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Transfer – Issue 24 – First Look

Transfer – Issue 24 – First Look

May 3, 2017
Scotty James, by Derek Bahn Transfer Snowboard Magazine | Issue #24 The ‘then’, the ‘now’, the ‘future’ – this is snowboarding culture on paper. The Champ is Here: A ringside conversation with the new world champion, Scotty James A cover fit for a champion, Scotty James isn’t just clapped into…
The Art Of Skiing – The Most Unique Ski Edit You’ve Ever Seen – Video

The Art Of Skiing – The Most Unique Ski Edit You’ve Ever Seen – Video

May 2, 2017
One of the 900 drawings that make up the short film. Image:: Vimeo Mountainwatch | Matt Wiseman The very best skiers toe the line between athlete and artist. Instead of leaving their mark on paper, their mark is left on snow. Racers draw pencil thin lines into corduroy whilst big…
Snow Season Outlook 2017 – May Update – New Zealand – Party like it’s 2013

Snow Season Outlook 2017 – May Update – New Zealand – Party like it’s 2013

May 2, 2017
Across the ditch, 2017 is looking a little something like this. Image:: Provided New Zealand Seasonal Snow Outlook | The Grasshopper And so it begins, the nights are drawing in and there is a promising chill in the air. It won’t be long until we leave Middle Earth to make…
Snow Season Outlook 2017 – May Update – Australia – Go Big or Go Home

Snow Season Outlook 2017 – May Update – Australia – Go Big or Go Home

May 1, 2017
Image:: Pre-season snow falls have got us kicking out the jams, but will this winter look more like 2006 than 1981? The Grasshopper reveals. Image:: Harro Australian Seasonal Snow Outlook | The Grasshopper Brrrr, those lazy days spent on the beach are now a distant memory. That can only mean…
R.I.P Noah Salasnek – An Inspiration

R.I.P Noah Salasnek – An Inspiration

April 20, 2017
Noah joined a whole host of other legendary riders on a Transworld trip back in ’92. Here he stamps his stylish mark at Thredbo. Image:: Jon Foster. Transfer | Louis Macindoe Today, Australian snowboarding joins the rest of the global shred community in paying homage to the life of the…
Aspen Skiing Company Makes a Mammoth Acquisition

Aspen Skiing Company Makes a Mammoth Acquisition

April 14, 2017
Mammoth has had a record breaking season and now not just in terms of its snowfall. Image:: Mammoth Mountain Mountainwatch | Matt Wiseman New developments in the Ski Resort arms race this week see Aspen skiing co., in partnership with KSL Capital Partners (Squaw Valley, Alpine Meadows) announce plans to…
Tazawako – A True Taste of Japan

Tazawako – A True Taste of Japan

April 10, 2017
Tazawako’s powder is perfect for surfing the snow. Photo:: Masayoshi Kamimori Mountainwatch | By Reggae Elliss Japan is now fully on the radar for skiers and snowboarders from all over the world. It’s hard to believe that only 15 years ago even Niseko was a basic Japanese resort with few…
Preseason Snowfall – Resort Wrap up and Photos

Preseason Snowfall – Resort Wrap up and Photos

April 10, 2017
Falls Creek at 7.15am this morning! Image:: Falls Creek/Hocking Mountainwatch | Matt Wiseman The office is abuzz today with talk of the season’s first significant snowfall. A powerful cold front has swept through the nation’s southeast and delivered up to 20cm of fresh snow to New South Wales and Victorian…
Snow Season Outlook 2017 – New Zealand – Well Oiled and Raring to Go

Snow Season Outlook 2017 – New Zealand – Well Oiled and Raring to Go

April 5, 2017
The gears are already turning on the NZ snow machine. A potent low off the east coast of the South Island is expected to deliver 20cm-50cm in the Canterbury region today, good news for Mt Hutt. Image:: Provided New Zealand Seasonal Snow Outlook | The Grasshopper Last year’s neutral ENSO…
Snow Season Outlook 2017 – Australia – Going Beyond The Myth

Snow Season Outlook 2017 – Australia – Going Beyond The Myth

April 2, 2017
From swinging rocks to kangaroo mating rituals, let the Grasshopper guide you past the myths and into turns like this in 2017. Image:: Provided Australian Seasonal Snow Outlook | The Grasshopper It’s that time of the year again. The sun is getting weaker and our minds are starting to wonder…
Skiing Mt Buller in March

Skiing Mt Buller in March

March 23, 2017
Mountainwatch | Reggae Elliss Making snow in marginal conditions is a reality for Australian ski resorts and the bread-and butter beginner areas are particularly vulnerable. With that in mind Buller Ski Lifts has bitten the bullet and invested in snowmaking technology that works in warm temperatures and the result will…
What Pass to Buy This Winter – Mountain Collective or Epic Australia

What Pass to Buy This Winter – Mountain Collective or Epic Australia

March 16, 2017
Navigating which pass to get might just be the trickiest thing you’ll do this season, but we’re here to help. Image:: Provided  Mountainwatch | Louis Macindoe With last week’s announcement of the Mountain Collective Pass, sitting alongside Thredbo’s 365 pass, promising year-round thrills and Perisher’s Epic Pass that enables holders…
The Women Who Are Changing Snowboarding Right Now – Transfer Top Ten’s

The Women Who Are Changing Snowboarding Right Now – Transfer Top Ten’s

March 8, 2017
Desiree Melancon earned the right in productions like Videograss and Think Thank years ago. Transfer | Louis Macindoe James Brown once sang: “this is a man’s world, but it wouldn’t be nothing without a woman or a girl”. And JB was dead right, left to their own demise males would…
How Much More Snow Can Tahoe Handle?

