Angelica Sykes checks in with us here at the Ski Club, giving us the insights on her latest over in Verbier, the Freeride World Qualifiers. Continuing her focus on all-girls freeride and her passion for this to grow, as well as the filming of 'One Of Us', here's what she's been up to.
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.
"Life has been busy juggling a full time job alongside being a semi-professional snowboarder!"We catch up with Kyle Wise to see what he's been up to and what he's got planned for winter 2016/2017.
Words by Angelica Sykes – Competitive Freeride Athlete. So the ‘Verbier Freeride Week’ has come to an end and it’s been a mixed bag of freeride emotions. If you’re a snowsports enthusiast, you’ve no doubt heard about the very strange conditions we have been experiencing here in the Alps. Due to this, competitions are being proposed then rescheduled left, right […]
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 […]
Excerpt from ‘Skiing With Demons’ by Chris Tomlinson (SCGB – Leader). It does seem a bit pointless. Spending a fortune getting to the top of a mountain so, at great personal risk, we can slide down it. We usually end up exactly where we started – at the bottom of the first lift. But then all sport is pointless – […]
One of Britain’s brightest hopes on the freestyle circuit, Katie Summerhayes, capped off her fantastic season with two silver medals at the season ending AFP World Tour Finals in Whistler. James Woods also finished the season extremely strongly by securing both a silver medal and a fourth place finish in front of the spectators on Blackcomb Mountain.
Staged over five legs each winter, the world’s best freeride skiers and boarders compete for the Swatch Freeride World Tour title at the final event in Verbier, Switzerland in late March. The winners take home a chunk of the $400,000 prize fund but perhaps more importantly can lay claim to being one of the world’s very best all-round, big-mountain skiers […]
What does it take to become a professional skier? We’re following UK freeskier Ross Welch to find out. Once again a nice ten hour drive set the scene for another competition. This time we were heading to Zakopane, Poland for the Polish Freeski Open. We travelled with Joe Hides (GB Slopestyle athlete) and Bartek Sibiga (Polish freeskier). On our arrival […]
What does it take to become a professional skier? We’re following UK freeskier Ross Welch to find out. Videoblog from the road to Val Thorens.