Interview with Nathan, founder of is a new Snow report website, catering to the Australian and New Zealand market at the moment, with an interesting way of getting its updates.

I asked creator, Nathan Hawkins, a few questions on how it works and the reasons the industry needs it.

What’s it about? Why does the snow community need it?
Did it Snow is a unique site that aims to share the best and latest information on the current snow conditions. The unique bit is that in addition to official reports, the snow reports are also provided by other snow lovers, just like you! People can SMS a report to 0401 046 469 or email it to and it will appear on the site immediately (just include the name of the resort somewhere in the message). Cool huh?! Continue reading “Interview with Nathan, founder of”

Snowboarding Costs

The Rising Cost of Riding

Every year the cost of riding rises. Inflation alone ensures prices go up slightly but beyond that we also see price increases to cover expanding costs of running a resort. A days riding can amount to quite a sum, especially if you need to hire gear or find accommodation. A lift ticket alone is enough to send you broke and sometimes it hardly seems worth it, I once paid $94 for a “daily” lift ticket I purchased at 12:30 p.m. for 3 lifts and 4 runs. And to a first timer the budget is easy to blow out when costs you never even considered come into play. All these costs are annoying but I understand they are necessary. Continue reading “Snowboarding Costs”

Party to the Powder People – with Broken Panda

Snowboard culture naturally lends itself to a good time. Snowboarders are generally outgoing, friendly people who know how to have a good time. This year the good times are set to continue well into the wee hours of the mornings thanks to a series to on-mountain parties that will feature some of Australia’s hottest DJ and Hip Hop artists to the party people of Mt Buller.

Snowlife caught up with established event organiser Miles Jordan of Broken Panda to discuss the exciting season ahead including an exclusive event release you’ll have to see to believe! Continue reading “Party to the Powder People – with Broken Panda”

MAKBOARD – The future is clear

There is no doubt we are all guilty of playing our part in the wasteful society we live in. Perhaps in some aspects, it’s the only way our society can function, however for many, this disposable society presents the ultimate opportunity for innovative intervention.

Inventor and passionate Lake Tahoe boarder, Bob Candler, is one these inspirational people. Bob spent over 15 years mastering and revolutionizing waste recycling, to conceive the first snowboard to be made of 100 percent recycled and recyclable material.
After years of being frustrated by the unsustainable fabrication of fibreglass boards and not getting the ride experience, Bob took it upon himself to shake up the industry, and release the Makboard. Continue reading “MAKBOARD – The future is clear”

Louie Vito taks about life and partying

He’s been ripping the international pipe scene for quite a while now and even turning heads in the back country. A solid force on the competition circuit and generally all round nice guy. He is Louie Vito and this is the Snowlife Louie Vito Interview.

Louie has always enjoyed his time he has spent in Australia and he has seen some success down under. We thought we’d catch up with him to see what he has been up to, how his last season was, just when will Oz be seeing this pipe ripper again and generally whats up! Continue reading “Louie Vito taks about life and partying”

Choosing Snow pants

I hate wearing pants. I like to not wear pants as often as possible. Sans pants is my preferred cover for my legs, shorts are acceptable but full coverage is simply too much.
Wearing no pants is not socially acceptable everywhere, and also not too practical when you are heading to the snow. It is on these days where snow pants are a vital part of your snow outer wear and the right pair of pants can provide you with a warm and comfortable day on the mountain.

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