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Winter’s Last Hurrah – Snow Alert Australia

Winter’s Last Hurrah – Snow Alert Australia

August 27, 2017
Here’s hoping for at least a few more mornings like this before Spring really arrives Image:: Perisher SNOW ALERT FILED: August 27, 12:00pm CONFIDENCE: High ———————————————————————— According to Reggae’s report, there’s light snow about today as we await the arrival of the next front. The question now is, how much…
The Mountainwatch Guide to Skiing in a Blizzard – Snow Journal

The Mountainwatch Guide to Skiing in a Blizzard – Snow Journal

August 26, 2017
Storm days are the best days – make the most of them! Image:: Thredbo Mountainwatch | Kate Allman Not all ski days look like a Warren Miller film – with bluebird skies, no wind and waist-deep powder. In reality, the best snow often comes with blizzard conditions. But, as Australian…
FREEbom Mt Buller – Putting the Free Back into Skiing – Recap

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…
Transfer Guru’s Guide to Good Gear – Accessories And Underlayers

Transfer Guru’s Guide to Good Gear – Accessories And Underlayers

August 24, 2017
Check out Transfer’s 2017 Gear Guide from Issue 24 for all the accessories you’d want if you were stuck on a desert island … Illustration:: Louis Macindoe Transfer x The Mountain Garage This article was originally published in Transfer’s 2017 Gear Guide. Guru courtesy of The Mountain Garage. Gear Guru:…
Deer Valley Joins the Battle for Ski World Domination

Deer Valley Joins the Battle for Ski World Domination

August 24, 2017
Utah is at the centre of the season pass war right now, and Deer Valley has just been tagged in. Image::Provided Mountainwatch | Kate Allman The battle for global ski resort domination against Epic Resorts ramped up again this week, as an affiliate of Aspen Skiing Co. announced its acquisition…
Substituting Banked Turns for the Powder Type – A Recap of Last Weekend’s Snowboard Gathering – Thredbo

Substituting Banked Turns for the Powder Type – A Recap of Last Weekend’s Snowboard Gathering – Thredbo

August 23, 2017
They came for the Banks but stayed for the Powder. Austen Sweetin deferring from what was set to be another podium finish at this year’s Transfer Banked Slalom. Photo: Andrew Fawcett Transfer | Louis Macindoe With what was set to be the weekend of the Fourth Annual Transfer Banked Slalom,…
Win A Tour of The Powder Mecca – Hakuba – Giveaway

Win A Tour of The Powder Mecca – Hakuba – Giveaway

August 22, 2017
Your soon-to-be tour of Pow Town will look a little something like this. Image:: Provided  Mountainwatch x Liquid Snow Tours With Australian resorts receiving some of the best snow we’ve ridden in recent times, there’s powder on our palate and with spring just around the corner – we’ll be hankering…
Fluro Chaos at FreeBom this Weekend – Mt Buller – Event

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…
Transfer Guru’s Guide to Good Gear – Outerwear

Transfer Guru’s Guide to Good Gear – Outerwear

August 16, 2017
Check out Transfer’s 2017 Gear Guide from Issue 24 for the outerwear you’d want if you were stuck on a desert island … Illustration:: Louis Macindoe Transfer x First Tracks Boardstore This article was originally published in Transfer’s 2017 Gear Guide. Guru courtesy of First Tracks Boardstore. Gear Guru: Sue…
Brand Watch – 3CS – 15 Years of Outerwear

Brand Watch – 3CS – 15 Years of Outerwear

August 14, 2017
Smiles for miles … Geoff Brown’s isn’t the only happy customer when it comes to 3CS, just take a look at who’s wearing it at the local hill. Photo:: Todd Eaterbrook Transfer | Louis Macindoe It’s not every day that a Snowboarding company celebrates its 15th birthday, but for one…
Obtaining Japanese Powder Enlightenment with Liquid Snow – Travel

