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Snow Climate Data: We Won!

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Snow Climate Data: We Won!

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Our Mission

POW Australia helps our outdoor community protect the integrity of Australia’s unique alpine environment and lifestyle from climate change.

Protect Our Winters Australia is a passionate community of outdoor enthusiasts, athletes and industry brands uniting the outdoor community to advocate for policy solutions to climate change. We believe our fragile alpine ecosystem and our love for adventure amongst it, demands our participation in the fight to save it and everything it represents.

Our Vision

Create a future where Australia’s alpine environment and the communities and businesses that depend on it still exist.

For our unique alpine playgrounds to remain healthy and resilient and to protect the integrity of Australian winters, we envision a future of net-zero by 2035 where global heating has been limited to 1.5c in line with science based targets.

Read about our Theory of Change here.


Save Our Snow Climate Data

The Snowy Hydro Spencer Creek snow depth records represent extremely valuable data for scientists, resorts, local businesses, keen snow goers and more.

Unfortunately the frequency of data being collected is falling – making it difficult to understand how longer term trends are affecting the Australian Alps

Ask Snow Hydro that the data be collected from the first snowfall in a season on a weekly basis; as has been done from at least 2011-2020.

Latest News

Charging up for a green trip to the slopes

Spending time in nature is an alluring past time that attracts millions of visitors to the snow yearly. For the majority of visitors, that involves escaping the metropolitan areas of Melbourne or Sydney and driving into the sunset towards the ski fields in Alpine Australia. However, one of the most harmful parts of getting out in nature is how we...

Introducing the POWcast

Protect Our Winters Australia is excited to present POWcast, our very own podcast channel where we discuss our love of the mountains and our shared journey to protect them. In these fascinating discussions we chat to the people who bind our mountain culture together, weaving stories of adventure, environment and community into a yarn of passion and purpose. The POWcast...

Mountains on Fire: A People-Based Solution to an Existential Problem

Protect Our Winters Australia is calling on the Victorian State Government to establish a volunteer remote area firefighting force in order to save our mountain forests. This would be a practical approach to tackle climate-driven bushfires, which have become too common for our high country to handle.

POW EOY Wrap 2023

Well, what a year! It has been full of many highs for Protect Our Winters Australia (POW), and some lows for our beloved Aussie winter.
Starting with the good stuff, it has been a joy to welcome over 25 new volunteers and ambassadors to the POW Australia team.