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Float Your Boat – If You Are Chasing The Steep And Deep This Northern Hemisphere Winter, These Freeride Powder Skis Are What You Need.

December 12, 2018
If you are chasing northern hemisphere powder this season you want to have the right ski for when the snow gets epic – something fat and rockered that floats like a boat through the deepest snow.
Top 10 Ski Resorts In North America For 2019 | According To Forbes Magazine

Top 10 Ski Resorts In North America For 2019 | According To Forbes Magazine

December 11, 2018
For the last several years, Forbes magazine, known for its business heavy reporting, have somewhat oddly concerned themselves with ranking ski resorts.... Here is their take on North America's top 10.
Arbor Snowboards presents Home – Brian Iguchi and Mark Carter In Jackson – Videos

Arbor Snowboards presents Home – Brian Iguchi and Mark Carter In Jackson – Videos

December 10, 2018
    Mountainwatch | Video Home, is a new series from Arbor Snowboards, which delves “deeper into the lives and homes of the individuals that have come together to build the Arbor brand.” This is the first of three episodes that features Brian Iguchi and Mark Carter, both of whom call…
DPS Cinematic’s Shadow Campaign, Season 5, Episode 2 – ‘Ski Photographer’ – Video

DPS Cinematic’s Shadow Campaign, Season 5, Episode 2 – ‘Ski Photographer’ – Video

December 8, 2018
DPS Cinematic's fifth season is underway and the second episode takes us behind the lens of legendary ski photographer, Oskar Enander. 
Last Sunday in Squaw Valley Alpine Meadows was one for the books. Photo:

World Snow Wrap – The Best Early Season Conditions Are In The US

December 7, 2018
Massive snow totals last week in California, snow on the way for Europe and Canada and things starting to happen in Japan.
Kicking Horse Leading Canada’s Biggest Terrain Expansion for 2018/19

Kicking Horse Leading Canada’s Biggest Terrain Expansion for 2018/19

December 6, 2018
The expansion of terrain will amount to being the biggest terrain expansion in Canada with a potential for 660 acres opening up...
The Sky Piercer – Climbing and Skiing Aoraki (Mount Cook) New Zealand’s Highest Mountain – Full Movie

The Sky Piercer – Climbing and Skiing Aoraki (Mount Cook) New Zealand’s Highest Mountain – Full Movie

December 5, 2018
The Sky Piercer is a film about three skiers and one snowboarder taking on the exposed, technical terrain of Aoraki (Mount Cook), New Zealand’s highest mountain.
The Whip wars, always a crowd favourite. Photo: Thredbo

Thredbo’s Cannonball MTB Festival, Australia’s Biggest Mountain Biking Event, Dec 5-9, $100k Prize Purse

December 5, 2018
The Thredbo Cannonball MTB Festival kicks is set to again be Australia's biggest and richest mountain bike event
Gear Guide – 2019 Nitro Beast Video Review

Gear Guide – 2019 Nitro Beast Video Review

December 4, 2018
Joey had the opportunity to ride with a few of the Nitro crew and also try out the full range of next year's boards, including the 2019 Beast.
Rusutsu is a powder paradise.

Rusutsu, Japan Joins Epic Australia Pass For The 2019-20 Winter Season.

December 4, 2018
Epic Australia Pass, Epic Pass and Epic Local Pass holders will receive five consecutive complimentary days with no blackout dates at Rusutsu Resort in Hokkaido.
The Faction Collective Presents – La Grave – video

The Faction Collective Presents – La Grave – video

December 3, 2018
With no ropes, no pistes and no one telling you where you can and can’t go, La Grave represents a very special type of freedom rarely found in other alpine ski areas.
Inbounds Avalanche Buries 5 Skiers At Jackson Hole Over The Weekend, No Major Injuries Reported

Inbounds Avalanche Buries 5 Skiers At Jackson Hole Over The Weekend, No Major Injuries Reported

December 3, 2018
The slide occurred in the 'expert chutes' area of the resort that was open to the public at the time.
Alpine Meadows this morning after big overnight snowfalls. Photo: Squaw valley Alpine Meadows

Storm Of The Week – Big Snowfalls In California’s Sierra Mountains

November 30, 2018
The storm is set to intensify tonight with another 50-75cms likely by tomorrow morning.  One to 1.5 metres isn’t a bad three-day total!
Travis Rice after last year's win in Hakuba. Photo: FWT

Snowboard Legend Travis Rice To Compete In Freeride World Tour 2019 First Stop In Hakuba Japan

November 30, 2018
Travis Rice will look to claim his first ever Freeride World Tour (FWT) podium in Hakuba, Japan, January 19-26.
View from the summit of Anitsana. Cotopaxi in the background is active, you can tell by the plume emanating from the summit. Photo: Lucas

Avenida De Volcanes – Summiting and skiing Ecuador’s Avenue of Volcanoes.

