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Whistler Wrap – Over 40cm in 24 Hours

Whistler Wrap – Over 40cm in 24 Hours

January 3, 2017
Mountainwatch | Richie Carroll Whistler has welcomed in the New Year with a ton of new snow for all powder hounds to revel in! They’ve received 85cm of fresh this week alone, followed by a few epic bluebird days to top off a great week of skiing and snowboarding. The…
Snow Alert – Sierra Nevada About to Get Slammed

Snow Alert – Sierra Nevada About to Get Slammed

January 3, 2017
READ UPDATE SNOW ALERT HERE Mountainwatch | Richie Carroll The Sierra region is about to get absolutely dumped on throughout the course of this week with 1.5m to 2m of fresh forecast to fall by Sunday. Heavy snow will be falling all throughout the Lake Tahoe region as well as…
All Eyes on the Prize – Japan Snow Wrap

All Eyes on the Prize – Japan Snow Wrap

December 23, 2016
Niseko last week. Deep, epic pow and looking at the forecast there will be a lot more of this over the next seven days. Photo: Niseko Photography. Mountainwatch | Reggae Elliss It is that time of year again when Japan become the focus for many Australian skiers and snowboarders and…
Get Stoked On Japan

Get Stoked On Japan

December 21, 2016
Transfer | Richie Carroll You know that movie? The one that took snowboard cinematography to a new level? …Well Travis and Red Bull have just released the Japan segment (our favourite) of The Fourth Phase movie for all your eyes to feast over… for FREE. The upcoming Japan season is shaping…
Kirkwood – Tahoe’s Hidden Gem

Kirkwood – Tahoe’s Hidden Gem

December 21, 2016
Kirkwood comes into its own on a powder day. Photo Kirkwood Resort Mountainwatch | By Reggae Elliss To many people, Kirkwood Mountain resort is the hidden gem of the Tahoe resorts, offering some of the best skiing and snowboarding in California. Tucked away in the El Dorado national park, 56kms…
Meet Ride Snowboards Amazing Team

Meet Ride Snowboards Amazing Team

December 20, 2016
Transfer | Richie Carroll Ride Snowboards has had a major face lift recently with new innovative board designs, better product investment and one of the best AM teams going around at the moment. The team consists of Spencer Schubert, Dillon Ojo, Danimals, Alex Sherman and Derek lever! Checkout the team…
Watch – Alex Stewart’s Full Part 2016

Watch – Alex Stewart’s Full Part 2016

December 16, 2016
The crew from NZ, Rusty Toothbrush, are bringing out a new film soon called ‘A Not So Fairytale’. You would’ve seen these guys taking over the internet over the past couple of years with their humorous and gimmicky snowboard edits with tons of board talent in between. Well, now you’ll…
Japan and North America Enter a Storm Cycle – World Snow Wrap

Japan and North America Enter a Storm Cycle – World Snow Wrap

December 9, 2016
Whistler locals have been enjoying generous early season snowfalls. Image:: Mitch Winton / Coast Mountain Photography Mountainwatch | World Snow Wrap We are at the end of the first week of December and winter is well and truly underway in the northern hemisphere. After a slow but fairly typical start…
Update on Accident Involving Mountainwatch Editor

Update on Accident Involving Mountainwatch Editor

December 7, 2016
Louis and Tori. Photo: Instagram The Mountainwatch and Transfer office was struck with the sickening and tragic news last week that Mountainwatch/Transfer Magazine Editor, Louis Macindoe and his girlfriend Tori Van de Stadt suffered serious injuries in Bali after a hit and run incident. Much-loved and talented editor Louis and…
The Best Skis For Japan 2016-17

The Best Skis For Japan 2016-17

December 6, 2016
Chillfactor x Rhythm Snowboard Shop There was a time when skiing powder was hard work, a matter of multiple bouncy, short swing turns on straight, skinny flat-cambered skis which restricted the fun factor of powder to the most technical elite skiers. Fortunately, the late, great Shane McConkey came up with…
Ten Australian Pro Snowboarders We Wish Still Rode – Transfer Top Ten’s

