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Australian Snowboarding Turns 30 at Thredbo – Weekend Recap

Australian Snowboarding Turns 30 at Thredbo – Weekend Recap

September 19, 2016
Jye Kearney might only be 23, but he’s been around long enough to know the origins of Snowboarding within Australia. He also boosted bigger than anyone in the handug halfpipe :: Robbie Warden Transfer | Louis Macindoe ‘Build it and They will come’. It’s the age-old mantra that’s rooted deep…
Counting down to the PyeongChang 2018 Winter Olympics

Counting down to the PyeongChang 2018 Winter Olympics

September 16, 2016
Plans for the PyeongChang Olympic Stadium Image:: Supplied Mountainwatch | Kate Allman The closing ceremony of an Olympic Games can be a sombre occasion for sport fans. It heralds the end of two weeks of excellent TV programming, and the return to mindless channel surfing through reality shows. For skiers…
A Story of Aussie Alpine Adventure, Mount Townsend 2209 – Video

A Story of Aussie Alpine Adventure, Mount Townsend 2209 – Video

September 16, 2016
Mountainwatch | Video With the Australian ski season coming to the end, I joined Australian sisters and pro skiers, Anna and Nat Segal, for one last push for the hills. Filmed in October last year, Mount Townsend 2209 follows Anna and Nat as they spend five days camping and touring…
How to Land a Perfect Backside 540 With Mikey Ciccarelli – Trick Tips

How to Land a Perfect Backside 540 With Mikey Ciccarelli – Trick Tips

September 15, 2016
Transfer x Burton | Trick Tips There aren’t many park-tricks as styley as a well-executed backside 540. Sit back and take note as school is now in session with Canada’s Mikey Ciccarelli. Watch closely as Mikey breaks it down into its three core elements: Takeoff Board and Body Placement Landing…
The Fourth Phase is More Than a Snowboard Film, It’s an Ode To Nature – Review

The Fourth Phase is More Than a Snowboard Film, It’s an Ode To Nature – Review

September 15, 2016
Travis assembled an all-star crew for the World Premiere just a few days ahead of the Aussie debut in Los Angeles. That’s how many people it takes to pull off The Fourth Phase Image:: Colin Young-Wolff / Content Pool Transfer | Alex Horvath Travis Rice has an incredible presence both…
The Mountainwatch Guide to the Hakuba Valley – Travel

The Mountainwatch Guide to the Hakuba Valley – Travel

September 14, 2016
Mountainwatch x Liquid Snow Tours | Travel Partner Content Liquid Snow Tours have been sending their clients to Hakuba for over ten years. Naturally, you’d assume that over that time they’ve gained quite a bit of local knowledge and they want to share it with you. If you’re thinking of…
Watch Travis Rice and Eric Jackson Drop Into a Huge Spine in Alaska – Video

Watch Travis Rice and Eric Jackson Drop Into a Huge Spine in Alaska – Video

September 14, 2016
 Mountainwatch | Video Live in this raw moment with Travis Rice and Eric Jackson as they drop into a huge spine line in Alaska, during the filming of Red Bull Media House’s “The Fourth Phase.” These raw moments reveal a sneak peak at what’s to come in The Fourth…
This Drone Footage will Leave you in Awe of the Incredible Beauty of the Aussie High Country – Video

This Drone Footage will Leave you in Awe of the Incredible Beauty of the Aussie High Country – Video

September 14, 2016
Mountainwatch | Video Ski Touring in the Kosciuszko Main Range. Isn’t Australia stunning? This is a view not many people will ever experience.
Australian Snowboarding celebrates 30 Years at Thredbo Resort This Weekend

Australian Snowboarding celebrates 30 Years at Thredbo Resort This Weekend

September 13, 2016
Rumour has it that each rider pictured here will be present this weekend. Transfer | 30 Years Of Snowboarding Get those Hooger Boogers, Crazy Bananas and Wild Ducks ready this weekend for the celebration of 30 something years of snowboarding at Thredbo Resort. This winter marks the 30th Anniversary of…
A Story of Survival, Snow, Recovery and Hokkaido’s Winter Waves, Way East – Trailer

A Story of Survival, Snow, Recovery and Hokkaido’s Winter Waves, Way East – Trailer

