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Taking The Piste – NZ Travel Blog

Taking The Piste – NZ Travel Blog

August 18, 2009
  Taking the Piste – Rachael Oakes-Ash Part 1 – Mt Ruapehu, North Island By Rachael Oakes Ash Ohakune is a place designed to drink the sky blue. Who knew this 1400 folk town at the base of Mt Ruapehu in the belly button of New Zealand’s North Island was…
I Heart WNTR – A Day In The Life of Burton Team Manager

I Heart WNTR – A Day In The Life of Burton Team Manager

August 18, 2009
Episode 13 is a day spent with Burton Team Manager Chris Boadle. Take a look and see what it’s really like to work behind the scenes for the biggest snowboard companies in the world as they put on their premiere snowboarding event in Australia – The Mt Buller Cattleman’s Rail…
Video – Shaun White Double Corks to NZ Open Halfpipe Win

Video – Shaun White Double Corks to NZ Open Halfpipe Win

August 15, 2009
7th Annual NZ Open – Kelly Clark and Shaun White Win Halfpipe Titles in a display of snowboarding never before seen. PRESS RELEASE LAKE WANAKA, New Zealand (August 15, 2009) New Zealand’s largest snowboarding event, the Burton New Zealand Open Snowboarding Championships, came to a close today after four intense…
Video – 2009 NZ Open Slopestyle Finals

Video – 2009 NZ Open Slopestyle Finals

August 14, 2009
Jamie Anderson and Sebastien Toutant Win New Zealand Open Slopestyle Titles Another day of bluebird skies graced Cardrona Alpine Resort, which remained impervious to the clouds, sitting above the inversion layer once again for men’s and women’s slopestyle semifinal and final competitions today. Part of the Burton Global Open Series…
Rip Curl Throwdown Invitational – Video

Rip Curl Throwdown Invitational – Video

August 13, 2009
  Last night on one of the most unique courses seen at Thredbo resort for a competition, an invited field of top snowboarders and skiers competed in a 2-hour jam session for over $5000 in cash and cheers from the on looking crowd. The set-up must be seen to be…
Video – Rip Curl Freeride Pro Round 1!!

Video – Rip Curl Freeride Pro Round 1!!

August 13, 2009
  Today’s conditions were anything but perfect, strong winds, variable visibility and inconsistent snow challenging the riders even further. There were some brilliant performances and some big crashes, a result of the go for it attitude displayed by competitors in all divisions. In the hotly contested open men’s ski, Jindabyne…
National Alpine Championships – Day 3!

National Alpine Championships – Day 3!

August 13, 2009
All photos by Hotshots Day 3 of the National Alpine Championships was all about fast tight turns and smashing gates, yep it’s the Slalom. How much this event has changed over the recent years. Morphing from a graceful and elegant looping turn into a high speed power carve where armored…
Australian Video Snow Report – August 13, 2009

Australian Video Snow Report – August 13, 2009

August 13, 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
New Zealand Video Snow Report – August 13, 2009

New Zealand Video Snow Report – August 13, 2009

August 13, 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 cameras
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…
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