FWT Female World Champions Crowned in Verbier

April 17, 2018
Verbier victors – Jess McMillan, Ane Enderud and Julia Mancuso. Image – FWT More than six thousand spectators watched the world’s best female freeride skiers and snowboarders take on the impressive 600 vertical metre face of the Bec des Rosses in Verbier, Switzerland, for the Nissan Xtreme by Swatch, celebrating…

FREEbom Mt Buller – Putting the Free Back into Skiing – Recap

August 25, 2017
Freebom doesn’t just embrace the chaos, it encourages it. This event is single handily reinstating rad in the skiing subculture here in Australia. Image:: James Thompson Chillfactor | Reggae Elliss This year’s Freebom in Mount Buller was a big success last weekend, not surprising when the ingredients were 40cm of…

Fluro Chaos at FreeBom this Weekend – Mt Buller – Event

August 16, 2017
Knee knockin’, hip twistin’, leg spreadin’ madness this weekend at Mt Buller. Image:: Provided Chillfactor | Watkin McLennan Pull on the day-glow one piece, the Oakley Razors and dab some zinc on the snoz ‘cause Australia’s most participated (and favourite) hot dogging spectacle is ready to air-out. This weekend, the…

Chillfactor Magazine’s Guide To The Best Men’s Skis For Australia

June 29, 2017
Adam Kroenert jams one under the snow gums… It’s not skiing in Oz without gum trees after all! Image:: Thredbo Mountainwatch | Reggae Ellis and Matt Wiseman The snow is starting to fall and as more terrain opens up at your favourite resort, now is the time to think about…

Chillfactor Magazine’s Guide To The Best Women’s Skis For Australia

June 29, 2017
Katya Crema finding a pocket of sweet Aussie snow at Perisher. Photo:: Dom Keiler Mountainwatch | Reggae Ellis and Matt Wiseman As promised here are the women’s ski’s best suited to transport you over the ever-changing Australian snow that is now finally blanketing resorts. Sego Gnarwhal (from Blackbird Bespoke Skis)…

Chillfactor – 2017 Issue Preview

June 9, 2017
Mitch Reeves, Pebble Creek, Idaho. Photo by Tony Harrington Chillfactor | 2017 Preview CLICK HERE TO BUY THE LATEST ISSUE ONLINE Chillfactor 2017, On Sale NOW! The latest issue of Chillfactor hits the news-stands this week and as usual Australia’s best ski magazine meets expectations. Chillfactor is made by skiers,…

The Best Skis For Japan 2016-17

December 6, 2016
Chillfactor x Rhythm Snowboard Shop There was a time when skiing powder was hard work, a matter of multiple bouncy, short swing turns on straight, skinny flat-cambered skis which restricted the fun factor of powder to the most technical elite skiers. Fortunately, the late, great Shane McConkey came up with…

One Of The Best Powder Clips You’ll Ever See

October 21, 2016
Chillfactor  | Reggae Elliss Last December a series of solid storms moved out of the North Pacific, consistent snowfalls dumping plenty of snow and providing some epic powder conditions for resorts in California, Oregon and British Columbia. Some places were deeper than others with interior BC really copping it from…

Watch, love and learn about Chillfactor FreeBOM in 360º Video – FreeBOM

September 7, 2016
Chillfactor | Video If you weren’t lucky enough to be at FreeBOM this year then watch this 360º video. It captures the spirit of FreeBOM and tells the story of this special event lathered in community vibes. Share it with all those friends that couldn’t make it. The film was…

The Chillfactor FreeBOM 2016 – Powder Recap And Video

August 23, 2016
Chillfactor | Watkin McLennan What a weekend at Mt Buller. Friday’s 140km/hr winds and mild temperatures transformed into snow and the biggest falls at Mt Buller for the season. We had over 80 competitors on Saturday afternoon, their spirits already primed by 10cm of snow overnight and the Bull Run…

