Latest Ski & Snow Blogs

  • 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....

  • May26

    Win one of six USA & Canada snow holidays

    by SnowsBest /

    Can’t decide where to ski in the northern season? Chat to over 25 resorts from the USA, Japan and Canada this Friday night with the chance… The post Win one of six USA & Canada snow holidays appeared...

  • May25

    The definitive New Zealand snowstorm gallery

    by SnowsBest /

    Consider this your one stop pow stop for images & videos from today’s New Zealand snow storm including first turns of the season. If you’re on… The post The definitive New Zealand snowstorm gallery appeared first on ...

  • 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

    New GoSnow meet up app for skiers and boarders

    by SnowsBest /

    Aussie Entrepreneur Launches GoSnow, The World’s First Platform For Skiers & Snowboarders Worldwide To Meet Up & Plan Trips. GoSnow is a world first and innovative… The post New GoSnow meet up app for skiers and boarders appeared...

  • May22

    Swanky new Air New Zealand lounge at Sydney airport

    by SnowsBest /

    Barista coffee ordered on your smart phone, a wine wall and food theatre are just some of the features in Air New Zealand’s new lounge design… The post Swanky new Air New Zealand lounge at Sydney airport appeared...

  • May22

    Snowmaking starts at Coronet Peak

    by SnowsBest /

    Snowmaking guns have been fired up and are pumping out the white stuff at Queenstown’s Coronet Peak ski area. As the first cold snap of winter… The post Snowmaking starts at Coronet Peak appeared first on ...

  • 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

    Aerial spraying of herbicides in the Ovens Valley

    Information session Bright aerial spraying. This forum will be an opportunity for residents to hear about the impacts of aerial spraying of the herbicides Clopyralid, Glyphosate and Metsulfuron Methyl in the plantations around Bright and surrounding townships. Saturday May 16,...

  • 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

    Mountain music

    Many years ago, I spent a slightly surreal weekend on the Howqua River in north east Victoria, where, as luck would have it, there was both a mountain cattleman’s gathering and a big enclave of environmental activists holding campaign workshops....

  • 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...

  • May14

    ZZ Top headline Telluride Blues & Brews Festival 2015

    by SnowsBest /

    The 22nd annual Telluride Blues & Brews Festival announce their artist lineup and it’s good. The 2015 Telluride Blues & Brews Festival welcomes headliners ZZ Top, Sharon… The post ZZ Top headline Telluride Blues & Brews Festival 2015 appeared...

  • May13

    Arapahoe Basin & Copper Mountain join 2015 USA Pro Challenge

    by SnowsBest /

    Colorado’s best mountain towns host the USA Pro Challenge cycling tour including Aspen, Breckenridge, Steamboat Springs and now Arapahoe Basin and Copper Mountain. The 2015 USA… The post Arapahoe Basin & Copper Mountain join 2015 USA Pro Challenge...

  • May13

    Thredbo announce opening weekend lineup

    by SnowsBest /

    Who is playing at Thredbo’s opening weekend party? Lineup announced today. With temperatures dropping and scattered snow throughout the week, it’s clear that winter is settling… The post Thredbo announce opening weekend lineup appeared first on ...

  • 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...

  • May11

    Lake Mountain needs new ski patrollers

    With the snow season just around the corner, Lake Mountain Ski Patrol (LMSP) is recruiting additional volunteers to help look after the thousands of weekend day trippers who head to the resort each winter for some fun in the snow....

  • May11

    An exclusive look at The Remarkables new base lodge in progress

    by SnowsBest /

    SnowsBest gets an exclusive pre season tour of the new Remarkables Base Lodge. Will it be ready in time for the season? Ross Lawrence is a… The post An exclusive look at The Remarkables new base lodge in...

  • May10

    Snowing in Aussie resorts with more on the way

    by SnowsBest /

    Boom! Winter has begun in Australia’s ski resorts this weekend with snow on the ground and more to come & social media is going cray cray.… The post Snowing in Aussie resorts with more on the way appeared...

  • May07

    Animal moves to get you fit to ski this season

    by SnowsBest /

    There’s a new exercise trend inspired by the movement of animals & it’s guaranteed to help you ski. Animal Flow trainer Guillaume Tual writes for SnowsBest. How… The post Animal moves to get you fit to ski this season...

  • May06

    Perisher kicks off snowmaking for 2015 winter

    by SnowsBest /

    Perisher’s snowmaking team fired up the snowmaking system early this morning for the first time in 2015. Recent cold temperatures have created the perfect conditions for… The post Perisher kicks off snowmaking for 2015 winter appeared first on...