September 12, 2016
Mountainwatch | Aaron Jamieson At first, the idea was just a tiny seed, the glimmer of an adventure combining shared passions and a love of wild mountains and oceans. Hokkaido takes all the unique culture and wonder of Japan and blends it with a pristine wilderness to create a truly…
Watch, love and learn about Chillfactor FreeBOM in 360º Video – FreeBOM

Watch, love and learn about Chillfactor FreeBOM in 360º Video – FreeBOM

September 7, 2016
Chillfactor | Video If you weren’t lucky enough to be at FreeBOM this year then watch this 360º video. It captures the spirit of FreeBOM and tells the story of this special event lathered in community vibes. Share it with all those friends that couldn’t make it. The film was…
Travis Rice’s Highly-Anticipated Snowboard Film “The Fourth Phase” To Premiere in Sydney Next Tuesday

Travis Rice’s Highly-Anticipated Snowboard Film “The Fourth Phase” To Premiere in Sydney Next Tuesday

September 6, 2016
 Mountainwatch x Red Bull | The Fourth Phase Next Tuesday, just a few days after the global premiere in Los Angeles, Travis will be boarding a plane direct from LAX to SYD to begin the global tour of his highly anticipated follow up to the 2012 release, Art of…
Road Testing the Rhino-Rack Ski and Snowboard Carriers – Gear Locker

Road Testing the Rhino-Rack Ski and Snowboard Carriers – Gear Locker

September 6, 2016
The racks easily accomodate six pairs of skis or four snowboards. Image:: Horvath Mountainwatch | Gear Locker For the average weekend warrior, there’s no better purchase than a good set of ski racks. Once you’ve sliced and diced your interior, or put up with hours-long road trips to the snow…
Snow Season Outlook 2016 – September Update – New Zealand – Sportsman-like September

Snow Season Outlook 2016 – September Update – New Zealand – Sportsman-like September

September 5, 2016
Spring doesn’t get much better than blue bird mornings and sunny park laps! Source:: The Remarkables New Zealand Seasonal Snow Outlook | The Grasshopper Brought to you by ESS Boardstores The 2016 season in New Zealand has matured like a fine wine. After a mild and wet start to the…
Torah Bright has Radical Times with Mates

Torah Bright has Radical Times with Mates

September 1, 2016
Transfer | Provided by Quiksilver Friends. Buddies. Amigos. Pals. Doesn’t matter what you call them, but things are always more fun when they’re around. We were still feeling the high from South Africa but craving the next good time with another rad crew. So we spun the globe and it landed…
Snow Season Outlook 2016 – September Update – Australia – Settling for Bronze

Snow Season Outlook 2016 – September Update – Australia – Settling for Bronze

August 31, 2016
Spring’s almost here which means sunny days and groomed corduroy ahead. Image:: Thredbo Australian Seasonal Snow Outlook | The Grasshopper Brought to you by ESS Boardstores With stores in, Erina, Jindabyne and Parramatta The days are starting to lengthen, the temperatures are on the up and the birds are singing.…
Five Reasons You Need a Proper Ski Bootfit – The Gear Locker

Five Reasons You Need a Proper Ski Bootfit – The Gear Locker

August 30, 2016
Andy Burford, the absolute master of the bootfit craft! Image:: Supplied Mountainwatch | Alex Horvath How many times have you heard somebody lament the fit of their ski boots? It happens all the time. In fact, it’s probably the most complained-about problem in skiing and unfortunately it’s an issue that…
Win the Ultimate Pow-Chaser’s Japan Snow Holiday – Giveaway

Win the Ultimate Pow-Chaser’s Japan Snow Holiday – Giveaway

August 29, 2016
Clint Allan knows his way around Myoko Kogen better than most. Image:: Supplied Mountainwatch x Liquid Snow Tours It’s not long now till we switch gears and look to the Northern Hemisphere snow season and decisions on where to ski must be made. This year, thanks to Liquid Snow Tours…
Complete Our Reader Survey And Win

Complete Our Reader Survey And Win

August 29, 2016
We are undertaking our regular Mountainwatch Survey and we would love to hear your feedback so we can get stuck into making our services even better. The survey will take about 5-8 minutes, and to reward you for your efforts, you could take home a pair of Von Zipper Jetpack…
Snowboarding Sustainably, Boardcraft and the Environment – Gear Locker