Obtaining Japanese Powder Enlightenment with Liquid Snow – Travel

August 14, 2017
Nate Proulx redefining the condition – ‘snow blindness’ while on tour in Myoko. This could be you. Image:: Supplied Mountainwatch x Liquid Snow Tours What’s the one thing we all strive to achieve when travelling abroad to ski or snowboard? It’s that moment, when the plane slowly begins ascending homeward…
Thredbo G H Mumm Top 2 Bottom – Wrap Up

Thredbo G H Mumm Top 2 Bottom – Wrap Up

August 12, 2017
In the thick of it… Low visibility didn’t manage to slow anyone down today. Photo:: Supplied Mountainwatch | Richie Carroll Australia’s most iconic downhill race just wrapped up and there’s only one word to describe it… FAST! Competitors were greeted with challenging conditions this morning with howling winds, below zero…
Backcountry Condition Report – August – Australia

Backcountry Condition Report – August – Australia

August 11, 2017
We’ve gone from zero to hero in just a matter of weeks, and the backcountry is now snow loaded but this influx makes for an unstable snowpack, which means there’s been no shortage of major slides this week, and places like Watson’s Craggs on the Western Face have been fraught…
Transfer Guru’s Guide to Good Gear – Snowboard Boots

Transfer Guru’s Guide to Good Gear – Snowboard Boots

August 11, 2017
Check out Transfer’s 2017 Gear Guide from Issue 24 for the boots you’d want if you were stuck on a desert island … Illustration:: Louis Macindoe Transfer x ESS Boardstore This article was originally published in Transfer’s 2017 Gear Guide. Guru courtesy of ESS Boardstore. Gear Guru: Joseph ‘Snow?Guru Joe’…
The Blizzard From Oz Recap – August – Storm Journal

The Blizzard From Oz Recap – August – Storm Journal

August 11, 2017
The storm is now known as ‘The Blizard From Oz’, didn’t just top our season so far, but is being hailed as one of the biggest dumps of the past decade. Image:: Thredbo STORM JOURNAL: AUGUST 3 – AUGUST 8 Mountainwatch | Reggae Elliss This time last week, what’s become…
Border Hopping – The Guide to Road Tripping the Australian Resorts – Travel

Border Hopping – The Guide to Road Tripping the Australian Resorts – Travel

August 9, 2017
Click clack front and back ‘cause we’re jumping the border and going boardin’, and checkin’ out everything in between both NSW and VIC resorts. Photo:: MW Mountainwatch | Louis Macindoe It’s Friday afternoon, and the mad dash down the M7 onto the M5 is reduced to a crawling pace while…
A Weekend Not To Be Missed – The 27th Mumm Thredbo Top To Bottom

A Weekend Not To Be Missed – The 27th Mumm Thredbo Top To Bottom

August 8, 2017
Top to bottom in less than 120 seconds requires speeds up to 120km/h… Safe to say this isn’t a race for the faint of heart. Photo:: Supplied Mountainwatch | By Reggae Elliss Australia’s longest race, the G.H Mumm Top to Bottom, is on again in Thredbo this Saturday, August 11,…
Transfer Guru’s Guide to Good Gear – Women’s Snowboards

Transfer Guru’s Guide to Good Gear – Women’s Snowboards

August 7, 2017
Check out Transfer’s 2017 Gear Guide from Issue 24 for the snowboards you’d want if you were stuck on a desert island … Illustration:: Louis Macindoe Transfer x Rhythm Snowboard Shop This article was originally published in Transfer’s 2017 Gear Guide. Guru courtesy of Rhythm Snowboard Shop. Gear Guru: Naomi…
Utah – Where To Go For The Greatest Snow On Earth – Travel

