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THE NORTH FACE TURNS 50 AND IS PARTYING LIKE 1966? – BRAND WATCH

THE NORTH FACE TURNS 50 AND IS PARTYING LIKE 1966? – BRAND WATCH

November 17, 2016
50 years of innovation and exploration, this is a deserving celebration. Mountainwatch | The North Face When it comes to authenticity, few brands can live up to the legacy of The North Face. Founded on purposeful ideals, TNF and the the adventurist spirit are intrinsically connected and have been for…
The Shortcut To Landing Perfect Backside 540’s – Trick Tips

The Shortcut To Landing Perfect Backside 540’s – Trick Tips

November 14, 2016
Transfer x Burton | Trick Tips When it comes to breakthrough tricks, the backside 540 is the catalyst that’ll take your riding into the next dimension. Considerably one of the more timeless tricks a practitioner of freestyle snowboarding can have in their repertoire – the backside 540 is that next…
Mountain Biking Season Officially Open at Thredbo – MTB Trail Report

Mountain Biking Season Officially Open at Thredbo – MTB Trail Report

November 14, 2016
It’s brown pow time at Thredbo Resort. Image:: Damian Breach photography Mountainwatch x Thredbo | Tim Windshuttle With the 2016 ski season well and truly wrapped up for Aussie resorts despite the main range still boasting a ski-able amount of snow coverage – it’s time to turn to Thredbo’s other…
Mammoth Mountain Is Officially Open For Skiing and Boarding – Travel

Mammoth Mountain Is Officially Open For Skiing and Boarding – Travel

November 11, 2016
Top to bottom skiing already makes Mammoth a worthy destination on that spontaneous road trip across North America you’re about to pull. Image::Peter Morning/MMSA Mountainwatch | Travel Exciting times are ahead with Mammoth Mountain resort in Eastern California becoming opening its doors today for the 2016/17 season in front of…
Watch – Film of The Week – GLUE

Watch – Film of The Week – GLUE

November 11, 2016
Christian Haller released this outstanding short film (18+ minites) titled GLUE, starring snowboard heroes David Bertschinger Karg, Ben Ferguson, Scotty James, Jan Scherrer, Alex Tank, Gabriele Torriani and himself. The follow cam vision through some of the most mouth watering powder will blow your mind. Perfect unwind after a massive…
The Best Up-And-Coming Australian Snowboarders Right Now – Transfer Top Ten’s

The Best Up-And-Coming Australian Snowboarders Right Now – Transfer Top Ten’s

November 10, 2016
Transfer | Louis Macindoe It’s quite easy to get annoyed by the current crop of young talent in Australian snowboarding especially when I look back to my youth and at a time when I spent my days riding into the front pannel of the only flat box in the country.…
Stronger – The Union Binding’s Movie Premiering Tonight and Friday

Stronger – The Union Binding’s Movie Premiering Tonight and Friday

November 9, 2016
Transfer | Louis Macindoe The highly anticipated Union Binding’s team movie – STRONGER is touring the country this week with premiere’s set for tonight in Melbourne and this Friday in Sydney. This is one movie you won’t want to miss. Starring the best team in snowboarding, the long awaited UNION…
Watch – 85 Foot Cliff Front Flip

Watch – 85 Foot Cliff Front Flip

November 7, 2016
 Mountainwatch Big mountain mad man Owen Leeper released this highly entertaining clip of himself destroying Jackson Hole last season. Highlight being a front flip off an 85 foot cliff aptly named Fat Bastard (3:29)! Five minutes well spent. Thanks Owen.
The Secret To Stomping The Perfect Frontside Bluntslide 270 – Trick Tips

The Secret To Stomping The Perfect Frontside Bluntslide 270 – Trick Tips

November 7, 2016
Transfer x Burton | Trick Tips You can’t call yourself a seasoned jibber without having the Frontside Bluntslide 270 on lock. Watch any urban video part or slopestyle run and you’ll be sure to see the Front-Blunt-Two-Sev in the mix. This trick not only allows riders to really emphasize their…
Exploring Japan’s Remote Ski Resorts in Tohoku – Travel Guide

