This article has just appeared on Line-S, the Ski Club's student website. Written by Clem Gray, who's been writing for the ski club the past two winters, in this piece she goes back in time to see the landing and development of performance skis.
From the offset, snowboarding embodied revolutionary counter-cultural ideals and the sport’s subsequent relationship with the IOC entrenched these values. So how did this rocky road unfold?
As we recently welcomed Tom Clark into the blog family for 2016/17, he takes us through the trials and tribulations of buying a holiday home in the Alps throughout the season. His recent piece is the 3 part series - Three Valleys, starting off with Part 1 - Val Thorens.
A hidden gem lost in Chile and an understandably well-kept secret from the rest of us, is the resort of La Parva. Whilst traveling through Chile, Lucy was lucky enough to explore the area and shares with us all we need to know and why it’s worth discovering.
With the importance of global warming continuously being ignored, it's difficult to predict how much longer ski resorts will be able to survive. Blogger Clem talks about how our environment is now up to us and which resorts are taking suit, into becoming eco-friendly resorts.
There's no denying it, the constant rivalry between skiing and snowboarding, even if much more accepted on the whole in today’s snowsports world, is still present. But where did it all begin? Clem delves into snowboarding's past and explores possible reasoning behind it all.
Discovering new playgrounds of snow is all we dream about, so when we heard blogger Lucy was exploring the Chilean mountains, we couldn’t help but hear about her adventures. This week she talks about all things ski in the resort of El Colorado, the best places to go and the local dishes not to be missed.
Having travelled through the alps, going from season to season, exploring the best of what the mountains have to offer, it's now time for Bethany Lloyd's newest adventure - Japan! She talks about her past adventures, next steps and everything you need to know if you're planning on doing a ski season this winter.
"Snow is not only a product of nature, it’s also a multimillion dollar essential for the ski industry - without snow, there is no skiing" - the constant battle between natural snow fall and the importance of artificial snow. Are snow canons worth damaging our environment over and should we rely on them as much as we do in order to keep snowsports alive?
Chile’s ‘three valleys’ are South America’s largest ski area, so why don't we know more about them? Lucy has recently been lucky enough to explore these resorts, giving us a little insight as in to why it's so worth checking out.