Utah – Where To Go For The Greatest Snow On Earth – Travel

August 4, 2017
Pro Skier Johnny Collinson approaching snorkel worthy depths at Alta. Image:: Adam Clark/Ski Utah Mountainwatch X Ski Max Holidays | Matt Wiseman Drive around Utah and you’ll notice they have “The Greatest Snow On Earth®”. It won’t be the snow piled up on the side of the road that leads…
The Most Versatile Skis Ever? – Fat-Ypus D-Riddum – Gear Locker

The Most Versatile Skis Ever? – Fat-Ypus D-Riddum – Gear Locker

August 4, 2017
When the going gets deep, in the Fattypus Reggae Ellis trusts. Image:: Provided Mountainwatch | Gear Locker x Reggae Ellis What is a Fat-Ypus D-Riddum you may ask? Well, after a trip to Central Hokkaido last March it is one of the most versatile skis I’ve ever had the pleasure…
Snow Season Outlook 2017 – August Update – New Zealand – The Beast to the East

Snow Season Outlook 2017 – August Update – New Zealand – The Beast to the East

August 2, 2017
The definition of caked. Mount Hutt’s Mountain Operation team have had their work cut out for them with a base of 270cm, meaning plenty of chair lift dust-downs, dig-outs and avalanche control. Boom. Image:: Mt Hutt New Zealand Seasonal Snow Outlook | The Grasshopper It’s no secret that The Canterbury…
SNOW ALERT AUS – 40 to 60cm Plus – The Major League Player

SNOW ALERT AUS – 40 to 60cm Plus – The Major League Player

August 2, 2017
Don’t call it a comeback, this seasons just getting started. Image:: Hotham Mountainwatch | Snow Alert SNOW ALERT Snow Likelihood rating: Strong Confidence Those who’ve been keeping their eyes on our models over the past few days will have a real jig in their stride today – with what’s looking to…
SNOW ALERT AUS – 40 to 80cm – The Spring Powder Hammer

SNOW ALERT AUS – 40 to 80cm – The Spring Powder Hammer

August 2, 2017
Springs typical slushy conditions are being replaced by powder, and lots of it. Image:: Hotham Mountainwatch | Snow Alert SNOW ALERT Snow Likelihood rating: Certain Attention snow plowers, warm up your engines ‘cause things are about to get crazy in and around the Australian resorts. That’s right, skiers and boarders,…
Mountainwatch’s August Attack Package – Your Winter Ultimatum

Mountainwatch’s August Attack Package – Your Winter Ultimatum

August 1, 2017
If there’s one weekend you’re sure to score on, you can bet it’s this one. Image:: Jake McBride Mountainwatch | Travel No self-respecting skier or snowboarder should ever need an excuse for a weekend run down to the snow. But we’re all guilty of living busy lives, and by the…
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North America Snow Wrap – Waiting Waiting…

North America Snow Wrap – Waiting Waiting…

December 13, 2011
Aspen Highlands on opening day 2011. Image:: Aspen Snowmass Weekly Snow Wrap Weekend snowfalls, top 5 in North America: 1 – Alyeska, Alaska with 101cm, 2 – Indianhead, Michigan with 30cm, 3 – Sunrise Park, Arizona with 30cm, 4 – Stoneham Mountain, Quebec with 27cm and 5 – Big Boulder,…
Europe Snow Wrap – The Drought Breaks, but Don’t Grab the Pow Skis Yet

Europe Snow Wrap – The Drought Breaks, but Don’t Grab the Pow Skis Yet

December 7, 2011
Chamonix Tuesday 6 December. Image:: Chamonix Weekly Snow Wrap Snow depth, top five in Europe: 1 – Saas Fee, Switzerland with 211cm, 2 – Ghiacciaio Presena, Italy with 200cm, 3 – Pitztaler Gletscher, Austria with 164cm, 4 – Cervinia, Italy with 160cm and 5 – Stryn, Norway with 140cm Recent…
North America Snow Wrap – Winter Arrives with Arctic Temps

