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The Grasshopper’s Weekly Japan Forecast – Good Snowfalls Saturday, Warm Temps and Rain Tuesday and Wednesday

February 14, 2019
 Ten day totals this week should lie in the range of 25-45cm for most resorts, with up to 60cm on m

The Grasshopper’s Weekly North American Forecast – Sierras About to Pop and Southern Rockies Burgeoning, While Canada Goes Hungry

February 14, 2019
In a similar story to last week, the Sierras will continue to pig-out on massive snowfalls with ten-

The Fifty – Cody Townsend’s Quest To Ski The 50 Classic Descents Of North America. Episode 3. – Video

February 14, 2019
In this episode Cody heads to Nevada to climb and ski a couloir known as Terminal Cancer, accompanie

Press Release – Mammoth Mountain Announces It’s Staying Open Until July 4 As HUGE Snow Season Continues

February 13, 2019
Today Mammoth Mountain announced they will be staying open through to July 4th for skiing and riding

Treeline – An Ethereal Film By Patagonia Celebrating Trees And Skiing Between Them – Video

February 12, 2019
Patagonia’s latest film ‘Treeline’ is a long-awaited celebration of trees and the skiing they

Insider Guide To Eating Out In Hakuba

February 11, 2019
Know before you go: these are the must-try places to fuel up in Hakuba.

Scotty James Wins Third Consecutive World Championship – Watch His Winning Run

February 9, 2019
Scotty James is on a roll, the Australian snowboarder winning his third consecutive  halfpipe World

World Snow Wrap – Massive Snow Totals In the US and Europe

February 8, 2019
Huge Snow totals in California and Utah, a mixed bag in Japan and Canada and a good couple of weeks

Kiwi Skier Craig Murray’s Winning Freeride World Tour Run – Video

February 7, 2019
Check out Craig Murray's run that earned him 93.00 points and the top spot on the Kicking Horse podi

Sun Valley and Snowbasin Join the Epic Pass

February 7, 2019
Vail Resorts, Inc. (NYSE: MTN), Sun Valley Resort and Snowbasin Resort jointly announced today that

The Grasshopper’s Weekly North American Forecast – Cascades and Sierras to Cop Big Snowfalls as “Little Foot” follows in the steps of big brother

February 7, 2019
As Big Foot stomps off to the east, the trail of powder he left measures between 2-3m in the Sierras

The Grasshopper’s Weekly Japan Forecast – Consistent Top-ups and Cold Temps For a Great Week

February 7, 2019
We saw a mid-season blip last week, whereby heinously warm temperatures dropped a whole swag of rain

Epic Conditions and Big Performances Make for an Unforgettable Day At FWT 19 Stop Two in Kicking Horse, Golden, BC.

February 6, 2019
The world’s best took advantage of perfect freeride conditions in the Purcell Mountains for an exc

The 5 Red Flags Unstable Snow & Avalanche Danger – Video

February 6, 2019
This short clip from Craig Gordon of the Utah Avalanche Centre simplifies avalanches for us with 5 a

Le Bent Wins Awards at Outdoor Retailer/ SSA Trade Show in Denver – Press Release

February 5, 2019
Le Bent, the Australian sock and base layer company, is making in-roads into North America and the 

The Fifty – Cody Townsend’s Quest to Ski the 50 Classic Ski Descents  In North America – video

February 2, 2019
The latest challenge Cody has set for himself is a big one,  a three-year project to ski all 50 lin

Grasshopper’s Weekly North American Forecast – Snow Aplenty During West-wide “Big Foot” Storm

January 31, 2019
The Sierras will strike back with a vengeance this week after last week left resorts there snowless.

