Scott Week 2016

sun shining down on snowy mountain

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 […]

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The hat-trick winter challenge

Adventure junky? First lift up and last run down? Go hard at après? Love experiencing what each ski village has to offer? Then do it in three different ski areas all in one week! The proposed Alpine Legends Superpass lets you do just that: combining Espace Killy (Val d’Isère and Tignes), Paradaski (La Plagne and Les Arcs) and Les Trois […]

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Ski conditioning: Go with the flow

Skiing used to be about perfecting technique so that it could be imposed on the mountain regardless of differing terrain. This, as well as dominating the mountain, achieving consistent, dinky yet beautiful linked-turns, Parisian bottom wiggles and endless admiring of perfect radius tracks in the snow. And, indeed, it still is in many peoples’ minds. However, when snowboarding came along, […]

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The return of Frau Holle

Off-piste terrain near the Kapauns chair

It’s been a long time coming, but the ski areas north of Innsbruck have had a wintry blast and heavy snow, as Content Editor Chris Taine found out over the weekend.  Frau Holle has been making her bed. Big time. She may have been made several beds, perhaps attempting to make up for her rather lacklustre bed-making so far this […]

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Just scratching the Serfaus…

The final day of the season (at least for me) always brings mixed emotions. Excitement at the prospect of summer months spent hiking and exploring the mountains on a bike, tempered by the fact that skis will be waxed and packed away until next winter. Of course it’s always nice to end the winter on a high, with perfect spring […]

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