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  • Aug26

    Apres guide to Banff

    by SnowsBest / snowsbest.com

    Heading to Banff? Christie Hampton gives you the low down on the apres town. The mountain town of Banff in the Canadian Rockies is an après… The post Apres guide to Banff appeared first on ...

  • Aug26

    Mt Hotham backcountry skills course

    Mt Hotham Ski Patrol is offering a weekend backcountry skills course. September 11 – 13. It will provide training in snow safety, and features an overnight camp. It starts at 5pm on friday September 11, at Mt Hotham resort, then...

  • Aug26

    The Australian ski resort that needs your help

    by SnowsBest / snowsbest.com

    Mt Buffalo needs your help to re-open. Get in on the ground floor with one group of dedicated snow lovers dedicated to seeing this first timer’s… The post The Australian ski resort that needs your help appeared first...

  • Aug26

    Spring deals at Victorian ski resorts

    by SnowsBest / snowsbest.com

    With Victorians still shivering through winter, snow bunnies can rejoice – with plenty of snow at the seven Victorian snow resorts, there’s never been a better… The post Spring deals at Victorian ski resorts appeared first on ...

  • Aug26

    5 sleeps left to get the lowest price on Epic Pass Australia

    by SnowsBest / snowsbest.com

    This coming Monday, 31 August, marks the deadline for the lowest price on the Epic Australia Pass. The Epic Australia Pass replaces Perisher’s popular Freedom Pass… The post 5 sleeps left to get the lowest price on Epic...

  • Aug25

    World telemark day

    Following the northern hemisphere world tele day, the southern hemisphere event will be on saturday September 5. This is an initiative of Telemark Skier magazine who see it as “a day for telemark skiers to get together and go telemark...

  • Aug25

    No more lift lines

    by SnowsBest / snowsbest.com

    Vail Resorts test driving EpicMixTime at Perisher this season before launching at Vail, Beaver Creek, Breckenridge and Keystone for 2015/2016. Users will access real-time lift line… The post No more lift lines appeared first on ...

  • Aug25

    Perisher terrain park sure doesn’t suck right now

    by SnowsBest / snowsbest.com

    First there was Boardworld and Olliepop film’s Up In The Valley edit with Jye Kearney earlier this month, just to show you what Perisher’s Terrain Parks… The post Perisher terrain park sure doesn’t suck right now appeared first...

  • Aug25

    When champagne, caviar and snow collide

    by SnowsBest / snowsbest.com

    SnowsBest sent Adie Robertson to Thredbo for some caviar and champagne. Then this happened. It’s not every day you get to dine on champagne and caviar… The post When champagne, caviar and snow collide appeared first on ...

  • Aug24

    Mt Geryon

    I don’t know any Indigenous stories about Mt Geryon, in the southern end of Tasmania’s Cradle Mountain Lake St Clair National Park. But I do often wonder what it must have been like for the people’s who lived and passed...

  • Aug24

    Casey and Kat blitz women’s XC skiing

    Lake Mountain ambassadors, Casey Wright and Kat Paul (profiled here), have blitzed women’s cross country skiing in Australia this season, claiming all the major titles between them. Their clean sweep of the 2015 race calendar, against some fierce national and...

  • Aug23

    On Injury

    After skiing for more than 35 years, I’ve had my first major injury. I broke my ankle at Mt Hotham in mid July. At this point I’m in a cast and waiting to see if I’ll need some work done...

  • Aug17

    Powder pics from Portillo in Chile to make you weep

    by SnowsBest / snowsbest.com

    Words will never do Portillo in Chile’s current snow conditions justice. So we have pinched the best of the best social media snaps from our ski… The post Powder pics from Portillo in Chile to make you weep...

  • Aug15

    Vail Resorts announce the Epic Australia Pass to replace Perisher Freedom Pass

    by SnowsBest / snowsbest.com

    Perisher’s Freedom Pass Now the Epic Australia Pass, Including Access to the Best of the U.S. Vail Resorts today announced a new season pass for Australian… The post Vail Resorts announce the Epic Australia Pass to replace Perisher...

  • Aug14

    Skier rescued from Mt Bogong

    There has been a good outcome in the case of the skier who was injured on Mt Bogong, after a rescue yesterday. The following comes from the ABC. Rescuers praised for ‘incredible effort’ to help injured skier from Mount Bogong...