Exploring Japan’s Remote Ski Resorts in Tohoku – Travel Guide

November 7, 2016
Deep turns are aplenty in the Tohoku area. Image:: Supplied Mountainwatch x Liquid Snow Tours You don’t have to know much about skiing destinations to know that Japan just isn’t a secret anymore, with an increasing global contingent of skiers and snowboarders heading to the main resorts and regions –…
This Is How You Land The Perfect Frontside 360 – Trick Tips

This Is How You Land The Perfect Frontside 360 – Trick Tips

November 4, 2016
Transfer x Burton | Trick Tips If you’re a budding snowboarder, with aspirations of rich and fame or if you’re just content with having fun and learning new things, learning the frontside 360 is a mandatory stop on your journey to heightened freestyle learning. Along this path to frontside 360…
Dream Trip on The Powder Highway, British Columbia

Dream Trip on The Powder Highway, British Columbia

November 4, 2016
Mountainwatch Salomon took one lucky Canadian on his Dream Trip along the Powder Highway, British Columbia, Canada with team riders Mike Douglas, Cody Townsend and Chris Rubens. Over two weeks the team hit Revelstoke, Stellar Heliskiing, Whitewater, Selkirk Tangiers Heliskiing, and Blanket Glacier Chalet. It’s safe to say it was…
Freeskiing Champion Breaks Femur – Corbet’s Couloir, Jascson Hole

Freeskiing Champion Breaks Femur – Corbet’s Couloir, Jascson Hole

November 4, 2016
Mountainwatch | Story by Jackson Hole Growing up as a ski patroller’s son, “daycare” was a term that loosely applied to Forrest Jillson. At just nine years old, going on avalanche reduction routes and skiing Corbet’s with his father was a normal part of growing up with Jackson Hole as…
Who’s Heard Of Snow In New Mexico?

Who’s Heard Of Snow In New Mexico?

November 3, 2016
New Mexico True Stories- Deep.South. In late February 2015, the largest storm in a decade blanketed New Mexico with more than 70 inches of snow. We were ready with our skis and boards. Here’s how it all went down. CREDITS: Director: Ryan Heffernan Producer: Grayson Schaffer Director of Photography: Ben…
World Snow Wrap – Early Season Falls Getting People Excited

World Snow Wrap – Early Season Falls Getting People Excited

October 25, 2016
Boreal | October 21, 2016 EDITOR’S NOTE: This year we will once again bring you the fortnightly World Snow Wrap and the weekly Japan Snow Wrap. These regular features are your one-stop-shop that tells you where the snow’s falling, where it ain’t, and provide the usual snow porn just for…
One Of The Best Powder Clips You’ll Ever See

One Of The Best Powder Clips You’ll Ever See

October 21, 2016
Chillfactor | Reggae Elliss Last December a series of solid storms moved out of the North Pacific, consistent snowfalls dumping plenty of snow and providing some epic powder conditions for resorts in California, Oregon and British Columbia. Some places were deeper than others with interior BC really copping it from Dec…
Legendary Snowboard Crew – The Wildcats Premier New Movie Next Thursday in Sydney

Legendary Snowboard Crew – The Wildcats Premier New Movie Next Thursday in Sydney

October 20, 2016
Embrace yourselves for the antics of Snowboardings most boisterous crew. Image:: Supplied Transfer | Louis Macindoe Buckle up Australian Snowboarding because there’s a beast on the loose and it reeks of whiskey, two stroke fumes, and massive backcountry booters. That’s right, the legendary Canadian snowboarding crew; The Wildcats are bringing…
Red Bull’s Illume Contest Exhibits Some of the Most Stunning Snowboarding and Skiing Photo’s Ever.

Red Bull’s Illume Contest Exhibits Some of the Most Stunning Snowboarding and Skiing Photo’s Ever.

