A different experience for Ben McIlroy spraying snow instead of dirt. Image: Matt Rousu

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

October 8, 2018
Falls Creek’s 2018 snow season finished with a bang over the weekend, closing lifts for the second year running with well over 1m of snow covering the slopes.
August 19 was one of the best powder days of the season and one of the last. Coen Bennie-Faull during a well-timed visit to Buller. Photo: Tony Harrington

One For The Books – 2018 Australian Season Wrap Up

October 8, 2018
The resorts called last lifts on the 2018 season yesterday and the consensus is it was one of the best winters in we've had in recent years...
The day after the storm clears, the terrain re-shaped by the wind and snow light, dry and untouched. Seriously, you can almost hear the hoots from Buff Farnell and Drew Jolowicz as they drop into a backcountry line. Photo: Dylan Robinson

Hotham – A Season in Photos

October 5, 2018
In a season like this Hotham comes into its own, the steep terrain and trees the perfect set up for powder days
Oyuki’s 2018 Team Edit Will Have You Booking Flights To Japan – Video

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

October 5, 2018
Literally translated, OYUKI means big snow in Japanese... and we think this edit from the OYUKI team should dispel any concerns the company wasn't living up to their namesake and deep Niseko heritage.
Gear Guide – Burton Snowboards Video Review

Gear Guide – Burton Snowboards Video Review

October 4, 2018
In this review Joey takes a look at three boards from Burton – the Process, the Custom and Custom X.
No mucking around! The t-bar towers are out and construction is underway on the new quad chair.

Perisher Begins Construction of New Leichhardt Chairlift

October 3, 2018
Today we saw the first step in the construction of the new Leichhardt Quad Chair
Plenty to be happy about on a day like this at Treble Cone

Wanaka – A Season of Plenty

October 3, 2018
Wanaka was the place to be for the 2018 season. Huge early snowfalls set up Treble Cone and Cardrona with a deep base
30 Of The Best And Most Bizarre Upcycled Skis And Snowboards

30 Of The Best And Most Bizarre Upcycled Skis And Snowboards

October 2, 2018
Can one skier’s trash be another skier’s treasure?
Mount Hotham Freeskki have been making the most of the spring snow and running a jumps camp.

The Last Hurrah – Time To Squeeze In A Few More Turns

October 2, 2018
We are into the last week of the 2018 Australian ski season and if you are keen to squeeze in a more few turns...
There is some good spring skiing to be had in Hotham this weekend. Photo: Chris Hocking

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

September 28, 2018
This weekend is when we usually celebrate the end of the season and this year we are celebrating  an awesome winter.
Steep and deep. Squaw at its best. Photo: Tony Harrington

Mountainwatch Guide to Squaw Valley Alpine Meadows

September 28, 2018
Squaw Valley has long been regarded as one of the best resorts the US, an iconic mountain
Whistler attracts people from all over the world. Photo: Whistler Blackcomb

The Changing Face Of Whistler

September 26, 2018
It’s December 30, smack bang in the middle of the Christmas holidays. An unseasonably cold front has been hanging over Whistler
10 Years Of The Atomic Bentchetler – The Pinnacle Of A Playful Ski – Video

10 Years Of The Atomic Bentchetler – The Pinnacle Of A Playful Ski – Video

September 25, 2018
There's selling a ski. And then there's selling a ski. This video from Atomic is firmly situated in the latter category and if I didn't already own a pair of the 2016 Atomic Bentchetler's I'd be racing out to get some... 
Perisher Park Skied Backwards And We Don’t Mean ‘Switch’ – Video

Perisher Park Skied Backwards And We Don’t Mean ‘Switch’ – Video

September 25, 2018
Watch the short clip for yourself and appreciate everything from the stylish riding of Australian Russ Henshaw to the park itself and perhaps most of all, appreciate the intricacies and the art of slopestyle skiing in a new light.
Burning Sidewall – The Film (+ Ski) From Line That’ll  Make You Want To Go Skiing – Video

