How skiing can make you a better leader in the workplace

It’s my first week back at the office for 2020 after some rest and relaxation from a three-week skiing vacation. In between gliding through groomers,...

Backcountry.com trademarks “backcountry” and then sues everyone

The adventure world is seething after online adventure gear retail giant Backcountry.com trademarked the word "backcountry" for outdoor apparel and more. That specific trademark...

Skiers and snowboarders: stop dissing Australia!

About a month ago, I kicked off the Snowsbest Aussie Tour of 2019 hitting up Perisher, Thredbo and Falls Creek. I hadn’t been in...

How to make ski friends when you don’t have any ski...

Hands up if you've been feeling kind of lonely, watching your social media feeds this season, checking out all the people on ski holidays? Everyone...

I thought I knew everything, then I did an AST 1...

When the pow drops in any village north of the equator, it’s the Aussies on snow holiday who are running out the door like...

Happy Canada Day! 8 reasons you should love a Canadian today

Yes, yes, we know you gave the world Margaret Atwood, Neil Young and Justin Trudeau. We know that you've adopted Alexander Graham Bell as...

Women of the mountain unite this Saturday at Cardrona

Yo, skiing and boarding girls, ladies, women, dames. This Saturday is your Saturday with Cardrona dedicating the mountain to you all. Yes, it is the second...

Five things guaranteed to happen this Australian ski season

With a month to go until ski and snowboard season in Australia, forecasters are making stabs in the dark about the winter snow falls...

Trust me, powder panic is real and it’s relative

Earlier this season on a 70 centimetre powder day I ventured out for first chair at Deer Valley ski resort in Utah.  Park City locals...

Celebrate your inner Jerry and live to ski another day laughing

I am wearing a pair of pants this season that on anyone else would spell style and technical chic but on me just spell...

A guide for would-be pro-skiers and boarders wanting media coverage

You've got yourself sponsored, you've secured yourself on a state or national ski or snowboard team and you're ready to start winning medals. Now...

Loving (and hearing) the women you ski and snowboard with

We write about women's issues in the snow world often, so my writer's block around International Women's Day this year surprised me. Try as...

Knowing when to stop skiing and snowboarding to save yourself

I'm tired. Scratch that. Exhausted. So exhausted my bones are crying. Not just my bones either, I literally sobbed into a drip filter coffee...

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...

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