BOOTHY’S BLOG – Red Bull Linecatcher

BOOTHY’S BLOG – Red Bull Linecatcher

February 10, 2011
Chris with event winner Sean Pettit Blog | Chris Booth The third edition of the Red Bull Linecatcher went off mid January with the prodigious Sean Pettit finishing, of course, in first place. The course, situated atop a menacing cliff sur la face D’Eyssina in Vars, was the most challenging…
Australian bonanza at Freestyle and Snowboard World Championships

Australian bonanza at Freestyle and Snowboard World Championships

February 9, 2011
World Champion Anna Segal and bronze medalist Russ Henshaw. Image:: teambuller.com Don St Pierre Australia racked up an unprecedented four gold medals and one bronze at this year’s FIS World Championships. 27-year-old Holly Crawford and 21-year-old Nate Johnstone both took gold in the snowboard half pipe last month in Spain.…
ANNA SEGAL Australia’s Newest World Champion

ANNA SEGAL Australia’s Newest World Champion

February 9, 2011
Anna and THE medal Image:: Andrew Clarke Freestyle World Championships | Words – Lorraine Lock, powered by Chicks with Stix According to Anna Segal, Australia’s most recent World Champion, “hard work pays off”. The skier from Melbourne who won gold in slopestyle at the recent FIS Freestyle World Championships should…
BLOG USA Storm Chasin’ 1 – Crested Butte

BLOG USA Storm Chasin’ 1 – Crested Butte

February 8, 2011
First lift day two, unexpected sunshine Words & Images | Tess Cook The Plan: 21 days hunting down the pow in the USA, tasting the best of the backside and frontside of Colorado, Utah, Wyoming, hitting the hill with the locals and seeing what all this La Nina brouhaha is…
RUSS HENSHAW – World Championship Slopestyle Bronze

RUSS HENSHAW – World Championship Slopestyle Bronze

February 7, 2011
Rod White in Rusutsu, Japan. Image:: Randy Wieman/Hotshots Stormwatch: The snowfall heros It was all about Colorado last week. With some record cold days, getting down to about minus 30 degrees Celsius in most of the state, and some pretty good snowfalls. In fact, dropping temperatures were a bit of…
World Snow Wrap Up Vol. 15, 7 February – it’s Cold Outside

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

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

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

February 1, 2011
The snowboard superpipe prelims in Aspen. Image:: Jeremy Swanson/Aspen Snowmass Stormwatch: The snowfall heros California, Japan and Italy did us proud again last week, it’s looking like we can generally rely on them to deliver the pow. And Whistler of course. Niseko, Japan – with 150cm last week Mammoth, California…
WINTER X 15 Highlights – VIDEO Horgmo Tiple Cork, Henshaw Silver, Clark 1080

WINTER X 15 Highlights – VIDEO Horgmo Tiple Cork, Henshaw Silver, Clark 1080

January 30, 2011
Snowboard big air winner Torstein Horgmo. Image:: X Games Winter X Games UPDATE: Sunday’s Competition Men’s Snowboard Slopestyle 1st Sebastien Toutant 2nd Mark McMorris 3rd Tyler Flanagan Women’s Snowboard Slopestyle 1st Enni Rukajavl 2nd Jenny Jones 3rd Jamie Anderson Men’s Ski Cross 1st John Teller 2nd Chris Del Bosco 3rd…
World Snow Vrap Up Vol. 13, 24 January – There’s Always Powder Somewhere

World Snow Vrap Up Vol. 13, 24 January – There’s Always Powder Somewhere

January 24, 2011
Waist deep pow in Vail 23 January. Image:: Connor Walberg/Vail Stormwatch: The snowfall heros We knew it couldn’t last all season, though we hoped it would. The stupendous run of snow we saw before Christmas has petered off. We’re now into our second week of what we might call ‘ordinary’…
Nate Johnstone and Holly Crawford Dual Snowboard World Champions

Nate Johnstone and Holly Crawford Dual Snowboard World Champions

January 21, 2011
Source: www.fissnowboard.com Nate Johnstone FIS World Halfpipe Champion. Image:: Getty Images The fourth title decision of the 9th FIS Snowboard World Championships in La Molina, Spain, was dominated by riders from down under today. While Holly Crawford crowned herself queen of the pipe by grabbing Gold, her Aussie team mate…
Three World Champions – Australia Dominating at Snowboarding World Championships

Three World Champions – Australia Dominating at Snowboarding World Championships

January 21, 2011
Nate Johonstone, Holly Crawford and Alex ‘Chumpy’ Pullin, Australia’s Snowboarding World Champions. Images:: Getty Images Words | Tess Cook Australia is three wins from three starts at the FIS Snowboarding World Championships in La Molina, Spain; Alex ‘Chumpy’ Pullin, Nate Johnstone and Holly Crawford, the three Australians who have so…
INTERVIEW – Chumpy Pullin, Snowboard Cross World Champion

INTERVIEW – Chumpy Pullin, Snowboard Cross World Champion

January 21, 2011
The current World Champion. Image:: Getty Images Interview | Alex Cameron For the next two years he will be the snowboard cross World Champion, the well deserved culmination of twelve months nipping at the heels of the sport’s top names; now Alex ‘Chumpy’ Pullin is a top name himself. Here,…
Terje Haakonsen Calls For Olympic Snowboard Ranking

