Mountain Poison…

Ski Wax: Extra Speed Could Carry More than Just a Steep Price Tag Fluorinated ski waxes give competitors an extra edge. But these waxes contain and release chemicals that do not degrade in the environment and have been found in people, fish and wildlife around the world. By Brendon Bosworth, 2-14-11 The difference: The left […]

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All Tracked Out…

A clear blue sky today which helped a lot – as it was pretty windy and another very chilly morning up on the mountain. We made our way over to the Vallon chairlift and spent the morning doing off-piste runs from Col de la Cucumelle and Tete de la Balme (2625m) which both involve a little […]

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60’s Style…mais pas le Français

One of the benefits of the Serre Chevalier Season Pass is you get a total of 15 days (!) of skiing in all most of the other local stations (with the gaping omission of La Grave) so today we had a family day out at Puy-Saint-Vincent. You have to drive about a 30min from Briancon to get to the […]

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Santa Cruz Syndicate to Use Shimano/Fox…

The Santa Cruz Syndicate downhill mountain biking team are to stop using SRAM components and Rockshox suspension for the coming season. From this year they will be kitting out their Carbon V-10 downhill bikes with Shimano Saint/XTR groupset and Fox forks & shocks Check the video to see the team putting their shiny new kit through its […]

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