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Thursday, June 4, 2020
Wild Tasmania skiing sometimes shows you the Aurora Australia
Wild Tasmania skiing is something else, unknown to most islanders, never mind mainlanders or the rest of the world. It sits in the same latitude as New Zealand's South Island and northern Chile & Argentina's northern Patagonia, both far better known for great snow options. But when the stars align skiing Tasmania can be equally spectacular. Our man in...
NZSki Ltd, owners of Queenstown resorts Coronet Peak and The Remarkables plus Mt Hutt in Canterbury are shaking up the competition in Southern Hemisphere ski savings, with the early bird release of season passes starting as low as $299NZ per person for the entire winter season. Aimed at increasing snow sports participation for Australians travelling across the Tasman to the...
70 years of ski lifts at Buller! Where did that go? And have we all gone soft? The original Ski Club of Victoria rope tow installed back in 1949 was character building to say the least. Although shiny new express lifts do cope better with Buller's 2019 popularity. Our man on the mountain...
Lake Run is a ski Portillo classic
Ski Portillo is a dead set top bucket-list destination for serious snow travellers. The late great Warren Miller rated it his Southern Hemisphere favourite. Here at Snow Action we gave it a Perfect 10. Right now you can grab a direct flight to Santiago, Chile from Sydney or Melbourne for just $AUD 1049 return...
Mt Cook Heliski delivers New Zealand's most spectacular ski and snowboard experience, amid the highest peaks in the country. This is huge high alpine terrain to rival anywhere! No wonder people come from all over to ride it. Aoraki /Mt Cook is the ever present pinnacle, at 3724m, but there are nearly 19 summits over 3,000m in the National Park,...
In any A-Z of World ski resorts Zermatt is truly saving the best till last. Zermatt gets no arguments from us about being the best ski resort on the planet. If it loses anything to Verbier for steep freeride terrain it picks up points for the historic village character, more classic hotels, and being car free. Of course the...