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Iconic Lift KT-22 – The Soul of Squaw Valley

Iconic Lift KT-22 – The Soul of Squaw Valley

March 28, 2018
Squaw local, Chuck Patterson, bursting through a pillow of fresh powder Mountainwatch | Reggae Elliss Photos by Tony Harrington The past month has been pretty amazing in Squaw Valley, “Miracle March” delivering almost 19 feet of snow – that’s 5.7 metres – thanks to three big multi-day storms. It has…
Finally, A Classic Storm Cycle at Jackson Hole

Finally, A Classic Storm Cycle at Jackson Hole

March 20, 2018
Tami Razenger, Dylan Dipentima and Tim McLennan having a powder party run on an awesome day. Photo: Brooks Curran Mountainwatch | Coen Bennie-Faull The past week has been very good in Jackson Hole after the storm the masses had waited for all season finally showed up last weekend. Snow to…
Perrine Wins Her Second Bronze

Perrine Wins Her Second Bronze

March 15, 2018
Melissa and Christian Geiger, her sighted guide and coach, celebrating on the course after winning the bronze medal. Photo: Australian Paralympic Committee Mountainwatch | Reggae Elliss Australia’s Melissa Perrine won her second Paralympic bronze in two days when she and her sighted guide and coach Christian Geiger finished in third…
Sean Pollard – Shark Attack Victim to Paralympian

Sean Pollard – Shark Attack Victim to Paralympian

March 15, 2018
Sean in Canada earlier this year for team training. Photo: Australian Paralympic Committee Mountainwatch | Reggae Elliss When Sean Pollard lined up in the start gate for the Paralympic snowboard cross on Monday, he had reached the summit of huge personal climb that started in life-changing circumstances just over three…
World Snow Wrap – Japan, Europe and America

World Snow Wrap – Japan, Europe and America

March 13, 2018
Spring has sprung in some parts of the world, but there are more powder days in store for California and Europe. It was a return to powder in Niseko early this week and, as usual, it was pretty good. Photo: Oyuki/Aedan O’Donnell Mountainwatch | Reggae Ellis Japan Given it is…
Australia’s First Paralympic Gold Medal in 16 years

Australia’s First Paralympic Gold Medal in 16 years

March 13, 2018
Image: Australian Paralympic Committee Mountainwatch | Reggae Elliss The 2018 Paralympics are now into the fourth day in PyeongChang and the Australian team has won its first medal after Simon Patmore won gold in the snowboard cross yesterday. Patmore beat Italy’s Manuel Pozzerle in the two-man final. Patmore’s victory has…
From Paralysed to Paralympian in Five Years – Meet Sam Tait

From Paralysed to Paralympian in Five Years – Meet Sam Tait

March 9, 2018
Sam’s in PyeongChang now and ready to roll. Photo: Australian Paralympic Committee Mountainwatch | Kate Allman Paralympic sit-skier Sam Tait is about to compete in all five alpine skiing events in the 2018 PyeongChang Paralympic Games in South Korea. But his journey has not been easy. Sam was a keen,…
Mammoth’s Biggest Storm of the Year Has Set up a Good Spring

Mammoth’s Biggest Storm of the Year Has Set up a Good Spring

March 8, 2018
The snow kept getting deeper each day. Bernie Rosow on a day he described as “nothing short of epic”. Photo Christian Pondella Mountainwatch | Reggae Elliss After a slow winter with relatively weak and isolated storms, things finally kicked into gear last week in California, with a big storm dropping…
Records Smashed with 1.6M Visitors to NZ Slopes in 2017

Records Smashed with 1.6M Visitors to NZ Slopes in 2017

March 7, 2018
The base area at Mt Hutt, looking god on a blue-bird day Mountainwatch | Press Release Ski Areas Association of New Zealand (SAANZ) Chair Marty Toomey says the industry has recorded the highest ever skier days for a season with 8% growth in 2017 and 1.6m visitors to New Zealand’s…
Hakuba Valley Joins the Epic Pass

Hakuba Valley Joins the Epic Pass

March 2, 2018
Mountainwatch | Press Release hakuba Valley, Nagano, Japan today announced a long-term alliance with Vail Resorts, Inc. (NYSE: MTN), the leading global mountain resort operator, Broomfield Colorado, USA. Beginning with the 2018-19 season, the Epic Pass, Epic Local Pass and Epic Australia Pass will offer five consecutive complimentary days with…
2018 Colorado Season Update – The Year That Broke All the Rules

2018 Colorado Season Update – The Year That Broke All the Rules

March 2, 2018
We’re nearing the end of the season, right? Wrong. Let’s take a look at how March is shaping up in Colorado. After a dry December and January, regular storms started to filter through in late Feb and this day, Feb 23, was one of the best. Photo: Breckenridge Mountainwatch |…
Niseko Japan – Conditions Wrap Up – February

Niseko Japan – Conditions Wrap Up – February

March 2, 2018
We’ve needed to break out the snorkels on more than one occasion this month. Image:: Matt Wiseman/Niseko Photography & Guiding Mountainwatch | Matt Wiseman February certainly had its work cut out for it if it was going to top the snow that fell in either so-called ‘Deepcember’ or ‘Japanuary’. If…
The Ikon Pass – A Bargain for Travelling Australians

