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WORLD HELI CHALLENGE FORECAST – Heavy Wind and Snow Expected

WORLD HELI CHALLENGE FORECAST – Heavy Wind and Snow Expected

April 27, 2011
At the WHC launch day, 26 July. Image:: Harro World Heli Challenge Forecast | The Grasshopper WORLD HELI CHALLENGE FORECAST FOR MT ASPIRING NATIONAL PARK – 27 July Summary: Everyone is amping up for the World Heli Challenge and as always there’s a chance the weather will play a big…
Northern Hemisphere Winter Reflection – Our LA NINA Forecasts Came True

Northern Hemisphere Winter Reflection – Our LA NINA Forecasts Came True

April 25, 2011
Whistler in March. The British Columbia resort barely seemed to see sunshine this season with fresh tracks almost every day. Image:: Coastphoto/Whistler Season Wrap up | Tess Cook, with The Grasshopper Season 2010-2011 began auspiciously in tandem with the rise of a significant La Nina weather pattern. Back in November…
ALASKA – Getting the Goods in Haines

ALASKA – Getting the Goods in Haines

April 21, 2011
  You need to have the Adobe Flash Player to view this content. Please click here to continue.   Thanks to Chris Boadle from Burton Snowboards for the video Alaska “A-K” There’s no denying the sport of snowboarding requires a certain degree of luck. Until mid March this year anyone…
One Hit Wonder TV Special – The Teaser

One Hit Wonder TV Special – The Teaser

April 20, 2011
Charles Beckinsale, laying a turn for Tim’s lens. 7th Heaven Blackcomb Tim Myers Images | Andrew Fawcett Giving you too much detail would give the game away, but we call tell you Tim Myers spent a fruitful couple of weeks in Canada creating footage for an upcoming TV project… “I’m…
Groundbreaking TGR Films to Premiere in Sydney this May

Groundbreaking TGR Films to Premiere in Sydney this May

April 18, 2011
  Words | Pat Morrow In their latest films (that is Light the Wick and Deeper), Teton Gravity Research have, once again, found a pair of undeniable epics. Once again, TGR have definitively proven that if you leave a talented man with skis or board to his own devices at…
SoO AirTIme OPEN AIR Call For Entries – Show Your Snow Experiences

SoO AirTIme OPEN AIR Call For Entries – Show Your Snow Experiences

April 10, 2011
 SoO Airtime The OPEN AIR, formerly OPEN EDIT, is a super progressive, grassroots film and photography competition. SoO Airtime invites you to submit films or photos captured in the Australian Snowfields. There are some amazing prizes up for grabs and this year more than just votes decide who wins.…
It’s In – So Who are our Olympic Hopes in Ski Halfpipe?

It’s In – So Who are our Olympic Hopes in Ski Halfpipe?

April 8, 2011
Charlie Timmins in the Super-Dooper pipe at Mammoth, California, January 2010. Image:: Boen Ferguson Olympic Ski Halfpipe | Charlie Timmins As I’m sure most of you have heard, on the 6 April the International Olympic Committee confirmed ski halfpipe will be included in the 2014 Sochi Winter Olympic Games, for…
HAKUBA During the Earthquake – Steve Lee’s Story

HAKUBA During the Earthquake – Steve Lee’s Story

April 6, 2011
The Sunrise over Happo on on the morning of 12 March. Steve and Chris stayed in the the lodge on the right. Image:: Steve Lee Japan | Steve Lee On the morning of March 12 Japan’s Hakuba region woke to a stunning day. A major storm had delivered a good…
World Snow Wrap up Vol 21, 4 April – Winter’s Last Week?

World Snow Wrap up Vol 21, 4 April – Winter’s Last Week?

April 6, 2011
Aspen is epic at the moment – 4 April. Image:: Jeremy Swanson This marks the last week of winter for a number of North American resorts. It’s been an amazing winter, lets hope we can do it all again next year! Stormwatch: The snowfall heros Colorado had a winter resurgence…
WORLD HELI CHALLENGE – Freeride Day Perfect Except for Injured Davenport

WORLD HELI CHALLENGE – Freeride Day Perfect Except for Injured Davenport

April 2, 2011
Competitors waiting to board the helicopter on a barge in the middle of Lake Wanaka. Image:: Harro World Heli Challenge Ideal conditions and epic skiing marked the freeride day of the World Heli Challenge but defending champion Ted Davenport’s serious crash marred an otherwise perfect day. Two-time champion, Ted Davenport,…
JAPAN The Earthquake and the Snow Resorts

JAPAN The Earthquake and the Snow Resorts

March 30, 2011
  Japan | Images:: Dominic Kieler – dkpgraphy.blogspot.com Japan is suffering through a terrible time, while its ski resorts felt only mildly the earthquake that devastated the coast the after effects are reverberating through the ski industry. Quentin Nolan operates a lodge – The Lab, in Hakuba in the Nagano…
WORLD CUP CHAMPIONS Nate and Chumpy Claim the Crystal Globe Trophies

WORLD CUP CHAMPIONS Nate and Chumpy Claim the Crystal Globe Trophies

March 29, 2011
Nate Johnstone with the large crystal globe trophy for overall freestyle snowboarding World Cup Champion. Image:: Courtesy Nate Johnstone/FIS Words | Alex Cameron with Tess Cook On Friday 25 March Alex ‘Chumpy’ Pullin secured Australia’s first ever snowboarding World Cup title, in snowboardcross, by winning the last race of the…
World Snow Wrap Up Vol 20, 28 March – is it Spring Yet?

