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2018 Australian Snow Season Outlook – July Update

2018 Australian Snow Season Outlook – July Update

July 3, 2018
After a fruitful June, the slopes are looking as healthy as ever with Spencer’s Creek recording a snow depth of about 70cm...
Girl’s Day Out To Remember – Southern Lakes Heliski

Girl’s Day Out To Remember – Southern Lakes Heliski

June 29, 2018
One of the misconceptions about heli skiing is that it is all about gnarly terrain, cliff drops and steep spines and is for expert skiers. Throw in the idea that you’ll encounter
Conrad Anker geared up and climbing out near the team's highest portaledge camp at over 20,000ft.

Conrad Anker Coming to Australia – A Life In Adventure

June 28, 2018
Conrad Anker is considered ‘a climber’s climber’ his bio describes him as equally at home on a faraway alpine wall or the sparkling ice of his home canyon, Hyalite, in southwestern Montana.
No doubt you’ve driven past countless wineries on your way to the Snowy Mountains, but have you ever taken the time to stop and investigate one of them? Image:: Lerida Estate

Where To Stop On Your Way To The Snow This season – Lerida Estate

June 28, 2018
Perched on the shores of Lake George, Lerida Estate is a well positioned stop-over, halfway between the Snowy Mountains and Sydney, nicely removed from the bustle of inner city Canberra.
Coen Bennie-Faull on his way to winning last year's Buller X. Photo: Dan Warbrick

Buller X Goes International

June 27, 2018
Buller X blazed onto the Australian freeride scene in September 2017
Ikon Pass Announces Partnership With Thredbo

Ikon Pass Announces Partnership With Thredbo

June 27, 2018
It was announced yesterday that Thredbo is now part of the Ikon Pass, meaning Ikon Pass holders receive up to 7-days lift access to Thredbo as one of the benefits.
Snow near the summit of Mt Kosciuszko in January 1969. Image:: Bruce Thomas/Flickr

Historic Snowfalls – The Top 5 Best Australian Snow Years

June 27, 2018
Following the success of our recent article on the biggest snowfalls Australia’s ever seen - Skiers it would seem, are a pretty nostalgic bunch – we thought we’d follow it up with a look at the 5 best Australian snow years on record, as per snow depth measured at Spencers Creek.
Josh Daiek skiing at Shiga Kogen

Where To Ski Overseas For First-Timers

June 23, 2018
Australian skiers and snowboarders are renowned travellers and at many resorts in the US, Canada and Japan, Australians top the count when it comes to visitors from overseas
Air & Style – Jindabyne to Sydney – Mountainwatch Tour

Air & Style – Jindabyne to Sydney – Mountainwatch Tour

June 22, 2018
Mountainwatch have made getting to the historic event far easier, by putting together an all-inclusive package that will prepare you for the event, short of having to compete yourself.
Heliski Season Kicks Off In New Zealand – Southern Lakes Heliski

Heliski Season Kicks Off In New Zealand – Southern Lakes Heliski

June 22, 2018
It’s no secret New Zealand has been revelling in some pretty special early season skiing and boarding. It’s also no secret they’ve got some of the best heli-skiing terrain...
Mountainwatch Want To Take You To Japan! – Introducing Mountainwatch Tours

Mountainwatch Want To Take You To Japan! – Introducing Mountainwatch Tours

June 21, 2018
A first for us, we’re excited to announce a tailor-made tour to the powder paradise that we’ve put together and will be offering to our faithful readers for the coming 2018/19 season.
South American Season Starts With Powder – And Plenty Of It

South American Season Starts With Powder – And Plenty Of It

June 21, 2018
Resorts across South America are revelling in fresh snow, and just in the nick of time with the official opening weekend only a day away...
Watch: 2017 Buller X Ski Champion Coen Bennie-Faull

