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Thredbo 2018 Season Wrap – Simply Sensational

Thredbo 2018 Season Wrap – Simply Sensational

October 11, 2018
Thredbo was at its best this season, the early season snowfall and peak depth of 224cms meant its 600 metres vertical
#Mountainwatchthis Clip Of The Week Instagram Comp – Vote For The Season Winner Here!

#Mountainwatchthis Clip Of The Week Instagram Comp – Vote For The Season Winner Here!

October 10, 2018
The time has come to vote for your favourite #mountainwatchthis clip of the week! Check them all out again and vote within...
Must Watch: What Skiers Do In The Summer? – Video

Must Watch: What Skiers Do In The Summer? – Video

October 9, 2018
It’s been 10 days since the last Australian ski resorts powered down their lifts. 10 painfully long days.
Perisher 2018 Season Wrap – Epic Comes To Mind…

Perisher 2018 Season Wrap – Epic Comes To Mind…

October 9, 2018
What an awesome season Perisher has had... You could even say it was epic!
Have You Heard About Whistler Blackcomb’s 3 New Lifts For 2018-19?

Have You Heard About Whistler Blackcomb’s 3 New Lifts For 2018-19?

October 9, 2018
If you thought Whistler Blackcomb couldn’t get any bigger and/or better, think again…
A different experience for Ben McIlroy spraying snow instead of dirt. Image: Matt Rousu

Unique Mountain Bike Race On Snow Closes 2018 Snow Season at Falls Creek

October 8, 2018
Falls Creek’s 2018 snow season finished with a bang over the weekend, closing lifts for the second year running with well over 1m of snow covering the slopes.
August 19 was one of the best powder days of the season and one of the last. Coen Bennie-Faull during a well-timed visit to Buller. Photo: Tony Harrington

One For The Books – 2018 Australian Season Wrap Up

October 8, 2018
The resorts called last lifts on the 2018 season yesterday and the consensus is it was one of the best winters in we've had in recent years...
The day after the storm clears, the terrain re-shaped by the wind and snow light, dry and untouched. Seriously, you can almost hear the hoots from Buff Farnell and Drew Jolowicz as they drop into a backcountry line. Photo: Dylan Robinson

Hotham – A Season in Photos

October 5, 2018
In a season like this Hotham comes into its own, the steep terrain and trees the perfect set up for powder days
Oyuki’s 2018 Team Edit Will Have You Booking Flights To Japan – Video

Oyuki’s 2018 Team Edit Will Have You Booking Flights To Japan – Video

October 5, 2018
Literally translated, OYUKI means big snow in Japanese... and we think this edit from the OYUKI team should dispel any concerns the company wasn't living up to their namesake and deep Niseko heritage.
Gear Guide – Burton Snowboards Video Review

Gear Guide – Burton Snowboards Video Review

October 4, 2018
In this review Joey takes a look at three boards from Burton – the Process, the Custom and Custom X.
No mucking around! The t-bar towers are out and construction is underway on the new quad chair.

Perisher Begins Construction of New Leichhardt Chairlift

October 3, 2018
Today we saw the first step in the construction of the new Leichhardt Quad Chair
Plenty to be happy about on a day like this at Treble Cone

Wanaka – A Season of Plenty

October 3, 2018
Wanaka was the place to be for the 2018 season. Huge early snowfalls set up Treble Cone and Cardrona with a deep base
30 Of The Best And Most Bizarre Upcycled Skis And Snowboards

30 Of The Best And Most Bizarre Upcycled Skis And Snowboards

October 2, 2018
Can one skier’s trash be another skier’s treasure?
Mount Hotham Freeskki have been making the most of the spring snow and running a jumps camp.

The Last Hurrah – Time To Squeeze In A Few More Turns

October 2, 2018
We are into the last week of the 2018 Australian ski season and if you are keen to squeeze in a more few turns...
There is some good spring skiing to be had in Hotham this weekend. Photo: Chris Hocking

The Not-Quite-End-of-Season Weekend What’s On

September 28, 2018
This weekend is when we usually celebrate the end of the season and this year we are celebrating  an awesome winter.
Steep and deep. Squaw at its best. Photo: Tony Harrington

Mountainwatch Guide to Squaw Valley Alpine Meadows

September 28, 2018
Squaw Valley has long been regarded as one of the best resorts the US, an iconic mountain
Whistler attracts people from all over the world. Photo: Whistler Blackcomb

