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Aussieskier launches small group ski tours in Chamonix

New to the ski touring market is an exceptional small group product introduced by ‘aussieskier adventures’. The first tours will run in February 2017...

Backcountry ski and board festival returns to Hotham this September

The Victorian Backcountry Festival is back for a second year and will be held at Hotham on September 7 and 8 this winter. The Backcountry...

The million dollar plus heli ski trip that you must invite...

If money is no object, if you're a gazillionaire, if you've embezzled your tax dollars to an off shore account, if you won Powerball...

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...

Chamonix, French for out of your comfort zone

You think you can ski until you hit Chamonix. That one time Winter Olympian Anna Segal got happily schooled in the French alps. Three years ago,...

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...

Snow etiquette: how not to be a dick in the backcountry...

When 2021 lockdowns came to the Snowy Mountains, staff and locals headed to the hills for their allotted exercise. Although the resort lifts lay...

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....

The Den Daddy, Jesus and the Cowboy – a tale of...

10 days ago I clicked my heels together three times and went down a rabbit hole into a world of high mountain peaks, powder...

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,...

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...

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...

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...

Kid almost dies in tree well father catches it on film

This tree well almost took the life of young Ethan. His screams in the video below are terrifying enough. If his father hadn't been skiing with...

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,...

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