men's and women's skis from the most trusted pro ski testers, PROSKILAB...

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Store it, dump it, hang it on the wall. Now there's another eco-alternative. Donate your old snowboard to NoK Boards for a new lease of life on the road.

GETTING ON BOARD. NoK Boards are the latest eco-warriors to join the recycling revolution, turning old snowboards into new skateboards...

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Over the hill? Nope on the hill and off the piste, older skiers are now one of the biggest growth markets for fat skis to shred the pow.

TOO OLD TO SKI? Not only are pensioners skiing into their twilight, no midnight, years but now POWS are heading off piste and shredding the powder on fat skies...

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What do you wear skiing or snowboarding? What's your ski style? It depends on your Snow Tribe. Check out which ski and snowboarding tribe you belong to.

SNOW TRIBES. Are you a Gnarly? Techie? Fashionskista? There are 7 distinct skiing and snowboarding style tribes? Check out which snow tribe you belong to.

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Grab your high vis lenses, you're going to need them to view the most eye-socking colourful ski and snowboard wear to hit the slopes since the 80s...

GOOD GAWD. TECHNICOLOUR SKIWEAR IS BACK. Just when it seems ski and snowboard wear couldn't get more dull along comes a crazy Canadian brand producing blazoning beacons of colour on the slopes...

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Unlike other media, retail and online ski tests PROSKILAB are professional ski testers who are not influenced by advertising or freebies.

THE ULTIMATE UNBIASED SKI TEST. This is how PROSKILAB carry out ski tests with a tried and tested methodology and intrinsic ethical values keeping their ski tests uninfluenced by brand pressure making it a point of honour to give the most objective assessment possible...

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The ski gear and gadgets that the Style Altitude have tried and tested this winter and given the thumbs up

THE SKI GEAR AND GADGET MIDSEASON GUIDE. The recommended new kit from our Style Altitude crew who are out in the mountains for the winter...

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A year on from writing how ski wear brands have become ski wear blands, little has changed. Literally. Style has come to a stand still for winter 17-18.

THE BLAND LEADING THE BLAND. What has happened to ski and snowboard wear? Nothing. Which is the problem. The major brands - and even the indies - have plateaued with no stand out styling. STYLE ALTITUDE Editor, Elaine Deed, has a yawn over the current snow bored styling situation..

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The view from our crew. With an inside edge on what's new and game changing, our team reveal what they are riding and wearing this winter.

OUR TOP SKI AND SNOWBOARD GEAR 2017-18. If our crew could choose just two items of new ski or snowboard gear for this season what would they be? And why? This is our pick of new gear from the most wanted skis to must have jackets...

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Made for women, by women, Snooks is the first British female exclusive snowboard and ski outerwear brand.

BRAND WATCH. The whole concept of femininity is shifting according to Co-Founders of Snooks. Which is why they decided to create ski and snowboard outerwear that's not traditionally girly in a 'pink it and shrink it' way. We ask our 10 + 1 Brand Watch questions to Co Founder, Sophie Kelly.

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VAN LOON SPORT. With its contemporary urban vibe, this year's ISPO Athleisure finalist, Van Loon Sport is a breath of stylish air for the skiwear market.

BRAND WATCH. The fiercely stylish yet functional Van Loon Sport is one of the new generation of brands that's challenging the perception of traditional skiwear..

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WHAT TO TAKE ON SKI TOURING TRIPS. THE SKI TOUR KIT LIST. Touring from hut to hut means travelling light without forgetting essential kit. Like an ice axe.

Minimal changes of clothes, necessary accessories, essential kit and optional extras. Check out the 45 items you need for a 6 day hut to hut ski tour...

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Lighter ski boots, lighter skis, lighter avy bags. Lighter jackets. New ski and snowboard kit for winter 2017-18 is getting ever lighter...

BUZZ LIGHT GEAR. The buzz word for next winter 17-18 is 'light'. It's impossible to talk about new kit without mentioning the word.

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Updating your ski or snowboard gear? Consider buying now in the UK as prices are 25% lower than Europe AND cheaper than next season. But avoid bright jackets.