October 10, 2016
That’s not a Snapchat filter you’re seeing here, this is real life captured by the Enhance category finalist – Markus Rohrbacher. Image:: Markus Rohrbacher Mountainwatch | Louis Macindoe It’s been 3 years since Red Bull has hosted their Illume photography contest, so it’s no wonder why the fourth instalment in…
Late Season Boarding – A Guide to Getting It in October

Late Season Boarding – A Guide to Getting It in October

October 6, 2016
Don’t call it a comeback, the riding season hasn’t left us yet and The Ramshead Peaks are firing. Image:: Aedan O’Donnel Transfer | Louis Macindoe Well isn’t that funny? It’s the 6th of October and this month might just be the gift that keeps on giving. Take a quick scan…
SNOW ALERT – 30-60cms for the closing weekend

SNOW ALERT – 30-60cms for the closing weekend

September 28, 2016
Image:: Andrew Railton / Buller Mountainwatch | Snow Alert SNOW ALERT Snow Likelihood rating: Strong Confidence It looks like the season will go out with a bang as a strong cold front bears down on the Australian Alps with the Grasshopper forecasting 30-60cms of snow from Thursday afternoon into Saturday morning.…
Five minutes with Australian Biathlete Jill Colebourn – Interview

Five minutes with Australian Biathlete Jill Colebourn – Interview

September 26, 2016
An evolution of Scandinavian hunting on skis, biathlon combines the physicality of cross country skiing with the technicality of rifle shooting. Image::Provided Mountainwatch | Kate Allman In Australia, if you’ve never heard of biathlon you could be forgiven. However, in Europe biathlon is the most watched winter sport on TV.…
Groms Attack Big Mountain Terrain at Hotham’s Junior Freeride Comp

Groms Attack Big Mountain Terrain at Hotham’s Junior Freeride Comp

September 22, 2016
Cade Robinson skied hard and fast to clinch the Junior men’s ski win. Image:: Karl Gray Mountainwatch | Reggae Elliss After watching the standard of skiing that was on display in the Junior Freeride at Hotham last weekend, I couldn’t help but think this competition deserves to be the most…
Party Like It’s 1986 This Weekend At Mt Hotham – Guide

Party Like It’s 1986 This Weekend At Mt Hotham – Guide

September 20, 2016
$35 lift passes for those that dress in retro gear, that’s some 1986 prices. Mountainwatch | Kate Allman Mt Hotham has announced that they’ll be throwing a closing weekend party like it’s 1986 with $35 lift passes for those who dress in retro ski gear and – hot dawg –…
Angus Waddington & Jye Kearney Win Tight Lines 2016 Presented by Burton

Angus Waddington & Jye Kearney Win Tight Lines 2016 Presented by Burton

September 19, 2016
Ladies and Gents, here are your 2016 Tight Lines Winners. An ecstatic Jye Kearney received the nod from those in the know taking out the “Tightest Line” Industry Vote while young buck Angus Waddington was the recipient of the “Peoples Choice” award. Image:: Aedan O’Donnell Transfer x Burton Saturday September…
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Extreme Storms Smash the Australian Snow Resorts

Extreme Storms Smash the Australian Snow Resorts

September 6, 2010
The ticket office adjacent to the Village Chair was swept away by a landslide. Image:: Courtesy Mt Hotham Storm Update | Steve Lee What a weekend it was across the Aussie Alps, after a month of amazingly great conditions, the bubble burst – and the bubble was chockablock full of…
Spring Skiing Looking Good, Resorts Recover from Storms with Fresh Snow

Spring Skiing Looking Good, Resorts Recover from Storms with Fresh Snow

September 6, 2010
Spring riding at Thredbo and everywhere is looking promising. Image:: Courtesy Thredbo Storm Update | Tess Cook 10cm – 15cm of new snow in the Australian resorts has restored the slopes after the weekend deluge and conditions are great, with fresh tracks top to bottom and more snow forecast for…
Photo Snow Report – FALLS CREEK Amazing Comeback

Photo Snow Report – FALLS CREEK Amazing Comeback

September 6, 2010
Kieran McLachlan. Image:: Chris Hocking Snow Journal 6 September | Steve Lee & Chris Hocking I have to say post a weekend of what we all expected would be devastating to the snow I was absolutely blown away today. Looking out the window this morning I could see we had…
Photo Snow Report – ROUNDHILL NZ 30cm and New Lift