Snowboarding Sustainably, Boardcraft and the Environment – Gear Locker

August 25, 2016
Mikkel knows the value of eco-friendly construction, do you? Image:: Supplied Transfer x Burton | Alex Dillenbeck As snowboarders, we depend on nature to be able go out and do what we love to do. We rely on the mountains, precipitation and weather systems that create the ideal riding conditions,…
Chumpy Pullin Fosters the Next-Gen of Aussie Snowboard Cross at Chumpy’s Boarding House – Reca

Chumpy Pullin Fosters the Next-Gen of Aussie Snowboard Cross at Chumpy’s Boarding House – Reca

August 24, 2016
If there’s one man that knows a thing or two about speed on snow it’s Alex Pullin Image:: Red Bull Content Pool Mountainwatch x Red Bull | Recap Two weeks ago in Mt Hotham, Alex ‘Chumpy‘ Pullin’s snowboard cross camp, Chumpy’s Boarding House saw eight of the best up and…
The Chillfactor FreeBOM 2016 – Powder Recap And Video

The Chillfactor FreeBOM 2016 – Powder Recap And Video

August 23, 2016
Please enable Javascript to watch this video Chillfactor | Watkin McLennan What a weekend at Mt Buller. Friday’s 140km/hr winds and mild temperatures transformed into snow and the biggest falls at Mt Buller for the season. We had over 80 competitors on Saturday afternoon, their spirits already primed by 10cm…
Hype Builds for Tight Lines 2016 With Announcement of 12 Invited Riders

Hype Builds for Tight Lines 2016 With Announcement of 12 Invited Riders

August 19, 2016
Transfer Snowboard Magazine x Burton Snowboards Back for its second year, Burton and Transfer are pleased to present Tight Lines – an online video snowboarding competition presented in conjunction with Thredbo. Tight Lines is an invite-only online video competition, which offers twelve of Australia’s best riders one day each to…
Canadian Government Approves Plan to Build New Resort With Most Vertical in North America

Canadian Government Approves Plan to Build New Resort With Most Vertical in North America

August 19, 2016
Just one of the high-alpine glaciers that will offer up 3000m plus skiing all year round Image:: Supplied Mountainwatch | News Valemount Glacier Destinations Ltd just received approval to build a brand new ski resort in the Premier Range, within the traditional territory of the Simpcw First Nation. Unlike the…
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14 August, 2010 – Sunshine in The Remarkables

14 August, 2010 – Sunshine in The Remarkables

August 16, 2010
McCune getting in some last minute turns. Snow Journal | Harro Four weeks of sunshine was followed by rain and then finally some snow for New Zealand’s South Island. All the resorts had some fun skiing to be had, although the majority of snow fell in the Canterbury resorts, Queesnstown…
7 – 8 August, 2010 – Hiking Mt Stirling

7 – 8 August, 2010 – Hiking Mt Stirling

August 12, 2010
The Hike begins. Snow Journal | Joey Corcoran Mt Stirling isn’t really known for its steep and deep power house skiing. Over the weekend however Mt Buller’s little sister mountain had just received a solid top up of snow, making the base big enough to ski. After a solid 7.4…
Early August – Fresh Snow and Blue Skies at Hotham

Early August – Fresh Snow and Blue Skies at Hotham

August 10, 2010
Steph Jaffray enjoying the rewards of a short hike. Snow Journal | Jyothi Jaffray The memories of Dry July are long past, days have been clear and nights cold and with two good snowfalls on the ground the conditions have been ideal and those bothering to hike have been well…
Early August 2010 – Rail Jam, Snow Park NZ and Hiking at The Remarkables

Early August 2010 – Rail Jam, Snow Park NZ and Hiking at The Remarkables

August 9, 2010
There is a really good rail line at Snow Park that’s plenty of fun. Snow Journal | Vaughn Brookfield It’s been pretty dry around NZ the last few weeks. We have had cold weather but clear skies. Not to worry though – there has been plenty of spots to go…
2 – 5 August, 2010 – VIDEO Powdermonium at Thredbo

2 – 5 August, 2010 – VIDEO Powdermonium at Thredbo

August 6, 2010
Image:: Andrew Fawcett Snow Journal | Video Courtesy Thredbo Media With over a metre of snow in under 72 hours earlier in the week, Thredbo has been enjoying a week of powdermonium. You need to have the Adobe Flash Player to view this content. Please click here to continue. Image::…
2 – 3 August, 2010 – New Snow Revitalises Buller