Watch: 2017 Buller X Ski Champion Coen Bennie-Faull

June 20, 2018
Hotham’s Coen Bennie-Faull is a ski instructor, coaches at Hotham Freeski and is also Australia’s premier big mountain freeskier. He spends the northern hemisphere winter in Jackson Hole, where he competes occasionally, but focuses on film/photo projects.
5 Reasons You Should Try A New Resort This Season

5 Reasons You Should Try A New Resort This Season

June 20, 2018
The mountains are unique. They're one of the few places where we can take a deep breath of crisp, fresh air while enjoying a seemingly untouched landscape a world away from cities and traffic.
Looking a little chilly for Al Fresco dining in Buller. Photo: Buller

Australian Snow Journal: Season Starter Storm Drops 80cms Of Snow

June 19, 2018
The first big storm of the year dropped 70-100cms of snow across the Australian Alps in the past 6 days.
Protect Our Winters – Coming To Australia

Protect Our Winters – Coming To Australia

June 15, 2018
An Australian chapter of global environmental group Protect Our Winters (POW) is due to launch in Australia this July...
Mountainwatch Must Watch – ‘Elsewhere – Winter in Japan’

Mountainwatch Must Watch – ‘Elsewhere – Winter in Japan’

June 15, 2018
Some of our countries best riders explore the contrasts of Japan in a brand new film from Finnegan Laver...
A Look Under The Hood – MIPS Helmet Technology – Gear

A Look Under The Hood – MIPS Helmet Technology – Gear

June 14, 2018
Did you know your brain produces enough electricity to power a small light bulb? Well, it does, and it’s just one of the reasons you should protect it with a brain bucket this season.
Cardrona ripe and ready to be gobbled up. Opening day is 16th June and there is already 50-90cm of snow lying on the ground. Go fill your boots. Source: Cardrona

2018 New Zealand Snow Season Outlook – June Update

June 12, 2018
With opening weekend done and dusted at a few of New Zealand’s ski fields and epic amounts of snow, the Kiwi season has kicked off with a hiss and a roar.
The Countdown – Five Training Tips For Snow Season

The Countdown – Five Training Tips For Snow Season

June 12, 2018
Do you hate having to stop mid ski run because your legs burn
Boothy’s Blog – Why I Love Opening Weekend

Boothy’s Blog – Why I Love Opening Weekend

June 9, 2018
Fresh-faced and free, people are excited and jittery and alive. Staff are trying extra hard with customers, lifties pull tees with aerobic energy, ski instructors don’t have goggle tans yet.
Opening Weekend – What’s Open?

Opening Weekend – What’s Open?

June 8, 2018
A cursory look at the cams and you’d be aware there won't be a lot of natural snow on the ground at the resorts this weekend
Historic Snowfalls – A Look Back At The Biggest Snowfalls Australia’s Ever Seen

Historic Snowfalls – A Look Back At The Biggest Snowfalls Australia’s Ever Seen

June 7, 2018
We thought we'd go a step further than romanticisation and attempt to set the record straight, chronicling all the best snowfalls Australia’s ever seen
Mountainwatch Guide To Perisher

Mountainwatch Guide To Perisher

June 4, 2018
Not only is Perisher a dominant force among Australian ski resorts, it is the largest ski resort in the entire Southern Hemisphere
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NZ WEEKLY WEATHER BLOG – An early spring

NZ WEEKLY WEATHER BLOG – An early spring

August 25, 2012
Somewhere under the rainbow theres pow pow at Broken River Image: Broken River Snow Journal| Matt White Kia Ora Everyone Well it wasn’t quite the snow filled week we were all hoping for, all the fields accumulated a couple of CM of fresh but by no means was it substantial.…
SNOW JOURNAL – The Storm Of The Season

SNOW JOURNAL – The Storm Of The Season

August 19, 2012
Tom Costa slaying some in Falls Creek Image:: Courtesy of Falls Creek Snow Journal | Reggae Elliss Well, what a week we have had in the mountains – for that matter what a month August is turning into. Last week I was writing about 15 to 40 cm across the…
NZ Weekly Weather Blog – High Fives All Round

