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Finding the Real Mammoth Experience – Snow Journal

Finding the Real Mammoth Experience – Snow Journal

February 11, 2016
Yeah, it really was that deep last week. Image:: Mammoth Mountainwatch | Reggae Elliss A year ago I was in Mammoth with my family and California was in its fourth year of drought and the Sierra Mountains were suffering with a well-below average snowfall. However, thanks to a few early…
Chillfactor – 2015 Issue Preview

Chillfactor – 2015 Issue Preview

May 27, 2015
Jared Rodden at home in Mount Buller Image:: Joey Corcoran Chillfactor | 2015 Preview CLICK HERE TO BUY THE LATEST ISSUE ONLINE The official opening of the ski season is just around the corner on June 5. The mountains have seen some cold overnight temps with a few good snowmaking…
Chillfactor – The Ten Most Underrated Moves in Skiing

Chillfactor – The Ten Most Underrated Moves in Skiing

September 10, 2014
Chillfactor | Chris Booth & Skinner Murphy This story originally appeared in Chillfactor’s 2014 issue, find the mag in all good newsagents now… 1. Skiing in the rain. Because everyday skiing is the best day ever. 2. Earning your turns. Sure, pow laps underneath Snowgums in Thredbo in the middle…
Chillfactor – 2014 Issue Preview

Chillfactor – 2014 Issue Preview

May 22, 2014
Bernie Rosow, Thredbo. Cover shot by Jake McBride Chillfactor | 2014 Preview The latest issue of Chillfactor hits the stands this week and it’s a celebration of not only Australian skiers and skiing, but also 15 years of publishing Chillfactor, the only core, Australian ski mag. Chillfactor is Australia’s premium…
Action Films coming to your local Cinema Big Screen

Action Films coming to your local Cinema Big Screen

June 19, 2012
Action sports film lovers take note! Finally we are going to get a chance to watch the 12 best films in action sports in theatres around Australia. The boldest, biggest and the best 12 movies are being played on the big screen set against great stories, amazing locations, top athletes…
Brittney & Matt Defend James Boag’s ABOM Mogul Challenge Titles

Brittney & Matt Defend James Boag’s ABOM Mogul Challenge Titles

August 29, 2011
Press Releae An impressive line-up of athletes from across Australia and around the world gathered on the Summit at Mt Buller in glorious sunshine yesterday for the iconic James Boag’s ABOM Mogul Challenge. In it’s 23rd year this prestigious moguls event continues to attract a stellar international line up vying…
Chillfactor 2011 Preview

Chillfactor 2011 Preview

May 17, 2011
  Chillfactor 2011 ON SALE 25 MAY! How do you create a magazine for Australian skiers? Every year we ask ourselves who these Aussie snow sliders are and what they want to find between the pages of Australia’s definitive ski magazine. This year there were some happenings in the snow…
TJ Schiller Tears ACL, Out for the Season

TJ Schiller Tears ACL, Out for the Season

December 16, 2010
Source -ESPN On Monday afternoon, while training in the park at Keystone, Colo., TJ Schiller landed badly on a trick and tore his ACL and meniscus. He will be out for the season. “Immediately, TJ knew that he had injured his knee,” Schiller’s manager Fergie Cancade told ESPN. He was…
BOOTHY’S BLOG – Waiting for snow in NZ

BOOTHY’S BLOG – Waiting for snow in NZ

July 20, 2010
Chris and Sophie, jet-boating in Queenstown Blog | Chris Booth After trimming over the Canterbury range my girlfriend Sophie and I arrived in Christchurch Tuesday the 13th July. The better flight availability and cheaper car rentals had drawn us away from Queenstown airport – the more popular choice for skiers…
Registration for the North Face Big Mountain at Volkl NZ Freeski Open

Registration for the North Face Big Mountain at Volkl NZ Freeski Open

July 19, 2010
Press Release Those wishing to register for the North Face Big Mountain at Volkl NZ Freeski Open may do so by logging on to www.register-for-events.com.Registration is not a guarantee of a spot and you will not be charged until your spot is confirmed. There are three ways to gain entry:…
Pic of the Week, 12 – 18 July. Summiting Mt Ruapehu

Pic of the Week, 12 – 18 July. Summiting Mt Ruapehu

July 19, 2010
“For me, I like the picture as it sums up the day with that rewarding moment of taking in the view and knowing you’ve done the hard slog to enjoy the ski back down.” – Krystle Wright, photographer. Photography | Krystle Wright Aussie sports and adventurer photographer Krystle Wright spent…
Heathrow Fire Destroys Canadian Ski Team Equipment

Heathrow Fire Destroys Canadian Ski Team Equipment

July 15, 2010
Press Release The Canadian Alpine ski team has revealed it lost equipment worth around £100,000 in last week’s warehouse fire at Heathrow Airport. The Canadian team was using the airport to house skis and timing devices prior to shipping the equipment to New Zealand for a training camp at Coronet…
Bode Returns to the US Ski Team

