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Toboggangate, how Thredbo’s toboggan ban set the internet alight

You may have noticed that SnowsBest has stayed out of the tobogganing ban debate minus one simple social media post alerting our snow community...

When it’s the skier not the skis that are fat

Oh yes, I just went there. Why is it cooler to have fat skis than a fat butt? One size snow pants do not...

That time I had a cocktail named after me, twice.

Drinking comes with the ski territory but some drinks are better than others. Rachael Oakes-Ash discovers a bespoke cocktail bar in Aspen where no...

Please, please, stop telling everyone how to ski or snowboard!

I wanted to start this blog with kindness and care but, sod it. Stop telling me and your friends and your family and strangers...

One man’s hilarious wrestling match with his ski boots

I watched my Dad putting on ski boots for the first time in decades while on holiday in Italy in February. The toll on...

What does decent ski town housing, Santa Claus & the Easter...

Kill me now, I am trying to find housing in a ski town. I am up against some pretty stiff competition. I know because I...

Life or death sentence for lift pass cheaters?

  Twelve skiers and snowboarders banned for life in twelve days in New Zealand So you bought a five day lift pass and you leave the...

Thredbo first Aussie snow resort powered by renewable energy

Thredbo released a statement today that the resort  "in an Australian snow industry first" now has all major resort operations powered by renewable energy. Thredbo...

Which is better for Australians, the Epic or Ikon Pass?

In case you missed the memo, multi-day lift tickets are so 2014. No serious skier walks up to the ticket window and forks out $300-plus...

The Aussie sit skier showing Aspen Snowmass what spirit is about

A skiing accident in 1992 left Australian, Amanda Boxtel, a paraplegic. On that fateful day, at the age of 24, Amanda’s life took a dramatic...

Weekend warrior or season worker, who gets more snow?

Who has it better The Weekend Warrior or the Seasonaire? Christie Hampton tells it like it is. It’s a Friday afternoon in winter. An I.T consultant...

Every woman’s nightmare turns to joy at the snow

Natasha Warlond went into labour early during a blizzard on the road to Omeo from Hotham ski resort in Australia. Time was tight and...

Tinder in a snowstorm

That one time social media and online dating saved my lonely life in a snow storm. If there's one thing I have learnt while living...

Peter and Peta Pan are alive in a ski town near...

If you're single and spent time in a ski town then chances are you have met Peter/Peta Pan. But then, who wouldn't want to live...

20 questions answered for intermediate snowboarders

Before we get into it, you must be wondering: What's an intermediate snowboarder? In Snow Sports Schools we generally consider intermediates to be a...

Single and ready to chairlift mingle

SnowsBest sent a guy and a girl to Coronet Peak's Chairlift Date Night to find love. this is what they came back with. You might...

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