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Transfer Delivers Their Definitive Travel Guide

Transfer Delivers Their Definitive Travel Guide

November 29, 2017
The Aussie snow season may be all wrapped up but the snow is just starting to fall elsewhere and if you’re already feeling the need for a slide underfoot, then the team at Transfer have you covered. Check The Transfer Travel Special Now They’re put together a monster Travel Special,…
2018 Canada Snow Season Outlook – The Grasshopper

2018 Canada Snow Season Outlook – The Grasshopper

November 16, 2017
Early season snow storm at Whistler Blackcomb Mountainwatch | The Grasshopper Justin Trudeau, maple syrup, poutine, and absolutely stunning mountains. What’s not to love about Canada? If you’re thinking of heading away for some northern hemisphere snow this season, then let me give you the lowdown on one of my…
2018 USA Snow Season Outlook – The Grasshopper

2018 USA Snow Season Outlook – The Grasshopper

November 6, 2017
Photo: @jacksonhole Mountainwatch | The Grasshopper With almost 500 resorts, spread across a 3000 mile wide country it’s hard to talk simply about America’s mountains or conditions. The mountains can be divided into three broad areas. Starting out west in California, the Pacific tectonic plate pushes under the North American…
Massive Snow Event Coming To Sydney

Massive Snow Event Coming To Sydney

November 2, 2017
Mountainwatch | News 2018 sees Air + Style coming to Sydney and with over 60 of the world’s top male and female snow elite, it’s one event you’ll want make sure you score tickets to. Ski and snowboarding’s dominators will compete on a 16 storey ramp in Sydney’s Domain (yes,…
2018 Japanese Snow Season Outlook – The Grasshopper

2018 Japanese Snow Season Outlook – The Grasshopper

October 22, 2017
Mountainwatch | The Grasshopper Presented by As the ski season draws to a close down here in Australia and New Zealand, it is time to turn our antenna to the approaching northern hemisphere winter. With upwards of 500 ski-jo (literally “ski place”) to choose from, and a reputation for some…
Transfer Delivers A Travel Guide That Will Send Us All Broke

Transfer Delivers A Travel Guide That Will Send Us All Broke

October 20, 2017
The Aussie snow season may be all wrapped up but the snow is just starting to fall elsewhere and if you’re already feeling the need for a slide underfoot, then the team at Transfer have you covered. Check The Transfer Travel Special Now They’re put together a monster Travel Special,…
A Season Worth Celebrating – 2017 Australian Season Wrap Up

A Season Worth Celebrating – 2017 Australian Season Wrap Up

October 9, 2017
From underachieving to overachieving, the report card for the 2017 season can only be described as glowing. Image: Karl Gray / Hotham Mountainwatch | Reggae Elliss The bullwheels of our beloved resort chairlifts have made their final rotation for the 2017 snow season, and a sensation of both exhaustion and…
Better than Torstein’s top to Bottom Run? – Shredbots R3Boot – Pre-review

Better than Torstein’s top to Bottom Run? – Shredbots R3Boot – Pre-review

October 4, 2017
–> Transfer | Louis Macindoe Two things come to mind when I think of Torstein Horgmo: Electronic Dance Music and The Northstar Top to Bottom Run . When you create something as captivating as the later, it’s hard to not spend your career (and life) living in its shadows. As…
Weekend Inspiration – Lib Tech’s ‘Road To Holy Bowly’ – Part Four

Weekend Inspiration – Lib Tech’s ‘Road To Holy Bowly’ – Part Four

September 29, 2017
This might be just a mundane screenshot, but when you watch the footage you’ll know, trust us. Transfer | Louis Macindoe Having just watched Lib Tech’s latest instalment of their ‘Road To Holy Bowly’ series, aptly titled ‘Part Four: Staycation’ I can confirm that Phil Hansen is one of the…
Backcountry Condition Report – Spring – Australia

