Niseko Japan – Conditions Wrap Up – February

Niseko Japan – Conditions Wrap Up – February

March 2, 2018
We’ve needed to break out the snorkels on more than one occasion this month. Image:: Matt Wiseman/Niseko Photography & Guiding Mountainwatch | Matt Wiseman February certainly had its work cut out for it if it was going to top the snow that fell in either so-called ‘Deepcember’ or ‘Japanuary’. If…
The Ikon Pass – A Bargain for Travelling Australians

The Ikon Pass – A Bargain for Travelling Australians

February 28, 2018
Revelstoke is a partner resort, the Ikon Pass giving you seven days skiing at the legendary Canadian resort. Photo: Gabe Rogel Mountainwatch | Reggae Elliss After weeks of speculation the details of the new IKON Pass were released last Friday. It is sure to create a lot of interest, taking…
Highs and Lows from Behind the Scenes at PyeongChang

Highs and Lows from Behind the Scenes at PyeongChang

February 26, 2018
Alex Parsons, as close as you get for the snowboard finals. Mountainwatch | Alex Parsons Did you watch the Winter Olympics? Of course, you did. I’m sure you’ve been thinking how awe-inspiring, how polished and impressive it all looks. And it is. TV really works its magic for the Olympics.…
Furano’s Backcountry Beckons, But Beware

Furano’s Backcountry Beckons, But Beware

February 23, 2018
Furano’s backcountry looking amazing, but like anywhere in the back country, some common sense goes a long way. Photo: Caroline van’t Hoff Mountainwatch | Lucy Morrell, Alpine Backcountry Rental in Furano and Asahidake A couple of weeks ago six French backcountry skiers went missing in Furano. They split up around…
Moments from the Park and Pipe at the Winter Olympics

Moments from the Park and Pipe at the Winter Olympics

February 21, 2018
Mountainwatch | Reggae Ellis All photos Boen Ferguson It has been a big week at the winter Olympics with some incredible action and Australian athletes were in the middle of it. After the success of Matt Graham winning silver in the moguls, the attention turned to the halfpipe, big air…
Myoko Forecast 14th February

Myoko Forecast 14th February

February 16, 2018
Mountainwatch The latest update from Myoko. The snow has been consistent throughout the season and looks like it will continue for the rest of the week. Follow Mountainwatch for more updates and head to Liquidsnowtours.com to book your last minute Japan ski trip. Hakuba forecasts, snow reports and live snow cams.
Mammoth Mountain Is Big and Always Worth a Visit

Mammoth Mountain Is Big and Always Worth a Visit

February 16, 2018
It may be a below average snow year, but Mammoth Mountain is living up to its reputation. Photo Feb 5, 2018. Mountainwatch | Reggae Elliss The drive down from Tahoe to Mammoth Mountain is spectacular. Through the wide expanses of the Carson Valley, the mountains rising dramatically to the west…
Stranger Games

Stranger Games

February 16, 2018
Team SJ was in full force on finals day at Phoenix Park Mountainwatch | Chris Binns After three Olympic campaigns and after an immense half pipe showdown with a resurgent Shaun White and pint-sized Japanese future star Ayumu Hirano, Scotty “Still Only 23” James can finally call himself an Olympic…
The Aerial Queen Talks

The Aerial Queen Talks

February 13, 2018
Mountainwatch | Reggae Elliss Lydia Lassila is one of Australia’s greatest ever Olympians and PyeongChang is her fifth Winter Games, the first at Salt Lake way back in 2002. Lydia won gold in Vancouver in 2010 and bronze at Sochi in 2014 – will she add to that tally this…
Meanwhile in France

Meanwhile in France

February 13, 2018
The winter focus may on South Korea this week, but for a travelling skier the French Alps are where it’s at. Anna, scoping another fresh line Mountainwatch | Anna Segal I’ve visited the French Alps in winter on numerous occasions and have always loved my time there, but for the…
The Greatest Show on Earth

The Greatest Show on Earth

February 9, 2018
Olympics start tonight – Get set for two weeks of awesome action. Britt Cox has been one of the dominate mogul skiers of the past three years and goes into her fourth Olympics as one of the favourites Mountainwatch | Reggae Elliss The PyeongChang Olympics get under way today with…
The Olympics – Alex “Chumpy” Pullin on Where It All Began

The Olympics – Alex “Chumpy” Pullin on Where It All Began

February 7, 2018
Mountainwatch | Reggae Elliss Alex “Chumpy” Pullin is one of Australia’s most successful snow athletes, the snowboard cross champ having already secured two World Championships titles and he has also won the overall World Cup title twice. Chumpy heads into the PyeongChang Olympics as one of the favourites, a tag…
Whistler Micro Adventures

