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Niseko Japan – Fortnightly Wrap Up – January 31st

Niseko Japan – Fortnightly Wrap Up – January 31st

January 31, 2018
At 1898m, Mt Yotei is hard to miss when the sun comes out… Image:: Piotrek Drzastwa /Niseko Photography & Guiding Mountainwatch | Matt Wiseman Well Japanuary has come to a close and it’s fair to say we’ve seen it all on the mountain this month. A mild start had us…
Japan – Weekly Snow Update

Japan – Weekly Snow Update

January 30, 2018
Mountainwatch Surprise, surprise… More unbelievable snow conditions right across Japan. Head to www.liquidsnowtours.com for 25% March and April! Hakuba forecasts, snow reports and live snow cams.
Myoko, Japan – Season Update

Myoko, Japan – Season Update

January 28, 2018
Mountainwatch Cold temperatures and plenty of snowfall have created fantastic conditions in Myoko! Hakuba forecasts, snow reports and live snow cams.
2018 Japanese Snow Season Outlook – January Update

2018 Japanese Snow Season Outlook – January Update

January 28, 2018
Picture perfect Cortina, Hakuba. Photo credit stillstoked.com. Mountainwatch | The Grasshopper Ah Japan, the winter wonderland… and what a winter it has been! We are now into the business end of the season and the resorts are running full steam ahead. With above average snowfalls in November and December, the…
Torah Bright Pulls Out Of Olympics

Torah Bright Pulls Out Of Olympics

January 25, 2018
Mountainwatch | Reggae Elliss In a blow to the Australian team and the Winter Olympics, three-time Olympian and former gold medal winner Torah Bright has announced she will not be competing in PyeongChang. In a social media post today, Torah said injuries she sustained last week while competing in the…
Hakuba, Japan – Weekly Update

Hakuba, Japan – Weekly Update

January 22, 2018
Mountainwatch We saw a mixed bag of weather this week but with up to 100cm expected next week, conditions are still all time. Head to www.hakubahotelgroup.com for 25% off accommodation in March and April. Hakuba forecasts, snow reports and live snow cams.
Quiksilver Sign US Skier Sammy Carlson

Quiksilver Sign US Skier Sammy Carlson

January 22, 2018
Mountainwatch | Reggae Elliss Quiksilver have announced the signing of US skier Sammy Carlson to its international snow team. Carlson is one of the most progressive skiers on the planet the Oregon native making his name in park and pipe comps where he won a number of X Games medals.…
Three Weeks to Pyeongchang 2018 – All Your Questions Answered

Three Weeks to Pyeongchang 2018 – All Your Questions Answered

January 18, 2018
Mountainwatch | Kate Allman Alpensia ski resort in Pyeongchang Set your phone alerts and tell your housemates you’ve shotgunned the TV, folks. This Friday marks exactly three weeks until the Winter Olympics. It’s a glorious few weeks that only come around once every four years, in which the Australian TV…
Anna and Natalie Segal’s New Film Set for Release

Anna and Natalie Segal’s New Film Set for Release

January 17, 2018
Mountainwatch | Reggae Elliss Finding The Line Trailer from Finding the Line Film on Vimeo.   Anna and Natalie Segal are two of Australia’s leading international skiers, Anna making her mark as a slopestyle skier while Nat was a long-term competitor on the FWT big mountain tour. Both had some…
Niseko Japan – Fortnightly Wrap Up – January 15th

Niseko Japan – Fortnightly Wrap Up – January 15th

January 15, 2018
Look out below! Clearing snow is something of a daily chore here in Niseko. Image:: Matt Wiseman/Niseko Photography & Guiding Mountainwatch | Matt Wiseman Heli-skiing and Alaska, Perisher and Lil Orbits, Japan and January… Iconic duos of the ski world, the last of which can be enjoyed right now. Japanuary,…
World Snow Wrap – Japan, Europe and America

