The Tactics of a Bluebird Day

Bluebird days. The holy grail of skiing. The heavens opened yesterday, bringing fresh snow and perfect, untouched backcountry routes to explore now that the sun is out. In Chamonix, it's pretty easy to snooze and lose when it comes to the perfect bluebird conditions.  Literally. Chamonix is full of early birds, and most places, the … Continue reading The Tactics of a Bluebird Day

5 things that’ll piss off the bar staff at après ski

When you're skiing, the chances are that you're also spending rather a lot of time in your local bar(s). After all, après ski is part of the culture in many mountains, and to give it a miss is practically sacrilege. Let's face it, if you're single in a ski town, and you're not nursing a growing problem … Continue reading 5 things that’ll piss off the bar staff at après ski

How to avoid the Winter Olympics (when you live in a ski town)

Look, before we get into this, I'd like it to be known that I'm very proud of the incredible Athletes representing their countries at the Olympics. I know that for everyone at Pyeongchang this week, this is the payoff for years and years of hard work and dedication. I'm just not all that keen on … Continue reading How to avoid the Winter Olympics (when you live in a ski town)

On Lindsay Vonn and weird double standards in pro skiing

"Ah, he's cool, but he wants to be Bode Miller..." is a phrase I've heard more than once. It's generally about that one friend whose mad into GS turns and really competitive with you. Bode Miller is a great ski racer, but there are 16 men and women who have more FIS World Cup race … Continue reading On Lindsay Vonn and weird double standards in pro skiing

The Future of Skiing is Superlight

Can you imagine being able to ski without feeling like you've got a pair of bricks strapped to your feet? My ski boots certainly aren't the heaviest in the world, but they're a long way from the type of super light Alpine/Touring boots offered by Tecnica for the last few seasons.  It's been announced recently that Fischer … Continue reading The Future of Skiing is Superlight

Warren Miller: The ski film giant’s 5 top films

Warren Miller was snow sports institution. He documented ski bums, bunnies and novelty acts alike in his 70 odd years of making movies. Of course, by the time he skied his last run, the guy had spent decades behaving like a crotchety old man (as was his right, as a crotchety old man). As you … Continue reading Warren Miller: The ski film giant’s 5 top films