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Rip Curl Grom Search Snow Series

July 12, 2018
The Rip Curl Grom Search Now in its third year, Rip Curl’s Grom Search Snow Series is about having fun, showing off your skills in the park
The enticing bowls of Soho Basin will be added to Cardona's skiable terrain. Photo: Danny Warley

Cardrona Set to Double In Size

July 12, 2018
Some big news out of New Zealand today with the announcement that Cardrona is going to double in size...
Backcountry Dream Ski Set-Up – Chillfactor’s Picks For Heading Out The Back

Backcountry Dream Ski Set-Up – Chillfactor’s Picks For Heading Out The Back

July 12, 2018
Backcountry skiing has seen an exponential increase in the last decade, evident not only in the number of skiers you’ll see on a trailhead or whose skin tracks you’ll cross but also reflected in the marketing and...
The Big 3: Best Winter Backcountry Trips In Australia

The Big 3: Best Winter Backcountry Trips In Australia

July 11, 2018
If I had a spare month, a good snow-base, and a bit of good weather, here’s my must do backcountry hit list...
Bella Hackworth hooking into some prime Hotham pow on Sat, July 7. Photo: Chris Hocking

Australian Storm Journal – July 9th – A Well-timed 35cm Top-up

July 9, 2018
The past week has been a classic example of the ups and downs of an Australian snow season, how fragile our snowpack can be and how quickly it can be repaired. 
Britteny Cox of Australia competes in the Moguls Qualifying round during the PyeongChang 2018 Winter Olympic Games, at Phoenix Snow Park in PyeongChang, South Korea, Friday, February 9, 2018. Image:: AAP Image/Dan Himbrechts

Moguls Mastery – The Basics

July 9, 2018
During the early part of the season when we're all hanging for mid winter conditions including some big soft moguls it's a good time to work on a few skills that will help tune us up for when the bumps take shape.
How To Find Pow In Australia – Some Local’s Reveal Their Secrets

How To Find Pow In Australia – Some Local’s Reveal Their Secrets

July 6, 2018
It gets epic in Australia. Don’t believe anyone who tells you otherwise. But skiing pow at home isn’t that easy either. There’s an art to it – it takes timing, mountain knowledge, strategy...
2018 New Zealand Snow Season Outlook – July Update

2018 New Zealand Snow Season Outlook – July Update

July 5, 2018
The Kiwi season is humming along nicely. Most ski fields are reporting snow depths of about half a metre at base levels and a metre on upper slopes...
Gear Guide – Rip Curl Search Series

Gear Guide – Rip Curl Search Series

July 4, 2018
The Search Series is the latest line in Rip Curl’s mountainwear and after 30 years producing mountainwear this range shows Rip Curl’s mountainwear division knows its stuff...
2018 Australian Snow Season Outlook – July Update

2018 Australian Snow Season Outlook – July Update

July 3, 2018
After a fruitful June, the slopes are looking as healthy as ever with Spencer’s Creek recording a snow depth of about 70cm...
Girl’s Day Out To Remember – Southern Lakes Heliski

Girl’s Day Out To Remember – Southern Lakes Heliski

June 29, 2018
One of the misconceptions about heli skiing is that it is all about gnarly terrain, cliff drops and steep spines and is for expert skiers. Throw in the idea that you’ll encounter
Conrad Anker geared up and climbing out near the team's highest portaledge camp at over 20,000ft.

Conrad Anker Coming to Australia – A Life In Adventure

June 28, 2018
Conrad Anker is considered ‘a climber’s climber’ his bio describes him as equally at home on a faraway alpine wall or the sparkling ice of his home canyon, Hyalite, in southwestern Montana.
No doubt you’ve driven past countless wineries on your way to the Snowy Mountains, but have you ever taken the time to stop and investigate one of them? Image:: Lerida Estate

Where To Stop On Your Way To The Snow This season – Lerida Estate

June 28, 2018
Perched on the shores of Lake George, Lerida Estate is a well positioned stop-over, halfway between the Snowy Mountains and Sydney, nicely removed from the bustle of inner city Canberra.
Coen Bennie-Faull on his way to winning last year's Buller X. Photo: Dan Warbrick

Buller X Goes International

June 27, 2018
Buller X blazed onto the Australian freeride scene in September 2017
Ikon Pass Announces Partnership With Thredbo

