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Fat Face team up with Shetland designer

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What’s that coming over the hill – is it a monster? No it’s the ace Big Foot Fat Face scarf.
It’s a limited edition collaboration with Shetland Islands based designer Andrea Williamson.
Generations of women in Andrea’s families have worked with wool and the influence of Scandinavia in the region’s style is evident too. Now she’s worked with Fat Face to produce a scarf using natural Shetland-sourced lambs wool.
"Over the years I have collected old battered notebooks of patterns and garments from generations of family members," she explains.

British Olympic Snowboard team line up finalised

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It won’t be made official until next week, but we now know who will be representing the UK at the Winter Olympics in Vancouver next month.
Ben Kilner and Lesley McKenna will both compete in the halfpipe competition. Dom Harington and Kate Foster are both halfpipe reserves. Zoe Gillings will be our sole competitor in the snowboardercross and Adam Mcleish will take part in the parallel slalom.
Congratulations and good luck to them all!

Top US and Canadian riders out of the Olympic running

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With just weeks to go to the Vancouver Olympics, the world’s snowboarding nations are prepping the line ups of their Olympic teams – and there’ll be a couple of notable absences.

American rider Danny Davis suffered a spinal accident at the weekend in a quad biking accident and will not be able to take part in the Games. Doctors say he’ll make a full recovery. Davis was looking promising for the halfpipe contest – ousting reigning champion Shaun White at an event earlier this month with three double corks.

As previously reported, Kevin Pearce will also not be joining the US squad after suffering a serious head injury at the end of last year. He’s continuing to make slow but steady progress in hospital in Utah.

Arctic achievements

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Last year Julia Pickering became the first woman and the first British person to snowboard down three of the highest mountains in the Arctic Circle.

New discount card offers savings in Chamonix

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A new discount card has launched in Chamonix, giving you the chance to save cash on lift passes, equipment hire, lessons, eating, drinking and other après activities.

The Privilege Alps card costs 10 euros and gives you a range of discounts including:
12 euros on a 6 day Mont Blanc Unlimited Ski Pass
14 euros on 6 day Ski School with ESF

You can also save cash at lots of popular bars, restaurants and shops including the South Bar, Le Garage, Midnight Exoress, Serac, Praz Sports, Zero G and the local bowling alley..

A percentage of sales of the cards also goes towards the charity La Caisse de Secours which supports mountain guides and their families in times of need.

Brits music line-up announced

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The Brits have announced the initial music line-up for their 21st annual Snow and Music festival in Laax, Switzerland from the 21st to 28th March 2010.  Kicking off the BRITS music week in true British Hip Hop style and christening one of Laax’s hottest new club venues will be top DJ collective, SCRATCH.

19-year-old Finn Enni Rukajärvi wins Roxy Chicken Jam

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In a high-class competition, Enni Rukajärvi took victory at the 7th Roxy Chicken Jam 2010 at Saalbach Hinterglemm. At the world’s biggest snowboard event for girls only, the 19-year-old Finn won over double Roxy Chicken Jam champ Cheryl Maas (NED) and Norwegian Kjersti Buaas Oestgaard who took second and third.