Built in 1968, the hold  Merritts Chair will replaced by a gondola this summer and the chairlifts are up for auction

Thredbo’s Merritts Chair Charity Auction

September 16, 2019
The chairlift will be decommissioned and disassembled at the end of winter 2019 and 112 of the double chairs will be offered up in an online charity auction
The Terra helmet is light, comfortable and keeps your noggin warm on those snowy days.

Giro Jackson and Terra Helmets With MIPS Technology – Gear Guide

September 16, 2019
The men's Jackson and women's Terra helmets are the newest models  in the  Giro range, both with a  sleek, modern profile that
Jackson Hole in al its big mountain glory. Photo: Tony Harrington

Mountainwatch Ikon Tour Destination – Jackson Hole

September 13, 2019
Jackson Hole is, without doubt, a special place and a “must visit” for any skier or snowboarder.
Manza Onsen – One Of Japans Finest Onsen Ski Resorts

Manza Onsen – One Of Japans Finest Onsen Ski Resorts

September 13, 2019
Steaming sulphuric hot pools and plenty of snow, Manza Onsen is home to two Japanese icons.
The base slookjign good after last week's snowfalls, currently sitting at 225cms above 1800 metres. Photo: Perisher

Perisher Extends Its Season – Open Until October 13

September 13, 2019
Perisher has announced it is extending its season until Sunday 13 October, with a natural snow base of 2.25 metres
Virgil, dropping into a nice line on the Western faces.

Not Even a Terminal Illness Can Keep this Snowboarder Out of the Backcountry – Photo Journal

September 12, 2019
For me, snowboarding is the only time in life that I’m totally free, all that matters is the next turn.
Grooming, snowmaking and sunsets in perfect symbiosis at Mt Buller. Photo:: Andrew Railton/Mt Buller

Groomers Satellite Map Mt Buller’s Slopes For A Precision Piste – Introducing SnowSat Technology

September 12, 2019
Snow depth data is delivered in real-time to drivers via a touch-screen topographical map in the cockpit and depths are accurate within just 3 centimetres...
Mt Buller Extends 2019 Snow Season – Open Until 6 October

Mt Buller Extends 2019 Snow Season – Open Until 6 October

September 12, 2019
A bumper 50cms of spring snow blanketed Mt Buller last week boosting the cover in resort and turning on some of the best skiing and boarding seen this season.
Thredbo's Alpine Bar wil be pumping this Saturday for the final First Base

First Base Present This Season’s Final “Vintage Après Soiree” In Thredbo This Weekend

September 11, 2019
This weekend Tom Tilley and Hugo Grusman present the final First Base “Vintage Après Soiree" of the season
David Vincent, Hotham Super Sunday, September 8. Such a great photo! Photo: Chris Hocking

September Powder Sessions – Storm Journal

September 10, 2019
The past few days have set up what should be a Sweet September, two cold fronts dropping 30-50cm of snow
Mt Buller ski patrol make a guard of honour for the final ride up the Boggy Creek T bar by retired patrollers Donny Morgan and Brian Singer. BSL General Manager Laurie Blampied (L) in yellow and Ski Patrol Manager Sam MacDougall (R) topped the honour guard line in freshly falling snow at 5pm on Sunday 8 September Pic: Tony Harrington

Buller’s Boggy Creek T-bar Rolls For The Final Time In Swirling Snow Storm 

September 9, 2019
Hans Grimus built the lift 52 years ago and the old T is now set to be decommissioned in its current form
The Backcountry is calling - it is a different world out there. Photo: Teddy Haycock

How to Gear Up for the Backcountry – Gear Guide

September 9, 2019
The arrival of the first day of spring means only one thing to some Aussie shredders, it’s time to tour. 
The Australian Junior Freeride Championships, saw Australia's best young riders compete last weekend. Photo: Perisher

Australian Junior Freeride Championships Wrap Held at Perisher Last Weekend

September 5, 2019
The three-day event consisted of half-pipe and slopestyle in ski and snowboard and a rider cross for the snowboarders.
This particular location – Kanazawa Castle – is admittedly not making the following list by virtue of it not being at all ‘lesser known’. But as it would be doing Kanazawa a disservice not to include it all, here it is in all of its cherry blossom (Sakura) glory. Photo:: Kanazawa City

Sightseeing in Kanazawa, Japan – Top 5 Lesser-Known Locations

September 5, 2019
There’s an abundance of visual delights, so limiting the list to five was no easy task...
ShredAbout – A Surf/Snowboard Event Happening This Weekend, Sept 7-8

