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Hakuba Valley Joins the Epic Pass

Hakuba Valley Joins the Epic Pass

March 2, 2018
Mountainwatch | Press Release hakuba Valley, Nagano, Japan today announced a long-term alliance with Vail Resorts, Inc. (NYSE: MTN), the leading global mountain resort operator, Broomfield Colorado, USA. Beginning with the 2018-19 season, the Epic Pass, Epic Local Pass and Epic Australia Pass will offer five consecutive complimentary days with…
2018 Colorado Season Update – The Year That Broke All the Rules

2018 Colorado Season Update – The Year That Broke All the Rules

March 2, 2018
We’re nearing the end of the season, right? Wrong. Let’s take a look at how March is shaping up in Colorado. After a dry December and January, regular storms started to filter through in late Feb and this day, Feb 23, was one of the best. Photo: Breckenridge Mountainwatch |…
Niseko Japan – Conditions Wrap Up – February

Niseko Japan – Conditions Wrap Up – February

March 2, 2018
We’ve needed to break out the snorkels on more than one occasion this month. Image:: Matt Wiseman/Niseko Photography & Guiding Mountainwatch | Matt Wiseman February certainly had its work cut out for it if it was going to top the snow that fell in either so-called ‘Deepcember’ or ‘Japanuary’. If…
The Ikon Pass – A Bargain for Travelling Australians

The Ikon Pass – A Bargain for Travelling Australians

February 28, 2018
Revelstoke is a partner resort, the Ikon Pass giving you seven days skiing at the legendary Canadian resort. Photo: Gabe Rogel Mountainwatch | Reggae Elliss After weeks of speculation the details of the new IKON Pass were released last Friday. It is sure to create a lot of interest, taking…
Highs and Lows from Behind the Scenes at PyeongChang

Highs and Lows from Behind the Scenes at PyeongChang

February 26, 2018
Alex Parsons, as close as you get for the snowboard finals. Mountainwatch | Alex Parsons Did you watch the Winter Olympics? Of course, you did. I’m sure you’ve been thinking how awe-inspiring, how polished and impressive it all looks. And it is. TV really works its magic for the Olympics.…
Furano’s Backcountry Beckons, But Beware

Furano’s Backcountry Beckons, But Beware

February 23, 2018
Furano’s backcountry looking amazing, but like anywhere in the back country, some common sense goes a long way. Photo: Caroline van’t Hoff Mountainwatch | Lucy Morrell, Alpine Backcountry Rental in Furano and Asahidake A couple of weeks ago six French backcountry skiers went missing in Furano. They split up around…
Moments from the Park and Pipe at the Winter Olympics

Moments from the Park and Pipe at the Winter Olympics

February 21, 2018
Mountainwatch | Reggae Ellis All photos Boen Ferguson It has been a big week at the winter Olympics with some incredible action and Australian athletes were in the middle of it. After the success of Matt Graham winning silver in the moguls, the attention turned to the halfpipe, big air…
Myoko Forecast 14th February

Myoko Forecast 14th February

February 16, 2018
Mountainwatch The latest update from Myoko. The snow has been consistent throughout the season and looks like it will continue for the rest of the week. Follow Mountainwatch for more updates and head to Liquidsnowtours.com to book your last minute Japan ski trip. Hakuba forecasts, snow reports and live snow cams.
Mammoth Mountain Is Big and Always Worth a Visit

Mammoth Mountain Is Big and Always Worth a Visit

February 16, 2018
It may be a below average snow year, but Mammoth Mountain is living up to its reputation. Photo Feb 5, 2018. Mountainwatch | Reggae Elliss The drive down from Tahoe to Mammoth Mountain is spectacular. Through the wide expanses of the Carson Valley, the mountains rising dramatically to the west…
Stranger Games

Stranger Games

February 16, 2018
Team SJ was in full force on finals day at Phoenix Park Mountainwatch | Chris Binns After three Olympic campaigns and after an immense half pipe showdown with a resurgent Shaun White and pint-sized Japanese future star Ayumu Hirano, Scotty “Still Only 23” James can finally call himself an Olympic…
The Aerial Queen Talks

The Aerial Queen Talks

February 13, 2018
Mountainwatch | Reggae Elliss Lydia Lassila is one of Australia’s greatest ever Olympians and PyeongChang is her fifth Winter Games, the first at Salt Lake way back in 2002. Lydia won gold in Vancouver in 2010 and bronze at Sochi in 2014 – will she add to that tally this…
Meanwhile in France