WHAT'S NEW FOR WINTER 2017-18? Higher prices for one thing. We preview the top brands for next season at SLIDE, the UK ski and snowboard trade show.

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Slouch beanie, bobble beanie, beanie under your helmet? Which hats makes you look cool and which ones don't. These are the hat wearing rules to follow...

What have you got on your head? Don't want to be a Hat Twat? Then you need to follow the rules

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When it comes to style, Skeezers have thermals older than most Steezy riders. Maintaining coordination is key - of limbs that is rather than colours.

Skeezers, skiers who never die, they just go downhill in style. So respect your Snow Tribe elders.

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Ski touring skis and bindings what's new in ski tour equipment 2016 2017 season. Are ski touring better than the previous season. Lighter? Fatter?

ON TOUR. The buzz word among ski brands is 'touring' whether bindings, boots or skis. So what is really new for the 2016-2017 season? Tech Editor, Gavin Baylis, reviews the ups AND downs of new touring kit.

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From the best boots to beautiful bindings, this is THE Christmas wish list for girls who ski or snowboard.

THE GIRL GIFT GUIDE. What a ski or snowboard girl really wants for Christmas...

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The view from our crew. What our team will be riding and wearing this winter.

OUR TOP SKI AND SNOWBOARD GEAR 2016-17 If our crew could choose just two items of new ski or snowboard gear for this season what would they be? And why? This is our pick of new gear from most wanted skis and lightest avy bag to must have jackets and goggles...

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Ski wear brands have become ski wear blands as the new season sees the same old, same old. So what IS new for Winter 16/17?

Have some major ski brands dug themselves into a snow hole unable to escape with stand out styling? STYLE ALTITUDE Editor, Elaine Deed, looks at what is REALLY new, this winter.

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Which are the top skis for Winter 16-17 according to UK ski media and retailers? We bring you the results from the SIGB Ski Test.

SKI TEST RESULTS. Which are the top skis for Winter 16-17 according to UK ski media and retailers? We bring you the results from the SIGB Ski Test.

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Better skis AND even better prices! The top brands have improved their ski designs and slashed prices for next season.

DRAMATIC DROP. The top brands have improved their ski designs and slashed prices for Winter 16-17. Better skis and even better prices? What's not to like?

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What a skiing or snowboarding girl wants for Christmas

IT'S A GIRL THING; What girl riders really really want for skiing or snowboarding.

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What's key for skiing and snowboarding this winter? These are our top 10 innovations for performance and style that might change the way you look and/or ride.

10 GAME CHANGERS FOR 15/16. Check out our top 10 innovations for skiing and snowboarding performance and style that might change the way you look and/or ride.

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Worrying about ski and snowboard style? What's the hot colour? The latest goggles? You want to stand out, but in a good way. Well hello, Fashionskista.

ARE YOU A FASHIONSKISTA? Worrying about ski and snowboard style? What's the hot colour? The latest goggles? You want to stand out, but in a good way. Well hello, Fashionskista.

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Testing the new 2015/16 skis, ski bindings and ski boots for ski touring lighter faster fatter ski touring review skis for climbing ascending and downhill

GOING UP. THE PERCENTAGE GAME IN SKI TOURING KIT. Testing the new 2015/16 skis, bindings and boots for ski touring.

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The lightening up of skis and technical advances have created a cross-over hybrid ski that is completely androgynous.

GENDER BENDERS. The lightening up of skis and technical advances have created a cross-over hybrid ski that is completely androgynous.

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Take your height, weight, ability, gender. Factor in conditions, online tests and awesome graphics and BOOM your perfect skis. This is how to buy new skis

HOW TO BUY NEW SKIS? Take your height, weight, ability, gender. Factor in conditions, online tests and awesome graphics and BOOM your perfect skis.

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Why there's a Freeride exodus out of the resorts - and a ski touring boom going backcountry and slackcountry. Plus the 10 Top Tips for ski touring.

TOUR GUIDE. Why there's a Freeride exodus out of the resorts - and a ski touring boom. Plus the 10 Top Tips for ski touring.

