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CONTRADDICTION: A Complicated Reflection On Snowboarding’s Beautiful Simplicity By Elias Elhardt – Movie

March 3, 2019
"CONTRADDICITON is one of the best snowboard movies I've ever seen..."

The Fifty – Cody Townsend’s Quest To Ski The 50 Classic Descents Of North America.Episode Four – Hypodermic Needle, Wasatch Range,Utah

March 1, 2019
This series is something you don't want to miss and episodes will drop every two weeks. You can keep

Niseko Japan Fortnightly Wrap Up – February 28th 2019

February 28, 2019
Well, we did not see that one coming… From deluge to drought in a day, the Niseko powder tap hasn

The Grasshopper’s Weekly North American Forecast – More Big Snowfalls In-line For For America

February 28, 2019
Two more lows will swing by this week on Saturday and Tuesday/Wednesday, giving most American resort

Ikon Pass On Sale For Winter Season 2019/20 On March 5

February 28, 2019
The Ikon Pass unlocks adventure with access to 38 iconic winter destinations across Australia, New Z

Grasshopper’s Weekly Japan Forecast – Pack Your Bags kids, We’re Heading to Hokkaido

February 28, 2019
Spring is a more challenging time of year for forecasting compared to Winter, where NW winds and sno

2018-2019 North American Snow Season Outlook – February Update

February 27, 2019
As we line dance our way into spring, so too are the storms lining up to bury a big chunk of the Nor

Big Cliffs, Straightlines and Backflips – Two days in Jackson with Owen Leeper

February 26, 2019
Last week Owen returned to Jackson after a trip to Switzerland, and conditions were perfect in Jacks

Big Lines and Huge Performances by World’s Best in Fieberbrunn for Third Stop of FWT 2019

February 24, 2019
It was a mega day in the high peaks of the Austrian Tyrol as the world’s best continued their camp

Australian Woman Dies In Avalanche In Whistler

February 23, 2019
An Australian woman has died after being caught in an avalanche at Whistler Blackcomb.

World Snow Wrap – The Storms Continue in the US, Light Snow and Cold in Canada but Spring Conditions in Europe and Japan

February 22, 2019
Good snow for the US, snow showers in Canada and sunny spring days in Japan and Europe.

As Expected, Vail Resorts Confirm Purchase of Hotham and Falls Creek – Press Release

February 22, 2019
Vail Resorts, Inc. (NYSE: MTN) announced today that it has entered into an agreement to purchase th

Take Your Mind On A Ski Trip – Mindful Camp In Jackson Hole

February 22, 2019
  It blends mindfulness practices, a little morning meditation, delicious nutritious meals and a fr

The Grasshopper’s Japan Weekly Forecast – Switch into spring mode and cut some shapes in the sun

February 21, 2019
It looks as though spring has come a little early in Japan this year as the prevailing NW winds we s

The Grasshopper’s North American Forecast – A Good ol’ fashioned Snowdown in The American Northwest

February 21, 2019
There’s going to be a good ol’ fashioned snowdown in the American northwest over the next week o

Arapahoe Basin Ends Partnership With Vail Resorts – Press Release

February 20, 2019
In order to continue to build on this spirit and the experience we have created, Arapahoe Basin and

Japan Snow Season 2019 Outlook – February Update

February 20, 2019
Like fine wine the Japanese snow season is now maturing nicely, and as we glide into spring the clim

Squaw Snow Report, February Update

February 18, 2019
February kicked off with a bang here in Squaw Valley, with a storm the Grasshopper labelled as “Bi

Victorian Backcountry Festival Moves To Hotham For 2019

February 16, 2019
The 2nd Victorian backcountry festival will be held at Mt Hotham over the weekend of September 7 and

Press Release – Jackson Hole: Deepest February Ever

February 15, 2019
With 97 inches (2.46m) of snowfall on the upper mountain since the start of the month, February 2019

Niseko Japan Fortnightly Wrap Up – February 15th 2019

February 15, 2019
Is February the new January when it comes to skiing in Japan? Find out how good conditions in Niseko

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
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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 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

Backcountry Condition Report – Spring – Australia

September 28, 2017
Some monster cornice action on Mt Feathertop following recent blizzards. Image:: David Inabinet Aust

Winter’s Last Hurrah – Snow Alert Australia

August 27, 2017
Here’s hoping for at least a few more mornings like this before Spring really arrives Image::

Backcountry Condition Report – August – Australia

August 11, 2017
We’ve gone from zero to hero in just a matter of weeks, and the backcountry is now snow loaded but

Snow Season Outlook 2017 – August Update – New Zealand – The Beast to the East

August 2, 2017
The definition of caked. Mount Hutt’s Mountain Operation team have had their work cut out for them
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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

Mountainwatch Guide to Heavenly Ski Resort

September 7, 2018
Heavenly resort has long been a favourite for Australians heading for an overseas snow holiday,

Our Favourite Photos From the 2018 Australian Ski Season… So Far – Part II

September 5, 2018
The follow up to our first photo journal documenting the epicness of the 2018 ski season thus far.

