Mountainwatch’s Aussie Snow Business Spotlight – ROJO Outerwear

Mountainwatch’s Aussie Snow Business Spotlight – ROJO Outerwear

July 17, 2019
Australian company ROJO Outerwear is unique for two reasons...
Rip Curl GromSearch Snow Series On At Perisher This Weekend

Rip Curl GromSearch Snow Series On At Perisher This Weekend

July 17, 2019
The Rip Curl GromSearch Snow Series returns for the 2019 winter at Perisher this weekend!
Storm Journal, July 11-15 – Things Finally Kick Into Gear

Storm Journal, July 11-15 – Things Finally Kick Into Gear

July 15, 2019
The first real storm of the winter has delivered a good amount of snow across the resorts,
Jye Kearney on his way to winning last year's event.Photo: Matt Hull

The 14th Annual Burton Cattleman’s Rail Jam Returns To Mt Buller

July 12, 2019
For the 14thconsecutive year, Australia’s best snowboarders will descend on Mt Buller...
Torah, having a run through the Mini-shred park. Photo: Thredbo

Torah Bright Mini Shred on at Thredbo This Weekend

July 12, 2019
Torah Bright is hosting her annual mini-shred in Thredbo this Sunday, July 14 at Friday Flat.
Mountainwatch Guide To Thredbo

Mountainwatch Guide To Thredbo

July 11, 2019
Thredbo has long been regarded as Australia's premiere ski resort and for many people, me included, it is the best ski resort in Australia.
Oakley Prizm Fall Line Goggle – Gear Review

Oakley Prizm Fall Line Goggle – Gear Review

July 11, 2019
We put Oakley's latest goggles under the microscope (or rather the PRIZM lens) down at Thredbo last week and here's what we thought...
Candide Thovex’s Ski The World – Behind the Scenes, The Wave

Candide Thovex’s Ski The World – Behind the Scenes, The Wave

July 10, 2019
This is the third episode of Candide Thovex’s web series, Ski the World BTS
Gear Guide, Outerwear – XTM Granite Jacket

Gear Guide, Outerwear – XTM Granite Jacket

July 10, 2019
This three-in-one jacket from Australian snow brand XTM, features a high-tech shell and a merino insulated mid-layer.  
The Freedom festival on July 4 was the start of Squaw's closing weekend.

After 212 days and 18 metres of snow, Squaw Valley Finally Wraps Up the 2018/19 Season

July 9, 2019
The final day marked 212 operating days of the season, which makes this the fourth longest season
Thredbo Is Powered By Renewable Energy

Thredbo Is Powered By Renewable Energy

July 9, 2019
Thredbo is excited to announce that all its major resort operations are now powered by renewable energy.
Mumm Après Sessions Featuring Sweet Mix Kids This Week at Thredbo

Mumm Après Sessions Featuring Sweet Mix Kids This Week at Thredbo

July 9, 2019
The first of the Mumm Après Sessions kicks off this Thursday to Saturday, from 3-6pm.
The snowmakers have been working hard and Treble Cone opens tomorrow on limited terrain. The good news is, snow is in the forecast for this weekend.

Treble Cone Opens for Winter 2019 – Press Release

July 9, 2019
Treble Cone has announced that it will open for skiing and riding tomorrow – Wednesday July 10th2019.
All eyes are on the cold front to the far west. Source: NZ Metservice (vandalised by the Grasshopper)

Grasshopper’s Australian Forecast, Tuesday July 9 – Building Up To Thursday’s Snow Storm

July 9, 2019
The front is the one we’ve all been waiting for and will hit early Thursday, dumping a hefty load of snow.
Hit the snooze button, it’s a drizzly, rainy sort of a day as a front passes over. Source:: NZ Metservice (vandalised by the Grasshopper)

Grasshopper’s Forecast, Monday, July 8 – Soggy Today, But Hefty Snowfalls From Thursday

July 8, 2019
A second wave of cold air will swash over the Aussie Alps late Friday and early Saturday, with another heft load of snow falling.
A fine day in Mt Hutt today, with the Canterbury plains and the Pacific Ocean in the background. Next weekend could be a different story with snow on the way.

