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British Snowboarder Jake Terry Aims to Emulate Olympic Success on Junior Freeride World Tour

British Snowboarder Jake Terry Aims to Emulate Olympic Success on Junior Freeride World Tour

After Jenny Jones’ tremendous success at the Sochi Winter Olympic Games, interest in snowboarding in the UK has never been higher. With three top 10 finishes in the slopestyle, there’s clearly plenty of talent in the UK, but not all of it is in the Olympic events. Jake Terry – up and coming junior snowboarder...
Is Banksy working for the ESF in Meribel?

Is Banksy working for the ESF in Meribel?

Probably not, but after the recent raising of diplomatic tensions surrounding the ESF in France, it’s reassuring to see some rapprochement. This marvellous image was spotted by Ski Marmalade yesterday on the Altiport chairlift in Meribel: Homage to Banksy There can be little doubt that this is a homage to Banksy’s ‘kissing policemen’, which appeared...
Five winners from Channel 4's 'The Jump'

Five winners from Channel 4′s ‘The Jump’

If you are UK-based, then you probably watched (or have at least heard of) the Alpine-themed TV show’The Jump’, recently broadcast on Channel 4. Okay, so it’s not likely to win any BAFTAs, but for its genre – and for snowsports fans – it was decent entertainment. Watching C-list celebrities have a panic attack while flying...
UK snowsports businesses positive about autumn business

UK snowsports businesses positive about autumn business

According to a new SIGB survey, UK snowsports retailers have seen an upturn in business in the lead in to Christmas. The survey was conducted in December, with the results coming from 41 responses. of which 17 of those were retailers.  Although this is a relatively limited sample the results are positive to read. 65%...
Samsung Gear mix stalking with snowboarding in latest advert

Samsung Gear mix stalking with snowboarding in latest advert

If you were thinking about getting yourself a new smartwatch, such as the Samsung Gear then this is the advert for you! For the uninitiated, the Samsung Gear was released earlier this year and is one of the first ‘wearables‘ on the market.  Google Glass is the most well known of this new style of...
Swiss Ski Resort Analysis shows lift passes most expensive in Europe

Swiss Ski Resort Analysis shows lift passes most expensive in Europe

We recently came across an excellent research document – ‘Bilan de la saison des domaines skiables suisses – Hiver 2012/13‘ . It was created by Laurent Vanat, who was also responsible for the ‘2013 International Report on Snow & Mountain Tourism‘. Most visited Swiss ski resorts The report is packed full of data.  This graph was...

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