Eat a dick, comments from my readers – a life lived...

Dear readers, beware, this blog post comes with profanities and a shi*&%t load of humour, or not. You have been warned. It's been a hell...

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...

How to get your lover into skiing or boarding (without breaking...

Skiers and snowboarders are a rare breed of people. We like to spend all our money on holidays in cold, cold places, all for...

What I wish I knew before I became a snowboard instructor

If you've ever thought, "I want to become a snowboard instructor" it's probably because you imagine powder riding every day and partying every night....

I skied Japan before you did, no really, I did

After 10 days skiing in Japan for the first time in almost a decade, one thing has become obvious. Everyone skied Japan before I...

10 Signs You’re an Aussie Skier/Boarder Abroad

It's no secret that us Aussies love our snow sports and will travel far and wide to do it. You'll find us swamping Japan...

Excess baggage and the art of packing light

I am the world's worst packer. As a travel and ski journalist I should, after decades on the job, know better. But I don't. I...

That one time I taught the British army to snowboard

I was recently invited to Austria for two weeks with the British Army to teach them how to snowboard. I can only assume in...

First world instructor problems

Aaaah, ski and snowboard instructing. One minute you’re taking #myoffice selfies to post on Instagram on a stunning day and feeling smugger than a cat...

Lost in ski instruction translation

When English isn't English and left means right - oh, The joy of teaching humans how to slide on snow. Rhi Evans is back...

When skis and public transport don’t mix

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...

When parents fail at kids ski school

Working in kids ski school can provide both parental & kid comedy gold, as Rhi Evans found out. An hilarious tale of epic parent...

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...

Righteous Australian skier boycotts Aldi

Australian skier wants wall built between Aldi and the Alpine Way.  The annual Aldi ski and snowboard sale may be in hot water this year after...

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...

Most terrifying winter drive of my life

I faced my fears today and it did nothing to alieve them. You couldn't pay me enough to face them again. Even if the...