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Gallery – Whistler 140cms This Last Week

Gallery – Whistler 140cms This Last Week

January 19, 2010
  In the last 7 days at Whistler Canada, 136 cms of fresh snow has fallen across the resort with one incredible 24 hour dump of 70cms that put some big smiles on the faces of the punters and resort management, whom have the big “O” looming in their minds.…
Lydia Lassila Wins Deer Valley With A New World-Record Score

Lydia Lassila Wins Deer Valley With A New World-Record Score

January 18, 2010
    Australia’s Lydia Lassila takes a win and a world record under the lights in Deer Valley with a triple twisting triple and a double twisting triple, producing a world-record score of 220.91. Jacqui Cooper held the record previously with 219.81. With a healthy lead after qualification, jumping a…
The SBX Aussies Taking The Good With The Bad in Switzerland.

The SBX Aussies Taking The Good With The Bad in Switzerland.

January 16, 2010
With Snowboardcross (SBX), like many a sport, you need to take the good with the bad. Sometimes the results fall your way, and other times you are left wondering what could have been. The Australian competitors at the World Cup SBX event in Veysonnaz, Switzerland, mixed the good with the…
Video – Niskeo’s Secret Resort

Video – Niskeo’s Secret Resort

January 15, 2010
Niseko, Japan – the Bali of Snowboarding. Here’s a secret resort right under the nose of 20,000 punters – find it if you can. You need to have the Adobe Flash Player to view this content. Please click here to continue. <object classid=”clsid:D27CDB6E-AE6D-11cf-96B8-444553540000″ id=”ooyalaPlayer_7anj2_gq1rejj0″ width=”648″ height=”363″ codebase=”http://fpdownload.macromedia.com/get/flashplayer/current/swflash.cab”><param name=”movie” value=”http://player.ooyala.com/player.swf?embedCode=UycXBiMjojy3_D0nap5O0ZD4Ozz7HhCI&version=2″ /><param…
Dale Begg-Smith Cements His Number One Mogul Status

Dale Begg-Smith Cements His Number One Mogul Status

January 15, 2010
    The first day of a double World Cup in Deer Valley sees Begg-Smith on the top of the podium yet again, on the very same course he suffered a season ending knee injury just a year ago. Qualifying in second position behind France’s Guilbault Colas, Begg-Smith again stepped…
Craig Branch Beats Bode Miller to Secure Olympic Birth

Craig Branch Beats Bode Miller to Secure Olympic Birth

November 30, 2009
    Australia’s Craig Branch has finished 28th at the Lake Louise Downhill skiing event in Canada. Craig finished one spot ahead of US ski racing star Bode Miller to secure himself the necessary entry criteria for the 2010 Vancouver Olympic Games. The Alpine Skiing World Cup Tour has hit…
Antarctica Ski Expedition

Antarctica Ski Expedition

November 20, 2009
Australia’s legendary big mountain skier Andrea Binning has just set-out on a 3-week skiing expedition to Antarctica. We will be following her every move right here on Mountainwatch.com as they depart from Argentina on the 22nd of November. (Good luck and have fun Andrea!) The Antarctic Peninsula where the expedition…
Tim Myers Interview

Tim Myers Interview

November 19, 2009
  Skier, filmer and the creative mind behind 2009’s best big-air comp:: Story By Reggae Elliss:: Not surprisingly for someone who grew up with a ski resort as their backyard, most of Tim Myers’s life has revolved around the snow. He is a third generation Snowy Mountains local, the Myers…
The Oakley Jib Vid 2009

The Oakley Jib Vid 2009

November 19, 2009
Photos by Alex Roberts The Oakley Jib Vid contest captures the underlying motive for progressive snowboarding documentation. A simple gathering of snowboarders and snowboard filmmakers for a weekend of riding, filming and editing in Mayrhofen Austria, bringing everyone together to share ideas, snowboard, party and of course document snowboarding in…
Climbing Mount Blanc – Part 2 The Summit

Climbing Mount Blanc – Part 2 The Summit

November 19, 2009
  Follow Flip Byrnes as she sets out on a mission to summit Western Europe’s highest peak – Mount Blanc.   “You snored”, Gary tells me. I’m delighted, at least it means, somehow at 3800m with 42 strangers, I slept. It’s 2am and it looks like an outdoor camping shop…
Made You Look – Aussie B-Shots

Made You Look – Aussie B-Shots

November 12, 2009
Webisode 7 of 7 – Some B-shots from filming in Australia this past season with Scotty James, Jye Kearney, Gus St Leon, Andy Lloyd, Nick Gregory Ben Fawcett and more. This is the final webisode before the official teaser drops and the riders head to the Northern Hemisphere for the…
Nathan Johnstone – An Olympic Medal Hope

