Gear Guide – Salomon Snowboards Video Review

Gear Guide – Salomon Snowboards Video Review

September 17, 2018
In this review Joey takes a look at three boards from Salomon - the Villain, Assassin and the Ultimate Ride.
Taking in the Ramshead Range on a perfect day

Let’s Split – Trip Four, The Main Range

September 14, 2018
For TRIP 4 of Let’s Split, a large and very enthusiastic group of shredders met at Dead Horse Gap car park
The 2018 Lange XT 130 Freetour

Gear Guide – Lange XT 130 Freetour Boot

September 12, 2018
Lange's XT Free 130 is the flagship boot of the range, the 130 flex gives the response and control you expect
A Dream Week In Jackson Hole – Video

A Dream Week In Jackson Hole – Video

September 11, 2018
This epic video out of Jackson Hole last season (one in which they received over 500" (nearly 13m) of snowfall) sees Salomon athletes Drew Peterson and Tigger Knect tear the resort apart!
Ode To Slush – A Celebration Of Spring Skiing & Why You Should Do It

Ode To Slush – A Celebration Of Spring Skiing & Why You Should Do It

September 10, 2018
Winter has come and gone and although it most certainly put on a show for us in Australia this year, it’s hard not to view the vernal revelation without some sadness… But wait!
Mt Baw Baw’s Japan Weekend

Mt Baw Baw’s Japan Weekend

September 10, 2018
It gets even better this weekend with Mt Baw Baw's inaugural Japan Weekend,
The whole crew atop Rainbow Mountain. Image:: Thredbo

The Queens Have Conquered Thredbo… A Sparkling And Glittery Inaugural Rainbow Mountain

September 10, 2018
  Mountainwatch | Press Release Rainbow Mountain – A Heaps Gay Snow Week made its debut last week and it’s safe to say that all those in attendance will be finding glitter in their snow gear over the next few days.  The Heaps Gay team and Absolut proved the ultimate…
Blue Bullet Chairlift Auction At Mt Buller

Blue Bullet Chairlift Auction At Mt Buller

September 10, 2018
Buller Ski Lifts will auction 61 chairs from the Blue Bullet chairlift ahead of the lift’s retirement at the end of the 2018 snow season.
Chrystal Mountain, soon to be under the Alterra Mountain company umbrella.

Alterra Mountain company to acquire Crystal Mountain Resort in Washington

September 7, 2018
Alterra Mountain Company announces that it has entered into an agreement to purchase Crystal Mountain Resort in Washington
This has to be one of the best views you'll ever see. Photo: Heavenly Mountain Resort

Mountainwatch Guide to Heavenly Ski Resort

September 7, 2018
Heavenly resort has long been a favourite for Australians heading for an overseas snow holiday,
Our Favourite Photos From the 2018 Australian Ski Season… So Far – Part II

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

September 5, 2018
The follow up to our first photo journal documenting the epicness of the 2018 ski season thus far. We were inundated with so many quality images we simply could not leave them unseen…
Australian Junior Freeride Championships at Perisher

Australian Junior Freeride Championships at Perisher

September 5, 2018
The biggest junior event of the winter season wrapped up on Monday in Perisher!
Win a Trip To Jackson Hole – Mountainwatch’s Biggest Giveaway! – Enter Here

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

September 4, 2018
Jackson Hole was arguably one of the best places to visit in North America last year... That's why we want to send two lucky people there this season!
Awesome August - the month that just kept on giving us powder runs, like this one being had by Russ Henshaw at Perisher. Photo:: Perisher

2018 Australian Snow Season Outlook – September Update

September 4, 2018
No snow on the horizon and climate indicators don't look favourable...
The 10 Most Underrated Moves in Skiing

The 10 Most Underrated Moves in Skiing

September 3, 2018
Chillfactor magazine's picks of the 10 most underrated moves in skiing. Get into them this Spring and you’ll be all the better for it!
Squaw Valley is part of the Mountain Collective. Photo: Tony Harrington

The Mountain Collective Announce Spring Deal for Australians and New Zealanders

August 31, 2018
During the month of September, the Mountain Collective will be offering the 18/19 Pass to Australians and New Zealanders in Australian dollars.
Ikon Pass holders now have 7 days access to Niseko's renowned powder. Photo: Aedan O'Donnell

Ikon Pass Announces Partnership with Niseko

August 31, 2018
Ikon Pass holders will now have access to more than 72,000 skiable acres over three continents with the addition of Niseko United
Gear Guide: Capita Snowboards Video Review