NZ Weekly Weather Blog – High Fives All Round

August 17, 2012
Who says NZ is having a lean snow year?! Image:: NZSKI.com Snow Journal | Matt White Kia Ora Everyone! Hope you are all enjoying the new snow that has fallen upon us over the past week, its been great to get some powder turns in finally! Some really heavy rain…
SNOW JOURNAL – The Cold Smoke Continues

SNOW JOURNAL – The Cold Smoke Continues

August 13, 2012
Craig Branch hooking into the light windblown pow in Thredbo Image:: Reggae Ellis Snow Journal | Reggae Ellis We are two weeks into August and the snow has been sensational so far. The month started off well with cold sunny days, cold nights and dry mid-winter snow backed up with…
NZ Weekly Weather Blog – The Snow is upon us!

NZ Weekly Weather Blog – The Snow is upon us!

August 11, 2012
Fresh lines at TC Image: Courtesy of Treble Cone Snow Journal | Matt White Kia Ora Everyone! Its been a good week for powder hounds over here in NZ, a good dusting of fresh snow has definitely eased the woes of a so far average season. Just like last week,…
NEW ZEALAND CIVIL DEFENCE WARNING – Mt Tongariro Eruption

NEW ZEALAND CIVIL DEFENCE WARNING – Mt Tongariro Eruption

August 7, 2012
Civil Defence Tongariro Eruption Advisory Volcanic activity is occurring at Mt Tongariro and could pose a threat to the following areas/regions: Waikato, Hawke’s Bay, Gisborne, Manawatu-Whanganui, Bay of Plenty, Taranaki. People living in or near the affected areas should: – Stay indoors: volcanic ash is a health hazard, especially if…
NZ Weekly Weather Blog – Freshies at last.

NZ Weekly Weather Blog – Freshies at last.

August 3, 2012
Broken River looking good with a dusting of snow Image:: Broken River Snow Journal | Matt White Kia Ora Everyone! Finally I have something exciting to report on! Yes mother nature has been oh so kind to us and coated the mountains with some snow! In some places like Mt…
Nz Weekly Weather Blog – Dry in July

Nz Weekly Weather Blog – Dry in July

July 26, 2012
Fresh corduroy at Cardrona Image::Courtesy of Cardrona Snow Journal | Matt White Kia Ora everyone! Its been another week of warm sunny weather.. hard to remember what winter is supposed to be like but I am still clinging onto hope that it will be upon us again soon. At the…
SNOW SEASON OUTLOOK 2012 New Zealand UPDATE

SNOW SEASON OUTLOOK 2012 New Zealand UPDATE

May 21, 2012
Sheep being rescured on NZ’s South Island in the 2011 epic storms. Image:: Vaughan Brookfield Season Outlooks | The Grasshopper Today marks an important milestone for the Grasshopper and Mountainwatch as we move to daily forecasts for Mt Ruapehu. From now until season end we’ll be bringing you daily detailed…
SNOW SEASON OUTLOOK 2012 Australia UPDATE

SNOW SEASON OUTLOOK 2012 Australia UPDATE

May 21, 2012
Early season perfection at Falls Creek on 13 July 2011. Image:: Falls Creek Season Outlooks | The Grasshopper The Grasshopper is excited. Not only do our daily forecast updates start today, but it’s also time for an update to our 2012 Season Outlook and I have some positive news to…
SNOW SEASON OUTLOOK 2012 Australia

SNOW SEASON OUTLOOK 2012 Australia

April 3, 2012
Snow season outlook | The Grasshopper Brought to you by ESS Boardstores Mirror mirror on the wall, how much snow is gonna fall? Hi ho, hi ho, tell me if the winds will blow? It’s time of take a look at what we can expect for NSW and Victoria’s ski…
SNOW SEASON OUTLOOK 2012 New Zealand