The Ikon Pass – A Bargain for Travelling Australians

February 28, 2018
Revelstoke is a partner resort, the Ikon Pass giving you seven days skiing at the legendary Canadian resort. Photo: Gabe Rogel Mountainwatch | Reggae Elliss After weeks of speculation the details of the new IKON Pass were released last Friday. It is sure to create a lot of interest, taking…
Highs and Lows from Behind the Scenes at PyeongChang

Highs and Lows from Behind the Scenes at PyeongChang

February 26, 2018
Alex Parsons, as close as you get for the snowboard finals. Mountainwatch | Alex Parsons Did you watch the Winter Olympics? Of course, you did. I’m sure you’ve been thinking how awe-inspiring, how polished and impressive it all looks. And it is. TV really works its magic for the Olympics.…
Furano’s Backcountry Beckons, But Beware

Furano’s Backcountry Beckons, But Beware

February 23, 2018
Furano’s backcountry looking amazing, but like anywhere in the back country, some common sense goes a long way. Photo: Caroline van’t Hoff Mountainwatch | Lucy Morrell, Alpine Backcountry Rental in Furano and Asahidake A couple of weeks ago six French backcountry skiers went missing in Furano. They split up around…
Moments from the Park and Pipe at the Winter Olympics

Moments from the Park and Pipe at the Winter Olympics

February 21, 2018
Mountainwatch | Reggae Ellis All photos Boen Ferguson It has been a big week at the winter Olympics with some incredible action and Australian athletes were in the middle of it. After the success of Matt Graham winning silver in the moguls, the attention turned to the halfpipe, big air…
Myoko Forecast 14th February

Myoko Forecast 14th February

February 16, 2018
Mountainwatch The latest update from Myoko. The snow has been consistent throughout the season and looks like it will continue for the rest of the week. Follow Mountainwatch for more updates and head to Liquidsnowtours.com to book your last minute Japan ski trip. Hakuba forecasts, snow reports and live snow cams.
Mammoth Mountain Is Big and Always Worth a Visit

Mammoth Mountain Is Big and Always Worth a Visit

February 16, 2018
It may be a below average snow year, but Mammoth Mountain is living up to its reputation. Photo Feb 5, 2018. Mountainwatch | Reggae Elliss The drive down from Tahoe to Mammoth Mountain is spectacular. Through the wide expanses of the Carson Valley, the mountains rising dramatically to the west…
Stranger Games

Stranger Games

February 16, 2018
Team SJ was in full force on finals day at Phoenix Park Mountainwatch | Chris Binns After three Olympic campaigns and after an immense half pipe showdown with a resurgent Shaun White and pint-sized Japanese future star Ayumu Hirano, Scotty “Still Only 23” James can finally call himself an Olympic…
The Aerial Queen Talks

The Aerial Queen Talks

February 13, 2018
Mountainwatch | Reggae Elliss Lydia Lassila is one of Australia’s greatest ever Olympians and PyeongChang is her fifth Winter Games, the first at Salt Lake way back in 2002. Lydia won gold in Vancouver in 2010 and bronze at Sochi in 2014 – will she add to that tally this…
Meanwhile in France

Meanwhile in France

February 13, 2018
The winter focus may on South Korea this week, but for a travelling skier the French Alps are where it’s at. Anna, scoping another fresh line Mountainwatch | Anna Segal I’ve visited the French Alps in winter on numerous occasions and have always loved my time there, but for the…
The Greatest Show on Earth

The Greatest Show on Earth

February 9, 2018
Olympics start tonight – Get set for two weeks of awesome action. Britt Cox has been one of the dominate mogul skiers of the past three years and goes into her fourth Olympics as one of the favourites Mountainwatch | Reggae Elliss The PyeongChang Olympics get under way today with…
The Olympics – Alex “Chumpy” Pullin on Where It All Began

The Olympics – Alex “Chumpy” Pullin on Where It All Began

February 7, 2018
Mountainwatch | Reggae Elliss Alex “Chumpy” Pullin is one of Australia’s most successful snow athletes, the snowboard cross champ having already secured two World Championships titles and he has also won the overall World Cup title twice. Chumpy heads into the PyeongChang Olympics as one of the favourites, a tag…
Whistler Micro Adventures

Whistler Micro Adventures

February 5, 2018
It doesn’t have to be a massive expedition to have some fun in the BC Backcountry Anna scoping some lines during the skin above the tree line. Photo: Guy Fattal Mountainwatch | Anna Segal One of my favourite things about living in Whistler is the access to countless opportunities to…
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SNOW JOURNAL – The Season of Discontent

SNOW JOURNAL – The Season of Discontent

August 9, 2013
This season has had its ups and downs, the ups have been high and the downs have been low Image:: Falls Creek/Hocking Mountainwatch | Reggae Elliss Well, it’s August 9 and we’re on the half way mark for this winter and what a weird winter it has been. Talk about…
SNOW SEASON OUTLOOK 2013 – New Zealand – August Update

