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FOUR SEASONS: THE PAIN OF MISSING IT

Published: The Scotsman (TSMag) 20 April 2013 LISTEN carefully. Can you hear that sound? A sort of half-crunch, half-squeak? That’s me grinding my teeth at the prospect of no more snowboarding this winter. I’m not ill or injured (apart from the teeth, obviously) but due to a double-whammy of personal and professional commitments, it’s unlikely […]

FOUR SEASONS: TRAGEDY PREVENTION 101

Published: The Scotsman (TSMag) 6 Apr 2013 DON’T get me wrong, I love writing this column, but the Four Seasons slot does have its downsides and chief among them is the fact that, due to long magazine lead-times, I have to write it almost two full weeks before you get to read it. As such, […]

FOUR SEASONS: SKIMO COMES TO SCOTLAND

Published: The Scotsman (TSMag) 22 December 2012 IN THE Alps, the sport of ski mountaineering is massive. For those in the know it is seen as the ultimate test of mountain savvy. Competitors need to be able to ski uphill as well as down, using sticky climbing skins attached to the bottom of their skis. […]

GLENCOE GOES GLOBAL: COE CUP PREVIEW

Published: Scotland on Sunday (Scottish Ski & Board supp) 9 December 2012 THERE was a slightly surreal air to this year’s inaugural Coe Cup freeride event at Glencoe. To the uneducated eye, the sight of dozens of competitors in full ski gear hoofing their way up the mostly snow-free foothills of Meall a Bhuiridh towards […]

HALFPIPE DREAMER: BEN KILNER INTERVIEW

Published: Scotland on Sunday (Scottish Ski & Board supp) 9 December 2012 BEN Kilner is reliving his exit from the 2010 Winter Olympics in Vancouver, when he came agonisingly close to reaching the finals of the men’s halfpipe competition. “I’ve watched my run over and over again,” he says, “and as I land my second-to-last […]

FOUR SEASONS: HERE WE GO AGAIN…

Published: The Scotsman (TSMag) 8 December 2012 AS I WRITE this, the webcams at Scotland’s five ski centres are slowly turning white. It’s hard to tell how much snow has fallen – perhaps a couple of inches, perhaps a little more – but at this time of year the amount of snow doesn’t really matter. […]

AN EARLY START TO THE 12/13 SKI SEASON

Published: The Scotsman, 1 December 2012 THE ski lifts weren’t running at CairnGorm Mountain yesterday – the official opening is today – but a handful of skiers and boarders were so keen to get their first turns of the season they slogged to the top of the ski area under their own steam. By 11am, […]

FOUR SEASONS: FRESH TRACKS IN THE SHOPPING CENTRE

Published: The Scotsman (TSMag) 21 July 2012 WHEN Jamie Smith took over the indoor ski slope formerly known as SNO!zone at Braehead last December, renaming it Snow Factor, his mission plan was simple: stop treating it like a corporate gimmick and start running it like a serious ski resort – a place where skiers and […]

FOUR SEASONS: CAIRNGORM’S “DAY OF THE SEASON”

Published: The Scotsman (TSMag) 12 May 2012 REMEMBER a few weeks ago, when I said the 2011/12 Scottish ski season had been a disaster? Well, I was wrong. Turns out it wasn’t a disaster after all – just a very, very late developer. Like some sort of cosmic apology for a catastrophic March, during which […]

FOUR SEASONS: BOOT LOVE

Published: The Scotsman (TSMag) 14 Apr 2012 AFTER almost a decade of heavy use, my snowboard boots are looking a bit Worzel Gummidge. The uppers have been chafed to a pulp by various sets of bindings, the liners are held together with strips of brown parcel tape, and the laces, originally white, are now a […]