The Chillfactor FreeBOM is Now Only A Few Weeks Away – Video

July 28, 2016
Mountainwatch | FreeBOM Snow is on the ground and the season is zig-zagging its way into the memory bank. The Chillfactor FreeBOM is back again this year. The event that started with a PA system, slushy bumps and a bunch of Buller’s most passionate skiers is now no different. FreeBOM…

In 2016 the Chillfactor Freebom Returns

May 31, 2016
Mountainwatch | Reggae Elliss The Chillfactor FreeBOM is for every skier. It is your chance to get a cheer from the lift, a high-five at the bottom of the run and a shout-out from an MC in a one-piece suit. It’s not about how well you ski it’s about how…

Chillfactor – 2016 Issue Preview

May 27, 2016
Bernie Rosow, Mammoth Mountain, Photo by Christian Pondella Chillfactor | 2016 Preview CLICK HERE TO BUY THE LATEST ISSUE ONLINE Chillfactor 2016, On Sale June 2 The latest issue of Chillfactor hits the stands this week with a new format and new design. It’s a bit of a soul issue…

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…

After a Few Lean Years, El Nino Turns on a Trip to Remember – Squaw Valley

January 29, 2016
I bet the Californians don’t hate El Nino. Image:: Squaw Mountainwatch | Reggae Elliss When your nine-year-old son tells you he just had the best day’s skiing of his life, you know the destination you’ve chosen for a family ski holiday is the right one. When that destination is Squaw…

These Twin Brothers are Attempting to Ski the Perfect Signature Powder 8 – Video

January 28, 2016
Mountainwatch | Video There’s something strangely satisfying about watching skiers attempt to ski perfect powder 8s at Cody Peak, Jackson Hole Mountain Resort.

This Swedish Resort is the Freeride Mecca of Scandinavia – Salomon Freeski TV – Episode 6

January 20, 2016
Chillfactor | Freeski TV Get a history lesson on Swedish freeskiing while watching Henrik Windstedt and Leo Ahrens ski laps at the world’s most northern resort, legendary Riksgränsen. Skiers: Henrik Windstedt, Leo Ahrens, Janne Aikio, Jesper Rönnbäck, JP Auclair Back for yet another season of envy-inducing imagery, the series tells…

Where Skiing Meets Art, a Week in Skiing’s Most Fabled Land, Salomon Freeski TV – Episode 4

December 29, 2015
Chillfactor | Freeski TV Leo Ahrens, Leah Evans, and Colston VB spend a week in one of the most fabled lands in all of skiing – Bella Coola. Featuring the artwork of Leo Ahrens. Back for yet another season of envy-inducing imagery, the series tells the story of the Salomon…

When Skiing Met History, WWI In the Dolomites – Salomon Freeski TV S08E06

December 17, 2015
One of the most formidable lines, in one of the most formidable mountain ranges in Italy Image:: Supplied Chillfactor | Freeski TV Episode 6 of 12, from the eighth season of Salomon’s Freeski TV. Over the coming weeks we will bring you each new episode as it drops. Back for…

Ever Wondered What it’s Like to Ski Gnarly Lines in AK? Todd Ligare Shows Us – Video

December 14, 2015
Mountainwatch | Chillfactor In a winter season that was spread between the spines of Alaska and the peaks of Wyoming, Todd Ligare has managed to stack up quite the season’s edit. This video is quite simply, INSANE… Special mention goes to the ahhh, incident that happens at 00:43!

The Quest to Take the Most Difficult Ski Photo Ever Taken, Salomon Freeski TV – Episode 3

December 8, 2015
Chillfactor | Freeski TV It was a ridiculous idea from the start. Travel to the edge of the earth to see one of the planet’s rarest events- a total solar eclipse in the Arctic. Faced with the likely reality of bad weather obscuring the sun and having to battle frigid,…

Go Behind The Scenes With Black Crows Le Rappel – Boothy’s Blog

November 6, 2015
Mountainwatch | Chris Booth Chamonix-based Ski marque Black Crows just launched its new mini-film by Yorgo & Co. Featuring brand founders Camille Jaccoux and Bruno Compagnet (the bearded one), the film seeks to imagine a world where ski mountaineering and the city collide. Shot between Chamonix and Paris, Bruno skis…