North America Snow Wrap – Winter Arrives with Arctic Temps

December 5, 2011
Whistler on 3 December. Image:: Whistler Weekly Snow Wrap Weekend snowfalls, top 5 in North America: 1 – Wolf Creek, Colorado with 88cm, 2 – Alyeska, Alaska with 73cm, 3 – Angel Fire, New Mexico with 71cm, 4 – Brian Head, Utah with 69cm and 5 – Echo, Colorado with…
USA Weekly Snow Wrap Up – Season’s Beginnings

USA Weekly Snow Wrap Up – Season’s Beginnings

November 30, 2011
Jackson Hole 24 November, three days before opening. Image:: Jackson Hole Weekly Snow Wrap Stormwatch: The snowfall heros It’s been a sunny week all round, but first prize goes to Jackson Hole – already at 2m for the season. The Cottonwood Canyon resorts in Utah are at around 190cm for…
A Response to the Caring for our Australian Alps Catchements Report

A Response to the Caring for our Australian Alps Catchements Report

October 12, 2011
What does the future hold for Australia’s alpine climate? Image:: Perisher The Grasshopper The Australian Alps will experience dramatic reductions in snow cover over the next forty years if nothing is done to reduce carbon emissions. That’s one of the messages from a report released a few days ago by…
AUSSIE SEASON WRAP UP – Remembering Season 2011

AUSSIE SEASON WRAP UP – Remembering Season 2011

October 5, 2011
Falls Creek 6 July: When the bobcats get called in, you know it’s serious – Falls Creek 6 July. Image:: Falls Creek Season Wrap | Reggae Elliss How to define this past season, one that promised so much but in the end delivered … disappointment. Sure Thredbo, Perisher and Falls…
SNOW SEASON OUTLOOK WESTERN US & CANADA – The La Nina Flavour

SNOW SEASON OUTLOOK WESTERN US & CANADA – The La Nina Flavour

October 4, 2011
In a record breaking season, California’s Mammoth Mountain practically drowned in powder, 26 February 2011. Image:: Mammoth Snow Season Outlooks | The Grasshopper Here we go with another seasonal outlook and today we’re going to look at the western United States and Canada. Last season we separated these outlooks, but…
SNOW SEASON OUTLOOK JAPAN – The Usual Powdermonium Expected

SNOW SEASON OUTLOOK JAPAN – The Usual Powdermonium Expected

September 28, 2011
Steve Lee and daughter Layla skiing Hakuba’s famous powder in March 2011. Image:: Chris Hocking Season Outlooks | The Grasshopper Here we go then. Australian and New Zealand ski resorts are firmly locked in a spring cycle, and our thoughts are starting to drift northwards. Whether you prefer the cultural…
IGLOO BUILDING – How to Construct a Snow Shelter

IGLOO BUILDING – How to Construct a Snow Shelter

September 27, 2011
Snow architecture | Alf Alderson Temperatures inside an igloo can be as much as 50C warmer than the outside air temperature – with that in mind Alf Alderson tells you how to build one for next time you’re stuck in a blizzard. Checking Snow for Depth 1. First choose a…
NZ Weekly Weather Blog – The Countdown has Begun

NZ Weekly Weather Blog – The Countdown has Begun

September 26, 2011
Mt Ruapehu late September snow-spray. Image:: Mt Ruapehu Snow Journal | Matt White Kia Ora everyone, well another week has flown by and it’s getting ever so close to the end of the season, for a few this time has already come… Ohau, Mt Dobson, Fox Peak and Roundhill have…
WEATHER ANALYSIS – The Unstoppable Advance of Spring

WEATHER ANALYSIS – The Unstoppable Advance of Spring

September 19, 2011
Spring conditions at Mt Buller dictated the direction of the SoO AirTime video edit event. Here, competitors make the most of what they have to produce some creative imagery. Image:: Joey Corcoran Weather Analysis | The Grasshopper Ahh spring… For most people it signifies a period of renewal and new…
NZ Weekly Weather Blog – The End May be Near but the Snow is Still Good!