2 – 3 August, 2010 – New Snow Revitalises Buller

August 4, 2010
Watkin McLennan = angulation. Snow Journal | Joey Corcoran “It’s gonna be a BIG August” As the clock stuck 12 on Sunday the rain turned to snow. We couldn’t wait for freshies in the morning, so we hit ’em up at night. A bomb drop over a liquor sign made…
3 August, 2010 – 51cm at Mt Hotham Since Sunday

3 August, 2010 – 51cm at Mt Hotham Since Sunday

August 3, 2010
Buff on a fresh line. Snow Journal | Jyothi Jaffray The storm that just hit Hotham over the last two days was epic! Strong winds and heavy snow down to below 1000m. All told there was 51cm of fresh snow deposited over the resort and the snowmaking areas got a…
1 – 3 August, 2010 – VIDEO 1.2m of New Snow for Thredbo

1 – 3 August, 2010 – VIDEO 1.2m of New Snow for Thredbo

August 3, 2010
Pillow lines under Gunbarrel Chair. Image:: Mandy Lamont Snow Journal | Reggae Elliss Phenomenal snowfalls, which at their heaviest deposited 35cm in three hours, have blanketed Thredbo with over a metre of fresh snow in under 72 hours. As forecast on Mountainwatch last week, the snow first started to fall…
2 August, 2010 – 47cm of New Snow at Falls Creek

2 August, 2010 – 47cm of New Snow at Falls Creek

August 2, 2010
Chris Hocking pow turn. Image:: Matt Hull Snow Journal | Chris Hocking with Charlie Brown and Matt Hull On Sunday morning the groundhog day of cloud-free skies that was July broke and snow began falling in earnest at Falls Creek. The snow has continued to tumble and Mother Nature has…
21st July, 2010 – Treble Cone Breaks The Powder Drought

21st July, 2010 – Treble Cone Breaks The Powder Drought

July 26, 2010
Snow Journal | Tony Harrington, Treble Cone NZ The NZ storm track has been somewhat very unusual this season. The low pressure systems have been sitting much higher in the Tasman than normal, producing an easterly flow across the South Island, which isn’t too bad for the Canterbury fields, but…
23 – 24 July, 2010 – Falls Creek Sunny Days

23 – 24 July, 2010 – Falls Creek Sunny Days

July 25, 2010
Local skier Mac Taylor Snow Journal | Chris Hocking, Matt Hull & Charlie Brown Sun and the snowgun has been the story of season 2010 in Australia, this week was no exception with frigid overnight temperatures mostly -5 or -6C, massive snowmaking sessions and glowing sunshine throughout the day. It’s…
17 – 19 July, 2010 – Fresh Snow at Buller

17 – 19 July, 2010 – Fresh Snow at Buller

July 21, 2010
Anna Segal enjoying her time at the Chicks with Stix session Snow Journal | Joey Corcoran On the weekend Mt Buller was blessed with the presence of our very own Shred Princess, Anna Segal. She was up there tearing apart the park with all of her other Chicks with Stix.…
17 July, 2010 – VIDEO Falls Creek Snow Update with Steve Lee

17 July, 2010 – VIDEO Falls Creek Snow Update with Steve Lee

July 19, 2010
Steve Lee and family ripping at Falls Creek. Image:: Chris Hocking Snow Journal | Steve Lee/Chris Hocking Thanks to excellent snowfalls late last week, the cover at Falls Creek is looking great. Mountainwatch.com snow reporter and Olympic ski legend Steve Lee gives us a quick snow update and tests out…
16 – 17th July, 2010 – Snow Park Halfpipe Opening Day

16 – 17th July, 2010 – Snow Park Halfpipe Opening Day

July 19, 2010
Apparently Joram Makuru likes the upside down view of Snowpark from the pipe, backside handplant. Snow Journal | Pablo Azocar Snow Park has opened the first halfpipe in the Southern Hemisphere this winter when they unveiled their new 22-foot, Olympic size haflpipe. Mountainwatch.com’s Pablo Azocar spent Friday the 16th of…
11 – 13 July, 2010 – Mountaineering on Mt Ruapehu

