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Video Review – Nicolas Muller ‘FRUITION’

Video Review – Nicolas Muller ‘FRUITION’

January 19, 2017
Transfer | Richie Carroll Nicolas Müller’s new film ‘FRUITION’ recently was released on iTunes for the public to feast their eyes upon. For those of you who don’t know who Nicolas is, then you should probably go and type his name into Google and study up for a couple of…
Thredbo Mountain Bike Park Trails Report

Thredbo Mountain Bike Park Trails Report

January 19, 2017
Mountainwatch | Tim Windshuttle It’s been a one hell of a summer so far at Thredbo Mountain Bike Park. With record numbers, new trails and the Cannonball MTB Festival, it has been a massive few months of non-stop action. We caught up with Thredbo MTB Operations Manager and all round…
Ultimate Guide to Spring Skiing in Nagano & Niigata

Ultimate Guide to Spring Skiing in Nagano & Niigata

January 16, 2017
Article provided by Nagano Tourism department Powder Snow meets with the Corn Snow of Spring When it comes to skiing in Nagano and Niigata look no further than Hakuba, Nozawa, Shiga Kogen, or Myoko Kogen. These resorts attract large numbers of skiers from around the world mainly travelling through January…
Checking In With Scotty James

Checking In With Scotty James

January 13, 2017
Transfer | Richie Carroll Scotty James has over the past few years infiltrated the international snowboard scene by storm, scoring himself a bronze medal in the 2016 Aspen X Games halfpipe event and winning the 2015 halfpipe world title in Austria. Recently Scotty has managed to find more time in…
Craig McMorris Full Part, Scotty James Launches Web Series & Rip Curl Ladies Hit Europe

Craig McMorris Full Part, Scotty James Launches Web Series & Rip Curl Ladies Hit Europe

January 13, 2017
What Snowboarding Gave The Internet This Week Craig McMorris Full Part Craig McMorris is one hell of an all rounded snowboarder! Whilst filming for The Manboys Movie this year, he took his riding to the next level by stepping it up in the streets and backcountry. Craig’s attitude and approach…
Japan Insider – Nagano Prefecture – Shiga Kogen Ski Area

Japan Insider – Nagano Prefecture – Shiga Kogen Ski Area

January 13, 2017
Mountainwatch | Richie Carroll 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…
Storm Journal – Atmospheric River Delivers Huge Snowfalls To The USA

Storm Journal – Atmospheric River Delivers Huge Snowfalls To The USA

January 12, 2017
The is Chair 14 in Mammoth on the morning of Jan 11. Mammoth has received 10-15 feet in the past week and now has the deepest base in North America. Photo courtesy Mammoth Mountain Mountainwatch | Reggae Elliss The snow cycle continues in the US and there have been consistent…
Travis Rice Wins in Hakuba, Mt. Bachelor Off Tap, Bryce Bugera Hits The Streets & Scotty James is Just The Best

Travis Rice Wins in Hakuba, Mt. Bachelor Off Tap, Bryce Bugera Hits The Streets & Scotty James is Just The Best

January 9, 2017
What Snowboarding Gave The Internet This Week Transfer | Richie Carroll Put it in the Bowl – November Australian seasonal snowboarder Bryce Bugera and his crew stepped to the streets in November and came out on the other side with one heavy edit. Bryce’s style is one of our favourites…
What Snowboarding Gave The Internet This week

What Snowboarding Gave The Internet This week

January 6, 2017
Transfer | Richie Carroll Drink Waters Full Film ‘ENERGY’ This full feature film from the team at Drink Water is nothing short of amazing and is sure to get you keen to get outdoors and go ride! The Drink Water guys (Bryan Fox, Austin Smith, Curtis Ciszek) have provided a…
Japan Snow Wrap – Powder is on the way

Japan Snow Wrap – Powder is on the way

January 6, 2017
Dry fresh snow is a telemarking heaven. Hakuba Jan 4. Photo Steve Lee/Hakuba Backcountry Tours. Mountainwatch | Reggae Elliss The last week of December saw some hectic week of crowds in the major Japanese resorts, but things have mellowed a little now that the locals are back at work and…
Japan Insider – Niigata Prefecture – Naeba Ski Area