NZ Weekly Weather Blog – The End May be Near but the Snow is Still Good!

September 19, 2011
Mt Hutt on 19 September enjoying a winter resurgence. Image:: Mt Hutt Snow Journal | Matt White Kia Ora everyone, it may be mid September but this past week we were lucky to get some fresh snow, while it might not have been bottomless pow pow that dreams are made…
NZ Weekly Weather Blog – Snow on the Horizon!

NZ Weekly Weather Blog – Snow on the Horizon!

September 12, 2011
Winter returning to The Remarkables 13 September. Image:: The Remarkables Snow Journal| Matt White Kia ora everyone! Hope you have all had a good week, it’s been hard watching the snow slowly melt away but at the same time I have had some of the most fun days so far…
SNOW WEATHER – The Season’s Snow Blocking Highs

SNOW WEATHER – The Season’s Snow Blocking Highs

September 12, 2011
High pressure systems play havoc with the winter. Image:: Perisher Snow Blocking Highs | The Grasshopper Snow drought We probably say this about every winter, but it’s been a weird one. After two big storms – one in late June and the other early July – we had more snow…
AUSSIE WEEKLY SNOW JOURNAL – Cold Blast Imminent

AUSSIE WEEKLY SNOW JOURNAL – Cold Blast Imminent

September 7, 2011
Heavy Snowfalls in Falls Creek yesterday afternoon Image::Courtesy of Falls Creek Aussie Weekly Snow Journal | Alex Horvath We should all feel very stoked to wake up today, check the weather and finally see some white on the ground. After a seriously warm few weeks in the Aussie Mountains it…
NZ Weekly Weather Blog – Sun, Slush and BBQs

NZ Weekly Weather Blog – Sun, Slush and BBQs

September 5, 2011
Glorious day at Cardrona – Wednesday 7 September. Image:: Cardrona Snow Journal| Matt White Kia-Ora everyone, hope you are all enjoying the spring conditions on offer across the country right now, time to dust off that BBQ and get ready for later sunsets and lots of sunshine for the month…
AUSSIE WEEKLY SNOW JOURNAL – Farewell Winter

AUSSIE WEEKLY SNOW JOURNAL – Farewell Winter

August 31, 2011
Stunning Sunset in Falls Image::Courtesy of Falls Creek Aussie Weekly Snow Journal | Alex Horvath It is fair to say that right now, the mountains are hurting… Today marked the official last day of winter and it is obvious that Mother Nature is certainly letting us know all about it!…
Nz Weekly Weather Blog – It’s Warming up Nicely!

Nz Weekly Weather Blog – It’s Warming up Nicely!

August 29, 2011
Perfect weather for terrain park antics, The Remarkables 29 August. Image:: The Remarkables Snow Journal| Matt White Kia Ora everyone.. it’s been a lovely warm week this past week, great spring like snow conditions and in some places a little dusting of powder! The snow has been softening up just…
New Zealand SNOW Predictions – September

New Zealand SNOW Predictions – September

August 29, 2011
Blue sky powder days at Coronet Peak, here’s hoping spring delivers a few this year! Image:: Coronet Peak Snow forecasts | The Grasshopper Binge skiing Who could have seen this coming in early July? Ski fields in the South Island were sweating after unusually warm temperatures and an almost complete…
AUSSIE WEEKLY SNOW JOURNAL – The Transition

AUSSIE WEEKLY SNOW JOURNAL – The Transition

August 24, 2011
What to do when it’s sunny and warm? Beers by the Stylewars hits of course Image::Courtesy of Stylewars Aussie Weekly Snow Journal | Alex Horvath It seems to be official now; spring has ‘sprung’ early (sorry, I had to!). The sun has been shining upon the mountains since Saturday when…
Australia SNOW Predictions – September

Australia SNOW Predictions – September

August 22, 2011
Snow-frozen skidoos. Thanks to an amazing July, sights like this were not uncommon. Fingers crossed we see them again in September. Perisher, 17 July 2011. Image:: Perisher Snow Forecasts | The Grasshopper Where’s the snow GH? There’s been a dominant theme in emails to the Grasshopper in the last week.…
Nz Weekly Weather Blog – Spring Time Already?