Gear Guide: Capita Snowboards Video Review

August 31, 2018
In this latest review, Joey gives us the rundown on three boards from Capita  - the Scotty Stevens Pro, the Outer Space Living and the D.O.A
6 Days, 4 Countries – All It Takes To Make One Of The Best Season Edits We’ve Seen – Video

6 Days, 4 Countries – All It Takes To Make One Of The Best Season Edits We’ve Seen – Video

August 30, 2018
American Freeride World Tour competitor Conor Pelton proves you can make an epic 'season edit' in less than a week's worth of skiing - just six days, to be exact.
The dog sled race will be kicking off spring in Baw Baw. Photo: Mt Baw Baw

Mt Baw Baw Dog Sled Dash

August 29, 2018
See Mt Baw Baw’s brilliant huskies in action or join the race this Father’s Day weekend with the mountain’s 4th annual Dog Sled Dash.
An easily overlooked and little known corner of the mountain. Straddling inbounds and out of bounds up on the summit.  Most hike right past on their way to look west and watch the sunset or to head over to challenging black runs off to the south.  But as a place to pause and take in the start of a new day, with Grimus Chairlift (the highest on the mountain honouring Hans Grimus) nestled below it gives a special perspective looking out to Stirling and Cobbler

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

August 29, 2018
Australian snow and surf photographer Tony Harrington has just opened a new exhibition of his work in The Alpine Central building in Mt Buller.
New Film From Teton Gravity Starring Jeremy Jones: Ode To Muir – Video Trailer

New Film From Teton Gravity Starring Jeremy Jones: Ode To Muir – Video Trailer

August 28, 2018
‘Respect the exposure’ suggests Jeremy Jones as he and his buddies climb some seriously steep terrain in the Sierra Nevada... The latest from TGR promises to be profound.
Magic moments in the snow. Photo: Buller

Growing Up Snowy – Snow Holidays Make Lifetime Memories

August 27, 2018
A snow holiday is something kids always remember and for many, it is the start of a life-long love of the snow.
Set to open next month, Stubai Glacier (Stubaier Gletscher) has gotten in early for the first snow of the 2018/19 winter season… as it’s still summer. Image:: Stubai Glacier

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

August 27, 2018
Heavy snow fell above 1500 metres across the European Alps this weekend with a number of destinations reporting over 40cm of the fluffy white stuff.
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WEEKLY SNOW JOURNAL – Floods, Volcanoes and Southern Snowfalls!

WEEKLY SNOW JOURNAL – Floods, Volcanoes and Southern Snowfalls!

June 15, 2011
Aussie Weekly Snow Journal | Alex Horvath Season 2011 hit the ground running on the weekend with most resorts in Australia flicking the switch on the lifts and opening terrain for the Aussie crew to get out and shred! Without rubbing it in we should feel very stoked to have…
The Forecast Chart Guide – Understanding the Mountainwatch Forecasts

The Forecast Chart Guide – Understanding the Mountainwatch Forecasts

June 14, 2011
Understanding Mountainwatch Forecasts | Alex Horvath and the Grasshopper Every 12 hours Mountainwatch publishes individual forecasts for over 50 ski resorts in Australia, New Zealand, the United States, Canada and Japan. The forecasts come in the form of a table, which contains a daily summary, and a chart, which plots…
BULLER Photo Snow Report – Groms Lovin’ Best Season Start

BULLER Photo Snow Report – Groms Lovin’ Best Season Start

June 14, 2011
12 year old Mitch Reeves carving up Burke Street at Mt Buller on Sunday. Image:: Harro Snow Journal | Harro It was best start to a season in over a decade and everyone from first timers to advanced skiers and boarders were thrilled to be able to get out amongst…
NZ Weekly Weather Blog – Tips for Waiting out the Lack of Snow

NZ Weekly Weather Blog – Tips for Waiting out the Lack of Snow

June 13, 2011
Mt Ruapehu 15 June Image:: Mt Ruapehu NZ Weather Blog | Matt White Or should I say lack of snow blog! Hi everyone, well it hasn’t been a good week for cold temperatures yet alone snowfall… Mother Nature still isn’t coming to the party so we are all going to…
NZ Weekly Weather Blog – Getting the Goods!

NZ Weekly Weather Blog – Getting the Goods!

