The North Face 100 – Australia

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The North Face 100 is a 100km ultra trail run which winds its way through the Blue Mountains of New South Wales, Australia. It’s a technical race featuring thousands of rocky steps, transitional ladders and several hours of running through the dark. This will be my second year in a row at the event. 1001 […]

Festival Top 10

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As the festival season gets closer, we asked our buyers to put together a list of their ‘Top Ten’ festival camping items. They have come up with this list of things you just can’t do without … Vango Alpha 250 £69.99 This tent is packed full of features including a large front porch for your […]

Columbia OutDry – a day of testing

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At the end of April Snow+Rock partnered with Columbia and OutDry to host an event where members of outdoor press were invited to witness the key properties of OutDry being tested at SATRA (the world’s leading research and technology centre in Northampton). SATRA: SATRA is a remarkable facility used to create benchmarks for standards across […]

Outdoor Summer Product Launch – 2013

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Now that the snow has melted and the weather has returned to something resembling the seasonal norm, the time has come for our staff to put away their Skis, Snowboards and Ice Axes and get ready for new rock climbing, camping and walking adventures. In preparation for the new season, our training and buying teams […]

Snowboarding in Niseko

Skiing in Niseko

Lucy from Head Office took a trip to Niseko, Japan and tells us what she found there.. It took 18 hours of travelling to get there, but as soon as our coach pulled into the welcome centre in Niseko we could tell we were in for a treat. From day one the snow didn’t stop […]

Coming back to skiing after a 10 year absence

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First, a very brief introduction to me and why I’m writing this blog post.  I’m 49 years old, married with three teenage kids and I work for Snow+Rock (as Multichannel Director).  Although I love sport passionately, I am, unlike virtually everyone else who works at Snow+Rock, not obsessive about winter sports.  I skied a few […]

End of Season Sale NOW ON!

End of Season Sale

Our annual end of season sale has arrived! Save 40% off a range of ski and snowboard clothing and equipment, as well as outdoor footwear and clothing. With reductions on brands including The North Face, Peak Performance, Scott, Eider, Burton and Helly Hansen, you can’t fail to find a great deal on all of your […]

Our best day’s skiing ever!

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Every February a team of 10 or 12 from the Snow+Rock buying and marketing teams head to Munich for the annual ISPO trade show. Company Director Kevin Young tells us more about the impromptu ski trip afterwards… ISPO is one of the biggest winter and outdoor sports expo events in the world. Every year it […]

Snow+Rock Tips for Layering

Layering Tips

In order to maximize your time and enjoyment out on the slopes you need to keep warm. The secret to keeping warm is layering and warming your ‘core’ (vital organs). If your core is warm then your body can heat your extremities. If your core is cold then your body will focus on warming your […]