Adventure 52

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Mission Antarctic snowboard documentary

Mission Antarctic snowboard documentary

RELENTLESS Energy Drink sponsored the UK premiere of Mission Antarctic last week. And boy did they do it in style. As well as laying on their normal hospitality, they also brought in a string quartet to play the soundtrack LIVE as the film was shown. Mission Antarctic is a documentary about snowboarders Xavier De La…

Guide to 2014 ski festivals

Guide to 2014 ski festivals

SOME of the world’s best music festivals now take place at ski resorts during the winter. And to prove it the ski holidays expert, Crystal , has put together a list of the top five winter music and ski festivals for the 2014 season. Not only that, Crystal has created a survival guide which you can…

The Willis Resilience Expedition

The Willis Resilience Expedition

HAVE you noticed that our weather seems to have become whackier? Parker Liautaud has noticed it too which is why he’s planning the Willis Resilience Expedition to put himself in Antarctica this December to do experiments which he hopes will help scientists work out what’s happening with our weather – and why extreme weather is…

Roxy WILDER trailer

Roxy WILDER trailer

HERE’S the Roxy WILDER trailer. It’s an urban snowboard film, say Roxy, and that means there’s no mountain runs, instead it focuses on the fun you can have snowboarding in ski towns. The film stars Roxy team riders, Corinne Pasela and Erin Comstock who take us on a tour of their hometowns – and how they grind…

Heli skiing in Greenland

Heli skiing in Greenland

The coastal mountains in Greenland are amazing to ski but they are best-reached by helicopter. Heli skiing in Greenland is gaining huge favour with skiers and snowboarders all over the world. The country pretty much has every adventure activity you can think of on offer but the one missing until now is heli-skiing. Of course,…

Kopaonik – The Resort Hosting Next Year’s Big Snow Festival

Kopaonik – The Resort Hosting Next Year’s Big Snow Festival

WE’RE struggling to pronounce the name of it too, but Kopaonik in Serbia has been chosen to host next year’s Big Snow Festival. Kopaonik (ko pow nik?) is blessed by great snow conditions all season long and has gentle greens to challenging reds and blacks. There’s also a freestyle snowpark and a flood lit piste for…

Zumba On Snow

Zumba On Snow

THOSE familiar with Zumba will also be familiar with the sweaty mess at the end of a session. But the Zumbarers here are possibly thankful for the lower temperatures in the indoor ski centre, Chill Factore, in Manchester. The first session took place in September and it’s already been said that the heavier clothes adds to…

‘Braveheart’ Lift Open At The Nevis Range

‘Braveheart’ Lift Open At The Nevis Range

IN 1996 the Nevis Range installed a chairlift called ‘Braveheart’ which lets us access the expansive Back Corrie area. This area usually misses out on the best snow but recent powder falling from south westerly storms has now filled in “o’er the back”. Riding a lift named after the epic film has got to lead to…

Chalet Girl Now Showing In Cinemas

Chalet Girl Now Showing In Cinemas

FANCY a bit of tongue-in-cheek British comedy blended with the snow? Check out the trailer below and read more about the film in this week’s issue of Adventure 52 here  

How’s About That Then Guys & Gals?

How’s About That Then Guys & Gals?

JIMMY Savile isn’t the kind of person we’d normally associate with the outdoors…but then that’s the whole point of this latest video; to show that the Outdoor Capital has something for everyone. Sporting a tartan tracksuit, Jimmy is still as odd and interesting as he’s ever been and in this video he reminisces how he…

Ski Single Day And The Science Of Falling In Love

Ski Single Day And The Science Of Falling In Love

NEXT Monday, if you’re single, chances are that you’ll be sick of Valentines Day. You could always escape up to Scotland for some skiing though because the Nevis Range resort is running a Ski Single day for people who aren’t in a relationship and have never tried skiing before. The day includes a morning ski…

Nissan Freeride Tour: St. Moritz

Nissan Freeride Tour: St. Moritz

TOMORROW some of the best skiers and boarders will be tackling routes down the Corvatsch mountain in St Moritz in the Freeride World Tour. This is the second stage of the tour with four more left to go between now and the end of March. Keep up to date with the results on the official…

Fresh Tracks

Fresh Tracks

AHH, there’s nothing quite like making fresh tracks on the first lift up of the day. More often than not, lifts start running early to make sure they’re working ok and in some cases, allowing the ski instructors to have the mountain all to themselves for a morning warm-up before it opens to the public….

Are You a Super Slider Rider?

Are You a Super Slider Rider?

“JUST slip them on your boots. It’s easy to be a Super Slider Rider,” says the voiceover in this retro commercial. Sales of plastic sledges in the UK may have hit an all time high last year with the snowfall we experienced here but I bet you these plastic socks which you tie to your…

The Torchlight Dinner

The Torchlight Dinner

LOTS of ski resorts hold a torchlight dinner but Lake Louise in Canada hosts one of the best. Held every Friday night, they are a great way to finish a week’s skiing holiday. Taking the last lift up the hill when everone else has gone home is exciting in itself, then you step into the Whitehorn…

40,000 have skied Scotland already

40,000 have skied Scotland already

With all the chaos of taking a flight abroad for a ski holiday, it seems many of us have decided to avoid all that by staying local and skiing in Scotland instead. All five resorts are now open with reports that as many as 40,000 people have skied or snowboarded there already this year. Demand…

What? I can ski in Morocco?

What? I can ski in Morocco?

There are donkeys which drag you up the ski slopes in the resort of Oukaimeden in the Atlas mountains. There are also chairlifts now, seven of them, as can be seen in the charming hand-drawn piste map above. One of these lifts takes advanced skiers up to the 3,200m peak of Jebel Attar where you will…

Sign up for Snow Alerts

Sign up for Snow Alerts

It dumped it down with snow in Scotland last year. And it’s looking every bit as likely that the conditions this year will have us loading up the car, booking an easyJet flight or taking the train north. I might be tempting fate here but we may be at a point where it’s no longer…

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