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.
Air + Style, Innsbruck One of the biggest and most spectacular freestyle events of the year was held last week in Innsbruck, Austria. A huge jump was built on the iconic Bergisel Olympic ski jump on the edge of town, and a massive crowd braved heavy snow to watch some of the world’s best snowboarders. Britain’s very own Billy Morgan […]
What does it take to become a professional skier? We’ve been following UK freeskier Ross Welch this season to find out… This season I have been in Mayrhofen, Austria training and competing on the AFP World Tour. However, my plans were cut short following a knee injury in training. In fact I managed to rupture my ACL, tare my meniscus and PCL, fractured my femur and finally dislocated my patella. Not bad! Joking aside, it was probably one of the lowest points of my life and the uncertainty of recovery made the initial weeks even more daunting. I knew that it was just the same as any other injury, I would have to be committed to a strict diet and gym regime if I wanted to get back on my skis in top condition.
Video editor Tom Dixon and first-time blogger James Street headed out to Tignes last Friday for the ultimate snowsports festival of the year – The BRITS. Not only is this event home to an incredible music line-up, lively après bars and enough fantastic skiing to last a season, it also hosts the British Snowboard and Freeski Championships. This is a […]
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 […]
Two years ago, Sherpas Cinema released All.I.Can, a film that pushed out the boundaries of ski movie cinematography and took a different approach in terms of structure and story-telling. While the film worked the environmental angle, it still had plenty of skiing action that ranged from Kye Petersen’s full throttle big mountain lines to JP Auclair’s quirky urban segment. Sherpas released the trailer to their follow-up effort – Into The Mind – earlier this year. While there are trailers and teasers for numerous ski and snowboard flicks jockeying for position in your Facebook newsfeed or vying for your attention on YouTube, it looks like Sherpas Cinema’s ambitious project could be one well worth your time and money.
Ski Club staff are an active bunch. At least half of us cycle to work. A quarter play tennis. Some play football. Many surf. A few play netball. One even rows. And now we’ve cottoned on to the fact there’s beach volleyball down the road in Wimbledon Park…
A group of thirty freestyle skiers have attempted to set a world record for a simultaneous backflip on skis. The attempt took place at the ski resort of Mont St Sauveur in Quebec, Canada. Mikaël Kingsbury, current World Cup Moguls champion, organised the event and also took part. Many of those who were involved were current or ex-members of the […]