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What’s The Best Way To Get To The Snow? An Ode To The Australian Snow Commute

July 30, 2018
What lengths do you go to in getting to the slopes? Some serious and some not-so serious suggestions

Rip Curl GromSearch Heads To Mount Buller

July 28, 2018
The Rip Curl GromSearch heads to Mount Buller this Sunday, July 29

Snowboarding in South Africa – You Better Believe It

July 27, 2018
Yes you read that correctly... Snow on the last continent you'd expect and a lot of it!

Perisher Parks Showdown – Progression In The Front Valley Park

July 25, 2018
The Perisher Parks Showdown, the first major slopestlye event of the Australian season, was held at

Let’s Split Trip Up Mount Stirling – Splitboard Groups First Of Many For The Season

July 25, 2018
The crew of 13 Let’s Split participants met at Mt Stirling Car park at 7.30am on July 14th for a d

13th Burton Cattleman’s Rail Jam – Astonishes At Mt Buller

July 24, 2018
A big crowd was on hand at Mount Buller last Saturday night to watch Jye Kearney win his sixth Burto

Charlotte Pass Announces $10 Million Dollar, 10 Year Investment

July 24, 2018
The operators of Charlotte Pass today announced a significant capital expenditure for the resort ov

Hike for POW – Launch Of Protect Our Winters Australia

July 20, 2018
As part of the official launch of POW Australia (Protect Our Winters) next week, Thredbo are hosting

Victorian Backcountry Festival – Everything You Need To Know

July 19, 2018
There's no denying the world of winter sports has seen a paradigmatic shift when it comes to getting

Let’s Split – An Australian Splitboarding Community

July 18, 2018
Let’s Split is a grass roots initiative that was put in place to encourage people to start splitbo

Mountainwatch Guided Tour To Jackson Hole

July 18, 2018
Fresh on the announcement of our Mountainwatch tours to Japan, we now have a Mountainwatch Tour to w

Torah Bright Mini-Shred

July 17, 2018
Torah Bright Mini-Shred The Torah Bright mini-shred was a huge success in Thredbo on Sunday, with

Gear Guide – The Ski Mojo

July 17, 2018
Gear Guide: The Ski Mojo Video Review The Ski Mojo is brace that uses spring recoil technology to

Rip Curl GromSearch Perisher

July 16, 2018
Rip Curl GromSearch at Perisher Over 130 kids aged 17-and-under came out to Yabby Flats Terrain P

Mountainwatch Guide To Mount Hotham

July 13, 2018
Mountainwatch Guide to Mount Hotham Situated in the heart of the Victorian Alps, Hotham Alpine Re

Gear Guide: Jones Snowboards Mountain Twin Video Review

July 13, 2018
Jones snowboards – Mountain Twin When he’s not fitting boots and giving expert advice to cus

Rip Curl Grom Search Snow Series

July 12, 2018
The Rip Curl Grom Search Now in its third year, Rip Curl’s Grom Search Snow Series is about havin

Cardrona Set to Double In Size

July 12, 2018
Some big news out of New Zealand today with the announcement that Cardrona is going to double in siz

Backcountry Dream Ski Set-Up – Chillfactor’s Picks For Heading Out The Back

July 12, 2018
Backcountry skiing has seen an exponential increase in the last decade, evident not only in the numb

The Big 3: Best Winter Backcountry Trips In Australia

July 11, 2018
If I had a spare month, a good snow-base, and a bit of good weather, here’s my must do backcountry

Australian Storm Journal – July 9th – A Well-timed 35cm Top-up

July 9, 2018
The past week has been a classic example of the ups and downs of an Australian snow season, how frag

Moguls Mastery – The Basics

July 9, 2018
During the early part of the season when we're all hanging for mid winter conditions including some

How To Find Pow In Australia – Some Local’s Reveal Their Secrets

July 6, 2018
It gets epic in Australia. Don’t believe anyone who tells you otherwise. But skiing pow at home is

2018 New Zealand Snow Season Outlook – July Update

July 5, 2018
The Kiwi season is humming along nicely. Most ski fields are reporting snow depths of about half a m
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April 30, 2013
Aussie skiers are holding their breath to find out if this season will deliver days like this Image:


April 30, 2013
The way things are shaping up we might just end up seeing that old sign flick to green for 2013 soon

P.O.W. and Patagonia present the 2013 Backcountry Film Festival

April 30, 2013
Mountainwatch | Press Release Non-profit environmental organisation Protect Our Winters and Patagoni

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 be

SNOW SEASON OUTLOOK 2013 – New Zealand

April 3, 2013
A slow start reminiscent of 2012 could mean the hordes will be waiting a while for turns like this,

SNOW SEASON OUTLOOK 2013 – Australia

April 2, 2013
In a good snow year skiing back home is like nowhere else, can we expect bluebird pow days this year

