How to: pack for a ski season

Off on a ski season this winter? You don’t need warm pants, extra scarves or photos of your dog. Trust me, I’ve seen enough emergency care packages get delivered to Cadbury’s-starved seasonnaires to know that if you’re off to work…

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Interview: pro freeride snowboarder Angelica Sykes

Get seriously inspired by Angelica Sykes, a British pro snowboarder who is tearing up the mountains are a freerider. I first met the lovely Angelica when we were both seasonnaires in Cervinia, in Italy. She was already getting into boarding…

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Learning to ski with #ThisGirlCan

I’m a huge fan of the #ThisGirlCan campaign, inspiring us all to get fit and explore outdoors. Now Snowsport England are encouraging sport lovers to GO SKI GO BOARD and try their hand at snowsports in the UK. I sent…

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Competition: win a rad snowsports holiday with RocketSki

Win a fantastic snowsports holiday with RocketSki by sharing your favourite #talesfromtheslopes with them on Facebook.

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Snowboarding with Aimee Fuller at the UE Megaboom launch

Learning to snowboard with Aimee Fuller at the Ultimate Ears megaboom launch. That’s right, sometimes I party with the cool kids.

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Merino base layers from Finisterre

I’m a long-time fan of cold water surf brand Finisterre, makers of sumptuous merino layers like this Zephyr hoodie (£60) and leggings (£40), perfect for layering up in a blizzard.

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Photoblog: Skiing in Alpe D’Huez

Some snaps from the French Alps, featuring angelic gogo dancers, failed human caterpillars and lots of lovely powder.

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Review: Adidas Terrex Climaheat Ice jacket

Keep the outdoors #openallwinter with Adidas’ new Climaheat range of insulated layers and down jackets, designed to keep you warm in extreme conditions. I’ve been testing out this day-glo orange stunner, the Terrex Ice Jacket, £110.

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Best female ski brands on a budget

Keen to get kitted out for the slopes? Here’s my best female ski brands on a budget roundup, including kit that’s both snow and pocket-friendly. Now, if only the Alps had some decent powder… Best female ski brands on a…

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Photoblog: Ski tripping in Serre Chevalier

Some snaps from the French Alps, featuring jazz bands at 2500m, a bunch of fuzzy animals on skis and making a snowy new friend called Clive.

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Video: Cooler Magazine chats to Aimee Fuller

Fun, talented and a tiny bit outrageous – Cooler Magazine chats to Brit snowboarder Aimee Fuller, whose coverage of Jenny Jones’ performance on the BBC earned her a lot of love, a handful of complaints and a twitter fan account…

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Review: Meindl Sölden snow boots from Complete Outdoors

Whether you’re off on a ski season, planning a little foray to the Alps or just want to keep your toes toasty on wintery walks, a pair of chunky snow boots are an outdoor wardrobe essential. Here’s my review of…

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Review: Mountain Warehouse Heavenly Extreme women’s ski jacket

I spent last week skiing like a loon in Val Thorens, and the fab folk at Mountain Warehouse kitted me out before I left for my Three Valleys adventure with this gorgeous purple Heavenly Extreme Ski Jacket, £69.99. Seven days…

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Photoblog: the ski photoshoot

I spent last week on the sunny slopes of Verbier shooting a ski and snowboard photography feature for NPhoto magazine with the fantastic Ross Woodhall. Click on the images to see them in all their glory.

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How to: get better at skiing with ten top tips

I am beyond excited about January. Four days in Verbier followed swiftly by a week in Val Thorens means I can finally stop pretending that riding my bike really fast down hills feels a bit like skiing and actually SKI!

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Competition: win £100 to spend on winter goodies from Fat Face

I’ve always been a little bit in love with Fat Face’s philosophy: “Hunt down the perfect wave, ski from dawn till dusk, shed your 9 to 5 skin. When all is said and done, better a bad day on the…

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