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 …

5 reasons you should visit the Aussie snow fields this year

The Australian snow fields are undeniably unique.  Juxtaposed against the lush, green-colored plains of central Victoria and NSW, the white sails of Mt Feathertop and the Kosciuszko main range, are not scenes typically found on Australian postcards. Yet every winter, some 66,000 square km of the Aussie landscape is transformed beneath a thick, semi-permanent layer …

Trump to ban snowboarding if he wins US election

In a sensational last minute effort to sway ordinary voters, US Presidential candidate Donald Trump last night said he will pass a law banning snowboarding if he wins today's election. "Those lefty snowboarders have been terrorizing ski resorts and otherwise taking jobs away from ordinary skiiers for years; it stops here!" said Trump in a …

Ten things to remember when planning your Japanese snow holiday

So you're ready to take your first overseas holiday to Japan. We're genuinely excited for you. But, let's be clear; Japan is not Australia, and it's very easy to arrive completely unprepared.  Here's a few snippets of advice to help you along the way: 1.  It's cold Deadly cold! Every year, Aussies in Japanese resorts …

Aussie alpine Frog on the brink of extinction

The corroboree frog With contrasting black and yellow markings, the corroboree frog is an obvious and striking example of the beauty of Australian nature.  What isn't obvious is that it shares with skiiers and boarders an unusual geographic overlap: we are both at home in the Australian alpine environment.  Because these frogs lie dormant beneath …

Jon Hutchins, Hotham CEO: on the challenges of operating a ski resort in the 21st Century

Hotham Alpine Resort, nestled in the Victorian highlands, is clearly an Australian favourite. Boosting average annual snow falls of 3 m, and some of the most challenging and picturesque terrain on offer anywhere, Hotham is an iconic destination for skiiers and boarders alike. In this article, the latest in our 15 minute series, we caught …