Altitude to Adelaide

An avid skier’s guide to adventures in her adopted home of Adelaide, South Australia and mountains abroad.

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Inneston: The Historic Ghost Town Hiding in a National Park

When considering a visit to a national park, walking through a ghost town is not usually the first thing that comes to mind.  Dhilba Guuranda-Innes National Park is home to the historic village of Inneston.  Since the early 1900s, Inneston has been many things: a small settlement, a thriving company town supporting nearly 200 people, […]

Kangaroos up Close at Innes National Park

We had hoped to see plenty of wildlife while camping at Innes National Park during, but we never expected the wildlife to steal from us.  Home to more than 100 types of birds and 10 mammals, Innes (recently renamed Dhilba Guuranda-Innes National Park) is a sanctuary for native wildlife on South Australia’s Yorke Peninsula.  It is bordered by the Southern Spencer Gulf Marine Park which is rich with marine life, some of which […]

4 Great Beaches at Innes National Park

Sitting amongst dramatic cliffs that tower over the roughly 40 kilometres of coastline on Yorke Peninsula’s southern tip, the pristine beaches of Dhilba Guuranda-Innes National Park are full of surprises.  Each with a unique feel, the beaches are home to shipwrecks, rock pools and dolphins.  There are at least 12 accessible beaches in the park […]

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Why I Moved to Adelaide, South Australia

Two years before moving to Adelaide, South Australia I had never even heard of it. In 2005, I was working my second ski season at Copper Mountain Resort in Colorado. I spent my days outside skiing, shoveling snow and working on my goggle tan. It was far from the career I had planned while in […]

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10 Things I Plan To Do in Adelaide After the Pandemic

Sometimes it’s easy to get caught up in the routine of the day-to-day. We get blinders on – focused on work and chores around the house – and forget to pay attention to the interesting things there are to do where we live. Until something, like, say a pandemic, forces you out of your routine […]

Adelaide Marathon Festival Review

On Sunday, I took part in the Joggers World Half Marathon, part of the 41st Adelaide Marathon Festival. The Festival includes the Adelaide Marathon, Joggers World Half Marathon, Physio Smart 10km, Embrace 5km, and Race the Popeye Kids Fun Run. Overall, the event seemed well-run with only a few areas for improvement. The Half Marathon […]

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Hi! I’m Ashley,

I am an ex-ski bum from America who lives in Adelaide, Australia – a place that gets no snow.  I was working at a Colorado ski resort when I fell in love with an Aussie boy and I have since fallen in love with his hometown. 

I explore my wonderful adopted home state of South Australia, while we plan our next amazing ski trip.

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Park City Review

Park City Mountain Resort is known for great snow, a fun town and a huge amount of skiable terrain, all reasons we chose it as one destination for our honeymoon in March 2019. It was purchased by Vail Resorts in 2014, a point which still seems to be of some controversy with the locals. Park […]

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St Anton am Arlberg – Part 3

The variable weather in Austria wasn’t over after the first five days. To start the week, we had sun, clouds, snow showers and more sun. For day six, we had rain. Day 6 – Rain The weather in Austria was so bizarre.  It started to rain overnight, and all the fresh snow disappeared with it, […]

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St Anton am Arlberg – Part 2

Skiing in Austria has been surprisingly variable.  In one week, we’ve had hard-packed snow, hard chunky snow with exposed icy parts, spring skiing heavy and slushy snow, and powder.  Any powder day while skiing is fantastic, but because I usually get just one week a year to ski, getting a powder day feels like winning […]

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St Anton am Arlberg – Part 1

It’s a long trip from Adelaide, Australia to St Anton, Austria – 33 hours to be exact – but so far, the “cradle of alpine skiing” has proved worth it. Arrival Our trip from Adelaide took two long flights (13 hours from Adelaide to Dubai and 7 hours from Dubai to Zurich), a three-hour layover […]

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Keystone Resort Review

We had the pleasure of skiing Keystone Resort for four days over the last two weeks of February and the first week of March 2019. I hadn’t skied Keystone in many years because I tend to stick to the other Summit County resorts when I am visiting the area. Keystone has never been my favourite […]

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Summit County: Our Wedding Ski Trip at the Top of the World

There’s something about arriving in Summit County, Colorado that will always feel like coming home. It’s where I spent childhood family ski trips, and where I lived for three years in my mid-twenties as a ski bum. It’s where I met my husband, and it’s where we married this March. It’s where the mountains stretch […]

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Stunning Scenery at Innes National Park

There are a lot of great places around Adelaide to experience nature, but a visit to Dhilba Guuranda-Innes National Park is an opportunity to rejuvenate the soul.   Located just over three hours from the city on the tip of the Yorke Peninsula, Dhilba Guuranda-Innes National Park (formerly known as Innes National Park) offers visitors […]

6 Reasons to Visit Innes National Park

At the southern tip of Yorke Peninsula lies a 94-square-kilometre refuge for native vegetation, wildlife, and humans.  Dhilba Guuranda-Innes National Park is a favourite place for South Australians to camp, fish and surf, and with some of the best scenery in the state it should be on everyone’s bucket list.    Known to most South […]

Uraidla: Make sure to stop at this Adelaide Hills town

If not for the change in speed limit most travellers would probably fly through the town of Uraidla, which sits in an Adelaide Hills valley on a two-lane road that dips and climbs around blind corners never more than 300 metres apart.  Ten years ago, they definitely wouldn’t have stopped. Located 17 kilometres east of […]

Adelaide Zoo, A City Oasis

Walking along the winding paths of the Adelaide Zoo shaded by bamboo and palms, with the whistles and chirps of birds overhead and the occasional soft hoot of a monkey in the background, it’s easy to forget that you are in the City of Adelaide.  The landscaping at the zoo includes plants carefully chosen from […]

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Reflections on South Australia’s 36-hour Lockdown

It has certainly been an interesting few days here in South Australia.  A crack was exposed in the shell of our little safety bubble. For months we have experienced life very close to pre-covid normal: we’ve had no cases in the community, very few restrictions, no need to wear masks, and no worries.  This week […]

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The South Australian Museum

My best advice for visiting the South Australian Museum – don’t try to do it all in one day.  Seriously, break it up into smaller chunks.  It’s not a big building, so the amount of stuff crammed into this unassuming museum is pretty surprising.  With just 5 floors of natural and cultural heritage exhibits permanently […]

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