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Mountainwatch Guide to Squaw Valley Alpine Meadows

September 28, 2018
Squaw Valley has long been regarded as one of the best resorts the US, an iconic mountain

The Changing Face Of Whistler

September 26, 2018
It’s December 30, smack bang in the middle of the Christmas holidays. An unseasonably cold front h

10 Years Of The Atomic Bentchetler – The Pinnacle Of A Playful Ski – Video

September 25, 2018
There's selling a ski. And then there's selling a ski. This video from Atomic is firmly situated in

Perisher Park Skied Backwards And We Don’t Mean ‘Switch’ – Video

September 25, 2018
Watch the short clip for yourself and appreciate everything from the stylish riding of Australian Ru

Burning Sidewall – The Film (+ Ski) From Line That’ll Make You Want To Go Skiing – Video

September 24, 2018
LINE put it best when they said, "this film is less of an explanation of the ski but rather a cele

Pond Skim Makes A Big Splash At Buller

September 24, 2018
A spectacular line-up of skimmers took on the famous Mt Buller pond on Bourke Street on Saturday, Se

Buller Chairlift Auction Raises $100,000 for Mansfield Hospital

September 24, 2018
Buller Ski Lifts auctioned chairs from the Blue Bullet chairlift over the weekend on the Bourke Stre

SLUSH PUPPIES – Get on the right skis and spring snow is a lot of fun

September 21, 2018
Spring snow is fun, even when it gets soft and slushy, you just need the right equipment and a good

Thredbo’s Antons Park – A Skate Park On Snow

September 21, 2018
Thredbo’s Anton’s Park is unique and a lot of fun at the moment with a variety of transitions as

Mt Buller Mourns Passing of Pioneer Hans Grimus

September 20, 2018
The Mt Buller community is today celebrating the life and mourning the passing of mountain pioneer a

Unspoilt with amazing views, Mt Stirling is a great location to enjoy a backcountry experience

September 19, 2018
Looking out onto the peaks of Stirling from Mt. Buller’s north face I once saw an unassuming hill.

Here’s Why Vail Should Be The Top Of Your Bucket List

September 19, 2018
It’s the Colorado giant that other resorts love to hate – and once you’ve skied there, you’l

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

Hotham Junior Big Mountain Freeride Event – Wrap Up

September 18, 2018
The last major junior event of the season was held in Hotham on Sunday when the Junior Big Mountain

Gear Guide – Salomon Snowboards Video Review

September 17, 2018
In this review Joey takes a look at three boards from Salomon - the Villain, Assassin and the Ultima

Let’s Split – Trip Four, The Main Range

September 14, 2018
For TRIP 4 of Let’s Split, a large and very enthusiastic group of shredders met at Dead Horse Gap

Gear Guide – Lange XT 130 Freetour Boot

September 12, 2018
Lange's XT Free 130 is the flagship boot of the range, the 130 flex gives the response and control y

A Dream Week In Jackson Hole – Video

September 11, 2018
This epic video out of Jackson Hole last season (one in which they received over 500" (nearly 13m)

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,

Mt Baw Baw’s Japan Weekend

September 10, 2018
It gets even better this weekend with Mt Baw Baw's inaugural Japan Weekend,

The Queens Have Conquered Thredbo… A Sparkling And Glittery Inaugural Rainbow Mountain

September 10, 2018
  Mountainwatch | Press Release Rainbow Mountain – A Heaps Gay Snow Week made its debut l

Blue Bullet Chairlift Auction At Mt Buller

September 10, 2018
Buller Ski Lifts will auction 61 chairs from the Blue Bullet chairlift ahead of the lift’s retirem

Alterra Mountain company to acquire Crystal Mountain Resort in Washington

September 7, 2018
Alterra Mountain Company announces that it has entered into an agreement to purchase Crystal Mountai

Mountainwatch Guide to Heavenly Ski Resort

September 7, 2018
Heavenly resort has long been a favourite for Australians heading for an overseas snow holiday,
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Snow Season Outlook 2015 – July Update – New Zealand

June 30, 2015
The Remarkables delayed their opening due to ongoing construction of their new base building. Once t

UPDATED Powder Delivery to the South Island to Continue – NZ Snow Alert

June 30, 2015
South Island skiers are in for a treat this week, with 10-20cm of fresh snow due to arrive from tomo

Snow Season Outlook 2015 – July Update – Australia – El Nino’s Iron Grip

June 29, 2015
There may not be much natural snow, but there’s definitely snow. Zahra Kell rip through some m

New Zealand Scores – The Storm in Photos

June 20, 2015
Queenstown’s Coronet Peak was among the first to open, snow totals were less than the Canterbu