Meanwhile in France

February 13, 2018
The winter focus may on South Korea this week, but for a travelling skier the French Alps are where it’s at. Anna, scoping another fresh line Mountainwatch | Anna Segal I’ve visited the French Alps in winter on numerous occasions and have always loved my time there, but for the…
The Greatest Show on Earth

The Greatest Show on Earth

February 9, 2018
Olympics start tonight – Get set for two weeks of awesome action. Britt Cox has been one of the dominate mogul skiers of the past three years and goes into her fourth Olympics as one of the favourites Mountainwatch | Reggae Elliss The PyeongChang Olympics get under way today with…
The Olympics – Alex “Chumpy” Pullin on Where It All Began

The Olympics – Alex “Chumpy” Pullin on Where It All Began

February 7, 2018
Mountainwatch | Reggae Elliss Alex “Chumpy” Pullin is one of Australia’s most successful snow athletes, the snowboard cross champ having already secured two World Championships titles and he has also won the overall World Cup title twice. Chumpy heads into the PyeongChang Olympics as one of the favourites, a tag…
Whistler Micro Adventures

Whistler Micro Adventures

February 5, 2018
It doesn’t have to be a massive expedition to have some fun in the BC Backcountry Anna scoping some lines during the skin above the tree line. Photo: Guy Fattal Mountainwatch | Anna Segal One of my favourite things about living in Whistler is the access to countless opportunities to…
Jackson Hole Update – A Week of Fresh Tracks and More on the Way

Jackson Hole Update – A Week of Fresh Tracks and More on the Way

February 2, 2018
A bluebird day with 40cms of fresh snow on Jackson’s renowned terrain is something special. Jan 24, 2018. Photo Chris Figenshau Mountainwatch | Coen Bennie-Faull Winter seems to have made a resurgence here in Jackson Hole, with three major falls within the last two weeks and some powder days. Last…
Mid-Season Storms Turn Things Around at Squaw Valley

Mid-Season Storms Turn Things Around at Squaw Valley

February 1, 2018
Sunshine and powder on Jan 19. Photo courtesy Squaw Alpine Mountainwatch | Reggae Elliss It has been a good week to be in Squaw Valley after three solid snowfalls in 10 days dropped nearly a metre and half of snow on the upper mountain and 70cms at base level. The…
Swedish Team Riders Måns Hedberg and Ludvig Billtoft Throwing Down in Whistler

Swedish Team Riders Måns Hedberg and Ludvig Billtoft Throwing Down in Whistler

February 1, 2018
Mountainwatch Surprising what you can achieve in a day with a bit of sun and a perfect kicker line. Check out what Måns Hedberg or Ludvig Bilttoft got up to in a day in Whistler. Via Pilchard Productions in association with Snowboard Team Sweden.
Scotty James – Ready for Next Week’s Olympics

Scotty James – Ready for Next Week’s Olympics

February 1, 2018
Mountainwatch | Reggae Elliss It is only a week until the start of the Winter Olympics in PyeongChang and all of Australia are ready to cheer Scotty James on to a win in the snowboard half-pipe. Fresh off a silver in last week’s X Games in Aspen, Scotty is one…
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…
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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…
AUSSIE WEEKLY SNOW JOURNAL – Unfavourable Elements

AUSSIE WEEKLY SNOW JOURNAL – Unfavourable Elements

August 17, 2011
Sunrise snowmaking Image::Courtesy of Perisher Aussie Weekly Snow Journal | Alex Horvath The way that the weather patterns of August have been shaping up it’s becoming increasingly difficult to remain optimistic about the month that usually delivers the best snow quality of the season. The front that is passing over…
Antarctic Super Highway – NZ’S POWDER Storm

Antarctic Super Highway – NZ’S POWDER Storm

August 15, 2011
It’s dumping in Levin, which is only 24m above sea-level & an hour’s drive North of Wellington! Image: Sandra Gray Antarctic super highway | The Grasshopper We have a fantastic snow event on our hands this morning for the east coast of New Zealand’s South Island. On Saturday morning our…
NZ Weekly Weather Blog – Snowed In!

NZ Weekly Weather Blog – Snowed In!

