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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

Thredbo’s Cannonball MTB Festival, Australia’s Biggest Mountain Biking Event, Dec 5-9, $100k Prize Purse

December 5, 2018
The Thredbo Cannonball MTB Festival kicks is set to again be Australia's biggest and richest mountai

Gear Guide – 2019 Nitro Beast Video Review

December 4, 2018
Joey had the opportunity to ride with a few of the Nitro crew and also try out the full range of nex

Rusutsu, Japan Joins Epic Australia Pass For The 2019-20 Winter Season.

December 4, 2018
Epic Australia Pass, Epic Pass and Epic Local Pass holders will receive five consecutive complimenta

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

Inbounds Avalanche Buries 5 Skiers At Jackson Hole Over The Weekend, No Major Injuries Reported

December 3, 2018
The slide occurred in the 'expert chutes' area of the resort that was open to the public at the time

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

Snowboard Legend Travis Rice To Compete In Freeride World Tour 2019 First Stop In Hakuba Japan

November 30, 2018
Travis Rice will look to claim his first ever Freeride World Tour (FWT) podium in Hakuba, Japan, Jan

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

Rejoice – Sammy Carlson getting Creative in the BC Backcountry – Video

November 26, 2018
Sammy taking his incredible skills into natural terrain where his creative approach to pillow lines

DPS Cinematic’s Shadow Campaign, Season 5, Episode 1 – ‘The Abbey’ – Video

November 26, 2018
DPS Cinematic's fifth season of 'The Shadow Campaign' is finally here and their first ethereal episo

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
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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

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
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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

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

Mountainwatch Want To Take You To Japan! – Introducing Mountainwatch Tours

June 21, 2018
A first for us, we’re excited to announce a tailor-made tour to the powder paradise that we’ve p

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

5 Reasons You Should Try A New Resort This Season

June 20, 2018
The mountains are unique. They're one of the few places where we can take a deep breath of crisp, fr

Mountainwatch Must Watch – ‘Elsewhere – Winter in Japan’

June 15, 2018
Some of our countries best riders explore the contrasts of Japan in a brand new film from Finnegan L

Boothy’s Blog – Why I Love Opening Weekend

June 9, 2018
Fresh-faced and free, people are excited and jittery and alive. Staff are trying extra hard with cus

Mountainwatch Guide to Park City

May 24, 2018
The home of the Sundance Film Festival and 2002 Olympics is the perfect base from which to explore w

Niseko – All It’s Cracked Up To Be?

May 17, 2018
Niseko undeniably receives a great deal of attention in the snow world. Attention from professional

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/
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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

TTR WORLD TOUR Toutant, Anderson, Haller, Clark Win O’Neill Evolution

January 10, 2011
Press Release The 6Star O’Neill Evolution wrapped up in Davos, Switzerland with Sebastien Tout

VIDEO – WINTER DEW TOUR Nike 6.0, Breckenridge Begins Friday

December 15, 2010
Breckenridge Team Rider Banks Gilberti testing out the Dew Tour superpipe. Image:: Breckenridge Wint

Vito, Farrington, Dorey and Groenewoud Win Grand Prix

December 13, 2010
Byron Wells at the USA Halfpipe Grand Prix, Copper Mountain. Image:: Courtesy Snowsports NZ USA Half

Ski Halfpipe’s Olympic Journey Steps up With Inaugural Grand Prix

December 9, 2010
Big Air champion Bobby Brown, who visited Australia earlier this year, will make his halfpipe debut

Sebastien Toutant Wins 6star Oakley Shaun White Air & Style In Beijing, China

December 6, 2010
Press Release Canadian rider, Sebastien Toutant, was the winner of the Oakley Shaun White Air &

VIDEO – The WORLD HELI CHALLENGE 2010 Highlights – Part 2

November 18, 2010
This is part two of the World Heli Challenge, the essential viewing. Featuring all the action from t

Winter Dew Tour – New Names added to Confirmed Athletes List

November 10, 2010
Winter Dew Tour 10/11 Scotty Lago, Tom Wallisch and Australia’s own Anna Segal have been named

A Mountain of a Cycle – the 7 Peaks Challenge

November 10, 2010
The downhill run at Hotham. Image:: Courtesy 7 Peaks Challenge Alpine Summer The Seven Peaks Challen

CHILL Perisher Snowboarding Trip 2010

November 9, 2010
The 2010 CHILL group. Image:: Thanks to CHILL CHILL Snow Program 2010 CHILL is a not-for-profit, lea

VIDEO – The WORLD HELI CHALLENGE 2010 Highlights – Part 1

November 9, 2010
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Freeride World Tour Qualifier Events Announced

November 4, 2010
Competitors waiting for the start, Chaminox 2010. Image:: C Margot/Freeride World Tour Freeride Worl

TEASER The Freeride World Tour 2011

November 4, 2010
The world’s best freeriders captured by the world’s best photographers. Image:: C Margot

Photo Snow Report – Toyota One Hit Wonder Week in THREDBO

September 24, 2010
Charlie Timmins. Snow Journal 15 – 19 September | Andrew Fawcett You couldn’t have scrip
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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

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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