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Black Crows – The French Ski Brand with an Australian Connection

October 25, 2018
Chris Booth on moving to Chamonix, Black Crows’ growing success as an international ski brand and

Working In The Snow – It’s a Glamorous Life.

October 24, 2018
Working in the snow is something we should all do for at least one season. Here’s Chillfactor maga

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.

GEAR GUIDE – Nitro Snowboards Video Review

October 18, 2018
In his latest review, Joey checks out three boards from Nitro – the T1, the Team and the Beast.

Mountainwatch Guide To Furano

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

China Building World’s Largest Indoor Ski Resort – Gondola’s And All…

October 16, 2018
We can now add ‘ski resort’ to the increasingly long list of things ‘made in China’ after it

DPS Cinematic Drops Beautiful New Trailer For Film Series The Shadow Campaign – Video

October 15, 2018
The trailer for season five of DPS's annual web series, called The Shadow Campaign, just dropped an

Thredbo 2018 Season Wrap – Simply Sensational

October 11, 2018
Thredbo was at its best this season, the early season snowfall and peak depth of 224cms meant its 60

#Mountainwatchthis Clip Of The Week Instagram Comp – Vote For The Season Winner Here!

October 10, 2018
The time has come to vote for your favourite #mountainwatchthis clip of the week! Check them all out

Must Watch: What Skiers Do In The Summer? – Video

October 9, 2018
It’s been 10 days since the last Australian ski resorts powered down their lifts. 10 painfully lon

Perisher 2018 Season Wrap – Epic Comes To Mind…

October 9, 2018
What an awesome season Perisher has had... You could even say it was epic!

Have You Heard About Whistler Blackcomb’s 3 New Lifts For 2018-19?

October 9, 2018
If you thought Whistler Blackcomb couldn’t get any bigger and/or better, think again…

Unique Mountain Bike Race On Snow Closes 2018 Snow Season at Falls Creek

October 8, 2018
Falls Creek’s 2018 snow season finished with a bang over the weekend, closing lifts for the second

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

Hotham – A Season in Photos

October 5, 2018
In a season like this Hotham comes into its own, the steep terrain and trees the perfect set up for

Oyuki’s 2018 Team Edit Will Have You Booking Flights To Japan – Video

October 5, 2018
Literally translated, OYUKI means big snow in Japanese... and we think this edit from the OYUKI tea

Gear Guide – Burton Snowboards Video Review

October 4, 2018
In this review Joey takes a look at three boards from Burton – the Process, the Custom and Custom

Perisher Begins Construction of New Leichhardt Chairlift

October 3, 2018
Today we saw the first step in the construction of the new Leichhardt Quad Chair

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

30 Of The Best And Most Bizarre Upcycled Skis And Snowboards

October 2, 2018
Can one skier’s trash be another skier’s treasure?

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

The Not-Quite-End-of-Season Weekend What’s On

September 28, 2018
This weekend is when we usually celebrate the end of the season and this year we are celebrating  a

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
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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

Gallery – The South Island So Far

July 22, 2014
South Island skier, Harry Pettit, enjoying some fresh pow at the Remarkables. Image:: Vaughan Brookf

Snow Alert – 10 to 30cm inbound for Australia next week

July 17, 2014
Snow continued to fall last night in Falls Creek, we can expect a short break of mostly fine weather

Snow Alert Aus – 30 – 40cm inbound – Updated

July 6, 2014
Dhanu Sherpa slashes some perfect Aussie pow in Thredbo over the weekend. No doubt this week will of

Season Outlook 2014 – July Update – New Zealand

July 4, 2014
Opening day at The Remarkables yesterday saw blue sky, a new chairlift and some fresh snow. Not bad,

Storm Journal – The Superstorm

July 3, 2014
Far too cold for work. Mt Buller looking its best. Image:: Andrew Railton Mountainwatch | Reggae Ell

Snow Alert NZ – Revised – Up to 40cm to Fall Down South

June 30, 2014
Powder days in the Southern Lakes have been few and far between so far, but this one coming up will

Season Outlook 2014 – July Update – Australia

June 30, 2014
The last few days will be remembered for many seasons to come. A truly epic snowfall. Fingers crosse

Storm Watch – Dump and Dumper

June 25, 2014
Now that’s what you call a season-starter Image:: Perisher Mountainwatch | Storm Wrap There

Snow Alert Aus – Another 60cm expected

June 25, 2014
Bam. June 2014 Powder day – Check Image:: Thredbo SNOW ALERT Snow Likelihood rating: Have you loo

Snow Alert Aus – Updated – Up to 85cm expected this week

June 23, 2014
Snowmaking has been the key to any skiing so far, but it’s all going to change this week with

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

Snow Alert – 20-50cm on the way for Canterbury

June 6, 2014
Will Canterbury see another cold outbreak like the one last June? Time will tell, but all signs are

Season Outlook 2014 – June Update – New Zealand

June 4, 2014
Last week’s snowfall brought the snow level right down to the lake in Queenstown. It has also

Season Outlook 2014 – June Update – Australia

May 31, 2014
Monday’s front left a few cms up high in Thredbo, though the warm air that followed meant it d
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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

Asahikawa – The gateway to Central Hokkaido’s Powder Belt – Travel

September 26, 2017
Reggae Ellis goes in search of Hokkaido’s endless powder belt. Image:: Provided Mountainwatch | By

Buller X – Proof of Big Mountain Freeriding in Our Backyard – Event Recap

September 22, 2017
Coen Bennie navigating just one of the coight-clenching chutes on Thursday’s finals. Photo:: Harro

Buller X Gets the Green Light – it’s on – Australia’s first Freeride Competition

September 20, 2017
The call has been made, tomorrow is the day that Australia’s first big-mountain freeride type even

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
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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

The SoO AirTime Winners Announced

September 22, 2010
Team Victoria’s Johnny Lipzker. Image:: Joey Corcoran SoO AirTime | Watkin Mclennan It’s

Thredbo Freeride Series Big Air

September 21, 2010
Jye Kearney Event | Images:: Ben Hansen Mother Nature turned it on for the final event in the Thredb

Mountainwatch Interschools Snowsport Scholarship Winners

September 15, 2010
Maddy Alexis. Image:; Lorrae Alexis Words | Don St Pierre With the conclusion of the Suburu National
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