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Will Jackways, Interpretation – Video

Will Jackways, Interpretation – Video

November 18, 2014
Growing up in such a unique and overwhelmingly beautiful environment such as New Zealand’s Southern Alps has clearly left an impact on Will-J’s outlook Image:: Supplied Transfer | Video Wanaka local and all-round nice guy, Will Jackways, has teamed up with South Island-based filmmaker, Tim Pierce, to produce a short…
All-girl Ski Film, Pure by Shades of Winter, to Premiere this Friday – Event

All-girl Ski Film, Pure by Shades of Winter, to Premiere this Friday – Event

November 17, 2014
Nat Segal floating through powder in Niseko, Japan Image:: Aaron Jamieson Mountainwatch | Nat Segal Volkl, Marker and Dalbello Australia, alongside Niseko Photography are excited to present the premiere of ‘PURE’, an all-female freeski film in Australia this Friday night. In this 52-minute film, an exceptional group of female skiers take…
The Sugar Mountain Remix Trailer – Win a Double Pass

The Sugar Mountain Remix Trailer – Win a Double Pass

November 14, 2014
Chris Booth, at the top of the ride of his life. Image:: Supplied Mountainwatch | Alex Horvath By now you might have heard about Sugar Mountain, the all-Aussie ski movie epic that will premiere in Melbourne on 25 November. Well, ahead of the much anticipated release, we’ve teamed up with the…
Burton Rail Days Tokyo, Live Webcast

Burton Rail Days Tokyo, Live Webcast

November 14, 2014
Mountainwatch | Webcast The 2014 Burton Rail Days event kicks off Saturday, November 15, at the Roppongi Hills Arena in the heart of Tokyo. Thanks to Burton Australia, we will be bringing you a live webcast of the event. Read more about the event here. LIVE WEBCAST: Australian Time Zone Start…
Cultural Sensitivity vs Deep Powder Lines – Riding the divide in Japan

Cultural Sensitivity vs Deep Powder Lines – Riding the divide in Japan

November 11, 2014
Clint Allan blasts out of some Hakuba pow. Image:: Andrew Fawcett Mountainwatch | Caitlin Reid Shredding in Japan is fun, sometimes surprising and not like anywhere else in the world – but not for the reasons you’d think. With its cold Siberian weather, tree-dwelling spirits and spring-time crevasses that could…
SuperNatural in Rusutsu, Salomon Freeski TV S08E03 – Video

SuperNatural in Rusutsu, Salomon Freeski TV S08E03 – Video

November 5, 2014
Chillfactor | Freeski TV Episode 3 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…
Alex ‘Chumpy’ Pullin Chats About Plans for a Post-Sochi Comeback – Interview

Alex ‘Chumpy’ Pullin Chats About Plans for a Post-Sochi Comeback – Interview

November 5, 2014
Anyone who’s met Chumpy knows of his determined and goal-oriented approach to snowboard racing. After disappointment in Russia, it’s no wonder he’s hungry for another World Cup win. Image:: Red Bull Content Pool Mountainwatch | Interview After a lacklustre performance and less-than-ideal result in Sochi, Alex ‘Chumpy’ Pullin is now…
Afterglow, POV by GoPro – Video

Afterglow, POV by GoPro – Video

November 3, 2014
Wait, is that Daft Punk, or Chris Benchetler? Image:: GoPro Mountainwatch | Video A few weeks back, Canada’s Sweetgrass Productions dropped one of the most innovative and unique ski edits that we’d seen in a long time. This video is some Tron meets Skiing kinda deal… Anyway, as you can…
Winter’s First Snow Falls on Hirafu Village, Niseko – Photos

Winter’s First Snow Falls on Hirafu Village, Niseko – Photos

October 30, 2014
Gondola cabins lie in wait. It won’t be long until there’s 3m high snowbanks lining that car park. Image:: Yasuyuki Shimanuki Mountainwatch | Photos There’s something inherently beautiful about the change of seasons; something that has captivated humanity throughout history. If you’ve ever been in a ski town during the…
Epic October Snowfall Hits Whistler Blackcomb – Photos

Epic October Snowfall Hits Whistler Blackcomb – Photos

October 27, 2014
A groomer clears the access road to the patrol hut outside the Roundhouse lodge early on Saturday. Image:: Coast Mountain Photography Mountainwatch | Photos It’s not unusual to see a snowfall in Whistler around Canadian Thanksgiving, but it is unusual to see one as epic as this. Over 1 metre…
Best of 2014 – The Top 10 Photos from Australia and New Zealand

Best of 2014 – The Top 10 Photos from Australia and New Zealand

October 22, 2014
New Zealand only managed a below-average season this year, but this didn’t mean there weren’t any of those classic South Island powder days. Queenstown local, Harry Petit, scores some mid-August Blower at The Remarks. Image:: Vaughan Brookfield Mountainwatch | Photos What better way is there to toast the 2014 season…
Video – Salomon Freeski TV S08E02

Video – Salomon Freeski TV S08E02

October 22, 2014
Chillfactor | Freeski TV Episode 2 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…
Exclusive – Sugar Mountain, Photos and Official Trailer

