Gear Guides: How to Layer for Skiing and Snowboarding

Time in the mountains usually means being prepared for a wide variety of possible conditions. Especially for people getting active in the hills – whether it’s on skis or board, scenic snowshoeing or gnarly park practice – staying comfortable is going to maximise the enjoyment you get out of your day. Luckily, it isn’t too…

Behind the Scenes of a Ski Brand Photo Shoot

Ever wondered about what goes on behind the scenes of a ski brand? We give you a sneak peek of the hidden magic with this guest blog post from new sustainable ski brand UNTRAKT, who headed out to Grindelwald in the Swiss Alps for their first photo shoot. Planning a photo shoot takes a lot…

Sharing The Stoke

Everyone who loves the mountains knows that feeling. A shiver of excitement, the indescribable buzz clarified by fresh alpine air and magnified by breathtaking views. It inspires you from your first wobbly moments on skis, fuels you through a challenging run, and rewards you with a glow of satisfaction from every trip.    Sharing this…

Telemarking

Never one to shy away from a new challenge, cyclist and freelance journalist Juliet Elliott loves travelling the globe in pursuit of adventure and belly laughs. An ex-professional snowboarder who hung up her boots to go on tour with a metal band, these days you’re more likely to find her cycling than sliding sideways down…

Skiers turn Boston streets into urban playground

While most Massachusetts residents were busy digging themselves out from the 68 inches of snow that fell in February of 2015, the athletes at Teton Gravity Research (TGR) were turning the streets of Boston into their own urban playground. This post was first published on 19th February 2016.

Is this the best ski video of 2015?

Olympic halfpipe bronze medallist Kevin Rolland and freeride skier Julien Regnier race all over La Plagne, France, in their latest movie short “Fast Forward” shot by filmmaker Mathias Lopez and also starring members of the French Alpine Ski Team.

Fancy night skiing in an LED suit?

SportPursuit skiers and snow sport lovers, we know it’s been a  little while since we’ve shared a stunning skiing video on this blog, but we’re sure you will agree that it’s been worth the wait after watching this. Filmed at night with massive lights, custom-made LED suits and certainly a heavy amount of creative planning…

The Top 10 Ski and Snowboard Films 2013/14

Source – MarLeah Cole (Flickr Creative Commons) Once again it’s that time of year when snow lovers across the Northern Hemisphere start getting excited at the prospects of the season ahead, and when ski and snowboard movies start falling left, right and centre. Nothing can quite build the hype for the Winter months ahead like…

Five Action Sport Athletes Who Make Your Monday Average

With the cold weather sweeping back into the UK over the weekend; we’ve been sat dreaming about the outdoors again…and tied in with the release of another teaser for upcoming tribute documentary ‘McConkey’; here’s a few videos showing men and women who make the most of it. Here’s to Spring. 1.) Shane McConkey Shane’s death…

Sale Preview: Powderhorn Ski Apparel

  When a company starts making snow wear in Jackson Hole, it only means one thing – a legend is born! For 40 years Powderhorn have been making high-end snow wear, using the best materials on the market, combined with the greatest colours on the slopes – it’s time to end the rule of black,…

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…

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…

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…