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14 years ago this week, the legend that is Dougie Mill was in ICE Trainer Rupert's group training for his BASI level 2 with ICE. This week Rupert is delighted to be running the very same course alongside him as a trainer.

C'mon ICE Students, I know many of you have skied in the Scottish mountains, all this competition requires is to submit video footage of your best single descent in the UK from 2018 or 2019. To take advantage of Snowsport Scotland's competition enter and submit your link ....

One of our partner ski schools in Italy, Interski, is currently recruiting.

Frequently we get students asking about what equipment to buy and questions about the Salomon S/Lab Shift binding. Great video clip to explain how simple the Shift binding is from ski mode to hike mode.

It's official, Dave Ryding is now the most successful alpine World Cup skier in Britain's history. Second place in Kitzbühel a couple of years ago and now in now Ryding makes history in Oslo on New Years Day with a second again. Matched with Marcel Hirscher in the semi-final, Ryding held his nerve and stole the win. Meeting Marco Schwarz in the final knowing that second place was in the bag, Dave was elated, however a slow start allowed Marco the lead putting great pressure on Ryding, he jettisoned and caught up, but skiing on a knife edge forced an error and Marco took first place. "I'll look back at the end of my career and see where I'm at, but I just want to keep working, keep learning, keep getting better and maybe - you never know - maybe go that one step more," Ryding said.

Fantastic to see the two ICE trainers dressed up in the Christmas ski gear, I'm just not sure which one this is, Dave or Rupert?

Marcel Hirscher's interview at the Audi FIS World Cup in Val d'Isere. It's the hardest GS in World Cup, describes Hirscher.

The Audi FIS World Cup at Val d'Isere this weekend proved to be sensational yet again. Held on La Face de Bellevade, notoriously excellent for steep giant slalom and with a smattering of snow and wind made conditions extra dicey for the skiers. However Marcel Hirscher proved yet again he was the master of the slopes and blasted into first place with ease, with a whopping 0.71 margin on his first run. Hirscher celebrated his 60th World Cup win and the 5th giant slalom win in Val d’Isère.

Great conditions in Val d'Isere and more snow to follow this weekend with another half a meter forecast. For those early birds catching the snow, I'm jealous!

Powder, family, friends and a bit of board shaping, what more could the snowboard lovers among us desire. Sparks video looses us all with the dreamy powder days through trees, off jumps and board gravity!

Modern technology versus experience who will win? Surely science, with a phenomenal acceleration rate far surpassing the skier must win. Or does the skier's technical turning ability surpass the drone? Salomon took up the challenge to determine who wins, place your bets before watching.

The Audi FIS Ski World Cup first race in Levi was as exciting as always. Hirscher and Kristoffersen having a knife edge dual with only 2 hundreds of a second between the two in the second race. Our very own Dave Ryding had a superb couple of runs taking 12th place, a great start to the season. Video shows Hirscher's master class in slalom.

With a plethora of All-Mountain Skis to choose from, Mark Jones ICE Trainer and Chief Tester put over 100 skis through their paces, to decipher the top 3 skis for this season. All-Mountain skis combine piste skiing with off-piste powder, a great choice it the budget only stretches to one pair of skis. The top 3 were....

What's not to like in this video, researching what bindings to get combined with some jaw dropping freestyle. Salomon Shift has definitely shifted up a gear! Durability of a pin binding but ability to release like a downhill binding, it's a game changer, incredible skiing. Bring on the season!

Early snow in October is always a fantastic sign for the season to come, and its started! Tonight another 20cm is expected to fall in Val d'Isere. Web cams set up throughout the resort and up the mountain show us a picture of snow in the mountains but good coverage in the village too. It looks enticing! There are a few places left on some of our courses, don't miss out, its going to be a good one! Check out the web cams at...

Lynn Mill and her team of women testers put a 100 skis through their stringent tests to decipher the top 3 women's piste skis for 2019. Main criteria is checking the skis edge performance and short and long radius turns on piste, bumps and of course some gentle cruising! The top 3 skis are...

Another cracking fair and unbiased review by Mark Jones and his expert team of testers. This review looks at Piste skis, otherwise defined as skis intended to be used on the piste, from changing edge in a blink of an eye to laying into some great carving turns. The three top skis were .....

What kit does Mark Jones and his team of testers recommend for the 2018/2019 winter season. Test cards have finally been counted and results will be announced shortly. Looks like ski conditions were perfect in the ski testers video.

Yep, that's right, deep into your mind, draw from the strength within and get off the settee and start that fitness regime. It's only 2 months to go until the ski season begins and it is so important to start training now. Why?....

ICE student Lewis Reid completes his Level 4 having done his Levels 1,2,3 and now 4 with ICE

The BASI National Education Team, which incorporates the British Demo Team, is the pinnacle of ski coaching in the UK. Members of the team are selected through a rigorous two day selection process which includes skiing in formation, presentations and an interview process. ICE is delighted to have several of its regular training staff on the Team for this four year cycle.

Our ever popular 6 week and 10 week Level 1&2 programmes are starting to fill up as is the Level 3 seasonal programme. The ICE courses are the largest of their kind by quite some way with around 100 people starting a course of some sort 7th Jan 2019, however space is starting to get tight and if you are keen to join us this, give us a call on 0870 760 7360 as soon as you can to reserve your place.

This year's students will be accessing the ski area even quicker than usual thanks to the brand new gondola in La Daille just opposite the apartments.

Our partners in Japan are recruiting for 2019. If you are a Level 2 or above, Japan is a great option for ski instructor work.

Struggling to get the trainers on? Need inspiration? Keeping your fitness up this summer will help with your learning curve exponentially when you hit the slopes next season. Katie, Emelie and Ida's infectious enthusiasm in this Salomon video will get you putting your trainers on in no time and planning your trip to the mountains.

It's open, what are you waiting for! Take the Funival train and ski down and catch the Marmottes chairlift before you even had breakfast. It may be scorching in the UK, but for those that long for the mountains the snow is waiting for you! Lifts open from 07:00 until 12:00 every day until 13th July.

Ridiculous? Or, just ridiculously amazing! My vote is the latter. The heavens opened this season and blessed us with the best snow in decades in Val d'Isere. On 3rd June, the lifts open again but incredibly the slopes that are opening that are not even on the glacier! There is still so much snow that it will be possible to ski on slopes where the snow fell less than 6 months previously. In Val d'Isere lifts will be open in the Bellvarde area, in the morning you can go on the Funival and enjoy several pistes and get on the Marmottes chairlift to the top again. Incredulously they will be open 2 weeks before the glacier above opens! Get your sunnies and your skis and get packing for a great summer skiing experience in Val d'Isere.

Interski have some job opportunities for BASI Level 2 instructors and higher over the Easter holiday period. A fantastic opportunity to make the most of the remainder of the winter.

Oh yeah, always in the alps! In 2019, Val d'Isere will get you dreaming higher! The old Solaise lift station is being converted into a hotel, so in 2019 you could spend a night at 2550m, the highest hotel in France. Of course it goes without saying that in case you fancy a swim at 2550m they are building a pool too. Hungry? Let's throw in two restaurants too. It is a very exciting development with 10 rooms, 6 apartments and as a refuge, a 14-bed dormitory. The old docking point for the cable cars hosts a large opening facing down the valley, it will be glazed over and provide the suites with fantastic views.

Photo from March 8th and the sun is shinning but still more snow on the way, with 2.5m in the village and 3.5m up top, the snow just keeps on coming. Excellent skiing conditions easily predicticed right up to the last day of the season. It doesn't get better than this!

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