SNOW SEASON OUTLOOK 2013 – New Zealand – August Update

August 6, 2013
July really didn’t deliver too much in the way of fresh snow, what it did deliver is blue sky and warm days, often making it feel like Spring already Image:: The Remarkables New Zealand Seasonal Snow Outlook | The Grasshopper Brought to you by ESS Boardstores It’s same old, same…
SNOW SEASON OUTLOOK – August Update

SNOW SEASON OUTLOOK – August Update

August 2, 2013
Sunny days and corduroy has been the pick in the low tide first half Image:: Mark Tsukasov Australian Seasonal Snow Outlook | The Grasshopper Brought to you by ESS Boardstores It’s a simple equation, but sometimes it’s a hard ask. There are really only three things you need for a…
STORM WRAP – Australia scores 70cm snow storm

STORM WRAP – Australia scores 70cm snow storm

July 25, 2013
This shot doesn’t even need a caption, Tuesday was a picture perfect day Image:: Falls Creek Mountainwatch | Storm Wrap This time last week Aussie skiers across the country were in a state of panic! The rain was torrential and on the cams we were literally watching the base that…
PHOTOS – The back face of Cardrona

PHOTOS – The back face of Cardrona

July 18, 2013
Fraser McDougall working hard to score some busy season snow Image:: Riley Bathurst Mountainwatch | Riley Bathurst In New Zealand, the school holidays are filled with the most snow shredding a lot of kids will do for their entire year, but what if you’re a big kid that has finished…
SNOW JOURNAL NZ – Bluebird in the South Island

SNOW JOURNAL NZ – Bluebird in the South Island

July 12, 2013
Fraser McDougall slashing some early July pow in Treble Cone Image:: Tony Harrington Mountainwatch | Caitlin Reid After an exceptional first month of the season, New Zealand’s South Island mountains are completely coated in snow. Powder days already? Definitely. With 15 cm of fresh covering The Remarkables on Monday, riders…
AUSSIE SNOW JOURNAL – New snow means new terrain

AUSSIE SNOW JOURNAL – New snow means new terrain

July 10, 2013
Corduroy dreams at Falls Creek on July 10 Image:: Falls Creek Mountainwatch | Reggae Elliss When the Grasshopper suggested we all circle July 5 for the first proper storm of the season, I don’t think anyone was optimistic of up to 50cm. Our forecasting guru made the call on June…
NZ SNOW JOURNAL – Sensational snow in the Southern Lakes

NZ SNOW JOURNAL – Sensational snow in the Southern Lakes

June 27, 2013
The Crown Range covered with fresh pow, in all its glory Image:: Ace Media Mountainwatch  | Caitlin Reid Fortunately, or possibly unfortunately dependant on your perspective; the huge storm which ravaged the Canterbury region at the end of last week only nudged the Southern Lakes. This meant only half metre…
SEASON OUTLOOK 2013 – Australia – July Update

SEASON OUTLOOK 2013 – Australia – July Update

June 27, 2013
Snow to low levels earlier this week eased the anxiety in the last week of June, things are better but we could do with more Image:: Thredbo Australian Seasonal Snow Outlook | The Grasshopper Brought to you by ESS Boardstores This is an interesting seasonal outlook to write. Not only…
SEASON OUTLOOK 2013 – New Zealand – July Update

SEASON OUTLOOK 2013 – New Zealand – July Update

June 27, 2013
The Crown Range looking epic after the snow last week, with a few decent top ups the South Island will be skiing into October. Image:: Ace Media New Zealand Seasonal Snow Outlook | The Grasshopper Brought to you by ESS Boardstores There’s nowhere to hide with this seasonal forecast. At…
STORMWATCH NZ – A polar blast lashes the South Island

STORMWATCH NZ – A polar blast lashes the South Island

June 21, 2013
The snowsports office is completely snowed in, do you think they mind? Image:: Mt Hutt Mountainwatch | Storm Watch We are entering the third quarter of this match of matches. Over 1 m of snow has hammered the Canterbury region and is still working its magic across the New Zealand…
WRAP UP – Opening Weekend In Thredbo

WRAP UP – Opening Weekend In Thredbo

June 13, 2013
The first chair of 2013! Image:: Thredbo Mountainwatch | Reggae Elliss ED: Many people would scoff at the idea of a snow-less opening weekend, not those in Thredbo, live music, fireworks, good company, good food and even some skiing meant the weekend went off in style, Head Snow Reporter and…
COUNTDOWN TO WINTER – Queenstown Awaits Opening Day

COUNTDOWN TO WINTER – Queenstown Awaits Opening Day

June 6, 2013
Coronet Peak Ski Area Manager Ross Copland can’t wait to welcome skiers and boarders to the mountain on Saturday Image:: NZSki Mountainwatch | Caitlin Reid Heavy snow over the past week plus tireless snow making efforts mean amazing conditions for the opening of Coronet Peak (June 8th) and The Remarkables…
COUNTDOWN TO WINTER – Rain Signals Time to Panic? – No way

COUNTDOWN TO WINTER – Rain Signals Time to Panic? – No way

June 2, 2013
We have gone from this, to nothing… The rain has broken hearts across the country Image:: Perisher Mountainwatch | The Grasshopper Brought to you by ESS Boardstores Over the last few seasons we’ve become accustomed to snow-making allowing us to have a few lifts turning on or before opening weekend.…
SEASONAL OUTLOOK 2013 – Australia – June Update

