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Last southern winter Janina Kuzma and Sam Smoothy set out to summit and ski New Zealand’s second highest peak, Mt Tasman. The goal was to summit Mt Tasman and ski down a committing descent on the Stevenson-Dick Couloir, which is north facing on the West Coast. The climb to the summit ridge is 800 vertical metres, then it’s another 300 vertical...
Sam Smoothy belays into the Stevenson-Dick Couloir, Mt Tasman
Looking down the barrel of this that would be a no from me - Kiwi freeski legends Sam Smoothy & Janina Kuzma tackled the Stevenson-Dick couloir on Mt Tasman during their assault on NZ's second highes mountain last year. The Mt Tasman mission was a part of the ‘A Winter Affair’ series, a project lead by Janina and backed by...
Australia's outgoing travel bans lifted in time to let those who could get back at it late last northern winter, including our roving correspondent Kirk Owers who hit up Aspen Snowmass in February. Absence makes the heart beats faster – especially if you’re skiing Aspen Snowmass next winter.   The pandemic has changed a lot of things but the sky is...
Great Small training at Valmorel
Downhill rules for triple Olympian Greta Small - she loves the speed and has no fear of fast. Faster the better in fact. She’s skiing strong, recovered from career threatening injury in 2019-20. Trent Abberfield caught up with her with in Falls Creek for a Q & A ahead of the season. Greta Small has competed at 3 Olympics so far,...
Easier options for Queensland snow lovers next northern winter as Air Canada resumes direct flights to Vancouver today! BRISBANE, 3 July 2022 – With the departure today of flight AC36, Air Canada is once again providing Queenslanders with the unrivalled comfort and convenience of the only non-stop Boeing 787 Dreamliner services between Brisbane and Vancouver.  Four services a week are now operating...
It's officially holidays time and the kids are taking over at Thredbo. We don't regret not growing up with ipads, but light sabre LED flares would have been cool! The torchlight descent is just one of the myriad fun kids activities happening over the next couple of weeks. With school holidays starting today, Thredbo Resort is excited to welcome families back...

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