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…
Amazing Season Beginning – Northern Hemisphere is Snowed Up

Amazing Season Beginning – Northern Hemisphere is Snowed Up

December 14, 2010
Gabe Taylor in Mammoth, where 177cm of snow is forecast for the week. Image:: Mammoth The world’s snow resorts are variously thanking Mother Nature, Ullr, La Nina, the Abominable Snowman and God himself for the lashings of snow that have made the first month of the 2010/2011 season one of…
PHOTO SNOW REPORT – Face Shots at ASPEN, MAMMOTH & SNOWBIRD

PHOTO SNOW REPORT – Face Shots at ASPEN, MAMMOTH & SNOWBIRD

December 14, 2010
Snowbird on 20 December. Image:: Snowbird Snow Journal 17 – 20 December, 2010 Photos from where we’d all rather be… The start to the snow season in the Western United States is one of the best on record, every day brings fresh news of fresh powder somewhere – or everywhere…
Ski Halfpipe’s Olympic Journey Steps up With Inaugural Grand Prix

Ski Halfpipe’s Olympic Journey Steps up With Inaugural Grand Prix

December 9, 2010
Big Air champion Bobby Brown, who visited Australia earlier this year, will make his halfpipe debut at Copper Mountain. IMage:: Darren Teastale Ski Halfpipe Ski Halfpipe is taking another step in the journey to Olympic inclusion this week with the inaugural International Skiing Federation (FIS) sanctioned Grand Prix ski halfpipe…
The Q&A – McRae Williams

The Q&A – McRae Williams

December 8, 2010
McRae Williams at the 2010 Toyota One Hit Wonder. Image:: Ryan Anderson Interview by | Tess Cook Remember the name McRae Williams, I know I will, the Park City kid left quite an impression when he visited Oz for the Toyota One Hit Wonder in September. The little known element…
TRAVEL ITALY – Christmas in the Dolomites

TRAVEL ITALY – Christmas in the Dolomites

December 6, 2010
Arabba. Image:: Collett’s Words | Maddy Alexis I remember going to Arabba for a family snowboarding holiday two Christmases ago and what a special one it was. The snow was fluttering down on Christmas Eve, then on Christmas Day we woke up to blue bird sky, freshly groomed runs and…
PHOTO Snow Report – Face Shots at SNOWBIRD

PHOTO Snow Report – Face Shots at SNOWBIRD

November 30, 2010
From where you’d rather be. Image:: Snowbird Snow Journal 29 November With photos like these, are words necessary? Simple facts: Snowbird – 3m of snow so far this season, 1.5m base already, 20cm of snow over the weekend. Result – face shots. Hands up who wants to be the guy…
World Snow Wrap Up Vol. 5, 29 November – We Give Thanks for Snow

World Snow Wrap Up Vol. 5, 29 November – We Give Thanks for Snow

November 29, 2010
Lonnie Kauk at Mammoth 24 November. Image:: Mammoth Stormwatch: The snowfall heros Amid a flurry of snowflakes many of the snow resorts of North America flicked the on switch early this week. Places like Jackson Hole opened ‘top to bottom, wall to wall’, which considering JH’s terrain is pretty astounding.…
TRAVEL CALIFORNIA – A Mammoth Spring

TRAVEL CALIFORNIA – A Mammoth Spring

November 29, 2010
Mammoth in spring. Image:: Mammoth Words | Ben Alexis On the first drive up to Mammoth Mountain the most exciting thing I remember is seeing the enormous main park. From the road you can see the 18 and 22-foot half pipes plus the jumps and rails and excitement builds inside.…
PHOTO SNOW REPORT – FERNIE Opening Early with 1.6m Snow

PHOTO SNOW REPORT – FERNIE Opening Early with 1.6m Snow

November 25, 2010
Snow covered Fernie. Image:: Fernie Snow Journal Fernie will open this weekend 27 November, seven days earlier than scheduled, thanks to 1.6m of snow in recent weeks. The British Columbia resort is reaping the benefits of the La Nina weather system that has been depositing freak amounts of snow across…
USA WEATHER – Freak Colorado Cold Helps Epic Early Season

USA WEATHER – Freak Colorado Cold Helps Epic Early Season

November 25, 2010
Bruce Ruff in Breckenridge. Image:: Carl Scofield Coloardo Weather | Don St Pierre – Former US Freestyle Team Coach The entire North American continent, particularly Colorado ski resorts such as Breckenridge, has been experiencing an incredible cold snap this week. This extreme cold weather, along with snowfalls above the November…
PHOTO SNOW REPORT – COLORADO is Snow Blessed

