Fresh powder envy: 1950s helicopter skiing!

Seeing as we usually bring you the latest and greatest action and outdoor videos from around the web, this week we’ve decided to switch it up and take a journey back in time.  Don’t worry, this week’s video is still remarkable, it just happens to be from the 1950s. Long before the creation of chairlifts,…

Buying Guide: How To Choose The Right Ski And Snowboard Goggles

So you’ve decided to invest in a helmet; something to protect from the mountain (and mountain tourists) around you; next up in the modern-day snow outfit is the right pair of goggles. Alongside the rapid popularity of helmets appearing across pistes over the past few years, goggles have also seen a big rise in uptake….

Buying Guide: Choosing The Perfect Ski And Snowboard Helmets

Following on from last month’s buying guide for ski and snowboard jackets, in this post we’ll be talking you through one of the biggest changes to snow trends in the last 15 years – helmets. If you’re lucky enough to have been skiing or snowboarding since the turn of the millenium and before; no doubt…

Buying Guide: How To Choose The Best Ski And Snowboard Jackets

With tens of thousands of us due once again to make our annual pilgrimage to the mountains and snow this Winter, for many that will also mean time to invest in yet more clothing! Whether you’re a seasoned snow bum looking to add another colour combination to your gear, or a fashionista wanting the latest…

3 Reasons Why Canada Is The Mecca For Heli-Skiing

Image credit: Station Mont Tremblant Canada is world-famous for its skiing with resorts like Kicking Horse, Whistler and Revelstoke offering dry, light, fluffy powder found nowhere else in the world. But Canada is big on a scale that’s hard to imagine in Europe, so these resorts barely cover the vast expanse of mountain terrain that is…

Ski & Snowboard Show 2013 – ‘Sport5’ for £5 Entry

With all the sunshine this past weekend, the pistes are starting to feel like a distant memory for many of us. That’s ok, there’s a time and a place for snow, and as many of us agreed through gritted teeth (and roads) at the beginning of last month, the UK in April isn’t one of…

Touring in the Right Direction

Earlier this year Blake managed to escape the snowdrifts across London and get away to Chamonix and the Dolomites for a few weeks of ski touring and fresh tracks, so here’s his write-up/chance to show off. Photo credits go to Daniel Wildey; see more of his work here or on Facebook. For the past few years April has…

Harder Than You Think – Alpine Snowboarding

It’s easy to think of snowboarders these days as crazed stuntmen; attempting ridiculous tricks in the snowpark or leaping off enormous cliffs in the back-country. Yet the original form of snowboarding – the first logical step after the much revered monoski – was carving down the mountain on asymmetrical ‘alpine’ boards, swooping low and hard through turns….

Dressed To Chill – A Guide to Ski & Snowboard Clothing

With the nights now reaching the point where they start long before we leave the office; and most greetings including the words ‘cold’, ‘chilly’ or ‘Baltic’; it can only mean one thing – snow is on its way and we should be gearing up for the ski season! Obviously when it comes to ski and…

The Top 10 Ski and Snowboard Films 2012/13

Update: Check out our 2013/14 round up now! So with the snow starting to fall in the extremities of the British Isles, and the calendar gently rolling into December; the ski season is well and truly getting into gear. Any seasonnaire friends have likely already run away to their respective resorts, leaving you with nothing but…

Sale Preview: Skiing Apparel Special

There’s loads of awesome Ski and Snowboarding brands sales currently on the site, so you can get kitted up for less and be ready for the upcoming ski season. Currently we have ranges from the likes of Oakley, Volkl, Smartwool, Cebe and more, with more fantastic skiing apparel from Mountain Hardware, Columbia and Merrell coming…

Getting kitted out for this year’s ski season

The coming ski season looks like it will be a belter. Last year’s great snowfall is expected to continue this year, and there’s an abundance of exciting new lifts opening all over Europe – Alpe d’Huez, Courmayeur and Val d’Isère are just three of the resorts with new tech to get skiers and snowboarders up…

Win: Westbeach Thrasher Jacket

*Update: Thanks for your patience! You can now add your comments!* SNOW IS ON THE HORIZON! Yes you heard right. Snow is due to fall in European Alps tomorrow with a further front coming through on Sunday/Monday. So hopefully this year Mother Nature won’t tantalise us before serving up a bumper season like she did last year…….

Top 4 Adventures for Summer Skiing in Chile

With the ski season now well and truly behind us, we’ve been getting cravings for more of the white stuff. Luckily, the heli-skiing team at Pure Powder got in touch and shared with us their top tips for adventuring to the southern-hemisphere and discovering skiing in Chile!   If you can’t bear the thought of waiting another…

Stay Afloat with the BCA Avalanche Airbag

We’re excited to be featuring Backcountry Access on our site tomorrow, which prides itself in avalanche safety and has the kit to prove it. Check out this incredible footage of the Float 30 in action.        

Snow in the Alps

Punters, seasonnaires and tour operators breathed a collective sigh of relief yesterday as heavy snow in the Alps put an end to the driest autumn the Alps have seen since 1864. Up until now, mountains were beautifully green with luscious vegetation and flowers, paradoxically the most disgusting sight a skier could see in early December….

The Ski Resort Jungle

As the first snow begins to fall in the Alps and in North America, those who are new to the slopes or even embarking on their 10th season would do well to prepare for the types of people they are likely to run into, (or not), throughout the course of the winter. Not only do…

Get Out of London: Morocco

With Covent garden heaving with people preparing for their skiing trip this year, Sport pursuit will go on a journey of its own this year, a quest to find you different countries to go and enjoy an alternative to the fun, yet tried and tested week in the alps. Today I have chosen the North…

RIP Jamie Pierre

Last week the skiing world lost one of it’s greatest patrons in the form of freeriding legend Jamie Pierre. Jamie died snowboarding in an avalanche in the Snowbird resort, Utah on Sunday and will be greatly missed by the family left behind and skiers everywhere. On this blog I will highlight some of Jamie’s greatest…

Give Skiing a go this winter!

With snow beginning to fall at various ski and snowboard resorts across the globe, now is the time when people are starting to contemplate whether they are going to embark on a late 2011 winter sports holiday. Enthusiasts of skiing and snowboarding are quite literally spoilt for choice when choosing a specific area to visit,…

La Niña

This is not just the title of a ski film, La Nina is a freak occurrence that led to the West Coast of America getting heaps and heaps of snow last season, when the rest of the world looked wistfully at the paltry offering from the snow cannons. In Revelstoke, British Columbia, it snowed 46…

New Snow Film Releases!!!

Source: dualdflipflop (Flickr Creative Commons) At this time of the year, the snowsports movie companies release their footage into the wild to inspire/terrify us into booking our next snow adventure. However, the stalwarts of the game are now finding more and more independent producers coming up with both rider and cinematography skills to compete. I…

MOTHER KNOWS BEST

People explore for different reasons; perhaps to get away from the city, get an adrenaline rush or to keep fit. What bonds us all together is the strange enjoyment of the susceptibility to danger. Even those who don’t want to admit it, have to accept that being caught in an avalanche is part of what…

FIS RISK WRATH OF IT’S ATHLETES

Having recently watched the well-acclaimed documentary of the late Formula One icon Ayrton Senna, it became obvious that safety precautions – although often cynically blanketed as ‘Health and Safety’ – are an overlooked feature of sport as we know it today. As the desire to win becomes even greater and the scales tip against safety…