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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…
Snow Season Outlook 2017 – August Update – Australia – Line by Line…Wiggle by Wiggle

Snow Season Outlook 2017 – August Update – Australia – Line by Line…Wiggle by Wiggle

July 31, 2017
Despite no major league snow falls of yet, the 2017 season has been chipping steadily away at that peak depth forecast of 160cm and the main range isn’t looking too shabby considering the challenges faced thus far. Image:: Falls Creek Australia Seasonal Snow Outlook | The Grasshopper “The man who…
Transfer Guru’s Guide to Good Gear – Men’s Snowboards

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

July 31, 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: Klump? Years…
Jeremy Jones Launches Thredbo and POW Partnership – A Step in the Right Direction

Jeremy Jones Launches Thredbo and POW Partnership – A Step in the Right Direction

July 28, 2017
As what can only be described as a catalyst in the operations of Australian resorts, Thredbo’s partnership with Protect Our Winters is a step in the right direction. And everyone in this room knew it. Image:: Provided Mountainwatch | Thredbo Last night marked a great step forward for skiing and…
Roxy Announces Girls Ride Day – Thredbo Resort – September 4th

Roxy Announces Girls Ride Day – Thredbo Resort – September 4th

July 27, 2017
Calling all shred betties, the Roxy Girls Go Ride Day is your chance to join the ultimate girl gang. Image:: Provided There’s no better feeling than teaming up with your crew and taking on the whole mountain in good company. But imagine rolling deep with X-games and Olympic champions by…
Jye Kearney Wins the 12th Annual Burton Cattleman’s Rail Jam – CRJ12

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

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

Rip Curl’s GromSearch Snow – Stop One Wrap – Perisher

July 20, 2017
Big Dog pro’s might of been in town, but it was the kids turn to speak and boy, the riding wasn’t the only thing doing the talking. Image:: Provided Mountainwatch | Rip Curl This past weekend over 120 grommets under the age of 17 came out on Sunday morning to…
Tested – Oakley Prizm Inferno Line Miner Goggle – The Gear Locker

Tested – Oakley Prizm Inferno Line Miner Goggle – The Gear Locker

July 17, 2017
The culprit in question – a side mounted defogging module known as Oakley’s Inferno tech. This is serious stuff. Image:: Provided Mountainwatch | Louis Macindoe It’s no secret that Oakley is hell-bent on innovation, just look at their headquarters. Here’s a company whose been responsible for introducing all kinds of…
Chillfactor Magazine’s Guide To The Best Women’s Skis For Australia

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

July 13, 2017
Katya Crema finding a pocket of sweet Aussie snow at Perisher. Photo:: Dom Keiler Mountainwatch | Reggae Ellis and Matt Wiseman As promised here are the women’s ski’s best suited to transport you over the ever-changing Australian snow that is now finally blanketing resorts. Sego Gnarwhal (from Blackbird Bespoke Skis)…
Backcountry Condition Report – July – Australia

Backcountry Condition Report – July – Australia

July 12, 2017
Beyond the resort boundary, it’s been a slow start in the Australian backcountry but things are starting to pick up. Image:: David Inabinet Australian Seasonal Update – Backcountry | David Inabinet Despite a slow start to the backcountry season this year, things have finally gotten started outside the resorts with…
Oakley Prizm Palooza Parties – Jindabyne And Mt Buller Wrap-Up – Brand Watch

Oakley Prizm Palooza Parties – Jindabyne And Mt Buller Wrap-Up – Brand Watch

July 12, 2017
Definitions of the word ‘Palooza’ vary with most sources describing it as ‘an exaggerated event’. The Macmillan Dictionary might be more on the money with its definition – ‘A huge party’. Image:: Oakley Mountainwatch | Matt Wiseman The Oakley Prizm Palooza Parties aren’t just bringing some top-notch alliteration, they’re also…
Jackson Hole – Is This The Best Ski Resort in North America?

Jackson Hole – Is This The Best Ski Resort in North America?

