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#welcomebackwinter

Help us ensure winter keeps coming back

#welcomeback winter

Help us ensure winter keeps coming back

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 our alpine playground 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.

Campaigns

#welcomebackwinter

#welcomeback winter

Keen to make a difference? POW Australia is looking for local organisers in each resort and nearby towns to host a gathering on Saturday June 11th 2022 to help #welcomebackwinter.

Join us in a major mobilisation of the snow sports community on opening weekend in June.

Each event will feature a gathering of locals, unifying the voice of the snow sports community in calling on the federal government to increase its ambition to tackle climate change. We will meet, join together to take a photo with our demand for action, then tag in the Prime Minister and other politicians. It will be a quick, fun gathering.

Latest News

First official campaign, help us #welcomebackwinter

Here at POW Australia, we are preparing to #welcomebackwinter and launch our first official campaign. It will be fun, it will be positive and it will be a great way to kick off the season. Please join us in a major mobilisation of the snow sports community on June 11th opening weekend to #welcomebackwinter.

The Snowy Mountains Backcountry Showed Me The Effects of Climate Change First Hand

Before she started guiding through the Snowy Mountains backcountry, Alex was somewhat oblivious to the effects of climate change on Australia’s snow-covered rooftop. Now she’s teaching others about the fragility of this ecosystem and sharing her story to call for action on climate change now.

Historic Snowfalls – The Top 5 Best Australian Snow Years

Following the success of our recent article on the biggest snowfalls Australia’s ever seen – Skiers it would seem, are a pretty nostalgic bunch – we thought we’d follow it up with a look at the 5 best Australian snow years on record, as per snow depth measured at Spencers Creek.