Chillfactor 2012 Preview

Chillfactor 2012 Preview

May 30, 2012
  The latest Chillfactor mag, with Australia’s number one skier Russ Henshaw on the cover, hits the stands on June 6 and once again confirms its position as Australia’s premier skiing magazine. We have a bumper 148 page issue, full of action and people from Australia and abroad, presented in…
Girls Just Wanna Have Fun…

Girls Just Wanna Have Fun…

May 30, 2012
The Chicks with Stix coaches. Image:: Lorraine Lock Lorraine Lock Chicks with Stix Returns for 2012 Season Chicks with Stix, a snow-sports program designed exclusively for the girls, is returning to the Australian snowfields in 2012 with some exciting new initiatives. The highly successful grass-roots program, which started at Mt…
SNOW SEASON OUTLOOK 2012 New Zealand UPDATE

SNOW SEASON OUTLOOK 2012 New Zealand UPDATE

May 21, 2012
Sheep being rescured on NZ’s South Island in the 2011 epic storms. Image:: Vaughan Brookfield Season Outlooks | The Grasshopper Today marks an important milestone for the Grasshopper and Mountainwatch as we move to daily forecasts for Mt Ruapehu. From now until season end we’ll be bringing you daily detailed…
SNOW SEASON OUTLOOK 2012 Australia UPDATE

SNOW SEASON OUTLOOK 2012 Australia UPDATE

May 21, 2012
Early season perfection at Falls Creek on 13 July 2011. Image:: Falls Creek Season Outlooks | The Grasshopper The Grasshopper is excited. Not only do our daily forecast updates start today, but it’s also time for an update to our 2012 Season Outlook and I have some positive news to…
Mountainwatch Instagram comp – One month till winter

Mountainwatch Instagram comp – One month till winter

May 14, 2012
  We’ve made the leap over to instagram and we’re going to kick things off with a “only days til winter” weekly giveaway. With Winter just round the corner we’re looking to see your snow pics – past or present! Maybe the back country, from a resort, capturing a big…
TRANSFER Buyer’s Guide 2012 – Choosing the Right Snowboard

TRANSFER Buyer’s Guide 2012 – Choosing the Right Snowboard

May 1, 2012
The author of the piece on a board that is about the right length! Photo Joey Corcoran. Transfer Snowboard Magazine | Alex Cameron What do you look for when you buy snowboards ? Everyone is different. Do you like rocker, camber or some combination of both? Do you like stiffer…
WINTER 2012 Getting into the Backcountry

WINTER 2012 Getting into the Backcountry

May 1, 2012
Damon Hayler and Alex ‘Chumpy’ Pullin reaping the rewards of a backcountry mission. Photo Jake McBride. Winter 2012 | Alex Cameron The backcountry Down Under is an untapped resource for many snow enthusiasts. Mark our words; it is going to be the place to be in the coming years. There…
FLIP BOOK – Transfer 2012 Buyers Guide

FLIP BOOK – Transfer 2012 Buyers Guide

May 1, 2012
Buyers’ Guide The 2012 Transfer Buyers’ Guide… Everything you need to know about the new snowboard gear available in 2012 Don’t forget to grab your copy of Transfer for the real, hard-copy version. CLICK HERE TO SUBSCRIBE or buy the issue online
Transfer Issue 9 Preview

Transfer Issue 9 Preview

April 30, 2012
The first issue of Transfer’s 2012 season is now available on newsstands. The team has been hard at work for the past nine months for this. Transfer Snowboard Magazine | Alex Cameron Issue #9 features Transfer’s street rail trip to Moscow, an interview with Aussie DC Pro Ryan Tiene, Australia’s…
PHOTOS – April SNOW Heralds the Start of Winter 2012

PHOTOS – April SNOW Heralds the Start of Winter 2012

April 26, 2012
Good times with snowballs at Falls Creek. Image:: Chris Hocking Winter weather | Tessa Cook Say what you will about pre-season snowfalls, the year’s first all-white morning is always a little thrilling. This week the Snowies and the High Country were enveloped in a 3cm – 5cm snow blanket; time…
SNOW DEALS – Australian Resorts Packages, Bargains and Specials 2012

SNOW DEALS – Australian Resorts Packages, Bargains and Specials 2012

April 17, 2012
Plenty of ways to get your friends or family together for a snow trip. Image:: Perisher 2012 deals | Tessa Cook Here’s a rundown of the best deals and packages the Australian resorts are offering in 2012. Remember, this is just a sample of the packages on offer, and the…
FULL VIDEO – SUPERNATURAL by Travis Rice

