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Friday, February 28, 2020
High above Happo in the Hakuba back country
The Hakuba back country stacks with anywhere in Japan, and most places on the planet for that matter. The absolute variety, from alaska-like spine lines to cruisy powder benches to trees, means there's something out there for every rider. You could live here for decades and still be finding new lines....
In a presentation at Thredbo on Thursday 17 October Stuart Diver, General Manager of Thredbo Resort, presented six local Snowy Mountains charities and non-for-profit organisations with $12,000 cheques as part of the $200,000 plus proceeds raised from the Merritts Chair Online Charity Auction. Legend Tommy Tomasi accepts cheque for Thredbo Volunterr Ski Partrol
Gokoyama's World Heritage village of Suganuma at night
Gokoyama's World Heritage listed thatch roof villages are a great side trip away from the major ski destinations like Myoko, Madarao, Lotte Arai Resort, Hakuba and Nagano. For a break between ski legs, a weekend day trip even, or better an overnight in one of the centuries old minshuki - traditional guest houses - you can indulge...
Revelstoke adds new Stellar Chair for the 2019/2020 season. This chair will open up new beginner and intermediate terrain accessible from the top of the Revelation Gondola, making the expert's favourite mountain more of an all round option too. Stellar will serve six new runs (three blue and three green) with a mellow grade...
Pygmy possums are as cute as Aussie fauna get - koalas are cool, echidnas are prickly, wombats are adorable (not if you run into them of course - slow down pay attention) - but the little pygmy possum has the size factor in its favour. But not much else. The endearing little tackers are...
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....