The Changing Face Of Whistler

September 26, 2018
It’s December 30, smack bang in the middle of the Christmas holidays. An unseasonably cold front has been hanging over Whistler
10 Years Of The Atomic Bentchetler – The Pinnacle Of A Playful Ski – Video

10 Years Of The Atomic Bentchetler – The Pinnacle Of A Playful Ski – Video

September 25, 2018
There's selling a ski. And then there's selling a ski. This video from Atomic is firmly situated in the latter category and if I didn't already own a pair of the 2016 Atomic Bentchetler's I'd be racing out to get some... 
Perisher Park Skied Backwards And We Don’t Mean ‘Switch’ – Video

Perisher Park Skied Backwards And We Don’t Mean ‘Switch’ – Video

September 25, 2018
Watch the short clip for yourself and appreciate everything from the stylish riding of Australian Russ Henshaw to the park itself and perhaps most of all, appreciate the intricacies and the art of slopestyle skiing in a new light.
Burning Sidewall – The Film (+ Ski) From Line That’ll  Make You Want To Go Skiing – Video

Burning Sidewall – The Film (+ Ski) From Line That’ll Make You Want To Go Skiing – Video

September 24, 2018
LINE put it best when they said, "this film is less of an explanation of the ski but rather a celebration of skiing."
Pond Skim Makes A Big Splash At Buller

Pond Skim Makes A Big Splash At Buller

September 24, 2018
A spectacular line-up of skimmers took on the famous Mt Buller pond on Bourke Street on Saturday, Sept 22 in elaborate costumes including a strawberry with a needle through it, a reusable Coles shopping bag, unicorns, Miley Cyrus on a wrecking ball, brides, animals and superheroes.
Buller Chairlift Auction Raises $100,000 for Mansfield Hospital

Buller Chairlift Auction Raises $100,000 for Mansfield Hospital

September 24, 2018
Buller Ski Lifts auctioned chairs from the Blue Bullet chairlift over the weekend on the Bourke Street ski run and raised a total of $100,000 for the Mansfield District Hospital.
Spring is all about the groomers early and off piste once it softens. All you need are the right skis. Hotham, Sept 18. Photo: Chris Hocking.

SLUSH PUPPIES – Get on the right skis and spring snow is a lot of fun

September 21, 2018
Spring snow is fun, even when it gets soft and slushy, you just need the right equipment and a good warm temperature base wax.
A park with a difference. Photo: Aedan O'Donnell

Thredbo’s Antons Park – A Skate Park On Snow

September 21, 2018
Thredbo’s Anton’s Park is unique and a lot of fun at the moment with a variety of transitions as well as the usual jump line and rail set-ups.
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The World Heli Challenge rolls out a fresh new format and adds a generous pool of cash and prizes

The World Heli Challenge rolls out a fresh new format and adds a generous pool of cash and prizes

June 11, 2014
The winner of the Canon Award for 2013, Image:: Mickey Ross/World Heli Challenge Mountainwatch | Press Release The World Heli Challenge is shaking things up this winter with the launch of a new format, featuring a worldwide “Call Up” to all freeriders and filmers who would like a piece of…
Snow Alert – 20-50cm on the way for Canterbury

Snow Alert – 20-50cm on the way for Canterbury

June 6, 2014
Will Canterbury see another cold outbreak like the one last June? Time will tell, but all signs are positive Image:: Nick Johnson SNOW ALERT UPDATE, June 07: “Holy crap. Mount Hutt might not be opening tomorrow but they’ve got a season starter on the way.” More here Snow Likelihood rating:…
Season Outlook 2014 – June Update – New Zealand

Season Outlook 2014 – June Update – New Zealand

June 4, 2014
Last week’s snowfall brought the snow level right down to the lake in Queenstown. It has also meant Coronet Peak will open on schedule this weekend. Image:: Vaughan Brookfield New Zealand Snow Outlook | The Grasshopper A month is a long time in forecasting. Snow that we had on the…
Season Outlook 2014 – June Update – Australia

Season Outlook 2014 – June Update – Australia

May 31, 2014
Monday’s front left a few cms up high in Thredbo, though the warm air that followed meant it didn’t hang around very long Image:: Thredbo Australian Seasonal Snow Outlook | The Grasshopper Brought to you by ESS Boardstores Welcome to winter folks. We’re getting close now and we’ve just hit…
Forecast – New Zealand – Extended Outlook

