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Niseko Japan Fortnightly Wrap Up – December 31st 2018

January 1, 2019
What a fortnight it’s been here in Niseko, Japan, where since my last report on December 18thwe’

Salomon TV – Higher Truths – Video

December 31, 2018
In this episode free skiers Cody Townshend and Chris Rubens head to Tibet to ski a 22,000 foot peak

World Snow Wrap, December 28 – Pretty Good Conditions to Wrap Up The Year

December 29, 2018
It's been dumping in British Columbia, consistent in the Rockies, up and down in Europe and the Ja

Arbor Snowboards Present Home, Episode 2 – Jackson, Wyoming with Brian Iguchi and Mark Carter

December 28, 2018
In this episode Mark Carter reflects on growing up and working on his family’s cattle ranch, his

Storm Journal – Whistler Blackcomb’s Upper Mountain Receives 2.5 Metres in Two Weeks

December 27, 2018
After a slow start in British Columbia, the storm window well and truly opened two weeks ago when a

The Grasshopper’s Weekly North American Forecast – Neck deep in Canada, while Sierras put on hold

December 27, 2018
On the other end of the spectrum, the Coast Mountains of Canada are expected to receive anywhere upw

The Grasshopper’s Weekly Japan Forecast – Snow To Fall Every Day!

December 27, 2018
This week's forecast for Japan is the real deal. The Japow machine will be working overtime with fre

Hakuba Japan Fortnightly Wrap Up – December 24th 2018

December 25, 2018
I type this it's currently snowing outside with the Grasshopper calling for 1 to 1.5 metres of snow

2018-2019 North American Snow Season Outlook – December update

December 24, 2018
    Mountainwatch | Grasshopper Models suggest El Nino will show up with good snowfalls down south

Will They or Won’t They? Speculation Continues That Vail Is Buying Falls and Hotham

December 21, 2018
There has been plenty of excitement within the Australian snow industry this morning after the Austr

The Grasshopper’s Weekly North American Forecast – White Christmas On The Way

December 20, 2018
There’s only six sleeps until Christmas and we have more than just presents to look forward to. Sn

The Grasshopper’s Weekly Forecast For Japan – Looks Like Snow For Christmas

December 20, 2018
You can get excited about good snowfalls on Christmas Eve, as well as a big snow event next Thursda

Mountainwatch Guide To Revelstoke

December 19, 2018
You know the name, you may have skied the powder but there is a lot more to Revelstoke than what you

Niseko Japan Fortnightly Wrap Up – December 18th 2018

December 18, 2018
Ohayou gozaimasu from snowy Niseko Japan! A place that provided so much pow on a silver platter last

2018-2019 Japanese Snow Season Outlook – December Update

December 17, 2018
Since my last outlook, those grassy mountain pastures have turned white, and ski resorts and their c

Construction Update On Perisher’s New Leichhardt Quad Chairlift

December 14, 2018
It’s all action in the Leichhardt area as the $4.2 million development of the new Leichhardt Quad

Aussie Engineers Come Up With A Beanie That Offers The Same Protection As Helmets

December 14, 2018
A biomedical engineer and product engineer at Queensland University of Technology in Brisbane are se

10 Gift Ideas For The Skier Or Boarder In Your Family! – White Christmas Wish list

December 13, 2018
We’ve compiled a little list of things that have plagued the Mountainwatch team’s Christmas wish

The Grasshopper’s Weekly Forecast For Japan – Hakuba In The Firing Line

December 13, 2018
Looking at the overall picture for the next ten days, the Hida and Echigo Mountains of southern Hons

The Grasshopper’s Weekly North American Forecast – 2 metres for Canada’s Coast Mountains

December 13, 2018
Looking at the overall picture for the next ten days, storms rolling in from the Pacific should dump

Float Your Boat – If You Are Chasing The Steep And Deep This Northern Hemisphere Winter, These Freeride Powder Skis Are What You Need.

