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The Fifty – Cody Townsend’s Quest To Ski The 50 Classic Descents Of North America.Episode Four – Hypodermic Needle, Wasatch Range,Utah

March 1, 2019
This series is something you don't want to miss and episodes will drop every two weeks. You can keep

Niseko Japan Fortnightly Wrap Up – February 28th 2019

February 28, 2019
Well, we did not see that one coming… From deluge to drought in a day, the Niseko powder tap hasn

The Grasshopper’s Weekly North American Forecast – More Big Snowfalls In-line For For America

February 28, 2019
Two more lows will swing by this week on Saturday and Tuesday/Wednesday, giving most American resort

Ikon Pass On Sale For Winter Season 2019/20 On March 5

February 28, 2019
The Ikon Pass unlocks adventure with access to 38 iconic winter destinations across Australia, New Z

Grasshopper’s Weekly Japan Forecast – Pack Your Bags kids, We’re Heading to Hokkaido

February 28, 2019
Spring is a more challenging time of year for forecasting compared to Winter, where NW winds and sno

2018-2019 North American Snow Season Outlook – February Update

February 27, 2019
As we line dance our way into spring, so too are the storms lining up to bury a big chunk of the Nor

Big Cliffs, Straightlines and Backflips – Two days in Jackson with Owen Leeper

February 26, 2019
Last week Owen returned to Jackson after a trip to Switzerland, and conditions were perfect in Jacks

Big Lines and Huge Performances by World’s Best in Fieberbrunn for Third Stop of FWT 2019

February 24, 2019
It was a mega day in the high peaks of the Austrian Tyrol as the world’s best continued their camp

Australian Woman Dies In Avalanche In Whistler

February 23, 2019
An Australian woman has died after being caught in an avalanche at Whistler Blackcomb.

World Snow Wrap – The Storms Continue in the US, Light Snow and Cold in Canada but Spring Conditions in Europe and Japan

February 22, 2019
Good snow for the US, snow showers in Canada and sunny spring days in Japan and Europe.

As Expected, Vail Resorts Confirm Purchase of Hotham and Falls Creek – Press Release

February 22, 2019
Vail Resorts, Inc. (NYSE: MTN) announced today that it has entered into an agreement to purchase th

Take Your Mind On A Ski Trip – Mindful Camp In Jackson Hole

February 22, 2019
  It blends mindfulness practices, a little morning meditation, delicious nutritious meals and a fr

The Grasshopper’s Japan Weekly Forecast – Switch into spring mode and cut some shapes in the sun

February 21, 2019
It looks as though spring has come a little early in Japan this year as the prevailing NW winds we s

The Grasshopper’s North American Forecast – A Good ol’ fashioned Snowdown in The American Northwest

February 21, 2019
There’s going to be a good ol’ fashioned snowdown in the American northwest over the next week o

Arapahoe Basin Ends Partnership With Vail Resorts – Press Release

February 20, 2019
In order to continue to build on this spirit and the experience we have created, Arapahoe Basin and

Japan Snow Season 2019 Outlook – February Update

February 20, 2019
Like fine wine the Japanese snow season is now maturing nicely, and as we glide into spring the clim

Squaw Snow Report, February Update

February 18, 2019
February kicked off with a bang here in Squaw Valley, with a storm the Grasshopper labelled as “Bi

Victorian Backcountry Festival Moves To Hotham For 2019

February 16, 2019
The 2nd Victorian backcountry festival will be held at Mt Hotham over the weekend of September 7 and

Press Release – Jackson Hole: Deepest February Ever

February 15, 2019
With 97 inches (2.46m) of snowfall on the upper mountain since the start of the month, February 2019

Niseko Japan Fortnightly Wrap Up – February 15th 2019

February 15, 2019
Is February the new January when it comes to skiing in Japan? Find out how good conditions in Niseko

The Grasshopper’s Weekly Japan Forecast – Good Snowfalls Saturday, Warm Temps and Rain Tuesday and Wednesday

February 14, 2019
 Ten day totals this week should lie in the range of 25-45cm for most resorts, with up to 60cm on m

The Grasshopper’s Weekly North American Forecast – Sierras About to Pop and Southern Rockies Burgeoning, While Canada Goes Hungry

February 14, 2019
In a similar story to last week, the Sierras will continue to pig-out on massive snowfalls with ten-

The Fifty – Cody Townsend’s Quest To Ski The 50 Classic Descents Of North America. Episode 3. – Video

February 14, 2019
In this episode Cody heads to Nevada to climb and ski a couloir known as Terminal Cancer, accompanie

