Rider Profile – Jesse Parkinson, One of Australian Snowboarding’s Rising Talents

Rider Profile – Jesse Parkinson, One of Australian Snowboarding’s Rising Talents

August 23, 2019
Jesse Parkinson first rode a snowboard five years ago when he was nine-years old during a family holiday to Niseko...
You Can Build An Igloo In Australia – Here’s How

You Can Build An Igloo In Australia – Here’s How

August 23, 2019
Expecting thick snow and deep turns, Tim did not expect a lesson in how to build an igloo... But he's sure happy he got one!
Anna Marcinek, above, in the Ella goggle and Phillipe Lahey, below in the Axis.Both have a clean, frames design and are compatible with Giro's fun helmet range.

Giro Axis and Ella Goggles With Vivid Lens – Gear Guide

August 22, 2019
The first time I used Giro’s Vivid lens was during a snow-storm in Asahidake, Hokkaido a couple of years ago.
Falls Creek Turns On For Nitro Good Times Week – Video

Falls Creek Turns On For Nitro Good Times Week – Video

August 21, 2019
Nitro snowboard’s Good Times Week was held at Falls Creek last week
Film Premiere – Jyosei, an All-female Urban/pow Film, Saturday, August 24, Jindy Bowlo

Film Premiere – Jyosei, an All-female Urban/pow Film, Saturday, August 24, Jindy Bowlo

August 20, 2019
Jindy Bowling Cub this Saturday, August 24 for the premiere of Jyosei, a new ski film
Mt Buller turned on terrific weather for the 6th annual Chillfactor Freebom event on Saturday 17th August 2019

The 6th Annual FreeBom Enjoys Perfect Bluebird Conditions in Mt Buller

August 20, 2019
It was the sixth annual FreeBOM, the event that brings music to Wood Run and asks skiers to find the line between chaos and control
Client Liaison, returning to Thredbo's Alpine Bar this Saturday, August 24.

Client Liaison Headline Thredbo Apres This Saturday

August 20, 2019
Thredbo’s après scene kicks up a gear this weekend with crowd favourites Client Liaison
Rider Profile – Valentino Guseli, a 14-year-old With A Big Future

Rider Profile – Valentino Guseli, a 14-year-old With A Big Future

August 20, 2019
His tricks getting bigger and more technical each season, complemented by his smooth, flowing style
A perfect day for the Transfer Banked Slalom

Events – The 6th Annual Transfer Banked Slalom

August 19, 2019
Over 200 snowboarders flocked to Thredbo Resort on Saturday, August 17 for the 6thAnnual Transfer Banked Slalom
Snowboarder Matt Cox Cruising Through Perisher Parks – Video

Snowboarder Matt Cox Cruising Through Perisher Parks – Video

August 16, 2019
Snowboarder Matt Cox takes us for a cruise around Perisher Resort's smaller Piper and Leichardt Terrain Parks, after coming back from a shoulder injury.
Film Trailer: Roadless – A Snowboard Journey With Jeremy Jones, Brian Iguchi and Travis Rice

Film Trailer: Roadless – A Snowboard Journey With Jeremy Jones, Brian Iguchi and Travis Rice

August 16, 2019
Filmed over ten days in the Teton Wilderness of Wyoming during the winter of 2019, ROADLESS brings together three legends of the sport...
Thredbo, fully dressed for winter and looking good. Photo: Thredbo

Press Release -Thredbo Season Pass Sale Now On

August 16, 2019
Thredbo is launching the annual Season Pass Sale with a line-up of fresh options and benefits.
Dan Heckenburg, banking off a wind-roo inThredbo. Photo: Aedan O'Donnel

Choosing The Right Ski – Take The Ski Selector Quiz

August 14, 2019
Buying skis is a big decision so we've gone to the experts at Chillfactor ski magazine to give you some direction
Richie Carroll, Thredbo, Saturday August 9.This is the stock we all felt win all resorts when the storm dropped 40- 90cms in two  days. Photo: Thredbo

Storm Journal, August 7-12 – Snow Totals Up to 140cms Set Up Second Half of Season

August 14, 2019
The latest system grew stronger as it approached the mountains and snow started falling when first front crossed the Victorian resort
Drew Jolowic, pow amongst the Hotham gum trees. Photo: Dylan

The Storm Turns Into Something Special With 80+cms and More to Come

August 9, 2019
The second front hit last night and it dumped with 40-60cms of snow this morning and snow falling down to low elevations.
Snowtunes is something you don't want to miss.

Snowtunes and KFC Bringing Live Music and Rail Jams To Jindabyne, August 30-31.

