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Transfer – Issue 22 – Preview

Transfer – Issue 22 – Preview

June 8, 2016
On the cover: Australia’s Nate Johnstone, shot in Thredbo, by McBride Transfer Snowboard Magazine | Issue #22 Buy Transfer Issue #22 Now Subscribe To Transfer Snowboard Magazine From Just $45 Issue #22 includes: El Nino Attacks Thredbo: We recap some of the best days of last season. The Roots of…
Prepare for Winter With the Must Have App For Ski Bums & Shred Heads

Prepare for Winter With the Must Have App For Ski Bums & Shred Heads

June 6, 2016
  The freshest app in the app store, just got even fresher. That’s right, the Mountainwatch snow report app has just received a number of key updates that all aim to bring you even closer to the most up-to-date independent snow forecasting and reporting service in the world. Available through…
Reggae’s Video Report – Opening Weekend Outlook

Reggae’s Video Report – Opening Weekend Outlook

June 2, 2016
Please enable Javascript to watch this video Mountainwatch | Reggae Elliss With Opening Weekend only about a week away, we sent our intrepid Head Snow Reporter, Reggae Elliss, out into the field to get the lowdown on resort prep progress and what chances we have of seeing a few lifts…
Position Available – Salesforce Administrator

Position Available – Salesforce Administrator

June 1, 2016
Do you love Salesforce as much as he does? We want you! Image:: Robbie Warden Mountainwatch | Position Available Mountainwatch, part of one of Australia’s largest action sports media groups (Three Crowns Media Group, 3CMG Pty Ltd) covering moto, surf and snow, located on Sydney’s Northern Beaches, is currently seeking…
In 2016 the Chillfactor Freebom Returns

In 2016 the Chillfactor Freebom Returns

May 31, 2016
Mountainwatch | Reggae Elliss The Chillfactor FreeBOM is for every skier. It is your chance to get a cheer from the lift, a high-five at the bottom of the run and a shout-out from an MC in a one-piece suit. It’s not about how well you ski it’s about how…
Snow Season Outlook 2016 – New Zealand – June Update – Come Out Fighting

Snow Season Outlook 2016 – New Zealand – June Update – Come Out Fighting

May 31, 2016
The snow that has fallen over the last two weeks has left the South Island resorts looking ready to go, but will it continue? Image:: Ski Porters New Zealand Seasonal Snow Outlook | The Grasshopper Well, now. Winter arrived with a bang over the last two weeks. A determined series…
Snow Season Outlook 2016 – June Update – Australia – Crunch Time

Snow Season Outlook 2016 – June Update – Australia – Crunch Time

May 30, 2016
It was the Victorian alps that fared best out the snow that did arrive last week. Since then all resorts have been turning on snowmaking systems at every opportunity Image:: Hotham Australian Seasonal Snow Outlook | The Grasshopper Brought to you by ESS Boardstores With stores in, Erina, Jindabyne and…
Chillfactor – 2016 Issue Preview

Chillfactor – 2016 Issue Preview

May 27, 2016
Bernie Rosow, Mammoth Mountain, Photo by Christian Pondella Chillfactor | 2016 Preview CLICK HERE TO BUY THE LATEST ISSUE ONLINE Chillfactor 2016, On Sale June 2 The latest issue of Chillfactor hits the stands this week with a new format and new design. It’s a bit of a soul issue…
Win a Trip For Two to Big White, Canada

Win a Trip For Two to Big White, Canada

May 26, 2016
Mountainwatch x Ski Travel Company Our mates over at Ski Travel Company are so stoked that Winter has finally arrived that they’re giving you the opportunity to win a trip for two to Powder Paradise, also known as Big White, Canada. Prize includes: Return economy Airfares for two from (BNE/SYD/MEL/)…
Snow Alert – 15-20cm Inbound to the Aussie Alps

Snow Alert – 15-20cm Inbound to the Aussie Alps

May 25, 2016
With any luck we’ll be doing a bit of this in a few weeks Image:: Thredbo Mountainwatch | Snow Alert SNOW ALERT Snow Likelihood rating: There is divergence amongst the models, but there’s snow on the way. Updated: May 25, 2016 Get ready Australia, it’s our turn this week. There’s a…
Opening Weekend Outlook 2016 – The Grasshopper

Opening Weekend Outlook 2016 – The Grasshopper

May 25, 2016
The snow that fell a couple of weeks ago was a taste, but we’re ready for the main course. Image:: Perisher Mountainwatch | The Grasshopper Winter 2016 is nearly here. On the 1st of June we’ll fire up our world famous daily detailed forecasts for the Australian Alps and bring…
The South Island Storm Delivers up to a Metre of Fresh Snow – Gallery

The South Island Storm Delivers up to a Metre of Fresh Snow – Gallery

May 24, 2016
A scene you’d expect to see much closer to July Image:: Coronet Peak Mountainwatch | Storm Wrap The Grasshopper’s wings started clicking last week, and we listened. We issued the very first snow alert of 2016. And boy were we excited. As he pointed out, there was a lot of…
What it’s like to Drive a Lamborghini Through Ski Race Gates – Video

