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.
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.
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,
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
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
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.
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,
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
Photo: Perisher

Official Opening of Perisher’s Leichhardt Chairlift

July 27, 2019
Today at Perisher, we saw the Official Opening of the Leichhardt Quad Chairlift.
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...
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.
Is it a bird, is it a plane...?No, it's Randy Wieman.

Reflections of a Hot Dogger – The Dawn of Freeskiing

July 25, 2019
Born in the US, Randy was one of the original Australian hotdoggers of the early ’70s... Long live the hot dog!
A taste of Japanese in Baw Baw this weekend

Japanese Festivities at Mt Baw Baw This Weekend

July 25, 2019
Always wanted to head to the Niseko ski resort in Japan, without the airfare? Think no more...
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
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.
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There has been plenty of sunshine in Japan over th east two weeks - some reckon too much, but a tour into the Hakbua backcountry has been worth the effort. However, some sno wis finally on the way. Photo: hakubabackcountrytours

Grasshopper’s Weekly Japan Forecast – Pack Your Bags kids, We’re Heading to Hokkaido

February 28, 2019
Spring is a more challenging time of year for forecasting compared to Winter, where NW winds and snowfalls are almost copied and pasted every day.
February has turned on sone awesome days in most US resorts and more storms are due in the first half of March. Arkie Elliss enjoying a classic powder day ion Squaw Valley last week. Photo: Tony Harrington

2018-2019 North American Snow Season Outlook – February Update

February 27, 2019
As we line dance our way into spring, so too are the storms lining up to bury a big chunk of the North American Cordillera in snow.
Blair Habenicht ripping into some freshie sat Crystal Mountain on Feb 14. Happy Valentines day! Photo: Scott Sullivan

World Snow Wrap – The Storms Continue in the US, Light Snow and Cold in Canada but Spring Conditions in Europe and Japan

February 22, 2019
Good snow for the US, snow showers in Canada and sunny spring days in Japan and Europe.
No big storms on the way, but plenty of opportunity this week to take in the view in Niseko. Photo: Matt Wiseman

The Grasshopper’s Japan Weekly Forecast – Switch into spring mode and cut some shapes in the sun

February 21, 2019
It looks as though spring has come a little early in Japan this year as the prevailing NW winds we see during winter appear to be faltering.
Amber Nelson having fun n Snowbird last week. Should be more of this in Utah over the next week. Photo: Chris Segal

The Grasshopper’s North American Forecast – A Good ol’ fashioned Snowdown in The American Northwest

February 21, 2019
There’s going to be a good ol’ fashioned snowdown in the American northwest over the next week or so, thanks to a front parking itself over the area.
Japan Snow Season 2019 Outlook – February Update

Japan Snow Season 2019 Outlook – February Update

February 20, 2019
Like fine wine the Japanese snow season is now maturing nicely, and as we glide into spring the climate will take on a whole new flavour.
Jed Kravitz, Feb 11, Alpine Meadows. Photo: Ben Arnst

Squaw Snow Report, February Update

February 18, 2019
February kicked off with a bang here in Squaw Valley, with a storm the Grasshopper labelled as “Big Foot” in his Jan 30 forecast hitting the mark, dropping 1.5 to 2.4 metres
Niseko Japan Fortnightly Wrap Up – February 15th 2019

Niseko Japan Fortnightly Wrap Up – February 15th 2019

February 15, 2019
Is February the new January when it comes to skiing in Japan? Find out how good conditions in Niseko have been so far this month...
Consistent snowfalls have been topping up Niseko over the past week. Photo: Matt Wiseman / Niseko Photography

The Grasshopper’s Weekly Japan Forecast – Good Snowfalls Saturday, Warm Temps and Rain Tuesday and Wednesday

February 14, 2019
 Ten day totals this week should lie in the range of 25-45cm for most resorts, with up to 60cm on more exposed terrain of central Honshu. Most of this will fall during a good dump on Saturday.
Henry Holdsworth getting very deep at Alpine Meadows on Feb 11. The Sierra's have been going off and another one to two metres is on the way. Photo: Ben Arnst/SquawValley Alpine Meadows

The Grasshopper’s Weekly North American Forecast – Sierras About to Pop and Southern Rockies Burgeoning, While Canada Goes Hungry

