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The Website

Powderhounds.com is a ski and snowboard travel website that provides information and reviews for those researching their next snow holiday or vacation. The aim of our website is to share our experiences with you in the hope that it will help your pursuit of the perfect powder stash! We review ski resorts, cat skiing and heli skiing in many destinations around the world. We also provide information and reviews on tours, activities and accommodation.

Bookings

Powderhounds.com can help you with booking your next snow trip. We can provide advice on the most suitable destination for your needs, and we work in partnership with travel agents and a multitude of tour operators who can help you with your booking and additional advice. In some locations, we also provide you with the option to book accommodation directly. There are no additional costs associated with booking via Powderhounds.com.

The People

We are a group of ski and snowboard enthusiasts who have travelled the world in search of the best powder stash. We are definitely not pro-skiers/riders or even awesome skiers/riders, but we've visited 200+ ski destinations, so we feel we're in a good position to compare the differences between many ski resorts, cat skiing, heli skiing and tour operators. Occasionally we'll review restaurants but we lay no claim to being expert foodies!

When we provide information and reviews we don't glorify or embellish things. We tell it how we experienced it.

Sweetcheeks Doylie aka Greg


Greg is a skier who grew tried of the not-so-secret stashes at Mt Hotham. He is a legend of the après and an expert at making snowballs. He has been skiing for over 30 years and hopes he has another 40 in him - too many places to explore and not enough time! Greg is the Top Dog of Powderhounds.com.

Favourites:
Skis - Wagner Custom Powder Skis
Mountain - Alta, Utah USA
Resort Powder Run - Peak chair - Niseko Japan
Extreme Run - Shindler Spitze chutes, St Anton, Austria
Groomer - Dave Murray Downhill, Whistler, Canada
Après Bar - The Anton Bar, St Anton, Austria

Mottos:
You're only as old as the women you feel (I mean ski with).
The camera man always gets to go first on a powder day; just to capture everyone else skiing down of course!

Lushie aka Pinky aka Lyndell

Lushie is the Leader of the Pack and Chief Editor of Powderhounds.com. Her ridiculous hallmark used to be her pink Barbie helmet, and she's now replaced it with an equally childish headpiece. She hopes that by wearing a kids’ helmet she’ll retain youthful knees to enable powder skiing into her 70s. She also loves the matching pink powderhound paw prints on her Wagner Custom skis, not to mention the way they ski. Cat skiing is her idea of the purrrrfect powder skiing pursuit, although she’s really not that fussy about how she gets her score of fresh powder.

Favourite ski resort: Alta Utah
Favourite cat skiing: Selkirk Wilderness Skiing

Chris aka Powder Mongrel

Chris heads up Powderhounds Europe. He's possibly skied more resorts freeheel than nearly anyone else on the planet. Every season in Europe he is now skiing over 50 resorts & is building up a scary amount of knowledge in his decaying grey matter. The biggest challenge is getting him to finish entering the data onto the site & ensuring he doesn't prematurely wear out his knees! While not everyday is a powder day, everywhere is good (or bad) on its day. Chris' mission is to search out all the good days in Europe and also the best places to be when its bad!

Personal Details:
Age (actual) - more than half dead, way on the wrong side of 40
Age (mental) - 26
Age (physical) - 75 (knees), 65 (liver) and 35 (remainder of body)

Favourites:
Equipment: DPS skis, Scarpa Telemark boots, 22Designs Axl binding, K2 adjustable poles (plus G3 climbing skins for climbing up hills)
European Ski Resorts: In no particular order Monterosa Ski & anything in the Aosta ValleySkicircus Saalbach; Pitztal Glacier; Kuehtai; Zuers; Diedamskopf; Brigels; Grimentz Zinal; Andermatt Sedrun; Lenzerheide; Diavolezza-LagalbLauchernalpSainte FoySerre Chevalier plus so many others.......
Groomer: who cares! (Although some of the super long European valley trails are pretty cool!)
Beer: anything brewed by ‘Leffe’, all Belgian beers & micro-brews from the USA. Have developed a taste for Hefeweizen. Mmmmmm......beer!

Mottos:
"Any day skiing is a good day" (noting of course that I no longer feel the need to ski in the rain - gotta have some standards after-all!!)
"That grinding sound in your knees is perfectly natural"
"The first sign of fear is turning".

Loves:
Skiing powder, filming friends skiing powder, hiking/skinning out of remote hills after skiing powder, drinking good beer when finished skiing powder.

Wendy

Wendy is one of those skiers that is still in love with her old gear and cries often (nightly) at their passing e.g. her beloved old fluoro poles & Rossignol Bandit XLs. One day she’ll get over their demise. Her poles broke at Lake Tahoe and her skis just couldn’t function anymore from overuse! Wendy will suffer happily on her new fat skis, spreading her smiles and perfect ski style across the world. If anyone has a good pair of ladies 160cm Bandit XLs gathering dust, please donate them to Wendy. She will forever be in your debt.

Favourites:
Equipment: Kaestle TX98 skis, Dimar-Fritschi AT bindings, Scarpa boots, G3 skins.
Overseas ski hills for powder: Snowbird & Solitude (Utah USA), Asahidake (Japan), Vail (Colorado USA), Monterosa Ski, Courmayeur in Italy plus Diedamskopf & Damuels Mellau in Austria.
Drink: Aperol Spritz, Negroni, Holgate Winter Ale, Idaho Springs Nut Brown Ale, Murphys Double Chocolate Stout.

Other:
Loves: Skiing powder with like minded people, which is even more satisfying if an effort has been made to get to it.
Disappointing ski moment: When friends finally realised that on powder days her regular offer to 'go first to take photographs of them' was not a selfless act of kindness!
Afflictions: Suffers greatly from FOMO (Fear of Missing Out), so will always come along for just one more run even when dog tired.

Brett the Knuckle-Dragging Wetbum

Brett is the king of optimism and thinks every day of snowboarding is the best day ever! he can leap tall spruce in a single bound & is the single best person alive to have leading a tough bootpack in deep powder.