French mountain pass days
Here is a list of mountain passes that are closed for cycling etc.
With the Giro starting today the Italian broadcaster RAI TV have created a video with some historic figures of the past and present.
Fluoro ski wax ban could hit small nations hard
Fluoro waxes are heavily used in cross country ski competitions. Some people even use them for alpine skiing although there are fewer benefits.
André Giraud, pioneer of steep skiing
We heard today of the passing of mountain guide and extreme skier André Giraud aged 79 of natural causes.
The legendary Mr Boix
Laurent Boix-Vives former boss of Rossignol died last Thursday aged 93. Boix-Vives was something of an exception in the stuffy world of French post war business.
It's tough on the streets
Europe has seemingly been hit by a wave of post Covid-19 confinement road rage. Even professional sports people are at risk.
All your secret spots are belong to us
Ski tourers like to keep their secret stashes, well secret. At the same time they do like a good boast to a few online buddies.
Spring of record attempts
How far can you ski in a day? For many downhill skiers 100km/10,000 meters is considered a solid day out, uplift included but for some cross country skiers that would just be a warm-up.
Is Queen Johaug killing women's skiing?
Cross country skier Therese Johaug is a huge star in Norway. Since her return to the sport following a drugs ban she has been dominant to the point of eclipsing her nearest opponents.
Death of guide Didier Givois
We are very sad to hear of the death of guide and skier Didier Givois after a fall on the Grand pic de la Lauzière last Thursday.
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