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NZ Weekly Weather Blog – The Countdown has Begun

NZ Weekly Weather Blog – The Countdown has Begun

September 26, 2011
Mt Ruapehu late September snow-spray. Image:: Mt Ruapehu Snow Journal | Matt White Kia Ora everyone, well another week has flown by and it’s getting ever so close to the end of the season, for a few this time has already come… Ohau, Mt Dobson, Fox Peak and Roundhill have…
TRAVEL INSPIRATION – Jackson ‘Awesome’ Hole

TRAVEL INSPIRATION – Jackson ‘Awesome’ Hole

September 22, 2011
The infamous Corbets Coulior. Image:: Jackson Hole Mountain Resort If you haven’t already booked your northern hemisphere snow-sliding adventure for this coming winter, time to get cracking. Having trouble choosing a destination? The Mountainwatch archives are an inspirational goldmine. These next few weeks we’ll be reaching in and plucking out…
Diaries Down Under Episode 4 – Road Trip

Diaries Down Under Episode 4 – Road Trip

September 21, 2011
Diaries Down Under This Ep we head up to Temple Basin in the club fields. It’s a must for anyone coming to NZ to ride and one of the more unique experiences around. A 45min hike up to the lodge and you have some of the best terrain in NZ…
A NEW ZEALAND Spring Fling

A NEW ZEALAND Spring Fling

September 21, 2011
Spring snowboarding at Mt Ruapehu. Image:: Mt Ruapehu Rachael Oakes-Ash Is there anything better than spring skiing? T-shirts and ski pants, sunnies not goggles and cocktails on a mid mountain deck come mid afternoon. Winter may be winding her way north in search of alps to play with but there’s…
TRAVELLER’S LIST – Top 10 Best Snow Travel Tips

TRAVELLER’S LIST – Top 10 Best Snow Travel Tips

September 21, 2011
Get it right and snow-travel is as easy as lying on the couch… Travel Tips | Tessa Cook You only make the mistake of trying to snow-travel with a matched set of monogrammed trunks once before you realise, when it comes to getting to mountains in order to slide down…
WEATHER ANALYSIS – The Unstoppable Advance of Spring

WEATHER ANALYSIS – The Unstoppable Advance of Spring

September 19, 2011
Spring conditions at Mt Buller dictated the direction of the SoO AirTime video edit event. Here, competitors make the most of what they have to produce some creative imagery. Image:: Joey Corcoran Weather Analysis | The Grasshopper Ahh spring… For most people it signifies a period of renewal and new…
NZ Weekly Weather Blog – The End May be Near but the Snow is Still Good!

NZ Weekly Weather Blog – The End May be Near but the Snow is Still Good!

September 19, 2011
Mt Hutt on 19 September enjoying a winter resurgence. Image:: Mt Hutt Snow Journal | Matt White Kia Ora everyone, it may be mid September but this past week we were lucky to get some fresh snow, while it might not have been bottomless pow pow that dreams are made…
2011 Mountainwatch Interschools Scholarship Winners

2011 Mountainwatch Interschools Scholarship Winners

September 16, 2011
NSW Interschools’ Steve Cooper presenting Adam Lambert with his scholarship certificate Mountainwatch Interschools Scholarship | Don St Pierre Mountainwatch.com is pleased to announce Adam Lambert (12) of Jindabyne Central School, NSW and Liam Michael (11) of Balgowlah North Public, NSW, as the recipients of the Mountainwatch Interschools Snowsports Scholarships for…
TRAVEL INSPIRATION – Colorado’s Hidden Gem CRESTED BUTTE

TRAVEL INSPIRATION – Colorado’s Hidden Gem CRESTED BUTTE

September 16, 2011
Local telemarker Max Mancini through the trees If you haven’t already booked your northern hemisphere snow-sliding adventure for this coming winter, time to get cracking. Having trouble choosing a destination? The Mountainwatch archives are an inspirational goldmine. These next few weeks we’ll be reaching in and plucking out some of…
TRAVEL JAPAN – Ja-Powder at its Finest

TRAVEL JAPAN – Ja-Powder at its Finest

September 15, 2011
Dawn, Hakuba Valley. Image:: Chris Hocking Riding Hakuba | Tom Bjorksten Japan is a nation in recovery. The island nation situated on the most active earthquake belt in the world experienced the world’s 5th largest earthquake recorded since 1900 on the 11th of March 2011. This killed over 20,000 people,…
NZ Snow Alert – Powder Days and Clear Skies

NZ Snow Alert – Powder Days and Clear Skies

September 14, 2011
SNOW ALERT Snow likelihood rating: Forget potential, powder has arrived! Mt Ruapehu, 15cm of snow and counting…At Treble cone, 10cm and at Mt Hutt, 12cm – This snow storm has arrived! North and South Island resorts are enjoying the first in what looks to be two few days of freshies…
AUSSIE WEEKLY SNOW JOURNAL – Back to Winter then Back Again..

