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Monthly Archives: januari 2015

1st place Skier Men FWT Chamonix-Mont-Blanc GoPro

Loic Collomb Patton | 1st Skier Men | FWT15 Chamonix-Mont-Blanc GoPro run  

Wax Never Again

A WELLS man has helped to set up a company which has found a way for people to ski and snowboard without damaging the environment. Derek Prince, a ski instructor and trainer, believes he has found a way that means snowsports enthusiasts can ditch the wax for good. Ski wax is applied to the bottom of skis or snowboards to improve their performance on snow. But many of these waxes are made up of crude oil and Petroleum by-products, fluorocarbons, […]

Cutting Lines – Salomon Freeski TV

It’s something nobody ever talks about, but the forest industry has created access to most of the great skiing areas in the world. Without it, this sport would look very different.

Drones

Drones are comeing. No news there. In a couple of years you will see people shredding the mountain with a drone behind them. Resulting in a bird eye footage. Pretty awesome right?   Here a couple of interesting drones you might be seeing in your ski resort. Team Nixie (http://flynixie.com) is developing the first wearable drone camera, which can be worn around your wrist. The team won the Grand Prize for the Intel Make It Wearable Challenge on November 3, […]

Goggles

Wearable technology is popping up in more and more areas of life — and that includes the ski slopes. The RideOn AR snow goggles have just appeared on Indiegogo, offering skiers and snowboarders a view of the mountain augmented with digital overlays. Don one of these headsets and you can get directions, messages, weather reports, virtual gates and more projected right in front of your eyes. These kind of features are particularly useful up on a mountain, where the weather […]

STEEP

Steep traces the legacy of extreme skiing from its early pioneers to the daredevils of today. STEEP is a feature documentary about bold adventure, exquisite athleticism and the pursuit of a perfect moment on skis. It is the story of big mountain skiing, a sport that barely existed 35 years ago. It started in the 1970s in the mountains above Chamonix, France, where skiers began to attempt ski descents so extreme that they appeared almost suicidal. Men like Anselme Baud […]

K2 Backside Elevated Education

K2 videos about Skiing in the backcountry Check out the episodes! Sarah Carpenter demonstrates how to conduct an Extended Column Test Sarah Carpenter has been a mountain guide for the last 14 years, working in the U.S., Africa, India, Chile and Mexico.  Sarah has been guiding for Alpine Ascents for the last 6 years.  She has focused her energy on guiding on Denali, Kilimanjaro, the Everest Base Camp Trek, Mt. Rainier, Mt. Baker, and in the North Cascades.  In the […]

Swatch Freeride World Tour

      The Chamonix-Mont-Blanc event confirmed for Sat 24th for both juniors and the Pros check it out on http://freerideworldtour.com/ The season opening stage of the 2015 Swatch Freeride World Tour by the North Face will be held on a face never used for competition before: The Chamois face by the Cornu chairlift. The technical staff lead by mountain guide Stéphane Dan decided for this to be the spot with the best possible conditions. First start is set to […]

Salomon Freeski TV Lost Village

Val de la Clarée is one of the last quiet corners of the French Alps, but it could have been very different. In the 1970’s a proposed highway and tunnel threatened to open the valley up to development, but the local farmers and residents protested. Mark Abma, Leo Ahrens, Tony Lamiche and Timothée Theaux visit this quiet valley to live of the grid in a restored chalet for a week of skiing under their own power.  

Candide Thovex

Candide Thovex does it again. One of those days 2 Filmed in Val Blanc, France Want to check out more Candide Thovex subscribe to his youtube account. or watch the movie ‘Few Words’   Candide Thovex was born in Annecy, Haute-Savoie, and grew up in the village of La Clusaz, France. Thovex learned to ski in the Aravis region of the French Alps, he started skiing when he was 2 years old. At the age of 8, he entered the Moguls ski […]