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Red Bull’s Illume Contest Exhibits Some of the Most Stunning Snowboarding and Skiing Photo’s Ever.

Red Bull’s Illume Contest Exhibits Some of the Most Stunning Snowboarding and Skiing Photo’s Ever.

October 10, 2016
That’s not a Snapchat filter you’re seeing here, this is real life captured by the Enhance category finalist – Markus Rohrbacher. Image:: Markus Rohrbacher Mountainwatch | Louis Macindoe It’s been 3 years since Red Bull has hosted their Illume photography contest, so it’s no wonder why the fourth instalment in…
Late Season Boarding – A Guide to Getting It in October

Late Season Boarding – A Guide to Getting It in October

October 6, 2016
Don’t call it a comeback, the riding season hasn’t left us yet and The Ramshead Peaks are firing. Image:: Aedan O’Donnel Transfer | Louis Macindoe Well isn’t that funny? It’s the 6th of October and this month might just be the gift that keeps on giving. Take a quick scan…
SNOW ALERT – 30-60cms for the closing weekend

SNOW ALERT – 30-60cms for the closing weekend

September 28, 2016
Image:: Andrew Railton / Buller Mountainwatch | Snow Alert SNOW ALERT Snow Likelihood rating: Strong Confidence It looks like the season will go out with a bang as a strong cold front bears down on the Australian Alps with the Grasshopper forecasting 30-60cms of snow from Thursday afternoon into Saturday morning.…
Five minutes with Australian Biathlete Jill Colebourn – Interview

Five minutes with Australian Biathlete Jill Colebourn – Interview

September 26, 2016
An evolution of Scandinavian hunting on skis, biathlon combines the physicality of cross country skiing with the technicality of rifle shooting. Image::Provided Mountainwatch | Kate Allman In Australia, if you’ve never heard of biathlon you could be forgiven. However, in Europe biathlon is the most watched winter sport on TV.…
Groms Attack Big Mountain Terrain at Hotham’s Junior Freeride Comp

Groms Attack Big Mountain Terrain at Hotham’s Junior Freeride Comp

September 22, 2016
Cade Robinson skied hard and fast to clinch the Junior men’s ski win. Image:: Karl Gray Mountainwatch | Reggae Elliss After watching the standard of skiing that was on display in the Junior Freeride at Hotham last weekend, I couldn’t help but think this competition deserves to be the most…
Party Like It’s 1986 This Weekend At Mt Hotham – Guide

Party Like It’s 1986 This Weekend At Mt Hotham – Guide

September 20, 2016
$35 lift passes for those that dress in retro gear, that’s some 1986 prices. Mountainwatch | Kate Allman Mt Hotham has announced that they’ll be throwing a closing weekend party like it’s 1986 with $35 lift passes for those who dress in retro ski gear and – hot dawg –…
Angus Waddington & Jye Kearney Win Tight Lines 2016 Presented by Burton

Angus Waddington & Jye Kearney Win Tight Lines 2016 Presented by Burton

September 19, 2016
Ladies and Gents, here are your 2016 Tight Lines Winners. An ecstatic Jye Kearney received the nod from those in the know taking out the “Tightest Line” Industry Vote while young buck Angus Waddington was the recipient of the “Peoples Choice” award. Image:: Aedan O’Donnell Transfer x Burton Saturday September…
Australian Snowboarding Turns 30 at Thredbo – Weekend Recap

Australian Snowboarding Turns 30 at Thredbo – Weekend Recap

September 19, 2016
Jye Kearney might only be 23, but he’s been around long enough to know the origins of Snowboarding within Australia. He also boosted bigger than anyone in the handug halfpipe :: Robbie Warden Transfer | Louis Macindoe ‘Build it and They will come’. It’s the age-old mantra that’s rooted deep…
Counting down to the PyeongChang 2018 Winter Olympics

Counting down to the PyeongChang 2018 Winter Olympics

September 16, 2016
Plans for the PyeongChang Olympic Stadium Image:: Supplied Mountainwatch | Kate Allman The closing ceremony of an Olympic Games can be a sombre occasion for sport fans. It heralds the end of two weeks of excellent TV programming, and the return to mindless channel surfing through reality shows. For skiers…
A Story of Aussie Alpine Adventure, Mount Townsend 2209 – Video

A Story of Aussie Alpine Adventure, Mount Townsend 2209 – Video

September 16, 2016
Mountainwatch | Video With the Australian ski season coming to the end, I joined Australian sisters and pro skiers, Anna and Nat Segal, for one last push for the hills. Filmed in October last year, Mount Townsend 2209 follows Anna and Nat as they spend five days camping and touring…
How to Land a Perfect Backside 540 With Mikey Ciccarelli – Trick Tips

How to Land a Perfect Backside 540 With Mikey Ciccarelli – Trick Tips

September 15, 2016
Transfer x Burton | Trick Tips There aren’t many park-tricks as styley as a well-executed backside 540. Sit back and take note as school is now in session with Canada’s Mikey Ciccarelli. Watch closely as Mikey breaks it down into its three core elements: Takeoff Board and Body Placement Landing…
The Fourth Phase is More Than a Snowboard Film, It’s an Ode To Nature – Review

The Fourth Phase is More Than a Snowboard Film, It’s an Ode To Nature – Review

September 15, 2016
Travis assembled an all-star crew for the World Premiere just a few days ahead of the Aussie debut in Los Angeles. That’s how many people it takes to pull off The Fourth Phase Image:: Colin Young-Wolff / Content Pool Transfer | Alex Horvath Travis Rice has an incredible presence both…
The Mountainwatch Guide to the Hakuba Valley – Travel