June 11, 2011
Cardrona on the weekend, what a difference a week makes! Image:: Cardrona Snow Journal | Matt White Hi everyone, well it has been quite an exciting week here in NZ, we have been getting nailed by what you could call ‘the perfect storm’… it has been snowing since Thursday and…
PERISHER & THREDBO – Hanno’s Photo Snow Reports

PERISHER & THREDBO – Hanno’s Photo Snow Reports

June 8, 2011
Supertrail getting ready for winter. Image:: Ben Hansen Photo Snow Report | Ben Hansen 10 June – “Snow guns were blasting and a few keen skiers and boarder were up early for first tracks on the first day. I also witnessed the new pass scanners being tested today.” Lover’s Leap…
AUSSIE WEEKLY SNOW JOURNAL – Epic conditions leading into Opening Weekend

AUSSIE WEEKLY SNOW JOURNAL – Epic conditions leading into Opening Weekend

June 8, 2011
Aussie Weekly Snow Journal | Alex Horvath If you have checked the cams today you would have been greeted with some amazing sights this morning with some much welcomed snow on the ground ahead of opening weekend. For anyone lucky enough to wake up in the mountains this morning then…
Countdown to Winter – Snow and Snowmaking in Perfect Pre-Season Week

Countdown to Winter – Snow and Snowmaking in Perfect Pre-Season Week

June 6, 2011
Clucas family from Melbourne celebrate under the snow guns on Bourke Street run at Mt Buller this morning. Image:: Harro Snowmaking and Snowfalls | Tess Cook Perfect winter conditions have arrived in the Australian alpine regions, on cue, five days before the official opening of the winter 2011 season. All…
Countdown to Winter – Season-Starter Snowfall Expected Saturday

Countdown to Winter – Season-Starter Snowfall Expected Saturday

June 2, 2011
The NSW Snowies had a good pre-season snowfall at the end of May. Image:: Thredbo Countdown to Winter | Alex Horvath It’s 11 days until the kick-off of season 2011 and things are certainly starting to look interesting. If you’ve been paying attention to our 3-hourly forecast model you’ll have…
2011 SNOW SEASON OUTLOOK – New Zealand

2011 SNOW SEASON OUTLOOK – New Zealand

May 17, 2011
Whatever the outlook, snow has already come to the NZ alps. Image:: Treble Cone As I type a dominant south-westerly change is about to throw a white blanket over many brown, bare ski slopes across both the North and South Islands. It’s hard to say what’s in store for New…
2011 SNOW SEASON OUTLOOK – Australia

2011 SNOW SEASON OUTLOOK – Australia

May 16, 2011
looking towards Carruthers Peak from above Charlotte Pass, 15 May, following a week of wintry cold and consistent snow. Image:: Courtesy Perisher Snow Season Outlook 2011 | The Grasshopper Here we go. Mid-May and there’s already a few inches of snow on the ground. Perisher and Falls Creek have fired…
BULLER – Harro’s Photo Snow Reports

BULLER – Harro’s Photo Snow Reports

May 11, 2011
When the sun comes back up tomorrow, the season will begin! Image:: Harro Buller’s Winter Countdown | Harro Being based in Buller for the winter, we decided, made Harro our eyes on the ground for these final days before the season begins. He’ll be capturing the best of the next…
COUNTDOWN TO WINTER – Early Snow, A Meteorologist’s Opinion

COUNTDOWN TO WINTER – Early Snow, A Meteorologist’s Opinion

May 9, 2011
Snow in Thredbo, Tuesday morning. Image thanks to Will Clifford Welcome to the Countdown to Winter 2011. Over the next five weeks we’ll keep you updated on the latest weather and snow information; the facts and the speculation, give you the rundown of what’s new in all the resorts for…
Northern Hemisphere Winter Reflection – Our LA NINA Forecasts Came True

Northern Hemisphere Winter Reflection – Our LA NINA Forecasts Came True

April 25, 2011
Whistler in March. The British Columbia resort barely seemed to see sunshine this season with fresh tracks almost every day. Image:: Coastphoto/Whistler Season Wrap up | Tess Cook, with The Grasshopper Season 2010-2011 began auspiciously in tandem with the rise of a significant La Nina weather pattern. Back in November…
World Snow Wrap up Vol 21, 4 April – Winter’s Last Week?

World Snow Wrap up Vol 21, 4 April – Winter’s Last Week?