Niseko Japan Fortnightly Wrap Up – January 31st 2019

January 31, 2019
The fabled 'Japanuary' has come to an end but the powder skiing sure hasn’t… Check out the lates

Grasshopper’s Weekly Japan Forecast – Snow Falling Into Saturday, Then Rain On Honshu Late Sunday/Monday

January 31, 2019
After Japanuary goes out with a bang, the first week of February is looking a little slower. That’

A Behind the Scenes Look at Candide Thovex’s Film Ski The World – Video

January 31, 2019
Candide Thovex has dropped the first edit of his Behind The Scenes webs series, which documents the

Send And Return – BCA’s Safe Backcountry Shredding Series, Episode 2 – Video

January 30, 2019
Riley Leboe, Mike Henitiuk, and Matt Margetts use their snowmobiles to access some stellar backcount

FWT Heads To Kicking Horse For Event Two of 2019 World Tour, Feb 2-8

January 29, 2019
After an epic start to the 2019 winter in Hakuba, Japan, the world’s best are making their way to

World Snow Wrap – Things Calm Down After Some Big Storms

January 25, 2019
Huge snow totals in California, the powder cycle resumes in Japan and things have calmed down in Aus

Grasshopper’s Weekly North American Forecast – Rockies Will Do Well Amidst a Subdued Wild West

January 24, 2019
The Rockies look set to make the most of a bad situation with ten-day accumulations between 25-45cm
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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

Australian Snow Journal: Season Starter Storm Drops 80cms Of Snow

June 19, 2018
The first big storm of the year dropped 70-100cms of snow across the Australian Alps in the past 6 d

Protect Our Winters – Coming To Australia

June 15, 2018
An Australian chapter of global environmental group Protect Our Winters (POW) is due to launch in Au

2018 New Zealand Snow Season Outlook – June Update

June 12, 2018
With opening weekend done and dusted at a few of New Zealand’s ski fields and epic amounts of snow

Opening Weekend – What’s Open?

June 8, 2018
A cursory look at the cams and you’d be aware there won't be a lot of natural snow on the ground a

Historic Snowfalls – A Look Back At The Biggest Snowfalls Australia’s Ever Seen

June 7, 2018
We thought we'd go a step further than romanticisation and attempt to set the record straight, chron

2018 Australian Snow Season Outlook – June Update

May 30, 2018
May has certainly been a month of feast and famine. Like little piggies, we gobbled up a three-day b

2018 Australian Snow Season Outlook – May Update

May 10, 2018
Brace yourself folks, snow is on the way, and sooner than you may think. In fact, it's arriving as w

2018 New Zealand Snow Season Outlook

May 2, 2018
Want to learn more about snow forecasting? Download the FREE ‘Grasshoppers Guide To Snow Forec

Winter Storm Hits New Zealand

April 11, 2018
50cms and road closures in April The snow hit the North Island overnight, with snow showers continui

2018 Australian Snow Season Outlook — Vanilla… mmm, Not Bad

April 9, 2018
Models pointing to average temps and precipitation Mountainwatch | The Grasshopper The 21st of March

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:

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

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/

Myoko Forecast 14th February

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

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

2018 Japanese Snow Season Outlook – January Update

January 28, 2018
Picture perfect Cortina, Hakuba. Photo credit stillstoked.com. Mountainwatch | The Grasshopper Ah Ja

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 – December Update

December 23, 2017
Mountainwatch | The Grasshopper Presented by As we head into December, Japan’s ski resorts are sta

JAPAN SNOW WRAP – The Beginning

December 3, 2017
Mt Yotei on the weekend Image:: Niseko Photography Japan Snow Wrap The land of the ‘Long Deep

2018 Canada Snow Season Outlook – The Grasshopper

November 16, 2017
Early season snow storm at Whistler Blackcomb Mountainwatch | The Grasshopper Justin Trudeau, maple
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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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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,

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
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EVENT – The 2013 Cattleman’s Rail Jam

July 15, 2013
Sam Neumann impressed the crowd with his solid style Image:: Matt Hull Transfer Snowboard Magazine T

GALLERY – Red Bull Ultra Natural 2013

February 19, 2013
Gigi Ruf, Nicolas Mueller and Bryan Fox celebrate their 1st, 2nd & 3rd place wins at the Red Bul

Design Unlikely Features Winner Announced

June 18, 2012
Transfer Snowboard Magazine | Alex Cameron Analog is proud to announce Adam Morretti from NSW as the

Girls Just Wanna Have Fun…

May 30, 2012
The Chicks with Stix coaches. Image:: Lorraine Lock Lorraine Lock Chicks with Stix Returns for 2012