Nz Weekly Weather Blog – Spring Time Already?

August 22, 2011
A Coronet Peak sunset, 19 August. Image:: Coronet Peak Snow Journal | Matt White Hi Everyone, well it has gone from bitterly cold to lovely warm, sunny and spring-like over the past week, hard to believe that this time last week half the country was snowed in! The past few…
NZ South Island Photo POWDER Report – Freshies & Bluebird

NZ South Island Photo POWDER Report – Freshies & Bluebird

August 18, 2011
Snow Journal | Vaughan Brookfield It’s been an amazing few days in New Zealand, thanks to a once-in-a-lifetime polar freeze that brought snow to parts of NZ that haven’t seen snow since who knows when. After a few days of intense weather, which kept most of the resorts closed, the…
Photo POWDER Report – The Snow Storm that Changed NZ Overnight

Photo POWDER Report – The Snow Storm that Changed NZ Overnight

August 17, 2011
Even the chairlifts were snowed in at Mt Hutt Image:: Mt Hutt Snow Journal As the skies clear slightly New Zealand’s skiefields are able to take stock of the epic polar freeze storm of the past couple of days. “We have come though the other side of the storm with…
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SPRING BACKCOUNTRY – The Kosciuszko Climb

SPRING BACKCOUNTRY – The Kosciuszko Climb

October 19, 2010
Steve Lee slashing some spring corn. Image:: Chris Hocking Backcountry Skiing | Steve Lee Spring time in the Aussie mountains is certainly a favourite. More often than not we have good backcountry snow cover and great weather to enjoy it with – and this year it will hold strong well…
Travel Northern Hemisphere – The Pros’ Favourite Snow Spots

Travel Northern Hemisphere – The Pros’ Favourite Snow Spots

October 12, 2010
Japan – famous for powder. Rider:: Boen Ferguson. Image:: Ben Hansen Need some travel inspiration? Pro riders and industry insiders are snow resort connoisseurs, they go everywhere. We asked them where they’d recommend if someone asked “where should I head to this coming Northern Hemisphere winter?” “Park City – three…
TRAVEL USA – Park City Powder Cats

TRAVEL USA – Park City Powder Cats

September 27, 2010
Utah is famous for its champagne powder. Skiing Utah | Rachael Oakes-Ash Images | Rebekah Stevens – rebekahstevensphotography.com I blame the powder. Dry, Utah powder under an intense blue sky will do it to you every time. The conditions were sublime and clearly messed with my head. Why else would…
Editor’s top 10s – Reasons to go to the Snow these School Holidays

Editor’s top 10s – Reasons to go to the Snow these School Holidays

September 22, 2010
Early morning groomers at Falls Creek, ideal in spring. Image:: Courtesy Falls Creek Words | Tess Cook Forget a September beach holiday, why run the risk of drizzling rain, chilly evenings, windy beaches and water too cold to swim in when you could bask in the springtime sun on the…
TRAVEL – Snowboard Japan – Myoko Kogen

TRAVEL – Snowboard Japan – Myoko Kogen

September 22, 2010
Japan powder is a snowboarder’s heaven – deep, light and available in abundance. An Authentic Japanese Destination. Does that still exist in? Hokkaido and Nagano are the obvious choices, but for me it was time to try something different. Niigata, on the island of Honshu, has always looked enticing and…
TRAVEL BLOG – Chile & Argentina Snowboarding – Part 3

