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Brand Watch – 3CS – 15 Years of Outerwear

Brand Watch – 3CS – 15 Years of Outerwear

August 14, 2017
Smiles for miles … Geoff Brown’s isn’t the only happy customer when it comes to 3CS, just take a look at who’s wearing it at the local hill. Photo:: Todd Eaterbrook Transfer | Louis Macindoe It’s not every day that a Snowboarding company celebrates its 15th birthday, but for one…
Obtaining Japanese Powder Enlightenment with Liquid Snow – Travel

Obtaining Japanese Powder Enlightenment with Liquid Snow – Travel

August 14, 2017
Nate Proulx redefining the condition – ‘snow blindness’ while on tour in Myoko. This could be you. Image:: Supplied Mountainwatch x Liquid Snow Tours What’s the one thing we all strive to achieve when travelling abroad to ski or snowboard? It’s that moment, when the plane slowly begins ascending homeward…
Thredbo G H Mumm Top 2 Bottom – Wrap Up

Thredbo G H Mumm Top 2 Bottom – Wrap Up

August 12, 2017
In the thick of it… Low visibility didn’t manage to slow anyone down today. Photo:: Supplied Mountainwatch | Richie Carroll Australia’s most iconic downhill race just wrapped up and there’s only one word to describe it… FAST! Competitors were greeted with challenging conditions this morning with howling winds, below zero…
Backcountry Condition Report – August – Australia

Backcountry Condition Report – August – Australia

August 11, 2017
We’ve gone from zero to hero in just a matter of weeks, and the backcountry is now snow loaded but this influx makes for an unstable snowpack, which means there’s been no shortage of major slides this week, and places like Watson’s Craggs on the Western Face have been fraught…
Transfer Guru’s Guide to Good Gear – Snowboard Boots

Transfer Guru’s Guide to Good Gear – Snowboard Boots

August 11, 2017
Check out Transfer’s 2017 Gear Guide from Issue 24 for the boots you’d want if you were stuck on a desert island … Illustration:: Louis Macindoe Transfer x ESS Boardstore This article was originally published in Transfer’s 2017 Gear Guide. Guru courtesy of ESS Boardstore. Gear Guru: Joseph ‘Snow?Guru Joe’…
The Blizzard From Oz Recap – August – Storm Journal

The Blizzard From Oz Recap – August – Storm Journal

August 11, 2017
The storm is now known as ‘The Blizard From Oz’, didn’t just top our season so far, but is being hailed as one of the biggest dumps of the past decade. Image:: Thredbo STORM JOURNAL: AUGUST 3 – AUGUST 8 Mountainwatch | Reggae Elliss This time last week, what’s become…
Border Hopping – The Guide to Road Tripping the Australian Resorts – Travel

Border Hopping – The Guide to Road Tripping the Australian Resorts – Travel

August 9, 2017
Click clack front and back ‘cause we’re jumping the border and going boardin’, and checkin’ out everything in between both NSW and VIC resorts. Photo:: MW Mountainwatch | Louis Macindoe It’s Friday afternoon, and the mad dash down the M7 onto the M5 is reduced to a crawling pace while…
A Weekend Not To Be Missed – The 27th Mumm Thredbo Top To Bottom

A Weekend Not To Be Missed – The 27th Mumm Thredbo Top To Bottom

August 8, 2017
Top to bottom in less than 120 seconds requires speeds up to 120km/h… Safe to say this isn’t a race for the faint of heart. Photo:: Supplied Mountainwatch | By Reggae Elliss Australia’s longest race, the G.H Mumm Top to Bottom, is on again in Thredbo this Saturday, August 11,…
Transfer Guru’s Guide to Good Gear – Women’s Snowboards

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

August 7, 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: Naomi…
Utah – Where To Go For The Greatest Snow On Earth – Travel

Utah – Where To Go For The Greatest Snow On Earth – Travel

August 4, 2017
Pro Skier Johnny Collinson approaching snorkel worthy depths at Alta. Image:: Adam Clark/Ski Utah Mountainwatch X Ski Max Holidays | Matt Wiseman Drive around Utah and you’ll notice they have “The Greatest Snow On Earth®”. It won’t be the snow piled up on the side of the road that leads…
The Most Versatile Skis Ever? – Fat-Ypus D-Riddum – Gear Locker

The Most Versatile Skis Ever? – Fat-Ypus D-Riddum – Gear Locker

August 4, 2017
When the going gets deep, in the Fattypus Reggae Ellis trusts. Image:: Provided Mountainwatch | Gear Locker x Reggae Ellis What is a Fat-Ypus D-Riddum you may ask? Well, after a trip to Central Hokkaido last March it is one of the most versatile skis I’ve ever had the pleasure…
Snow Season Outlook 2017 – August Update – New Zealand – The Beast to the East