Australian Junior Freeride Championships at Perisher

September 5, 2018
The biggest junior event of the winter season wrapped up on Monday in Perisher!

Win a Trip To Jackson Hole – Mountainwatch’s Biggest Giveaway! – Enter Here

September 4, 2018
Jackson Hole was arguably one of the best places to visit in North America last year... That's why w

2018 Australian Snow Season Outlook – September Update

September 4, 2018
No snow on the horizon and climate indicators don't look favourable...

The 10 Most Underrated Moves in Skiing

September 3, 2018
Chillfactor magazine's picks of the 10 most underrated moves in skiing. Get into them this Spring an

The Mountain Collective Announce Spring Deal for Australians and New Zealanders

August 31, 2018
During the month of September, the Mountain Collective will be offering the 18/19 Pass to Australian

Ikon Pass Announces Partnership with Niseko

August 31, 2018
Ikon Pass holders will now have access to more than 72,000 skiable acres over three continents with

Gear Guide: Capita Snowboards Video Review

August 31, 2018
In this latest review, Joey gives us the rundown on three boards from Capita  - the Scotty Stevens

Mt Baw Baw Dog Sled Dash

August 29, 2018
See Mt Baw Baw’s brilliant huskies in action or join the race this Father’s Day weekend with the

‘BULLER WIDE”- Tony Harrington’s Latest Photo Exhibition In Buller

August 29, 2018
Australian snow and surf photographer Tony Harrington has just opened a new exhibition of his work i

Growing Up Snowy – Snow Holidays Make Lifetime Memories

August 27, 2018
A snow holiday is something kids always remember and for many, it is the start of a life-long love

Heavy Summer Snowfall in European Alps – Austria, Italy, Germany & Switzerland Receive Up To 40cm

August 27, 2018
Heavy snow fell above 1500 metres across the European Alps this weekend with a number of destination

August – The Month That Keeps On Giving

August 25, 2018
This August has turned out to be one for the books with consistent snowfalls over the past three wee

UniSport Nationals Snow Attracts Australia’s Top Athletes To Mt Buller

August 24, 2018
More than 260 student-athletes from 17 universities will converge on Mt Buller, Victoria this weeken

Gear Guide Ski Review – Black Crows Atris

August 22, 2018
Black Crows is an independent French ski brand from Chamonix that was founded in 2006... This season

The Blizzard Of Bom – Buller Turns On For FreeBom 2018

August 21, 2018
At this point the mogul field was filled with skiers, over 50 skied together. Colours flashed betwee
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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


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


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

Rip Curl THROWDOWN – Double Whammy for Zoe & Wiki

August 16, 2011
Men’s snowboard winner Ryan Tiene makes the most of the pole jump. Image:: Rip Curl Rip Curl F

PHOTO EXHIBITION – Lets Get It On Showcases Big Mountain Photography

August 15, 2011
Big mountain photography and alpine landscapes are celebrated in the Lets Get It On Exhibition. Imag

Dragon FALLS CREEK Big Air After Party & APX Goggle Pre-Release

August 12, 2011
Press Release The Frying Pan Inn and Dragon are teaming up again to deliver the Big Air After Party!

WORLD HELI CHALLENGE – Inaugural Shootout Photo & Video Comp Winners

August 12, 2011
Lake Wanaka Tourism Best Wanaka’s Backyard Photo – Mitch Stubbs World Heli Challenge For

WORLD HELI CHALLENGE – Sam, Janina, Benny, Abby Win!

August 12, 2011
World Heli Challenge Winners of the 2011 World Heli Challenge, Sam Smoothy, Janina Kuzma, Benny Brig

Tonteri and Anderson Win 2011 Billabong Slope-style

August 6, 2011
Finland’s Antti Autti spinning a huge frontside 1080 tail grab over the third and largest kick

Snow Park NZ Turns On for Slope-Style 2011 – Day 1

August 4, 2011
Snow Park is back to its former glory and then some. The new 22-foot halfpipe opened today along wit

World Heli Challenge Kicks off on the Shores of Lake Wanaka

July 25, 2011
The WHC crew 2011. Image:: Harro World Heli Challenge The 2011 World Heli Challenge kicked off today

Sydney Division Interschools Snowsports Wrap Up

July 18, 2011
Course officials work hard maintaining the course Sydney Division Interschools Snowsports Wrap Up |

Cattleman’s Replica Rail Launch, Mt Buller

July 16, 2011
Transfer Snowboard Magazine | Alex Cameron The Burton Cattleman’s Rail Jam event is one of the