July 10, 2017
The best ski resort in North America, that’s a big claim. But Jackson Hole’s status is undeniable. It is a legend in every sense of the word. Image:: Jackson Hole Mountain Resort Mountainwatch | Reggae Elliss Located in Wyoming near the Grand Teton and Yellowstone National Parks, Jackson Hole is…
Torah Bright Mini Shred – Thredbo – Wrap Up

Torah Bright Mini Shred – Thredbo – Wrap Up

July 10, 2017
The queen of the kids, Torah took a completely hands on approach to her event. Image:: Provided The Torah Bright Mini Shred, held in Thredbo Sunday, saw the biggest ever line-up of snow grommets yet, with 250 kids turning out for a big day out with Torah. The weather turned…
Torah Bright Mini Shred at Thredbo – This Sunday

Torah Bright Mini Shred at Thredbo – This Sunday

July 7, 2017
Make no mistake, this Sunday, the kids will be ruling the roost over the adults. Torah included. Image:: Thredbo Resort Mountainwatch | Thredbo The kids have been let loose this Sunday in Thredbo at the Torah Bright Mini Shred. Groms and micro-groms, alongside a whole bevvy of professional skiers and…
Snow Season Outlook 2017 – July Update – New Zealand – And We’re Off…

Snow Season Outlook 2017 – July Update – New Zealand – And We’re Off…

July 6, 2017
Cardrona could do with a little kickstart right now, but don’t sweat it, the snow is coming. Image:: Provided New Zealand Seasonal Snow Outlook | The Grasshopper ”Patience young Grasshopper” my master used to whisper when I was nothing but a mere larva with a twinkle in my oversized bug…
Burton Snowboards Announces the 12th Annual Cattleman’s Rail Jam

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

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

Snow Season Outlook 2017 – July Update – Australia – Wakey Wakey Sleepy Head

July 3, 2017
“Covfefe” that’s Trump’s term for … er who knows what … What’s a little more certain is the snow fall this week, but will it be enough to get this Aussie winter back on track? Image:: Falls Creek Australian Seasonal Snow Outlook | The Grasshopper Despite the constant low amounts…
SNOW ALERT AUS – 15 to 60cm – The One We’ve Been Waiting For!

SNOW ALERT AUS – 15 to 60cm – The One We’ve Been Waiting For!

July 3, 2017
Coming soon, a little bit of this. Image:: Thredbo Mountainwatch | Snow Alert SNOW ALERT Snow Likelihood rating: Strong Confidence Australian Skiers and Boarders have remained resilient in the face of a seasonal start which can only be described as lacklustre and weak. With the driest June on record run and…
Buller X – Big Mountain Riding in Our Own Backyard – How To Vote

Buller X – Big Mountain Riding in Our Own Backyard – How To Vote

June 29, 2017
The Buller X battlegrounds. Big Mountain freeriding and skiing terrain sitting just over the backside of unsuspecting groomers. Image:: Harro Mountainwatch | Louis Macindoe Crank up those DIN settings and buckle down those ratchets as voting is ready to kick off for Buller X, Australia’s only big mountain event. Put…
Chillfactor Magazine’s Guide To The Best Men’s Skis For Australia

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

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

We’re Trading You Faction Ski’s For Your Photos – Your Chance To Win

June 29, 2017
A picture might be worth a thousand words but these Factions will make you ski better. Source:: Proivded Mountainwatch | Lulu Wilkinson Your pic for a pair of Faction skis – how’s that for a trade? Thanks to our pals at Faction Skis , we have a fresh pair of…
Oakley Announces Prizm Palooza Tour – Brand Watch

Oakley Announces Prizm Palooza Tour – Brand Watch

June 27, 2017
Buckle up both NSW and VIC resorts because the Prizm Palooza is coming in hot. Image:: M Walsh Mountainwatch | Louis Macindoe From the people who brought you their game-changing Prizm lens technology comes the Prizm Palooza. That’s right – Oakley is all in when it comes to celebrating something…
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NZ Weekly Weather Blog – Getting the Goods!

NZ Weekly Weather Blog – Getting the Goods!

June 11, 2011
Cardrona on the weekend, what a difference a week makes! Image:: Cardrona Snow Journal | Matt White Hi everyone, well it has been quite an exciting week here in NZ, we have been getting nailed by what you could call ‘the perfect storm’… it has been snowing since Thursday and…
PERISHER & THREDBO – Hanno’s Photo Snow Reports

PERISHER & THREDBO – Hanno’s Photo Snow Reports

June 8, 2011
Supertrail getting ready for winter. Image:: Ben Hansen Photo Snow Report | Ben Hansen 10 June – “Snow guns were blasting and a few keen skiers and boarder were up early for first tracks on the first day. I also witnessed the new pass scanners being tested today.” Lover’s Leap…
AUSSIE WEEKLY SNOW JOURNAL – Epic conditions leading into Opening Weekend

AUSSIE WEEKLY SNOW JOURNAL – Epic conditions leading into Opening Weekend

June 8, 2011
Aussie Weekly Snow Journal | Alex Horvath If you have checked the cams today you would have been greeted with some amazing sights this morning with some much welcomed snow on the ground ahead of opening weekend. For anyone lucky enough to wake up in the mountains this morning then…
Countdown to Winter – Snow and Snowmaking in Perfect Pre-Season Week