November 29, 2018
The first thing that struck me was the sheer height of these mountains. They were all 5000m+ and capped by enormous glaciers.
Rejoice – Sammy Carlson getting Creative in the BC Backcountry – Video

Rejoice – Sammy Carlson getting Creative in the BC Backcountry – Video

November 26, 2018
Sammy taking his incredible skills into natural terrain where his creative approach to pillow lines and powder has almost redefined backcountry skiing.
DPS Cinematic’s Shadow Campaign, Season 5, Episode 1 – ‘The Abbey’ – Video

DPS Cinematic’s Shadow Campaign, Season 5, Episode 1 – ‘The Abbey’ – Video

November 26, 2018
DPS Cinematic's fifth season of 'The Shadow Campaign' is finally here and their first ethereal episode - The Abbey - paints skiing as a religious experience. 
It's looking like winter today in Niseko after 35cms in 24 hours. Photo: Darren Teasdale/Niesko Photography

World Snow Wrap – Seems To Be Snowing Everywhere

November 23, 2018
Good snowfalls for California, the Rockies and Whistler, more snow for Europe, a kick start in japan and winter makes a comeback at home.
The Cost Of Skiing – A Global Round Up Of International Ski Resort Prices

The Cost Of Skiing – A Global Round Up Of International Ski Resort Prices

November 23, 2018
According to freeskiing legend and Mohawk avant-gardist Glen Plake, “skiing is the best way in the world to waste time." It might also be one of the best ways in the world to waste money…
The Sky Piercer – award winning film about skiing NZ’s Mount Cook screening in Sydney and Melbourne next week.

The Sky Piercer – award winning film about skiing NZ’s Mount Cook screening in Sydney and Melbourne next week.

November 21, 2018
For Kiwi Big Mountain skier Sam Smoothy, his desire to climb the Mount Cook came from hearing his parents' stories about their experiences on the mountain.
Winterfox – A Stunning Journey Through Hokkaido’s Winter By Freeskier Lena Stoffel – Video

Winterfox – A Stunning Journey Through Hokkaido’s Winter By Freeskier Lena Stoffel – Video

November 21, 2018
  Mountainwatch | Video “I spent two months in Japan last winter and wanted to show everybody what Hokkaido means to me, through my eyes. I feel so content and calm in that country. It feels like a second home to me. But this was a big challenge as I…
An El Nino could see good snowfalls in the Sierras in February and March, which could mean powder days in  Mammoth like this one last March. Bernie Rosow getting deep. Photo: Christian Pondella.

2018-2019 North American Snow Season November Outlook – The Grasshopper

November 20, 2018
We can expect plenty of storms to track over the southern half of the US, and less over the top half and Canada
Madarao Kogen – A Powder Mecca In Its Own Right And A Perfect Base To Access The Best Of Nagano – Travel

Madarao Kogen – A Powder Mecca In Its Own Right And A Perfect Base To Access The Best Of Nagano – Travel

November 20, 2018
Madarao, or rather ‘Madapow’, as the nickname suggests, has plenty of pow to go round... but it's also the perfect base to explore some of Honshu's best resorts.
Chicks With Stix – 2018 Season review

Chicks With Stix – 2018 Season review

November 19, 2018
Chicks with Stix returned in 2018 with one session in Mt Buller and the other at Mt Hotham.
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Opening Weekend – What’s Open?

Opening Weekend – What’s Open?

June 8, 2018
A cursory look at the cams and you’d be aware there won't be a lot of natural snow on the ground at the resorts this weekend
Historic Snowfalls – A Look Back At The Biggest Snowfalls Australia’s Ever Seen

Historic Snowfalls – A Look Back At The Biggest Snowfalls Australia’s Ever Seen

June 7, 2018
We thought we'd go a step further than romanticisation and attempt to set the record straight, chronicling all the best snowfalls Australia’s ever seen
I love this shot. It’s got me pumped about opening weekend and all the skiing to be had this winter. Image: Hocking/Falls Creek

2018 Australian Snow Season Outlook – June Update

May 30, 2018
May has certainly been a month of feast and famine. Like little piggies, we gobbled up a three-day banquet of snowfall from May 10-12.
2018 Australian Snow Season Outlook – May Update

2018 Australian Snow Season Outlook – May Update

May 10, 2018
Brace yourself folks, snow is on the way, and sooner than you may think. In fact, it's arriving as we speak, Thursday the 10th of May! Yes folks, wait no longer. For the next three days, Thursday to Saturday, we’ll be seeing snowflakes falling from the sky.
2018 New Zealand Snow Season Outlook

2018 New Zealand Snow Season Outlook

May 2, 2018
Want to learn more about snow forecasting? Download the FREE ‘Grasshoppers Guide To Snow Forecasting’ by filling out the information below… 16 pages of snow forecasting gold: how to read charts, typical snow systems, the when, where and why of snow forecasting and a full glossary of A-Z weather definitions.…
Winter Storm Hits New Zealand

Winter Storm Hits New Zealand

April 11, 2018
50cms and road closures in April The snow hit the North Island overnight, with snow showers continuing today. The maintenance crew, loving it on the upper slopes of Turoa this morning. Mountainwatch | Reggae Elliss A full-on winter storm hit New Zealand yesterday with freezing levels down to 600 metres…
2018 Australian Snow Season Outlook — Vanilla… mmm, Not Bad

