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The Mountainwatch Guide To Shiga Kogen

The Mountainwatch Guide To Shiga Kogen

April 9, 2018
 Shiga Kogen is a great ski and board destination in Japan offering a variety of terrain and off-piste options, minimal crowds and an authentic Japanese experience that’s becoming harder to find, as more and more international skiers and boarders flock to the favoured resorts, hakuba and Niseko during the…
Sage Kotsenburg in Hakuba

Sage Kotsenburg in Hakuba

April 6, 2018
Olympic gold medallist Sage Kotsenburg recently travelled to hakuba, Japan to chase some of the steepest back country runs in Japan. Sage had previously filmed up North in Hokkaido but found it was flatter so him and his crew came to hakuba for the steep terrain. Sage won Gold in…
10 Must Follow Skiing and Snowboarding Instagram Accounts

10 Must Follow Skiing and Snowboarding Instagram Accounts

April 4, 2018
If you go skiing and don’t Instagram it, did you really go skiing?… Get your vicarious Insta-shred on below. Mountainwatch | Matt Wiseman Autumn in Australia is really just an unwanted intermission between the Northern and Southern hemisphere ski seasons. If you’re not in the Alps or Alaska, then you…
Go Home Winter, You’re Drunk – Chamonix Season Wrap

Go Home Winter, You’re Drunk – Chamonix Season Wrap

April 3, 2018
Nat having fun on a natural, but icy, quarter-pipe Mountainwatch | Natalie Segal It looks like we are in for a long winter here in Chamonix. I shouldn’t be complaining, I love winter, I love powder days, I love cold snow that blows up in my face at every turn.…
Snow Factory for Mount Baw Baw

Snow Factory for Mount Baw Baw

March 29, 2018
Beginners having a fun day on Baw Baw’s gentler slopes Mountainwatch | Press Release Mt Baw Baw took delivery of its recently purchased Snow Factory yesterday, meaning the Victorian resort can guarantee snow for visitors on the opening weekend of the 2018 season. Mt Buller installed one last year, ensuring…
Iconic Lift KT-22 – The Soul of Squaw Valley

Iconic Lift KT-22 – The Soul of Squaw Valley

March 28, 2018
Squaw local, Chuck Patterson, bursting through a pillow of fresh powder Mountainwatch | Reggae Elliss Photos by Tony Harrington The past month has been pretty amazing in Squaw Valley, “Miracle March” delivering almost 19 feet of snow – that’s 5.7 metres – thanks to three big multi-day storms. It has…
Finally, A Classic Storm Cycle at Jackson Hole

Finally, A Classic Storm Cycle at Jackson Hole

March 20, 2018
Tami Razenger, Dylan Dipentima and Tim McLennan having a powder party run on an awesome day. Photo: Brooks Curran Mountainwatch | Coen Bennie-Faull The past week has been very good in Jackson Hole after the storm the masses had waited for all season finally showed up last weekend. Snow to…
Perrine Wins Her Second Bronze

Perrine Wins Her Second Bronze

March 15, 2018
Melissa and Christian Geiger, her sighted guide and coach, celebrating on the course after winning the bronze medal. Photo: Australian Paralympic Committee Mountainwatch | Reggae Elliss Australia’s Melissa Perrine won her second Paralympic bronze in two days when she and her sighted guide and coach Christian Geiger finished in third…
Sean Pollard – Shark Attack Victim to Paralympian

Sean Pollard – Shark Attack Victim to Paralympian

March 15, 2018
Sean in Canada earlier this year for team training. Photo: Australian Paralympic Committee Mountainwatch | Reggae Elliss When Sean Pollard lined up in the start gate for the Paralympic snowboard cross on Monday, he had reached the summit of huge personal climb that started in life-changing circumstances just over three…
World Snow Wrap – Japan, Europe and America

World Snow Wrap – Japan, Europe and America

March 13, 2018
Spring has sprung in some parts of the world, but there are more powder days in store for California and Europe. It was a return to powder in Niseko early this week and, as usual, it was pretty good. Photo: Oyuki/Aedan O’Donnell Mountainwatch | Reggae Ellis Japan Given it is…
Australia’s First Paralympic Gold Medal in 16 years

Australia’s First Paralympic Gold Medal in 16 years

March 13, 2018
Image: Australian Paralympic Committee Mountainwatch | Reggae Elliss The 2018 Paralympics are now into the fourth day in PyeongChang and the Australian team has won its first medal after Simon Patmore won gold in the snowboard cross yesterday. Patmore beat Italy’s Manuel Pozzerle in the two-man final. Patmore’s victory has…
From Paralysed to Paralympian in Five Years – Meet Sam Tait