August 9, 2019
Snowtunes returns to the snowy mountains of Jindabyne for two days of skis, snowboards and sounds.
What Goes On Inside A Snow Glove – A Handy Guide

What Goes On Inside A Snow Glove – A Handy Guide

August 9, 2019
There's a lot that goes into a pair of snow gloves. We've put together this handy guide to help you decide what pair to buy.
The hike was worth it just to see this cool tree. @Lets__split & @phootstepfilms

Let’s Split Tour To Deadhorse Gap

August 8, 2019
Winter 2019 Let’s Split campaign finally got underway on July 28th, with Trip 2 to Dead Horse Gap
The Thredbo Top to Bottom and Mumm Red Sash Apres Parties, this Saturday, August 10

The Thredbo Top to Bottom and Mumm Red Sash Apres Parties, this Saturday, August 10

August 6, 2019
Thredbo’s iconic Top to Bottom ski and snowboard race is on again in Thredbo this Saturday, August 10.
Powder turns in Cardrona yesterday and there has been mote snow in the past 24 hours. Photo: Matt

2019 New Zealand Snow Season Outlook – August Update

August 5, 2019
Beyond this ... signs are still looking favourable for a great second half to the season.
Photo: Mark Ashkanasy

Mt Buller Hosts The Junior National Mogul Championships Under New Stadium Lights

August 4, 2019
In an historic first for mogul skiing at Mt Buller, the finals were held under new stadium lights,
Mountainwatch Ikon Tour Destinations – Squaw Valley

Mountainwatch Ikon Tour Destinations – Squaw Valley

August 2, 2019
Squaw Valley has long been regarded as one of the best ski resorts in North America
Mount Hotham looking good in this week's fine weather, but things are set to change next week. morning

Australian Season Outlook – August Update

August 1, 2019
It could be a real humdinger, one of the big snowfalls of the season
G.N.A.R. – The Squaw Valley Skiing Game – Full Movie

G.N.A.R. – The Squaw Valley Skiing Game – Full Movie

August 1, 2019
Take a look back at this esteemed film by Scott & Robb Gaffney and the legendary Shane McConkey.
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Richie Carroll, Thredbo, Saturday August 9.This is the stock we all felt win all resorts when the storm dropped 40- 90cms in two  days. Photo: Thredbo

Storm Journal, August 7-12 – Snow Totals Up to 140cms Set Up Second Half of Season

August 14, 2019
The latest system grew stronger as it approached the mountains and snow started falling when first front crossed the Victorian resort
Drew Jolowic, pow amongst the Hotham gum trees. Photo: Dylan

The Storm Turns Into Something Special With 80+cms and More to Come

August 9, 2019
The second front hit last night and it dumped with 40-60cms of snow this morning and snow falling down to low elevations.
Powder turns in Cardrona yesterday and there has been mote snow in the past 24 hours. Photo: Matt

2019 New Zealand Snow Season Outlook – August Update

August 5, 2019
Beyond this ... signs are still looking favourable for a great second half to the season.
Mount Hotham looking good in this week's fine weather, but things are set to change next week. morning

Australian Season Outlook – August Update

August 1, 2019
It could be a real humdinger, one of the big snowfalls of the season
Storm Journal, July 11-15 – Things Finally Kick Into Gear

Storm Journal, July 11-15 – Things Finally Kick Into Gear

July 15, 2019
The first real storm of the winter has delivered a good amount of snow across the resorts,
All eyes are on the cold front to the far west. Source: NZ Metservice (vandalised by the Grasshopper)

Grasshopper’s Australian Forecast, Tuesday July 9 – Building Up To Thursday’s Snow Storm

July 9, 2019
The front is the one we’ve all been waiting for and will hit early Thursday, dumping a hefty load of snow.
Hit the snooze button, it’s a drizzly, rainy sort of a day as a front passes over. Source:: NZ Metservice (vandalised by the Grasshopper)

Grasshopper’s Forecast, Monday, July 8 – Soggy Today, But Hefty Snowfalls From Thursday

July 8, 2019
A second wave of cold air will swash over the Aussie Alps late Friday and early Saturday, with another heft load of snow falling.
A fine day in Mt Hutt today, with the Canterbury plains and the Pacific Ocean in the background. Next weekend could be a different story with snow on the way.

Grasshopper’s NZ Forecast, Sun, July 7 – Kia ora Chilly Southwesterlies

July 7, 2019
Cold air will swash over the country next Sunday, turning that mix into a more hearty broth of snowy goodness, with potentially trailer loads falling
Calm and settled at dawn, but strong, chilly SW winds will develop as that cold front to the south brushes past the country. Source: NZ Metservice (vandalised by the Grasshopper)

Grasshopper’s Australian Forecast, Sunday July 7 – Transition Period As We Approach a Snowy Outlook

July 7, 2019
The front should hit during Thursday, with heavy snowfalls on the cards, followed up another wave of cold air late Friday
A nice sunny weekend ahead as the high sidles up the Tasman and a grotty looking front approaches from the west. Source:: NZ Metservice (vandalised by the Grasshopper)

Grasshopper’s Forecast, Saturday July 6 – A Nice Weekend and a Snowy Outlook

July 6, 2019
This cold front could be the start of the storm we’ve been waiting for.
Sunrise over Cardrona - but dodgy weather on the way.

Grasshopper’s NZ Forecast, July 5 – Cold Southerlies and more snow for Ruapehu

July 5, 2019
While we wait for resorts to give us their totals from the previous 24 hours, the low will chuck another 15-20cm onto Ruapehu today and early Saturday.
The low to the east will chuck some more snow at Ruapehu today and maintain a strong, cold southerly. Source:: NZ Metservice (vandalised by the Grasshopper)

Grasshopper’s Australian Forecast, Friday July 5 – A Nice Few Days and a Snowy Outlook

July 5, 2019
At this stage, the front should hit during Thursday with moderate snow accumulations on the cards.
The front sitting on the South Island has almost finished its evil deeds there, but will go on to repeat them on Ruapehu later today. The front just to the west is much colder and will bring a sprinkling of the blessed white stuff to the Southern Lakes. Source: NZ Metservice (vandalised by the Grasshopper)

Grasshopper’s Australian Forecast, July 3 – Settled Until The Weekend

July 3, 2019
The grotty looking front will give us a dousing of rain late Sunday and early Monday, with snow falling only about the tops.
The Remarkables this morning, July 3.

