North America Snow Wrap CHRISTMAS WEEK

North America Snow Wrap CHRISTMAS WEEK

December 19, 2011
Nice turns at Jackson Hole 17 December. Image:: Jackson Hole Weekly Snow Wrap Weekend snowfalls, top 5 in North America: 1 – Alyeska, Alaska (again) with 111cm, 2 – Woodbury, Connecticut, Bear Mountain, California, Snow Summit, California and Mt Norquay, Alberta all with 40cm, 3 – Mt Baldy, California, Sunrise…
STORMWATCH – Niseko, The World’s Powder Mecca

STORMWATCH – Niseko, The World’s Powder Mecca

December 19, 2011
Rod Hanrick Training Manager & Group Lesson Manager, Niseko Base Snowsports loving the pow. Image:: Darren Teasdale Stormwatch | Snow alert Snow just isn’t letting up in Niseko, another stint of heavy snowfall has turned the Japanese resort into the world’s powder mecca. The guys at Ski Japan have sent…
Europe Snow Wrap – This Could Be it!

Europe Snow Wrap – This Could Be it!

December 15, 2011
Arabba, Italy 14 December, blue skies between snowfalls! Image:: Arabba Weekly Snow Wrap Snow depth, top five in Europe: 1 – Saas Fee, Switzerland with 245cm, 2 – Ghiacciaio Presena, Italy with 200cm, 3 – Cervinia, Italy and Roldal Norway with 180cm , 4 – Funivie Speikboden and Macugnaga Italy…
North America Snow Wrap – Waiting Waiting…

North America Snow Wrap – Waiting Waiting…

December 13, 2011
Aspen Highlands on opening day 2011. Image:: Aspen Snowmass Weekly Snow Wrap Weekend snowfalls, top 5 in North America: 1 – Alyeska, Alaska with 101cm, 2 – Indianhead, Michigan with 30cm, 3 – Sunrise Park, Arizona with 30cm, 4 – Stoneham Mountain, Quebec with 27cm and 5 – Big Boulder,…
Global Perspective – Beneath the Border

Global Perspective – Beneath the Border

December 9, 2011
Snowboarding is growing rapidly, continually increasing the number of lives enriched by the act of sliding mountains. However, it is still confined predominately to North America, Europe and Australia and New Zealand. This is destined to change considering that over the course of each year, snow covers 33 percent of…
Europe Snow Wrap – The Drought Breaks, but Don’t Grab the Pow Skis Yet

Europe Snow Wrap – The Drought Breaks, but Don’t Grab the Pow Skis Yet

December 7, 2011
Chamonix Tuesday 6 December. Image:: Chamonix Weekly Snow Wrap Snow depth, top five in Europe: 1 – Saas Fee, Switzerland with 211cm, 2 – Ghiacciaio Presena, Italy with 200cm, 3 – Pitztaler Gletscher, Austria with 164cm, 4 – Cervinia, Italy with 160cm and 5 – Stryn, Norway with 140cm Recent…
Watch Now – ESPN’s Best Web Video 2011 – Voleurz’s That’s Fine

Watch Now – ESPN’s Best Web Video 2011 – Voleurz’s That’s Fine

December 7, 2011
Snow movie | Voleurz ESPN’s fan community voted it the best web video of 2011 – this creation from Canadian clothing brand Voleurz brings together ski, snowboard and skate for a visually arresting 40-ish minutes. Of their vid, Voleurz has this to say: “Highlights include snowboarder Justin VDP slaying pillow…
MOVIE Nitro – What Goes Up Must Come Down

MOVIE Nitro – What Goes Up Must Come Down

December 6, 2011
Video | Nitro Snowboards The blurb says “Follow the Nitro Team through a wild season full of ups and downs. The video features the following riders: Markus Keller, Eero Ettala, Marc Swoboda, Marco Smolla, Knut Eliassen, Bryan Fox, Austin Smith, Anton Gunnarsson, Ben Bilocq, and the rest of the team.…
STORMWATCH – Blizzard Alert for Niseko

STORMWATCH – Blizzard Alert for Niseko

December 6, 2011
The weekend wet snow is building a solid base Stormwatch | Blizzard alert Friday 9 December update: After a slight reprive – and some blue skies (check out the video – nice) More snow will hit Niseko this weekend. A Siberian front is on the way and it’s bringing a…
North America Snow Wrap – Winter Arrives with Arctic Temps

North America Snow Wrap – Winter Arrives with Arctic Temps

December 5, 2011
Whistler on 3 December. Image:: Whistler Weekly Snow Wrap Weekend snowfalls, top 5 in North America: 1 – Wolf Creek, Colorado with 88cm, 2 – Alyeska, Alaska with 73cm, 3 – Angel Fire, New Mexico with 71cm, 4 – Brian Head, Utah with 69cm and 5 – Echo, Colorado with…
BLOG One Aspen Winter – The first turns of One Aspen Winter

BLOG One Aspen Winter – The first turns of One Aspen Winter

December 5, 2011
The skiing turkey. Image:: Jeremy Swanson One Aspen Winter | George Raptis In the beginning… For a skier living in Australia, summer is a frustrating season. Days at a desk are interrupted by friends’ Facebook postings about how awesome the snow is overseas. Every news report of airports closed because…
Editor’s Blog – Rip Curl Ultimate & The OUTERWEAR Question

