Ski Club Leader Russ Farn tells us about his last trip to La Grave where he accompanied a Ski Club Freshtracks group for a long weekend of off piste skiing. Find out more about Freshtracks holidays here. Travel and Transfers Despite storm Doris, everything went well with the travel. British Airways accepted skis for all eight members as part of […]
Our blogger in the Italian Dolomites, Beth Lloyd, tells us how she has picked up ski touring almost from scratch this season – with fantastic results.
FEW. It’s snowed!!! It was getting a little tense there, the green slopes were hard to ignore and as good as the skiing was, it just wasn’t looking like a winter ski resort here in Corvara (The Italian Dolomites). It was getting to the point that you hardly had time to introduce yourself at the airport before someone pinned you […]
Pascal Arpin – A Freshtracks Guide in the Tarentaise Valley sent in the below images following the Freshtracks Off Piste Progression #2 trip in Tignes. “We were worried about the snow conditions at the beginning of the week but nature offered us fresh snow. Not big snowfalls but enough to have an enjoyable skiing experience. As usual, the groups were very nice and […]
Ski Club Leader Ryan Davison Crisp has skipped Europe to spend an entire season in (usually) snowy Whistler. Here’s the first installment in his new series of blogs for the Ski Club. I am sat here at 34,000 feet, tired, excited, and admittedly a little anxious. The stewardess has just passed me not one, but two bottles of cheap Chardonnay, […]
Ski Club TV dropped by the Rossignol tent during the 2013 SIGB Ski Test to check out what’s new for the coming season. Rossignol’s S7 and Super 7 freeride skis have been hugely popular the past few years, however this season the entire range will have a whole new look. The Rossignol Soul 7 – a brand new addition to the range – proved to be particularly popular amongst the Ski+boad test team, and will no doubt be a popular choice amongst those in pursuit of the elusive one-ski quiver.
It would be almost a crime to live in Chamonix and not ski the Vallée Blanche. I was beginning to despair that this would be a crime I was about to commit… but I’ve now managed to ski three different routes this April. I held back from attempting it previously as you really want to a sunny day to enjoy […]
Each year at the SIGB Ski Test the biggest ski brands showcase their latest and greatest, but as well as the major players there’s always a handful of smaller manufacturers in attendance too. You might not see their skis lining the walls of ski shops throughout the UK, however in some cases these skis can be well worth the effort of tracking down…
There’s been plenty of powder steadily floating down into the valley over the last few days… and it has been much needed as after the initial big dump in December, things have been icing up. With so much powder on the way, I was glad I’d already got my avalanche skills up to scratch with an avalanche foundation course run by the Avalanche Academy here in Chamonix.