Backcountry Condition Report – Spring – Australia

September 28, 2017
Some monster cornice action on Mt Feathertop following recent blizzards. Image:: David Inabinet Australian Seasonal Update – Backcountry | David Inabinet With blizzards dumping metres of snow in the backcountry earlier this month, Australia is well and truly set up for a long and memorable spring skiing season, that go…
Asahikawa – The gateway to Central Hokkaido’s Powder Belt – Travel

Asahikawa – The gateway to Central Hokkaido’s Powder Belt – Travel

September 26, 2017
Reggae Ellis goes in search of Hokkaido’s endless powder belt. Image:: Provided Mountainwatch | By Reggae Elliss If you are looking for a Japanese destination that has the snow without the crowds and is authentically Japanese with minimal western influence, then a road trip around the resorts of rural Central…
Travis Rice’s Best Film yet? – Depth Perception – Pre-review

Travis Rice’s Best Film yet? – Depth Perception – Pre-review

September 25, 2017
We sense T-Rice has found the winning formula for big screen snowboard films in his latest project, Depth Perception. Here’s why … Photo:: Provided Transfer | Louis Macindoe Snowboarding’s most anticipated man is getting back on the big screen again, with the announcement of his latest project – ‘Depth Perception’…
Groms Send it at the 2017 Hotham Junior Freeride

Groms Send it at the 2017 Hotham Junior Freeride

September 22, 2017
Kareema Watkin skied with aggression beyond a 12-year-old. Image:: Karl Gray Mountainwatch | Reggae Elliss Mount Hotham has long been regarded has Australia premier freeride resort, its varied terrain, tree skiing and in-bounds steep offering some of the best skiing in the country. Given that, Hotham is the perfect location…
Buller X – Proof of Big Mountain Freeriding in Our Backyard – Event Recap

Buller X – Proof of Big Mountain Freeriding in Our Backyard – Event Recap

September 22, 2017
Coen Bennie navigating just one of the coight-clenching chutes on Thursday’s finals. Photo:: Harro Mountainwatch | Buller X After a tantalizing wait all winter for snow and weather conditions to align the first “Buller X” extreme freeride competition got underway at Mt Buller yesterday afternoon in superb spring conditions. Australia’s…
Buller X Gets the Green Light – it’s on – Australia’s first Freeride Competition

Buller X Gets the Green Light – it’s on – Australia’s first Freeride Competition

September 20, 2017
The call has been made, tomorrow is the day that Australia’s first big-mountain freeride type event will take place, at the formidable Buller summit. Image:: Harro Mountainwatch | Buller X Australia’s best freeriders are cranking up their DIN settings and getting ready to clamp down those ratchets in preparation for…
The Fourth Annual Transfer Banked Slalom – Official Results, Video and Recap

The Fourth Annual Transfer Banked Slalom – Official Results, Video and Recap

September 19, 2017
High octane snowboarding under a spring sun, Open Men’s third-place winner Jye Kearney wasted no time taking advantage of what’s being celebrated as the best Transfer Banked Slalom yet. Image:: Johnny McCormack Transfer | Louis Macindoe In what’s being celebrated as the most spring-like conditions of the 2017 season so…
Kiwi’s Become a Global Freeriding Force at The North Face Frontier Finals – The Remarkables – Freeride World tour

Kiwi’s Become a Global Freeriding Force at The North Face Frontier Finals – The Remarkables – Freeride World tour

September 8, 2017
Held in the formidable and infamous Alta Chutes at The Remarkables, there’s no easy way out, which means competitors like Sam Lee held fast and rode hard, being rewarded with a 2nd place finish in Men’s Ski. Image:: Provided Mountainwatch | The North Face Frontier Kiwi’s shine on their home…
Weekend Inspiration – Lib Tech’s ‘Road To Holy Bowly’ Clip

Weekend Inspiration – Lib Tech’s ‘Road To Holy Bowly’ Clip

September 7, 2017
As we await both the weekend and T-rice’s highly anticipated ‘Depth Perception’ Project, the man himself points in the direction of this new clip courtesy of Lib Tech. Photo:: Tim Zimmerman Transfer | Louis Macindoe The string pullers at snowboarding’s most patriotic board manufacturer – Lib Tech read our minds.…
The Storm Of The Year – Day 3 – Storm Journal

