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Hemel Hempstead’s The Snow Centre celebrates it’s 5th Anniversary

The Ski Centre 5th Anniversary

Where has the time gone?  It only seemed like yesterday that the Snow Centre at Hemel Hempstead opened it’s doors to the public amidst great fan fair.  But that was 2009, and at the weekend they celebrated their 5th Anniversary in style. I decided to go and check it out and took my 2 eldest kids (Holly and Harry)on the… more »

FUNI and D4Seven Clothing

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Check out Funi and D4Seven clothing apparel; two sweet clothing brands perfect for snowboarding professionals and hobbyists alike. From the Funiwear.com website: From our seasonal collections of statement scarves and beanies to custom headwear you can design yourself, we’ve got it covered. Established in 2008, we are an ethical beanie company trying to do things a little bit differently. Our… more »

Sub Zero Apres Ski Party in London – 9th May 2014

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Sub Zero Events presents LONDON’S BIGGEST END OF SEASON SKI PARTY!  Come check out our bands and DJs flown in all the way from the Alps and party apres style like you’re still in the mountains!   Where? The Coronet, London – 2 mins walk from Elephant and Castle tube station  When? Friday 9th May Buy tickets – click here Highlights include:… more »

UK Snowboarding Films

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The United Kingdom may not be known for snow or their snow-sports compared to their European neighbours, but that doesn’t mean they don’t pull their weight in Snowboarding  films. Here is a small list of worthwhile snowboarding films shot and/or produced in the UK. Prequel is a 2011 film by The Grindhouse, a UK snow-sports film company, which showcases new… more »

Cortina Extends Ski Season

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Due to fantastic snow conditions this ski season in Cortina d’Ampezzo, Italy, has been extended by more than three weeks right up until the beginning of May 2014.  Skiers and snowboarders can enjoy the Spring sunshine in the stunning Italian Dolomites, on perfectly groomed slopes with plenty of snow. Faloria, a mountain in the Alps, will remain open to skiers… more »

41st Telegraph Ski and Snowboard Shows

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 VOS Media, a subsidiary of Telegraph Media Group (TMG), has confirmed  that TheTelegraph Ski and Snowboard Show London, now in its  41st year, will take place at Earls Court 2 from 30th October to  2nd November. Newly appointed Show Manager, Lindsey Guy, has today  revealed plans for the 2014 Show.  Now running for four days, this change to the London show format will be… more »

Snowboarding Culture

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If snowboarding seems like a modern sport, that’s because it is. Since the 1960s, when it is seen as “officially” created, the sport and its culture has since evolved supremely. The original snowboard, based off the concept of surfing, was created by an American, Sherman Poppen, and was dubbed “snurfing” – that is, snow-surfing. By the 1970s, snowboards that could… more »

Athlete Profile: Justin Taylor-Tipton

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Name: Justin Taylor-Tipton Sport:  Freestyle Skiing DOB:    22/09/2000 Hometown: West Hallam Sponsors:     Invert Surf Skate and Snow, Wilkinsons Bio Summary: I am thirteen years old from a small Derbyshire village, and I have two siblings, a brother and a sister, who both love snow sports. I’m lucky to have a mum and dad who take care of the… more »

LGBT Awareness Ahead of Sochi

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On the day the opening ceremony is to take place for the Winter Olympic in Sochi, Google has taken a firm stance on Russia’s unspoken policy on “non-traditional” relationships. Google, the 68th largest public company in the world, according to Forbes` Global 2000 list, and worth over $268 billion, created a ‘doodle’ on the home page of their search engine… more »

Team GB Squad Predictions

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With 56 members in the Team GB squad, it’s the largest number of competitors for Great Britain in the Winter Olympics since the games in Calgary, in 1988, when a grand total of 62 athletes competed. Not surprisingly, the United States team will be presenting 230 athletes, more than the host nation, Russia, with 225 participants. Canada’s team trail slightly… more »

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