Two Weeks, Anywhere in the World. Where Would You Go? Salomon Freeski TV – Episode 2

October 20, 2015
Chillfactor | Freeski TV If you were given a choice to go on a two week trip with an all-pro crew, where would you go? Episode 2 of 12, from the ninth season of Salomon’s Freeski TV. Over the coming weeks, we will bring you each new episode as it…

From an Abandoned Mine to Nth America’s Steepest Ski Slope, Salomon Freeski TV – Episode 1

October 8, 2015
Chillfactor | Freeski TV Episode 1 of 12, from the ninth season of Salomon’s Freeski TV. Over the coming weeks, we will bring you each new episode as it drops. Back for yet another season of envy-inducing imagery, the series tells the story of the Salomon team as they travel…
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Jye Kearney Wins the 12th Annual Burton Cattleman’s Rail Jam – CRJ12

July 23, 2017
Come one, come all. Even snowboarding’s most controversial man – Troy Sturrock, came out to dual with the infamous set. And boy, did he slay it. Image:: Matt Hull Transfer x Burton | Cattleman’s 2017 Under immaculate clear skies, bright lights and in front of hundreds of fans, Jye Kearney…

Burton Snowboards Announces the 12th Annual Cattleman’s Rail Jam

July 4, 2017
Grip the reins and get ready to kick in the spurs, ’cause Australia’s most prestigious rail rodeo is about to be let out of the gate. Image:: Burton Transfer | Press Release Burton Snowboards is pleased to announce the return of Australia’s premier rail event, the Burton Cattleman’s Rail Jam,…

Jye Kearney Wins the 12th Annual Burton Cattleman’s Rail Jam – CRJ12

June 23, 2017
Come one, come all. Even snowboarding’s most controversial man – Troy Sturrock, came out to dual with the infamous set. And boy, did he slay it. Image:: Matt Hull Transfer x Burton | Cattleman’s 2017 Under immaculate clear skies, bright lights and in front of hundreds of fans, Jye Kearney…

Sam ‘Reddog’ Neumann wins the 11th Annual Burton Cattleman’s Rail Jam – Video and Recap

July 10, 2016
Winner of best trick, Birdman – whose name still remains anonymous – took to the stair set like a seasoned vet, despite it being his first time entering the event. Image :: Matt Hull Transfer x Burton | Cattleman’s 2016 Please enable Javascript to watch this video Under bright lights,…

Burton Snowboards Announces the 11th Annual Cattleman’s Rail Jam

June 27, 2016
With an all new format and the same killer location Cattleman’s 2016 proves to be huge. Image:: Burton Transfer | Press Release Burton Snowboards is pleased to announce the return of Australia’s premiere snowboarding rail event, the Burton Cattleman’s Rail Jam, Saturday July 9th. For the 11th consecutive year, Australia’s…

Jye Kearney Wins The 10th Annual Burton Cattleman’s Rail Jam – CRJ10

July 12, 2015
Second place getter Geremy Guido winds up through a switch nosepress back three out Image:: Robbie Warden Transfer x Burton | Cattleman’s 2015 Jye Kearney has officially become the most successful rider in Cattleman’s history, snatching an unprecedented fourth title and a $4000 pay cheque at the 10th annual Burton…

The 10th Annual Cattleman’s Rail Jam – Video

July 12, 2015
Transfer x Burton | Cattleman’s 2015 Despite last night’s high wind and driving snow, 15 of Australia’s best rail riders all did battle on the famed Cattleman’s stair set and in the end it was Jye Kearney who successfully defended his title for the fourth year running.