Bode Returns to the US Ski Team

July 15, 2010
Press Release The Olympic and World Cup champ has reinstated his annual contract with the US Ski Team. Bode Miller won’t be pursuing tennis any longer. The almost 33-year-old skier has signed and submitted an annual team contract with the US Ski Team. After a two-year breakaway from the team,…
ZOE’S BLOG Chicks with Stix

ZOE’S BLOG Chicks with Stix

July 14, 2010
There’s just about enough snow to step out of the park and make some turns. Image:: courtesy Zoe Jaboor Blog | Zoe Jaboor I’m sick of being the only girl in the park or the only girl that enters a comp! So this year, along with four of my best…
SCOTTY’S BLOG Pictures of Skiing… and Sunrises

SCOTTY’S BLOG Pictures of Skiing… and Sunrises

July 14, 2010
Early morning training at Thredbo. Blog | Scott Kneller Images | Luke Kneller Scott Kneller; Olympic Ski Cross athlete, Jindabyne local, uni student – skiing, training, studying. Read Scott’s bio here . It’s been a couple of months since the Vancouver Games. I finished my uni exams two weeks ago…
Boen Ferguson Joins Liberty Pro Team

Boen Ferguson Joins Liberty Pro Team

July 14, 2010
Press Release Liberty Skis today announced the latest addition to their pro team, signing the future of Australian freesking, Boen Ferguson. At just 20 years of age, Boen is making a big name for himself on the mountain with talent to burn and a long list of wins on the…
Season 3rd Death at Mt Hutt

Season 3rd Death at Mt Hutt

July 13, 2010
Press Release An as-yet unidentified woman died while skiing at Mt. Hutt on Monday afternoon, the third death at the New Zealand ski and snowboard resort thus far this season.The Christchurch, New Zealand resident, variously reported as 54 and 56 years of age, was skiing just out of bounds with…
BOOTHY’s BLOG – The Marvels of Modern Technology

BOOTHY’s BLOG – The Marvels of Modern Technology

July 13, 2010
Boen Ferguson enjoying the PlayStation terrain park at Perisher – beyond the snowmaking areas the hills are very green. Image: Ben Hansen Blog | Chris Booth I’m not sure what the reports are saying, but there isn’t much snow. Rocks, grass and little green tussocks dot the mountain like bad…
HOW TO Master the Moguls – Part 1

HOW TO Master the Moguls – Part 1

July 7, 2010
2010 Olympic gold medalist Alexandre Bilodeau of Canada (left) and Australia’s Dale Begg-Smith – 2010 Olympic silver medalist Moguls Mastery | Don St Pierre – Former USA Freestyle Ski Team Head Coach During the early part of the season when we’re all hanging for mid winter conditions including some big…
SoO AirTime – The Newest Aussie Freeride Event

SoO AirTime – The Newest Aussie Freeride Event

July 7, 2010
  Chillfactor Ski Magazine | At Chillfactor we’re all for Aussies stepping up raise the standard of Aussie skiing and snowboarding athletes, events and everything really. So we’re excited about the latest freeride event to come to fruition, the SoO AirTime. An example of Aussie skiers loving what they do…
Whistler-Blackcomb Reopens With Summer Snow

Whistler-Blackcomb Reopens With Summer Snow

July 6, 2010
Press Release Summer temperatures are finally forecast to hit B.C. this week, but up at the top of Whistler and Blackcomb Mountains, the resort is reopening for some out-of-season snowshoeing, skiing, boarding and tubing. The spring weather on the West Coast has been cool and cloudy this year and the…
Snowtweeters Helping You Find Friends on the Slopes

Snowtweeters Helping You Find Friends on the Slopes

July 5, 2010
Press Release Snowtweeters is a free service that acts as a clearinghouse of the tweeted ski/ride plans of people who are interested in meeting other compatible skiers/riders during an up-coming trip, that is, when plans coincide to be at the same resort on the same day. Users click a link…
American Express Queenstown Winter Festival Wraps Up

American Express Queenstown Winter Festival Wraps Up

July 5, 2010
Press Release The American Express Queenstown Winter Festival 2010 wrapped up today (Sunday July 4) with a huge day at Coronet Peak ski area and oodles of downtown fun for littlies. And looking back over ten fun-filled, full-on days, festival manager Simon Green declared it “one of the best ever”.…
VIDEO June Jibbing

VIDEO June Jibbing

July 5, 2010
Video | Lucas Wilkinson What’s in your backyard? Jindabyne locals Charlie Timmins, Boen Ferguson, Johnny Lipzker and Russ Henshaw have Thredbo in theirs, so forget swing sets and slippery-slides, as groms these guys played in terrain parks and tree runs. And while our editor Reggae says “they’re still groms, how…
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BOOTHY’S BLOG – Waiting for snow in NZ