The Storm Of The Year – Day 3 – Storm Journal

September 6, 2017
Also see: The Storm Of The Year – Day 1 The Storm Of The Year – Day 2 Thredbo Morning snow report by Reggae Elliss Man, there is a lot of snow out there and today looks like it will be the best day of the year, if not the…
Girls Go Ride as the Snow Dumps Down – Roxy Girls Go Ride Recap – Thredbo

Girls Go Ride as the Snow Dumps Down – Roxy Girls Go Ride Recap – Thredbo

September 6, 2017
Don’t stop, won’t stop. Despite formidable weather, the ultimate girl gang gathered at Thredbo on Monday for the Roxy Girls Go Ride Day. Image:: Provided Mountainwatch | Lulu Wilkinson The return of the “Blizzard of Oz” saw around 70 chicks hit Thredbo for a day of riding with Torah Bright…
The Storm of The Year – Day 2 – Storm Journal

The Storm of The Year – Day 2 – Storm Journal

September 5, 2017
Mountainwatch | Reggae Elliss What a morning with 25cms of fresh snow, mixed in with wind-blown pow and continuous fresh turns thanks to continuous snowfalls filling in each run. The weather here in Thredbo is cold, still -6.1 on the mountain at midday with the wind-chill down at -19, so…
Kiwi’s Defend Gnarly at the The North Face Frontier 2 Star – The Remarkables – Freeride World tour

Kiwi’s Defend Gnarly at the The North Face Frontier 2 Star – The Remarkables – Freeride World tour

September 5, 2017
While yesterday’s 2-star event might have been a pre-requisite for the 4-star later on in the week, competitors didn’t hold back, here’s proof. Image:: Provided Mountainwatch | The North Face Frontier A hand full of Kiwis took advantage of home conditions to earn their way through to The North Face…
The Storm of The Year – Day 1 – Storm Journal

The Storm of The Year – Day 1 – Storm Journal

September 4, 2017
Mountainwatch | Reggae Elliss Looking out the window here in Thredbo, the weather has closed in again, it is snowing and you can’t see 100 metres across to the mountain. After a slow start, the “storm of the year” has definitely arrived. This morning Mountainwatch’s snow reporters were talking about…
Transfer Guru’s Guide to Good Gear – Backcountry Gear

Transfer Guru’s Guide to Good Gear – Backcountry Gear

August 30, 2017
Check out Transfer’s 2017 Gear Guide from Issue 24 for all the backcountry gear you’d want if you were stuck on a desert island … Illustration:: Louis Macindoe Transfer x Sentinal Board Shop This article was originally published in Transfer’s 2017 Gear Guide. Guru courtesy of The Sentinal Board Shop.…
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NZ Weekly Weather Blog – The Snow is upon us!

NZ Weekly Weather Blog – The Snow is upon us!

August 11, 2012
Fresh lines at TC Image: Courtesy of Treble Cone Snow Journal | Matt White Kia Ora Everyone! Its been a good week for powder hounds over here in NZ, a good dusting of fresh snow has definitely eased the woes of a so far average season. Just like last week,…
NEW ZEALAND CIVIL DEFENCE WARNING – Mt Tongariro Eruption

NEW ZEALAND CIVIL DEFENCE WARNING – Mt Tongariro Eruption

August 7, 2012
Civil Defence Tongariro Eruption Advisory Volcanic activity is occurring at Mt Tongariro and could pose a threat to the following areas/regions: Waikato, Hawke’s Bay, Gisborne, Manawatu-Whanganui, Bay of Plenty, Taranaki. People living in or near the affected areas should: – Stay indoors: volcanic ash is a health hazard, especially if…
NZ Weekly Weather Blog – Freshies at last.

NZ Weekly Weather Blog – Freshies at last.

