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16 – 17th July, 2010 – Snow Park Halfpipe Opening Day

16 – 17th July, 2010 – Snow Park Halfpipe Opening Day

July 19, 2010
Apparently Joram Makuru likes the upside down view of Snowpark from the pipe, backside handplant. Snow Journal | Pablo Azocar Snow Park has opened the first halfpipe in the Southern Hemisphere this winter when they unveiled their new 22-foot, Olympic size haflpipe. Mountainwatch.com’s Pablo Azocar spent Friday the 16th of…
11 – 13 July, 2010 – Mountaineering on Mt Ruapehu

11 – 13 July, 2010 – Mountaineering on Mt Ruapehu

July 19, 2010
Frozen crater lake at Mt Ruapehu Snow Journal | Krystle Wright Aussie sports and adventure photographer Krystle Wright trekked to the top of Mt Ruapehu last week and captured the spectacular winter panoramas. The Mt Raupehu ski fields Whakapapa and Turoa have kicked off for winter 2010 with Turoa already…
15 July, 2010 – 24cm in 24 hours at Hotham

15 July, 2010 – 24cm in 24 hours at Hotham

July 16, 2010
Snowboarder ‘Mexi’ on the powder hunt Snow Journal | Jyothi Jaffray How the mood of the whole mountain can change so quickly. Tuesday was a day we’d all prefer to forget… torrential rain. Then… heavy snow fell across Mt Hotham all day Wednesday until the early hours of Thursday morning,…
15 July, 2010 – Falls Creek gets 38cm of Fresh Snow

15 July, 2010 – Falls Creek gets 38cm of Fresh Snow

July 16, 2010
Mitch Smith gets some spray happening in the Falls Creek fresh. Image:: Charlie Brown Snow Journal | Chris Hocking with Matt Hull and Charlie Brown It’s the dump all Australian skiing and boarding fans have been waiting for, yes it might have taken a little while to get here but…
14-15 July, 2010 – Over 30cm at Falls Creek NSW

14-15 July, 2010 – Over 30cm at Falls Creek NSW

July 15, 2010
Chris Hocking powder carve late Wednesday afternoon 14th of July at Falls Creek. Photo: Charlie Brown. Snow Journal | Chris Hocking and Matt Hull An amazing 24hrs in the mountains. It’s taken until the second week in July for ULLR to deliver the goods, and deliver he did with 33cm…
15 July, 2010 – 30cm of Fresh at Thredbo

15 July, 2010 – 30cm of Fresh at Thredbo

July 15, 2010
Scott Kneller, getting some Thredbo tree pow action at last Snow Journal | Ben Hansen It started out as total devastation on Tuesday night, raining so hard you would think that there was going to be no snow left, but come approximately 4am Wednesday morning the torrential rain had turned…
BLOG Taking the Piste – Don’t Call the Season Yet

BLOG Taking the Piste – Don’t Call the Season Yet

July 13, 2010
Taking the Piste – Rachael Oakes-Ash Powder perfect days at Thredbo must be just around the corner. Image:: Thredbo Taking the Piste | Rachael Oakes-Ash It is considered poor form to talk about the season before it’s finished. Mention ‘snow drought’ and prepare to be booed off the stage and…
Snow on the Way!

Snow on the Way!

July 13, 2010
Andreas Gloor enjoying Thredbo at its snowy best in 2009 – could tomorrow bring on these conditions? Image:: Ben Hansen Mountainwatch.com A healthy dose of new snow should arrive in the Australian snow resorts early on Wednesday morning. As of Tuesday afternoon at 4pm 35cm of snow is forecast for…
Interschools Sydney Division begins Wednesday 14 July

Interschools Sydney Division begins Wednesday 14 July

July 12, 2010
Scots Collage, overall Interschools School Champions 2009. Photo:: John Adams Interschools | Tess Cook The Travelplan Ski Sydney Division Interschools Snowsports Championships begin on Wednesday in Perisher with what is forecast to be the first snowfall of July. Event Schedule: Wednesday 14 July: snowboard GS and snowboarder cross – all…
VIDEO Teaser – Get Ready for the World Heli-Challenge 2010

VIDEO Teaser – Get Ready for the World Heli-Challenge 2010

July 12, 2010
  The infamous World Heli Challenge was resurrected in 2009 and returns this year from 30 July to 8 August, this time bringing back the legendary “big air” event that in its time drew some of the largest spectator crowds of any snow event in the Southern Hemisphere. To get…
Interschools – The Sport of Kings, but Girls Dominate

Interschools – The Sport of Kings, but Girls Dominate

July 11, 2010
  Will McGuiness of The Kings School launches off the final roller in the skier cross. Image: Mandy Lamont Interschools | Tess Cook The Travelplan Ski Northern Division Interschools Snowsports Championships wrapped up in Thredbo on Saturday with Pymble Ladies College (girls) and The Kings School (boys) announced as overall…
World Heli Challenge, Rider Interview – 2009 WINNER Ted Davenport

World Heli Challenge, Rider Interview – 2009 WINNER Ted Davenport

July 10, 2010
Ted Daveport. Image:: Krystle Wright Rider Interview | Tess Cook Big Mountain skier Ted Davenport took out the skiing overall Mens Champion title at the 2009 World Heli Challenge, dominating the big mountain day and the Chinese Downhill – where his ski racing background gave him the edge. It’s been…
VIDEO – Cattleman’s Rail Jam 2010

