Snowriders WA join forces with leading snowsports retailer, Mainpeak

Snowriders WA is excited to announce a new partnership with Mainpeak, Australia.  Mainpeak, with outlets in Cottesloe and Perth City,  is Western Australia's premier outdoor adventure store. Whats the deal? With this, all new subscribers to Snowriders WA will receive a FREE Mainpeak Club membership.  Simply sign up to Snowriders WA, and Mainpeak will waive …

The 2016 Aussie ski season is off to a great start: or is it?

About this time every year, people start getting really excited about amount of snow on the ground.  Automatically, excitement turns to speculation about what the season might do, where it might end, and how it compares to previous seasons - especially the ones that really delivered i.e. 1992 (316 cm); 1968 (307 cm); 1964 (355 …

Snowmaking: can it save us from climate change?

The bad news With increasing attention on the effects of climate change, and more and more evidence of declining snowfalls, skiers and snowboarders are understandably nervous about the future of snow sports in Australia and abroad.  As kryptonite is to Superman, rising temperature is to the skiing industry.  In 1990, the IPCC (intergovernmental panel on …

Gulmarg, India: a powder paradise in the most unlikely of places

The resort Gulmarg Resort, located in the far northern reaches of India is a powder paradise in the most unlikely of places. Interestingly, it lies in the disputed territory of Kashmir, an area over which India and Pakistan have fought three wars, the latest in 1999. However, with the skirmishes now over (for now), Kashmir …