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The Aerial Queen Talks

The Aerial Queen Talks

February 13, 2018
Mountainwatch | Reggae Elliss Lydia Lassila is one of Australia’s greatest ever Olympians and PyeongChang is her fifth Winter Games, the first at Salt Lake way back in 2002. Lydia won gold in Vancouver in 2010 and bronze at Sochi in 2014 – will she add to that tally this…
Meanwhile in France

Meanwhile in France

February 13, 2018
The winter focus may on South Korea this week, but for a travelling skier the French Alps are where it’s at. Anna, scoping another fresh line Mountainwatch | Anna Segal I’ve visited the French Alps in winter on numerous occasions and have always loved my time there, but for the…
The Greatest Show on Earth

The Greatest Show on Earth

February 9, 2018
Olympics start tonight – Get set for two weeks of awesome action. Britt Cox has been one of the dominate mogul skiers of the past three years and goes into her fourth Olympics as one of the favourites Mountainwatch | Reggae Elliss The PyeongChang Olympics get under way today with…
The Olympics – Alex “Chumpy” Pullin on Where It All Began

The Olympics – Alex “Chumpy” Pullin on Where It All Began

February 7, 2018
Mountainwatch | Reggae Elliss Alex “Chumpy” Pullin is one of Australia’s most successful snow athletes, the snowboard cross champ having already secured two World Championships titles and he has also won the overall World Cup title twice. Chumpy heads into the PyeongChang Olympics as one of the favourites, a tag…
Whistler Micro Adventures

Whistler Micro Adventures

February 5, 2018
It doesn’t have to be a massive expedition to have some fun in the BC Backcountry Anna scoping some lines during the skin above the tree line. Photo: Guy Fattal Mountainwatch | Anna Segal One of my favourite things about living in Whistler is the access to countless opportunities to…
Jackson Hole Update – A Week of Fresh Tracks and More on the Way

Jackson Hole Update – A Week of Fresh Tracks and More on the Way

February 2, 2018
A bluebird day with 40cms of fresh snow on Jackson’s renowned terrain is something special. Jan 24, 2018. Photo Chris Figenshau Mountainwatch | Coen Bennie-Faull Winter seems to have made a resurgence here in Jackson Hole, with three major falls within the last two weeks and some powder days. Last…
Mid-Season Storms Turn Things Around at Squaw Valley

Mid-Season Storms Turn Things Around at Squaw Valley

February 1, 2018
Sunshine and powder on Jan 19. Photo courtesy Squaw Alpine Mountainwatch | Reggae Elliss It has been a good week to be in Squaw Valley after three solid snowfalls in 10 days dropped nearly a metre and half of snow on the upper mountain and 70cms at base level. The…
Swedish Team Riders Måns Hedberg and Ludvig Billtoft Throwing Down in Whistler

Swedish Team Riders Måns Hedberg and Ludvig Billtoft Throwing Down in Whistler

February 1, 2018
Mountainwatch Surprising what you can achieve in a day with a bit of sun and a perfect kicker line. Check out what Måns Hedberg or Ludvig Bilttoft got up to in a day in Whistler. Via Pilchard Productions in association with Snowboard Team Sweden.
Scotty James – Ready for Next Week’s Olympics

Scotty James – Ready for Next Week’s Olympics

February 1, 2018
Mountainwatch | Reggae Elliss It is only a week until the start of the Winter Olympics in PyeongChang and all of Australia are ready to cheer Scotty James on to a win in the snowboard half-pipe. Fresh off a silver in last week’s X Games in Aspen, Scotty is one…
Niseko Japan – Fortnightly Wrap Up – January 31st

Niseko Japan – Fortnightly Wrap Up – January 31st

January 31, 2018
At 1898m, Mt Yotei is hard to miss when the sun comes out… Image:: Piotrek Drzastwa /Niseko Photography & Guiding Mountainwatch | Matt Wiseman Well Japanuary has come to a close and it’s fair to say we’ve seen it all on the mountain this month. A mild start had us…
Japan – Weekly Snow Update

Japan – Weekly Snow Update

January 30, 2018
Mountainwatch Surprise, surprise… More unbelievable snow conditions right across Japan. Head to www.liquidsnowtours.com for 25% March and April! Hakuba forecasts, snow reports and live snow cams.
Myoko, Japan – Season Update

Myoko, Japan – Season Update

January 28, 2018
Mountainwatch Cold temperatures and plenty of snowfall have created fantastic conditions in Myoko! Hakuba forecasts, snow reports and live snow cams.
2018 Japanese Snow Season Outlook – January Update

2018 Japanese Snow Season Outlook – January Update

January 28, 2018
Picture perfect Cortina, Hakuba. Photo credit stillstoked.com. Mountainwatch | The Grasshopper Ah Japan, the winter wonderland… and what a winter it has been! We are now into the business end of the season and the resorts are running full steam ahead. With above average snowfalls in November and December, the…
Torah Bright Pulls Out Of Olympics

Torah Bright Pulls Out Of Olympics

January 25, 2018
Mountainwatch | Reggae Elliss In a blow to the Australian team and the Winter Olympics, three-time Olympian and former gold medal winner Torah Bright has announced she will not be competing in PyeongChang. In a social media post today, Torah said injuries she sustained last week while competing in the…
Hakuba, Japan – Weekly Update

Hakuba, Japan – Weekly Update

January 22, 2018
Mountainwatch We saw a mixed bag of weather this week but with up to 100cm expected next week, conditions are still all time. Head to www.hakubahotelgroup.com for 25% off accommodation in March and April. Hakuba forecasts, snow reports and live snow cams.
Quiksilver Sign US Skier Sammy Carlson

