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Saturday, August 8, 2020

Chasing Powder

This is good from Johannes Müller & Philipp Becker, the crew at El Flamingo Films Check it out now [vimeo 110864681 w=500 h=281] CHASING POWDER - A Freeride Roadmovie from El Flamingo Films on Vimeo. In March 2014 the snow conditions in most parts of the alps were far from perfect. So the crew consisting of Jochen Mesle, Max Kroneck, Julian...
It's official: more readers with kids nominated Big White as their preferred international ski choice than anywhere else this year so they get Snow Action's People's Choice gong as Family Ski Resort of the Year. But there are plenty more reasons to check out Big White, with or without kids, as Bronwen Gora reports. The aptly named Canadian ski resort Big...
In 1984 Tim Macartney-Snape and climbing partner Greg Mortimer became the first Aussies to conquer Everest, without supplementary oxygen and via a pioneering new North Face route from Tibet. Then in 1990 Tim repeated the assault, hiking from sea level for his famous ‘Everest - Sea to Summit’ film and book. Amazingly, he actually did that first 1984 climb in...

Victoria’s Secret

Hold the fat lady! In Victoria the season ain’t over till it’s over (or started till it’s started, but that’s another story). If you’ve got the apptitude and the attitude, some fitness, and at least a K-Mart tent, mighty Mt Bogong kicks on long after the lifts stop spinning. Sam Leitch checked it out, Sarah Black took the photos. Season...
Human nature is easily seen anywhere there’s a footpath with straight lines taking a rectangle route around open ground: as night follows day, people will wear a path to cut the corner, inevitably opting for the shortest route from A to B and ignoring the neatly laid concrete paths. So it is with ski resorts: the easier the access,...
As we helicoptered straight towards a knife edge ridge high in New Zealand’s southern alps for our first run of the day my thoughts turned to what my friends would have been up to around the same time. Chances are most were rushing through peak hour before grabbing a coffee to help them kick start yet another day in...