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COMP Armada Skis Australia Want Your Action Pics

COMP Armada Skis Australia Want Your Action Pics

July 2, 2010
  ARMADA Skis Australia are giving you the chance to win some awesome ARMADA softgoods!! At the beginning of the season, we know what its like to watch the latest movies and start frothing on the sport we all love. As soon as there’s a bit of snow on the…
Biathlon Come and Try Event

Biathlon Come and Try Event

July 2, 2010
Press Release The first 2010 Season Biathlon event was held on the Official Opening weekend of the Victorian snow season on 12/13 June last. The Come and Try weekend was run at the home of Australian Biathlon, Whiskey Flat near Mt Hotham, and was conducted by two local families in…
REVIEW Liberty Skis – Australia’s Latest Ski Arrivals

REVIEW Liberty Skis – Australia’s Latest Ski Arrivals

July 2, 2010
Will Clifford trying out the new Liberty skis SKI REVIEW | WIll Clifford/Michelle Hampton Images | Ben Hansen Chillfactor met up with the crew from Liberty Skis Australia on Monday to test drive the range from this just-arrived-in-Oz future-forward ski brand. Liberty Skis originated in Colorado and the small ski…
Victorian Government to invest $350,000 in Mt Buller

Victorian Government to invest $350,000 in Mt Buller

July 1, 2010
Press Release The Victorian Government recently announced that Mt Buller is set to receive $350,000 in funding, which will go towards the Mt Buller and Mt Stirling multi-use trail network and the Mt Buller Resort Master Plan. Minister for Children, Early Childhood Development and Women’s Affairs Maxine Morand, a keen…
Jossi Wells and Adam Hall Athletes of the Year

Jossi Wells and Adam Hall Athletes of the Year

July 1, 2010
Press Release Jossi Wells had already established himself as one of the best overall park and pipe skiers in the world before this year, but after his monstrous 2009-10 season he might simply be the best competition freeskier on the market right now. If Jossi Wells could be bought as…
NZ Freeski Teams Announced

NZ Freeski Teams Announced

June 30, 2010
Sam Smoothy, Mitchey Greig, Janina Kuzma, Lyndon Sheehan, Byron Wells, Jossi Wells Press Release After the best season in the history of NZ freeskiing it comes as no surprise that when the 2010 freeski teams were announced, all six existing national team members remained at the helm. Mitchey Greig of…
Liberty Skis First Demo Day

Liberty Skis First Demo Day

June 30, 2010
Liberty Team Skier Simon Blondel Press Release Liberty Skis announce their first demo day in Australia to be held on the 12th July at Perisher. Liberty Skis come to Australia after winning a swag of international awards and are excited to provide the Australian public with their first chance to…
Turoa Lift Tower Repairs Ahead of Schedule

Turoa Lift Tower Repairs Ahead of Schedule

June 28, 2010
Press Release Work to repair a tower on Turoa Ski Area’s High Noon lift is proceeding ahead of schedule, Ruapehu Alpine Lifts officials indicate. The lift, which services Turoa’s summit terrain on Mt. Ruapehu, was damaged earlier this month when a natural release of ice and rime from the cables…
NZ Snow Sports Athletes of the Year

NZ Snow Sports Athletes of the Year

June 28, 2010
Source | NZ Herald A world champion and Paralympic gold medallist shared this year’s New Zealand Snow Sports Athlete of the Year award. Otago’s Adam Hall, who also won the athlete title in 2008 and last year, won his gold medal in the stand-up slalom at the Vancouver Winter Paralympics…
Fresh Snow for Treble Cone – Opening Tomorrow

Fresh Snow for Treble Cone – Opening Tomorrow

June 23, 2010
With 15cm of fresh snow on the upper slopes and 5cm of new snow at base, Treble Cone is looking good for season opening tomorrow, 24 June. Opening day will be celebrated with music and Amisfield bubbles on the deck at 1.00pm and the New Zealand on-snow launch of The…
ZOE’S BLOG Let Me Introduce Myself

ZOE’S BLOG Let Me Introduce Myself

June 22, 2010
Zoe in action. Image:: Courtesy Zoe Jaboor Blog | Zoe Jaboor After a long wait our Aussie ski season has finally opened. Now we only need to wait for the white stuff to start falling!! But I guess for us Australian skiers, we have all learnt to be very inventive…
Virtual Ski Resort for Luxury – SeekersVirtual Ski Resort for Luxury – Seekers

Virtual Ski Resort for Luxury – SeekersVirtual Ski Resort for Luxury – Seekers

June 21, 2010
Press Release Elitemarket.com the London based online ultra-luxury showcase, today announced the launch of the first virtual ski village on the Internet. The elitemarket “Ski Pavilion” will give users browser access to a highly select list of the world’s best ski resorts, ski hotels, prime winter vacation property and ski…
Skier Airlifted From Mt Hutt with Critical Injuries