11 – 13 July, 2010 – Mountaineering on Mt Ruapehu

July 19, 2010
Frozen crater lake at Mt Ruapehu Snow Journal | Krystle Wright Aussie sports and adventure photographer Krystle Wright trekked to the top of Mt Ruapehu last week and captured the spectacular winter panoramas. The Mt Raupehu ski fields Whakapapa and Turoa have kicked off for winter 2010 with Turoa already…
15 July, 2010 – 24cm in 24 hours at Hotham

15 July, 2010 – 24cm in 24 hours at Hotham

July 16, 2010
Snowboarder ‘Mexi’ on the powder hunt Snow Journal | Jyothi Jaffray How the mood of the whole mountain can change so quickly. Tuesday was a day we’d all prefer to forget… torrential rain. Then… heavy snow fell across Mt Hotham all day Wednesday until the early hours of Thursday morning,…
15 July, 2010 – Falls Creek gets 38cm of Fresh Snow

15 July, 2010 – Falls Creek gets 38cm of Fresh Snow

July 16, 2010
Mitch Smith gets some spray happening in the Falls Creek fresh. Image:: Charlie Brown Snow Journal | Chris Hocking with Matt Hull and Charlie Brown It’s the dump all Australian skiing and boarding fans have been waiting for, yes it might have taken a little while to get here but…
14-15 July, 2010 – Over 30cm at Falls Creek NSW

14-15 July, 2010 – Over 30cm at Falls Creek NSW

July 15, 2010
Chris Hocking powder carve late Wednesday afternoon 14th of July at Falls Creek. Photo: Charlie Brown. Snow Journal | Chris Hocking and Matt Hull An amazing 24hrs in the mountains. It’s taken until the second week in July for ULLR to deliver the goods, and deliver he did with 33cm…
15 July, 2010 – 30cm of Fresh at Thredbo

15 July, 2010 – 30cm of Fresh at Thredbo

July 15, 2010
Scott Kneller, getting some Thredbo tree pow action at last Snow Journal | Ben Hansen It started out as total devastation on Tuesday night, raining so hard you would think that there was going to be no snow left, but come approximately 4am Wednesday morning the torrential rain had turned…
5 – 7 July, 2010 – Freeride Days in NSW

5 – 7 July, 2010 – Freeride Days in NSW

July 9, 2010
Snowboarders enjoying the Perisher park Snow Journal | Ben Hansen While Mother Nature’s been holding off the pow, she’s been providing perfect conditions for some epic snowmaking and the NSW resorts are gleaming white under a bluebird sky – it’s just what you want for a day in the park…
VIDEO – Falls Creek update with Steve Lee

VIDEO – Falls Creek update with Steve Lee

July 8, 2010
Snow Journal | Chris Hocking and Steve Lee Resident Mountainwatch snow reporter, forecaster and 3x Olympic skier Steve Lee give you a brief look at the conditions right now at Falls Creek. They might be struggling for natural snow, but that doesn’t mean the skiing isn’t great! Take a look.…
3 July, 2010 – Night Riding at Falls

3 July, 2010 – Night Riding at Falls

July 5, 2010
  Snow Journal | Chris Hocking It was a special night at Falls Creek on Saturday – The inaugural night skiing on Wombat’s Ramble. The 2.2km run accessed by the Falls Express Quad Chair is mostly likely the longest night skiing/boarding run in Australia. Strong snowmaking efforts throughout the last…
3 – 4 July, 2010 – Bluebird Days at Coronet Peak

3 – 4 July, 2010 – Bluebird Days at Coronet Peak

July 5, 2010
  Snow Journal | Harro harroart.com As if we needed more inspiration to get excited about riding this winter. These pics from Coronet Peak remind us what it’s all about, bluebird skies and dry pow. It was the final weekend of the Queenstown Winter Festival. Which finished with a huge…
Record Snowmaking Makes for Winter Wonderland

Record Snowmaking Makes for Winter Wonderland

July 5, 2010
Night time snowmaking at Perisher. Image: Harro – harroart.com Words | Steve Lee with Aaron Cook & Tess Cook Last week snowmaking producing more than 1 million cubic metres of snow across NSW and Victoria as an extremely cold pool of Antarctic air smothered the Australian southeast bringing cold temperatures…
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