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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…
How to Build a Ski Resort Empire in 50 Years – Video

How to Build a Ski Resort Empire in 50 Years – Video

October 14, 2015
Mountainwatch | Video Whistler Blackcomb are celebrating their 50 year anniversary this year. To celebrate, they’ve released a fascinating video that chronicles the history and evolution of one the world’s leading ski resorts. For the last five decades, Whistler Blackcomb has left its mark on those who are drawn to…
What Will El Nino Mean for the Upcoming Japanese Snow Season? – The Grasshopper

What Will El Nino Mean for the Upcoming Japanese Snow Season? – The Grasshopper

October 9, 2015
A lack of snow is not a problem often associated with Japan. But with a strong El Nino signal leading us into Winter, how will it affect the snowpack? Image:: Nick Gregory Mountainwatch | The Grasshopper The weather’s heating up, the smell of BBQs are wafting on the breeze and…
Burton Presents 2016 – Ethan Deiss and Zak Hale – Video

Burton Presents 2016 – Ethan Deiss and Zak Hale – Video

October 8, 2015
Transfer | Video Burton are back for another year of their famed web series, Burton Presents. This year’s first episode follows Zak and Ethan as they take to the streets across Midwest USA, Japan, Russia and even Bosnia. As per usual, these episodes really deliver. Keep an eye out for…
From an Abandoned Mine to Nth America’s Steepest Ski Slope, Salomon Freeski TV – Episode 1

From an Abandoned Mine to Nth America’s Steepest Ski Slope, Salomon Freeski TV – Episode 1

October 8, 2015
Chillfactor | Freeski TV Episode 1 of 12, from the ninth 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 travel…
Burton Girls Presents, Episode 1 – Kimmy Fasani and Kelly Clark – Video

Burton Girls Presents, Episode 1 – Kimmy Fasani and Kelly Clark – Video

October 8, 2015
 Transfer | Video Burton have debuted the first episode of the new Burton Girls Presents series. This episode follows Kelly Clark and Kimmy Fasani through their winter season while also having as much fun as possible. From Burton: Burton Girls presents a three part series celebrating the snowboarding lifestyle.…
A Season of Highs and Lows – 2015 Wrap Up – Snow Journal

A Season of Highs and Lows – 2015 Wrap Up – Snow Journal

October 2, 2015
Nate Johnstone buries his tail in some late-July perfection Image:: Supplied Mountainwatch | Reggae Elliss It’s the last day of September today and I just had another great morning of spring skiing. Most people I have spoken to seem to agree, this is the best late season we’ve had in…
How The Peaks Of the Kosciuszko Main Range Got Their Names – Backcountry

How The Peaks Of the Kosciuszko Main Range Got Their Names – Backcountry

October 1, 2015
Chris Booth and Jason Robinson look out onto The Sentinel and on towards Jagungal and Watson’s Crags. The Main Range’s Western Faces are among some of the most spectacular landforms on the Australian continent. Very few people get to experience them up close. Image:: Jake McBride Mountainwatch | Paul Pearce…
Hakuba Valley – Honshu, Japan – The Definitive Guide

Hakuba Valley – Honshu, Japan – The Definitive Guide

September 30, 2015
Alex Horvath in the Tsugaike backcountry. If you’re in Japan, get in contact with Steve Lee’s Backcountry Tours. He knows the place like the back of his hand. Image:: Andrew Fawcett Transfer | Words by Richie Carroll It’s safe to say that the average Aussie or Kiwi snowboarder is well…
Six Girls Ski Greenland – Shifting Ice & Changing Tides – Video

Six Girls Ski Greenland – Shifting Ice & Changing Tides – Video

September 29, 2015
Mountainwatch | Video In March of 2014 six women set sail from Isafjordur, Iceland with the intention of sailing across the Denmark Straight and up the west coast of Greenland. They hoped to explore the remote coastline, pioneer new ski descents and collect scientific data in some of the most…
Wet and Wild at the Inaugural Thredbo Pond Skim Championship – Video

Wet and Wild at the Inaugural Thredbo Pond Skim Championship – Video

September 28, 2015
Please enable Javascript to watch this video Mountainwatch | Video Spring skiers came out in force for the Inaugural Thredbo Pond Skim, held at the base of the Cruiser Chair over the weekend. Skiers and snowboarders all donned their boardies and bikinis and attempted to make it across the 30m…
What Is Snowsurf? – An Interview With Gentemstick Founder, Taro Tamai

What Is Snowsurf? – An Interview With Gentemstick Founder, Taro Tamai

September 25, 2015
Taro has spearheaded the snow-surf movement with his unique powder-specific shapes from his home base in Niseko Image:: Andrew Fawcett Transfer | Alex Horvath Back in March, on a bluebird spring afternoon in Hakuba, our crew happened upon a Gentemstick x Patagonia demo day that saw all the latest Patagonia…
Nozawa Onsen – Honshu, Japan – The Definitive Guide

Nozawa Onsen – Honshu, Japan – The Definitive Guide

September 23, 2015
Words don’t do justice to the quality of Japanese pow, especially not in Nozawa Onsen. Image:: Andrew Fawcett Transfer | Words by Richie Carroll It’s safe to say that the average Aussie or Kiwi snowboarder is well and truly acquainted with Hokkaido and its offerings. These days, droves of antipodean…
The Fight to Save The Wild Jumbo Glacier, British Columbia – Video

The Fight to Save The Wild Jumbo Glacier, British Columbia – Video

September 23, 2015
Mountainwatch | Video For the last two decades, there’s been a war waged between ski resort development company and proponent, Glacier Resorts Ltd – who are attempting to construct a massive year-round ski resort in the British Columbian Purcell Range – and local stakeholders who fear that the Jumbo Glacier…
Salomon Freeski TV Returns for its Ninth Season – Teaser

Salomon Freeski TV Returns for its Ninth Season – Teaser

September 22, 2015
Mountainwatch | Video There’s no other way to put it, the crew from Salomon Freeski TV have the world’s best job. All winter long, they travel to some of the world’s most remote mountains, highest peaks and most luxurious ski resorts, all in the name of producing episode after episode…
Mt Buller Turns It On At The 2015 Australian Interschools Championships – Wrap Up

Mt Buller Turns It On At The 2015 Australian Interschools Championships – Wrap Up

September 21, 2015
Charlotte Murphy Image:: Harro Mountainwatch | Reggae Elliss Mount Buller hosted a very successful Australian Interschools championship last week, helped by five days of sunshine and good spring snow. The Interschools are the biggest and most inclusive on-snow event in the country involving kids from kindergarten to year 12. Students…
One Rider Wins Both Titles At The Inaugural Burton Tight Lines Event

One Rider Wins Both Titles At The Inaugural Burton Tight Lines Event

September 21, 2015
Josh Vagne’s Tightest Line was enough to impress the field of industry judges as well as the general public, taking home a cool $5,000 for his trouble Image:: Nick Gregory Transfer x Burton Saturday September 19 saw up and coming Australian snowboarder, Josh Vagne, win both the “Tightest Line” and…
SSA Futures Program

SSA Futures Program

September 16, 2015
Mountainwatch | Reggae Elliss Helping to steer kids in the right direction One of Ski and Snowboard Australia’s major in season programs is the Futures Pathways, an athlete development and talent identification program, aimed at kids with the talent and desire to progress. Over the past winter the SSA ran…
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