2018 Australian Snow Season Outlook — Vanilla… mmm, Not Bad

April 9, 2018
Models pointing to average temps and precipitation Mountainwatch | The Grasshopper The 21st of March marked the Autumn Equinox in the southern hemisphere, the time when the Sun passes over the equator to hang out in the northern hemisphere and when nights become longer than days. It also serves as…
Finally, A Classic Storm Cycle at Jackson Hole

Finally, A Classic Storm Cycle at Jackson Hole

March 20, 2018
Tami Razenger, Dylan Dipentima and Tim McLennan having a powder party run on an awesome day. Photo: Brooks Curran Mountainwatch | Coen Bennie-Faull The past week has been very good in Jackson Hole after the storm the masses had waited for all season finally showed up last weekend. Snow to…
Mammoth’s Biggest Storm of the Year Has Set up a Good Spring

Mammoth’s Biggest Storm of the Year Has Set up a Good Spring

March 8, 2018
The snow kept getting deeper each day. Bernie Rosow on a day he described as “nothing short of epic”. Photo Christian Pondella Mountainwatch | Reggae Elliss After a slow winter with relatively weak and isolated storms, things finally kicked into gear last week in California, with a big storm dropping…
2018 Colorado Season Update – The Year That Broke All the Rules

2018 Colorado Season Update – The Year That Broke All the Rules

March 2, 2018
We’re nearing the end of the season, right? Wrong. Let’s take a look at how March is shaping up in Colorado. After a dry December and January, regular storms started to filter through in late Feb and this day, Feb 23, was one of the best. Photo: Breckenridge Mountainwatch |…
Niseko Japan – Conditions Wrap Up – February

Niseko Japan – Conditions Wrap Up – February

March 2, 2018
We’ve needed to break out the snorkels on more than one occasion this month. Image:: Matt Wiseman/Niseko Photography & Guiding Mountainwatch | Matt Wiseman February certainly had its work cut out for it if it was going to top the snow that fell in either so-called ‘Deepcember’ or ‘Japanuary’. If…
Myoko Forecast 14th February

Myoko Forecast 14th February

February 16, 2018
Mountainwatch The latest update from Myoko. The snow has been consistent throughout the season and looks like it will continue for the rest of the week. Follow Mountainwatch for more updates and head to Liquidsnowtours.com to book your last minute Japan ski trip. Hakuba forecasts, snow reports and live snow cams.
Niseko Japan – Fortnightly Wrap Up – January 31st

Niseko Japan – Fortnightly Wrap Up – January 31st

January 31, 2018
At 1898m, Mt Yotei is hard to miss when the sun comes out… Image:: Piotrek Drzastwa /Niseko Photography & Guiding Mountainwatch | Matt Wiseman Well Japanuary has come to a close and it’s fair to say we’ve seen it all on the mountain this month. A mild start had us…
Japan – Weekly Snow Update

Japan – Weekly Snow Update

January 30, 2018
Mountainwatch Surprise, surprise… More unbelievable snow conditions right across Japan. Head to www.liquidsnowtours.com for 25% March and April! Hakuba forecasts, snow reports and live snow cams.
Myoko, Japan – Season Update

Myoko, Japan – Season Update

January 28, 2018
Mountainwatch Cold temperatures and plenty of snowfall have created fantastic conditions in Myoko! Hakuba forecasts, snow reports and live snow cams.
2018 Japanese Snow Season Outlook – January Update

2018 Japanese Snow Season Outlook – January Update

January 28, 2018
Picture perfect Cortina, Hakuba. Photo credit stillstoked.com. Mountainwatch | The Grasshopper Ah Japan, the winter wonderland… and what a winter it has been! We are now into the business end of the season and the resorts are running full steam ahead. With above average snowfalls in November and December, the…
Hakuba, Japan – Weekly Update

Hakuba, Japan – Weekly Update

January 22, 2018
Mountainwatch We saw a mixed bag of weather this week but with up to 100cm expected next week, conditions are still all time. Head to www.hakubahotelgroup.com for 25% off accommodation in March and April. Hakuba forecasts, snow reports and live snow cams.
2018 Japanese Snow Season Outlook – December Update

2018 Japanese Snow Season Outlook – December Update

December 23, 2017
Mountainwatch | The Grasshopper Presented by As we head into December, Japan’s ski resorts are starting to open, and it’s time we took another look at the conditions and prospects for the 2018 season. ENSO and seasonal forecast update Weak La Nina conditions have now officially developed, and Japan’s Meteorological…
JAPAN SNOW WRAP – The Beginning

JAPAN SNOW WRAP – The Beginning

December 3, 2017
Mt Yotei on the weekend Image:: Niseko Photography Japan Snow Wrap The land of the ‘Long Deep Snow Fall’ more than deserves its on snow wrap… With a plethora of resorts large and small all over Japan this wrap could grow very long very quickly so here are a selection…
2018 Canada Snow Season Outlook – The Grasshopper