Burning Sidewall – The Film (+ Ski) From Line That’ll Make You Want To Go Skiing – Video

September 24, 2018
LINE put it best when they said, "this film is less of an explanation of the ski but rather a celebration of skiing."
Pond Skim Makes A Big Splash At Buller

Pond Skim Makes A Big Splash At Buller

September 24, 2018
A spectacular line-up of skimmers took on the famous Mt Buller pond on Bourke Street on Saturday, Sept 22 in elaborate costumes including a strawberry with a needle through it, a reusable Coles shopping bag, unicorns, Miley Cyrus on a wrecking ball, brides, animals and superheroes.
Buller Chairlift Auction Raises $100,000 for Mansfield Hospital

Buller Chairlift Auction Raises $100,000 for Mansfield Hospital

September 24, 2018
Buller Ski Lifts auctioned chairs from the Blue Bullet chairlift over the weekend on the Bourke Street ski run and raised a total of $100,000 for the Mansfield District Hospital.
Spring is all about the groomers early and off piste once it softens. All you need are the right skis. Hotham, Sept 18. Photo: Chris Hocking.

SLUSH PUPPIES – Get on the right skis and spring snow is a lot of fun

September 21, 2018
Spring snow is fun, even when it gets soft and slushy, you just need the right equipment and a good warm temperature base wax.
A park with a difference. Photo: Aedan O'Donnell

Thredbo’s Antons Park – A Skate Park On Snow

September 21, 2018
Thredbo’s Anton’s Park is unique and a lot of fun at the moment with a variety of transitions as well as the usual jump line and rail set-ups.
Mt Buller Mourns Passing of Pioneer Hans Grimus

Mt Buller Mourns Passing of Pioneer Hans Grimus

September 20, 2018
The Mt Buller community is today celebrating the life and mourning the passing of mountain pioneer and legend Hans Grimus, aged 78.
The fog rolled in late in the afternoon.

Unspoilt with amazing views, Mt Stirling is a great location to enjoy a backcountry experience

September 19, 2018
Looking out onto the peaks of Stirling from Mt. Buller’s north face I once saw an unassuming hill.
A classic powder day in the aptly named Blue Ski basin at Vail. Awesome. Photo: Vail Resorts

Here’s Why Vail Should Be The Top Of Your Bucket List

September 19, 2018
It’s the Colorado giant that other resorts love to hate – and once you’ve skied there, you’ll understand why.
Over Half A Metre Of Spring Powder For New Zealand Today – Photo Wrap Up

Over Half A Metre Of Spring Powder For New Zealand Today – Photo Wrap Up

September 18, 2018
70cm fell on Treble Cone in the past 48hrs, 60cm fell on Cardrona, 60cm fell on Coronet Peak and 50cm fell on The Remarkables, with more than a few centimetres falling all the way down to Lake level in both Wanaka and Queenstown...
Tristan Rowley, skied with power and style to take out the U15s ski. Photo: Chris Hocking

Hotham Junior Big Mountain Freeride Event – Wrap Up

September 18, 2018
The last major junior event of the season was held in Hotham on Sunday when the Junior Big Mountain Freeride ran in good conditions
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AUSSIE WEEKLY SNOW JOURNAL – Farewell Winter

AUSSIE WEEKLY SNOW JOURNAL – Farewell Winter

August 31, 2011
Stunning Sunset in Falls Image::Courtesy of Falls Creek Aussie Weekly Snow Journal | Alex Horvath It is fair to say that right now, the mountains are hurting… Today marked the official last day of winter and it is obvious that Mother Nature is certainly letting us know all about it!…
Nz Weekly Weather Blog – It’s Warming up Nicely!

Nz Weekly Weather Blog – It’s Warming up Nicely!

