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Buy Your Wipeouts in Tignes

You’ve just arrived in Tignes for your long-awaited ski holiday…skis – check, boots – check, poles, hat, gloves, socks – check. It’s all looking good for your first day out on the mountain until you realise there’s one thing missing – you’ve forgotten to order your Tignes Wipeout!

Fear not Espace-Killy bound ski friends – there’s no need to suffer through your holiday with a wet, torn paper piste map because now you can get your snow laden mitts on your Wipeout in resort!

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We’re delighted to announce that you can now pick up your Wipeouts in the Tignes Spirit Shop in Tignes Le Lavachet. The team at Tignes Spirit have carved out a pretty cool niche, stocking loads of smaller, quality independent ski and snowboard brands rather than the bigger names that you find in practically every shop in town.

We’re stoked to be part of the team.

The Espace Killy Wipeout covers the whole of the Tignes and Val d’Isere ski areas and uses the official and most up-to-date piste map issued by the ski area.

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Family Offer: Buy 2 Wipeouts and Get A Free Travel Game

Our latest offer has been designed with the whole family in mind – buy any 2 Wipeout piste maps for the adults and get a free game worth £6.99 for the kids!

Our ski-themed games are guaranteed to keep the small people entertained on the long journey to the mountains so you can kick back, relax and start your holiday stress-free. Plus with 2 Wipeouts for the group there’ll be less potential for adult squabbles when making your daily ski plans – the more the merrier we reckon!

Here at Wipeout we’re all about putting smiles on faces so we created this special offer to help you guys have a fun and truly memorable ski holiday.

Here’s what you have to do:

Check out the Games on offer; Memory Wipeout and Wipeout Mountain. Choose which one you’d like. Then buy any 2 Wipeout piste maps, and at check out please enter either ‘Memory’ or ‘Mountain’ in the ‘Order Notes’ box to let us know your preference. Or if you can’t choose, buy 4 maps and we will send you both, but don’t forget to write Memory and Mountain in the box!

This special Family Offer runs until the end of January.

The Games:

Memory Wipeout Card Game
Memory wipeout cropThe great mountain memory travel card game is perfect for the mini shredders in your life. The deck is made up of 25 matching cards and the rules are simple: just lay the cards face down then turn them over to match a pair of marmots, snowmen, ski goggles etc – it’s basically Snap for mountain lovers! Instructions come in 4 different languages and the cards come packaged in a neat box that’s easy to store in your rucksack.
Wipeout Mountain – The Game
Wipeout_mountain_Game_cropThink Snakes and Ladders but throw in some snowmen, 360 tricks, snowmobiles and chairlifts instead! Wipeout Mountain is the perfect travel game for groups of 2-4 snow-loving kids aged 6 and up. The aim is to be the first to reach Thunder Peak using the ski lifts but you need to look out for the sneaky pistes on the way back down. The playing board itself is a durable Wipeout lens cloth and the whole game fits into a little pouch that is easily carried in a pocket or rucksack.
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New For 2015/16 – The Obergurgl-Hochgurgl Wipeout

 Welcome to the team Obergurgl-Hochgurgl!

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We’re delighted to announce Obergurgl-Hochgurgl as the latest addition to the Wipeout line-up for 2015/16.

Obergurgl-Hochgurgl is an Austrian classic – a picturesque village that has retained its traditional charm but still offers a truly modern ski experience. Situated high at the end of the picturesque Ötz Valley, the village centre is traffic-free and the ski area boasts an enviable snow record that stretches from November right through until May.

Set against a stunning backdrop and with 68 miles of pistes to discover, Obergurgl is a much loved Austrian ski resort with a great sense of humour:

The all-new Obergurgl-Hochgurgl Wipeout will be available online later this week but you can place your pre-order right now via this link.

** Wipeout Obergurgl Top Tip **

New for winter 15/16, Obergurgl opens its doors to a new mountain hut: the 2,266m Schönwieshütte located in an idyllic spot at the entrance to the Rotmoostal valley. With a large terrace for catching rays and tasty Tyrolean specialities on the menu, it’s destined to become one of the most sought-after lunch spots in the valley. Oh and best of all, the owners will give you a lift home on the back of their skidoo if you’ve had one too many schnapps and don’t fancy the ski back to resort!

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Wipeout Christmas Giveaway – Bollé Ski Goggles

To celebrate the start of the 2015/16 ski season AND the fact that it’s Xmas, we’re giving away this pair of fantastic ski goggles from Bollé – one of the world’s leading sports eyewear manufacturers.

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A good pair of goggles are one of the most important bits of ski kit you will ever own and these Bollé ski goggles enable you to actually see where you’re going whilst keeping your eyes protected from the cold, sun and wind!

Say goodbye to your old, scratched eyewear this Xmas and look forward to a clearer, fog-free future.

How To Win:

Buy a Wipeout online by midnight on the 15th of December.

All purchases will be entered into a draw and the winner will be selected at random.

Goggles will be sent to lucky winner in time for Xmas Day.

Winner will be envy of all ski buddies all winter long….

 

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New Products for Summer Activities in the Alps

Hiking Equipment

Hiking EquipmentSummer has hit the Alps big style this year with soaring temps, dusty trails, ice creams and trips to the lake being part of our daily routine for the best part of a month now. Whilst temperatures have been hitting el scorchio levels in excess of 40 degrees, you won’t find us slowing down, we’ve just launched our brand new range of Summer Wipeouts and are hoping that they make it into the backpack of the many Alpine-bound hikers, enduro and downhill MTB riders looking to visit the area this season.

