Angelica Sykes checks in with us here at the Ski Club, giving us the insights on her latest over in Verbier, the Freeride World Qualifiers. Continuing her focus on all-girls freeride and her passion for this to grow, as well as the filming of 'One Of Us', here's what she's been up to.
Angelica Sykes is back. Writing for the Ski Club once more, Angelica delves into the ever increasing topic amongst the snowsports world - females in snowsports. One of her main focuses is on all-girls freeride, informing us on her latest project and how she is hoping to inspire women everywhere.
In her final blog post of the season, pro freeride snowboarder Angelica Sykes tells all about her season. And although it didn’t go as planned, she’s stacked full of positivity for the 2016/17 winter!
Words by Angelica Sykes – Competitive Freeride Athlete. So the ‘Verbier Freeride Week’ has come to an end and it’s been a mixed bag of freeride emotions. If you’re a snowsports enthusiast, you’ve no doubt heard about the very strange conditions we have been experiencing here in the Alps. Due to this, competitions are being proposed then rescheduled left, right […]
Conditions throughout the Swiss Alps have vastly improved over the past 2 weeks with even more snow falling overnight. Excelllent conditions both on and off piste are available throughout many resorts in Switzerland, and pictures from our Swiss friends keep flooding our inboxes. Edward Granville, Snow Reporter for the Ski Club of Great Britain says: “Heavy snow is expected across […]
Alyeska, Alaska, USA Alyeska receives 16.5m of snow on average each year, but if you’ve made the effort of going all the way to Alaska for a ski holiday, chances are the in-bounds skiing is only going to be an appetizer for the main event – heli-skiing! Sitting amongst the mighty Chugach Mountains, this is the ideal place to combine […]
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.
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…