August 29, 2011
Perfect weather for terrain park antics, The Remarkables 29 August. Image:: The Remarkables Snow Journal| Matt White Kia Ora everyone.. it’s been a lovely warm week this past week, great spring like snow conditions and in some places a little dusting of powder! The snow has been softening up just…
New Zealand SNOW Predictions – September

New Zealand SNOW Predictions – September

August 29, 2011
Blue sky powder days at Coronet Peak, here’s hoping spring delivers a few this year! Image:: Coronet Peak Snow forecasts | The Grasshopper Binge skiing Who could have seen this coming in early July? Ski fields in the South Island were sweating after unusually warm temperatures and an almost complete…
AUSSIE WEEKLY SNOW JOURNAL – The Transition

AUSSIE WEEKLY SNOW JOURNAL – The Transition

August 24, 2011
What to do when it’s sunny and warm? Beers by the Stylewars hits of course Image::Courtesy of Stylewars Aussie Weekly Snow Journal | Alex Horvath It seems to be official now; spring has ‘sprung’ early (sorry, I had to!). The sun has been shining upon the mountains since Saturday when…
Australia SNOW Predictions – September

Australia SNOW Predictions – September

August 22, 2011
Snow-frozen skidoos. Thanks to an amazing July, sights like this were not uncommon. Fingers crossed we see them again in September. Perisher, 17 July 2011. Image:: Perisher Snow Forecasts | The Grasshopper Where’s the snow GH? There’s been a dominant theme in emails to the Grasshopper in the last week.…
Nz Weekly Weather Blog – Spring Time Already?

Nz Weekly Weather Blog – Spring Time Already?

August 22, 2011
A Coronet Peak sunset, 19 August. Image:: Coronet Peak Snow Journal | Matt White Hi Everyone, well it has gone from bitterly cold to lovely warm, sunny and spring-like over the past week, hard to believe that this time last week half the country was snowed in! The past few…
NZ South Island Photo POWDER Report – Freshies & Bluebird

NZ South Island Photo POWDER Report – Freshies & Bluebird

August 18, 2011
Snow Journal | Vaughan Brookfield It’s been an amazing few days in New Zealand, thanks to a once-in-a-lifetime polar freeze that brought snow to parts of NZ that haven’t seen snow since who knows when. After a few days of intense weather, which kept most of the resorts closed, the…
Photo POWDER Report – The Snow Storm that Changed NZ Overnight

Photo POWDER Report – The Snow Storm that Changed NZ Overnight

August 17, 2011
Even the chairlifts were snowed in at Mt Hutt Image:: Mt Hutt Snow Journal As the skies clear slightly New Zealand’s skiefields are able to take stock of the epic polar freeze storm of the past couple of days. “We have come though the other side of the storm with…
AUSSIE WEEKLY SNOW JOURNAL – Unfavourable Elements

AUSSIE WEEKLY SNOW JOURNAL – Unfavourable Elements

August 17, 2011
Sunrise snowmaking Image::Courtesy of Perisher Aussie Weekly Snow Journal | Alex Horvath The way that the weather patterns of August have been shaping up it’s becoming increasingly difficult to remain optimistic about the month that usually delivers the best snow quality of the season. The front that is passing over…
Antarctic Super Highway – NZ’S POWDER Storm

Antarctic Super Highway – NZ’S POWDER Storm

August 15, 2011
It’s dumping in Levin, which is only 24m above sea-level & an hour’s drive North of Wellington! Image: Sandra Gray Antarctic super highway | The Grasshopper We have a fantastic snow event on our hands this morning for the east coast of New Zealand’s South Island. On Saturday morning our…
NZ Weekly Weather Blog – Snowed In!

NZ Weekly Weather Blog – Snowed In!