Ikon Pass Announces Partnership With Thredbo

June 27, 2018
It was announced yesterday that Thredbo is now part of the Ikon Pass, meaning Ikon Pass holders receive up to 7-days lift access to Thredbo as one of the benefits.
Snow near the summit of Mt Kosciuszko in January 1969. Image:: Bruce Thomas/Flickr

Historic Snowfalls – The Top 5 Best Australian Snow Years

June 27, 2018
Following the success of our recent article on the biggest snowfalls Australia’s ever seen - Skiers it would seem, are a pretty nostalgic bunch – we thought we’d follow it up with a look at the 5 best Australian snow years on record, as per snow depth measured at Spencers Creek.
Josh Daiek skiing at Shiga Kogen

Where To Ski Overseas For First-Timers

June 23, 2018
Australian skiers and snowboarders are renowned travellers and at many resorts in the US, Canada and Japan, Australians top the count when it comes to visitors from overseas
Air & Style – Jindabyne to Sydney – Mountainwatch Tour

Air & Style – Jindabyne to Sydney – Mountainwatch Tour

June 22, 2018
Mountainwatch have made getting to the historic event far easier, by putting together an all-inclusive package that will prepare you for the event, short of having to compete yourself.
Heliski Season Kicks Off In New Zealand – Southern Lakes Heliski

Heliski Season Kicks Off In New Zealand – Southern Lakes Heliski

June 22, 2018
It’s no secret New Zealand has been revelling in some pretty special early season skiing and boarding. It’s also no secret they’ve got some of the best heli-skiing terrain...
Mountainwatch Want To Take You To Japan! – Introducing Mountainwatch Tours

Mountainwatch Want To Take You To Japan! – Introducing Mountainwatch Tours

June 21, 2018
A first for us, we’re excited to announce a tailor-made tour to the powder paradise that we’ve put together and will be offering to our faithful readers for the coming 2018/19 season.
South American Season Starts With Powder – And Plenty Of It

South American Season Starts With Powder – And Plenty Of It

June 21, 2018
Resorts across South America are revelling in fresh snow, and just in the nick of time with the official opening weekend only a day away...
Watch: 2017 Buller X Ski Champion Coen Bennie-Faull

Watch: 2017 Buller X Ski Champion Coen Bennie-Faull

June 20, 2018
Hotham’s Coen Bennie-Faull is a ski instructor, coaches at Hotham Freeski and is also Australia’s premier big mountain freeskier. He spends the northern hemisphere winter in Jackson Hole, where he competes occasionally, but focuses on film/photo projects.
5 Reasons You Should Try A New Resort This Season

5 Reasons You Should Try A New Resort This Season

June 20, 2018
The mountains are unique. They're one of the few places where we can take a deep breath of crisp, fresh air while enjoying a seemingly untouched landscape a world away from cities and traffic.
Looking a little chilly for Al Fresco dining in Buller. Photo: Buller

Australian Snow Journal: Season Starter Storm Drops 80cms Of Snow

June 19, 2018
The first big storm of the year dropped 70-100cms of snow across the Australian Alps in the past 6 days.
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Alpine Meteorology – Where the Snowfalls Came From

Alpine Meteorology – Where the Snowfalls Came From

August 27, 2010
Jordon Haughton at Perisher making the most of this blessing from the gods. Image:: Harro Words | Aaron Cook – Alpine Meteorologist Everyone who loves the mountains has been blown away by the storm that came through this week. After four previous large snow events during August, the latest dump…
Photo snow report – THREDBO Season Best Snow

Photo snow report – THREDBO Season Best Snow

August 26, 2010
Jesse Houghton. Snow Journal | Ben Hansen Jesse Houghton , Russ Henshaw and Myself braved the midweek storm, for quite possibly the best snow this season. Skiing some more protected spots from the wind such as Bushranger and Michael’s mistake, fresh dry white all day long and more to come…
August Snow – Over 2m and Counting

August Snow – Over 2m and Counting

August 26, 2010
Cars covered in snow at Buller. Image:: Mark Woodsford With four days left in the month, considerably more than 2m of new snow has fallen in the Australian snow resorts in August, making it the ‘snowiest’ August since 1992. With Dry July a distant memory, the NSW and Victorian resorts…
Late August, 2010 – Thredbo Backcountry

