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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.…
Snow Alert Aus – Another 60cm expected

Snow Alert Aus – Another 60cm expected

June 25, 2014
Bam. June 2014 Powder day – Check Image:: Thredbo SNOW ALERT Snow Likelihood rating: Have you looked on those cams? They’re nearly buried…  Updated: June 25 2014 This storm is the gift that keeps on giving… An update on the snow alert, plus another front in the distance… So it’s safe…
Snow Alert Aus – Updated – Up to 85cm expected this week

Snow Alert Aus – Updated – Up to 85cm expected this week

June 23, 2014
Snowmaking has been the key to any skiing so far, but it’s all going to change this week with the storm of the season due, and then more on the weekend Image:: Thredbo SNOW ALERT Snow Likelihood rating:It’s on the way Updated:June 23 2014 The Grasshopper has found another cold…
Boothy’s Blog – Let’s buy Charlotte Pass

Boothy’s Blog – Let’s buy Charlotte Pass

June 23, 2014
Mountainwatch | Chris Booth The head lease held by Charlotte Pass Village Pty Ltd (CPV) is up for renewal at the end of the week. So if you’ve ever bemoaned the Australian ski resort experience, now’s your chance. This wasn’t something you could really do before, because the resort operators,…
Video – There Goes, The Full Movie

Video – There Goes, The Full Movie

June 17, 2014
Transfer | John Waddell Writing this, it’s hard to believe it’s been two or more years since this hair-brained scheme was hatched. It all started with a fine and sunny spring in Jindabyne, many BBQs on McCarthys east Jindabyne verandah (including Brekky BBQ’s) and a spring snow cover to get…
Boothy’s Blog – More than turns down a hill

Boothy’s Blog – More than turns down a hill

June 15, 2014
Mountainwatch | Chris Booth When I ask myself why I go to the ‘snow’, my natural response is ‘turns down a hill’. So when faced with the prospect of going to the ‘snow’ over opening weekend and not being able to actually make turns down a hill, I had a…
Interview – Jesse Houghton talks Tinder and travel

Interview – Jesse Houghton talks Tinder and travel

June 11, 2014
Jesse getting soulful in some Austrian powder Image:: Jordan Sell Mountainwatch | Jordan Houghton Most people know Jesse as a quiet guy; he’s humble and prefers to let his skiing do the talking. I like these kinds of people. Positioned within Australia’s elite skiing circle, Jesse, in my opinion remains…
Gear Guide – How to buy the right boots

Gear Guide – How to buy the right boots

June 11, 2014
The Transfer pro model, from the future. Illustration:: Louis Macindoe Transfer | Gear Guide Nothing is more crucial to your snowboarding than the fit of your snowboard boots. You literally walk the fine line of comfort and performance. Having a boot that prevents dreaded heel lift, and is comfortable enough…
Snow Alert – 20-50cm on the way for Canterbury

Snow Alert – 20-50cm on the way for Canterbury

June 6, 2014
Will Canterbury see another cold outbreak like the one last June? Time will tell, but all signs are positive Image:: Nick Johnson SNOW ALERT UPDATE, June 07: “Holy crap. Mount Hutt might not be opening tomorrow but they’ve got a season starter on the way.” More here Snow Likelihood rating:…
Transfer – Issue 16 – Preview

Transfer – Issue 16 – Preview

June 5, 2014
Transfer Snowboard Magazine | Alex Horvath Issue #16 hits all good newsagents today. Packed with incredible stories and images, this issue really captures the spirit and soul of Southern Hemisphere Snowboarding. Winter is here, don’t miss it. CLICK HERE TO SUBSCRIBE or buy this issue online. Issue #16 includes: Night…
Night Fury – The Teaser

Night Fury – The Teaser

June 5, 2014
Browner, in-flight Image:: Jake McBride Transfer | Video Night Fury is a fictional snowboard short film, shot almost entirely at night, in Japan’s Niseko Back country. Burton’s Nick Brown and Connor Harding teamed up with Red Bull rider Jacob Koia in a battle against the elements and evil. The Evil…
Season Outlook 2014 – June Update – New Zealand

