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Backcountry Film Festival in Sydney & Melbourne

The Backcountry film festival is a one night festival that celebrates the human-powered winter experience. Produced by the Utah-based nonprofit, Winter Wildlands Alliance, the...

This catski operation in Colorado could be yours for $159 000

Yes, you read that right. Ok, it's US dollars but still. For around AU$200 000 you could be the proud owner of a powder...

Is this the coolest heli ski experience ever?

Skeena Heli Skiing introduce 'Base Camp' this season. A first of it's kind glamping heli ski experience. Not many campers can claim a helicopter on...

Five things I would change in the ski industry

From means testing for athlete funding to avalanche beacon gates at every resort to compulsory critical incident support protocols. Five things I wish for...

How you can help Australia get an avalanche beacon training park

If you ski and snowboard you are at risk of being caught in an avalanche. Yes, even inbounds and yes, even in Australia. Knowing how...

Crazy footage of guests saved by helicopter from Kicking Horse gondola

Some 'lucky' guests stuck on the Golden Eagle Express gondola during an electrical failure had to be evacuated by helicopter and they caught it...

5 all-inclusive ski lodges – fork out once then go crazy

It’s no secret that ski holidays can be rough on the wallet. All those elements – accommodation, lift tickets, ski rentals, lessons, ski hire,...

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...

Heli ski and surf on the same day in NZ

Alpine Adventures launches a heli-ski and surf tour in New Zealand's South Island. Your ski/board bag is about to get tight. Pack your surf board...

Heli skiing in Colorado just went next level

Ditch the bumper to bumper i-70 and wave at the drivers below from your sky high chartered flight. Telluride Helitrax is going all Branson...

One man’s intrepid tale of ski touring in Tajikistan

Dave, Rich and I held heads in hands over breakfast. We had of course known that at some point the vodka would chase us...

Is this the scariest line ever skied?

We already know Cody Townsend can ski. Now he's skied through a mountain's crack in remote Alaska and lived to tell the tale. This wicked...

Squaw Valley opens rarely skied, coveted area to general public

Following a successful start to the 2016-17 season, Alpenglow Expeditions, in partnership with Squaw Valley Alpine Meadows, announced today a new terrain addition to...

British Columbia heli and cat ski experiences that Aussies will love

For many, the pinnacle of skiing and snowboarding is cat skiing and heli skiing where skiers and snowboarders take a cat (snow groomer with...

Mammoth avalanches in Italy and France this week

Two days, two avalanches, both rated 4 out of 5 on the avalanche scale. Translated? These slides were deadly and they covered two ski...

Where to go cat skiing in Japan for first tracks every...

Everyone knows Japan dumps shipping container loads of powder per hour in peak season but not everyone knows that when the chairlift is buried,...

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