Grasshopper’s NZ Forecast, Sun, July 7 – Kia ora Chilly Southwesterlies

July 7, 2019
Cold air will swash over the country next Sunday, turning that mix into a more hearty broth of snowy goodness, with potentially trailer loads falling
Calm and settled at dawn, but strong, chilly SW winds will develop as that cold front to the south brushes past the country. Source: NZ Metservice (vandalised by the Grasshopper)

Grasshopper’s Australian Forecast, Sunday July 7 – Transition Period As We Approach a Snowy Outlook

July 7, 2019
The front should hit during Thursday, with heavy snowfalls on the cards, followed up another wave of cold air late Friday
A nice sunny weekend ahead as the high sidles up the Tasman and a grotty looking front approaches from the west. Source:: NZ Metservice (vandalised by the Grasshopper)

Grasshopper’s Forecast, Saturday July 6 – A Nice Weekend and a Snowy Outlook

July 6, 2019
This cold front could be the start of the storm we’ve been waiting for.
You better believe we see some bluebirds here in Oz, so it’s important to find a lens with a sufficiently dark, often mirrored tint. Photo:: Matt Wiseman

Lessons in Lenses – Mountainwatch Review A Rainbow Of Goggle Lenses – Oakley PRIZM Tech

July 5, 2019
"Hey mate, weird question but what’s the best coloured lenses for Aussie snow?” Here's our answer.
Sunrise over Cardrona - but dodgy weather on the way.

Grasshopper’s NZ Forecast, July 5 – Cold Southerlies and more snow for Ruapehu

July 5, 2019
While we wait for resorts to give us their totals from the previous 24 hours, the low will chuck another 15-20cm onto Ruapehu today and early Saturday.
The low to the east will chuck some more snow at Ruapehu today and maintain a strong, cold southerly. Source:: NZ Metservice (vandalised by the Grasshopper)

Grasshopper’s Australian Forecast, Friday July 5 – A Nice Few Days and a Snowy Outlook

July 5, 2019
At this stage, the front should hit during Thursday with moderate snow accumulations on the cards.
Gear Guide – Burton Deep Thinker Snowboard Video review

Gear Guide – Burton Deep Thinker Snowboard Video review

July 3, 2019
"This board is really carvable, good transition in and out of turns and held a great edge at speed."
The front sitting on the South Island has almost finished its evil deeds there, but will go on to repeat them on Ruapehu later today. The front just to the west is much colder and will bring a sprinkling of the blessed white stuff to the Southern Lakes. Source: NZ Metservice (vandalised by the Grasshopper)

Grasshopper’s Australian Forecast, July 3 – Settled Until The Weekend

July 3, 2019
The grotty looking front will give us a dousing of rain late Sunday and early Monday, with snow falling only about the tops.
The Remarkables this morning, July 3.

Grasshopper’s NZ Forecast, July 3 – Evil Front To Make Way For Cold Winds And a Little Snow

July 3, 2019
Meanwhile, cold air will come in from the west and drop a centimetre or two of snow over the Southern Lakes later today.
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2018-2019 Japanese Snow Season Outlook – January Update

2018-2019 Japanese Snow Season Outlook – January Update

January 14, 2019
The Japanese snow season is now ticking along nicely, and generally speaking, snowfalls are tracking along average lines.
Coen Bennie-Faull has made his annual movie from Hotham to jackson Hole and hooked right in to some classic

World Snow Wrap, January 11 – Snowfalls continue in Europe, Canada, the US and, of course, Japan

January 11, 2019
It has been snowing British Columbia, the western states of the US, Japan and Austria. More to come and much-needed snowfalls on the way for France.
It has been a big week for snow in California's Sierras and there is more to come. Bernie Rosow making the most of 60cm of fresh snow on Jan 7. Photo: Peter Morning

North America Forecast – The Big Calm, followed by big snowfalls in the Sierras

January 10, 2019
The ten-day snow accumulation chart paints a rather different picture this week with the southern half of North America inline to score the bonanza, while the northern half clocks up some sunshine hours during the “Big Calm”.
Hakuba on Jan 9, was mighty fine. Photo courtesy @skiingwithstevelee

 The Grasshopper’s Weekly Japan Forecast – A relatively settled and sunny week ahead, but another storm due mid-week.

January 10, 2019
We have yet another very healthy looking ten-day accumulation chart on the forecast. However, it belies the fact that apart from good snowfalls tonight and another bigger dump on Tuesday into Wednesday,
While there's been some good skiing in the resorts, this much snow brings its own challenges to the day to day living. Overturn, Jan 6.

