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 […]

Who is Scott Stevens?

Scott Stevens Pro Snowboarder

For the month of January, we’re giving away a CAPiTA snowboard, signed by Scott Stevens….but you may be wondering..who is he?! Scott Stevens is a member of the CAPiTA snowboard team and really good at what he does. Originally from Westfield, Massachusetts, he started snowboarding when he was 11. His Dad took him for skiing […]

The Coldest Journey…

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Snow+Rock recently became the official footwear provider to Sir Ranulph Fiennes’ Coldest Journey. The team set off on their inspirational year long expedition yesterday, but not before Sir Ranulph came into our Covent Garden store for his last boot fitting: He also had high praise for our boot service as he expressed in an email […]

The Anatomy of a Snow Boot

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Snow boots are the talk of the town at the moment, as they can help make your day a little easier if you have to go out and about in snowy and icy conditions, whether you’re in the UK or going abroad.  We thought it would be helpful to give you a quick overview of […]

Ski Equipment Launch 2012

The Equipment Launch Team

Each year at the start of the season, the Snow + Rock  Equipment Supervisors from across the company come together in Manchester at the Chill Factore to find out about hot new products for the year ahead, improve their skills, expand their knowledge and test ski equipment. The Equipment Launch is run over 3 days […]

Sherpa Training Day – Peak District

I was lucky enough to be invited on a training session for some Snow+Rock staff by Sherpa Adventure Gear, a brand new to the UK this year. Obviously I jumped at the chance and did a bit of research into the brand, their history and why we’re stocking them this year. Sherpa Adventure Gear are […]