February 14, 2019
In a similar story to last week, the Sierras will continue to pig-out on massive snowfalls with ten-day accumulations maxing out around the 1.5-2m mark, most of which will fall over the next few days during the current storm
Andy Finch, ripping into some fresh powder at Alpine Meadows on Wednesday. Photo: Courtesy Squaw Valley Alpine Meadows

World Snow Wrap – Massive Snow Totals In the US and Europe

February 8, 2019
Huge Snow totals in California and Utah, a mixed bag in Japan and Canada and a good couple of weeks in Europe.
Kevin Quinn deep in the trees at Squaw Valley yesterday. The last storm dropped 2-3 metres across the Californian resorts and there is more on the way this weekend. Photo: Courtesy Squaw Valley Alpine Meadows

The Grasshopper’s Weekly North American Forecast – Cascades and Sierras to Cop Big Snowfalls as “Little Foot” follows in the steps of big brother

February 7, 2019
As Big Foot stomps off to the east, the trail of powder he left measures between 2-3m in the Sierras where we have already seen roughly three times the amount of snow fall than what we saw for the entire month last year, and the madness has only just begun
The next couple of days in Myoko should be like this. Looks pretty good.

The Grasshopper’s Weekly Japan Forecast – Consistent Top-ups and Cold Temps For a Great Week

February 7, 2019
We saw a mid-season blip last week, whereby heinously warm temperatures dropped a whole swag of rain over Honshu, while wet snow and sleet fell over Hokkaido.
Gabe Taylor, threading Mammoth's trees a couple of weeks ago. More of this on the way with 80cms in the forecast for Mammoth. Photo: Pete Morning

Grasshopper’s Weekly North American Forecast – Snow Aplenty During West-wide “Big Foot” Storm

January 31, 2019
The Sierras will strike back with a vengeance this week after last week left resorts there snowless. Ten-day snow accumulations show 1m-1.5m will fall along its main spine.
Niseko Japan Fortnightly Wrap Up – January 31st 2019

Niseko Japan Fortnightly Wrap Up – January 31st 2019

January 31, 2019
The fabled 'Japanuary' has come to an end but the powder skiing sure hasn’t… Check out the latest wrap-up from Niseko
Grasshopper’s Weekly Japan Forecast – Snow Falling Into Saturday, Then Rain On Honshu Late Sunday/Monday

Grasshopper’s Weekly Japan Forecast – Snow Falling Into Saturday, Then Rain On Honshu Late Sunday/Monday

January 31, 2019
After Japanuary goes out with a bang, the first week of February is looking a little slower. That’s by Japanese standards of course, and most resorts will still receive snowfalls in the 40cm-80cm range over the next ten-days
Niseko, Jan 19. There have been plenty of days like this after 1.4m in the past 7 days. Photo: Matt Wiseman/Niseko Photography

World Snow Wrap – Things Calm Down After Some Big Storms

January 25, 2019
Huge snow totals in California, the powder cycle resumes in Japan and things have calmed down in Austria
Snowbird has had 1.7 metres in the past week and more is forecast in the next 24 hours before things calm down! Photo: Chris Segal

Grasshopper’s Weekly North American Forecast – Rockies Will Do Well Amidst a Subdued Wild West

January 24, 2019
The Rockies look set to make the most of a bad situation with ten-day accumulations between 25-45cm for a lot of resorts there, and double that for northern parts of the Canadian Rockies.
Evelina Nilsson finding some awesome hakuba power last week and there is more to come. Photo: Zoya Lynch

Grasshopper’s Weekly Japan Forecast, Jan 24 – Honshu Going Through The Roof

January 24, 2019
Japanuary will go out with a bang with snowfalls going through the roof on Honshu. Yet again, snowfall accumulations will be getting up near the 1.5m mark for the next ten days
Getting powdered from above and below at Vail in the latest storm a couple of days ago. Colorado has benefited from storms rolling off the Pacific and resorts there have more snow than average. Photo: Scott Bellow

2018-2019 North American Snow Season Outlook – Mid-January Update

January 21, 2019
After reports of 1.5m or more of snow falling during the recent storm that rolled off the Pacific, resorts in the Sierras are reveling in deeper than average snow. So too are the southern half of the American Rockies
Blue skis and incredible sunrises over the last couple of weeks in Hakuba photo: @jacksmitharthur

Hakuba Japan Fortnightly Wrap Up – January 3rd-18th 2019

January 18, 2019
The last two weeks have brought us lots of beautiful bluebird days with the occasional big dump thrown in, but not much snow...
Mikael Landlord enjoying some sunshine in Myoko this week, but the weather has turned wiht more snow on the way.

