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A Slice of Snowboarding History is up for Sale – The DC MTN Lab – Video

A Slice of Snowboarding History is up for Sale – The DC MTN Lab – Video

December 1, 2015
Transfer | Video Mention the words “DC MTN LAB” to any self-respecting snowboarder that lived through the early 2000s and you’re sure to bring a smile to their face. This compound became famous in action sports circles the minute Ken Block released the first-ever MTN Lab video to the world.…
40cm Storm Hits Niseko, Grand Hirafu now Open – Storm Gallery

40cm Storm Hits Niseko, Grand Hirafu now Open – Storm Gallery

December 1, 2015
Grand Hirafu looking back to its usual winter self. Image:: 360Niseko Mountainwatch | Gallery The first significant snowfall in Niseko was a welcome sight when the town awoke to 25cm of fresh snow on Monday morning. The heavy snow began around 9pm on Sunday night and continued until the early…
Watch Kevin Rolland and Julien Regnier Ski Down a Bobsled Track – Video

Watch Kevin Rolland and Julien Regnier Ski Down a Bobsled Track – Video

November 27, 2015
Mountainwatch | Video If this and Candide’s One of Those Days is anything to go by, French Pro Skiers are officially insane! Watch La Plagne locals Kevin Rolland and Julien Regnier absolutely tear their local ski hill a new one…
Was Peace Park 2015 the Most Fun Ever Had on a Snowboard? – Video

Was Peace Park 2015 the Most Fun Ever Had on a Snowboard? – Video

November 27, 2015
Transfer | Video Every year Danny Davis, Burton and Mountain Dew assemble a field of the most prolific park riders in the world, and bring them down to Grand Targhee Resort in Wyoming to session one of the most creative set-ups ever built. The whole show will eventually air on…
We’re Throwin’ it Back to ’80s Skiing with Cold Fever – Video

We’re Throwin’ it Back to ’80s Skiing with Cold Fever – Video

November 26, 2015
Mountainwatch | Video The ’80s were an iconic decade for many reasons, but none more so than the trademark ’80s hotdogger culture that was alive and well on ski hills across Australia. This short video is the intro to a ski documentary filmed by Les Herstik. Hit play and head…
Riding the Divide, Navigating Snowboarding’s Gender Gap – Opinion

Riding the Divide, Navigating Snowboarding’s Gender Gap – Opinion

November 25, 2015
Through tireless determination and skill, Jess Rich forged her reputation as one of Australian Snowboarding’s leading ladies. She has a message for those who wish to follow the path she has carved. Image:: Johnny McCormack Transfer | Jess Rich This article originally appeared in Transfer Issue #19. All of our…
This Crazy Idiot Wants to Teach All Skiers how to Pee In The Mountains – Video

This Crazy Idiot Wants to Teach All Skiers how to Pee In The Mountains – Video

November 23, 2015
Mountainwatch | Video Self-proclaimed crazy idiot, Snowflake, has a lesson for everyone who’s ever taken a pee in the mountains. As he explains, we’ve all been doing it wrong all along. Witness the joys and wonders of nature through the eyes of Snowflake, an eccentric Swiss skier with a life…
Travis Rice Releases Art Of Flight Sequel, Fourth Phase – Video

Travis Rice Releases Art Of Flight Sequel, Fourth Phase – Video

November 19, 2015
Transfer | Video Four years ago, Travis Rice and Brain Farm changed snowboarding forever when they released Art of Flight to the world. This movie marked a key turning point in the evolution of snowboarding videos. All of a sudden they were accessible to those who had never even strapped…
9.8km Gondola to Link Queenstown with The Remarkables

9.8km Gondola to Link Queenstown with The Remarkables

November 19, 2015
The Remarks offers skiing and riding for all ability levels plus one of the best parks in the area. This development is sure to reinforce their position as Queenstown’s leading ski resort Image:: Supplied Mountainwatch | Alex Horvath It’s being reported plans have been submitted for approval of a brand…
Canadian Darcy Sharpe Wins the 5th Annual Burton Rail Days in Tokyo – Wrap Up

Canadian Darcy Sharpe Wins the 5th Annual Burton Rail Days in Tokyo – Wrap Up

November 18, 2015
Your 2015 podium, 1st Darcy Sharpe, 2nd Alex Andrews, 3rd Zach Aller Image:: Alex Horvath Transfer | Alex Horvath Street snowboarding has come a long way in the last 20 or so years. From its early origins that drew influence from skateboarding, the act of hitting handrails in snow-covered streets…
5 Gear Essentials for Your Next Ski Trip – Gear Locker

5 Gear Essentials for Your Next Ski Trip – Gear Locker

November 11, 2015
Having the right gear can be the difference between a great day and a bad day Image:: The North Face Mountainwatch | Alex Horvath You’ve decided where you’re going, booked the flight, dusted off your board bag and started dreaming of your upcoming powder-fueled dream trip. What’s next? It’s time…
This 91-Year-Old Reminds Us All of the Beautiful Simplicity of Skiing – Video

This 91-Year-Old Reminds Us All of the Beautiful Simplicity of Skiing – Video

November 10, 2015
Mountainwatch | Video When Riley Hooper, Vimeo staff member and filmmaker, received a tech-support request from an 89-year-old skier from Portland, he knew there was a unique story to be told. On Henry’s invitation, Riley went and spent time with him at his home mountain in Oregon. You’ll often hear…
Lucky to be Alive, Skier Walks Away From 1,600ft Fall in Alaska – Video

