The Snoww app has combined with the Apple Watch to provide some neat features for snow users – but it’s the future possibilities with the technology that are most exciting.
Anyone with an Epic Pass (I’m told there are a few out there) would probably be pretty familiar with the dashboard and its ability to track your ski and snowboard day.
It does things like register your lift rides, vertical ridden and can subtly remind you of that mysterious gap you had in the middle of the afternoon where you were sinking schooners at the Guthega Pub.
But there’s a bunch of apps out there that are taking this info to a whole new level.
I was asked to check out a free one called Snoww which has been available since 2016 but is now doing some great things when paired with the Series Three Apple Watch.
I’ll get to the fun stuff in a minute but what intrigued me most was what is possible from a safety aspect with the technology.
In fact if its creator Eddy Healey has his way, it could soon be saving lives.
I couldn’t help but choke on my cornflakes when I saw the ‘story’.
Appearing in the venerable Fairfax mastheads of the Sydney Morning Herald and The Age, the headline drew me in: ‘The Aussie brand everyone will be wearing this winter’.
Everyone eh. Go on, tell me more.
“Templa crosses the boundary of gritty urban wearability with ski slope luxury”.
Hmmm, sounds like a bit of a wank, but tell ’em the price son.
Ummm, $4,000 for that leather puffer. Oh and it gets better …
The Aldi sale shouldn’t continue in its current format.
It’s that time of year again, innit snowlovers?
You know the ski season is nigh when you see the ads crop up on social media or perhaps the catalogue flitting about at your local shopping centre. Or maybe your next door neighbour is dusting off his knuckle dusters and mouthguard and you’re wondering why …
Yes, it’s the annual Aldi snow sale this Saturday.
But I’m calling for an end to it in its current set-up and here’s why.
Who are Australia’s greatest-ever winter athletes? With the Winter Olympics one month away I thought I’d pose what is a difficult question.
How do you compare snowboarders to skiers and those who survived off the sniff of a panini in the 80s to millionaire athletes of the most recent generation?
Well, I’m going to give it a go. The results won’t please everyone but having been to four Games and seen most of them first hand I’m going to rate them from 10 to 1. Drum roll please …
Charlotte Pass: Photo Charlotte Pass Facebook/Didj Mick Hopkins
With the Charlotte Pass lease set to expire at the end of this month and no official word on what was happening – I thought it was time for a bit of an update.
Our source close to the situation says that instead of a long-term lease being granted at this stage, a six-month one would be put in place.
Kangaroo 1 Subaru 0 (pretty good fight by the Subie though)
There was no time to swerve, no time to hit the brakes and no time to think.
At speeds tipping 110 km/hr there was also no way around this being anything but very very ugly.
I barely saw it, but what I did see of it was ENORMOUS.
Then I hit it.