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Kuzma Kicks Butt at Kirkwood in the NA Freeskiing Champs

Kuzma Kicks Butt at Kirkwood in the NA Freeskiing Champs

March 10, 2010
  Skiers scoping their line. Image – Ben Meester-MSI Janina Kuzma (New Zealand) and Dylan Crossman (Vermont, USA) have won the 13th annual Subaru North American Freeskiing Championships, the fifth event on the Subaru Freeskiing World Tour, at Kirkwood Mountain Resort, California – famous for its steep, technical slopes. Kuzma…
Switch 450 Onto The Disaster Box – Freeski Tricks

Switch 450 Onto The Disaster Box – Freeski Tricks

March 8, 2010
Boen Ferguson, switch 720 during last year’s One Hit Wonder in Thredbo. (Photo: Ben Hansen) When we ran the story on the Winter X-Games last month, a few people admitted that the terminology of the tricks and the linked runs was as foreign to them as Swahili. In an effort…
Big White Camera Bringing Powder to Your Desktop

Big White Camera Bringing Powder to Your Desktop

March 8, 2010
Big White is the largest totally ski-in ski-out village in Canada. Image – Big White/QuickPics Big White is the powder Mecca of British Columbia and now Mountainwatch.com is pleased to announce the addition of Big White to our live streaming camera network, so you can taste the powder from your…
The History of Snowboarding (Part 2)

The History of Snowboarding (Part 2)

March 5, 2010
In this episode we take a look at the evolution of the current world tour system and how it has brought together snowboarders and the sports top athletes under one progressive and ever-evolving tour with over 3000 snowboarders competing under one system. For more about the Swatch TTR World Tour…
Top Olympic Moments

Top Olympic Moments

March 4, 2010
  A crowd pleasing Olympics. Image – Jake McBride The three Olympic values are excellence, friendship and respect, here are what Twenty Ten believes are the top ten examples of these values from the Vancouver 2010 winter Games: Joannie Rochette’s skate She’s the 24 year old Canadian figure skater who…
Top 10 Moments from Australia’s Best Ever Winter Olympic Games

Top 10 Moments from Australia’s Best Ever Winter Olympic Games

March 3, 2010
  Image – Dan Himbrechts The 2010 Vancouver Olympics are Australia’s best winter Games ever, with two golds and one silver medal. Apart from the medal winning performances, Australian athletes’ strong presence in almost all the events shows we’re a growing strength in winter sports. Here, in no particular order,…
BoM and CSIRO remind Australian Ski Industry of the bad news.

BoM and CSIRO remind Australian Ski Industry of the bad news.

March 2, 2010
  Snowball fights in jeopardy? Image – Falls Creek Words – The Grasshopper, Mountainwatch.com Meteorologist Climate change is real and humans are to blame. That’s the message from the Australian Bureau of Meteorology and the CSIRO, who this week released a document called State of the Climate, which paints a…
Golden Kangaroo Soars to Olympic Success

Golden Kangaroo Soars to Olympic Success

February 26, 2010
Lydia receiving her flowers at Cypress Mountain. Image – Dan Himbrechts Lydia Lassila has confirmed her place as the world’s best female aerial skier, by winning Olympic gold at Cypress Mountain tonight. The 28-year-old put her Olympic demons from 2006 behind her, landing two outstanding jumps in heavy fog, to…
ToraMania the Real Gold

ToraMania the Real Gold

February 24, 2010
Photo: Dan Himbrechts Words: Russell Holt With dented confidence from a crash in the first run of the finals and the added stress of a “sore leg”, Torah was happy to drop-in first into the 22-foot deep icy halfpipe that had been crushing girls dreams all week. Backside 360 indy,…
Olympics Weather Forecast – Feb 25

Olympics Weather Forecast – Feb 25

February 13, 2010
  South-west British Columbia Weather Forecast. Thursday 25 February to Monday 1 March 2010 Issued Thursday 25 February 2010. By Mountainwatch.com Meteorologist Aaron Cook Summary The promised snow arrived Wednesday and after another few cm early Thursday morning things will ease during the afternoon before a good dump on Friday.…
Video – Japan Powder with Nicolas Muller

Video – Japan Powder with Nicolas Muller

February 5, 2010
Filmed on location in Hokkaido Japan and the surrounding mountains. These are the best shots compiled for one edit dedicated to Nicolas Muller. And his insight on snowboarding in Japan, and the rewards that follow throughout the filming process. While Eero Ettala traveled to Sapparo after a week of filming…
Our Olympic Photographers

Our Olympic Photographers

February 4, 2010
Meet our official photographers for the 21st Winter Olympics. Dan Himbrechts and Jake McBride are 2 of Australia’s most renowned and prolific snow sports photographers this country has seen. Jake from Manly, NSW & Dan from Randwick, NSW have spent decades in the mountains of Australia and the world travelling…
Video – Jackson Hole 5-Feet in 5-Days

