Igluski.com Latest Ski News List of ski news articles updates on Latest Ski News thoughtout the day en-gb http://www.igluski.com 2014-08-01 Win a GoPro HERO 3+ Black Edition Telegraph Ski and Snowboard and action sports distributor, Madison, to give our lucky followers the chance to win the latest in adventure sports technology - a GoPro HERO 3+ Black Edition (RRP £360).

GoPro have fast become the most popular camera when it comes to capturing sports in action, particularly skiing and snowboarding.  Visit YouTube or Vimeo and you’ll find endless GoPro videos, from snow enthusiasts filming their ski holidays, to pro-athletes recording their daredevil adventures; GoPro is most definitely the go-to brand and it’s easy to see why.

The HERO 3+ Black Edition boasts a 12MP camera and takes videos with up to a 4k resolution.  It upstages the previous model with its super-fast Wi-Fi, plus it’s even smaller and lighter (20% to be exact).  Using the built-in Wi-Fi, you can instantly sync your photos on the go, via the GoPro App, to your smartphone or tablet.

Get creative with the camera’s Time Lapse mode which allows you to shoot images at timed intervals – great for capturing you and your friends hitting some big air!  New features also include SuperView for taking wide angle shots, Auto Low Light mode, sharper images, clearer audio and a 30% longer battery life.  What’s more, it is compatible with all existing GoPro mounts and equipment.

Madison were founded in 1977 as a small London bike show, but have expanded to become the leading distributor of parts and accessories in the UK. Along with this, they supply an impressive range of ski and snowboard accessories, bags, helmets, electronics, tools and nutrition supplements. 

To be in with the chance of getting your hands on this professional piece of kit, all you have to do is visit the Telegraph Ski and Snowboard website and submit your details.  Good luck everyone!


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http://www.igluski.com/news/win-a-gopro-hero-3-black-edition_a19736063 2014-07-02
Win a GoPro HERO 3+ Black Edition Telegraph Ski and Snowboard and action sports distributor, Madison, to give our lucky followers the chance to win the latest in adventure sports technology - a GoPro HERO 3+ Black Edition (RRP £360).

GoPro have fast become the most popular camera when it comes to capturing sports in action, particularly skiing and snowboarding.  Visit YouTube or Vimeo and you’ll find endless GoPro videos, from snow enthusiasts filming their ski holidays, to pro-athletes recording their daredevil adventures; GoPro is most definitely the go-to brand and it’s easy to see why.

The HERO 3+ Black Edition boasts a 12MP camera and takes videos with up to a 4k resolution.  It upstages the previous model with its super-fast Wi-Fi, plus it’s even smaller and lighter (20% to be exact).  Using the built-in Wi-Fi, you can instantly sync your photos on the go, via the GoPro App, to your smartphone or tablet.

Get creative with the camera’s Time Lapse mode which allows you to shoot images at timed intervals – great for capturing you and your friends hitting some big air!  New features also include SuperView for taking wide angle shots, Auto Low Light mode, sharper images, clearer audio and a 30% longer battery life.  What’s more, it is compatible with all existing GoPro mounts and equipment.

Madison were founded in 1977 as a small London bike show, but have expanded to become the leading distributor of parts and accessories in the UK. Along with this, they supply an impressive range of ski and snowboard accessories, bags, helmets, electronics, tools and nutrition supplements. 

To be in with the chance of getting your hands on this professional piece of kit, all you have to do is visit the Telegraph Ski and Snowboard website and submit your details.  Good luck everyone!


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http://www.igluski.com/news/win-a-gopro-hero-3-black-edition_a19736063 2014-07-02
British Ski and Snowboard Awarded 4.89 million by UK Sport
Team GB at Sochi 2014

Sochi showcased huge exposure for the British ski industry and the world recognised the elite status of Team GB’s athletes. With an Olympic Bronze medal, five more top 10 finishes, a further five top 20 and 3 in the top 30, it was the most successful Winter Games to date for British skiers and snowboarders.

Jenny Jones blew the nation away with her Bronze Medal winning run in the Ladies Snowboard Slopestyle Final and confirmed her place as the Queen of British snowboarding. Jenny won Great Britain’s first ever Olympic Snowboard Medal and became the first ever British female to win an Olympic medal on snow.