Grasshopper’s NZ Forecast, July 3 – Evil Front To Make Way For Cold Winds And a Little Snow

July 3, 2019
Meanwhile, cold air will come in from the west and drop a centimetre or two of snow over the Southern Lakes later today.
Australian Snow Season Outlook – July Update

Australian Snow Season Outlook – July Update

July 2, 2019
Could we see a second half revival this season, as we did in 2017? Or will this season be remembered as the season of the snow gun?
The big bully of a high to the north pushes that poor cold front too far south and we miss out on it’s snowfalls. Source: NZ Metservice (vandalised by the Grasshopper)

Grasshopper’s Australian Forecast, July 1 – A Windy Couple of Days, Followed By a Couple of Calm, Sunny Ones

July 1, 2019
    Mountainwatch | The Grasshopper Monday, July 1 Synoptic Outlook High pressure to the north will give us nothing but strong W-NW winds and a bit of cloud today and tomorrow as it fends off an approaching front; Vic resorts will see a snow flurry during Tuesday if they’re…
Another day of sweet sunshine as that plump high moves onto the country. Source: NZ Metservice (vandalised by the Grasshopper)

The Grasshopper’s Australian Forecast, Friday 28 June – Happy Hour Before a Stormy Weekend

June 28, 2019
After a week of amazing sunshine and snow making, change is in the air.
The week of sunshine continues as the high in the Tasman Sea drifts towards us. Source: NZ Metservice (vandalised by the Grasshopper)

Grasshopper’s Australian Forecast, June 26 – Sunny Days Before A Stormy Weekend

June 26, 2019
Winds will go absolutely nuts on Saturday and rain will come bucketing down. However, that rain will turn to snow, temps will plummet
Cardrona yesterday. Sunny days are set to continue. Photo: Cardrona

Grasshopper’s NZ Forecast, June 26 – Crisp, Sunny Winter days

June 26, 2019
Our week of sunshine continues as a juicy, plump high in the Tasman Sea slowly drifts towards us
Early season conditions in The Remarkable's Shadow Basin, but still some fun t be had. Photo: The Remarkables

New Zealand Snow Season Outlook – June Update

June 24, 2019
We may have to wait a bit longer for those storms, but once they come, we should be in for a treat.
High pressure and sunshine is lined up for this working week. Source: NZ Metservice (vandalised by the Grasshopper)

Grasshopper’s Australian Forecast, June 24 – Sunny Days But Something Brewing Next Weekend

June 24, 2019
Cold westerlies behind the front will see that rain turn to snow and we can expect a light-moderate wad of it to fall.
Ruapehu is getting wet as the not-so-cold front passes over this morning. The low to the SW will slide north of the west coast tomorrow, then dump snow onto Ruapehu Sunday. Source: NZ Metservice (vandalised by the Grasshopper)

Grasshopper’s Australian Forecast, June 21 – Last Snowflakes To Fall as Chilly Southerlies Wane This Weekend

June 21, 2019
A high lying to the SW of us continues to push cold S-SW winds our way. As has been the case over the last few days ...
Ruapehu is getting wet as the not-so-cold front passes over this morning. The low to the SW will slide north of the west coast tomorrow, then dump snow onto Ruapehu Sunday. Source: NZ Metservice (vandalised by the Grasshopper)

Grasshopper’s New Zealand Forecast, June 21 – Wet on Ruapaehu today, Snow Sunday. Sun and cloud Elsewhere

June 21, 2019
A partly cloudy day for the Southern Lakes and there’ll be the odd snow flurry creeping over from the west later this afternoon.
Grasshopper’s Australian Forecast, June 19 – A chilly, settled week ahead

Grasshopper’s Australian Forecast, June 19 – A chilly, settled week ahead

June 19, 2019
After a wee dusting of snow late yesterday we’re left in a nice, cold southerly flow today,
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Falls Creek Turns On For Nitro Good Times Week – Video

Falls Creek Turns On For Nitro Good Times Week – Video

August 21, 2019
Nitro snowboard’s Good Times Week was held at Falls Creek last week
Film Premiere – Jyosei, an All-female Urban/pow Film, Saturday, August 24, Jindy Bowlo

Film Premiere – Jyosei, an All-female Urban/pow Film, Saturday, August 24, Jindy Bowlo

August 20, 2019
Jindy Bowling Cub this Saturday, August 24 for the premiere of Jyosei, a new ski film
Client Liaison, returning to Thredbo's Alpine Bar this Saturday, August 24.

Client Liaison Headline Thredbo Apres This Saturday

August 20, 2019
Thredbo’s après scene kicks up a gear this weekend with crowd favourites Client Liaison
Thredbo, fully dressed for winter and looking good. Photo: Thredbo

Press Release -Thredbo Season Pass Sale Now On

August 16, 2019
Thredbo is launching the annual Season Pass Sale with a line-up of fresh options and benefits.
Snowtunes is something you don't want to miss.

