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PHOTO GALLERY – Perisher King of the Mountain

PHOTO GALLERY – Perisher King of the Mountain

August 23, 2010
Jono Lipzker took out third place in the superpipe. Photos | Harro On a picture perfect day at Perisher, some of Australia’s brightest freestyle skiing stars turned it on in the King of the Mountain Series. Kicking off in the PlayStation Superpipe, competitors in Men’s, Women’s and Grommet’s categories took…
20 August, 2010 – Hucking in Fresh Pow at Buller

20 August, 2010 – Hucking in Fresh Pow at Buller

August 23, 2010
Watkin ponders the wall ride. Snow Journal | Joey Corcoran It’s official! Buller actually has a solid base to ski on! All the nooks and crannies have filled in, meaning that linking turns, jumping off big stuff and exploring off piste is all on the cards. Buller’s spiritual leader Watkin…
22 August, 2010 – The Day of the Season in Thredbo

22 August, 2010 – The Day of the Season in Thredbo

August 23, 2010
Boothy off the Bluff. Snow Journal | Dominic Kieler Combine the day of the season and Aussie freeskier Chris Booth and you get a day for the annals. After a solid 48 hours of snow, Sunday dawned bright and clear, with the fresh still light, dry and deep – perfect…
22 August, 2010 – VIDEO Powder at Falls Creek

22 August, 2010 – VIDEO Powder at Falls Creek

August 23, 2010
Steve Lee in the Falls Creek fresh. Snow Journal | Chris Hocking & Steve Lee The season is just getting better and better! At Falls Creek there was 20-30cm of fresh powder all over the mountain. All lifts are spinning including the locals favourite International Poma which allows quick laps…
22 August, 2010 – Perisher Powder

22 August, 2010 – Perisher Powder

August 23, 2010
Jono admiring the view. Snow Journal | Harro It’s being touted of the weekend of the season, after a solid 50 plus cms of snow at the end of the week, Sunday dawned clear and fresh across NSW and at last we were able to see why we love skiing…
Taking the Piste – Australia’s Quintessential Snow Runs

Taking the Piste – Australia’s Quintessential Snow Runs

August 21, 2010
  Taking the Piste – Rachael Oakes-Ash Rachael and her ski porter. Image:: Alexander Evans You don’t need skins and alpine tour bindings to get amongst the backcountry gum trees of Australia as some of the best runs are accessible from resort lifts. Thredbo’s Dead Horse Gap is accessible from…
VIDEO – Rip Curl Throwdown in Thredbo

VIDEO – Rip Curl Throwdown in Thredbo

August 19, 2010
Image:: Dominic Kieler Rip Curl FreeRide Pro Once again the under-lights Rip Curl Throwdown expression session offered up some spectacular tricks as Australia’s best brought their best to the Charles Beckinsale built mega-feature for the no-rules, rider-judged event. Skiing Wunderkind Russ Henshaw was named top men’s skier and Australia’s freeski…
From the Sidelines at the Rip Curl FreeRide Pro – Wrap Up

From the Sidelines at the Rip Curl FreeRide Pro – Wrap Up

August 19, 2010
Jordan Houghton and Luke Kneller in a tandem flip. Image:: Dan Warbrick Words | Tess Cook What began on Tuesday as such a promisingly sunshine blessed event deteriorated quickly into rain, hail and general mayhem; the final two days of the Rip Curl FreeRide Pro were one long squelchy shoe…
13 August, 2010 – Blue skies on Black Friday at Hotham

13 August, 2010 – Blue skies on Black Friday at Hotham

August 19, 2010
Snow gum lace. Snow Journal | Jyothi Jaffray Black Friday for some…..blue skies and fresh lines for Hotham….I caught up with long time Hothamite, photographer and telemarker Andrew Barns for an afternoon session just out of bounds. With a solid base and some nice fresh snow we were set for…
17 August, 2010 – Fresh Backcountry Powder at Falls Creek

17 August, 2010 – Fresh Backcountry Powder at Falls Creek

August 19, 2010
Spectacular views and fresh pow Snow Journal | Chris Hocking We launched the Backcountry Tours with Steve Lee. The pics say it all bluebird, fresh pow and acres and acres of untracked… Day of the season – you bet. The first guests of Steve Lee’s Backountry Tours enjoyed perfect conditions…
Backcountry with Steve Lee in Falls Creek

Backcountry with Steve Lee in Falls Creek

August 19, 2010
Getting some backcountry powder. Image:: Chris Hocking Words | Steve Lee Falls Creek’s Backcountry Tours with Steve Lee launched in picture perfect conditions on 17 August, proving a big winner. Yes it has been a fair wait for conditions to allow the tours to kick off, but when they did…
From the Sidelines at the Rip Curl FreeRide Pro

From the Sidelines at the Rip Curl FreeRide Pro

August 18, 2010
Chris Booth. Image:: Ben Hansen Rip Curl FreeRide Pro | Tess Cook Is there anything more crucial to the formula for a successful snow event than good weather? With the picture perfect blue skies Mother Nature laid out in Thredbo on Tuesday the first day of the Rip Curl FreeRide…
VIDEO Rip Curl FreeRide Pro Day 1 Highlights