SEASONAL OUTLOOK 2013 – Australia – June Update

May 28, 2013
Perisher have been working hard to make snow whenever possible, unfortunately rain this week may damage any chance of an early opening Image:: Perisher Australian Seasonal Snow Outlook – June update | The Grasshopper Brought to you by ESS Boardstores Let’s go. Daily forecasts start today and I’m hyped to…
COUNTDOWN TO WINTER – Snow Storms Hammer New Zealand

COUNTDOWN TO WINTER – Snow Storms Hammer New Zealand

May 28, 2013
Staff at The Remarkables chill out and watch the snow accumulate, 50 cm has fallen so far Image:: The Remarkables Mountainwatch | Countdown to Winter Winter is just around the corner! Over the next three weeks we’ll be keeping the content flowing to stimulate your stoke in the lead up…
SEASONAL OUTLOOK 2013 – New Zealand – June Update

SEASONAL OUTLOOK 2013 – New Zealand – June Update

May 27, 2013
Digging out the car at The Remarkables this morning, about 50cm has fallen and the access road is closed due to the amount of snow! Image:: The Remarkables New Zealand Seasonal Snow Outlook – June update | The Grasshopper Brought to you by ESS Boardstores Let’s go. Daily forecasts have…
SEASON OUTLOOK 2013 – Australia – Mid May Update

SEASON OUTLOOK 2013 – Australia – Mid May Update

May 16, 2013
May snowfalls currently hitting the alps may be an early indication of what’s to come. Image:: Falls Creek Australian Seasonal Snow Outlook – 16 May update | The Grasshopper Brought to you by ESS Boardstores There’s a little something brewing in the Indian Ocean that we think you should know…
COUNTDOWN TO WINTER – Cold Temps Herald Winter’s Arrival

COUNTDOWN TO WINTER – Cold Temps Herald Winter’s Arrival

May 7, 2013
Mountainwatch | Alex Horvath It’s officially time to get excited, winter is just around the corner! Over the next five weeks we’ll be keeping the content flowing to stimulate your stoke in the lead up to winter 2013. Expect the latest photos and news about snowfall and weather, whats happening…
SNOW SEASON OUTLOOK 2013 – Australia – UPDATE

SNOW SEASON OUTLOOK 2013 – Australia – UPDATE

April 30, 2013
Aussie skiers are holding their breath to find out if this season will deliver days like this Image:: Courtesy of Thredbo Australian Seasonal Snow Outlook | The Grasshopper Brought to you by ESS Boardstores Where the heck did April go? It feels like about two days ago that we published…
SNOW SEASON OUTLOOK 2013 – New Zealand – UPDATE

SNOW SEASON OUTLOOK 2013 – New Zealand – UPDATE

April 30, 2013
The way things are shaping up we might just end up seeing that old sign flick to green for 2013 sooner than we thought Image:: Camilla Stoddart New Zealand Seasonal Snow Outlook | The Grasshopper Brought to you by ESS Boardstores Well I was wrong about one thing in last…
P.O.W. and Patagonia present the 2013 Backcountry Film Festival

P.O.W. and Patagonia present the 2013 Backcountry Film Festival

April 30, 2013
Mountainwatch | Press Release Non-profit environmental organisation Protect Our Winters and Patagonia have teamed up to host the Australian premiere of the Winter Wildlands Alliance Backcountry Film Festival this May. Winter Wildlands Alliance created the Backcountry Film Festival in 2005 to help grassroots and professional filmmakers show audiences their love…
BEST OF JAPAN – Photos From Winter 2012 – 2013

BEST OF JAPAN – Photos From Winter 2012 – 2013

April 9, 2013
MT writes: Dan Cockburn struggling to breathe at Hakuba Cortina, this day had without a doubt the best conditions of the season – bluebird skies, no wind and enough deep, light, fresh snow to swallow a person whole. Image:: Mark Tsukasov Mountainwatch | Alex Horvath This past season in Japan…
SNOW SEASON OUTLOOK 2013 – New Zealand

SNOW SEASON OUTLOOK 2013 – New Zealand

April 3, 2013
A slow start reminiscent of 2012 could mean the hordes will be waiting a while for turns like this, time will tell… Image:: The Remarkables New Zealand Seasonal Snow Outlook | The Grasshopper Brought to you by ESS Boardstores I’m going to keep this short and sharp because I don’t…
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Canada vs. Alaska – The Ultimate Heliski Showdown – Travel

Canada vs. Alaska – The Ultimate Heliski Showdown – Travel

March 25, 2015
Northern B.C heli outfitter, Last Frontier Heli, offer one of the most impressive heli tenures in the world Image:: Last Frontier Heli Mountainwatch | Claudie Linke Heliskiing; it’s the epitome of the ski experience for many. Further, faster, higher and longer than any resort or ski-tour world can offer, but…
The Aspen You Thought You Knew – Travel