Snowtunes and KFC Bringing Live Music and Rail Jams To Jindabyne, August 30-31.

August 9, 2019
Snowtunes returns to the snowy mountains of Jindabyne for two days of skis, snowboards and sounds.
The hike was worth it just to see this cool tree. @Lets__split & @phootstepfilms

Let’s Split Tour To Deadhorse Gap

August 8, 2019
Winter 2019 Let’s Split campaign finally got underway on July 28th, with Trip 2 to Dead Horse Gap
The Thredbo Top to Bottom and Mumm Red Sash Apres Parties, this Saturday, August 10

The Thredbo Top to Bottom and Mumm Red Sash Apres Parties, this Saturday, August 10

August 6, 2019
Thredbo’s iconic Top to Bottom ski and snowboard race is on again in Thredbo this Saturday, August 10.
Mountainwatch Ikon Tour Destinations – Squaw Valley

Mountainwatch Ikon Tour Destinations – Squaw Valley

August 2, 2019
Squaw Valley has long been regarded as one of the best ski resorts in North America
First Base, Thredbo Apres party, This Saturday from 2pm

First Base: Hayden James at Thredbo This Saturday

July 29, 2019
Thredbo’s Alpine Bar is the place to be this Saturday afternoon as the next First Base après party gets under way at 2pm.
Mammoth Mountain Finally Closes for the 2018/19 Season. Only 100 Days Until the Start Of the 2019/20 Season

Mammoth Mountain Finally Closes for the 2018/19 Season. Only 100 Days Until the Start Of the 2019/20 Season

July 29, 2019
The season was 260 days long with 18.2 metres of snow and had everything
Victorian Backcountry Festival Program Update – Hotham, September 7-8

Victorian Backcountry Festival Program Update – Hotham, September 7-8

July 26, 2019
Some more updates on the second Victorian backcountry festival that will be held over the weekend of September 7 and 8...
Art & Culture in Kanazawa, Japan – Top 5 (Non-Snow) Activities

Art & Culture in Kanazawa, Japan – Top 5 (Non-Snow) Activities

July 26, 2019
We revisit this underappreciated prefecture and provide some must-do cultural activities for those looking to cap off any self-respecting ski holiday...
Mountainwatch Guide To Thredbo

Mountainwatch Guide To Thredbo

July 11, 2019
Thredbo has long been regarded as Australia's premiere ski resort and for many people, me included, it is the best ski resort in Australia.
The Freedom festival on July 4 was the start of Squaw's closing weekend.

After 212 days and 18 metres of snow, Squaw Valley Finally Wraps Up the 2018/19 Season

July 9, 2019
The final day marked 212 operating days of the season, which makes this the fourth longest season
Thredbo Is Powered By Renewable Energy

Thredbo Is Powered By Renewable Energy

July 9, 2019
Thredbo is excited to announce that all its major resort operations are now powered by renewable energy.
The snowmakers have been working hard and Treble Cone opens tomorrow on limited terrain. The good news is, snow is in the forecast for this weekend.

Treble Cone Opens for Winter 2019 – Press Release

July 9, 2019
Treble Cone has announced that it will open for skiing and riding tomorrow – Wednesday July 10th2019.
Photo: Mt Ruapehu

Final Testing of Ruapehu’s Sky Waka Gondola Underway

June 27, 2019
The final series of tests on the new Sky Waka gondola are underway and Mt Ruapehu has released a behind the scenes video
Distant Relatives – Sam Smoothy Shows His Friends Around NZ’s Spectacular Southern Alps. Video

Distant Relatives – Sam Smoothy Shows His Friends Around NZ’s Spectacular Southern Alps. Video

June 26, 2019
In this first episode, Kiwi skier Sam Smoothy shows Callum Pettit and Drew Tabke around his backyard in New Zealand's Southern Alps.
Coen Bennie-Faull dropping into 400 metres of vertical in the NSWMain Range. Photo: Tim Clark

Australia – The Best Mountains In The World Are Right Here

June 19, 2019
I have been trying to convince my fiance that Australia has the best skiing in the world for two years now. Her name is Lene and she is Norwegian
The Fifty – Bonus Episode Wrapping Up the First Season In Cody Townsend’s Quest to Ski The 50 Classic Ski Descents of North America

The Fifty – Bonus Episode Wrapping Up the First Season In Cody Townsend’s Quest to Ski The 50 Classic Ski Descents of North America

June 14, 2019
In this episode, Cody answers a number of questions emailed by the audience.
Mountainwatch Guide To Mt Buller

Mountainwatch Guide To Mt Buller

June 12, 2019
Mt Buller locals will argue their resort is the crown jewels of Victorian skiing and snowboarding, and you’d be hard pressed to argue with them.
The Village Square will be the place to be in Thredbo this opening  weekend.

Bag Raiders Headlining Thredbo’s Opening Weekend Free Concert

June 7, 2019
The first of a number of concerts to be held throughout the winter, this one features the Bag Raiders headlining a great bill ...
Erryn grabs Indy on his way into run number two for the day.

Charlottes to Carruthers, Exploring the Aussie Backcountry in Late May – Trip Report

June 6, 2019
It was the best run of the day for sure. I’ve ridden the same chute in proper powder once before, and it wasn’t quite the same.
Falls Creek fireworks Aug 2017

Mountainwatch Guide To The Official Opening Weekend, Australia 2019 – What’s Open?