Japan Insider – Niigata Prefecture – Naeba Ski Area

January 5, 2017
Mountainwatch | Richie Carroll So you’re thinking of heading to Japan? At first, most Southern Hemisphere powder hunters think Hokkaido, located on the North Island of Japan. However, the South Island, in particular the Niigata Prefecture, boasts a wide variety of terrain, just as much snow, better weather conditions and…less…
Snow Alert – Utah Off to a Good Start

Snow Alert – Utah Off to a Good Start

January 4, 2017
Mountainwatch | Richie Carroll There’s snow currently falling all around the globe but our eyes are peeled on the epic dry snow heading straight for Utah! This week Utah is forecast to receive around 12-16 inches of fresh giving all skiers and boarders endless powder to enjoy heading in the…
Snow Alert Update – Monster Snow Storms For California

Snow Alert Update – Monster Snow Storms For California

January 4, 2017
Photo taken January 2, 2017 at Alpine Meadows by SnowBrains Snow Likelihood rating: 100% confidence Mountainwatch | Reggae Elliss As we reported yesterday, the resorts in California’s Sierra Mountains are entering an awesome cycle of snow-bearing storms and the expected snow levels have jumped significantly in the past 24 hours. The…
Whistler Wrap – Over 40cm in 24 Hours

Whistler Wrap – Over 40cm in 24 Hours

January 3, 2017
Mountainwatch | Richie Carroll Whistler has welcomed in the New Year with a ton of new snow for all powder hounds to revel in! They’ve received 85cm of fresh this week alone, followed by a few epic bluebird days to top off a great week of skiing and snowboarding. The…
Snow Alert – Sierra Nevada About to Get Slammed

Snow Alert – Sierra Nevada About to Get Slammed

January 3, 2017
READ UPDATE SNOW ALERT HERE Mountainwatch | Richie Carroll The Sierra region is about to get absolutely dumped on throughout the course of this week with 1.5m to 2m of fresh forecast to fall by Sunday. Heavy snow will be falling all throughout the Lake Tahoe region as well as…
All Eyes on the Prize – Japan Snow Wrap

All Eyes on the Prize – Japan Snow Wrap

December 23, 2016
Niseko last week. Deep, epic pow and looking at the forecast there will be a lot more of this over the next seven days. Photo: Niseko Photography. Mountainwatch | Reggae Elliss It is that time of year again when Japan become the focus for many Australian skiers and snowboarders and…
Get Stoked On Japan

Get Stoked On Japan

December 21, 2016
Transfer | Richie Carroll You know that movie? The one that took snowboard cinematography to a new level? …Well Travis and Red Bull have just released the Japan segment (our favourite) of The Fourth Phase movie for all your eyes to feast over… for FREE. The upcoming Japan season is shaping…
Kirkwood – Tahoe’s Hidden Gem

Kirkwood – Tahoe’s Hidden Gem

December 21, 2016
Kirkwood comes into its own on a powder day. Photo Kirkwood Resort Mountainwatch | By Reggae Elliss To many people, Kirkwood Mountain resort is the hidden gem of the Tahoe resorts, offering some of the best skiing and snowboarding in California. Tucked away in the El Dorado national park, 56kms…
Meet Ride Snowboards Amazing Team

Meet Ride Snowboards Amazing Team

December 20, 2016
Transfer | Richie Carroll Ride Snowboards has had a major face lift recently with new innovative board designs, better product investment and one of the best AM teams going around at the moment. The team consists of Spencer Schubert, Dillon Ojo, Danimals, Alex Sherman and Derek lever! Checkout the team…
Watch – Alex Stewart’s Full Part 2016