UPDATED – 48 Hours of Snow – Snow Alert Australia

June 17, 2015
The calm before the storm, June 17, 2015 Image:: Thredbo Snow Likelihood rating:

Snow on the Way in the South – Snow Alert NZ

June 16, 2015
Coronet Peak turned it on for Opening Day last weekend, but if this storm comes through that powder

Snow Alert NZ – UPDATED – Large Front Inbound, Possibility of 70cm

June 5, 2015
There’s going to be some rain first, but areas close to the divide could be in for up to 70cm

Snow Season Outlook 2015 – June Update – New Zealand

June 2, 2015
The winter buzz is strong in the South Island thanks to last week’s dump. But what’s ins

Snow Season Outlook 2015 – June Update – Australia – Welcome to Winter

June 1, 2015
Welcome to Winter. Lake Jindabyne, June 1, 2015 Image:: Lucas Wilkinson Australian Seasonal Snow Out

Snow Alert NZ – Weekend snow in the South Island?

May 28, 2015
#stormlife up at The Remarks Image:: The Remarkables SNOW ALERT Snow Likelihood rating: It’s a cr

Snow Season Outlook 2015 – May Update – New Zealand

May 5, 2015
Autumn snow on Autumn trees in Arrowtown, New Zealand Image:: Vaughan Brookfield New Zealand Seasona

Snow Season Outlook 2015 – May Update – Australia – Wrong’un’s Revival

May 4, 2015
June 30, 2014 – far too cold for work. Winter beckons. Image:: Mt Buller Australian Seasonal Snow

Snow Season Outlook 2015 – New Zealand – The Bledisloe of Snow

April 3, 2015
Last winter was less than disappointing in New Zealand, although there were still quite a few good d

Snow Season Outlook 2015 – Australia – El Nino Dos Awaits

March 31, 2015
It was the ‘Wrong’un’ of last year that delivered the epic falls of late June and earl

The Wait is Over, Niseko Expects Heavy Snow – Snow Alert

December 1, 2014
Just a tease, you know this is coming… Dec 2013, Niseko Image:: Niseko Photography SNOW ALERT

Snow Alert NZ – Consistent top-ups on the way down south

September 15, 2014
Cardrona’s carpark this afternoon. Reports indicate about 7cm has fallen through the day. Imag

Season Outlook 2014 – September Update – New Zealand

September 2, 2014
While the powder days have been few and far between, this mid-August dump was perfect. Harry Pettit

Essay – Nat Segal – Skiing in the face of Climate Change

August 30, 2014
Nat and her family at Mt Buller. “This is what I remember winter being like as a kid, they became

Season Outlook 2014 – September Update – Australia

August 29, 2014
Spring in the high country, does it get any better? Image:: Falls Creek Australian Seasonal Snow Out

Opinion – Can Snowboarding Go Green?

August 26, 2014
The guilt-free boarder. Is enviro misrepresentation rife in snowboarding? Or are there those who are

Season Outlook 2014 – August Update – New Zealand

August 5, 2014
The South Island received a healthy 25cm top-up over the weekend, this week is shaping up well, too.

Season Outlook 2014 – August Update – Australia

August 4, 2014
While they don’t bring snow, high pressure systems ain’t all bad. A groomer scores the s

Snow Alert Aus – 15 to 30cm inbound

July 29, 2014
The storm that hit around the 18th July delivered some incredible snow to Mt Hotham, if temps stay l

Opinion – Avalanches, The Darker Side of the Storm

July 25, 2014
Recent snow conditions have brought avalanche danger to the forefront of backcountry user’s mi
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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 partn

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 hel

Thredbo Offers Guided Backcountry Tours This Winter

April 27, 2018
Adam Kroenert slicing some beautiful snow on Mount Etheridge Mountainwatch | Reggae Elliss Thredbo h

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-

Sage Kotsenburg in Hakuba

April 6, 2018
Olympic gold medallist Sage Kotsenburg recently travelled to hakuba, Japan to chase some of the stee

Finally, A Classic Storm Cycle at Jackson Hole

March 20, 2018
Tami Razenger, Dylan Dipentima and Tim McLennan having a powder party run on an awesome day. Photo:

World Snow Wrap – Japan, Europe and America

March 13, 2018
Spring has sprung in some parts of the world, but there are more powder days in store for California

Mammoth’s Biggest Storm of the Year Has Set up a Good Spring

March 8, 2018
The snow kept getting deeper each day. Bernie Rosow on a day he described as “nothing short of epi

Records Smashed with 1.6M Visitors to NZ Slopes in 2017

March 7, 2018
The base area at Mt Hutt, looking god on a blue-bird day Mountainwatch | Press Release Ski Areas Ass

Hakuba Valley Joins the Epic Pass

March 2, 2018
Mountainwatch | Press Release hakuba Valley, Nagano, Japan today announced a long-term alliance with