VIDEO Rip Curl FreeRide Pro Day 1 Highlights

August 18, 2010
US Olympic snowboarder Andy Finch is one of the finalists in the Rip Curl FreeRide Pro. The qualification day of the Rip Curl pro was a series of show-stopping performaces as competitors made the most of the perfect weather to throw down the biggest tricks in their repertoires. You need…
PHOTO GALLERY – Rip Curl FreeRide Pro Day 1

PHOTO GALLERY – Rip Curl FreeRide Pro Day 1

August 17, 2010
Rip Curl pro competitors watch Karinya Turnbull Rip Curl FreeRide Pro Thredbo turned on perfect weather and perfect snow conditions for the qualifying day of the Rip Curl FreeRide Pro on Tuesday. Under a bluebird sky and with 15cm of dry fresh and light windblown snow, Thredbo’s Bluff area was…
BLOG The Snow Greenie – Climate change and the snow sports community

BLOG The Snow Greenie – Climate change and the snow sports community

August 17, 2010
  The Snow Greenie – Cam Walker Melting snow is a symptom of climate change. Image:; Elle Cook Blog | Cam Walker This has been the winter of on again, off again snow. Thankfully we are back in a good cycle at present and it is easy – and probably…
VIDEO – World Heli Challenge Highlights

VIDEO – World Heli Challenge Highlights

August 16, 2010
Quentin Robbins. Image:: Cam Spencer World Heli Challenge The eight days of the 2010 World Heli Challenge have come to an end and, despite extremely challenging weather conditions, this year’s event was a resounding success. The world’s top skiers and snowboarders have promised they’ll be back again in 2011. “No…
Diaries Downunder Episode 3

Diaries Downunder Episode 3

August 16, 2010
This episode we take Jye Kearney and Sam Hulbert four wheel motorbiking with offroad adventures and then suprise both of them by chucking them off NZ’s highest bungy jump ‘The Nevis’! After a mellow day shredding the next day we head to the Parklife invitational rail jam in town followed…
BOOTHY”S BLOG – Skiing the Tasman Glacier

BOOTHY”S BLOG – Skiing the Tasman Glacier

August 16, 2010
View of Mt Cook from the Hermitage Lodge. Blog | Chris Booth Images | Courtesy Chris Booth New Zealand had a fairly ordinary July. The one or two snow falls didn’t deliver much to the South Island and the alpine conditions were more or less below average. Then as August…
BOOTHY’S BLOG – Heli Skiing at Mt Cook

BOOTHY’S BLOG – Heli Skiing at Mt Cook

August 16, 2010
  Chris Booth finding some late-afternoon pow.. Image:: Courtesy Chris Booth Blog | Chris Booth After a ripper of a day up at the Tasman Glacier playing in the ice fields, we were ready to get in the heli. We were after some safe mini-golf lines to ski. Mini-golf lines…
12 – 13 August, 2010 – Powder at Thredbo

12 – 13 August, 2010 – Powder at Thredbo

August 16, 2010
Jordan Houghton. Image:: Ben Hansen Snow Journal | Ben Hansen & Mandy Lamont “Jordan Houghton , Alex Cameron and I headed up to Thredbo just as the weather started to settle. We cruised over to golf course which hasn’t really been skiable for the past few months of winter and…
14 August, 2010 – Sunshine in The Remarkables

14 August, 2010 – Sunshine in The Remarkables

August 16, 2010
McCune getting in some last minute turns. Snow Journal | Harro Four weeks of sunshine was followed by rain and then finally some snow for New Zealand’s South Island. All the resorts had some fun skiing to be had, although the majority of snow fell in the Canterbury resorts, Queesnstown…
Behind the Lens at the World Heli Challenge

Behind the Lens at the World Heli Challenge

August 12, 2010
Charlie Timmons soaring through the NZ sky. Words & Images | Camilla Stoddart – Photographer I always have a bad night sleep before a big day. My gear list runs through my dozing brain, have I got everything? Will I wake up to my alarm? Will I get ‘the shot’?…
7 – 8 August, 2010 – Hiking Mt Stirling

7 – 8 August, 2010 – Hiking Mt Stirling

August 12, 2010
The Hike begins. Snow Journal | Joey Corcoran Mt Stirling isn’t really known for its steep and deep power house skiing. Over the weekend however Mt Buller’s little sister mountain had just received a solid top up of snow, making the base big enough to ski. After a solid 7.4…
The SoO AirTime BLOG – Shredbo

The SoO AirTime BLOG – Shredbo

August 11, 2010
Joey getting in front of the lens for a turn. Image:: Watkin McLennan. So AirTime | Watkin McLennan A couple of weeks ago Joe Corcoran, myself and our never seen snow token girl Hannah Gooley headed north behind enemy lines. Our aim was to promote SoO AirTime and the Open…
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