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Thursday, July 29, 2021
Victorian ski resorts are enjoying a visitor surge this winter. After the lockdown nightmares last year visitors are flocking back with visitation up 446% over the same week last year. Well that's easy enough we hear you say. But here's the thing, they are up 60% over the same week in pre-COVID 2019 too. The increases over 2019 are massive for...
If you thought it was a slow start to the snow season in New Zealand now you know why - the it was New Zealand’s warmest June on record according to NIWA, the National Institute of Water and Atmospheric Research. Their temperature report for the month say the nationwide average temperature was 2.0°C above average. "This is just the 13th occasion since...
Frank Prihoda at Thredbo
Knees getting creaky, joints aching, thinking of giving up skiing? Man up! It's good for you - especially if you keep going like Thredbo ski legend Frank Prihoda who turns 100 this Thursday. A lot has happened since 1921, and Frank survived it all to make it to Australia from his native Czechslovakia after WW2 and go on to become...
Mt Dobson is the king of Mackenzie Country, the spectacular wild region in the heart of the South Island. Mackenzie country embraces everything from mighty Mt Aoraki / Mt Cook to sprawling high country sheep runs, and is an ideal alternative to get away from the hype and bustle at the major resort towns further south. It's the home of...
Anyone skiing the LWE got a reminder just how congested snow access can be in NSW. Lockdowns have reduced congestion temporarily through the school holidays, but when they end it's going to get crazy again. One frustrated traveller on the Sunday of the LWE gave up getting from Jindabyne to Perisher in the morning, after several hours trying, then turned...
The Kiwi Travel Bubble is temporarily burst, but when it's back to get away the hordes check out our Ski NZ Secrets series of little known commercial ski areas that rock, starting with mighty Roundhill Ski Area above Lake Tekapo in the heart of the South Island. Set a neat halfway between Christchurch and Queenstown - about 3 hours drive...

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