August 3, 2012
Broken River looking good with a dusting of snow Image:: Broken River Snow Journal | Matt White Kia Ora Everyone! Finally I have something exciting to report on! Yes mother nature has been oh so kind to us and coated the mountains with some snow! In some places like Mt…
Nz Weekly Weather Blog – Dry in July

Nz Weekly Weather Blog – Dry in July

July 26, 2012
Fresh corduroy at Cardrona Image::Courtesy of Cardrona Snow Journal | Matt White Kia Ora everyone! Its been another week of warm sunny weather.. hard to remember what winter is supposed to be like but I am still clinging onto hope that it will be upon us again soon. At the…
SNOW SEASON OUTLOOK 2012 New Zealand UPDATE

SNOW SEASON OUTLOOK 2012 New Zealand UPDATE

May 21, 2012
Sheep being rescured on NZ’s South Island in the 2011 epic storms. Image:: Vaughan Brookfield Season Outlooks | The Grasshopper Today marks an important milestone for the Grasshopper and Mountainwatch as we move to daily forecasts for Mt Ruapehu. From now until season end we’ll be bringing you daily detailed…
SNOW SEASON OUTLOOK 2012 Australia UPDATE

SNOW SEASON OUTLOOK 2012 Australia UPDATE

May 21, 2012
Early season perfection at Falls Creek on 13 July 2011. Image:: Falls Creek Season Outlooks | The Grasshopper The Grasshopper is excited. Not only do our daily forecast updates start today, but it’s also time for an update to our 2012 Season Outlook and I have some positive news to…
SNOW SEASON OUTLOOK 2012 Australia

SNOW SEASON OUTLOOK 2012 Australia

April 3, 2012
Snow season outlook | The Grasshopper Brought to you by ESS Boardstores Mirror mirror on the wall, how much snow is gonna fall? Hi ho, hi ho, tell me if the winds will blow? It’s time of take a look at what we can expect for NSW and Victoria’s ski…
SNOW SEASON OUTLOOK 2012 New Zealand

SNOW SEASON OUTLOOK 2012 New Zealand

April 3, 2012
Snow Season Outlook | The Grasshopper Kia Ora folks. Time to take a quick look at what we can expect for the slopes of Aotearoa this year. We’re a long way out from winter, and global indicators like the El Nino Southern Oscillation (ENSO) aren’t as much help predicting New…
World Snow Wrap – Someone Forgot to Tell BC Winter’s Over

World Snow Wrap – Someone Forgot to Tell BC Winter’s Over

March 15, 2012
Some of Whistler’s best snow so far. Image:: Coast Photo/Whistler Weekly Snow Wrap If the British Columbia PR people haven’t been using the term ‘March madness’ they should be. BC is smack bang in the middle of one marathon of a snowfall. While most other places are thinking about spring…
World Snow Wrap – 1m Weekend for Steamboat, Colorado Pow is Here

World Snow Wrap – 1m Weekend for Steamboat, Colorado Pow is Here

February 22, 2012
Steamboat 20 Feb – yes please. Image:: Steamboat Weekly Snow Wrap It’s been all about Colorado this week, which might not be strictly fair as it’s snowed much more in Washington and Wyoming, but it’s good to see a solid run of powder days for some of our favourite resorts.…
Japan Snow Wrap – No Sign of Abating

Japan Snow Wrap – No Sign of Abating

February 21, 2012
Snow covered chair at Rusutsu. Image:: Ski Japan www.skijapan.com Japan Snow Wrap The land of the Long White Cloud more than deserves its on snow wrap… with a plethora of resorts large and small all over Japan this wrap could grow very long very quickly so here are a selection…
VIDEO NISEKO – it Just Doesn’t Stop Snowing

VIDEO NISEKO – it Just Doesn’t Stop Snowing

February 15, 2012
Yasuyuki Shimanuki`s Pole. Image:: Aaron Jamison Japan Snow Journal | Joey Corcoran Niseko. This town is set to boom one of these days. I mean it just doesn’t stop snowing. If you have been over here at all in the last two months you would understand what I’m talking about.…
World Snow Wrap – Austria Leads the European Charge

