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...

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...

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...

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.
AST 1 Avalanche Course - Mt Hotham

Backcountry Skiing – A Beginner’s Guide Part 2 – Safety

I apologise in advance for the preachy tone of this article, but it never ceases to amaze me just how clueless Australians are when it comes to this topic, and just how aggro they become when confronted with it. Don't believe me? Head to the Peak at Niseko. My intention in this segment on Safety is not to educate on the specifics of avalanche safety, as I am vastly unqualified to do this, but to emphasise that no matter how experienced a resort skier may be, they need to swallow their ego, remove their hubris and educate & equip themselves appropriately to ski out of bounds.

Ski Bindings – Basics

Ski Bindings nowadays come in many shapes and colours and may seem overwhelming to begin. Whilst different bindings have different features, deciding which bindings functionally suit each...

5 Holiday Gift Ideas for Skiers

Buying for skier can be difficult, especially ones who spend much of their days researching what their next upgrade in gear will be. These...

2017 Northern Hemisphere Ski Buyers Guide

It's that time of year again, when we swap jackets for singlets, boots for thongs, and snow for beach. Except for the fact that...