June 5, 2019
The Australian ski season is set to 'officially' kick off in just a few days… Read on to see what your favourite resort will have open!
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Film Premiere – Jyosei, an All-female Urban/pow Film, Saturday, August 24, Jindy Bowlo

Film Premiere – Jyosei, an All-female Urban/pow Film, Saturday, August 24, Jindy Bowlo

August 20, 2019
Jindy Bowling Cub this Saturday, August 24 for the premiere of Jyosei, a new ski film
Mt Buller turned on terrific weather for the 6th annual Chillfactor Freebom event on Saturday 17th August 2019

The 6th Annual FreeBom Enjoys Perfect Bluebird Conditions in Mt Buller

August 20, 2019
It was the sixth annual FreeBOM, the event that brings music to Wood Run and asks skiers to find the line between chaos and control
Client Liaison, returning to Thredbo's Alpine Bar this Saturday, August 24.

Client Liaison Headline Thredbo Apres This Saturday

August 20, 2019
Thredbo’s après scene kicks up a gear this weekend with crowd favourites Client Liaison
A perfect day for the Transfer Banked Slalom

Events – The 6th Annual Transfer Banked Slalom

August 19, 2019
Over 200 snowboarders flocked to Thredbo Resort on Saturday, August 17 for the 6thAnnual Transfer Banked Slalom
Snowtunes is something you don't want to miss.

Snowtunes and KFC Bringing Live Music and Rail Jams To Jindabyne, August 30-31.

August 9, 2019
Snowtunes returns to the snowy mountains of Jindabyne for two days of skis, snowboards and sounds.
The hike was worth it just to see this cool tree. @Lets__split & @phootstepfilms

Let’s Split Tour To Deadhorse Gap

August 8, 2019
Winter 2019 Let’s Split campaign finally got underway on July 28th, with Trip 2 to Dead Horse Gap
The Thredbo Top to Bottom and Mumm Red Sash Apres Parties, this Saturday, August 10

The Thredbo Top to Bottom and Mumm Red Sash Apres Parties, this Saturday, August 10

August 6, 2019
Thredbo’s iconic Top to Bottom ski and snowboard race is on again in Thredbo this Saturday, August 10.
Photo: Mark Ashkanasy

Mt Buller Hosts The Junior National Mogul Championships Under New Stadium Lights

August 4, 2019
In an historic first for mogul skiing at Mt Buller, the finals were held under new stadium lights,
First Base, Thredbo Apres party, This Saturday from 2pm

First Base: Hayden James at Thredbo This Saturday

July 29, 2019
Thredbo’s Alpine Bar is the place to be this Saturday afternoon as the next First Base après party gets under way at 2pm.
Victorian Backcountry Festival Program Update – Hotham, September 7-8

Victorian Backcountry Festival Program Update – Hotham, September 7-8

July 26, 2019
Some more updates on the second Victorian backcountry festival that will be held over the weekend of September 7 and 8...
Amber Araznay, wil be passing on her knowledge at Thredbo this weekend. Photo: Rojo

Chicks With Stix Shred Sessions Return For Winter 2019 With Thredbo Sessions This Weekend

July 23, 2019
The first CWS session for 2019 is this weekend, July 27 and 28 in Thredbo
Thredbo Sunset Sessions Presents Holy Holy – Saturday, July 27

Thredbo Sunset Sessions Presents Holy Holy – Saturday, July 27

July 22, 2019
The Sunset Sessions kick off this Saturday with Tassie Indie band, Holy Holy
The groms were out in force, with over 185 registered kids. Photo: Perisher

Under 17s Tear Apart Perisher Parks at Rip Curl GromSearch

July 22, 2019
 Over 185 kids aged 17-and-under came out to Yabbie Flats Terrain Park in Perisher Valley
Photo Matt Hull

Cattleman’s Rail Jam Thrills The Crowd At Mt Buller

July 21, 2019
 Mt Buller hosted the thrilling Burton Cattleman's Rail Jam for the 14th year
Rip Curl GromSearch Snow Series On At Perisher This Weekend

Rip Curl GromSearch Snow Series On At Perisher This Weekend

July 17, 2019
The Rip Curl GromSearch Snow Series returns for the 2019 winter at Perisher this weekend!
Jye Kearney on his way to winning last year's event.Photo: Matt Hull

The 14th Annual Burton Cattleman’s Rail Jam Returns To Mt Buller

July 12, 2019
For the 14thconsecutive year, Australia’s best snowboarders will descend on Mt Buller...
Torah, having a run through the Mini-shred park. Photo: Thredbo

Torah Bright Mini Shred on at Thredbo This Weekend

July 12, 2019
Torah Bright is hosting her annual mini-shred in Thredbo this Sunday, July 14 at Friday Flat.
Mumm Après Sessions Featuring Sweet Mix Kids This Week at Thredbo

Mumm Après Sessions Featuring Sweet Mix Kids This Week at Thredbo

July 9, 2019
The first of the Mumm Après Sessions kicks off this Thursday to Saturday, from 3-6pm.
First Base getting the crowd pumped at Thredbo's Alpine bar

First Base Apres Series In Thredbo – A Vintage Après Soiree Featuring Owl Eyes

July 1, 2019
Thredbo’s après scene will be pumping this Saturday as the First Base Après series kicks off at the Thredbo's Alpine Bar
Falls Creek fireworks Aug 2017

Mountainwatch Guide To The Official Opening Weekend, Australia 2019 – What’s Open?

