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Mountainwatch Guide To Perisher

Mountainwatch Guide To Perisher

June 4, 2018
Not only is Perisher a dominant force among Australian ski resorts, it is the largest ski resort in the entire Southern Hemisphere
I love this shot. It’s got me pumped about opening weekend and all the skiing to be had this winter. Image: Hocking/Falls Creek

2018 Australian Snow Season Outlook – June Update

May 30, 2018
May has certainly been a month of feast and famine. Like little piggies, we gobbled up a three-day banquet of snowfall from May 10-12.
What To Watch Out For This Season – The Roads And The Roos

What To Watch Out For This Season – The Roads And The Roos

May 25, 2018
Getting to and from the skifields is part of the adventure – planning your day, recapping and exaggerating stacks and achievements and trying to get a decent enough reception
Mountainwatch Guide to Park City

Mountainwatch Guide to Park City

May 24, 2018
The home of the Sundance Film Festival and 2002 Olympics is the perfect base from which to explore what is known
Mountainwatch Guide To Opening Weekend – Australia 2018

Mountainwatch Guide To Opening Weekend – Australia 2018

May 21, 2018
Opening weekend is set to officially kick off in less than three weeks, across the 9th - 11th of June - assuming the resorts don’t get into another ski lift arms race and start spinning chairs
Mountainwatch Interview – Shaun White & FREE Tickets to Air & Style Sydney

Mountainwatch Interview – Shaun White & FREE Tickets to Air & Style Sydney

May 19, 2018
We're giving away a double pass to the Air + Style Sydney Big Air event! Enter within
2018 Snow Travel Expo – In Sydney This Sunday

2018 Snow Travel Expo – In Sydney This Sunday

May 17, 2018
Mountainwatch | Press Release Real snow, all the latest gear for the 2018 season and 70 international ski resorts deliver an early taste of winter in downtown Sydney and Melbourne this month when the Snow Travel Expo rolls into town. It’s a fun and entertaining Sunday for the whole family…
Niseko – All It’s Cracked Up To Be?

Niseko – All It’s Cracked Up To Be?

May 17, 2018
Niseko undeniably receives a great deal of attention in the snow world. Attention from professional athletes. Attention from powder punters. Attention from Australian’s. And attention
Antarctic Air Brings a Taste of Winter

Antarctic Air Brings a Taste of Winter

May 14, 2018
Want to learn more about snow forecasting? Download the FREE ‘Grasshopper Guide To Snow Forecasting’ by filling out the information below… 16 pages of snow forecasting gold: how to read charts, typical snow systems, the when, where and why of snow forecasting and a full glossary of A-Z weather definitions.…
2018 Australian Snow Season Outlook – May Update

2018 Australian Snow Season Outlook – May Update

May 10, 2018
Brace yourself folks, snow is on the way, and sooner than you may think. In fact, it's arriving as we speak, Thursday the 10th of May! Yes folks, wait no longer. For the next three days, Thursday to Saturday, we’ll be seeing snowflakes falling from the sky.
The Mountainwatch Guide to Jackson Hole

The Mountainwatch Guide to Jackson Hole

May 8, 2018
Joey Elliss finding a nice drop on a powder day. Photo: Tony Harrington Mountainwatch | Reggae Elliss Jackson Hole has a reputation for being among the best resorts in North America and after visiting there with my family last year it is easy to understand why. Located in Wyoming near…
Australian Screening Dates Announced for Finding the Line

Australian Screening Dates Announced for Finding the Line

May 8, 2018
Anna, Nat and Morgan Salen, Chamonix. Photo: Linus Meyer Mountainwatch | Reggae Elliss The Australian dates for Natalie and Anna Segal’s film, Finding the Line have been announced, with the film screening in Melbourne, Sydney and Canberra from May 29-June 1. The film was a two-year project for Nat and…
5 Reasons To Ski Mt Buller This Year

