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Why hiring a guide matters when skiing and boarding the backcountry

I don’t know how many times I have resisted the urge to hire a guide when heading out for the first time into unfamiliar...

WATCH: A moving cinematic edit of Falls Creek’s Covid 2020 season

Australian videographer, Jarryd Sinclair, had settled in for the 2020 winter at Falls Creek in Victoria when Covid numbers forced the state into a...

The Aussie steep skiing film that impressed a jaded snow world

Making a film takes time. Making a ski film takes even more. The idea for even a short ski film may take years from...

Two skiers just conquered this couloir on Cradle Mountain Tasmania

Ben Armstrong and Shaun Mittwollen are back adventure skiing again in Tasmania thanks to the most recent snow falls last weekend. The skiers are already...

How and where to après in Thredbo in the 2020 ski...

Last year, I became Snowsbest's sacrificial lamb on a food and drinks tour of Thredbo. We kicked off with boozy hot chocolates in the morning...

Ultimate eat, drink, sleep, play guide to cool Canberra

The Australian capital may be the seat of the country’s government, but there’s a lot more to this cosmopolitan hub than politics and parliament....

Hip guide to Mansfield – Mt Buller’s high country foodie town

These days Mansfield, a small town on the doorstep of Mt Buller and Mt Stirling, is a vibrant food and wine hub. It’s a far...

Ultimate guide to Bright – the chic town near Victoria’s ski...

Beautiful Bright that’s known for its kaleidoscope of blazing autumn colours has become a food and wine lovers’ haven. It’s the perfect stop to...

8 reasons Berridale is the coolest Snowy Mountain shop-over

The town sign may read ‘Heart of the Snowies” as a geographical reference, but it's more a term of endearment for the small Snowy...

Who needs chairlifts? Falls Creek resort is open with all the...

Vail Resorts may have pulled the pin on the chairlifts turning at Hotham and Falls Creek until at least August 19, but both villages...

How to have the best Hotham holiday without the chairlifts

Who needs a chairlift to have fun in Hotham for the next weeks? Not you, no, not you. Because while the ski lift company is...

Why Charlotte Pass is Australia’s most unique family ski resort

Charlotte Pass may be known as Australia’s highest resort at a lofty 1765 metres at the base and 1954m at the top. It may...

The locals guide to Jindabyne in Australia’s Snowy Mountains

If you're heading to Thredbo, Perisher or Charlotte's Pass this season, you'll be passing through the town of Jindabyne. Over the years, this once-sleepy spot...

A 48 hour guide to Mt Buller ski resort in Australia

Melburnians are lucky. Mount Buller is the closest major snow resort to any big city in Australia, and is perfectly placed for a one...

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...

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