Dear IOC we need to talk about Torah and Sarah

Sarah Burke's death went to the heart of the freestyle ski and snowboard community but the IOC doesn't want to see her name. It started...

Going gay in Sochi

I loathe writing about a person's sexuality because it really is irrelevant. Who cares who you love, it just matters that you do. It is...

Where’s Johnnie?

  An Australian working in Sochi, Johnnie Balfour, posted photos of Sochi two weeks before the games including a video of his living conditions and a...

Having a gay time in Sochi

  Wondering what all the fuss is about the Winter Olympics in Russia and why there's been talk of boycotts, arrests and human rights? Here at...

When powderhounds become boozehounds

In Verbier it's espresso martinis, in Thredbo Jaigie bombs, in Park City the lemon drop, in Portillo the pisco sour, in Chatter Creek the...

A guide for 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...

The soap opera of women’s skiing

Slopestyle skier Ashley Battersby lay tangled in the side fence at the X Games, her knee clearly in distress.  The Chicago born skier was...

Aussie chicks killing it

Monday morning, lots to do, but first a coffee and a click to vote for some Aussie snow chicks. Olympic snowboarder, Steph Hickey, is a...

Knowing when to call ski patrol

Forgive me any spelling errors from my hand trembling but my snow knowledge and experience was seriously put to the test today (Thursday, March...

North America ain’t no Italy

"So, you're Australian, how are you coping with the coffee in North America?" asked the British woman at the breakfast table sipping a cup...

Here’s a tip for you

I love how uber perky Americans are in ski resort towns as if the entire water supply has been spiked with Prozac.  Many a...

Speak up and get fired

Aspen, the rich man's skiing paradise in the heart of Colorado.  So what about the poor people? While cashed up Fortune 500s are paying the...

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...

Boys on tour – why girls are not allowed

The snowfields are a known sausage factory. Why?  Because blokes and chicks ski and snowboard differently, we approach the mountain from a different perspective. Blokes...

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