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Wednesday, September 23, 2020
The cross country ski alternative is a great option if you didn't lock in an Epic Australia Pass or get the limited other passes on sale for Perisher. XC, skinny or cross-country skiing is available with gear, lessons and guiding right from the carpark at Perisher - from Wilderness Sports shop and XC ski...
Time for the Southern Hemisphere snow update. August 1st usually sees us out there posting a live reminder clip to ski or ride every day you can this month - the last of winter down under remember. Seems like that came around quick, or maybe not quick enough for all those still stuck on lockdown..
The new Sugar Bowl Express chairlift at The Remarkables opens tomorrow, August 1st. The new lift opens up a whole new set of options as the resort finally gets lifts in the right places - the original lift layout was a ridiculous under utilisation of the terrain available that has been addressed in...
Cerro Lopez is a 2075m big mountain classic with amazing backcountry skiing just a 45 minute bus ride (plus a hike and skin up) from bustling Bariloche, the Queenstown of South America. Day trips are feasible, but it's far better to stay up at Refugio Lopez which on the tree line at 1620m. Nic...
The Australian ski industry is used to bad seasons and even bushfire summers, but COVID-19 has wrought unprecedented havoc across the $2 billion per annum industry. The SIA (Snowsports Industries of Australia - of which Snow Action are members) has documented the situation. No surprises, it is critical. This is the...
flying high in the Flylow Genius jacket
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...