Recent snowfalls across the Alps has got every snow lover excited about winter. Here is an initial list of snow related events happening across Victoria, NSW and the ACT this winter.

Please check here for a list of tour guides, all avalanche training providers, and gear hire options.

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Sydney Backcountry Evening

Come together with other backcountry enthusiasts and get pumped for the upcoming season

Thursday 27th May 2021 at 6.00 pm Rose of Australia Hotel, Erskineville, Sydney

Speakers include:

  • Craig Sheppard, Avalanche Forecaster
  • Craig Brokensha, Meteorologist
  • Dave Herring, Avalanche Educator/ Backcountry tour guide

Food and drinks available for purchase at the bar.

To purchase your entry ticket, go to

Tickets are limited so don’t delay!

Your $20 entry fee includes raffle ticket – prizes from Alpine Access, Mammut, Arc’teryx, Harros Snowsports, Wilderness Sports, Everest Sports, MSC.
Bring cash on the night for purchase of additional raffle tickets!

Prizes include: Mammut backpack, Mammut shovel & probeArc’teryx backpacks, Arc’teryx Nuclei Womens Hoody; Harros Snowsports; Wilderness Sports equipment; Alpine Access AST1 Voucher; MSC hoodies and maps; Ortovox shovel, saw & probe

All funds raised on the night go to Mountain Safety Collective.

Ullr Fest 2021

Bright, May 30.

From Bright Brewery:

It’s clear we humans angered the Norse God Ullr with the global pandemic in 2020, and he cursed us with the worst ski season in recent memory.
We can’t let that happen again, so please join us at Bright Brewery for the first annual Ullr Fest.
Ullr Fest is a celebration to praise Ullr, celebrate all things snow, and beg for a powdery white season ahead.
Legend says that you must sacrifice yourself and your dignity in order to appease Ullr, so we’ve got you covered.
This is a free event. Facebook page here.

Splitboard intro tour

Saturday July 3, Mt Hotham.

Hosted by Vic Alps Backcountry.

Details here:

Women’s Mountain Retreat

PERISHER – Sunday 11th – Wednesday 14th July 2021

Welcome! This is the itinerary for our three day, three night Women’s Mountain Retreat.

We welcome both Epic Pass Australia Holders as well as non-skiers. We are utilising Perisher Resort Ski Instructors for the skiers to improve technique

Splitfest DownUnder

This annual gathering in the Snowy Mountains will be on again on the 20-22nd of August.

Full details available on the website.

Victorian Backcountry festival

The Festival celebrates the growing movement of ‘all things backcountry’, comprising human powered winter activities such as cross-country skiing, snow shoeing, telemarking, alpine touring, split boarding, photography and snow camping.  This will be the fourth festival (2020 was an online event). More than 300 people attended the 2019 festival at Mt Hotham.

Three days: September 3, 4, 5.

Details here.

Avalanche and snow safety courses

Alpine Access Australia

For 2021 we will be running AST1 courses on multiple weekends and some weekdays in both NSW and Victoria, from July through to September. Courses will be held at:

* Jindabyne, NSW

July 10-11July 17-18July 24-25July 31-Aug 1Aug 7-8

* Mt Hotham, VIC
* Falls Creek, VIC

Hotham/ Dinner Plain July 19-20

Hotham/ DP July 24-25 Course Full-Waitlist

Hotham/Dinner Plain Aug 7-8

Hotham/Harrietville Aug 14-15

Falls Creek Aug 17-18

Falls Creek Aug 21-22

Hotham/Dinner Plain Aug 24-25

Hotham/Harrietville Aug 28-29

Hotham/Dinner Plain Sep 1-2Hotham/

Dinner Plain Sep 6-7

Falls Creek Sep 11-12

Hotham/Harrietville Sep 18-19

Price: $320

Please check the website to register.

Avalanche Training Australia

ATA provides 2 day avalanche awareness and 4 day avalanche avoidance courses, both in Victoria (Falls Creek) and NSW Main Range (out of Thredbo). Further details: Ross McSwiney, Mob: +61-407-412-190

Course Dates 2021:


31July – 1 August

14 – 15 August

21 – 22 August

28 – 29 August

4-5 September

Other course dates on request – minimum numbers apply


Private courses on request only for 2021 (minimum 6 participants)

Course Dates 2021:


Private courses on request only for 2021 (minimum 6 participants)


Private courses on request only for 2021 (minimum 6 participants)