The Aspen You Thought You Knew – Travel

March 18, 2015
Nick Hill and Watkin ventured off to suss some terrain out beyond the Highlands bowl. Image:: Nic Stevens Mountainwatch | Watkin McLennan I first met Joerg in the hotel lobby at breakfast. He had long, bleached, blond hair and a smile that reflected a life well spent. He wore Ed…
Squaw Valley, A Mountain That More Than Lives Up to its Reputation – Travel

Squaw Valley, A Mountain That More Than Lives Up to its Reputation – Travel

February 17, 2015
The Californian snow drought broke on Feb 5, which was a few days late for poor Reggae Image:: Jeff Engerbretson Chillfactor | Reggae Elliss If there is one destination in California that can truly stack up to other international ski resorts it is Squaw Valley. It was first put on…
Skiing in South Korea, Pass the Kimchi – Travel

Skiing in South Korea, Pass the Kimchi – Travel

February 10, 2015
South Korea is a ski destination that’s attracting an increasing amount of international attention thanks to the upcoming Pyeongchang 2018 Winter Olympics. High1 Resort, pictured here, is Korea’s newest resort, having opened just six years ago in 2009 Image:: High1 Resort For athletes and fans it feels like the hype…
A Weekend With Bernie, The Local’s Tour of Mammoth – Travel

A Weekend With Bernie, The Local’s Tour of Mammoth – Travel

February 2, 2015
Reggae and his family skiing the Mammoth piste. Who do you reckon’s fastest? Image:: Westenbarger/Mammoth Chillfactor | Reggae Elliss One of the best elements about skiing an unknown resort is the sense of adventure you get through not knowing what lies around the next corner. I never grab a trail…
Road Trippin’ to Mammoth Mountain, Why Bigger is Better – Travel

Road Trippin’ to Mammoth Mountain, Why Bigger is Better – Travel

January 27, 2015
As you can see, the scenery off the highway is quite inviting Image:: Reggae Chillfactor | Reggae Elliss The drive up to Mammoth Mountain from Los Angeles is spectacular. The flat expanse of the Mojave desert is broken by the ghostly Joshua trees with the shadows of the White Mountain…
The Top 10 Onsens in Niseko – The List

The Top 10 Onsens in Niseko – The List

January 3, 2015
That’s a tough view to beat. When you throw in the comfort that water offers to the weary skier, it’s a tough place to beat, too. Hilton Onsen Image:: Supplied Mountainwatch | Kevin Watson Tsai The Japanese onsen can be a daunting experience for the uninitiated; it’s a uniquely Japanese…
Travel – On Safari With Pow Jesus

Travel – On Safari With Pow Jesus

October 3, 2014
Floating, levitating, moving. A visceral experience. Chillfactor | Chris Booth All Photos by Reuben Krabbe “Me and a couple of buddies, we had a syndicate for years. Then in 2008 we won $34.1 million dollars.” I’m sitting at the Bitter Creek café in Stewart, a small Canadian town on the…
Travel – Five Reasons to Ski in Canada this Winter

Travel – Five Reasons to Ski in Canada this Winter

September 4, 2014
Yep, in Canada, it’s steep and deep. Revelstoke, B.C Image:: Revelstoke In partnership with Air Canada Mountainwatch | Caitlin Reid This time of year, every year, our minds start to wander. They wander aimlessly across the oceans, sitting comfortably in first class seats, sipping on French Champagne while we rest…
Rediscovering Jackson Hole

Rediscovering Jackson Hole

March 8, 2014
Generally, the first runs of the season are meant to be warm ups on groomers... This was not the case for Harro in Jackson Hole...
Mt Bachelor – Out Of The Box

Mt Bachelor – Out Of The Box

March 1, 2014
Please click here to continue. Words | Mark Amadio Photos & Video | Andy Lloyd Andy and I have been fortunate enough to tick-off a large list of snowboard travel destinations over the years. So when it came time to choose a spot for our next trip, we quickly agreed…
Japan – Rising Sun, Deep Powder.

Japan – Rising Sun, Deep Powder.

February 4, 2014
The group comes together for a moment of reflection, “How’s the serenity?” Image:: Booth Mountainwatch | Luke Kneller Mountainwatch is no stranger to the Hakuba Valley. We’ve spilled our emotions over this place before. But at the risk of sounding self-serving, last week in Hakuba I experienced one of the…
The Arlberg – The cradle of skiing

The Arlberg – The cradle of skiing

January 30, 2014
Pretty good looking cradle, eh? Image:: Elliss Chillfactor | Reggae Elliss  “It’s absolutely massive, and distinctively European.  Chalets litter the slopes, huge trams span the highest peaks, and heated chair lifts take up to eight people at a time.  Some areas are incredibly luxurious while other spots are more modest,…
Luggage – How to pack and pay

Luggage – How to pack and pay

September 23, 2013
Heading to Europe? Emirates tops our list for baggage allowances and getting direct flight time Image:: Mallaun Mountainwatch | Chris Booth Let’s face it, the golden days of air travel are over. Gone are the days when you could wrangle an upgrade with a smooth smile and a nice shirt.…
New Zealand – Chasing the 25-year Storm