The Grasshopper’s Weekly Japan Forecast – Goodness gracious me, snow for the next nine days

January 17, 2019
After a settled sunny week, we are now back in business. It’s going to be a week of big snowfalls, especially on Honshu where a series of troughs each brings heavy falls.
Road clearing at Alpine Meadow this morning and another 1.5 metres forecast by the weekend. Photo: Squaw valley Alpine Meadows

The Grasshopper’s Weekly North American Forecast – Plenty going on with plenty of Snow for everyone

January 17, 2019
It’s a fairly stormy week ahead with lots going on; some days almost turned into an essay. Again, the Sierras stick out with ten-day accumulations up over the metre mark.
Niseko Japan Fortnightly Wrap Up – January 15th 2019

Niseko Japan Fortnightly Wrap Up – January 15th 2019

January 15, 2019
‘Japanuary’ as they say, is well and truly underway... Find out how the first two weeks of 2019 have looked in Niseko!
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Mt Buller, joins Thredbo as an Australian partner on the Ikon Pass. Photo: Andrew Railton

Ikon Pass Announces The Addition of Mt Buller For the 2019 Winter Season

April 17, 2019
The Ikon Pass continues to expand globally with the addition of Mt Buller in Victoria, joining 38 iconic winter ski destinations around the world.
More than 11 metres of snow annually, wiht Jan/Feb the pick for pow. Photo: Zoya Lynch

Haven’t skied Hakuba yet? Read This First Timer’s Guide

April 12, 2019
Heading to Hakuba for the first time? Read this run-down so you don’t miss the best bits.
The Fifty – Bonus Episode – Joffre Peak Accident and Rescue – Video

The Fifty – Bonus Episode – Joffre Peak Accident and Rescue – Video

April 11, 2019
In this bonus episode Cody and Bjarne go into a detailed account of what happened that day, the actions they took to help rescue the victim of the nearly fatal fall.
Coen Bennie-Faull, deep in some February pow. Photo: Tony Harrington/harroart.com

Jackson Hole Mountain Resort Reports Strongest Winter Season on Record – Press Release

April 10, 2019
The resort’s 715,100 skier visits marks the highest in resort history, surpassing the previous record set last year. The 2018/2019 season finished with 505 inches (12.82 metres) of total snowfall.
Aspen, just one of the many iconic resorts on the Mountain Collective pass.

Mountain Collective Offers Awesome Deal For Australians and New Zealanders

April 8, 2019
The Mountain Collective has a great deal on offer for Australian and New Zealand skiers and snowboarders with Pass available for a limited time at only $449AUD.
Spring is when the action swings to the terrain parks. Revelstoke, April 1. Photo: Revelstoke Mountain Resort

World Snow Wrap, April 5 – Spring in the US, A Powder Week in Hakuba and Snowing in Whistler and Europe

April 5, 2019
While it is officially spring, winter hasn’t let go in many parts of the world with snow forecast this week in Europe, North America and Japan.
Hotham is now a Vail resort. Photo: Hotham

It’s a Done Deal – Vail Resorts Closes on Its Acquisition of Falls Creek and Hotham – Press Release

April 5, 2019
Vail Resorts, Inc, today announced that the Company has closed on its acquisition of the ski field leases and related infrastructure at Falls Creek Alpine Resort (“Falls Creek”) and Hotham Alpine Resort (“Hotham”) in Victoria, Australia.
This was Coen's fifth winter in Jackson and it was a good one. Plenty of powder, plenty of air and a fourth in the Kings and Queens of Corbet's.

In The Flow – Jackson Hole Enjoys a Winter to Remember

April 3, 2019
With just a week to go before Jackson Hole’s closes its lifts for the season, Coen Bennie Faull reflects on perhaps the best month's skiing he's ever had.
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Mount Buller Joins Mountain Collective – Press Release

April 3, 2019
Mt Buller and The Mountain Collective are delighted to announce Australia’s most accessible alpine resort as the newest member of the Mountain Collective in 2019/20.
The Fifty – Cody Townsend’s Quest to Ski The Fifty Classic Descents Of North America. Episode 6, Aemmer Couloir, Mount Temple, Banff

The Fifty – Cody Townsend’s Quest to Ski The Fifty Classic Descents Of North America. Episode 6, Aemmer Couloir, Mount Temple, Banff

March 29, 2019
In this episode Cody and filmmaker partner Bjarne Salen head to the Banff National Park in Alberta Canada to tackle Aemmer Couloir on Mt Temple.
The helicopter evacuation 90 mins later.