World Snow Wrap – Austria Leads the European Charge

February 13, 2012
A little bit of fun in Steamboat 12 February. Image:: Steamboat Weekly Snow Wrap Europe’s really showing itself to be the come-from-behind success story of the season. From green hills in early December to almost daily snow top ups every region is revelling in the huge turnaround. Meanwhile, despite the…
JAPAN SNOW WRAP – The Word We Want is Amazing

JAPAN SNOW WRAP – The Word We Want is Amazing

February 7, 2012
Simply astounding riding at hakuba on the weekend. Image:: thanks to Phoenix Hakuba, visit www.phoenixhotel.jp to put yourself in this picture! Japan Snow Wrap The land of the Long White Cloud more than deserves its on snow wrap… with a plethora of resorts large and small all over Japan this…
World Snow Wrap – Europe’s Winter Continues Fabulous

World Snow Wrap – Europe’s Winter Continues Fabulous

February 6, 2012
Stunning – Fernie on 3 Feb. Image:: Phil Harrison/Fernie Weekly Snow Wrap The news of late has been filled with stories of incredible cold weather in Europe and debilitating snowfalls in Britain and yes, the European resorts have been reaping the benefits. While the dramatic cold is hitting Eastern Europe…
VIDEO JA-POW 16 Epic Metres and Counting

VIDEO JA-POW 16 Epic Metres and Counting

January 31, 2012
Super creative. Image:: Aaron Jamieson Ja-POW Snow Journal | Joey Corcoran Aaaaaaaahhhhh Japan. She’s just SoO good to be true, I cant take my camera off you. I`m not into overly huge media hypes but Japan over the last two months deserves it. I stopped counting a few meters ago…
World Snow Wrap – It’s Getting Serious, Finally

World Snow Wrap – It’s Getting Serious, Finally

January 30, 2012
Chamonix on 29 January – amazing. Image:: Chamonix_ Weekly Snow Wrap It began slowly but season 2012 is starting to make its presence felt. From bare green hills in December to record setting snow piles in January Europe’s winter has turned itself around and become a talking point for all…
World Snow Wrap – Universal Snow & A Game Change in California at Last

World Snow Wrap – Universal Snow & A Game Change in California at Last

January 18, 2012
Aspen Highlands tree skiing 16 January. Image:: Jeremy Swanson Weekly Snow Wrap World Top 5 Snowfalls last 4 days: 1. Mt Hood Meadows, USA – 274cm 2. Stevens Pass, USA – 199cm 3. Summit at Snoqualmie-Alpental, USA – 188cm 4. Mt Barker, USA – 136cm and 5. Bluewood, USA –…
USA Weekly Snow Wrap – Into the New Year with New Snow

USA Weekly Snow Wrap – Into the New Year with New Snow

January 12, 2012
Powder at last for Aspen – 10 January. Image:: Jeremy Swanson Weekly Snow Wrap Top 5 Snowfalls last 3 days: 1. Alyseka, Alaska – 81cm 2. Indianhead, Michigan – 45cm 3. Blackjack, Michigan – 43cm 4. Christie Mountain Wisconsin – 38cm and 5. Red Lodge Mountain, Montana – 33cm On…
North America Snow Wrap – Head North for Snow

North America Snow Wrap – Head North for Snow

December 30, 2011
Finding a little pow in Steamboat 23 Dec. Image:: Steamboat! Weekly Snow Wrap Weekend snowfalls, top 5 in North America: 1 – Whistler, British Columbia with 63cm, 2 – Grouse Mountain, British Columbia and Eaglecrest, Alaska with 53cm, 3 – Whitewater, British Clumbia and Mont-Sainte-Anne, Quebec with 50cm 4 –…
North America Snow Wrap CHRISTMAS WEEK

North America Snow Wrap CHRISTMAS WEEK

December 19, 2011
Nice turns at Jackson Hole 17 December. Image:: Jackson Hole Weekly Snow Wrap Weekend snowfalls, top 5 in North America: 1 – Alyeska, Alaska (again) with 111cm, 2 – Woodbury, Connecticut, Bear Mountain, California, Snow Summit, California and Mt Norquay, Alberta all with 40cm, 3 – Mt Baldy, California, Sunrise…
STORMWATCH – Niseko, The World’s Powder Mecca

STORMWATCH – Niseko, The World’s Powder Mecca

December 19, 2011
Rod Hanrick Training Manager & Group Lesson Manager, Niseko Base Snowsports loving the pow. Image:: Darren Teasdale Stormwatch | Snow alert Snow just isn’t letting up in Niseko, another stint of heavy snowfall has turned the Japanese resort into the world’s powder mecca. The guys at Ski Japan have sent…
Europe Snow Wrap – This Could Be it!

