Relive the SnowsBest year that was 2017

On the eve of 2018 we look back at the blog posts that gave you all the feels. Here’s our Top 20 of 2017 so you can relive those snow moments.

Winning is Grinning

Who doesn’t want to win big? Our most popular page of 2017 was no surprise. It’s our WIN page and a gazillion of you wanted to win trips to Aspen, skiing in SilverStar, opening gondola at Cardona, a Club Med family trip and every single prize throughout our annual Snowvember. You can still win now as we’re giving away not one but TWO Club Med ski holidays. 

That snowboarder

Remember ‘the snowboarder that no one will let on a chairlift?’. We do, it was our second most read blog post this year. Pretty sure he’d rather we forgot.

Australia’s mega snowstorms

The snowstorms of Australia’s record snowfall season scored the number three, number eight, number 15, number 16 and number 17 spots in our top twenty.

Buy that snowboard

This is the blog post that just keeps on giving. Number four on the list is ‘the ultimate guide to buying a snowboard.’

What you don’t know

This one surprised us with 20 things you didn’t know about ski and snowboard instructors by Alex Parsons.

All things Aldi

Always a winner and this year was no different. 

The future of Australian skiing

Was the future of Perisher in doubt this year?

Wanted, landlords

Real estate was the winner at number nine with ‘this 40 bed ski lodge could be yours.

R u okay day

This one hit the number ten heart strings with Are you Snowkay?

Beginners are grinners

30 questions answered for first timers by Alex Parsons sits at number 11.


The avalanche at Mt Hotham surprised more than just ski patrol.

Boot up

Our guide to ski boots always tickles the underside.

$9 million

That’s how much Falls Creek are spending on a new chairlift and more.

That mountain I almost forgot

Silverstar made it into our top 20 posts with ‘the mountain I almost forgot.’

Sun Peaks peaks

And at number 20 for 2017 is ‘What they don’t tell you about Sun Peaks.’

Rachael Oakes-Ash is the name behind @misssnowitall and the founder of A long time travel and lifestyle journalist and ski writer, she's been published in ESPN, TIME, Wallpaper*, Action Asia, Inside Sport, Australian Financial Review, Emirates Open Skies, Conde Nast Traveler and more. She was the Fairfax snow blogger from 2007 to 2017, a former columnist for Mountainwatch and the Southern Hemisphere editor for OnTheSnow. Rachael is also a documentary producer, author, radio announcer and humorist.

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