August 15, 2011
Snow on the fields surrounding Mt Hutt Monday 15 August. Image:: Mt Hutt Snow Journal | Matt White Hey everyone, well as I am writing this.. NZ has been hit hard by another freak snow storm, roads are closed, cities/towns are snowed in and travel is being vastly effected.. but…
AUSSIE WEEKLY SNOW JOURNAL – A Cooling Re-fresh

AUSSIE WEEKLY SNOW JOURNAL – A Cooling Re-fresh

August 10, 2011
Sunset over Falls Image::Courtesy of Falls Creek Aussie Weekly Snow Journal | Alex Horvath With the current state of seemingly global turmoil those of us engulfed in the snow bubble lifestyle were stoked to be graced with 10-20cms of fresh snow come Monday morning. Markets are crashing, youths are rioting,…
HOTHAM photo POWDER Journal – 15 Fresh Centimetres to Slash and Burn

HOTHAM photo POWDER Journal – 15 Fresh Centimetres to Slash and Burn

August 9, 2011
Drew jamming a turn down a nice steep sneaky squirrel Snow Journal | Mark Tsukasov The temps have been rollercoasting lately, so the moment we saw fresh snow we hit it hard before the sun had a chance to effect it or the fog had a chance to set back…
WEATHER ANALYSIS – Wild Winds at Thredbo

WEATHER ANALYSIS – Wild Winds at Thredbo

August 8, 2011
Thredbo’s known for it’s windy conditions, but with wind comes epic powder stashes! Image:: Thredbo Weather Analysis | The Grasshopper The big squeeze Anyone trying to ski at Thredbo on Friday, August 5, would have received a rude shock to find that several lifts were put on wind hold for…
NZ Weekly Weather Blog – Comp Time!

NZ Weekly Weather Blog – Comp Time!

August 8, 2011
Snow Park’s Monster bonk 4 August. Image:: Snow Park Snow Journal | Matt White Kia Ora everyone, it feels like we are flying through the weeks at the moment, hopefully everyone is getting a good amount of skiing/boarding in.. we’re halfway through the season now believe it or not! Competition…
FORECAST FICKLENESS – Why the Models Have Varied so Much in 48 Hours

FORECAST FICKLENESS – Why the Models Have Varied so Much in 48 Hours

August 3, 2011
  Balmy days and sunshine are nice for a time but cold and snow is what we all crave – Thredbo, 29 July. Image:: Thredbo Forecasts | The Grasshopper It’s been extremely warm in the mountains this week as a warm northerly flow chews away at the snow pack. When…
AUSSIE WEEKLY SNOW JOURNAL – Winter’s Intermission

AUSSIE WEEKLY SNOW JOURNAL – Winter’s Intermission

August 3, 2011
What do you ride when its sunny and warm? Park of course.. Image::Courtesy of Falls Creek Aussie Weekly Snow Journal | Alex Horvath Very warm temperatures transpired across the mountains over the last week bringing with them a spring like pattern of sun, snow and light rain that combined to…
TREBLE CONE Photo Snow Report – Waking up to Powder Bluebird!

TREBLE CONE Photo Snow Report – Waking up to Powder Bluebird!

August 2, 2011
Chris Booth in rehearsal for the World Heli Challenge Words & Images | Ben Hansen Today’s adventure took us to Treble Cone just out side of Wanaka NZ. Charlie Timmins, Boen Ferguson, Chris Booth and I watched the weather roll in yesterday making us a little hesitant of what we…
New Zealand Photo POWDER Report – Wild Weather

New Zealand Photo POWDER Report – Wild Weather

July 27, 2011
Approaching the storm Snow Journal | Vaughan Brookfied New Zealand’s incredible snow-run continues and while we can’t but hope that Christchurch has a reprieve from Mother Nature’s extremes soon it’s wonderful to see the resorts able to flick on every switch and open every door and welcome every rider with…
SOUTH ISLAND Photo POWDER Report – Record Cold Snap

SOUTH ISLAND Photo POWDER Report – Record Cold Snap

July 25, 2011
Secret location… New Zealand… where the snow is good Snow Journal | Vaughan Brookfield Airports closed, roads buried and a covering of white all the way down to the coastline – New Zealand’s latest snow storm has blanketed the whole country and while snow totals at the resorts are not…
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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…
TRAVEL USA – Steamboat Springs, Colorado

TRAVEL USA – Steamboat Springs, Colorado

October 21, 2010
It snows all night and dawns bluebird in Steamboat. Image: Steamboat Words | Don St.Pierre former US Olympic Coach At this time of year the tranquil, angelic resort towns of Colorado experience a metamorphosis as they transform from summer to winter. In my hometown of Steamboat Springs, Colorado, several annual…
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…
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