Cattleman’s 2011 Rail Jam Wrap-Up & PHOTOS

July 16, 2011
Transfer Snowboard Magazine | Alex Cameron Cattleman’s is over for another year, and what an e

Send Nat to the Heli Challenge

July 13, 2011
Nat, serious big mountain talent! Image:: Harro World Heli Challenge | Nat Segal ‘Send me to t

Australia’s Hottest Snow Battle – Dew Hut Jam 3

July 12, 2011

Transfer Photo Exhibition Mt. Buller

July 12, 2011
Transfer Snowboard Magazine | Alex Cameron Cover: Ryan TienePhotographer: Jake McBrideLocation: Peri

Northern Division NSW Interschools Snowsports Enjoys Perfect Conditions

July 11, 2011
Moguls Course 2011 NSW Interschools | By Don St.Pierre The Travel Plan / Westpac Northern NSW Inters

Cerebral Palsy Alliance skiing with Liberty Skis Pro Team

July 8, 2011
Thredbo and Disabled Wintersport Australia have a long and proud history, and on Tuesday they furthe

World Heli Challenge Launch Parties Presented by Corona

July 5, 2011
World Heli Challenge Mountainwatch offers you the chance to win a World Heli Challenge long sleeve T

Boxes at Selwyn Snowfields

July 4, 2011
It is fair to say the Boxes For Days concept works; it didn’t feel like a contest, but people

Ryan Cooke and Daniel Klein Win First Junior Urban Pro at Buller

July 4, 2011
Henry Bessell on the “Flat Box” feature. Image:: Harro Junior Urban Pro Forty talented y
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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

PHOTOS – Backcountry Pow in Falls Creek

July 29, 2013
Loading up the sleds and heading up, it might not be earning-your-turns but it is damn fun Mountainw

New Zealand – Chasing the 25-year Storm

June 30, 2013
Over three feet of fresh snow at the turn off for Mt Olympus, if you know the area you will be able

SEASON OUTLOOK 2013 – New Zealand – July Update

June 27, 2013
The Crown Range looking epic after the snow last week, with a few decent top ups the South Island wi

SEASONAL OUTLOOK 2013 – New Zealand – June Update

May 27, 2013
Digging out the car at The Remarkables this morning, about 50cm has fallen and the access road is cl

COUNTDOWN TO WINTER – Cold Temps Herald Winter’s Arrival

May 7, 2013
Mountainwatch | Alex Horvath It’s officially time to get excited, winter is just around the co


April 30, 2013
The way things are shaping up we might just end up seeing that old sign flick to green for 2013 soon

SNOW SEASON OUTLOOK 2013 – New Zealand

April 3, 2013
A slow start reminiscent of 2012 could mean the hordes will be waiting a while for turns like this,

PHOTOS – Shredding Sidecountry in Alta

March 7, 2013
  Local telemark skier Kate Hourihan, also my guide for the day Image:: Mandy Lamont Mountainwa

BLOG – Anna Segal – Time To Slow My Roll

March 4, 2013
  Right 7 safety at Copper Mountain The Copper World Cup Image:: Chillfactor | An

EDITOR’S BLOG – Choosing Your Travel Luggage Set Up

February 13, 2013
If you can’t tell from the photo, this is the gear of 4 snowboarders, one of whom is a photogr

BLOG – Nat Segal – FWT Stop in Chamonix

February 5, 2013
All set and ready to go, on top of the course Image:: Nat Segal Mountainwatch | Nat Segal Chamonix,

BLOG – Nat Segal – Shredding the Freeride World Tour

January 20, 2013
Bam! 10% on the bar Nat? Image:: FWT Mountainwatch | Nat Segal ED: Nat managed to pull off a very im

BLOG – Jordan Houghton – Yesterday Did Not Go As Expected

January 15, 2013
The Copper jump line with boen in the foreground Chillfactor | Jordan Houghton Yesterday did not go


January 8, 2013
Chillfactor | Jordan Houghton Firstly, happy new year and all that. One good thing about new years d

STUDY – NRDC and POW Examine Climate Change and the U.S Ski Industry

December 12, 2012
Under a warming climate, opening days like this one at Mt Baker will become a thing of the past Imag


September 30, 2012
Sunny spring days in Cardrona Image:: Courtesy of Cardrona Snow Journal | Matt White Kia Ora Everyon

BACKCOUNTRY JOURNAL – Almost Skiing Twynam West Spur

September 15, 2012
Starting at Guthega, Twynam and the peaks beyond are over the furthest visible ridge 8km away Blog |


September 13, 2012
Chinese downhill for 60cm in the Treble Cone saddle Image: Treble Cone Snow Journal | Matt White Kia


September 7, 2012
This is what 65cm fresh at TC looks like! Image: Treble Cone Snow Journal | Matt White Kia Ora Every
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