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Friday, February 28, 2020
Tasmania Switzerland of the south
Ben Lomond is to Tasmania what Whistler is to Canada - their biggest and most developed ski resort. What makes a 'ski area' into a 'ski resort' anyway? The basics of ski in/ski out accommodation, aprés action and (relatively) modern lifts are a good start. So just as Whistler is Canada's #1 ski resort, Ben Lomond is certainly Tassie's...
No question, it's been an unusually slow snow season across Japan. The Japow has been too little, to late, and too intermittent. But things are finally on the up and up most places. The latest snow depth chart from SnowJapan.com (by far the most comprehensive reliable source) shows this top 20. OK, we know, this shows 22,...
Dropping into Twin Valleys on a gorgeous crisp July day with knee deep snow last winter we weren't complaining that the World class ski resort originally planned for the site never got the go ahead. Sure, lift access would have made getting there easier than the 30 minutes or so skin over from the top of Thredbo....
V-Cableway V-Bahn Jungfrau new trail map
The CHF 470 AUD 690 million V-Cableway project is the biggest new lift development in the World. Stage one, the new gondola from Grindelwald to Mannlichen, opened last weekend. After many years planning the actual construction has proceeded with typical Swiss precision on a project that's sure to keep Jungfrau among the World's top...
Coronter Peak view with mascot Oscar
New Zealand's best ski pass deal is back with an "Early Earlybird" 50% off deal on NZski's 3 Peaks Pass. Yes, you pay just $NZD 649 to ski & ride all 2019 season at your daily choice of mighty Mt Hutt, classic Coronet Peak or the recently mega-upgraded truly Remarkables. But wait, there's more: they have tossed in night skiing...
powder riding at Mt Mawson
Mt Mawson outside Hobart offers Tasmania's best lift-served ski terrain, and Australia's cheapest ski pass. When it's on, it can be awesome. And the fact that it is ever "on" at all is thanks to the awesome efforts of the club volunteers who run the lifts and the field. Just 90 minutes plus a hike outside of Hobart, Tassies'...