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Mikaela Shiffrin Wins the Gold Medal in Pyeongchang – Women’s Giant Slalom

A Second Mikaela Shiffrin Gold Medal! Mikaela Shiffrin, America’s next big thing in skiing, has the second Olympic gold medal of her career and her first in giant slalom. Shiffrin’s combined pair of runs in giant slalom on Thursday clocked in at 2 minutes, 20.02 seconds, usurping 34-year-old Italian Manuela Moelgg for the top of the podium. Moelgg held a 0.20-second lead on Shiffrin after the first run, when the 22-year-old crossed the finish line in 1:10.82. Shiffrin comfortably won over silver medalist Ragnhild Mowinckel of Norway by 0.39 seconds (2:20.41). Italy’s Federica Brignone took bronze with an aggregate time ... Read more

Primary Cool [Colorful 2018 Ski Jackets]

Looking for new 2018 Ski Clothing but tired of blacks, whites and grays? It’s time to ‘Brave the cold in bright and bold!‘ Bright and colorful 2018 ski jackets picks from our style page Primary Cool, featured in the latest 2017 / 2018 high season issue of SNOW Magazine. These Luxury ski jacket selections feature new 2018 designer ski wear from the best ski fashion brands in the industry. DESCENT EMERIE A beautifully designed Descente 2018 ski coat with impeccable attention to detail. The Emerie ski coat features Descente’s D-Laser stretch quilt and Pin Sonic detailing. Features we like: Powder Skirt, ... Read more

A Life in Luxury: In Conversation with Bomber CEO Robert Siegel

A Life in Luxury: In Conversation with Bomber CEO Robert Siegel The thing that sets Bomber Skis apart is something you refer to as “The Bomber Difference”. When you first clicked onto a pair of Bomber Skis, you felt it. Today, you own the company. Tell us a little about how that happened. I skied at Green Mountain Valley School in Vermont where we were required to ski six days a week, the seventh was optional. Here, I suddenly found myself in the company of people who were deeply passionate about skiing. The difference between going to a school where folks ... Read more

Hip Hokkaido Bar – Behind the Fridge Door

A hip Hokkaido bar hangout hides behind a refrigerator door. Nestled into a Niseko snowbank, there is a small red refrigerator door. Duck your head to enter, you’ll find a candlelit cocktail lair where lo-fi jazz is wafting through the speakers. Bartenders are serving belly warming craft cocktails to Tokyo’s coolest — those who’ve come to find their post-ski zen after a day riding Japan’s Niseko Annupuri. The vintage Coca-Cola vending machine door has become one of the most iconic symbols in Niseko — and the reason Bar Gyu+ is also known as the `Fridge Door Bar. Hisashi Watanabe, a former ski instructor and ... Read more

Les Étoiles De Courchevel

Courchevel France harbors the who’s who of the international jet set in more five-star hotels than most world capitals. By Leslie Woit From the travails of war, a gilded cage is born, Courchevel France in Trois Vallées is one of the world’s most glamorous ski resorts — the winter retreat of kings, queens, and oligarchs. Yet its plans were hatched not in a glittering salon, but behind the barbed wire of an Austrian camp for prisoners of war. As an architect, town planner, keen skier, and visionary, Laurent Chappis completed his doctorate during his incarceration at a prisoner-of-war camp in Austria. Sardonically, Chappis referred to his stalag camp ... Read more

Descente Ski Wear Collection 2017 2018

SNOW received a special sneak peek into the new ski wear collection from Descente for the upcoming 2017-2018 winter season. The collection features an array of garments that offer the best technical features to suit active wear in all conditions, ensuring technical performance without the compromise of style or durability. The mission and the duty of DESCENTE Brand is to gather their imagination and technological strength and create value always looking one step ahead. What Descente most treasures is to incite those who love the sport. Brand narrative pursues design with intention down to detail, creating well-honed functional beauty. Descente wear ... Read more

Ski Fashion Photo Shoot – Pas de Deux by Daniela Federici

SNOW Magazine’s ski fashion photo shoot by Daniela Federici showcased the best new pieces from the top ski and winter fashion brands in the world for SNOW’s ski fashion photo shoot. Top brands include Bogner, Moncler, Skea, Prada, Victorinox, Dennis Basso and more. [gallery type=”rectangular” ids=”2078,2077,2076,2075,2074,2073,2072,2071,2070,2069,2068″]