December 12, 2018
If you are chasing northern hemisphere powder this season you want to have the right ski for when th

Top 10 Ski Resorts In North America For 2019 | According To Forbes Magazine

December 11, 2018
For the last several years, Forbes magazine, known for its business heavy reporting, have somewhat o

Arbor Snowboards presents Home – Brian Iguchi and Mark Carter In Jackson – Videos

December 10, 2018
    Mountainwatch | Video Home, is a new series from Arbor Snowboards, which delves ̶

DPS Cinematic’s Shadow Campaign, Season 5, Episode 2 – ‘Ski Photographer’ – Video

December 8, 2018
DPS Cinematic's fifth season is underway and the second episode takes us behind the lens of legendar
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Snow Season Outlook 2017 – June Update – New Zealand – Keeping us in Suspense

June 2, 2017
The waiting game begins. While the radio silence might have you worrying, this NZ winter is still se

Snow Season Outlook 2017 – May Update – New Zealand – Party like it’s 2013

May 2, 2017
Across the ditch, 2017 is looking a little something like this. Image:: Provided New Zealand Seasona

Snow Season Outlook 2017 – May Update – Australia – Go Big or Go Home

May 1, 2017
Image:: Pre-season snow falls have got us kicking out the jams, but will this winter look more like

Snow Season Outlook 2017 – New Zealand – Well Oiled and Raring to Go

April 5, 2017
The gears are already turning on the NZ snow machine. A potent low off the east coast of the South I

Snow Season Outlook 2017 – Australia – Going Beyond The Myth

April 2, 2017
From swinging rocks to kangaroo mating rituals, let the Grasshopper guide you past the myths and int

Storm Journal – Atmospheric River Delivers Huge Snowfalls To The USA

January 12, 2017
The is Chair 14 in Mammoth on the morning of Jan 11. Mammoth has received 10-15 feet in the past wee

Snow Alert Update – Monster Snow Storms For California

January 4, 2017
Photo taken January 2, 2017 at Alpine Meadows by SnowBrains Snow Likelihood rating: 100% confidence

Japan and North America Enter a Storm Cycle – World Snow Wrap

December 9, 2016
Whistler locals have been enjoying generous early season snowfalls. Image:: Mitch Winton / Coast Mou

Snow Season Outlook 2016 – September Update – New Zealand – Sportsman-like September

September 5, 2016
Spring doesn’t get much better than blue bird mornings and sunny park laps! Source:: The Remar

Snow Season Outlook 2016 – September Update – Australia – Settling for Bronze

August 31, 2016
Spring’s almost here which means sunny days and groomed corduroy ahead. Image:: Thredbo Austra

Snowboarding Sustainably, Boardcraft and the Environment – Gear Locker

August 25, 2016
Mikkel knows the value of eco-friendly construction, do you? Image:: Supplied Transfer x Burton | Al

Snow Season Outlook 2016 – August Update – New Zealand – Back in Business

August 2, 2016
Recent snow has improved conditions remarkably at Coronet Peak, but is there more on the way? Image:

Snow Season Outlook 2016 – August Update – Australia – Finally Winning

August 1, 2016
Aussie skiing is pretty great. Read on to discover how many more days like this we can expect in the

Snow Season Outlook 2016 – New Zealand – July Update – Calling Out an SOS

July 4, 2016
Thanks to the snowmaking and grooming teams there is still some great skiing on offer at Mt Hutt, bu

Snow Season Outlook 2016 – July Update – Australia – From Zero to Hero

June 30, 2016
Last week’s storm brought on a few calls of “best day ever” and the season has onl

Snow Season Outlook 2016 – New Zealand – June Update – Come Out Fighting

May 31, 2016
The snow that has fallen over the last two weeks has left the South Island resorts looking ready to

Snow Season Outlook 2016 – June Update – Australia – Crunch Time

May 30, 2016
It was the Victorian alps that fared best out the snow that did arrive last week. Since then all res

