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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…
World Heli Challenge – Team Mates claim victory at the 2014 WHC

World Heli Challenge – Team Mates claim victory at the 2014 WHC

September 21, 2014
Team Mates, enjoying the spoils of their victory. From left, Ryan Tiene, Jake Koia and Mitch Ayers. Image:: Kit Rundle Mountainwatch | Chris Booth The World Heli Challenge really lived up to its name this year. First, there was the “World”; with “Team Vacation” from USA/Canada with skiers Essex Prescott and…
World Heli Challenge – Exclusive Gallery

World Heli Challenge – Exclusive Gallery

September 18, 2014
The shake up to this year’s event format has reinvigorated an already unique competition format. How good is that playground? Mt Cook, NZ. Image:: Harro Mountainwatch | Gallery For the last nine days, two teams of two have been flying in helicopters, riding big lines, hucking off cliffs and filming the…
Burton High Fives New Zealand – EXCLUSIVE WEBCAST

Burton High Fives New Zealand – EXCLUSIVE WEBCAST

September 16, 2014
60 of the world’s best male and female riders will be battling it out in both Slopestyle and Halfpipe. Yuki Kadano, High Fives 2013. Image:: Moran Burton High Fives Back for its third straight year, the 2014 Burton High Fives event will kick off Friday afternoon at Cardrona Alpine Resort,…
Snow Alert NZ – Consistent top-ups on the way down south

Snow Alert NZ – Consistent top-ups on the way down south

September 15, 2014
Cardrona’s carpark this afternoon. Reports indicate about 7cm has fallen through the day. Image:: Cardrona SNOW ALERT Snow Likelihood rating: The force is strong. Filed:September 15, 2014 It’s been a slow winter in New Zealand. Sure, there’s been snow, and there’s been some powder days, but it kinda feels like it…
Boothy’s Blog – Is skiing killing snowboarding?

Boothy’s Blog – Is skiing killing snowboarding?

September 11, 2014
Illustration by Russell Smith Mountainwatch | Chris Booth When I was four years old, dad took me snowboarding. It was the early ’90s and snowboarding was exploding and he was right into it. Only thing was, there weren’t any snowboard boots in tiny kids sizes available at the time, so…
Offshore Snow Shapes – Snowboard Craft That’s Head High & Glassy

Offshore Snow Shapes – Snowboard Craft That’s Head High & Glassy

September 8, 2014
Offshore team rider, Charlie Steinbacher, high above the lip in Otaru, Hokkaido, Japan Image:: Keats This story originally appeared in Transfer issue #16, find all our back issues HERE… Transfer | Alex Horvath Up until now, the concept of an “Aussie snowboard company” hasn’t always garnered the same kind of…
Travel – Five Reasons to Ski in Canada this Winter

Travel – Five Reasons to Ski in Canada this Winter

September 4, 2014
Yep, in Canada, it’s steep and deep. Revelstoke, B.C Image:: Revelstoke In partnership with Air Canada Mountainwatch | Caitlin Reid This time of year, every year, our minds start to wander. They wander aimlessly across the oceans, sitting comfortably in first class seats, sipping on French Champagne while we rest…
Video – There Goes – Jye Kearney, Full Part

Video – There Goes – Jye Kearney, Full Part

September 2, 2014
Jye going large over a massive gap in Anchorage’s Kincaide Park. Image:: Jussi Grznar Transfer | Video In the third and final instalment of ‘There Goes… Tuesdays’, Check out Jye Kearney’s full part from the movie, There Goes. See more from the project in this year’s Transfer Issue #17… There…
Season Outlook 2014 – September Update – New Zealand

Season Outlook 2014 – September Update – New Zealand

September 2, 2014
While the powder days have been few and far between, this mid-August dump was perfect. Harry Pettit getting after it at The Remarkables Image:: Vaughan Brookfield New Zealand Snow Outlook | The Grasshopper We got lucky in August with some heavy falls to start the month, and that’s allowed us…
The First Annual Transfer Banked Slalom hits Thredbo

