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Our judging panel

It takes time, effort and specialist knowledge to judge worldwide awards so we’d like to thank our expert judging panel.

Helen Hayes

Hilary Doling

Rachel Oakes-Ash

From the mountains of France to cowboy-country snow in America, Helen and her boisterous boys have explored more than 36 ski resorts across seven countries, not including all of the major resorts down under. She is a key contributor to our mag.

Hilary is among the world’s foremost authorities on luxury travel and is a snow-lover to boot, sharing her passion for all things ski with her son. Ski & Snowboard with Kids would not be the success it is today without her years as Editor.

Miss Snow It All (as Rachael’s readers will know her) is one of Australia’s most prolific ski authorities, widely published on Fairfax Media’s, her blog SnowsBest and media outlets around the world. Put simply, she loves to ski.

Owain Price

Ben Cardrenas

Rodney Muller

As the Managing Director of ‘Snow Action’ magazine (Australia’s #1 ski publication), Owain is an authority on all things ski with 30 years’ experience on the slopes of the world. As a step-grandfather to nine, he also knows a bit about sharing snow with kids.

Having been with Travelplan for the last 10 years, Ben knows a thing or two about ski travel. Specialising in Canada, Japan and the USA, he is part of a team passionate about combining snow and the best possible value for his customers.

Skimax has been arranging ski holidays for the last 18 years, offering a dedicated team of snow enthusiasts. With a focus on quality for the right price, Skimax makes booking a ski holiday anywhere in the world easy and enjoyable.

Rachelle Matheson

Shona Bracey

Marcus Williams

With over 30 years of accumulated ski knowledge, Rachelle and her team at Mogul Ski World specialise in helping families plan their ski holiday through personal recommendations: “When we recommend a resort it is because we have skied or snowboarded there.”

The Director of NZ-based ski travel specialists AMPED may be a newcomer to the Awards, but she’s an expert when it comes to the mountains of the world. For over 25 years, Shona has been in the travel industry, sharing her passion for skiing and snowboarding.

The GM Australia & Hong Kong of knows the snowy islands of Hokkaido and Honshu better than most; has spent 16 years building a reputation as Hokkaido’s leading ski trip outfitter, providing authoritative advice and local insight.

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