Editor’s Blog – Rip Curl Ultimate & The OUTERWEAR Question

December 5, 2011
Me (far left) sporting last year’s Rip Curl ULTIMATE gear in Utah with Anna Segal, Boen Ferguson and Charlie Timmins Editor’s Blog | Tessa Cook The new ski jacket and pants arrived by courier this morning… happy Monday for me! The Rip Curl ULTIMATE Range Mistique Jacket and Ultimate wear…
VIDEO Downdays News – 1 December 2011

VIDEO Downdays News – 1 December 2011

December 2, 2011
Downdays TV The news has been bundled into an all new program. Elias Ambühl wins KOS, Skiers head to the US, AFP try to train FIS judges, WOW documentary available on iTunes, Paddy Graham sits down to talk about the future plans of Legs of Steel.
USA Weekly Snow Wrap Up – Season’s Beginnings

USA Weekly Snow Wrap Up – Season’s Beginnings

November 30, 2011
Jackson Hole 24 November, three days before opening. Image:: Jackson Hole Weekly Snow Wrap Stormwatch: The snowfall heros It’s been a sunny week all round, but first prize goes to Jackson Hole – already at 2m for the season. The Cottonwood Canyon resorts in Utah are at around 190cm for…
EDITOR’S BLOG – Fat Skis for Everyone

EDITOR’S BLOG – Fat Skis for Everyone

November 29, 2011
Liberty team rider Simon Blondel in the Australian powder. Image:: Dominic Kieler Editor’s Blog Myth: Fat skis are hard, and only for expert types Fact: With modern shaping, fat skis are more than easy to manage, some ski easier than the traditional piste-ski Myth: If you’re a serious skier you…
SNOW ALERT – The dump of the season so far for NISEKO?

SNOW ALERT – The dump of the season so far for NISEKO?

November 17, 2011
SNOW ALERT Snow alert level: Looking tasty at this stage. So what’s all this fuss about? Well we’ve got a cut-off upper-low circulation (about five kilometres high in the atmosphere) drifting over Siberia and north-east China. It’s tipped to pass north of Hokkaido from Sunday into Monday, and will be…
SNOW ALERT – Whistler Will Open With A Bang

SNOW ALERT – Whistler Will Open With A Bang

November 17, 2011
SNOW ALERT – update 22 November Snow likelihood rating: Bet your holiday on it. Whistler is currently topping the list of Mountainwatch.com’s 7-day snow list, boasting forecasts of more than 1.5 metres in the next week. A big chunk of that is due on Monday and Tuesday as a large…
CONTEST Design Your Own Dragon APX Goggles

CONTEST Design Your Own Dragon APX Goggles

November 15, 2011
Dragon / Transfer Design Contest Dragon is partnering with Transfer Snowboard Magazine for the Down Under addition of the Dragon goggle design contest – throwing it out there to you, the Aussie and Kiwi riders, to design your own version of Dragon’s brand spanking top end goggle, the APX. The…
Transfer Snowboard Magazine Wins Coveted Cover Of The Year

Transfer Snowboard Magazine Wins Coveted Cover Of The Year

November 11, 2011
Cover Of the Year Winner: 2011 Transfer Photo Book Transfer Snowboard Magazine Wins Coveted Cover Of The Year A huge congratulations to Ryan Tiene, Jake McBride, Johnny McCormark, Perisher resort and the whole Transfer Snowboard team, whose amazing collaborative effort on the Transfer Photo Book 2011 cover was recognised this…
SNOW PHOTOS – Winter Arrives in North America

SNOW PHOTOS – Winter Arrives in North America

November 3, 2011
Pre season skiing at Vail, 29 October. Image:: Vail Photos Winter is hitting North America with conviction. in search of photographic substantiation we hit facebook for some gratuitous shots of snow at our favourite resorts and we found some great ones. The Grasshopper’s Snow Season Outlook is promising another La…
TRAVEL INSPIRATION CANADA – Chatter Creek Cat Skiing

TRAVEL INSPIRATION CANADA – Chatter Creek Cat Skiing

October 31, 2011
58 000 acres of terrain. Image:: Mark Gallup, gallupphoto.com 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…
ASPEN – An Aussie Expat’s Local Guide

ASPEN – An Aussie Expat’s Local Guide

October 24, 2011
Winter creeping up on Autumn at Snowmass, 19 October 2011. Image:: Jeremy Swanson Living Aspen | Christian Manie Do you have three friends with a little spare cash willing to take advantage of a flagging greenback dollar? You want to drop into some gnarly chutes and float soul arcs through…
WORLD HELI CHALLENGE – Fuel TV Special PROMO VIDEO

WORLD HELI CHALLENGE – Fuel TV Special PROMO VIDEO

October 24, 2011
Ted Davenport pushing the limits on Freestyle Day World Heli Challenge | Fuel TV Special Fuel TV teamed up this year with Harro and the World Heli Challenge crew to showcase a new addition to the competition “The Shootout”. Seven cinematographers were chosen to document and produce a 5 minute…
VIDEO TRAVEL INDIA – Freeski Girls in KASHMIR

VIDEO TRAVEL INDIA – Freeski Girls in KASHMIR

October 21, 2011
Lena Stoffel turning on some on an amazing slope Image:: Roman Lanchner Skiing Kashmir | Caja Schoepf In February 2011 German freeski ladies Caja Schoepf – Fiat Freestyle Team and Lena Stoffel – Roxy – journeyed to India, capturing their experiences in a short film by Felix Urbauer. “Looking for…
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