In these voyeuristic times, people feel the need to share their innermost thoughts and secrets with complete strangers. This is particularly rife in the nation of Blog where people can find a whole lot of information that they didn’t even know that they wanted to know!
Even still, there is a cap to how much information we can absorb and we can’t have you reading every single blog and blog post out there. Alongside this fine site of course... these are the blogs that make up our top ten:
All hail the king of the backcountry, Greg Hill. This blog offers a whole ton of stories, movies and photos of Greg skinning up hills in order to ski down some insane chutes in the deepest powder followed by some serious sluff. Greg has climbed more than 1m feet in one season and once held the world record for 50 100 ft in 24 hrs. He has also planted more than a million trees!
Eccentricity shines through on this site which purports to “Putting our bro-deal on the line to bring you the honest gear truth” – your guess is as good as mine! Anyway, whatever its raison d’etre, it offers a humourous take on all things skiing!
The backcountry skiing blog. May lack a little of the natural charm of Greg Hill but Wildsnow provides a lot of very detailed information about backcountry skiing and the industry surrounding it. A must for anyone considering heading out.
Written by aqualified ISIA ski instructor, ski journalist and professional Alpine skier, The Skiing Department is designed to give you detailed information on many different aspects of the sport, from beginners skiing tips to ski clothing reviews
Owned by Crystal, it may be a little corporate for our liking (the word Crystal appears nine times on the homepage above the fold along with three ads for Crystal!) but contains a lot of helpful information about gear, resort guides and Crystal-focused competitions
This one is for all you freestylers out there! Newschoolers is probably the most definitive source of freestyle/jib related ski content on the internet today. They have sick photos, great videos, and a lively online community… definitely worth a look!
A very tidy and prolific site for nordic news, thefastskier.com page is run by cross country racers, Topher Sabot, Matthew Voisin, and Hunter Greene. Updated almost daily with ski racing news, training articles and well rounded articles from experts in the field, it describes itself as a 'vibrant community resource' and we couldn't agree more.
For the skier who dreams of escape. Run by Utah based ski mountaineer, Andrew Maclean, who Powder Magazine voted as “One of the Greatest Skiers of Our Time,” this blog is jam-packed to the rafters with incredible photo-diaries of his expeditions around the globe, as well as some cracking video footage. Everything you might need to set you on your way to leaving the rat race and heading out into the mountains is here. Great gear lists too.
Not many resorts manage to take the time outside and during ski season to offer a jam packed, information and ski-buzzful assortment of great looking blogs to entice you in, but La Tania are showing them all how it's done. Successfully blending important resort updates and information with videos, beautiful photographs of those awe-inspiring French Alps and a smattering of pictorial evidence of its many apres ski delights, La Tania have a neat little blog going on, which even has a fascinating section on celeb spotting.
"Look: I don't want to just read, I want ACTION"
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