In Celebration of Summer’s Impending End

So, summer is almost over, the temperature has plummeted, and we’re so close to seeing a return to the peace and quiet of inter season. Just as soon, that is, as the last stragglers have finished the 171km slogathon that is UTMB. Yes, this week has seen the arrival of long distance runners and masochists … Continue reading In Celebration of Summer’s Impending End

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

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

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