The Cattleman’s FAQ – What You Need to Know – CRJ10

July 9, 2015
Who will take it out this year? Photo:: Matt Hull Transfer x Burton | Cattleman’s 2015 The tenth edition of the famed Cattleman’s Rail Jam in Mt Buller will be an event that can’t be missed. Thinking of heading up this weekend to have a go? Here’s everything you need…

The Infamous Cattleman’s Rail Jam Afterparty – CRJ10

July 1, 2015
The riders debrief after the 2012 finals night. Photo:: Matt Hull Transfer x Burton | Cattleman’s 2015 For a decade, the Cattleman’s afterparty has been one night on the calendar spoken about for the rest of the season, and many seasons after. Regardless of the event result or the weather,…

The Cattleman’s Throwback Gallery – CRJ10

June 24, 2015
History, Jye Kearney becomes the first person to claim three Cattleman’s titles. Photo: Hull Transfer x Burton | Cattleman’s 2015 The decade-long Cattleman’s story is rich with standout performances, inclement weather and questionable fashion statements. It’s hard to encapsulate the Cattleman’s experience in words, however there is no denying that…

The Replica Rail Qualification Event – Cattleman’s 2015

June 17, 2015
Transfer x Burton | Cattleman’s 2015 One of the great evolutions of the Cattleman’s contest has been the all-inclusive qualification event that takes place on an exact replica of the Cattleman’s stair set in the Mt Buller Park. In 2011, The Burton Cattleman’s Replica Rail was officially opened, on which…

A Decade of Down Rails – Burton Snowboards Announces the 10th Annual Cattleman’s Rail Jam

June 9, 2015
Competitors gather atop the famed stair set, Saturday July 12, 2014 Image:: Matt Hull Transfer x Burton | Press Release For 364 days a year, the Cattleman’s stair set at Mt Buller is merely a passageway that connects the village square to the bottom of Bourke St. But on one…

FWT Female World Champions Crowned in Verbier

April 17, 2018
Verbier victors – Jess McMillan, Ane Enderud and Julia Mancuso. Image – FWT More than six thousand spectators watched the world’s best female freeride skiers and snowboarders take on the impressive 600 vertical metre face of the Bec des Rosses in Verbier, Switzerland, for the Nissan Xtreme by Swatch, celebrating…

SoO AIRTIME – Open Air Winners Announced

October 20, 2011
Simon Platzer’s winning photo – Infinity SoO Airtime The OPEN AIR is SoO Airtime’s user generated video/photo competition. It is a super progressive grassroots Australian snow film and photography competition. Entrants are invited to submit a film or photo captured in the Australian snowfields. There are no constraints only no…

SoO AirTIme OPEN AIR Call For Entries – Show Your Snow Experiences

August 10, 2011
SoO Airtime The OPEN AIR, formerly OPEN EDIT, is a super progressive, grassroots film and photography competition. SoO Airtime invites you to submit films or photos captured in the Australian Snowfields. There are some amazing prizes up for grabs and this year more than just votes decide who wins. We…

Warren Miller Film Premiere

June 6, 2011
Movie Premiere | Warren Miller In a genre aimed at core legitimacy, the Warren Miller films go in for mainstream appeal, with obvious success. For years the early June film screenings in the east coast cities have formed part of a winter kick-off tradition, an integral marker in the pre-season…

SoO AirTime – Team NSW Announced

August 27, 2010
Charlie Timmins. Image:: Ben Hansen Words | Watkin McLennan NSW gets the snow, it gets the parks and it has the riders. Team NSW is a who’s who of Australian skiing, comprising of Luke Kneller, Chris Booth, Charlie Timmins, Max Timmins, Jordan Houghton and the myth, the man the legend…

SoO AirTime – Team Victoria Announced

August 25, 2010
Christian Sirianni reaching for the sun. Image:: Rory Gardiner Words | Watkin McLennan Victoria is flexing it’s muscle for SoOAirTime 2010. Team Victoria consists of Christian Sirianni, Dom Thompson, Nick Breheny, Johnny Lipzker, Dre Bennett and Watkin McLennan. The team has the the home ground advantage, all being local Buller…