SNOW SEASON OUTLOOK 2012 New Zealand

April 3, 2012
Snow Season Outlook | The Grasshopper Kia Ora folks. Time to take a quick look at what we can expect for the slopes of Aotearoa this year. We’re a long way out from winter, and global indicators like the El Nino Southern Oscillation (ENSO) aren’t as much help predicting New…
World Snow Wrap – Someone Forgot to Tell BC Winter’s Over

World Snow Wrap – Someone Forgot to Tell BC Winter’s Over

March 15, 2012
Some of Whistler’s best snow so far. Image:: Coast Photo/Whistler Weekly Snow Wrap If the British Columbia PR people haven’t been using the term ‘March madness’ they should be. BC is smack bang in the middle of one marathon of a snowfall. While most other places are thinking about spring…
World Snow Wrap – 1m Weekend for Steamboat, Colorado Pow is Here

World Snow Wrap – 1m Weekend for Steamboat, Colorado Pow is Here

February 22, 2012
Steamboat 20 Feb – yes please. Image:: Steamboat Weekly Snow Wrap It’s been all about Colorado this week, which might not be strictly fair as it’s snowed much more in Washington and Wyoming, but it’s good to see a solid run of powder days for some of our favourite resorts.…
Japan Snow Wrap – No Sign of Abating

Japan Snow Wrap – No Sign of Abating

February 21, 2012
Snow covered chair at Rusutsu. Image:: Ski Japan www.skijapan.com Japan Snow Wrap The land of the Long White Cloud 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…
VIDEO NISEKO – it Just Doesn’t Stop Snowing

VIDEO NISEKO – it Just Doesn’t Stop Snowing

February 15, 2012
Yasuyuki Shimanuki`s Pole. Image:: Aaron Jamison Japan Snow Journal | Joey Corcoran Niseko. This town is set to boom one of these days. I mean it just doesn’t stop snowing. If you have been over here at all in the last two months you would understand what I’m talking about.…
World Snow Wrap – Austria Leads the European Charge

World Snow Wrap – Austria Leads the European Charge

February 13, 2012
A little bit of fun in Steamboat 12 February. Image:: Steamboat Weekly Snow Wrap Europe’s really showing itself to be the come-from-behind success story of the season. From green hills in early December to almost daily snow top ups every region is revelling in the huge turnaround. Meanwhile, despite the…
JAPAN SNOW WRAP – The Word We Want is Amazing

JAPAN SNOW WRAP – The Word We Want is Amazing

February 7, 2012
Simply astounding riding at hakuba on the weekend. Image:: thanks to Phoenix Hakuba, visit www.phoenixhotel.jp to put yourself in this picture! Japan Snow Wrap The land of the Long White Cloud more than deserves its on snow wrap… with a plethora of resorts large and small all over Japan this…
World Snow Wrap – Europe’s Winter Continues Fabulous

World Snow Wrap – Europe’s Winter Continues Fabulous

February 6, 2012
Stunning – Fernie on 3 Feb. Image:: Phil Harrison/Fernie Weekly Snow Wrap The news of late has been filled with stories of incredible cold weather in Europe and debilitating snowfalls in Britain and yes, the European resorts have been reaping the benefits. While the dramatic cold is hitting Eastern Europe…
VIDEO JA-POW 16 Epic Metres and Counting

VIDEO JA-POW 16 Epic Metres and Counting

January 31, 2012
Super creative. Image:: Aaron Jamieson Ja-POW Snow Journal | Joey Corcoran Aaaaaaaahhhhh Japan. She’s just SoO good to be true, I cant take my camera off you. I`m not into overly huge media hypes but Japan over the last two months deserves it. I stopped counting a few meters ago…
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…
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EDITOR’S BLOG – Claiming G.S.T Back At The Airport

EDITOR’S BLOG – Claiming G.S.T Back At The Airport

January 4, 2013
Mountainwatch | Alex Horvath How To Get Your GST Back At The Airport: Who agrees with me? Often the best part of booking an overseas shred trip is the shopping you get to do before you leave, what’s a trip to ride some epic pow without that new board? Of…
TRAVEL FRANCE – Chamonix – Where Humility Is Your Kindest Companion

