Better than Torstein’s top to Bottom Run? – Shredbots R3Boot – Pre-review

Better than Torstein’s top to Bottom Run? – Shredbots R3Boot – Pre-review

October 4, 2017
–> Transfer | Louis Macindoe Two things come to mind when I think of Torstein Horgmo: Electronic Dance Music and The Northstar Top to Bottom Run . When you create something as captivating as the later, it’s hard to not spend your career (and life) living in its shadows. As…
Weekend Inspiration – Lib Tech’s ‘Road To Holy Bowly’ – Part Four

Weekend Inspiration – Lib Tech’s ‘Road To Holy Bowly’ – Part Four

September 29, 2017
This might be just a mundane screenshot, but when you watch the footage you’ll know, trust us. Transfer | Louis Macindoe Having just watched Lib Tech’s latest instalment of their ‘Road To Holy Bowly’ series, aptly titled ‘Part Four: Staycation’ I can confirm that Phil Hansen is one of the…
Backcountry Condition Report – Spring – Australia

Backcountry Condition Report – Spring – Australia

September 28, 2017
Some monster cornice action on Mt Feathertop following recent blizzards. Image:: David Inabinet Australian Seasonal Update – Backcountry | David Inabinet With blizzards dumping metres of snow in the backcountry earlier this month, Australia is well and truly set up for a long and memorable spring skiing season, that go…
Asahikawa – The gateway to Central Hokkaido’s Powder Belt – Travel

Asahikawa – The gateway to Central Hokkaido’s Powder Belt – Travel

September 26, 2017
Reggae Ellis goes in search of Hokkaido’s endless powder belt. Image:: Provided Mountainwatch | By Reggae Elliss If you are looking for a Japanese destination that has the snow without the crowds and is authentically Japanese with minimal western influence, then a road trip around the resorts of rural Central…
Travis Rice’s Best Film yet? – Depth Perception – Pre-review

Travis Rice’s Best Film yet? – Depth Perception – Pre-review

September 25, 2017
We sense T-Rice has found the winning formula for big screen snowboard films in his latest project, Depth Perception. Here’s why … Photo:: Provided Transfer | Louis Macindoe Snowboarding’s most anticipated man is getting back on the big screen again, with the announcement of his latest project – ‘Depth Perception’…
Groms Send it at the 2017 Hotham Junior Freeride

Groms Send it at the 2017 Hotham Junior Freeride

September 22, 2017
Kareema Watkin skied with aggression beyond a 12-year-old. Image:: Karl Gray Mountainwatch | Reggae Elliss Mount Hotham has long been regarded has Australia premier freeride resort, its varied terrain, tree skiing and in-bounds steep offering some of the best skiing in the country. Given that, Hotham is the perfect location…
Buller X – Proof of Big Mountain Freeriding in Our Backyard – Event Recap

Buller X – Proof of Big Mountain Freeriding in Our Backyard – Event Recap

September 22, 2017
Coen Bennie navigating just one of the coight-clenching chutes on Thursday’s finals. Photo:: Harro Mountainwatch | Buller X After a tantalizing wait all winter for snow and weather conditions to align the first “Buller X” extreme freeride competition got underway at Mt Buller yesterday afternoon in superb spring conditions. Australia’s…
Buller X Gets the Green Light – it’s on – Australia’s first Freeride Competition

Buller X Gets the Green Light – it’s on – Australia’s first Freeride Competition

September 20, 2017
The call has been made, tomorrow is the day that Australia’s first big-mountain freeride type event will take place, at the formidable Buller summit. Image:: Harro Mountainwatch | Buller X Australia’s best freeriders are cranking up their DIN settings and getting ready to clamp down those ratchets in preparation for…
The Fourth Annual Transfer Banked Slalom – Official Results, Video and Recap

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

September 19, 2017
High octane snowboarding under a spring sun, Open Men’s third-place winner Jye Kearney wasted no time taking advantage of what’s being celebrated as the best Transfer Banked Slalom yet. Image:: Johnny McCormack Transfer | Louis Macindoe In what’s being celebrated as the most spring-like conditions of the 2017 season so…
Kiwi’s Become a Global Freeriding Force at The North Face Frontier Finals – The Remarkables – Freeride World tour