Forecast – New Zealand – Extended Outlook

May 20, 2014
The end of April saw some significant snow hit the Queenstown resorts, here’s hoping the end of May sees the cold weather return. Image:: Coronet Peak Mountainwatch | The Grasshopper Tuesday 20 May 2014 Kia Ora folks. Yesterday we published an extended outlook for the Aussie Alps, just to give…
The Countdown – The outlook for Opening Weekend

The Countdown – The outlook for Opening Weekend

May 19, 2014
Cold temps and dry air will be opening weekend’s saving grace, but as you’ll read below, the outlook isn’t favourable Image:: Perisher Mountainwatch | The Grasshopper Brought to you by ESS Boardstores Hey Folks. Regular forecasts are going to start in another week’s time, but I just couldn’t resist laying…
Season Outlook 2014 – May Update – New Zealand

Season Outlook 2014 – May Update – New Zealand

May 7, 2014
Not such a bad view for April 30th Image:: Cardrona New Zealand Snow Outlook | The Grasshopper Well, I have to admit I didn’t see that one coming, clearly I wasn’t paying attention while I was preparing my nest for winter. Early May and we’ve already had a very decent…
Snow Season Outlook 2014 – May Update – Australia

Snow Season Outlook 2014 – May Update – Australia

May 2, 2014
You could feel the excitement emanate from the mountains as those first flakes fell. Season 2014 is just around the corner. Image:: Falls Creek/Hocking Australian Seasonal Snow Outlook | The Grasshopper Brought to you by ESS Boardstores There has never been a better time to release an updated seasonal outlook for…
SNOW SEASON OUTLOOK 2014 – New Zealand

SNOW SEASON OUTLOOK 2014 – New Zealand

April 10, 2014
Last season started with a bang, a three metre bang that covered the South Island Image:: Nick Johnson New Zealand Snow Outlook | The Grasshopperh I’m stoked to announce that this season we’re enhancing our New Zealand Snow Outlooks. Over the last few seasons we’ve struggled to provide the same…
SNOW SEASON OUTLOOK 2014 – Australia

SNOW SEASON OUTLOOK 2014 – Australia

April 1, 2014
Another year, another snow season. After the winter of 2013 it won’t be hard to improve this year, but here’s hoping it’s a marked improvement Image:: Falls Creek/Hocking Australian Seasonal Snow Outlook | The Grasshopper Brought to you by ESS Boardstores Here we are releasing the first snow outlook for the…
BOOTHY’S BLOG – POW on The Last Frontier

BOOTHY’S BLOG – POW on The Last Frontier

February 20, 2014
The perfectly framed heli-view, only known by those who’ve had the priviledge Image:: Chris Booth Mountainwatch | Chris Booth Canada and the Northwest USA have had a rough start to their winter. Up until last week, resorts were desperately moving snow around their lower slopes to keep them open, while…
PHOTO JOURNAL – A Pilgrimage to Temple

PHOTO JOURNAL – A Pilgrimage to Temple

September 27, 2013
The crew starting the hike out back, the majority of Temple’s best terrain is hike-accessed, sensibilities and BC experience – mandatory Image:: Vaughan Brookfield Transfer | Alex Horvath Decent snow storms have been few and far between this year. New Zealand’s season started well, but unfortunately the snow just didn’t…
SNOW JOURNAL – A month of extremes

SNOW JOURNAL – A month of extremes

September 10, 2013
August 15 in Thredbo, easily one of the best days of the season Image:: Steve Cuff Mountainwatch | Reggae Elliss Driving back into Thredbo this afternoon, the car thermometer was reading 13 degrees, and while there’s still plenty of snow above 1600 metres, the lower mountain is all but gone.…
PHOTO JOURNAL – Hunting Pow at The Remarkables

PHOTO JOURNAL – Hunting Pow at The Remarkables

September 3, 2013
The crew hiking to the top of the ridge line, the typical pow day race, where fitness pays dividends Image:: Vaughan Brookfield Mountainwatch | Photo Journal When a storm like that of last week rolls into Queenstown, everyone gets excited. That means the resorts are usually tracked before all the…
SEASON OUTLOOK 2013 – New Zealand – September Update