June 5, 2019
The Australian ski season is set to 'officially' kick off in just a few days… Read on to see what your favourite resort will have open!
Skiing At Perisher This Friday May 31 – Early Opening

Skiing At Perisher This Friday May 31 – Early Opening

May 29, 2019
With over 60cm of snowfall in the past 3 days and much more in the forecast, Perisher has made the call to start the lifts turning for the 2019 season this Friday 31 May!
Ski For Free At Mt Buller This Saturday –  Early Opening

Ski For Free At Mt Buller This Saturday – Early Opening

May 29, 2019
Mt Buller has announced today that the resort is opening early on Saturday 1 June to mark the first day of winter with free skiing and boarding on Bourke Street
World’s Best Freeriders Crowned As World Champions At Freeride World Tour Final Event – XTreme Verbier

World’s Best Freeriders Crowned As World Champions At Freeride World Tour Final Event – XTreme Verbier

March 24, 2019
Three world titles were up for grabs today in Verbier with the familiar combination of nerves and excitement, which are always present on this legendary venue 
Backcountry Film Festival- Melbourne, April 30 – Press Release

Backcountry Film Festival- Melbourne, April 30 – Press Release

March 22, 2019
The Backcountry Film Festival is produced each year by Winter Wildlands Alliance as a celebration of the human-powered winter experience
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You Can Build An Igloo In Australia – Here’s How

You Can Build An Igloo In Australia – Here’s How

August 23, 2019
Expecting thick snow and deep turns, Tim did not expect a lesson in how to build an igloo... But he's sure happy he got one!
Anna Marcinek, above, in the Ella goggle and Phillipe Lahey, below in the Axis.Both have a clean, frames design and are compatible with Giro's fun helmet range.

Giro Axis and Ella Goggles With Vivid Lens – Gear Guide

August 22, 2019
The first time I used Giro’s Vivid lens was during a snow-storm in Asahidake, Hokkaido a couple of years ago.
Dan Heckenburg, banking off a wind-roo inThredbo. Photo: Aedan O'Donnel

Choosing The Right Ski – Take The Ski Selector Quiz

August 14, 2019
Buying skis is a big decision so we've gone to the experts at Chillfactor ski magazine to give you some direction
What Goes On Inside A Snow Glove – A Handy Guide

What Goes On Inside A Snow Glove – A Handy Guide

August 9, 2019
There's a lot that goes into a pair of snow gloves. We've put together this handy guide to help you decide what pair to buy.
Nate Johnstone, ripping in the Search Series Pow Pow jacket and bib pants. Photo: Dan Warbrick

Gear Guide – Mountainwear, Rip Curl Search Series

July 31, 2019
Rip Curl's Search Series have been designed and produced using only recycled materials,
Oakley Mod 3 and Mod 5 Helmet – Gear Review

Oakley Mod 3 and Mod 5 Helmet – Gear Review

July 26, 2019
An in-depth look at some top of the line lids from Oakley... The MOD3 and MOD5 Helmet.
Gear Guide – We Test Three of XTM’s Finest Gore-Tex Gloves

Gear Guide – We Test Three of XTM’s Finest Gore-Tex Gloves

July 19, 2019
We took a handful of XTM gloves (pun intended) up the chairlift with us at Thredbo resort for a day of hard riding... Here's what we found.
Gear Guide – Burton Custom X Snowboard Video review

Gear Guide – Burton Custom X Snowboard Video review

July 18, 2019
In this review Joey checking out the Burton Custom X, one of the brand's most popular models for experienced riders.
Oakley Prizm Line Miner Goggle – Gear Review

Oakley Prizm Line Miner Goggle – Gear Review

July 18, 2019
Last week we reviewed Oakley’s Prizm Fall Line Snow Goggle. This week we’re turning our attention to the similarly priced and equally attractive PRIZM Line Miner goggle.
Mountainwatch’s Aussie Snow Business Spotlight – ROJO Outerwear

Mountainwatch’s Aussie Snow Business Spotlight – ROJO Outerwear

July 17, 2019
Australian company ROJO Outerwear is unique for two reasons...
Oakley Prizm Fall Line Goggle – Gear Review

Oakley Prizm Fall Line Goggle – Gear Review

July 11, 2019
We put Oakley's latest goggles under the microscope (or rather the PRIZM lens) down at Thredbo last week and here's what we thought...
Gear Guide, Outerwear – XTM Granite Jacket

Gear Guide, Outerwear – XTM Granite Jacket

July 10, 2019
This three-in-one jacket from Australian snow brand XTM, features a high-tech shell and a merino insulated mid-layer.  
You better believe we see some bluebirds here in Oz, so it’s important to find a lens with a sufficiently dark, often mirrored tint. Photo:: Matt Wiseman

Lessons in Lenses – Mountainwatch Review A Rainbow Of Goggle Lenses – Oakley PRIZM Tech

July 5, 2019
"Hey mate, weird question but what’s the best coloured lenses for Aussie snow?” Here's our answer.
Gear Guide – Burton Deep Thinker Snowboard Video review

