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Oakley Prizm Palooza Parties – Jindabyne And Mt Buller Wrap-Up – Brand Watch

Oakley Prizm Palooza Parties – Jindabyne And Mt Buller Wrap-Up – Brand Watch

July 12, 2017
Definitions of the word ‘Palooza’ vary with most sources describing it as ‘an exaggerated event’. The Macmillan Dictionary might be more on the money with its definition – ‘A huge party’. Image:: Oakley Mountainwatch | Matt Wiseman The Oakley Prizm Palooza Parties aren’t just bringing some top-notch alliteration, they’re also…
Jackson Hole – Is This The Best Ski Resort in North America?

Jackson Hole – Is This The Best Ski Resort in North America?

July 10, 2017
The best ski resort in North America, that’s a big claim. But Jackson Hole’s status is undeniable. It is a legend in every sense of the word. Image:: Jackson Hole Mountain Resort Mountainwatch | Reggae Elliss Located in Wyoming near the Grand Teton and Yellowstone National Parks, Jackson Hole is…
Torah Bright Mini Shred – Thredbo – Wrap Up

Torah Bright Mini Shred – Thredbo – Wrap Up

July 10, 2017
The queen of the kids, Torah took a completely hands on approach to her event. Image:: Provided The Torah Bright Mini Shred, held in Thredbo Sunday, saw the biggest ever line-up of snow grommets yet, with 250 kids turning out for a big day out with Torah. The weather turned…
Torah Bright Mini Shred at Thredbo – This Sunday

Torah Bright Mini Shred at Thredbo – This Sunday

July 7, 2017
Make no mistake, this Sunday, the kids will be ruling the roost over the adults. Torah included. Image:: Thredbo Resort Mountainwatch | Thredbo The kids have been let loose this Sunday in Thredbo at the Torah Bright Mini Shred. Groms and micro-groms, alongside a whole bevvy of professional skiers and…
Snow Season Outlook 2017 – July Update – New Zealand – And We’re Off…

Snow Season Outlook 2017 – July Update – New Zealand – And We’re Off…

July 6, 2017
Cardrona could do with a little kickstart right now, but don’t sweat it, the snow is coming. Image:: Provided New Zealand Seasonal Snow Outlook | The Grasshopper ”Patience young Grasshopper” my master used to whisper when I was nothing but a mere larva with a twinkle in my oversized bug…
Burton Snowboards Announces the 12th Annual Cattleman’s Rail Jam

Burton Snowboards Announces the 12th Annual Cattleman’s Rail Jam

July 4, 2017
Grip the reins and get ready to kick in the spurs, ’cause Australia’s most prestigious rail rodeo is about to be let out of the gate. Image:: Burton Transfer | Press Release Burton Snowboards is pleased to announce the return of Australia’s premier rail event, the Burton Cattleman’s Rail Jam,…
Snow Season Outlook 2017 – July Update – Australia – Wakey Wakey Sleepy Head

Snow Season Outlook 2017 – July Update – Australia – Wakey Wakey Sleepy Head

July 3, 2017
“Covfefe” that’s Trump’s term for … er who knows what … What’s a little more certain is the snow fall this week, but will it be enough to get this Aussie winter back on track? Image:: Falls Creek Australian Seasonal Snow Outlook | The Grasshopper Despite the constant low amounts…
SNOW ALERT AUS – 15 to 60cm – The One We’ve Been Waiting For!

SNOW ALERT AUS – 15 to 60cm – The One We’ve Been Waiting For!

July 3, 2017
Coming soon, a little bit of this. Image:: Thredbo Mountainwatch | Snow Alert SNOW ALERT Snow Likelihood rating: Strong Confidence Australian Skiers and Boarders have remained resilient in the face of a seasonal start which can only be described as lacklustre and weak. With the driest June on record run and…
Buller X – Big Mountain Riding in Our Own Backyard – How To Vote

Buller X – Big Mountain Riding in Our Own Backyard – How To Vote

June 29, 2017
The Buller X battlegrounds. Big Mountain freeriding and skiing terrain sitting just over the backside of unsuspecting groomers. Image:: Harro Mountainwatch | Louis Macindoe Crank up those DIN settings and buckle down those ratchets as voting is ready to kick off for Buller X, Australia’s only big mountain event. Put…
Chillfactor Magazine’s Guide To The Best Men’s Skis For Australia