FULL VIDEO – SUPERNATURAL by Travis Rice

April 16, 2012
The Red Bull SuperNatural start gate says it all about the events immersion in the wilderness. Image:: Red Bull Media Red Bull Supernatural brings together 18 of the best back country snowboarders for a one-day freestyle competition on a course designed to show off and test each athlete’s strength in…
GLOBAL RESCUE – Rescue Security for the Adventurous

GLOBAL RESCUE – Rescue Security for the Adventurous

April 12, 2012
Medical transports. You hope you never need them but it’s good to know they’re available if you do. Image:: Global Rescue Global Rescue | Tessa Cook The Transfer Snowboard Mag guys discovered this gem of a service while planning a pretty amazing but extreme snowboarding trip. It sounded almost too…
What’s New – Australian Resorts 2012

What’s New – Australian Resorts 2012

April 12, 2012
Perfect corduroy at Mt Buller; what we all want to see. Image:: Mt Buller What’s new 2012 | Tessa Cook 2012 looks set to be a big year in the Australian resorts. Electronic ticketing and eStore’s are what all the buzz is about at the moment, all the major resorts…
SNOW SEASON OUTLOOK 2012 Australia

SNOW SEASON OUTLOOK 2012 Australia

April 3, 2012
Snow season outlook | The Grasshopper Brought to you by ESS Boardstores Mirror mirror on the wall, how much snow is gonna fall? Hi ho, hi ho, tell me if the winds will blow? It’s time of take a look at what we can expect for NSW and Victoria’s ski…
SNOW SEASON OUTLOOK 2012 New Zealand

SNOW SEASON OUTLOOK 2012 New Zealand

April 3, 2012
Snow Season Outlook | The Grasshopper Kia Ora folks. Time to take a quick look at what we can expect for the slopes of Aotearoa this year. We’re a long way out from winter, and global indicators like the El Nino Southern Oscillation (ENSO) aren’t as much help predicting New…
VIDEO Trailer McCONKEY – The Life of Shane McConkey

VIDEO Trailer McCONKEY – The Life of Shane McConkey

March 30, 2012
Shane McConkey, not taking it too seriously If ever a ski movie trailer deserved gratuitous showing apropos of nothing, it’s this one… All we can say is, hurry up 2013 Source | ESPN The trailer for a new film about the late Shane McConkey, who passed away three years ago,…
Japan Snow Wrap – Spring Has Sprung

Japan Snow Wrap – Spring Has Sprung

March 6, 2012
Cat skiing has never looked so good. Image:: Niseko Photography www.nisekophotography.com Japan Snow Wrap The land of the Long White Cloud 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 are…
Blog NISEKO – The Obligatory Why it’s Amazing List

Blog NISEKO – The Obligatory Why it’s Amazing List

March 2, 2012
So Japanese… Blog | Tessa Cook The brief, one week in Niseko with those gentlemen of snow Chris Booth and Joey Corcoran to investigate just what it is about this small Japanese town, erstwhile famous for potatoes, that has made it the phenomenon of Australian snow tourism. The Obligatory list:…
VIDEO BLOG Luke Kneller Discovers Real Mountains in HAKUBA

VIDEO BLOG Luke Kneller Discovers Real Mountains in HAKUBA

February 26, 2012
Enticing. Image:: Chris Hocking Blog | Luke Kneller Last week if you asked where I would be in a week’s time I would have been 100% positive that it would not be Japan. But a lot can happen in a week, especially with some light arm-twisting from Liquid Snow Tours.…
World Snow Wrap – 1m Weekend for Steamboat, Colorado Pow is Here

World Snow Wrap – 1m Weekend for Steamboat, Colorado Pow is Here

February 22, 2012
Steamboat 20 Feb – yes please. Image:: Steamboat Weekly Snow Wrap It’s been all about Colorado this week, which might not be strictly fair as it’s snowed much more in Washington and Wyoming, but it’s good to see a solid run of powder days for some of our favourite resorts.…
Japan Snow Wrap – No Sign of Abating

Japan Snow Wrap – No Sign of Abating

February 21, 2012
Snow covered chair at Rusutsu. Image:: Ski Japan www.skijapan.com Japan Snow Wrap The land of the Long White Cloud 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 are a selection…
VIDEO NISEKO – it Just Doesn’t Stop Snowing

VIDEO NISEKO – it Just Doesn’t Stop Snowing

February 15, 2012
Yasuyuki Shimanuki`s Pole. Image:: Aaron Jamison Japan Snow Journal | Joey Corcoran Niseko. This town is set to boom one of these days. I mean it just doesn’t stop snowing. If you have been over here at all in the last two months you would understand what I’m talking about.…
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