2018 Colorado Season Update – The Year That Broke All the Rules

March 2, 2018
We’re nearing the end of the season, right? Wrong. Let’s take a look at how March is shaping up

Niseko Japan – Conditions Wrap Up – February

March 2, 2018
We’ve needed to break out the snorkels on more than one occasion this month. Image:: Matt Wiseman/

Furano’s Backcountry Beckons, But Beware

February 23, 2018
Furano’s backcountry looking amazing, but like anywhere in the back country, some common sense goe

Myoko Forecast 14th February

February 16, 2018
Mountainwatch The latest update from Myoko. The snow has been consistent throughout the season and l

Mammoth Mountain Is Big and Always Worth a Visit

February 16, 2018
It may be a below average snow year, but Mammoth Mountain is living up to its reputation. Photo Feb

Whistler Micro Adventures

February 5, 2018
It doesn’t have to be a massive expedition to have some fun in the BC Backcountry Anna scoping som

Jackson Hole Update – A Week of Fresh Tracks and More on the Way

February 2, 2018
A bluebird day with 40cms of fresh snow on Jackson’s renowned terrain is something special. Jan 24

Niseko Japan – Fortnightly Wrap Up – January 31st

January 31, 2018
At 1898m, Mt Yotei is hard to miss when the sun comes out… Image:: Piotrek Drzastwa /Niseko Photog

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

2018 Japanese Snow Season Outlook – The Grasshopper

October 22, 2017
Mountainwatch | The Grasshopper Presented by As the ski season draws to a close down here in Austral
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World Heli Challenge Announces a Worldwide Search for 2011 Young Guns

April 12, 2011
2010 World Champion Freeskier Jossi Wells had his first taste of international acclaim when, at age

SoO AirTIme OPEN AIR Call For Entries – Show Your Snow Experiences

April 10, 2011
 SoO Airtime The OPEN AIR, formerly OPEN EDIT, is a super progressive, grassroots film and photog

ACT-Southern NSW Interschools Championships Wrap Up

April 2, 2011
Enjoying some practice runs on the corduroy ACT-Southern NSW Interschools Championships Wrap Up | By

WORLD HELI CHALLENGE – Freeride Day Perfect Except for Injured Davenport

April 2, 2011
Competitors waiting to board the helicopter on a barge in the middle of Lake Wanaka. Image:: Harro W

Online Judging, Photographer & Filmer Shootouts, Gala Awards Night – World Heli Challenge 2011 Bigger than Ever

March 28, 2011
Chris Booth at the 2010 World Heli Challenge. Image:: Harro World Heli Challenge The 2011 World Heli

WINTER X EUROPE Guldemond wins Winter X Europe Slope

March 21, 2011
Winter X Europe | Source – ESPN On a day that finally saw blue skies after nearly a week of st

WINTER X EUROPE Burke wins Women’s SuperPipe

March 21, 2011
Winter X Europe| Source – ESPN At the top of her third and final run in Friday’s Women&#

WINTER X EUROPE Vito Wins First X Event Gold

March 21, 2011
Winter X Europe | Source – ESPN If you ever want to hear an expressive crowd of SuperPipe fans

WINTER X EUROPE Houle 1St, Henshaw 4th in Ski Slopestyle

March 18, 2011
Winter X Europe | Source – Canadian JF Houle took first in Thursday’s ski super

WINTER X EUROPE Clark wins Snowboard Superpipe

March 18, 2011
Winter X Europe | Source – ESPN The Women’s SuperPipe finals went down amidst a storm th

WINTER X EUROPE Kaya Turski Takes Women’s Ski Slope, Anna Segal 4th

March 17, 2011
Winter X | Women’s Slopestyle Canadian Kaya Turski earned her fourth Winter X gold medal ̵

WINTER X EUROPE Kevin Rolland Wins Ski Superpipe

March 17, 2011
Winter X Games | Mens Superpipe Of the 22,500 people in attendance at Wednesday night’s Men

WINTER X 15 History Making Finish for Shaun White

February 1, 2011
Shaun White doing what he does best. Image:: X Games Source – ESPN First Shaun White failed to

WINTER X 15 Highlights – VIDEO Horgmo Tiple Cork, Henshaw Silver, Clark 1080

January 30, 2011
Snowboard big air winner Torstein Horgmo. Image:: X Games Winter X Games UPDATE: Sunday’s Comp

Cuche Sets New Record with 4th Hahnenkamm Win

January 25, 2011
Source – PlanetSki The Swiss racer, Didier Cuche, won the Hahnenkamm race in style on Saturday

VIDEO Louie Vito And Kelly Clark Win Dew Tour Superpipe Finals

January 24, 2011
Winter Dew Tour Louie Vito, of Bellefontaine, Ohio, won his second straight snowboard superpipe Wint

