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Markus Keller Shreds The Laax Superpipe, On a 183cm Powder Board – Video

Markus Keller Shreds The Laax Superpipe, On a 183cm Powder Board – Video

February 2, 2015
Transfer | Video Nitro’s Markus Keller got inventive in the Laax pipe on the weekend when he strapped in and dropped into the Burton European Open pipe practice on a 183cm powder board. This board is a unique shape that was conceived from a collaboration between Drinkwater’s Bryan Fox and…
A Weekend With Bernie, The Local’s Tour of Mammoth – Travel

A Weekend With Bernie, The Local’s Tour of Mammoth – Travel

February 2, 2015
Reggae and his family skiing the Mammoth piste. Who do you reckon’s fastest? Image:: Westenbarger/Mammoth Chillfactor | Reggae Elliss One of the best elements about skiing an unknown resort is the sense of adventure you get through not knowing what lies around the next corner. I never grab a trail…
Heavy Snow Hits The European Alps – World Snow Wrap

Heavy Snow Hits The European Alps – World Snow Wrap

January 30, 2015
Skiing from St Anton, toward picturesque St Christoph on a perfect Austrian powder day, January 19 Image:: Alex Horvath Mountainwatch | World Snow Wrap After an extremely slow and mild start to winter, the European Alps are currently experiencing heavy snowfalls across all major regions. Up to one metre of…
Cutting Lines, Skiing’s Environmental Paradox – Salomon Freeski TV S08E08 – Video

Cutting Lines, Skiing’s Environmental Paradox – Salomon Freeski TV S08E08 – Video

January 28, 2015
Chillfactor | Freeski TV Episode 8 of 12, from the eighth season of Salomon’s Freeski TV. Over the coming weeks we will bring you each new episode as it drops. Back for yet another season of envy inducing imagery, the series tells the story of the Salomon team as they…
Road Trippin’ to Mammoth Mountain, Why Bigger is Better – Travel

Road Trippin’ to Mammoth Mountain, Why Bigger is Better – Travel

January 27, 2015
As you can see, the scenery off the highway is quite inviting Image:: Reggae Chillfactor | Reggae Elliss The drive up to Mammoth Mountain from Los Angeles is spectacular. The flat expanse of the Mojave desert is broken by the ghostly Joshua trees with the shadows of the White Mountain…
Huge Snowfall Brings Avalanche Deaths – Japan Snow Wrap

Huge Snowfall Brings Avalanche Deaths – Japan Snow Wrap

January 23, 2015
Evergreen guide, Rob Stoeckl getting in deep amongst those Hakuba trees – crispy Image:: Mark Tsukasov Mountainwatch | Japan Snow Wrap One metre, two metres, three metres … ten metres?! The base in Niseko just keeps on keepin’ on this year. With such a ridiculous amount of snow on offer,…
Possibly the Most Insane POV Ski Edit You Will Ever See – Video

Possibly the Most Insane POV Ski Edit You Will Ever See – Video

January 18, 2015
Now just what is going on here? Press play below to find out. Image:: YouTube Mountainwatch | Video The hardest thing to do when you release an insane ski edit like this one, is following it up with something better. Just ask Travis Rice, he’s currently in the midst of…
Scotty James Wins 2015 FIS World Championship Halfpipe Title in Kreischberg

Scotty James Wins 2015 FIS World Championship Halfpipe Title in Kreischberg

January 18, 2015
Scotty back at home recently, making the most of some off-season vibes Image:: Simon Shiff Photography Mountainwatch | Alex Horvath Australian Halfpipe snowboarder Scotty James, has taken out the 2014/15 FIS Halfpipe World Championship title by beating a stacked field in Kreischberg, Austria. Scotty won the event by a clear…
Discovering France’s Lost Village, Salomon Freeski TV S08E07 – Video

Discovering France’s Lost Village, Salomon Freeski TV S08E07 – Video

January 14, 2015
Chillfactor | Freeski TV Episode 7 of 12, from the eighth season of Salomon’s Freeski TV. Over the coming weeks we will bring you each new episode as it drops. Back for yet another season of envy inducing imagery, the series tells the story of the Salomon team as they…
Slight Warming Trend in Europe, Pow Continues in North America – World Snow Wrap

Slight Warming Trend in Europe, Pow Continues in North America – World Snow Wrap

January 13, 2015
A patriotic day in Breckenridge, Colorado, January 11 Image:: Breckenridge Mountainwatch | World Snow Wrap The European Alps are currently experiencing slightly milder than usual temperatures as they prepare for snow later this week. Meanwhile, the majority of North American resorts continue to be bombarded with fresh snow – with…
A Near-Nuclear Winter, And Then It Gets Better – Japan Snow Wrap

A Near-Nuclear Winter, And Then It Gets Better – Japan Snow Wrap

January 5, 2015
Hakuba Cortina, January 2nd, 2015. This guy started the year off right. Image:: Hakuba Cortina Mountainwatch | Japan Snow Wrap The Japanese holiday-makers have cleared out, leaving plenty of snow on offer for all the ANZAC crew on the ground. Meanwhile, the snow has continued – surprise, surprise, right? We…
The Top 10 Onsens in Niseko – The List

The Top 10 Onsens in Niseko – The List

January 3, 2015
That’s a tough view to beat. When you throw in the comfort that water offers to the weary skier, it’s a tough place to beat, too. Hilton Onsen Image:: Supplied Mountainwatch | Kevin Watson Tsai The Japanese onsen can be a daunting experience for the uninitiated; it’s a uniquely Japanese…
Huge Storm Hits Europe, More Pow for North America – World Snow Wrap