Hakuba Avalanche – A Fortunate Outcome Thanks To Evergreen Backcountry Guides Being First On The Scene

March 27, 2019
The incident described in this story happened just two weeks ago and the positive outcome was due to the  luck of an experienced backcountry guide being first on the scene.
Squaw Valley Alpine Meadows Season Update –  15.8 metres of Snow and Lifts Open Until July

Squaw Valley Alpine Meadows Season Update – 15.8 metres of Snow and Lifts Open Until July

March 22, 2019
It has been an incredible winter in Squaw Valley Alpine Meadows with consistent storms crossing California’s Sierras for the past two months and the season snowfall total now sits at 15.8 metres
Aspen, one of the many premiere resorts on the Mountain Collective Pass. Photo: Matt Power Photography

The Mountain Collective pass is on SALE for the 2019-2020 Season – Press Release

March 8, 2019
Starting today, a limited number of Mountain Collective passes are on sale for only $449 AUD (Australian Dollars), a saving of almost $200 for Australians and New Zealanders.
Winterpark will be replacing the fixed triple Sunnyside lift with a high-speed six seater as part of Alterra's capital investment.

Alterra Mountain Company Announces $181 million In Capital Improvements for the 2019/20 Winter Season – Press Release

March 5, 2019
These capital projects are part of an ambitious improvement plan totaling more than half a billion dollars through the 2022/2023 season.
Red Mountain – Canada’s Anti-Beaver Creek

Red Mountain – Canada’s Anti-Beaver Creek

March 4, 2019
It has been described as the “best undiscovered ski resort in North America”. Although this statement is a flourish of marketing, Red isn’t like most international ski destinations.
Niseko Japan Fortnightly Wrap Up – February 28th 2019

Niseko Japan Fortnightly Wrap Up – February 28th 2019

February 28, 2019
Well, we did not see that one coming… From deluge to drought in a day, the Niseko powder tap hasn’t been turned off so much as it’s frozen then burst!
February has turned on sone awesome days in most US resorts and more storms are due in the first half of March. Arkie Elliss enjoying a classic powder day ion Squaw Valley last week. Photo: Tony Harrington

2018-2019 North American Snow Season Outlook – February Update

February 27, 2019
As we line dance our way into spring, so too are the storms lining up to bury a big chunk of the North American Cordillera in snow.
Blair Habenicht ripping into some freshie sat Crystal Mountain on Feb 14. Happy Valentines day! Photo: Scott Sullivan

World Snow Wrap – The Storms Continue in the US, Light Snow and Cold in Canada but Spring Conditions in Europe and Japan

February 22, 2019
Good snow for the US, snow showers in Canada and sunny spring days in Japan and Europe.
JacksonHole, the perfect location for the Mindful Camp. Photo: Tony Harrington

Take Your Mind On A Ski Trip – Mindful Camp In Jackson Hole

February 22, 2019
  It blends mindfulness practices, a little morning meditation, delicious nutritious meals and a fresh approach to coaching on snow in small groups
Jed Kravitz, Feb 11, Alpine Meadows. Photo: Ben Arnst

Squaw Snow Report, February Update

February 18, 2019
February kicked off with a bang here in Squaw Valley, with a storm the Grasshopper labelled as “Big Foot” in his Jan 30 forecast hitting the mark, dropping 1.5 to 2.4 metres
Tony Harrington getting deep during Jackson Hole's deepest every February. Photo: Coen Bennie-Faull

Press Release – Jackson Hole: Deepest February Ever

February 15, 2019
With 97 inches (2.46m) of snowfall on the upper mountain since the start of the month, February 2019 is now the deepest February in Jackson Hole's history.
Niseko Japan Fortnightly Wrap Up – February 15th 2019

Niseko Japan Fortnightly Wrap Up – February 15th 2019

February 15, 2019
Is February the new January when it comes to skiing in Japan? Find out how good conditions in Niseko have been so far this month...
Mammoth on Feb 9.There's been another metres since then and there is more on the way in the next 48 hours. Photo: Peter Morning

