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Sarah Burke to be Inducted into Canadian Olympic Hall of Fame

Sarah Burke to be Inducted into Canadian Olympic Hall of Fame
Sarah Burke is to be posthumously inducted into the Canadian Olympic Hall of Fame, the Canadian Olympic Committee announced today. Sarah, who was tragically killed in a training accident in January this year, was undeniably one of the most accomplished freestyle skiers of all time. A pioneer of her sport, Sarah famously took gold at the Winter X Games four times, as well as winning the international... 

The Adrenaline Buzz – Worth More Than Pieces of Gold!

The Adrenaline Buzz - Worth More Than Pieces of Gold!
  *** For your opportunity to win an amazing trip to New Zealand for you and three mates, see the details below *** There are two sayings that are as true today as they were when they were first coined years ago. The first is that old cliche that you only get one shot at life, so make the most of it whilst you can. The second is that no matter how much money you earn, you definitely can’t... 

Fifth for Gillings at the Penultimate World Cup Stage Qualifiers.

Fifth for Gillings at the Penultimate World Cup Stage Qualifiers.
Manx Snowboarder, Zoe Gillings has finished fifth at the penultimate stage qualifiers of the snowboarding world cup, which took place in Stoneham, Canada. This follows up on a fifth place finish at the previous stage of the competition, also held in Canada. Speaking to the BBC before competing, Zoe Gillings acknowledged that this stage of the competition was likely to be particularly challenging, predicting... 

Arctic Weather Brings on Snow Sports in the U.K.

Arctic Weather Brings on Snow Sports in the U.K.
The recent blast of Siberian weather that has swept across the country may be leaving chaos in its icy wake, but it’s also proving an excellent opportunity for Brits to sample some snow sports on domestic territory. The Penines and the Downs saw heavy snow falls, with thick layers developing on the hills and slopes. This in turn brought out skiers, snowboarders and even some snow kiters. In the Brecon... 

Questions and Answers with Chris Davenport.

Questions and Answers with Chris Davenport.
Last week we asked readers to email in questions for US big mountain skier, Chris Davenport. Chris, who was in London to promote the launch of Warren Miller’s 62nd Annual Snow Film – “Like There’s No Tomorrow”, is widely regarded as one of America’s top skiers. It naturally follows that he is also one of the world’s best skiers. He plays a prominent role in... 

Win Tickets to Warren Miller’s 62nd Annual Ski Film!

Win Tickets to Warren Miller's 62nd Annual Ski Film!
The countdown to the premier of Warren Miller’s 62nd annual ski film has begun. Like There’s No Tomorrow will air at the O2 Arena in London on 9th December 2011. The epic snow sports film is an adrenaline fuelled romp around the best ski locations on offer across five different continents. From the Himalayas to the Squaw Valley, the film showcases the skills and talents of some of the best professional... 

The British Snow Tour Returns!

The British Snow Tour Returns!
September will see the British Snow Tour returning for its tenth year with a brand new format that will consolidate the season’s action into a unique three event tour. The British Snow Tour will kick off on 24th September at SNO!Zone in Castleford with the British Indoor Championship, before heading to Earls Court in London for the London Ski and Snowboard Show, which will feature the British... 

Skiing or Snowboarding – Which is the more dangerous?

A recent report by the American Ski Areas Association has found skiing to be the deadliest snowsport of them all. According to the Daily Mail, the recently published research shows that whilst snowboarding causes more injuries overall, skiing accidents are more likely to be fatal. This revelation defies popular opinion, as generally speaking, snowboarding is perceived as the riskiest extreme snowsport. The... 

Zoe Gillings defies odds to finish 7th in Snowboard World Championships.

If you were to look up the meaning of the word “Determined” in OED, you would probably find a picture of Zoe Gillings there. Gillings, who is one of the brightest hopes of British snowsports, finished 7th in the recent Snowboard World Championships, held in La Molina in Spain, despite having to overcome some significant obstacles in order to stay on form. The result in Spain moves Zoe... 

Extreme Snow Sports in the U.K.

Snow sports are without question some of the most extreme sports on offer. Snowboarding, Skiing, Snowkiting and Ice Climbing all have highly adrenaline inducing content. With each, the pursuit of the thrill is tinged with personal danger.  It was revealed recently that one in ten of the thousands of Winter Olympic athletes who competed at the 2010 event in Vancouver, Canada, were injured. Snowboarding... 
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