Countdown to Winter – Snow and Snowmaking in Perfect Pre-Season Week

June 6, 2011
Clucas family from Melbourne celebrate under the snow guns on Bourke Street run at Mt Buller this morning. Image:: Harro Snowmaking and Snowfalls | Tess Cook Perfect winter conditions have arrived in the Australian alpine regions, on cue, five days before the official opening of the winter 2011 season. All…
Countdown to Winter – Season-Starter Snowfall Expected Saturday

Countdown to Winter – Season-Starter Snowfall Expected Saturday

June 2, 2011
The NSW Snowies had a good pre-season snowfall at the end of May. Image:: Thredbo Countdown to Winter | Alex Horvath It’s 11 days until the kick-off of season 2011 and things are certainly starting to look interesting. If you’ve been paying attention to our 3-hourly forecast model you’ll have…
2011 SNOW SEASON OUTLOOK – New Zealand

2011 SNOW SEASON OUTLOOK – New Zealand

May 17, 2011
Whatever the outlook, snow has already come to the NZ alps. Image:: Treble Cone As I type a dominant south-westerly change is about to throw a white blanket over many brown, bare ski slopes across both the North and South Islands. It’s hard to say what’s in store for New…
2011 SNOW SEASON OUTLOOK – Australia

2011 SNOW SEASON OUTLOOK – Australia

May 16, 2011
looking towards Carruthers Peak from above Charlotte Pass, 15 May, following a week of wintry cold and consistent snow. Image:: Courtesy Perisher Snow Season Outlook 2011 | The Grasshopper Here we go. Mid-May and there’s already a few inches of snow on the ground. Perisher and Falls Creek have fired…
BULLER – Harro’s Photo Snow Reports

BULLER – Harro’s Photo Snow Reports

May 11, 2011
When the sun comes back up tomorrow, the season will begin! Image:: Harro Buller’s Winter Countdown | Harro Being based in Buller for the winter, we decided, made Harro our eyes on the ground for these final days before the season begins. He’ll be capturing the best of the next…
COUNTDOWN TO WINTER – Early Snow, A Meteorologist’s Opinion

COUNTDOWN TO WINTER – Early Snow, A Meteorologist’s Opinion

May 9, 2011
Snow in Thredbo, Tuesday morning. Image thanks to Will Clifford Welcome to the Countdown to Winter 2011. Over the next five weeks we’ll keep you updated on the latest weather and snow information; the facts and the speculation, give you the rundown of what’s new in all the resorts for…
Northern Hemisphere Winter Reflection – Our LA NINA Forecasts Came True

Northern Hemisphere Winter Reflection – Our LA NINA Forecasts Came True

April 25, 2011
Whistler in March. The British Columbia resort barely seemed to see sunshine this season with fresh tracks almost every day. Image:: Coastphoto/Whistler Season Wrap up | Tess Cook, with The Grasshopper Season 2010-2011 began auspiciously in tandem with the rise of a significant La Nina weather pattern. Back in November…
World Snow Wrap up Vol 21, 4 April – Winter’s Last Week?

World Snow Wrap up Vol 21, 4 April – Winter’s Last Week?

April 6, 2011
Aspen is epic at the moment – 4 April. Image:: Jeremy Swanson This marks the last week of winter for a number of North American resorts. It’s been an amazing winter, lets hope we can do it all again next year! Stormwatch: The snowfall heros Colorado had a winter resurgence…
World Snow Wrap Up Vol 19, 21 March – Mammoth Snow!

World Snow Wrap Up Vol 19, 21 March – Mammoth Snow!

March 21, 2011
How’s the serenity? Vail, 18 March. Image:: Connor Walberg/courtesy Vail Stormwatch: The snowfall heros CALIFORNIA knows how to snow. We can barely believe it but it seems to be true, as much as 170cm has fallen over the weekend and there’s about that much again to come… winter’s not over…
World Snow Wrap Up Vol 18, 14 March – European Snow at Last!

World Snow Wrap Up Vol 18, 14 March – European Snow at Last!

