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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…
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…
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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.…
22 August, 2010 – The Day of the Season in Thredbo

22 August, 2010 – The Day of the Season in Thredbo

August 23, 2010
Boothy off the Bluff. Snow Journal | Dominic Kieler Combine the day of the season and Aussie freeskier Chris Booth and you get a day for the annals. After a solid 48 hours of snow, Sunday dawned bright and clear, with the fresh still light, dry and deep – perfect…
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