Watch – Alex Stewart’s Full Part 2016

December 16, 2016
The crew from NZ, Rusty Toothbrush, are bringing out a new film soon called ‘A Not So Fairytale’. You would’ve seen these guys taking over the internet over the past couple of years with their humorous and gimmicky snowboard edits with tons of board talent in between. Well, now you’ll…
Japan and North America Enter a Storm Cycle – World Snow Wrap

Japan and North America Enter a Storm Cycle – World Snow Wrap

December 9, 2016
Whistler locals have been enjoying generous early season snowfalls. Image:: Mitch Winton / Coast Mountain Photography Mountainwatch | World Snow Wrap We are at the end of the first week of December and winter is well and truly underway in the northern hemisphere. After a slow but fairly typical start…
Update on Accident Involving Mountainwatch Editor

Update on Accident Involving Mountainwatch Editor

December 7, 2016
Louis and Tori. Photo: Instagram The Mountainwatch and Transfer office was struck with the sickening and tragic news last week that Mountainwatch/Transfer Magazine Editor, Louis Macindoe and his girlfriend Tori Van de Stadt suffered serious injuries in Bali after a hit and run incident. Much-loved and talented editor Louis and…
The Best Skis For Japan 2016-17

The Best Skis For Japan 2016-17

December 6, 2016
Chillfactor x Rhythm Snowboard Shop There was a time when skiing powder was hard work, a matter of multiple bouncy, short swing turns on straight, skinny flat-cambered skis which restricted the fun factor of powder to the most technical elite skiers. Fortunately, the late, great Shane McConkey came up with…
Ten Australian Pro Snowboarders We Wish Still Rode – Transfer Top Ten’s

Ten Australian Pro Snowboarders We Wish Still Rode – Transfer Top Ten’s

November 23, 2016
Transfer | Louis Macindoe Snowboarding, like surfing and skateboarding has always been susceptible to loosing some of its most promising and established talents to external influences, wavering interest or injury. I’m not talking about death here, but rather those riders who showed up, blowed up and then fled to the…
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SEASON SNOW OUTLOOK – Japan

SEASON SNOW OUTLOOK – Japan

November 15, 2010
Charlie Timmins in Japan 2009. Image:: Ben Hansen Forecast | ‘The Grasshopper’ Konichiwa. Welcome to the snow outlook for Japan this winter. If you have read my earlier outlooks for the
World Snow Wrap Up Vol. 3, 15 November – SNOW has arrived!

World Snow Wrap Up Vol. 3, 15 November – SNOW has arrived!

November 15, 2010
Steamboat on 9 November. Image:: Steamboat Stormwatch: The snowfall heros Well if last week was dry, this week started to show the effects of the promised La Nina. Pretty much everywhere was snow-blessed but the standouts last week were: Breckenridge with around 50cm this week Around 30cm – 40cm for…
PHOTO Snow Report – Steamboat Storm

PHOTO Snow Report – Steamboat Storm

November 11, 2010
Snow covered skidoos. Image:: Steamboat Snow Journal 9 – 10 November Old Man Winter forcefully reminded Ski Town USA just who is in charge this winter dropping snow throughout the day and bringing colder temperature across the Yampa Valley. The National Weather Service is forecasting a winter storm warning and…
World Snow Wrap Up Vol. 2, 7 November – Pre-Season Waiting Game

World Snow Wrap Up Vol. 2, 7 November – Pre-Season Waiting Game

November 8, 2010
Whistler has been leading the snowfall race for the past two weeks, this image is from 1 November. Image:: Doug Burnett/Whistler Blackcomb Stormwatch: The snowfall heros It hasn’t been a heroic snow week around the world this week, no huge and awe-inspiring storms have popped up on the radar. Whistler…
PHOTO SNOW REPORT – A Pre-Season 70cm for WHISTLER

PHOTO SNOW REPORT – A Pre-Season 70cm for WHISTLER

November 3, 2010
Lunch anyone? Image:: Whistler/Doug Burnett Snow Journal 29 October – 1 November | Whistler Blackcomb Whistler Blackcomb is busy preparing for the upcoming ski and snowboard season with over 70 cm (28 in) of snow falling in the past week and over 50 cm (20 in) on the ground at…
SEASON SNOW OUTLOOK – Western United States

