Top 10 things West-Australian skiiers and boarders hear, say and do

Let's face it being a skiier or boarder in Western Australia is tough... really tough.  We live in a city more famous for its beaches than snow, live at least 8 hours from the nearest resort and often hear comments like: "Really, you're going snowboarding?  I've never even seen snow...does it even snow in Australia?".  …

So you like yoga, but HAVE you tried Snowga!

Trackers Mountain Lodge, in the heart of Falls Creek Alpine Village, is building a reputation for its Yoga Retreats in the picture-postcard alpine resort’s snow season. To enhance its standing amongst yoga enthusiasts the owner (an enthusiastic yogi follower) has pulled off quite a coup! Byron Bay-based Tara (pronounced 'Terra') Fitzgibbon, who has embraced all …

100 cm of the good stuff across the Aussie resorts: punters happy

With four of the five big resorts this morning reporting a snow-base close to or greater than 1 m, things are certainly looking up for the Aussie snowfields.  This is especially so given last weeks rain and flood events, which did significant damage to the existing snow-cover, and generally caused wide spread misery. However, painful …

Rain, snow and f’ing floods: the Aussie snow-season roller coaster continues

The Aussie ski season roller coaster continues this week beginning with heavy rain today, before the arrival of another cold front tomorrow, which is expected to bring heavy snow falls to low levels on Saturday through Tuesday. The 'R' word! Rain has fallen across the mountains today causing widespread damage to the existing snow cover.  …

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 …