Press Release – Mammoth Mountain Announces It’s Staying Open Until July 4 As HUGE Snow Season Continues

February 13, 2019
Today Mammoth Mountain announced they will be staying open through to July 4th for skiing and riding
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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 be

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

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

Over Half A Metre Of Spring Powder For New Zealand Today – Photo Wrap Up

September 18, 2018
70cm fell on Treble Cone in the past 48hrs, 60cm fell on Cardrona, 60cm fell on Coronet Peak and 50

Ode To Slush – A Celebration Of Spring Skiing & Why You Should Do It

September 10, 2018
Winter has come and gone and although it most certainly put on a show for us in Australia this year,

Our Favourite Photos From the 2018 Australian Ski Season… So Far – Part II

September 5, 2018
The follow up to our first photo journal documenting the epicness of the 2018 ski season thus far.

2018 Australian Snow Season Outlook – September Update

September 4, 2018
No snow on the horizon and climate indicators don't look favourable...

Heavy Summer Snowfall in European Alps – Austria, Italy, Germany & Switzerland Receive Up To 40cm

August 27, 2018
Heavy snow fell above 1500 metres across the European Alps this weekend with a number of destination

August – The Month That Keeps On Giving

August 25, 2018
This August has turned out to be one for the books with consistent snowfalls over the past three wee

A Backcountry Trip With A Difference

August 17, 2018
Mountainwatch | Press Release A First Of Its Kind Backcountry Snow Event Is Coming To Australia This

Avalanche Danger High – Multiple Reports of Skier Triggered Avalanches In Bounds

August 8, 2018
While there are many reasons to celebrate the new snow that’s blanketed the Australian resorts thi

2018 Australian Snow Season – August Update

August 6, 2018
We are now midway through the southern hemisphere season with the best part still to come.

2018 MID-SEASON REVIEW – It’s All About Consistency

August 4, 2018
The first half of this winter has been very good, so much better than 2017 which didn’t really kic

Mount Hotham Photo Journal – It’s Been A Good Week

August 2, 2018
The best days in Mount Hotham were on Monday and Wednesday, both days having around 15cms of fresh s

Mountainwatch Snow Depth Chart – Ranking A Decade’s Worth Of Snow Depths

July 31, 2018
As today marks roughly the mid-point of the 2018 Australian ski season, we wanted to get an idea on

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!

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

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

2018 Australian Snow Season Outlook – July Update

July 3, 2018
After a fruitful June, the slopes are looking as healthy as ever with Spencer’s Creek recording a

Historic Snowfalls – The Top 5 Best Australian Snow Years

June 27, 2018
Following the success of our recent article on the biggest snowfalls Australia’s ever seen - Skie

Heliski Season Kicks Off In New Zealand – Southern Lakes Heliski

June 22, 2018
It’s no secret New Zealand has been revelling in some pretty special early season skiing and board

South American Season Starts With Powder – And Plenty Of It

June 21, 2018
Resorts across South America are revelling in fresh snow, and just in the nick of time with the offi

Australian Snow Journal: Season Starter Storm Drops 80cms Of Snow

June 19, 2018
The first big storm of the year dropped 70-100cms of snow across the Australian Alps in the past 6 d
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The Faction Collective Presents – La Grave – video

December 3, 2018
With no ropes, no pistes and no one telling you where you can and can’t go, La Grave represents a

Storm Of The Week – Big Snowfalls In California’s Sierra Mountains

November 30, 2018
The storm is set to intensify tonight with another 50-75cms likely by tomorrow morning.  One to 1.5

Avenida De Volcanes – Summiting and skiing Ecuador’s Avenue of Volcanoes.

November 29, 2018
The first thing that struck me was the sheer height of these mountains. They were all 5000m+ and cap

World Snow Wrap – Seems To Be Snowing Everywhere

November 23, 2018
Good snowfalls for California, the Rockies and Whistler, more snow for Europe, a kick start in japan

The Cost Of Skiing – A Global Round Up Of International Ski Resort Prices

November 23, 2018
According to freeskiing legend and Mohawk avant-gardist Glen Plake, “skiing is the best way in the

Winterfox – A Stunning Journey Through Hokkaido’s Winter By Freeskier Lena Stoffel – Video

November 21, 2018
  Mountainwatch | Video “I spent two months in Japan last winter and wanted to show everybody

2018-2019 North American Snow Season November Outlook – The Grasshopper

November 20, 2018
We can expect plenty of storms to track over the southern half of the US, and less over the top half

