“Something was missing from the way we skied in NZ. We have some of the best alpine terrain in the world but also some of the most remote. Any resorts in that part lie on the low foothills where snow … Read More
Nelson Lakes – History, Whiskey and Spring Turns
Words and Photos by Tom Beaumont
My early morning drive from Christchurch to Nelson Lakes provided a bit of distraction as the Seaward Kaikoura Range, quickly followed by Mt Tapuaenuku, came into view. Nelson Lakes very nearly took a sideline, … Read More
Grey Bird Days – Rain, Wind and Threading the Needle
Words: Tom Beaumont Photos: Elliot Smith
Being a weekend warrior in Canterbury has been tough lately. Snow events have been followed by warm and wet pineapple express weather, and the wind seems to arrive on Saturday morning and leave on … Read More
Searching for the Scroggin – Elliot Smith
Elliot Smith and Tom Beaumont have been out exploring what Canterbury has to offer if you are willing to earn your turns.
Words and Photos: Elliot Smith – @ewsphotography
The recent boom in on-piste skiers and snowboarders has tempted more … Read More
Skiing the New Zealand Backcountry
Four months skiing on the Southern Hemisphere with Robert Aaring and Heidi Bostad Pallin. As they try to find the best terrain New Zealand has to offer!
Mueller Hut – Aoraki / Mount Cook National … Read More
Off Grid – An Australian Backcountry skiing short film
Off Grid – An Australian Backcountry skiing short film. Filmed atop Mt Ingebyra, a mountain deep in the Australian Alps. This film explores the connection between skier and mountain. Watch as the skiers bodies diffuse through the slopes and emerge … Read More