World Snow Wrap – Japan, Europe and America

January 12, 2018
Japan is pumping, Europe’s amazing and things are about to get a lot better in America. Mountainwatch | Reggae Elliss Nothing like a powder day in Aspen Highlands. This was shot on Jan 8 and there is more snow due next week. Photo: Jeremy Swanson Japan There’s no doubt the…
Finding a Hidden Line in Whistler

Finding a Hidden Line in Whistler

January 8, 2018
There’s something special about a blue-bird powder day. Mountainwatch | Anna Segal Whistler had a good early start to the season, but snowfalls were few and far between in December so when a decent storm set up a powder day on December 30, there was big crew on hand to…
Niseko Japan – Fortnightly Wrap Up – December 31st

Niseko Japan – Fortnightly Wrap Up – December 31st

December 31, 2017
One of Niseko Photography & Guiding’s guests Alberto unwrapping a belated christmas present on the 27th. Image:: Matt Wiseman/Niseko Photography & Guiding Mountainwatch | Matt Wiseman December. Where do I begin. Last time I checked in on the 20th we’d had over 5m of snowfall since the season kicked off,…
Australia’s World Champion Mogul Skier is Ready for PyeongChang

Australia’s World Champion Mogul Skier is Ready for PyeongChang

December 30, 2017
Mountainwatch | Reggae Elliss When Britteny Cox skied in the mogul event at the 2010 Olympics in Vancouver she was only 15-years-old, the youngest athlete competing at those Olympics. For the Falls Creek born and bred skier it was a dream come true and a sign of great things to come, something…
Jackson Hole – Santa Brings Some Christmas Pow

Jackson Hole – Santa Brings Some Christmas Pow

December 29, 2017
Coen Bennie-Faull, deep in some Jackson pow on Christmas Day. Coen coaches at Hotham Freeski each winter, saving his dollars so he can get back to Jackson each season. Easy to see why. Photo – @malachiartice Mountainwatch | Coen Bennie-Faull Coen Bennie-Faull has arrived in Jackson Hole for his fourth…
2018 Japanese Snow Season Outlook – December Update

2018 Japanese Snow Season Outlook – December Update

December 23, 2017
Mountainwatch | The Grasshopper Presented by As we head into December, Japan’s ski resorts are starting to open, and it’s time we took another look at the conditions and prospects for the 2018 season. ENSO and seasonal forecast update Weak La Nina conditions have now officially developed, and Japan’s Meteorological…
Aussie Athletes Hit Form in Qualifying Events

Aussie Athletes Hit Form in Qualifying Events

December 21, 2017
Mountainwatch | Reggae Elliss It is only six weeks until the Winter Olympic Games opening ceremony in Pyeongchang, South Korea, and after recent World Cup results, Australia should be in the mix for a few medals, including gold. Last weekend saw Australians win two World Cup gold medals — Jarryd Hughes in the…
Niseko Japan – Fortnightly Wrap Up – December 20th

Niseko Japan – Fortnightly Wrap Up – December 20th

December 20, 2017
Japember? Move over Japanuary because December has been all time in Hokkaido… and we’re not even done yet! Image:: Darren Teasedale/Niseko Photography & Guiding Mountainwatch | Matt Wiseman Well folks, we’ve got boots on the ground in Niseko this season, namely mine, a fake pair of size 11 sorels which…
Five Things Every Aussie Should Know About Going North for the Winter

Five Things Every Aussie Should Know About Going North for the Winter

December 20, 2017
Mountainwatch | Louis Macindoe It’s nearly Christmas and that infamous Aussie Summer Heatwave is belting the country like a regional cricket team. The beer has gone warm, the waves are reduced to wind-blown chop and your plans for having a ‘summer’ at home are slowly eroding. Your lungs long for crisp mountain…
JAPAN SNOW WRAP – The Beginning

JAPAN SNOW WRAP – The Beginning

December 3, 2017
Mt Yotei on the weekend Image:: Niseko Photography Japan Snow Wrap The land of the ‘Long Deep Snow Fall’ more than deserves its on snow wrap… With a plethora of resorts large and small all over Japan this wrap could grow very long very quickly so here are a selection…
Transfer Delivers Their Definitive Travel Guide