Snow Alert New Zealand – Canterbury Snow on the Way

May 20, 2016
Expect to see that snow-line dropping fast come Monday morning. Image:: Supplied Mountainwatch | Sno

Snow Season Outlook 2016 – New Zealand – May Update – Waiting, Waiting

May 3, 2016
Will Jackways pops through another powder day at Treble Cone, August 2015 Image:: Johnny McCormack N

Snow Season Outlook 2016 – May Update – Australia – Autumn’s Cooling Trend

May 2, 2016
The elements aligned during an El Nino dominated August in 2015. As you’ll read below that El

Snow Season Outlook 2016 – New Zealand – The Wise Guy High

April 1, 2016
June last year turned it on in New Zealand, will this year be the same? Image:: Treble Cone New Zeal

Snow Season Outlook 2016 – Australia – El Nino’s Dying Hope

March 31, 2016
Wondering how much of this we can expect this winter? The Grasshopper has the answer. Image:: Finneg

Snowfall Brings Relief to the European Alps, While USA’s West Coast Gets Hammered – World Snow Wrap

January 15, 2016
A unique point of view and dazzling snowflakes in Jackson Hole yesterday Image:: Jackson Hole Mounta

Why We Should Unite in the Face of Climate Change – Nat Segal

October 23, 2015
The author and her crew on expedition in Greenland. While there they carried out some key research t
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Gear Guide: Capita Snowboards Video Review

August 31, 2018
In this latest review, Joey gives us the rundown on three boards from Capita  - the Scotty Stevens

Mt Baw Baw Dog Sled Dash

August 29, 2018
See Mt Baw Baw’s brilliant huskies in action or join the race this Father’s Day weekend with the

‘BULLER WIDE”- Tony Harrington’s Latest Photo Exhibition In Buller

August 29, 2018
Australian snow and surf photographer Tony Harrington has just opened a new exhibition of his work i

Growing Up Snowy – Snow Holidays Make Lifetime Memories

August 27, 2018
A snow holiday is something kids always remember and for many, it is the start of a life-long love

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

UniSport Nationals Snow Attracts Australia’s Top Athletes To Mt Buller

August 24, 2018
More than 260 student-athletes from 17 universities will converge on Mt Buller, Victoria this weeken

Gear Guide Ski Review – Black Crows Atris

August 22, 2018
Black Crows is an independent French ski brand from Chamonix that was founded in 2006... This season

The Blizzard Of Bom – Buller Turns On For FreeBom 2018

August 21, 2018
At this point the mogul field was filled with skiers, over 50 skied together. Colours flashed betwee

Kanazawa, Ishikawa – A Cultural Capital Of Japan – Where To Go After The Snow

August 21, 2018
We might sound like a broken record when it comes to harping on about the proverbial Japow, but ther

Our Favourite Photos From The 2018 Australian Ski Season… So Far – Part I

August 20, 2018
They say a picture tells a thousand words, and whilst we’ll always be the first to wax lyrically a

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

Banff and Lake Louise – Is This The Most Beautiful Place In The World To Ski? – Travel

August 16, 2018
Banff National Park, with its monolithic mountains, shimmering glaciers, deep-frozen lakes and equal


August 15, 2018
Battle it out on the rails and put your tricks to the ultimate test at Mt Baw Baw’s Grand Ridge Br

Let’s Split, Trip Two, Guthega

August 15, 2018
The 2018 Let’s Split TRIP 2 was an incredible day for everyone who attended.  Not only did it see

All-Female Ski Expedition To New Zealand’s Mt Taranaki – Video

August 15, 2018
The expedition was planned and led by freerider and Olympic athlete, Janina Kuzma, and the short fil


August 14, 2018
Now, in its fifth year, FreeBOM 2018 is forecast to be blessed by bigger than normal bumps alongside

The Ultimate US Road Trip – Aspen, Jackson Hole, Squaw Valley Alpine Meadows

August 13, 2018
The IKON pass makes a road trip through the US very easy and economical.

