The good, the bad, the ugly of skiing and snowboarding

Skiing and snowboarding may be the most fun you can have with or without your clothes on, however there are some days where it...

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...

How Facebook can make or break your 2018 ski season

Facebook is more temperamental than snow forecasts of late, promising one thing, delivering another, showering you with snow love then slapping you down with...

Five ways skiing helps keep my head screwed on

Ten years ago, I’d never set foot in ski boots. Nine years ago, I spent Christmas in the French Alps and was baffled by...

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....

How to become a ski and snowboard blogger and travel the...

Ski powder around the world? Meet snow sports legends? Fly in helicopters, sleep in remote lodges under the stars. Who wants to be a...

Dear ski daughter, things I’d teach my snow child

An ode to skiing and snowboarding and of lessons learnt for all the snow daughters who love to ski and snowboard. I have no children....

Why skiing is the best family sport you can choose

As a child I played netball in primary school and field hockey in high school. Theoretically both games were supposed to help me navigate...

The seasonal struggle is real and how to combat the blues

Before I worked in ski resorts, I was a tourist in ski resorts. I saved for my ski holidays for ages. I had a...

Rewriting Lydia Lassila’s headline

Dual-Olympic medallist Lydia Lassila’s career came to an unceremonious end in Pyeongchang after she failed to qualify for the final of the women’s aerials...

Public tears for personal pain at the Olympics

I've seen my share of tears at this Olympics and there are still nine days to go. As a ski journalist I am privileged to...

My last night with Lydia Lassila

The Olympics is big. It's a beast that chews you up and leaves you spent. Days are super long, pressure is all time high,...

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...

Beating ski anxiety on the slopes of Niseko

It was supposed to be one of the best days of the season in Niseko. 40cm of fresh powder had hit Hirafu overnight, and...

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...

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