MIKE FOOTE BREAKS THE WORLD RECORD FOR MOST VERTICAL SKIED IN 24 HOURS

MIKE FOOTE BREAKS THE WORLD RECORD FOR MOST VERTICAL SKIED IN 24 HOURS
American ultra-runner Mike Foote breaks an obscure record: most vertical height meters on skis in a 24-hour period. Here’s how he battled – excuse us, suffered – through it. Let’s get things straight right away: there is virtually nothing pleasant about busting your legs and lungs up and down a single 1000-foot...

Hakuba Valley, Japan Joins The Epic Australia Pass!

Hakuba Valley, Japan Joins The Epic Australia Pass!
If you are one of the thousands of Australian snow skiers and boarders that head to Japan every year, then this is something that should pique your interest! The Epic Australia Pass now gives you five consecutive days in Hakuba Valley, along with access to Whistler and the Best of the...

Blackbirds Getting Amongst It!

Blackbirds Getting Amongst It!
As the northern hemisphere is getting a good dose of snow right now, there are Blackbirds out there lapping it up! Team 'Bird', Arkie Elliss has been ripping up Squaw Valley, leaving no fresh stash untouched and hucking big. While our other young gun, Fletcher Thew has been flying Whistler,  serving...

New quad chairlift for Perisher!

New quad chairlift for Perisher!
Perisher today announced it will be replacing Leichhardt T- Bar with a new quad chairlift to be ready for the 2019 winter. The investment includes a significant snowmaking project bringing the total cost to $4.2 million with the work planned for the 2018/2019 summer. “News of the new quad chairlift...

The Best Ski Resorts In Japan

The Best Ski Resorts In Japan
With over 500 resorts and some of the world's finest powder and scenery, Japan is unquestionably one of the world's premier skiing and snowboarding destinations. Its northernmost and snowiest island of Hokkaido features world-beating resorts like Niseko, Kiroro and Rusutsu, all just a stone's throw away from the city of...

2018 Australian Paralympic Winter Team Captains Announced

2018 Australian Paralympic Winter Team Captains Announced
Two-time Paralympian Mitchell Gourley (alpine skiing) and Para-snowboarder Joany Badenhorst have been announced as Co-captains of the Australian Paralympic Team for the 2018 PyeongChang Winter Paralympic Games in March. The announcement was made today in Melbourne by APC Chief Executive Lynne Anderson, who said she is confident that the leadership of Gourley and Badenhorst...

Slopestyle Joins The Conspiracy!

Slopestyle Joins The Conspiracy!
The Blackbird crew are very proud to welcome aboard our latest member to join the team, Mitchell Breitfuss. Mitchell has lived in Perisher Valley his whole life, skiing the mountains since he was two years old. Cutting his teeth in disciplines including Alpine and Skier Cross, Mitch found a natural affinity...

New Bird Joins The Conspiracy!

New Bird Joins The Conspiracy!
The Blackbird crew are very proud to welcome aboard our latest member to join the team, Arkie Elliss. Starting her skiing life at 2yo and growing up literally on a pair of skis has seen Arkie become a formidable young skier.  Building on her natural talent with dedicated programs like...