Skier Airlifted From Mt Hutt with Critical Injuries

June 18, 2010
Chillfactor Ski Magazine Press Release An unidentified 21 yearold American skier was airlifted from New Zealand’s Mt. Hutt ski area today after sustaining what are reporte…
Volkl NZ Freeski Open Now a FWT Official Event

Volkl NZ Freeski Open Now a FWT Official Event

June 17, 2010
Press Release The Freeski Association of New Zealand in conjunction with Snow Sports News Zealand is proud to once again stage the Volkl NZ Freeski Open taking place from 5 August to 21 August, 2010. The sixth annual Volkl NZ Freeski Open covers three major freeski disciplines: Slopestyle, Halfpipe and…
Banff Mountain Film Festival returns to Mt Buller

Banff Mountain Film Festival returns to Mt Buller

June 17, 2010
Press Release The Banff Mountain Film Festival will return to Mt Buller for one night only on Saturday 26th June, following a sell-out crowd in 2009. Taking in more than 275 communities in 30 countries across the globe, the tour features a collection of inspiring and thought-provoking films, from skiing,…
Snow Farm Opening Next Week

Snow Farm Opening Next Week

June 17, 2010
Press Release Snow Farm cross-country ski field operator Mary Lee hopes to open the trails fully from next week, after opening on a part-time basis for the past two weekends. The field opens again this weekend and a full opening next week is likely, depending on the weather, Mrs Lee…
Lindsay Vonn & Bode Miller to Call Coronet Peak Home

Lindsay Vonn & Bode Miller to Call Coronet Peak Home

June 17, 2010
Press Release American alpine skiing superstars and Vancouver Winter Olympics gold medallists Lindsey Vonn and Bode Miller will call Queenstown home this winter. The duo, two of the biggest names in ski racing, front an all-star line-up of athletes who’ll base themselves in the resort for training at Coronet Peak…
REVIEW Dynastar Contract 4×4 and Legend Sultan 94

REVIEW Dynastar Contract 4×4 and Legend Sultan 94

June 17, 2010
Tim Myers on the Legend 94 at Perisher | Harro Ski Test | Reggae Elliss It’s that time of year again, you’re looking for the next pair of skis and chillfactor’s putting the latest models through their paces. First off the rank, two of Dynastar’s top end all mountain skis,…
HOW TO Choose Your Next Pair of Boots

HOW TO Choose Your Next Pair of Boots

June 12, 2010
Will now skis in freeride boots | Image: Hansen Will Clifford Former ski racer Will Clifford has used every type of ski boot around; from the high performance stiff boots of his ski racing days to the forgiving rear-entry numbers he used while nursing a back injury. Here explains the…
Liberty Skis Australian Launch

Liberty Skis Australian Launch

June 9, 2010
Liberty Skis, a boutique brand of award winning all mountain skis, blasted onto the scene at their official Australian launch party held at Fix8 Art Gallery on Saturday 29th May. Liberty Skis bring to Australia their focus on rider driven innovation and commitment to minimising their environmental impact. Known for…
BOOTHY’S BLOG Welcome to Winter

BOOTHY’S BLOG Welcome to Winter

June 9, 2010
Words | Chris Booth Tamara Bell is 19 this year and very pretty. Two years ago she finished school and got into Sydney University studying arts. She enjoyed her first year, making plenty of new friends and broadening her horizons. She worked jobs here and there to fund her fashion…
Australian Elected to FIS Council

Australian Elected to FIS Council

June 7, 2010
Melbourne’s Dean Gosper, son of International Olympic Committee (IOC) member Kevan Gosper, has been elected to the International Ski Federation (FIS) Council which controls skiing and snowboarding worldwide. Gosper is one of eight new members elected for a two year period in the vote which took place at the FIS…
Ski Halfpipe Submitted as a 2014 Olympic Event

Ski Halfpipe Submitted as a 2014 Olympic Event

June 6, 2010
Press Release A U.S. and French proposal to submit ski halfpipe to the International Olympic Committee for consideration as early as 2014 was approved without dissent as the International Ski Federation concluded its biennial FIS Congress Friday in Antalya, Turkey. The Congress also unanimously passed proposals from the USA and…
The inaugural Clicquot in the Snow will be held in Thredbo 22 – 25 July

The inaugural Clicquot in the Snow will be held in Thredbo 22 – 25 July

June 4, 2010
Press Release Veuve Clicquot hits Thredbo this season with the arrival of Clicquot in the Snow 2010, a celebration of two of life’s great pleasures, Veuve Clicquot and après ski. The inaugural Clicquot in the Snow will be held in Thredbo on Thursday 22 – Sunday 25 July, with champagne…
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