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World Heli Challenge – Team Mates claim victory at the 2014 WHC

World Heli Challenge – Team Mates claim victory at the 2014 WHC

September 21, 2014
Team Mates, enjoying the spoils of their victory. From left, Ryan Tiene, Jake Koia and Mitch Ayers. Image:: Kit Rundle Mountainwatch | Chris Booth The World Heli Challenge really lived up to its name this year. First, there was the “World”; with “Team Vacation” from USA/Canada with skiers Essex Prescott and…
World Heli Challenge – Exclusive Gallery

World Heli Challenge – Exclusive Gallery

September 18, 2014
The shake up to this year’s event format has reinvigorated an already unique competition format. How good is that playground? Mt Cook, NZ. Image:: Harro Mountainwatch | Gallery For the last nine days, two teams of two have been flying in helicopters, riding big lines, hucking off cliffs and filming the…
Burton High Fives New Zealand – EXCLUSIVE WEBCAST

Burton High Fives New Zealand – EXCLUSIVE WEBCAST

September 16, 2014
60 of the world’s best male and female riders will be battling it out in both Slopestyle and Halfpipe. Yuki Kadano, High Fives 2013. Image:: Moran Burton High Fives Back for its third straight year, the 2014 Burton High Fives event will kick off Friday afternoon at Cardrona Alpine Resort,…
Snow Alert NZ – Consistent top-ups on the way down south

Snow Alert NZ – Consistent top-ups on the way down south

September 15, 2014
Cardrona’s carpark this afternoon. Reports indicate about 7cm has fallen through the day. Image:: Cardrona SNOW ALERT Snow Likelihood rating: The force is strong. Filed:September 15, 2014 It’s been a slow winter in New Zealand. Sure, there’s been snow, and there’s been some powder days, but it kinda feels like it…
Boothy’s Blog – Is skiing killing snowboarding?

Boothy’s Blog – Is skiing killing snowboarding?

September 11, 2014
Illustration by Russell Smith Mountainwatch | Chris Booth When I was four years old, dad took me snowboarding. It was the early ’90s and snowboarding was exploding and he was right into it. Only thing was, there weren’t any snowboard boots in tiny kids sizes available at the time, so…
Offshore Snow Shapes – Snowboard Craft That’s Head High & Glassy

Offshore Snow Shapes – Snowboard Craft That’s Head High & Glassy

September 8, 2014
Offshore team rider, Charlie Steinbacher, high above the lip in Otaru, Hokkaido, Japan Image:: Keats This story originally appeared in Transfer issue #16, find all our back issues HERE… Transfer | Alex Horvath Up until now, the concept of an “Aussie snowboard company” hasn’t always garnered the same kind of…
Travel – Five Reasons to Ski in Canada this Winter

Travel – Five Reasons to Ski in Canada this Winter

September 4, 2014
Yep, in Canada, it’s steep and deep. Revelstoke, B.C Image:: Revelstoke In partnership with Air Canada Mountainwatch | Caitlin Reid This time of year, every year, our minds start to wander. They wander aimlessly across the oceans, sitting comfortably in first class seats, sipping on French Champagne while we rest…
Video – There Goes – Jye Kearney, Full Part

Video – There Goes – Jye Kearney, Full Part

September 2, 2014
Jye going large over a massive gap in Anchorage’s Kincaide Park. Image:: Jussi Grznar Transfer | Video In the third and final instalment of ‘There Goes… Tuesdays’, Check out Jye Kearney’s full part from the movie, There Goes. See more from the project in this year’s Transfer Issue #17… There…
Season Outlook 2014 – September Update – New Zealand

Season Outlook 2014 – September Update – New Zealand

September 2, 2014
While the powder days have been few and far between, this mid-August dump was perfect. Harry Pettit getting after it at The Remarkables Image:: Vaughan Brookfield New Zealand Snow Outlook | The Grasshopper We got lucky in August with some heavy falls to start the month, and that’s allowed us…
The First Annual Transfer Banked Slalom hits Thredbo

The First Annual Transfer Banked Slalom hits Thredbo

August 31, 2014
Transfer | Alex Horvath On Saturday, August 16, in Thredbo Resort, The First Annual Transfer Snowboard Magazine Banked Slalom will go down. Inspired by the unquestionable momentum of Banked Slalom events across the world, this unique and innovative contest will follow the legacy created by other highly renowned events such…
Essay – Nat Segal – Skiing in the face of Climate Change

Essay – Nat Segal – Skiing in the face of Climate Change

August 30, 2014
Nat and her family at Mt Buller. “This is what I remember winter being like as a kid, they became less and less regular the older I became.” “If the ski industry is to save itself – not to mention help save snow, alpine habitat and ecosystems downstream of the…
Season Outlook 2014 – September Update – Australia

Season Outlook 2014 – September Update – Australia

August 29, 2014
Spring in the high country, does it get any better? Image:: Falls Creek Australian Seasonal Snow Outlook | The Grasshopper Brought to you by ESS Boardstores It’s time for our final seasonal outlook of the season, and I have to admit this is probably my favourite one to write. We…
Video – There Goes – Jake McCarthy, Full Part

