Avalanche deaths, burials and near misses in Japan this week

There is a frenzy about skiing and snowboarding in Japan right now. The numbers of western snow lovers making the pilgrimage to the powder...

Why we need to talk, and then talk some more, about...

It's hard not to get angry at the senseless lives lost in avalanches during peak snow periods. It's even harder to refrain from saying...

Is Scotty James the funniest snowboarder ever created?

I have a confession to make. I just lost an hour of my life on snowboarder Scotty James' Instagram account. An hour I was...

The good, the bad and the ugly lift lines of Whistler’s...

Man, has it been an epic (no pun intended) season for Whistler thus far with huge snowfalls.  This week alone has seen cars buried under...

Clock ticks on Vail Resorts, Hotham and Falls Creek rumours

The skinternet (see what we did there) went into a mild frenzy on Thursday when the Australian Financial Review announced online at 11.30pm that...

Why working as a ski instructor is living your best life

I remember the days as a young teenager when I would dread the thought of winter. Winter school uniform meant wearing a pleated skirt,...

The meaning of life is skiing or snowboarding

If you ski or snowboard then you know that moment when your body is in rhythm with the earth and you dance with nature...

21 things snowboard instructors really really don’t want you to do

The life of a snowboard instructor is a fun one, but it comes with its own challenges and most of those challenges are predictably,...

11 step survival guide to northern season without skiing or boarding

Maybe you were trying to save money. Maybe you didn't have enough annual leave. Maybe, in a fit of goodwill, you agreed to go...

Steamboat and Snowbird trash talk each other on twitter and it’s...

Who wins when two of the world's most famed resorts go head to head on social media? The reader, that's who.  When cross state snow...

The torrid love affair that is seasonal ski town living

Seasonal living was made for me, an all or nothing girl, living my life in a binge and purge cycle not dissimilar to the...

When girls aren’t pretty or thin enough to ski or snowboard

WHEN I was five I did ballet in the local church hall. I would dress up in my blush pinks and pirouette with what...

Lady shred Cardrona for breast cancer with Olympic medalists

Calling all female skiers and boarders of every age and ability ready to rock the slopes of Cardrona in New Zealand in support of...

When ski town life leads to depression or worse

Few in search of paradise in ski towns think they will, instead, find the black dog lurking in the woods waiting to pounce and...

Dad Snows Best – an ode to ski and snowboard fathers

The snow world is filled with fathers who were taught by their fathers who were taught by theirs. Step into the hallowed snow halls...

To wear or not to wear a helmet, an in depth...

It had been a bluebird day at Perisher Ski Resort in New South Wales, Australia. Clear skies, fresh snow and plenty of open runs–...

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