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Video – Rip Curl Snow Tour 2014

Video – Rip Curl Snow Tour 2014

August 1, 2014
The crew scored an epic day on the south side of Mt Buller. Image:: Andrew Railton In partnership with Rip Curl Mountainwatch | Video The Rip Curl crew truly scored when they hit up resorts across Australia for the Rip Curl Snow Tour – bluebird days, freshies, new lines and…
Snow Alert Aus – 15 to 30cm inbound

Snow Alert Aus – 15 to 30cm inbound

July 29, 2014
The storm that hit around the 18th July delivered some incredible snow to Mt Hotham, if temps stay low then we can expect a rinse and repeat this weekend Image:: Mark Tsukasov SNOW ALERT Snow Likelihood rating: Moderate, but increasing confidence. Updated:July 29 2014 Just in time for August, a healthy…
Opinion – Avalanches, The Darker Side of the Storm

Opinion – Avalanches, The Darker Side of the Storm

July 25, 2014
Recent snow conditions have brought avalanche danger to the forefront of backcountry user’s minds. As you can see from this shot, it’s for very good reason Image:: Le Bent/Blondel Mountainwatch | Zack Wasson The thought of avalanches occurring in Australia is a strange concept in the mind of most backcountry…
Gallery – The South Island So Far

Gallery – The South Island So Far

July 22, 2014
South Island skier, Harry Pettit, enjoying some fresh pow at the Remarkables. Image:: Vaughan Brookfield Mountainwatch | Alex Horvath Over in New Zealand, winter has been progressing a little slowly… But that doesn’t mean there hasn’t been any good riding on offer. In order to kill the bad vibes, and…
Rip Curl Snow Tour – Thredbo

Rip Curl Snow Tour – Thredbo

July 18, 2014
Canny timing, day one of the Tour just happened to be one of those Thredbo days. In partnership with Rip Curl Mountainwatch | Chris Booth Last week there was 50cm of fresh pow in Thredbo, while just 2 hours away the surf in Tarthra was 4-6ft and perfect. There aren’t…
Snow Alert – 10 to 30cm inbound for Australia next week

Snow Alert – 10 to 30cm inbound for Australia next week

July 17, 2014
Snow continued to fall last night in Falls Creek, we can expect a short break of mostly fine weather over the weekend before more natural snow falls early next week. Image:: Hocking SNOW ALERT Snow Likelihood rating:High confidence Filed: June 17 2014 Updated:June 18 2014 The Grasshopper‘s jumping up and down…
Jye Kearney Wins The 9th Annual Burton Cattleman’s Rail Jam

Jye Kearney Wins The 9th Annual Burton Cattleman’s Rail Jam

July 14, 2014
Cattleman’s winner Jye Kearney, second place getter Cam Staveley and Tommi Ollikainen with their night’s pay Image:: Matt Hull Transfer | Alex Horvath The ninth instalment of the famed Cattleman’s rail jam went down in Mount Buller over the weekend, and by all reports this year’s final was one of…
Backcountry – Split or Snowshoes, Ultimate Solution?

Backcountry – Split or Snowshoes, Ultimate Solution?

July 13, 2014
Will Jackways knows his way around the backcountry, he also knows his way around the Southern Alps pretty damn well, too. Here he’s scoring some nice early season Kiwi blower Image:: Riley Bathurst Mountainwatch | Riley Bathurst There’s no disputing that touring is easier than walking in fresh snow. The…
Boothy’s Blog – Weekend at Bernie’s

Boothy’s Blog – Weekend at Bernie’s

July 13, 2014
  Mountainwatch | Chris Booth Bernie Rosow is on the cover of this year’s Chillfactor Magazine. It’s a great shot from one of Thredbo’s classic August days last winter: it’s dry, light, and bluebird. As a skier, a photo on the cover of a magazine doesn’t happen all that often,…
The Oakley Snow Report App – Fresher than the snow on Kosciuszko

The Oakley Snow Report App – Fresher than the snow on Kosciuszko

July 10, 2014
Mountainwatch | News The freshest app in the app store just got even fresher. That’s right, the completely free Mountainwatch snow report app has just received a number of key updates that aim to bring you even closer to the most up-to-date independent snow forecasting and reporting service in the…
Boothy’s Blog – Do it like the Kavos this winter

Boothy’s Blog – Do it like the Kavos this winter

July 7, 2014
Welcome to 2014’s first instalment of Boothy’s blog. Penned each week by the discerning pro-skier with a hell of a beard. Mountainwatch | Chris Booth Last winter, the Mountainwatch office received an email from 16 year-old, Nick Kavo. It went like this:  Hi Mountainwatch, After reading Chris Booth’s article on…
Snow Alert Aus – 30 – 40cm inbound – Updated

Snow Alert Aus – 30 – 40cm inbound – Updated

July 6, 2014
Dhanu Sherpa slashes some perfect Aussie pow in Thredbo over the weekend. No doubt this week will offer plenty of turns like this. Image:: Gareth Christian SNOW ALERT Snow Likelihood rating: The force is strong with this one. Updated:July 9 2014 UPDATE Unfortunately the totals have been dropped to the lower…
Boothy’s Blog – Checking in with your 12-year-old self

