Ultimate Guide to Beginner’s Ski Gear – Part 1 – Soft Goods

The first time going to the snow is daunting if you don't know what you need. There is a very real threat of hypothermia...

2018 Salomon XDR Range – Frontside All-Mountain Skis

All new for 2018 is the XDR Range from Salomon. Replacing the X-Drive series the XDR is totally redesigned and bringing in a lot...

The Hottest New Ski Gear for 2017

New Year, New Gear. Here are a bunch of our favourite pieces of gear that are new and improved for 2017. Salomon XDR Range of...

The Cutest Ski Gear For Your Kids

Keep the kids warm and looking cute on the slopes this year with some cute new ski gear. We’ve put together our faves that...
Salomon Ranger2 4D

Salomon Ranger2 4D Helmet Technology

The new Ranger2 Helmet embodies Salomon’s approach to resort skiing - performance and comfort, to boost confidence and skill for every skier, everyday. Anthony Marguet,...
Atomic Vantage

Atomic Vantage Series

The Vantage ski range from Atomic has nailed the blend of lightness and stability needed for progressive all-mountain skiing, and it’s won numerous awards...

The Best Ways To Stay Warm While Skiing

Being cold and wet on the slopes is miserable, and a waste of your hard earned holiday! Weather conditions change rapidly in the mountains, so...
Black Crows Skis now in Australia

Black Crows Skis now in Australia & available on aussieskier.com

Black Crows Skis and aussieskier.com are a perfect match. It's no secret that we are smitten with the Chamonix area having skied there approximately...

Ski Bag Comparison and Buyers Guide

Shopping for bags is not quite as fun as shopping for skis, hence its generally the last thing people think about when it comes to...

Backcountry Skiing – A Beginner’s Guide Part 3 – Equipment

So - what equipment do you need to go backcountry skiing. Well the short answer is none! There's absolutely nothing stopping you from slinging your skis over your shoulder and going for a walk to an untouched area. Plenty of top-notch skiing is accessed by a short bootpack from the top of a lift, however the further you intend to venture, the more this can be assisted by specialist equipment. Backcountry skiing is a world awash with equipment - obsessed with shaving grams with exotic materials. But in this article we will focus on the bare minimum equipment required for a hitherto Alpine Skier to venture into some slackcountry/backcountry lines.