VIDEO JENNY OWENS Claims Australia’s Second X Games Bronze in ASPEN

January 30, 2012
Winter X Games Australia’s veteran ski cross racer Jenny Owens claimed X Games bronze, finishi

WORLD HELI CHALLENGE – Fuel TV Special PROMO VIDEO

October 24, 2011
Ted Davenport pushing the limits on Freestyle Day World Heli Challenge | Fuel TV Special Fuel TV tea

SoO AIRTIME – Open Air Winners Announced

October 20, 2011
Simon Platzer’s winning photo – Infinity SoO Airtime The OPEN AIR is SoO Airtime’s

Team NSW Takes out SoO AIRTIME 2011

October 4, 2011
Lack of snow lead to increased creativity. Image:: Joey Corcoran SoO AirTime A few weeks ago 30 odd

2011 Subaru Australian Interschools Championships

September 14, 2011
2011 Champ, Joshua Vagne of Jindabyne Central School Image:: Charlie Brown 2011 Subaru Australian In

Voting Now Open for Toyota One Hit Wonder

September 13, 2011
Nixon Peer Performance award winner and youngest One Hit Wonder competitor Jesse Houghton. Image:: J

SoO AIRTIME Finished Edits – NSW vs VIC

September 12, 2011
SoO Livin. Image:: Nick Parkinson SoO AirTime After a season of spoiled expectations, early snow, wa

World’s Best Freeskiers Fire Up All Engines on Day Three of the Toyota One Hit Wonder

September 11, 2011
The skiers hitching a ride. Image:: Darren Teasdale Toyota One Hit Wonder No one but Al Roker could

VIDEO Day 2 at the Toyota One Hit Wonder Down Under

September 9, 2011
Toyota One Hit Wonder Down Under With day one swept under the rug due to weather, the finalists coul

SoO AIRTIME Day 3 – Grass and…

September 2, 2011
Team VIC. Image:: Charlie Payne SoO AirTime | Watkin McLennan It was the first day of spring and cre

VIDEO SoO AIRTIME Day 2 – MultiFUNctional

September 1, 2011
Watkin McLennan and audience at the SoO Airtime. Image:: Ben Hansen SoO Airtime | Joey Corcoran Excl

SoO AIRTIME Day 1 – Urban to the Outback

August 31, 2011
Jumping the gums – Andre Bennett obliges with a quintessential Aussie image. Image:: Ben Hanse

Victorian and NSW State Interschools 2011

August 31, 2011
Britt Cox wins Div 1 Girls Moguls. Image:: Mt Buller From State Interschool Champs to National Champ

VIDEO SoO AIRTIME Day Zero – Setting the Scene

August 30, 2011
SoO is all about super creative shred, no divisions between skiers and snowboarders exist here, all

WORLD HELI CHALLENGE FORECAST – Clear Skies Coming

August 29, 2011
At the media launch in Wanaka. Image:: Harro World Heli Challenge WORLD HELI CHALLENGE FORECAST FOR

SoO AIRTIME Kicking off Monday at Buller

August 26, 2011
Johnny Lipsker exhibiting the kind of creativity SoO is all about. Image:: Joey Corcorcan SoO AirTim

Let’s Get it On PHOTO EXHIBITION a Huge Success

August 23, 2011
The Camera Club. Image:: Courtesy of The Camera Club Photography Exhibition On Thursday the 18th of

WORLD HELI CHALLENGE – Official Video

August 17, 2011
<br” /> Winner of the WHC Shootout- best Corona branded heli shot. Image:: Miles Holden

RIP CURL FREERIDE PRO Run & Won Today!