Video – Jackson Hole 5-Feet in 5-Days

February 1, 2010
  Recent series of storms have absolutely smashed the west coast of the USA with over 8 feet of powder recorded in Tahoe and Mammoth mountains in California. Meanwhile over in Wyoming, Jackson Hole resort in the menacing Tetons range, renowned for it’s steeps, deeps and gnarly skiing, had over…
Scott James Speaks to Twenty Ten

Scott James Speaks to Twenty Ten

January 29, 2010
  Image – Mcbride 15 year old half pipe rider Scotty James is the youngest male Australian Winter Olympian in history and the youngest snowboard Olympian ever. The Melbourne teenager made history this week by dashing across the world to compete in a Canadian World Cup in order to qualify…
The Scott James Miracle

The Scott James Miracle

January 26, 2010
It took more than an injured teammate to get 15 year old Scotty James to make the team for the 2010 Winter Olympic Games. He is the Youngest male Australian Winter Olympian in history and the youngest Snowboard Olympian ever. After a long 6-months on tour and a failed campaign…
Video – Snowboarding Whistler Powder Week of Jan 22 10

Video – Snowboarding Whistler Powder Week of Jan 22 10

January 22, 2010
  In the last week Whistler has been receiving huge dumps of snow, over 1.4 metres have fallen in the Alpine as a matter of fact. This video of international pro snowboarders Jussi Oksanen and friends shredding the Whistler deep comes from TWS (an American Snowboard magazine) and shows a…
The Jake Koia Mixed Tapes – A Day in the Life – Part Braaappp

The Jake Koia Mixed Tapes – A Day in the Life – Part Braaappp

January 20, 2010
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The UK White Xmas Explained

The UK White Xmas Explained

January 19, 2010
    Words by:: Aaron Cook – mountainwatch.com Meteorologist. Anyone guilty of dreaming of a white Christmas for Europe this year is probably too scared to admit it now, as transport and utility sectors struggle to cope with one of the coldest winters in recent memory. The snow really got…
Gallery – Whistler 140cms This Last Week

Gallery – Whistler 140cms This Last Week

January 19, 2010
  In the last 7 days at Whistler Canada, 136 cms of fresh snow has fallen across the resort with one incredible 24 hour dump of 70cms that put some big smiles on the faces of the punters and resort management, whom have the big “O” looming in their minds.…
Lydia Lassila Wins Deer Valley With A New World-Record Score

Lydia Lassila Wins Deer Valley With A New World-Record Score

January 18, 2010
    Australia’s Lydia Lassila takes a win and a world record under the lights in Deer Valley with a triple twisting triple and a double twisting triple, producing a world-record score of 220.91. Jacqui Cooper held the record previously with 219.81. With a healthy lead after qualification, jumping a…
The SBX Aussies Taking The Good With The Bad in Switzerland.

The SBX Aussies Taking The Good With The Bad in Switzerland.

January 16, 2010
With Snowboardcross (SBX), like many a sport, you need to take the good with the bad. Sometimes the results fall your way, and other times you are left wondering what could have been. The Australian competitors at the World Cup SBX event in Veysonnaz, Switzerland, mixed the good with the…
Video – Niskeo’s Secret Resort

Video – Niskeo’s Secret Resort

January 15, 2010
Niseko, Japan – the Bali of Snowboarding. Here’s a secret resort right under the nose of 20,000 punters – find it if you can. You need to have the Adobe Flash Player to view this content. Please click here to continue. <object classid=”clsid:D27CDB6E-AE6D-11cf-96B8-444553540000″ id=”ooyalaPlayer_7anj2_gq1rejj0″ width=”648″ height=”363″ codebase=”http://fpdownload.macromedia.com/get/flashplayer/current/swflash.cab”><param name=”movie” value=”http://player.ooyala.com/player.swf?embedCode=UycXBiMjojy3_D0nap5O0ZD4Ozz7HhCI&version=2″ /><param…
Dale Begg-Smith Cements His Number One Mogul Status

Dale Begg-Smith Cements His Number One Mogul Status

January 15, 2010
    The first day of a double World Cup in Deer Valley sees Begg-Smith on the top of the podium yet again, on the very same course he suffered a season ending knee injury just a year ago. Qualifying in second position behind France’s Guilbault Colas, Begg-Smith again stepped…
Craig Branch Beats Bode Miller to Secure Olympic Birth

Craig Branch Beats Bode Miller to Secure Olympic Birth

November 30, 2009
    Australia’s Craig Branch has finished 28th at the Lake Louise Downhill skiing event in Canada. Craig finished one spot ahead of US ski racing star Bode Miller to secure himself the necessary entry criteria for the 2010 Vancouver Olympic Games. The Alpine Skiing World Cup Tour has hit…
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