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?
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 …
Scotty James and Britt Cox – shared winners at Australian Skiing and Snowboarding’s night of nights. Pic: OWIA
In the end Australia’s two best winter athletes just couldn’t be separated.
So it seemed only fitting that moguls skier Britt Cox and halfpipe snowboarder Scotty James shared the Australian Snowsports Athlete of the Year Award.
Obama was surprised to learn about the Epic lock-out dates until he realised he was A) American and B) Not short of a quid.
Ok, you are sure to know about Whistler being added to the Epic Australia Pass for 2017/18, another big winner for the Vail Resorts juggernaut.
But there’s another change that’s understandably been publicised a little less.
Last season there were 11 lockout dates; that is 11 days in which you couldn’t use the pass.
Now there are 21.
Enough to get you re-considering? Or do you think it is a justified trade off for getting Canada’s No.1 resort on the ticket (albeit for a combined 10 days with Vail)?
Asbo? Thredpen? The mind boggles …
With the news that Aspen has just purchased Mammoth Mountain – hard on the heels of its Intrawest takeover – the question for the Australian market is this: could Thredbo be next in line?
In light of Vail’s purchase of Perisher in 2015 and the current state of the market, this is a deal that would make a lot of sense.
And guess what? Sources have told The Snow Gauge that Aspen CEO Mike Kaplan has been spending quite some time in Thredders. Coincidence?