How to ski 10 Japanese resorts in 10 days: it’s possible!

Central Honshu’s Nagano and Niigata Prefectures offer a treasure trove of options for all types of skiers. Powder? Of course there is powder! How about Japan’s oldest chairlift...Steepest run...Longest run...and onsens to soak away the day’s muscle soreness. With a base in Madarao (Iiyama) there are 10 great resorts that can be accessed by shuttle …

Mt Buller Ready

Mt Buller has been blanketed with fresh falling snow all week and the depths are now sitting at around 40cms.  The resort is racing to get ready for the early opening. Yesterday Mt Buller confirmed they couldn’t wait until the Queen’s Birthday Weekend to roll their new 6-seater lift on Bourke Street so are opening …

Tokyo Disney: a must visit as part of your Japanese snow holiday

For avid skiers and snowboarders, a trip to Tokyo is often nothing more than a convenient, yet interesting stop-over point while en-route to the Japanese snow fields. But for the young at heart, a visit to Tokyo presents a great opportunity to visit many of its other attractions, including the most famous theme park of all, …

Mt Buller mourns passing of pioneer Hans Grimus

The Mt Buller community is today celebrating the life and mourning the passing of mountain pioneer and legend Hans Grimus, aged 78. Hans, owner of Mt Buller institution Hotel Pension Grimus, played a formative role in Mt Buller’s development and contributed widely to the resort and the community. Mt Buller Mt Stirling Resort Management CEO …

Celebrating National Threatened Species Day at Falls Creek

By Ian Scoop Talbot September 7 is National Threatened Species Day in Australia. The date commemorates the death of the last known Tasmanian tiger, which died dismally at the Hobart Zoo 82 years ago this year. Of all the threatened species in this country, one lives very close to home in northeast Victoria. The mountain …