Press Release – Mammoth Mountain Announces It’s Staying Open Until July 4 As HUGE Snow Season Continues

February 13, 2019
Today Mammoth Mountain announced they will be staying open through to July 4th for skiing and riding (and possibly longer).
Treeline – An Ethereal Film By Patagonia Celebrating Trees And Skiing Between Them – Video

Treeline – An Ethereal Film By Patagonia Celebrating Trees And Skiing Between Them – Video

February 12, 2019
Patagonia’s latest film ‘Treeline’ is a long-awaited celebration of trees and the skiing they allow, as well as a cinematic and storytelling masterpiece.
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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.
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.
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.
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
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
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.
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!
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.
Anton Grimus, Australian ski cross team member and Buller local wlil be competing at Uni snow. Photo: Tony Harrington

UniSport Nationals Snow Attracts Australia’s Top Athletes To Mt Buller

August 24, 2018
More than 260 student-athletes from 17 universities will converge on Mt Buller, Victoria this weekend
FreeBom party run, a highlight of the day. Photo: Tony Harrington

The Blizzard Of Bom – Buller Turns On For FreeBom 2018

August 21, 2018
At this point the mogul field was filled with skiers, over 50 skied together. Colours flashed between the white mounds,
Fifth Annual Transfer Banked Slalom – Event Recap

Fifth Annual Transfer Banked Slalom – Event Recap

August 18, 2018
Over 250 Boarders Hit the Fifth Annual Transfer Banked Slalom at Thredbo Resort… A gathering of the tribe like no other!
A Backcountry Trip With A Difference

A Backcountry Trip With A Difference

August 17, 2018
Mountainwatch | Press Release A First Of Its Kind Backcountry Snow Event Is Coming To Australia This September. Outdoor brand Arc’teryx is taking over the Southern Alps Lodge in Charlotte Pass to bring a first of its kind experience to the Australian wilderness. The group adventure, exclusive to only 25 people,…
Baw Baw's rail jam in the Tank Hill park this Saturday. Photo: Mt Baw Baw

BAW BAW RAIL JAM ON THIS WEEKEND

August 15, 2018
Battle it out on the rails and put your tricks to the ultimate test at Mt Baw Baw’s Grand Ridge Brewery Rail Jam on Saturday 18 August.
Dropping in for the first ride. Photo: photostepfilms

Let’s Split, Trip Two, Guthega

August 15, 2018
The 2018 Let’s Split TRIP 2 was an incredible day for everyone who attended.  Not only did it see the largest group of Splitboarders
The party run from FreeBom 2017. Epic.

FREEBOM 2018 – AUSTRALIA’S MOST FUN SKI EVENT ON AT BULLER THIS WEEKEND

August 14, 2018
Now, in its fifth year, FreeBOM 2018 is forecast to be blessed by bigger than normal bumps alongside bigger than normal smiles
Stopping At Canberra On Your Way To The Snow – Add These Places To Your List

Stopping At Canberra On Your Way To The Snow – Add These Places To Your List

August 10, 2018
Australia’s Capital has a lot more to offer than Question Time and Questacon... Here are some places worth checking out on your next snow commute.
The Blue Bullet is being replaced after 34 year's service.

MT BULLER ANNOUNCES NEW CHAIRLIFT FOR 2019

August 10, 2018
The new lift replaces the legendary Blue Bullet quad chairlift with an upgrade to a larger and faster 6-seater. 
Snowboarders hitting the Supertrail after the big Kareela turn.

28th Thredbo Top To Bottom – A Season Highlight

August 8, 2018
Australia’s longest ski and snow board race, the Mumm Top to Bottom, is on again in Thredbo this Saturday, August 11
Huge Turnout For The Falls Creek Sled Dog Classic 2018

Huge Turnout For The Falls Creek Sled Dog Classic 2018

August 6, 2018
The 8th annual Falls Creek Sled Dog Classic was held to a huge audience in Slalom Plaza at Falls Creek on Saturday evening. One of the most popular events on the winter calendar, the event attracted over 500 spectators lining the course, all eager to cheer on the action provided…
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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.
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
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
Coen Bennie-Faull hooking into Buller's powder on his Atris on the weekend. Photo: Tony Harrington