TRAVEL FRANCE – Chamonix – Where Humility Is Your Kindest Companion

November 26, 2012
Mountainwatch | Alex Horvath As an adventure loving snow enthusiast who has never been game enough to grace the beast that is Chamonix, I have always perceived it to be one of those towns that carries an air of mystique and an almost surreal reputation. As Boothy puts it below,…
TRAVEL JAPAN – Niseko – Imaginary Flying Machines

TRAVEL JAPAN – Niseko – Imaginary Flying Machines

November 1, 2012
Chris Booth popping off a classic Niseko pillow Image:: Joey Corcoron Mountainwatch | Alex Horvath The island nation of Japan has undergone some tumultuous times in recent years, the environmental catastrophe brought on by the 2011 tsunami disaster led to a feeling of great unease in the international snow industry……
Dirt Track to Powder – The Barry Way to Mt Hotham

Dirt Track to Powder – The Barry Way to Mt Hotham

July 31, 2012
The impressive bowls below the Hotham Peak are officially out of bounds, but tempt many with some of the best powder turns you can grab in Australia. Words & Photos by Russell Holt The Barry way is a shortcut 4WD track from Jindabyne to Mt Hotham. Appealing? Hell yes, who…
An Insider’s Guide To A Budget Ski Trip

An Insider’s Guide To A Budget Ski Trip

June 25, 2012
These tips could save you hundreds on your next ski holiday! Resident Ski Bum | Alex Cameron The inspiration for writing this article has come from a couple of conversations that I have had recently. The word is spreading about Australia’s great early season conditions and in the bars and…
SNOW DEALS – Australian Resorts Packages, Bargains and Specials 2012

SNOW DEALS – Australian Resorts Packages, Bargains and Specials 2012

April 17, 2012
Plenty of ways to get your friends or family together for a snow trip. Image:: Perisher 2012 deals | Tessa Cook Here’s a rundown of the best deals and packages the Australian resorts are offering in 2012. Remember, this is just a sample of the packages on offer, and the…
GLOBAL RESCUE – Rescue Security for the Adventurous

GLOBAL RESCUE – Rescue Security for the Adventurous

April 12, 2012
Medical transports. You hope you never need them but it’s good to know they’re available if you do. Image:: Global Rescue Global Rescue | Tessa Cook The Transfer Snowboard Mag guys discovered this gem of a service while planning a pretty amazing but extreme snowboarding trip. It sounded almost too…
VIDEO JA-POW 16 Epic Metres and Counting

VIDEO JA-POW 16 Epic Metres and Counting

January 31, 2012
Super creative. Image:: Aaron Jamieson Ja-POW Snow Journal | Joey Corcoran Aaaaaaaahhhhh Japan. She’s just SoO good to be true, I cant take my camera off you. I`m not into overly huge media hypes but Japan over the last two months deserves it. I stopped counting a few meters ago…
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…
EDITOR’S BLOG – Fat Skis for Everyone

EDITOR’S BLOG – Fat Skis for Everyone

November 29, 2011
Liberty team rider Simon Blondel in the Australian powder. Image:: Dominic Kieler Editor’s Blog Myth: Fat skis are hard, and only for expert types Fact: With modern shaping, fat skis are more than easy to manage, some ski easier than the traditional piste-ski Myth: If you’re a serious skier you…
TRAVEL INSPIRATION CANADA – Chatter Creek Cat Skiing

TRAVEL INSPIRATION CANADA – Chatter Creek Cat Skiing

October 31, 2011
58 000 acres of terrain. Image:: Mark Gallup, gallupphoto.com 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…
ASPEN – An Aussie Expat’s Local Guide

ASPEN – An Aussie Expat’s Local Guide

October 24, 2011
Winter creeping up on Autumn at Snowmass, 19 October 2011. Image:: Jeremy Swanson Living Aspen | Christian Manie Do you have three friends with a little spare cash willing to take advantage of a flagging greenback dollar? You want to drop into some gnarly chutes and float soul arcs through…
VIDEO TRAVEL INDIA – Freeski Girls in KASHMIR