August 15, 2011
Snow on the fields surrounding Mt Hutt Monday 15 August. Image:: Mt Hutt Snow Journal | Matt White Hey everyone, well as I am writing this.. NZ has been hit hard by another freak snow storm, roads are closed, cities/towns are snowed in and travel is being vastly effected.. but…
AUSSIE WEEKLY SNOW JOURNAL – A Cooling Re-fresh

AUSSIE WEEKLY SNOW JOURNAL – A Cooling Re-fresh

August 10, 2011
Sunset over Falls Image::Courtesy of Falls Creek Aussie Weekly Snow Journal | Alex Horvath With the current state of seemingly global turmoil those of us engulfed in the snow bubble lifestyle were stoked to be graced with 10-20cms of fresh snow come Monday morning. Markets are crashing, youths are rioting,…
HOTHAM photo POWDER Journal – 15 Fresh Centimetres to Slash and Burn

HOTHAM photo POWDER Journal – 15 Fresh Centimetres to Slash and Burn

August 9, 2011
Drew jamming a turn down a nice steep sneaky squirrel Snow Journal | Mark Tsukasov The temps have been rollercoasting lately, so the moment we saw fresh snow we hit it hard before the sun had a chance to effect it or the fog had a chance to set back…
WEATHER ANALYSIS – Wild Winds at Thredbo

WEATHER ANALYSIS – Wild Winds at Thredbo

August 8, 2011
Thredbo’s known for it’s windy conditions, but with wind comes epic powder stashes! Image:: Thredbo Weather Analysis | The Grasshopper The big squeeze Anyone trying to ski at Thredbo on Friday, August 5, would have received a rude shock to find that several lifts were put on wind hold for…
NZ Weekly Weather Blog – Comp Time!

NZ Weekly Weather Blog – Comp Time!

August 8, 2011
Snow Park’s Monster bonk 4 August. Image:: Snow Park Snow Journal | Matt White Kia Ora everyone, it feels like we are flying through the weeks at the moment, hopefully everyone is getting a good amount of skiing/boarding in.. we’re halfway through the season now believe it or not! Competition…
FORECAST FICKLENESS – Why the Models Have Varied so Much in 48 Hours

FORECAST FICKLENESS – Why the Models Have Varied so Much in 48 Hours

August 3, 2011
  Balmy days and sunshine are nice for a time but cold and snow is what we all crave – Thredbo, 29 July. Image:: Thredbo Forecasts | The Grasshopper It’s been extremely warm in the mountains this week as a warm northerly flow chews away at the snow pack. When…
AUSSIE WEEKLY SNOW JOURNAL – Winter’s Intermission

AUSSIE WEEKLY SNOW JOURNAL – Winter’s Intermission

August 3, 2011
What do you ride when its sunny and warm? Park of course.. Image::Courtesy of Falls Creek Aussie Weekly Snow Journal | Alex Horvath Very warm temperatures transpired across the mountains over the last week bringing with them a spring like pattern of sun, snow and light rain that combined to…
TREBLE CONE Photo Snow Report – Waking up to Powder Bluebird!

TREBLE CONE Photo Snow Report – Waking up to Powder Bluebird!

August 2, 2011
Chris Booth in rehearsal for the World Heli Challenge Words & Images | Ben Hansen Today’s adventure took us to Treble Cone just out side of Wanaka NZ. Charlie Timmins, Boen Ferguson, Chris Booth and I watched the weather roll in yesterday making us a little hesitant of what we…
New Zealand Photo POWDER Report – Wild Weather

New Zealand Photo POWDER Report – Wild Weather

July 27, 2011
Approaching the storm Snow Journal | Vaughan Brookfied New Zealand’s incredible snow-run continues and while we can’t but hope that Christchurch has a reprieve from Mother Nature’s extremes soon it’s wonderful to see the resorts able to flick on every switch and open every door and welcome every rider with…
SOUTH ISLAND Photo POWDER Report – Record Cold Snap

SOUTH ISLAND Photo POWDER Report – Record Cold Snap

July 25, 2011
Secret location… New Zealand… where the snow is good Snow Journal | Vaughan Brookfield Airports closed, roads buried and a covering of white all the way down to the coastline – New Zealand’s latest snow storm has blanketed the whole country and while snow totals at the resorts are not…
NZ Weekly Weather Blog – Extreme Snow

