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I Heart WNTR – Wanaka NZ House Boat – Part 2

I Heart WNTR – Wanaka NZ House Boat – Part 2

September 4, 2009
Taking the Piste – Rachael Oakes-Ash By Rachael Oakes-AshAll Photos by: Ted Sealey (www.me-ted.com) & Rachael Oakes-Ash   When the chopper rolls out its time to drop in. Christchurch is the epicentre of some of New Zealand’s truly unique snow experiences. Queenstown may have the bling of an Aspen-esque resort…
Taking The Piste – The Cheapest Heli-skiing in NZ

Taking The Piste – The Cheapest Heli-skiing in NZ

September 4, 2009
  Taking the Piste – Rachael Oakes-Ash By Rachael Oakes-Ash All Photos by: Ted Sealey (www.me-ted.com) & Rachael Oakes-Ash When the chopper rolls out its time to drop in. Christchurch is the epicentre of some of New Zealand’s truly unique snow experiences. Queenstown may have the bling of an Aspen-esque…
Australian Video Snow Report – September 3, 2009

Australian Video Snow Report – September 3, 2009

September 3, 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 mountain live with Mountainwatch live streaming camera Watch the previous Australian Snow Report
I HEART WNTR – Stylewars 28 Stairs Rail Jam

I HEART WNTR – Stylewars 28 Stairs Rail Jam

September 3, 2009
Episode 16: You’ve heard about Stylewars, you’ve seen who’s won. Now take a look at the event through the eyes of the Burton team riders as they watch their team mate Charles Reid take the number one spot. This is rail snowboarding at its best with Swatch TTR World Tour…
New Zealand Video Snow Report – Sep 4, 2009

New Zealand Video Snow Report – Sep 4, 2009

September 3, 2009
Our latest video snow report from New Zealand. Presented twice a week by Robett Hollis – exclusively on Mountainwatch. Watch the previous NZ Video Snow Report Here Watch the mountain live with Mountainwatch live streaming cameras in NZ
VIDEO – Boost SnoSho Big Air at Perisher

VIDEO – Boost SnoSho Big Air at Perisher

September 1, 2009
On the weekend in the pissing rain the Boost Snosho held their annual big air and “world’s longest rail” event at Perisher resort. Lots of hammers were thrown and Canadian Mark Sollars took home $20,000 for pretty much ruling the jump. He beat all the big dogs including Robbie Walker,…
Taking The Piste – Inside the 2009 World Heli Challenge

Taking The Piste – Inside the 2009 World Heli Challenge

September 1, 2009
  By Rachael Oakes-Ash Blog 1: Down Day Wine Tour And so the vigil begins… The sleepy lakeside town of Lake Hawea fifteen minutes from Wanaka in New Zealand’s South Island is a goldmine of ski and snowboarding talent right now. Fossickers who make the trek will find man gold…
Skiing Australia’s Main Range 2009

Skiing Australia’s Main Range 2009

September 1, 2009
Story By Chris Booth All photos by Dom Kieler The Australian main range inside Kosciuszko National Park is the size of Belgium. Most people don’t know this fact. I didn’t know this fact either, but after seeing it for myself – it doesn’t surprise me On a beautiful August Saturday…
I Heart WNTR – Wanaka NZ Houseboat – Part 1

I Heart WNTR – Wanaka NZ Houseboat – Part 1

August 31, 2009
Episode 15: What do you do in NZ when the weather is no good? Rent a house boat of course. The Southern Lakes region around Wanaka and Queenstown have numerous beautiful lakes to explore and there’s no better way than a house boat and bunch of mates. This is part…
Powder Week Saves The Australian Winter

Powder Week Saves The Australian Winter

August 31, 2009
  Oddy Graham skiing 30cms of fresh that fell at Falls Creek last Wednesday. Photo: Chris Hocking Spring officially starts tomorrow but cold powder storms boosted the snow base across the Australian resorts last week. Powder Day Of The Year At HothamWords by Steve Cuff Rare powder in 2009 On…
Video – Stylewars 2009 Final Day

Video – Stylewars 2009 Final Day

August 31, 2009
Backside double cork 1260’s have taken 16 year old Sebastien Toutant to victory at the 2009 Stylewars World Snowboard Tour stop in Falls Creek, Australia. Sebastien narrowly edged out Mikkel Bang from Norway by throwing down ridiculous runs, multiple double cork 1080’s (or Toots Rolls) and one run that included…
GALLERY – Stylewars 2009