Massive Snow Storms Continue In Austria and the Northern Alps

January 9, 2019
There has been a huge amount of snow falling across the northern European Alps over the past couple of weeks with resorts in Austria bearing the brunt of the storm.
Mark Abma getting among Whistler's powder fest on January 4. Photo: Eric Berger Photo

Whistler Blackcomb Had Its Snowiest December On Record and the Snow Just keeps coming!

January 7, 2019
Whistler Blackcomb has been in the firing line again this week, receiving 124cms of snow in the past seven days and there is more on the way.
Some cold and sunny weather in Whistler Backcomb this week, but that is about to change with a big storm set to hit the next 24 hours. Photo: Mitch Winton Photography

The Grasshopper’s Weekly North America Forecast – Still Up To Their Necks in Canada and Sierras Making Up For Lost Time

January 3, 2019
It’s looking like a good old stormy week ahead with several systems coming off the Pacific likely to reach the Sierras where between 50-90cm of snow should fall along its main spine.
The past week has been sensational In Niseko with 121cms in seven days. Good news is there is more snow on the way. Photo: Matt Wiseman/ Niseko Photography and Guiding

The Grasshopper’s Weekly Japan Forecast – Good Snowfalls This Saturday, More Mid-week and Another Dump Next Weekend!

January 3, 2019
After great snowfalls from the past week welcoming us into 2019, Japanese ski resorts are now running at full steam. Climatologically, the bell shaped curve of snowfalls reaches a peak around mid-late January.
Niseko Japan Fortnightly Wrap Up – December 31st 2018

Niseko Japan Fortnightly Wrap Up – December 31st 2018

January 1, 2019
What a fortnight it’s been here in Niseko, Japan, where since my last report on December 18thwe’ve seen 1.65m of snowfall down at village level and a good deal more up on the hill!
Brooks Finlinson ripping some Utah pow in Snowbird on Boxing Day. Photo: Chris Segal

World Snow Wrap, December 28 – Pretty Good Conditions to Wrap Up The Year

December 29, 2018
It's been dumping in British Columbia, consistent in the Rockies, up and down in Europe and the Japan powder machine is at full throttle.
Stan Rey, pillow bouncing. Photo: Paul Morrison/Whistler Backcomb

Storm Journal – Whistler Blackcomb’s Upper Mountain Receives 2.5 Metres in Two Weeks

December 27, 2018
After a slow start in British Columbia, the storm window well and truly opened two weeks ago when a series of strong storms crossed the Coast Mountains bringing very good snow totals to the upper elevations.
Snowbird, Utah. December 26

The Grasshopper’s Weekly North American Forecast – Neck deep in Canada, while Sierras put on hold

December 27, 2018
On the other end of the spectrum, the Coast Mountains of Canada are expected to receive anywhere upwards of 1.4m, so there’s no guessing where all the storms are heading for.
Hakuba Goya looking good on Christmas Eve. It will continue to look like this with a heap of snow on the way over the next five days. Photo: Hakuba Goya Resort

The Grasshopper’s Weekly Japan Forecast – Snow To Fall Every Day!

December 27, 2018
This week's forecast for Japan is the real deal. The Japow machine will be working overtime with freezing NW winds creating that fabled lake effect we know provides some of the lightest fluffiest snow in the world.
Fresh snow through out the village, The Torii gates looking very pretty!

Hakuba Japan Fortnightly Wrap Up – December 24th 2018

December 25, 2018
I type this it's currently snowing outside with the Grasshopper calling for 1 to 1.5 metres of snow, arriving on Boxing Day.
Steamboat is getting in the Christmas spirit having just reached the 2.5m mark. That’s only a quarter of their average snowfall of about 10m, wow! Photo: Larry Pierce, Steamboat.

2018-2019 North American Snow Season Outlook – December update

December 24, 2018
    Mountainwatch | Grasshopper Models suggest El Nino will show up with good snowfalls down south and less up north.  The silly season is upon us. I’m not talking about what gets shoppers frantically dashing about in malls, bagging up Christmas bargains. I’m talking about what gets you fellow…
It has been a pretty good start for Squaw Valley Alpine Meadows and it's going to get better with more snow heading for the Sierras.

The Grasshopper’s Weekly North American Forecast – White Christmas On The Way

December 20, 2018
There’s only six sleeps until Christmas and we have more than just presents to look forward to. Snowfalls feature on every day and my feelers almost fell off after writing about it all.
Tommy Steinbacher on a classic day last winter. Is Santa gong to bring similar conditions for Christmas? Photo courtesy Oyuki.

