Will we be able to ski this season?

At the beginning of November, snowfall predicted good snow conditions. But unfortunately, the scenario of the past two years is reproduced due to an anticyclone over the French mountains.   Is there still snow? The last heavy snowfall occurred in November. The dry weather has deteriorated the quality of the snow present on the mountains […]

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Unusual activities to try in the mountains

  Over the past few years, ski resorts overflow with ideas to introduce new activities to vacationers. Skiing or snowboarding would become almost obsolete.     – Snooc: This is a mix between skiing and sledding. In one minute, sealskin skis turn into an elevated sludge. Snooc allows you to discover new sensations on the […]

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The Critérium de la Première neige

   On 10th-11st December, Altigliss association went to Val d’Isère to participate at the Critérium de la première neige.   Presentation The Critérium de la première neige has been held every year in Val d’Isère since 1955. This event, organized by le Club des Sports de Val d’Isère, takes place during two weekends: one is […]

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Green, clean ski resorts

You get up in the morning and the first thing you do is run to the window and marvel at the beauty of the mountains in front of you. Crystal white snow, mountains, green pine trees and wooden chalets… To the mind’s eye this is a far-away place from the concrete jungle of today’s cities. […]

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Sandskiing
sandskiing

Missing snow this summer?        No need to wait for winter to rock the slopes anymore, try riding the sand dunes! Have you heard about sandskiing/sandsnowboarding? Take your skis or your board, go up the dunes and let yourself go down the sandy slope.        Sandskiing/sandsnowboarding is still pretty unknown, but […]

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Green skiing: protect the mountain

    The skiing industry, like many others, is seeing a growing concern for the environment. Unfortunately, skiing has an inevitable impact on the environment. From the destruction of forests to make way for pistes, to the many kilowatts of energy consumed in running a ski resort; skiing and being green simply do not go […]

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SOS avalanche

The mountain world has seen numerous tragic accidents these last few weeks. For amateurs, as well as professionals, avalanches are becoming more and more deadly. To be sure you have a safe day out you must be informed and analyse the situation. The first thing is to be aware of weather conditions, learn about the […]

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The rise of boutique skis (and snowboards)

In recent years the ski retail industry has seen a growing market for unique, niche skis, snowboards and apparel. They distinguish themselves from classic ski brands by being unique, creative and most importantly cool. These brands often attract a certain type of skier, not only seeking high-end performance products but also an image or community […]

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