New Zealand – Chasing the 25-year Storm

June 30, 2013
Over three feet of fresh snow at the turn off for Mt Olympus, if you know the area you will be able to grasp the ridiculous amount of snow at this spot, it is only at about 400 masl! Image:: Nick Johnson Mountainwatch | Alex Horvath This year in Australia,…
BEST OF JAPAN – Photos From Winter 2012 – 2013

BEST OF JAPAN – Photos From Winter 2012 – 2013

April 9, 2013
MT writes: Dan Cockburn struggling to breathe at Hakuba Cortina, this day had without a doubt the best conditions of the season – bluebird skies, no wind and enough deep, light, fresh snow to swallow a person whole. Image:: Mark Tsukasov Mountainwatch | Alex Horvath This past season in Japan…
TRAVEL JAPAN – Floating On Pow – No Crowds No Lines

TRAVEL JAPAN – Floating On Pow – No Crowds No Lines

March 19, 2013
Rusutsu is only a 40 minute drive from Niseko, yet offers an escape from the crowds that choke the better known resort Image:: Rusutsu Ski Resort Mountainwatch | Caitlin Reid The secret is out! Japan gets almost 5 times as much snow as Australia over its winter season. The crowds…
TRAVEL USA – Chris Booth Reveals Jackson Hole – Wyoming

TRAVEL USA – Chris Booth Reveals Jackson Hole – Wyoming

March 12, 2013
< Chris finds some float among the Wyoming trees Image:: Jock Gunn Mountainwatch | Chris Booth A great mountain is best revealed by its people. When you think of a mountain’s people you think of its locals. But they aren’t who I’m talking about. I’m not talking about mountain staff…
TRAVEL CANADA – Deep in the Cariboo Lies Troll Mountain

TRAVEL CANADA – Deep in the Cariboo Lies Troll Mountain

February 24, 2013
Troll local Emily Childs finds some float in the Troll Backcountry Image:: Sam Leitch Mountainwatch | Sam Leitch Ben Tregillus the head snow groomer at Mt Hotham Australia has spent the last two Canadian winters grooming at Troll Ski Resort in the isolated Cariboo region of Northern British Columbia. “It’s…
EDITOR’S BLOG – Choosing Your Travel Luggage Set Up

EDITOR’S BLOG – Choosing Your Travel Luggage Set Up

February 13, 2013
If you can’t tell from the photo, this is the gear of 4 snowboarders, one of whom is a photographer – with full kit, including flashes all jammed into a tiny little Ford Escape. This pack was no easy feat! Image:: Alex Horvath Mountainwatch | Alex Horvath If you have…
TRAVEL INDIA – A Ski Bums Guide To Gulmarg

TRAVEL INDIA – A Ski Bums Guide To Gulmarg

January 23, 2013
A couple of Bill’s clients posing with the local security forces Mountainwatch | Sam Leitch If your thinking of going to Gulmarg then Bill Barker’s tour operation “Bills Trips” is the best option. Guides Bill and Sam Dunlop will take you safely through the best aspects of the vast terrain…
CHILLFACTOR – Canada – A Skiing Utopia

CHILLFACTOR – Canada – A Skiing Utopia

January 20, 2013
Chris Booth sends it deep into a field of BC mushrooms… Chillfactor | From The Pages In 2012 Chris Booth discovered what every skier yearns for, the perfect utopia. This story first appeared on the pages of 2012 Chillfactor and is reproduced just to satisfy the cravings that eat at…
EDITOR’S BLOG – Claiming G.S.T Back At The Airport

EDITOR’S BLOG – Claiming G.S.T Back At The Airport

January 4, 2013
Mountainwatch | Alex Horvath How To Get Your GST Back At The Airport: Who agrees with me? Often the best part of booking an overseas shred trip is the shopping you get to do before you leave, what’s a trip to ride some epic pow without that new board? Of…
TRAVEL FRANCE – Chamonix – Where Humility Is Your Kindest Companion

TRAVEL FRANCE – Chamonix – Where Humility Is Your Kindest Companion

November 26, 2012
Mountainwatch | Alex Horvath As an adventure loving snow enthusiast who has never been game enough to grace the beast that is Chamonix, I have always perceived it to be one of those towns that carries an air of mystique and an almost surreal reputation. As Boothy puts it below,…
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VIDEO Bobby Brown Wins Dew Tour Freeski Slopestyle

VIDEO Bobby Brown Wins Dew Tour Freeski Slopestyle

January 24, 2011
Winter Dew Tour Bobby Brown of Breckenridge, Colo. pulled out a win in the freeski slopestyle final today at the Winter Dew Tour at Killington Resort. The last rider to drop in, 19-year-old Brown wowed the crowd with his final run of the competition to take the top position on…
VIDEO Torstein Horgmo and Jamie Anderson Win Dew Slopestyle

VIDEO Torstein Horgmo and Jamie Anderson Win Dew Slopestyle

January 24, 2011
Winter Dew Tour Norway’s Torstein Horgmo and Jamie Anderson of South Lake Tahoe, Calif., each won their second consecutive snowboard slopestyle final today, making them undefeated in the men and women’s disciplines respectively on the 2010-11 season. Horgmo and Anderson’s wins further secure them in the lead positions in overall…
French Dominate First Stage of Freeride World Tour 2011