The Grasshopper’s Weekly Forecast For Japan – Looks Like Snow For Christmas

December 20, 2018
You can get excited about good snowfalls on Christmas Eve, as well as a big snow event next Thursday through next weekend, so mark those days on your calendar.
Niseko Japan Fortnightly Wrap Up – December 18th 2018

Niseko Japan Fortnightly Wrap Up – December 18th 2018

December 18, 2018
Ohayou gozaimasu from snowy Niseko Japan! A place that provided so much pow on a silver platter last year, I couldn't help but return…With my return to the land of the rising sun and falling snowflake, comes the resumption of our Niseko Fortnightly Wraps – this one being the first…
10 day snow accumulations. Source: windy.com

The Grasshopper’s Weekly Forecast For Japan – Hakuba In The Firing Line

December 13, 2018
Looking at the overall picture for the next ten days, the Hida and Echigo Mountains of southern Honshu, where major resorts like Hakuba reside, should take the cake with 1m-1.3m
10-day snow accumulations. Source: windy.com

The Grasshopper’s Weekly North American Forecast – 2 metres for Canada’s Coast Mountains

December 13, 2018
Looking at the overall picture for the next ten days, storms rolling in from the Pacific should dump around 2m-2.5m or more onto the coast mountains of Canada, wowzers!
Last Sunday in Squaw Valley Alpine Meadows was one for the books. Photo:

World Snow Wrap – The Best Early Season Conditions Are In The US

December 7, 2018
Massive snow totals last week in California, snow on the way for Europe and Canada and things starting to happen in Japan.
Inbounds Avalanche Buries 5 Skiers At Jackson Hole Over The Weekend, No Major Injuries Reported

Inbounds Avalanche Buries 5 Skiers At Jackson Hole Over The Weekend, No Major Injuries Reported

December 3, 2018
The slide occurred in the 'expert chutes' area of the resort that was open to the public at the time.
Alpine Meadows this morning after big overnight snowfalls. Photo: Squaw valley Alpine Meadows

Storm Of The Week – Big Snowfalls In California’s Sierra Mountains

November 30, 2018
The storm is set to intensify tonight with another 50-75cms likely by tomorrow morning.  One to 1.5 metres isn’t a bad three-day total!
It's looking like winter today in Niseko after 35cms in 24 hours. Photo: Darren Teasdale/Niesko Photography

World Snow Wrap – Seems To Be Snowing Everywhere

November 23, 2018
Good snowfalls for California, the Rockies and Whistler, more snow for Europe, a kick start in japan and winter makes a comeback at home.
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A traditional Jaopanses meal at Washiya. Photo: Kate Allman

Insider Guide To Eating Out In Hakuba

February 11, 2019
Know before you go: these are the must-try places to fuel up in Hakuba.
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.
Sun Valley, one of the world's legendary resorts, now a partner with the Epic Pass. Photo: Sun Valley Resort

Sun Valley and Snowbasin Join the Epic Pass

February 7, 2019
Vail Resorts, Inc. (NYSE: MTN), Sun Valley Resort and Snowbasin Resort jointly announced today that both resorts will join the industry-leading Epic Pass in a multi-year alliance
The Fifty – Cody Townsend’s Quest to Ski the 50 Classic Ski Descents  In North America – video

The Fifty – Cody Townsend’s Quest to Ski the 50 Classic Ski Descents  In North America – video

February 2, 2019
The latest challenge Cody has set for himself is a big one,  a three-year project to ski all 50 lines listed in the book, the 50 Classic Ski Descents Of North America.
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
Of course, after a session ope Yoga and meditation you may be ripping Jackson Hole's famous

Keep Calm and Ski Like A Boss – Jackson Hole’s Mindful Ski and Snowboard Camp

January 23, 2019
They’ve nailed the program with a sweet balance of time on the slopes, mindfulness coaching, morning meditation and a line up of experienced specialists to help flex and grow those mindful muscles along the way.
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...
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.
The 2019 Freeride World Tour Starts in Four Days in Hakuba with the First Event Of The Year

The 2019 Freeride World Tour Starts in Four Days in Hakuba with the First Event Of The Year

January 15, 2019
The 2019 Freeride World Tour (FWT) begins in just four days in Hakuba, Japan with the competition weather window running from January 19-26th.
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!
Coen Bennie-Faull has made his annual movie from Hotham to jackson Hole and hooked right in to some classic

World Snow Wrap, January 11 – Snowfalls continue in Europe, Canada, the US and, of course, Japan

January 11, 2019
It has been snowing British Columbia, the western states of the US, Japan and Austria. More to come and much-needed snowfalls on the way for France.
While there's been some good skiing in the resorts, this much snow brings its own challenges to the day to day living. Overturn, Jan 6.