The Mountainwatch Guide to the Hakuba Valley – Travel

September 14, 2016
Mountainwatch x Liquid Snow Tours | Travel Partner Content Liquid Snow Tours have been sending their clients to Hakuba for over ten years. Naturally, you’d assume that over that time they’ve gained quite a bit of local knowledge and they want to share it with you. If you’re thinking of…
Watch Travis Rice and Eric Jackson Drop Into a Huge Spine in Alaska – Video

Watch Travis Rice and Eric Jackson Drop Into a Huge Spine in Alaska – Video

September 14, 2016
 Mountainwatch | Video Live in this raw moment with Travis Rice and Eric Jackson as they drop into a huge spine line in Alaska, during the filming of Red Bull Media House’s “The Fourth Phase.” These raw moments reveal a sneak peak at what’s to come in The Fourth…
This Drone Footage will Leave you in Awe of the Incredible Beauty of the Aussie High Country – Video

This Drone Footage will Leave you in Awe of the Incredible Beauty of the Aussie High Country – Video

September 14, 2016
Mountainwatch | Video Ski Touring in the Kosciuszko Main Range. Isn’t Australia stunning? This is a view not many people will ever experience.
Australian Snowboarding celebrates 30 Years at Thredbo Resort This Weekend

Australian Snowboarding celebrates 30 Years at Thredbo Resort This Weekend

September 13, 2016
Rumour has it that each rider pictured here will be present this weekend. Transfer | 30 Years Of Snowboarding Get those Hooger Boogers, Crazy Bananas and Wild Ducks ready this weekend for the celebration of 30 something years of snowboarding at Thredbo Resort. This winter marks the 30th Anniversary of…
A Story of Survival, Snow, Recovery and Hokkaido’s Winter Waves, Way East – Trailer

A Story of Survival, Snow, Recovery and Hokkaido’s Winter Waves, Way East – Trailer

September 12, 2016
Mountainwatch | Aaron Jamieson At first, the idea was just a tiny seed, the glimmer of an adventure combining shared passions and a love of wild mountains and oceans. Hokkaido takes all the unique culture and wonder of Japan and blends it with a pristine wilderness to create a truly…
Watch, love and learn about Chillfactor FreeBOM in 360º Video – FreeBOM

Watch, love and learn about Chillfactor FreeBOM in 360º Video – FreeBOM

September 7, 2016
Chillfactor | Video If you weren’t lucky enough to be at FreeBOM this year then watch this 360º video. It captures the spirit of FreeBOM and tells the story of this special event lathered in community vibes. Share it with all those friends that couldn’t make it. The film was…
Travis Rice’s Highly-Anticipated Snowboard Film “The Fourth Phase” To Premiere in Sydney Next Tuesday

Travis Rice’s Highly-Anticipated Snowboard Film “The Fourth Phase” To Premiere in Sydney Next Tuesday

September 6, 2016
 Mountainwatch x Red Bull | The Fourth Phase Next Tuesday, just a few days after the global premiere in Los Angeles, Travis will be boarding a plane direct from LAX to SYD to begin the global tour of his highly anticipated follow up to the 2012 release, Art of…
Road Testing the Rhino-Rack Ski and Snowboard Carriers – Gear Locker

Road Testing the Rhino-Rack Ski and Snowboard Carriers – Gear Locker

September 6, 2016
The racks easily accomodate six pairs of skis or four snowboards. Image:: Horvath Mountainwatch | Gear Locker For the average weekend warrior, there’s no better purchase than a good set of ski racks. Once you’ve sliced and diced your interior, or put up with hours-long road trips to the snow…
Snow Season Outlook 2016 – September Update – New Zealand – Sportsman-like September

Snow Season Outlook 2016 – September Update – New Zealand – Sportsman-like September

September 5, 2016
Spring doesn’t get much better than blue bird mornings and sunny park laps! Source:: The Remarkables New Zealand Seasonal Snow Outlook | The Grasshopper Brought to you by ESS Boardstores The 2016 season in New Zealand has matured like a fine wine. After a mild and wet start to the…
Torah Bright has Radical Times with Mates

Torah Bright has Radical Times with Mates

September 1, 2016
Transfer | Provided by Quiksilver Friends. Buddies. Amigos. Pals. Doesn’t matter what you call them, but things are always more fun when they’re around. We were still feeling the high from South Africa but craving the next good time with another rad crew. So we spun the globe and it landed…
Snow Season Outlook 2016 – September Update – Australia – Settling for Bronze

Snow Season Outlook 2016 – September Update – Australia – Settling for Bronze

August 31, 2016
Spring’s almost here which means sunny days and groomed corduroy ahead. Image:: Thredbo Australian Seasonal Snow Outlook | The Grasshopper Brought to you by ESS Boardstores With stores in, Erina, Jindabyne and Parramatta The days are starting to lengthen, the temperatures are on the up and the birds are singing.…
Five Reasons You Need a Proper Ski Bootfit – The Gear Locker

Five Reasons You Need a Proper Ski Bootfit – The Gear Locker

August 30, 2016
Andy Burford, the absolute master of the bootfit craft! Image:: Supplied Mountainwatch | Alex Horvath How many times have you heard somebody lament the fit of their ski boots? It happens all the time. In fact, it’s probably the most complained-about problem in skiing and unfortunately it’s an issue that…
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