Heli, huts and glaciers – the ultimate intro to mountaineering course

It takes a unique set of mountaineering skills to conquer alpine and glacial travel. Skills that can take years to acquire, but you have...

Photo journey: ski touring Tasmania under the Aurora Australis

The Southern Hemisphere's equivalent to the Aurora Borealis is the equally spectacular but often overlooked Aurora Australis. Outside Antarctica, perhaps the best place to...

Best Aussie backcountry tours for first timers this ski season

While Australia waits for more news about the ski season ahead, including opening dates and how resorts will operate in a COVID winter, thoughts...

An hilarious take on New Zealand winter tourism in lockdown

When you work in tourism and are stuck at home in lockdown, you've got to get creative to get your message out there, right? Kiwi...

7 reasons this may just be the best ski hotel in...

My job does not suck. Especially when I get sent to experience the best of Australia's ski fields and bed down in style. That's what...

Grindelwald, Switzerland – skiing’s best-kept secret, shhhhhh!

Switzerland. The ultimate bucket-list dream for skiers and snowboarders who are drawn to the mountains. With an alpine history as rich as the cheesiness...

15 culture shocks that zapped me on my first ski trip...

Japan’s ski and snowboard scene launches cultural double-whammies at you at every turn. From hot coffee in a can to slope side vending machines.  By...

Three “hidden” ski resorts of Tohoku Japan to put on your...

Winter by winter, Australian skiers’ and snowboarders’ untracked-Japow addiction snowballs. So far, most of us get our hit from the big-shot destinations – Hakuba...

Ani, the deep powder resort in Japan you’ll have all to...

Until recently I’d never heard of Ani (not many people have) in Japan. Located up in the wilds of Akita Prefecture on the main...

What I’ve learned from skiing with my 60 year old shredding...

The earliest memory I have of skiing with my father is a vivid one. It was late afternoon at Charlotte Pass Snow Resort; a small,...

15 reasons Switzerland should be your next ski destination

I fell hard for Switzerland while on a whirlwind trip last month. Despite landing in Zurich with no luggage and a whole lot of...

How to ski powder in Japan – tips from an instructor...

Powder. You love it or you hate it. You’re either cutting through waist-deep snow, hollering as you get the deepest turns of your life....

New human powered ski area opens in Colorado this February

There's a new ski area opening in the USA on February 15 - a 1500 acre human-powered ski area without a single chairlift in...

There’s a ski pass in Japan that covers 21 ski resorts…

We've found the best value multi resort lift pass offer in Japan and it includes some of the country's best powder snow fields. The Shinetsu...

Heli fondue to reindeer herding – 8 crazy Canada winter activities

For true adrenaline junkies, or for those tired of the same old holiday activities, Canada is the place for you. With so many thrillseekers...

6 stunning Canada winter road trips for skiers and boarders

It doesn't cost a lot to have a good time in Canada. All you need is a car with decent winter tires to navigate...

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