French Dominate First Stage of Freeride World Tour 2011

January 24, 2011
Image:: FreerideWorldTour.com / C. Margot Freeride World Tour The Nissan Freeride de Chamonix Mont-Blanc 2011 by Swatch went off in Courmayeur on the Italian side of Mont Blanc today. A strong field of freeriders were surprised by the quality of both the snow and the number of features. As a…
DEW TOUR – Stop 2, Killington, Begins Friday

DEW TOUR – Stop 2, Killington, Begins Friday

January 19, 2011
Winter Dew Tour Over 140 of the best freeski and snowboard athletes will compete this weekend at Killington Resort on the second stop of the 2010-11 Winter Dew Tour season. Welcoming the Tour for the first time, Killington Resort will host the four-day event that features competitions with the top…
VIDEO Alex ‘Chumpy’ Pullin – Snowboard Cross WORLD CHAMPION

VIDEO Alex ‘Chumpy’ Pullin – Snowboard Cross WORLD CHAMPION

January 19, 2011
Snowboard Cross Alex ‘Chumpy’ Pullin from Mansfield, Victoria became Australia’s latest World Champion in La Molina, Spain on Tuesday, winning the 2011 Snowboard Cross World Championships, claiming his first ever major title and in the process beating out two of the sports biggest superstars – 2010 Olympic gold medalist Seth…
TTR WORLD TOUR Tanteri, Anderson Victorious in Burton European Open Slopestyle

TTR WORLD TOUR Tanteri, Anderson Victorious in Burton European Open Slopestyle

January 17, 2011
TTR Burton European Open 2011 Slopestyle Highlights from ttrworldtour on Vimeo.   TTR World Tour Roope Tonteri (FIN) and Jamie Anderson (USA) were victorious in Friday’s slopestyle finals at the 12th annual 6Star Burton European Open taking place in Laax, Switzerland. With her win earning 1000 TTR ranking points, Jamie…
TTR WORLD TOUR Piiroinen, Clark Claim Victory in Burton European Open Halfpipe

TTR WORLD TOUR Piiroinen, Clark Claim Victory in Burton European Open Halfpipe

January 17, 2011
TTR Burton European Open 2011 Halfpipe Highlights from ttrworldtour on Vimeo.   TTR World Tour The final day of the 12th annual Burton European Open went off on Saturday with Peetu Piiroinen (FIN) and Kelly Clark (USA) taking home the halfpipe titles, earning themselves 1000 Swatch TTR Ranking points, a…
TTR WORLD TOUR Toutant, Anderson, Haller, Clark Win O’Neill Evolution

TTR WORLD TOUR Toutant, Anderson, Haller, Clark Win O’Neill Evolution

January 10, 2011
Press Release The 6Star O’Neill Evolution wrapped up in Davos, Switzerland with Sebastien Toutant (CAN) and Jamie Anderson (USA) winning the slopestyle titles today and Christian Haller (SUI) and Kelly Clark (USA) taking top honors in halfpipe on the weekend January 8 – 9. The winners were awarded a piece…
VIDEO – WINTER DEW TOUR Nike 6.0, Breckenridge Begins Friday

VIDEO – WINTER DEW TOUR Nike 6.0, Breckenridge Begins Friday

December 15, 2010
Breckenridge Team Rider Banks Gilberti testing out the Dew Tour superpipe. Image:: Breckenridge Winter Dew Tour Over 380 of the best freeski and snowboard athletes from 18 different countries will compete this weekend at Breckenridge Ski Resort at the Nike 6.0 Open. The Winter Dew Tour will be televised in…
Vito, Farrington, Dorey and Groenewoud Win Grand Prix

Vito, Farrington, Dorey and Groenewoud Win Grand Prix

December 13, 2010
Byron Wells at the USA Halfpipe Grand Prix, Copper Mountain. Image:: Courtesy Snowsports NZ USA Halfpipe Grand Prix The USA’s Louie Vito and Kaitlyn Farrington claimed the USA Halfpipe Grand Prix snowboarding top spots at Copper Mountain on the weekend 11 – 12 December while Canadians dominated the skiing with…
Ski Halfpipe’s Olympic Journey Steps up With Inaugural Grand Prix

Ski Halfpipe’s Olympic Journey Steps up With Inaugural Grand Prix

December 9, 2010
Big Air champion Bobby Brown, who visited Australia earlier this year, will make his halfpipe debut at Copper Mountain. IMage:: Darren Teastale Ski Halfpipe Ski Halfpipe is taking another step in the journey to Olympic inclusion this week with the inaugural International Skiing Federation (FIS) sanctioned Grand Prix ski halfpipe…
Sebastien Toutant Wins 6star Oakley Shaun White Air & Style In Beijing, China

Sebastien Toutant Wins 6star Oakley Shaun White Air & Style In Beijing, China

December 6, 2010
Press Release Canadian rider, Sebastien Toutant, was the winner of the Oakley Shaun White Air & Style Beijing snowboard competition – a 6Star Swatch TTR event – in China over the weekend 4 – 5 December. Toutant walked away with a large share of the $100,000 USD prize purse, the…
VIDEO – The WORLD HELI CHALLENGE 2010 Highlights – Part 2