BOOTHY’S BLOG – Waiting for snow in NZ

July 20, 2010
Chris and Sophie, jet-boating in Queenstown Blog | Chris Booth After trimming over the Canterbury range my girlfriend Sophie and I arrived in Christchurch Tuesday the 13th July. The better flight availability and cheaper car rentals had drawn us away from Queenstown airport – the more popular choice for skiers…
ZOE’S BLOG Chicks with Stix

ZOE’S BLOG Chicks with Stix

July 14, 2010
There’s just about enough snow to step out of the park and make some turns. Image:: courtesy Zoe Jaboor Blog | Zoe Jaboor I’m sick of being the only girl in the park or the only girl that enters a comp! So this year, along with four of my best…
SCOTTY’S BLOG Pictures of Skiing… and Sunrises

SCOTTY’S BLOG Pictures of Skiing… and Sunrises

July 14, 2010
Early morning training at Thredbo. Blog | Scott Kneller Images | Luke Kneller Scott Kneller; Olympic Ski Cross athlete, Jindabyne local, uni student – skiing, training, studying. Read Scott’s bio here . It’s been a couple of months since the Vancouver Games. I finished my uni exams two weeks ago…
BOOTHY’s BLOG – The Marvels of Modern Technology

BOOTHY’s BLOG – The Marvels of Modern Technology

July 13, 2010
Boen Ferguson enjoying the PlayStation terrain park at Perisher – beyond the snowmaking areas the hills are very green. Image: Ben Hansen Blog | Chris Booth I’m not sure what the reports are saying, but there isn’t much snow. Rocks, grass and little green tussocks dot the mountain like bad…
VIDEO June Jibbing

VIDEO June Jibbing

July 5, 2010
Video | Lucas Wilkinson What’s in your backyard? Jindabyne locals Charlie Timmins, Boen Ferguson, Johnny Lipzker and Russ Henshaw have Thredbo in theirs, so forget swing sets and slippery-slides, as groms these guys played in terrain parks and tree runs. And while our editor Reggae says “they’re still groms, how…
ZOE’S BLOG Let Me Introduce Myself

ZOE’S BLOG Let Me Introduce Myself

June 22, 2010
Zoe in action. Image:: Courtesy Zoe Jaboor Blog | Zoe Jaboor After a long wait our Aussie ski season has finally opened. Now we only need to wait for the white stuff to start falling!! But I guess for us Australian skiers, we have all learnt to be very inventive…
BOOTHY’S BLOG Welcome to Winter

BOOTHY’S BLOG Welcome to Winter

June 9, 2010
Words | Chris Booth Tamara Bell is 19 this year and very pretty. Two years ago she finished school and got into Sydney University studying arts. She enjoyed her first year, making plenty of new friends and broadening her horizons. She worked jobs here and there to fund her fashion…
The Last Blast – Chris Booth

The Last Blast – Chris Booth

October 28, 2009
Photos by Luke FlynnCharlottes Pass Saturday 10 October 2009 This may sound bizarre coming from someone whose entire existence revolves around skiing, but I love the end of the ski season. The Australian winter for me is the period during which my life is both truly lived, and truly falls…
Skiers – Boen Ferguson

Skiers – Boen Ferguson

May 21, 2009
By Reggae EllissAll photos: Tony Harrington Boen Ferguson has been a regular on the podium at most freeskiing events in Australia over the past few years. While he has won big airs, slopestyle, rail events, 19-year-old Boen is a true freeskier, at home on the mountain as well as the…
Get Yourself Ready

Get Yourself Ready

May 19, 2009
By Steve Lee One thing that is always in the back of people’s minds while planning a trip to the snow be it for a holiday weekend or week, or even the season, is fitness. I could ride you hard here like a personnel trainer saying you need to haul…
HOW TO Master the Moguls – Part 1

HOW TO Master the Moguls – Part 1

July 7, 2010
2010 Olympic gold medalist Alexandre Bilodeau of Canada (left) and Australia’s Dale Begg-Smith – 2010 Olympic silver medalist Moguls Mastery | Don St Pierre – Former USA Freestyle Ski Team Head Coach During the early part of the season when we’re all hanging for mid winter conditions including some big…
HOW TO Choose Your Next Pair of Boots

HOW TO Choose Your Next Pair of Boots

June 12, 2010
Will now skis in freeride boots | Image: Hansen Will Clifford Former ski racer Will Clifford has used every type of ski boot around; from the high performance stiff boots of his ski racing days to the forgiving rear-entry numbers he used while nursing a back injury. Here explains the…
NEW WORLD RECORD – The 14th Winter X Games

NEW WORLD RECORD – The 14th Winter X Games

February 5, 2010
Russ Henshaw- in the spotlight and on the main stage. (Tim Lloyd) Freeskiing’s Progression Has No Boundaries The 14th Winter X Games are done and dusted after a huge four days in Aspen, Colorado. In great conditions that included some amazing night time action under a full moon, the skiing…