VIDEO TRAVEL INDIA – Freeski Girls in KASHMIR

October 21, 2011
Lena Stoffel turning on some on an amazing slope Image:: Roman Lanchner Skiing Kashmir | Caja Schoepf In February 2011 German freeski ladies Caja Schoepf – Fiat Freestyle Team and Lena Stoffel – Roxy – journeyed to India, capturing their experiences in a short film by Felix Urbauer. “Looking for…
TRAVEL TIPS – Put Compression Gear on Your Snow Trip Shopping List

TRAVEL TIPS – Put Compression Gear on Your Snow Trip Shopping List

October 21, 2011
No one wants sore muslces to bring them down on a powder day. Image:: Carl Scofield Travel Tips | Tessa Cook If you’re running a pair of four-year-old Skins tights, or worse, some saggy thermals , put ‘new compression gear ‘ on your overseas-snow-trip-shopping-list. There’s a lycra revolution going on.…
Aspen Snowmass – Book Now While Dollar is High

Aspen Snowmass – Book Now While Dollar is High

October 20, 2011
Press Release Aspen/Snowmass skiers have just saved 10% on their ski vacation by waiting to book while watching the Australian dollar surge from 93 USD to $1.02 USD in the past fortnight. But skiers are urged to book their Aspen/Snowmass vacations now, as international economic factors send the Australian dollar…
TRAVEL KOREA – An Olympic Host Country with a Growing Snow Industry

TRAVEL KOREA – An Olympic Host Country with a Growing Snow Industry

October 12, 2011
Night skiing at Youngpyeong Ski Resort. Many Korean ski resorts run night skiing late into the evening. Image:: Korea Tourism Travel Korea With the announcement recently that South Korea will host the 2018 Winter Olympic Games comes a growing interest in the country’s snow resorts. It’s not the first place…
TRAVEL INSPIRATION JAPAN – Honshu, Nagano Prefecture

TRAVEL INSPIRATION JAPAN – Honshu, Nagano Prefecture

October 11, 2011
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 the best of our previous travel adventures……
TRAVEL INSPIRATION Off the Beaten (ski) Track – The Haute Route

TRAVEL INSPIRATION Off the Beaten (ski) Track – The Haute Route

September 30, 2011
  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 the best of our previous travel…
SKIING & SNOWBORDING JAPAN 2012 – is it Safe? The Q&A

SKIING & SNOWBORDING JAPAN 2012 – is it Safe? The Q&A

September 28, 2011
Hakuba powder… so very tempting. Image:: Chris Hocking Travel Japan | Tessa Cook Should you visit Japan? It’s the big question for skiers and boarders in the face of the ongoing radiation crisis. If simple answer has to be given it would be yes. All official reports, from Australia’s Department…
TRAVEL CHILE – Luxury in The Andes at PORTILLO

TRAVEL CHILE – Luxury in The Andes at PORTILLO

September 27, 2011
“Insert epic quote here” Skiing Portillo | Chris Booth Travel can be roughly divided into two categories: holidays and experiences. Holidays are easy to find, most of them can be bought online, have simple directions and come at a price that is reasonable for the services offered. Holidays are what…
TRAVEL INSPIRATION – Jackson ‘Awesome’ Hole

TRAVEL INSPIRATION – Jackson ‘Awesome’ Hole

September 22, 2011
The infamous Corbets Coulior. Image:: Jackson Hole Mountain Resort 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…
A NEW ZEALAND Spring Fling

A NEW ZEALAND Spring Fling

September 21, 2011
Spring snowboarding at Mt Ruapehu. Image:: Mt Ruapehu Rachael Oakes-Ash Is there anything better than spring skiing? T-shirts and ski pants, sunnies not goggles and cocktails on a mid mountain deck come mid afternoon. Winter may be winding her way north in search of alps to play with but there’s…
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