Latest Ski & Snow Blogs

  • Jul03

    Cardrona to open Olympic Superpipe next week

    by SnowsBest /

    After a bumper start to the 2015 winter season, Cardrona has accelerated the construction of its freestyle features and currently offers the most extensive terrain park… The post Cardrona to open Olympic Superpipe next week appeared first on...

  • Jul01

    Skiers vs snowboarders in the most epic snowball fight

    by SnowsBest /

    Air New Zealand pitched skiers against snowboarders in their latest Meanwhile in New Zealand campaign starring Jossi Wells. Air New Zealand has released the most recent… The post Skiers vs snowboarders in the most epic snowball fight appeared...

  • Jul01

    Blimey, where the hell’s the snow?

    by SnowsBest /

    Australian ski resorts can no longer hide the fact there isn’t any natural snow, no matter how many tight camera shots of man made snow they… The post Blimey, where the hell’s the snow? appeared first on ...

  • Jun01

    Vail Resorts closes on acquisition of Perisher

    by SnowsBest /

    Vail Resorts today announced that the Company has closed on the acquisition of Perisher Ski Resort (“Perisher”), in Australia. Perisher is now officially included in Vail… The post Vail Resorts closes on acquisition of Perisher appeared first on...

  • Jun29

    Win a trip to Whistler Blackcomb

    by SnowsBest / and Ski Max Holidays are giving away a trip for two to Whistler Backcomb (including flights) with the 2015 Instagram2Win competition. If you’re not on… The post Win a trip to Whistler Blackcomb appeared first on ...

  • Jun29

    Cowboy skiing in Colorado

    by SnowsBest /

    If there’s one thing Steamboat is known for besides the Champagne Powder snow, it’s the western roots that run deep in the ranching community. Cowboys have… The post Cowboy skiing in Colorado appeared first on ...

  • Jun26

    AdventurePro Video Festival to show at Mt Buller

    Having received an overwhelmingly positive response from its original screening in Mansfield, the AdventurePro Video Festival is now going on tour. A grassroots adventure film competition organised by AdventurePro is due to reappear for a screening at Mount Buller in...

  • Jun25

    Jake Burton’s Health Improving

    by The Editors /

    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...

  • Jun24

    The Remarkables will open this Saturday

    by SnowsBest /

    The Remarkables ski area in Queenstown will open for the season on Saturday (June 27) and unveil its brand new base building for the first time.… The post The Remarkables will open this Saturday appeared first on ...

  • Jun23

    Mt Stirling winter 2015

    The following comes from Mt Buller Mt Stirling Resort Management and outlines the changes on the mountain that are in place for this winter. Mountain Journal has previously covered the Epicenter. Please support this great business. You’ll notice a few...

  • Jun23

    More flights to Jackson Hole

    by SnowsBest /

    Good news for Australians looking to ski at Jackson Hole for the mountain’s 50th anniversary season in 2015/2016. Following a successful winter season which included an… The post More flights to Jackson Hole appeared first on ...

  • Jun22

    Backcountry film festival showing in Canberra

    The ANU Mountaineering Club is hosting the Backcountry Film Festival. Thursday, 23 July 2015 – 6:30pm to 8:30pm A chance to get together and more importantly fire up the stoke for the ski season. We’ll be showing the Backcountry Film...

  • Jun21

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

    by Richard Hocking /

    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...

  • Jun21

    Three Tassie eco-tourism projects approved

    In theory, new eco tourism projects are a good idea, and will get more people out into wild environments in a way that doesn’t damage the environment. But when it comes to the current Tasmanian government, I wouldn’t trust them...

  • Jun19

    The Aussie app that fits your snow chains

    by SnowsBest /

    New ‘Snowy Roads’ App Helps Drivers with Snow Chains & Alpine Road Conditions The Snowy Roads App is Australia’s free alpine road safety driver’s aid and allows… The post The Aussie app that fits your snow chains appeared first...

  • Jun19

    First powder day of the season at Coronet Peak (and it’s only June)

    by SnowsBest /

    Queenstown’s Coronet Peak was all big smiles and fantastic conditions as the ski area delivered a “perfect powder day” today. Ski area manager Ross Copland said… The post First powder day of the season at Coronet Peak (and...

  • Jun18

    New Zealand pounded with snow

    by SnowsBest /

    Get excited people it is game on across the ditch as New Zealand’s South Island is bang smack in the middle of another blizzard. Coronet Peak… The post New Zealand pounded with snow appeared first on ...

  • Jun18

    The Remarkables delays opening

    by SnowsBest /

    The Remarkables has reluctantly delayed its ski area opening scheduled for Saturday (June 20) while it carries out final preparations to its new base building. NZSki… The post The Remarkables delays opening appeared first on ...