Madarao Kogen – A Powder Mecca In Its Own Right And A Perfect Base To Access The Best Of Nagano – Travel

November 20, 2018
Madarao, or rather ‘Madapow’, as the nickname suggests, has plenty of pow to go round... but it'

Photographer’s Choice – Luke Hasaart’s Alpine Landscapes

November 16, 2018
Luke is still a passionate skier, but since picking up a camera a few years ago he sees the mountain

Ikon Pass Announces Partnership With Coronet Peak, The Remarkables and Mt Hutt

November 16, 2018
Ikon Pass has announced a partnership with Coronet Peak, The Remarkables, and Mt Hutt on New Zealand

Kai Jones: You Don’t See Many 11-Year-Olds Ski Like This – Video

November 14, 2018
    Mountainwatch | Reggae Elliss Jackson Hole-based production company Teton Gravity Rese

2018-2019 Japan November Snow Outlook – The Grasshopper

November 13, 2018
The overall vibe I’m getting is that we can expect average snowfalls on Hokkaido and 5-10% less on

The Faction Crew Ripping A Backcountry Powder Paradise in British Columbia – Video

November 12, 2018
The first of a three-part series for the 2018/19 winter from the Faction Collective this video takes

Guide To Shiga Kogen – Japan’s Highest and 2nd Largest Ski Resort*

November 9, 2018
Shiga Kogen is perhaps more European than Japanese when it comes to the scale of its interconnected

Ikon Pass Announces Partnership with Valle Nevado, Chile

November 7, 2018
Ikon Pass has announced Valle Nevado in Chile as its newest partner, the pass now offering access to

Weekend Storms Set Up More Early Openings In Colorado

November 6, 2018
Some resorts in the US have enjoyed further early season snow over the past few days as a series of

$35m Development plans announced for Coronet Peak and The Remarkables

November 1, 2018
Queenstown skiing is about to get a whole lot better with Coronet Peak and The Remarkables ski field

World Snow Wrap – Winter Kicks Off In The Northern Hemisphere

November 1, 2018
Huge storm in the Alps, good snowfalls in the Rockies and the first snowfall in Japan.

Photographer’s Choice – Aedan O’Donnell’s Top 10 picks from 2018

October 31, 2018
Aedan O’Donnell has been working for Thredbo Media since the start of the 2016 winter and like all

One Last Lap – Mt Bogong Spring Tour

October 30, 2018
It might be a long walk between the slushy remains of the winter but with a with a can-do attitude y

Niseko – Inside Out – Everything You Could Possibly Know About The Powder Paradise*

October 25, 2018
By now, it’s probably safe to say you’ve heard of the once quaint, pow filled ski town of Niseko

The Stomping Grounds – Australian Team Training with World’s Best in Saas Fee

October 19, 2018
The latest session of the Stomping Grounds is currently underway in Saas Fee, Switzerland and it has

Guide To Shizukuishi: One Of Japan’s Most Underrated Resorts – Travel

October 19, 2018
Located in the beautiful Iwate Prefecture, Shizukuishi is a true Japanese hidden gem.

Mountainwatch Guide To Furano

October 17, 2018
Furano resort has a steep vertical drop, volcano views, and the unimaginably dry, light snow only fo
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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 significan

Perrine Wins Her Second Bronze

March 15, 2018
Melissa and Christian Geiger, her sighted guide and coach, celebrating on the course after winning t

Sean Pollard – Shark Attack Victim to Paralympian

March 15, 2018
Sean in Canada earlier this year for team training. Photo: Australian Paralympic Committee Mountainw

Australia’s First Paralympic Gold Medal in 16 years

March 13, 2018
Image: Australian Paralympic Committee Mountainwatch | Reggae Elliss The 2018 Paralympics are now in

From Paralysed to Paralympian in Five Years – Meet Sam Tait

March 9, 2018
Sam’s in PyeongChang now and ready to roll. Photo: Australian Paralympic Committee Mountainwatch |

Australia’s World Champion Mogul Skier is Ready for PyeongChang

December 30, 2017
Mountainwatch | Reggae Elliss When Britteny Cox skied in the mogul event at the 2010 Olympics in V

Aussie Athletes Hit Form in Qualifying Events

December 21, 2017
Mountainwatch | Reggae Elliss It is only six weeks until the Winter Olympic Games opening ceremony

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

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

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

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:: Supp

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 isnR

Roxy Announces Girls Ride Day – Thredbo Resort – September 4th

July 27, 2017
Calling all shred betties, the Roxy Girls Go Ride Day is your chance to join the ultimate girl gang.