VIDEO Kevin Rolland Wins Dew Tour Freeski Superpipe

January 24, 2011
Winter Dew Tour France’s Kevin Rolland has consistently landed on the podium throughout his Wi

VIDEO Bobby Brown Wins Dew Tour Freeski Slopestyle

January 24, 2011
Winter Dew Tour Bobby Brown of Breckenridge, Colo. pulled out a win in the freeski slopestyle final

VIDEO Torstein Horgmo and Jamie Anderson Win Dew Slopestyle

January 24, 2011
Winter Dew Tour Norway’s Torstein Horgmo and Jamie Anderson of South Lake Tahoe, Calif., each

French Dominate First Stage of Freeride World Tour 2011

January 24, 2011
Image:: / C. Margot Freeride World Tour The Nissan Freeride de Chamonix Mont-B

DEW TOUR – Stop 2, Killington, Begins Friday

January 19, 2011
Winter Dew Tour Over 140 of the best freeski and snowboard athletes will compete this weekend at Kil

VIDEO Alex ‘Chumpy’ Pullin – Snowboard Cross WORLD CHAMPION

January 19, 2011
Snowboard Cross Alex ‘Chumpy’ Pullin from Mansfield, Victoria became Australia’s l

TTR WORLD TOUR Tanteri, Anderson Victorious in Burton European Open Slopestyle

January 17, 2011
TTR Burton European Open 2011 Slopestyle Highlights from ttrworldtour on Vimeo.   TTR World Tou

TTR WORLD TOUR Piiroinen, Clark Claim Victory in Burton European Open Halfpipe

January 17, 2011
TTR Burton European Open 2011 Halfpipe Highlights from ttrworldtour on Vimeo.   TTR World Tour
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BLOG Taking the Piste – Don’t Call the Season Yet

July 13, 2010
Taking the Piste – Rachael Oakes-Ash Powder perfect days at Thredbo must be just around the co

BLOG Moguls Mastery – The Basics

July 7, 2010
  2010 Olympic gold medalist Alexandre Bilodeau of Canada (left) and Australia’s Dale Beg

BLOG Taking the Piste – Aussie Snow Girls Rock

June 25, 2010
Taking the Piste – Rachael Oakes-Ash Anna Segal Blog | Rachael Oakes-Ash Do you mock your mate

BLOG The Snow Greenie – Time to get into the Backcountry

June 17, 2010
Mt Hotham, Opening weekend 2010. Image:: Cam Walker Cam Walker | Alpine Environmentalist So, Winter

BLOG The Weather Whisperer – Snow-a-caine

June 16, 2010
Snowflakes in detail Aaron Cook | Alpine Meteorologist There’s a special white powder that I l

BLOG Taking the Piste – What makes you go back for more?

June 15, 2010
  Taking the Piste – Rachael Oakes-Ash The endless quest for the perfect turn… Imag

BLOG The Snow Greenie – Winter on its way

June 4, 2010
  A Thredbo Sunrise. Mother Nature’s Beauty is well worth protecting. Image – Thred

BLOG Taking the Piste – Snow Way to Start a Season

May 27, 2010
Skiing pow in the gum trees at Thredbo. Image – Thredbo Rachael Oakes-Ash I always feel in lim

Taking The Piste – Skiing Holidays Going Cheap

October 23, 2009
  Taking the Piste – Rachael Oakes-Ash This view now on sale, care of a strengthening Aus

Taking The Piste – The 2009 Ski Season Wrap Up

September 30, 2009
  Taking the Piste – Rachael Oakes-Ash By Rachael Oakes-Ash Australia loves an underdog,

Taking The Piste – Final Blog from inside The World Heli-Challenge

September 14, 2009
By Rachael Oakes-Ash Photos By Camilla Stoddart The World Heli-Challenge comes to an end for 2009 Af

Taking The Piste – Blog 2 from Inside The World Heli-Challenge

September 8, 2009
  Taking the Piste – Rachael Oakes-Ash By Rachael Oakes-Ash Photos by Camilla Stoddart It

Taking The Piste – The Cheapest Heli-skiing in NZ

September 4, 2009
  Taking the Piste – Rachael Oakes-Ash By Rachael Oakes-Ash All Photos by: Ted Sealey (ww

Taking The Piste – NZ Travel Blog

August 18, 2009
  Taking the Piste – Rachael Oakes-Ash Part 1 – Mt Ruapehu, North Island By Rachael

Taking The Piste – Following The Tracks Of Your Favourite Big Name Skier

August 10, 2009
Taking the Piste – Rachael Oakes-Ash With Rachael Oakes Ash Ski legend and Warren Miller Ski P
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