Massive Snow Storms Continue In Austria and the Northern Alps

January 9, 2019
There has been a huge amount of snow falling across the northern European Alps over the past couple of weeks with resorts in Austria bearing the brunt of the storm.
Mark Abma getting among Whistler's powder fest on January 4. Photo: Eric Berger Photo

Whistler Blackcomb Had Its Snowiest December On Record and the Snow Just keeps coming!

January 7, 2019
Whistler Blackcomb has been in the firing line again this week, receiving 124cms of snow in the past seven days and there is more on the way.
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. 
Niseko Japan Fortnightly Wrap Up – December 31st 2018

Niseko Japan Fortnightly Wrap Up – December 31st 2018

January 1, 2019
What a fortnight it’s been here in Niseko, Japan, where since my last report on December 18thwe’ve seen 1.65m of snowfall down at village level and a good deal more up on the hill!
Brooks Finlinson ripping some Utah pow in Snowbird on Boxing Day. Photo: Chris Segal

World Snow Wrap, December 28 – Pretty Good Conditions to Wrap Up The Year

December 29, 2018
It's been dumping in British Columbia, consistent in the Rockies, up and down in Europe and the Japan powder machine is at full throttle.
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.
Stan Rey, pillow bouncing. Photo: Paul Morrison/Whistler Backcomb

Storm Journal – Whistler Blackcomb’s Upper Mountain Receives 2.5 Metres in Two Weeks

December 27, 2018
After a slow start in British Columbia, the storm window well and truly opened two weeks ago when a series of strong storms crossed the Coast Mountains bringing very good snow totals to the upper elevations.
Snowbird, Utah. December 26

The Grasshopper’s Weekly North American Forecast – Neck deep in Canada, while Sierras put on hold

December 27, 2018
On the other end of the spectrum, the Coast Mountains of Canada are expected to receive anywhere upwards of 1.4m, so there’s no guessing where all the storms are heading for.
Hakuba Goya looking good on Christmas Eve. It will continue to look like this with a heap of snow on the way over the next five days. Photo: Hakuba Goya Resort

The Grasshopper’s Weekly Japan Forecast – Snow To Fall Every Day!

December 27, 2018
This week's forecast for Japan is the real deal. The Japow machine will be working overtime with freezing NW winds creating that fabled lake effect we know provides some of the lightest fluffiest snow in the world.
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Rip Curl GromSearch Heads To Mount Buller

Rip Curl GromSearch Heads To Mount Buller

July 28, 2018
The Rip Curl GromSearch heads to Mount Buller this Sunday, July 29
Valentino Gueseli on his way to winning the snowboard youth division. Photo: Perisher

Perisher Parks Showdown – Progression In The Front Valley Park

July 25, 2018
The Perisher Parks Showdown, the first major slopestlye event of the Australian season, was held at Perisher’s Front Valley park on Sunday, July 22,
Splitboarding to the top of Mt Stirling

Let’s Split Trip Up Mount Stirling – Splitboard Groups First Of Many For The Season

July 25, 2018
The crew of 13 Let’s Split participants met at Mt Stirling Car park at 7.30am on July 14th for a day on the skin track!
The Burton Cattlemans Rail Jam, no win its 13th year and one of the biggest event on the snowboard event calendar. Photo: Matt Hull/Burton

13th Burton Cattleman’s Rail Jam – Astonishes At Mt Buller

July 24, 2018
A big crowd was on hand at Mount Buller last Saturday night to watch Jye Kearney win his sixth Burton Cattleman’s Rail Jam.
Mt Kosi at sunset. Photo: Aedan O'Donnell

Hike for POW – Launch Of Protect Our Winters Australia

July 20, 2018
As part of the official launch of POW Australia (Protect Our Winters) next week, Thredbo are hosting a hike to the summit of Mount Kosciuszko with big mountain freeskier Chris Davenport
The steeper slopes on the edge of the high country,