Chillfactor Magazine’s Guide To The Best Men’s Skis For Australia

June 29, 2017
Adam Kroenert jams one under the snow gums… It’s not skiing in Oz without gum trees after all! Image:: Thredbo Mountainwatch | Reggae Ellis and Matt Wiseman The snow is starting to fall and as more terrain opens up at your favourite resort, now is the time to think about…
We’re Trading You Faction Ski’s For Your Photos – Your Chance To Win

We’re Trading You Faction Ski’s For Your Photos – Your Chance To Win

June 29, 2017
A picture might be worth a thousand words but these Factions will make you ski better. Source:: Proivded Mountainwatch | Lulu Wilkinson Your pic for a pair of Faction skis – how’s that for a trade? Thanks to our pals at Faction Skis , we have a fresh pair of…
Oakley Announces Prizm Palooza Tour – Brand Watch

Oakley Announces Prizm Palooza Tour – Brand Watch

June 27, 2017
Buckle up both NSW and VIC resorts because the Prizm Palooza is coming in hot. Image:: M Walsh Mountainwatch | Louis Macindoe From the people who brought you their game-changing Prizm lens technology comes the Prizm Palooza. That’s right – Oakley is all in when it comes to celebrating something…
Why To Ride Telluride – Travel

Why To Ride Telluride – Travel

June 22, 2017
Your first turns in Telluride could look something like this. Photo:: Telluride Ski Resort Mountainwatch X Ski Max Holidays | Matt Wiseman Well we shouldn’t have to tell you to ride Telluride, but we’re sure going to and here’s why… Remember those Victorian era houses that populate the inside of…
The Best Beds In Niseko – World Class Accommodation and World Class Snow

The Best Beds In Niseko – World Class Accommodation and World Class Snow

June 20, 2017
Skiing Niseko’s world class pow all day is taxing on the body, at some point you’ll need to exit the white room and get some rest, here’s a guide to the best beds in the region. Image:: Niseko Photography Mountainwatch | By Reggae Elliss When I first went to Niseko…
Transfer – Issue 25 – First Look

Transfer – Issue 25 – First Look

June 15, 2017
Jye Kearney takes the leap of faith from one rail to another, by Aaron Jamieson Transfer Snowboard Magazine | Issue #25 The ‘then’, the ‘now’, the ‘future’ – this is snowboarding culture on paper. The Mark of The Underdog From the mean streets of Hokkaido, we’re we sit in on…
What Went Down At The First Snowboard Event Of The Season

What Went Down At The First Snowboard Event Of The Season

June 14, 2017
Let the games begin. Image:: Andrew Fawcett Transfer | Louis Macindoe Although resorts have only just opened their operations, the union of Australia’s top snowboarders have already learned the benchmark of this seasons riding level. And according to the Hotel Steyne rail jam, boy did things get hot and heavy…
Custom Snowboard Manufacturer Savage Panda – The Q&A

Custom Snowboard Manufacturer Savage Panda – The Q&A

June 12, 2017
Savage Panda’s the new kid on the block and they’re letting sparks fly. Image:: Supplied Mountainwatch | Matt Wiseman There’s nothing unusual about a custom surfboard, they’ve been common for decades and are as old as surfing itself. Snowboards however, have by and large succumbed to mass factory production. It’s…
Chillfactor – 2017 Issue Preview

Chillfactor – 2017 Issue Preview

June 9, 2017
Mitch Reeves, Pebble Creek, Idaho. Photo by Tony Harrington Chillfactor | 2017 Preview CLICK HERE TO BUY THE LATEST ISSUE ONLINE Chillfactor 2017, On Sale NOW! The latest issue of Chillfactor hits the news-stands this week and as usual Australia’s best ski magazine meets expectations. Chillfactor is made by skiers,…
Thredbo 60 Years of Stoke – The Next Generation

Thredbo 60 Years of Stoke – The Next Generation

June 8, 2017
Feature provided by Thredbo For the 3rd installment of the 60 Years of Stoke video series, we take a look at Thredbo in the 90s/2000s and today through the eyes of Thredbo Ambassador and Olympic Gold medallist Torah Bright. Torah takes us on her journey from her first days on…
Brand Watch – XTM – Heat The Homeless Campaign