Stopping At Canberra On Your Way To The Snow – Add These Places To Your List

August 10, 2018
Australia’s Capital has a lot more to offer than Question Time and Questacon... Here are some plac


August 10, 2018
The new lift replaces the legendary Blue Bullet quad chairlift with an upgrade to a larger and faste

Niseko Joins The Mountain Collective As Full Partner – 2018/2019 Season

August 8, 2018
Niseko United has joined a stable of the world's most prestigious ski resorts as a full member resor

28th Thredbo Top To Bottom – A Season Highlight

August 8, 2018
Australia’s longest ski and snow board race, the Mumm Top to Bottom, is on again in Thredbo this S

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
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WORLD HELI CHALLENGE – Inaugural Shootout Photo & Video Comp Winners

August 12, 2011
Lake Wanaka Tourism Best Wanaka’s Backyard Photo – Mitch Stubbs World Heli Challenge For

WORLD HELI CHALLENGE – Sam, Janina, Benny, Abby Win!

August 12, 2011
World Heli Challenge Winners of the 2011 World Heli Challenge, Sam Smoothy, Janina Kuzma, Benny Brig

Tonteri and Anderson Win 2011 Billabong Slope-style

August 6, 2011
Finland’s Antti Autti spinning a huge frontside 1080 tail grab over the third and largest kick

Snow Park NZ Turns On for Slope-Style 2011 – Day 1

August 4, 2011
Snow Park is back to its former glory and then some. The new 22-foot halfpipe opened today along wit

World Heli Challenge Kicks off on the Shores of Lake Wanaka

July 25, 2011
The WHC crew 2011. Image:: Harro World Heli Challenge The 2011 World Heli Challenge kicked off today

Sydney Division Interschools Snowsports Wrap Up

July 18, 2011
Course officials work hard maintaining the course Sydney Division Interschools Snowsports Wrap Up |

Cattleman’s Replica Rail Launch, Mt Buller

July 16, 2011
Transfer Snowboard Magazine | Alex Cameron The Burton Cattleman’s Rail Jam event is one of the

Cattleman’s 2011 Rail Jam Wrap-Up & PHOTOS

July 16, 2011
Transfer Snowboard Magazine | Alex Cameron Cattleman’s is over for another year, and what an e

Send Nat to the Heli Challenge

July 13, 2011
Nat, serious big mountain talent! Image:: Harro World Heli Challenge | Nat Segal ‘Send me to t

Australia’s Hottest Snow Battle – Dew Hut Jam 3

July 12, 2011

Transfer Photo Exhibition Mt. Buller

July 12, 2011
Transfer Snowboard Magazine | Alex Cameron Cover: Ryan TienePhotographer: Jake McBrideLocation: Peri

Northern Division NSW Interschools Snowsports Enjoys Perfect Conditions

July 11, 2011
Moguls Course 2011 NSW Interschools | By Don St.Pierre The Travel Plan / Westpac Northern NSW Inters

Cerebral Palsy Alliance skiing with Liberty Skis Pro Team

July 8, 2011
Thredbo and Disabled Wintersport Australia have a long and proud history, and on Tuesday they furthe

World Heli Challenge Launch Parties Presented by Corona

July 5, 2011
World Heli Challenge Mountainwatch offers you the chance to win a World Heli Challenge long sleeve T

Boxes at Selwyn Snowfields

July 4, 2011
It is fair to say the Boxes For Days concept works; it didn’t feel like a contest, but people

Ryan Cooke and Daniel Klein Win First Junior Urban Pro at Buller

July 4, 2011
Henry Bessell on the “Flat Box” feature. Image:: Harro Junior Urban Pro Forty talented y

GO SEEK Sydney Premiere Party & Photos

July 1, 2011
Transfer Snowboard Magazine | Russell Holt The Sydney snowboard crowd gathered at The Steyne Hotel i

Thredbo Freeride Series – Rails

June 28, 2011
A Skier high above the rail Image:: Courtesy Of Ace @ Hot Shots, Thredbo Thredbo Freeride Series Rai

