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VIDEO – Early Season Park Review (Thredbo & Perisher)

VIDEO – Early Season Park Review (Thredbo & Perisher)

June 30, 2011
The excellent snowfalls at the start of the season, supplemented by snowmaking, have allowed the New South Wales resorts to build some fantastic early season terrain. And the recent run of sunny, warm weather has provided perfect conditions for all riders to enjoy a slide on some of the features.…
AUSSIE WEEKLY SNOW JOURNAL – High Pressure Holding Pattern

AUSSIE WEEKLY SNOW JOURNAL – High Pressure Holding Pattern

June 29, 2011
Aussie Weekly Snow Journal | Alex Horvath After the snowfalls last week it’s easy to start to feel spoilt when we see weather like the week that just past. In a perfect follow up to last weeks snowstorm Mother Nature really turned it on with great conditions across the weekend.…
STEVE LEE REVIEWS – Skis for the First Time Purchase

STEVE LEE REVIEWS – Skis for the First Time Purchase

June 28, 2011
Steve putting the skis through their paces on the green runs. Image:: Chris Hocking Equipment Review | Steve Lee With rental playing such a major roll in the industry these days, it’s a wonder people buy skis at all anymore. However they do and after boots, which are the very…
VIDEO RIP RAW – Episode 3, Macedonia

VIDEO RIP RAW – Episode 3, Macedonia

June 28, 2011
The Macedonian take on ski resorts. Image:: Courtesy Chris Booth Rip Raw is an action based mini-series that follows winter athlete Chris Booth in the search for unique mountain experiences around the world. Follow Boothy as he collides with big mountains and even bigger personalities from Mt Cook’s Aoraki region…
Sleeping Giants Snowboard Movie

Sleeping Giants Snowboard Movie

June 28, 2011
  Transfer Snowboard Magazine | Alex Cameron Sleeping Giants is different to a lot of other snowboard videos. It focuses on the development of snowboarding in China, and is partly funded by donations from fans. It is evidence of the growth and diversity of snowboarding and the passion of the…
VIDEO – The Transfer Photo Battle

VIDEO – The Transfer Photo Battle

June 27, 2011
The idea behind the Transfer Photo Battle is brilliant in its simplicity. Australia Vs New Zealand. Get the best riders and photographers from each nation, build them custom features at an iconic resort in their homeland, give them a week of free reign to get creative and run wild. Now…
FALLS CREEK June SNOW – The week that changed the season

FALLS CREEK June SNOW – The week that changed the season

June 27, 2011
Ailan Dowler. Image:: Chris Hocking Snow Journal | Chris Hocking We love a good transformation in the mountains, and last week certainly was that. While we had a good start with snow on the ground from opening, the big dump came hard and fast last week and really delivered some…
NZ Weekly Weather Blog – Progress at Last

NZ Weekly Weather Blog – Progress at Last

June 27, 2011
Stoked to be skiing finally Matt White Well another week has passed and I can finally give you all some good news.. it’s not epic news but things are looking up for us snow-deprived kiwis, Mt Hutt opened today with limited terrain and Turoa is set to open tomorrow. We…
Transfer Issue 8 Photo Book Preview

Transfer Issue 8 Photo Book Preview

June 25, 2011
Transfer’s annual hardcover Photo Book goes on sale today, with Ryan Tiene on the cover. It is the first issue to contain 150 pages of snowboarding goodness, where every single photo was taken in Australia and New Zealand. Hardcover to hardcover, it is a glossy documentary of the best shots…
SNOW & SNOWMAKING for NZ at Last

SNOW & SNOWMAKING for NZ at Last

June 24, 2011
Mt. Ruapehu on Thursday Afternoon Image:: Mt. Ruapehu New Zealand’s North Island snow resorts are experiencing their first big snowstorm of the winter and conditions at the South Island snowfields are finally allowing the resorts to make snow after a disappointing start to winter that has seen several resorts delay…
GO SEEK Melbourne Premiere Photos

GO SEEK Melbourne Premiere Photos

June 23, 2011
Photos by Robbie Warden & John Waddell, Text by Robbie Warden Captain Catsburg, Robbie Walktheplank Walker, n dudes. Wednesday night saw the premier of Transfer Magazine’s new film Go Seek featuring Australia and New Zealand shredders across the northern-hemi winter at Thousand Pound Bend, deep in Melbourne’s CBD alley ways.…
SNOW UPDATE – Lifts Opening This Weekend

SNOW UPDATE – Lifts Opening This Weekend

June 23, 2011
Thredbo’s famous footbridge Wednesday 22 June. Image: Courtesy Of Ace @ Hot Shots, Thredbo A half metre snow storm – which brought the Spencer’s Creek snow depth to 70cm, the deepest for this time of year in over a decade – followed by a melt-freeze cycle has set Australia’s snow…
THREDBO – Storm Reflection, 50cm of Snow

THREDBO – Storm Reflection, 50cm of Snow

June 23, 2011
Supertrail – 22 June Image::Reggae Ellis Reggae Elliss Monday was one of those nervous nights you have when you live in the mountains, not just because of the howling northwester. It was waiting for the cold front and the promise of the 30cm – 60cm of snow forecast by the…
BULLER Photo Snow Report – Season’s First 1 Foot Dump