ShredAbout – A Surf/Snowboard Event Happening This Weekend, Sept 7-8

September 4, 2019
Decades since the last surf/snow events in Australia, ShredAbout pays homage to the connection of surfing and snowboarding
It ain't over 'til it's over. Drew Jolowizc, Hotham October 2, 2018. Photo: Chris Hocking

2019 Australian Snow Season Outlook – September Update

September 4, 2019
Regardless of what Mother Nature throws at us, a solid foundation has already been laid over the Aussie Alps so there’ll be enough snowpack
Gear Guide – Christie Prior Talks About the Nitro Fate – Video Review

Gear Guide – Christie Prior Talks About the Nitro Fate – Video Review

September 3, 2019
In this review, Joey catches up with New Zealand pro snowboarder Christie Prior to talk about her favourite board, the Nitro Fate.
The North Face 2019 ‘Free Thinker’ Outerwear – Gear Review

The North Face 2019 ‘Free Thinker’ Outerwear – Gear Review

August 29, 2019
"I put this new gear from The North Face through literally everything…" We gave a Hakuba seasonaire some gear from TNF and here's what he thought.
Trailer Time: This Season’s Must See Ski and Snowboard Film Trailers

Trailer Time: This Season’s Must See Ski and Snowboard Film Trailers

August 29, 2019
We’re compiling every ski and snowboard movie trailer you'll want to watch to keep stoking that winter fire for this season and next!
Three days of sun at Prisher's Leichhardt Park. Phtoto@tomhackett@boardworld

Video – Mid-sized Park Perfection At Perisher

August 28, 2019
The crew from Boardworld recently spent three days filming at Leichhardt. This is what went down.
The Matterhorn provides one of the most spectacular backdrops inEurope.

Press Release: Ikon Pass Expands Into Europe With The Addition of Zermatt, Switzerland for Winter 19/20

August 28, 2019
Zermatt in Switzerland becomes the first European destination partner on the Ikon Pass.
Mammoth Mountain is one resort that lives up to its name - it is massive. Photo: Mammoth

Mountainwatch Ikon Tour Destination – Mammoth Mountain

August 27, 2019
Mammoth Mountain, enjoys well-deserved status as a true international resort and one of the best in North America
Going Green in Sustainable Mountainwear – Gear Guide

Going Green in Sustainable Mountainwear – Gear Guide

August 27, 2019
When we talk about ski gear going green nowadays it’s not because ‘green’ is the most fashionable colourway...
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...
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David Vincent, Hotham Super Sunday, September 8. Such a great photo! Photo: Chris Hocking

September Powder Sessions – Storm Journal

September 10, 2019
The past few days have set up what should be a Sweet September, two cold fronts dropping 30-50cm of snow
It ain't over 'til it's over. Drew Jolowizc, Hotham October 2, 2018. Photo: Chris Hocking

2019 Australian Snow Season Outlook – September Update

September 4, 2019
Regardless of what Mother Nature throws at us, a solid foundation has already been laid over the Aussie Alps so there’ll be enough snowpack
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 ...
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Jackson Hole in al its big mountain glory. Photo: Tony Harrington

Mountainwatch Ikon Tour Destination – Jackson Hole

September 13, 2019
Jackson Hole is, without doubt, a special place and a “must visit” for any skier or snowboarder.
Manza Onsen – One Of Japans Finest Onsen Ski Resorts

Manza Onsen – One Of Japans Finest Onsen Ski Resorts

September 13, 2019
Steaming sulphuric hot pools and plenty of snow, Manza Onsen is home to two Japanese icons.
The base slookjign good after last week's snowfalls, currently sitting at 225cms above 1800 metres. Photo: Perisher

Perisher Extends Its Season – Open Until October 13

September 13, 2019
Perisher has announced it is extending its season until Sunday 13 October, with a natural snow base of 2.25 metres
Thredbo's Alpine Bar wil be pumping this Saturday for the final First Base

First Base Present This Season’s Final “Vintage Après Soiree” In Thredbo This Weekend

September 11, 2019
This weekend Tom Tilley and Hugo Grusman present the final First Base “Vintage Après Soiree" of the season
Mt Buller ski patrol make a guard of honour for the final ride up the Boggy Creek T bar by retired patrollers Donny Morgan and Brian Singer. BSL General Manager Laurie Blampied (L) in yellow and Ski Patrol Manager Sam MacDougall (R) topped the honour guard line in freshly falling snow at 5pm on Sunday 8 September Pic: Tony Harrington

