The 2010 issue of Chillfactor magazine is out now. Check it out and you’ll know why Chillfactor is Australia’s best ski mag.
On The Cover
Jono Brauer, Chugach, Alaska.
When we organised the trip to Points North Heli Adventures in Cordova in late March there were only a handful of skiers we considered taking and Jono Brauer and Craig “Bud” Branch were at the top of the list. For the trip to be successful we needed skiers who would throw themselves over the edge and hook into the steeps and deeps of AK and with their natural ability and racing-honed technical skills Jono and Bud didn’t disappoint. Jono may have charged a little too hard at first, his sluff taking him out on his second run, he cartwheeled for 150m before falling backwards off a 70-foot cliff. This shot was taken a few runs later..
Photo: Tony Harrington
Here Are Just Some Of The Stories You’ll Find In This Issue:
An epic journey to the end of the earth featuring Australia’s Andrea Binning, her husband Stian Hagen and Chris Davenport, Not only are they three of the world’s best big mountain skiers, but they are also true ski mountaineers and this expedition to the Antarctic Peninsula tested all of their skills.
The End Zone
Jono Brauer and Craig Branch, Australia’s two Olympic and World Cup downhill racers, move out of their comfort zone and take on the big mountains of Alaska’s Chugach Mountains.
Cowboys and Rodeo7s
Jackson Hole has iconic status as one of North America’s best ski resorts. It has the best inbounds terrain in North America and is a core town full of core skiers. While they didn’t score much legendary Jackson powder, Boen Ferguson, Christian Sirianni and Charlie Timmins were blown away by the place, the Aussie boys going ballistic in Jackson Hole’s massive backcountry.
One Step Beyond
The Snowy Mountain’s Main range is the backyard of two of Australia’s biggest and busiest ski resorts and with a little effort and some inside knowledge on any given winter’s day, you can ski Australia’s best terrain and snow.
After an eight-year hiatus, Tony Harrington resurrected the World Heli Challenge last year. Held in the awesome backcountry of NZ’s Mount Aspiring National Park, the Heli Challenge is more a celebration than a competition.
The 2010 Skier Buyers’ Guide
A 36 page out magazine which is full of every thing you need to get out on the mountain this year. Skis, boots, outerwear, helmets, goggles and a myriad of accessories. It is the biggest buyers’ guide we have ever published.