  • Aug14

    Air New Zealand’s latest inflight safety video goes All Black

    by SnowsBest / snowsbest.com

    Air New Zealand has teamed up with the All Blacks and an all-star line-up of international rugby greats to tackle the airline’s latest on board safety… The post Air New Zealand’s latest inflight safety video goes All Black...

  • Aug14

    What’s new at The Little Nell Aspen this coming winter

    by SnowsBest / snowsbest.com

    In anticipation of an incredible 2015/2016 winter season, The Little Nell, Aspen’s only ski-in/ski-out hotel, a Relais & Châteaux property, is preparing an exciting variety of… The post What’s new at The Little Nell Aspen this coming winter...

  • Aug14

    Thredbo launches Season Pass sale for 2015/2016

    by SnowsBest / snowsbest.com

    Providing amazing value for snow enthusiasts, Thredbo today announced the launch of its Season Pass Sale for 2015/16. This year, Thredbo is offering customers the ultimate… The post Thredbo launches Season Pass sale for 2015/2016 appeared first on...

  • Aug09

    Dumu Balcony Cafe Pozible campaign

    Mountain Journal has previously posted a review of the Dumu Balcony Cafe in Bright. Dumu is a social enterprise which trains young indigenous people in hospitality. They have just launched a Pozible campaign to raise funds for their project. You...

  • Aug08

    Pure Velvet: Paralyser Report 08/08/2015

    by Richard Hocking / telemarkphat.org

    Skifree and I were both keen to do some skinning and the Paralyser loop seemed like a great option. Staying close to the resort would also help me test how my mods...

  • Aug05

    Australia’s primo snow conditions in pictures

    by SnowsBest / snowsbest.com

    What can we say that these pictures don’t already shout out loud and clear? Australia has snow and lots of it with more on the way.… The post Australia’s primo snow conditions in pictures appeared first on ...

  • Aug04

    Belle Brockhoff and Andrew Wishart at Mt Buller for beyondblue

    by SnowsBest / snowsbest.com

    Olympic snowboarder and beyondblue Ambassador Belle Brockhoff will be raising awareness of depression and anxiety at Mt Buller on Saturday August 8, as part of a… The post Belle Brockhoff and Andrew Wishart at Mt Buller for beyondblue...

  • Aug04

    Lake Mountain skiers show their mettle

    Two Lake Mountain cross country skiers are showing their potential for the international stage by snapping up major Australian national titles this season and with the promise of more to come. Twenty-year old Casey Wright and Kat Paul, 19, recently...

  • Aug02

    The Bundian Way

    There has long been discussion about the trail that once linked the south eastern coast of NSW to the Snowy Mountains. It is called the Bundian Way. Prior to the invasion, Indigenous people moved between the coast, the Monaro Tablelands...

  • Aug01

    The Bluff – Mt Howitt ski guide

    This is the premier backcountry touring destination in Victoria. The high ridges that stretch from The Bluff to Mt Howitt sit to the south and east of Mt Buller ski resort in north east Victoria. The Bluff ridge stretches towards...

  • Jul30

    Vail Resorts rebrand Park City and The Canyons under one name

    by SnowsBest / snowsbest.com

    Today resort leadership officially combined the Park City and Canyons brands into one, under the name Park City, with a new logo combining the Canyons insignia… The post Vail Resorts rebrand Park City and The Canyons under one...

  • Jul29

    Want to ski in Spain? Charlie Timmins did

    by SnowsBest / snowsbest.com

    The North Face skier, Aussie Charlie Timmins, takes matters into his own hands, venturing into the backcountry of Sierra Nevada in The North Face: A Week… The post Want to ski in Spain? Charlie Timmins did appeared first...

  • Jul29

    It’s snowing in Jackson Hole and it’s summer

    by SnowsBest / snowsbest.com

    A mid summer snow storm turned Jackson Hole in Wyoming winter white and some locals went pond skimming.   It all happened in Jackson Hole this… The post It’s snowing in Jackson Hole and it’s summer appeared first...

  • Jul27

    Thredbo’s Top2Bottom celebrates 25 years with one wild party

    by SnowsBest / snowsbest.com

    Australia’s most iconic downhill race takes après to the next level as Thredbo and G.H. Mumm present La Folie Douce at Top2Bottom’s 25th Birthday celebration week. Pop up… The post Thredbo’s Top2Bottom celebrates 25 years with one wild party appeared...