World Snow Wrap Up Vol 20, 28 March – is it Spring Yet?

March 28, 2011
Someone got a shovel? Snowed in at Mammoth 25 March. Image:: Mammoth Stormwatch: The snowfall heros California was again some kind of snow vortex attracting simply epic amounts of powder over the past week. Metres and metres of snow fell all across the state, making it the snowiest place in…
World Snow Wrap Up Vol 19, 21 March – Mammoth Snow!

World Snow Wrap Up Vol 19, 21 March – Mammoth Snow!

March 21, 2011
How’s the serenity? Vail, 18 March. Image:: Connor Walberg/courtesy Vail Stormwatch: The snowfall heros CALIFORNIA knows how to snow. We can barely believe it but it seems to be true, as much as 170cm has fallen over the weekend and there’s about that much again to come… winter’s not over…
BOOTHY’S BLOG – Powder in British Columbia

BOOTHY’S BLOG – Powder in British Columbia

March 17, 2011
Team rider Mike Mertion blasts some pillows. Image:: Chris Booth Blog | Chris Booth After a long and powderless winter, Big Red Cats have saved my season. A cat skiing operation located about 20 minutes outside of Rossland, British Columbia (the home of Red Mountain), Big Red Cats is the…
VIDEO Robbie Walker at Billabong Air+Style

VIDEO Robbie Walker at Billabong Air+Style

March 14, 2011
Robbie Walker just became the first Australian to compete at the Billabong Air+Style in Austria. To preserve his five days at the event for posterity…
VIDEO – DOWNDAYS NEWS All the Latest from the World of Freeskiing

VIDEO – DOWNDAYS NEWS All the Latest from the World of Freeskiing

March 14, 2011
Sean Balmer This week in the news we sit down with Austrian Open Guru Martin “Mc Fly” Winkler to find out what goes into putting on an event, get an update from the freeride world tour and have a chill visual recap of the last two weeks.
BOOTHY’S BLOG – Alaska, no Place for Boys

BOOTHY’S BLOG – Alaska, no Place for Boys

March 14, 2011
It’s a long way to go for the scenery. Image:: courtesy Chris Booth Blog | Chris Booth I’m cursed. I’ve been to Alaska twice in two years, last year for three weeks and this year for one, and never had a good day. Last year in Haines I skied the…
World Snow Wrap Up Vol 18, 14 March – European Snow at Last!

World Snow Wrap Up Vol 18, 14 March – European Snow at Last!

March 14, 2011
Freshies in Vail on 8 March. Image:: Courtesy Vail Stormwatch: The snowfall heros The same old heros just keep popping up. We’ve been waiting all season for the snow to slow down in Whistler but it never has, Fernie just keeps raking in the powder, Arabba in Italy seems to…
BOOTHY’S BLOG Alaska Day Six – Day One

BOOTHY’S BLOG Alaska Day Six – Day One

March 3, 2011
Northern Lights tourism, just the hope of catching a glimpse of the Aurora Borealis draws many to the far north BLOG | Chris Booth with Charlie Timmins & Fraser McDougall The Alaskan experience affects everyone differently. Here, Charlie Timmins, Frasier McDougall and Chris Booth give their accounts of their first…
PHOTO BLOG Storm Chasin’ USA 7 – Jackson ‘AWESOME’ Hole

PHOTO BLOG Storm Chasin’ USA 7 – Jackson ‘AWESOME’ Hole

March 2, 2011
Our crew (find Charlie) plus a few others we encountered wandering around in the backcountry Words & Images | Tess Cook Aching knees, sore heads, general exhaustion and long-drive apathy; fresh snow in Jackson Hole cures them all. In another of those T for timing moments the trip kept throwing…
World Snow Wrap Up Vol 17, 7 March – Winter is Going Strong

World Snow Wrap Up Vol 17, 7 March – Winter is Going Strong

February 27, 2011
Gorgeous conditions in Niseko. Image:: SkiJapan.com/Hotshots Stormwatch: The snowfall heros British Columbia had a great weekend, the whole state benefitted from a big snow dump, especially Fernie. It’s also good to see the snow returning to Europe after what seemed like an endless run of blue skies. Fernie, BC –…
VIDEO BLOG Storm Chasin’ USA – Ootah (That’s Utah) Pow

VIDEO BLOG Storm Chasin’ USA – Ootah (That’s Utah) Pow

February 27, 2011
Hiked up, looking down. Me, Anna, Boen, Charlie Words & Images | Tess Cook Good timing. Fetching up in The Canyons as they’re receiving a foot or so of that champagne pow Utah is so famous for is more than satisfying, especially after a cross-desert road trip. We farewelled Nat…
AT EQUILIBRIUM – Snowboarding in Bulgaria Documentary

AT EQUILIBRIUM – Snowboarding in Bulgaria Documentary

February 23, 2011
You need to have the Adobe Flash Player to view this content. Please click here to continue. This documentary deals with the passionate people developing snowboarding in Bulgaria. Each one of those movies has it’s own direction, it’s own heroes who may not necessarily be known to a larger audience…
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