5 Reasons To Ski Mt Buller This Year

May 4, 2018
Mt Buller from above sure is a sight to behold. Image:: Andrew Railton/Mt Buller Mountainwatch | Matt Wiseman The first thing you see on Mt Buller’s website is the number of days until the season starts. Today it reads 36. So in celebration of the fast encroaching 2018 season, we…
The Mountainwatch Guide To Wanaka – New Zealand

The Mountainwatch Guide To Wanaka – New Zealand

May 2, 2018
After reading this we’re quietly confident you’ll wanna go to Wanaka. So Mountainwatch has partnered with
2018 New Zealand Snow Season Outlook

2018 New Zealand Snow Season Outlook

May 2, 2018
Want to learn more about snow forecasting? Download the FREE ‘Grasshoppers Guide To Snow Forecasting’ by filling out the information below… 16 pages of snow forecasting gold: how to read charts, typical snow systems, the when, where and why of snow forecasting and a full glossary of A-Z weather definitions.…
The North Face Launches Global Campaign Celebrating Female Explorers – ‘Move Mountains’

The North Face Launches Global Campaign Celebrating Female Explorers – ‘Move Mountains’

May 1, 2018
The North Face athletes Evelina Nillson, Janina Kuzma and Anna Segal conquering gender stereotypes and volcanic peaks one step at a time. Image:: Mark Watson Mountainwatch | Matt Wiseman At the start of April, The North Face launched their “Move Mountains” initiative to celebrate and share the stories of adventurous…
Southern Lakes Heliskiing – One of the best days of your life

Southern Lakes Heliskiing – One of the best days of your life

May 1, 2018
The views are incredible Mountainwatch | Reggae Elliss For most skiers and boarders, the idea of heliskiing is very appealing. It is something we all want to do but it just seems out of reach. Yes, multi-day heli operations based out of a wilderness lodge in Canada or Alaska are…
Thredbo Offers Guided Backcountry Tours This Winter

Thredbo Offers Guided Backcountry Tours This Winter

April 27, 2018
Adam Kroenert slicing some beautiful snow on Mount Etheridge Mountainwatch | Reggae Elliss Thredbo has announced it will be offering guided backcountry tours this winter, ranging from short three and half hour tours to Signature Hill, just outside the resort boundary, to all-day seven-hour tours to Leatherbarrel Creek, Mount Etheridge,…
Australian Tour Dates Announced for Warren Miller’s Line of Descent

Australian Tour Dates Announced for Warren Miller’s Line of Descent

April 26, 2018
The great Warren Miller may have passed away in January, aged 93, but his legacy will continue to live on through annual films released by Warren Miller Entertainment. When a Warren Miller film comes to town, it means that winter is just around the corner, and it’s always a good…
The Mountainwatch Guide To Nozawa Onsen

The Mountainwatch Guide To Nozawa Onsen

April 24, 2018
It’s safe to say that the average Aussie or Kiwi snowboarder is well and truly acquainted with Hokkaido and its offerings. These days, droves of antipodean tourists flock there year after year – crowds are actually beginning to turn some people off. As a result, many riders who travel to…
Backcountry Film Festival Begins in Sydney on April 21

Backcountry Film Festival Begins in Sydney on April 21

April 17, 2018
From a small gathering of 60 people in Melbourne six years ago, the BCFF has grown into a significant event for the backcountry community, with more than 500 people attending shows. In 2018 there will be screenings in Sydney (April 21), Melbourne (May 9), Bright, in north east VIC (June)…
The Mountainwatch Guide to the Hakuba Valley

The Mountainwatch Guide to the Hakuba Valley

April 13, 2018
Liquid Snow Tours have been sending their clients to hakuba for over ten years. Naturally, you’d assume that over that time they’ve gained quite a bit of local knowledge and they want to share it with you. If you’re thinking of heading to hakuba this season, have a read to…
Winter Storm Hits New Zealand

Winter Storm Hits New Zealand

April 11, 2018
50cms and road closures in April The snow hit the North Island overnight, with snow showers continuing today. The maintenance crew, loving it on the upper slopes of Turoa this morning. Mountainwatch | Reggae Elliss A full-on winter storm hit New Zealand yesterday with freezing levels down to 600 metres…
2018 Australian Snow Season Outlook — Vanilla… mmm, Not Bad

