5 reasons to visit… Alpbach

Alpbach Village Centre

Or should I say ‘5 reasons to visit Ski Juwel Alpbachtal Wildschönau‘, though that really is a bit of a mouthful. This somewhat ungainly resort nomenclature is the result of a project to join Alpbachtal to neighbouring Wildschönau during the 2012-13 season. The ‘marriage’ of these two quintessential Tirolean ski areas is fast approaching its third anniversary, and while no […]

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Ryan’s Blog: This is Backcountry

Ski Club Leader Ryan Davison Crisp has skipped Europe to spend an entire season in Whistler. In this latest instalment of his blog he ventures off the beaten track to discover more about the area’s famed backcountry. March 2014, one heck of a snowy month out here in British Columbia. The resort skiing in Whistler Blackcomb has been truly amazing […]

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Testing times in Kühtai

Alpenrose Hotel

The SIGB Ski Test returned once again to Kühtai in late February. Ski+board magazine assembled their crack team of testers to put next season’s equipment through its paces. The Ski Club’s Web Content Editor Chris Taine looks back at another testing week with the team. On Sunday evening the test team assembled in Kühtai, a compact little resort that sits […]

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Ryan’s Blog: Relishing the return of winter

Ryan Davison Crisp

Ski Club Leader Ryan Davison Crisp has skipped Europe to spend an entire season in Whistler. It’s been a long time coming, but Canada’s Coast Mountains have finally dished up some of their fabled deep snow. I feel it thoroughly appropriate to apologise for my absence over the past few weeks. You see, the thing is, Ullr clearly paid attention […]

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The Pro Files: Polish Freeski Open

Ross Welch

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 […]

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Deep powder in Courmayeur

Drew Tabke

Where should you head in the Alps if you’re looking for good snow cover and deep powder? Chris Taine reckons it would be hard to top Courmayeur in the Aosta Valley at the moment… Courmayeur hosts the first stop on the prestigious Freeride World Tour, which sees the world’s best freeride skiers and snowboarders take on some of the most intimidating […]

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The Pro Files: Arriving in Mayrhofen

What does it take to become a professional skier? This season we’ll be following UK freeskier Ross Welch to find out.  So, I have just arrived in Mayrhofen where i will be spending the next five months training for upcoming competitions. It was a long drive but worth every second as on our first day we were graced with a bluebird day and great conditions throughout. Before I show you a brief run through of the park here’s some exciting news about a recent event in London, The O’Neill Shoreditch Showdown.

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Staff blog: Who needs a mountain?

O'Neill Shoreditch Showdown

Ski+board Deputy Editor Rosie Barcroft headed to Shoreditch for the O’Neill Shoreditch Showdown – a freestyle event in the heart of the capital.  ‘Ridonculous!’ I’ve decided that’s my new favourite word. Well, that and ‘funkage’… Where did I pick up these words (I hear you ask)? Three words. O’Neill Shoreditch Showdown.

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McConkey: You only have one life. Live it!

Ski+board Deputy Editor Rosie Barcroft was lucky enough to attend the UK premiere of ‘McConkey’ – a feature-length documentary about the incomparable Shane McConkey. You know a documentary’s good when you find yourself laughing, crying and cheering throughout. Well, I certainly did all of that during the film based on the life of freestyle skier Shane McConkey. Simply called McConkey, […]

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