2018 Canada Snow Season Outlook – The Grasshopper

November 16, 2017
Early season snow storm at Whistler Blackcomb Mountainwatch | The Grasshopper Justin Trudeau, maple syrup, poutine, and absolutely stunning mountains. What’s not to love about Canada? If you’re thinking of heading away for some northern hemisphere snow this season, then let me give you the lowdown on one of my…
Backcountry Condition Report – Spring – Australia

Backcountry Condition Report – Spring – Australia

September 28, 2017
Some monster cornice action on Mt Feathertop following recent blizzards. Image:: David Inabinet Australian Seasonal Update – Backcountry | David Inabinet With blizzards dumping metres of snow in the backcountry earlier this month, Australia is well and truly set up for a long and memorable spring skiing season, that go…
Winter’s Last Hurrah – Snow Alert Australia

Winter’s Last Hurrah – Snow Alert Australia

August 27, 2017
Here’s hoping for at least a few more mornings like this before Spring really arrives Image:: Perisher SNOW ALERT FILED: August 27, 12:00pm CONFIDENCE: High ———————————————————————— According to Reggae’s report, there’s light snow about today as we await the arrival of the next front. The question now is, how much…
Backcountry Condition Report – August – Australia

Backcountry Condition Report – August – Australia

August 11, 2017
We’ve gone from zero to hero in just a matter of weeks, and the backcountry is now snow loaded but this influx makes for an unstable snowpack, which means there’s been no shortage of major slides this week, and places like Watson’s Craggs on the Western Face have been fraught…
Snow Season Outlook 2017 – August Update – New Zealand – The Beast to the East

Snow Season Outlook 2017 – August Update – New Zealand – The Beast to the East

August 2, 2017
The definition of caked. Mount Hutt’s Mountain Operation team have had their work cut out for them with a base of 270cm, meaning plenty of chair lift dust-downs, dig-outs and avalanche control. Boom. Image:: Mt Hutt New Zealand Seasonal Snow Outlook | The Grasshopper It’s no secret that The Canterbury…
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Whistler attracts people from all over the world. Photo: Whistler Blackcomb

The Changing Face Of Whistler

September 26, 2018
It’s December 30, smack bang in the middle of the Christmas holidays. An unseasonably cold front has been hanging over Whistler
A park with a difference. Photo: Aedan O'Donnell

Thredbo’s Antons Park – A Skate Park On Snow

September 21, 2018
Thredbo’s Anton’s Park is unique and a lot of fun at the moment with a variety of transitions as well as the usual jump line and rail set-ups.
The fog rolled in late in the afternoon.

Unspoilt with amazing views, Mt Stirling is a great location to enjoy a backcountry experience

September 19, 2018
Looking out onto the peaks of Stirling from Mt. Buller’s north face I once saw an unassuming hill.
A classic powder day in the aptly named Blue Ski basin at Vail. Awesome. Photo: Vail Resorts

Here’s Why Vail Should Be The Top Of Your Bucket List

September 19, 2018
It’s the Colorado giant that other resorts love to hate – and once you’ve skied there, you’ll understand why.
Over Half A Metre Of Spring Powder For New Zealand Today – Photo Wrap Up

Over Half A Metre Of Spring Powder For New Zealand Today – Photo Wrap Up

September 18, 2018
70cm fell on Treble Cone in the past 48hrs, 60cm fell on Cardrona, 60cm fell on Coronet Peak and 50cm fell on The Remarkables, with more than a few centimetres falling all the way down to Lake level in both Wanaka and Queenstown...
Tristan Rowley, skied with power and style to take out the U15s ski. Photo: Chris Hocking

Hotham Junior Big Mountain Freeride Event – Wrap Up

September 18, 2018
The last major junior event of the season was held in Hotham on Sunday when the Junior Big Mountain Freeride ran in good conditions
Gear Guide – Salomon Snowboards Video Review

Gear Guide – Salomon Snowboards Video Review

September 17, 2018
In this review Joey takes a look at three boards from Salomon - the Villain, Assassin and the Ultimate Ride.
Taking in the Ramshead Range on a perfect day

Let’s Split – Trip Four, The Main Range

September 14, 2018
For TRIP 4 of Let’s Split, a large and very enthusiastic group of shredders met at Dead Horse Gap car park
The 2018 Lange XT 130 Freetour

Gear Guide – Lange XT 130 Freetour Boot

September 12, 2018
Lange's XT Free 130 is the flagship boot of the range, the 130 flex gives the response and control you expect
A Dream Week In Jackson Hole – Video

A Dream Week In Jackson Hole – Video

September 11, 2018
This epic video out of Jackson Hole last season (one in which they received over 500" (nearly 13m) of snowfall) sees Salomon athletes Drew Peterson and Tigger Knect tear the resort apart!
Ode To Slush – A Celebration Of Spring Skiing & Why You Should Do It

Ode To Slush – A Celebration Of Spring Skiing & Why You Should Do It

September 10, 2018
Winter has come and gone and although it most certainly put on a show for us in Australia this year, it’s hard not to view the vernal revelation without some sadness… But wait!
Mt Baw Baw’s Japan Weekend

Mt Baw Baw’s Japan Weekend

September 10, 2018
It gets even better this weekend with Mt Baw Baw's inaugural Japan Weekend,
Chrystal Mountain, soon to be under the Alterra Mountain company umbrella.

