Graham Bell finds out what’s new for blackcrows for 2022

Graham Bell examines the latest blackcrows equipment for Winter Insight at the Snowsports Industries Great Britain Snow Test 2022.

After a two-year Covid induced lay-off, the SIGB Snow Test returned to the mountains. Kühtai, Austria, had been selected as the venue in order to guarantee a snow-sure, easy and practical option. It was open to UK snowsport retailers and media and has been specifically designed to suit the needs of all UK snowsport retailers.

It runs every year in either late February / early March, with a diverse range of brands and all the latest kit to try. Due to uncertainty of Covid regulations within Austria, the final decision to proceed with the Test was only three weeks out. So, it was a remarkable achievement for more than 25 brands and 190 plus members of the UK snowsport trade to meet up in Kühtai.

Winter Insight’s chief tester, former five-time Olympic skier, presenter of Ski Sunday, journalist and adventurer, Graham Bell, was excited to get back out onto the slopes.

He said: “This was the 18th running of the Snow Test and it was great to be back in Kühta. The brands were all there. It was great, it was like a restart to the season again. Everyone is looking forward to next winter and the products that are available.”

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