Brand Watch – XTM – Heat The Homeless Campaign

June 7, 2017
XTM is giving snow goers a chance to pay it forward. Image:: Provided Mountainwatch x XTM | Louis Macindoe If you were to take a quick look at the snow sports industry as a whole, it’s evident that there’s no shortage of well-intended companies. From those striving to lower emissions…
The Unofficial Opening Weekend – Resort Wrap Up

The Unofficial Opening Weekend – Resort Wrap Up

June 5, 2017
Did your weekend look anything like this? Image:: Perisher Mountainwatch | Matt Wiseman Well, Christmas came early folks and it looks as though we all bought the wrong advent calendar… While we’ve been counting down until the official opening weekend date of June 10, mother nature and the marketing teams…
Snow Season Outlook 2017 – June Update – New Zealand – Keeping us in Suspense

Snow Season Outlook 2017 – June Update – New Zealand – Keeping us in Suspense

June 2, 2017
The waiting game begins. While the radio silence might have you worrying, this NZ winter is still set to provide places like Mt Ruapehu with the goods. Image:: Provided New Zealand Seasonal Snow Outlook | The Grasshopper A welcomed cold snap a couple of weeks ago had early season snow…
Snow Season Outlook 2017 – June Update – Steady as She Goes

Snow Season Outlook 2017 – June Update – Steady as She Goes

June 1, 2017
Not since 2012 have we had an early opening at Perisher, this Saturday – that’s all about to change. Image:: Provided Australian Seasonal Snow Outlook – June update | The Grasshopper Temperatures have been above average this Autumn but Ullr has finally worked some magic and things have started to…
The Best Ski And Snowboard Podcasts For Your Drive This Season

The Best Ski And Snowboard Podcasts For Your Drive This Season

May 30, 2017
Podcasts don’t just have to be about finance and politics. Source:: iTunes Mountainwatch | Matt Wiseman For the most part an Australian’s ‘local ski hill’ isn’t exactly local… Living in Sydney means getting to Thredbo or Perisher can take up to 7 hours of driving depending on traffic and how…
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Photo Snow Report – Toyota One Hit Wonder Week in THREDBO

Photo Snow Report – Toyota One Hit Wonder Week in THREDBO

September 24, 2010
Charlie Timmins. Snow Journal 15 – 19 September | Andrew Fawcett You couldn’t have scripted better conditions for the Toyota One Hit Wonder in Thredbo. Despite a forecast week of snow the sun shone every day without fail on the 90ft mega-jump perched on the hill above Thredbo’s Cruiser lift.…
Photo Snow Report – FALLS CREEK Looking Good

Photo Snow Report – FALLS CREEK Looking Good

September 23, 2010
2010 has been a grand spring in Falls Creek Snow Journal 18 – 22 September | Chris Hocking No doubt this is best spring in six years with a hefty base still over 1m, the main trails are in great shape and terrain parks rocking. It’s hard to believe after…
Photo Snow Report – CARDRONA and SNOW PARK Back to Winter!

Photo Snow Report – CARDRONA and SNOW PARK Back to Winter!

September 21, 2010
You probably won’t think about Snowpark when I say powder turns … well, here Liam Peter Ryan proves you wrong Snow Journal 19 – 20 September | Pablo Azocar After a couple of weeks without any new snow and the temperature raising rapidly we all started to think about summer,…
New Zealand’s 2010 Spring Powder Storms Explained

New Zealand’s 2010 Spring Powder Storms Explained

September 21, 2010
Cardrona Valley road looking like mid July … but it’s mid September. Image:: Pablo Azocar Alpine Weather | Aaron Cook – Alpine Meteorologist As the residents of Southland in New Zealand continue to shiver their way through some of the most extreme weather in recent memory, it’s probably worth having…
Photo Snow Report – Sunshine in the HOTHAM Park

Photo Snow Report – Sunshine in the HOTHAM Park

September 15, 2010
Not into rails? Slash it… it’s just as much fun! Snow Journal 14 September | Jyothi Jaffray Spring is here and you couldn’t have asked for a more perfect spring day. Time to hit the park with a few mates. Start early with some nice firm corduroy as a warm…
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.…
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