Europe Snow Wrap – This Could Be it!

December 15, 2011
Arabba, Italy 14 December, blue skies between snowfalls! Image:: Arabba Weekly Snow Wrap Snow depth, top five in Europe: 1 – Saas Fee, Switzerland with 245cm, 2 – Ghiacciaio Presena, Italy with 200cm, 3 – Cervinia, Italy and Roldal Norway with 180cm , 4 – Funivie Speikboden and Macugnaga Italy…
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TRAVEL JAPAN – Ja-Powder at its Finest

TRAVEL JAPAN – Ja-Powder at its Finest

September 15, 2011
Dawn, Hakuba Valley. Image:: Chris Hocking Riding Hakuba | Tom Bjorksten Japan is a nation in recovery. The island nation situated on the most active earthquake belt in the world experienced the world’s 5th largest earthquake recorded since 1900 on the 11th of March 2011. This killed over 20,000 people,…
TRAVEL CHAMONIX – Discovering the Untracked at the World’s Ski Mecca

TRAVEL CHAMONIX – Discovering the Untracked at the World’s Ski Mecca

August 30, 2011
Spend enough time in Chamonix and your big mountain skills may take you here… Image:: Chamonix Skiing France | Alf Alderson Alf Alderson finds that despite being a magnet for the world’s best skiers you can still find untracked terrain in Chamonix – if you have expert assistance. Chamonix –…
TRAVEL ITALY – The Hidden Charms of CORTINA D’AMPEZZO

TRAVEL ITALY – The Hidden Charms of CORTINA D’AMPEZZO

August 24, 2011
Cortina boasts amazing riding for all types. Image:: Cortina Skiing Italy | Alf Alderson Alf Alderson discovers some of Italy’s most entrancing skiing above the glamorous resort of Cortina. No one would call this your average ski experience – three skiers peeking out of a porthole-like opening in the massive…
TRAVEL CANADA Whistler Snowboard Camps

TRAVEL CANADA Whistler Snowboard Camps

August 22, 2011
Marjin van Heesewijk in the backseat Snowboarding Whistler | Snowboard Camps Core Camps in Whistler, Canada have been offering premier winter ski and snowboard improvement camps almost a decade and these guys know their stuff! Designed to improve your riding with a mix of freestyle and free-riding training, you’ll be…
VIDEO – South America Part 2 – Chile – Santiago Mountains

VIDEO – South America Part 2 – Chile – Santiago Mountains

August 12, 2011
Snowboarding South America – The Mountains of Santiago, Chile – A Freerider’s Paradise Transfer Snowboard Magazine | By Russell Holt, Video by Nick Gregory, Photography by Johnny McCormack You need to have the Adobe Flash Player to view this content. Please click here to continue. In September 2010 an ANZAC…
SNOW TRAVEL – A List of LA PLAGNE

SNOW TRAVEL – A List of LA PLAGNE

August 9, 2011
The Aime La Plagne 2000. known as the ‘snow steamboat’ the building was designed in 1970, the dawn of mass tourism. Image:: La Plagne Skiing France | Alf Alderson Alf Alderson offers some inside advice on La Plagne, including a top bedtime reading option. Having spent four months of last…
TRAVEL & WORK CANADA – Ditching the Daily Grind to Instruct in Whistler

TRAVEL & WORK CANADA – Ditching the Daily Grind to Instruct in Whistler

June 3, 2011
Picture yourself here. Image:: NONSTOP Snowboard Instructor Training |Pete Rees Most people dream about ditching the daily grind, or at least avoiding it for a while. For snowboarders that feeling is stronger than for most. Those post holiday blues get you after every trip; I’m sure most of us have…
ALASKA – Getting the Goods in Haines