Gear Guide Ski Review – Black Crows Atris

August 22, 2018
Black Crows is an independent French ski brand from Chamonix that was founded in 2006... This season is the first year they have had an Australian distributor
Gear Guide: Yes Snowboards Video Review

Gear Guide: Yes Snowboards Video Review

August 22, 2018
In this review Joe gives you the rundown on three boards from the Yes snowboards range: the Basic, the Typo and the Jackpot.
A Raw Intro To Aussie Ice Climbing

A Raw Intro To Aussie Ice Climbing

August 7, 2018
“Go ice climbing” they said, “It’ll be fun” they said. That’s what kept running through Nathan’s mind every time he had to force himself to leave his tent to shovel snow in the blistering cold and gale force winds.
Nate Johnstone, wears La Ben base layers and a Rip Curl 2.5L Ultimate shell, very day he hits the mountains, even in deep Hokkaido pow. Photo: Rip Curl

Gear Guide: Layering – No Need To Wear A Doona

August 2, 2018
The building blocks for warmth and insulation are in the fabrics you wear on your body and the order in which you layer them.
Gear Guide: Nitro Quiver Treehugger Video Review

Gear Guide: Nitro Quiver Treehugger Video Review

July 31, 2018
Known to some as “Snow Guru Joe”, Joe Stanco has a passion for snow, snowboarding and everything that goes with it. Joey is an expert boot fitter, amateur snowboarder and product tester with “a passion for helping others find the right gear.”
Gear Guide – The Ski Mojo

Gear Guide – The Ski Mojo

July 17, 2018
Gear Guide: The Ski Mojo Video Review The Ski Mojo is brace that uses spring recoil technology to take of 30% of the strain off the kegs and knees while skiing or snowboarding.
Gear Guide: Jones Snowboards Mountain Twin Video Review

Gear Guide: Jones Snowboards Mountain Twin Video Review

July 13, 2018
Jones snowboards – Mountain Twin When he’s not fitting boots and giving expert advice to customers at Joeys Myoko, Joe Stanco is on the mountain every day doing a bit of “R&D” on the latest snowboards. Whether you are into pow, park or shredding the groomed, Joey can recommend the…
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...
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.
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...
A Look Under The Hood – MIPS Helmet Technology – Gear

A Look Under The Hood – MIPS Helmet Technology – Gear

June 14, 2018
Did you know your brain produces enough electricity to power a small light bulb? Well, it does, and it’s just one of the reasons you should protect it with a brain bucket this season.
The Countdown – Five Training Tips For Snow Season

The Countdown – Five Training Tips For Snow Season

June 12, 2018
Do you hate having to stop mid ski run because your legs burn
The North Face Launches Global Campaign Celebrating Female Explorers – ‘Move Mountains’

The North Face Launches Global Campaign Celebrating Female Explorers – ‘Move Mountains’

May 1, 2018
The North Face athletes Evelina Nillson, Janina Kuzma and Anna Segal conquering gender stereotypes and volcanic peaks one step at a time. Image:: Mark Watson Mountainwatch | Matt Wiseman At the start of April, The North Face launched their “Move Mountains” initiative to celebrate and share the stories of adventurous…
Transfer Guru’s Guide to Good Gear – Backcountry Gear

Transfer Guru’s Guide to Good Gear – Backcountry Gear

August 30, 2017
Check out Transfer’s 2017 Gear Guide from Issue 24 for all the backcountry gear you’d want if you were stuck on a desert island … Illustration:: Louis Macindoe Transfer x Sentinal Board Shop This article was originally published in Transfer’s 2017 Gear Guide. Guru courtesy of The Sentinal Board Shop.…
Transfer Guru’s Guide to Good Gear – Accessories And Underlayers

Transfer Guru’s Guide to Good Gear – Accessories And Underlayers

August 24, 2017
Check out Transfer’s 2017 Gear Guide from Issue 24 for all the accessories you’d want if you were stuck on a desert island … Illustration:: Louis Macindoe Transfer x The Mountain Garage This article was originally published in Transfer’s 2017 Gear Guide. Guru courtesy of The Mountain Garage. Gear Guru:…
Transfer Guru’s Guide to Good Gear – Outerwear

