PHOTO Snow Report – Steamboat Storm

PHOTO Snow Report – Steamboat Storm

November 11, 2010
Snow covered skidoos. Image:: Steamboat Snow Journal 9 – 10 November Old Man Winter forcefully reminded Ski Town USA just who is in charge this winter dropping snow throughout the day and bringing colder temperature across the Yampa Valley. The National Weather Service is forecasting a winter storm warning and…
A Mountain of a Cycle – the 7 Peaks Challenge

A Mountain of a Cycle – the 7 Peaks Challenge

November 10, 2010
The downhill run at Hotham. Image:: Courtesy 7 Peaks Challenge Alpine Summer The Seven Peaks Challenge is an at-your-own-pace cycling challenge run in the Victorian High Country, through the summer cyclists will summit Victoria’s most challenging peaks, earning themselves stamps in their special Seven Peaks boarding passes and the possibility…
CHILL Perisher Snowboarding Trip 2010

CHILL Perisher Snowboarding Trip 2010

November 9, 2010
The 2010 CHILL group. Image:: Thanks to CHILL CHILL Snow Program 2010 CHILL is a not-for-profit, learn to ride board sport program for at-risk youth. Through the medium of board sports CHILL aids young people to accomplish goals they never thought possible, while teaching some of the most important lessons…
VIDEO – The WORLD HELI CHALLENGE 2010 Highlights – Part 1

VIDEO – The WORLD HELI CHALLENGE 2010 Highlights – Part 1

November 9, 2010
  You need to have the Adobe Flash Player to view this content. Please click here to continue.   World Heli Challenge This is part one 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…
World Snow Wrap Up Vol. 2, 7 November – Pre-Season Waiting Game

World Snow Wrap Up Vol. 2, 7 November – Pre-Season Waiting Game

November 8, 2010
Whistler has been leading the snowfall race for the past two weeks, this image is from 1 November. Image:: Doug Burnett/Whistler Blackcomb Stormwatch: The snowfall heros It hasn’t been a heroic snow week around the world this week, no huge and awe-inspiring storms have popped up on the radar. Whistler…
TEASER The Freeride World Tour 2011

TEASER The Freeride World Tour 2011

November 4, 2010
The world’s best freeriders captured by the world’s best photographers. Image:: C Margot/Freeride World Tour Freeride World Tour Northern Hemisphere winters produce plenty of froth-inspiring events for us to follow but we’re going to say the Freeride World Tour may be the ultimate. Six of the world’s most incredible freeride…
PHOTO SNOW REPORT – A Pre-Season 70cm for WHISTLER

PHOTO SNOW REPORT – A Pre-Season 70cm for WHISTLER

November 3, 2010
Lunch anyone? Image:: Whistler/Doug Burnett Snow Journal 29 October – 1 November | Whistler Blackcomb Whistler Blackcomb is busy preparing for the upcoming ski and snowboard season with over 70 cm (28 in) of snow falling in the past week and over 50 cm (20 in) on the ground at…
SEASON SNOW OUTLOOK – Western United States

SEASON SNOW OUTLOOK – Western United States

November 2, 2010
Aspen’s Maroon Bells can expect more snow than usual this year. Image:: Aspen Snowmass Forecast | ‘The Grasshopper’ Ahhhh…. Winter. Here it comes. The year is streaming by. School has started. Thanksgiving is approaching. For sports fanatics the World Series is wrapping up and NFL and NBA are well under…
SEASON SNOW OUTLOOK – Canada

SEASON SNOW OUTLOOK – Canada

November 2, 2010
A bumper year for Fernie? Image:: Fernie Forecast | ‘The Grasshopper’ If you’ve been paying attention to weather outlooks for the season you will have been hearing all about La Nina and how it’s great news for snow in Canada this winter. That would be about right. Rather than say…
VIDEO 1m October Snowstorm for SNOWBIRD

VIDEO 1m October Snowstorm for SNOWBIRD

November 2, 2010
Pre-Halloween skiing, 28 October. Image:: Matt Crawley/Snowbird Video | Snowbird Opening is still 19 days away but a late October storm has buried Snowbird beneath a metre of famous Utah powder. Halloween is generally used as the marker point of the turn from summer to winter and pre-Halloween snow is…
WORLD SNOW Forecasts and Reports – Issue 1, 1 Nov.

