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Friday, August 14, 2020
Mount Wheatley is Perisher's snow-so-close 'backcountry' secret stash. I can't believe I had never skied it, having looked at it for more than 30 years while skiing Mt Perisher right opposite. How could something so close offer so much? Steve Crazy Leeder, who takes telemark and AT skiers out there guiding and teaching for...
Even without COVID-19 the 2020 ski season would not have been great, but for those who can go the snow is getting good now. We had a huge day in and out of Perisher yesterday, and our Thredbo crew are reporting similar stoke levels. The cover is not deep everywhere, though...
Austria's summer ski season is in full swing. Pros, teams and regular punters are up on the glaciers making up for lost time after the COVID-19 crisis shut ski resorts early across Europe back in March. That was then, this is now! Austria was one of the most successful EU states in tackling the...
Windblown weeks are not deep pow weeks, sure, but the way this season is unfolding (or not unfolding if you are in Melbourne sorry crew!) they are the best we've got so lets take a look at getting the best out of them. As the big high pressure system makes its leisurely way across...
Olympic at Perisher is usually among the last, if not the last, lift to open out of the whole 47 lifts in the network billed as the Southern Hemisphere's largest ski area. If you've ever seen it in summer - a giant pile of boulders - it's not hard to see why it takes a while to...
It's the best season since 2007 and the Southern Hemisphere's best tree skiing in and around Cerro Catedral outside Bariloche is going off. Nothing much beats bombing through the silent lenga forests, where the snow collects deep and (on the right aspects, at the right times) dry amid the majestic bearded old trees.