SEASON OUTLOOK 2013 – New Zealand – September Update

September 2, 2013
After a fairly solid snowfall last week, and then more snow on the way this week, the Southern Lakes are in fine form for spring Image:: Courtesy of Treble Cone New Zealand Seasonal Snow Outlook | The Grasshopper Brought to you by ESS Boardstores A month or so to go…
SNOW SEASON OUTLOOK – September Update

SNOW SEASON OUTLOOK – September Update

August 29, 2013
Reggae snapped this shot looking out to Charlottes Pass this morning, still lots of snow for some awesome spring skiing Image:: Reggae Elliss Mountainwatch | The Grasshopper Brought to you by ESS Boardstores Sit down. Take a deep breath, maybe a sip of water. What I have to say won’t…
WORLD HELI CHALLENGE – Photos and Official Edit

WORLD HELI CHALLENGE – Photos and Official Edit

August 27, 2013
The winner of the Canon Award for 2013, Image:: Mickey Ross/World Heli Challenge Mountainwatch | World Heli Challenge The World Heli Challenge is a gathering of big mountain free-riding folk who love skiing and boarding big lines in the backcountry. They came together for two weeks in majestic Wanaka in…
STORM WRAP – August’s Revival

STORM WRAP – August’s Revival

August 26, 2013
This storm really excelled in delivering snow to Falls Creek, Tom Costa out making the most of it Image:: Hocking/Falls Creek Mountainwatch | The Grasshopper You know it’s been a big fortnight when you completely lose track of how much snow has fallen. It seems like ages ago that we…
UPDATED – SNOW ALERT AUS – Party like it’s 1992?

UPDATED – SNOW ALERT AUS – Party like it’s 1992?

August 9, 2013
Wolfgang Platzer shredding some Mt Buller pow earlier this week Image:: Andrew Railton SNOW ALERT Brought to you by ESS Boardstores UPDATED August 14 2013 Snow Likelihood rating: It’s happening AUGUST 14 UPDATE: Wind is blowing hard and there has been a little activity out there this morning. The Grasshopper…
SNOW JOURNAL – The Season of Discontent

SNOW JOURNAL – The Season of Discontent

August 9, 2013
This season has had its ups and downs, the ups have been high and the downs have been low Image:: Falls Creek/Hocking Mountainwatch | Reggae Elliss Well, it’s August 9 and we’re on the half way mark for this winter and what a weird winter it has been. Talk about…
SNOW SEASON OUTLOOK 2013 – New Zealand – August Update

SNOW SEASON OUTLOOK 2013 – New Zealand – August Update

August 6, 2013
July really didn’t deliver too much in the way of fresh snow, what it did deliver is blue sky and warm days, often making it feel like Spring already Image:: The Remarkables New Zealand Seasonal Snow Outlook | The Grasshopper Brought to you by ESS Boardstores It’s same old, same…
SNOW SEASON OUTLOOK – August Update

SNOW SEASON OUTLOOK – August Update

August 2, 2013
Sunny days and corduroy has been the pick in the low tide first half Image:: Mark Tsukasov Australian Seasonal Snow Outlook | The Grasshopper Brought to you by ESS Boardstores It’s a simple equation, but sometimes it’s a hard ask. There are really only three things you need for a…
STORM WRAP – Australia scores 70cm snow storm

STORM WRAP – Australia scores 70cm snow storm

July 25, 2013
This shot doesn’t even need a caption, Tuesday was a picture perfect day Image:: Falls Creek Mountainwatch | Storm Wrap This time last week Aussie skiers across the country were in a state of panic! The rain was torrential and on the cams we were literally watching the base that…
PHOTOS – The back face of Cardrona

PHOTOS – The back face of Cardrona

July 18, 2013
Fraser McDougall working hard to score some busy season snow Image:: Riley Bathurst Mountainwatch | Riley Bathurst In New Zealand, the school holidays are filled with the most snow shredding a lot of kids will do for their entire year, but what if you’re a big kid that has finished…
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Hakuba, Japan – Weekly Update

Hakuba, Japan – Weekly Update

January 22, 2018
Mountainwatch We saw a mixed bag of weather this week but with up to 100cm expected next week, conditions are still all time. Head to www.hakubahotelgroup.com for 25% off accommodation in March and April. Hakuba forecasts, snow reports and live snow cams.
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…
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…
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…
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…
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…
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…
Substituting Banked Turns for the Powder Type – A Recap of Last Weekend’s Snowboard Gathering – Thredbo

Substituting Banked Turns for the Powder Type – A Recap of Last Weekend’s Snowboard Gathering – Thredbo