Season Outlook 2014 – June Update – New Zealand

June 4, 2014
Last week’s snowfall brought the snow level right down to the lake in Queenstown. It has also meant Coronet Peak will open on schedule this weekend. Image:: Vaughan Brookfield New Zealand Snow Outlook | The Grasshopper A month is a long time in forecasting. Snow that we had on the…
The Countdown – 5 must-have apps for winter

The Countdown – 5 must-have apps for winter

June 3, 2014
  Mountainwatch | Caitlin Reid Amp up your fun on the snow with easy to use snow apps. Whether you’re trying to find your mates, nail a new trick, or need some backcountry info, your smart phone can help. Keep it simple, and use the best apps available to elevate…
Season Outlook 2014 – June Update – Australia

Season Outlook 2014 – June Update – Australia

May 31, 2014
Monday’s front left a few cms up high in Thredbo, though the warm air that followed meant it didn’t hang around very long Image:: Thredbo Australian Seasonal Snow Outlook | The Grasshopper Brought to you by ESS Boardstores Welcome to winter folks. We’re getting close now and we’ve just hit…
Gallery – Season-starting storm hits New Zealand 	 Gallery – Season-starting storm hits New Zealand

Gallery – Season-starting storm hits New Zealand Gallery – Season-starting storm hits New Zealand

May 26, 2014
The cold blast brought snow down to lake level in both Queenstown and Wanaka. Image:: Skyline Queenstown Mountainwatch | Gallery While the Aussie mountains remain desolate and bare, the action across the Tasman has been the polar opposite (pun intended). As The Grasshopper mentioned in today’s first daily detailed forecast…
Gallery – Season-starting storm hits New Zealand

Gallery – Season-starting storm hits New Zealand

May 22, 2014
Bernie Rosow, Thredbo. Cover shot by Jake McBride Chillfactor | 2014 Preview The latest issue of Chillfactor hits the stands this week and it’s a celebration of not only Australian skiers and skiing, but also 15 years of publishing Chillfactor, the only core, Australian ski mag. Chillfactor is Australia’s premium…
Video – Off Grid in Mt Buller’s Backcountry

Video – Off Grid in Mt Buller’s Backcountry

May 20, 2014
There’s no more spiritual experience in the Australian Alps than spending a night under their starry skies. Image:: Joey Corcoran Mountainwatch | Video Filmed atop Mt Ingebyra, a mountain deep in the Australian Alps. This film explores the connection between skier and mountain. Be amazed as the skiers diffuse through…
Forecast – New Zealand – Extended Outlook

Forecast – New Zealand – Extended Outlook

May 20, 2014
The end of April saw some significant snow hit the Queenstown resorts, here’s hoping the end of May sees the cold weather return. Image:: Coronet Peak Mountainwatch | The Grasshopper Tuesday 20 May 2014 Kia Ora folks. Yesterday we published an extended outlook for the Aussie Alps, just to give…
The Countdown – The outlook for Opening Weekend

The Countdown – The outlook for Opening Weekend

May 19, 2014
Cold temps and dry air will be opening weekend’s saving grace, but as you’ll read below, the outlook isn’t favourable Image:: Perisher Mountainwatch | The Grasshopper Brought to you by ESS Boardstores Hey Folks. Regular forecasts are going to start in another week’s time, but I just couldn’t resist laying…
Video – A Day in the Life with Brain Farm

Video – A Day in the Life with Brain Farm

May 14, 2014
Curt’s lucky enough to have aligned with Travis’ main sponsor, Red Bull. That partnership has really enabled the progression of his own brand: Brain Farm Image:: Red Bull Mountainwatch | Alex Horvath No single partnership has been more influential in the snow-media production landscape than Curt Morgan and Travis Rice,…
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