GO SEEK Melbourne Premiere Photos

June 23, 2011
Photos by Robbie Warden & John Waddell, Text by Robbie Warden Captain Catsburg, Robbie Walkthepl

Jindabyne Parties Hard for Go Seek Premiere

June 16, 2011
Go Seek, the 2011 movie from Transfer and Reason Films, premiered at the Jindabyne Cinema last night

WORLD HELI CHALLENGE – Young Guns Winning VIDEO Entries

June 15, 2011
  World Heli Challenge After much anticipation, World Heli Challenge organisers today announced

Go Seek Queenstown Premiere Goes Off

June 13, 2011
The world premiere of Go Seek, the new down under snowboard flick from Transfer and Reason Films, we

The DJ KNOWS Alpine Tour 2011 and Free Mixtape

June 9, 2011
This winter, the DJ KNOWS Alpine Tour will be bringing you Australia’s finest snow culture hip

Warren Miller Film Premiere

June 6, 2011
Movie Premiere | Warren Miller In a genre aimed at core legitimacy, the Warren Miller films go in fo
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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,

PHOTOS – Shredding Sidecountry in Alta

March 7, 2013
  Local telemark skier Kate Hourihan, also my guide for the day Image:: Mandy Lamont Mountainwa

BLOG – Anna Segal – Time To Slow My Roll

March 4, 2013
  Right 7 safety at Copper Mountain The Copper World Cup Image:: Chillfactor | An

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

BLOG – Nat Segal – FWT Stop in Chamonix

February 5, 2013
All set and ready to go, on top of the course Image:: Nat Segal Mountainwatch | Nat Segal Chamonix,

BLOG – Nat Segal – Shredding the Freeride World Tour

January 20, 2013
Bam! 10% on the bar Nat? Image:: FWT Mountainwatch | Nat Segal ED: Nat managed to pull off a very im

BLOG – Jordan Houghton – Yesterday Did Not Go As Expected

January 15, 2013
The Copper jump line with boen in the foreground Chillfactor | Jordan Houghton Yesterday did not go


January 8, 2013
Chillfactor | Jordan Houghton Firstly, happy new year and all that. One good thing about new years d

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


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

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


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


August 29, 2012
    Nat and Hanna Send the Ditch | Nat Segal Nat Segal and Hanna Fisher, two bad-ass Austr

BLOG One Aspen Winter – A New Year Update

January 23, 2012
Epic Aspen. Image:: Aspen Blog | George Raptis An update from One Aspen Winter So much has been happ

EDITOR’S BLOG – Don’t Hedge Your Snow Bets

January 12, 2012
  You want column b, not column a… Breckenridge in December looking rather bare and then

Will’s Blog – the JULIAN CARR Interview

August 25, 2011
  Interview blog | Will Stolk G’day again, In this instalment of my blog I continue to sh


July 20, 2011
Kerry testing the flex Equipment Review | Steve Lee Overview There is plenty going on in the world o

NZ Weekly Weather Blog – The Miracle Snow Storm

July 18, 2011
Turoa post storm Battler Image:: Mt Ruapehu Snow Journal | Matt White Hi all, I trust that everyone

BOOTHY’S BLOG – The Best Day Ever

July 11, 2011
  First tracks under Snowgums. Image:: Chris Booth Blog | Chris Booth Thursday the 7th of July

STEVE LEE REVIEWS – Skis for the First Time Purchase

June 28, 2011
Steve putting the skis through their paces on the green runs. Image:: Chris Hocking Equipment Review

NZ Weekly Weather Blog – The Seven Year Hope

June 20, 2011
Mt Hutt Tuesday afternoon Image:: Mt Hutt cam Snow Journal | Matt White They say the weather works i

THE TSC BLOG – Grom Snowboarders at Mt Buller Over the Long Weekend!

June 14, 2011
Transition Snowboard Camp (TSC) in Mt Buller is THE training programme for Australia’s young s
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