Perisher invests another $4m

Perisher Ski Resort is spreading early Christmas cheer with the announcement of a $4.2-million investment in new infrastructure and expanded snowmaking. This latest investment at Australia’s largest resort will see Leichhardt T-Bar being replaced with a new quad chairlift, and more snow guns. The work…

Astra Lodge wins at World Ski Awards

Astra Lodge, in the Victorian Alps, has been named Australia’s Best Ski Boutique Hotel 2017 at the World Ski Awards in Austria. It’s the second time the five-star property has taken out the prestigious award, having received the honour in 2016. In their fifth year,…

WILDfest launches in style

The inaugural WILDfest, Australia’s first wilderness festival, has successfully launched in the New South Wales Southern Highlands. The three-day event in Joadja, (held from October 27-29) attracted nature lovers and foodies from around the state, with the highlight being WILD Native Feast. The feast…

World Expeditions acquires NZ cycle tours

World Expeditions has expanded its presence in New Zealand by acquiring a majority shareholding in Trail Journeys, one of the country’s most popular self-guided cycle tour operators. World Expeditions CEO Sue Badyari says the move is designed to cement World Expeditions as a major player in the NZ…

Aussie ski resorts extend season

Australia’s leading ski resorts will stay open for an extra week, closing on October 8 instead of the usual October 1/2. Perisher, in the NSW Snowy Mountains, was the first resort to make the announcement, boasting the best snow conditions in five years. Mt…