ALDI snow gear: it’s cheap, but what is its real cost?

This weekend marks the beginning of ALDI Australia’s annual snow gear sale. Every year, thousands of shoppers flock (some in a civil fashion, others not so) to one of ALDI’s 500+ retail outlets, in search of a so-called snow gear bargain. The ALDI ski sale is highly emotive: it causes fierce arguments, fights, and receives …

High concentrations of di-hydrogen monoxide found in man-made snow: EPA reveals

EPA has announced it will ban snowmaking after scientists revealed man-made snow contains high concentrations of a chemical known as di-hydrogen monoxide (or DHMO). Widespread but little known, DHMO is lethal when inhaled, corrodes metal and may form blistering vapours when heated. "These findings are extremely alarming", said University spokesman, Dr Alan Rainmaker. “The use …

Getting the most out of skiing when you’re over 40: six handy tips

If like the SRA directors, you're over 40, you'll know what it's like nursing aching limbs after a full day of snowriding. Yeah, yeah, we hear you. Nothing a bit of Ibuprofen and a glass of red cant fix, right? You're partly right. All those things help, and we've certainly used them ourselves - still …

What on earth is going on with the 2017/18 snow season?

While Europe, Japan and parts of North America continue to receive massive, and let's face it, near-dangerous snow falls, our friends in Colorado, Western USA, are experiencing one of the leanest winters on record!   So, what in Ullr's name is going on? Good news In the snow-sports industry, 'climate change' and 'global warming' are very …

Perisher to invest $4.2 M in new lift and snowmaking infrastructure

Just in time for Christmas, Perisher yesterday announced it will be replacing Leichhardt T- Bar with a new quad chairlift to be ready for the 2019 winter. The investment includes a significant snowmaking project bringing the total cost to $4.2 million with the work planned for the 2018/2019 summer. “News of the new quad chairlift …

Recipe for Japow: the Japanese snow machine explained

Japan is one of the hottest skiing tickets in the world right now, and why wouldn’t it be? It’s got great culture, delicious food, friendly people and colossal amounts of the lightest and driest snow found anywhere in the world. Japan’s snow quality, reliability and proximity to Australia is why more and more Aussies are …