How Much More Snow Can Tahoe Handle?

March 3, 2017
Sugar Bowl is a hot bed for cool pow pow right now, here’s proof. Image:: Grant Barta Mountainwatch | Louis Macindoe You may have heard on the grapevine that Tahoe is having a pretty good winter. And you’d be right, in fact, Tahoe’s looking 100%, actually, it’s 179% of its…
Scotty James Beats Shaun White At US OPEN

Scotty James Beats Shaun White At US OPEN

March 3, 2017
Winners are grinners, especially when they knock Shaun White for #1 spot Transfer | Louis Macindoe We warned you of the attack, but resistance is futile as Scotty James fired off a mind-melting run to take the win at today’s Pipe Semi’s at the Burton US Open Scotty not only…
Remembering Sam Kerr

Remembering Sam Kerr

March 2, 2017
Transfer | Louis Macindoe It’s never easy to learn that a member of our tribe is no longer with us, it’s even harder to digest when you find out it’s someone as loved as Sam Kerr. Last Saturday, the Dunedin expat was taken by a significant slide in the Niseko…
Valentino Guseli Takes Second Place At Burton US Open Pipe Juniors

Valentino Guseli Takes Second Place At Burton US Open Pipe Juniors

March 1, 2017
Transfer | Louis Macindoe 11-year-old Valentino Guseli has just taken second place in today’s Halfpipe event at the US Open junior Jam, joining the ranks of countryman Scotty James as they continue their campaign for global domination 2017 has already solidified itself as a major catalyst in Australian Snowboarding, with…
Bronzed Aussies At The Baker Banked Slalom

Bronzed Aussies At The Baker Banked Slalom

February 16, 2017
Photo credit goes to Mike Yoshida. Mountainwatch | Richie Carroll The 31st Legendary Mt. Baker Banked Slalom went down last weekend and it definitely lived up to its legendary status. In the days prior to the event, Mt. Baker turned it on as well as off, with a metre of…
Tess Coady – Making Her Mark

Tess Coady – Making Her Mark

February 10, 2017
Transfer | Richie Carroll You’ve probably never heard of Tess Coady before but it’s a name you’re going to start seeing and hearing a lot more of in the snowboard scene. Tess is a 16 year old snowboarder who bases herself in Jindabyne, NSW for the Australian winters and destroys…
Watch – Crab Grab’s Crunch Time, Nick Russell in Warp Wave, Jake Kuzyk in Deja Vu Encore & Scotty James in Oslo

Watch – Crab Grab’s Crunch Time, Nick Russell in Warp Wave, Jake Kuzyk in Deja Vu Encore & Scotty James in Oslo

February 10, 2017
Transfer | Richie Carroll What Snowboarding Gave The Internet This Week Crab Grab – Crunch Time The crew over at Crab Grab have released this real time masterpiece. Long gone are the days of waiting for 12 months to view some quality riding from semi-decent riders. Enjoy some of the…
Jackson Hole – The Legend Lives On

Jackson Hole – The Legend Lives On

February 7, 2017
Coen Bennie-Faull ripping through the incredibly light pow. Photo: Tony Harrington Mountainwatch | By Reggae Elliss After a long drive through the snow-covered flatlands of Northern Colorado and Wyoming, the first glimpse of the Teton Range is a welcome sight. The jagged peaks seem to climb straight out of the…
Snow Alert – Sierra To Be Hit Again

Snow Alert – Sierra To Be Hit Again

February 3, 2017
Mountainwatch |By Richie Carroll For those who are lucky enough to be in the Sierras or within reasonable travelling distance to it… lucky you! There’s another 50 to 100cm of fresh snow forecast to hit by Thursday this week and into early next week. All the resorts in Lake Tahoe…
Andy James Full Part, Ryland Bell Gets Gnarly In AK, Epic Hokkaido & More…

Andy James Full Part, Ryland Bell Gets Gnarly In AK, Epic Hokkaido & More…

February 3, 2017
Transfer | Richie Carroll What Snowboarding Gave The Internet This Week Andy James x Odd Folks Full Part Andy James is one of the best rail riders to come out of the Southern Hemisphere and is now making a name for himself in the international scene. Having filmed for months…
Aspen – An Experience you’ll want to have again

Aspen – An Experience you’ll want to have again

February 2, 2017
Joey Elliss is only 10, so he found plenty of waist-deep lines. Photo Jesse Hoffman Mountainwatch | By Reggae Elliss Walking around Aspen at night makes you realise why it is one of the most famous ski destinations in the world. The atmosphere is magical, the fairy-lights in the trees…
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12 – 14 June, 2010 – NSW Snow Season Begins

12 – 14 June, 2010 – NSW Snow Season Begins

June 15, 2010
A nice dusting of snow around the Thredbo River Snow Journal | Ben Hansen NSW kicked off winter with a stunning weekend at both Perisher and Thredbo. Perisher hosted its second Snowy Mountains of Music Festival, which was widely popular, and Thredbo kept guests entertained with drumming shows, stilt walkers…
June 10, 2010 – Enjoying Falls’ First Fresh

June 10, 2010 – Enjoying Falls’ First Fresh

June 10, 2010
Ride Team Snowboarder Kieran McLaughlin enjoys favorable early season conditions at Falls Creek Snow Journal | Chris Hocking Constant sub zero temperatures have allowed Falls Creek’s advanced snowmaking system to make over 60,000 cubic metres of snow at the resort since Sunday with temperatures mostly between -3C and -5C with…
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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