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30 questions answered for first time snowboarders

The ski slopes can be a scary place for a beginner. There’s so much unfamiliar gear and terminology. What is a heel side edge?...

The mountain in Utah with big powder and no lift lines

It started with the friends I was staying with, over several wines by the firepit of their home in Eden, Utah, an hour north...

A beginners guide to split boarding in the backcountry

I’m a dead set beginner splitboarder. Having only toured a handful of times, mainly on a recent trip to Japan, I’m in no way...

Tips for choosing a ski and snowboard travel insurance policy

There’s usually a lot of questions about travel insurance for Australians skiing overseas that pop up online, but very few sources of definitive information...

An inside review of Burton Snowbroads at The Remarkables

I discovered The Burton Snowbroads and the Volkl Ski Queens clinic at the Remarkables in Queenstown New Zealand while googling 'snowboard clinics for females'....

Tips for first time snowboarders from someone who knows

Although one of the best experiences of my life, the process of learning to snowboard hit me like a freight train.  I totally underestimated how...

How to get the most out of your snowboarding early season

It’s been a long hot summer and you’re stoked to scrape the storage wax off your board and get back on snow. The end...

Cat ski, heli ski or touring in Canada – which is...

Like many Australians, my first taste of British Columbian (BC) was a trip to Whistler in the 1990s, standing on the peak thinking "that's...

How to survive spring and live to ski another season

The resorts are quieter, seasonnaires have less work stress and more time to ski and board, the sun is out and we all want...

Tenjindaira, a big mountain Mecca for skiers and boarders in Japan

Over a decade ago I looked up a friend in Tokyo after a trip to Niseko and he suggested I catch the Shinkansen to...

5 tips to avoid back pain while on your ski holiday

It’s Friday afternoon and you're finalising the last details of a project you've been working overtime to finish. Your lower back and neck start...

Three ways to prevent common calf injuries while skiing

I want you to imagine you’re in Japan, it’s the last day of your seven day ski trip, your body is sore but it’s...

Whip it good! Neck injuries and pain on the slopes

Catching the Kosciuszko chair up over Friday Flat in Thredbo yesterday I watched the familiar sight of beginner snowboarders making their falling leaves and...

When a toddler and a toboggan meet Mt Baw Baw and...

Introducing your toddler to skiing and snowboarding starts with simple snow play. Colin Stephens took his toddler and a toboggan to Lake Mountain and...

Stuck in a ski rut? Sofa Ski Camp can fix that

I am the ultimate intermediate skier with really bad habits - or so I found out when I enrolled into Klaus Mair’s Sofa Ski...

How to take your dog on a ski holiday to Dinner...

What do you get when you combine your love of dogs with your quest for powdery snow? The best vacation you could imagine, writes...

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