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Party Like It’s 1986 This Weekend At Mt Hotham – Guide

Party Like It’s 1986 This Weekend At Mt Hotham – Guide

September 20, 2016
$35 lift passes for those that dress in retro gear, that’s some 1986 prices. Mountainwatch | Kate Allman Mt Hotham has announced that they’ll be throwing a closing weekend party like it’s 1986 with $35 lift passes for those who dress in retro ski gear and – hot dawg –…
Angus Waddington & Jye Kearney Win Tight Lines 2016 Presented by Burton

Angus Waddington & Jye Kearney Win Tight Lines 2016 Presented by Burton

September 19, 2016
Ladies and Gents, here are your 2016 Tight Lines Winners. An ecstatic Jye Kearney received the nod from those in the know taking out the “Tightest Line” Industry Vote while young buck Angus Waddington was the recipient of the “Peoples Choice” award. Image:: Aedan O’Donnell Transfer x Burton Saturday September…
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…
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May 11, 2010 – Snowfalls Kick Off Winter

May 11, 2010 – Snowfalls Kick Off Winter

May 11, 2010
Victorian Journal – By Steve LeeAfter what can only be described (around Victoria) as a very pleasant autumn to date, some wintery weather has finally started to roll in. The last two days has seen a solid cold snap and some decent snow falls in the most southern Mts of…
2009 Flashback – The Best Snow of Last Year

2009 Flashback – The Best Snow of Last Year

May 5, 2010
< Australia’s snow resorts are receiving the first solid snowfalls of 2010 and we’ve all got snow on the mind. To get everyone excited for what’s ahead, here’s some shots from the best days of 2009. Got any great images from last season? Send them to us at info@mountainwatch.com with…
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