Transfer Delivers Their Definitive Travel Guide

November 29, 2017
The Aussie snow season may be all wrapped up but the snow is just starting to fall elsewhere and if you’re already feeling the need for a slide underfoot, then the team at Transfer have you covered. Check The Transfer Travel Special Now They’re put together a monster Travel Special,…
2018 Canada Snow Season Outlook – The Grasshopper

2018 Canada Snow Season Outlook – The Grasshopper

November 16, 2017
Early season snow storm at Whistler Blackcomb Mountainwatch | The Grasshopper Justin Trudeau, maple syrup, poutine, and absolutely stunning mountains. What’s not to love about Canada? If you’re thinking of heading away for some northern hemisphere snow this season, then let me give you the lowdown on one of my…
2018 USA Snow Season Outlook – The Grasshopper

2018 USA Snow Season Outlook – The Grasshopper

November 6, 2017
Photo: @jacksonhole Mountainwatch | The Grasshopper With almost 500 resorts, spread across a 3000 mile wide country it’s hard to talk simply about America’s mountains or conditions. The mountains can be divided into three broad areas. Starting out west in California, the Pacific tectonic plate pushes under the North American…
Massive Snow Event Coming To Sydney

Massive Snow Event Coming To Sydney

November 2, 2017
Mountainwatch | News 2018 sees Air + Style coming to Sydney and with over 60 of the world’s top male and female snow elite, it’s one event you’ll want make sure you score tickets to. Ski and snowboarding’s dominators will compete on a 16 storey ramp in Sydney’s Domain (yes,…
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World Snow Wrap – It’s Getting Serious, Finally

World Snow Wrap – It’s Getting Serious, Finally

January 30, 2012
Chamonix on 29 January – amazing. Image:: Chamonix_ Weekly Snow Wrap It began slowly but season 2012 is starting to make its presence felt. From bare green hills in December to record setting snow piles in January Europe’s winter has turned itself around and become a talking point for all…
World Snow Wrap – Universal Snow & A Game Change in California at Last

World Snow Wrap – Universal Snow & A Game Change in California at Last

January 18, 2012
Aspen Highlands tree skiing 16 January. Image:: Jeremy Swanson Weekly Snow Wrap World Top 5 Snowfalls last 4 days: 1. Mt Hood Meadows, USA – 274cm 2. Stevens Pass, USA – 199cm 3. Summit at Snoqualmie-Alpental, USA – 188cm 4. Mt Barker, USA – 136cm and 5. Bluewood, USA –…
USA Weekly Snow Wrap – Into the New Year with New Snow

USA Weekly Snow Wrap – Into the New Year with New Snow

January 12, 2012
Powder at last for Aspen – 10 January. Image:: Jeremy Swanson Weekly Snow Wrap Top 5 Snowfalls last 3 days: 1. Alyseka, Alaska – 81cm 2. Indianhead, Michigan – 45cm 3. Blackjack, Michigan – 43cm 4. Christie Mountain Wisconsin – 38cm and 5. Red Lodge Mountain, Montana – 33cm On…
North America Snow Wrap – Head North for Snow

North America Snow Wrap – Head North for Snow

December 30, 2011
Finding a little pow in Steamboat 23 Dec. Image:: Steamboat! Weekly Snow Wrap Weekend snowfalls, top 5 in North America: 1 – Whistler, British Columbia with 63cm, 2 – Grouse Mountain, British Columbia and Eaglecrest, Alaska with 53cm, 3 – Whitewater, British Clumbia and Mont-Sainte-Anne, Quebec with 50cm 4 –…
North America Snow Wrap CHRISTMAS WEEK

