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I Heart WNTR – Burton NZ Open Slopestyle Quals

I Heart WNTR – Burton NZ Open Slopestyle Quals

August 13, 2009
The Burton New Zealand Open is the first stop on the Swatch TTR World Snowboard Tour and started this week in Wanaka, New Zealand.The I Heart WNTR crew are over there and captured a behind the scenes look at the qualifying for Slopestyle with Burton Australia’s team riders as they…
RipCurl Freeride Pro Final Day – Video & Photos

RipCurl Freeride Pro Final Day – Video & Photos

August 13, 2009
Winner of the Open Mens Ski – Charlie Timmins from Jindabyne By Press Release. The finals of the Rip Curl Australian Freeride Pro were run in great conditions on Thredbo’s Bluff today. Early morning fog and poor visibility forced organisers to push the start time back an hour and when…
Burton NZ Open Video – Slopestyle Qualifying!

Burton NZ Open Video – Slopestyle Qualifying!

August 13, 2009
The TTR World Snowboard Tour kicks off in NZ with the Burton NZ Open at Cardrona. First event is slopestyle with hundreds of riders from around the globe gathering for the session and a chance at a good start on the World Tour ahead of the Northern hemisphere leg of…
Australian National Skiing Champs – Day 1 Photos & Results

Australian National Skiing Champs – Day 1 Photos & Results

August 12, 2009
  On a fantastic day in the Aussie mountains, very unusual for a major event this year which seem to have been marred by average to nasty weather, the first of a four day race meet was held today deciding the Australian giant slalom title. With a strong field of…
Down Day Video with Chris Booth at The Rip Curl FreeRide Pro

Down Day Video with Chris Booth at The Rip Curl FreeRide Pro

August 12, 2009
Day 1 of the Rip Curl Australian Freeride Pro at Thredbo (NSW) has been postponed today due to poor weather conditions, with rainfall affecting the terrain. The Rip Curl Australian FreeRide Pro is a unique snowboard and ski event recognised as one of the finest events on the Australian snow…
HeadCam Video – The 19th Top To Bottom at Thredbo

HeadCam Video – The 19th Top To Bottom at Thredbo

August 12, 2009
  Watch the Race from helmet cams on the competitors The “must-do” of any ski event in Australia, the iconic Top To Bottom downhill race was held on the weekend (August 8) with Swedish National ski team member Nikla Rainer taking the overall win. This year’s race was blessed with…
I HEART WNTR – NZ Open Fun Day

I HEART WNTR – NZ Open Fun Day

August 12, 2009
The Burton New Zealand Open is the first stop on the Swatch TTR World Snowboard Tour and started this week in Wanaka, New Zealand. The I Heart WNTR crew are over there to follow the comp and tagged along on a fun activity day put on Burton NZ for the…
Tom Mathias Memorial FIS Slalom – Mt Buller 05-06 August

Tom Mathias Memorial FIS Slalom – Mt Buller 05-06 August

August 11, 2009
By Steve Lee All Photos provided by Fun Photos – Mt Buller Australia’s Michael Rishworth won the first day of competitoin What’s the Tom Mathias Memorial? Mt Buller held the first leg of Australian’s FIS ski racing series, which is international open level racing. Two slaloms were held on the…
Taking The Piste – Following The Tracks Of Your Favourite Big Name Skier

Taking The Piste – Following The Tracks Of Your Favourite Big Name Skier

August 10, 2009
Taking the Piste – Rachael Oakes-Ash With Rachael Oakes Ash Ski legend and Warren Miller Ski Portillo veteran, Chris Anthony , is heading to Portillo in Chile this month for the annual Ski With The Superstars camp with Chris Davenport , Mike Douglas , Wendy Fisher , and Ingrid Backstrom…
August 8 – Aussie Mountains Score Sunny Powder Day

August 8 – Aussie Mountains Score Sunny Powder Day

August 10, 2009
Chris Booth Perisher August 8 Photo: Tony Harrington The weekend delivered some great skiing and snowboarding across the Australian resorts after a short sharp storm on Friday dumped up to 15cms of the cold dry snow across the Alps. The storm only lasted a few hours in each resort as…
Australian Video Snow Report – August 10, 2009

Australian Video Snow Report – August 10, 2009

August 10, 2009
Our latest video snow report from the Australian Mountains, hosted by Reggae Ellis at Thredbo. It includes conditions and forecasts from all the major Australian mountains, presented twice a week exclusively on Mountainwatch. Watch the previous Australian Video Snow Report Watch the previous NZ Video Snow Report Watch the mountain…
I HEART WNTR – Battle For Supremacy

