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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

World Snow Wrap – The Best Early Season Conditions Are In The US

December 7, 2018
Massive snow totals last week in California, snow on the way for Europe and Canada and things starti

Kicking Horse Leading Canada’s Biggest Terrain Expansion for 2018/19

December 6, 2018
The expansion of terrain will amount to being the biggest terrain expansion in Canada with a potenti

The Sky Piercer – Climbing and Skiing Aoraki (Mount Cook) New Zealand’s Highest Mountain – Full Movie

December 5, 2018
The Sky Piercer is a film about three skiers and one snowboarder taking on the exposed, technical te
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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

Science Confirms Monster El Nino, Skiers Ask What it Means for Pow? – NOAA Winter Outlook

October 20, 2015
November 26, 2014 in Vail. With the strong El Nino tipped to favour Colorado and its southern neighb

How The Peaks Of the Kosciuszko Main Range Got Their Names – Backcountry

October 1, 2015
Chris Booth and Jason Robinson look out onto The Sentinel and on towards Jagungal and Watson’s

Six Girls Ski Greenland – Shifting Ice & Changing Tides – Video

September 29, 2015
Mountainwatch | Video In March of 2014 six women set sail from Isafjordur, Iceland with the intentio

Snow Season Outlook 2015 – September Update – New Zealand

September 2, 2015
Where else can you get that good a view? Stunning South Island scenery Image:: NZSki/Coronet Peak Ne

Snow Season Outlook 2015 – September Update – Australia – Spring Beckons

August 31, 2015
There’s still at least four weeks of skiing left, and as Reggae Elliss once said: “Skiin

Snow Alert NZ – Canterbury to Score 30-50cm Storm

August 31, 2015
While it might not be this drastic, there’s some great powder days on their way to the Canterb

UPDATED – The Sneaky South-Easter Continues – Snow Alert Australia

August 24, 2015
In Thredbo snow fell down to the Ranger Station – about 1000masl Image:: Thredbo SNOW ALERT UP

Snow Season Outlook 2015 – August Update – New Zealand

August 3, 2015
Treble Cone is close enough to the divide to make the most of the northerly feeds, yet well-exposed

Snow Season Outlook 2015 – August Update – Australia – The Bait and Switch

July 31, 2015
The last two storms have done alot to fill in terrain and open up new areas. Jess Rich looks out acr

UPDATED – The Groundhog Storm, 30-50cm Inbound – Snow Alert Australia

July 28, 2015
Last weekend will be long remembered as one of the best days of 2015. Will this weekend be better? R

Thunder-Snow and the Season-Saver – Storm Journal

July 21, 2015
By the afternoon on Friday 10 July it was absolutely puking in Perisher Image:: Perisher Mountainwat

UPDATED – The Weekend Storm, up to 40cm Expected – Snow Alert Australia

July 21, 2015
Haig Burbury lays out a super-casual powder turn through some fine Thredbo snow last weekend. Here&#

Season-Starter Delivers up to 50cm – The Storm in Photos

July 13, 2015
Mt Buller awoke to a very welcome blanket of snow on Sunday morning. Image:: Mt Buller Mountainwatch

UPDATED – The Wait Is Over, up to 50cm inbound – Snow Alert Australia

July 4, 2015
If everything goes to plan, this week’s cold fronts will turn our season around Image:: Perish

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
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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

MT BULLER ANNOUNCES NEW CHAIRLIFT FOR 2019

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

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

Southern Lakes Heliski – This Is The Season To Get The Goods

July 30, 2018
New Zealand has been getting plenty of quality snow this winter and while the in-resort skiing has b

One Day In Niseko – Bottomless Perfection – Video

July 30, 2018
While most powder edits take weeks if not an entire season to film, before enough pow days have accu

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

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!

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

Mountainwatch Guide To Mount Hotham

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

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

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

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

Girl’s Day Out To Remember – Southern Lakes Heliski

June 29, 2018
One of the misconceptions about heli skiing is that it is all about gnarly terrain, cliff drops and

Where To Stop On Your Way To The Snow This season – Lerida Estate

June 28, 2018
Perched on the shores of Lake George, Lerida Estate is a well positioned stop-over, halfway between

Ikon Pass Announces Partnership With Thredbo

June 27, 2018
It was announced yesterday that Thredbo is now part of the Ikon Pass, meaning Ikon Pass holders rece

Where To Ski Overseas For First-Timers

June 23, 2018
Australian skiers and snowboarders are renowned travellers and at many resorts in the US, Canada and