Gear Guide – Burton Deep Thinker Snowboard Video review

July 3, 2019
"This board is really carvable, good transition in and out of turns and held a great edge at speed."
Gear Guide – Burton Flight Attendant Snowboard Video review

Gear Guide – Burton Flight Attendant Snowboard Video review

June 21, 2019
In this review Joey checks out the Flight Attendant from Burton.
Gear Guide – Torgeir Bergrem Talks About the Nitro Beast. Video review

Gear Guide – Torgeir Bergrem Talks About the Nitro Beast. Video review

June 11, 2019
In this review Joey is in Falls Creek where he chats with Norwegian pro rider Torgeir Bergrem about his favourite park board, the Nitro Beast.
Australia's backcountry has some incredible terrain. Dropping into Etheridge, in the NSW Main Range. Photo: Aedan O'Donnell

The Five Best Bits of Backcountry Gear for 2019 – Mountain Gear

June 4, 2019
Planning to head out beyond the boundaries this season? Make sure you’re up on the five best bits of backcountry tech for 2019 first.
Gear Guide –  Burton Name Dropper Snowboard Video Review

Gear Guide –  Burton Name Dropper Snowboard Video Review

May 27, 2019
In his latest review Joey takes the Burton Namedropper for a spring session in Thredbo’s Anton’s Park
Gear Guide – Burton Custom Snowboard, Video Review

Gear Guide – Burton Custom Snowboard, Video Review

May 16, 2019
In this review Joey checks out one of Burton’s flagship boards, the Custom, which Joey describes as “very carvey and holds a really good edge at speed.
Gear Guide – Mark McMorris on Why the Burton Process is His Favourite Board.

Gear Guide – Mark McMorris on Why the Burton Process is His Favourite Board.

April 26, 2019
This latest review from Joe Stanco, features leading international snowboarder Mark McMorris who gives us the rundown on the Burton Process.
Andy Burford, an expert boot fitter, who c

Five Reasons You Need a Proper Ski Bootfit – Mountain Gear

April 18, 2019
It’s essential that you go and see a credible bootfitter to make sure that you’re getting your foot into a boot that’s designed for you.
Cody Townsend and Le Bent have created to ultimate touring sock.

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 growing brand received a boost last week, winning a couple of awards
Send And Return – BCA’s Safe Backcountry Shredding Series, Episode 2 – Video

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 backcountry skiing outside Stewart, BC, but they take nothing for granted and keep their eye on the recent storm snow and a buried surface hoar layer.
Gear Guide –  Nitro Pow 2019 Video Review

Gear Guide – Nitro Pow 2019 Video Review

January 8, 2019
In this review Joey check out the Nitro Pow a board that, as the name suggests,  rips in deep snow but also performs well  in resort.
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Rider Profile – Jesse Parkinson, One of Australian Snowboarding’s Rising Talents

Rider Profile – Jesse Parkinson, One of Australian Snowboarding’s Rising Talents

August 23, 2019
Jesse Parkinson first rode a snowboard five years ago when he was nine-years old during a family holiday to Niseko...
Falls Creek Turns On For Nitro Good Times Week – Video

Falls Creek Turns On For Nitro Good Times Week – Video

August 21, 2019
Nitro snowboard’s Good Times Week was held at Falls Creek last week
Rider Profile – Valentino Guseli, a 14-year-old With A Big Future

Rider Profile – Valentino Guseli, a 14-year-old With A Big Future

August 20, 2019
His tricks getting bigger and more technical each season, complemented by his smooth, flowing style
Snowboarder Matt Cox Cruising Through Perisher Parks – Video

Snowboarder Matt Cox Cruising Through Perisher Parks – Video

August 16, 2019
Snowboarder Matt Cox takes us for a cruise around Perisher Resort's smaller Piper and Leichardt Terrain Parks, after coming back from a shoulder injury.
Film Trailer: Roadless – A Snowboard Journey With Jeremy Jones, Brian Iguchi and Travis Rice

Film Trailer: Roadless – A Snowboard Journey With Jeremy Jones, Brian Iguchi and Travis Rice

August 16, 2019
Filmed over ten days in the Teton Wilderness of Wyoming during the winter of 2019, ROADLESS brings together three legends of the sport...
G.N.A.R. – The Squaw Valley Skiing Game – Full Movie

G.N.A.R. – The Squaw Valley Skiing Game – Full Movie

August 1, 2019
Take a look back at this esteemed film by Scott & Robb Gaffney and the legendary Shane McConkey.
Winterland – Trailer of The New Film From Teton Gravity Research

Winterland – Trailer of The New Film From Teton Gravity Research

July 31, 2019
TGR just released the trailer for its new film Winterland, and if the trailer is anything to go by, the film is going to be awesome.
Candide Thovex’s Ski The World – Behind the Scenes, The Wave

Candide Thovex’s Ski The World – Behind the Scenes, The Wave

July 10, 2019
This is the third episode of Candide Thovex’s web series, Ski the World BTS
Gear Guide – Burton Deep Thinker Snowboard Video review

Gear Guide – Burton Deep Thinker Snowboard Video review

July 3, 2019
"This board is really carvable, good transition in and out of turns and held a great edge at speed."
Distant Relatives – Sam Smoothy Shows His Friends Around NZ’s Spectacular Southern Alps. Video

