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Anticipation Builds Ahead of the The North Face Frontier Freeride World Qualifier – Video

Anticipation Builds Ahead of the The North Face Frontier Freeride World Qualifier – Video

August 18, 2016
Mountainwatch | Video Competitors are ready, the venues are primed and the wait is almost over – The North Face® Frontier Freeride World Qualifier events will take place at Queenstown’s The Remarkables ski area next week. As anticipated, the event has attracted entries from some of the world’s best skiers…
Travis Rice’s The Fourth Phase – Official 4K Trailer

Travis Rice’s The Fourth Phase – Official 4K Trailer

August 17, 2016
Transfer | Video Premieres globally October 2 on Red Bull TV, on sale October 3 From the creators of “The Art of FLIGHT,” Red Bull Media House presents “The Fourth Phase,” which tells the story of iconic snowboarder Travis Rice embarking on a journey to dreamlike landscapes around the North…
UPDATE Strong Winds And Blizzard Conditions To Arrive on Friday, 20 to 50cm Expected – Snow Alert

UPDATE Strong Winds And Blizzard Conditions To Arrive on Friday, 20 to 50cm Expected – Snow Alert

August 17, 2016
With a bit of luck there’ll be plenty of this on offer on Saturday morning. Image:: Perisher Mountainwatch | Snow Alert SNOW ALERT Snow Likelihood rating: High Confidence Updated: August 19, 2016 The winds are blowing hard from the west at gale force as we type, and the models just updated…
90 Years Old and Still Skiing, Tommy Tomasi, An Australian Alpine Legend – Video

90 Years Old and Still Skiing, Tommy Tomasi, An Australian Alpine Legend – Video

August 17, 2016
Mountainwatch | Video Tommy Tomasi is an icon of Alpine Australia, he founded Thredbo Ski Patrol over 60 years ago and is still skiing today at the young old age of 90. READ MORE: Interview: Tommy Tomasi, An Australian Ski Legend Who’s Legacy Spans Six Decades in Chillfactor 2016
The Third Annual Transfer Banked Slalom – Official Results, Video and Recap

The Third Annual Transfer Banked Slalom – Official Results, Video and Recap

August 14, 2016
Quiksilver’s Austin Sweetin took the top spot in the Open Men’s category, narrowly edging out Aussie Olympian, Alex “Chumpy” Pullin. Image:: Aedan O’Donnell Transfer | Banked Slalom With the dust now settled on Transfer’s day of days, the Third Annual Transfer Banked Slalom has been etched in the memories of…
Here’s Five Reasons You Should Ski Aspen This Year – Travel

Here’s Five Reasons You Should Ski Aspen This Year – Travel

August 11, 2016
With snow and terrain like that Aspen is a destination that should be on every skiers bucket list. Image:: Aspen Mountainwatch x Ski Max Holidays | Kate Allman Thinking about an overseas ski trip but not sure where to go? For Aussie travellers, the choice can often seem endless. However,…
Your Snow Outerwear Might be Doing More Harm Than You Think – Gear Locker

Your Snow Outerwear Might be Doing More Harm Than You Think – Gear Locker

August 10, 2016
The gear we wear enables us to go to some amazing places and environments, but have you stopped to consider the impact your gear has on those places? Image:: Burton Transfer x Burton | Alex Dillenbeck Do you ever wonder where the garment you’re wearing actually comes from? How the…
Chance To Jib A Bus, in Two Feet of Powder – Video

Chance To Jib A Bus, in Two Feet of Powder – Video

August 10, 2016
Transfer | Video It’s a pretty rare thing for a resort to welcome a crew of foreign snowboarders with open arms, let alone give them free reign to turn an old snow bus into the latest street feature in the local neighbourhood. But for the Rusty Toothbrush crew, that’s exactly…
Vail Resorts Acquires Whistler Blackcomb for CAD $1.4 Billion

Vail Resorts Acquires Whistler Blackcomb for CAD $1.4 Billion

August 9, 2016
Whistler is widely known as one of the premiere ski destinations in the world, but what does this deal mean for its future? Image:: Whistler Blackcomb Mountainwatch | Alex Horvath Vail Resorts has continued its plans for world ski-world domination this morning by announcing its plan to acquire internationally renowned…
The Transfer Banked Slalom FAQ – The 3rd Annual Tournament of Turns

The Transfer Banked Slalom FAQ – The 3rd Annual Tournament of Turns

August 9, 2016
Last year’s winner Matt Crepel is returning to defend his title. With speed like this he’ll be hard to beat. Image:: Fawcett Transfer | Banked Slalom It’s time to warm the waxing irons as the Transfer Banked Slalom is now only a few short days away. With snow on the…
Recent Snowfall Transforms Winter in the South Island – Gallery

Recent Snowfall Transforms Winter in the South Island – Gallery

August 5, 2016
Is there anything better than a heelside turn with a view like that? Image:: Vaughanbrookfield.com Mountainwatch | Gallery Unfortunately it’s been a long and stressful wait for those with ski trips booked to the South Island in August – can you imagine how the resorts were feeling? Thankfully all that…
Watch the Shredbots Absolutely Destroy Perisher Last Year – Video

Watch the Shredbots Absolutely Destroy Perisher Last Year – Video

August 3, 2016
Transfer | Video The guys over at Shredbots have just dropped the Aussie section from their feature length production that was edited by our local boy, Tom Hannam. This will get you hyped for spring! From ShredBots: SHREDTOPIA is the latest film from the Shredbots. The crew keeps building, with…
Australia Doesn’t Get Powder Snow, Or Does It? – Snow Journal

