What a week we have had. It started with zero natural snow on the ground and a man made patch or two. We saw it wet on Tuesday and Wednesday with a little snow up high, then things went nuts. June went from zero to hero within a matter of days.Read more
The future of Mt Buller’s critical Water Storage Project has been secured with the Andrew’s Labor Government yesterday announcing a $7.5 million grant through the Regional Tourism Infrastructure Fund.
Mr Anthony Carbines, MP took the opportunity whilst at Mt Buller to celebrate the opening of the 2018 snow season, to publicly announce the funding.Read more
Season 2018 is about to change for the better in a big way. The Juice is about to be put back into June. It may be a week or so late and we didn’t quite kick off the season the way we would have liked last weekend but fear not, a dump is coming.Read more
With the official start to Snow Season 2018 starting on Saturday and there being virtually zero natural snow on the ground and only a smattering of the man made stuff, I’d thought I’d go back over the last 25 years to show that this is actually quite normal and there is no need to panic. This year we have been unlucky in that temps in the resorts have not been great for making snow so things look quite dire in the resorts.Read more
With little to no natural snow in the resorts it will be touch and go for some to get a lift or two running for opening weekend. So what’s the likelihood of resorts have a run or two going?
Here is how I see it:
There will be some snowmaking opportunities over the next week which will help but there is also a large moisture band due to arrive in the mountains on Friday that could really put a dampener on the opening weekend festivities. There is also a ‘but’ with that. The system ‘could’ also drop some white flakes. The snow line looks to be marginal at the moment and if it shifts one degree less we may get 5-10cm, but if it goes the other way and sits around 2C then we are in for a wet weekend and it will cause damage to the already thin man made cover.Read more
Avalanche Training Australia in conjunction with Avalanche NZ is proud to offer accredited 2-day Avalanche Awareness (AST 1) and 4-day Backcountry Avalanche Avoidance (AST2) courses during the 2018 Australian winter.Read more
Custom Ski trip Hoodies… There is no better way to remember your snow trip than with custom designed hoodies. Every time you throw that hoodie on, you will be reminded of all those verticals you dropped, those rails your slid and those snow balls you threw at your friends. So before you head on your school, uni or interschools trip, make sure you organise your custom Hoodies or soft shell jackets with Memory Threads. We are the specialists when it comes to ski trip Hoodies. We have been supplying schools ski trip hoodies and jackets for over ten years.Read more
Real snow, all the latest gear for the 2018 season and 70 international ski resorts deliver an early taste of winter in downtown Sydney and Melbourne this month when the Snow Travel Expo rolls into town.
It’s a fun and entertaining Sunday for the whole family explains Event Director Melinda Mak, “we describe it as your ticket to a world of inspiration and information. You can literally travel a whole world of ski destinations in one day and explore resorts across USA, Japan, Korea, Canada, Europe, India, South America and of course closer to home with Australia and New Zealand.”Read more
Club Med is proud to announce an exciting new partnership with the Olympic Winter Institute of Australia (OWIA) – a coming together of two organisations with a shared passion for winter sports and supporting Australia’s elite winter athletes in the lead up to the 2022 Winter Olympics.Read more
The simple reason why is because of the truly amazing experiences I have recently had at Club Med Sun resorts.
I’ve been lucky enough to have spent time with my family at three Club Med Sun/Summer resorts over the last three years. Having been a snow forecastor for Snowatch.com.au in Australia for around 20 years most of my holidays during that time have been to snow destinations…..Read more