NZ Weekly Weather Blog – Extreme Snow

July 25, 2011
Sunrise over Cardrona 26 July. Image:: Cardrona Snow Journal | Matt White Kia Ora from across the ditch, where it’s full blown winter with extremely cold temperatures over the past week and some snow falling to sea level around Queenstown, Christchurch and even in the capital of Wellington! Snow lovers…
AUSSIE WEEKLY SNOW JOURNAL – The Waiting Game

AUSSIE WEEKLY SNOW JOURNAL – The Waiting Game

July 20, 2011
Drew Jolowicz tearing up the windblown last week Image::Mark Tsukasov Aussie Weekly Snow Journal | Alex Horvath More fresh snow has fallen over the last few days although this was not without some of the dreaded rain that we all love to hate in the Australian mountains. For Aussie farmers…
NZ Weekly Weather Blog – The Miracle Snow Storm

NZ Weekly Weather Blog – The Miracle Snow Storm

July 18, 2011
Turoa post storm Battler Image:: Mt Ruapehu Snow Journal | Matt White Hi all, I trust that everyone has been getting plenty of freshies both in NZ and Aussie over the last week!! I have never seen a weather cycle like the one we have just had over here, EVERY…
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VIDEO – South America Part 2 – Chile – Santiago Mountains

VIDEO – South America Part 2 – Chile – Santiago Mountains

August 12, 2011
Snowboarding South America – The Mountains of Santiago, Chile – A Freerider’s Paradise Transfer Snowboard Magazine | By Russell Holt, Video by Nick Gregory, Photography by Johnny McCormack You need to have the Adobe Flash Player to view this content. Please click here to continue. In September 2010 an ANZAC…
SNOW TRAVEL – A List of LA PLAGNE

SNOW TRAVEL – A List of LA PLAGNE

August 9, 2011
The Aime La Plagne 2000. known as the ‘snow steamboat’ the building was designed in 1970, the dawn of mass tourism. Image:: La Plagne Skiing France | Alf Alderson Alf Alderson offers some inside advice on La Plagne, including a top bedtime reading option. Having spent four months of last…
TRAVEL & WORK CANADA – Ditching the Daily Grind to Instruct in Whistler

TRAVEL & WORK CANADA – Ditching the Daily Grind to Instruct in Whistler

June 3, 2011
Picture yourself here. Image:: NONSTOP Snowboard Instructor Training |Pete Rees Most people dream about ditching the daily grind, or at least avoiding it for a while. For snowboarders that feeling is stronger than for most. Those post holiday blues get you after every trip; I’m sure most of us have…
ALASKA – Getting the Goods in Haines

ALASKA – Getting the Goods in Haines

April 21, 2011
  You need to have the Adobe Flash Player to view this content. Please click here to continue.   Thanks to Chris Boadle from Burton Snowboards for the video Alaska “A-K” There’s no denying the sport of snowboarding requires a certain degree of luck. Until mid March this year anyone…
PHOTO BLOG Storm Chasin’ USA 7 – Jackson ‘AWESOME’ Hole

PHOTO BLOG Storm Chasin’ USA 7 – Jackson ‘AWESOME’ Hole

March 2, 2011
Our crew (find Charlie) plus a few others we encountered wandering around in the backcountry Words & Images | Tess Cook Aching knees, sore heads, general exhaustion and long-drive apathy; fresh snow in Jackson Hole cures them all. In another of those T for timing moments the trip kept throwing…
VIDEO BLOG Storm Chasin’ USA – Ootah (That’s Utah) Pow

VIDEO BLOG Storm Chasin’ USA – Ootah (That’s Utah) Pow

February 27, 2011
Hiked up, looking down. Me, Anna, Boen, Charlie Words & Images | Tess Cook Good timing. Fetching up in The Canyons as they’re receiving a foot or so of that champagne pow Utah is so famous for is more than satisfying, especially after a cross-desert road trip. We farewelled Nat…
BLOG Storm Chasin’ USA 3 – Road Trip

