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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…
Watch Anon’s Team Shred the World in their New Mixtape – Video

Watch Anon’s Team Shred the World in their New Mixtape – Video

January 21, 2016
Transfer | Video The crew over at Anon Optics just dropped their latest mixtape and as you’d expect from such a dynamic and varied team, it’s stacked full of rad shots from every facet of snowboarding. From the streets to the peaks, this mixtape will transport you far away from…
Snowmobilers Narrowly Escape Avalanche – Video

Snowmobilers Narrowly Escape Avalanche – Video

January 21, 2016
Mountainwatch | Video Watch these lucky snowmobilers narrowly escape a fairly sizable avalanche on its way toward them. They might want to buy a lottery ticket… Lucky that sled fired up first pull!
This Swedish Resort is the Freeride Mecca of Scandinavia – Salomon Freeski TV – Episode 6

This Swedish Resort is the Freeride Mecca of Scandinavia – Salomon Freeski TV – Episode 6

January 20, 2016
Chillfactor | Freeski TV Get a history lesson on Swedish freeskiing while watching Henrik Windstedt and Leo Ahrens ski laps at the world’s most northern resort, legendary Riksgränsen. Skiers: Henrik Windstedt, Leo Ahrens, Janne Aikio, Jesper Rönnbäck, JP Auclair Back for yet another season of envy-inducing imagery, the series tells…
14 Tourists Killed and 27 Injured in Bus Crash Near Nagano Ski Resorts

14 Tourists Killed and 27 Injured in Bus Crash Near Nagano Ski Resorts

January 15, 2016
It’s been reported that snow and ice were not present and it’s unknown what led the bus to veer on the wrong side of the road before plunging down the embankment. Image:: Via Associated Press Mountainwatch | News It’s been widely reported that at least 14 tourists are dead, and…
Snowfall Brings Relief to the European Alps, While USA’s West Coast Gets Hammered – World Snow Wrap

Snowfall Brings Relief to the European Alps, While USA’s West Coast Gets Hammered – World Snow Wrap

January 15, 2016
A unique point of view and dazzling snowflakes in Jackson Hole yesterday Image:: Jackson Hole Mountainwatch | World Snow Wrap As we steam ahead from the holiday period and quickly into mid-January the big news is out of the European Alps where the drought has broken and the snow continues…
Shredbot’s Shredtopia Part 1 is a Must Watch – Video

Shredbot’s Shredtopia Part 1 is a Must Watch – Video

January 12, 2016
Transfer | Video Today’s been a pretty big news day in internet land. First there was David Bowie’s death, then the fine people over at Shredtopia headquarters decided to really shake things up by dropping this mind-melting teaser of their new flick. If you really wanna enjoy this, go buy…
Fly Up, Jump Out, Shred Pow, No Helicopter Required – Video

Fly Up, Jump Out, Shred Pow, No Helicopter Required – Video

January 11, 2016
Mountainwatch | Video Forget expensive, fuel-guzzling, noisy helicopters, this is the perfect solution for endless pow turns – no effort required. Well, that is if you happen to have the resources and skill of Xavier De Le Rue, Ralph Backstrom, and Sam Anthamatten. Last year, the crew made their way…
Watch Angel Collinson Take One of the Heaviest Tomahawk Bails Ever – Video

Watch Angel Collinson Take One of the Heaviest Tomahawk Bails Ever – Video

January 8, 2016
Mountainwatch | Video And for your Friday arvo, watch female pro-skier Angel Collinson take one of the heaviest bails we have ever seen while filming with TGR in Alaska. After watching this cringe-inducing fall, we were amazed to see her utter the words, “I’m Okay! I’m Okay!” Ouch…
Cold, Pow, Warm, Cold – Japan Snow Wrap

