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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…
SNOW ALERT – Solid but not Spectacular

SNOW ALERT – Solid but not Spectacular

September 1, 2011
SNOW ALERT Snow Likelihood rating: A solid but not spectacular end to the week… Another day, another update. Rain, snow, sunshine – it’s all in the mix. The cold temperatures are the best news at the moment. For the rest, read The Grasshopper’s latest… Eleven days ago we picked up…
VIDEO SoO AIRTIME Day 2 – MultiFUNctional

VIDEO SoO AIRTIME Day 2 – MultiFUNctional

September 1, 2011
Watkin McLennan and audience at the SoO Airtime. Image:: Ben Hansen SoO Airtime | Joey Corcoran Exclamation mark. We totally got our Airtime on today. The whole crew headed up summit way to hit the long awaited multifunctional skate park inspired feature. After a doozy at The Whitt everyone was…
AUSSIE WEEKLY SNOW JOURNAL – Farewell Winter

AUSSIE WEEKLY SNOW JOURNAL – Farewell Winter

August 31, 2011
Stunning Sunset in Falls Image::Courtesy of Falls Creek Aussie Weekly Snow Journal | Alex Horvath It is fair to say that right now, the mountains are hurting… Today marked the official last day of winter and it is obvious that Mother Nature is certainly letting us know all about it!…
SoO AIRTIME Day 1 – Urban to the Outback

SoO AIRTIME Day 1 – Urban to the Outback

August 31, 2011
Jumping the gums – Andre Bennett obliges with a quintessential Aussie image. Image:: Ben Hansen SoO AirTime | Joey Corcoran It’s official; the morning meeting at Cattleman’s said so. Everyone gathered for a coffee and we set out the guidelines. Two teams – Vic and NSW, one week and a…
Victorian and NSW State Interschools 2011

Victorian and NSW State Interschools 2011

August 31, 2011
Britt Cox wins Div 1 Girls Moguls. Image:: Mt Buller From State Interschool Champs to National Championships | By Don St.Pierre The NSW and Victorian Interschools Championships, held at Perisher and Buller respectively, marked the final selection for skiers and riders to qualify for the 2011 Subaru Australian Interschools Snowsports…
VIDEO SoO AIRTIME Day Zero – Setting the Scene

VIDEO SoO AIRTIME Day Zero – Setting the Scene

August 30, 2011
SoO is all about super creative shred, no divisions between skiers and snowboarders exist here, all are working together. Image:: Joey Corcoran SoO AirTime | Joey Corcoran Last night, some of Australia’s best Snowboarders, Skiers, Filmers, Cinematographers and Photographers summited this beautiful lady that is Mt Buller. Today…all of them…
TRAVEL CHAMONIX – Discovering the Untracked at the World’s Ski Mecca

TRAVEL CHAMONIX – Discovering the Untracked at the World’s Ski Mecca

August 30, 2011
Spend enough time in Chamonix and your big mountain skills may take you here… Image:: Chamonix Skiing France | Alf Alderson Alf Alderson finds that despite being a magnet for the world’s best skiers you can still find untracked terrain in Chamonix – if you have expert assistance. Chamonix –…
Nz Weekly Weather Blog – It’s Warming up Nicely!

Nz Weekly Weather Blog – It’s Warming up Nicely!

August 29, 2011
Perfect weather for terrain park antics, The Remarkables 29 August. Image:: The Remarkables Snow Journal| Matt White Kia Ora everyone.. it’s been a lovely warm week this past week, great spring like snow conditions and in some places a little dusting of powder! The snow has been softening up just…
WORLD HELI CHALLENGE FORECAST – Clear Skies Coming

WORLD HELI CHALLENGE FORECAST – Clear Skies Coming

August 29, 2011
At the media launch in Wanaka. Image:: Harro World Heli Challenge WORLD HELI CHALLENGE FORECAST FOR MT ASPIRING NATIONAL PARK – Thursday 28 July 2011 By The Grasshopper – Mountainwatch.com Alpine Meteorologist ORGANISER’S NOTE: Conditions depending, the freestyle day will take place Sunday 31 July. This will be the first…
Diaries DownUnder Episode 3 – an International Affair

Diaries DownUnder Episode 3 – an International Affair

August 29, 2011
Diaries Down Under August sees the usual insurgence of international riders coming to Queenstown including – Sebastien Toutant, Mark McMorris, Keiji Okamoto, Yuuki Kadono, Giom Morisset and Seppe Smits – we scoop them up for some Bungy and Golf at Jacks Point the day before the Burton NZ Open and…
New Zealand SNOW Predictions – September

New Zealand SNOW Predictions – September

August 29, 2011
Blue sky powder days at Coronet Peak, here’s hoping spring delivers a few this year! Image:: Coronet Peak Snow forecasts | The Grasshopper Binge skiing Who could have seen this coming in early July? Ski fields in the South Island were sweating after unusually warm temperatures and an almost complete…
SoO AIRTIME Kicking off Monday at Buller

SoO AIRTIME Kicking off Monday at Buller

August 26, 2011
Johnny Lipsker exhibiting the kind of creativity SoO is all about. Image:: Joey Corcorcan SoO AirTime Lights, Camera, Action…sports. Next week, the best Australian skiers and snowboarders will ascend on Mt Buller to represent their state in the State of Origin of snowsports – SoO Airtime. The industry’s brightest young…
FILM TRAILER – MSP’s ‘Attack of La Nina’

FILM TRAILER – MSP’s ‘Attack of La Nina’

August 25, 2011
Movie Trailer MSP’s 2011 film is called Attack of La Nina – The Bitch is Back. Anyone lucky enough to sample some of La Nina’s offerings in North America this past winter will agree she more than deserves the homage paid to her in this film – which is all…
Will’s Blog – the JULIAN CARR Interview

Will’s Blog – the JULIAN CARR Interview

August 25, 2011
  Interview blog | Will Stolk G’day again, In this instalment of my blog I continue to showcase the different views and style of fellow snow sliders. First it was Xavier Del Rue and now this week I’ve interviewed a friend of mine, world Record cliff jumper (for biggest flip…
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