BLOG Storm Chasin’ USA 3 – Road Trip

February 15, 2011
Road Trip! Words & Images | Tess Cook Next time someone asks me where they should take their next snow trip, I’m going to answer, without hesitation, go to Crested Butte and Telluride. There’s a million and one reasons, the top ones: These places are the new frontier. I love…
VIDEO BLOG Storm Chasin’ USA 4 – Two Days in Telluride and a Heli Ski

VIDEO BLOG Storm Chasin’ USA 4 – Two Days in Telluride and a Heli Ski

February 15, 2011
The ride. Funny thing, on one of our drops we came across a group who’d skinned up, made us feel a little lazy Words & Images | Tess Cook Nothing says ‘welcome’ like a heavily stocked, help-yourself candy cart. The Hotel Madeleine in Telluride has one in the lobby. Valet…
BLOG USA Storm Chasin’ 1 – Crested Butte

BLOG USA Storm Chasin’ 1 – Crested Butte

February 8, 2011
First lift day two, unexpected sunshine Words & Images | Tess Cook The Plan: 21 days hunting down the pow in the USA, tasting the best of the backside and frontside of Colorado, Utah, Wyoming, hitting the hill with the locals and seeing what all this La Nina brouhaha is…
World Snow Vrap Up Vol. 13, 24 January – There’s Always Powder Somewhere

World Snow Vrap Up Vol. 13, 24 January – There’s Always Powder Somewhere

January 24, 2011
Waist deep pow in Vail 23 January. Image:: Connor Walberg/Vail Stormwatch: The snowfall heros We knew it couldn’t last all season, though we hoped it would. The stupendous run of snow we saw before Christmas has petered off. We’re now into our second week of what we might call ‘ordinary’…
TRAVEL USA – Epic Snow, Dollar Parity, It’d be Rude Not to Ride North America this Season

TRAVEL USA – Epic Snow, Dollar Parity, It’d be Rude Not to Ride North America this Season

January 11, 2011
They called it DeepCember – Andrew Whiteford in Jackson Hole, Wyoming, early December 2010. Image:: Jackson Hole Mountain Resort Travel North America | Tess Cook If ever there was a time to drop everything and go riding, now is that time. The Australian dollar is at a 30 year high…
TRAVEL USA – the Star Treatment in Park City

TRAVEL USA – the Star Treatment in Park City

January 6, 2011
World Cup skier and Park City local Ted Ligety skiing powder at Park City Mountain Resort on December 23, 2010. Image:: Park City Mountain Resort Skiing Utah | Tess Cook Arriving at Deer Valley for the day I could believe I’m a film star. Or perhaps a pop diva, certainly…
Snow Chaos Across Europe Strands Holiday Travellers

Snow Chaos Across Europe Strands Holiday Travellers

December 21, 2010
Source – BBC News Snow and ice have stranded tens of thousands of would-be travellers across northern Europe. The UK, France and Germany are among the worst-hit areas, with forecasters warning freezing weather may continue. Hundreds of passengers desperate to return home for Christmas camped overnight at the world’s busiest…
TRAVEL ITALY – Christmas in the Dolomites

TRAVEL ITALY – Christmas in the Dolomites

December 6, 2010
Arabba. Image:: Collett’s Words | Maddy Alexis I remember going to Arabba for a family snowboarding holiday two Christmases ago and what a special one it was. The snow was fluttering down on Christmas Eve, then on Christmas Day we woke up to blue bird sky, freshly groomed runs and…
TRAVEL CALIFORNIA – A Mammoth Spring

TRAVEL CALIFORNIA – A Mammoth Spring

November 29, 2010
Mammoth in spring. Image:: Mammoth Words | Ben Alexis On the first drive up to Mammoth Mountain the most exciting thing I remember is seeing the enormous main park. From the road you can see the 18 and 22-foot half pipes plus the jumps and rails and excitement builds inside.…
TRAVEL AUSTRIA – A Lech Family Adventure

