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A Decade of Down Rails – Burton Snowboards Announces the 10th Annual Cattleman’s Rail Jam

A Decade of Down Rails – Burton Snowboards Announces the 10th Annual Cattleman’s Rail Jam

June 9, 2015
Competitors gather atop the famed stair set, Saturday July 12, 2014 Image:: Matt Hull Transfer x Burton | Press Release For 364 days a year, the Cattleman’s stair set at Mt Buller is merely a passageway that connects the village square to the bottom of Bourke St. But on one…
International Olympic Committee Confirms Big Air’s Addition to Pyeongchang 2018

International Olympic Committee Confirms Big Air’s Addition to Pyeongchang 2018

June 9, 2015
Big Air has always been an integral part of snowboard culture, leading to monumental moments in progression. What impact will the Olympic addition have? Image:: Billabong Air & Style 2012, Innsbruck Transfer | Alex Horvath Today’s announcement by the International Olympic Committee (IOC), has confirmed widespread rumours that Snowboard Big…
Snow Alert NZ – UPDATED – Large Front Inbound, Possibility of 70cm

Snow Alert NZ – UPDATED – Large Front Inbound, Possibility of 70cm

June 5, 2015
There’s going to be some rain first, but areas close to the divide could be in for up to 70cm above 2000m. Image:: Treble Cone SNOW ALERT – UPDATED Snow Likelihood rating: It’s raining, but snow is coming Updated: June 9 2015 As promised, the rain is currently settling in, but…
Transfer – Issue 19 – Preview

Transfer – Issue 19 – Preview

June 4, 2015
On the cover: Australia’s Jye Kearney, shot in New York by Banjo Transfer Snowboard Magazine | Issue #19 Buy Transfer Issue #19 Now Subscribe To Transfer Snowboard Magazine From Just $45 With only two days to go until lifts fire up for Winter 2015, could there be anything better than…
Video – Behind the Cover – Jye Kearney, NYC

Video – Behind the Cover – Jye Kearney, NYC

June 4, 2015
Transfer Snowboard Magazine | Video New York City is a place of unrelenting activity. It can make or break a person. Six years ago, when Jye Kearney was only 16, he joined the ranks of the few crew who have ridden the streetscape of the city that never sleeps. This…
Snow Season Outlook 2015 – June Update – New Zealand

Snow Season Outlook 2015 – June Update – New Zealand

June 2, 2015
The winter buzz is strong in the South Island thanks to last week’s dump. But what’s instore for the month ahead? Image:: The Remarkables New Zealand Seasonal Snow Outlook | The Grasshopper Brought to you by ESS Boardstores Less than a month to go, and confidence is sky high for…
Snow Season Outlook 2015 – June Update – Australia – Welcome to Winter

Snow Season Outlook 2015 – June Update – Australia – Welcome to Winter

June 1, 2015
Welcome to Winter. Lake Jindabyne, June 1, 2015 Image:: Lucas Wilkinson Australian Seasonal Snow Outlook – June update | The Grasshopper Brought to you by ESS Boardstores El Nino is here and for the next six months it’s going to get blamed for anything weird that happens with the weather.…
Video – The Roof of Australia – Behind the Scenes

Video – The Roof of Australia – Behind the Scenes

June 1, 2015
Mountainwatch | Video Inside the latest issues of both Transfer & Chillfactor Magazine, you can read all about the mammoth quest to ski and document some of the steepest terrain in Australia. In this short edit, Expedition Leader Chris Booth talks us through what it takes to actually get out…
Ullr Welcomes us to Winter – June 1 Gallery

Ullr Welcomes us to Winter – June 1 Gallery

June 1, 2015
Morning breaks over a snowy Thredbo Valley Image:: Thredbo Mountainwatch | Gallery It’s now just five days to go until the lifts will fire up for the 2015 season. In fine form, Ullr has heralded Winter’s arrival with up to 30cm of fresh snow. Here’s a selection of today’s best…
Snow Alert NZ – Weekend snow in the South Island?

Snow Alert NZ – Weekend snow in the South Island?

May 28, 2015
#stormlife up at The Remarks Image:: The Remarkables SNOW ALERT Snow Likelihood rating: It’s a crap shoot. Roll the dice and watch in wonder. Updated: May 28 2015 The Southern Lakes got hit by a classic southerly snow storm on Sunday/Monday just gone. Some of the snow drifts that collected would…
Opening Weekend Outlook – The Grasshopper – UPDATED

Opening Weekend Outlook – The Grasshopper – UPDATED

May 25, 2015
The nights are cooling down and most resorts have commenced snowmaking, but is there natural snow on the way? The Grasshopper investigates Image:: Thredbo Mountainwatch | The Grasshopper Season 2015 is nearly here. On the 1st of June we’ll fire up our world famous daily detailed forecasts for the Australian…
Explainer – El Nino, What is it Anyway?

Explainer – El Nino, What is it Anyway?