I HEART WNTR – Battle For Supremacy

August 7, 2009
On the 2nd of August at Mt Buller, Victoria, 10 pro teams were invited to compete in the first Battle For Supremacy snowboard event. There was $15,000 up for grabs to the winning team. The incredible thing about the event was that Mt Dew built a house on the ski-run…
Big Snow Weekend as Southerly Storm Hits OZ

Big Snow Weekend as Southerly Storm Hits OZ

August 7, 2009
By Reggae Ellis Photos by Tony Harrington The forecast Southerly cold front came through this morning and it hit the Australian mountains with a bang, the wind suddenly turning to the west, the temperature dropping to -3 degrees C and the snow started falling. At dawn it was warm across…
New Zealand Video Snow Report – August 6, 2009

New Zealand Video Snow Report – August 6, 2009

August 6, 2009
Our latest video snow report from the New Zealand Mountains, hosted by Robett Hollis in the Southern Lakes resorts. It includes conditions and forecast from all the NZ mountains. Presented once a week exclusively on Mountainwatch. Watch the previous Video Report Watch the mountain live with Mountainwatch live streaming camera
Perisher Superpipe Opens for 2009 – Gallery

Perisher Superpipe Opens for 2009 – Gallery

August 6, 2009
All Photos by Andrew Fawcett Australian Olympian Ben Mates huge Backside Melon Last Saturday Australia’s only halfpipe opened on front valley of Perisher resort in NSW. Under clear blue skies the first session of the season was under way. (Check out the gallery of photos from the session below). The…
Australian Video Snow Report – August 6, 2009

Australian Video Snow Report – August 6, 2009

August 6, 2009
  Our latest video snow report from the Australian Mountains, hosted by Reggae Ellis at Thredbo. It includes conditions and forecast from all the Australian mountains. Presented twice a week exclusively on Mountainwatch. Watch the previous Video Report Watch the mountain live with Mountainwatch live streaming cameras
Interschools – The Backbone of Australian Snowsports Development

Interschools – The Backbone of Australian Snowsports Development

August 4, 2009
  All photos by Steve Cuff Story by Tess Cook More than just a school snow sports competition, the Interschools Championships is a phenomenon that is getting kids, families and entire schools involved in snow sports in Australia. Close to 10,000 competitors will pass through the starting gates of the…
VIDEO – STYLEWARS 2009 Starts next week – Get Hyped.

VIDEO – STYLEWARS 2009 Starts next week – Get Hyped.

August 4, 2009
Wille Uttala of Switzerland boosting the gap at the 2008 Stylewars. August 24-28, 2009 Falls Creek Resort, Australia. All Photos: Alex Roberts Stylewars has been the number one gathering of snowboarders in the Southern Hemisphere for a few years now, it’s successes have been built on its festival style week-long…
Video Review – 2010 Fischer Skis

Video Review – 2010 Fischer Skis

August 4, 2009
In this series of videos our resident ski expert and Olympian Steve Lee walks you through what’s new in ski technology brand by brand. In this episode we walk you through the 2010 Fischer Ski range during the SIA ski test at Mt Buller.
I HEART WNTR – No Boarding Session at Guthega

I HEART WNTR – No Boarding Session at Guthega

August 3, 2009
  Snowboarding without bindings is the closest thing to surfing you can do on the snow. “No-Boarding” as it’s called, relies on fresh untracked powder and is gaining huge popularity across North America and Europe where deep snow is common. Burton even now make a specific “No-Board” that has a…
Team Quiksilver Wins The Battle For Supremacy At Mt Buller

Team Quiksilver Wins The Battle For Supremacy At Mt Buller

August 1, 2009
Nathan Perry Frontside 540 over the Mt Dew Hut- Team Quiksilver. The Battle For Supremacy pro-team snowboard event just finished up at Mt Buller and the Quiksilver team took first honours and $12,000 cash. In an hour-long jam session which saw 10 pro teams (20 riders) throw down under lights…
Australian Snowstorm Journal & Gallery – Big snow dumps

Australian Snowstorm Journal & Gallery – Big snow dumps

July 31, 2009
  All Photos Tony Harrington at Mt Buller Resort, Victoria NSW with Reggae Ellis From Reggae’s Balcony in Thredbo on Friday July There has been some sensational days over the past week, including an incredible morning last Thursday when the NSW resorts had 25 -30cms overnight and with the morning…
Video Review – 2010 Rossignol Skis

Video Review – 2010 Rossignol Skis

July 30, 2009
In this series of videos our resident ski expert and Olympian Steve Lee walks you through what’s new in ski technology brand by brand. In this episode we walk you through 2010 Rossignol collection at the SIA ski test in Mt Buller.
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