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The Women Who Are Changing Snowboarding Right Now – Transfer Top Ten’s

The Women Who Are Changing Snowboarding Right Now – Transfer Top Ten’s

March 8, 2017
Desiree Melancon earned the right in productions like Videograss and Think Thank years ago. Transfer | Louis Macindoe James Brown once sang: “this is a man’s world, but it wouldn’t be nothing without a woman or a girl”. And JB was dead right, left to their own demise males would…
How Much More Snow Can Tahoe Handle?

How Much More Snow Can Tahoe Handle?

March 3, 2017
Sugar Bowl is a hot bed for cool pow pow right now, here’s proof. Image:: Grant Barta Mountainwatch | Louis Macindoe You may have heard on the grapevine that Tahoe is having a pretty good winter. And you’d be right, in fact, Tahoe’s looking 100%, actually, it’s 179% of its…
Scotty James Beats Shaun White At US OPEN

Scotty James Beats Shaun White At US OPEN

March 3, 2017
Winners are grinners, especially when they knock Shaun White for #1 spot Transfer | Louis Macindoe We warned you of the attack, but resistance is futile as Scotty James fired off a mind-melting run to take the win at today’s Pipe Semi’s at the Burton US Open Scotty not only…
Remembering Sam Kerr

Remembering Sam Kerr

March 2, 2017
Transfer | Louis Macindoe It’s never easy to learn that a member of our tribe is no longer with us, it’s even harder to digest when you find out it’s someone as loved as Sam Kerr. Last Saturday, the Dunedin expat was taken by a significant slide in the Niseko…
Valentino Guseli Takes Second Place At Burton US Open Pipe Juniors

Valentino Guseli Takes Second Place At Burton US Open Pipe Juniors

March 1, 2017
Transfer | Louis Macindoe 11-year-old Valentino Guseli has just taken second place in today’s Halfpipe event at the US Open junior Jam, joining the ranks of countryman Scotty James as they continue their campaign for global domination 2017 has already solidified itself as a major catalyst in Australian Snowboarding, with…
Bronzed Aussies At The Baker Banked Slalom

Bronzed Aussies At The Baker Banked Slalom

February 16, 2017
Photo credit goes to Mike Yoshida. Mountainwatch | Richie Carroll The 31st Legendary Mt. Baker Banked Slalom went down last weekend and it definitely lived up to its legendary status. In the days prior to the event, Mt. Baker turned it on as well as off, with a metre of…
Tess Coady – Making Her Mark

Tess Coady – Making Her Mark

February 10, 2017
Transfer | Richie Carroll You’ve probably never heard of Tess Coady before but it’s a name you’re going to start seeing and hearing a lot more of in the snowboard scene. Tess is a 16 year old snowboarder who bases herself in Jindabyne, NSW for the Australian winters and destroys…
Watch – Crab Grab’s Crunch Time, Nick Russell in Warp Wave, Jake Kuzyk in Deja Vu Encore & Scotty James in Oslo

Watch – Crab Grab’s Crunch Time, Nick Russell in Warp Wave, Jake Kuzyk in Deja Vu Encore & Scotty James in Oslo

February 10, 2017
Transfer | Richie Carroll What Snowboarding Gave The Internet This Week Crab Grab – Crunch Time The crew over at Crab Grab have released this real time masterpiece. Long gone are the days of waiting for 12 months to view some quality riding from semi-decent riders. Enjoy some of the…
Jackson Hole – The Legend Lives On

Jackson Hole – The Legend Lives On

February 7, 2017
Coen Bennie-Faull ripping through the incredibly light pow. Photo: Tony Harrington Mountainwatch | By Reggae Elliss After a long drive through the snow-covered flatlands of Northern Colorado and Wyoming, the first glimpse of the Teton Range is a welcome sight. The jagged peaks seem to climb straight out of the…
Snow Alert – Sierra To Be Hit Again

Snow Alert – Sierra To Be Hit Again

February 3, 2017
Mountainwatch |By Richie Carroll For those who are lucky enough to be in the Sierras or within reasonable travelling distance to it… lucky you! There’s another 50 to 100cm of fresh snow forecast to hit by Thursday this week and into early next week. All the resorts in Lake Tahoe…
Andy James Full Part, Ryland Bell Gets Gnarly In AK, Epic Hokkaido & More…

Andy James Full Part, Ryland Bell Gets Gnarly In AK, Epic Hokkaido & More…

February 3, 2017
Transfer | Richie Carroll What Snowboarding Gave The Internet This Week Andy James x Odd Folks Full Part Andy James is one of the best rail riders to come out of the Southern Hemisphere and is now making a name for himself in the international scene. Having filmed for months…
Aspen – An Experience you’ll want to have again

Aspen – An Experience you’ll want to have again

February 2, 2017
Joey Elliss is only 10, so he found plenty of waist-deep lines. Photo Jesse Hoffman Mountainwatch | By Reggae Elliss Walking around Aspen at night makes you realise why it is one of the most famous ski destinations in the world. The atmosphere is magical, the fairy-lights in the trees…
Side Hit Euphoria, Mayhem In The Rockies, Ruprecht Destroys Powder Ridge, Afterhours Crew At Baker & Scotty James Is Still Awesome

Side Hit Euphoria, Mayhem In The Rockies, Ruprecht Destroys Powder Ridge, Afterhours Crew At Baker & Scotty James Is Still Awesome

January 25, 2017
Transfer | Richie Carroll What Snowboarding Gave The Internet This Week Side Hit Euphoria with Arthur Longo You don’t need constant park features or pillows in front of you to have a good day snowboarding. Arthur Longo paints a clear picture that, side hits are the perfect ingredient for a…
Snowiest Month EVER at Mammoth Mountain

Snowiest Month EVER at Mammoth Mountain

January 23, 2017
Mountainwatch | Richie Carroll In your social feed over the weekend, amongst all the other painstaking images of people scoring pow, girls (and guys) in bikinis and POV beach cocktail shots you may have heard that Mammoth Mountain has just entered record breaking territory, boasting their snowiest month EVER! Another…
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…
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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,…
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.…
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