North America Snow Wrap CHRISTMAS WEEK

December 19, 2011
Nice turns at Jackson Hole 17 December. Image:: Jackson Hole Weekly Snow Wrap Weekend snowfalls, top 5 in North America: 1 – Alyeska, Alaska (again) with 111cm, 2 – Woodbury, Connecticut, Bear Mountain, California, Snow Summit, California and Mt Norquay, Alberta all with 40cm, 3 – Mt Baldy, California, Sunrise…
STORMWATCH – Niseko, The World’s Powder Mecca

STORMWATCH – Niseko, The World’s Powder Mecca

December 19, 2011
Rod Hanrick Training Manager & Group Lesson Manager, Niseko Base Snowsports loving the pow. Image:: Darren Teasdale Stormwatch | Snow alert Snow just isn’t letting up in Niseko, another stint of heavy snowfall has turned the Japanese resort into the world’s powder mecca. The guys at Ski Japan have sent…
Europe Snow Wrap – This Could Be it!

Europe Snow Wrap – This Could Be it!

December 15, 2011
Arabba, Italy 14 December, blue skies between snowfalls! Image:: Arabba Weekly Snow Wrap Snow depth, top five in Europe: 1 – Saas Fee, Switzerland with 245cm, 2 – Ghiacciaio Presena, Italy with 200cm, 3 – Cervinia, Italy and Roldal Norway with 180cm , 4 – Funivie Speikboden and Macugnaga Italy…
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!…
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TRAVEL INSPIRATION – Colorado’s Hidden Gem CRESTED BUTTE

TRAVEL INSPIRATION – Colorado’s Hidden Gem CRESTED BUTTE

September 16, 2011
Local telemarker Max Mancini through the trees If you haven’t already booked your northern hemisphere snow-sliding adventure for this coming winter, time to get cracking. Having trouble choosing a destination? The Mountainwatch archives are an inspirational goldmine. These next few weeks we’ll be reaching in and plucking out some of…
TRAVEL JAPAN – Ja-Powder at its Finest

TRAVEL JAPAN – Ja-Powder at its Finest

September 15, 2011
Dawn, Hakuba Valley. Image:: Chris Hocking Riding Hakuba | Tom Bjorksten Japan is a nation in recovery. The island nation situated on the most active earthquake belt in the world experienced the world’s 5th largest earthquake recorded since 1900 on the 11th of March 2011. This killed over 20,000 people,…
TRAVEL CHAMONIX – Discovering the Untracked at the World’s Ski Mecca

TRAVEL CHAMONIX – Discovering the Untracked at the World’s Ski Mecca

August 30, 2011
Spend enough time in Chamonix and your big mountain skills may take you here… Image:: Chamonix Skiing France | Alf Alderson Alf Alderson finds that despite being a magnet for the world’s best skiers you can still find untracked terrain in Chamonix – if you have expert assistance. Chamonix –…
TRAVEL ITALY – The Hidden Charms of CORTINA D’AMPEZZO

TRAVEL ITALY – The Hidden Charms of CORTINA D’AMPEZZO

August 24, 2011
Cortina boasts amazing riding for all types. Image:: Cortina Skiing Italy | Alf Alderson Alf Alderson discovers some of Italy’s most entrancing skiing above the glamorous resort of Cortina. No one would call this your average ski experience – three skiers peeking out of a porthole-like opening in the massive…
TRAVEL CANADA Whistler Snowboard Camps

TRAVEL CANADA Whistler Snowboard Camps

August 22, 2011
Marjin van Heesewijk in the backseat Snowboarding Whistler | Snowboard Camps Core Camps in Whistler, Canada have been offering premier winter ski and snowboard improvement camps almost a decade and these guys know their stuff! Designed to improve your riding with a mix of freestyle and free-riding training, you’ll be…
VIDEO – South America Part 2 – Chile – Santiago Mountains

VIDEO – South America Part 2 – Chile – Santiago Mountains

August 12, 2011
Snowboarding South America – The Mountains of Santiago, Chile – A Freerider’s Paradise Transfer Snowboard Magazine | By Russell Holt, Video by Nick Gregory, Photography by Johnny McCormack You need to have the Adobe Flash Player to view this content. Please click here to continue. In September 2010 an ANZAC…
SNOW TRAVEL – A List of LA PLAGNE