Boothy’s Blog – Checking in with your 12-year-old self

July 6, 2014
  Illustration by Russell Smith Mountainwatch | Chris Booth The other day I was going through some boxes at home and came across my grade 6 yearbook, on page 5 I saw this: I’d be lying if I said I didn’t cringe when I read this. I mean, check out…
Transfer – Issue 17 – Preview

Transfer – Issue 17 – Preview

July 5, 2014
On the cover: Jordy Crockford in Minnesota, shot by Banjo McLachlan Transfer Snowboard Magazine | Alex Horvath Issue #17 hits all good newsagents this week. This is the final issue for 2014 and as usual it’s packed with stunning stories and images from around the globe. Buy Transfer Issue #17…
Season Outlook 2014 – July Update – New Zealand

Season Outlook 2014 – July Update – New Zealand

July 4, 2014
Opening day at The Remarkables yesterday saw blue sky, a new chairlift and some fresh snow. Not bad, right? Image:: The Remarkables New Zealand Snow Outlook | The Grasshopper A few days ago this seasonal would have been a lot harder to write. Things were starting to look a bit…
Storm Journal – The Superstorm

Storm Journal – The Superstorm

July 3, 2014
Far too cold for work. Mt Buller looking its best. Image:: Andrew Railton Mountainwatch | Reggae Elliss There is no denying that the mountains were shrouded with an air of pessimism just over a week ago. The media had been relentless in its dire predictions for the Australian snow season,…
Recap – Throwing down at Thredbo’s Snow Series

Recap – Throwing down at Thredbo’s Snow Series

July 3, 2014
Even though the snow was coming down hard, and it was bitterly cold, the riders turned it on for the crowd. Joss McAlpin. Image:: Gareth Christian Mountainwatch | Lauren Tomasi The first two stops of Thredbo’s Boost Mobile Snow Series supported by Mountainwatch went off with a bang over the…
Events – The 9th Annual Cattleman’s Rail Jam returns to Mt Buller

Events – The 9th Annual Cattleman’s Rail Jam returns to Mt Buller

July 2, 2014
Troy Sturrock put down some solid tricks during last year’s event. After his first ever street trip to Minnesota (Transfer #17) he’ll be in with a chance of a great result. Image:: Matt Hull Transfer | News The most anticipated event of the year will make it’s ninth return to…
Snow Alert NZ – Revised – Up to 40cm to Fall Down South

Snow Alert NZ – Revised – Up to 40cm to Fall Down South

June 30, 2014
Powder days in the Southern Lakes have been few and far between so far, but this one coming up will be particularly special. Don’t miss it. Image:: Vaughan Brookfield UPDATE Slight revisions are necessary today, so we’re revising the snow alert. In today’s forecast The Grasshopper said: “Unfortunately Sunday for…
Season Outlook 2014 – July Update – Australia

Season Outlook 2014 – July Update – Australia

June 30, 2014
The last few days will be remembered for many seasons to come. A truly epic snowfall. Fingers crossed the “wrong’un” continues to deliver a good bounce. Image:: Thredbo Australian Seasonal Snow Outlook | The Grasshopper Brought to you by ESS Boardstores With the most epic of Julys ahead, this seasonal…
Boothy’s Blog – 5 Ideas to Make Skiing in Australia Better

Boothy’s Blog – 5 Ideas to Make Skiing in Australia Better

June 27, 2014
  Mountainwatch | Chris Booth Every self-respecting skibum has a big idea to make skiing in Australia better, so I thought I’d ask 5 people from different backgrounds for theirs. Here’s what they came up with. Illustration by Russell Smith 1. Steve Osborn – Make skiing a sport for foodies…
Boothy’s Blog – Pretty Alright

Boothy’s Blog – Pretty Alright

June 27, 2014
  Mountainwatch | Chris Booth Vernon high school in British Columbia produced Josh Bibby, TJ Schiller, Riley Leboe, Josh Stack and Joe Schuster. They shared classes and skied together, and today they all happen to feature in the industry’s major ski films. Kye Peterson and Callum Pettit were in the…
Full Movie – Night Fury

Full Movie – Night Fury

June 25, 2014
Nick Brown scopes out one of the attractive back country traps, deep within the Niseko Night. Image:: Jake McBride Transfer | Video READ MORE ABOUT NIGHT FURY IN ISSUE #16 OF TRANSFER SNOWBOARD MAGAZINE. BUY IT HERE. Night Fury is a fictional snowboard short film, shot almost entirely at night,…
Storm Watch – Dump and Dumper

Storm Watch – Dump and Dumper

June 25, 2014
Now that’s what you call a season-starter Image:: Perisher Mountainwatch | Storm Wrap There’s a famous blues musician I’m reminded of. His name is Seasick Steve. He started life as a hobo, but was discovered and signed onto a record label who gave him what he needed to find fame.…
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