August 16, 2011
Rip Curl rider and Thredbo local grom Sam Tomasi. The under-lights night time ThrowDown gives the ri

RIP CURL FREERIDE PRO – Watkin, Pete, Wiki, Zoe Win Freeride Pro

August 16, 2011
Mens open snowboard winner Pete Long Rip Curl Freeride Pro Sunshine when you expected rain is an aus
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Snowboarding Takes Over Sydney – Next Week

May 25, 2017
Snowboarding inside a pub, only in Australia, mate. Image:: Provided If you’re a snowboarder, you

30 Years of Rip Curl Mountainwear – Giveaway – Limited Edition Freeride Airbag Vest

May 16, 2017
Rip Curl’s evolved into a major player when it comes to mountainwear. Source:: Rip Curl Mountainwa

Warren Miller Film Premiere – ‘Here, There & Everywhere’

May 15, 2017
This will be the 67th full-length feature film from Warren Miller Entertainment! Image:: Warren Mill

The Art Of Skiing – The Most Unique Ski Edit You’ve Ever Seen – Video

May 2, 2017
One of the 900 drawings that make up the short film. Image:: Vimeo Mountainwatch | Matt Wiseman The

Watch the Shredbots Absolutely Destroy Perisher Last Year – Video

August 3, 2016
Transfer | Video The guys over at Shredbots have just dropped the Aussie section from their feature

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

Boothy’s Blog – Ten tips for better Japanese etiquette

August 21, 2014
  The Aussie in Japan. Illustration by Russell Smith Mountainwatch | Chris Booth Like many of u

Boothy’s Blog – The 11th Most Underrated Move in Skiing

August 10, 2014
  Mountainwatch | Chris Booth The other day I went skiing with my dad at Mt Hotham. I had a few

Backcountry – Split or Snowshoes, Ultimate Solution?

July 13, 2014
Will Jackways knows his way around the backcountry, he also knows his way around the Southern Alps p

Boothy’s Blog – Weekend at Bernie’s

July 13, 2014
  Mountainwatch | Chris Booth Bernie Rosow is on the cover of this year’s Chillfactor Magazin

Boothy’s Blog – Do it like the Kavos this winter

July 7, 2014
Welcome to 2014’s first instalment of Boothy’s blog. Penned each week by the discerning

Boothy’s Blog – Checking in with your 12-year-old self

July 6, 2014
  Illustration by Russell Smith Mountainwatch | Chris Booth The other day I was going through s

Boothy’s Blog – 5 Ideas to Make Skiing in Australia Better

June 27, 2014
  Mountainwatch | Chris Booth Every self-respecting skibum has a big idea to make skiing in Aus

Boothy’s Blog – Pretty Alright

June 27, 2014
  Mountainwatch | Chris Booth Vernon high school in British Columbia produced Josh Bibby, TJ Sc

Boothy’s Blog – Let’s buy Charlotte Pass

June 23, 2014
Mountainwatch | Chris Booth The head lease held by Charlotte Pass Village Pty Ltd (CPV) is up for re

Boothy’s Blog – More than turns down a hill

June 15, 2014
Mountainwatch | Chris Booth When I ask myself why I go to the ‘snow’, my natural response is ‘

The Countdown — Five training tips for winter

May 29, 2014
  Training for the right kind of fitness is the key to staying injury-free on-snow Image:: Red

Mt Bachelor – Out Of The Box

March 1, 2014
Please click here to continue. Words | Mark Amadio Photos & Video | Andy Lloyd Andy and I have b

BOOTHY’S BLOG – POW on The Last Frontier

February 20, 2014
The perfectly framed heli-view, only known by those who’ve had the priviledge Image:: Chris Bo

Japan – Rising Sun, Deep Powder.

February 4, 2014
The group comes together for a moment of reflection, “How’s the serenity?” Image::

Luggage – How to pack and pay

September 23, 2013
Heading to Europe? Emirates tops our list for baggage allowances and getting direct flight time Imag

SEASON OUTLOOK 2013 – New Zealand – September Update

September 2, 2013
After a fairly solid snowfall last week, and then more snow on the way this week, the Southern Lakes

SNOW SEASON OUTLOOK 2013 – New Zealand – August Update

August 6, 2013
July really didn’t deliver too much in the way of fresh snow, what it did deliver is blue sky

BOOTHY’S BLOG – The real cost of honest reporting

July 30, 2013
For the worst season ever that looks pretty good to us Image:: Steve Cuff/Thredbo Mountainwatch | Ch
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