TRAVEL BLOG – Chile & Argentina Snowboarding – Part 3

September 20, 2010
Two of our crew take a break from hiking the backcountry of Argentinean resort Catedral Alta Patagonia. The town of Bariloche is on the valley floor in the distance. Photo: Johnny McCormack Sep 8 – Sept 11, 2010 | Words Russell Holt Argentina: Bariloche & Buenos Aires The 3 week…
TRAVEL KASHMIR – Bill’s Trips

TRAVEL KASHMIR – Bill’s Trips

September 20, 2010
Aussie Legend Steve Lee tasting Gulmarg. Image:: Courtesy Bill Barker Riding Gulmarg | Tess Cook If I’m venturing into the heart of Kashmir, India, I want Bill Barker at my side. The intrepid mountain man has been exploring the snow roads less travelled for over 20 years, in the last…
TRAVEL BLOG – Chile & Argentina Snowboarding – Part 2

TRAVEL BLOG – Chile & Argentina Snowboarding – Part 2

September 15, 2010
Punta De Lobo is a mechanical left hand point break that’s 10 minutes south of Chile’s famous beach town Pichelemu. The point is covered in cacti. Sep 8 – Sept 11, 2010 | Words Russell Holt Photos Johnny McCormack Chile and Argentina have always been on the ‘hit-list’, the size…
TRAVEL USA Fresh Tracks with the Interconnect Backcountry Tour

TRAVEL USA Fresh Tracks with the Interconnect Backcountry Tour

September 13, 2010
Utah is famous for its super dry powder. Image:: Ski Utah Skiing Utah | Rachael Oakes-Ash Utah’s uber cool Park City resort town may be the training ground for snowboarding legends Torah Bright and Shaun White but try telling that to the skier-only zones of Deer Valley Resort, five minutes…
TRAVEL VICTORIA The Spring Fling Road Trip

TRAVEL VICTORIA The Spring Fling Road Trip

September 13, 2010
Road Trip! Image:: Elle Cook< Words | Tess Cook What better way to squeeze very last bit of snow from the season than a spring snow road trip? Us Aussie skiers tend to be a habitual bunch, we snow slide where we’ve always snow slid. So this season I packed…
TRAVEL BLOG – Chile & Argentina – Part 1

TRAVEL BLOG – Chile & Argentina – Part 1

September 8, 2010
Will Jackways lays down a highspeed turn in Nevados De Chillan, Southern Chile. Image:: Johnny McCormack August 27 – Sep 8, 2010 | Words Russell Holt Chile and Argentina have always been on the ‘hit-list’, the size of the Latino lure for any adventure seeking snowboarder is as huge as…
Editor’s top 10s – So What to do in Spring?

Editor’s top 10s – So What to do in Spring?

September 7, 2010
Steve Lee’s Backcounty Tours. Image:: Chris Hocking Words | Tess Cook Springtime in the snow, endless bluebird, warm enough to eat lunch in the sunshine sans jacket, with any luck a good serving of spring corn snow and, as if you needed another reason to hit the slopes, accommodation and…
TRAVEL NSW Lake Crackenback Resort

TRAVEL NSW Lake Crackenback Resort

September 2, 2010
The Resort encircles the small Lake Crackenback. Image:: Courtesy Lake Crackenback Luxury Accommodation | Tess Cook To me, nothing says skiing luxury accommodation more than a kitchen and a couch – long days on the slopes call for afternoon couch time with some well-deserved nibbles – except of course for…
Backcountry with Steve Lee in Falls Creek

Backcountry with Steve Lee in Falls Creek

August 19, 2010
Getting some backcountry powder. Image:: Chris Hocking Words | Steve Lee Falls Creek’s Backcountry Tours with Steve Lee launched in picture perfect conditions on 17 August, proving a big winner. Yes it has been a fair wait for conditions to allow the tours to kick off, but when they did…
TRAVEL – Guns Of Gulmarg