Photo Snow Report – ROUNDHILL NZ 30cm and New Lift

September 4, 2010
Once you get to the top it’s nothing but valley after valley of endless powder and some of the most amazing views that I have seen in NZ. 30th August | Vaughan Brookfield Now that it’s coming into spring in NZ its starting to look like winter… and the clubfields…
Photo Snow Report – THREDBO Sunshine Weekend

Photo Snow Report – THREDBO Sunshine Weekend

September 3, 2010
Local kid Tom Munro 28 – 29 September | Andrew Fawcett It was a great weekend to be at Thredbo, everything was going on. The Interschools kids were racing while old snowboarders were riding powder from deep Golf Course over to Stanley’s Gorge. Young boarders were flying into the Air-bag…
Photo Snow Report – Bobby Brown Meets CARDRONA Terain Park

Photo Snow Report – Bobby Brown Meets CARDRONA Terain Park

September 3, 2010
Bobby Brown soars above Cardrona 2 September | Harro The recent snowfalls in the Southern Lakes region provided the healing the resorts needed after a couple of weeks of inclement weather. The terrain parks have been on fire, with a large contingent of international super stars convening on the world…
Backcountry Photo Snow Report – Blue Lake

Backcountry Photo Snow Report – Blue Lake

September 2, 2010
Chris Booth found plenty to play with at Blue Lake 29 August | Ben Hansen Spring is the ideal time to head into the backcountry; clear weather and a good accumulated snow pack make for great riding and the NSW Main Range is a smorgasbord of great backcountry skiing options.…
Photo Snow Report – HOTHAM Bluebird Powder Weekend

Photo Snow Report – HOTHAM Bluebird Powder Weekend

August 31, 2010
Drew Snow Journal – 28 – 29 August | Jyothi Jaffray What a week at Hotham! A massive dump of snow followed by clear skies, cold nights and light wind. Perfect conditions for resort riding and skiing or hitting the out of bounds areas. Saturday was the pick of the…
Photo Snow Report – BULLER Powder Weekend

Photo Snow Report – BULLER Powder Weekend

August 30, 2010
Buller snow gums hide treats for the intrepid 28 – 29 August | Joey Corcoran Yeah Buller!!! After a solid week of snow falls Buller turned it on and we were blessed with a blue bird day. The photos speak for themselves. YEW!!! Want to know more about where the…
NZ Photo Snow Report – THE REMARKABLES 30cm of Pow

NZ Photo Snow Report – THE REMARKABLES 30cm of Pow

August 30, 2010
Josh popping some air on some fun NZ back country 28 August | Vaughan Brookfield We finally got another powder day here in the Southern Lakes of NZ. Here in Queenstown we had a weather system come through that dropped between 10cm and 30cm of pow around the top of…
VIDEO Getting Fresh Pow Turns at Buller

VIDEO Getting Fresh Pow Turns at Buller

August 30, 2010
Watkin on the chairlift. Image:: Courtesy Watkin McLennan Watkin McLennan Last week Mt Buller got SoO much snow. Unfortunately I was stuck on the Interschools mogul coarse for a lot of it, but I still managed to get some turns in. Things are shaping up for this week’s SoO AirTime.…
Photo Snow Report – HOTHAM Half a Metre of Snow

Photo Snow Report – HOTHAM Half a Metre of Snow

August 27, 2010
Nosey moving snow Snow Journal – 26 August | Jyothi Jaffray Today was as epic as you will ever get in Australia. The storm we all dream of. Over half a metre of snow with incredibly cold temperatures. Hotham came into its own……the one thing that goes hand in hand…
Photo Snow Report – PERISHER Snowiest August in 25 years

Photo Snow Report – PERISHER Snowiest August in 25 years

August 27, 2010
Snow Journal 26 August | Harro Perisher are calling it the snowiest August in 25 years, with well over 2m of new snow this month. It’s the stuff skiers dreams are made of, endless dry deep powder, every inch of the resort open, all the secret stashes at a premium.…
Alpine Meteorology – Where the Snowfalls Came From

Alpine Meteorology – Where the Snowfalls Came From

August 27, 2010
Jordon Haughton at Perisher making the most of this blessing from the gods. Image:: Harro Words | Aaron Cook – Alpine Meteorologist Everyone who loves the mountains has been blown away by the storm that came through this week. After four previous large snow events during August, the latest dump…
Photo snow report – THREDBO Season Best Snow