From Paralysed to Paralympian in Five Years – Meet Sam Tait

March 9, 2018
Sam’s in PyeongChang now and ready to roll. Photo: Australian Paralympic Committee Mountainwatch | Kate Allman Paralympic sit-skier Sam Tait is about to compete in all five alpine skiing events in the 2018 PyeongChang Paralympic Games in South Korea. But his journey has not been easy. Sam was a keen,…
Mammoth’s Biggest Storm of the Year Has Set up a Good Spring

Mammoth’s Biggest Storm of the Year Has Set up a Good Spring

March 8, 2018
The snow kept getting deeper each day. Bernie Rosow on a day he described as “nothing short of epic”. Photo Christian Pondella Mountainwatch | Reggae Elliss After a slow winter with relatively weak and isolated storms, things finally kicked into gear last week in California, with a big storm dropping…
Records Smashed with 1.6M Visitors to NZ Slopes in 2017

Records Smashed with 1.6M Visitors to NZ Slopes in 2017

March 7, 2018
The base area at Mt Hutt, looking god on a blue-bird day Mountainwatch | Press Release Ski Areas Association of New Zealand (SAANZ) Chair Marty Toomey says the industry has recorded the highest ever skier days for a season with 8% growth in 2017 and 1.6m visitors to New Zealand’s…
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…
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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…
NZ Weekly Weather Blog – Extreme Snow

NZ Weekly Weather Blog – Extreme Snow

July 25, 2011
Sunrise over Cardrona 26 July. Image:: Cardrona Snow Journal | Matt White Kia Ora from across the ditch, where it’s full blown winter with extremely cold temperatures over the past week and some snow falling to sea level around Queenstown, Christchurch and even in the capital of Wellington! Snow lovers…
AUSSIE WEEKLY SNOW JOURNAL – The Waiting Game

AUSSIE WEEKLY SNOW JOURNAL – The Waiting Game

July 20, 2011
Drew Jolowicz tearing up the windblown last week Image::Mark Tsukasov Aussie Weekly Snow Journal | Alex Horvath More fresh snow has fallen over the last few days although this was not without some of the dreaded rain that we all love to hate in the Australian mountains. For Aussie farmers…
NZ Weekly Weather Blog – The Miracle Snow Storm

NZ Weekly Weather Blog – The Miracle Snow Storm

July 18, 2011
Turoa post storm Battler Image:: Mt Ruapehu Snow Journal | Matt White Hi all, I trust that everyone has been getting plenty of freshies both in NZ and Aussie over the last week!! I have never seen a weather cycle like the one we have just had over here, EVERY…
FALLS CREEK Photo Snow Report – Fisheye Freshies

FALLS CREEK Photo Snow Report – Fisheye Freshies

July 15, 2011
” width=”648″ height=”432″ /> Snow Journal | Chris Hocking After 80cm+ of fresh last week the resort has been transformed from solid snowmaking piste only skiing & riding to a peak season ‘access all areas’ winter playground. Since the big dump of last week there’s been daily top ups of…
SNOW for NEW ZEALAND – Multi Metre Revitalisation

SNOW for NEW ZEALAND – Multi Metre Revitalisation

July 14, 2011
Top of Crown Range on 13 July. Image:: Nick Hyne Storm Analysis By all accounts it’s a freak; a week long, nation-wide, epic-sized snow storm spun up from Antarctica by an uncommon-for-this-time-of-year westerly to arrive, heavy-laden, over New Zealand to unburden itself of up to 5m of snow in under…
AUSSIE WEEKLY SNOW JOURNAL – A Perfect Follow Up

AUSSIE WEEKLY SNOW JOURNAL – A Perfect Follow Up

July 13, 2011
Simon Blondel enjoying Perisher’s brilliant conditions on the weekend. Image:: Dominic Kieler Aussie Weekly Snow Journal | Alex Horvath This time last week I was writing this very journal and singing praises for the storm that was hitting the mountains as I typed. Once the clouds had parted and the…
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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…
Backcountry with Steve Lee in Falls Creek

Backcountry with Steve Lee in Falls Creek

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

TRAVEL – Guns Of Gulmarg

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

Virtual Ski Resort for Luxury – Seekers

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

The Lift List – What’s Open on Opening Weekend

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

The Search – Jono and Bud Take it to AK

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

3 Million Dollar Upgrade for Cardrona Skifield

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

Snow Travel Expo 2010

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

What’s New For 2010 At Aussie Ski Resorts?

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

Free flights in NZ for June 2010

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