Ten Australian Pro Snowboarders We Wish Still Rode – Transfer Top Ten’s

November 23, 2016
Transfer | Louis Macindoe Snowboarding, like surfing and skateboarding has always been susceptible to loosing some of its most promising and established talents to external influences, wavering interest or injury. I’m not talking about death here, but rather those riders who showed up, blowed up and then fled to the…
The Best Snowboards For Japan 2016-17

The Best Snowboards For Japan 2016-17

November 23, 2016
Please enable Javascript to watch this video Transfer x Rhythm Snowboard Shop A good tradesman never blames his tools, but that saying doesn’t offer much condolence when you go boots-up after burying-nose right before that life-altering turn. This scenario is all too familiar for those who’ve ever tried to ride…
Whistler Blackcomb Open For Winter This Wednesday – Travel

Whistler Blackcomb Open For Winter This Wednesday – Travel

November 21, 2016
The bull wheels will be turning for the 16/17 winter this Wednesday. Image:: Coast Mountain Photography Mountainwatch | Travel Whistler Mountain will begin operations for the 2016.17 winter season one day ahead of schedule on Wednesday, November 23. The head start has been made possible by recent colder temperatures and…
Burton Turns 40 and Still Looks Good? – Brand Watch

Burton Turns 40 and Still Looks Good? – Brand Watch

November 21, 2016
Transfer | Louis Macindoe It’s not every day a snowboard company turns 40, that’s because Burton has just become the first snowboarding brand to do so. But unlike us humans, who by this age tend to become a little more out of touch with the youth of today. Burton has…
The Snow Country – Exploring Japan’s Niigata Prefecture – Travel

The Snow Country – Exploring Japan’s Niigata Prefecture – Travel

November 21, 2016
Welcome to Snow Country – Yuzawa Valley, Japan. Image:: Nick Gregory Mountainwatch | Reggae Ellis “The train came out of the long tunnel into the snow country.” This is the opening line of one of Japan’s most famous literary works, Snow Country, by Yasunari Kawabata and the snow country of…
Etheridge – A Backcountry Sit-Ski Adventure – Film of The Week

Etheridge – A Backcountry Sit-Ski Adventure – Film of The Week

November 18, 2016
A truly remarkable effort, Etheridge tells the story of Sit-Skier Michael Foti’s first expedition in the Australian Backcountry Mountainwatch | Film of The Week A few weeks ago we’d received word that Matt Deck from the Sentinal Boardstore had taken up former snowboarder Michael Foti on his proposition to become…
2017 Japanese Snow Season Outlook – The Grasshopper

2017 Japanese Snow Season Outlook – The Grasshopper

November 17, 2016
Are you planning on having a stint in Japan this winter? The Grasshopper has spoken and there’s a good chance you’ll be scoring some of this. Rider:: Troy Sturrock, Image:: Finnegan Laver Mountainwatch | The Grasshopper Yukiguni, or Snow Country as it is more commonly known, is legendary. Drive a…
THE NORTH FACE TURNS 50 AND IS PARTYING LIKE 1966? – BRAND WATCH

THE NORTH FACE TURNS 50 AND IS PARTYING LIKE 1966? – BRAND WATCH

November 17, 2016
50 years of innovation and exploration, this is a deserving celebration. Mountainwatch | The North Face When it comes to authenticity, few brands can live up to the legacy of The North Face. Founded on purposeful ideals, TNF and the the adventurist spirit are intrinsically connected and have been for…
The Shortcut To Landing Perfect Backside 540’s – Trick Tips

