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PHOTOS – Snowboarding On Sydney’s Beaches

PHOTOS – Snowboarding On Sydney’s Beaches

February 18, 2013
New Zealand ex-pat Sam Griffiths has been jealous of friend’s snow photos from overseas gets his fix with a frontside board slide. Photo: Robbie Warden Transfer | Robbie Warden Sick of looking at Crowded surf? Why not strap in your snowboard? A small group of Sydney board riders gave in…
VIDEO – Salomon Freeski TV – S6E07 – Tempting Fear

VIDEO – Salomon Freeski TV – S6E07 – Tempting Fear

February 18, 2013
Chillfactor | Freeski TV Episode 7 of 12 in season 6 of Salomon’s Freeski TV, over the coming weeks we will bring you each episode, the series tells the story of the Salomon team as they travel the globe in search of snow… Episode 7: Over the past 3 years…
JAPAN SNOW WRAP – More Cold Dry Siberian Smoke

JAPAN SNOW WRAP – More Cold Dry Siberian Smoke

February 18, 2013
The Japanese Alps are incredible on most days, let alone a bluebird morning in Hakuba Image:: Phoenix Hakuba Japan Snow Wrap As the majority of the western ski world yearns for new snow, the tried and tested Japanese island of powder has continued to deliver over the last fortnight, proving…
EDITOR’S BLOG – Choosing Your Travel Luggage Set Up

EDITOR’S BLOG – Choosing Your Travel Luggage Set Up

February 13, 2013
If you can’t tell from the photo, this is the gear of 4 snowboarders, one of whom is a photographer – with full kit, including flashes all jammed into a tiny little Ford Escape. This pack was no easy feat! Image:: Alex Horvath Mountainwatch | Alex Horvath If you have…
THE MISSFITS – Episode 3 – Idaho Backcountry

THE MISSFITS – Episode 3 – Idaho Backcountry

February 12, 2013
Chillfactor | Video Aussie pro skier Anna Segal and Brita Sigourney take a break from competitions and head to Sun Valley, Idaho for some backcountry laps with Lexi duPont, Mike Hattrup, Reggie Crist, Collin Collins and Andy Mahre in the latest Missfits Episode. Conditions were variable – even though they…
WORLD SNOW WRAP – Fresh February

WORLD SNOW WRAP – Fresh February

February 12, 2013
Simon Blondel from Liberty Skis Australia finds some fresh in Brighton, Utah Image:: Simon Blondel Mountainwatch | World Snow Wrap After a fairly non-snow filled January most resorts in North America and Europe are now sitting pretty with some fresh snow on the ground. This change was welcomed by most…
VIDEO – Finals Day at the Mt Baker Banked Slalom

VIDEO – Finals Day at the Mt Baker Banked Slalom

February 12, 2013
Transfer | Video The Mt Baker Banked Slalom is the definition of ‘Healthy Competition’. From the start gate riders are nourished with homemade soups, smoked salmon, fresh seafood paella, water, hot cider, and for dessert chocolate covered strawberries. Most of the riders participating spend their season not preparing their nerves…
BLOG – Nat Segal – FWT Stop in Chamonix

BLOG – Nat Segal – FWT Stop in Chamonix

February 5, 2013
All set and ready to go, on top of the course Image:: Nat Segal Mountainwatch | Nat Segal Chamonix, a place of ice and rocks; where fondue is the norm ; Scandinavia’s youth will cram small communities into miniature apartments and your next après ski will most likely be full…
JAPAN SNOW WRAP – Sun, Snow and Sessions

JAPAN SNOW WRAP – Sun, Snow and Sessions

February 1, 2013
A skier sends it into a perfectly bottomless Niseko snowpack, Jan 27 Image:: Rhythm Niseko Japan Snow Wrap A new format for the Japan Snow Wrap this week, a quick rundown on conditions in Hakuba and Niseko followed by a selection of the best photos from the last week. Miss…
VIDEO – Salomon Freeski TV – S6E06 – The Last Frontier

VIDEO – Salomon Freeski TV – S6E06 – The Last Frontier

February 1, 2013
Chillfactor | Freeski TV Episode 6 of 12 in season 6 of Salomon’s Freeski TV, over the coming weeks we will bring you each episode, the series tells the story of the Salomon team as they travel the globe in search of snow… Episode 6: Marking America’s only unguarded border,…
CHILLFACTOR – PHOTOS – Ben Murphy Skis Mt Washington

CHILLFACTOR – PHOTOS – Ben Murphy Skis Mt Washington

January 28, 2013
Chillfactor | Reggae Elliss Ben Murphy is an Australian skier living on Vancouver Island in Canada. One of our leading freeskiers when the sport kicked into gear 10 years ago, Ben’s competitive career morphed into coaching which took him to Canada. However he’s also a super keen red-hot surfer and…
VIDEO – Salomon Freeski TV – S6E05 – Vuelo

VIDEO – Salomon Freeski TV – S6E05 – Vuelo

January 23, 2013
Chillfactor | Freeski TV Episode 5 of 12 in season 6 of Salomon’s Freeski TV, over the coming weeks we will bring you each episode, the series tells the story of the Salomon team as they travel the globe in search of snow… Episode 5: Alexi Godbout, Vincent Gagnier, and…
TRAVEL INDIA – A Ski Bums Guide To Gulmarg

