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Wednesday, January 27, 2021
At last some good news for suffering alpine businesses in Victoria! Victoria's Minister for Tourism, Sport and Major Events Martin Pakula confirmed an additional $6 million support will be made available to eligible businesses including hire outlets, retail shops, pubs, restaurants and cafes and adventure companies such as dog sledding operations. The package provides payments of up to $25,000 to sub-tenant...
Which was Australia's best ski resort 2020? In COVID and bushfire crisis times the selection was even more limited than usual - shout out to Selwyn which got smashed by the fires so badly they won't be back in action till 2021. But when the PR release from Thredbo lobbed in this morning that they had won Best Australian Ski Resort...
The Snow Travel Expo 2020 Virtual Event is on now. Well, from 2pm Tuesday Australian EST it is. After COVID-19 shut down travel in and out of Australia there was not much the Snow Travel Expo organisers could do about actually running the real events that are such a key part of the Aussie snow scene every May for the...
Want to get ski and life fit better? And easier - certainly in a less time consuming way? Then HIIT - high-intensity interval training, essentially short bursts of intense exercise – is the way to go says UNSW Sydney exercise physiology researcher and shredder Dr Andrew Keech. Getting fit by exercising intensely for a few minutes a day, several times a...
The 'Swinging Sixties' were the peak of ski life at Mt Franklin! How styly are the ladies in these shots? And how lucky are the kids in them, like Mike Edmondson and his friends. No wonder Mike grew up to be a back country ski and bushwalking guru with an in-depth knowledge of Australia's highest mountains few can match. We are indebted...
snowboarding at Corin Forest
Corin Forest ski area outside Canberra finally got its double chairlift this month, 40 odd years after plans to have one were first mooted. Note that's 'got' as in arrived in pieces to the car park so far, not 'got' as in installed and ready to rock. Current CEO Dane Liepins prefers to announce things when they happen, having viewed the...

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