August 23, 2017
They came for the Banks but stayed for the Powder. Austen Sweetin deferring from what was set to be another podium finish at this year’s Transfer Banked Slalom. Photo: Andrew Fawcett Transfer | Louis Macindoe With what was set to be the weekend of the Fourth Annual Transfer Banked Slalom,…
Thredbo G H Mumm Top 2 Bottom – Wrap Up

Thredbo G H Mumm Top 2 Bottom – Wrap Up

August 12, 2017
In the thick of it… Low visibility didn’t manage to slow anyone down today. Photo:: Supplied Mountainwatch | Richie Carroll Australia’s most iconic downhill race just wrapped up and there’s only one word to describe it… FAST! Competitors were greeted with challenging conditions this morning with howling winds, below zero…
Border Hopping – The Guide to Road Tripping the Australian Resorts – Travel

Border Hopping – The Guide to Road Tripping the Australian Resorts – Travel

August 9, 2017
Click clack front and back ‘cause we’re jumping the border and going boardin’, and checkin’ out everything in between both NSW and VIC resorts. Photo:: MW Mountainwatch | Louis Macindoe It’s Friday afternoon, and the mad dash down the M7 onto the M5 is reduced to a crawling pace while…
A Weekend Not To Be Missed – The 27th Mumm Thredbo Top To Bottom

A Weekend Not To Be Missed – The 27th Mumm Thredbo Top To Bottom

August 8, 2017
Top to bottom in less than 120 seconds requires speeds up to 120km/h… Safe to say this isn’t a race for the faint of heart. Photo:: Supplied Mountainwatch | By Reggae Elliss Australia’s longest race, the G.H Mumm Top to Bottom, is on again in Thredbo this Saturday, August 11,…
Utah – Where To Go For The Greatest Snow On Earth – Travel

Utah – Where To Go For The Greatest Snow On Earth – Travel

August 4, 2017
Pro Skier Johnny Collinson approaching snorkel worthy depths at Alta. Image:: Adam Clark/Ski Utah Mountainwatch X Ski Max Holidays | Matt Wiseman Drive around Utah and you’ll notice they have “The Greatest Snow On Earth®”. It won’t be the snow piled up on the side of the road that leads…
Jeremy Jones Launches Thredbo and POW Partnership – A Step in the Right Direction

Jeremy Jones Launches Thredbo and POW Partnership – A Step in the Right Direction

July 28, 2017
As what can only be described as a catalyst in the operations of Australian resorts, Thredbo’s partnership with Protect Our Winters is a step in the right direction. And everyone in this room knew it. Image:: Provided Mountainwatch | Thredbo Last night marked a great step forward for skiing and…
Rip Curl’s GromSearch Snow – Stop One Wrap – Perisher

Rip Curl’s GromSearch Snow – Stop One Wrap – Perisher

July 20, 2017
Big Dog pro’s might of been in town, but it was the kids turn to speak and boy, the riding wasn’t the only thing doing the talking. Image:: Provided Mountainwatch | Rip Curl This past weekend over 120 grommets under the age of 17 came out on Sunday morning to…
Why To Ride Telluride – Travel

Why To Ride Telluride – Travel

June 22, 2017
Your first turns in Telluride could look something like this. Photo:: Telluride Ski Resort Mountainwatch X Ski Max Holidays | Matt Wiseman Well we shouldn’t have to tell you to ride Telluride, but we’re sure going to and here’s why… Remember those Victorian era houses that populate the inside of…
The Best Beds In Niseko – World Class Accommodation and World Class Snow

The Best Beds In Niseko – World Class Accommodation and World Class Snow

June 20, 2017
Skiing Niseko’s world class pow all day is taxing on the body, at some point you’ll need to exit the white room and get some rest, here’s a guide to the best beds in the region. Image:: Niseko Photography Mountainwatch | By Reggae Elliss When I first went to Niseko…
The Other Side of Tazawako – A Cultural Experience

The Other Side of Tazawako – A Cultural Experience

May 9, 2017
Japans many Onsen’s are almost as famous as its powder. Photo:: Masayoshi Kamimori Mountainwatch | By Reggae Elliss Our last story on Tazawako focused on the skiing it offers advanced skiers and snowboarders, in particular the off piste areas and tree skiing available for those looking for some light Japanese…
Heli-skiing Not Just For The Rich And Sponsored – Southern Lakes Heliski – Travel

