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Thursday, July 29, 2021
Great news out of Tasmania: iconic Ben Lomond ski field - the only commercial ski area in Tassie - is back under new owners with the skills and drive to make it a fixture of the Aussie ski season, not just for Taswegians. As of now, it's the ONLY place Queenslanders can access to ski for example, the result of...
Mt Buller expects to open 9 lifts on Wednesday 28 July, conditions permitting, with additional lifts anticipated to open for the weekend.   The latest government directions require all guests coming to the alpine resorts to have a negative COVID test in the 72 hours prior to arrival.  There will also be some capacity limits for venues with guests urged to pre-book all Ski...
Our OOSC Ski Gear on snow test was huge fun. Remember when going to the snow was all about fun? You got geared up in funky outfits, smashed some lines, then switched to party mode shortly thereafter. Or during if there was a good lunch spot with a suitable party sundeck to chill out at. Big hair, big air, big onesies,...
NAKED Optics goggles rule for quality and value says our Thredbo test team. The Austrian indie brand has got a lot of traction in Europe and lately Japan for their winning combination of quality, functionality and affordability. Our tester verdict can be summed up as Why pay more than $AUD 120 for a great pair of goggles? NAKED Optics basic premise since...
powder day at Ohau ski field
That's it for the NZ alternative - the New Zealand government has looked at the out of control COVID outbreak in NSW and shut down the travel bubble for 8 weeks from the whole of Australia. At a news conference today the NZ Director-General of Health Dr Ashley Bloomfield said the ministry has advised that the overall public health risk...
OK, 14 million and counting Aussies don't want to hear this, but it is all time at Thredbo - great snow and no people! For those who can go, this has to be among the best peak season skiing ever at Thredbo. We just smashed it non-stop Monday skiing straight on the lifts and ripping fast lap after fast lap. Despite...

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