VIDEO – The WORLD HELI CHALLENGE 2010 Highlights – Part 2

November 18, 2010
This is part two of the World Heli Challenge, the essential viewing. Featuring all the action from the 2010 competition and the down day shenanigans, including good ole-fashioned paddock rally car racing, this is a must watch, so check it out!   You need to have the Adobe Flash Player…
Winter Dew Tour – New Names added to Confirmed Athletes List

Winter Dew Tour – New Names added to Confirmed Athletes List

November 10, 2010
Winter Dew Tour 10/11 Scotty Lago, Tom Wallisch and Australia’s own Anna Segal have been named on the second round pre-qualified and open qualified list for the first stop of the Winter Dew Tour 2010/2011, the Nike 6.0 Open at Breckenridge, Colorado on 16 – 19 December 2010. The Open…
A Mountain of a Cycle – the 7 Peaks Challenge

A Mountain of a Cycle – the 7 Peaks Challenge

November 10, 2010
The downhill run at Hotham. Image:: Courtesy 7 Peaks Challenge Alpine Summer The Seven Peaks Challenge is an at-your-own-pace cycling challenge run in the Victorian High Country, through the summer cyclists will summit Victoria’s most challenging peaks, earning themselves stamps in their special Seven Peaks boarding passes and the possibility…
CHILL Perisher Snowboarding Trip 2010

CHILL Perisher Snowboarding Trip 2010

November 9, 2010
The 2010 CHILL group. Image:: Thanks to CHILL CHILL Snow Program 2010 CHILL is a not-for-profit, learn to ride board sport program for at-risk youth. Through the medium of board sports CHILL aids young people to accomplish goals they never thought possible, while teaching some of the most important lessons…
VIDEO – The WORLD HELI CHALLENGE 2010 Highlights – Part 1

VIDEO – The WORLD HELI CHALLENGE 2010 Highlights – Part 1

November 9, 2010
  You need to have the Adobe Flash Player to view this content. Please click here to continue.   World Heli Challenge This is part one of the World Heli Challenge, the essential viewing. Featuring all the action from the 2010 competition and the down day shenanigans, including good ole-fashioned…
Freeride World Tour Qualifier Events Announced

Freeride World Tour Qualifier Events Announced

November 4, 2010
Competitors waiting for the start, Chaminox 2010. Image:: C Margot/Freeride World Tour Freeride World Tour The Freeride World Qualifier Events (FWQ) is a series of qualifying competitions in which highly-skilled skiers and snowboarders compete with the ultimate goal of grabbing a spot on the Freeride World Tour (FWT). With the…
TEASER The Freeride World Tour 2011

TEASER The Freeride World Tour 2011

November 4, 2010
The world’s best freeriders captured by the world’s best photographers. Image:: C Margot/Freeride World Tour Freeride World Tour Northern Hemisphere winters produce plenty of froth-inspiring events for us to follow but we’re going to say the Freeride World Tour may be the ultimate. Six of the world’s most incredible freeride…
Photo Snow Report – Toyota One Hit Wonder Week in THREDBO

Photo Snow Report – Toyota One Hit Wonder Week in THREDBO

September 24, 2010
Charlie Timmins. Snow Journal 15 – 19 September | Andrew Fawcett You couldn’t have scripted better conditions for the Toyota One Hit Wonder in Thredbo. Despite a forecast week of snow the sun shone every day without fail on the 90ft mega-jump perched on the hill above Thredbo’s Cruiser lift.…
The SoO AirTime Winners Announced

The SoO AirTime Winners Announced

September 22, 2010
Team Victoria’s Johnny Lipzker. Image:: Joey Corcoran SoO AirTime | Watkin Mclennan It’s Official! Victoria is victorious. They got ahead by only 155 votes, but in the end the real winner was Australian skiing. The two films were seen by over 50 countries, even Lebanon, and collectively over 10 000…
Thredbo Freeride Series Big Air

Thredbo Freeride Series Big Air

September 21, 2010
Jye Kearney Event | Images:: Ben Hansen Mother Nature turned it on for the final event in the Thredbo Freeride Series for 2010, the Big Air at the top of the Cruiser area Despite launching themselves off the Toyota One Hit Wonder 90ft kicker all week, The guys were keen…
Mountainwatch Interschools Snowsport Scholarship Winners

Mountainwatch Interschools Snowsport Scholarship Winners

September 15, 2010
Maddy Alexis. Image:; Lorrae Alexis Words | Don St Pierre With the conclusion of the Suburu National Interschools Snowsports Championships at Perisher last week, Mountainwatch.com is pleased to announce the winners of the Mountainwatch Interschool Snowsports Scholarships. Skier Charlie Comben of Merrijig Primary School, VIC and Snowboarder Maddy Alexis of…
SoO AirTime Insider – The Wrap

SoO AirTime Insider – The Wrap

September 14, 2010
Max Timmins. Image:: Joey Corcoran Words | Joey Corcoran SoO AirTime 2010 is over but it leave behind two incredible ski films. Such high quality Australian skiing is rarely captured. These two films showcase the skiers and the mountains; the world now knows that we’re more than just desert and…
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