Hi, I am Joel O’Rourke. Thanks for dropping by;
I’ve created this blog to share some of my experiences with you.
I started skiing when I was 5 years old in the dreary snowfields of Australia. However, it wasn’t until 2005 that I truely became passionate about skiing when I discovered the joy, adventure and rewards of backcountry ski touring.
Since then I’ve worked as a professional ski patroller in Australia, New Zealand, Canada and the USA and travelled further afield in search of new experiences and places.
I am now a fully certified ski guide.
The pull of the backcountry brought me to ski guide in Japan for five seasons but I am now splitting my time between the mountains of North America the southern alps of New Zealand.
Follow along with me as I travel around the world’s mountains.