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Monday, June 21, 2021
Mt Ruapehu
Sure, we all get mad at governments and love to blame them - especially if we didn't vote for them, it's always the other mob's fault after all. But generally we trust them to know what's good for us. Or not. But when the independent experts at the Bureau of Meteorology don't know what's going to happen, that is scary. The...
How hard is it for everyone in Victoria - the resorts are doing their best given the unfolding situation, Buller Ski Lifts put out this Operations Update - 4 June 2021 "Yesterday’s announcement by the State Government partially lifting restrictions in Regional Victoria while maintaining the Melbourne lockdown for now is a mixed blessing for the resort.   The good news...
Perisher normally open early whenever they can these days - like May 31st in 2019 - and they are back with a bang today to kick off the 2021 season. Front Valley with a nice park set up already kept locals happy. For the rest of us who have to travel, the LWE is looking good with snow in the...
How good is that headline: the NZ 2021 ski season is under way, little Hanmer Springs Ski Area, formerly Amuri club field, fired up today. It's looking good after the mega storm there. But on this throwback Thursday we flick it back to the earliest big ski area opening in New Zealand we can remember, when Mt Hutt fired up...
Borrowing from Cher, if I could turn back time I wouldn't mind accessing the lift rates from 30 years ago: these are from my Sunday Telegraph ski column in the middle of the LWE season opener back in 1991. Those prices do look sooooo good. If they make you cry a little, wait till you hit the price comparisons for...
Australia's favourite back country snow event, The fourth Victorian Backcountry Festival will happen at Mt Hotham over September 3, 4 and 5. Well, barring more COVID insanity it will .. perhaps we will mostly be vaccinated by then! Festival organiser Cam Walker said “Last winter was tough for snow lovers and mountain businesses. We know that sales of backcountry gear went...

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