The SoO AirTime BLOG – Shredbo

August 11, 2010
Joey getting in front of the lens for a turn. Image:: Watkin McLennan. So AirTime | Watkin McLennan A couple of weeks ago Joe Corcoran, myself and our never seen snow token girl Hannah Gooley headed north behind enemy lines. Our aim was to promote SoO AirTime and the Open…

World Heli Challenge, Rider Interview – 2009 WINNER Ted Davenport

July 28, 2010
Ted Daveport. Image:: Krystle Wright Rider Interview | Tess Cook Big Mountain skier Ted Davenport took out the skiing overall Mens Champion title at the 2009 World Heli Challenge, dominating the big mountain day and the Chinese Downhill – where his ski racing background gave him the edge. It’s been…

EVENT Rail Jam at Thredbo

June 22, 2010
Boen Ferguson coordinates his pants with Mother Nature’s rainbow Event | Ben Hansen The first event of the 2010 Thredbo Freeride Series took off on Saturday in the best conditions the Series had seen for its opening round since it began. The great early snow cover meant the rails comp…

The World Heli Challenge Returns for 2010

May 28, 2010
Images – Harro The World Heli Challenge ski and snowboard festival will be held in the Mount Aspiring National Park region near Wanaka and Hawea in New Zealand’s South Island, from July 30th to August 8th, 2010. The success of last year’s ‘resurrection’ certainly caught the attention of international athletes,…

Jossi and Russ represent ‘Down Under’ at the Jon Olsson Super Sessions

April 8, 2010
Russ in the Red Bull Jib Garden. Image – Klaus Polzer Aussie freeski super star Russ Henshaw has teamed up with New Zealand’s Jossi Wells – just announced winner of the Association of Freeski Professionals (AFP) 2010 overall world title – for the 2010 Jon Olsson Super Sessions (JOSS), taking…

Fast times at the Verbier Xtreme – FWT Champions crowned

March 25, 2010
The view from the top, FWT winner Candide Thovex. Image – FWT/C Magot After the men’s final competition was postponed Saturday, due to bad visibility, the world’s best freeride skiers and snowboarders once again took on the mythical 600 metre North face of the Bec des Rosses, Verbier for the…

STEVE LEE REVIEWS – New Innovations

August 16, 2011
Equipment Blog | Steve Lee Some great stuff hitting the market place in this category. I’ve selected a variety of products to test out, and included some which I’ve locked into using on a daily basis now, which certainly have my tick of approval. This blog offers a cross section…

STEVE LEE REVIEWS – All Mountain Skis

July 26, 2011
Layla testing out some Atomics at Falls Creek. Image:: Steve Lee Equipment blog | Steve Lee What a great category, so versatile and fun. This is the cutting edge direction of modern mainstream skiing. There’s some funky gear, some more traditional gear and certainly gear that is pushing the boundaries…

STEVE LEE REVIEWS – Women’s Skis

July 20, 2011
Kerry testing the flex Equipment Review | Steve Lee Overview There is plenty going on in the world of women’s skis and rightly so with the sport being enjoyed by the fairer half as much as by us blokes. To capture that important sector, manufactures work hard on the look…

BOOTHY’S BLOG – The Best Day Ever

July 11, 2011
First tracks under Snowgums. Image:: Chris Booth Blog | Chris Booth Thursday the 7th of July was the best day I’ve ever skied in Australia. I’m not kidding: I had a classic day in 2003, another one in late July 2008, and a ripper as young bloke in 2000. But…

STEVE LEE REVIEWS – Skis for the First Time Purchase

June 28, 2011
Steve putting the skis through their paces on the green runs. Image:: Chris Hocking Equipment Review | Steve Lee With rental playing such a major roll in the industry these days, it’s a wonder people buy skis at all anymore. However they do and after boots, which are the very…

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

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

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

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

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

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…

BLOG The Snow Greenie – Time to get into the Backcountry

June 17, 2010
Mt Hotham, Opening weekend 2010. Image:: Cam WalkerCam Walker | Alpine Environmentalist So, Winter is finally here, and its time to get out amongst it. I just got my first fix: a quick ski out to Mount Loch and a half day at Hotham with my kids. It was most…