BULLER Photo Snow Report – Season’s First 1 Foot Dump

June 22, 2011
  Snow Journal | Harro This morning Harro filed his snow report, then he headed outside to shoot these pics so the rest of us could wish we’d spent the day exploring all the new snow like Harro and Nick Reeves, the skier featured in the photos… From Harro’s snow…
AUSSIE WEEKLY SNOW JOURNAL – It Came, It Snowed, It’s Still Snowing

AUSSIE WEEKLY SNOW JOURNAL – It Came, It Snowed, It’s Still Snowing

June 22, 2011
The mighty Thredbo River, In all it’s white glory Image:: Steve Tognazzini Aussie Weekly Snow Journal | Alex Horvath Being a skier or a snowboarder in Australia can be climatically challenging at times, riding in the rain and early morning pre-dawn missions up the hill for “10cm pow” days that…
VIDEO RIP RAW – Episode 2 La Plagne & Tignes

VIDEO RIP RAW – Episode 2 La Plagne & Tignes

June 21, 2011
Chris and Woodie. Image:: Courtesy Chris Booth Rip Raw is an action based mini-series that follows winter athlete Chris Booth in the search for unique mountain experiences around the world. Follow Boothy as he collides with big mountains and even bigger personalities from Mt Cook’s Aoraki region to The People’s…
STEVE LEE REVIEWS – This Week, Helmets

STEVE LEE REVIEWS – This Week, Helmets

June 21, 2011
Steve Lee rocking the Poc at Mt McKay in October 2010. Image:: Chris Hocking Equipment Reviews | Steve Lee He’s Australia’s most decorated alpine ski racer, a man of tremendous snow knowledge and know-how. He is Steve Lee and this is Steve Lee Reviews, a weekly guide to all the…
SNOW PHOTOS & VIDEO – Images from FALLS CREEK, HOTHAM, BULLER & THREDBO

SNOW PHOTOS & VIDEO – Images from FALLS CREEK, HOTHAM, BULLER & THREDBO

June 21, 2011
Top of the old Merrits Chair at Thredbo, Tuesday afternoon. Image:: Reggae Elliss Photo Snow Journal Gratuitous shots of great snowfalls… enough said. Beginning with the first photos to arrive in the Mountainwatch inbox this Tuesday morning and growing as we receive more through the duration of this storm, here…
THE MONDAY MASH – Episode 2 Early Season Fun

THE MONDAY MASH – Episode 2 Early Season Fun

June 20, 2011
The Monday Mash is the brainchild of a few up and coming snowboarders in NSW that wanted to produce a fun and innovative frequent video blog that would entertain shredders young and old. No X Games woopty doo triple corks or 50 kink rails here! Just a bunch of wild…
AUSTRALIA NEW SNOW – Big Snowfall Set for Tuesday

AUSTRALIA NEW SNOW – Big Snowfall Set for Tuesday

June 20, 2011
Icy chairlift at Buller in 2010, hopefully the coming storm will deliver some similarly picturesque vistas. Image:: Mt Buller Snow Journal | Tess Cook No doubt about it now, a snow storm will hit the Australian Alps some time early Tuesday morning and should leave a healthy serve of up…
NZ Weekly Weather Blog – The Seven Year Hope

NZ Weekly Weather Blog – The Seven Year Hope

June 20, 2011
Mt Hutt Tuesday afternoon Image:: Mt Hutt cam Snow Journal | Matt White They say the weather works in a 7 year cycle.. Hopefully this time round they are right. Still no snow across the ditch here in NZ, but I remembered the other day about winter 2004, a season…
STEVE LEE REVIEWS This Week – VIDEO Ski Boots Featuring Glenn McGrath

STEVE LEE REVIEWS This Week – VIDEO Ski Boots Featuring Glenn McGrath

June 17, 2011
Steve Lee putting his ski boots to work in Falls Creek, August 2010. Image:: Chris Hocking Equipment Reviews | Steve Lee He’s Australia’s most decorated alpine ski racer, a man of tremendous snow knowledge and know-how. He is Steve Lee and this is Steve Lee Reviews, a weekly guide to…
Jindabyne Parties Hard for Go Seek Premiere

Jindabyne Parties Hard for Go Seek Premiere

June 16, 2011
Go Seek, the 2011 movie from Transfer and Reason Films, premiered at the Jindabyne Cinema last night to a full house of excited Australians. The crowd hung off every shot, and the anticipation that has been building over the past few weeks overflowed into hoots and hollers as each trick…
WORLD HELI CHALLENGE – Young Guns Winning VIDEO Entries

WORLD HELI CHALLENGE – Young Guns Winning VIDEO Entries

June 15, 2011
  World Heli Challenge After much anticipation, World Heli Challenge organisers today announced the winners of its first ever Young Gun competition. 12-year-old skier Mark Hendrickson (Calgary, Canada) and 12-year-old snowboarder Lyon Farrell (Hawaii) have taken the honours. “Given that this was our first time doing this contest, we were…
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