Video – There Goes – Jake McCarthy, Full Part

August 27, 2014
Image:: John Waddell Transfer | Video Check out Jake McCarthy’s full part from the movie, There Goes. See more from the project in this year’s Transfer Issue #17… There Goes was brought to you by Burton Snowboards, Analog, Anon and Transfer Snowboard Magazine | Filmed by John Waddell
World Heli Challenge – The Call Up, The Mountainwatch Picks

World Heli Challenge – The Call Up, The Mountainwatch Picks

August 27, 2014
Mountainwatch | Alex Horvath This year’s World Heli Challenge is utlising a brand new format. The ‘Call Up’ asks for teams to submit their videos and then asks the public to vote for one eventual winner, while a team of judges pick the other. The winners will get treated to…
Opinion – Can Snowboarding Go Green?

Opinion – Can Snowboarding Go Green?

August 26, 2014
The guilt-free boarder. Is enviro misrepresentation rife in snowboarding? Or are there those who are doing their bit? Illustration:: Louis Macindoe This Global Conscience piece was originally published in Transfer #17. You can find all our back issues HERE. Transfer | Alex Horvath Snowboarding, as a lifestyle, is inextricably linked…
Backcountry – My first Summit, Stef Zeestraten

Backcountry – My first Summit, Stef Zeestraten

August 21, 2014
There’s only one way back down to the car on the river bed. Mountainwatch | Stef Zeestraten ED: Never one to shy away from adventure, New Zealand’s Stef Zeestraten takes us through a recent outing in the South Island… Somewhere within some quiet banter at the Wanaka districts club, over…
Video – Transfer Banked Slalom – Official Edit and Gallery

Video – Transfer Banked Slalom – Official Edit and Gallery

August 21, 2014
The course flowed perfectly from top to bottom, making the most of the natural terrain on offer. Image:: Keats Transfer | Video This year’s First Annual Transfer Banked Slalom is already being praised as “the day of the season” by those hotdoggers lucky enough to witness it. Thanks to Thredbo…
Boothy’s Blog – Ten tips for better Japanese etiquette

Boothy’s Blog – Ten tips for better Japanese etiquette

August 21, 2014
  The Aussie in Japan. Illustration by Russell Smith Mountainwatch | Chris Booth Like many of us, I’m hooked on Japan. I’ve been a couple of times now, first starting up in Niseko, then exploring the bigger resorts on the main island of Honshu as I figured out the lay…
Video – There Goes – Harry Crean, Full Part

Video – There Goes – Harry Crean, Full Part

August 19, 2014
$bodyImage:: John Waddell$body Transfer | Video Check out Daniel “Harry” Crean’s full part from the movie, There Goes. See more from the project in this year’s Transfer Magazines… There Goes was brought to you by Burton Snowboards, Analog, Anon and Transfer Snowboard Magazine | Filmed by John Waddell
The First Annual Transfer Banked Slalom – Official Results

The First Annual Transfer Banked Slalom – Official Results

August 17, 2014
The course was in top condition all day, a labyrinth of banked berms Image:: Thredbo Transfer | Alex Horvath The Inaugural Transfer Banked Slalom, “A Tournament of Turns”, was written into Australian Snowboarding history yesterday at Thredbo Resort. Thankfully, the weather held out and the day broke bluebird and cold, making…
Gnar Wars – Six of the best video parts in snowboard and ski movies

Gnar Wars – Six of the best video parts in snowboard and ski movies

August 13, 2014
In partnership with Garage Entertainment Mountainwatch | Alicia Monasso With the best start to a ski season in years, froth levels for powder are at an all-time high. To send you over the edge though, Garage Entertainment has the best collection of action sports movies, all online and all on…
Video – 2014 Top2Bottom Winning Run

Video – 2014 Top2Bottom Winning Run

August 12, 2014
The Top2Bottom begins with a long sprint to the highest point of the Thredbo Supertrail. Image:: Thredbo Video | Thredbo Thredbo Ambassador Scott Kneller shows us what it takes to win the Top2Bottom. Thredbo forecasts, snow reports and live snow cams.
Boothy’s Blog – The 11th Most Underrated Move in Skiing

Boothy’s Blog – The 11th Most Underrated Move in Skiing

August 10, 2014
  Mountainwatch | Chris Booth The other day I went skiing with my dad at Mt Hotham. I had a few days to kill on my way from Sydney to Melbourne, before boarding a ferry to Tasmania to ski Australia’s most epic and untapped ski resort – Ben Lomond –…
Video – A day in Thredbo with Charlie Timmins

Video – A day in Thredbo with Charlie Timmins

August 7, 2014
Style and Aussie pow – perfect. Image:: Lucas Wilkinson Mountainwatch | Video Last Saturday, Jindabyne local skier, Charlie Timmins, and local filmer Lucas Wilkinson, went out on one of the best days of the season so far and made the most of the incredible natural terrain in and around Thredbo.…
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