May 18, 2015
There’s no doubt that the weather in Australia has been a little wild of late – is it El Nino? Or is it just natural variation? Thredbo Resort, May 13, 2015 Image:: Thredbo Mountainwatch | The Grasshopper Everybody relax. Or panic. The Australian Bureau of Meteorology has officially decreed that…
Come and visit us at the 2015 Snow Travel Expo

Come and visit us at the 2015 Snow Travel Expo

May 13, 2015
Just by attending, you’ll go in the running to win an incredible adventure at Skeena Heli, up in Northern British Columbia Image:: Supplied Mountainwatch | Snow Travel With less than 23 days to go until the lifts start spinning for 2015, skiers everywhere are thinking snow. For any skiers lucky…
Transfer – Issue 18 – Preview

Transfer – Issue 18 – Preview

May 11, 2015
On the cover: New Zealand’s Roland Morley Brown in Mayrhofen, Austria, shot by Matt Mchattie Transfer Snowboard Magazine | Issue #18 As we near closer to Winter, there are a couple of landmark moments any snowboarder will recognise. They’re the kind of things that kick-start your excitement with a hit…
Deep Lows Develop, Weekend Snow Looms – Snow Alert – Countdown To Winter

Deep Lows Develop, Weekend Snow Looms – Snow Alert – Countdown To Winter

May 8, 2015
Snow was already falling in Falls Creek yesterday arvo Image:: Falls Creek/Hocking Mountainwatch | Snow Alert As you may have heard by now, things are cooling off in the mountains. Some resorts already have a dusting about the peaks, and down in Tasmania snow has coated the hills around Hobart,…
Perisher First to Start Snowmaking in 2015 – Countdown To Winter

Perisher First to Start Snowmaking in 2015 – Countdown To Winter

May 6, 2015
It might be man-made, but it’s snow. Who can’t get excited about that? Image:: Perisher Mountainwatch | Alex Horvath It’s that time of the year again. Look outside: the air is cold, the surf is good, and The Grasshopper is already sticking his finger in the air and delivering his…
Snow Season Outlook 2015 – May Update – New Zealand

Snow Season Outlook 2015 – May Update – New Zealand

May 5, 2015
Autumn snow on Autumn trees in Arrowtown, New Zealand Image:: Vaughan Brookfield New Zealand Seasonal Snow Outlook | The Grasshopper Brought to you by ESS Boardstores April’s snow has come and gone, like we knew it would. But now we’re in May and we’re allowed to hope that soon something…
Snow Season Outlook 2015 – May Update – Australia – Wrong’un’s Revival

Snow Season Outlook 2015 – May Update – Australia – Wrong’un’s Revival

May 4, 2015
June 30, 2014 – far too cold for work. Winter beckons. Image:: Mt Buller Australian Seasonal Snow Outlook | The Grasshopper Brought to you by ESS Boardstores Every good story needs a hero, a villain, a joker, and a few twists along the way. This month’s seasonal forecast update sure…
Long Live The Weekend Warrior – Follow The Grasshopper’s Weekend Forecast

Long Live The Weekend Warrior – Follow The Grasshopper’s Weekend Forecast

April 29, 2015
Go on, load up that car and get out there… Image:: Burton Mountainwatch | Alex Horvath An extract From Chillfactor’s Ten Most Underrated Moves in Skiing: “That giddy Friday feeling knowing you’re about to get out of the city and embark on your adventure to the mountains. Crap playlists on…
BoM Signals Imminent El Niño – Countdown to Winter

BoM Signals Imminent El Niño – Countdown to Winter

April 16, 2015
That needle shifted from ‘Watch’ to ‘Alert’ with today’s announcement Image:: BoM Mountainwatch | Alex Horvath In today’s updated El Niño Southern Oscillation wrap-up, The Australian Bureau of Meteorology has signalled that due to increasing average ocean temperatures across the tropical Pacific Ocean and a decrease in trade-wind activity, an…
Snow Season Outlook 2015 – New Zealand – The Bledisloe of Snow

Snow Season Outlook 2015 – New Zealand – The Bledisloe of Snow

April 3, 2015
Last winter was less than disappointing in New Zealand, although there were still quite a few good days if you were there for them. Locals will be hanging for an improvement in 2015. The outlook is positive. Image:: Vaughan Brookfield New Zealand Seasonal Snow Outlook | The Grasshopper Australia won…
Snow Season Outlook 2015 – Australia – El Nino Dos Awaits

Snow Season Outlook 2015 – Australia – El Nino Dos Awaits

March 31, 2015
It was the ‘Wrong’un’ of last year that delivered the epic falls of late June and early July. As you’ll read below, it could possibly happen again Image:: Thredbo Resort Australian Seasonal Snow Outlook | The Grasshopper If this were a movie I guess they’d be calling it El Nino Dos.…
Vail Resorts Wants You – What the Deal Really Means – Explainer

Vail Resorts Wants You – What the Deal Really Means – Explainer

March 31, 2015
Just think, this is what Perisher looked like before it became ‘EPIC’. What do you think they’re going to have in store for the future? Image:: Andrew Fawcett Mountainwatch | Chris Booth Vail Resorts just bought Perisher for $176.6 million, or roughly 431 million Lil’ Orbitz donuts. This is a…
Touring the Selkirks – Sunrise Lodge, British Columbia with Volkl – Video

Touring the Selkirks – Sunrise Lodge, British Columbia with Volkl – Video

March 27, 2015
Christina Lusti skiing the steep and deep in the Selkirk Range Image:: Adam Clarke Chillfactor | Reggae Elliss Ski marque, Volkl, has been sending their big mountain ski teams to some of the world’s best locations. In this episode Ingrid Backstrom, Ian MacIntosh, Stian Hagen, Austin Ross and Christina Lusti…
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