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Australia’s Best Trail Map Ski Run the Results:

  • Kamikaze, Perisher = 27%
  • Michael’s Mistake, Thredo = 22%
  • Lindsay’s Cliffs, Hotham = 10%
  • Most nominated write in: split between The Bluff at Thredbo and Double Trouble at Perisher 7% each

Australia's #1 ski run contender Micheals Mistake at Thredbo
Race Coach Peter Fuchs blasting through Micheal’s Mistake © dkskiclinic.com

Which is Australia’s Best Trail Map Marked Ski Run?

So bring it on! Stuck in lockdown, can’t ski or ride, at least we can argue about where we would be if we could.

With Australia’s #1 ski run a good start point.

We have some awesome Naked Optics goggles or sunnies to give away to voters who get on and vote for, or just tell us, their favourite run. If you can’t wait to win, just get on and buy them on the website with with 10% discount using code SNOWACTION10OFF – which is automatically included on the link here

MORE SWAG! Yes we have awesome Aussie gear from Slugskis to add to the prize pool – short and long sleeve Ts, beanies and a hoody. So keep the entries coming people.

Australia’s #1 ski run means a marked run that has to be on an official resort trail map. So no zones, no local secrets, no back country specials. Just Australia’s best resort run.

We asked a few locals to name a favourite at their favourite of our big 5 resorts below here.

Vote for those or write your own suggestion – all entries go in for chance to win.

Thredbo: Michael’s Mistake

Race Coach Peter Fuchs has many favourites on his home snow. But none better than Michael’s Mistake, a run often overlooked – especially by occasional visitors who don’t even know it’s there. Head skier’s left off Antons. Sure, it’s short. But sweet.

“I love Michael’s Mistake for the hidden features” says Pete.

Perisher: Kamikaze

Not too many double blacks on trail maps in NSW, but Blue Cow’s classic Kamikaze is.

“I just got re-acquainted with Kamikaze this winter doing laps on successive weeks to test Kastle skis. Once I worked out the exact last spot to hang a hard right and make it back to the Summit Chair I was on a roll. Sure, you can keep going out through the trees at the bottom when things are good. But for fast steep repeat resort laps you can’t beat Kamikaze” says our Editor Owain Price. “If it’s too sketchy at the top entrance drop in at the lower entrance. Friends/partners not keen can take Zali’s and meet you at the lift.”

Skiing Kamikaze, Australia's #1 ski run contender
Loving the Kamikaze vortex © Owain Price
Trail map inset showing Kamikaze at Blue Cow side of Perisher

Hotham: Lindsay’s Cliffs

Mr Slugskis, aka Matt Tickner, even managed to be caught by lockdown at Hotham unable to get home to Melbourne not the other way round. At Hotham he loves Lindsay’s Cliffs.

“Steep terrain and Deep pockets of powder hidden in the trees under Gotcha chairlift. Have spent entire mornings cutting laps in the extreme zone” says Matty.

“You can often get in multiple untouched runs if you’re up early enough. Lots of trees and cliffs at the bottom, not for the faint hearted.”

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Top of Lindsay's Cliffs, Hotham
Top of Lindsay’s Cliffs © Matt Tickner
If you like double blacks Hotham has plenty

Buller: Hogg’s Back

Not actually born, but certainly bred in Buller, Rob Aivatoglou from George’s Ski Hire rates Hogg’s Back Australia’s #1 ski run.

“Best playground on the planet! Great pitch and features everywhere!” he enthuses.

View down Hogg's Back at Buller
View down Hogg’s Back from Bull run chair © Mt Buller
Buller trail map inset showing Hogg's Back run location

Falls Creek: Apres Vous

Falls Creek instructor Trent Abberfield likes Apres Vous.

“Apre Vous off Summit. It’s a black run that has some steep drops and when groomed is a delight to ski, fast technical downhill. With amazing views over the entire Village Bowl too” he says.

Top of Apres Vous © Amy Epstein

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