Alterra Mountain company to acquire Crystal Mountain Resort in Washington

September 7, 2018
Alterra Mountain Company announces that it has entered into an agreement to purchase Crystal Mountain Resort in Washington
This has to be one of the best views you'll ever see. Photo: Heavenly Mountain Resort

Mountainwatch Guide to Heavenly Ski Resort

September 7, 2018
Heavenly resort has long been a favourite for Australians heading for an overseas snow holiday,
Our Favourite Photos From the 2018 Australian Ski Season… So Far – Part II

Our Favourite Photos From the 2018 Australian Ski Season… So Far – Part II

September 5, 2018
The follow up to our first photo journal documenting the epicness of the 2018 ski season thus far. We were inundated with so many quality images we simply could not leave them unseen…
Australian Junior Freeride Championships at Perisher

Australian Junior Freeride Championships at Perisher

September 5, 2018
The biggest junior event of the winter season wrapped up on Monday in Perisher!
Win a Trip To Jackson Hole – Mountainwatch’s Biggest Giveaway! – Enter Here

Win a Trip To Jackson Hole – Mountainwatch’s Biggest Giveaway! – Enter Here

September 4, 2018
Jackson Hole was arguably one of the best places to visit in North America last year... That's why we want to send two lucky people there this season!
Awesome August - the month that just kept on giving us powder runs, like this one being had by Russ Henshaw at Perisher. Photo:: Perisher

2018 Australian Snow Season Outlook – September Update

September 4, 2018
No snow on the horizon and climate indicators don't look favourable...
The 10 Most Underrated Moves in Skiing

The 10 Most Underrated Moves in Skiing

September 3, 2018
Chillfactor magazine's picks of the 10 most underrated moves in skiing. Get into them this Spring and you’ll be all the better for it!
Squaw Valley is part of the Mountain Collective. Photo: Tony Harrington

The Mountain Collective Announce Spring Deal for Australians and New Zealanders

August 31, 2018
During the month of September, the Mountain Collective will be offering the 18/19 Pass to Australians and New Zealanders in Australian dollars.
Ikon Pass holders now have 7 days access to Niseko's renowned powder. Photo: Aedan O'Donnell

Ikon Pass Announces Partnership with Niseko

August 31, 2018
Ikon Pass holders will now have access to more than 72,000 skiable acres over three continents with the addition of Niseko United
Gear Guide: Capita Snowboards Video Review

Gear Guide: Capita Snowboards Video Review

August 31, 2018
In this latest review, Joey gives us the rundown on three boards from Capita  - the Scotty Stevens Pro, the Outer Space Living and the D.O.A
The dog sled race will be kicking off spring in Baw Baw. Photo: Mt Baw Baw

Mt Baw Baw Dog Sled Dash

August 29, 2018
See Mt Baw Baw’s brilliant huskies in action or join the race this Father’s Day weekend with the mountain’s 4th annual Dog Sled Dash.
An easily overlooked and little known corner of the mountain. Straddling inbounds and out of bounds up on the summit.  Most hike right past on their way to look west and watch the sunset or to head over to challenging black runs off to the south.  But as a place to pause and take in the start of a new day, with Grimus Chairlift (the highest on the mountain honouring Hans Grimus) nestled below it gives a special perspective looking out to Stirling and Cobbler

‘BULLER WIDE”- Tony Harrington’s Latest Photo Exhibition In Buller

August 29, 2018
Australian snow and surf photographer Tony Harrington has just opened a new exhibition of his work in The Alpine Central building in Mt Buller.
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A Weekend Not To Be Missed – The 27th Mumm Thredbo Top To Bottom

A Weekend Not To Be Missed – The 27th Mumm Thredbo Top To Bottom

August 8, 2017
Top to bottom in less than 120 seconds requires speeds up to 120km/h… Safe to say this isn’t a race for the faint of heart. Photo:: Supplied Mountainwatch | By Reggae Elliss Australia’s longest race, the G.H Mumm Top to Bottom, is on again in Thredbo this Saturday, August 11,…
Roxy Announces Girls Ride Day – Thredbo Resort – September 4th

Roxy Announces Girls Ride Day – Thredbo Resort – September 4th

July 27, 2017
Calling all shred betties, the Roxy Girls Go Ride Day is your chance to join the ultimate girl gang. Image:: Provided There’s no better feeling than teaming up with your crew and taking on the whole mountain in good company. But imagine rolling deep with X-games and Olympic champions by…
Rip Curl’s GromSearch Snow – Stop One Wrap – Perisher