Heli-skiing Not Just For The Rich And Sponsored – Southern Lakes Heliski – Travel

May 6, 2017
Replace the chairlift with a chopper and you’ll be skiing freshie’s like this all day long. Source:: Southern Lakes Heliski Mountainwatch | Matt Wiseman Any skiing is better than no skiing. However, there’s a big difference between getting four people on a quad chair and conversing on the way up…
Aspen Skiing Company Makes a Mammoth Acquisition

Aspen Skiing Company Makes a Mammoth Acquisition

April 14, 2017
Mammoth has had a record breaking season and now not just in terms of its snowfall. Image:: Mammoth Mountain Mountainwatch | Matt Wiseman New developments in the Ski Resort arms race this week see Aspen skiing co., in partnership with KSL Capital Partners (Squaw Valley, Alpine Meadows) announce plans to…
Tazawako – A True Taste of Japan

Tazawako – A True Taste of Japan

April 10, 2017
Tazawako’s powder is perfect for surfing the snow. Photo:: Masayoshi Kamimori Mountainwatch | By Reggae Elliss Japan is now fully on the radar for skiers and snowboarders from all over the world. It’s hard to believe that only 15 years ago even Niseko was a basic Japanese resort with few…
How Much More Snow Can Tahoe Handle?

How Much More Snow Can Tahoe Handle?

March 3, 2017
Sugar Bowl is a hot bed for cool pow pow right now, here’s proof. Image:: Grant Barta Mountainwatch | Louis Macindoe You may have heard on the grapevine that Tahoe is having a pretty good winter. And you’d be right, in fact, Tahoe’s looking 100%, actually, it’s 179% of its…
Jackson Hole – The Legend Lives On

Jackson Hole – The Legend Lives On

February 7, 2017
Coen Bennie-Faull ripping through the incredibly light pow. Photo: Tony Harrington Mountainwatch | By Reggae Elliss After a long drive through the snow-covered flatlands of Northern Colorado and Wyoming, the first glimpse of the Teton Range is a welcome sight. The jagged peaks seem to climb straight out of the…
Japan Insider – Nagano Prefecture – Shiga Kogen Ski Area

Japan Insider – Nagano Prefecture – Shiga Kogen Ski Area

January 13, 2017
Mountainwatch | Richie Carroll Shiga Kogen is a great ski and board destination in Japan offering a variety of terrain and off-piste options, minimal crowds and an authentic Japanese experience that’s becoming harder to find, as more and more international skiers and boarders flock to the favoured resorts, Hakuba and…
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SoO AirTime Insider – The Wrap

SoO AirTime Insider – The Wrap

September 14, 2010
Max Timmins. Image:: Joey Corcoran Words | Joey Corcoran SoO AirTime 2010 is over but it leave behind two incredible ski films. Such high quality Australian skiing is rarely captured. These two films showcase the skiers and the mountains; the world now knows that we’re more than just desert and…
SoO AirTime – Voting Open

SoO AirTime – Voting Open

September 7, 2010
Oscar McLennan filming Max Timmins. Image:: Joey Corcoran SoO AirTime Voting is now open for YOU to decide the winner of the SoO AirTime 2010. After three days of filming in Mt Buller, Team NSW and Team Victoria have finished their video edits and voting is open for the public…
VIDEO & PHOTOS SoO AirTime Day Three – Finale

VIDEO & PHOTOS SoO AirTime Day Three – Finale

September 3, 2010
Buller Shredlette, Olly Cain has represented for all the young crew out there. Image:: Joey Corcoran 3 September | Joey Corcoran & Ben Hansen SoO Exhausted. After three days of oh-my-gosh skiing, filming and loving the mountains we are spent. Both teams frantically raced around the mountain today trying to…
VIDEO & PHOTOS SoO AirTime Day Two – Rain Day Stratergy

VIDEO & PHOTOS SoO AirTime Day Two – Rain Day Stratergy

September 2, 2010
Ben Hanson and Doodle getting it done. Image:: Sean Balmer 1 September | Sean Balmer & Lucas Wilkinson RAIN! The day was all about team strategy. Each state attempted to give their edit ‘the edge’. Some ran off to drop some cliffs in the deep deep slush, while others played…
VIDEO & PHOTOS SoO AirTime Official Day One