March 14, 2011
Freshies in Vail on 8 March. Image:: Courtesy Vail Stormwatch: The snowfall heros The same old heros just keep popping up. We’ve been waiting all season for the snow to slow down in Whistler but it never has, Fernie just keeps raking in the powder, Arabba in Italy seems to…
World Snow Wrap Up Vol 17, 7 March – Winter is Going Strong

World Snow Wrap Up Vol 17, 7 March – Winter is Going Strong

February 27, 2011
Gorgeous conditions in Niseko. Image:: SkiJapan.com/Hotshots Stormwatch: The snowfall heros British Columbia had a great weekend, the whole state benefitted from a big snow dump, especially Fernie. It’s also good to see the snow returning to Europe after what seemed like an endless run of blue skies. Fernie, BC –…
World Snow Wrap Up Vol. 15, 7 February – it’s Cold Outside

World Snow Wrap Up Vol. 15, 7 February – it’s Cold Outside

February 7, 2011
Rod White in Rusutsu, Japan. Image:: Randy Wieman/Hotshots Stormwatch: The snowfall heros It was all about Colorado last week. With some record cold days, getting down to about minus 30 degrees Celsius in most of the state, and some pretty good snowfalls. In fact, dropping temperatures were a bit of…
World Snow Wrap Up Vol. 14, 31 January – The Calm Before the (Next) Storm

World Snow Wrap Up Vol. 14, 31 January – The Calm Before the (Next) Storm

February 1, 2011
The snowboard superpipe prelims in Aspen. Image:: Jeremy Swanson/Aspen Snowmass Stormwatch: The snowfall heros California, Japan and Italy did us proud again last week, it’s looking like we can generally rely on them to deliver the pow. And Whistler of course. Niseko, Japan – with 150cm last week Mammoth, California…
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’…
PHOTO SNOW REPORT – Fanstastic 48 Hours in BRECKENRIDGE & VAIL

PHOTO SNOW REPORT – Fanstastic 48 Hours in BRECKENRIDGE & VAIL

January 20, 2011
Filip Korngut has the right idea, fluro is a safeguard against loosing sight of your own limbs in the pow, Breckenridge January 18. Image:: Breckenridge Snow Journal 18 – 19 January A snow-bringing front swept across Northern Colorado on January 18 and 19 and Breckenridge and Vail resorts reaped the…
World Snow Wrap Up Vol. 12 – Tending to Snow

World Snow Wrap Up Vol. 12 – Tending to Snow

January 17, 2011
Gordon Bronson in Aspen on January 13. Image:: Jeremy Swanson/Aspen-Snowmass Stormwatch: The snowfall heros This week the trophy goes to… Lake Louise. While everywhere else is just a little too warm to be making the lovely dry pow we all crave, Lake Louise’s temperatures are staying resolutely sub zero. Lake…
World Snow Wrap Up Vol. 11, 10 January – The Return of the Ja-Pow

World Snow Wrap Up Vol. 11, 10 January – The Return of the Ja-Pow

December 23, 2010
Pyramid Peak, Aspen. Image:: Aspen/Snowmass Stormwatch: The snowfall heros Yeah Niseko! To reward devotees for their patience, Japan has delivered New Year snow with abandon. Other than the revived Ja-Pow it’s been a mixed bag this week, with some serious snow blessings and some spectacular bluebird. Temperatures have been universally…
PHOTO SNOW REPORT – MAMMOTH, The Snowiest Place in the World

PHOTO SNOW REPORT – MAMMOTH, The Snowiest Place in the World

December 22, 2010
Billy Anderson, 21 December. Image:: Mammoth Snow Journal 22 December | Mammoth Mountain California’s Mammoth Mountain is the world’s snowiest place this week, buried under a 5m – and counting – snow-dousing. Thanks to a weather phenomenon caused by a cold air vortex and precipitation travelling northwards from Hawaii the…
World Snow Wrap Up Vol. 9, 27 December – Happy Snow Year

World Snow Wrap Up Vol. 9, 27 December – Happy Snow Year

December 22, 2010
Picture perfect Mammoth on 24 December. Image:: Mammoth Stormwatch: The snowfall heros We need to mention New York, which at the time of writing was in virtual shut down thanks to 60cm of snow. And by shut down we mean no traffic on the streets, airports closed… similar to the…
BOOTHY’S BLOG – Photo Snow Report LONDON Shocked By Snow

BOOTHY’S BLOG – Photo Snow Report LONDON Shocked By Snow

December 20, 2010
Londoners struggle without snow clearing infrastructure. No road clearing, no snow tires, few 4WDs means the city is at a standstill 20 December | Chris Booth It is a truth universally acknowledged, that a single man in possession of a good fortune, must be in want of a departing flight.On…
Amazing Season Beginning – Northern Hemisphere is Snowed Up

Amazing Season Beginning – Northern Hemisphere is Snowed Up

December 14, 2010
Gabe Taylor in Mammoth, where 177cm of snow is forecast for the week. Image:: Mammoth The world’s snow resorts are variously thanking Mother Nature, Ullr, La Nina, the Abominable Snowman and God himself for the lashings of snow that have made the first month of the 2010/2011 season one of…
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