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The 3rd Annual Tournament of Turns Returns to Thredbo Resort – Banked Slalom

The 3rd Annual Tournament of Turns Returns to Thredbo Resort – Banked Slalom

July 18, 2016
Speed, speed and more speed is the secret to success. Image:: Fawcett Transfer | The Banked Slalom At Transfer, watching the Banked Slalom evolve over the last two years has been like watching the birth of our first born child. From one small deadline conversation, the Banked Slalom has now…
Transfer – Issue 23 – Preview

Transfer – Issue 23 – Preview

July 14, 2016
Eric Jackson, by Tim Zimmerman / Red Bull Transfer Snowboard Magazine | Issue #23 Buy Transfer Issue #23 Now Subscribe To Transfer Snowboard Magazine From Just $45 Inspired by the stories of snowboarders from all corners of the stratosphere comes issue 23 of Transfer; the magazine for snowboarders. Issue #23…
Due North, A Trip to Alaska With A Difference – Video

Due North, A Trip to Alaska With A Difference – Video

July 13, 2016
Mountainwatch | Video Due North documents a mission to discover unridden lines on the steep Chugach Mountains bordering Prince William Sound. Searching for an alternate path to the Nirvana of Alaskan powder from sea level up, The North Face athletes Fraser McDougall and RMB learn that sometimes you need to…
Paradise Found, the Search for the Honey Badger at CMH Bobbie Burns – Travel

Paradise Found, the Search for the Honey Badger at CMH Bobbie Burns – Travel

July 10, 2016
Ryan smacks the lip on his way down to meet the group Image:: Alex Horvath Mountainwatch | Alex Horvath In early April 1965, Austrian ski guide and mountaineer, Hans Gmoser, bushwhacked his way through thawing snow, across fluvial flood plains and along the well-worn paths of early colonial fur trappers…
Sam ‘Reddog’ Neumann wins the 11th Annual Burton Cattleman’s Rail Jam – Video and Recap

Sam ‘Reddog’ Neumann wins the 11th Annual Burton Cattleman’s Rail Jam – Video and Recap

July 10, 2016
Winner of best trick, Birdman – whose name still remains anonymous – took to the stair set like a seasoned vet, despite it being his first time entering the event. Image :: Matt Hull Transfer x Burton | Cattleman’s 2016 Please enable Javascript to watch this video Under bright lights,…
UPDATED Snow to 1000m to Arrive on Tuesday, 25-50cm Likely – Snow Alert

UPDATED Snow to 1000m to Arrive on Tuesday, 25-50cm Likely – Snow Alert

July 8, 2016
After the last two snow storms the base has been consolidating nicely. With more snow on the way this season is well underway and August is shaping up brilliantly. Image:: Thredbo Mountainwatch | Snow Alert SNOW ALERT Snow Likelihood rating: High Confidence Updated: July 11, 2016 Update Buckle up and get…
Return of the Stone, The Volcom Team Heads Downunder – Gallery

Return of the Stone, The Volcom Team Heads Downunder – Gallery

July 5, 2016
Scotty James sends it straight up and out of the Perisher Pipe Image:: Jeff Brockmeyer Transfer | Pat Moore I could try to count the beers I consumed in Australia, but it would be a pointless endeavour – calculators can’t handle those numbers. The first of the luggage we loaded…
Due North, A Journey to Alaska’s Chugach With The North Face – Digital Feature

Due North, A Journey to Alaska’s Chugach With The North Face – Digital Feature

July 5, 2016
Mountainwatch x The North Face | Digital Feature We partnered with The North Face to bring you an immersive experience into a recent expedition to Alaska’s Chugach Mountains with Roland Morley-Brown and Fraser McDougall. With plans to board an Alaskan fishing boat and access lines right from shore, things didn’t…
Snow Season Outlook 2016 – New Zealand – July Update – Calling Out an SOS

Snow Season Outlook 2016 – New Zealand – July Update – Calling Out an SOS

July 4, 2016
Thanks to the snowmaking and grooming teams there is still some great skiing on offer at Mt Hutt, but both islands are in need of some natural snow ASAP Image:: Mt Hutt New Zealand Seasonal Snow Outlook | The Grasshopper Brought to you by ESS Boardstores Last month was a…
Snow Season Outlook 2016 – July Update – Australia – From Zero to Hero

Snow Season Outlook 2016 – July Update – Australia – From Zero to Hero

June 30, 2016
Last week’s storm brought on a few calls of “best day ever” and the season has only just started! Image:: Thredbo Resort Australian Seasonal Snow Outlook | The Grasshopper Brought to you by ESS Boardstores With stores in, Erina, Jindabyne and Parramatta The World is going topsy-turvy. The UK voted…
Season-Starter Solstice Storm Opens Season in Style – Gallery

Season-Starter Solstice Storm Opens Season in Style – Gallery

June 27, 2016
Some very stoked faces watching the snow fall in Thredbo on Friday. Image:: Thredbo Mountainwatch | Gallery Listen up, because we will only say this once: If you weren’t in the mountains at the weekend you blew it. It was sublime. As predicted by The Grasshopper the storm arrived with…
Is This the Perfect Way to Spend Your Day? The Summer Solstice in Whistler – Video

Is This the Perfect Way to Spend Your Day? The Summer Solstice in Whistler – Video

June 21, 2016
Mountainwatch | Video Today’s the summer solstice, which in the Southern Hemisphere means the shortest day of the year. But up north, it’s the longest. To celebrate, The North Face compiled this completely insane edit that makes the most of what the Whistler valley has to offer.
UPDATED Snow Alert – 30-50cm On the Way, Snow to Low Levels

UPDATED Snow Alert – 30-50cm On the Way, Snow to Low Levels

June 17, 2016
Shovels will be required come Sunday. Image:: Thredbo Mountainwatch | Snow Alert SNOW ALERT Snow Likelihood rating: Strong Confidence Updated: June 20, 2016 UPDATE Well, thankfully the rain has come and gone and now we can focus on the exciting news still to come. We last updated you guys last…
Could This Game be the First Ski Game Skiers Actually Want to Play

Could This Game be the First Ski Game Skiers Actually Want to Play

June 16, 2016
Mountainwatch | News Well known game producers Ubisoft have released the first taste of their upcoming mountain-activity video game, Steep. The game puts skiers, wingsuiters, para-gliders and snowboarders onto the highest peaks in the Alps and allows them to choose their own adventure on the way down the mountain. In…
Snow or Not, Lifts Spin in Australia and New Zealand Across Opening Weekend – Gallery

Snow or Not, Lifts Spin in Australia and New Zealand Across Opening Weekend – Gallery

June 15, 2016
When mother nature doesn’t come to the table it’s the tireless work of snowmaking teams that bring us the goods. Image:: Mt Hotham Mountainwatch | Gallery Opening Weekend celebrations went down in style over the Queen’s Birthday Long Weekend, with lifts spinning, snow falling and snowmakers cranking on both sides…
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/)…
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