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…
Early August – Fresh Snow and Blue Skies at Hotham

Early August – Fresh Snow and Blue Skies at Hotham

August 10, 2010
Steph Jaffray enjoying the rewards of a short hike. Snow Journal | Jyothi Jaffray The memories of Dry July are long past, days have been clear and nights cold and with two good snowfalls on the ground the conditions have been ideal and those bothering to hike have been well…
World Heli Challenge Extreme Day – Winners 2010

World Heli Challenge Extreme Day – Winners 2010

August 6, 2010
Quentin Robbins. Image:: Cam Spencer Competitors at the 2010 World Heli Challenge woke up to a heavy inversion layer yesterday morning and there was question about whether the Extreme Day would run. Determined to make the day a success, event founder Tony Harrington (Harro) and technical director, Nick Mills, headed…
2 – 5 August, 2010 – VIDEO Powdermonium at Thredbo

2 – 5 August, 2010 – VIDEO Powdermonium at Thredbo

August 6, 2010
Image:: Andrew Fawcett Snow Journal | Video Courtesy Thredbo Media With over a metre of snow in under 72 hours earlier in the week, Thredbo has been enjoying a week of powdermonium. You need to have the Adobe Flash Player to view this content. Please click here to continue. Image::…
Rossignol Ladies Day at Mt Buller

Rossignol Ladies Day at Mt Buller

August 5, 2010
Rossignol National Sales Manager Rob Fuleky shows the Rossignol skis. Image:: Elle Cook Words | Tess Cook Any day that begins with pastries and coffee and finishes with champagne and chocolates is going to leave a girl smiling, add in the chance to test drive a selection of the latest…
World Heli Challenge – Expression Session Freestyle Day

World Heli Challenge – Expression Session Freestyle Day

August 4, 2010
Australia’s Chris Booth upside down, down under. Image:: Harro World Heli Challenge At any resort in the world, the conditions that presented themselves on Tuesday would mean no event, but not at The World Heli Challenge. The weather was perfect for the first day of the Challenge with blue skies…
International Mogul Teams to Train at Perisher

International Mogul Teams to Train at Perisher

August 4, 2010
2010 Olympic Bronze Medalist Bryon Wilson of the USA. Image:: Garth Hager Freestyle Skiing | Don St Pierre Freestyle skiing teams from USA, Canada, China and Japan arrive Australia this week for mogul training camps to be held at Perisher. Up to 70 athletes and 25 coaches from around the…
2 – 3 August, 2010 – New Snow Revitalises Buller

2 – 3 August, 2010 – New Snow Revitalises Buller

August 4, 2010
Watkin McLennan = angulation. Snow Journal | Joey Corcoran “It’s gonna be a BIG August” As the clock stuck 12 on Sunday the rain turned to snow. We couldn’t wait for freshies in the morning, so we hit ’em up at night. A bomb drop over a liquor sign made…
VIDEO Perisher – The Best of July

VIDEO Perisher – The Best of July

August 3, 2010
Blue skies and pristine groomers have been the theme for July. Image:: Perisher/Shannon Pawsey Video | Mel Macpherson – Perisher Media The best of the action from Perisher in July has a strong theme – blue skies, cold air, great groomers and plenty of time in the park. Although the…
Boot Fitting – Get the Perfect Ski Boot

Boot Fitting – Get the Perfect Ski Boot

August 3, 2010
Image:: Elle Cook Words | Tess Cook Ski boots, they have to be the single most important important piece of ski equipment. Bad boots are a sure fire recipe for a bad day and I for one only want good days on the slopes, so I’m having my new boots…
3 August, 2010 – 51cm at Mt Hotham Since Sunday

3 August, 2010 – 51cm at Mt Hotham Since Sunday

August 3, 2010
Buff on a fresh line. Snow Journal | Jyothi Jaffray The storm that just hit Hotham over the last two days was epic! Strong winds and heavy snow down to below 1000m. All told there was 51cm of fresh snow deposited over the resort and the snowmaking areas got a…
1 – 3 August, 2010 – VIDEO 1.2m of New Snow for Thredbo

1 – 3 August, 2010 – VIDEO 1.2m of New Snow for Thredbo

August 3, 2010
Pillow lines under Gunbarrel Chair. Image:: Mandy Lamont Snow Journal | Reggae Elliss Phenomenal snowfalls, which at their heaviest deposited 35cm in three hours, have blanketed Thredbo with over a metre of fresh snow in under 72 hours. As forecast on Mountainwatch last week, the snow first started to fall…
FORECAST World Heli Challenge – Clear Weather Tuesday

FORECAST World Heli Challenge – Clear Weather Tuesday

August 2, 2010
The Extreme Day 2009. Image:: Harro World Heli Challenge Forecast | Aaron Cook – Mountainwatch.com Alpine Meteorologist Summary:When the weather clears Monday we will find out exactly what effect Sunday’s storm has had on the terrain. The terrain will be assessed for avalanche danger and hopefully things will be looking…
20cm – 50cm of New Snow in Australia, More to Come