TRAVEL AUSTRIA – A Lech Family Adventure

November 19, 2010
Picture perfect Lech. Image:: Plattenhof Words | Annabel Tudhope* I remember when I was 12 going to Austria for the family ski holiday. It was the worst season that Europe had seen, but that didn’t stop the snow falling in Lech. About 20 minutes from St Anton, deep in the…
TRAVEL CANADA – Finding The Not so Wild West in SILVER STAR

TRAVEL CANADA – Finding The Not so Wild West in SILVER STAR

November 16, 2010
Chocolate-box cute, Silver Star Mountain Village. Image:: Silver Star/Tim Fitzgerald Skiing Silver Star | Tess Cook Silver Star, the quaint British Columbian ski resort, is the ideal family snow holiday destination, I once heard it described as ‘Mollymook on the snow’ by a fellow Australian visitor. Anyone familiar with the…
VIDEO A Skier’s Journey – the 3 Part Series

VIDEO A Skier’s Journey – the 3 Part Series

November 1, 2010
Video & Photo | Jordan Manley Interview | Tess Cook Tracking a passage from Gulmarg, through La Grave and into the Canadian Rockies, this three part video series from Canadian photographer Jordan Manley is truly phenomenal. I happened upon this video collection in vimeo and was blown away, it’s the…
TRAVEL USA – A Little Place Called Aspen

TRAVEL USA – A Little Place Called Aspen

October 27, 2010
The hike to the top of Highlands Bowl. Image:: Aspen Skiing Colorado | Tess Cook The first time I hiked the Highlands Bowl at Aspen Highlands we started too early in the morning to catch the snow cat. Highlands Bowl aficionados will know the modified snow cat – which sports…
TRAVEL USA – Steamboat Springs, Colorado

TRAVEL USA – Steamboat Springs, Colorado

October 21, 2010
It snows all night and dawns bluebird in Steamboat. Image: Steamboat Words | Don St.Pierre former US Olympic Coach At this time of year the tranquil, angelic resort towns of Colorado experience a metamorphosis as they transform from summer to winter. In my hometown of Steamboat Springs, Colorado, several annual…
SPRING BACKCOUNTRY – The Kosciuszko Climb

SPRING BACKCOUNTRY – The Kosciuszko Climb

October 19, 2010
Steve Lee slashing some spring corn. Image:: Chris Hocking Backcountry Skiing | Steve Lee Spring time in the Aussie mountains is certainly a favourite. More often than not we have good backcountry snow cover and great weather to enjoy it with – and this year it will hold strong well…
Travel Northern Hemisphere – The Pros’ Favourite Snow Spots

Travel Northern Hemisphere – The Pros’ Favourite Snow Spots

October 12, 2010
Japan – famous for powder. Rider:: Boen Ferguson. Image:: Ben Hansen Need some travel inspiration? Pro riders and industry insiders are snow resort connoisseurs, they go everywhere. We asked them where they’d recommend if someone asked “where should I head to this coming Northern Hemisphere winter?” “Park City – three…
TRAVEL USA – Park City Powder Cats

TRAVEL USA – Park City Powder Cats

September 27, 2010
Utah is famous for its champagne powder. Skiing Utah | Rachael Oakes-Ash Images | Rebekah Stevens – rebekahstevensphotography.com I blame the powder. Dry, Utah powder under an intense blue sky will do it to you every time. The conditions were sublime and clearly messed with my head. Why else would…
Editor’s top 10s – Reasons to go to the Snow these School Holidays

Editor’s top 10s – Reasons to go to the Snow these School Holidays

September 22, 2010
Early morning groomers at Falls Creek, ideal in spring. Image:: Courtesy Falls Creek Words | Tess Cook Forget a September beach holiday, why run the risk of drizzling rain, chilly evenings, windy beaches and water too cold to swim in when you could bask in the springtime sun on the…
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