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 was

Torah Bright Mini Shred – Thredbo – Wrap Up

July 10, 2017
The queen of the kids, Torah took a completely hands on approach to her event. Image:: Provided The

Brand Watch – XTM – Heat The Homeless Campaign

June 7, 2017
XTM is giving snow goers a chance to pay it forward. Image:: Provided Mountainwatch x XTM | Louis Ma

THE NORTH FACE TURNS 50 AND IS PARTYING LIKE 1966? – BRAND WATCH

November 17, 2016
50 years of innovation and exploration, this is a deserving celebration. Mountainwatch | The North F

World Heli Challenge – Canon Shootout Slideshow and Official Edit

September 30, 2014
It doesn’t get much better… WHC 2014. Image:: Harro Mountainwatch | Alex Horvath If ther

World Heli Challenge teams getting it done at Mt Cook

September 15, 2014
Heli’s, steeps, cameras. You do the math. Image:: Supplied If you were given a week of free he

Joey Corcoran Crowned National Pond Skimming Champion

September 15, 2014
Winner of the Pond Skim Best Dressed, Alex Stumpf. Image:: Andrew Railton Mountainwatch | Press Rele

Charlie Lyons & Janina Kuzma Take Out Finals at The North Face® Freeski Open of NZ Big Mountain

September 4, 2014
Mountainwatch | Press Release The Alta Chutes at The Remarkables Ski Area provided a picture perfect

3rd Annual Burton High Fives Confirms Top Snowboarders

August 27, 2014
Last year’s High Fives event showcased some of the best snowboarding the Southern Hemi has eve

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 | Pre

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 | Wor
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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

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 Hok

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’

The Mountainwatch Guide To Shiga Kogen

April 9, 2018
 Shiga Kogen is a great ski and board destination in Japan offering a variety of terrain and off-

Swedish Team Riders Måns Hedberg and Ludvig Billtoft Throwing Down in Whistler

February 1, 2018
Mountainwatch Surprising what you can achieve in a day with a bit of sun and a perfect kicker line.

Japan – Weekly Snow Update

January 30, 2018
Mountainwatch Surprise, surprise… More unbelievable snow conditions right across Japan. Head t

Myoko, Japan – Season Update

January 28, 2018
Mountainwatch Cold temperatures and plenty of snowfall have created fantastic conditions in Myoko! H

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, condi

Monster Storm Brings Extreme Conditions to European Alps

January 16, 2018
Eleanor steaming across Europe. Mountainwatch | Reggae Elliss A strong storm front named Eleanor cre

Jackson Hole – Santa Brings Some Christmas Pow

December 29, 2017
Coen Bennie-Faull, deep in some Jackson pow on Christmas Day. Coen coaches at Hotham Freeski each wi

Five Things Every Aussie Should Know About Going North for the Winter

December 20, 2017
Mountainwatch | Louis Macindoe It’s nearly Christmas and that infamous Aussie Summer Heatwave is

JAPAN SNOW WRAP – The Beginning

December 3, 2017
Mt Yotei on the weekend Image:: Niseko Photography Japan Snow Wrap The land of the ‘Long Deep

Burton Snowboards Announces The Revolutionary Burton Step On System

November 2, 2017
Press release provided by Burton Burton is proud to announce that snowboarding’s next evolution, t

Fuelling the Tribe

November 1, 2017
I spent one winter working the snowfields of Scotland, which involved pouring a ton of decent –

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.

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’ Pr

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 sn

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

Brand Watch – 3CS – 15 Years of Outerwear

August 14, 2017
Smiles for miles … Geoff Brown’s isn’t the only happy customer when it comes to 3CS, just take

Chillfactor Magazine’s Guide To The Best Women’s Skis For Australia

July 13, 2017
Katya Crema finding a pocket of sweet Aussie snow at Perisher. Photo:: Dom Keiler Mountainwatch | Re

Chillfactor Magazine’s Guide To The Best Men’s Skis For Australia

June 29, 2017
Adam Kroenert jams one under the snow gums… It’s not skiing in Oz without gum trees afte

We’re Trading You Faction Ski’s For Your Photos – Your Chance To Win

June 29, 2017
A picture might be worth a thousand words but these Factions will make you ski better. Source:: Proi

Thredbo 60 Years of Stoke – The Next Generation

June 8, 2017
Feature provided by Thredbo For the 3rd installment of the 60 Years of Stoke video series, we take a

Snowboarding Takes Over Sydney – Next Week

May 25, 2017
Snowboarding inside a pub, only in Australia, mate. Image:: Provided If you’re a snowboarder, you
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