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Is off piste more dangerous in Europe than North America?

Europe has had some major snow this season. Correction, Austria had some major snow this season in January and the USA had tons all...

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...

Wake up Australia, avalanches happen

Avalanches happen. They are not funny, they are not cool and they can kill. Why it's our responsibility to publicise avalanche incidents responsibly and how...

Skiing with The Wizard, Steve Lee, and his sisters

Winter Olympian Steve Lee takes his sisters, Tracy and Kerry, into Australia's backcountry. We tag along for the ride. "He's the wizard" says Kerry Lee Dodd...

Surviving Rogers Pass, the coveted (and deadly) backcountry in Canada

In the center of Glacier National Park, lies Rogers Pass, a high mountain highway that is becoming one of the most celebrated backcountry skiing...

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...

The Aussie giving women a voice in the action sports world

Alexa Hohenberg is the Aussie behind 'Still Stoked' a website giving a voice to women in action sports. This is her success story. From...

Six of the best backcountry snow adventures in New Zealand

New Zealand offers some killer off piste terrain for the hardy skier and boarder looking for some backcountry snow adventure from heli skiing to...

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...

Meanwhile in the Victorian backcountry this happened

Get ready to go green (with envy) as a crew of five hit the backcountry of Victoria. Maer Snowboard ambassadors Matt and Mitch with...

Cat ski, heli ski or touring in Canada – which is...

Like many Australians, my first taste of British Columbian (BC) was a trip to Whistler in the 1990s, standing on the peak thinking "that's...

Avalanche training courses in Australia this winter

If you ski off piste and in the backcountry then mark these dates down in your diary for avalanche accredited courses in Australia this...

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...

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...

11 must do cat skiing adventures

From day trips to remote multi day cat skiing lodges, Rachael Oakes-Ash lists 11 of the best cat ski operators in North America. Half...

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...

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