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! When we're not planning ski instructor courses, the odd snowboard instructor course, or helping people to become a ski instructor we also like to stick our nose into what everyone else is up to.
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 we enjoy a good browse...
This blog was retired in 2017, but there's so much to love about 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!
This is the UK/Euro cousin of Backcountry and their practical blog offers no-nonsense advice on outdoor pursuits, ringing to the tune of questions that you're too shy or embarassed to ask actual humans.
blog.themountaindepartment.com has now become snow.guide
Originally written by aqualified ISIA ski instructor, ski journalist and professional Alpine skier, The Skiing Department was designed to give you detailed information on many different aspects of the sport, from beginners skiing tips to ski clothing reviews. Nowadays, the site is more of a full-blown news outlet - SnowGuide, but we still rate it for the latest information on all things ski and snow.
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 (forum)… 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. This old-school blog is 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.
"Look: I don't want to just read, I want ACTION"
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