2018 Australian Snow Season Outlook — Vanilla… mmm, Not Bad

April 9, 2018
Models pointing to average temps and precipitation Mountainwatch | The Grasshopper The 21st of March marked the Autumn Equinox in the southern hemisphere, the time when the Sun passes over the equator to hang out in the northern hemisphere and when nights become longer than days. It also serves as…
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TRAVEL JAPAN – Niseko – Imaginary Flying Machines

TRAVEL JAPAN – Niseko – Imaginary Flying Machines

November 1, 2012
Chris Booth popping off a classic Niseko pillow Image:: Joey Corcoron Mountainwatch | Alex Horvath The island nation of Japan has undergone some tumultuous times in recent years, the environmental catastrophe brought on by the 2011 tsunami disaster led to a feeling of great unease in the international snow industry……
2012 SEASON WRAP UP – One to remember

2012 SEASON WRAP UP – One to remember

October 2, 2012
Just one of many incredible days in August, Olympic t-bar Perisher Image:: Perisher Words | Reggae Elliss It’s October 2, the day after the usual season closing weekend, and I have just had another morning of fun spring snow. That comes after a couple of days of good winter powder…
NZ WEEKLY WEATHER BLOG – Closing Time Is Near

NZ WEEKLY WEATHER BLOG – Closing Time Is Near

September 30, 2012
Sunny spring days in Cardrona Image:: Courtesy of Cardrona Snow Journal | Matt White Kia Ora Everyone Its hard to believe that another season is coming to an end, looking out my window there is still so much snow on the mountains, a crying shame! A lot of rain has…
NZ WEEKLY WEATHER BLOG – So Much Snow And So Little Time

NZ WEEKLY WEATHER BLOG – So Much Snow And So Little Time

September 21, 2012
Now thats a view you cant get tired of! Image:: Treble Cone Snow Journal | Matt White Kia Ora Everyone Its been a lovely warm week this week, a bit of fresh snow on the weekend but I think its safe to say that the cold and stormy weather is…
BACKCOUNTRY JOURNAL – Almost Skiing Twynam West Spur

BACKCOUNTRY JOURNAL – Almost Skiing Twynam West Spur

September 15, 2012
Starting at Guthega, Twynam and the peaks beyond are over the furthest visible ridge 8km away Blog | Thomas Pinzone I have been itching to get out to the western faces of the Snowy Mountains all winter. Apart from an early season mission in May, to date, work, weather and…
NZ WEEKLY WEATHER BLOG – Spring Pow

NZ WEEKLY WEATHER BLOG – Spring Pow

September 13, 2012
Chinese downhill for 60cm in the Treble Cone saddle Image: Treble Cone Snow Journal | Matt White Kia Ora Everyone Wow what a week it has been… I have never seen so much snow come this late in the season, after many days of storming over the weekend the skies…
SNOW JOURNAL – Two Weeks of Everything

SNOW JOURNAL – Two Weeks of Everything

September 12, 2012
Finding some fresh way out wide from Thredbo on Saturday Image:: Mandy Lamont Snow Journal | Reggae Elliss When I wrote the last snow journal two weeks ago, little did I know that we were in for another 60-70 cm of snow over the next two weeks. August went out…
NZ WEEKLY WEATHER BLOG – An Unexpected Dump

NZ WEEKLY WEATHER BLOG – An Unexpected Dump

September 7, 2012
This is what 65cm fresh at TC looks like! Image: Treble Cone Snow Journal | Matt White Kia Ora Everyone Well what a week its been, just when we all thought spring was over mother nature decided to offload a whopping 65 cm of fresh onto Treble Cone and on…
NZ WEEKLY WEATHER BLOG – Springtime Is Here

NZ WEEKLY WEATHER BLOG – Springtime Is Here

August 31, 2012
early morning ski racing at Coronet Peak Image:: NZSKI.com Snow Journal | Matt White Kia Ora Everyone! Spring is well and truly upon us now, its warmed up a lot in the past week and that makes for some slushy on and off piste fun! If only the NZ winters…
SNOW JOURNAL – August Keeps On Delivering