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Hotel Altapura, Val Thorens

In Val Thorens, Val Thorens is the highest ski resort in the Alps, Altapura has access to the 3 Valleys’ 373 miles of ski routes. Altapura, the 5-star hotel will have you under its majestic spell. Generous and elegant volumes recall the panache of the great palaces, a Nordic chic atmosphere and a design centered around the nobility of wood and stone. Altapura plays up the contrasts between understated cosmopolitan atmosphere and festive ambiances. From the sweet serenity of your room, to the soothing spa sessions to warm exchanges at the restaurant, relaxing moments in the lounges or on the ... Read more

Skiing in Aspen for Memorial Day Weekend

Skiing in Aspen is not over yet. Just when you thought it was time to put away your gear, there is one more opportunity to slide and play with friends over Memorial Day Weekend. Saturday (May 27th)marks the beginning of the summer season and Aspen Ski Co have riding and skiing in Aspen Mountain. With town green and the mountains white, it will be a classic Colorado multi-sport weekend.  They will offer 130 acres of terrain, spring conditions and even a few black runs (Summit, Blondie’s and maybe adventure skiing on Sunrise and Sunset).  Ajax Express will run from 10:00am to ... Read more

Hotel Le Saint Roch, Courchevel

The Hotel Le Saint Roch, Courchevel is Eric Tournier and Noëlle Bonnemaison’s most recent brain-child. The duo has elevated hospitality into an art form with this five-star hotel. The French art of living is taken to its extreme, successfully combining modernity and warmth, luxury and relaxation, in a superb setting with an Alpine atmosphere. At the Saint Roch, the word service really comes into its own. Efficient, smiling and personalised, it guarantees that every hotel guest will feel at home. Booking a table at one of the resort’s restaurants, planning a transfer, celebrating a birthday or any other event, packing ... Read more

5 reasons to visit Kitzbühel Austria this summer

Kitzbühel Austria is one of our favorite towns anywhere in the world. Heres a top 5 list of why we love it in the summer. 1. The Outdoors. The Kitzbühel Austria region  proves to be a paradise for long walks, adventurous Mountain bike trips and also Canyoning and Rafting-Tours. With a total length of over 500 kilometres, the network extends to managed trails and mountain routes, a total of 90 various tours of different duration and varying difficulty are available to explore through lush meadows and green forests. “Water rats” can also enjoy themselves in the Kitzbühel Alps with their own ... Read more

Women’s Coral Activewear Outfit

Women’s Coral Activewear Outfit Step onto the court or fairway with an outfit that is as stunning and delicate as a coral reef. New designs from Koral, Blanc Noir, Vaurnet, and Nike will enhance your activewear wardrobe. At any performance level this collection is an ACE in the fashion sector. Koral: Web Tank Put the wow factor into your outfit with this slinky lightweight tank. Designed for an active lifestyle, the intricate back strap detailing web-like design adds a fillagree design element. www.koral.com Quick Shop Blanc Noir: Adapt Jacket This stylish and sleek jacket is outfitted with a soft water resistant sueded ... Read more

Spyder’s New Activewear Line

Spyder’s new activewear line is now a brand for all seasons. This new collection takes an iconic ski wear brand into the year round arena. Spyder is a long time sponsor and supporter of the US Ski Team and now they are offering the team and anyone wanting to get outside and move a chance to do it looking their best. The line ranges from “Athleisure” to “Training and Lifestyle Wear” to “Technical Performance Wear”. It’s all in the details and this collection is as functional and technical as it is fashion forward. We love the women’s bra tops and ... Read more

Desert Drama; An Apocalyptic Ski Fashion Photo Shoot

Fur, Fear, and Apocalyptic Ski Fashion Apocalyptic Ski Fashion? Every year the SNOW fashion team travels to a new locale for our ski fashion photo shoots to photograph the latest ski and après-ski looks. This year, the Mad Max film’s post-nuclear war / desert nomad style became the inspiration behind this edition’s editorial fashion shoot “Rebel Snow” (page 103 of the 2017 high season issue) with top photographer Daniela Federici. We drove a 15-foot Penske truck from Aspen, Colorado to Palmdale, California, where we rented a 36-foot Winnebago motorhome we quickly nicknamed the #Winterbagel; it offered shelter from Palmdale’s desert heat, a refuge for our ... Read more