Winter Sports

Weird winter sports you need to know

Are you bored of boarding or anti-alpine skiing? Then perhaps we could interest you in some alternative means of getting down the mountain. Skiing and snowboarding are the most popular way of navigating the piste, but there’s more than one

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A History Of Skiing

It is thought that skiing originated in Northern Europe and Asia thousands of years ago. Back then, before Salomon, Volkl and K2 were even a glimmer of an idea, the first skis were made from the bones of large animals

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A Slippery Slope: why ice climbing could have you swapping the piste for a pick.

Skiing is the worlds most popular winter sport and thousands flock to the slopes every year to clip themselves into their bindings and make tracks. For the last 15 years I have been one of them; but a brief foray

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Black Sea, White Snow as the Sochi Olympics get Underway

Much like the rest of us Arnie Wilson has caught the Olympic fever, poised at his television ready to see how it all unveils, here Arnie tells us some of the fascinating things about Sochi 2014 you might not know:

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