Cold, Pow, Warm, Cold – Japan Snow Wrap

January 4, 2016
What a way to bring in 2016 – Madarao Image:: David Churchill / Myoko Snowsports Mountainwatch | Japan Snow Wrap There’s no doubt that conditions in Japan have improved in the last two weeks, although by no means is it smooth sailing just yet. Christmas Day delivered the first taste…
Where Skiing Meets Art, a Week in Skiing’s Most Fabled Land, Salomon Freeski TV – Episode 4

Where Skiing Meets Art, a Week in Skiing’s Most Fabled Land, Salomon Freeski TV – Episode 4

December 29, 2015
Chillfactor | Freeski TV Leo Ahrens, Leah Evans, and Colston VB spend a week in one of the most fabled lands in all of skiing – Bella Coola. Featuring the artwork of Leo Ahrens. Back for yet another season of envy-inducing imagery, the series tells the story of the Salomon…
There Are Bad Seasons, and Then There are BAD Seasons – Video

There Are Bad Seasons, and Then There are BAD Seasons – Video

December 29, 2015
Mountainwatch | Video If you read the latest World Snow Wrap, you’d know that Europe is experiencing a less than ideal start to their season, but you’d be forgiven for thinking that it couldn’t really be this bad; could it? Filmed recently in the Italian Alps…
North America Steals the Snow in December, Europe Remains Dry for Now – World Snow Wrap

North America Steals the Snow in December, Europe Remains Dry for Now – World Snow Wrap

December 23, 2015
Even Santa found out how good the skiing has been in Whistler, so he dropped in for some pre-Christmas powder. Image:: Whistler Blackcomb Mountainwatch | World Snow Wrap It’s hard to ignore the insane amount of snow that has been hitting Oregon, Washington and British Columbia over the last few…
Drink Water’s Mediocre Madness Shows us Why Snowboarding is About More Than Just Snowboarding – Video

Drink Water’s Mediocre Madness Shows us Why Snowboarding is About More Than Just Snowboarding – Video

December 21, 2015
Transfer | Video In a world saturated by corporate sponsorship, contests, events, POV edits and endless park laps it can be easy to lose sight of why snowboarding just happens to be so much damn fun – for the average non-pro snowboarder we mean. Thankfully, the crew from Drink Water…
Skier Skis off 24-Story Ski Jump Switch, And Survives – Video

Skier Skis off 24-Story Ski Jump Switch, And Survives – Video

December 21, 2015
 Mountainwatch | Video Words can’t describe how insane this looks. Watch it now. “Sammy Carlson, places himself in the record books as the first skier to hit a “ski-flying” long jump with freestyle intent. Carlson not only spun himself from the lip of a jump designed to send skiers…
Ever Wondered What it’s Like to Ski Gnarly Lines in AK? Todd Ligare Shows Us – Video

Ever Wondered What it’s Like to Ski Gnarly Lines in AK? Todd Ligare Shows Us – Video

December 14, 2015
Mountainwatch | Chillfactor In a winter season that was spread between the spines of Alaska and the peaks of Wyoming, Todd Ligare has managed to stack up quite the season’s edit. This video is quite simply, INSANE… Special mention goes to the ahhh, incident that happens at 00:43!
The Quest to Take the Most Difficult Ski Photo Ever Taken, Salomon Freeski TV – Episode 3

The Quest to Take the Most Difficult Ski Photo Ever Taken, Salomon Freeski TV – Episode 3

December 8, 2015
Chillfactor | Freeski TV It was a ridiculous idea from the start. Travel to the edge of the earth to see one of the planet’s rarest events- a total solar eclipse in the Arctic. Faced with the likely reality of bad weather obscuring the sun and having to battle frigid,…
Japanese Season off to Slow Start, Change on the Horizon – Japan Snow Wrap

Japanese Season off to Slow Start, Change on the Horizon – Japan Snow Wrap

December 7, 2015
The transtition in progress. Image:: Niseko Photography Mountainwatch | Japan Snow Wrap Photos supplied courtesy of nisekophotography.com/ Let’s admit it, a slow start is a slow start, but it’s a start nonetheless. While the trademark powder that Japan is known for has been a little late to the party, you…
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