for those in the snow

Fairfax Blog

We’re published every Thursday during the southern winter on Fairfax Digital. Read the SnowItAll blog on the Sydney Morning Herald, The Age, Brisbane Times, Canberra Times and WA Today.

You’ll find our current blogs from 2011 – 2013 here and archived blogs from 2007 – 2010 here.

Plus a selection of blog posts from 2012 below.


For many, time out at the snow is an opportunity to forget reality for a day, a week or a month. Those working a ski season can easily put “real life” on hold for up to four months, lost in …read more

Ten things you didn’t know about snow

If you’re reading this then chances are you are obsessed by snow. You are not alone: about 800,000 Australians ski and snowboard in Australia each year; 90,000 of us head to New Zealand and …read more

2012’s best snow photos

Like every winter season 2012 has come with highs and lows for Australia and New Zealand…read more

Call me shallow but I have always been seduced by beauty. One blink of New Zealand’s alpine eyelashes thrusting skywards from cobalt blue lakes and I was blinded eight years ago. But beauty …read more

“Committed” skiers and snowboarders love to boast, and they try to outdo each other on online forums around the world. We’ve put together an ultimate list of intrepid ski and board destinations, …read more
It took one wrong turn and an incorrect binding set-up on Portillo Ski Resort’s steeps to know I was far from invincible when skiing. If I had thought I was immortal previously, a yard sale and a …read more
As an Aussie I have received my fair bit of social media ribbing from Brits (surprising given they have their own games success to obsess about) and Kiwis (not surprising) on the state of the …read more
We launched this season’s blog with a post on the …read more
If advertising is the art of making whole lies out of half truths then the world of snow has a lot of material to work with.Gone are the days when a good TV commercial and a simple print …read more
There’s a little-known truth about heli-skiing, kept secret by those that have a vested interest in keeping an age old myth alive.Anyone can do it. You don’t have to be the extreme, …read more
How can you not love a man or woman who holds your life in their hands, flies in helicopters, has control of the explosives and the pain killing drugs and retains a sense of soothing laid back …read more
I have fallen in love at the snow too many times to count. I blame the altitude. The lack of oxygen is equivalent to beer goggles at sea level.Blokes I wouldn’t recommend to ‘that’ …read more
Ask someone to ‘I’ll friend you if you like me then tag, share and tweet’ ten years ago and they’d think you were off your snow tree. These days, those without a …read more
You’ve seen the Whistler Blackcomb “S— skiers say” video shortly followed by Vermont’s…read more
I was late to skiing, very late. Not for me the glow of the goggle tan entitled on the first day back at school after winter holidays.Skiing was a club I simply had no access code …read more
Some say the war began in September 2011 when Perisher released an early bird $699 season pass for 2012. Season pass prices like this hadn’t been seen in the snow industry …read more
Snow It All can almost smell the fresh dry northern powder in the air. The countdown is well and truly on for the northern ski season as snow Down Under loses its battle with tussock and bushland …read more


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