Monthly Archives: October 2014

Higher resorts across the French, Swiss and Austrian Alps as well as in North America started opening to the public this weekend with early snow falls and man-made-snow. Local and regional skiers and snowboarders are the first one to try out this season but what about those of you who live far away from the mountains?   BornSkier will be…


Mikaela Shiffrin is the youngest slalom champion in Olympic alpine skiing history, at 18. Shiffrin made her World Cup debut at age 15 and just a few weeks after her 16th birthday, she won the slalom title at the U.S. National Championships and became the youngest American ski racer to claim a national alpine crown. She made her first World Cup podium the following season….





The Telegraph Ski and Snowboard Show brings the mountains to the center of London to Earls Court 2 from the 30th of October to the 2nd of November. There is something for the whole family from fashion shows with the 2014/2015 season’s ski and snowboard gear on the catwalk, ski and snowboarding lessons for all levels, live music and apres…


This coming December, the world’s top skiers will be able to try out the ‘D-Air,’ a high-tech new product from Italy that inflates around a racer’s neck and chest in the event of a catastrophic high-speed crash.   The FIS (International Ski Federation) has approved the new airbags for use in World Cup racing starting with the Val Gardena downhill and…




This is a very tragic week for the ski & snowboard community. Following the news of the passing of extreme skiers Jean-Philippe Auclair and Andreas Fransson a few hours ago from Chili, we just received the news that snowboarder Liz Daley was also killed by a separate avalanche in South America.   Liz Daley shared her life between Washington, USA, and Chamonix,…