  • Jun17

    Call an ambulance, it’s time to get fit to ski

    by SnowsBest /

    Why a week at a health retreat may be the best thing for you before you ski or snowboard. Getting motivated to get fit to ski… The post Call an ambulance, it’s time to get fit to ski...

  • Jun17

    New premium economy class across the Tasman

    by SnowsBest /

    Air New Zealand introduces Premium Economy on Tasman, Pacific Island and Bali services. Air New Zealand’s award-winning Premium Economy will soon be available on the airline’s… The post New premium economy class across the Tasman appeared first on...

  • Jun16

    Sydney to Queenstown flight review

    by SnowsBest /

    Considering flying to New Zealand to ski or snowboard? SnowsBest reviews Air New Zealand’s three hour direct flight from Sydney to Queenstown. Air New Zealand have… The post Sydney to Queenstown flight review appeared first on ...

  • Jun15

    Meet mountaineer Sir Chris Bonington in Sydney

    by SnowsBest /

    The father of modern mountaineering, Sir Chris Bonington, is making his only Australian public speaking engagement in Sydney on July 11 and you could be there.… The post Meet mountaineer Sir Chris Bonington in Sydney appeared first on...

  • Jun14

    Feral cattle cull in Snowy River National Park

    Having seen cattle within various sections of the Alpine National Park over the years I have wondered whether they are cattle that have not been collected when herds have been removed, or whether its been illegal grazing. The comments in...

  • Jun12

    What happens when a Kiwi and an Aussie hit the slopes of Chile

    by SnowsBest /

    One Aussie, one Kiwi and many mountains in Chile. North Face release South American edit. The pull of the Andes brought Kiwi Roland Morley-Brown and Aussie… The post What happens when a Kiwi and an Aussie hit the...

  • Jun12

    Coronet Peak set to open tomorrow

    by SnowsBest /

    Snow, snow and more snow – Queenstown’s Coronet Peak ski area has confirmed its “good to go” for opening for the 2015 season on Saturday June… The post Coronet Peak set to open tomorrow appeared first on ...

  • Jun10

    Live In Shaun White’s Beach House

    by The Editors /

    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

    Good news from Qantas for Aussies flying to North America

    by SnowsBest /

    Qantas and American Airlines today announced a significant expansion of their longstanding relationship, which will see the US carrier fly from Los Angeles to Sydney for… The post Good news from Qantas for Aussies flying to North America...

  • Jun10

    Attack Of The Avalanche Sharks

    by The Editors /

    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 /

    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...

  • Jun05

    Extreme dogs, big mountains and whiskey – what’s not to love?

    by SnowsBest /

    Lovers of SnowsBest will know we love a snow dog. But what happens to those little paws when the snow melts? This happens. GoPro Mountain Games… The post Extreme dogs, big mountains and whiskey – what’s not to...

  • Jun04

    Stoked Sample Sale In NYC

    by The Editors /

    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...

  • May31

    Climbing The Sentinel – from the west

    Photo:The Sentinel, by James Morrow, The western slopes of the Main Range in the Snowy Mountains are the premier backcountry ski and boarding destination in Australia. And while people have been riding out there since at least the 1940s,...

  • May27

    Happy Socks Goes Cloud Snowboarding

    by The Editors /

    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....

  • May24

    Backcountry film festival showing in Sydney

    Patagonia is hosting a showing of the Backcountry film festival, at 6pm on wednesday June 3. At the Patagonia store. 93 Bathurst Street, Sydney. We will be showing all nine films (full list here). This is a free event. You’d...

  • May23


    Backcountry is the new black. In the last few years, all things backcountry have come in from the fringe, and are now ubiquitous, featuring in films, magazines, books, and gear. I assume that for most people its slightly voyeuristic. People...

  • May22

    Ski Guides (ski touring) course

    The following comes from Stephen Curtain. Ski Guides (ski touring) course Outcome: to begin to guide clients on day ski tours—away from patrolled areas—in Kosciuszko’s backcountry area in the Australian Alps. Provider: Outdoor Recreation at TAFE WESTERN—Lithgow campus Dates: 8-day...

  • May20

    Find Your Line

    Few people are aware that backcountry Australia hides some big-mountain slopes, even less are willing to journey there for it. Yet the western slopes of the Snowy Mountains has some grand terrain for backcountry skiing and boarding. Season 2014 delivers...

  • 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 /

    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 /

    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 /

    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 /

    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, 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 /

    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 /

    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 /

    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 /

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

  • Jun12

    A slow start: Perisher Report 12/06/2014

    by Richard Hocking /

    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 /

    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 /

    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 /

    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...

  • Aug15

    Demo Team Training Day 1: Perisher Report 15/08/2013

    by Richard Hocking /

    I'm getting some mid week turns to train with the Australian Demo Team going to Interski. As the lone telemarker I love this training since I'm being constantly pushed to keep up...