SNOW JOURNAL – August Keeps On Delivering

August 28, 2012
Steep and deep in Thredbo on Friday Image:: Mandy Lamont Snow Journal | Reggae Elliss There are a lot of superlatives being thrown around about the winter so far, but the consensus is it is the best since 2000. Unlike last year when it snowed all July, but not in…
NZ WEEKLY WEATHER BLOG – An early spring

NZ WEEKLY WEATHER BLOG – An early spring

August 25, 2012
Somewhere under the rainbow theres pow pow at Broken River Image: Broken River Snow Journal| Matt White Kia Ora Everyone Well it wasn’t quite the snow filled week we were all hoping for, all the fields accumulated a couple of CM of fresh but by no means was it substantial.…
SNOW JOURNAL – The Storm Of The Season

SNOW JOURNAL – The Storm Of The Season

August 19, 2012
Tom Costa slaying some in Falls Creek Image:: Courtesy of Falls Creek Snow Journal | Reggae Elliss Well, what a week we have had in the mountains – for that matter what a month August is turning into. Last week I was writing about 15 to 40 cm across the…
NZ Weekly Weather Blog – High Fives All Round

NZ Weekly Weather Blog – High Fives All Round

August 17, 2012
Who says NZ is having a lean snow year?! Image:: NZSKI.com Snow Journal | Matt White Kia Ora Everyone! Hope you are all enjoying the new snow that has fallen upon us over the past week, its been great to get some powder turns in finally! Some really heavy rain…
SNOW JOURNAL – The Cold Smoke Continues

SNOW JOURNAL – The Cold Smoke Continues

August 13, 2012
Craig Branch hooking into the light windblown pow in Thredbo Image:: Reggae Ellis Snow Journal | Reggae Ellis We are two weeks into August and the snow has been sensational so far. The month started off well with cold sunny days, cold nights and dry mid-winter snow backed up with…
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…
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Travel – On Safari With Pow Jesus

Travel – On Safari With Pow Jesus

October 3, 2014
Floating, levitating, moving. A visceral experience. Chillfactor | Chris Booth All Photos by Reuben Krabbe “Me and a couple of buddies, we had a syndicate for years. Then in 2008 we won $34.1 million dollars.” I’m sitting at the Bitter Creek café in Stewart, a small Canadian town on the…
Travel – Five Reasons to Ski in Canada this Winter

Travel – Five Reasons to Ski in Canada this Winter

September 4, 2014
Yep, in Canada, it’s steep and deep. Revelstoke, B.C Image:: Revelstoke In partnership with Air Canada Mountainwatch | Caitlin Reid This time of year, every year, our minds start to wander. They wander aimlessly across the oceans, sitting comfortably in first class seats, sipping on French Champagne while we rest…
Rediscovering Jackson Hole

Rediscovering Jackson Hole

March 8, 2014
Generally, the first runs of the season are meant to be warm ups on groomers... This was not the case for Harro in Jackson Hole...
Mt Bachelor – Out Of The Box

Mt Bachelor – Out Of The Box

March 1, 2014
Please click here to continue. Words | Mark Amadio Photos & Video | Andy Lloyd Andy and I have been fortunate enough to tick-off a large list of snowboard travel destinations over the years. So when it came time to choose a spot for our next trip, we quickly agreed…
Japan – Rising Sun, Deep Powder.

Japan – Rising Sun, Deep Powder.