Tour du Mont Blanc Wipeout

Three countries, 105 miles and around 10 days. The Tour du Mont Blanc offers hikers the opportunity to travel around the base of Mont Blanc on a magnificent circular journey through spectacular and varied alpine terrain. Our TMB Wipeout covers the traditional route, plus the five variations, and includes huts, lakes, cols, mountains, towns and villages along the trail. It also includes a host of other info including an altitude profile of the route, walking times, local flora and fauna and useful telephone numbers for the huts, emergency services and tourist information centres en route. The TMB Wipeout also doubles up as a mini-towel, sunglasses cleaner, and sweaty forehead wiper and is more than likely to make you the envy of other hikers along the route!

Mountain Bike Wipeouts

Mountain BikeIf you prefer to explore the mountains on two wheels rather than two feet, then we’ve got two great products for you – the Portes du Soleil and Espace Killy MTB trail maps. The Portes du Soleil and Espace Killy are known across the globe for the quality of the mountain biking on offer with thousands of MTB enthusiasts making the pilgrimage to both areas every summer for some spectacular lift-accessed and human powered riding. The Portes du Soleil map features all trails prepared for summer 2015 in the huge area that includes the MTB havens of Avoriaz, Les Gets, Morzine, and Chatel. If the riding around Val d’Isere and Tignes is more your bag then our Espace Killy MTB trail map includes details on all the downhill, cross-country and all-mountain trails and info on where to find the free shuttle buses, the pumptrack, bike cleaning areas and the awesome MTB airbag!

No matter where you’re headed, our Summer Wipeouts can be used to wipe the dirt off your glasses and the sweat out of your eyes, keeping you focused on the trail that lies ahead.

Stay tuned for more Summer Wipeouts in the future and if you’ve got any ideas for new product innovations then let us know – we’re always keen to hear about a creative use of a Wipeout! Likewise, if you’re planning a trail running or biking event and looking for a promotional gift then get in touch to discuss our custom options. And if you’ve got any pics of Wipeouts in action then please send them our way!

Whether you’re riding, hiking, running, climbing, swimming, paddling, or simply enjoying a glass of rosé in the sun, we hope the summer of 2015 is your best one yet.

Speaking of rosé… is it that time already?!!

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It’s A Wrap – Winter 2014-2015 Round Up

No Xmas picnic is complete without vin chaud!
No Xmas picnic is complete without vin chaud!

The winter of 2014/2015 may have got off to a slow start here in the Alps but this was our 5th birthday year so we knew it was only a matter of time before it got better – and it certainly did! The snow arrived in between Christmas and New Year and sales of Wipeout merchandise took off at a powdery pace. Here’s a brief update of what went down as the snow fell this winter.

General Sales Overview

Early birds and winter worms
Early birds and winter worms

Our partnership with Snow+Rock in the UK really helped boost sales in Blighty this year, online sales via our own site were fantastic, and our partner stores in-resort did a sterling job spreading the Wipeout word. We’ve got a great base from which to build in 2015/16 so thanks to all who have helped us thus far.

Original Wipeout Ski Resort Maps

Our top sellers online this year were the Three Valleys, Espace Killy, Paradiski and Portes du Soleil Wipeouts so it comes as no surprise that these were the ski areas most frequented by British skiers this season according to a report recently produced by Iglu Ski.

Custom Winter Wipeouts

Wipeout love in La Thuile
Wipeout love in La Thuile

Sales of our custom winter Wipeouts are doing better than ever, thanks in no small part to our most loyal client, Powder Byrne who we have been working with for the last 5 years. Every skier who books to go on snowsports holiday with Powder Byrne currently receives a customised Wipeout piste map for their chosen ski area plus the Wipeout game for kids (and adults!). Powder Byrne are specialists when it comes to family ski holidays and take care of every detail when it comes to taking little ones to the snow.

In addition to a host of other luxury chalet operators we have been working with throughout the Alps, a special mention must also go to luxury ski holiday company Consensio who have partnered with us for the past four winter seasons. It’s an honour to work with the best in the business and we hope to be working with more of you guys next winter.

Gifts and Games

Winter Love
Winter Love

Sales of our Wipeout products for kids were excellent this year as word spread about the fun and functional nature of our Wipeout baby bibs. Launched in 2013 and made from unsold stock of Wipeout maps, the microfibre cloth is super soft and backed with absorbent towelling which makes it ideal for sensitive baby skin. Choose from our bandana bib for just £4.99 or our long sleeve, full cover bibs for messy toddlers available in two sizes and starting at £9.99.

New products for this winter included the excellent kids book – Mark the Mountain Guide – and the Memory Wipeout card game. Both of which have been very well received and make excellent year round birthday presents for budding skiers and mountaineers!

Wipeout Team News

Fluffy and deep in Japan
Fluffy and deep in Japan 

We’re proud of what we’ve achieved this year at Wipeout HQ, both on and off the snow. There’s been ski trips to Japan, business trips to ISPO, night time cross country skiing adventures sponsored by vino and chips, new team members brought on board, early morning ski tours and much, much more. Of all of the fantastic moments we’ve experienced this winter, perhaps the greatest achievement was made by mini Wipeout #1 who conquered her fear of walking on snow, fell in love with the white stuff, and simultaneously made her parents proud and their lives so much easier! Well done that girl!

The next generation prepares to shred!
The next generation prepares to shred!

So that’s it for another winter – thanks go out to everyone involved. Here’s hoping for an even more successful ski season next year and in the meantime, enjoy the sunshine…..and the rosé of course!