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

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

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

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

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…

Fit For Snow with Peter Hogg – Week 3

June 15, 2010
Words and images | Peter HoggWeek three is characterised with inclusion of exercises that will place more demands on the hip for control. The 180 degree spins will test your landing stability and introduce some impact in the program. The arabesques are now loaded for added demands. Some of the…

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…

Fit For Snow with Peter Hogg – Week Two

June 4, 2010
Words and images | Peter Hogg Week two is designed to give you alternative exercises that can be done in the park or back yard. If you have only brief rest periods between sets of exercise this program can be challenging and will get you more prepared for the snow.…

Fit For Snow with Peter Hogg

May 28, 2010
The Vancouver 2010 Winter Olympics have sparked an interest in ski vacations this winter. Winter Olympic Sports Physiotherapist Peter Hogg from Thredbo and Noosa has designed a six-week conditioning program that can help you prepare for winter sport – either skiing or snowboarding. Preparation is essential so that you can…

FWT Female World Champions Crowned in Verbier

April 17, 2018
Verbier victors – Jess McMillan, Ane Enderud and Julia Mancuso. Image – FWT More than six thousand spectators watched the world’s best female freeride skiers and snowboarders take on the impressive 600 vertical metre face of the Bec des Rosses in Verbier, Switzerland, for the Nissan Xtreme by Swatch, celebrating…

Chillfactor Magazine’s Guide To The Best Men’s Skis For Australia

June 29, 2017
Adam Kroenert jams one under the snow gums… It’s not skiing in Oz without gum trees after all! Image:: Thredbo Mountainwatch | Reggae Ellis and Matt Wiseman The snow is starting to fall and as more terrain opens up at your favourite resort, now is the time to think about…

Chillfactor Magazine’s Guide To The Best Women’s Skis For Australia

June 29, 2017
Katya Crema finding a pocket of sweet Aussie snow at Perisher. Photo:: Dom Keiler Mountainwatch | Reggae Ellis and Matt Wiseman As promised here are the women’s ski’s best suited to transport you over the ever-changing Australian snow that is now finally blanketing resorts. Sego Gnarwhal (from Blackbird Bespoke Skis)…

The Best Skis For Japan 2016-17

December 6, 2016
Chillfactor x Rhythm Snowboard Shop There was a time when skiing powder was hard work, a matter of multiple bouncy, short swing turns on straight, skinny flat-cambered skis which restricted the fun factor of powder to the most technical elite skiers. Fortunately, the late, great Shane McConkey came up with…

One Of The Best Powder Clips You’ll Ever See

October 21, 2016
Chillfactor  | Reggae Elliss Last December a series of solid storms moved out of the North Pacific, consistent snowfalls dumping plenty of snow and providing some epic powder conditions for resorts in California, Oregon and British Columbia. Some places were deeper than others with interior BC really copping it from…

SoO AirTIme OPEN AIR Call For Entries – Show Your Snow Experiences

August 10, 2011
SoO Airtime The OPEN AIR, formerly OPEN EDIT, is a super progressive, grassroots film and photography competition. SoO Airtime invites you to submit films or photos captured in the Australian Snowfields. There are some amazing prizes up for grabs and this year more than just votes decide who wins. We…

STEVE LEE REVIEWS – All Mountain Skis

July 26, 2011
Layla testing out some Atomics at Falls Creek. Image:: Steve Lee Equipment blog | Steve Lee What a great category, so versatile and fun. This is the cutting edge direction of modern mainstream skiing. There’s some funky gear, some more traditional gear and certainly gear that is pushing the boundaries…

VIDEO Steve Lee Reviews – This Week, Kids Skis

July 5, 2011
Groms ripping at Falls Creek. Image:: Falls Creek Equipment Reviews | Steve Lee</em He’s Australia’s most decorated alpine ski racer, a man of tremendous snow knowledge and know-how. He is Steve Lee and this is Steve Lee Reviews, a weekly guide to all the ski equipment paraphernalia and how to…