Snow Season Outlook 2017 – August Update – New Zealand – The Beast to the East

August 2, 2017
The definition of caked. Mount Hutt’s Mountain Operation team have had their work cut out for them with a base of 270cm, meaning plenty of chair lift dust-downs, dig-outs and avalanche control. Boom. Image:: Mt Hutt New Zealand Seasonal Snow Outlook | The Grasshopper It’s no secret that The Canterbury…
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…
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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…
PHOTO SNOW REPORT – Face Shots at ASPEN, MAMMOTH & SNOWBIRD

PHOTO SNOW REPORT – Face Shots at ASPEN, MAMMOTH & SNOWBIRD

December 14, 2010
Snowbird on 20 December. Image:: Snowbird Snow Journal 17 – 20 December, 2010 Photos from where we’d all rather be… The start to the snow season in the Western United States is one of the best on record, every day brings fresh news of fresh powder somewhere – or everywhere…
World Snow Wrap Up Vol. 7, 13 December – Yes, More Snow

World Snow Wrap Up Vol. 7, 13 December – Yes, More Snow

December 13, 2010
Gabe Taylor at Mammoth. Image:: Mammoth Stormwatch: The snowfall heros Can we be getting a little tired of always waxing lyrical about the blessings of La Nina? well we’re not tired of it yet, luckily because our favourite little sister shows no sign of letting up Breckenridge cracked the 1m…
World Snow Wrap Up Vol. 8, 20 Dec – Santa’s Going to Need Rodolph’s Glowing Red Nose this Year

World Snow Wrap Up Vol. 8, 20 Dec – Santa’s Going to Need Rodolph’s Glowing Red Nose this Year

December 13, 2010
Mammoth snowfalls in Mammoth 20 December. Image:: Mammoth Stormwatch: The snowfall heros Snow across the Australian Snowy Mountains a week before Christmas is pretty heroic so special credit to Mother Nature for that (though it could be a litter warmer in the cities please) But the real hero this week…
World Snow Wrap Up Vol. 6, 6 Dec – Snowiest Start to Season in 25 Years

World Snow Wrap Up Vol. 6, 6 Dec – Snowiest Start to Season in 25 Years

December 6, 2010
Whister has commenced heli ski operations – who wants to be there? Image:: Whistler Stormwatch: The snowfall heros It’s been declared the ‘snowiest November on record’ by Steamboat. Whistler is claiming the snowiest opening in 25 years, Europe is practically buried and the people of Britain are thoroughly cold. Fernie…
PHOTO Snow Report – Face Shots at SNOWBIRD

PHOTO Snow Report – Face Shots at SNOWBIRD

November 30, 2010
From where you’d rather be. Image:: Snowbird Snow Journal 29 November With photos like these, are words necessary? Simple facts: Snowbird – 3m of snow so far this season, 1.5m base already, 20cm of snow over the weekend. Result – face shots. Hands up who wants to be the guy…
World Snow Wrap Up Vol. 5, 29 November – We Give Thanks for Snow

World Snow Wrap Up Vol. 5, 29 November – We Give Thanks for Snow

November 29, 2010
Lonnie Kauk at Mammoth 24 November. Image:: Mammoth Stormwatch: The snowfall heros Amid a flurry of snowflakes many of the snow resorts of North America flicked the on switch early this week. Places like Jackson Hole opened ‘top to bottom, wall to wall’, which considering JH’s terrain is pretty astounding.…
USA WEATHER – Freak Colorado Cold Helps Epic Early Season

USA WEATHER – Freak Colorado Cold Helps Epic Early Season

November 25, 2010
Bruce Ruff in Breckenridge. Image:: Carl Scofield Coloardo Weather | Don St Pierre – Former US Freestyle Team Coach The entire North American continent, particularly Colorado ski resorts such as Breckenridge, has been experiencing an incredible cold snap this week. This extreme cold weather, along with snowfalls above the November…
PHOTO SNOW REPORT – COLORADO is Snow Blessed

PHOTO SNOW REPORT – COLORADO is Snow Blessed

November 24, 2010
Bruce Ruff in Breckenridge 17 November. Image:: Carl Scofield Snow Journal | Colorado The Colorado snow resorts are reveling in lashings of November powder at the moment and there’s more on the way thanks to the La Nina weather pattern, which will most likely make 2010/2011 a bumper snow year!…
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…
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