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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.

Experience heli skiing in virtual reality with Sherpas Cinema and Google

Regular readers know how much we here at SnowsBest love a bit of heli skiing.  Sometimes it's hard to put into words the true...

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...

What really happens on a heli ski week in Canada

What's it really like to ski like a boss in one of the world's most exclusive heli ski domains? This, this is what it's...

Why are so many skiers getting lost in the mountains?

What's with all the skiers and boarders 'getting lost' and needing rescue this season?  Sam pullos reveals tips to save your snow life should...

When skiing has something to teach you

Every time I go skiing I learn something, about myself, about my choices, about the mountain.  Do you listen to what's happening inside? Some ski days...

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...

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...

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...

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...

Squaw launches lift accessed backcountry tours

Squaw Valley Alpine Meadows has partnered with Alpenglow Expeditions to provide lift-accessed guided backcountry skiing and snowboarding in terrain immediately surrounding the ski resort....

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...

A tragedy of avalanche errors that led to two broken legs...

January 11 was not a great day for Salt Lake City's Jeremy Jones but it could have been far worse, it could have been...

Avalanche warning in Australia

Press Release: NSW National Parks and Wildlife Service The NSW National Parks and Wildlife Service (NPWS) reminds visitors to Kosciuszko National Park to take safety...

5 Things to do on a Powder Day at Whistler Blackcomb

There is nothing worse than powder panic and when it snows over a meter plus in one week, there is sure to be a...

Eat pray ski – one woman’s backcountry ski adventure in India

Keen to try skiing in India, I thought Manali could be a little less overrun by overseas visitors than Gulmarg so after reaching out...

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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