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...