7 reasons to visit… Stubai Glacier

For skiers and snowboarders, November is often defined by anticipation. Watching webcams, waiting for winter weather to arrive and for the mountains to turn white. But if you’re lucky, November is the month when the first turns of the (hopefully long) season are made. For our Munich based correspondent, Chris Taine, the October storm which deposited snow across the Alps […]

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Not every ‘A’ is good…

Ski+board Deputy Editor Rosie Barcroft takes an early-season trip to Les 2 Alpes to brush up on her technique with the European Ski and Snowboard School. It seemed I had an outrigger problem. Two in fact. The ‘flying’ feeling (as described in my previous blog) was just a figment of my imagination. A St Bernard could have easily crawled through […]

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Want to carve better? Snowplough.

Les Deux Alpes

Ski+board Deputy Editor Rosie Barcroft takes an early-season trip to Les 2 Alpes to brush up on her technique with the European Ski and Snowboard School. Travelling on a T-bar up Les Deux Alpes glacier with a ski instructor can be a little daunting. James Lister, from the European Ski and Snowboard School was currently giving me some useful critique. […]

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Hintertux: Like inversion?

Hintertux - Schlegeis-Gletscher

The Ski Club’s Online Content Editor Chris Taine visits Hintertux Glacier, deep in the Austrian Alps, to discover sunshine (and powder) at 3000m. Like inversion? Get it? Meteorological puns based on a three decade old Madonna song? Err, sorry. Let’s try and move on, shall we. Skiing in pea soup – fog so thick you can barely see your own […]

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Jasmin’s Blog: Training on the Stubai Glacier

Jasmin Taylor is 19 years old and competes for Great Britain on the FIS World Cup Telemark ski circuit. She spends the winter months training in Chamonix (Les Houches) and lives in Ipswich during summer. I have just arrived home after 2 weeks training at Stubaier Gletscher! The first week was spent getting the legs back – they’re not so easy to find having spent a summer doing other activities and being 2 miles high! The top of the Stubai Glacier is 3200m and considering my house in Ipswich is barely 10m above sea level, I was feeling the effects.

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Slopeside with the British Freeski Camps

Snow park on the glacier linking Zermatt and Cervinia

The Ski Club’s web content editor Chris Taine reports back from Zermatt, where he was lucky enough to join the British Freeski Camps and members of the GB Freeski team as they hone their tricks on the Plateau Rosa glacier. The British Freeski Camps, created by Warren Smith and Pat Sharples over ten years ago, when the new Olympic disciplines […]

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