Winter Kickoff – Hosted by The North Face

April 20th, 2023
Catch a screeningof Steep Refelctions at the Winter Kickoff night. Photo: Tom Roffey

Mountainwatch | Press Release

Have you been daydreaming about mountain tops and fresh tracks, adventures and après with the crew? Winter is calling and it’s time to come and connect with the local community, share stories, and make plans for the season ahead.

The North Face is hosting events in Sydney, Canberra, Melbourne and Torquay so come and celebrate the return of winter for a night of education, inspiration and good times.

Catch an exclusive premiere of local film Steep Reflections,followed by a Q&A with the film crew, Mountain Safety Collective and POW Ambassadors. You’ll not only get the chance to connect with likeminded winter folk, but you’ll get to learn more about how we can protect our winters in Australia.

Photo: Daygin Prescott

Ticket are just a $10 donation for adults and under 18s are free. All proceeds go towards supporting POW Australia. Prizes up for grabs include a pair of skis from Dynastar, and gear from The North Face, Smith and Rhythm.

The Winter Kick-Off hosted by The North Face.

Sydney | Bucketty’s Brewing — Tuesday 23 May. For tickets, click here.
Canberra | Capital Brewing — Wednesday 24 May. For tickets, click here
Melbourne | Howler — Thursday 25 May. For tickets, click here
Torquay | Bird Rock Jan Juc — Friday 26 May. For tickets, click here


With a warming climate, there is growing concern for the future of snowsports in the Kosciuszko National Park. Steep Reflectionsaims to change your perspective on the Australian backcountry and create greater awareness around the importance of both mountain safety and our environmental footprint. Follow local guides and freeriders as they showcase the hidden beauty of the Snowy Mountains, taking you to the highest peaks and the steepest slopes, whilst uncovering the harsh reality our winters face if we don’t act now.