20cm – 50cm of New Snow in Australia, More to Come

August 2, 2010
Skiers at Buller heading up for the new snow on Sunday. Image:: Mt Buller Words | Tess Cook In 48 hours Australia’s snow situation has gone from hmmm to Whoohoo with upwards of 50cm of new snow falling in NSW and between 20cm and 40cm hitting the Victorian resorts since…
The Chillfactor Q&A – Watkin McLennan

The Chillfactor Q&A – Watkin McLennan

August 2, 2010
Watkin McLennan. Image:: Harro Chillfactor | Profile – Watkin McLennan Buller skier Watkin McLennan has taken the state of Victorian freeride competition into his own hands, creating the State of Origin AirTime (SoO AirTime) event with his brother Oscar, mate Joey Corcoran and a team of Buller buddies. The competition…
Boothy’s Blog – Snowpark with Charlie Timmins

Boothy’s Blog – Snowpark with Charlie Timmins

August 2, 2010
Me unnatural 360 on the set up jump. Image:: Charlie Timmins Blog | Chris Booth My roomie for the World Heli Challenge, Charlie Timmins, and I joined Russ Henshaw up at SnowPark for some practice the other day. When the snow is not fresh in the ‘proper’ ski resorts SnowPark…
2 August, 2010 – 47cm of New Snow at Falls Creek

2 August, 2010 – 47cm of New Snow at Falls Creek

August 2, 2010
Chris Hocking pow turn. Image:: Matt Hull Snow Journal | Chris Hocking with Charlie Brown and Matt Hull On Sunday morning the groundhog day of cloud-free skies that was July broke and snow began falling in earnest at Falls Creek. The snow has continued to tumble and Mother Nature has…
World Heli Challenge – Beginning Today

World Heli Challenge – Beginning Today

July 30, 2010
2009 equal third place winner Ryan McCune, Image:: Harro World Heli Challenge The World Heli Challenge will officially begin today, friday 30 July with the Firestarter Party at the Lake Hawea Hotel before the competitor bib draw takes place on Saturday afternoon. Tomorrow the 40 competitors, including the two wild…
FORECAST World Heli Challenge Weekend

FORECAST World Heli Challenge Weekend

July 30, 2010
The helis will need good weather to fly. Image:: Harro Forecast | By Aaron Cook – Mountainwatch.com Alpine Meteorologist Summary:On your marks: Get set: Wait. That’s likely to be the story for the World Heli Challenge’s first day of scheduled competition on Sunday as a good old fashioned West Coast…
Snow Storms Forecast for Australia

Snow Storms Forecast for Australia

July 30, 2010
Nicole Lewis getting fresh pow at Buller. Image:: Courtesy Mt Buller Words | Tess Cook Between 20cm and 30cm of snow is forecast for the Australian snow resorts on Sunday, kicking off August with a very welcome fresh snowfall. Mt Buller is leading the charge with an expected 32cm, 25cm…
BLOG Taking the Piste – Apres Ski

BLOG Taking the Piste – Apres Ski

July 29, 2010
Taking the Piste – Rachael Oakes-Ash Apres ski in Thredbo, Image:: Thredb Blog | Rachael Oakes-Ash In a season like this one après ski takes on a whole new light. With blue sky days and no sign of snow for weeks there’s no rush to get first powder tracks. Translated?…
BOOTHY’S BLOG – The Motatapu chutes in Treble Cone

BOOTHY’S BLOG – The Motatapu chutes in Treble Cone

July 29, 2010
Simon Blondel. Image:: Courtesy Chris Booth Blog | Chris Booth The Motatapu chutes in Treble Cone are where world’s budding, established, and legendary freeskiers come to play. You can ski these chutes without a hike out if you traverse high enough at the bottom, but if you want to take…
Toyota One Hit Wonder Down Under Profile – Jordan Houghton

Toyota One Hit Wonder Down Under Profile – Jordan Houghton

July 28, 2010
Jordon Houghton in Thredbo 2009. Image:: Harro Toyota One Hit Wonder Down Under The battle is on for spots in the Toyota One Hit Wonder Down Under 2010 and the Salomon Spotlight is touring the resorts, catching up with the riders hoping to earn themselves a place in the Big…
Aussie August Snow Outlook – Snow Expected

Aussie August Snow Outlook – Snow Expected

July 28, 2010
Will August bring us the snow we’re all hoping for? Image:: Jyothi Jaffray @ Hotham Snow Forecast | Aaron Cook – Alpine Meteorologist As a La Nina event in the Pacific Ocean strengthens, a betting man would probably be happy to put his money on the Australian Alps receiving average…
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