Victorian Backcountry Festival – Everything You Need To Know

July 19, 2018
There's no denying the world of winter sports has seen a paradigmatic shift when it comes to getting skiers and boarders out into the backcountry...
The Australian backcountry is unique and split boarding gets you there. Photo: Jakob Kennedy

Let’s Split – An Australian Splitboarding Community

July 18, 2018
Let’s Split is a grass roots initiative that was put in place to encourage people to start splitboarding in our vast and unique Australian Backcountry.  
This could be you on our 2019 guided tour to Jackson Hole

Mountainwatch Guided Tour To Jackson Hole

July 18, 2018
Fresh on the announcement of our Mountainwatch tours to Japan, we now have a Mountainwatch Tour to what many regard as the best ski resort in North America – Jackson Hole.
Torah's min-shred attracted a heap pf grommets. Photo: Thredbo

Torah Bright Mini-Shred

July 17, 2018
Torah Bright Mini-Shred The Torah Bright mini-shred was a huge success in Thredbo on Sunday, with over 300 kids having an awesome day
The groms came out in all shapes and data-lazy-sizes! Photo: Perisher

Rip Curl GromSearch Perisher

July 16, 2018
Rip Curl GromSearch at Perisher Over 130 kids aged 17-and-under came out to Yabby Flats Terrain Park in Perisher Valley this past weekend,
Perisher's Yabby Flat park, the perfect venue

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
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.
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
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.
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.
Protect Our Winters – Coming To Australia

Protect Our Winters – Coming To Australia

June 15, 2018
An Australian chapter of global environmental group Protect Our Winters (POW) is due to launch in Australia this July...
Boothy’s Blog – Why I Love Opening Weekend

Boothy’s Blog – Why I Love Opening Weekend

June 9, 2018
Fresh-faced and free, people are excited and jittery and alive. Staff are trying extra hard with customers, lifties pull tees with aerobic energy, ski instructors don’t have goggle tans yet.
Opening Weekend – What’s Open?

Opening Weekend – What’s Open?

June 8, 2018
A cursory look at the cams and you’d be aware there won't be a lot of natural snow on the ground at the resorts this weekend
Historic Snowfalls – A Look Back At The Biggest Snowfalls Australia’s Ever Seen

Historic Snowfalls – A Look Back At The Biggest Snowfalls Australia’s Ever Seen

June 7, 2018
We thought we'd go a step further than romanticisation and attempt to set the record straight, chronicling all the best snowfalls Australia’s ever seen
Mountainwatch Guide To Opening Weekend – Australia 2018

Mountainwatch Guide To Opening Weekend – Australia 2018

May 21, 2018
Opening weekend is set to officially kick off in less than three weeks, across the 9th - 11th of June - assuming the resorts don’t get into another ski lift arms race and start spinning chairs
Mountainwatch Interview – Shaun White & FREE Tickets to Air & Style Sydney

Mountainwatch Interview – Shaun White & FREE Tickets to Air & Style Sydney

May 19, 2018
We're giving away a double pass to the Air + Style Sydney Big Air event! Enter within
Australian Tour Dates Announced for Warren Miller’s Line of Descent

Australian Tour Dates Announced for Warren Miller’s Line of Descent

April 26, 2018
The great Warren Miller may have passed away in January, aged 93, but his legacy will continue to live on through annual films released by Warren Miller Entertainment. When a Warren Miller film comes to town, it means that winter is just around the corner, and it’s always a good…
Backcountry Film Festival Begins in Sydney on April 21

Backcountry Film Festival Begins in Sydney on April 21

April 17, 2018
From a small gathering of 60 people in Melbourne six years ago, the BCFF has grown into a significant event for the backcountry community, with more than 500 people attending shows. In 2018 there will be screenings in Sydney (April 21), Melbourne (May 9), Bright, in north east VIC (June)…
Perrine Wins Her Second Bronze

Perrine Wins Her Second Bronze

March 15, 2018
Melissa and Christian Geiger, her sighted guide and coach, celebrating on the course after winning the bronze medal. Photo: Australian Paralympic Committee Mountainwatch | Reggae Elliss Australia’s Melissa Perrine won her second Paralympic bronze in two days when she and her sighted guide and coach Christian Geiger finished in third…
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Burning Sidewall – The Film (+ Ski) From Line That’ll  Make You Want To Go Skiing – Video