February 4, 2014
The group comes together for a moment of reflection, “How’s the serenity?” Image:: Booth Mountainwatch | Luke Kneller Mountainwatch is no stranger to the Hakuba Valley. We’ve spilled our emotions over this place before. But at the risk of sounding self-serving, last week in Hakuba I experienced one of the…
The Arlberg – The cradle of skiing

The Arlberg – The cradle of skiing

January 30, 2014
Pretty good looking cradle, eh? Image:: Elliss Chillfactor | Reggae Elliss  “It’s absolutely massive, and distinctively European.  Chalets litter the slopes, huge trams span the highest peaks, and heated chair lifts take up to eight people at a time.  Some areas are incredibly luxurious while other spots are more modest,…
Luggage – How to pack and pay

Luggage – How to pack and pay

September 23, 2013
Heading to Europe? Emirates tops our list for baggage allowances and getting direct flight time Image:: Mallaun Mountainwatch | Chris Booth Let’s face it, the golden days of air travel are over. Gone are the days when you could wrangle an upgrade with a smooth smile and a nice shirt.…
New Zealand – Chasing the 25-year Storm

New Zealand – Chasing the 25-year Storm

June 30, 2013
Over three feet of fresh snow at the turn off for Mt Olympus, if you know the area you will be able to grasp the ridiculous amount of snow at this spot, it is only at about 400 masl! Image:: Nick Johnson Mountainwatch | Alex Horvath This year in Australia,…
BEST OF JAPAN – Photos From Winter 2012 – 2013

BEST OF JAPAN – Photos From Winter 2012 – 2013

April 9, 2013
MT writes: Dan Cockburn struggling to breathe at Hakuba Cortina, this day had without a doubt the best conditions of the season – bluebird skies, no wind and enough deep, light, fresh snow to swallow a person whole. Image:: Mark Tsukasov Mountainwatch | Alex Horvath This past season in Japan…
TRAVEL JAPAN – Floating On Pow – No Crowds No Lines

TRAVEL JAPAN – Floating On Pow – No Crowds No Lines

March 19, 2013
Rusutsu is only a 40 minute drive from Niseko, yet offers an escape from the crowds that choke the better known resort Image:: Rusutsu Ski Resort Mountainwatch | Caitlin Reid The secret is out! Japan gets almost 5 times as much snow as Australia over its winter season. The crowds…
TRAVEL USA – Chris Booth Reveals Jackson Hole – Wyoming

TRAVEL USA – Chris Booth Reveals Jackson Hole – Wyoming

March 12, 2013
< Chris finds some float among the Wyoming trees Image:: Jock Gunn Mountainwatch | Chris Booth A great mountain is best revealed by its people. When you think of a mountain’s people you think of its locals. But they aren’t who I’m talking about. I’m not talking about mountain staff…
TRAVEL CANADA – Deep in the Cariboo Lies Troll Mountain

TRAVEL CANADA – Deep in the Cariboo Lies Troll Mountain

February 24, 2013
Troll local Emily Childs finds some float in the Troll Backcountry Image:: Sam Leitch Mountainwatch | Sam Leitch Ben Tregillus the head snow groomer at Mt Hotham Australia has spent the last two Canadian winters grooming at Troll Ski Resort in the isolated Cariboo region of Northern British Columbia. “It’s…
EDITOR’S BLOG – Choosing Your Travel Luggage Set Up

EDITOR’S BLOG – Choosing Your Travel Luggage Set Up

February 13, 2013
If you can’t tell from the photo, this is the gear of 4 snowboarders, one of whom is a photographer – with full kit, including flashes all jammed into a tiny little Ford Escape. This pack was no easy feat! Image:: Alex Horvath Mountainwatch | Alex Horvath If you have…
TRAVEL INDIA – A Ski Bums Guide To Gulmarg

TRAVEL INDIA – A Ski Bums Guide To Gulmarg

January 23, 2013
A couple of Bill’s clients posing with the local security forces Mountainwatch | Sam Leitch If your thinking of going to Gulmarg then Bill Barker’s tour operation “Bills Trips” is the best option. Guides Bill and Sam Dunlop will take you safely through the best aspects of the vast terrain…
CHILLFACTOR – Canada – A Skiing Utopia

CHILLFACTOR – Canada – A Skiing Utopia

January 20, 2013
Chris Booth sends it deep into a field of BC mushrooms… Chillfactor | From The Pages In 2012 Chris Booth discovered what every skier yearns for, the perfect utopia. This story first appeared on the pages of 2012 Chillfactor and is reproduced just to satisfy the cravings that eat at…
EDITOR’S BLOG – Claiming G.S.T Back At The Airport

