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Ski news: Ski film legend, Warren Miller, dies aged 93

The ski world was rocked by the sad news of Warren Miller’s passing aged 93 last Wednesday, 24th January. Miller had a passion for skiing which he transferred into film-making, producing and directing some of the most memorable ski movies over a career that spanned seven decades.

It could be argued he was responsible for introducing skiing and the world of wintersports to more people than anyone. Certainly, he was the inspiration for this writer to first take up skiing – then snowboarding.

Miller passed away at his home on Orcas Island near Seattle on Wednesday. He will be sadly missed as a man that showed the world – you can live for your passion and you can live differently.

Video: winterhighland



Skiing news : 2018 PyeongChang Olympics schedule of ski events

The schedule for skiing events at the upcoming Olympics in PyeongChang has recently been released. And it’s good news if you happen to be in Europe as South Korea is 9 hours ahead of GMT / 8 hours CET. This means that events taking place during the day in Korea will happen at a thoroughly civilised time in the early evening. Dates and times for the main ski events in South Korea PyeongChang Games are listed below:

Alpine Skiing : February 11-15, 17-18 and 21-24

11th February – Men’s Downhill 
11:00-13:10
Jeongseon Alpine Centre

12th February – Women’s Giant Slalom 
10:15-12:15 then 13:45-15:25
Yongpyong Alpine Centre

13th February  – Men’s Alpine Combined
11:30-13:00 then 15:00-16:10
Jeongseon Alpine Centre

14th February – Women’s Slalom
10:15-11:30 then 13:45-14:55
Yongpyong Alpine Centre

15th February – Men’s Super-G
11:00-13:10
Jeongseon Alpine Centre

17th February – Women’s Super-G
11:00-13:10
Jeongseon Alpine Centre

18th February – Men’s Giant Slalom
10:15-12:15 then 13:45-15:25
Yongpyong Alpine Centre

21st February – Women’s Downhill
11:00-13:10
Jeongseon Alpine Centre

22nd February – Men’s Slalom
10:15-11:30 then 13:45-15:25
Yongpyong Alpine Centre

23rd February – Women’s Alpine Combined
11:00-12:30 then 14:30-15:40
Jeongseon Alpine Centre

24th February – Alpine Team Event
11:00-13:00
Yongpyong Alpine Centre

Freestyle skiing 9, 11, 12, 15-23 February

9th February – Women’s Moguls Qualification
10:00-10:45
Pheonix Snow Park

9th February – Men’s Moguls Qualification
11:45-12:30
Pheonix Snow Park

11th February – Women’s Moguls Final
19:30-20:00 then 21:00-22:40
Pheonix Snow Park

12th February – Men’s Moguls Final
19:30-20:00 then 21:00-22:50
Pheonix Snow Park

15th February – Women’s Aerials Qualification 1 & 2
20:00-21:15
Pheonix Snow Park

16th February – Women’s Aerials
20:00-21:10
Pheonix Snow Park

17th February – Women’s Ski Slopestyle
10:00-11:25
Pheonix Snow Park

17th February – Women’s Slopestyle Finals
13:00-14:15
Pheonix Snow Park

17th February – Men’s Aerials
20:00-21:15
Pheonix Snow Park

18th February – Men’s Slopestyle Qualifications
10:00-11:45
Pheonix Snow Park

18th February – Men’s Ski Slopestyle
13:15-14:35
Pheonix Snow Park

18th February – Men’s Aerials
20:00-21:15
Pheonix Snow Park

19th February – Women’s Halfpipe Qualifications
10:00-11:15
Pheonix Snow Park

20th February – Women’s Ski Halfpipe
10:30-11:40
Pheonix Snow Park

20th February – Men’s Halfpipe Qualifications
13:00-14:40
Pheonix Snow Park

21st February – Men’s Ski Cross Seeding Round
11:30-12:15
Pheonix Snow Park

21st February – Men’s Ski Cross
13:15-14:40
Pheonix Snow Park

22nd February – Men’s Ski Halfpipe
11:30-12:40
Pheonix Snow Park

23rd February – Women’s Ski Cross Seeding Round
11:30-12:15
Pheonix Snow Park

23rd February – Women’s Ski Cross Finals
13:15-14:40
Pheonix Snow Park

Ski Jumping 8, 10, 12, 16, 17, 19 February

8th February – Men’s Individual Normal Hill Qualifications
21:30-22:35
Alpensia Ski Jumping Centre

10th February – Men’s Normal Hill Individual Final
21:35-23:20
Alpensia Ski Jumping Centre

12th February – Women’s Normal Hill Individual Final
21:50-23:25
Alpensia Ski Jumping Centre

16th February – Men’s Individual Large Hill Qualifications
21:30-22:35
Alpensia Ski Jumping Centre

17th February – Men’s Large Hill Individual Final
21:30-22:45
Alpensia Ski Jumping Centre

19th February – Men’s Team
21:30-23:20
Alpensia Ski Jumping Centre

View the full schedule of events in English (including cross country and biathlon events).  Visit the main PyeongChang Olympics site for other languages.

