DPS ‘Phantom’

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Things are coming to a close for the ski season of 2017-18 in the northern hemisphere, with only a hand full of ski resorts still open and ski touring taking place here and there across the mountains. For many owners of skis, snowboards and rental shops it is time to coat the bases of the... Read more »

Winter in Alberta

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A life without adventure is a life not lived, and so it was time to live life to the full and go adventuring. I was to explore the province of Alberta in Canada and all that it had to offer in the depths of Winter. Starting from Edmonton and travelling by road along the Icefields... Read more »

Arc’teryx

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I must admit, my knowledge of Arc’teryx was very thin; I recognised the logo but did not know how to pronounce the name properly . . . oh how much of a fool do I feel now! But my problem had been remedied, for this winter I was lucky enough to be properly introduced to... Read more »

Freeride World Tour in Fieberbrunn

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What with the recent Winter Olympics, most people are familiar with the various snow sports that take place on the mountain. However, there is one sport that has been overlooked by the Olympic federation, but is possibly one of the most exhilarating events that can take place at high altitude is Freeride skiing and snowboarding.... Read more »

Marmot Basin

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FACTS SEASON START & END: Mid November to early May (depending on snow) SKI ALTITUDE: 1,698m - 2,612m / Vertical Drop- 914m PISTES: 30% Beginner / 40% Intermediate / 20% Expert LIFTS: 7 (Chairs-6 / Carpets-1) SLOPES: 1,720 acres / 91 named Pistes (51.7km) SNOW: Very snow sure. 10% of pistes have snow making capabilities.... Read more »

Lake Louise

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FACTS SEASON START & END: Early November to early May (depending on snow) SKI ALTITUDE: 1,646m - 2,637m / Vertical Drop- 991m PISTES: 25% Beginner / 45% Intermediate / 30% Expert LIFTS: 10 (Gondola-1 / Chairs-5 / Button-1 / Carpets-3) SLOPES: 4,200 acres / 145 named pistes SNOW: 680 acres of snowmaking capabilities LIFT TICKET:... Read more »

SNOZONE Milton Keynes

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A couple of years ago I went skiing for the first time since I was at school, and it was not until after I was taken to the top of a red run, that our instructor and I realised I was in way over my head. With only one way down. Luckily I survived to... Read more »

Dragon

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Dragon . . . I had been aware of the brand for a long time, I am not sure when I first noticed it, but it feels like that iconic dragon logo had been around the mountains for some time; in fact since 1993 to be precise, originated by Will Howard of California. Of course,... Read more »