ALASKA – Getting the Goods in Haines

April 21, 2011
  You need to have the Adobe Flash Player to view this content. Please click here to continue.   Thanks to Chris Boadle from Burton Snowboards for the video Alaska “A-K” There’s no denying the sport of snowboarding requires a certain degree of luck. Until mid March this year anyone…
PHOTO BLOG Storm Chasin’ USA 7 – Jackson ‘AWESOME’ Hole

PHOTO BLOG Storm Chasin’ USA 7 – Jackson ‘AWESOME’ Hole

March 2, 2011
Our crew (find Charlie) plus a few others we encountered wandering around in the backcountry Words & Images | Tess Cook Aching knees, sore heads, general exhaustion and long-drive apathy; fresh snow in Jackson Hole cures them all. In another of those T for timing moments the trip kept throwing…
VIDEO BLOG Storm Chasin’ USA – Ootah (That’s Utah) Pow

VIDEO BLOG Storm Chasin’ USA – Ootah (That’s Utah) Pow

February 27, 2011
Hiked up, looking down. Me, Anna, Boen, Charlie Words & Images | Tess Cook Good timing. Fetching up in The Canyons as they’re receiving a foot or so of that champagne pow Utah is so famous for is more than satisfying, especially after a cross-desert road trip. We farewelled Nat…
BLOG Storm Chasin’ USA 3 – Road Trip

BLOG Storm Chasin’ USA 3 – Road Trip

February 15, 2011
Road Trip! Words & Images | Tess Cook Next time someone asks me where they should take their next snow trip, I’m going to answer, without hesitation, go to Crested Butte and Telluride. There’s a million and one reasons, the top ones: These places are the new frontier. I love…
VIDEO BLOG Storm Chasin’ USA 4 – Two Days in Telluride and a Heli Ski

VIDEO BLOG Storm Chasin’ USA 4 – Two Days in Telluride and a Heli Ski

February 15, 2011
The ride. Funny thing, on one of our drops we came across a group who’d skinned up, made us feel a little lazy Words & Images | Tess Cook Nothing says ‘welcome’ like a heavily stocked, help-yourself candy cart. The Hotel Madeleine in Telluride has one in the lobby. Valet…
BLOG USA Storm Chasin’ 1 – Crested Butte

BLOG USA Storm Chasin’ 1 – Crested Butte

February 8, 2011
First lift day two, unexpected sunshine Words & Images | Tess Cook The Plan: 21 days hunting down the pow in the USA, tasting the best of the backside and frontside of Colorado, Utah, Wyoming, hitting the hill with the locals and seeing what all this La Nina brouhaha is…
World Snow Vrap Up Vol. 13, 24 January – There’s Always Powder Somewhere

World Snow Vrap Up Vol. 13, 24 January – There’s Always Powder Somewhere

January 24, 2011
Waist deep pow in Vail 23 January. Image:: Connor Walberg/Vail Stormwatch: The snowfall heros We knew it couldn’t last all season, though we hoped it would. The stupendous run of snow we saw before Christmas has petered off. We’re now into our second week of what we might call ‘ordinary’…
TRAVEL USA – Epic Snow, Dollar Parity, It’d be Rude Not to Ride North America this Season

TRAVEL USA – Epic Snow, Dollar Parity, It’d be Rude Not to Ride North America this Season

January 11, 2011
They called it DeepCember – Andrew Whiteford in Jackson Hole, Wyoming, early December 2010. Image:: Jackson Hole Mountain Resort Travel North America | Tess Cook If ever there was a time to drop everything and go riding, now is that time. The Australian dollar is at a 30 year high…
TRAVEL USA – the Star Treatment in Park City

TRAVEL USA – the Star Treatment in Park City

January 6, 2011
World Cup skier and Park City local Ted Ligety skiing powder at Park City Mountain Resort on December 23, 2010. Image:: Park City Mountain Resort Skiing Utah | Tess Cook Arriving at Deer Valley for the day I could believe I’m a film star. Or perhaps a pop diva, certainly…
Snow Chaos Across Europe Strands Holiday Travellers

