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Wednesday, September 23, 2020
Sad but inevitable news - the 2020 Victorian Backcountry Festival is Cancelled But they have back up - a Zoom event for Sunday 6th of September - see details below. It would have been the 3rd festival, uniting all BC disciplines and disciples.The 2020 Victorian Backcountry...
Get ready Australia, winter is really coming at last: from Armidale to Zeehan fat fluffy flakes are forecast. That old adage about Australia having more snowfields than Switzerland will actually be true, briefly at least anyway, if the BOM forecast for Saturday is correct. That old...
Thredbo's snowmaking shutdown has left an increasingly sketchy cover. Especially on high traffic lower mountain areas that normally get topped up whenever conditions allowed. Unfortunately the temporary pipeline repair measure we reported previously, that was supposed to see out the season, didn't last long when pressure was restored. So the main system is effectively...
New Zealand ski areas are back on Level 2 restrictions after the handful of new COVID-19 cases in Auckland provoked a rapid response from the government. Ruapehu Alpine Lifts, which operates the two big North Island areas of Turoa and Whakapapa, announced they will stay open but with limited numbers again.
Perisher conditions for a combination of snow, access and facilities now mean it is doing better than anywhere in the Southern Hemisphere. It's virtually all open. Just Olympic T (which we don't mind still closed anyway - see why here), North Perisher T, and a Blue Cow ski school tow remain to bring it...
Back Country ski tours - or split boarding - are the simplest way to get more out of our mountains. Who hasn't got to the top of the lifts, looked out at the mountains and wondered why they weren't out there? Well what’s stopping you? No gear, no experience, NO PROBLEM! Our...