Kiwi’s Become a Global Freeriding Force at The North Face Frontier Finals – The Remarkables – Freeride World tour

September 8, 2017
Held in the formidable and infamous Alta Chutes at The Remarkables, there’s no easy way out, which means competitors like Sam Lee held fast and rode hard, being rewarded with a 2nd place finish in Men’s Ski. Image:: Provided Mountainwatch | The North Face Frontier Kiwi’s shine on their home…
Weekend Inspiration – Lib Tech’s ‘Road To Holy Bowly’ Clip

Weekend Inspiration – Lib Tech’s ‘Road To Holy Bowly’ Clip

September 7, 2017
As we await both the weekend and T-rice’s highly anticipated ‘Depth Perception’ Project, the man himself points in the direction of this new clip courtesy of Lib Tech. Photo:: Tim Zimmerman Transfer | Louis Macindoe The string pullers at snowboarding’s most patriotic board manufacturer – Lib Tech read our minds.…
The Storm Of The Year – Day 3 – Storm Journal

The Storm Of The Year – Day 3 – Storm Journal

September 6, 2017
Also see: The Storm Of The Year – Day 1 The Storm Of The Year – Day 2 Thredbo Morning snow report by Reggae Elliss Man, there is a lot of snow out there and today looks like it will be the best day of the year, if not the…
Girls Go Ride as the Snow Dumps Down – Roxy Girls Go Ride Recap – Thredbo

Girls Go Ride as the Snow Dumps Down – Roxy Girls Go Ride Recap – Thredbo

September 6, 2017
Don’t stop, won’t stop. Despite formidable weather, the ultimate girl gang gathered at Thredbo on Monday for the Roxy Girls Go Ride Day. Image:: Provided Mountainwatch | Lulu Wilkinson The return of the “Blizzard of Oz” saw around 70 chicks hit Thredbo for a day of riding with Torah Bright…
The Storm of The Year – Day 2 – Storm Journal

The Storm of The Year – Day 2 – Storm Journal

September 5, 2017
Mountainwatch | Reggae Elliss What a morning with 25cms of fresh snow, mixed in with wind-blown pow and continuous fresh turns thanks to continuous snowfalls filling in each run. The weather here in Thredbo is cold, still -6.1 on the mountain at midday with the wind-chill down at -19, so…
Kiwi’s Defend Gnarly at the The North Face Frontier 2 Star – The Remarkables – Freeride World tour

Kiwi’s Defend Gnarly at the The North Face Frontier 2 Star – The Remarkables – Freeride World tour

September 5, 2017
While yesterday’s 2-star event might have been a pre-requisite for the 4-star later on in the week, competitors didn’t hold back, here’s proof. Image:: Provided Mountainwatch | The North Face Frontier A hand full of Kiwis took advantage of home conditions to earn their way through to The North Face…
The Storm of The Year – Day 1 – Storm Journal

The Storm of The Year – Day 1 – Storm Journal

September 4, 2017
Mountainwatch | Reggae Elliss Looking out the window here in Thredbo, the weather has closed in again, it is snowing and you can’t see 100 metres across to the mountain. After a slow start, the “storm of the year” has definitely arrived. This morning Mountainwatch’s snow reporters were talking about…
Transfer Guru’s Guide to Good Gear – Backcountry Gear

Transfer Guru’s Guide to Good Gear – Backcountry Gear

August 30, 2017
Check out Transfer’s 2017 Gear Guide from Issue 24 for all the backcountry gear you’d want if you were stuck on a desert island … Illustration:: Louis Macindoe Transfer x Sentinal Board Shop This article was originally published in Transfer’s 2017 Gear Guide. Guru courtesy of The Sentinal Board Shop.…
Winter’s Last Hurrah – Snow Alert Australia

