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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…
Transfer – Issue 17 – Preview

Transfer – Issue 17 – Preview

July 5, 2014
On the cover: Jordy Crockford in Minnesota, shot by Banjo McLachlan Transfer Snowboard Magazine | Alex Horvath Issue #17 hits all good newsagents this week. This is the final issue for 2014 and as usual it’s packed with stunning stories and images from around the globe. Buy Transfer Issue #17…
Season Outlook 2014 – July Update – New Zealand

Season Outlook 2014 – July Update – New Zealand

July 4, 2014
Opening day at The Remarkables yesterday saw blue sky, a new chairlift and some fresh snow. Not bad, right? Image:: The Remarkables New Zealand Snow Outlook | The Grasshopper A few days ago this seasonal would have been a lot harder to write. Things were starting to look a bit…
Storm Journal – The Superstorm

Storm Journal – The Superstorm

July 3, 2014
Far too cold for work. Mt Buller looking its best. Image:: Andrew Railton Mountainwatch | Reggae Elliss There is no denying that the mountains were shrouded with an air of pessimism just over a week ago. The media had been relentless in its dire predictions for the Australian snow season,…
Recap – Throwing down at Thredbo’s Snow Series

Recap – Throwing down at Thredbo’s Snow Series

July 3, 2014
Even though the snow was coming down hard, and it was bitterly cold, the riders turned it on for the crowd. Joss McAlpin. Image:: Gareth Christian Mountainwatch | Lauren Tomasi The first two stops of Thredbo’s Boost Mobile Snow Series supported by Mountainwatch went off with a bang over the…
Events – The 9th Annual Cattleman’s Rail Jam returns to Mt Buller

Events – The 9th Annual Cattleman’s Rail Jam returns to Mt Buller

July 2, 2014
Troy Sturrock put down some solid tricks during last year’s event. After his first ever street trip to Minnesota (Transfer #17) he’ll be in with a chance of a great result. Image:: Matt Hull Transfer | News The most anticipated event of the year will make it’s ninth return to…
Snow Alert NZ – Revised – Up to 40cm to Fall Down South

Snow Alert NZ – Revised – Up to 40cm to Fall Down South

June 30, 2014
Powder days in the Southern Lakes have been few and far between so far, but this one coming up will be particularly special. Don’t miss it. Image:: Vaughan Brookfield UPDATE Slight revisions are necessary today, so we’re revising the snow alert. In today’s forecast The Grasshopper said: “Unfortunately Sunday for…
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…
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