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If you love fresh tracks, earning your turns, riding in helicopters, avalanche education and backcountry goodness then enjoy our curated content made for you.

Coolest backcountry adventures in Australia and NZ this winter

Want to shred deep powder without fighting in queues for first lifts this winter? Of course you do. Then you've come to the right place...

Black Diamond release three part avalanche safety video series

Black Diamond athlete, Mike Barney, has been a ski guide for almost 20 years and spends nine months of the year guiding in the...

TNF snowboarder Michaela Davis Meehan talks freeriding

Aussie, Michaela Davis Meehan, is known for her big mountain snowboarding and her Freeride World Tour podiums. She made the move from park to big...

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...

Six key backcountry elements to consider before heading out

With limited avalanche terrain in Australia, we are lucky to have a relatively safe alpine playground, but that’s not to say things don’t happen...

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...

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...

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