Photo snow report – THREDBO Season Best Snow

August 26, 2010
Jesse Houghton. Snow Journal | Ben Hansen Jesse Houghton , Russ Henshaw and Myself braved the midweek storm, for quite possibly the best snow this season. Skiing some more protected spots from the wind such as Bushranger and Michael’s mistake, fresh dry white all day long and more to come…
August Snow – Over 2m and Counting

August Snow – Over 2m and Counting

August 26, 2010
Cars covered in snow at Buller. Image:: Mark Woodsford With four days left in the month, considerably more than 2m of new snow has fallen in the Australian snow resorts in August, making it the ‘snowiest’ August since 1992. With Dry July a distant memory, the NSW and Victorian resorts…
Late August, 2010 – Thredbo Backcountry

Late August, 2010 – Thredbo Backcountry

August 24, 2010
Charlie finds the fresh on the way to Dead Horse Gap. Snow Journal | Ben Hansen With Mother Nature being kind in August, the backcountry around Thredbo has really opened up, there’s a multitude of easily accessible backcountry around Thredbo and when it’s good, it’s great! Between NZ heli skiing…
20 – 22 August, 2010 – Powder Hunting at Hotham

20 – 22 August, 2010 – Powder Hunting at Hotham

August 24, 2010
Buff Farnell leaves his mark on Notice Board near the Blue Ribbon chair. Snow Journal | Steve Cuff – Sports Photographics Australia You know you are getting the goods when you ride the chair with Buff Farnell and he says it is the best day in the past few seasons.…
22 August, 2010 – The Day of the Season in Thredbo

22 August, 2010 – The Day of the Season in Thredbo

August 23, 2010
Boothy off the Bluff. Snow Journal | Dominic Kieler Combine the day of the season and Aussie freeskier Chris Booth and you get a day for the annals. After a solid 48 hours of snow, Sunday dawned bright and clear, with the fresh still light, dry and deep – perfect…
22 August, 2010 – VIDEO Powder at Falls Creek

22 August, 2010 – VIDEO Powder at Falls Creek

August 23, 2010
Steve Lee in the Falls Creek fresh. Snow Journal | Chris Hocking & Steve Lee The season is just getting better and better! At Falls Creek there was 20-30cm of fresh powder all over the mountain. All lifts are spinning including the locals favourite International Poma which allows quick laps…
22 August, 2010 – Perisher Powder

22 August, 2010 – Perisher Powder

August 23, 2010
Jono admiring the view. Snow Journal | Harro It’s being touted of the weekend of the season, after a solid 50 plus cms of snow at the end of the week, Sunday dawned clear and fresh across NSW and at last we were able to see why we love skiing…
13 August, 2010 – Blue skies on Black Friday at Hotham

13 August, 2010 – Blue skies on Black Friday at Hotham

August 19, 2010
Snow gum lace. Snow Journal | Jyothi Jaffray Black Friday for some…..blue skies and fresh lines for Hotham….I caught up with long time Hothamite, photographer and telemarker Andrew Barns for an afternoon session just out of bounds. With a solid base and some nice fresh snow we were set for…
17 August, 2010 – Fresh Backcountry Powder at Falls Creek

17 August, 2010 – Fresh Backcountry Powder at Falls Creek

August 19, 2010
Spectacular views and fresh pow Snow Journal | Chris Hocking We launched the Backcountry Tours with Steve Lee. The pics say it all bluebird, fresh pow and acres and acres of untracked… Day of the season – you bet. The first guests of Steve Lee’s Backountry Tours enjoyed perfect conditions…
12 – 13 August, 2010 – Powder at Thredbo

12 – 13 August, 2010 – Powder at Thredbo

August 16, 2010
Jordan Houghton. Image:: Ben Hansen Snow Journal | Ben Hansen & Mandy Lamont “Jordan Houghton , Alex Cameron and I headed up to Thredbo just as the weather started to settle. We cruised over to golf course which hasn’t really been skiable for the past few months of winter and…
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