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French Breathalyser Law Delayed Indefinitely

Controversial Ruling Suffers Yet Another Setback
Sophie Nicholson | Alpe d'Huez Editor | published: 25th January 2013

The French government has further delayed the introduction of the controversial ruling requiring drivers to carry breathalyser kits when driving in France. 
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Fred Syversen: Professional Skier With World Record for Highest Cliff Jump

An insider's guide to life as a pro skier, freeskiing in Chamonix and who to look out for in the 2013 Freeride World Tour
Sophie Nicholson | Alpe d'Huez Editor | published: 11th January 2013

As the best freeriders in the world gather in Revelstoke this weekend for the first stop on the all-new Swatch Freeride World Tour by The North Face, we were fortunate to be able to have a sit down with a free skiing legend, holder of the world record for the highest cliff jump and super nice guy - Fred Syversen.
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Go Pro Hero 3 and HUD Goggles

Which tech toys to spend your Christmas money on
James Fisher | Alpe d'Huez Video Reporter | published: 4th January 2013

Gadgets are always fun and if you have any Christmas money left over, or you're Russian and planning on celebrating Christmas on the 7th then there are some ski toys that you might be interested in; the Go Pro Hero 3 and Recon HUD goggles.
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First Facbeook competition closes tonight

Winners of the Mammut head torches will be drawn tomorrow
Ellie Mahoney | Alpe d'Huez Editor | published: 24th December 2012
a picture of a head torch

It's the final day of our first facebook competition, and the 3 winners will find out tomorrow, followed by the launch of our next comp!
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First Facbeook competition closes tonight

Winners of the Mammut head torches will be drawn tomorrow
Ellie Mahoney | Alpe d'Huez Editor | published: 24th December 2012
a picture of a head torch

It's the final day of our first facebook competition, and the 3 winners will find out tomorrow, followed by the launch of our next comp!
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New Snowboard Kit for Winter 2013

Interchangeable bindings and new boards to add to your Christmas wish list Ellie Mahoney | Alpe d'Huez Editor | published: 24th December 2012

Our search for the ultimate in ski and snowboard Christmas presents has this week taken us to Morzine. The Portes du Soleil has been a mecca for snowboarders for a number of years now, so where better to search for snowboard stocking fillers?
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What's New in the Ski Industry for Winter 2012-2013?

Part 2 - It's all about you....
Sophie Nicholson | Alpe d'Huez Editor | published: 30th November 2012
An image of a group of smiling skiers/boarders

The ski industry is an ever-changing, ever developing world where companies, manufacturers and resorts continuously strive to keep up with consumer demand, stay ahead of competitors, and deliver a top notch customer experience.
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The Sexiest Ski Touring Set Up Around?

Bespoke Fork Tree Skis, Plum Bindings and Gecko Skins Sophie Nicholson | Alpe d'Huez Editor | published: 30th November 2012
Fork Tree Tiki Tourers

Sexy is not an adjective normally associated with any aspect of ski touring. Excessive sweating, smelly socks, old European men and unfortunate facial hair (on ladies) are what normally spring to mind when one thinks of the ski rando community. Wooden skis, leather strapped bindings, freshly clubbed seal skins and strangely patterned woollen sweaters were once the kit of choice for the enthusiastic uphill slogger but things have changed and now there is some seriously cool ski touring kit out there.
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UK Born Skier Becomes French Citizen

French Based Ben Cavet's decision prompted by lack of funding available in UK
Sophie Nicholson | Alpe d'Huez Editor | published: 23rd November 2012
Ben Cavet

18 year old Sussex born mogul skier Ben Cavet is becoming something of a legend in his chosen sport - mogul skiing. Having lived in Morzine for the past 7 years, Ben has honed his skills on the Alpine bumps and earlier this year won the French senior mogul championship.
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BCA Avalanche Airbag Review

The Boot Lab's Ewan Mackie talks us through BCA's Float 22 Airbag Sophie Nicholson | Alpe d'Huez Editor | published: 23rd November 2012
BCA Float 22

There was a time when the use of inflatable safety devices in snowsports was reserved for the likes of James Bond whilst being pursued by evil henchmen with hilariously bad aim.  But the last few years have seen incredible growth in the number of people venturing into the backcountry and a corresponding increase in choice and availability of backcountry specific safety equipment.  Throw into the mix the bomber season of 2011/12 in Europe and what was once optional is well on its way to becoming an off-piste standard - ladies and gentlemen, I give you the avalanche airbag.
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