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Jayden Cooney: Reaching for the Stars

Despite the relative unpopularity of winter sports in Australia, few have thrust themselves into our lounge-rooms like the Freestyle Aerial event. Former World and Olympic Champion Kirsty Marshall (OAM) led the way in the 90’s, followed closely by Alisa Camplin (OAM) (remember the ‘Wrigley Extra’ commercials) and Lydia Lassila, also Olympic champions, and more recently, David Morris who won silver in Sochi in 2014.  Could the next champion be a born-and-bred Perth local? Continue reading Jayden Cooney: Reaching for the Stars

An indoor ski facility for Perth?

Western Australia has the potential to join the ranks of the UAE and major Europe centers when it opens a new indoor ski center, according to developers.  Details about the new facility are scarce, but it is understood by Snowriders Western Australia that developers are looking for a 12 hectare site close to Perth with a slope at least 400 m in length.   The center which will augment Perth’s existing tourism attractions, is expected to be supported by Western Australia’s active population, a significant portion of which regularly travel east or overseas to ski/board, according to the website.

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Image: view up the slope from the proposed foyer (West Coast Snow Park) Continue reading An indoor ski facility for Perth?

Gulmarg, India – in moving pictures

A trip to Gulmarg is an amazing and unforgettable experience. However, pulling the trigger and actually deciding to go is not an easy decision for many, especially since there isn’t a lot of information about Gulmarg.  As they say in the classics, a picture is worth a thousand words, especially when the pictures are ‘moving’.  So, our friend, Matt Appleford, at The Adventure Project has kindly gather together some of the most interesting Gulmarg videos available online. Continue reading Gulmarg, India – in moving pictures