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Snow Season Outlook 2015 – July Update – Australia – El Nino’s Iron Grip

Snow Season Outlook 2015 – July Update – Australia – El Nino’s Iron Grip

June 29, 2015
There may not be much natural snow, but there’s definitely snow. Zahra Kell rip through some man-made pow Image:: Thredbo Australian Seasonal Snow Outlook – July update | The Grasshopper Brought to you by ESS Boardstores We’ve been Nino’ed. June started with a rush of cold air, but that was…
Binding Tech Explained – The 2015 Gear Guide

Binding Tech Explained – The 2015 Gear Guide

June 25, 2015
Illustration:: Louis Macindoe Transfer | Gear Guide This article appears in the 2015 Transfer Gear Guide, available for free with Issue #18. Purchase HERE Bindings; the age-old dead bolts that connect man and machine. Without these guys, we’d be no more than glorified skim boarders. Bindings have one job: to…
The Cattleman’s Throwback Gallery – CRJ10

The Cattleman’s Throwback Gallery – CRJ10

June 24, 2015
History, Jye Kearney becomes the first person to claim three Cattleman’s titles. Photo: Hull Transfer x Burton | Cattleman’s 2015 The decade-long Cattleman’s story is rich with standout performances, inclement weather and questionable fashion statements. It’s hard to encapsulate the Cattleman’s experience in words, however there is no denying that…
New Zealand Scores – The Storm in Photos

New Zealand Scores – The Storm in Photos

June 20, 2015
Queenstown’s Coronet Peak was among the first to open, snow totals were less than the Canterbury Region yet still impressive Image:: Coronet Peak Mountainwatch | Storm Watch Well New Zealand has pulled away from Australia in the Bledisloe of snow with a strong first quarter lead after the metre snow…
UPDATED – 48 Hours of Snow – Snow Alert Australia

UPDATED – 48 Hours of Snow – Snow Alert Australia

June 17, 2015
The calm before the storm, June 17, 2015 Image:: Thredbo Snow Likelihood rating:
The Replica Rail Qualification Event – Cattleman’s 2015

The Replica Rail Qualification Event – Cattleman’s 2015

June 17, 2015
Transfer x Burton | Cattleman’s 2015 One of the great evolutions of the Cattleman’s contest has been the all-inclusive qualification event that takes place on an exact replica of the Cattleman’s stair set in the Mt Buller Park. In 2011, The Burton Cattleman’s Replica Rail was officially opened, on which…
Snow on the Way in the South – Snow Alert NZ

Snow on the Way in the South – Snow Alert NZ

June 16, 2015
Coronet Peak turned it on for Opening Day last weekend, but if this storm comes through that powder shape could be mighty handy Image:: Coronet Peak SNOW ALERT Snow Likelihood rating: Uncertain and complex, but it’s coming. Updated: June 16 2015 After a promising start, followed by a great snowmaking window,…
Video – Chile Summer Daze, by The North Face

Video – Chile Summer Daze, by The North Face

June 15, 2015
Transfer | Video Careful preparation and planning for any expedition is paramount, but certain elements cannot be controlled. When Roland Morley-Brown and Clint Allan arrived in Chile to unseasonably warm weather, and barren peaks at Valle Nevado, they were left searching for pockets of snow-drift. Snow-thirsty and on the hunt…
Must Have App For Ski Bums & Shred Heads – The Mountainwatch Snow Reports & Forecasts App

Must Have App For Ski Bums & Shred Heads – The Mountainwatch Snow Reports & Forecasts App

June 12, 2015
The freshest app in the app store, just got even fresher. That’s right, the Mountainwatch snow report app has just received a number of key updates that all aim to bring you even closer to the most up-to-date independent snow forecasting and reporting service in the world. Available through the…
Video – The Unique Story Behind Oyuki Apparel in Niseko

Video – The Unique Story Behind Oyuki Apparel in Niseko

June 12, 2015
Mountainwatch | Video Shot amid the powdery haven that Japanese brand Oyuki, calls home, this video is a homage to Niseko’s unique, pristine and sometimes unruly winter environment. The edit was filmed and directed by Knack Studios’ Director of Photography Rob Norman, who is renowned for his work with a…
The 2015 Gear Guide – Snowboard Shapes Explained

The 2015 Gear Guide – Snowboard Shapes Explained

June 12, 2015
Let’s face it, these days, walking into a snowboard shop can be as daunting as the first time you bought a box of rubbers; there’s just so many shapes and sizes. Luckily, the Transfer Gear Guide is here to hold your hand through the process Illustration:: Louis Macindoe Transfer |…
Tamashii – A Social Documentary Told Through Skiing

Tamashii – A Social Documentary Told Through Skiing

June 10, 2015
Chillfactor | Annaliese FitzGerald Filmmaker Ross Reid’s latest project, Tamashii cleverly explores the insidious revolution of the ‘smartphone’ and society’s ever increasing reliance on social media. It observes irony in the way that social platforms are being used as a medium to promote outdoor activities, while actually preventing people from…
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…
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