Rip Curl’s GromSearch Snow – Stop One Wrap – Perisher

July 20, 2017
Big Dog pro’s might of been in town, but it was the kids turn to speak and boy, the riding wasn’t the only thing doing the talking. Image:: Provided Mountainwatch | Rip Curl This past weekend over 120 grommets under the age of 17 came out on Sunday morning to…
Torah Bright Mini Shred – Thredbo – Wrap Up

Torah Bright Mini Shred – Thredbo – Wrap Up

July 10, 2017
The queen of the kids, Torah took a completely hands on approach to her event. Image:: Provided The Torah Bright Mini Shred, held in Thredbo Sunday, saw the biggest ever line-up of snow grommets yet, with 250 kids turning out for a big day out with Torah. The weather turned…
Brand Watch – XTM – Heat The Homeless Campaign

Brand Watch – XTM – Heat The Homeless Campaign

June 7, 2017
XTM is giving snow goers a chance to pay it forward. Image:: Provided Mountainwatch x XTM | Louis Macindoe If you were to take a quick look at the snow sports industry as a whole, it’s evident that there’s no shortage of well-intended companies. From those striving to lower emissions…
THE NORTH FACE TURNS 50 AND IS PARTYING LIKE 1966? – BRAND WATCH

THE NORTH FACE TURNS 50 AND IS PARTYING LIKE 1966? – BRAND WATCH

November 17, 2016
50 years of innovation and exploration, this is a deserving celebration. Mountainwatch | The North Face When it comes to authenticity, few brands can live up to the legacy of The North Face. Founded on purposeful ideals, TNF and the the adventurist spirit are intrinsically connected and have been for…
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…
World Heli Challenge teams getting it done at Mt Cook

World Heli Challenge teams getting it done at Mt Cook

September 15, 2014
Heli’s, steeps, cameras. You do the math. Image:: Supplied If you were given a week of free heliskiing in New Zealand with a chance to win $10,000, and all you had to do was make a video about your experience, what story would you tell? That’s the decision facing two…
Joey Corcoran Crowned National Pond Skimming Champion

Joey Corcoran Crowned National Pond Skimming Champion

September 15, 2014
Winner of the Pond Skim Best Dressed, Alex Stumpf. Image:: Andrew Railton Mountainwatch | Press Release Mt Buller hosted the National Pond Skimming Championships on Saturday afternoon attracting an enthusiastic crowd and close to 100 competitors for the inaugural event. Presented by James Boag’s Draught, a star studded celebrity panel…
Charlie Lyons & Janina Kuzma Take Out Finals at The North Face® Freeski Open of NZ Big Mountain

Charlie Lyons & Janina Kuzma Take Out Finals at The North Face® Freeski Open of NZ Big Mountain

September 4, 2014
Mountainwatch | Press Release The Alta Chutes at The Remarkables Ski Area provided a picture perfect venue for today’s finals of The North Face® Freeski Open of New Zealand Big Mountain. With an international line up including Freeride World Tour (FWT) podium winners, Olympians and a host of young up…
3rd Annual Burton High Fives Confirms Top Snowboarders

3rd Annual Burton High Fives Confirms Top Snowboarders

August 27, 2014
Last year’s High Fives event showcased some of the best snowboarding the Southern Hemi has ever seen. Kelly Clark, Image:: Moran Mountainwatch | Press Release Today Burton Snowboards announced the list of top invited riders confirmed to attend the 3rd annual High Fives presented by MINI, including Mark McMorris (CAN),…
The World Heli Challenge rolls out a fresh new format and adds a generous pool of cash and prizes

The World Heli Challenge rolls out a fresh new format and adds a generous pool of cash and prizes

June 11, 2014
The winner of the Canon Award for 2013, Image:: Mickey Ross/World Heli Challenge Mountainwatch | Press Release The World Heli Challenge is shaking things up this winter with the launch of a new format, featuring a worldwide “Call Up” to all freeriders and filmers who would like a piece of…
WORLD HELI CHALLENGE – Photos and Official Edit

WORLD HELI CHALLENGE – Photos and Official Edit

August 27, 2013
The winner of the Canon Award for 2013, Image:: Mickey Ross/World Heli Challenge Mountainwatch | World Heli Challenge The World Heli Challenge is a gathering of big mountain free-riding folk who love skiing and boarding big lines in the backcountry. They came together for two weeks in majestic Wanaka in…
EVENT – The 2013 Cattleman’s Rail Jam

EVENT – The 2013 Cattleman’s Rail Jam

July 15, 2013
Sam Neumann impressed the crowd with his solid style Image:: Matt Hull Transfer Snowboard Magazine The premiere event in Australian jibbing hit Mt Buller on Saturday 13 July. Luckily the incoming rain held off just long enough, bringing good vibes and good times to the famed Cattleman’s Stair Set. Huge…
GALLERY – Red Bull Ultra Natural 2013

GALLERY – Red Bull Ultra Natural 2013

February 19, 2013
Gigi Ruf, Nicolas Mueller and Bryan Fox celebrate their 1st, 2nd & 3rd place wins at the Red Bull Ultra Natural at Baldface Lodge in Nelson, BC Canada on February 17th, 2013 Image:: Tim Zimmerman/Red Bull Content Pool Transfer | Photo Gallery The biggest and most anticipated freeride snowboard event…
Design Unlikely Features Winner Announced