Both Jamie Nicholls and Billy Morgan made history by representing Great Britain in the first ever Snowboard Slopestyle Olympic Final and taking the 6th and 10th places. The Top 10 places continued in the Freestyle Skiing where Katie Summerhayes finished in 7th in the Ladies Ski Slopestyle Final. Despite James Wood’s injuries he qualified in 3rd place which made him the first ever British athlete to go through to a Men’s Ski Slopestyle Olympic Final and after tough competition Woodsy came away with 5th position in the finals.

The list doesn’t stop there; Team GB had a fantastic team of skiers and snowboarders participating in many specialities from Snowboard Cross to Cross Country to the Ski Halfpipe.

£4.89 million Funding

Previously British Ski and Snowboarding received funding of £1.51 million from January 2012 to September 2014 so the latest UK Sport funding award is a huge success for British Ski and Snowboarding and the run up to Pyeongchang 2018.

Dave Edwards, Chief Executive of British Ski and Snowboard comments on the Team BSS website ‘the latest funding award from UK Sport comes at one of the most exciting times for snowsports in this country. The level of funding is reflective of the current talent in our Park and Pipe programme and it will allow us as a governing body to maintain world class performance programmes and offer even more support systems for these athletes…We will now continue to move forward and develop athletes who will compete and aim to beat the world’s best over the next four years and in Pyeongchang in 2018.”

By Krystelle  

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http://www.igluski.com/news/british-ski-and-snowboard-awarded-489-million-by-uk-sport_a19736061 2014-06-26
Jenny Jones receives prestigious snowsports prize Further congratulations are in order for Jenny Jones, who has been awarded the Ski Club of Great Britain's Pery Medal. This highly regarded prize honours Jones for her services to the snowsports industry, as well as for the fantastic performances which won her three X-Games gold medals and of course, a bronze medal at the Winter Olympics.

Hailing from Bristol, Jones tried snowboarding for the first time aged 17 at her local dry slope in Avon.  She then went on to work as a chalet maid in the resort of Tignes, which allowed her to spend as much time as possible out on the slopes.  Jenny’s talent was quickly spotted and within two seasons she was already riding professionally.  She went on to become the first UK athlete to win an X Games Gold, beginning her list amazing achievements which have brought her to where she is today.

Also picking up prestigious Pery Medals were Paralympic skiers Kelly Gallagher and Jade Etherington, plus their guides Charlotte Evans and Caroline Powell.  All four of the athletes were awarded the prize for their outstanding medal wins at this year's Winter Paralympics.  Etherington and Powell scooped up one bronze and three silver medals, with Gallagher and Evans going on to claim the first UK Paralympic gold.  

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http://www.igluski.com/news/jenny-jones-receives-prestigious-snowsports-prize_a19736058 2014-05-23
A new career in golf for Team GB snowboarder Ben Kilner? Congratulations to Team GB snowboarder, Ben Kilner, who won the Oakley King of Greens golf tournament yesterday. The tournament is an international golf competition for action sports athletes from around the globe.  This year snowboarders, skiers, surfers, skaters, base jumpers and BMX riders headed to Wentworth, UK to compete alongside golf professional Rafa Cabrera-Bello.   Also playing in the tournament were Kilner’s GB team mates Jamie Nicholls and Jenny Jones.

The competition is intended to help athletes improve their mental strength and focus whilst performing in a high pressure situation.  Before the competition, the athletes attended a special mental workshop to help them prepare for the big day.

Already a keen golfer, Ben began playing at the age of 13 in his native Scotland and he now plays a handicap 8 (which is really pretty good as far as amateur golfers go!)He will now go on to play in the celebrity Pro-Am at the BMW PGA Championships at Wentworth today, alongside pro-golfer Rafael Cabrera-Bello. From all at Iglu Ski, good luck Ben!

*EDIT* We are pleased to announce that Ben went on to win the BMW PGA the following day!

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http://www.igluski.com/news/a-new-career-in-golf-for-team-gb-snowboarder-ben-kilner_a19736056 2014-05-21