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10 years since Athens hosted the summer Olympics marking the 100-year anniversary of the modern Olympics. The 10 billion Euros games left a bitter taste, as most infrastructures are now derelict, forgotten and completely useless. These games were a missed opportunity, no doubt about it, says former Athens Olympics spokesman Stratos Safioleas. Reuters photographer Yorgos Karahalis has gone around the…




At the foot of Mont Blanc, the Mountain Book Fair in Passy, Haute Savoie (France) celebrated its 24th birthday earlier in August marking 24 years of exchange, cooperation, discussions, discoveries, chills or shared joy. “Taste of Mountain” was the selected theme for the event which took place from the 8th to the 10th of August and hosted Jean-Robert Pitte, former president…


The Lab Freestyle, a year round indoor ski facility (located in Boston, Massachusetts, USA) that aims to help skiers and snowboarders hit the slopes better prepared, is in the early stages of planning and a crowd-funding campaign is getting ready to be launched soon. This concept is based on the popular Snogression facility in Salt Lake City, Utah, USA. The initial design includes…


This extraordinary French skier suffered a heart attack while cycling in Savoie, France. He was only 53 year old. Fabrice Vion was the winner of the 2014 French Ski Instructor Challenge (veteran class 4) in Combloux, France early in April, and also won the 2013 edition a year before in Alpe d’Huez. He was an experienced mountaineer and a very strong skier, ski instructor of the…


Hemophilia is a genetic bleeding disorder that prevents the blood from clotting normally. Hemorrhage can occur in hemophiliacs after what would be a relatively minor injury to a person with normal clotting factors. Thanks to our partner GoPro, we were able to follow a 4 year old boy with severe hemophilia on the slopes… This kid loves skiing the hills and…



Hedda Berntsen, a very unique, awesome and all around skier from Norway announces her retirement from professional skiing following the 2014 season: “I have decided to retire from professional ski racing, and would like to thank my mom.The only person I know who loves skiing more than me is my mom. I couldn’t have been luckier with my mom – considering…


January 26, 2014 was the target date we wanted to set for the official launch of bornskier.com and we made it on the opening day of ISPO 2014! We invite everyone attending the ISPO show in Munich, Germany to come visit and celebrate with us at our booth A3.303 FreeSki Summit everyday between January 26 and 29, from 09:00 to…