Design Unlikely Features Winner Announced

June 18, 2012
Transfer Snowboard Magazine | Alex Cameron Analog is proud to announce Adam Morretti from NSW as the winner of Analog’s inaugural Australian ‘Design Unlikely Features’ contest. Moretti’s winning feature, the ‘Fuller Karl’ was selected as the winning park feature design, beating over 100 other custom designs. The winning feature, the…
Girls Just Wanna Have Fun…

Girls Just Wanna Have Fun…

May 30, 2012
The Chicks with Stix coaches. Image:: Lorraine Lock Lorraine Lock Chicks with Stix Returns for 2012 Season Chicks with Stix, a snow-sports program designed exclusively for the girls, is returning to the Australian snowfields in 2012 with some exciting new initiatives. The highly successful grass-roots program, which started at Mt…
VIDEO JENNY OWENS Claims Australia’s Second X Games Bronze in ASPEN

VIDEO JENNY OWENS Claims Australia’s Second X Games Bronze in ASPEN

January 30, 2012
Winter X Games Australia’s veteran ski cross racer Jenny Owens claimed X Games bronze, finishing just a few hundredths of a second in front of France’ss Marielle Berger in an exciting final that saw Norwegian Marte Gjefsen hold on through several crashes to take the gold. Fellow Norwegian Nedd Berntsten…
WORLD HELI CHALLENGE – Fuel TV Special PROMO VIDEO

WORLD HELI CHALLENGE – Fuel TV Special PROMO VIDEO

October 24, 2011
Ted Davenport pushing the limits on Freestyle Day World Heli Challenge | Fuel TV Special Fuel TV teamed up this year with Harro and the World Heli Challenge crew to showcase a new addition to the competition “The Shootout”. Seven cinematographers were chosen to document and produce a 5 minute…
SoO AIRTIME – Open Air Winners Announced

SoO AIRTIME – Open Air Winners Announced

October 20, 2011
Simon Platzer’s winning photo – Infinity SoO Airtime The OPEN AIR is SoO Airtime’s user generated video/photo competition. It is a super progressive grassroots Australian snow film and photography competition. Entrants are invited to submit a film or photo captured in the Australian snowfields. There are no constraints only no…
Team NSW Takes out SoO AIRTIME 2011

Team NSW Takes out SoO AIRTIME 2011

October 4, 2011
Lack of snow lead to increased creativity. Image:: Joey Corcoran SoO AirTime A few weeks ago 30 odd friends met at Mt Buller, Australia for five days of intense riding, shooting and a whole lot of other fun activities like dice, dancing and loopy conversations in front of a fire.…
2011 Subaru Australian Interschools Championships

2011 Subaru Australian Interschools Championships

September 14, 2011
2011 Champ, Joshua Vagne of Jindabyne Central School Image:: Charlie Brown 2011 Subaru Australian Interschools Championships | By Don St.Pierre Winter kicked in last week to coincide with the biggest event on snow in Australia; The Australian Interschool Championships, which sees the top school-aged skiers and riders from around Australia…
Voting Now Open for Toyota One Hit Wonder

Voting Now Open for Toyota One Hit Wonder

September 13, 2011
Nixon Peer Performance award winner and youngest One Hit Wonder competitor Jesse Houghton. Image:: Jordan Sell Toyota One Hit Wonder With the final curtain call on an awe-inspiring week of big-air style at Thredbo Resort, the competing athletes breathed a collective sigh of relief as the final day of shooting…
SoO AIRTIME Finished Edits – NSW vs VIC

SoO AIRTIME Finished Edits – NSW vs VIC

September 12, 2011
SoO Livin. Image:: Nick Parkinson SoO AirTime After a season of spoiled expectations, early snow, warm winds, rain and a September storm that never came, the tease is over! Here is SoO Airtime 2011. Between the 29th August and 2nd September 30 odd skiers, snowboarders, filmers and photographers gathered atop…
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Chillfactor Magazine’s Guide To The Best Men’s Skis For Australia

Chillfactor Magazine’s Guide To The Best Men’s Skis For Australia

June 29, 2017
Adam Kroenert jams one under the snow gums… It’s not skiing in Oz without gum trees after all! Image:: Thredbo Mountainwatch | Reggae Ellis and Matt Wiseman The snow is starting to fall and as more terrain opens up at your favourite resort, now is the time to think about…
We’re Trading You Faction Ski’s For Your Photos – Your Chance To Win

We’re Trading You Faction Ski’s For Your Photos – Your Chance To Win

June 29, 2017
A picture might be worth a thousand words but these Factions will make you ski better. Source:: Proivded Mountainwatch | Lulu Wilkinson Your pic for a pair of Faction skis – how’s that for a trade? Thanks to our pals at Faction Skis , we have a fresh pair of…
Thredbo 60 Years of Stoke – The Next Generation