Nathan Johnstone – An Olympic Medal Hope

November 11, 2009
The Little White Shark with a Tomato on the Menu   Words: Russell Holt :: Photography: Tyler Heffernan Australia’s Nathan Johnstone has his eye firmly on the podium at the 2010 Winter Olympic Games. The Halfpipe Snowboarder from Mona Vale NSW finished 2nd on the World Cup Tour in 2009…
The Right Insurance For your Snow Holiday

The Right Insurance For your Snow Holiday

November 10, 2009
  Have the wrong travel insurance while hitting the slopes overseas can hurt in more ways than one. Words By Tess Cook Photo: Alex Roberts Before heading overseas every skier and boarder should double-check their travel insurance will cover them, no matter what. Finding the right policy, not the cheapest…
Torah Bright Kicks Chinese Arse In SAAS FEE

Torah Bright Kicks Chinese Arse In SAAS FEE

November 6, 2009
  Last night in Saas Fee Switzerland, Torah Bright kicked the emerging Chinese snowboarders back to the kerb by winning the second stop on the FIS World Cup tour. The Saas Fee World Cup was Torah’s first event back after a 6-month break from injury and surgery. Torah re-confirmed her…
Snowy Mountains Trout Festival Report

Snowy Mountains Trout Festival Report

November 4, 2009
By Craig Daly The Snowy mountains Trout festival kicked off last weekend. Several hundred fisho’s were greeted by hot summer like weather the first few days. The recent rains and snow melt greening the area filling the lakes and rivers bringing the fish on the bite. With the water warming…
Made You Look – Thredbo Session

Made You Look – Thredbo Session

October 27, 2009
Made You Look – Webisode 6 of 7 Featuring Jye Kearney, Tom Pelley, Gus St Leon, Charles Beckinsale and Lance Rees. Back in July, Thredbo hooked up the Made You Look crew, allowing Charles Beckinsale (also their park builder) to go to work in the cat creating a unique jib…
Taking The Piste – Skiing Holidays Going Cheap

Taking The Piste – Skiing Holidays Going Cheap

October 23, 2009
  Taking the Piste – Rachael Oakes-Ash This view now on sale, care of a strengthening Aussie dollar. Black Tusk from Whistler Mountain, Canada. By Rachael Oakes Ash Maths has never been my forte. I struggle when skiing in the USA where vertical metres is measured in feet and tipping…
Skiing Blue Lake Australia – Spring 2009

Skiing Blue Lake Australia – Spring 2009

October 22, 2009
The steep faces of The Amphitheatre above Blue Lake is visible for most of the walk from Charlotte Pass. Story and photos by Chris Booth In a country that is known for never-ending desert tundra, unearthly red rocks and mango-flavoured ice cream, skiing a giant alpine range is quite novel,…
VIDEO – Made You Look – Crash Section

VIDEO – Made You Look – Crash Section

October 21, 2009
  Made You Look – Webisode 5 of 7 With all good snowboard movies comes a whole heap of belt-downs. Check out the Made You Look crew as they huck their carcass for video-part glory. Made You Look is an Australian and NZ Snowboard film due for release in July…
Climbing Mount Blanc – Part 1

Climbing Mount Blanc – Part 1

October 16, 2009
Follow Flip Byrnes as she sets out on a mission to summit Western Europe’s highest peak – Mount Blanc. I sit outside a refuge in Italy nursing a vino rosso, looking at the southern face of Mt Blanc. From France, she is a young woman, curvy, undulating, inviting, skin the…
ANDREA BINNING – Interview

ANDREA BINNING – Interview

October 15, 2009
Australia’s top big mountain skier continues to push the boundaries. Photo: Alexander Klun By Reggae Elliss Andrea Binning has been Australia’s leading big mountain snow athlete – male, female, skier or snowboarder – since she hit the international scene in 1996. A former mogul skier, Andrea was drawn to the…
Post Season Powder – Thredbo October 7, 2009

Post Season Powder – Thredbo October 7, 2009

October 9, 2009
  By Jono Brauer (Australian Olympic GS skier) 11 days ago after a couple of weeks training in Chile, I rolled back into Thredbo in shorts and thongs expecting spring sun, biking and golf. Alas, I found myself in 15cms of fresh with cold toes. Fast forward to today and…
GALLERY – Jindabyne Snowstorm October 7, 2009

GALLERY – Jindabyne Snowstorm October 7, 2009

October 8, 2009
Photos By Adam Begg On October 7 2009 Jindabyne locals woke to snowstorm more akin to a August or July mid-winter storm than the middle of October. It was the most snow that had fallen in Jindabyne during the entire 2009 winter and the snow continued heavily throughout the early…
VIDEO – Made You Look – The Northwest

VIDEO – Made You Look – The Northwest

October 8, 2009
Made You Look – webisode 4 of 7. The crew visit a few of the legendary resorts in the Northwest USA including Mt Baker and Steven’s Pass. Riders Nick Brown and Nick Hyne score deep pow, big kickers and run you through the drill. Made You Look is an Australian…
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