Transfer Guru’s Guide to Good Gear – Outerwear

August 16, 2017
Check out Transfer’s 2017 Gear Guide from Issue 24 for the outerwear you’d want if you were stuck on a desert island … Illustration:: Louis Macindoe Transfer x First Tracks Boardstore This article was originally published in Transfer’s 2017 Gear Guide. Guru courtesy of First Tracks Boardstore. Gear Guru: Sue…
Brand Watch – 3CS – 15 Years of Outerwear

Brand Watch – 3CS – 15 Years of Outerwear

August 14, 2017
Smiles for miles … Geoff Brown’s isn’t the only happy customer when it comes to 3CS, just take a look at who’s wearing it at the local hill. Photo:: Todd Eaterbrook Transfer | Louis Macindoe It’s not every day that a Snowboarding company celebrates its 15th birthday, but for one…
Transfer Guru’s Guide to Good Gear – Snowboard Boots

Transfer Guru’s Guide to Good Gear – Snowboard Boots

August 11, 2017
Check out Transfer’s 2017 Gear Guide from Issue 24 for the boots you’d want if you were stuck on a desert island … Illustration:: Louis Macindoe Transfer x ESS Boardstore This article was originally published in Transfer’s 2017 Gear Guide. Guru courtesy of ESS Boardstore. Gear Guru: Joseph ‘Snow?Guru Joe’…
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Arbor Snowboards Presents, Home, Episode 3 – Jackson with Brian Iguchi and Mark Carter

Arbor Snowboards Presents, Home, Episode 3 – Jackson with Brian Iguchi and Mark Carter

January 16, 2019
“I love this place. It’s been 20-something years of living here and I’m still finding new places to go, explore and enjoy.”  Brian Iguchi, on Jackson.
ZABARDAST – An Incredible Freeride Expedition Into Karakoram, Pakistan – Full Movie

ZABARDAST – An Incredible Freeride Expedition Into Karakoram, Pakistan – Full Movie

January 6, 2019
From the visionary that brought us The Eternal Beauty of Snowboarding, comes a similarly mind-bending film - an incredible freeride expedition into the unlikely peaks of Pakistan and the imposing Karakoram range. 
IKIGAI: The Shin Biyajima Story – New Short Film By Travis Rice Shows Hakuba At Its Best – Video

IKIGAI: The Shin Biyajima Story – New Short Film By Travis Rice Shows Hakuba At Its Best – Video

January 3, 2019
Snowboard extraordinaire Travis Rice is out of the spotlight in his latest film, instead placing friend and Japanese snowboarder Shin Biyajima at the fore in an intimate portrait of Shin, his snowboarding and his culture. 
Send And Return – BCA’s Safe Backcountry Shredding Series – Video

Send And Return – BCA’s Safe Backcountry Shredding Series – Video

January 2, 2019
Given a lot of people are heading overseas with plans to head into the back country, this series from BCA is a timely reminder to be prepared when you head outside the resort boundaries.
Salomon TV – Higher Truths – Video

Salomon TV – Higher Truths – Video

December 31, 2018
In this episode free skiers Cody Townshend and Chris Rubens head to Tibet to ski a 22,000 foot peak in the Himalaya
Arbor Snowboards Present Home, Episode 2 – Jackson, Wyoming with Brian Iguchi and Mark Carter

Arbor Snowboards Present Home, Episode 2 – Jackson, Wyoming with Brian Iguchi and Mark Carter

December 28, 2018
In this episode Mark Carter reflects on growing up and working on his family’s cattle ranch, his first time in the Tetons as a 21-year-old and why he never left.
Arbor Snowboards presents Home – Brian Iguchi and Mark Carter In Jackson – Videos

Arbor Snowboards presents Home – Brian Iguchi and Mark Carter In Jackson – Videos

December 10, 2018
    Mountainwatch | Video Home, is a new series from Arbor Snowboards, which delves “deeper into the lives and homes of the individuals that have come together to build the Arbor brand.” This is the first of three episodes that features Brian Iguchi and Mark Carter, both of whom call…
DPS Cinematic’s Shadow Campaign, Season 5, Episode 2 – ‘Ski Photographer’ – Video

DPS Cinematic’s Shadow Campaign, Season 5, Episode 2 – ‘Ski Photographer’ – Video

December 8, 2018
DPS Cinematic's fifth season is underway and the second episode takes us behind the lens of legendary ski photographer, Oskar Enander. 
The Sky Piercer – Climbing and Skiing Aoraki (Mount Cook) New Zealand’s Highest Mountain – Full Movie