Quiksilver Sign US Skier Sammy Carlson

January 22, 2018
Mountainwatch | Reggae Elliss Quiksilver have announced the signing of US skier Sammy Carlson to its international snow team. Carlson is one of the most progressive skiers on the planet the Oregon native making his name in park and pipe comps where he won a number of X Games medals.…
Three Weeks to Pyeongchang 2018 – All Your Questions Answered

Three Weeks to Pyeongchang 2018 – All Your Questions Answered

January 18, 2018
Mountainwatch | Kate Allman Alpensia ski resort in Pyeongchang Set your phone alerts and tell your housemates you’ve shotgunned the TV, folks. This Friday marks exactly three weeks until the Winter Olympics. It’s a glorious few weeks that only come around once every four years, in which the Australian TV…
Anna and Natalie Segal’s New Film Set for Release

Anna and Natalie Segal’s New Film Set for Release

January 17, 2018
Mountainwatch | Reggae Elliss Finding The Line Trailer from Finding the Line Film on Vimeo.   Anna and Natalie Segal are two of Australia’s leading international skiers, Anna making her mark as a slopestyle skier while Nat was a long-term competitor on the FWT big mountain tour. Both had some…
Niseko Japan – Fortnightly Wrap Up – January 15th

Niseko Japan – Fortnightly Wrap Up – January 15th

January 15, 2018
Look out below! Clearing snow is something of a daily chore here in Niseko. Image:: Matt Wiseman/Niseko Photography & Guiding Mountainwatch | Matt Wiseman Heli-skiing and Alaska, Perisher and Lil Orbits, Japan and January… Iconic duos of the ski world, the last of which can be enjoyed right now. Japanuary,…
World Snow Wrap – Japan, Europe and America

World Snow Wrap – Japan, Europe and America

January 12, 2018
Japan is pumping, Europe’s amazing and things are about to get a lot better in America. Mountainwatch | Reggae Elliss Nothing like a powder day in Aspen Highlands. This was shot on Jan 8 and there is more snow due next week. Photo: Jeremy Swanson Japan There’s no doubt the…
Finding a Hidden Line in Whistler

Finding a Hidden Line in Whistler

January 8, 2018
There’s something special about a blue-bird powder day. Mountainwatch | Anna Segal Whistler had a good early start to the season, but snowfalls were few and far between in December so when a decent storm set up a powder day on December 30, there was big crew on hand to…
Niseko Japan – Fortnightly Wrap Up – December 31st

Niseko Japan – Fortnightly Wrap Up – December 31st

December 31, 2017
One of Niseko Photography & Guiding’s guests Alberto unwrapping a belated christmas present on the 27th. Image:: Matt Wiseman/Niseko Photography & Guiding Mountainwatch | Matt Wiseman December. Where do I begin. Last time I checked in on the 20th we’d had over 5m of snowfall since the season kicked off,…
Australia’s World Champion Mogul Skier is Ready for PyeongChang

Australia’s World Champion Mogul Skier is Ready for PyeongChang

December 30, 2017
Mountainwatch | Reggae Elliss When Britteny Cox skied in the mogul event at the 2010 Olympics in Vancouver she was only 15-years-old, the youngest athlete competing at those Olympics. For the Falls Creek born and bred skier it was a dream come true and a sign of great things to come, something…
Jackson Hole – Santa Brings Some Christmas Pow

Jackson Hole – Santa Brings Some Christmas Pow

December 29, 2017
Coen Bennie-Faull, deep in some Jackson pow on Christmas Day. Coen coaches at Hotham Freeski each winter, saving his dollars so he can get back to Jackson each season. Easy to see why. Photo – @malachiartice Mountainwatch | Coen Bennie-Faull Coen Bennie-Faull has arrived in Jackson Hole for his fourth…
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PHOTO SNOW REPORT – Fanstastic 48 Hours in BRECKENRIDGE & VAIL

PHOTO SNOW REPORT – Fanstastic 48 Hours in BRECKENRIDGE & VAIL

January 20, 2011
Filip Korngut has the right idea, fluro is a safeguard against loosing sight of your own limbs in the pow, Breckenridge January 18. Image:: Breckenridge Snow Journal 18 – 19 January A snow-bringing front swept across Northern Colorado on January 18 and 19 and Breckenridge and Vail resorts reaped the…
World Snow Wrap Up Vol. 12 – Tending to Snow

World Snow Wrap Up Vol. 12 – Tending to Snow

January 17, 2011
Gordon Bronson in Aspen on January 13. Image:: Jeremy Swanson/Aspen-Snowmass Stormwatch: The snowfall heros This week the trophy goes to… Lake Louise. While everywhere else is just a little too warm to be making the lovely dry pow we all crave, Lake Louise’s temperatures are staying resolutely sub zero. Lake…
World Snow Wrap Up Vol. 11, 10 January – The Return of the Ja-Pow

World Snow Wrap Up Vol. 11, 10 January – The Return of the Ja-Pow

December 23, 2010
Pyramid Peak, Aspen. Image:: Aspen/Snowmass Stormwatch: The snowfall heros Yeah Niseko! To reward devotees for their patience, Japan has delivered New Year snow with abandon. Other than the revived Ja-Pow it’s been a mixed bag this week, with some serious snow blessings and some spectacular bluebird. Temperatures have been universally…
PHOTO SNOW REPORT – MAMMOTH, The Snowiest Place in the World

PHOTO SNOW REPORT – MAMMOTH, The Snowiest Place in the World

December 22, 2010
Billy Anderson, 21 December. Image:: Mammoth Snow Journal 22 December | Mammoth Mountain California’s Mammoth Mountain is the world’s snowiest place this week, buried under a 5m – and counting – snow-dousing. Thanks to a weather phenomenon caused by a cold air vortex and precipitation travelling northwards from Hawaii the…
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…
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