Thredbo 60 Years of Stoke – The Next Generation

June 8, 2017
Feature provided by Thredbo For the 3rd installment of the 60 Years of Stoke video series, we take a look at Thredbo in the 90s/2000s and today through the eyes of Thredbo Ambassador and Olympic Gold medallist Torah Bright. Torah takes us on her journey from her first days on…
Snowboarding Takes Over Sydney – Next Week

Snowboarding Takes Over Sydney – Next Week

May 25, 2017
Snowboarding inside a pub, only in Australia, mate. Image:: Provided If you’re a snowboarder, you should be saying “what a time to be alive”. Because, not only is winter fast approaching but snowboarders from all corners of the country (and the globe) are congregating in Sydney for the 2017 Hotel…
30 Years of Rip Curl Mountainwear – Giveaway – Limited Edition Freeride Airbag Vest

30 Years of Rip Curl Mountainwear – Giveaway – Limited Edition Freeride Airbag Vest

May 16, 2017
Rip Curl’s evolved into a major player when it comes to mountainwear. Source:: Rip Curl Mountainwatch | Matt Wiseman 2017 marks 30 years since iconic Aussie surfwear brand Rip Curl started producing high quality mountainwear. To mark the occasion, Mountainwatch in collaboration with Rip Curl will be giving away a…
Warren Miller Film Premiere – ‘Here, There & Everywhere’

Warren Miller Film Premiere – ‘Here, There & Everywhere’

May 15, 2017
This will be the 67th full-length feature film from Warren Miller Entertainment! Image:: Warren Miller Entertainment Mountainwatch | Matt Wiseman You know the chairs will start spinning soon when Warren Miller resurfaces with another classic ski film. The 67th full-length feature film from Warren Miller Entertainment, ‘Here, There & Everywhere’…
The Art Of Skiing – The Most Unique Ski Edit You’ve Ever Seen – Video

The Art Of Skiing – The Most Unique Ski Edit You’ve Ever Seen – Video

May 2, 2017
One of the 900 drawings that make up the short film. Image:: Vimeo Mountainwatch | Matt Wiseman The very best skiers toe the line between athlete and artist. Instead of leaving their mark on paper, their mark is left on snow. Racers draw pencil thin lines into corduroy whilst big…
Watch the Shredbots Absolutely Destroy Perisher Last Year – Video

Watch the Shredbots Absolutely Destroy Perisher Last Year – Video

August 3, 2016
Transfer | Video The guys over at Shredbots have just dropped the Aussie section from their feature length production that was edited by our local boy, Tom Hannam. This will get you hyped for spring! From ShredBots: SHREDTOPIA is the latest film from the Shredbots. The crew keeps building, with…
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…
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…
Boothy’s Blog – The 11th Most Underrated Move in Skiing

Boothy’s Blog – The 11th Most Underrated Move in Skiing

August 10, 2014
  Mountainwatch | Chris Booth The other day I went skiing with my dad at Mt Hotham. I had a few days to kill on my way from Sydney to Melbourne, before boarding a ferry to Tasmania to ski Australia’s most epic and untapped ski resort – Ben Lomond –…
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,…
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…
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…
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…
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,…
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…
The Countdown — Five training tips for winter

The Countdown — Five training tips for winter

May 29, 2014
  Training for the right kind of fitness is the key to staying injury-free on-snow Image:: Red Bull Mountainwatch | Caitlin Reid Remember the agony of your first few days on the snow last year? Burning thighs, tight calves and aching feet? Skiing and snowboarding are both so much fun…
Mt Bachelor – Out Of The Box

Mt Bachelor – Out Of The Box

March 1, 2014
Please click here to continue. Words | Mark Amadio Photos & Video | Andy Lloyd Andy and I have been fortunate enough to tick-off a large list of snowboard travel destinations over the years. So when it came time to choose a spot for our next trip, we quickly agreed…
BOOTHY’S BLOG – POW on The Last Frontier

BOOTHY’S BLOG – POW on The Last Frontier

February 20, 2014
The perfectly framed heli-view, only known by those who’ve had the priviledge Image:: Chris Booth Mountainwatch | Chris Booth Canada and the Northwest USA have had a rough start to their winter. Up until last week, resorts were desperately moving snow around their lower slopes to keep them open, while…
Japan – Rising Sun, Deep Powder.

Japan – Rising Sun, Deep Powder.

February 4, 2014
The group comes together for a moment of reflection, “How’s the serenity?” Image:: Booth Mountainwatch | Luke Kneller Mountainwatch is no stranger to the Hakuba Valley. We’ve spilled our emotions over this place before. But at the risk of sounding self-serving, last week in Hakuba I experienced one of the…
Luggage – How to pack and pay

Luggage – How to pack and pay

September 23, 2013
Heading to Europe? Emirates tops our list for baggage allowances and getting direct flight time Image:: Mallaun Mountainwatch | Chris Booth Let’s face it, the golden days of air travel are over. Gone are the days when you could wrangle an upgrade with a smooth smile and a nice shirt.…
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