Late August, 2010 – Thredbo Backcountry

August 24, 2010
Charlie finds the fresh on the way to Dead Horse Gap. Snow Journal | Ben Hansen With Mother Nature being kind in August, the backcountry around Thredbo has really opened up, there’s a multitude of easily accessible backcountry around Thredbo and when it’s good, it’s great! Between NZ heli skiing…
20 – 22 August, 2010 – Powder Hunting at Hotham

20 – 22 August, 2010 – Powder Hunting at Hotham

August 24, 2010
Buff Farnell leaves his mark on Notice Board near the Blue Ribbon chair. Snow Journal | Steve Cuff – Sports Photographics Australia You know you are getting the goods when you ride the chair with Buff Farnell and he says it is the best day in the past few seasons.…
22 August, 2010 – The Day of the Season in Thredbo

22 August, 2010 – The Day of the Season in Thredbo

August 23, 2010
Boothy off the Bluff. Snow Journal | Dominic Kieler Combine the day of the season and Aussie freeskier Chris Booth and you get a day for the annals. After a solid 48 hours of snow, Sunday dawned bright and clear, with the fresh still light, dry and deep – perfect…
22 August, 2010 – VIDEO Powder at Falls Creek

22 August, 2010 – VIDEO Powder at Falls Creek

August 23, 2010
Steve Lee in the Falls Creek fresh. Snow Journal | Chris Hocking & Steve Lee The season is just getting better and better! At Falls Creek there was 20-30cm of fresh powder all over the mountain. All lifts are spinning including the locals favourite International Poma which allows quick laps…
22 August, 2010 – Perisher Powder

22 August, 2010 – Perisher Powder

August 23, 2010
Jono admiring the view. Snow Journal | Harro It’s being touted of the weekend of the season, after a solid 50 plus cms of snow at the end of the week, Sunday dawned clear and fresh across NSW and at last we were able to see why we love skiing…
13 August, 2010 – Blue skies on Black Friday at Hotham

13 August, 2010 – Blue skies on Black Friday at Hotham

August 19, 2010
Snow gum lace. Snow Journal | Jyothi Jaffray Black Friday for some…..blue skies and fresh lines for Hotham….I caught up with long time Hothamite, photographer and telemarker Andrew Barns for an afternoon session just out of bounds. With a solid base and some nice fresh snow we were set for…
17 August, 2010 – Fresh Backcountry Powder at Falls Creek

17 August, 2010 – Fresh Backcountry Powder at Falls Creek

August 19, 2010
Spectacular views and fresh pow Snow Journal | Chris Hocking We launched the Backcountry Tours with Steve Lee. The pics say it all bluebird, fresh pow and acres and acres of untracked… Day of the season – you bet. The first guests of Steve Lee’s Backountry Tours enjoyed perfect conditions…
12 – 13 August, 2010 – Powder at Thredbo

12 – 13 August, 2010 – Powder at Thredbo

August 16, 2010
Jordan Houghton. Image:: Ben Hansen Snow Journal | Ben Hansen & Mandy Lamont “Jordan Houghton , Alex Cameron and I headed up to Thredbo just as the weather started to settle. We cruised over to golf course which hasn’t really been skiable for the past few months of winter and…
14 August, 2010 – Sunshine in The Remarkables

14 August, 2010 – Sunshine in The Remarkables

August 16, 2010
McCune getting in some last minute turns. Snow Journal | Harro Four weeks of sunshine was followed by rain and then finally some snow for New Zealand’s South Island. All the resorts had some fun skiing to be had, although the majority of snow fell in the Canterbury resorts, Queesnstown…
7 – 8 August, 2010 – Hiking Mt Stirling

7 – 8 August, 2010 – Hiking Mt Stirling

August 12, 2010
The Hike begins. Snow Journal | Joey Corcoran Mt Stirling isn’t really known for its steep and deep power house skiing. Over the weekend however Mt Buller’s little sister mountain had just received a solid top up of snow, making the base big enough to ski. After a solid 7.4…
Early August – Fresh Snow and Blue Skies at Hotham

Early August – Fresh Snow and Blue Skies at Hotham

August 10, 2010
Steph Jaffray enjoying the rewards of a short hike. Snow Journal | Jyothi Jaffray The memories of Dry July are long past, days have been clear and nights cold and with two good snowfalls on the ground the conditions have been ideal and those bothering to hike have been well…
Early August 2010 – Rail Jam, Snow Park NZ and Hiking at The Remarkables

