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When hitchhiking in the snow goes horror wrong

My friend and I were hitchhiking from one ski hill to another. Naturally our topic of conversation, as we stood at the road side...

10 new year resolutions for skiers and boarders

If you ski or snowboard and you're the kind to make New Year's resolutions then here's a list just for you for 2018. May...

When skis and public transport don’t mix…hilarity ensues

Carrying your skis is hard enough, add a bus load of passengers and you've just entered a whole new hell. Rhi Evans reveals her...

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...

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...

Aspen asks millennials to care about those that come after them

Aspen Snowmass has long held a strong social conscience. This year's Give a Flake campaign brings that conscience further into the future with a...

Why we all need a little Britt Cox in our lives

The Olympics is a beast. It is like no event you have competed in, attended or reported on before. The logistics alone present challenge...

To all the ski pants I have loved before

I have 31 days to fit into my ski pants. Not that I am counting. It is a familiar struggle that comes round every year....

Does Freeskier think I should just have sex with my skis?

By the looks of Freeskier's 'gear girl' photo shoot I have been using my skis all wrong, I should have been humping them instead. Freeskier...

6 actions skiers can take to help keep our snow

The effects of climate change have been discussed around me for years, and I have often participated in these discussions acting as though I...

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...

Finding your purpose in skiing and snowboarding

No, I haven't gone all religious and, no, the Mormons haven't got me since moving to Utah. I did, however, spend the day recently...

First chair, first rope drop, no friends – are you that...

Standing in the line for the first chairlift this morning at Telluride I realised I was THAT person. My skis were lined up at the...

Why can’t Hollywood make a decent ski film?

The world of ski and snowboard movies has long been divided into ski and snowboard porn with no plot but plenty of powder, mainstream...

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...

When She Skis Better Than You Do

Mike Douglas, Jen Hudak and Pip Hunt talk badasses, sexism, snow media & the exciting progression of women's skiing. Women and men ski differently but...

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