Winter’s Last Hurrah – Snow Alert Australia

August 27, 2017
Here’s hoping for at least a few more mornings like this before Spring really arrives Image:: Perisher SNOW ALERT FILED: August 27, 12:00pm CONFIDENCE: High ———————————————————————— According to Reggae’s report, there’s light snow about today as we await the arrival of the next front. The question now is, how much…
The Mountainwatch Guide to Skiing in a Blizzard – Snow Journal

The Mountainwatch Guide to Skiing in a Blizzard – Snow Journal

August 26, 2017
Storm days are the best days – make the most of them! Image:: Thredbo Mountainwatch | Kate Allman Not all ski days look like a Warren Miller film – with bluebird skies, no wind and waist-deep powder. In reality, the best snow often comes with blizzard conditions. But, as Australian…
FREEbom Mt Buller – Putting the Free Back into Skiing – Recap

FREEbom Mt Buller – Putting the Free Back into Skiing – Recap

August 25, 2017
Freebom doesn’t just embrace the chaos, it encourages it. This event is single handily reinstating rad in the skiing subculture here in Australia. Image:: James Thompson Chillfactor | Reggae Elliss This year’s Freebom in Mount Buller was a big success last weekend, not surprising when the ingredients were 40cm of…
Transfer Guru’s Guide to Good Gear – Accessories And Underlayers

Transfer Guru’s Guide to Good Gear – Accessories And Underlayers

August 24, 2017
Check out Transfer’s 2017 Gear Guide from Issue 24 for all the accessories you’d want if you were stuck on a desert island … Illustration:: Louis Macindoe Transfer x The Mountain Garage This article was originally published in Transfer’s 2017 Gear Guide. Guru courtesy of The Mountain Garage. Gear Guru:…
Deer Valley Joins the Battle for Ski World Domination

Deer Valley Joins the Battle for Ski World Domination

August 24, 2017
Utah is at the centre of the season pass war right now, and Deer Valley has just been tagged in. Image::Provided Mountainwatch | Kate Allman The battle for global ski resort domination against Epic Resorts ramped up again this week, as an affiliate of Aspen Skiing Co. announced its acquisition…
Substituting Banked Turns for the Powder Type – A Recap of Last Weekend’s Snowboard Gathering – Thredbo

Substituting Banked Turns for the Powder Type – A Recap of Last Weekend’s Snowboard Gathering – Thredbo

August 23, 2017
They came for the Banks but stayed for the Powder. Austen Sweetin deferring from what was set to be another podium finish at this year’s Transfer Banked Slalom. Photo: Andrew Fawcett Transfer | Louis Macindoe With what was set to be the weekend of the Fourth Annual Transfer Banked Slalom,…
Win A Tour of The Powder Mecca – Hakuba – Giveaway

Win A Tour of The Powder Mecca – Hakuba – Giveaway

August 22, 2017
Your soon-to-be tour of Pow Town will look a little something like this. Image:: Provided  Mountainwatch x Liquid Snow Tours With Australian resorts receiving some of the best snow we’ve ridden in recent times, there’s powder on our palate and with spring just around the corner – we’ll be hankering…
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Record Snowmaking Makes for Winter Wonderland

Record Snowmaking Makes for Winter Wonderland

July 5, 2010
Night time snowmaking at Perisher. Image: Harro – harroart.com Words | Steve Lee with Aaron Cook & Tess Cook Last week snowmaking producing more than 1 million cubic metres of snow across NSW and Victoria as an extremely cold pool of Antarctic air smothered the Australian southeast bringing cold temperatures…
1 July, 2010 – Victoria Loves Snowmaking

1 July, 2010 – Victoria Loves Snowmaking

July 2, 2010
The guns haven’t stopped for days! Photo:: Jyothi Jaffray Snow Journal | Jyothi Jaffray @ Hotham /Chris Hocking @ Falls Creek Woke up today to the odd patch of blue sky flicking past, which was enough to get everyone out on the slopes. Today was by far the best conditions…
28 June, 2010 – Cloud Riding at Treble Cone