Snow Chaos Across Europe Strands Holiday Travellers

December 21, 2010
Source – BBC News Snow and ice have stranded tens of thousands of would-be travellers across northern Europe. The UK, France and Germany are among the worst-hit areas, with forecasters warning freezing weather may continue. Hundreds of passengers desperate to return home for Christmas camped overnight at the world’s busiest…
TRAVEL ITALY – Christmas in the Dolomites

TRAVEL ITALY – Christmas in the Dolomites

December 6, 2010
Arabba. Image:: Collett’s Words | Maddy Alexis I remember going to Arabba for a family snowboarding holiday two Christmases ago and what a special one it was. The snow was fluttering down on Christmas Eve, then on Christmas Day we woke up to blue bird sky, freshly groomed runs and…
TRAVEL CALIFORNIA – A Mammoth Spring

TRAVEL CALIFORNIA – A Mammoth Spring

November 29, 2010
Mammoth in spring. Image:: Mammoth Words | Ben Alexis On the first drive up to Mammoth Mountain the most exciting thing I remember is seeing the enormous main park. From the road you can see the 18 and 22-foot half pipes plus the jumps and rails and excitement builds inside.…
TRAVEL AUSTRIA – A Lech Family Adventure

TRAVEL AUSTRIA – A Lech Family Adventure

November 19, 2010
Picture perfect Lech. Image:: Plattenhof Words | Annabel Tudhope* I remember when I was 12 going to Austria for the family ski holiday. It was the worst season that Europe had seen, but that didn’t stop the snow falling in Lech. About 20 minutes from St Anton, deep in the…
TRAVEL CANADA – Finding The Not so Wild West in SILVER STAR

TRAVEL CANADA – Finding The Not so Wild West in SILVER STAR

November 16, 2010
Chocolate-box cute, Silver Star Mountain Village. Image:: Silver Star/Tim Fitzgerald Skiing Silver Star | Tess Cook Silver Star, the quaint British Columbian ski resort, is the ideal family snow holiday destination, I once heard it described as ‘Mollymook on the snow’ by a fellow Australian visitor. Anyone familiar with the…
VIDEO A Skier’s Journey – the 3 Part Series

VIDEO A Skier’s Journey – the 3 Part Series

November 1, 2010
Video & Photo | Jordan Manley Interview | Tess Cook Tracking a passage from Gulmarg, through La Grave and into the Canadian Rockies, this three part video series from Canadian photographer Jordan Manley is truly phenomenal. I happened upon this video collection in vimeo and was blown away, it’s the…
TRAVEL USA – A Little Place Called Aspen

TRAVEL USA – A Little Place Called Aspen

October 27, 2010
The hike to the top of Highlands Bowl. Image:: Aspen Skiing Colorado | Tess Cook The first time I hiked the Highlands Bowl at Aspen Highlands we started too early in the morning to catch the snow cat. Highlands Bowl aficionados will know the modified snow cat – which sports…
TRAVEL USA – Steamboat Springs, Colorado

TRAVEL USA – Steamboat Springs, Colorado

October 21, 2010
It snows all night and dawns bluebird in Steamboat. Image: Steamboat Words | Don St.Pierre former US Olympic Coach At this time of year the tranquil, angelic resort towns of Colorado experience a metamorphosis as they transform from summer to winter. In my hometown of Steamboat Springs, Colorado, several annual…
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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…
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…
World Heli Challenge, Rider Interview – 2009 WINNER Ted Davenport

World Heli Challenge, Rider Interview – 2009 WINNER Ted Davenport

July 10, 2010
Ted Daveport. Image:: Krystle Wright Rider Interview | Tess Cook Big Mountain skier Ted Davenport took out the skiing overall Mens Champion title at the 2009 World Heli Challenge, dominating the big mountain day and the Chinese Downhill – where his ski racing background gave him the edge. It’s been…
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