  • Jul26

    Enter your grommet for the New Zealand Junior Freeride World Tour

    by SnowsBest / snowsbest.com

    Got a kid that wants in on the Freeride Junior Tour for big mountain skiing and boarding? Then you need this. The first ever New Zealand Junior… The post Enter your grommet for the New Zealand Junior Freeride World...

  • Jul19

    Car review: Renault Koleos

    by SnowsBest / snowsbest.com

    I was all prepared to take the Renault Koleos 4×4 Bose Premium 2.0 Diesel on a snow journey to the opening weekend of the Australian ski… The post Car review: Renault Koleos appeared first on ...

  • Jun25

    Jake Burton’s Health Improving

    by The Editors / boardistan.com

    After weeks of rumors and speculation surrounding the health of Burton Snowboards founder Jake Burton Carpenter, Burton PR has finally today (June 24, 2015) released an official health update. It’s good news considering what Jake and his family have been...

  • Jun21

    The White Ribbon of Death: Perisher Report 20&21/06/2015

    by Richard Hocking / telemarkphat.org

    On Saturday I headed up for my first solo ski this season. It was cold, still and clear with a few cm arriving at the end of the rainy system which...

  • Jun10

    Live In Shaun White’s Beach House

    by The Editors / boardistan.com

    Yes, now you too can live in Shaun White’s Encinitas, California beach house for the bargain rate of $12,500 a month, according to story in the LA Times. The 3,500 square feet of polished interiors features dark wood floors, wrought...

  • Jun10

    Attack Of The Avalanche Sharks

    by The Editors / boardistan.com

    Spring breaker shredders get a little more than they bargained for when prehistoric snow sharks attack. Here’s how Avalanche Sharks goes: “Bikini Snow Day is the busiest day of the year at Mammoth Mountain, and the resort is packed with...

  • Jun09

    Big Spinning Makes The 2018 Olympics

    by The Editors / boardistan.com

    Hey, shred kids. Looks like the quad corkers will get the chance to go for the gold when the Five Ring Circus (aka Olympics Winter Games) drop next in 2018 in PyeongChang, Korea. The inclusion of big air is another...

  • Jun04

    Stoked Sample Sale In NYC

    by The Editors / boardistan.com

    Stoked is hosting their first ever sample sale in their offices in Brooklyn June 12-14, 2015. We have 25 brands providing great gear and clothing that we’re selling for up to 70% off! All proceeds benefit STOKED. . . We’re...

  • May27

    Happy Socks Goes Cloud Snowboarding

    by The Editors / boardistan.com

    Hey look! It’s a viral sock ad by Happy Socks. It’s called Snowboarding In The Clouds and that’s exactly what their doing. Either that or Adrian Cinni is the world’s highest yoyo....

  • May16

    Backcountry film festival

    Now in its 10th year the Winter Wildlands Alliance Backcountry Film Festival celebrates the human powered winter experience through film. The festival aims to entertain while helping to raise funds and awareness for Winter Wildlands and our like-minded partners. The Backcountry...

  • May16

    Burton Opens New Las Vegas Outlet Store

    by The Editors / boardistan.com

    Forget about paying full price for your new Burton Snowboard gear next fall. This summer (while you’re partying in a urine filled Las Vegas pool) make a run to the Las Vegas Premium Outlet Stores and hit up Burton’s newest...

  • May15

    Baby Shredding With Steve Klassen

    by The Editors / boardistan.com

    We normally don’t condone baby racing, but if anyone is going to take their kids snowboarding it might as well be Wave Rave extremist Steve Klassen. And yeah, that front board (and the front flip and wall ride) makes us...

  • May13

    The 2015 Tailgate Alaska Wrap Up

    by The Editors / boardistan.com

    Each spring for the past 8 years snowboard media innovator Mark Sullivan has been gathering the freeride flock at Thompson Pass in Valdez, Alaska for a festival called Tailgate Alaska. An airstrip is turned into a motorhome community springs up...

  • Apr27

    Waterproof, Breathable, and Toxin-Free

    Patagonia is upping its own environmental ante, with a $1 million investment in Beyond Surface Technologies, a Swiss company that’s pushing petrochemicals out of the gear closet. In this article by Mary Catherine O’Connor from the Outside website, it is...

  • Apr21

    Snowboard Ramps Up With New Hires

    by The Editors / boardistan.com

    While other snowboard magazines are cutting print and/or staff, Boulder, Colorado based Snowboard Magazine is hiring even more people to help share the shred. Entering its 12th volume, the industry’s leading independent publication, SNOWBOARD magazine and Snowboardmag.com, is pleased to...