GALLERY – Stylewars 2009

August 31, 2009
Sebastien Toutant double cork 1080. Photo: Matt Hull We have gathered a stack of images from different photographers at Stylewars 2009 for your viewing pleasure. There are lots of cool angles and different aspects. Even a few shots of Danny Kass who didn’t compete but cruised the village for some…
Australian Snow Report – August 31, 2009

Australian Snow Report – August 31, 2009

August 31, 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 mountain live with Mountainwatch live streaming camera
Australian Snow Report – August 27, 2009

Australian Snow Report – August 27, 2009

August 27, 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 camera
I HEART WNTR – The Stash Park with Chris DeCampo

I HEART WNTR – The Stash Park with Chris DeCampo

August 25, 2009
Episode 14: Last year Burton and The Remarkables resort near Queenstown NZ, got together to build a specialty snowboard park called “The Stash”. The park is made up of all kinds of natural features like logs, rocks, and wooden huts it’s unlike any other regular park you’ve ever seen. The…
Australian Snow Report – August 24, 2009

Australian Snow Report – August 24, 2009

August 24, 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 mountain live with Mountainwatch live streaming camera Thredbo forecasts, snow reports and live snow cams.
VIDEO & GALLERY – NZ Freeski Pro Halfpipe

VIDEO & GALLERY – NZ Freeski Pro Halfpipe

August 21, 2009
  All Photos: Krystle Wright Byron Wells brother of Jossi Wells who won the event proving big gonads is a generic trait. (Click an image below to open the gallery) Wanaka, New Zealand (August 20th, 2009) Riding with confidence on his home mountain, Wanaka’s Jossi Wells captured the pinnacle event…
GALLERY – NZ Club Fields 2009 Tour

GALLERY – NZ Club Fields 2009 Tour

August 21, 2009
  Mitch Allan jumped on a plane in Sydney for the 3 hour flight to Christchurch and was popping this method into a fresh powder field by the next day. Broken River Clubfield All Photos Vaughan Brookfield vaughanbrookfield.com In early August 2009 Transfer Snowboard Magazine sent a crew of professional…
New Zealand Video Snow Report – August 20, 2009

New Zealand Video Snow Report – August 20, 2009

August 20, 2009
Our latest video snow report from the New Zealand. Presented twice a week exclusively on Mountainwatch. 6190540 Watch the previous Video Report Wat…
I Heart WNTR – Tabogganing at Snow Park

I Heart WNTR – Tabogganing at Snow Park

August 20, 2009
This episode, filmer producer Nick Gregory takes us for a tobogganing ride at Snow Park NZ with Australia’s Ryan Gardiner who is the filmer editor and producer and director of TV for the TTR World Snowboard Tour. We’ll admit it, it’s a bit quirky, but things get a little weird…
VIDEO – North Face Big Mountain Event NZ Freeski Open!!

VIDEO – North Face Big Mountain Event NZ Freeski Open!!

August 19, 2009
  The North Face Big Mountain Finals at The Volkl NZ Freeski Open came to a spectacular close at The Remarkables Ski Area today with New Zealand Freeride skiers Geoff Small and Janina Kuzma crowned champions once again. Small, of Wanaka, has now claimed his eighth title since 1996, while…
VIDEO – Finals Slopestyle at The Volkl New Zealand Freeski Open 2009

VIDEO – Finals Slopestyle at The Volkl New Zealand Freeski Open 2009

August 19, 2009
[Chillfactor Ski Magazine] 6183180 Men’s Slopestyle winner 18year old Bobby Brown throwing a double cork 1080 in his victory run. Photo: Camilla Stoddart Wanaka, New Zealan.
Video – NZ Current Avalanche Danger Explained

Video – NZ Current Avalanche Danger Explained

August 19, 2009
Southern Lakes Heli guides walk through the current and dangerous snowpack issues in the NZ Backcountry. The video was filmed during a day of heli-skiing trip with the winners of the Big Mountain event at the NZ Freeski Pro around the Queenstown/Wanaka region of New Zealand’s Southern Island.
FIS Australia New Zealand Cup – Day 1 Photos & Results

FIS Australia New Zealand Cup – Day 1 Photos & Results

August 18, 2009
Story and Photos by Steve Lee Racers gather at sunrise on the top of Mt Hotham Olympians And National Team Athletes The FIS Australia New Zealand Cup is the highest level Alpine Ski Racing in the Southern Hemisphere. At Hotham this week you will see Olympians and National Team athletes…
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