Air & Style – Jindabyne to Sydney – Mountainwatch Tour

June 22, 2018
Mountainwatch have made getting to the historic event far easier, by putting together an all-inclusi
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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

VIDEO Icy Plunge at Falls Creek to Bargain for Good Season

June 1, 2011
Plunging into Rockey Valley Lake. Image: Chris Hocking Press Release Each year Falls Creek Alpine Re

2011 ESS Billy Rail Jam Video

May 24, 2011
  Saturday saw the annual ESS Billy rail jam go down at Erina, NSW with thousands of people tur

Go Seek Queenstown Premiere

May 23, 2011
    The world premiere of Go Seek, the new film from Reason Films and Transfer Snowboard M

Boxes For Days Comes Down Under

May 20, 2011
  Lib Tech & GNU tour ‘Boxes for Days’ Down Under ‘Boxes for Days’

A Close Up of the Athletes of Light the Wick and Deeper

May 13, 2011
  With the Australian premiere screenings of both Teton Gravity Research’s “Deeper&

Ski & Snowboard Australia Awards 2011 Honour World Champions

May 3, 2011
Holly, Nate and Chumpy with their Athlete of the Year awards. Image:: Nick Parkinson SSA Awards 2011

WORLD HELI CHALLENGE FORECAST – Heavy Wind and Snow Expected

April 27, 2011
At the WHC launch day, 26 July. Image:: Harro World Heli Challenge Forecast | The Grasshopper WORLD

Groundbreaking TGR Films to Premiere in Sydney this May

April 18, 2011
  Words | Pat Morrow In their latest films (that is Light the Wick and Deeper), Teton Gravity R

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 – ESPN.com 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
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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

NZ Weekly Weather Blog – Getting the Goods!

June 11, 2011
Cardrona on the weekend, what a difference a week makes! Image:: Cardrona Snow Journal | Matt White

PHOTO BLOG Storm Chasin’ USA 7 – Jackson ‘AWESOME’ Hole

March 2, 2011
Our crew (find Charlie) plus a few others we encountered wandering around in the backcountry Words &

BLOG Storm Chasin’ USA 3 – Road Trip

February 15, 2011
Road Trip! Words & Images | Tess Cook Next time someone asks me where they should take their nex

VIDEO PHOTO BLOG Storm Chasin’ USA 2 – Epic Day

February 11, 2011
  Behind the lens, the long range lens Blog | Tess Cook As days in the office go, this was one

TRAVEL BLOG – Chile & Argentina Snowboarding – Part 2

September 15, 2010
Punta De Lobo is a mechanical left hand point break that’s 10 minutes south of Chile’s f

Editor’s top 10s – So What to do in Spring?

September 7, 2010
Steve Lee’s Backcounty Tours. Image:: Chris Hocking Words | Tess Cook Springtime in the snow,

Zoe’s Blog – Road Trip

September 1, 2010
Nat Segal in the Rip Curl Pro. Image:: Hanno Words | Zoe Jaboor The first day back at work after a 1

BOOTHY’S BLOG – Blue Lake

August 31, 2010
Ben and Simon contemplate. Image:: Courtesy Chris Booth Words | Chris Booth Henry Ford once wrote th

Zoe’s Blog – Chick of the Week

August 24, 2010
Olympian and all round champion chick with stix Katya Crema. Image:: Elle Cook Blog | Zoe Jaboor Chi

Taking the Piste – Australia’s Quintessential Snow Runs

August 21, 2010
  Taking the Piste – Rachael Oakes-Ash Rachael and her ski porter. Image:: Alexander Evan

BLOG The Snow Greenie – Climate change and the snow sports community

August 17, 2010
  The Snow Greenie – Cam Walker Melting snow is a symptom of climate change. Image:; Elle

BOOTHY”S BLOG – Skiing the Tasman Glacier

August 16, 2010
View of Mt Cook from the Hermitage Lodge. Blog | Chris Booth Images | Courtesy Chris Booth New Zeala

BOOTHY’S BLOG – Heli Skiing at Mt Cook

August 16, 2010
  Chris Booth finding some late-afternoon pow.. Image:: Courtesy Chris Booth Blog | Chris Booth

The SoO AirTime BLOG – Shredbo

August 11, 2010
Joey getting in front of the lens for a turn. Image:: Watkin McLennan. So AirTime | Watkin McLennan

Boothy’s Blog – Snowpark with Charlie Timmins

August 2, 2010
Me unnatural 360 on the set up jump. Image:: Charlie Timmins Blog | Chris Booth My roomie for the Wo

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 WalkerCam Walker | Alpine Environmentalist So, Winter i
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