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Wednesday, January 27, 2021
Who bets on a New Zealand winter travel bubble? Snow tour companies are happy to, but the way things are going on both sides of the Tasman the rest of us might want to hold off. After all the talk about getting a bubble up and running in the first quarter of 2021 late last year from leaders in both...
Steve Leeder has the lowdown on biking with kids from Jindabyne. Most of us can't go up north for winter, so many of us are rediscovering the delights of the Snowy Mountains in summer - especially for getting the kids out and active. I finally have both of my kids with me in Jindabyne and they want to do rad stuff. After...
Bad news for Japanese skiing as the COVID surge closes Naeba, one of the the country's biggest ski resorts and jewel in the Prince Snow Resort crown. Prince announced the temporary closure from yesterday Sunday January 17 to earl-February after 31 positive COVID-19 cases among their Naeba staff. Naeba is one of the most easily accessed major resorts from Tokyo too,...
Roca Jack Portillo takes the title! Yes, there were a lot of great contenders: the Aussies gave it a shake, the Argies & Kiwis more so, but our southern soul lift winner has to be Chile’s Roca Jack Portillo va-et-vient, for it’s unique modus operandi and accessing amazing terrain like this. What are those 5 people in the background in the...
Great Japan ski side trips? Wow, where to start! We all need an occasional downday after all. Japan offers so many great experiences either close to or on the way to the main ski areas that you are totally spoilt for choice. The Snow Monkeys at Jigokudani would likely be the #1 non-ski site anyone going anywhere near Nagano visits. They...
Guthega the last great Aussie ski resort? What are the Snow Action crew smoking you are probably wondering? Or what are they drinking, off the back of the utes in the car park? Besides, isn't Guthega just the far end of the jewel in Vail Resort's Southern Hemisphere crown, Perisher? Well yes, it is. But really Vail should up the count from...

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