The 5 Best Resorts for Learning to Snowboard

The 5 Best Resorts for Learning to Snowboard Mark Barber – Snowboard blogger/writer Fancy learning to snowboard? Then you need a good place to start, somewhere you can get comfortable sliding sideways before heading for the big heights. We’ve picked five places that are great for learning and have scope for more advanced riders too – not to mention the… more »

Snowboard Gear Review – Osprey Kode 22 Backpack

Osprey Kode 22

* Compression molded backpanel with snowshedding properties  * Sternum strap with emergency whistle * Zippered panel access * Vertical and horizontal backpanel snowboard carry * Insulated shoulder harness hydration sleeve * Quick access avalanche safety kit pocket with shovel handle and probe sleeves *  Integrated snowboarding helmet storage * Abrasion resistant PU texture to front panel * Backpanel entry to… more »

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


Check out Funi and D4Seven clothing apparel; two sweet clothing brands perfect for snowboarding professionals and hobbyists alike. From the 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

Sub Zero Apres Ski

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


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


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


 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


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 »

FIS and Snowboarders


Snowboarding is an intense, and often very dangerous sport. It’s always good to have support behind you, both literally and figuratively. Without a strong foundation (the organisation) built on trust, the building blocks (the snowboarders) will crumble. Fédération Internationale de Ski (FIS), the official international governing body of skiing and snowboarding based in Switzerland, is not entirely popular with snowboarders… more »

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