Buller’s Boggy Creek T-bar Rolls For The Final Time In Swirling Snow Storm 

September 9, 2019
Hans Grimus built the lift 52 years ago and the old T is now set to be decommissioned in its current form
The Backcountry is calling - it is a different world out there. Photo: Teddy Haycock

How to Gear Up for the Backcountry – Gear Guide

September 9, 2019
The arrival of the first day of spring means only one thing to some Aussie shredders, it’s time to tour. 
This particular location – Kanazawa Castle – is admittedly not making the following list by virtue of it not being at all ‘lesser known’. But as it would be doing Kanazawa a disservice not to include it all, here it is in all of its cherry blossom (Sakura) glory. Photo:: Kanazawa City

Sightseeing in Kanazawa, Japan – Top 5 Lesser-Known Locations

September 5, 2019
There’s an abundance of visual delights, so limiting the list to five was no easy task...
The Matterhorn provides one of the most spectacular backdrops inEurope.

Press Release: Ikon Pass Expands Into Europe With The Addition of Zermatt, Switzerland for Winter 19/20

August 28, 2019
Zermatt in Switzerland becomes the first European destination partner on the Ikon Pass.
Mammoth Mountain is one resort that lives up to its name - it is massive. Photo: Mammoth

Mountainwatch Ikon Tour Destination – Mammoth Mountain

August 27, 2019
Mammoth Mountain, enjoys well-deserved status as a true international resort and one of the best in North America
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.
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Thredbo's Alpine Bar wil be pumping this Saturday for the final First Base

First Base Present This Season’s Final “Vintage Après Soiree” In Thredbo This Weekend

September 11, 2019
This weekend Tom Tilley and Hugo Grusman present the final First Base “Vintage Après Soiree" of the season
The Australian Junior Freeride Championships, saw Australia's best young riders compete last weekend. Photo: Perisher

Australian Junior Freeride Championships Wrap Held at Perisher Last Weekend

September 5, 2019
The three-day event consisted of half-pipe and slopestyle in ski and snowboard and a rider cross for the snowboarders.
ShredAbout – A Surf/Snowboard Event Happening This Weekend, Sept 7-8

ShredAbout – A Surf/Snowboard Event Happening This Weekend, Sept 7-8

September 4, 2019
Decades since the last surf/snow events in Australia, ShredAbout pays homage to the connection of surfing and snowboarding
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!
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The Terra helmet is light, comfortable and keeps your noggin warm on those snowy days.

Giro Jackson and Terra Helmets With MIPS Technology – Gear Guide

September 16, 2019
The men's Jackson and women's Terra helmets are the newest models  in the  Giro range, both with a  sleek, modern profile that
Grooming, snowmaking and sunsets in perfect symbiosis at Mt Buller. Photo:: Andrew Railton/Mt Buller

Groomers Satellite Map Mt Buller’s Slopes For A Precision Piste – Introducing SnowSat Technology

September 12, 2019
Snow depth data is delivered in real-time to drivers via a touch-screen topographical map in the cockpit and depths are accurate within just 3 centimetres...
The Backcountry is calling - it is a different world out there. Photo: Teddy Haycock

How to Gear Up for the Backcountry – Gear Guide

September 9, 2019
The arrival of the first day of spring means only one thing to some Aussie shredders, it’s time to tour. 
Gear Guide – Christie Prior Talks About the Nitro Fate – Video Review

Gear Guide – Christie Prior Talks About the Nitro Fate – Video Review

September 3, 2019
In this review, Joey catches up with New Zealand pro snowboarder Christie Prior to talk about her favourite board, the Nitro Fate.
The North Face 2019 ‘Free Thinker’ Outerwear – Gear Review

The North Face 2019 ‘Free Thinker’ Outerwear – Gear Review

August 29, 2019
"I put this new gear from The North Face through literally everything…" We gave a Hakuba seasonaire some gear from TNF and here's what he thought.
Going Green in Sustainable Mountainwear – Gear Guide

Going Green in Sustainable Mountainwear – Gear Guide

August 27, 2019
When we talk about ski gear going green nowadays it’s not because ‘green’ is the most fashionable colourway...
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
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Trailer Time: This Season’s Must See Ski and Snowboard Film Trailers

Trailer Time: This Season’s Must See Ski and Snowboard Film Trailers

August 29, 2019
We’re compiling every ski and snowboard movie trailer you'll want to watch to keep stoking that winter fire for this season and next!
Three days of sun at Prisher's Leichhardt Park. Phtoto@tomhackett@boardworld

Video – Mid-sized Park Perfection At Perisher

August 28, 2019
The crew from Boardworld recently spent three days filming at Leichhardt. This is what went down.
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.
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