We catch up with Kyle Wise to see what he's been up to and what he's got planned for winter 2016/2017. Here is the first part of his catch up series, part two of blog one.
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.
Beth looks back on her snow-filled winter and recounts an intense week spent on the Hintertux Glacier, retaking her BASI 2 exams at the end of the season - how did it go?
In those winters when Mother Nature is more frugal than usual, skiers and riders typically set their sights on high altitude resorts, where glaciated snowfields guarantee good cover. But even in more spartan seasons, some resorts at lower altitude can offer surprisingly good conditions, courtesy of geographical anomalies. For example, the resorts that lie along the northern barrier of the Alps. Why? The […]
One of the undoubted highlights of the snowsports industry calendar, Scott Week 2016, was looking very much in the balance come early January with the host resort of Zürs struggling from a severe lack of snowfall. This all changed in the two weeks running up to the event however, with near constant snowfall dropping around 1.5m of snow on the […]
First of all – welcome to 2016! Like many of you, the gang here at Ski Club HQ have been busy spending their Christmas holidays out in the mountains and have kindly agreed to give us a little insight to their trips… La Clusaz Beth Begg – PR/Partnerships Manager “I was out in La Clusaz in the French Alps for […]
Kyle Wise is a British snowboarder from Norfolk who competes in the Winter Olympic discipline of snowboard cross, or boardercross as many call it. Kyle is the current English Champion and recently added Scottish Champion to his titles. Kyle has represented Great Britain at the 2013 World Snowboard Championships, two World University Games, and on the World Cup circuit. In […]
It’s no secret that the Germans and their Austrian neighbours know how to do Christmas. World-famous markets in Cologne, Nuremburg, Munich, Vienna and other cities attract thousands of British visitors each year, and rightfully so. Cities are transformed as row upon row of wooden stalls take over the historic heart of the city, spreading outwards in a labyrinth of handcrafted […]
With December looming, Christmas plans are no doubt starting to grudgingly emerge from the woodwork. The fiasco of the large family dinner, the spectacle that is decorating the house from head to toe with ten-year old tinsel and Christmas lights that stubbornly refuse to unravel themselves…Nevertheless, this all-too predictable festive period still never fails to delight us. But occasionally, despite […]
Les Deux Alpes – France’s top destination Open 20th June – 29th August: €38.50/day Les Deux Alpes is home to France’s best summer ski area, with no fewer than 17 lifts serving 11 pistes and the best park in the Alps. The Jandri Express whisks skiers out of town to the glacier station, from which the lifts fan upwards to […]