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Wednesday, January 27, 2021
Who bets on a New Zealand winter travel bubble? Snow tour companies are happy to, but the way things are going on both sides of the Tasman the rest of us might want to hold off. After all the talk about getting a bubble up and running in the first quarter of 2021 late last year from leaders in both...
Steve Leeder has the lowdown on biking with kids from Jindabyne. Most of us can't go up north for winter, so many of us are rediscovering the delights of the Snowy Mountains in summer - especially for getting the kids out and active. I finally have both of my kids with me in Jindabyne and they want to do rad stuff. After...
Roca Jack Portillo takes the title! Yes, there were a lot of great contenders: the Aussies gave it a shake, the Argies & Kiwis more so, but our southern soul lift winner has to be Chile’s Roca Jack Portillo va-et-vient, for it’s unique modus operandi and accessing amazing terrain like this. What are those 5 people in the background in the...
Guthega the last great Aussie ski resort? What are the Snow Action crew smoking you are probably wondering? Or what are they drinking, off the back of the utes in the car park? Besides, isn't Guthega just the far end of the jewel in Vail Resort's Southern Hemisphere crown, Perisher? Well yes, it is. But really Vail should up the count from...
Better news for Euro snow fans at last, St Anton and Austrian skiing are back! UPDATE 20/01/21: Well sort of, for locals. The deteriorating COVID-19 situation in Europe saw the Austrian government extend the lockdown to the end of February, with a review in mid-February. For skiers it remains as we reported pre-Xmas, with limited opening for locals. The mooted re-opening...
South Korea has been a stand out COVID-19 response success story for months, avoiding large scale lockdowns, keeping the economy activity, and keeping case numbers and deaths low. But the recent surge in cases - the country's 'third wave' - led Prime Minister Chung Sye-kyun to announce new restrictions yesterday in an attempt to get things back under control. South Korea...

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