VIDEO – Ten Days in Japan With Luke Kneller, Chris Booth and Tim Myers

March 23, 2013
Mountainwatch | Chris Booth In early February Luke kneller, Tim Myers and I went on vacation. Armed

JAPAN SNOW WRAP – Never-ending Pow

January 15, 2013
A Snow cat perched high above Hakuba Village Image:: Hakuba Village Japan Snow Wrap A new format for

WORLD SNOW WRAP – Snowy Resolutions

January 9, 2013
br />A herd of moose chilling in the morning frost, Jackson Hole January 6 Image:: Jackson Hole M

JAPAN SNOW WRAP – Niseko Breaks 8m Mark

January 3, 2013
Another gratuitous pow shot from Niseko, 2 January Image:: Niseko Photography Japan Snow Wrap The la

WORLD SNOW WRAP – Superb Snow For The Holiday Season

December 26, 2012
Chamonix, looking fresh and tasty on December 22 Image:: Chamonix Mountainwatch | World Snow Wrap ED

JAPAN SNOW WRAP – Relentless Pow Continues

December 18, 2012
A rare bluebird day in Niseko last Wednesday enabled the locals to get out and enjoy all the new sno

STUDY – NRDC and POW Examine Climate Change and the U.S Ski Industry

December 12, 2012
Under a warming climate, opening days like this one at Mt Baker will become a thing of the past Imag

JAPAN SNOW WRAP – Kicking Into Gear

December 11, 2012
When Hakuba is good, it is REALLY good. This weekend was all time Image:: Phoenix Hotel Hakuba Japan

WORLD SNOW WRAP – Winter Has Begun

November 27, 2012
By all accounts opening day in Whistler was EPIC! Certainly looks like they told the truth! Image::

TRAVEL JAPAN – Niseko – Imaginary Flying Machines

November 1, 2012
Chris Booth popping off a classic Niseko pillow Image:: Joey Corcoron Mountainwatch | Alex Horvath T

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 E


September 30, 2012
Sunny spring days in Cardrona Image:: Courtesy of Cardrona Snow Journal | Matt White Kia Ora Everyon

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 Everyo

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 |


September 13, 2012
Chinese downhill for 60cm in the Treble Cone saddle Image: Treble Cone Snow Journal | Matt White Kia

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


September 7, 2012
This is what 65cm fresh at TC looks like! Image: Treble Cone Snow Journal | Matt White Kia Ora Every


August 31, 2012
early morning ski racing at Coronet Peak Image:: Snow Journal | Matt White Kia Ora Everyon
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Earning Your Turns – Skiing Canterbury’s Adventure Playground – Travel

July 15, 2015
There is nothing as satisfying as getting out into the backcountry under your own steam. Read on to

Vail Resorts Acquires Perisher – Here’s 5 things Mike Baird can do with his $4 million in Stamp Duty

July 6, 2015
Idea #5: Skijoring, it’s a sure thing. Come on! As if that doesn’t look like fun. WeR

Canada vs. Alaska – The Ultimate Heliski Showdown – Travel

March 25, 2015
Northern B.C heli outfitter, Last Frontier Heli, offer one of the most impressive heli tenures in th

The Aspen You Thought You Knew – Travel

March 18, 2015
Nick Hill and Watkin ventured off to suss some terrain out beyond the Highlands bowl. Image:: Nic St

Squaw Valley, A Mountain That More Than Lives Up to its Reputation – Travel

February 17, 2015
The Californian snow drought broke on Feb 5, which was a few days late for poor Reggae Image:: Jeff

Skiing in South Korea, Pass the Kimchi – Travel

February 10, 2015
South Korea is a ski destination that’s attracting an increasing amount of international atten

A Weekend With Bernie, The Local’s Tour of Mammoth – Travel

February 2, 2015
Reggae and his family skiing the Mammoth piste. Who do you reckon’s fastest? Image:: Westenbar

Road Trippin’ to Mammoth Mountain, Why Bigger is Better – Travel

January 27, 2015
As you can see, the scenery off the highway is quite inviting Image:: Reggae Chillfactor | Reggae El

The Top 10 Onsens in Niseko – The List

January 3, 2015
That’s a tough view to beat. When you throw in the comfort that water offers to the weary skie

Travel – On Safari With Pow Jesus

October 3, 2014
Floating, levitating, moving. A visceral experience. Chillfactor | Chris Booth All Photos by Reuben

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 Ai

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 cas

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 b

Japan – Rising Sun, Deep Powder.

February 4, 2014
The group comes together for a moment of reflection, “How’s the serenity?” Image::

The Arlberg – The cradle of skiing

January 30, 2014
Pretty good looking cradle, eh? Image:: Elliss Chillfactor | Reggae Elliss  “It’s absol

Luggage – How to pack and pay

September 23, 2013
Heading to Europe? Emirates tops our list for baggage allowances and getting direct flight time Imag

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

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 be

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 b

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

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

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 photogr

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

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 C
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