STEVE LEE REVIEWS – Skis for the First Time Purchase

June 28, 2011
Steve putting the skis through their paces on the green runs. Image:: Chris Hocking Equipment Review | Steve Lee With rental playing such a major roll in the industry these days, it’s a wonder people buy skis at all anymore. However they do and after boots, which are the very…

VIDEO RIP RAW – Episode 2 La Plagne & Tignes

June 21, 2011
Chris and Woodie. Image:: Courtesy Chris Booth Rip Raw is an action based mini-series that follows winter athlete Chris Booth in the search for unique mountain experiences around the world. Follow Boothy as he collides with big mountains and even bigger personalities from Mt Cook’s Aoraki region to The People’s…

VIDEO RIP RAW – Episode 1, Mt Cook NZ

June 14, 2011
Rip Raw is an action based mini-series that follows winter athlete Chris Booth in the search for unique mountain experiences around the world. Follow Boothy as he collides with big mountains and even bigger personalities from Mt Cook’s Aoraki region to The People’s Republic of Macedonia, as Rip Raw takes…

The SoO AirTime Blog – VIDEO The Mt Buller Park

August 24, 2010
Watkin McLennan. Image:: Joey Corcoran Words | Watkin McLennan Video | Alex Gaynor SoO AirTime is only a week away so the Mt Buller Park (MBP) is in overdrive getting ready to cater for the best Aussie skiers and their filmers. After three weeks of snow blessing the slopes the…

VIDEO PROFILE – Thredbo Terrain Parks 2010

June 2, 2010
Video By | Lucas Wilkinson & Nick Gregory Early season and already the Thredbo Terrain Parks are immaculate and playing host to some of Australia’s freeride stars. Terrain Park Manager Charles Beckinsale, gives us some insight into how much work goes into the build and why terrain parks are so…

Down Under Dominates World Freeskiing

April 29, 2010
Russ Henshaw jumping a huge kicker in Are, Sweden for the Jon Olsson Invitational (JOSS). Image – Mattias Fredriksson Words – Tess Cook Russ Henshaw and Jossi Wells have put ‘Down Under’ on the world freeskiing map by dominating the 2009/10 Association Freeski Professionals (AFP) World Tour.Wells, a Wanaka New…

Russ Henshaw – Sitting On Top Of The World

April 16, 2010
Harro/wheresharro.com Russ Henshaw confirmed his status as part of freeskiing’s international elite when he made the finals in the big air and slopestyle at this year’s Winter X Games in Aspen. He followed that up with solid results in Europe, including a win at the Frostgun Invitational in Val Thorens,…

Fast times at the Verbier Xtreme – FWT Champions crowned

March 25, 2010
The view from the top, FWT winner Candide Thovex. Image – FWT/C Magot After the men’s final competition was postponed Saturday, due to bad visibility, the world’s best freeride skiers and snowboarders once again took on the mythical 600 metre North face of the Bec des Rosses, Verbier for the…

The Camp

March 17, 2010
Watkin McLennan, taking a frozen cliff line at home in Mount Buller. Photo: Corcoran Mammoth turns on for a month of skiing progression By Watkin McLennan Ten years ago Dirk Nannes, one of Australia’s leading freestyle skiers in the late 1990s, launched a summer coaching program called the Camp. The…

Switch 450 Onto The Disaster Box – Freeski Tricks

March 8, 2010
  Boen Ferguson, switch 720 during last year’s One Hit Wonder in Thredbo. (Photo: Ben Hansen) When we ran the story on the Winter X-Games last month, a few people admitted that the terminology of the tricks and the linked runs was as foreign to them as Swahili. In an…

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…

Video – Winter Of Wells Episode 3

July 25, 2009
The third episode of the Winter of Wells features a private night session at Snow Park NZ followed by a rail competition at Coronet Peak. Filmed, Edited and Directed by Tim Pierce Music Artist: Hasan Salaam Track: If I wait by Random website: myspace.com/hasansalaam Watch Winter Of Wells Episode 1