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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...

NZ’s next level cat skiing – with a side of Amisfield...

There's something about Soho Basin, the wide rolling basins of premium untouched snow behind Cardrona on New Zealand's South Island. With spectacular mountain views...

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...

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...

Two skiers, a hydro station and a rabbit

It's not often that Mt McKay hydro electric station pipeline is skiable. Thanks to a mammoth snow fall at Falls Creek so far this...

Heli ski with an Olympian in Italy this winter

Four time British Winter Olympian, Chemmy Alcott is hosting a one-off trip to the free ride Mecca of Alagna in Italy for James Orr...

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,...

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...

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...

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...

The heli ski experience perfect for Australians

We all know heli skiing is more than a bucket list snow experience, it's the penultimate dream for many skiers and snowboarders. Ticking it...

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...

Mike Douglas reveals four tips for skiing powder

Feel exhausted by the photos of all the powder skiing breaking the internet this week? Intimidated by the level of pow?  Don't stress, Mike...

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...

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...

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...
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