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Wednesday, December 2, 2020
The Snow Travel Expo 2020 Virtual Event is on now. Well, from 2pm Tuesday Australian EST it is. After COVID-19 shut down travel in and out of Australia there was not much the Snow Travel Expo organisers could do about actually running the real events that are such a key part of the Aussie snow scene every May for the...
Want to get ski and life fit better? And easier - certainly in a less time consuming way? Then HIIT - high-intensity interval training, essentially short bursts of intense exercise – is the way to go says UNSW Sydney exercise physiology researcher and shredder Dr Andrew Keech. Getting fit by exercising intensely for a few minutes a day, several times a...
The 'Swinging Sixties' were the peak of ski life at Mt Franklin! How styly are the ladies in these shots? And how lucky are the kids in them, like Mike Edmondson and his friends. No wonder Mike grew up to be a back country ski and bushwalking guru with an in-depth knowledge of Australia's highest mountains few can match. We are indebted...
snowboarding at Corin Forest
Corin Forest ski area outside Canberra finally got its double chairlift this month, 40 odd years after plans to have one were first mooted. Note that's 'got' as in arrived in pieces to the car park so far, not 'got' as in installed and ready to rock. Current CEO Dane Liepins prefers to announce things when they happen, having viewed the...
Mt Franklin Matterhorn of the Brindabellas? That got your attention. Clic-bait, sure. But Mt Franklin was the pinnacle of Canberra skiing from the 1930s to the 1960s, home to the largest ski area north of the Snowy Mountains (not exactly hard!) and an iconic club ski lodge. Yes, Canberra had ski in/ski out only 65km from the city centre. If you...
UPDATE: Amazing - Antillanca re-opened from COVID-19 lockdown in Chile and are still skiing weekends in mid-November! Chile’s big two international resorts, Portillo & Valle Nevado, are justly world famous, but that’s only scratching the surface: head south from Santiago and for 1000km you pass a string of volcano ski areas, some fairly developed, others basic, but all offering a...

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