Josh Daiek skiing at Shiga Kogen

Where To Ski Overseas For First-Timers

June 23, 2018
Australian skiers and snowboarders are renowned travellers and at many resorts in the US, Canada and Japan, Australians top the count when it comes to visitors from overseas
Air & Style – Jindabyne to Sydney – Mountainwatch Tour

Air & Style – Jindabyne to Sydney – Mountainwatch Tour

June 22, 2018
Mountainwatch have made getting to the historic event far easier, by putting together an all-inclusive package that will prepare you for the event, short of having to compete yourself.
Heliski Season Kicks Off In New Zealand – Southern Lakes Heliski

Heliski Season Kicks Off In New Zealand – Southern Lakes Heliski

June 22, 2018
It’s no secret New Zealand has been revelling in some pretty special early season skiing and boarding. It’s also no secret they’ve got some of the best heli-skiing terrain...
Mountainwatch Want To Take You To Japan! – Introducing Mountainwatch Tours

Mountainwatch Want To Take You To Japan! – Introducing Mountainwatch Tours

June 21, 2018
A first for us, we’re excited to announce a tailor-made tour to the powder paradise that we’ve put together and will be offering to our faithful readers for the coming 2018/19 season.
South American Season Starts With Powder – And Plenty Of It

South American Season Starts With Powder – And Plenty Of It

June 21, 2018
Resorts across South America are revelling in fresh snow, and just in the nick of time with the official opening weekend only a day away...
Watch: 2017 Buller X Ski Champion Coen Bennie-Faull

Watch: 2017 Buller X Ski Champion Coen Bennie-Faull

June 20, 2018
Hotham’s Coen Bennie-Faull is a ski instructor, coaches at Hotham Freeski and is also Australia’s premier big mountain freeskier. He spends the northern hemisphere winter in Jackson Hole, where he competes occasionally, but focuses on film/photo projects.
5 Reasons You Should Try A New Resort This Season

5 Reasons You Should Try A New Resort This Season

June 20, 2018
The mountains are unique. They're one of the few places where we can take a deep breath of crisp, fresh air while enjoying a seemingly untouched landscape a world away from cities and traffic.
Looking a little chilly for Al Fresco dining in Buller. Photo: Buller

Australian Snow Journal: Season Starter Storm Drops 80cms Of Snow

June 19, 2018
The first big storm of the year dropped 70-100cms of snow across the Australian Alps in the past 6 days.
Protect Our Winters – Coming To Australia

Protect Our Winters – Coming To Australia

June 15, 2018
An Australian chapter of global environmental group Protect Our Winters (POW) is due to launch in Australia this July...
Mountainwatch Must Watch – ‘Elsewhere – Winter in Japan’

Mountainwatch Must Watch – ‘Elsewhere – Winter in Japan’

June 15, 2018
Some of our countries best riders explore the contrasts of Japan in a brand new film from Finnegan Laver...
A Look Under The Hood – MIPS Helmet Technology – Gear

A Look Under The Hood – MIPS Helmet Technology – Gear

June 14, 2018
Did you know your brain produces enough electricity to power a small light bulb? Well, it does, and it’s just one of the reasons you should protect it with a brain bucket this season.
Cardrona ripe and ready to be gobbled up. Opening day is 16th June and there is already 50-90cm of snow lying on the ground. Go fill your boots. Source: Cardrona

2018 New Zealand Snow Season Outlook – June Update

June 12, 2018
With opening weekend done and dusted at a few of New Zealand’s ski fields and epic amounts of snow, the Kiwi season has kicked off with a hiss and a roar.
The Countdown – Five Training Tips For Snow Season

The Countdown – Five Training Tips For Snow Season

June 12, 2018
Do you hate having to stop mid ski run because your legs burn
Boothy’s Blog – Why I Love Opening Weekend

Boothy’s Blog – Why I Love Opening Weekend

June 9, 2018
Fresh-faced and free, people are excited and jittery and alive. Staff are trying extra hard with customers, lifties pull tees with aerobic energy, ski instructors don’t have goggle tans yet.
Opening Weekend – What’s Open?