Lucky to be Alive, Skier Walks Away From 1,600ft Fall in Alaska – Video

November 9, 2015
Mountainwatch | Video Pro skiing veteran, Ian McIntosh, narrowly escapes with his life after what TGR Co-Founder, Todd Jones, says “was the most terrifying crash I’ve ever seen.” While filming for Paradise Waits up in the Neacola range of AK, Mac dropped into a line he thought he had studied…
Go Behind The Scenes With Black Crows Le Rappel – Boothy’s Blog

Go Behind The Scenes With Black Crows Le Rappel – Boothy’s Blog

November 6, 2015
Mountainwatch | Chris Booth Chamonix-based Ski marque Black Crows just launched its new mini-film by Yorgo & Co. Featuring brand founders Camille Jaccoux and Bruno Compagnet (the bearded one), the film seeks to imagine a world where ski mountaineering and the city collide. Shot between Chamonix and Paris, Bruno skis…
A Reminder to Play Safe in the Mountains Overseas This year – Video

A Reminder to Play Safe in the Mountains Overseas This year – Video

November 4, 2015
Mountainwatch | Video Editor’s Note: In March this year this incredible video arrived in our inbox. It scared us to death. We published it with the hope that it would serve as a reminder to everyone of the potential dangers that often exist in big mountains just a stone’s throw…
Two Weeks in New York City With Odd Folks – Video

Two Weeks in New York City With Odd Folks – Video

November 3, 2015
Transfer | Marcus Skin In early February 2015, four Australian snowboarders travelled to the United States’ East Coast for three weeks to shoot photos for Transfer Snowboard Magazine Issue #19. When arriving in New York we found we’d missed the storm and were left with nothing but dirty piles of…
How to Shoot Photos in Two Feet of Powder, With Vernon Deck and Will Jackways – Video

How to Shoot Photos in Two Feet of Powder, With Vernon Deck and Will Jackways – Video

October 30, 2015
Transfer | Video There’s always something so interesting about watching a master at work. In this video, we get a rare personal insight into the process that goes into creating the kind of photographs you see in magazines all over the world. Photographer Vernon Deck, and Snowboarder Will Jackways take…
Aussie Snowboarder Luke Staveley to Compete at World’s Largest Street Snowboard Event in Tokyo – Burton Rail Days

Aussie Snowboarder Luke Staveley to Compete at World’s Largest Street Snowboard Event in Tokyo – Burton Rail Days

October 28, 2015
The ’14 field is introduced to a packed Tokyo crowd. Image:: Burton Transfer x Burton On November 14, for the fifth year running, a group of the World’s top street snowboarders will descend on the Roppongi Hills Arena, in the beating heart of Tokyo, for what has become the biggest…
Crazy Austrian Skier Surfs Powder in Austria – Video

Crazy Austrian Skier Surfs Powder in Austria – Video

October 26, 2015
Mountainwatch | Video There may not be any Kangaroos in Austria, but they sure have waves. Two-foot deep powder waves that is. Pro skier, Martin “McFly” Winkler, wanted to try something a little different and decides to shred some fresh powder on his surfboard in his home country of Austria.
Why We Should Unite in the Face of Climate Change – Nat Segal

Why We Should Unite in the Face of Climate Change – Nat Segal

October 23, 2015
The author and her crew on expedition in Greenland. While there they carried out some key research that informed important climate studies. Image:: KT Miller Mountainwatch | Nat Segal Signing petitions and letters has never been something that I take much notice of. I’ll occasionally sign an online letter calling…
Travis Rice vs. Snowmobile, Filmed by Brainfarm – Video

Travis Rice vs. Snowmobile, Filmed by Brainfarm – Video

October 21, 2015
Mountainwatch | Video How could this not be the coolest thing you’ll see today? Travis Rice and Dan Adams go deep into the B.C. backcountry with Brain Farm and Polaris Snowmobiles on the ultimate reunion ride. More than just a ride into amazing zones to snowboard, they were on a…
Two Weeks, Anywhere in the World. Where Would You Go? Salomon Freeski TV – Episode 2

Two Weeks, Anywhere in the World. Where Would You Go? Salomon Freeski TV – Episode 2

October 20, 2015
Chillfactor | Freeski TV If you were given a choice to go on a two week trip with an all-pro crew, where would you go? Episode 2 of 12, from the ninth season of Salomon’s Freeski TV. Over the coming weeks, we will bring you each new episode as it…
Science Confirms Monster El Nino, Skiers Ask What it Means for Pow? – NOAA Winter Outlook

Science Confirms Monster El Nino, Skiers Ask What it Means for Pow? – NOAA Winter Outlook

October 20, 2015
November 26, 2014 in Vail. With the strong El Nino tipped to favour Colorado and its southern neighbours, perhaps things are looking up? Image:: Vail Mountainwatch | Alex Horvath A few days ago, the National Oceanic and Atmospheric Administration (NOAA) announced that the looming El Nino in the Pacific Ocean…
Burton Presents 2016 – Ben Ferguson, Full Part

Burton Presents 2016 – Ben Ferguson, Full Part

October 15, 2015
 Transfer | Video Burton are back for another year of their famed web series, Burton Presents. This year’s second episode follows Ben Ferguson and his good mate Danny Davis as they shred their way through epic terrain from Switzerland to mid-west U.S.A and Alaska. Ben’s style is beyond his…
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