  • Apr02

    Spring 2015 Worn Wear Tour

    Another lovely project from Patagonia: Out to change our relationship with stuff, this spring Patagonia’s biodiesel repair wagon will travel coast to coast repairing clothing for free, teaching folks how to fix things themselves and selling used Patagonia clothing. Bring...

  • Mar05

    Eco Challenge Gold Coast 2015

    From the organisers: We are proud to announce that the Eco Challenge Gold Coast 2015 event is locked in for March 15, 2015 at Tugun Surf Life Saving Club 29 O’Connor St, Tugun QLD 4224 The event will again be part of the Bleach Festival...

  • Jan07

    It’s all about transparency! Where Great Design and Business Ethics Collide

    The following comes from James Williams, the founder of Keebunga. A new product, just launched on the Kickstarter crowdfunding platform is leading the way in transparent business practices. The Keebunga hard shell key case, is beautiful to look at, tactile...

  • Dec09

    Paddy Pallin and the environment

    The Paddy Pallin stores fill a particular niche in the Australian outdoor equipment landscape. They are well known and still sell general and technical equipment, rather than just concentrating on ‘adventure wear’. And they stock not only other companies gear,...

  • Nov02

    Patagonia introduces ‘traceable down’.

    In Melbourne, the minute the temperature drops below about 15 degrees, it seems like half the town’s population pulls out their Katmandu puffy jacket. Down jackets seem to have made a come back in recent years. As a backcountry skier...

  • Oct01

    Change starts with a (Fair Trade) T-shirt

    I haven’t as yet got around to doing a profile on Prana. Given that their clothing is becoming more available in Australia, it’s probably time to do a write up. But until then, check this short piece about one person’s...

  • Oct12

    A slow sore day down Watson's Ck: 11/10/2014

    by Richard Hocking / telemarkphat.org

    After the weeks rain and warm weather Skifree, Katherine and I were keen to get out to the Western Slopes before all of the thaw turned them green. We decided to head...

  • Oct05

    Captain Pants and Major Snowshoe go to the Sentinel: 04/10/2014

    by Richard Hocking / telemarkphat.org

    The RMS had cleared Kosciusko Rd to the Charlotte's Turning Circle and I had a hankering for another ski on the Western Faces. Tony and Chris were keen and I ran into Owain...

  • Oct03

    Patagonia Uses Reclaimed Cotton, Down and Wool for “Truth to Materials” Collection

    Patagonia gets featured on this site on a regular basis. This is simply because there are a lot of sustainability initiatives happening within the company. The following is lifted directly from the Selectism website and was written by Jeff Carvalho....

  • Sep08

    Patagonia selling Fair Trade Certified clothing

    The following update comes from Patagonia. Check their site for extra details. In an attempt to improve the lives of the workers who make our products, in May 2014 we began selling Fair Trade Certified™ apparel. Though we started small...

  • Aug08

    Fun in the Sun: Thredbo 08/08/2014

    by Richard Hocking / telemarkphat.org

    Today I was lucky enough to ski with Craig Martin at Thredbo. Craig had offered to take photos of me for future manuals and for my workshops at Intertele and Interski next...

  • Jul28

    A SICo weekend: Perisher 26&27/07/2014

    by Richard Hocking / telemarkphat.org

    Once again I met up with some fellow ski.com.au forum members for some skiing fun, this year at Perisher...

  • Jun12

    A slow start: Perisher Report 12/06/2014

    by Richard Hocking / telemarkphat.org

    Autumn has been depressingly warm, the grass is growing and plants are flowering now instead of spring and the snow is pretty depressing as well. Perisher have worked hard with their snowmaking,...

  • Oct12

    A long walk for two harvests: BC report 12/10/2013

    by Richard Hocking / telemarkphat.org

    Tony was up for his last day this season so we decided to take a punt and see how much snow we'd find on Twynam West. We got off to a good...

  • Aug24

    Super Mank: Perisher Report 24/08/2013

    by Richard Hocking / telemarkphat.org

    Tony, Jhono and I were excited. There had been fresh yesterday and we hoped where there would be some stashes for us. However the wet snow yesterday was firm early up high...

  • Aug16

    Demo Team Training Day 2: Perisher Report 16/08/2013

    by Richard Hocking / telemarkphat.org

    Today was another great day for training. There was less cloud, but it was warmer and windier. We had an early start and got so ski some gates on Escapade. Olympic opened...