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Friday, August 14, 2020
Steve Lee's Backcountry Tours from Falls are your last best shot for 'powered' skiing and riding there this season. The Aussie ski legend is ready to rock, as soon as the rocks are covered. And as long as regional Victoria remains out of lockdown. COVID-19 continues to wreak havoc, with Falls Creek lifts 'suspended'...
skins on to head to Hotham back country
You don't have to be a doctor to see how fluid the COVID-19 situation is here and around the globe. Vail Resort's SVP & COO downunder, Peter Brulisauer, has outlined the reasons for their suspension of lift operations at Hotham and Falls. We have a lot of respect for him, which he has earned...
What a crazy day yesterday at Thredbo! Monday the 13th July 2020 will go down as one of the craziest days ever there. After almost no snow for weeks the tap and the wind turned on, full blast. Our Snowboard Editor Peter Wunder lives in the village (alternating Rusutsu and Thredbo seasons as you...
Falls Creek Resort and Hotham Resort are both staying open despite the lifts being closed until August 19th (at least). Resort Entry fees have been reduced and other activities like XC skiing remain available. Here is the latest info from Falls Creek Resort Management: (see...
Dinner Plain is open and free! Yes, this is Australia's only above the snowline village where you don't pay entry fees or overnight parking charges because it's not in a national park/controlled setting. In fact, apart from occasional falls elsewhere like the Blue Mountains etc it's pretty much Australia's only free snow zone.
Snowmaking saves the day is something we might as well get used to. The experts have been telling us for over 30 years in report after report about the detrimental effects climate change would and is having on Australia's already limited snowfall zones as these inexorably shrink to higher and higher altitudes. With Kozi...