April 6, 2011
Aspen is epic at the moment – 4 April. Image:: Jeremy Swanson This marks the last week of winter for a number of North American resorts. It’s been an amazing winter, lets hope we can do it all again next year! Stormwatch: The snowfall heros Colorado had a winter resurgence…
World Snow Wrap Up Vol 19, 21 March – Mammoth Snow!

World Snow Wrap Up Vol 19, 21 March – Mammoth Snow!

March 21, 2011
How’s the serenity? Vail, 18 March. Image:: Connor Walberg/courtesy Vail Stormwatch: The snowfall heros CALIFORNIA knows how to snow. We can barely believe it but it seems to be true, as much as 170cm has fallen over the weekend and there’s about that much again to come… winter’s not over…
World Snow Wrap Up Vol 18, 14 March – European Snow at Last!

World Snow Wrap Up Vol 18, 14 March – European Snow at Last!

March 14, 2011
Freshies in Vail on 8 March. Image:: Courtesy Vail Stormwatch: The snowfall heros The same old heros just keep popping up. We’ve been waiting all season for the snow to slow down in Whistler but it never has, Fernie just keeps raking in the powder, Arabba in Italy seems to…
World Snow Wrap Up Vol 17, 7 March – Winter is Going Strong

World Snow Wrap Up Vol 17, 7 March – Winter is Going Strong

February 27, 2011
Gorgeous conditions in Niseko. Image:: SkiJapan.com/Hotshots Stormwatch: The snowfall heros British Columbia had a great weekend, the whole state benefitted from a big snow dump, especially Fernie. It’s also good to see the snow returning to Europe after what seemed like an endless run of blue skies. Fernie, BC –…
World Snow Wrap Up Vol. 15, 7 February – it’s Cold Outside

World Snow Wrap Up Vol. 15, 7 February – it’s Cold Outside

February 7, 2011
Rod White in Rusutsu, Japan. Image:: Randy Wieman/Hotshots Stormwatch: The snowfall heros It was all about Colorado last week. With some record cold days, getting down to about minus 30 degrees Celsius in most of the state, and some pretty good snowfalls. In fact, dropping temperatures were a bit of…
World Snow Wrap Up Vol. 14, 31 January – The Calm Before the (Next) Storm

World Snow Wrap Up Vol. 14, 31 January – The Calm Before the (Next) Storm

February 1, 2011
The snowboard superpipe prelims in Aspen. Image:: Jeremy Swanson/Aspen Snowmass Stormwatch: The snowfall heros California, Japan and Italy did us proud again last week, it’s looking like we can generally rely on them to deliver the pow. And Whistler of course. Niseko, Japan – with 150cm last week Mammoth, California…
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’…
PHOTO SNOW REPORT – Fanstastic 48 Hours in BRECKENRIDGE & VAIL

PHOTO SNOW REPORT – Fanstastic 48 Hours in BRECKENRIDGE & VAIL

January 20, 2011
Filip Korngut has the right idea, fluro is a safeguard against loosing sight of your own limbs in the pow, Breckenridge January 18. Image:: Breckenridge Snow Journal 18 – 19 January A snow-bringing front swept across Northern Colorado on January 18 and 19 and Breckenridge and Vail resorts reaped the…
World Snow Wrap Up Vol. 12 – Tending to Snow

World Snow Wrap Up Vol. 12 – Tending to Snow

January 17, 2011
Gordon Bronson in Aspen on January 13. Image:: Jeremy Swanson/Aspen-Snowmass Stormwatch: The snowfall heros This week the trophy goes to… Lake Louise. While everywhere else is just a little too warm to be making the lovely dry pow we all crave, Lake Louise’s temperatures are staying resolutely sub zero. Lake…
World Snow Wrap Up Vol. 11, 10 January – The Return of the Ja-Pow

World Snow Wrap Up Vol. 11, 10 January – The Return of the Ja-Pow

December 23, 2010
Pyramid Peak, Aspen. Image:: Aspen/Snowmass Stormwatch: The snowfall heros Yeah Niseko! To reward devotees for their patience, Japan has delivered New Year snow with abandon. Other than the revived Ja-Pow it’s been a mixed bag this week, with some serious snow blessings and some spectacular bluebird. Temperatures have been universally…
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The Search – Jono and Bud Take it to AK