SNOW TRAVEL – A List of LA PLAGNE

August 9, 2011
The Aime La Plagne 2000. known as the ‘snow steamboat’ the building was designed in 1970, the dawn of mass tourism. Image:: La Plagne Skiing France | Alf Alderson Alf Alderson offers some inside advice on La Plagne, including a top bedtime reading option. Having spent four months of last…
TRAVEL & WORK CANADA – Ditching the Daily Grind to Instruct in Whistler

TRAVEL & WORK CANADA – Ditching the Daily Grind to Instruct in Whistler

June 3, 2011
Picture yourself here. Image:: NONSTOP Snowboard Instructor Training |Pete Rees Most people dream about ditching the daily grind, or at least avoiding it for a while. For snowboarders that feeling is stronger than for most. Those post holiday blues get you after every trip; I’m sure most of us have…
ALASKA – Getting the Goods in Haines

ALASKA – Getting the Goods in Haines

April 21, 2011
  You need to have the Adobe Flash Player to view this content. Please click here to continue.   Thanks to Chris Boadle from Burton Snowboards for the video Alaska “A-K” There’s no denying the sport of snowboarding requires a certain degree of luck. Until mid March this year anyone…
PHOTO BLOG Storm Chasin’ USA 7 – Jackson ‘AWESOME’ Hole

PHOTO BLOG Storm Chasin’ USA 7 – Jackson ‘AWESOME’ Hole

March 2, 2011
Our crew (find Charlie) plus a few others we encountered wandering around in the backcountry Words & Images | Tess Cook Aching knees, sore heads, general exhaustion and long-drive apathy; fresh snow in Jackson Hole cures them all. In another of those T for timing moments the trip kept throwing…
VIDEO BLOG Storm Chasin’ USA – Ootah (That’s Utah) Pow

VIDEO BLOG Storm Chasin’ USA – Ootah (That’s Utah) Pow

February 27, 2011
Hiked up, looking down. Me, Anna, Boen, Charlie Words & Images | Tess Cook Good timing. Fetching up in The Canyons as they’re receiving a foot or so of that champagne pow Utah is so famous for is more than satisfying, especially after a cross-desert road trip. We farewelled Nat…
BLOG Storm Chasin’ USA 3 – Road Trip

BLOG Storm Chasin’ USA 3 – Road Trip

February 15, 2011
Road Trip! Words & Images | Tess Cook Next time someone asks me where they should take their next snow trip, I’m going to answer, without hesitation, go to Crested Butte and Telluride. There’s a million and one reasons, the top ones: These places are the new frontier. I love…
VIDEO BLOG Storm Chasin’ USA 4 – Two Days in Telluride and a Heli Ski

VIDEO BLOG Storm Chasin’ USA 4 – Two Days in Telluride and a Heli Ski

February 15, 2011
The ride. Funny thing, on one of our drops we came across a group who’d skinned up, made us feel a little lazy Words & Images | Tess Cook Nothing says ‘welcome’ like a heavily stocked, help-yourself candy cart. The Hotel Madeleine in Telluride has one in the lobby. Valet…
BLOG USA Storm Chasin’ 1 – Crested Butte

BLOG USA Storm Chasin’ 1 – Crested Butte

February 8, 2011
First lift day two, unexpected sunshine Words & Images | Tess Cook The Plan: 21 days hunting down the pow in the USA, tasting the best of the backside and frontside of Colorado, Utah, Wyoming, hitting the hill with the locals and seeing what all this La Nina brouhaha is…
World Snow Vrap Up Vol. 13, 24 January – There’s Always Powder Somewhere

World Snow Vrap Up Vol. 13, 24 January – There’s Always Powder Somewhere

January 24, 2011
Waist deep pow in Vail 23 January. Image:: Connor Walberg/Vail Stormwatch: The snowfall heros We knew it couldn’t last all season, though we hoped it would. The stupendous run of snow we saw before Christmas has petered off. We’re now into our second week of what we might call ‘ordinary’…
TRAVEL USA – Epic Snow, Dollar Parity, It’d be Rude Not to Ride North America this Season