Opening Weekend – What’s Open?

June 8, 2018
A cursory look at the cams and you’d be aware there won't be a lot of natural snow on the ground at the resorts this weekend
Historic Snowfalls – A Look Back At The Biggest Snowfalls Australia’s Ever Seen

Historic Snowfalls – A Look Back At The Biggest Snowfalls Australia’s Ever Seen

June 7, 2018
We thought we'd go a step further than romanticisation and attempt to set the record straight, chronicling all the best snowfalls Australia’s ever seen
I love this shot. It’s got me pumped about opening weekend and all the skiing to be had this winter. Image: Hocking/Falls Creek

2018 Australian Snow Season Outlook – June Update

May 30, 2018
May has certainly been a month of feast and famine. Like little piggies, we gobbled up a three-day banquet of snowfall from May 10-12.
What To Watch Out For This Season – The Roads And The Roos

What To Watch Out For This Season – The Roads And The Roos

May 25, 2018
Getting to and from the skifields is part of the adventure – planning your day, recapping and exaggerating stacks and achievements and trying to get a decent enough reception
Mountainwatch Guide to Park City

Mountainwatch Guide to Park City

May 24, 2018
The home of the Sundance Film Festival and 2002 Olympics is the perfect base from which to explore what is known
Mountainwatch Guide To Opening Weekend – Australia 2018

Mountainwatch Guide To Opening Weekend – Australia 2018

May 21, 2018
Opening weekend is set to officially kick off in less than three weeks, across the 9th - 11th of June - assuming the resorts don’t get into another ski lift arms race and start spinning chairs
Mountainwatch Interview – Shaun White & FREE Tickets to Air & Style Sydney

Mountainwatch Interview – Shaun White & FREE Tickets to Air & Style Sydney

May 19, 2018
We're giving away a double pass to the Air + Style Sydney Big Air event! Enter within
2018 Snow Travel Expo – In Sydney This Sunday

2018 Snow Travel Expo – In Sydney This Sunday

May 17, 2018
Mountainwatch | Press Release Real snow, all the latest gear for the 2018 season and 70 international ski resorts deliver an early taste of winter in downtown Sydney and Melbourne this month when the Snow Travel Expo rolls into town. It’s a fun and entertaining Sunday for the whole family…
Niseko – All It’s Cracked Up To Be?

Niseko – All It’s Cracked Up To Be?

May 17, 2018
Niseko undeniably receives a great deal of attention in the snow world. Attention from professional athletes. Attention from powder punters. Attention from Australian’s. And attention
Antarctic Air Brings a Taste of Winter

Antarctic Air Brings a Taste of Winter

May 14, 2018
Want to learn more about snow forecasting? Download the FREE ‘Grasshopper Guide To Snow Forecasting’ by filling out the information below… 16 pages of snow forecasting gold: how to read charts, typical snow systems, the when, where and why of snow forecasting and a full glossary of A-Z weather definitions.…
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BULLER – Harro’s Photo Snow Reports

BULLER – Harro’s Photo Snow Reports

May 11, 2011
When the sun comes back up tomorrow, the season will begin! Image:: Harro Buller’s Winter Countdown | Harro Being based in Buller for the winter, we decided, made Harro our eyes on the ground for these final days before the season begins. He’ll be capturing the best of the next…
COUNTDOWN TO WINTER – Early Snow, A Meteorologist’s Opinion

COUNTDOWN TO WINTER – Early Snow, A Meteorologist’s Opinion

May 9, 2011
Snow in Thredbo, Tuesday morning. Image thanks to Will Clifford Welcome to the Countdown to Winter 2011. Over the next five weeks we’ll keep you updated on the latest weather and snow information; the facts and the speculation, give you the rundown of what’s new in all the resorts for…
Northern Hemisphere Winter Reflection – Our LA NINA Forecasts Came True