  • May05

    Ski for free at Thredbo

    by SnowsBest /

    The Mountain Collective today announced Thredbo as their first international partner resort. Mountain Collective Pass Holders receive up to 3 free days in Thredbo PLUS 50% off… The post Ski for free at Thredbo appeared first on ...

  • May04

    Meet the world’s best ski resorts under the one roof

    by SnowsBest /

    You know winter is just around the corner when the Snow Travel Expo hits Sydney and Melbourne. The annual event brings together the world’s best ski… The post Meet the world’s best ski resorts under the one roof...

  • May01

    Harrowing video account from the avalanche on Everest

    by SnowsBest /

    Every life is worthy and the Nepal earthquake has taken too many from a nation of generous hearted souls. It has also taken the lives of… The post Harrowing video account from the avalanche on Everest appeared first...

  • Apr01

    Insider Guide to Vail: Bill Marshall

    by SnowsBest /

    Bill Marshall has had a long love affair with Vail first touching down in the Colorado mountain town in the 1990s. The General Manager of the… The post Insider Guide to Vail: Bill Marshall appeared first on ...

  • Apr29

    Wild dog attacks. Farmers ask for more trappers.

    Wild dogs are a huge problem in farming areas around the mountains in north east Victoria. They also prey heavily on native fauna. The issue of dog control has risen again recently in Victoria because of claims that there are...

  • Apr28

    Why the world’s media is going crazy for this ski hotel

    by SnowsBest /

    Some ski hotels scream ‘look at me’ with Hollywood style razzle dazzle with celebrity chefs and a ‘be scene’ crowd. SnowsBest spends time at Telluride’s quiet… The post Why the world’s media is going crazy for this ski...

  • 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...

  • Apr27

    Everest avalanche from Nepal earthquake caught on film

    by SnowsBest /

    This video is terrifying, it is also distressing, so be warned. German mountaineer, Jost Kobusch, was one of up to a thousand climbers on Everest when… The post Everest avalanche from Nepal earthquake caught on film appeared first...

  • Apr25

    ski mountaineering courses

    Main Range Backcountry is offering ski mountaineering courses on the Main Range in the Snowies. They say: The rope can be a valuable tool for ski touring, but without any training in its use, can be dangerous or even provide...

  • Apr22

    We asked Vail Resorts CEO Rob Katz your Perisher questions

    by SnowsBest / talks all things Perisher with the CEO of Vail Resorts, Rob Katz. Will Lindsey Vonn be training down under? If you’ve been missing in snow action the… The post We asked Vail Resorts CEO Rob Katz your Perisher questions...

  • 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...

  • Apr19

    For three weeks I slept in a tent…in my own bed

    by SnowsBest /

    Skiers and snowboarders wanting to improve their performance can now set up altitude tents in their own homes. Combine this with training at sea level in… The post For three weeks I slept in a tent…in my own...

  • Apr18

    Concrete, Boardpress Join King Shit

    by The Editors /

    Canada’s alternative action print group The King Publishing Project has just rolled in a few new titles. Joining them at King Shit, King Snow, and Later are Canadian skate mag Concrete and the trade mag The Board Press. “Every skateboarder...

  • Apr18

    Michael Jager And The Business Of Weed

    by The Editors /

    Michael Jager (pictured right) the creative design mind behind Burton Snowboards, and the legendary design firm JDK is now turning his considerable marketing muscle toward the business of legal weed in the State of Vermont. He and five other CEO’s...

  • Apr18

    You Garve, You Garve, You Garve. . .

    by The Editors /

    Yobeat put this up three days ago, but we just can’t stop watching those carves. And yeah, we have a couple Burton Factory Primes rusting away in the garage, but as Neil Young once said, “Rust never sleeps.” [Link: Yobeat]...

  • Apr15

    Backcountry film festival 2015

    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...

  • Apr08

    PowderJet Snowboards Goes Full DIY

    by The Editors /

    PowderJet Snowboards is going to cut down on production labor costs by offering weekend “build your own” classes in their York, Maine factory. Here’s their pitch: Join us for the weekend at our shop in beautiful York, Maine, and build...

  • Apr04

    Eternal Board Shop Closes Up

    by The Editors /

    Eternal Board Shop owner Mike Dunn announced today (April 3, 2015) that after 21 years in business in Sparks, Nevada he’s shutting down, according to a story on KOLOtv. It used to be pretty popular spot. One of the few...

  • 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...

  • Aug10

    Crunchy and Dusty: Perisher Report 10/08/13

    by Richard Hocking /

    I had high hopes for today, but the snowfall had been light, it was warm and is was very crusty. The weeks snowfall had doubled the Spencer's Ck snow depth from ~50cm...