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Taking The Piste – Australia

Taking The Piste – Australia

June 25, 2009
  By Rachael Oakes-Ash Australia has never claimed to be the big mountain tops of Austria , the deep powder of interior British Columbia or the dry snow of Utah, so why do so many Australians complain every year about skiing here? If you’ve grown up skiing and riding in…
Video – Russ Henshaw At Jon Olson Super Sessions

Video – Russ Henshaw At Jon Olson Super Sessions

June 23, 2009
Jindabyne’s Russell Henshaw’s international reputation has grown dramatically over the last two years and, after his performance in this year’s Jon Olsson Super Sessions , he is regarded as one of the best new school free skiers in the world. The Super Sessions is a film and photo contest and…
Video – NZsnowboard.TV – ep2. JPS Mountain Lab

Video – NZsnowboard.TV – ep2. JPS Mountain Lab

June 16, 2009
The Second Episode of NZsnowboardTV comes at you from The Remarkables in Queenstown NZ. The mountain isn’t open yet but these guys got a few snow cats and free reign to build what they wanted and session!! Epic. Featuring Nick Hyne, Jeremy Thorns and mates. Courtesy of our friends at…
What is the Mountainwatch Snow Line?

What is the Mountainwatch Snow Line?

June 16, 2009
  This is the blue line you will see in all of our 3-Day Video Forecasts. It provides a forecasted indication of whether precipitation in alpine areas will be snow or rain. When the this line moves north of a ski-field area in Australia or New Zealand (or south of…
Taking The Piste – Don’t Follow The Cocky Crow

Taking The Piste – Don’t Follow The Cocky Crow

June 12, 2009
Taking the Piste – Rachael Oakes-Ash With Rachael Oakes Ash Wanted: Cocky mountain male with puffed up chest beating his drum and leading innocents into the back country with no guarantee of return. We’ve all met him. The guy whose eyes glaze over at the sight of virgin powder begging…
Australian Resorts Weekend Preview

Australian Resorts Weekend Preview

June 12, 2009
By Reggae Elliss Hiking for his freshies Michael Whipps at Falls Creek after 24cm of new snow and chilly temps (-6.8c) with a windchill temps of -17.7C. The resort opened yesterday (Friday 12th). The current snow base is an impressive 44cm. Photo: Hocking. What difference a week can make! This…
Knee Deep With Steve Lee – The Transformation

Knee Deep With Steve Lee – The Transformation

June 10, 2009
  All photos Charlie Brown Danielle Brown This is a special time of year in the Aussie mountains, its opening weekend so all the anticipation and waiting is over, the ski season is here the long summer finally behind us. However that one vital ingredient was yet to come, the…
Video – Heavy Snow Blankets Australian Resorts

Video – Heavy Snow Blankets Australian Resorts

June 9, 2009
  The snowstorms couldn’t have picked a better weekend to come. Across the Victorian and NSW Mountains 2 days of snow and weather have set-in and blanketed the ski resorts with up to 20cms (Perisher, NSW) of freshies on the official opening weekend. Perisher was the only resort to open…
What’s On This Opening Weekend?

What’s On This Opening Weekend?

June 3, 2009
Mt Buller from the air. Photo: Harro Queens Birthday weekend signals the official opening of the snow season in Australia and some resorts in New Zealand. But without much snow in Australia (except for the unseasonal our snow dump back on Anzac Day) some may think there is no reason…
Taking The Piste …

Taking The Piste …

June 1, 2009
  Taking the Piste – Rachael Oakes-Ash With Rachael Oakes Ash Australia V New Zealand Let’s get a few things straight for the Kiwis. It snows in Australia too. Ask a New Zealander what they know about Australian ski fields and they’ll snort out loud while proclaiming better snow, bigger…
The Harro Files – Australian Special

The Harro Files – Australian Special

January 30, 2009
  Skiing in Australia has a special uniqueness about it. We not always have the best snow, the highest mountains, the biggest hype, but what we sure don’t lack in is the ability to have exhilarating skiing and boarding on any given day. I’ve had some of my most fun…
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