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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...

Tips from a guide for first time Aussie backcountry skiers/boarders

With limited lift tickets on offer in 2020 and pandemic restrictions to resort operations, many Australian skiers and snowboarders will be considering their first...

NZ’s next level cat skiing – with a side of Amisfield...

There's something about Soho Basin, the wide rolling basins of premium untouched snow behind Cardrona on New Zealand's South Island. With spectacular mountain views...

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...

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...

Straya! The home grown version of cat and heli skiing at...

I was standing at the top of a chairlift in Falls Creek, enjoying the morning bluebird skies, when a snowmobile pulled up beside me. Attached...

A first timer’s guide to skiing Australia’s big mountain Feathertop

If you've skied or snowboarded at Hotham in Victoria then you will have laid your eyes upon the almighty Feathertop mountain in the Alpine...

Backcountry beginner? We’ve found the perfect Aussie intro tour for you

I’ve been avoiding backcountry skiing for years. Ever since I learned about the concept of ‘earning your turns’, I put it straight into the...

Is this gnarly line a first ski descent in Australia’s backcountry?

You'd be forgiven for thinking this image, and the line skied by Hugh Newall yesterday, is from the steeps of North America or the...

Video: 2 skiers conquered this couloir on Cradle Mountain in Tasmania

Three adventure loving blokes hit up the East face of Cradle Mountain this weekend, ski mountaineering Tassie style over rocks and boulders into an,...

I thought I knew everything, then I did an AST 1...

When the pow drops in any village north of the equator, it’s the Aussies on snow holiday who are running out the door like...

The perfect introduction to backcountry ski touring in Australia

If someone told me I could go to Perisher and ski fresh tracks for an entire Saturday in July, without waiting in a single...

A beginners guide to split boarding in the backcountry

I’m a dead set beginner splitboarder. Having only toured a handful of times, mainly on a recent trip to Japan, I’m in no way...

VIDEO: Be inspired by the Aussie quadriplegic who heli skis in...

Australian sit skier Sarah-Jane 'SJ' Staszak knows adversity. The adventure loving legend became a quadriplegic after a simple surgery went wrong five years ago....

You won’t believe these snow adventure pics are from Australia

Jake Sims and his snow loving mates, Trent Shaddock and Erryn Reeder love an Aussie backcountry adventure and are experienced riders. They've already hit...

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