Friday, November 21, 2014

A one off chance to Ski In Colour!

Ski Colour- A Worlds First in Les Gets

Skicolor, a unique, colorful concept that combines skiing & having fun. Based on the US event THE COLOR RUN, for the first time ever, participants will ski down a specially prepared run on the Mont-Chery side of the Les Gets resort. In a unique setting facing Mont Blanc, skiers will be literally immersed in explosions of color for an unforgettable experience, a World First in Les Gets !

How does it works?

Monday, November 17, 2014

Gear tips

Professor Martino Colonna in full flight| Photo by Luca DeAntoniThink you love gear? You’ve got nothing on Professor Martino Colonna who spends his time helping develop all the best goodies for Dalbello, Marker, Level gloves and many more. Here's some great tips from the man himself! Read on..

Friday, November 14, 2014

Skiing With Dad

How to adjust when your parents slow down

Dads, a daughter's lifelong ski partner. PHOTO: Max Santeusanio When my dad first helped me latch my hands around the rope tow, I don’t think he knew how deeply skiing would take root for me. In college, he bought me a telemark setup and, in the dark before my first tour, he helped me cut my skins—wobbly edged and uneven—under the dome light of his car. When I moved to the mountains to submerse myself fulltime in the uphill-downhill world of skiing, my dad would plan work meetings in Denver around storms and drive up I-70 to crash on my couch like one of my low-budget friends. He’d take my roommates out to dinner to alleviate the weirdness of couch dad.
There was a point, sometime around then, when I became a better skier than he was. It felt odd to worry after a few minutes when he didn’t show up at the bottom. But he was always tougher. After I got soft and would only ski for a few hours, he’d still be at the lift early on scratchy, low temp days, PBJ in his pocket, ready to burn bell-to-bell.  Read on...

Monday, November 10, 2014

What Happened to the Dirtbag Skier?

Gore-Tex or tweed, does it matter in the end? PHOTO: Matt Small
Gore-Tex or tweed, does it matter in the end? PHOTO: Matt Small

This story is supposed to start with “I remember,” so I’ll just start with that. I remember when we used to wear garbage bags to ski in the rain. I remember when CB Sports made the most waterproof winter jackets on the planet and they weren’t even close to waterproof. I remember skiing in boots way too big and skis too small. And it wasn’t just me. Most everyone on the slope around me had a duct tape patch somewhere on their outfit.

Back then, being uncomfortable was an integral part of skiing. It was something that folks on the hill were proud of: black-and-blue shins, frostbit fingertips, soaking wet clothes. It added to the adventure and the subtle insanity of flying downhill on slippery pieces of wood. (That’s what we do, by the way.) In the current age of altimeter watches, wifi on chairlifts, and apps that tell you if you are skiing or sitting at the bar, some of the adventure of the sport has been lost. Or at least hidden behind a commercial fa├žade.
Along with that went some of its spirit.  Read on..

Friday, November 7, 2014

What Type of Rider Are You?

People say you are what you eat, but what do they know? As any self-respecting snowboarder will tell you, it’s all about what you ride, duuuude. Style is everything. But which style? What board should you buy? What brands should you wear to be cool? These are the really important questions you’ll need to answer. To help you, Whitelines has compiled this handy quiz that’ll tell you what kind of rider – nay, what kind of person – you are. Read on and all will be revealed...

Friday, October 31, 2014

Ski train it to the Alps

New for this season Eurostar offer a direct link to Geneva giving great access to the French and Swiss  Alps.  The service will run Monday, Thursday, Saturday & Sunday every week beginning in December. Read on...