TRAVEL INDIA – A Ski Bums Guide To Gulmarg

January 23, 2013
A couple of Bill’s clients posing with the local security forces Mountainwatch | Sam Leitch If your thinking of going to Gulmarg then Bill Barker’s tour operation “Bills Trips” is the best option. Guides Bill and Sam Dunlop will take you safely through the best aspects of the vast terrain…
CHILLFACTOR – Canada – A Skiing Utopia

CHILLFACTOR – Canada – A Skiing Utopia

January 20, 2013
Chris Booth sends it deep into a field of BC mushrooms… Chillfactor | From The Pages In 2012 Chris Booth discovered what every skier yearns for, the perfect utopia. This story first appeared on the pages of 2012 Chillfactor and is reproduced just to satisfy the cravings that eat at…
BLOG – Nat Segal – Shredding the Freeride World Tour

BLOG – Nat Segal – Shredding the Freeride World Tour

January 20, 2013
Bam! 10% on the bar Nat? Image:: FWT Mountainwatch | Nat Segal ED: Nat managed to pull off a very impressive 3rd place in the recent FWT stop in Revelstoke, B.C, Canada. For anyone who missed her run, Nat had to overcome an extremely tracked out snow pack and managed…
VIDEO – POV POW – Australis

VIDEO – POV POW – Australis

January 15, 2013
Mountainwatch | Watkin McLennan ED: POV POW is BACK! The series is an adventure massive series by Watkin McLennan. Back for a second season, Watkin explores the great red land and finds out that she looks great in white. “Whilst all of you are working on your American accents; and…
VIDEO – Salomon Freeski TV – S6E04 – Glasnost

VIDEO – Salomon Freeski TV – S6E04 – Glasnost

January 15, 2013
Chillfactor | Freeski TV Episode 4 of 12 in season 6 of Salomon’s Freeski TV, over the coming weeks we will bring you each episode, the series tells the story of the Salomon team as they travel the globe in search of snow… Episode 4: The Arkhyz Gosdacha sits in…
BLOG – Jordan Houghton – Yesterday Did Not Go As Expected

BLOG – Jordan Houghton – Yesterday Did Not Go As Expected

January 15, 2013
The Copper jump line with boen in the foreground Chillfactor | Jordan Houghton Yesterday did not go as expected. Actually it sucked. During the first few runs in training I was feeling good, my run was coming together nicely and the course and I seemed to get along for the…
JAPAN SNOW WRAP – Never-ending Pow

JAPAN SNOW WRAP – Never-ending Pow

January 15, 2013
A Snow cat perched high above Hakuba Village Image:: Hakuba Village Japan Snow Wrap A new format for the Japan Snow Wrap this week, a quick rundown on conditions in Hakuba and Niseko followed by a selection of the best photos from the last week. Miss the old format? Leave…
VIDEO – PEOPLE FILMS – Pretty Wise – Jake Koia and Robbie Walker’s Part

VIDEO – PEOPLE FILMS – Pretty Wise – Jake Koia and Robbie Walker’s Part

January 11, 2013
Transfer | Jake Koia Here’s my shared opening part in PEOPLE’S 2012 release ‘Pretty Wise’. I’ve always been a fan of their films so it was a pleasure to finally work with them. Shout out Pierre Minhondo and Red Bull for making it happen – Buy the vid on Itunes.…
WORLD SNOW WRAP – Snowy Resolutions

WORLD SNOW WRAP – Snowy Resolutions

January 9, 2013
br />A herd of moose chilling in the morning frost, Jackson Hole January 6 Image:: Jackson Hole Mountainwatch | World Snow Wrap EDITOR’s NOTE: This season we will once again bring you the fortnightly World Snow Wrap and the weekly Japan Snow Wrap. These regular features aim to be a…
BLOG – JORDAN HOUGHTON – Leaving Tahoe

BLOG – JORDAN HOUGHTON – Leaving Tahoe

January 8, 2013
Chillfactor | Jordan Houghton Firstly, happy new year and all that. One good thing about new years day is the usual crowds and holiday makers that takeover the mountain were down to a minimum, in turn leaving the parks here at Northstar somewhat untouched. The last two days on snow…
TRANSFER – JAPAN – Planes, Sushi Trains and Snowmobiles

TRANSFER – JAPAN – Planes, Sushi Trains and Snowmobiles

January 8, 2013
Transfer | From The Pages With more white powder on its doorstep than the columbian drug cartels, Hokkaido’s mountainous terrain is wild in nature and only the hardiest of souls dare exist there. Shortly before the tragic 2011 tsunami in Japan, Nick Hyne, Clint and Mitch Allan, Go Seek filmer…
SNOW ALERT – Heavy Snow On The Way To Whistler

SNOW ALERT – Heavy Snow On The Way To Whistler

January 7, 2013
Mountainwatch | SNOW ALERT Snow likelihood rating: The odds are in favour of a POW day… The Mountainwatch 3-Day forecast model is currently forecasting a whopping 81 cm! The majority of snow to fall from this storm will hit at about 10 am local time tomorrow. Freezing levels look to…
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