SEASON SNOW OUTLOOK – Western United States

November 2, 2010
Aspen’s Maroon Bells can expect more snow than usual this year. Image:: Aspen Snowmass Forecast | ‘The Grasshopper’ Ahhhh…. Winter. Here it comes. The year is streaming by. School has started. Thanksgiving is approaching. For sports fanatics the World Series is wrapping up and NFL and NBA are well under…
VIDEO 1m October Snowstorm for SNOWBIRD

VIDEO 1m October Snowstorm for SNOWBIRD

November 2, 2010
Pre-Halloween skiing, 28 October. Image:: Matt Crawley/Snowbird Video | Snowbird Opening is still 19 days away but a late October storm has buried Snowbird beneath a metre of famous Utah powder. Halloween is generally used as the marker point of the turn from summer to winter and pre-Halloween snow is…
Photo Snow Report – Steamboat’s 1ft Weekend

Photo Snow Report – Steamboat’s 1ft Weekend

October 26, 2010
The slopes are looking nice and white. Image:: Steamboat It’s been a white weekend in Steamboat, as Mother Nature paid a much anticipated visit to Ski Town, USA with 14.5 inches (37cm) of snow falling at Thunderhead, the resort’s mid-mountain location at 9,080 feet, in the past 72 hours. “Mother…
Best of 2010 – The Victorian Season Wrap Up

Best of 2010 – The Victorian Season Wrap Up

October 8, 2010
Image: Steve Lee grabbing some late afternoon August powder. Image:: Chris Hocking Video | Steve Lee & Chris Hocking Mountainwatch snow reporter and resident ski legend Steve Lee reflects on the season that was 2010 in Victoria. You need to have the Adobe Flash Player to view this content. Please…
Best of 2010 – The NSW Season Wrap Up

Best of 2010 – The NSW Season Wrap Up

October 6, 2010
Jordan Houghton on August 26 in Perisher. Image:: Harro Words | Reggae Elliss It is 4 October and I’ve just had another great morning, skiing perfect top to bottom groomers on the Supertrail and some fun spring snow in the Bluff. All the locals here are calling the past month…
Photo Snow Report – OHAU Backcountry Spring Fresh

Photo Snow Report – OHAU Backcountry Spring Fresh

October 1, 2010
Nick Brown and Robett Hollis enjoy a couple of late Spring pow turns in the afternoon. Snow Journal 28 – 30 September | Pablo Azocar Ahh Mother Nature, what are you up to? Don’t get me wrong, I’m not complaining about the latest storms at all, it gave us plenty…
The Best of Winter 2010 – Top 5 Australian Snowfalls

The Best of Winter 2010 – Top 5 Australian Snowfalls

September 29, 2010
Johnny Lipzker creating his own snowstorm in Perisher on 22 August. Image:: Harro Words | Tess Cook In a season of contradictions we muddled through an almost dry July with record setting snowmaking and plunged nose first into the face shots of August. Every Australian skier and snowboarder will remember…
Weater Update – New Zealand’s Perfect Storm

Weater Update – New Zealand’s Perfect Storm

September 24, 2010
Fresh pow at SnowPark. Image:: Pablo Azocar New Zeleand Storm | Matt White – Snow Reporter Usually at this time of the season the resorts and the people are winding down from winter, enjoying the extended sun, spring slush and light crowds. This season has been much different! Usually you…
Photo Snow Report – Toyota One Hit Wonder Week in THREDBO

Photo Snow Report – Toyota One Hit Wonder Week in THREDBO

September 24, 2010
Charlie Timmins. Snow Journal 15 – 19 September | Andrew Fawcett You couldn’t have scripted better conditions for the Toyota One Hit Wonder in Thredbo. Despite a forecast week of snow the sun shone every day without fail on the 90ft mega-jump perched on the hill above Thredbo’s Cruiser lift.…
Photo Snow Report – FALLS CREEK Looking Good

Photo Snow Report – FALLS CREEK Looking Good

September 23, 2010
2010 has been a grand spring in Falls Creek Snow Journal 18 – 22 September | Chris Hocking No doubt this is best spring in six years with a hefty base still over 1m, the main trails are in great shape and terrain parks rocking. It’s hard to believe after…
Photo Snow Report – CARDRONA and SNOW PARK Back to Winter!