Whistler Micro Adventures

February 5, 2018
It doesn’t have to be a massive expedition to have some fun in the BC Backcountry Anna scoping some lines during the skin above the tree line. Photo: Guy Fattal Mountainwatch | Anna Segal One of my favourite things about living in Whistler is the access to countless opportunities to…
Jackson Hole Update – A Week of Fresh Tracks and More on the Way

Jackson Hole Update – A Week of Fresh Tracks and More on the Way

February 2, 2018
A bluebird day with 40cms of fresh snow on Jackson’s renowned terrain is something special. Jan 24, 2018. Photo Chris Figenshau Mountainwatch | Coen Bennie-Faull Winter seems to have made a resurgence here in Jackson Hole, with three major falls within the last two weeks and some powder days. Last…
Mid-Season Storms Turn Things Around at Squaw Valley

Mid-Season Storms Turn Things Around at Squaw Valley

February 1, 2018
Sunshine and powder on Jan 19. Photo courtesy Squaw Alpine Mountainwatch | Reggae Elliss It has been a good week to be in Squaw Valley after three solid snowfalls in 10 days dropped nearly a metre and half of snow on the upper mountain and 70cms at base level. The…
Swedish Team Riders Måns Hedberg and Ludvig Billtoft Throwing Down in Whistler

Swedish Team Riders Måns Hedberg and Ludvig Billtoft Throwing Down in Whistler

February 1, 2018
Mountainwatch Surprising what you can achieve in a day with a bit of sun and a perfect kicker line. Check out what Måns Hedberg or Ludvig Bilttoft got up to in a day in Whistler. Via Pilchard Productions in association with Snowboard Team Sweden.
Scotty James – Ready for Next Week’s Olympics

Scotty James – Ready for Next Week’s Olympics

February 1, 2018
Mountainwatch | Reggae Elliss It is only a week until the start of the Winter Olympics in PyeongChang and all of Australia are ready to cheer Scotty James on to a win in the snowboard half-pipe. Fresh off a silver in last week’s X Games in Aspen, Scotty is one…
Niseko Japan – Fortnightly Wrap Up – January 31st

Niseko Japan – Fortnightly Wrap Up – January 31st

January 31, 2018
At 1898m, Mt Yotei is hard to miss when the sun comes out… Image:: Piotrek Drzastwa /Niseko Photography & Guiding Mountainwatch | Matt Wiseman Well Japanuary has come to a close and it’s fair to say we’ve seen it all on the mountain this month. A mild start had us…
Japan – Weekly Snow Update

Japan – Weekly Snow Update

January 30, 2018
Mountainwatch Surprise, surprise… More unbelievable snow conditions right across Japan. Head to www.liquidsnowtours.com for 25% March and April! Hakuba forecasts, snow reports and live snow cams.
Myoko, Japan – Season Update

Myoko, Japan – Season Update

January 28, 2018
Mountainwatch Cold temperatures and plenty of snowfall have created fantastic conditions in Myoko! Hakuba forecasts, snow reports and live snow cams.
2018 Japanese Snow Season Outlook – January Update

2018 Japanese Snow Season Outlook – January Update

January 28, 2018
Picture perfect Cortina, Hakuba. Photo credit stillstoked.com. Mountainwatch | The Grasshopper Ah Japan, the winter wonderland… and what a winter it has been! We are now into the business end of the season and the resorts are running full steam ahead. With above average snowfalls in November and December, the…
Torah Bright Pulls Out Of Olympics

Torah Bright Pulls Out Of Olympics

January 25, 2018
Mountainwatch | Reggae Elliss In a blow to the Australian team and the Winter Olympics, three-time Olympian and former gold medal winner Torah Bright has announced she will not be competing in PyeongChang. In a social media post today, Torah said injuries she sustained last week while competing in the…
Hakuba, Japan – Weekly Update

Hakuba, Japan – Weekly Update

January 22, 2018
Mountainwatch We saw a mixed bag of weather this week but with up to 100cm expected next week, conditions are still all time. Head to www.hakubahotelgroup.com for 25% off accommodation in March and April. Hakuba forecasts, snow reports and live snow cams.
Quiksilver Sign US Skier Sammy Carlson

Quiksilver Sign US Skier Sammy Carlson

January 22, 2018
Mountainwatch | Reggae Elliss Quiksilver have announced the signing of US skier Sammy Carlson to its international snow team. Carlson is one of the most progressive skiers on the planet the Oregon native making his name in park and pipe comps where he won a number of X Games medals.…
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