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WRAP UP – Opening Weekend In Thredbo

WRAP UP – Opening Weekend In Thredbo

June 13, 2013
The first chair of 2013! Image:: Thredbo Mountainwatch | Reggae Elliss ED: Many people would scoff at the idea of a snow-less opening weekend, not those in Thredbo, live music, fireworks, good company, good food and even some skiing meant the weekend went off in style, Head Snow Reporter and…
VIDEO – World Heli Challenge – The Movie

VIDEO – World Heli Challenge – The Movie

June 12, 2013
Mountainwatch | World Heli Challenge Follow the journeys of Will Jackways and Jacqui Edgerly among other world-class skiers and snowboarders as they take on the World Heli Challenge in New Zealand. Track a winter path up through the northern hemisphere to the pinnacle of backcountry heaven with Points North Heli…
GALLERY – The Sydney Rail Jam Rocks Manly

GALLERY – The Sydney Rail Jam Rocks Manly

June 7, 2013
Jordan Crockford locked in to a smooth frontboard on the Sydney Rail Jam down rail. Image:: Ryan Anderson Mountainwatch | Robbie Warden The Sydney Rail Jam brought the spectacle of high-quality snowboarding to the people of Sydney in the courtyard of the Hotel Steyne in Manly on Thursday night 6th…
COUNTDOWN TO WINTER – Queenstown Awaits Opening Day

COUNTDOWN TO WINTER – Queenstown Awaits Opening Day

June 6, 2013
Coronet Peak Ski Area Manager Ross Copland can’t wait to welcome skiers and boarders to the mountain on Saturday Image:: NZSki Mountainwatch | Caitlin Reid Heavy snow over the past week plus tireless snow making efforts mean amazing conditions for the opening of Coronet Peak (June 8th) and The Remarkables…
PHOTOS – Queenstown Snow By Heli

PHOTOS – Queenstown Snow By Heli

June 4, 2013
The snow-capped Remarkables range towers over Lake Wakatipu Image:: Vaughan Brookfield Mountainwatch | Photo Journal Snowfalls have hammered New Zealand’s alps over the last week or so and the fresh snow has transformed the Southern Lakes straight into full Winter mode, just in time for the opening of Coronet Peak…
TRANSFER – Issue 13 Preview

TRANSFER – Issue 13 Preview

June 4, 2013
The crew on their way out to Blue Lake Image:: Jake McBride Transfer Snowboard Magazine | Alex Cameron Issue #13 will hit news stands tomorrow and we are proud to say that this issue is EPIC! Some around the office have even mentioned the words ‘best yet’ This issue is…
COUNTDOWN TO WINTER – Rain Signals Time to Panic? – No way

COUNTDOWN TO WINTER – Rain Signals Time to Panic? – No way

June 2, 2013
We have gone from this, to nothing… The rain has broken hearts across the country Image:: Perisher Mountainwatch | The Grasshopper Brought to you by ESS Boardstores Over the last few seasons we’ve become accustomed to snow-making allowing us to have a few lifts turning on or before opening weekend.…
Chicks With Stix Returns For 2013

Chicks With Stix Returns For 2013

May 30, 2013
All smiles at one of the 2012 sessions in perisher Image:: CwS Mountainwatch | Nat Segal Have you ever been in the situation where everyone is trying something new but you feel that little bit more hesitant, like you need an extra little bit of encouragement but no one is…
SNOW PARK CLOSURE – What it means for freestyle in the Southern Lakes

SNOW PARK CLOSURE – What it means for freestyle in the Southern Lakes

May 30, 2013
Mountainwatch | Caitlin Reid Snow park NZ has recently announced it will not be open on a regular basis for the 2013 winter season. Fans of the South Island institution are absolutely gutted, as the resort is world renowned for its variety of hits, features and massive half pipe. Why?…
SEASONAL OUTLOOK 2013 – Australia – June Update

SEASONAL OUTLOOK 2013 – Australia – June Update

May 28, 2013
Perisher have been working hard to make snow whenever possible, unfortunately rain this week may damage any chance of an early opening Image:: Perisher Australian Seasonal Snow Outlook – June update | The Grasshopper Brought to you by ESS Boardstores Let’s go. Daily forecasts start today and I’m hyped to…
VIDEO – Mates In Alaska – Episode 2

VIDEO – Mates In Alaska – Episode 2

May 28, 2013
Mountainwatch | Video Big mountain snowboarder Jake Koia explores the slopes of Haines, Alaska, with his good mate Roland Morley-Brown. The pair have fun finding the powder they have always wanted to ride and reconnect with the reasons why they first wanted to snowboard. In day 2 of Mates in…
COUNTDOWN TO WINTER – Snow Storms Hammer New Zealand

COUNTDOWN TO WINTER – Snow Storms Hammer New Zealand

May 28, 2013
Staff at The Remarkables chill out and watch the snow accumulate, 50 cm has fallen so far Image:: The Remarkables Mountainwatch | Countdown to Winter Winter is just around the corner! Over the next three weeks we’ll be keeping the content flowing to stimulate your stoke in the lead up…
SEASONAL OUTLOOK 2013 – New Zealand – June Update