Photo Snow Report – CARDRONA and SNOW PARK Back to Winter!

September 21, 2010
You probably won’t think about Snowpark when I say powder turns … well, here Liam Peter Ryan proves you wrong Snow Journal 19 – 20 September | Pablo Azocar After a couple of weeks without any new snow and the temperature raising rapidly we all started to think about summer,…
New Zealand’s 2010 Spring Powder Storms Explained

New Zealand’s 2010 Spring Powder Storms Explained

September 21, 2010
Cardrona Valley road looking like mid July … but it’s mid September. Image:: Pablo Azocar Alpine Weather | Aaron Cook – Alpine Meteorologist As the residents of Southland in New Zealand continue to shiver their way through some of the most extreme weather in recent memory, it’s probably worth having…
Photo Snow Report – Sunshine in the HOTHAM Park

Photo Snow Report – Sunshine in the HOTHAM Park

September 15, 2010
Not into rails? Slash it… it’s just as much fun! Snow Journal 14 September | Jyothi Jaffray Spring is here and you couldn’t have asked for a more perfect spring day. Time to hit the park with a few mates. Start early with some nice firm corduroy as a warm…
Photo Snow Report – NSW Terrain Parks

Photo Snow Report – NSW Terrain Parks

September 13, 2010
Russ testing the One Hit Wonder Down Under Jump at Thredbo Snow Journal 10 – 12 September | Ben Hansen As the season comes to an end, park skiing is the dominant passtime for the locals and diehards still strapping on the plank(s) in the warmer final month of the…
August, a Month to Remember at Falls Creek

August, a Month to Remember at Falls Creek

September 11, 2010
Mitch Smith sampling some of the powder from a 50+cm storm to kick off the month Words | Steve Lee August 2010 has gone down in the record books as the biggest in 18 years, with a stunning 248cm of snow in its 31 days. With all snow you would…
PERISHER, The Best Spring in Years

PERISHER, The Best Spring in Years

September 8, 2010
Bud admiring the view from the top of Olympic. Image:: Reggae Elliss Snow Journal 7 September | Reggae Elliss Fresh snow across NSW on Sunday and Monday have made Saturday’s heavy rain a fading memory as we enjoyed dry winter snow on Monday and Tuesday. The resorts reported 25cm over…
Photo Snow Report – FALLS CREEK Spring Rippers

Photo Snow Report – FALLS CREEK Spring Rippers

September 8, 2010
Dteve Lee rippin’ it up Snow Journal 7 September | Images:: Chris Hocking, Words:: Steve Lee Back to back rippers at Falls Creek. I love spring skiing, with long days and more often than not a great snow pack, which is certainly the case this year, you just get the…
Cloud Seeding – A Silver Bullet For Super Cool Water

Cloud Seeding – A Silver Bullet For Super Cool Water

September 7, 2010
Chris Booth, fresh tracks in Thredbo August 19, 2010. Image:: Dominic Kieler Alpine Weather | Aaron Cook – Mountainwatch Alpine Meterologist In a win-win situation for renewable energy and the Australian Ski Industry, scientists are giving nature a helping hand. Aaron Cook takes a look at cloud seeding. For the…
Photo Snow Report – HOTHAM Bounces Back with 15cm of Fresh

Photo Snow Report – HOTHAM Bounces Back with 15cm of Fresh

September 7, 2010
Winz powder turn Snow Journal 6 September | Jyothi Jaffray Monday afternoon was a bit of a surprise! Afternoon Delight…. Welcome Spring! 1.00pm Monday: There I am sitting in my room at the computer totally consumed by the last few days. Heavy rain, landslides, creeks bursting their banks, blocked roads,…
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