TRAVEL USA – Epic Snow, Dollar Parity, It’d be Rude Not to Ride North America this Season

January 11, 2011
They called it DeepCember – Andrew Whiteford in Jackson Hole, Wyoming, early December 2010. Image:: Jackson Hole Mountain Resort Travel North America | Tess Cook If ever there was a time to drop everything and go riding, now is that time. The Australian dollar is at a 30 year high…
TRAVEL USA – the Star Treatment in Park City

TRAVEL USA – the Star Treatment in Park City

January 6, 2011
World Cup skier and Park City local Ted Ligety skiing powder at Park City Mountain Resort on December 23, 2010. Image:: Park City Mountain Resort Skiing Utah | Tess Cook Arriving at Deer Valley for the day I could believe I’m a film star. Or perhaps a pop diva, certainly…
Snow Chaos Across Europe Strands Holiday Travellers

Snow Chaos Across Europe Strands Holiday Travellers

December 21, 2010
Source – BBC News Snow and ice have stranded tens of thousands of would-be travellers across northern Europe. The UK, France and Germany are among the worst-hit areas, with forecasters warning freezing weather may continue. Hundreds of passengers desperate to return home for Christmas camped overnight at the world’s busiest…
TRAVEL ITALY – Christmas in the Dolomites

TRAVEL ITALY – Christmas in the Dolomites

December 6, 2010
Arabba. Image:: Collett’s Words | Maddy Alexis I remember going to Arabba for a family snowboarding holiday two Christmases ago and what a special one it was. The snow was fluttering down on Christmas Eve, then on Christmas Day we woke up to blue bird sky, freshly groomed runs and…
TRAVEL CALIFORNIA – A Mammoth Spring

TRAVEL CALIFORNIA – A Mammoth Spring

November 29, 2010
Mammoth in spring. Image:: Mammoth Words | Ben Alexis On the first drive up to Mammoth Mountain the most exciting thing I remember is seeing the enormous main park. From the road you can see the 18 and 22-foot half pipes plus the jumps and rails and excitement builds inside.…
TRAVEL AUSTRIA – A Lech Family Adventure

TRAVEL AUSTRIA – A Lech Family Adventure

November 19, 2010
Picture perfect Lech. Image:: Plattenhof Words | Annabel Tudhope* I remember when I was 12 going to Austria for the family ski holiday. It was the worst season that Europe had seen, but that didn’t stop the snow falling in Lech. About 20 minutes from St Anton, deep in the…
TRAVEL CANADA – Finding The Not so Wild West in SILVER STAR

TRAVEL CANADA – Finding The Not so Wild West in SILVER STAR

November 16, 2010
Chocolate-box cute, Silver Star Mountain Village. Image:: Silver Star/Tim Fitzgerald Skiing Silver Star | Tess Cook Silver Star, the quaint British Columbian ski resort, is the ideal family snow holiday destination, I once heard it described as ‘Mollymook on the snow’ by a fellow Australian visitor. Anyone familiar with the…
VIDEO A Skier’s Journey – the 3 Part Series

VIDEO A Skier’s Journey – the 3 Part Series

November 1, 2010
Video & Photo | Jordan Manley Interview | Tess Cook Tracking a passage from Gulmarg, through La Grave and into the Canadian Rockies, this three part video series from Canadian photographer Jordan Manley is truly phenomenal. I happened upon this video collection in vimeo and was blown away, it’s the…
TRAVEL USA – A Little Place Called Aspen

TRAVEL USA – A Little Place Called Aspen

October 27, 2010
The hike to the top of Highlands Bowl. Image:: Aspen Skiing Colorado | Tess Cook The first time I hiked the Highlands Bowl at Aspen Highlands we started too early in the morning to catch the snow cat. Highlands Bowl aficionados will know the modified snow cat – which sports…
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