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Spring Powder in North America and Winter Arrives Late to the European Alps – World Snow Wrap

Spring Powder in North America and Winter Arrives Late to the European Alps – World Snow Wrap

March 8, 2016
Snowy vibes in Mammoth this morning Image:: Mammoth Mountainwatch | World Snow Wrap Spring is in full swing as we move into the tail end of Winter 2016/2017, but that doesn’t mean the snow has slowed down at all. Every year it feels like the snow in March is always…
Hit and Run or Hit and Miss? DC and Mammoth Mash up Halfpipe, Slopestyle and a Banked Slalom – Video

Hit and Run or Hit and Miss? DC and Mammoth Mash up Halfpipe, Slopestyle and a Banked Slalom – Video

March 4, 2016
Transfer | Video There’s no shortage of creativity evident in this brand new event format that’s been pioneered by Mammoth Mountain and DC Shoes, but we have to ask, is it taking it too far? It does look fun, leave a comment below and let us know what you think.
98-Year-Old Skier Credits Powder Philosophy as the Key to a Long Life – Video

98-Year-Old Skier Credits Powder Philosophy as the Key to a Long Life – Video

March 2, 2016
Mountainwatch | Video Forget the fountain of youth, all you need to live a long and happy life is some of the finest powder in the world. According to this 98-year-old, Utah is where you’ll find it…
This Madman Just Pedalled a Fat Bike up an 6,000ft Mountain – Video

This Madman Just Pedalled a Fat Bike up an 6,000ft Mountain – Video

February 25, 2016
Mountainwatch | Video Most of us would associate riding bikes in the mountains as a summer time pursuit; not Tim Johnson. This professional cyclist decided that he had to be the first man ever to pedal up the 4,285 vertical feet, with an average incline of over 14%, up the…
Surf Legend Gerry Lopez Speaks About His Love For Oregon’s Mt Bachelor – Video

Surf Legend Gerry Lopez Speaks About His Love For Oregon’s Mt Bachelor – Video

February 25, 2016
Mountainwatch | Video People who don’t already know are often surprised to hear that Gerry Lopez, one of surfing’s most iconic names, lives in the mountains of Oregon, in the Pacific North-West of the United States. Some might ask why? As a surfer it seems like a long way from…
With Quite Likely The Greatest Ski Video Ever, Candide Thovex Does it Again, One of Those Days 3 – Video

With Quite Likely The Greatest Ski Video Ever, Candide Thovex Does it Again, One of Those Days 3 – Video

February 24, 2016
Mountainwatch | Video We knew he could do it, but Candide has proven that he is indeed the MASTER of POV ski videography with this out of this world new edit. Hit play and enjoy the ride…
Who Knew Skiing Behind a Galloping Horse Could Be So Much Fun? – Video

Who Knew Skiing Behind a Galloping Horse Could Be So Much Fun? – Video

February 23, 2016
Mountainwatch | Video Anyone remember what Skijoring is? We first alerted you guys to it when we discussed 5 things Mike Baird could do with the $4 Million in stamp duty he earned from the Vail Resorts/Perisher acquisition. Anyway, it’s basically hanging on for dear life while a galloping horse…
What Makes the Baker Banked Slalom so Legendary? – Video

What Makes the Baker Banked Slalom so Legendary? – Video

February 18, 2016
Transfer | Video This weekend will mark the 30 Year Anniversary of the most legendary event in Snowboarding: The Mount Baker Banked Slalom. In 2014, Burton made this rad edit as a tribute to the annual race. Someone also just sent us this recap edit from 1999, seventeen years ago.…
Brainfarm and Travis Rice Release “Snowboarding The Fourth Phase” – News

Brainfarm and Travis Rice Release “Snowboarding The Fourth Phase” – News

February 18, 2016
No doubt when the film is debuted we’ll be seeing plenty of mind blowing footage of Travis himself. Image:: Red Bull Mountainwatch | News With so much hype building around the upcoming release of Art of Flight sequel, The Fourth Phase, Travis Rice and his crew at Brainfarm decided to…
The Guys From Rusty Toothbrush Decided to Mess up Meribel, Then This Happened – Video

The Guys From Rusty Toothbrush Decided to Mess up Meribel, Then This Happened – Video

February 16, 2016
Mountainwatch | Video There’s something to be said for creating snowboard edits with energy. After watching a few of the Rusty Toothbrush edits in the past, we knew we’d be in for a treat when hitting play on this one. The story goes that Alex Stewart – head dude over…
That Feeling You Get When Skiing Powder So Good You Can Taste It – Video

That Feeling You Get When Skiing Powder So Good You Can Taste It – Video

February 16, 2016
Please enable Javascript to watch this video Mountainwatch | Video Tim Myers, cinematographer and founder of Generation Media, just sent us this insane clip of him skiing bottomless powder in Squaw Valley, California recently. It’s pure powder porno – and we loved every second of it.
Highs to Lows and Back Again – Japan Snow Wrap