The First Annual Transfer Banked Slalom hits Thredbo

August 31, 2014
Transfer | Alex Horvath On Saturday, August 16, in Thredbo Resort, The First Annual Transfer Snowboard Magazine Banked Slalom will go down. Inspired by the unquestionable momentum of Banked Slalom events across the world, this unique and innovative contest will follow the legacy created by other highly renowned events such…
Essay – Nat Segal – Skiing in the face of Climate Change

Essay – Nat Segal – Skiing in the face of Climate Change

August 30, 2014
Nat and her family at Mt Buller. “This is what I remember winter being like as a kid, they became less and less regular the older I became.” “If the ski industry is to save itself – not to mention help save snow, alpine habitat and ecosystems downstream of the…
Season Outlook 2014 – September Update – Australia

Season Outlook 2014 – September Update – Australia

August 29, 2014
Spring in the high country, does it get any better? Image:: Falls Creek Australian Seasonal Snow Outlook | The Grasshopper Brought to you by ESS Boardstores It’s time for our final seasonal outlook of the season, and I have to admit this is probably my favourite one to write. We…
Video – There Goes – Jake McCarthy, Full Part

Video – There Goes – Jake McCarthy, Full Part

August 27, 2014
Image:: John Waddell Transfer | Video Check out Jake McCarthy’s full part from the movie, There Goes. See more from the project in this year’s Transfer Issue #17… There Goes was brought to you by Burton Snowboards, Analog, Anon and Transfer Snowboard Magazine | Filmed by John Waddell
World Heli Challenge – The Call Up, The Mountainwatch Picks

World Heli Challenge – The Call Up, The Mountainwatch Picks

August 27, 2014
Mountainwatch | Alex Horvath This year’s World Heli Challenge is utlising a brand new format. The ‘Call Up’ asks for teams to submit their videos and then asks the public to vote for one eventual winner, while a team of judges pick the other. The winners will get treated to…
Opinion – Can Snowboarding Go Green?

Opinion – Can Snowboarding Go Green?

August 26, 2014
The guilt-free boarder. Is enviro misrepresentation rife in snowboarding? Or are there those who are doing their bit? Illustration:: Louis Macindoe This Global Conscience piece was originally published in Transfer #17. You can find all our back issues HERE. Transfer | Alex Horvath Snowboarding, as a lifestyle, is inextricably linked…
Backcountry – My first Summit, Stef Zeestraten

Backcountry – My first Summit, Stef Zeestraten

August 21, 2014
There’s only one way back down to the car on the river bed. Mountainwatch | Stef Zeestraten ED: Never one to shy away from adventure, New Zealand’s Stef Zeestraten takes us through a recent outing in the South Island… Somewhere within some quiet banter at the Wanaka districts club, over…
Video – Transfer Banked Slalom – Official Edit and Gallery

Video – Transfer Banked Slalom – Official Edit and Gallery

August 21, 2014
The course flowed perfectly from top to bottom, making the most of the natural terrain on offer. Image:: Keats Transfer | Video This year’s First Annual Transfer Banked Slalom is already being praised as “the day of the season” by those hotdoggers lucky enough to witness it. Thanks to Thredbo…
Boothy’s Blog – Ten tips for better Japanese etiquette

Boothy’s Blog – Ten tips for better Japanese etiquette

August 21, 2014
  The Aussie in Japan. Illustration by Russell Smith Mountainwatch | Chris Booth Like many of us, I’m hooked on Japan. I’ve been a couple of times now, first starting up in Niseko, then exploring the bigger resorts on the main island of Honshu as I figured out the lay…
Video – There Goes – Harry Crean, Full Part

Video – There Goes – Harry Crean, Full Part

August 19, 2014
$bodyImage:: John Waddell$body Transfer | Video Check out Daniel “Harry” Crean’s full part from the movie, There Goes. See more from the project in this year’s Transfer Magazines… There Goes was brought to you by Burton Snowboards, Analog, Anon and Transfer Snowboard Magazine | Filmed by John Waddell
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