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

The 4 main categories ski injuries fall into

It can be pretty easy to forget that skiing is an extreme sport, amongst all the cosy restaurants, well groomed pistes and safety measures. It's easy to forget, that is, right up until you do yourself an injury.  As might've been obvious from the above, I am currently suffering my first injury of the season … Continue reading The 4 main categories ski injuries fall into

There’s a ton of snow in the Alps; Candide Thovex hits the Great Wall of China instead

It's set to be a record-breakingly snowy winter for the Alps; more than a few ski areas have been cut off, or else they've been completely shut down for days due to avalanche risk. It's been an insane season, honestly. Not quite as insane as the newest ski video from Candide Thovex though... The new … Continue reading There’s a ton of snow in the Alps; Candide Thovex hits the Great Wall of China instead

Learning to love everybody’s least favourite ski lifts

If you were to grade the difficulty of each type of ski lift, the humble magic carpet would be a green. Cable cars and gondolas (with skis inside) would be solid blues, while the chairlift and gondolas (with skis outside) graded red. Chairlifts can be pretty tricky to ski onto and off, occasionally they'll catch … Continue reading Learning to love everybody’s least favourite ski lifts

The Handy Ski Bunny Midlayer Guide

Primaloft. Synchilla. Down. DWR coating. Sleeves. No sleeves. There are a thousand things that need to be thought about when it comes to midlayers. Honestly, until I started wearing a shell jacket instead of a fully insulated number, I didn't really get what the big deal was. I always kind of thought that if you … Continue reading The Handy Ski Bunny Midlayer Guide

Holy cow, is it snowing in Val d’Isere right now!

They're calling these storms 'once in a generation', and oh boy is the Espace Killy ski area seeing some killer snowfall right now. In the last 24 hours, over a metre of snow fell. To almost nobody's surprise, today the resort is closed while they try to make it safe to ski.  It always surprises … Continue reading Holy cow, is it snowing in Val d’Isere right now!

The Big Flaw in the Zermatt-Cervinia Ski Area

I've never skied the Zermatt-Cervinia area before now, and when the opportunity to do so fell into my lap I couldn't say no. This is the ski area often voted the best in the world. So I cancelled my trip to La Grave (rescheduled for later in the season) and packed my skis and boots … Continue reading The Big Flaw in the Zermatt-Cervinia Ski Area