Anna Keeling writes: "such gregarious birds, but we need to remember that we are visiting their turf. If we want to be the only country in the world with an alpine parrot, we must take special care. . . ":
A solid crew of lady shredders from Canada and New Zealand is about to embark on a new kind of journey. A journey sparked by their common love of exploring the mountains on foot and the addiction of gliding down them with grace. The focus of their trip will be the Tien Shan Mountain Range in Kyrgyzstan - they look to its people, and its snow.
Words by Nicole Mesman
After being forced to take it slow by a head injury Nick Pascoe is back with a spring skiing story. Spending a lot of time resting he had lots of time to plan out some future adventures, read up on one of them taking place at Mt Potts featuring fellow Chiller Ben Hume.
Words and images by Nick Pascoe
Craig recently set off for an adventure into Cass Valley. Read up on his memorable days: Riding his bike and hiking, skis and gear strapped to his pack, on the hunt for some fresh snow and the warmth of a hut.
Words and images by Craig Murray
With the season coming to an end Ben and Ollie wrote up their spring skiing adventures, with much more snow than you would've expected at this time of year.
Words by Ollie Hunt and Ben Hume, Pictures by Nick Pascoe and 208 Media
In this Chill Feature Anna discusses the Advantages and Disadvantages of Tech and Frame Bindings. Read up on her personal preferences and her observations about fellow skiers.
by Anna Keeling
Ben and Ollie prove with their new feature that the season is far from over. Read up on some great spring skiing adventures, many comps and Ben scoring a second place (Congratulations!).
Words and images by Ben Hume and Ollie Hunt.
After scoring some of the best conditions all season for their last blog. Ollie and Ben experience weather fluctuations which give snow conditions significant variability and find fun in the mountains.
Words and images by Ben Hume and Ollie Hunt, Thanks Kenji Boekholt for the header photo
Read up on Nick's hunt for the pow this past weekend after being stuck at work the whole week dreaming about snowed in clubfields.
Words by Nick Pascoe, Pictures by Nick Pascoe, Ben Hume and Zaimon Sansom
Ollie and Ben play the waiting game during the longest dry spell of the season so far, eventually finding familiar ground in 50cm of fresh.
Words and images by Ollie Hunt and Ben Hume. Thanks for the header picture Tim Clark.
Read up on Nick's (mis-)adventures on the way to, around and at Fox Peak:
It takes a great trip for you to leave minus a broken vehicle and have already locked yourself into returning.
Words and Photos by Nick Pascoe
Rahana participated in our Chill Snow Safety Course in the Craigieburn Range this past weekend. In this feature she gives insight on what to expect, who the course is suitable for and also hears what the rest of the group has to say about this experience.
Rahana Jarvis 2nd of August 2017
Starting on the 21st of July at the Craigieburn Range Ollie Hunt and Ben Hume experience some epic riding at the clubbies as well as playing host to a successful coaching clinic at Mt Olympus following two weeks of stormy weather.
Photos by Ollie Hunt, Ben Hume, Nick Pascoe and Harry Seagar.
Rahana and Lea from Chill headed up to Fox Peak for their 2017 opening day. There they found uncrowded slopes, great snow and legendary hospitality. Keen to share the experience, here's a feature from the 2016 Chill Manual on the past, present and future of Fox Peak.
All images by Joe Harrison.
Chillers Oliver Hunt and Ben Hume are back with their second blog for the season.
After a massive snowstorm Ollie and Ben spend the season opening with their crew in the Craigieburn range. Read up on (and look at all the great shots of) an epic week in fresh and untouched snow.
Chiller Nick Pascoe is back with his first feature for the season 2017.
Nick shares some thoughts on why we ski and keep coming back to our beloved clubfields every season. Wondering what you’ve got yourself into is common on first arriving at a clubfield, but they’ll quickly grow on you until you can’t consider skiing anywhere else.
Here's the first write up from Chillers Oliver Hunt and Ben Hume. Ollie Hunt is back writing fortnightly blogs for another year, with a new companion, having lost Nick Pascoe to realms of employment (congratulations on the new gig at BVT!) Here is their first piece:
Battling to save our charismatic Kea. Images by Zach Clanton & Matt Goodman
New Zealand’s unique, curious and cheeky mountain parrots are in serious danger: the kea population is currently listed as Nationally Endangered, and declining. Chill Manual encourages skiers and snowboarders to get involved with the vital work the Kea Conservation Trust (KCT) is doing.
We caught up with some Chilled Chillers about where they're currently chilling and how they plan to chill this chilly winter. Meet Mel Parsons, Nick Pascoe, Rod Thomson and Craig Murray.