The full schedule of PyeongChang snowboard events is also available on the Snowboard-App website or the links above.



North Korea today confirmed it intends sending athletes to the PyeongChang Olympics next month. In a seeming melting of hostilities, North Korean officials claimed their ballistic missiles are not intended to threaten their neighbours in the South – nor China or Russia – but are intended purely to counter the United States. This position seems to have been enough to barter a deal for the North Koreans to attend.

The PyeongChang Games – now dubbed the ‘Friendly Games’ – start next month on February 9th, just some 50 miles from the border with the North. For a time, some nations had talked of not sending teams, deeming the risk of aggressive action by the North too severe.



The Garmin VIRB 360 camera.

360 cameras are all the rage right now and promise to be the next big thing in ‘extreme’ sports filming. They give a perspective and depth to content that simply isn’t possible in traditional video. The Garmin Virb 360 is the latest 360 camera offering – but with a fundamental difference to many others. It’s waterproof and doesn’t need external casing. Better than that though, this little gem even includes GPS tracking to map your ride.

Garmin has also added something it calls HyperFrame (similar to GoPro’s Overcapture function) which massively increases the usefulness of this device. HyperFrame allows you to shoot in 360 then selectively edit the perspective you use in post-production. The results are stunning and can lead to some really interesting video. Check the recent footage we took below of the La Plagne Super Tyro.


Alternatively, you can stick to full 360 mode – like this footage of the new Envers chair in La Plagne, between Montalbert and Aime 2000.

 

The stats – and they’re mighty impressive
  • Small and lightweight 360 camera with resolution up to 5.7K/30fps unstitched and 4K/30fps with in-camera stitching and 15 MP high-quality 360 photos
  • 4 built-in microphones capture 360-degree audio
  • 4K spherical stabilisation ensures a smooth video regardless of camera movement
  • Built-in sensors provide G-Metrix data overlays in 360-degree augmented reality
  • Free VIRB Mobile app and VIRB Edit desktop software let you easily edit, stabilise, add data overlays and share your videos
Rugged, Waterproof 360-degree Camera with 5.7K/30fps Resolution and 4K Spherical Stabilisation

VIRB 360 is the first of its kind, capturing a complete sphere of high resolution video and audio – even photos. It eliminates the lengthy editing process with 1-click video stabilisation up to 4K/30fps and allows you to instantly livestream any adventure.

Defining a New Standard for Full-sphere 360 Video and Audio Capture

If it’s worth remembering, it’s worth a VIRB 360. This rugged, waterproof camera is true to its name, recording the full 360 degrees — horizontally and vertically. And you can forget about timely post-production work, because VIRB 360 will auto-stitch¹ your 4K footage in camera. If you’re looking for higher resolution, you can record video in unstitched 5K resolution and 5.7K super-resolution at 30fps.

You can choose between different recording modes such as time lapse, manual and more. Even capture 360-degree photos, burst shots up to 20fps, time lapse and Travelapse photo capture up to 18 megapixels — stitched in camera. Combined with the 4 built-in microphones for 360-degree audio, you and your viewers will be totally immersed in the 360 experience.



Ski news : The 2017 Dew Tour at Breck Gold medal-winning runs (Men and Women)

Who took Gold in the Men’s and Women’s Superpipe at the Breckenridge Dew Tour 2017? Watch the Men’s Gold-winning run above, and below for the Women’s Gold.

 



Ski news : The 2017 Dew Tour at Breck Silver medal-winning runs (Men and Women)

Who took Silver in the Men’s and Women’s Superpipe at the Breckenridge Dew Tour 2017? Watch the Men’s Silver-winning run above, and below for the Women’s Silver.

 



Ski news : The 2017 Dew Tour at Breck Silver medal-winning runs (Men and Women)

Who took Silver in the Men’s and Women’s Superpipe at the Breckenridge Dew Tour 2017? Watch the Men’s Silver-winning run above, and below for the Women’s Silver.