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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…
VIDEO – Salomon Freeski TV – S6E03 – The Storm

VIDEO – Salomon Freeski TV – S6E03 – The Storm

January 6, 2013
Chillfactor | Freeski TV Episode 3 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 3: We skiers are a strange…
EDITOR’S BLOG – Claiming G.S.T Back At The Airport

EDITOR’S BLOG – Claiming G.S.T Back At The Airport

January 4, 2013
Mountainwatch | Alex Horvath How To Get Your GST Back At The Airport: Who agrees with me? Often the best part of booking an overseas shred trip is the shopping you get to do before you leave, what’s a trip to ride some epic pow without that new board? Of…
JAPAN SNOW WRAP – Niseko Breaks 8m Mark

JAPAN SNOW WRAP – Niseko Breaks 8m Mark

January 3, 2013
Another gratuitous pow shot from Niseko, 2 January 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…
VIDEO – Salomon Freeski TV – S6E02 – Quarter Past Midnight

VIDEO – Salomon Freeski TV – S6E02 – Quarter Past Midnight

December 30, 2012
Chillfactor | Freeski TV Episode 2 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 2: “Under twinkle of stars and…
WORLD SNOW WRAP – Superb Snow For The Holiday Season

WORLD SNOW WRAP – Superb Snow For The Holiday Season

December 26, 2012
Chamonix, looking fresh and tasty on December 22 Image:: Chamonix 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 one-stop-shop to give you an idea where…
VIDEO – Salomon Freeski TV – S6E01 – Tabibito The Traveller

VIDEO – Salomon Freeski TV – S6E01 – Tabibito The Traveller

December 21, 2012
Chillfactor | Freeski TV Episode 1 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 1: “As editor of Bravoski Magazine,…
JAPAN SNOW WRAP – Relentless Pow Continues

JAPAN SNOW WRAP – Relentless Pow Continues

December 18, 2012
A rare bluebird day in Niseko last Wednesday enabled the locals to get out and enjoy all the new snow, it was quite deep… 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…
SNOW ALERT – More Snowfalls Inbound To Hokkaido

SNOW ALERT – More Snowfalls Inbound To Hokkaido

December 18, 2012
Mountainwatch | SNOW ALERT STORM LIKELIHOOD: It is already happening! It is starting to feel like groundhog day on Hokkaido, each week the forecast totals remain constant around 1 m in 7-days and we are seeing powder day after powder day hit the island. Unlike the traditional notions of groundhog…
VIDEO – Henshaw, White and McMorris Take The Wins At Dew Tour Breckenridge

VIDEO – Henshaw, White and McMorris Take The Wins At Dew Tour Breckenridge

December 18, 2012
Mark McMorris, 1st, Chas Guldemond, 2nd and Staale Saandbech, 3rd on the podium after the Men’s Slopestyle Image:: Allisports Mountainwatch | Alex Horvath Dew Tour 2012, Breckenridge, CO The Dew Tour Ion Mountain Championships have wrapped up in Breckenridge, Colorado with Mark McMorris taking out the Men’s Slopestyle Final with…
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