AUSSIE WEEKLY SNOW JOURNAL – Back to Winter then Back Again..

September 14, 2011
Twilight in Falls Creek Image::Courtesy of Hocking Aussie Weekly Snow Journal | Alex Horvath Well, it finally happened. After we were left sitting around for the month of august wondering where all the snow was, the weather finally turned and some good quality snow hit the ground. While it wasn’t…
Big Hugs 2011 End Of Season Edit – Thredbo

Big Hugs 2011 End Of Season Edit – Thredbo

September 14, 2011
Transfer Snowboard Magazine | Video and text by Tom Hannam This little project took place over a mid august week 2011. The whole idea was to put out the vibe of the BHxCG with some party and not too much bullshit. Snowboarding is best done when it’s shared with friends……
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…
BACKCOUNTRY – Spring Sessions with Liberty International Team

BACKCOUNTRY – Spring Sessions with Liberty International Team

September 13, 2011
Liberty international team rider Joe Schuster Words & Images | Ben Hansen Most of this winter felt like spring, with almost no snowfall and lots of rain. As a result we’ve been finding ourselves lapping the park a little to often and not exploring the terrain. Taking the Guthega turn-off…
NZ Weekly Weather Blog – Snow on the Horizon!

NZ Weekly Weather Blog – Snow on the Horizon!

September 12, 2011
Winter returning to The Remarkables 13 September. Image:: The Remarkables Snow Journal| Matt White Kia ora everyone! Hope you have all had a good week, it’s been hard watching the snow slowly melt away but at the same time I have had some of the most fun days so far…
SNOW WEATHER – The Season’s Snow Blocking Highs

SNOW WEATHER – The Season’s Snow Blocking Highs

September 12, 2011
High pressure systems play havoc with the winter. Image:: Perisher Snow Blocking Highs | The Grasshopper Snow drought We probably say this about every winter, but it’s been a weird one. After two big storms – one in late June and the other early July – we had more snow…
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…
Freedom Pass A New Direction in Australia’s Snow Resorts

Freedom Pass A New Direction in Australia’s Snow Resorts

September 8, 2011
The Freedom Pass gives committed skiers and boarders a value product. Image:: Perisher Freedom Pass | Tessa Cook On Sunday September 4 the Perisher Freedom Pass went on sale; a limited release of 2012 season passes for just $699, $200 paid now and the balance paid upon collection in 2012.…
AUSSIE WEEKLY SNOW JOURNAL – Cold Blast Imminent

AUSSIE WEEKLY SNOW JOURNAL – Cold Blast Imminent

September 7, 2011
Heavy Snowfalls in Falls Creek yesterday afternoon Image::Courtesy of Falls Creek Aussie Weekly Snow Journal | Alex Horvath We should all feel very stoked to wake up today, check the weather and finally see some white on the ground. After a seriously warm few weeks in the Aussie Mountains it…
PHOTO GALLERY – Vaughan Brookfield in Silverton, Colorado

PHOTO GALLERY – Vaughan Brookfield in Silverton, Colorado

September 6, 2011
Nick was strapping in about to drop into a jump when this little whirlwind whipped up and went straight over the top of him, it almost looks like he is exploding. Transfer Snowboarding Magazines head to Silverton | Photography and story By Vaughan Brookfield In February Transfer spent some time…
NZ Weekly Weather Blog – Sun, Slush and BBQs

NZ Weekly Weather Blog – Sun, Slush and BBQs

September 5, 2011
Glorious day at Cardrona – Wednesday 7 September. Image:: Cardrona Snow Journal| Matt White Kia-Ora everyone, hope you are all enjoying the spring conditions on offer across the country right now, time to dust off that BBQ and get ready for later sunsets and lots of sunshine for the month…
VIDEO STEVE LEE REVIEWS – Park Skis

VIDEO STEVE LEE REVIEWS – Park Skis

September 2, 2011
Equipment Reviews | Steve Lee The park ski game is really one for the youngsters, very dynamic, an uber cool look and gear to match is a must with a style all there own. However at the end of the day a park ski requires ultra high performance that’s very…
SoO AIRTIME Day 3 – Grass and…

SoO AIRTIME Day 3 – Grass and…

September 2, 2011
Team VIC. Image:: Charlie Payne SoO AirTime | Watkin McLennan It was the first day of spring and creativity was in the air. Today was about tying it all together. Both teams have been dreaming up concepts over the past few days. With the last day of filming on hand…
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