28 June, 2010 – Cloud Riding at Treble Cone

June 30, 2010
McKenzie Country taken near Tekapo Snow Journal | Harro Intrepid snow photographer Harro is in NZ capturing the early winter in all it’s glory. Here’s what he saw through the lens this week. “Shots from Treble Cone resort with a strong inversion layer. When you get a south-easterly air flow,…
29 June, 2010 – Buller Snow Vignettes

29 June, 2010 – Buller Snow Vignettes

June 30, 2010
Snow Journal | Joey Corcoran Its been super cold the last few days at Buller and snow making hasn’t stopped, creating a little slice of winter wonderland. Know when it’s snowing at Mt Buller – download the Mountainwatch iPhone app or visit the mobi site and get the Snow widget…
30 June, 2010 – Hotham Boxes, Village Chair and Snowmaking

30 June, 2010 – Hotham Boxes, Village Chair and Snowmaking

June 30, 2010
Morning crowds Snow Journal | Jyothi Jaffray The mercury plummeted on Saturday afternoon which got the snow makers very excited! They’ve been pumping out snow for four days straight, totaling over 8,000 truck loads! Top that up with some natural snow and we now have the Village Chair open. To…
24 – 26 June 2010 – Snow in Queenstown NZ and Cardrona Opening

24 – 26 June 2010 – Snow in Queenstown NZ and Cardrona Opening

June 27, 2010
Queenstown, NZ covered in Snow June 24th. Snow Journal | Photos by Vaughan Brookfield The snow started coming down across the South Island of New Zealand on the evening of the 23rd of June. It was the continuation of a pattern of snow storms that has left resorts from Mt…
23 June, 2010 – Laying ’em Over on the Groomers, Falls Creek

23 June, 2010 – Laying ’em Over on the Groomers, Falls Creek

June 23, 2010
  Snow Journal | Chris Hocking/Steve Lee Just a week and a half into season 2010 and so far so good. Opening was one of the better ones we’ve seen for some time with several lifts running due to loads of snowmaking and a last minute top for from Huey.…
20 June, 2010 – Bourke St Action, Mt Buller

20 June, 2010 – Bourke St Action, Mt Buller

June 22, 2010
Getting bourkers on Bourke St Snow Journal | Joey Corcoran With the best season opening in years, Mt Buller’s Bourke St beginners area is looking white, wonderful and covered in early season turners getting their snow legs. The action over the weekend, only the second of the season, showed everyone…
17 June, 2010 – Canterbury Tails… First Turns in NZ

17 June, 2010 – Canterbury Tails… First Turns in NZ

June 17, 2010
Getting upside down is always fun. Rider: Steff Z Snow Journal | Vaughan Brookfield It’s on – the New Zealand winter is kicking into full swing. You can feel the chill in the air and the winter punters are starting to pile into town. We have just had a further…
June 12 – 14, 2010 – Hotham Opening Weekend

June 12 – 14, 2010 – Hotham Opening Weekend

June 15, 2010
Buff, lovin’ Sunshine and fresh on Sun Run Snow Journal | Jyothi Jaffray Mother Nature came to the party this weekend at Hotham, bringing 10cm+ of fresh and super cold temps for the Snowmakers to blast away. For the first time since 2003, three lifts were running at the resort…
Mt Hutt Swings into 2010 Season

Mt Hutt Swings into 2010 Season

June 15, 2010
Keen Mt Hutt goers waiting for 2010 first lifts | Image: Mt Hutt It was bubbles and smiles all round as skiers and boarders counted down to the opening of the season at Mt Hutt Ski Area. Keen skiers and boarders lined up from 3am for first on the chair…
June 12 – 14, 2010 – Falls Creek’s First Days 2010

June 12 – 14, 2010 – Falls Creek’s First Days 2010

June 15, 2010
Brittney Cox Snow Journal | Chris Hocking There were plenty of good vibes around the mountain at Falls Creek this opening weekend, for one there’s snow on the ground for the first time since 2007, two the snowmakers are topping the snowpack up every night – that makes seven days…
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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