About Us

12th of March 2009

The Mountainwatch.com team is as passionate and dedicated about the mountains as you are.
Skiing to snowboarding, hiking to biking, everything about those huge piles of dirt and rock keep our blood flowing.
Our team strives to provide you with detailed weather, conditions and vision of our most used mountain areas in Australia, New Zealand and the world. All for free.

The in house team is:
Quentin Nolan - Product Manager & Advertising Sales
quentin@mountainwatch.com

Reggae Elliss - Snow Report Manager and Presenter
reggae@surfingworld.com.au

Quentin Nolan

Quentin Nolan is the founder of Liquid Snow Tours which he started at the age of 21 in 2006. Quentin started with trips within Australia on the weekends and it has now turned into an intercontinental Ski and Snow Travel Agency with offices in Australia, Singapore and Japan offering all types of ski tours from family holidays through romantic winter escapes to group tours and professional winter sports travel.

Quentin and his company Liquid Snow Tours since then have become co-owner of Hakuba Hotel Group which own and manage hotels, resorts and chalets within Hakuba. Along with this he has built up strong relationships within the ski and travel industry including Qantas and Jetstar.

Quentin has spent plenty of time in ski resorts both in Japan and all over the world giving him a deep understanding of the ski industry which has allowed him to provide the best value for his clients at Liquid Snow Tours and in his position at Mountainwatch.

Reggae Ellis

Since 1989 Reggae has spent every winter in Thredbo. As Australia's most well known surf reporter and surf mag editor Reggae has parlayed these skills becoming an iconic snow reporter, editor and co-publisher of Australia's number one ski magazine Chillfactor since its launch in 2000.

Reggae's passion for surf never cooled despite living in the Snowy Mountains. He's currently managing editor/co-publisher of Surfing World, Australia's longest running surfing magazine from 1997 until present. Complementing this, Reggae's also a presenter/reporter of snow content as well as the Surfing World surf show on Bigpond Sports TV.

As a current anchor commentator for live broadcast on Fuel TV and live webcast of major ASP (Association of Surfing Professional) world tour events including Rip Curl Pro at Bells Beach, Rip Curl Pro Portugal, Rip Curl Pro Search and Commonwealth Bank Beachley Classic, Reggae maintains a busy schedule when not enjoying time with his family in Thredbo.

With 20 years experience as a surf and snow reporter for various radio stations including Triple M, WSFM, MIXFM, 2UE, Triple J, and the Edge 96.1, Reggae has been coined a "one take wonder" when it comes to snow and surf reporting never confusing the two. But listen close and you just might hear Reggae suggest the snow conditions will improve with the out going tide!


Our Associates are:

Steve Lee - Industry legend.
Tony Harrington - Senior photographer
Johnny McCormack - Senior photographer
The Grasshopper - Our in-house guru meteorologist

Steve Lee

Regarded as Australia's best ever alpine skier with a competitive career lasting just on 25 years. Steve is
a 3 time Olympian and the second of only 3 Australians ever to claim victory on the Alpine World Cup
circuit.

In his travels he has seen most of the world, both cold and warm. Worked in the movies along side Roger
Moore and stunt doubled for legendary action film star Jackie Chan. In TV he has vast experience
commentating and hosting at 5 Olympic games becoming the voice of Australian winter sports.

Along with being a host and commentator on a range or winter sports programming for channels 7, 9, 10,
Foxsports and Foxtel he also developed Australia's leading ski magazine Chillfactor. Last year Chillfactor
was sold to Coastalwatch.com and developed further under the Mountainwatch.com banner. Along with
Transfer snowboard, Chillfactor ski mag and associated websites Mountainwatch.com has fast become
Australasia's leading snow media group. Steve is a senior contributor, snow reporter and snow forecaster
for Mountainwatch.com

Steve remains very visible around the snow scene and its media and is one of only a few winter
personalities to enjoying continued mainstream exposure.

The Grasshopper

"Some say he hatched one summer on a Himalayan plateau. As cold Autumn winds set in, he stumbled upon a scrap of goretex shed by some unfortunate climber and turned it into the smallest snowsuit ever. Then he strapped himself into a nearby leaf and carved his way down the mountains, hitching a ride with some hikers back to civilisation. They say he's boarded at all the best resorts and always knows when a blizzard is on the way. He is: The Grasshopper."

We work closely with:

Met Service - New Zealand's most reliable weather service.
Bureau of Meteorology - Australia's national weather service.
Become a contributor?We are always on the look out for skilled people who share our passion to also share in our work and have a voice with Mountainwatch. We are a community and rely on you to maintain our existence and our free services.

Are you a:
  • photographer
  • writer
  • filmer
  • editor
  • meteorologist
  • passionate user of the mountains and want to be involved?

Then we urge you to contact us nick@mountainwatch.com

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