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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.

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...

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...

Backcountry beginner? We’ve found the perfect 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...

Aurora launch skiing in Antarctica

Aurora Expeditions, the leaders in polar adventures, is expanding its portfolio of Antarctic activities for the 2017/18 season with the introduction of Ski Touring...

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: Skier thrown over 50ft cliff by avalanche in East Vail

If you've ever skied the side or backcountry off Vail then you'll know about the notorious East Vail chutes. This guy got caught up...

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,...

Keen to go backcountry? Time to splitboard

Splitboarding the snowy mountains backcountry is the new black. Don't get left behind, writes Phil Watt. As Australia’s snow traffic increases, more and more snowboarders are...

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...

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...

Heli ski more terrain for less money in New Zealand this...

Smart skiers and snowboarders are getting more runs for less dollars with Southern Lakes Heliski in the South Island of New Zealand. How? Private...

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...

The ski trip of a lifetime in Nepal could be yours

The crew at Trek Climb Ski are heading to Mera Peak in Nepal this October to experience the best mountain panorama in the world...

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...

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...

This 3 minute video on tree wells could save your life

There's been too many deaths this northern ski season from people skiing into tree wells in resorts. We spent some time in the backcountry...

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