VIDEO & PHOTOS SoO AirTime Official Day One

September 1, 2010
Nick Breheny loving the burnt hut. Image:: Joey Corcoran 31 August | Joey Corcoran We woke to another beautiful day of Buller paradise. Our hopes diminished as the clouds came in and progressively blanketed the mountain. Luckily we were in the trees getting airtime around a recently abandoned chairlift. Burnt…
SoO AirTime Day One – Big Air Testing

SoO AirTime Day One – Big Air Testing

August 31, 2010
Waktin McLennan flying off in to the sunset 30 August | Joey Corcoran It has Begun! With a wee bit of bad weather forecast for later in the week, we decided to capitalise on today’s as good as it gets conditions. WOW! Buller put it on. We ‘tested’ the air…
SoO AirTime – Team NSW Announced

SoO AirTime – Team NSW Announced

August 27, 2010
Charlie Timmins. Image:: Ben Hansen Words | Watkin McLennan NSW gets the snow, it gets the parks and it has the riders. Team NSW is a who’s who of Australian skiing, comprising of Luke Kneller, Chris Booth, Charlie Timmins, Max Timmins, Jordan Houghton and the myth, the man the legend…
INTERSCHOOLS Harrison O’Connor, Q&A

INTERSCHOOLS Harrison O’Connor, Q&A

August 25, 2010
Harry O’Connor. Image:: Good Times Photography Blue Cow The Interschools snowsports competitions are arguably Australia’s most important grass roots snowsports event, kids from all over the country have the chance to participate in skiing and snowboarding. There’s no selectivity, all school kids can have a go, either in a school…
SoO AirTime – Team Victoria Announced

SoO AirTime – Team Victoria Announced

August 25, 2010
Christian Sirianni reaching for the sun. Image:: Rory Gardiner Words | Watkin McLennan Victoria is flexing it’s muscle for SoOAirTime 2010. Team Victoria consists of Christian Sirianni, Dom Thompson, Nick Breheny, Johnny Lipzker, Dre Bennett and Watkin McLennan. The team has the the home ground advantage, all being local Buller…
PHOTO GALLERY – Perisher King of the Mountain

PHOTO GALLERY – Perisher King of the Mountain

August 23, 2010
Jono Lipzker took out third place in the superpipe. Photos | Harro On a picture perfect day at Perisher, some of Australia’s brightest freestyle skiing stars turned it on in the King of the Mountain Series. Kicking off in the PlayStation Superpipe, competitors in Men’s, Women’s and Grommet’s categories took…
VIDEO – Rip Curl Throwdown in Thredbo

VIDEO – Rip Curl Throwdown in Thredbo

August 19, 2010
Image:: Dominic Kieler Rip Curl FreeRide Pro Once again the under-lights Rip Curl Throwdown expression session offered up some spectacular tricks as Australia’s best brought their best to the Charles Beckinsale built mega-feature for the no-rules, rider-judged event. Skiing Wunderkind Russ Henshaw was named top men’s skier and Australia’s freeski…
From the Sidelines at the Rip Curl FreeRide Pro – Wrap Up

From the Sidelines at the Rip Curl FreeRide Pro – Wrap Up

August 19, 2010
Jordan Houghton and Luke Kneller in a tandem flip. Image:: Dan Warbrick Words | Tess Cook What began on Tuesday as such a promisingly sunshine blessed event deteriorated quickly into rain, hail and general mayhem; the final two days of the Rip Curl FreeRide Pro were one long squelchy shoe…
From the Sidelines at the Rip Curl FreeRide Pro

From the Sidelines at the Rip Curl FreeRide Pro

August 18, 2010
Chris Booth. Image:: Ben Hansen Rip Curl FreeRide Pro | Tess Cook Is there anything more crucial to the formula for a successful snow event than good weather? With the picture perfect blue skies Mother Nature laid out in Thredbo on Tuesday the first day of the Rip Curl FreeRide…
VIDEO Rip Curl FreeRide Pro Day 1 Highlights

VIDEO Rip Curl FreeRide Pro Day 1 Highlights

August 18, 2010
US Olympic snowboarder Andy Finch is one of the finalists in the Rip Curl FreeRide Pro. The qualification day of the Rip Curl pro was a series of show-stopping performaces as competitors made the most of the perfect weather to throw down the biggest tricks in their repertoires. You need…
PHOTO GALLERY – Russ Henshaw, Anna Segal, Kieran McLachlan & Saph Farrell Win Rip Curl Throwdown