Early August 2010 – Rail Jam, Snow Park NZ and Hiking at The Remarkables

August 9, 2010
There is a really good rail line at Snow Park that’s plenty of fun. Snow Journal | Vaughn Brookfield It’s been pretty dry around NZ the last few weeks. We have had cold weather but clear skies. Not to worry though – there has been plenty of spots to go…
2 – 5 August, 2010 – VIDEO Powdermonium at Thredbo

2 – 5 August, 2010 – VIDEO Powdermonium at Thredbo

August 6, 2010
Image:: Andrew Fawcett Snow Journal | Video Courtesy Thredbo Media With over a metre of snow in under 72 hours earlier in the week, Thredbo has been enjoying a week of powdermonium. You need to have the Adobe Flash Player to view this content. Please click here to continue. Image::…
2 – 3 August, 2010 – New Snow Revitalises Buller

2 – 3 August, 2010 – New Snow Revitalises Buller

August 4, 2010
Watkin McLennan = angulation. Snow Journal | Joey Corcoran “It’s gonna be a BIG August” As the clock stuck 12 on Sunday the rain turned to snow. We couldn’t wait for freshies in the morning, so we hit ’em up at night. A bomb drop over a liquor sign made…
3 August, 2010 – 51cm at Mt Hotham Since Sunday

3 August, 2010 – 51cm at Mt Hotham Since Sunday

August 3, 2010
Buff on a fresh line. Snow Journal | Jyothi Jaffray The storm that just hit Hotham over the last two days was epic! Strong winds and heavy snow down to below 1000m. All told there was 51cm of fresh snow deposited over the resort and the snowmaking areas got a…
1 – 3 August, 2010 – VIDEO 1.2m of New Snow for Thredbo

1 – 3 August, 2010 – VIDEO 1.2m of New Snow for Thredbo

August 3, 2010
Pillow lines under Gunbarrel Chair. Image:: Mandy Lamont Snow Journal | Reggae Elliss Phenomenal snowfalls, which at their heaviest deposited 35cm in three hours, have blanketed Thredbo with over a metre of fresh snow in under 72 hours. As forecast on Mountainwatch last week, the snow first started to fall…
2 August, 2010 – 47cm of New Snow at Falls Creek

2 August, 2010 – 47cm of New Snow at Falls Creek

August 2, 2010
Chris Hocking pow turn. Image:: Matt Hull Snow Journal | Chris Hocking with Charlie Brown and Matt Hull On Sunday morning the groundhog day of cloud-free skies that was July broke and snow began falling in earnest at Falls Creek. The snow has continued to tumble and Mother Nature has…
21st July, 2010 – Treble Cone Breaks The Powder Drought

21st July, 2010 – Treble Cone Breaks The Powder Drought

July 26, 2010
Snow Journal | Tony Harrington, Treble Cone NZ The NZ storm track has been somewhat very unusual this season. The low pressure systems have been sitting much higher in the Tasman than normal, producing an easterly flow across the South Island, which isn’t too bad for the Canterbury fields, but…
23 – 24 July, 2010 – Falls Creek Sunny Days

23 – 24 July, 2010 – Falls Creek Sunny Days

July 25, 2010
Local skier Mac Taylor Snow Journal | Chris Hocking, Matt Hull & Charlie Brown Sun and the snowgun has been the story of season 2010 in Australia, this week was no exception with frigid overnight temperatures mostly -5 or -6C, massive snowmaking sessions and glowing sunshine throughout the day. It’s…
17 – 19 July, 2010 – Fresh Snow at Buller

17 – 19 July, 2010 – Fresh Snow at Buller

July 21, 2010
Anna Segal enjoying her time at the Chicks with Stix session Snow Journal | Joey Corcoran On the weekend Mt Buller was blessed with the presence of our very own Shred Princess, Anna Segal. She was up there tearing apart the park with all of her other Chicks with Stix.…
17 July, 2010 – VIDEO Falls Creek Snow Update with Steve Lee

17 July, 2010 – VIDEO Falls Creek Snow Update with Steve Lee

July 19, 2010
Steve Lee and family ripping at Falls Creek. Image:: Chris Hocking Snow Journal | Steve Lee/Chris Hocking Thanks to excellent snowfalls late last week, the cover at Falls Creek is looking great. Mountainwatch.com snow reporter and Olympic ski legend Steve Lee gives us a quick snow update and tests out…
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