EDITOR’S BLOG – Claiming G.S.T Back At The Airport

January 4, 2013
Mountainwatch | Alex Horvath How To Get Your GST Back At The Airport: Who agrees with me? Often the best part of booking an overseas shred trip is the shopping you get to do before you leave, what’s a trip to ride some epic pow without that new board? Of…
TRAVEL FRANCE – Chamonix – Where Humility Is Your Kindest Companion

TRAVEL FRANCE – Chamonix – Where Humility Is Your Kindest Companion

November 26, 2012
Mountainwatch | Alex Horvath As an adventure loving snow enthusiast who has never been game enough to grace the beast that is Chamonix, I have always perceived it to be one of those towns that carries an air of mystique and an almost surreal reputation. As Boothy puts it below,…
TRAVEL JAPAN – Niseko – Imaginary Flying Machines

TRAVEL JAPAN – Niseko – Imaginary Flying Machines

November 1, 2012
Chris Booth popping off a classic Niseko pillow Image:: Joey Corcoron Mountainwatch | Alex Horvath The island nation of Japan has undergone some tumultuous times in recent years, the environmental catastrophe brought on by the 2011 tsunami disaster led to a feeling of great unease in the international snow industry……
Dirt Track to Powder – The Barry Way to Mt Hotham

Dirt Track to Powder – The Barry Way to Mt Hotham

July 31, 2012
The impressive bowls below the Hotham Peak are officially out of bounds, but tempt many with some of the best powder turns you can grab in Australia. Words & Photos by Russell Holt The Barry way is a shortcut 4WD track from Jindabyne to Mt Hotham. Appealing? Hell yes, who…
An Insider’s Guide To A Budget Ski Trip

An Insider’s Guide To A Budget Ski Trip

June 25, 2012
These tips could save you hundreds on your next ski holiday! Resident Ski Bum | Alex Cameron The inspiration for writing this article has come from a couple of conversations that I have had recently. The word is spreading about Australia’s great early season conditions and in the bars and…
SNOW DEALS – Australian Resorts Packages, Bargains and Specials 2012

SNOW DEALS – Australian Resorts Packages, Bargains and Specials 2012

April 17, 2012
Plenty of ways to get your friends or family together for a snow trip. Image:: Perisher 2012 deals | Tessa Cook Here’s a rundown of the best deals and packages the Australian resorts are offering in 2012. Remember, this is just a sample of the packages on offer, and the…
GLOBAL RESCUE – Rescue Security for the Adventurous

GLOBAL RESCUE – Rescue Security for the Adventurous

April 12, 2012
Medical transports. You hope you never need them but it’s good to know they’re available if you do. Image:: Global Rescue Global Rescue | Tessa Cook The Transfer Snowboard Mag guys discovered this gem of a service while planning a pretty amazing but extreme snowboarding trip. It sounded almost too…
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…
Europe Snow Wrap – The Drought Breaks, but Don’t Grab the Pow Skis Yet

Europe Snow Wrap – The Drought Breaks, but Don’t Grab the Pow Skis Yet

December 7, 2011
Chamonix Tuesday 6 December. Image:: Chamonix Weekly Snow Wrap Snow depth, top five in Europe: 1 – Saas Fee, Switzerland with 211cm, 2 – Ghiacciaio Presena, Italy with 200cm, 3 – Pitztaler Gletscher, Austria with 164cm, 4 – Cervinia, Italy with 160cm and 5 – Stryn, Norway with 140cm Recent…
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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…
FORECAST World Heli Challenge – Clear Weather Tuesday

FORECAST World Heli Challenge – Clear Weather Tuesday

August 2, 2010
The Extreme Day 2009. Image:: Harro World Heli Challenge Forecast | Aaron Cook – Mountainwatch.com Alpine Meteorologist Summary:When the weather clears Monday we will find out exactly what effect Sunday’s storm has had on the terrain. The terrain will be assessed for avalanche danger and hopefully things will be looking…
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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