Highs to Lows and Back Again – Japan Snow Wrap

February 15, 2016
Skiing in Japan doesn’t get much better than that. Last week in Niseko Image:: SkiJapan.com Mountainwatch | Japan Snow Wrap It’s been a few weeks since we last checked in on conditions in Japan, and in that time we’ve seen a variety of conditions across both Honshu and Hokkaido. If…
Guy Attaches Ski-Blades to his Body and Shreds Downhill – Video

Guy Attaches Ski-Blades to his Body and Shreds Downhill – Video

February 12, 2016
Mountainwatch | Video Like something out of an Edward Scissor-hands meets Ironman sci-fi convention, this guy has come strutting out of a gondola in La Plagne, France, ready to unleash his creation on the unsuspecting ski-interweb. Hit play and enjoy…
Skiers Encounter Endangered Snow Leopard in Gulmarg, India – Video

Skiers Encounter Endangered Snow Leopard in Gulmarg, India – Video

February 12, 2016
 Mountainwatch | Video There are various hazards that you expect to encounter when skiing off-piste in India, avalanches, tree wells, para-military and the like. But we can bet that these guys didn’t expect that an endangered Snow Leopard would be one of them. A true National Geographic experience…
Finding the Real Mammoth Experience – Snow Journal

Finding the Real Mammoth Experience – Snow Journal

February 11, 2016
Yeah, it really was that deep last week. Image:: Mammoth Mountainwatch | Reggae Elliss A year ago I was in Mammoth with my family and California was in its fourth year of drought and the Sierra Mountains were suffering with a well-below average snowfall. However, thanks to a few early…
How Snowboarding Saved the Life of Lucas Debari – Video

How Snowboarding Saved the Life of Lucas Debari – Video

February 9, 2016
Transfer | Video Our friends over at Frequency just dropped this short doco that chronicles the rise of one of the Pacific Northwest’s most iconic snowboarders. After growing up with one snowboarding’s best playgrounds on his doorstep, Lucas was one step away from a life dominated by drugs and alcohol.…
Chasing the Skier’s Route, High in the Swiss Alps – Salomon Freeski TV – Episode 7

Chasing the Skier’s Route, High in the Swiss Alps – Salomon Freeski TV – Episode 7

February 9, 2016
Chillfactor | Freeski TV For Mike Douglas and Alexis Godbout, a ski touring trip through Switzerland’s Urner Alps was about much more than simply exploring a beautiful mountain range on skis. It was a chance to push themselves and expand their definition of what it means to be a freeskier.…
Skier Attaches Fishing Line to His iPhone and Films an Edit, The Result is Incredible – Video

Skier Attaches Fishing Line to His iPhone and Films an Edit, The Result is Incredible – Video

February 9, 2016
Mountainwatch | Video This kid’s creativity will blow your mind!
Mammoth Snow Storm Hits California and Colorado – World Snow Wrap

Mammoth Snow Storm Hits California and Colorado – World Snow Wrap

February 3, 2016
Light, dry, and deep in Aspen yesterday Image:: Aspen Mountainwatch | World Snow Wrap As we move into the peak of winter we once again come to you with news of some incredible snow storms across North America. Mammoth Mountain and the Tahoe area are reporting up to 130cm of…
Jeremy Jones Talks Avalanche Danger at SIA 2016 – Video

Jeremy Jones Talks Avalanche Danger at SIA 2016 – Video

February 2, 2016
 Mountainwatch | Video Arguably the most acclaimed and experienced backcountry snowboarder in the world, Jeremy Jones knows a thing or two about managing risk in the backcountry. With super dangerous snowpacks currently existing across North America, Europe and Japan, we think now would be a great time to sit…
After a Few Lean Years, El Nino Turns on a Trip to Remember – Squaw Valley

After a Few Lean Years, El Nino Turns on a Trip to Remember – Squaw Valley

January 29, 2016
I bet the Californians don’t hate El Nino. Image:: Squaw Mountainwatch | Reggae Elliss When your nine-year-old son tells you he just had the best day’s skiing of his life, you know the destination you’ve chosen for a family ski holiday is the right one. When that destination is Squaw…
The Top 10 Photos From Japanuary – Gallery

The Top 10 Photos From Japanuary – Gallery

January 28, 2016
As the powder arrives so do the masses. The line-up on the way to The Peak. Image:: Niseko Photography Mountainwatch | Gallery This season has been a bit of a rough ride for pow-seekers in Japan. Things started off a little slow in December, but queue the Christmas-New Years period…
These Twin Brothers are Attempting to Ski the Perfect Signature Powder 8 – Video

These Twin Brothers are Attempting to Ski the Perfect Signature Powder 8 – Video

January 28, 2016
Mountainwatch | Video There’s something strangely satisfying about watching skiers attempt to ski perfect powder 8s at Cody Peak, Jackson Hole Mountain Resort.
The Yuki Has Returned – Japan Snow Wrap

The Yuki Has Returned – Japan Snow Wrap

January 22, 2016
Snow-filled chairs have been a welcome sight in Niseko this month. Image:: Niseko Photography and Guiding Mountainwatch | Japan Snow Wrap Japan’s conditions have improved remarkably over the last fortnight or so, especially up north in Hokkaido. In Niseko, the peak is now sporting a 300cm base, while the village…
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