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Hot property: $42k for a snow apartment

Posted by on 2:52 pm in Australia, Canada, Japan, New Zealand, United States, World | 0 comments

snow apartment

It’s on snow. It’s a minute walk to a ski run. It’s only one bedroom but set-up to sleep six people. It has two bathrooms. It looks neat and tidy.

It’s up for sale at $A42,000.

So what’s the catch?

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Le Bent baselayer kit giveaway!

Posted by on 2:50 am in Giveaway | 0 comments

 

Next to ski boots I reckon the most important items of snow gear are your baselayers.

If you don’t know by now, a cotton t-shirt and some footy socks won’t cut it.

You need to go quality, you need to go Merino Wool and you need to go Le Bent.

Just lucky we’ve got a kit including baselayer crew, socks and balaclava to give away this week eh?

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Could this solve the snow-commodation problem?

Posted by on 4:56 pm in Australia | 0 comments

sleep capsule

Sleeping pods have long been the rage in Japan, where accommodation, particularly of the affordable variety in Tokyo, can be at a premium. With The Capsule Hotel just opened up in Sydney and one getting constructed in Whistler, would this be a good solution to some of Australia’s snow-commodation problems?

We’ve all been there.

A cracking weekend in the middle of August and it’s just dropped a couple of feet midweek.

You frantically hit the computer to look for an available place. Computer says no.

No on snow, no 30km up the road. No, no, no, no, no, no, no.

Things are so desperate you would probably sleep in a room little bigger than a single bed that looks like something from the Alien franchise. I know I would. And perhaps one day you may be able to …

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Win REX flights to Albury, Cooma!

Posted by on 11:29 pm in Giveaway | 1 comment

REX

It’s usually just outside Canberra on the way back from a two or three day trip to the snow that I ask myself the question: why didn’t I fly?

While I have done more than my share of road trips to both the NSW Snowy Mountains and Victorian Alps from Sydney there is something about flying that sits rather nicely with me.

It’s something to do with not feeling exhausted (there or on the way back), cutting a good chunk out of your travel time and not having to deal with thousands of people in their cars who have exactly the same idea of having a cheeky few days down the snow.

In celebration of such things our good friends at Regional Expresss (REX) have ponied up with four return airfares – two each from Sydney to Cooma and another two from Melbourne to Albury!

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How young is too young to ride?

Posted by on 4:03 pm in Australia | 2 comments

Indy

How young is too young when it comes to skiing or snowboarding?

It is a question I’ve been mulling over on and off for a while.

Then I saw this 14-month old on social media on the weekend and it really made me think.

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