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Pre-WinterFest Party

Pre-WinterFest Party @ Gone Skiing

This year’s Pre-WinterFest Party took place on the 29th July at the Gone Skiing store in Fourways. We look forward to welcoming everyone to Afriski Mountain Resort in Lesotho for the official WinterFest event. See you there!  At the Pre-WinterFest Party we had an incredible line up of DJs that kept the party going. A big […]
Perisher at Sunrise

It’s Time to Ride the Southern Hemisphere Ski Slopes: Perisher

Welcome to the third post in the ‘It’s Time to Ride the Southern Hemisphere Ski Slopes’ series. This time we’re off to the largest snow resort in the southern hemisphere: Perisher. Located in the Australian Snowy Mountains, Perisher combines four villages and their respective ski fields. With approximately twelve square kilometers of terrain, there is plenty […]
Afriski website

Afriski Website Gets a Serious Face Lift

Check out the brand-new Afriski website It’s official. The brand-new, totally awesome Afriski website is LIVE! You can now plan your African skiing holiday, with ease, from the comfort of your couch. Whether its finding the perfect accommodation, planning your winter activities or checking the weather update just before you leave; you can do it […]
Things to Do in Cardrona

It’s Time to Ride the Southern Hemisphere Ski Slopes

Welcome to the first part of the ‘It’s Time to Ride the Southern Hemisphere Ski Slopes’ series. This post is dedicated to one of the best beginner ski resorts in New Zealand. Welcome to Cardrona Alpine Resort – ski. ride. sightsee. The Best of the Southern Hemisphere Ski Slopes – Cardrona, New Zealand In the […]
Gear Guide

Get Good Gear: Once a Beginner Part 4

AfriSki Mountain Resort has recently opened its doors to the shred heads. The Gin and Jazz Festival set the tone, with some of this past weekend’s guests rocking the slopes in style. A fall in that get up though is going to hurt – rather get the right gear. Great Snowboarding Begins with Great Gear […]
Summer Shred

Summer Shred @ Superpark Dachstein

SUMMER shred, you say? A dozen motivated snowboarders swapped slops for snow boots and headed to the Dachstein glacier for a summer shred session. The Girls Shred Session, hosted by QParks, this past weekend was a blast. Ana Rumiha and Michaela Tiefenbacher, two of Blue Tomato’s team riders, joined in the fun. They provided valuable coaching to […]
Look Where You're Going: Icy Surface

Look Where You’re Going: Once a Beginner Part 3

Look Where You’re Going! Here is the beginner snowboarder’s next practical tip – look where you’re going. This may seem somewhat obvious, but it is the next step to bonding with your board. Say what? You’re right, we’re not discussing looking ahead and being careful of your footing here. We’re talking about the connection between […]

We’re Open: Californian Ski Resorts Extend Closing Dates

We’re Still Open! After unexpected levels of rainfall, many ski resorts in Northern California are extending their closing dates. The wet weather has left the area buried in snow. As a result, some resorts intend staying open until 4 July. Yes, you read that correctly: there is now another two and a half months of […]
Five Tips for Rookies - Escape Reality

Five Tips for Rookies: Once a Beginner Part 2

Welcome to the second post in the newly-launched Once a Beginner series. This one is video-based and covers five tips for rookie snowboarders. Sorry, reality got in the way… Eeek… Thursday came and went and alas, no post! It’s amazing how the demands of ‘the real world’ so often force our dreams to the bottom […]