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Monday, June 21, 2021
Mt Ruapehu
Just 2 weeks to go till the June LWE official ski season starts in Australia and deja vu, it's lockdown again. Lest we forget, last season was a $2 billion plus disaster for the snow industry - and the regional towns that depend on it. Now social media is awash with the posts from closed businesses - doors shut just when...
Want to get serious skiing Hotham? There are plenty of serious lines to choose from, if you have the skills and know where and when to go says long-time local and occasional Snow Action contributor Sam Leitch. He has done some great stories for us from La Grave to Kashmir, never mind spring on Bogong in a low-tec K-Mart...
Thanks for the great response to our story from Dave Tweedie on surviving the big rock in Stanleys at Thredbo - lot of love for that chunk of ganite out there - so here's another dose, an anonymous leaper from the 90s captured by the inimitable Randy Wieman, who must have recorded more awesome Thredbo moments than anyone else...
There are some lines in and around Thredbo best left well alone by all, even the experts. Stanley's Gorge just out of bounds to the north of the resort is a massive terrain trap, steep, prone to avalanche - yes, serious slides happen here, you can die - and with an ugly get out. Dominating it's face is a massive granite...
All winter activities are back on in KNP for 2021! Many COVID-related restrictions have eased since last year’s snow season. Snow play activities such as tobogganing, sledding and snow-tubing are back on and visitors are also welcome for general sightseeing, stays and off-snow activities like hiking. The only entry requirement for Kosciuszko National Park for the 2021 snow season is a...
Canberra's DIY backyard snowmaker Dario Jurjević can turn his lawn into a snowy playground for the kids within a few hours on frosty nights. That makes him an even more awesome dad then Bluey's dad Bingo we reckon. The big freeze early this week saw him fire his homemade system up early for what must surely be the first snowplay...

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