The Shortcut To Landing Perfect Backside 540’s – Trick Tips

November 14, 2016
Transfer x Burton | Trick Tips When it comes to breakthrough tricks, the backside 540 is the catalyst that’ll take your riding into the next dimension. Considerably one of the more timeless tricks a practitioner of freestyle snowboarding can have in their repertoire – the backside 540 is that next…
Mountain Biking Season Officially Open at Thredbo – MTB Trail Report

Mountain Biking Season Officially Open at Thredbo – MTB Trail Report

November 14, 2016
It’s brown pow time at Thredbo Resort. Image:: Damian Breach photography Mountainwatch x Thredbo | Tim Windshuttle With the 2016 ski season well and truly wrapped up for Aussie resorts despite the main range still boasting a ski-able amount of snow coverage – it’s time to turn to Thredbo’s other…
Mammoth Mountain Is Officially Open For Skiing and Boarding – Travel

Mammoth Mountain Is Officially Open For Skiing and Boarding – Travel

November 11, 2016
Top to bottom skiing already makes Mammoth a worthy destination on that spontaneous road trip across North America you’re about to pull. Image::Peter Morning/MMSA Mountainwatch | Travel Exciting times are ahead with Mammoth Mountain resort in Eastern California becoming opening its doors today for the 2016/17 season in front of…
Watch – Film of The Week – GLUE

Watch – Film of The Week – GLUE

November 11, 2016
Christian Haller released this outstanding short film (18+ minites) titled GLUE, starring snowboard heroes David Bertschinger Karg, Ben Ferguson, Scotty James, Jan Scherrer, Alex Tank, Gabriele Torriani and himself. The follow cam vision through some of the most mouth watering powder will blow your mind. Perfect unwind after a massive…
The Best Up-And-Coming Australian Snowboarders Right Now – Transfer Top Ten’s

The Best Up-And-Coming Australian Snowboarders Right Now – Transfer Top Ten’s

November 10, 2016
Transfer | Louis Macindoe It’s quite easy to get annoyed by the current crop of young talent in Australian snowboarding especially when I look back to my youth and at a time when I spent my days riding into the front pannel of the only flat box in the country.…
Stronger – The Union Binding’s Movie Premiering Tonight and Friday

Stronger – The Union Binding’s Movie Premiering Tonight and Friday

November 9, 2016
Transfer | Louis Macindoe The highly anticipated Union Binding’s team movie – STRONGER is touring the country this week with premiere’s set for tonight in Melbourne and this Friday in Sydney. This is one movie you won’t want to miss. Starring the best team in snowboarding, the long awaited UNION…
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May 31, 2010 – NZ Pre-Season Snow

May 31, 2010 – NZ Pre-Season Snow

May 31, 2010
Sunrise over Snow Park NZ. Image – Snow Park NZ Snow Journal – Dylan Butt After playing the waiting game for most of this month everyone’s worst fears have been brushed aside, the ‘white gold’ has finally returned to NZ! The stoke level has stepped up a few notches as…
Winter has arrived at Mt Hutt New Zealand

Winter has arrived at Mt Hutt New Zealand

May 17, 2010
Assistant Ski Area Manager James McKenzie (6th in, back row) and the 2010 Mt Hutt winter crew celebrating the arrival of snow Press Release A cold snap on Sunday night has delivered a dump of 10cm of snow on Mt Hutt. Ski Area Manager, Dave Wilson, says the high country…
Aussie Snow as Northern Resorts Wind Down

Aussie Snow as Northern Resorts Wind Down

May 13, 2010
New Snow at Hotham 10 May Press Release Despite on-going cold weather in parts of Europe and ski areas still boasting a ski pack of many metres at most top resorts, less than 30 ski centres are currently open worldwide as most northern hemisphere ski areas have now closed and…
VIDEO – May Snow at Falls Creek

VIDEO – May Snow at Falls Creek

May 13, 2010
Snow has been falling intermittently in Victoria all week, check out the vision from Falls Creek. Falls Creek forecasts, snow reports and live snow cams.
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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