Huge Storm Hits Europe, More Pow for North America – World Snow Wrap

December 29, 2014
Even Santa managed to squeeze in a couple Christmas powder laps in between deliveries. FYI: he skis at Aspen Image:: Aspen Snowmass Mountainwatch | World Snow Wrap The big news this week is over in Europe. A huge mass of cold air and moisture is currently bombarding the European Alps…
Where the Cold Smoke Never Ends – Japan Snow Wrap

Where the Cold Smoke Never Ends – Japan Snow Wrap

December 22, 2014
Local Hakuba Photographer, Mark Tsukasov, has lived in Hakuba each winter for many years; I think I heard him say “Best Day Ever” about five times last week. Robert Stoeckel, Hakuba. Image:: Mark Tsukasov Mountainwatch | Japan Snow Wrap As we near closer to the Christmas break it’s powder, powder…
Le Bent Bamboo-Merino Thermals, Review – The Gear Locker

Le Bent Bamboo-Merino Thermals, Review – The Gear Locker

December 18, 2014
The backcountry version of the Hills Hoist – another Aussie Icon Image:: Supplied Mountainwatch | Alex Horvath ED: Welcome to The Gear Locker. We’ll be putting products through their paces and reporting back on how they stack up. Got some gear you think we should check out? Get in contact…
When Skiing Met History, WWI In the Dolomites – Salomon Freeski TV S08E06

When Skiing Met History, WWI In the Dolomites – Salomon Freeski TV S08E06

December 17, 2014
One of the most formidable lines, in one of the most formidable mountain ranges in Italy Image:: Supplied Chillfactor | Freeski TV Episode 6 of 12, from the eighth season of Salomon’s Freeski TV. Over the coming weeks we will bring you each new episode as it drops. Back for…
The Mountainwatch Ambassador Program – Supporting Aussie Paralympians

The Mountainwatch Ambassador Program – Supporting Aussie Paralympians

December 16, 2014
Mountainwatch | Alex Horvath The entire team at Mountainwatch, alongside program partners, Burton, Oakley and Thredbo Resort, are proud to present the official launch of the Mountainwatch Ambassador Program (MAP). What is it? Our Ambassador program will aim to assist our up-and-coming Paralympic athletes as they strive toward their goals…
Ja-pow Season Has Arrived – Japan Snow Wrap

Ja-pow Season Has Arrived – Japan Snow Wrap

December 14, 2014
Surfin’ the earth on local powder craft, does it get any better? Niseko, December 14 Image:: GlenClaydon.com Mountainwatch | Japan Snow Wrap The snow arrived a little late to Japan this year, but in fine style old man Winter has really made his presence known. Niseko has experienced 13 straight…
North America’s in Deep, While Europe Waits – World Snow Wrap

North America’s in Deep, While Europe Waits – World Snow Wrap

December 8, 2014
A typical Colorado faceshot in typical Colorado powder, November 26 in Vail Image:: Vail Resorts Mountainwatch | World Snow Wrap Early-season turns and cheesy Christmas carols are the flavour of the month across North America, but over in Europe lower elevations are still decidedly green. Thankfully, good news for the…
Gigi Shreds Icebergs, Full Part from Perceptions – Video

Gigi Shreds Icebergs, Full Part from Perceptions – Video

December 5, 2014
All class, all style. Gigi plants one on a Greenland iceberg Image:: Supplied Transfer | Video With standout parts in some of the most iconic snowboard movies of the last fifteen years, Gigi Rüf’s name has become synonymous with style, creativity and balls-to-the-wall big mountain riding. His full-part from Pirate…
Is this the most dangerous job in the world? Salomon Freeski TV S08E05 – Video

Is this the most dangerous job in the world? Salomon Freeski TV S08E05 – Video

December 3, 2014
Raw, brutal force. Image:: Supplied Chillfactor | Freeski TV Episode 5 of 12, from the eighth season of Salomon’s Freeski TV. Over the coming weeks we will bring you each new episode as it drops. Back for yet another season of envy inducing imagery, the series tells the story of…
Sugar Mountain, Now Showing… – Photos and Special Offer

Sugar Mountain, Now Showing… – Photos and Special Offer

December 2, 2014
The World Premiere was held at Melbourne’s Capitol Theatre – 650 people watch the show Image:: Supplied Mountainwatch | Press Release Richard James has just released Sugar Mountain, a feature-length film that’s set somewhere on a glacier, about a quest to find the mythical peak which holds the answer to…
The Wait is Over, Niseko Expects Heavy Snow – Snow Alert

The Wait is Over, Niseko Expects Heavy Snow – Snow Alert

December 1, 2014
Just a tease, you know this is coming… Dec 2013, Niseko Image:: Niseko Photography SNOW ALERT Snow Likelihood rating: High confidence Filed: December 1, 2014 Nervous Christmas holiday-makers can rest easy, the freezing line has flat-lined, the storm has already hit neighbouring Korea, and Hokkaido is bunkering down for the first significant…
Late, Salomon Freeski TV S08E04 – Video

Late, Salomon Freeski TV S08E04 – Video

November 25, 2014
Chillfactor | Freeski TV Episode 4 of 12, from the eighth season of Salomon’s Freeski TV. Over the coming weeks we will bring you each new episode as it drops. Back for yet another season of envy inducing imagery, the series tells the story of the Salomon team as they…
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