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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…
Watch – 85 Foot Cliff Front Flip

Watch – 85 Foot Cliff Front Flip

November 7, 2016
 Mountainwatch Big mountain mad man Owen Leeper released this highly entertaining clip of himself destroying Jackson Hole last season. Highlight being a front flip off an 85 foot cliff aptly named Fat Bastard (3:29)! Five minutes well spent. Thanks Owen.
The Secret To Stomping The Perfect Frontside Bluntslide 270 – Trick Tips

The Secret To Stomping The Perfect Frontside Bluntslide 270 – Trick Tips

November 7, 2016
Transfer x Burton | Trick Tips You can’t call yourself a seasoned jibber without having the Frontside Bluntslide 270 on lock. Watch any urban video part or slopestyle run and you’ll be sure to see the Front-Blunt-Two-Sev in the mix. This trick not only allows riders to really emphasize their…
Exploring Japan’s Remote Ski Resorts in Tohoku – Travel Guide

Exploring Japan’s Remote Ski Resorts in Tohoku – Travel Guide

November 7, 2016
Deep turns are aplenty in the Tohoku area. Image:: Supplied Mountainwatch x Liquid Snow Tours You don’t have to know much about skiing destinations to know that Japan just isn’t a secret anymore, with an increasing global contingent of skiers and snowboarders heading to the main resorts and regions –…
This Is How You Land The Perfect Frontside 360 – Trick Tips

This Is How You Land The Perfect Frontside 360 – Trick Tips

November 4, 2016
Transfer x Burton | Trick Tips If you’re a budding snowboarder, with aspirations of rich and fame or if you’re just content with having fun and learning new things, learning the frontside 360 is a mandatory stop on your journey to heightened freestyle learning. Along this path to frontside 360…
Dream Trip on The Powder Highway, British Columbia

Dream Trip on The Powder Highway, British Columbia

November 4, 2016
Mountainwatch Salomon took one lucky Canadian on his Dream Trip along the Powder Highway, British Columbia, Canada with team riders Mike Douglas, Cody Townsend and Chris Rubens. Over two weeks the team hit Revelstoke, Stellar Heliskiing, Whitewater, Selkirk Tangiers Heliskiing, and Blanket Glacier Chalet. It’s safe to say it was…
Freeskiing Champion Breaks Femur – Corbet’s Couloir, Jascson Hole

Freeskiing Champion Breaks Femur – Corbet’s Couloir, Jascson Hole

November 4, 2016
Mountainwatch | Story by Jackson Hole Growing up as a ski patroller’s son, “daycare” was a term that loosely applied to Forrest Jillson. At just nine years old, going on avalanche reduction routes and skiing Corbet’s with his father was a normal part of growing up with Jackson Hole as…
Who’s Heard Of Snow In New Mexico?

Who’s Heard Of Snow In New Mexico?

November 3, 2016
New Mexico True Stories- Deep.South. In late February 2015, the largest storm in a decade blanketed New Mexico with more than 70 inches of snow. We were ready with our skis and boards. Here’s how it all went down. CREDITS: Director: Ryan Heffernan Producer: Grayson Schaffer Director of Photography: Ben…
World Snow Wrap – Early Season Falls Getting People Excited

World Snow Wrap – Early Season Falls Getting People Excited

October 25, 2016
Boreal | October 21, 2016 EDITOR’S NOTE: This year we will once again bring you the fortnightly World Snow Wrap and the weekly Japan Snow Wrap. These regular features are your one-stop-shop that tells you where the snow’s falling, where it ain’t, and provide the usual snow porn just for…
One Of The Best Powder Clips You’ll Ever See

One Of The Best Powder Clips You’ll Ever See

October 21, 2016
Chillfactor | Reggae Elliss Last December a series of solid storms moved out of the North Pacific, consistent snowfalls dumping plenty of snow and providing some epic powder conditions for resorts in California, Oregon and British Columbia. Some places were deeper than others with interior BC really copping it from Dec…
Legendary Snowboard Crew – The Wildcats Premier New Movie Next Thursday in Sydney

Legendary Snowboard Crew – The Wildcats Premier New Movie Next Thursday in Sydney

October 20, 2016
Embrace yourselves for the antics of Snowboardings most boisterous crew. Image:: Supplied Transfer | Louis Macindoe Buckle up Australian Snowboarding because there’s a beast on the loose and it reeks of whiskey, two stroke fumes, and massive backcountry booters. That’s right, the legendary Canadian snowboarding crew; The Wildcats are bringing…
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