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Jan 14 2014 / Ski

Riding the Steep and Deep: Is Off-Piste the Future of Skiing and Snowboarding?

Chamonix

For huge numbers of keen skiers and snowboarders the world over, there’s simply no feeling to equal the adrenaline rush that off-piste and backcountry terrain offers. The moments leading up to a big off-piste run are to be savoured; the peppermint-fresh air, the calm silence, the open expanse of fresh, light, untouched powder before you… You drink it all […]

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Dec 16 2013 / Ski

Off-Piste for Beginners with Skia

Martin Skia

  It was midday on a Saturday in Les Houches, Chamonix, less than 5 minutes away from the nearest chairlift, and yet – in the middle of this crowded resort – it was completely silent. No other skiers were in sight, and ahead of us lay hundreds of metres of untracked powder. I’d signed up for a 3 day off-piste […]

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Skiers and snowboarders – why can’t we just get along?

A snowboarder & skier catching air above the snow

I’ve been thinking lately – why is it that skiers and snowboarders have such a strong rivalry, and sometimes even a mild antipathy towards each other, considering we have so much in common? I have to start by saying, once again, this blog is likely to be highly biased since for 28 years I have been in favour of […]

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