Terje Haakonsen Calls For Olympic Snowboard Ranking

January 20, 2011
Should snowboarding be in the Olympics? Snowboard legend Terje Haakonsen says the IOC has a responsibility to “release snowboarding’s potential”. By Russell Holt Editor – Transfer Snowboard Magazine In a “letter to the editor” released globally yesterday from Norway, the ‘Olympics & snowboarding’ debate has been reignited just as the…
PHOTO SNOW REPORT – Fanstastic 48 Hours in BRECKENRIDGE & VAIL

PHOTO SNOW REPORT – Fanstastic 48 Hours in BRECKENRIDGE & VAIL

January 20, 2011
Filip Korngut has the right idea, fluro is a safeguard against loosing sight of your own limbs in the pow, Breckenridge January 18. Image:: Breckenridge Snow Journal 18 – 19 January A snow-bringing front swept across Northern Colorado on January 18 and 19 and Breckenridge and Vail resorts reaped the…
VIDEO Alex ‘Chumpy’ Pullin – Snowboard Cross WORLD CHAMPION

VIDEO Alex ‘Chumpy’ Pullin – Snowboard Cross WORLD CHAMPION

January 19, 2011
Snowboard Cross Alex ‘Chumpy’ Pullin from Mansfield, Victoria became Australia’s latest World Champion in La Molina, Spain on Tuesday, winning the 2011 Snowboard Cross World Championships, claiming his first ever major title and in the process beating out two of the sports biggest superstars – 2010 Olympic gold medalist Seth…
World Snow Wrap Up Vol. 12 – Tending to Snow

World Snow Wrap Up Vol. 12 – Tending to Snow

January 17, 2011
Gordon Bronson in Aspen on January 13. Image:: Jeremy Swanson/Aspen-Snowmass Stormwatch: The snowfall heros This week the trophy goes to… Lake Louise. While everywhere else is just a little too warm to be making the lovely dry pow we all crave, Lake Louise’s temperatures are staying resolutely sub zero. Lake…
TRAVEL USA – Epic Snow, Dollar Parity, It’d be Rude Not to Ride North America this Season

TRAVEL USA – Epic Snow, Dollar Parity, It’d be Rude Not to Ride North America this Season

January 11, 2011
They called it DeepCember – Andrew Whiteford in Jackson Hole, Wyoming, early December 2010. Image:: Jackson Hole Mountain Resort Travel North America | Tess Cook If ever there was a time to drop everything and go riding, now is that time. The Australian dollar is at a 30 year high…
TRAVEL USA – the Star Treatment in Park City

TRAVEL USA – the Star Treatment in Park City

January 6, 2011
World Cup skier and Park City local Ted Ligety skiing powder at Park City Mountain Resort on December 23, 2010. Image:: Park City Mountain Resort Skiing Utah | Tess Cook Arriving at Deer Valley for the day I could believe I’m a film star. Or perhaps a pop diva, certainly…
REVIEWS – The Ski Films of 2010

REVIEWS – The Ski Films of 2010

January 4, 2011
Film Reviews | Boen Ferguson Boen, we knew, had little to do over Christmas, so we handed him a bundle of ski movies and asked him to fit them in around his PlayStation schedule.   The Way I See It – Matchstick Productions Featuring most of the world’s best skiers,…
World Snow Wrap Up Vol. 10, 3 January – Bluebird at Last

World Snow Wrap Up Vol. 10, 3 January – Bluebird at Last

January 3, 2011
Whistler 30 December. Image:: Logan Swayze, Coastphoto.com Stormwatch: The snowfall heros Finally some sunshine! Most of North America and Europe bathed in some New Years bluebird on the weekend so the snowfalls are not as impressive has they have been. Still, that’s going by this season’s standards, really, conditions are…
Summer Snow in NSW and Victoria Makes for Temporary White Christmas

Summer Snow in NSW and Victoria Makes for Temporary White Christmas

December 20, 2010
Snow covered chairlifts at Hotham. Image:: Courtesy Hotham Alpine Resort Summer Snow The NSW Snowy Mountains and Victorian High Country experienced a temporary return to winter on the weekend with around 10cm of snow falling down to 1600m in the snow resorts. Summer activities were put on hold on Saturday…
BOOTHY’S BLOG – Photo Snow Report LONDON Shocked By Snow

BOOTHY’S BLOG – Photo Snow Report LONDON Shocked By Snow

December 20, 2010
Londoners struggle without snow clearing infrastructure. No road clearing, no snow tires, few 4WDs means the city is at a standstill 20 December | Chris Booth It is a truth universally acknowledged, that a single man in possession of a good fortune, must be in want of a departing flight.On…
FREESTYLE SKIING – What’s in store for Olympic champ Dale Begg-Smith?

FREESTYLE SKIING – What’s in store for Olympic champ Dale Begg-Smith?

December 16, 2010
Dale Begg-Smith. Image:: Getty Images Words | Don St Pierre With a sixth place finish at the World Cup opener in Ruka, Finland, it may be time to ask what the future holds for Australia’s Dale Begg-Smith, two time Olympic medallist and World Champion with four World Cup Titles and…
VIDEO – WINTER DEW TOUR Nike 6.0, Breckenridge Begins Friday

VIDEO – WINTER DEW TOUR Nike 6.0, Breckenridge Begins Friday

December 15, 2010
Breckenridge Team Rider Banks Gilberti testing out the Dew Tour superpipe. Image:: Breckenridge Winter Dew Tour Over 380 of the best freeski and snowboard athletes from 18 different countries will compete this weekend at Breckenridge Ski Resort at the Nike 6.0 Open. The Winter Dew Tour will be televised in…