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

September 24, 2018
LINE put it best when they said, "this film is less of an explanation of the ski but rather a celebration of skiing."
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!
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.
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.
Tanner Hall’s Hype Inducing Trailer For New Film “Here After” – Video

Tanner Hall’s Hype Inducing Trailer For New Film “Here After” – Video

August 27, 2018
Tanner Hall is undeniably one of skiing’s greatest and most polarising characters. His latest trailer for the film “Here After” coming October 2018, proves he’s definitely still got it and retains his title of ‘ski boss’.
Pro Skier Duncan Adams – 2017 Self Edit – Video

Pro Skier Duncan Adams – 2017 Self Edit – Video

August 21, 2018
Professional skier Duncan Adams recently released a 'self-edit' he produced with 'offcuts'... and we think it's pretty epic.
All-Female Ski Expedition To New Zealand’s Mt Taranaki – Video

All-Female Ski Expedition To New Zealand’s Mt Taranaki – Video

August 15, 2018
The expedition was planned and led by freerider and Olympic athlete, Janina Kuzma, and the short film begins with a goal to climb and ski four volcanic peaks in the region: Mt Taranaki, Mt Tongariro, Mt Ngauruhoe, and Mt Ruapehu...
Jeremy Jones – Life Of Glide – Video

Jeremy Jones – Life Of Glide – Video

August 10, 2018
Deeper, Further, Higher, Glidier? Professional snowboarder Jeremy Jones knows how to make hard-core progressive snowboard movies, but his latest project, ‘Life of Glide’...
My Wild Home – A Moving Look At The Australian Backcountry – Video

My Wild Home – A Moving Look At The Australian Backcountry – Video

August 2, 2018
Last winter, We Are Explorers ventured deep into the Aussie backcountry with pro skier Coen Bennie-Faull to discover what fuels his fire. What they captured was the Australian Alps as you’ve never seen them before.
The Man Behind Some Of The Worlds Best Parks – Charles Beckinsale – Video Interview

The Man Behind Some Of The Worlds Best Parks – Charles Beckinsale – Video Interview

August 1, 2018
Australia has developed a reputation for putting together some of the best terrain parks in the world, and certainly the best during the southern hemisphere winter, one man is particularly responsible...
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.”
One Day In Niseko – Bottomless Perfection – Video

One Day In Niseko – Bottomless Perfection – Video

July 30, 2018
While most powder edits take weeks if not an entire season to film, before enough pow days have accumulated, Niseko in Japan is another story entirely...
Snowboarding in South Africa – You Better Believe It

Snowboarding in South Africa – You Better Believe It

July 27, 2018
Yes you read that correctly... Snow on the last continent you'd expect and a lot of it!
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...
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.
Mountainwatch Must Watch – ‘Elsewhere – Winter in Japan’

Mountainwatch Must Watch – ‘Elsewhere – Winter in Japan’

June 15, 2018
Some of our countries best riders explore the contrasts of Japan in a brand new film from Finnegan Laver...
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.
Mountainwatch Interview – Shaun White & FREE Tickets to Air & Style Sydney

Mountainwatch Interview – Shaun White & FREE Tickets to Air & Style Sydney

May 19, 2018
We're giving away a double pass to the Air + Style Sydney Big Air event! Enter within
The Mountainwatch Guide To Nozawa Onsen

The Mountainwatch Guide To Nozawa Onsen

April 24, 2018
It’s safe to say that the average Aussie or Kiwi snowboarder is well and truly acquainted with Hokkaido and its offerings. These days, droves of antipodean tourists flock there year after year – crowds are actually beginning to turn some people off. As a result, many riders who travel to…
The Mountainwatch Guide to the Hakuba Valley

The Mountainwatch Guide to the Hakuba Valley

April 13, 2018
Liquid Snow Tours have been sending their clients to hakuba for over ten years. Naturally, you’d assume that over that time they’ve gained quite a bit of local knowledge and they want to share it with you. If you’re thinking of heading to hakuba this season, have a read to…
The Mountainwatch Guide To Shiga Kogen

The Mountainwatch Guide To Shiga Kogen

April 9, 2018
 Shiga Kogen is a great ski and board destination in Japan offering a variety of terrain and off-piste options, minimal crowds and an authentic Japanese experience that’s becoming harder to find, as more and more international skiers and boarders flock to the favoured resorts, hakuba and Niseko during 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.
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.
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