The Sky Piercer – Climbing and Skiing Aoraki (Mount Cook) New Zealand’s Highest Mountain – Full Movie

December 5, 2018
The Sky Piercer is a film about three skiers and one snowboarder taking on the exposed, technical terrain of Aoraki (Mount Cook), New Zealand’s highest mountain.
The Faction Collective Presents – La Grave – video

The Faction Collective Presents – La Grave – video

December 3, 2018
With no ropes, no pistes and no one telling you where you can and can’t go, La Grave represents a very special type of freedom rarely found in other alpine ski areas.
Rejoice – Sammy Carlson getting Creative in the BC Backcountry – Video

Rejoice – Sammy Carlson getting Creative in the BC Backcountry – Video

November 26, 2018
Sammy taking his incredible skills into natural terrain where his creative approach to pillow lines and powder has almost redefined backcountry skiing.
DPS Cinematic’s Shadow Campaign, Season 5, Episode 1 – ‘The Abbey’ – Video

DPS Cinematic’s Shadow Campaign, Season 5, Episode 1 – ‘The Abbey’ – Video

November 26, 2018
DPS Cinematic's fifth season of 'The Shadow Campaign' is finally here and their first ethereal episode - The Abbey - paints skiing as a religious experience. 
The Sky Piercer – award winning film about skiing NZ’s Mount Cook screening in Sydney and Melbourne next week.

The Sky Piercer – award winning film about skiing NZ’s Mount Cook screening in Sydney and Melbourne next week.

November 21, 2018
For Kiwi Big Mountain skier Sam Smoothy, his desire to climb the Mount Cook came from hearing his parents' stories about their experiences on the mountain.
Winterfox – A Stunning Journey Through Hokkaido’s Winter By Freeskier Lena Stoffel – Video

Winterfox – A Stunning Journey Through Hokkaido’s Winter By Freeskier Lena Stoffel – Video

November 21, 2018
  Mountainwatch | Video “I spent two months in Japan last winter and wanted to show everybody what Hokkaido means to me, through my eyes. I feel so content and calm in that country. It feels like a second home to me. But this was a big challenge as I…
Kai Jones:  You Don’t See Many 11-Year-Olds Ski Like This – Video

Kai Jones: You Don’t See Many 11-Year-Olds Ski Like This – Video

November 14, 2018
    Mountainwatch | Reggae Elliss Jackson Hole-based production company Teton Gravity Research (TGR) has just released its latest film, Far Out, and it is another good one, not surprising as they have been making ski/snowboard films for 22 years. The film features incredible skiing and snowboarding from some of…
The Faction Crew Ripping A Backcountry Powder Paradise in British Columbia – Video

The Faction Crew Ripping A Backcountry Powder Paradise in British Columbia – Video

November 12, 2018
The first of a three-part series for the 2018/19 winter from the Faction Collective this video takes Faction skiers, Todd McChesney, Duncan Adams and Antti Ollila deep into the BC backcountry.
Thredbo’s French Connection – Video Profile

Thredbo’s French Connection – Video Profile

November 8, 2018
Enzo Scotto and Quentin Ladame are two ripping French skiers who also happen to be the freeski coaches in Thredbo
Victor de le Rue’s Frozen Mind is Incredible  – Video

Victor de le Rue’s Frozen Mind is Incredible – Video

November 5, 2018
Victor De Le Rue is one of the world’s leading snowboarders and his all-round skills are front and centre in this awesome short short film produced by Ivresse Films
Here After – Tanner Hall Just Dropped His New Film and It’s a Banger.

Here After – Tanner Hall Just Dropped His New Film and It’s a Banger.

October 29, 2018
Tanner Hall is one of the most influential skiers of the past 20 years and as you’ll see from his latest film, Here After, he is not slowing down.
DPS Cinematic Drops Beautiful New Trailer For Film Series The Shadow Campaign – Video

DPS Cinematic Drops Beautiful New Trailer For Film Series The Shadow Campaign – Video

October 15, 2018
The trailer for season five of DPS's annual web series, called The Shadow Campaign, just dropped and it promises to be as good as ever. 
Must Watch: What Skiers Do In The Summer? – Video

Must Watch: What Skiers Do In The Summer? – Video

October 9, 2018
It’s been 10 days since the last Australian ski resorts powered down their lifts. 10 painfully long 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.
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.
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