The Search – Jono and Bud Take it to AK

May 27, 2010
  Words – Reggae EllissImages – Harro/wheresharro.comRip Curl espouses ‘The Search’, an enigmatic ideal that suggests always going that one step further, so sending Aussie alpine racers Jono Brauer and Craig ‘Bud’ Branch to Alaska, grand-daddy of all skiing locations, seemed like a good idea to Neil Ridgeway, Rip Curl’s…
3 Million Dollar Upgrade for Cardrona Skifield

3 Million Dollar Upgrade for Cardrona Skifield

May 7, 2010
Press Release A $3 million Cardrona Skifield development that will create New Zealand’s only internationally sanctioned downhill course and open up 150ha of new slopes is near completion. The development includes a 35m-long tunnel linking a new trail to a ski-lift return station, a new chairlift that can carry 2400…
Snow Travel Expo 2010

Snow Travel Expo 2010

April 28, 2010
Crowds at the Sydney 2009 Snow Travel Expo Press Release With winter fast approaching now is the perfect time to organise your next ski or snowboard holiday and check out the latest gear at the Snow Travel Expo. Returning for the fifth consecutive year, the Snow Travel Expo offers a…
What’s New For 2010 At Aussie Ski Resorts?

What’s New For 2010 At Aussie Ski Resorts?

April 28, 2010
Thredbo Early Morning Slopes. Image – Thredbo Temperatures have been dipping below freezing across the NSW and Victorian mountains over the past few days, hinting that winter is on its way. Falls Creek, Thredbo, Perisher and Mt Buller all tweeted about frosty mornings across the ANZAC weekend and into the…
Free flights in NZ for June 2010

Free flights in NZ for June 2010

April 19, 2010
Air New Zealand, has just announced it’s shouting a FREE NZ domestic flight with every trans-Tasman flight booked between May and June 2010. This means that if you fly from anywhere in Australia into Auckland or Christchurch, you can then pick up a free flight straight to Queenstown, and hit…
NZSki revolutionise skiing technology with all new radio frequency card

NZSki revolutionise skiing technology with all new radio frequency card

April 16, 2010
Press Release New Zealand’s premier South Island Ski Areas of Coronet Peak, Mt Hutt and The Remarkables will this season be complimented with the world’s most technologically advanced, direct-to-lift ticketing system. The Radio Frequency (RF) ID card is a fully integrated smart card that will replace the old ticket and…
First Snow as NZ Resorts Build up for a Big 2010

First Snow as NZ Resorts Build up for a Big 2010

March 26, 2010
Coronet Peak’s high speed chair will be ready for a big 2010. Image – Coronet Peak Words – Aaron Cook, Mountainwatch.com Meteorologist A cold change swept over the South Island of New Zealand over the last few days, delivering a few centimetres of snow to ski resorts around the Southern…
The Alaskan Downhill – Jono Brauer and Craig Branch try Big Mountain Skiing

The Alaskan Downhill – Jono Brauer and Craig Branch try Big Mountain Skiing

March 24, 2010
Bud takes on the big mountain in AK Words – Tess CookImages – Harro Straight from the Olympic downhill to the world’s biggest peaks, The Australian Olympic alpine team of Craig ‘Bud’ Branch and Jono Brauer are in Alaska with all-round photographic genius Tony ‘Harro’ Harrington learning that there’s a…
Jackson’s Epic Backcountry – A Huge Natural Terrain Park

Jackson’s Epic Backcountry – A Huge Natural Terrain Park

March 23, 2010
The boys taking in the view from the top of the new tram. All Photos Tony Harrington/wheresharro.com In mid-March Boen Ferguson, Charlie Timmins and Christian Sirianni, three of Australia’s best freeskiers, took their act into Jackson Hole’s infamous backcountry for a feature we’ll be running in this year’s Chillfactor magazine.…
Video – Rusutsu, Japan Check Out

Video – Rusutsu, Japan Check Out

March 17, 2010
Deep in Hokkaido lives a little fairytale resort named Rusutsu. Like a Disneyland in the snow this typically bizzarre but wonderful Japanese destination has some of the best powder tree skiing and boarding that’s accessible from a chair lift on the Hokkaido island. Keith Webster takes you for a little…
Big White Camera Bringing Powder to Your Desktop

Big White Camera Bringing Powder to Your Desktop

March 8, 2010
Big White is the largest totally ski-in ski-out village in Canada. Image – Big White/QuickPics Big White is the powder Mecca of British Columbia and now Mountainwatch.com is pleased to announce the addition of Big White to our live streaming camera network, so you can taste the powder from your…
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