Northern Hemisphere Winter Reflection – Our LA NINA Forecasts Came True

April 25, 2011
Whistler in March. The British Columbia resort barely seemed to see sunshine this season with fresh tracks almost every day. Image:: Coastphoto/Whistler Season Wrap up | Tess Cook, with The Grasshopper Season 2010-2011 began auspiciously in tandem with the rise of a significant La Nina weather pattern. Back in November…
World Snow Wrap up Vol 21, 4 April – Winter’s Last Week?

World Snow Wrap up Vol 21, 4 April – Winter’s Last Week?

April 6, 2011
Aspen is epic at the moment – 4 April. Image:: Jeremy Swanson This marks the last week of winter for a number of North American resorts. It’s been an amazing winter, lets hope we can do it all again next year! Stormwatch: The snowfall heros Colorado had a winter resurgence…
World Snow Wrap Up Vol 19, 21 March – Mammoth Snow!

World Snow Wrap Up Vol 19, 21 March – Mammoth Snow!

March 21, 2011
How’s the serenity? Vail, 18 March. Image:: Connor Walberg/courtesy Vail Stormwatch: The snowfall heros CALIFORNIA knows how to snow. We can barely believe it but it seems to be true, as much as 170cm has fallen over the weekend and there’s about that much again to come… winter’s not over…
World Snow Wrap Up Vol 18, 14 March – European Snow at Last!

World Snow Wrap Up Vol 18, 14 March – European Snow at Last!

March 14, 2011
Freshies in Vail on 8 March. Image:: Courtesy Vail Stormwatch: The snowfall heros The same old heros just keep popping up. We’ve been waiting all season for the snow to slow down in Whistler but it never has, Fernie just keeps raking in the powder, Arabba in Italy seems to…
World Snow Wrap Up Vol 17, 7 March – Winter is Going Strong

World Snow Wrap Up Vol 17, 7 March – Winter is Going Strong

February 27, 2011
Gorgeous conditions in Niseko. Image:: SkiJapan.com/Hotshots Stormwatch: The snowfall heros British Columbia had a great weekend, the whole state benefitted from a big snow dump, especially Fernie. It’s also good to see the snow returning to Europe after what seemed like an endless run of blue skies. Fernie, BC –…
World Snow Wrap Up Vol. 15, 7 February – it’s Cold Outside

World Snow Wrap Up Vol. 15, 7 February – it’s Cold Outside

February 7, 2011
Rod White in Rusutsu, Japan. Image:: Randy Wieman/Hotshots Stormwatch: The snowfall heros It was all about Colorado last week. With some record cold days, getting down to about minus 30 degrees Celsius in most of the state, and some pretty good snowfalls. In fact, dropping temperatures were a bit of…
World Snow Wrap Up Vol. 14, 31 January – The Calm Before the (Next) Storm

World Snow Wrap Up Vol. 14, 31 January – The Calm Before the (Next) Storm

February 1, 2011
The snowboard superpipe prelims in Aspen. Image:: Jeremy Swanson/Aspen Snowmass Stormwatch: The snowfall heros California, Japan and Italy did us proud again last week, it’s looking like we can generally rely on them to deliver the pow. And Whistler of course. Niseko, Japan – with 150cm last week Mammoth, California…
World Snow Vrap Up Vol. 13, 24 January – There’s Always Powder Somewhere

World Snow Vrap Up Vol. 13, 24 January – There’s Always Powder Somewhere

January 24, 2011
Waist deep pow in Vail 23 January. Image:: Connor Walberg/Vail Stormwatch: The snowfall heros We knew it couldn’t last all season, though we hoped it would. The stupendous run of snow we saw before Christmas has petered off. We’re now into our second week of what we might call ‘ordinary’…
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…
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