TRAVEL – Guns Of Gulmarg

July 26, 2010
  Story by Bex Sandys | Photos by Tyler Heffernan We had heard amazing stories of this place: 18 metre snow bases, one metre overnight snow dumps and heli-like experiences right from the top of a gondola that drops you high in the Himalayas. Understandably our expectations for Gulmarg, India…
Virtual Ski Resort for Luxury – Seekers

Virtual Ski Resort for Luxury – Seekers

June 21, 2010
Press Release Elitemarket.com the London based online ultra-luxury showcase, today announced the launch of the first virtual ski village on the Internet. The elitemarket “Ski Pavilion” will give users browser access to a highly select list of the world’s best ski resorts, ski hotels, prime winter vacation property and ski…
The Lift List – What’s Open on Opening Weekend

The Lift List – What’s Open on Opening Weekend

June 10, 2010
Scenic chairlift | Mt Hotham Saturday Update, thanks to even more snow making and a helpful dusting of new snow, most of the resorts are running more lifts that expected. Here’s what’s going right now across the Aussie Alps and should run across the whole weekend Mt Buller is running…
The Search – Jono and Bud Take it to AK

The Search – Jono and Bud Take it to AK

May 27, 2010
  Words – Reggae EllissImages – Harro/wheresharro.comRip Curl espouses ‘The Search’, an enigmatic ideal that suggests always going that one step further, so sending Aussie alpine racers Jono Brauer and Craig ‘Bud’ Branch to Alaska, grand-daddy of all skiing locations, seemed like a good idea to Neil Ridgeway, Rip Curl’s…
3 Million Dollar Upgrade for Cardrona Skifield

3 Million Dollar Upgrade for Cardrona Skifield

May 7, 2010
Press Release A $3 million Cardrona Skifield development that will create New Zealand’s only internationally sanctioned downhill course and open up 150ha of new slopes is near completion. The development includes a 35m-long tunnel linking a new trail to a ski-lift return station, a new chairlift that can carry 2400…
Snow Travel Expo 2010

Snow Travel Expo 2010

April 28, 2010
Crowds at the Sydney 2009 Snow Travel Expo Press Release With winter fast approaching now is the perfect time to organise your next ski or snowboard holiday and check out the latest gear at the Snow Travel Expo. Returning for the fifth consecutive year, the Snow Travel Expo offers a…
What’s New For 2010 At Aussie Ski Resorts?

What’s New For 2010 At Aussie Ski Resorts?

April 28, 2010
Thredbo Early Morning Slopes. Image – Thredbo Temperatures have been dipping below freezing across the NSW and Victorian mountains over the past few days, hinting that winter is on its way. Falls Creek, Thredbo, Perisher and Mt Buller all tweeted about frosty mornings across the ANZAC weekend and into the…
Free flights in NZ for June 2010

Free flights in NZ for June 2010

April 19, 2010
Air New Zealand, has just announced it’s shouting a FREE NZ domestic flight with every trans-Tasman flight booked between May and June 2010. This means that if you fly from anywhere in Australia into Auckland or Christchurch, you can then pick up a free flight straight to Queenstown, and hit…
NZSki revolutionise skiing technology with all new radio frequency card

NZSki revolutionise skiing technology with all new radio frequency card

April 16, 2010
Press Release New Zealand’s premier South Island Ski Areas of Coronet Peak, Mt Hutt and The Remarkables will this season be complimented with the world’s most technologically advanced, direct-to-lift ticketing system. The Radio Frequency (RF) ID card is a fully integrated smart card that will replace the old ticket and…
First Snow as NZ Resorts Build up for a Big 2010

First Snow as NZ Resorts Build up for a Big 2010

March 26, 2010
Coronet Peak’s high speed chair will be ready for a big 2010. Image – Coronet Peak Words – Aaron Cook, Mountainwatch.com Meteorologist A cold change swept over the South Island of New Zealand over the last few days, delivering a few centimetres of snow to ski resorts around the Southern…
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