Welcome to Snow Enthusiast magazine
Welcome to Snow Enthusiast magazine, the free digital magazine for snow and ski enthusiasts. iPad, iPhone, Android and tablet friendly, it’s free for you to read – and share – either from this website or directly from our retail partner, Snow & Rock.
So whatever your plans are this winter we hope you enjoy our magazine, full of features that include how to get into snow sports for the first time, what young up and coming skiers and snowboarders to look out for, how to physically prepare for the slopes, destinations for beginners, families, off-piste experts and ski tourers, with an amazing trip across Iceland and of course our ski technique section to help you brush up before you head off. We also check out the latest kit and equipment and keep you up-to-date with all the latest news from the slopes.
So click here for the latest issue and enjoy!
Hopefully see you on the slopes somewhere this winter!
Rob Stewart, Editor
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News and Features
As outdoors people, we’re already heavily invested in the environment. We’re out in it more often, we see the difference it can make to our mental and physical health, and how valuable it is as a resource – not just to enjoy, but how soil, sun, air and water powers...
Sports journalist and ski instructor Bruce Pope looks at how people in the UK can get into winter sports more easily than they might imagine. Have you ever fancied trying skiing or snowboarding but never quite got round to it? Maybe you’ve never really thought it was...
There’s a whole world of winter out there and literally infinite possibilities to explore the mountains, whether you’re a skier, snowboarder, toboggan rider, spa lover or an expert on Apple Strudel with a mission to find the very best example of this central European...
With a history of tourism that goes back much further than its relatively recent status as a snow sports area, the Gastein Valley – home to the resorts of Bad Gastein, Bad Hofgastein, Sportgastein and Dorfgastein - is better known for the healing properties of its...
Ski enthusiast and journalist Abigail Butcher takes to the road in the winter sports paradise state of Colorado, USA, ticking off some of the places she’d been dreaming about for years. I’m inching my way along a ridge, 100mph winds whipping snow into my eyes,...
Perhaps it’s not the obvious choice for a family ski holiday – on the face of it, one the largest ski areas in the Alps, dominated by its second highest mountain range, Monterosa, known more for its off-piste and ski touring than gentle blue and red runs – Champoluc...
The two initiatives, The British Snowsports Fund and The British Ski and Snowboard National Foundation, aim to bring in additional funding to grassroots projects, to the rising stars of skiing and snowboarding and to elite British athletes. The Fund will target the...
Action Outdoors has launched 64 new ski and snowboard courses in the French Alps that takes the total amount on offer to over 400. Targeting all ability levels from beginner to off-piste expert, the courses are all based in UCPA centres in major resorts. Holidays...
WIN! A ski holiday for two in Sierra Nevada
Easy to enter draw to win an amazing 4 night, 5 days inclusive ski trip for 2 people, with Sierra Ski Resort & Mountain and Skiweekends.
What you get:
Four nights half board accommodation at Meliá Hotels, located at the heart of Sierra Nevada and right by the slopes.
Flights and transfers from the UK
Five-day lift pass
Five-day ski hire (ski/snowboard/boots)
Five-day activity passes at its recreational area ‘El Mirlo Blanco’ (sliding sides, bike-slalom, Russian sledge ride, skating rink etc.
To enter, click here
WIN! Salomon ski boots worth £400
Planning on charging down the piste or pootling in the powder? If there’s one key piece of kit that can make optimise a happy experience, it’s your own pair of ski boots. Salomon make it their mission to maximise boot comfort, with no compromise on performance of course.
XPRO 90 BOOT FOR WOMEN
It doesn’t take a genius to point out that women’s calves and feet tend to be a different shape to mens’, so choose a women’s specific model such as the X Pro 90W. It has a calf adjuster, oversize pivot for better transmission and is 15% lighter than other boots on the market thanks to the chassis material and lightweight foam.
S/MAX 120 BOOT F OR MEN
Salomon’s radical new way of building their boots involves a close fit, stiff frame covered with thinner shell walls, for more sensitivity and better transmission. It makes them amongst the lightest, most powerful boots on the market, also helped by the clever seamless liner. The new Custom Shell HD moulding system is faster and more effective than ever before, resulting in a better shape and more comfort and precision.
Always make sure your boots are fitted by an experienced fitter – they will heat mould the shells and liners to your foot shape and can make adjustments around anomalies such as particularly prominent ankle bones, or a high instep. The winner of our prize will be invited into their nearest Snow & Rock store for their personalised fitting.
Get in touch
Snow Enthusiast magazine
Target Publishing Ltd
The Old Dairy Hudsons Farm
Tel. 01279 810080
Fax. 01279 816496
Robert Stewart – Rob.Stewart@targetpublishing.com
James Rix – James.Rix@targetpublishing.com
Michael Wolstenholme – Michael.Wolstenholme@targetpublishing.com