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In search of spring lines, stoke and scotch, the Puzzle Media crew, along with British Freeride founders and friends, headed north to the Scottish Highlands in May this year.

11/12/2015

Our team had twenty days to plan and execute an exploration of the Scottish backcountry, capturing the beauty of the Highlands along the way. We met some crazy characters, contended with classic Scottish storms and lugged our body weight in gear to some of Scotland’s loftiest summits. We were rewarded with some exceptional conditions and terrain as good as any you would find in Alpine regions. LATE is the story of our end of season ski and snowboard escapade in Scotland.

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How much to transport my equipment this year?.

19/11/2015

The hassle of lugging your equipment across the world is sometimes less appealing when you encounter ridiculous ski carriage prices. Fortunately Mountain Ski Services has managed to find a comprehensive list so you really can work out the true cost of that last minute weekend away.
From my personal experience Singapore Airlines are superb with their luggage allowance allowing you to combine any number of bag shapes and sizes. Their generous 30kg is plenty to leave enough room for a Cuckoo Clock or some Schnapps!
A comprehensive list of this years prices is available from Luex Magazine.

FIS
2015/2016 Alpine Ski Calender Announced!

The action starts on October 24th in Sölden Austria.

19/08/2015

The World Cup Circuit takes in all the usual suspects, finishing in St. Moritz the week of 14th March.
I expect another season of superb competition, even if some of the stars are taking a year off.
Yes you Tina Maze! (#16, right side).
Lake Louise 2014/15
A comprehensive list of fixtures is available from fis-ski.com.

Beijing 2022
Beijing 2022!

So it looks like we're staying East for the 2022 Winter Olympic Games.

31/07/2015

Beijing, China has today been selected to host the 2022 Winter Olympic Games receiving the nod over Almaty in Kazakhstan after several European countries pulled out of the bidding earlier this year.
Beijing will be the first city to host both a summer and winter Olympic Games after Sochi, Russia hosted the most expensive games ever last time out.

It is thought that Zhangjiakou, some 118 miles north-west of Beijing will host the snow events with the artificial stuff;
but let's remember this is not unique, Sochi did the same and it made for an exciting games.Zhangjiakou, China

2018 games are set to be held in Pyeongchang, South Korea with several new events.
Thanks to gettyimages.co.uk for the head photo.

Julia Mancuso As Wonder Woman
Julia Mancuso - GoPro Adventures as Wonder Woman

Julia is known for her love of extreme sports and her sponsor GoPro captures the action perfectly.

09/07/2015

Julia is known for her love of extreme sports and her sponsor GoPro captures the action perfectly.

Marcel Hirscher Colour Skiing
Marcel Hirscher - Skiing in Colour

After winning the overall World Cup title four years in a row, alpine skier Marcel Hirscher took a day off and had some fun at his local resort with his race skis and some crazy colors, resulting in one of the most vibrant ski runs to date.

07/07/2015

After winning the overall World Cup title four years in a row, alpine skier Marcel Hirscher took a day off and had some fun at his local resort with his race skis and some crazy colors, resulting in one of the most vibrant ski runs to date.

Respect for the environment was a priority from the beginning of this project! The team has assured that the plants and wildlife have neither been damaged nor disturbed at any time during the project. All materials for colour effects are 100% natural and the team got all agreements by the local authorities.

For more epic moving and still images visit http://www.redbull.com/colours Marcels explosive slalom run is a Red Bull Media House production realised by Starelation.

Get more news about Marcel on Facebook: https://www.facebook.com/hirschermarcel

Ski Football
Ski Football

A few Norwegian's combining two great sports.

27/06/2015

There is some excellent footage here, I might try it next season! Anyone fancy it?

Sheffield Ski Village
Sheffield Ski Village

A fire in April 2012 destroyed the site but where there's a hill, they'll be freestylers!

20/06/2015

My memories of this dry slope is a broken collar bone on the mogels. However, whilst I was hurting myself, some of the locals were preparing to take freestyle skiing to the next level...

Ski Lift
Les Deux Alpes and Alpe d’Huez To Link

A whole new resort link coming 2018.

10/06/2015

There will be a total of 18 pylons and the transit time is anticipated to take around 17 minutes. In Alpe d'Huez the link will begin at the top of Signal de l'homme (in the Auris sector) and arrive in Deux Alpes in Le Cret. Contrary to popular rumours the lift won't be stopping in Freney as this will add to the transit time.

If the piste measurements for each resort are to be believed, that makes for one enormous ski area of around 474km of linked pistes. Here's how the top 5 biggest ski areas will look:

  • +/- 600kms - 3 Valleys - Courchevel, Meribel, Val Thorens, La Tania
  • +/- 474kms - The newly combined Deux Alpes / Alpe d'Huez
  • +/- 412kms - 4 Valleys - Verbier, Bruson, La Tzoumaz, Nendaz, Yevsonnaz & Thyon
  • +/- 400kms - Portes du Soleil - Morzine, Avoriaz, Les Gets, Champery, Chatel, Abondance, Montriond & St Jean d'Aulps
  • +/- 300kms - Espace Killy - Tignes & Val d'Isere

You've just got to wait until 2018 for it to happen...

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