SEASONAL OUTLOOK 2013 – New Zealand – June Update

May 27, 2013
Digging out the car at The Remarkables this morning, about 50cm has fallen and the access road is closed due to the amount of snow! Image:: The Remarkables New Zealand Seasonal Snow Outlook – June update | The Grasshopper Brought to you by ESS Boardstores Let’s go. Daily forecasts have…
COUNTDOWN TO WINTER – Top 5 Things to Look Forward to this Winter

COUNTDOWN TO WINTER – Top 5 Things to Look Forward to this Winter

May 23, 2013
Mountainwatch | Countdown To Winter Winter is just around the corner! Over the next three weeks we’ll be keeping the content flowing to stimulate your stoke in the lead up to winter 2013. Expect the latest photos and news about snowfall and weather, what’s happening at the resorts, snowmaking, photos…
CHILLFACTOR – 2013 Preview

CHILLFACTOR – 2013 Preview

May 23, 2013
Chillfactor | 2013 Preview The latest Chillfactor has hit the stands and we reckon it is the best ever. Beautiful design, awesome photos and relevant editorial all presented in the highest quality production available. This issue features: Definitive ski guide. Our expert team of Russ Henshaw, Steve Lee, Anna Segal,…
GEAR GUIDE – How to Buy a New Snowboard

GEAR GUIDE – How to Buy a New Snowboard

May 23, 2013
You know how Robbie Walker throws down on jumps like this? By riding the right board; read on to find out how to find your next deck Image:: Jake McBride Transfer | Alex Horvath When you walk into your local snowboard shop to buy a new board it’s easy to…
VIDEO – Mates In Alaska – Episode 1

VIDEO – Mates In Alaska – Episode 1

May 21, 2013
Mountainwatch | Video Big mountain snowboarder Jake Koia explores the slopes of Haines, Alaska, with his good mate Roland Morley-Brown. The pair have fun finding the powder they have always wanted to ride and reconnect with the reasons why they first wanted to snowboard.
SNOW ALERT NZ – Solid Snowfalls Possible

SNOW ALERT NZ – Solid Snowfalls Possible

May 21, 2013
Mountainwatch | Snow Alert Snow Likelihood rating: Borderline, but trending towards decent There is something brewing in the depths of the Southern Ocean that is looking like it could deliver something spectacular for the Southern Lakes. At this stage the freezing levels will determine the success of this storm. We…
SEASON OUTLOOK 2013 – Australia – Mid May Update

SEASON OUTLOOK 2013 – Australia – Mid May Update

May 16, 2013
May snowfalls currently hitting the alps may be an early indication of what’s to come. Image:: Falls Creek Australian Seasonal Snow Outlook – 16 May update | The Grasshopper Brought to you by ESS Boardstores There’s a little something brewing in the Indian Ocean that we think you should know…
SNOW UPDATE – Mid May Snow Is Falling

SNOW UPDATE – Mid May Snow Is Falling

May 14, 2013
Heavy snow hit hard in Victoria last night Image:: Courtesy of Falls Creek Mountainwatch | Alex Horvath The mercury has dropped and there is a mean looking low spinning away in the Bass Strait! Luckily this system has been able to penetrate North to hit the mountains avoiding the notorious…
VIDEO – The Flying Muzz in Alaska

VIDEO – The Flying Muzz in Alaska

May 10, 2013
Murray looking stoked after a nice line in Alaska Image:: Murray Bartram Mountainwatch | Murray Bartram Ed’s Note: The Flying Muzz is Murray Bartram, an adaptive sports athlete who skis for Liberty Skis Australia. Murray is a little different than your regular freeskier, that difference is that he has a…
TRANSFER – Issue 12 Preview

TRANSFER – Issue 12 Preview

May 8, 2013
CLICK HERE TO SUBSCRIBE or buy this issue online. Transfer Snowboard Magazine | Alex Cameron With winter 2013 just around the corner Transfer issue 12 has hit the stands. The team have been working hard all year to deliver the mag to you and we are proud to say it…
COUNTDOWN TO WINTER – Cold Temps Herald Winter’s Arrival

COUNTDOWN TO WINTER – Cold Temps Herald Winter’s Arrival

May 7, 2013
Mountainwatch | Alex Horvath It’s officially time to get excited, winter is just around the corner! Over the next five weeks we’ll be keeping the content flowing to stimulate your stoke in the lead up to winter 2013. Expect the latest photos and news about snowfall and weather, whats happening…
SNOW SEASON OUTLOOK 2013 – Australia – UPDATE

SNOW SEASON OUTLOOK 2013 – Australia – UPDATE

April 30, 2013
Aussie skiers are holding their breath to find out if this season will deliver days like this Image:: Courtesy of Thredbo Australian Seasonal Snow Outlook | The Grasshopper Brought to you by ESS Boardstores Where the heck did April go? It feels like about two days ago that we published…
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