Carving up the Arlberg

The Ski Club’s Online Content Editor Chris Taine visits St Anton am Arlberg, and finds out that’s there’s more to Austria’s ‘freeride mecca’ than just freeriding… I could say, “When life gives you lemons, make lemonade”. But that might be oversimplifying somewhat. “When a lingering high pressure system overstays its welcome and results in patchy off-piste conditions even at high […]

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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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Katy’s Blog: City Ski Championships in Crans Montana

After a few days back in Chamonix, it was back over to Switzerland again with the Mountain Radio team for the Caprise festival in Crans-Montana, about an hour and 40 minutes drive from Chamonix. Sadly, The Killers had to cancel as their equipment hadn’t reached Paris due to bad weather, but we still rocked out to 2manyDJ’s. By coincidence at the same time in Crans-Montana was the City Ski Championships event.

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Skiing with Heroes in Klosters

Oh, the joy of Swiss trains! If you haven’t travelled to the mountains by train to Switzerland, I’d put it up there as the best way to arrive. As soon as I left Zurich airport, the print-out of my train journey to Klosters guided me to every platform, to the minute. It made my twisting, undulating journey underneath, around and over London a distant memory.

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Katy’s Blog: A trip to Verbier

I’m extremely pleased that I drove out to Chamonix as by now a fair number of people living here for the season are complaining of “Valley Fever”. My little Peugeot 107 has enabled me to get out when I want and explore some of the nearby resorts. Verbier is just over an hour’s drive away and the Mount Blanc unlimited lift pass enables us to ski there a handful of times without paying any extra.

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