Distant Relatives – Sam Smoothy Shows His Friends Around NZ’s Spectacular Southern Alps. Video

June 26, 2019
In this first episode, Kiwi skier Sam Smoothy shows Callum Pettit and Drew Tabke around his backyard in New Zealand's Southern Alps.
Gear Guide – Burton Flight Attendant Snowboard Video review

Gear Guide – Burton Flight Attendant Snowboard Video review

June 21, 2019
In this review Joey checks out the Flight Attendant from Burton.
GoPro: TOP 10 MOMENTS OF WINTER

GoPro: TOP 10 MOMENTS OF WINTER

June 20, 2019
From Travis Rice ripping pillow lines to Tom Wallisch’s urban skiing and a BC powder party line, it has it all.
The Fifty – Bonus Episode Wrapping Up the First Season In Cody Townsend’s Quest to Ski The 50 Classic Ski Descents of North America

The Fifty – Bonus Episode Wrapping Up the First Season In Cody Townsend’s Quest to Ski The 50 Classic Ski Descents of North America

June 14, 2019
In this episode, Cody answers a number of questions emailed by the audience.
Rising Star – Jesse Parkinson, a 13-year-old Snowboarder With a Big Future

Rising Star – Jesse Parkinson, a 13-year-old Snowboarder With a Big Future

June 13, 2019
Jesse Parkinson is a 13-year-old grommet from Yaroomba on the Sunshine Coast and is one of the best junior snowboarders in Australia.
Top 5 Crashes From The Freeride World Tour 2019 – Video

Top 5 Crashes From The Freeride World Tour 2019 – Video

June 12, 2019
It's a crash reel. Simple. Just click.
‘Kekkon Shite Kudasai’ – Jackson Wells Skiing And Boarding Hokkaido, Japan 2019 – Video

‘Kekkon Shite Kudasai’ – Jackson Wells Skiing And Boarding Hokkaido, Japan 2019 – Video

June 12, 2019
If you're like us you can't go longer than a few weeks without watching some footage of a skier or boarder getting after the Yuki in Japan.
The Fifty – The Landry Line, Pyramid Peak, Colorado. Episode 13 in Cody Townsend’s Quest to Ski the 50 Classic Ski Descents of North America.

The Fifty – The Landry Line, Pyramid Peak, Colorado. Episode 13 in Cody Townsend’s Quest to Ski the 50 Classic Ski Descents of North America.

June 3, 2019
In this episode Cody takes on the 14000 foot Pyramid Peak in Colorado's Elk Mountains
Gear Guide –  Burton Name Dropper Snowboard Video Review

Gear Guide –  Burton Name Dropper Snowboard Video Review

May 27, 2019
In his latest review Joey takes the Burton Namedropper for a spring session in Thredbo’s Anton’s Park
The Fifty – The Grand Teton, Jackson, Wyoming. Episode 12 in Cody Townsend’s Quest to Ski The 50 Classic Ski Descents of North America

The Fifty – The Grand Teton, Jackson, Wyoming. Episode 12 in Cody Townsend’s Quest to Ski The 50 Classic Ski Descents of North America

May 20, 2019
In this episode Cody hooks up with the legendary filmmaker and climber Jimmy Chin for a full day that includes a 21km hike and a vertical climb of 2133m. 
Gear Guide – Burton Custom Snowboard, Video Review

Gear Guide – Burton Custom Snowboard, Video Review

May 16, 2019
In this review Joey checks out one of Burton’s flagship boards, the Custom, which Joey describes as “very carvey and holds a really good edge at speed.
The Fifty – Giant Steps Couloir, Eastern Sierras, California. Episode 11 in Cody Townsend’s Quest to Ski The 50 Classic Ski Descents of North America.

The Fifty – Giant Steps Couloir, Eastern Sierras, California. Episode 11 in Cody Townsend’s Quest to Ski The 50 Classic Ski Descents of North America.

May 9, 2019
Giant Steps Couloir is a line on Mt Williamson, which at 14300’ is the second highest mountain in California.
The Fifty – Spearhead Traverse, British Columbia, Canada. Episode 10 in Cody Townsend’s Quest to Ski The 50 Classic Ski Descents of North America

The Fifty – Spearhead Traverse, British Columbia, Canada. Episode 10 in Cody Townsend’s Quest to Ski The 50 Classic Ski Descents of North America

May 3, 2019
The Spearhead Traverse has now become a test piece for ski mo racers seeking speed and records for the 23-kilometre tour.
Gear Guide – Mark McMorris on Why the Burton Process is His Favourite Board.

Gear Guide – Mark McMorris on Why the Burton Process is His Favourite Board.

April 26, 2019
This latest review from Joe Stanco, features leading international snowboarder Mark McMorris who gives us the rundown on the Burton Process.
The Fifty – Pontoon, Chugach Range, Alaska. Episode 9 of Cody Townsend’s Quest To Ski the 50 Classic Ski Descents of North America

The Fifty – Pontoon, Chugach Range, Alaska. Episode 9 of Cody Townsend’s Quest To Ski the 50 Classic Ski Descents of North America

April 19, 2019
Pontoon Peak is a huge, steep, exposed mountain in Alaska’s Chugach Range and regarded as one of “prizes” of big mountain skiing.  
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