PHOTO SNOW REPORT – COLORADO is Snow Blessed

November 24, 2010
Bruce Ruff in Breckenridge 17 November. Image:: Carl Scofield Snow Journal | Colorado The Colorado snow resorts are reveling in lashings of November powder at the moment and there’s more on the way thanks to the La Nina weather pattern, which will most likely make 2010/2011 a bumper snow year!…
RIDER Q & A – Anna Segal

RIDER Q & A – Anna Segal

November 23, 2010
Anna having fun in Thredbo, August 2010. Image:: Ben Hansen En route to Norway to kick of her 2010/2011 winter season Anna Segal put her airport downtime to good use answering some Mountainwatch questions… It’s been a topsy-turvy year for Australia’s freeski queen, marred by injury, including a broken leg…
World Snow Wrap Up Vol. 4, 22 Nov – Hello La Nina!

World Snow Wrap Up Vol. 4, 22 Nov – Hello La Nina!

November 22, 2010
Jussi Oksanen at Mammoth 22 November. Image:: Mammoth Stormwatch: The snowfall heros Try to find somewhere it didn’t snow this week, if you do try, don’t bother looking to North America because you’ll be hard pressed to find a seven day snow total under half a metre… in such a…
TRAVEL AUSTRIA – A Lech Family Adventure

TRAVEL AUSTRIA – A Lech Family Adventure

November 19, 2010
Picture perfect Lech. Image:: Plattenhof Words | Annabel Tudhope* I remember when I was 12 going to Austria for the family ski holiday. It was the worst season that Europe had seen, but that didn’t stop the snow falling in Lech. About 20 minutes from St Anton, deep in the…
VIDEO – The WORLD HELI CHALLENGE 2010 Highlights – Part 2

VIDEO – The WORLD HELI CHALLENGE 2010 Highlights – Part 2

November 18, 2010
This is part two of the World Heli Challenge, the essential viewing. Featuring all the action from the 2010 competition and the down day shenanigans, including good ole-fashioned paddock rally car racing, this is a must watch, so check it out!   You need to have the Adobe Flash Player…
RIDER Q & A – Alex ‘Chumpy’ Pullin

RIDER Q & A – Alex ‘Chumpy’ Pullin

November 17, 2010
Chumpy on the top step of the World Cup Podium, Valmalenco, Italy 2010. Image:: FIS Interview By | Annabel Tudhope Just weeks away from heading off for another round of World Cup and international competition, Australia’s World Number 2 Boardercross rider Alex ‘Chumpy’ Pullin sat down to answer some questions…
TRAVEL CANADA – Finding The Not so Wild West in SILVER STAR

TRAVEL CANADA – Finding The Not so Wild West in SILVER STAR

November 16, 2010
Chocolate-box cute, Silver Star Mountain Village. Image:: Silver Star/Tim Fitzgerald Skiing Silver Star | Tess Cook Silver Star, the quaint British Columbian ski resort, is the ideal family snow holiday destination, I once heard it described as ‘Mollymook on the snow’ by a fellow Australian visitor. Anyone familiar with the…
SEASON SNOW OUTLOOK – Japan

SEASON SNOW OUTLOOK – Japan

November 15, 2010
Charlie Timmins in Japan 2009. Image:: Ben Hansen Forecast | ‘The Grasshopper’ Konichiwa. Welcome to the snow outlook for Japan this winter. If you have read my earlier outlooks for the Western United States and Canada then you will know that a La Nina event in the eastern Pacific is…
World Snow Wrap Up Vol. 3, 15 November – SNOW has arrived!

World Snow Wrap Up Vol. 3, 15 November – SNOW has arrived!

November 15, 2010
Steamboat on 9 November. Image:: Steamboat Stormwatch: The snowfall heros Well if last week was dry, this week started to show the effects of the promised La Nina. Pretty much everywhere was snow-blessed but the standouts last week were: Breckenridge with around 50cm this week Around 30cm – 40cm for…
PHOTO Snow Report – Snowbird Opening a Week Early

PHOTO Snow Report – Snowbird Opening a Week Early

November 11, 2010
  Press Release Snowbird will kick off its 2010-11 winter season a week ahead of schedule – opening Saturday, Nov. 13. The Utah resort received over 30cm of snow in the past 48 hours and has fired up the snowmaking to ensure the early opening weekend will be a stellar…
CHUMPY’S BLOG – Episode 20

CHUMPY’S BLOG – Episode 20

November 11, 2010
  Alex ‘Chumpy’ Pullin World #2 snowboard cross rider 2009/2010 season World Cup gold and silver medalist Vancouver Olympian 23 years old Hailing from Mansfield in the Victorian High Country Set to conquer season 2010/2011… Follow Chumpy’s travels, literal and figurative, as he competes his way through the 2010/2011 snowboard…