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Should you pay out for an expensive avy safety air bag if you're going off piste and doing backcountry? Elaine Deed triggers the debate.

BAG FOR LIFE. Should you pay out for an expensive avy bag if you're going off piste and doing backcountry? Elaine Deed triggers the debate.

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Heading out of the resort and into the backcountry. Oli Walker discovers the benefits of touring with a split board. The advantages of riding a splitboard are huge.

SPLIT DECISION. Heading out of the resort and into the backcountry. Oli Walker discovers the benefits of touring with a split board.

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Why wearing a ski or snowboard helmet - a brain bucket - is a no brainer. And why ESF instructors should keep the lid on.

NO BRAINER. Why wearing a ski or snowboard helmet - a brain bucket - is a no brainer. And why ESF instructors should keep the lid on.

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How to service your skis or snowboard. Our guide to DIY servicing. And, yes, guys it does mean doing the ironing.

DOING THE IRONING. How to service your skis or snowboard. Our guide to DIY servicing. And, yes, guys it does mean doing the ironing.

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When the going gets tough, the tough decide to launch a tough mountain brand of clothing. Ex Royal Marine, Tommy Kelly, talks about Jottnar.

TOUGH CALL. When the going gets tough, the tough decide to launch a tough mountain brand of clothing. Ex Royal Marine, Tommy Kelly, talks about Jottnar.

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Interview with the original and current creators of The Ski, the award winning all mountain ski from the SCOTT quiver.

INTERVIEW WITH BOBBIE BURNS AND HERVE MANEINT. Interview with the original and current creators of The Ski, the award winning all mountain ski from the SCOTT quiver.

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Want kit to fit? Skis or snowboard made exactly to you weight, height, skills and favourite conditions? Then Snoday can make your day.

CUSTOM KIT. Want kit to fit? Skis or snowboard made exactly to you weight, height, skills and favourite conditions? Then Snoday can make your day.

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Brief Encounter. We get the inside story from Henrik 'Pants Down' Harlaut who has the perfect new sponsor, Bjorn Borg underwear

BRIEF ENCOUNTER. STYLE ALTITUDE gets the inside story from Henrik 'Pants Down' Harlaut who has the perfect new sponsor, Bjorn Borg underwear

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Girls are you looking to shred off-piste? Then you need a fat waist. Shreditor, Elaine Deed, on a quest for the perfect powder skis for women.

WHO WANTS A FAT WAIST? Girls are you looking to shred off-piste? Then you need a fat waist. Shreditor, Elaine Deed, on a quest for the perfect powder skis for women.

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THE GLOSSY POSSE. The glam and glitzy dressed Glossy Posse and the most style obsessed skiers on Snow Tribes.

THE GLOSSY POSSE. A Glossy’s idea of completing a triple cork is finishing three bottles of Cristal. And champagne powder has nothing to do with snow.

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Our Contributor Jonathan Bing Bingham put his new Snoday skis to the test and discovers if they live up to the custom hype.

TESTING CUSTOM SKIS. Our Contributor Jonathan Bing Bingham put his new Snoday skis to the test and discovers if they live up to the custom hype.

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Meet Bob Sheard, snowboarder, North Pole Ultra Marathon runner and founding partner of the creative agency, Fresh Britain.

MOVING MOUNTAINS. Meet Bob Sheard, snowboarder, North Pole Ultra Marathon runner and founding partner of the creative agency, Fresh Britain.

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What do you when your collection of vintage onesies is bursting out from under your bed? You start hiring them out - and launch Retro Rentals.

SO RETRO. What do you when your collection of vintage ski onesies is bursting out from under your bed? You start hiring them out - and launch Retro Rentals.

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Beauty Mountain Survival Kit. How to survive face freezing mountain air, over heating ski clothing, lip chapping breezes and helmet hair.

GIRLS' SURVIVAL GUIDE. Helmet hair, chapped lips and more mountain disasters. The complete survival guide from shred to bed.

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50 Shades of White

The latest female freeski film is all about passion...

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