Exclusive – Sugar Mountain, Photos and Official Trailer

October 14, 2014
The plane’s wing view of the Chugach Range peeling to the ocean. Image:: Josh Ramharter Mountainwatch | Video As one of the most highly anticipated Australian adventure movie releases in recent memory, Sugar Mountain will debut a new level of progression in Aussie backcountry skiing and ski-film production. Filmed utilising…
Video – Salomon Freeski TV S08E01

Video – Salomon Freeski TV S08E01

October 13, 2014
Chillfactor | Freeski TV Episode 1 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…
Video – The One Hit Wonder Big Air Game Show

Video – The One Hit Wonder Big Air Game Show

October 10, 2014
High flying cash grabs, or double down for glory? The 2014 format was unique to say the least. Press PLAY below. Image:: Generation Media Mountainwatch | Video The first full episode has dropped online following the first ever Toyota One Hit Wonder off-shoot that encouraged nudity, mind games, gambling and…
Photos – CAPiTA presents DOA2 Stay Bad Ass Sydney Premiere

Photos – CAPiTA presents DOA2 Stay Bad Ass Sydney Premiere

October 8, 2014
The packed house looks on, standing room only. Image:: Robbie Warden Transfer | Alex Horvath Last night at the Hotel Steyne, self-proclaimed “Super Corporation”, Capita Snowboards, unveiled their latest public service announcement: “Defenders of Awesome 2: Stay Badass” to a packed Tuesday night crowd. DOA2 features the full CAPiTA team…
JP Auclair, 1977 – 2014 – Pioneer, Romantic, Innovator, Student, Friend

JP Auclair, 1977 – 2014 – Pioneer, Romantic, Innovator, Student, Friend

October 3, 2014
JP in his happy place. Image:: Julien Regnier Mountainwatch | Chris Booth It’s the year 2000. The summer Olympics are in full motion in Sydney, the whole world is watching, and JP Auclair is being chased by police through the Olympic athlete compound. JP is striding ahead, putting body lengths…
Video – 2014 Season Wrap-Up

Video – 2014 Season Wrap-Up

October 3, 2014
As the sun sets on Winter ’14, we look back on the highs and lows of the season that was. Alex Cameron, July 2014. Image:: Thredbo Mountainwatch | Video For those caught in the rhythm of winter, spring is a season of mixed emotion. Warm days and the slow pace…
Travel – On Safari With Pow Jesus

Travel – On Safari With Pow Jesus

October 3, 2014
Floating, levitating, moving. A visceral experience. Chillfactor | Chris Booth All Photos by Reuben Krabbe “Me and a couple of buddies, we had a syndicate for years. Then in 2008 we won $34.1 million dollars.” I’m sitting at the Bitter Creek café in Stewart, a small Canadian town on the…
JP Auclair, Andreas Fransson, Liz Daley Killed in Two Separate Avalanches in South America

JP Auclair, Andreas Fransson, Liz Daley Killed in Two Separate Avalanches in South America

October 1, 2014
The ski world is mourning the loss of JP Auclair (left) & Andreas Fransson (right) in an avalanche in Chilean Patagonia. Image:: Unofficial Networks Mountainwatch | Alex Horvath — UPDATE: According to ESPN, rescuers were able to reach the bodies around 9am today, local time. The swedish film crew remained…
World Heli Challenge – Canon Shootout Slideshow and Official Edit

World Heli Challenge – Canon Shootout Slideshow and Official Edit

September 30, 2014
It doesn’t get much better… WHC 2014. Image:: Harro Mountainwatch | Alex Horvath If there’s one thing the World Heli Challenge has always done well, it’s capturing the majestic New Zealand Southern Alps in all their glory. Huge mountain peaks, stunning river deltas, hanging alpine glaciers and the Aoraki region’s…
Snow Journal – The Glass Half Full, 2014 Season Wrap-Up

Snow Journal – The Glass Half Full, 2014 Season Wrap-Up

September 26, 2014
There’s no denying it, mid-July offered the best snow of the whole season. Nate Johnstone slashes some fresh Aussie pow off the backside of Mt Buller. July 19 2014. Image:: Railton Mountainwatch | Reggae Elliss  As I write, there is still two weeks to go until the “official” end of…
Rip Curl Snow Tour – Perisher

Rip Curl Snow Tour – Perisher

September 24, 2014
Jordan launches a backy against his own will. In partnership with Rip Curl Mountainwatch | Chris Booth “Who wants to see Jordan launch Sun Valley Rock!” Yeeeaahh! the kids roar. “Backflip” one of them yells. “Yeah backflip” I yell back, encouraging them. “Back flip! Back flip! Backflip!” we all chant.…
Backcountry – Nat Segal, Oh The Places You Will Go

Backcountry – Nat Segal, Oh The Places You Will Go

September 23, 2014
New Zealand’s Backcountry, best enjoyed with friends. Image:: Camilla Rutherford Mountainwatch | Nat Segal Imagine, a snow experience that only requires one major investment and pays off in endless days of snow and untouched tracks away from the masses. Close your eyes and listen to the silence, see the fresh…
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