What it’s like to Drive a Lamborghini Through Ski Race Gates – Video

May 24, 2016
Mountainwatch | Video What do you do when you’re a rich ski racer with a Lambo? Put studded tires on it and drive it up a glacier – of course.
Snow Alert New Zealand – Canterbury Snow on the Way

Snow Alert New Zealand – Canterbury Snow on the Way

May 20, 2016
Expect to see that snow-line dropping fast come Monday morning. Image:: Supplied Mountainwatch | Snow Alert SNOW ALERT Snow Likelihood rating: Confidence is high Updated:May 20, 2016 Welcome to our first official Snow Alert of 2016. It’s New Zealand’s South Island that’s the first cab off the rank this year, with…
Early Season Snow Heralds Winter’s Arrival – Photos

Early Season Snow Heralds Winter’s Arrival – Photos

May 11, 2016
Fresh snow, fresh stoke. Image:: Perisher Mountainwatch | Gallery There’s nothing like the first snowfall of the season to get the buzz of winter in full swing. This morning, Australia awoke to a flurry of activity (pun intended) thanks to a small dusting that fell overnight. The meaning of early…
Léo Taillefer Shreds a Val d’Isére Chute at Night, Using a Head Torch – Video

Léo Taillefer Shreds a Val d’Isére Chute at Night, Using a Head Torch – Video

May 6, 2016
 Mountainwatch | Video Léo Taillefer, Val d’Isére local and certified madman has filmed his GoPro Line of the Winter entry and the result is terrifying. Shows you a great example of edge control!
Transfer – Issue 21 – Preview

Transfer – Issue 21 – Preview

May 5, 2016
On the cover: Australia’s Ryan Tiene, shot in Whistler, BC, by Erin Hogue Transfer Snowboard Magazine | Issue #21 Buy Transfer Issue #21 Now Subscribe To Transfer Snowboard Magazine From Just $45 Issue #21 includes: The Insanity Session: Twelve of the world’s best snowboarders descend on one monster feature in…
Mountainwatch is Hiring – Dream Job Opportunity!

Mountainwatch is Hiring – Dream Job Opportunity!

May 4, 2016
The morning commute – we wish! Image:: Alex Horvath Mountainwatch | News Love snow, hate rain? So do we! We’ll get on great. Mountainwatch.com, Australia’s leading source of snow forecasting services, snow reports, cams, news and editorial has a position available for a brand spanking new Digital Sales Manager. This…
Snow Season Outlook 2016 – New Zealand – May Update – Waiting, Waiting

Snow Season Outlook 2016 – New Zealand – May Update – Waiting, Waiting

May 3, 2016
Will Jackways pops through another powder day at Treble Cone, August 2015 Image:: Johnny McCormack New Zealand Seasonal Snow Outlook | The Grasshopper It is that time of year again. The nights are drawing in, the leaves are turning golden, morning mist is forming; all signs point to the imminent…
Snow Season Outlook 2016 – May Update – Australia – Autumn’s Cooling Trend

Snow Season Outlook 2016 – May Update – Australia – Autumn’s Cooling Trend

May 2, 2016
The elements aligned during an El Nino dominated August in 2015. As you’ll read below that El Nino is dead and buried. Can we hope for plenty of this in 2016? Image:: Thredbo Australian Seasonal Snow Outlook | The Grasshopper In true Johnny Depp, Pistol and Boo style, it can…
This Video Chronicles 100 Years of Ski Fashion, And it’s Awesome – Video

This Video Chronicles 100 Years of Ski Fashion, And it’s Awesome – Video

April 26, 2016
Mountainwatch | Video Thanks to the Colorado Ski and Snowboard Museum we can take a musical fashion journey through one hundred years of – slightly questionable – ski fashion choices. Who knows what the next hundred will bring?
Tom Wallisch Breaks World Record for Longest Rail Slide on Skis – Video

Tom Wallisch Breaks World Record for Longest Rail Slide on Skis – Video

April 22, 2016
Mountainwatch | Video Tom Wallisch is sliding his way into the history books with this slightly out-there attempt at a new record. While entertaining, the video has an air of satire about it, don’t you think? “It’s a mental battle; against yourself, against your rail…”
The Do’s and Do Nots of Backcountry skiing in Japan – Travel

The Do’s and Do Nots of Backcountry skiing in Japan – Travel

April 13, 2016
Seek and you shall find. Image:: Boen Ferguson Mountainwatch | Nat Segal Hiking for your turns has become the cool the new thing in the ski and snowboard industry. Why shouldn’t it be? It makes riding more fun, as not only do you get to have the feeling of controlled…
Watch a Handful of the World’s Best Freeskiers Session The Biggest Jump in the Southern Hemisphere – Video

Watch a Handful of the World’s Best Freeskiers Session The Biggest Jump in the Southern Hemisphere – Video

April 12, 2016
Mountainwatch | Video By the look of this video the One Hit Wonder 2016 session was one for the history books! Official Press Release An international field of the world’s best athletes congregated on the slopes of Thredbo Resort for the 8th Annual Toyota One Hit Wonder Big Air. Launching…
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