VIDEO – Cattleman’s Rail Jam 2010

July 10, 2010
Mitch Williams from Melbourne was a stand out for style at the 2010 Cattleman’s event. Front Blunt 270 out. Photos | Kit Rundle Tom Pelley has won the 2010 Cattleman’s rail Jam event, followed by Robbie Walker the winner from 2009 and 2008. Matt Sedunary took out best trick. In…
5 – 7 July, 2010 – Freeride Days in NSW

5 – 7 July, 2010 – Freeride Days in NSW

July 9, 2010
Snowboarders enjoying the Perisher park Snow Journal | Ben Hansen While Mother Nature’s been holding off the pow, she’s been providing perfect conditions for some epic snowmaking and the NSW resorts are gleaming white under a bluebird sky – it’s just what you want for a day in the park…
VIDEO – Falls Creek update with Steve Lee

VIDEO – Falls Creek update with Steve Lee

July 8, 2010
Snow Journal | Chris Hocking and Steve Lee Resident Mountainwatch snow reporter, forecaster and 3x Olympic skier Steve Lee give you a brief look at the conditions right now at Falls Creek. They might be struggling for natural snow, but that doesn’t mean the skiing isn’t great! Take a look.…
BLOG Moguls Mastery – The Basics

BLOG Moguls Mastery – The Basics

July 7, 2010
  2010 Olympic gold medalist Alexandre Bilodeau of Canada (left) and Australia’s Dale Begg-Smith – 2010 Olympic silver medalist Blog | Don St Pierre – Former USA Freestyle Ski Team Head Coach During the early part of the season when we’re all hanging for mid winter conditions including some big…
A Scholarship to Support Talented Young Snowsports Athletes

A Scholarship to Support Talented Young Snowsports Athletes

July 7, 2010
Moguls is one of the three ski disciplines featured in the Interschools. Image:: Steve Cuff Interschools | Tess Cook Two talented young Interschools Snowsports athletes will be heading off to Canada in January with the inaugural Mountainwatch.com Interschools Snowsports Scholarships. Wanting to support developing skiers and snowboarders, Mountainwatch.com created the…
INTERSCHOOLS Travelplan Ski Northern NSW Championships Begin Tomorrow

INTERSCHOOLS Travelplan Ski Northern NSW Championships Begin Tomorrow

July 6, 2010
  Interschools competitors. Image: Steve Cuff INTERSCHOOLS | Tess Cook The Travelplan Ski Northern NSW Championships Interschools begin tomorro (Wednesday) in Thredbo. Thousands of school aged children from the North of the state, including northern Sydney suburbs will be competing for the glory of their school in snowboard alpine, snowboard…
3 July, 2010 – Night Riding at Falls

3 July, 2010 – Night Riding at Falls

July 5, 2010
  Snow Journal | Chris Hocking It was a special night at Falls Creek on Saturday – The inaugural night skiing on Wombat’s Ramble. The 2.2km run accessed by the Falls Express Quad Chair is mostly likely the longest night skiing/boarding run in Australia. Strong snowmaking efforts throughout the last…
3 – 4 July, 2010 – Bluebird Days at Coronet Peak

3 – 4 July, 2010 – Bluebird Days at Coronet Peak

July 5, 2010
  Snow Journal | Harro harroart.com As if we needed more inspiration to get excited about riding this winter. These pics from Coronet Peak remind us what it’s all about, bluebird skies and dry pow. It was the final weekend of the Queenstown Winter Festival. Which finished with a huge…
Record Snowmaking Makes for Winter Wonderland

Record Snowmaking Makes for Winter Wonderland

July 5, 2010
Night time snowmaking at Perisher. Image: Harro – harroart.com Words | Steve Lee with Aaron Cook & Tess Cook Last week snowmaking producing more than 1 million cubic metres of snow across NSW and Victoria as an extremely cold pool of Antarctic air smothered the Australian southeast bringing cold temperatures…
1 July, 2010 – Victoria Loves Snowmaking

1 July, 2010 – Victoria Loves Snowmaking

July 2, 2010
The guns haven’t stopped for days! Photo:: Jyothi Jaffray Snow Journal | Jyothi Jaffray @ Hotham /Chris Hocking @ Falls Creek Woke up today to the odd patch of blue sky flicking past, which was enough to get everyone out on the slopes. Today was by far the best conditions…
VIDEO PROFILE – Thredbo Terrain Parks 2010

VIDEO PROFILE – Thredbo Terrain Parks 2010

July 2, 2010
  Video By | Lucas Wilkinson & Nick Gregory Early season and already the Thredbo Terrain Parks are immaculate and playing host to some of Australia’s freeride stars. Terrain Park Manager Charles Beckinsale, gives us some insight into how much work goes into the build and why terrain parks are…
28 June, 2010 – Cloud Riding at Treble Cone

28 June, 2010 – Cloud Riding at Treble Cone

June 30, 2010
McKenzie Country taken near Tekapo Snow Journal | Harro Intrepid snow photographer Harro is in NZ capturing the early winter in all it’s glory. Here’s what he saw through the lens this week. “Shots from Treble Cone resort with a strong inversion layer. When you get a south-easterly air flow,…
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