PHOTO GALLERY – Russ Henshaw, Anna Segal, Kieran McLachlan & Saph Farrell Win Rip Curl Throwdown

August 18, 2010
Jordan Houghton. Image:: Dan Warbrick Rip Curl FreeRide Pro There was triumph and tragedy at the Rip Curl Throwdown in Thredbo on Wednesday night with Australian freestyle Queen Anna Segal collecting the $300 prize for the women’s ski but most likely breaking her leg in the process. Russell Henshaw and…
PHOTO GALLERY – Rip Curl FreeRide Pro Day 1

PHOTO GALLERY – Rip Curl FreeRide Pro Day 1

August 17, 2010
Rip Curl pro competitors watch Karinya Turnbull Rip Curl FreeRide Pro Thredbo turned on perfect weather and perfect snow conditions for the qualifying day of the Rip Curl FreeRide Pro on Tuesday. Under a bluebird sky and with 15cm of dry fresh and light windblown snow, Thredbo’s Bluff area was…
VIDEO – World Heli Challenge Highlights

VIDEO – World Heli Challenge Highlights

August 16, 2010
Quentin Robbins. Image:: Cam Spencer World Heli Challenge The eight days of the 2010 World Heli Challenge have come to an end and, despite extremely challenging weather conditions, this year’s event was a resounding success. The world’s top skiers and snowboarders have promised they’ll be back again in 2011. “No…
Behind the Lens at the World Heli Challenge

Behind the Lens at the World Heli Challenge

August 12, 2010
Charlie Timmons soaring through the NZ sky. Words & Images | Camilla Stoddart – Photographer I always have a bad night sleep before a big day. My gear list runs through my dozing brain, have I got everything? Will I wake up to my alarm? Will I get ‘the shot’?…
The SoO AirTime BLOG – Shredbo

The SoO AirTime BLOG – Shredbo

August 11, 2010
Joey getting in front of the lens for a turn. Image:: Watkin McLennan. So AirTime | Watkin McLennan A couple of weeks ago Joe Corcoran, myself and our never seen snow token girl Hannah Gooley headed north behind enemy lines. Our aim was to promote SoO AirTime and the Open…
Taylor Seaton Wins Volkl NZ Freeski Halfpipe

Taylor Seaton Wins Volkl NZ Freeski Halfpipe

August 9, 2010
Halfpipe men’s winner Taylor Seaton. Image:: Camilla Stoddart Vollkl NZ Freeski Open Challenging, snowy conditions didn’t prevent the world’s top halfpipe riders from raising the bar in the finals of the Volkl NZ Freeski Open halfpipe competition Saturday at Cardrona Alpine Resort. Taylor Seaton of the United States narrowly edged…
Pullin Unbeatable in Continental Cup at Hotham

Pullin Unbeatable in Continental Cup at Hotham

August 9, 2010
Alex ‘Chumpy’ Pullin. Image:: Jyothi Jaffray The Australian FIS New Zealand Continental Cup (FIS ANC) The Australian New Zealand Snowboard Continental Cup took place in Hotham with two Boardercross (SBX) events over the weekend 7 – 8 August. Both local and international competitors took to the Hotham Rider Cross course…
World Heli Challenge Extreme Day – Winners 2010

World Heli Challenge Extreme Day – Winners 2010

August 6, 2010
Quentin Robbins. Image:: Cam Spencer Competitors at the 2010 World Heli Challenge woke up to a heavy inversion layer yesterday morning and there was question about whether the Extreme Day would run. Determined to make the day a success, event founder Tony Harrington (Harro) and technical director, Nick Mills, headed…
Rossignol Ladies Day at Mt Buller

Rossignol Ladies Day at Mt Buller

August 5, 2010
Rossignol National Sales Manager Rob Fuleky shows the Rossignol skis. Image:: Elle Cook Words | Tess Cook Any day that begins with pastries and coffee and finishes with champagne and chocolates is going to leave a girl smiling, add in the chance to test drive a selection of the latest…
World Heli Challenge – Expression Session Freestyle Day

World Heli Challenge – Expression Session Freestyle Day

August 4, 2010
Australia’s Chris Booth upside down, down under. Image:: Harro World Heli Challenge At any resort in the world, the conditions that presented themselves on Tuesday would mean no event, but not at The World Heli Challenge. The weather was perfect for the first day of the Challenge with blue skies…
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