THIS WEEK IN SNOW

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NOVEMBER 17TH 2017


The top 5 content picks this week are:



  1. Why you should choose the Birmingham of the Alps for your next ski trip by the Telegraph - Mottaret sure isn't the best looker but it can be argued as the best position to enjoy the most of the 3 Valleys
  2. Hit the slopes with confidence in the season’s best ski jackets by Digital Trends
  3. Snow (along with typically associated doom and gloom in most news sites) could be descending on the UK from this weekend reports the Independent - preplan your trips to your local dry ski slope!
  4. For those looking to drive to the alps (I totally recommend it), The Manual writes up the best snowboard and ski racks
  5. And finally how you can go from a ski bum dishwasher to an entrepreneur by Teton Gravity!


Catch you next week, stay warm!

NOVEMBER 3RD 2017


It's Friday so let's look back at the last week in snow!

This week's top five picks are:
  1. Never wax your skis again… - a new formula permanently alters ski and board bases to make them both faster and harder for the life of the product, by Freeskier
  2. Essential Winter Sports Guide to Ski Season 2018 by the Independent (does what it says on the tin)
  3. In The Snow did their Pick From the London Ski Show at Battersea - I didn't make it this year but am normally a regular
  4. Digital Trends did a great review of the best ski bags you can buy this season
  5. And not forgetting you riders, snowboard. com tested the best snowboard tools


Now we're in November we're only a month from some of the big name resorts such as Courchevel opening - getting close!

OCTOBER 27TH 2017


Snow is falling in the Alps, mountain passes are closing, we are getting close to the new season :) Here are the top five news stories this week in the world of snow:

  1. Stay in an awesome Shipping Container Ski Lodge in Georgia's Caucasus mountains by Unofficial Networks
  2. Check out the Best Après Ski Bars on Earth from Bloomberg (I can confirm the St Anton and Whistler ones!)
  3. Skiing in snowboard boots? Introducing the gadget that could make sore feet a thing of the past by the Telegraph
  4. 11 best men's ski and snowboard gloves by the Independent - I would have killed for any of these when was a poor seasonaire in Whistler and had to duck tape my gloves!
  5. Guy Raz interviews Jake Carpenter of Burton Snowboards on How I Built This

OCTOBER 20TH 2017


Welcome to the kick off This Week in Snow for the forthcoming 2017/2018 season, a weekly roundup of all the best ski and snowboard content delivered direct to your inbox every Friday!

For those who don't me, I'm Richard, a Brit and founder of snowbistro.com. I'm a lifelong skier and snowboarder and did a ski season in Whistler back in the day (a decade ago now, getting on!) with my buddy Gav who also writes on the site. Without further ado, here are this week's top five picks:

  1. First up we finally have a ski podcast! 'Powder Is Knowledge' is co-hosted by Jim Dunscombe and Iain Martin who built and sold Natives - I'm listening on soundcloud here.
  2. The guys at Marmota Maps have launched a kickstarter to fund their new Ski Resorts of the West map - I've already got their Alpine map and have backed this one, can't wait to get this in time for Xmas!
  3. CNN wrote Five reasons to be pumped for the ski season which includes the fact it's an Olympic year and a battle of the sexes.
  4. HGTV wrote on the World’s First Ski-in, Ski-Out Treehouses in Montana that are built 30 feet in the air and come with a hotub!
  5. And finally Forbes wrote Why You Need To Ski In Europe This Winter educating North American readers on why Europe is worth their attention!