Australia Doesn’t Get Powder Snow, Or Does It? – Snow Journal

August 3, 2016
James Mort shreds fresh snow at Perisher. Does this look like powder to you? Image:: Perisher Mountainwatch | Kate Allman It’s an ongoing, seemingly never-ending debate: the question of whether Australia can claim “real” powder snow the likes of that which falls in Utah, Colorado, Japan or the European Alps.…
Snow Season Outlook 2016 – August Update – New Zealand – Back in Business

Snow Season Outlook 2016 – August Update – New Zealand – Back in Business

August 2, 2016
Recent snow has improved conditions remarkably at Coronet Peak, but is there more on the way? Image:: Chris Hoopmann/NZSki New Zealand Seasonal Snow Outlook | The Grasshopper Brought to you by ESS Boardstores After a pessimistic start to the season, things are now looking much better in New Zealand. The…
Snow Season Outlook 2016 – August Update – Australia – Finally Winning

Snow Season Outlook 2016 – August Update – Australia – Finally Winning

August 1, 2016
Aussie skiing is pretty great. Read on to discover how many more days like this we can expect in the next few weeks. Image:: Falls Creek Australian Seasonal Snow Outlook | The Grasshopper Brought to you by ESS Boardstores With stores in, Erina, Jindabyne and Parramatta Just in case all…
The Chillfactor FreeBOM is Now Only A Few Weeks Away – Video

The Chillfactor FreeBOM is Now Only A Few Weeks Away – Video

July 28, 2016
Please enable Javascript to watch this video Mountainwatch | FreeBOM Snow is on the ground and the season is zig-zagging its way into the memory bank. The Chillfactor FreeBOM is back again this year. The event that started with a PA system, slushy bumps and a bunch of Buller’s most…
The Resurrection, A Storm Journal by Reggae Elliss

The Resurrection, A Storm Journal by Reggae Elliss

July 28, 2016
Harrison Mcinnes making the most of soft landings at Thredbo. Image:: Thredbo Resort Mountainwatch | Reggae Elliss A week ago the negative mood in the mountains was palpable, a week of warm winds and mild weather had eaten into the snow cover and the rain was just starting to fall.…
Tight Lines Returns in 2016 With the Addition of One Wildcard Entry

Tight Lines Returns in 2016 With the Addition of One Wildcard Entry

July 27, 2016
Transfer | Tight Lines Tight Lines is an invite-only online video competition, which offers ten of Australia’s best riders one day each to film their perfect non-stop park lap for a share of $5000 in prize money. After its successful debut in 2015, Tight Lines will once again return to…
How to Land a Perfect Frontside Boardslide With Jess Rich – Trick Tips

How to Land a Perfect Frontside Boardslide With Jess Rich – Trick Tips

July 25, 2016
Please enable Javascript to watch this video Transfer x Burton | Trick Tips The frontside boardslide has long been respected as one of the most stylish tricks in a rider’s arsenal. This staple rail trick has graced the front covers of countless magazines and been seen in so many iconic…
Oakley’s Prizm Powered Weekend Takes Over Thredbo – Recap

Oakley’s Prizm Powered Weekend Takes Over Thredbo – Recap

July 25, 2016
Beauty might be in the eye of the beholder, but will Oakley’s Prizm lens technology make you a better snowboarder? Transfer | Louis Macindoe Olympic medalists, professional snowboarders, celebrities and pretty people were all present for the Oakley Prizm weekend at Thredbo, but was the hype worth it? They say…
Discovering the Ultimate South Island Short Break at High Peak Heliski – Travel

Discovering the Ultimate South Island Short Break at High Peak Heliski – Travel

July 21, 2016
Skiing above the Reischek Glacier with Methven Heli. This could be you. Image:: Kevin Boekholt Chillfactor x High Peak Heliski | Alex Horvath The Canterbury Club Fields are the last frontier of New Zealand skiing. Located far from the glitz and glamour of Queenstown – known more around the world…
Buller X Announces Contenders for Elite Competition

Buller X Announces Contenders for Elite Competition

July 21, 2016
Watkin McLennan in the Buller Chutes Image:: Harro Mountainwatch | Press Release Ten elite Aussie skiers have been chosen as contenders in Australia’s most exciting new elite ski event – Buller X. The skiers are: Layla Lee (Falls Creek) Coen Bennie-Faull (Hotham) Sam Robertson (Thredbo) Anton Grimus (Mt Buller) Watkin…
Rip Curl Gromsearch Unearths Australia’s Best Junior Talent – Recap

Rip Curl Gromsearch Unearths Australia’s Best Junior Talent – Recap

July 21, 2016
Mountainwatch | Reggae Elliss Rip Curl ran its first on-snow GromSearch event at Perisher last weekend with a clear sunny day and excellent snow conditions. Modeled on Rip Curl’s long-running junior surfing event, the snow version of the GromSearch was open to snowboarders and skiers 16 years and under and…
UPDATE – Cold Air Means More Snow as Storm Continues – Snow Alert

UPDATE – Cold Air Means More Snow as Storm Continues – Snow Alert

July 21, 2016
Christmas came early in the mountains over the weekend. Image:: Thredbo Mountainwatch | Snow Alert SNOW ALERT Snow Likelihood rating: Very High Confidence Updated: July 25, 2016 What a weekend! In Reggae’s own words, “After a weekend of fresh snow and awesome off piste skiing, last Friday’s rain is a…
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