WORLD SNOW Forecasts and Reports – Issue 1, 1 Nov.

November 1, 2010
Snowmaking firing up at Lake Louise. Image:: Lake Louise Each Monday Mountainwatch.com will be stoking your snow obsession with a quick whip round the world to see where and when it’s going to be snowing. Being as yet still pre-season for most of the world, this first edition of the…
VIDEO A Skier’s Journey – the 3 Part Series

VIDEO A Skier’s Journey – the 3 Part Series

November 1, 2010
Video & Photo | Jordan Manley Interview | Tess Cook Tracking a passage from Gulmarg, through La Grave and into the Canadian Rockies, this three part video series from Canadian photographer Jordan Manley is truly phenomenal. I happened upon this video collection in vimeo and was blown away, it’s the…
TRAVEL USA – A Little Place Called Aspen

TRAVEL USA – A Little Place Called Aspen

October 27, 2010
The hike to the top of Highlands Bowl. Image:: Aspen Skiing Colorado | Tess Cook The first time I hiked the Highlands Bowl at Aspen Highlands we started too early in the morning to catch the snow cat. Highlands Bowl aficionados will know the modified snow cat – which sports…
Photo Snow Report – Steamboat’s 1ft Weekend

Photo Snow Report – Steamboat’s 1ft Weekend

October 26, 2010
The slopes are looking nice and white. Image:: Steamboat It’s been a white weekend in Steamboat, as Mother Nature paid a much anticipated visit to Ski Town, USA with 14.5 inches (37cm) of snow falling at Thunderhead, the resort’s mid-mountain location at 9,080 feet, in the past 72 hours. “Mother…
TRAVEL USA – Steamboat Springs, Colorado

TRAVEL USA – Steamboat Springs, Colorado

October 21, 2010
It snows all night and dawns bluebird in Steamboat. Image: Steamboat Words | Don St.Pierre former US Olympic Coach At this time of year the tranquil, angelic resort towns of Colorado experience a metamorphosis as they transform from summer to winter. In my hometown of Steamboat Springs, Colorado, several annual…
Elite Training at the Cardrona Spring Camp

Elite Training at the Cardrona Spring Camp

October 20, 2010
Coaches and riders enjoying the sun, while Will Jackways enjoys the halfpipe … can you spot him in the back? Words & Images | Pablo Azocar Attending a Spring Camp is definitely a once in a life opportunity… or maybe once a year for some people. These training camps, for…
SPRING BACKCOUNTRY – The Kosciuszko Climb

SPRING BACKCOUNTRY – The Kosciuszko Climb

October 19, 2010
Steve Lee slashing some spring corn. Image:: Chris Hocking Backcountry Skiing | Steve Lee Spring time in the Aussie mountains is certainly a favourite. More often than not we have good backcountry snow cover and great weather to enjoy it with – and this year it will hold strong well…
SNOW For the Australian Snowy Mountains

SNOW For the Australian Snowy Mountains

October 18, 2010
The view of Thredbo from the Alpine Way. Image:: Thredbo The Australian snow resorts received an unexpected snowfall across the weekend, with between 5cm and 15cm reported at the resorts. Temperatures were considerably below average around NSW and Victoria on Saturday; snow fell in, amongst other unexpected places, Canberra and…
2011 Snowboard Product Sneak Peek – Part 1

2011 Snowboard Product Sneak Peek – Part 1

October 14, 2010
New gear highlights fresh from the Snow Trade Show currently being held in Canberra. Thanks to Transfer Snowboard Magazine. The guys spent a day cruising the floor slapping palms, drinking late, gambling away money they can’t afford and getting a peek at all the new products that will be hitting…
2011 Snowboard Product Sneak Peek – Part 2

2011 Snowboard Product Sneak Peek – Part 2

October 14, 2010
Part 2: More New gear highlights fresh from the Snow Trade Show currently being held in Canberra. See Part 1 here. ELM COMPANY – For the beanie addicts with styles for days.   ANON – Hawkeye with Vintage aged frame and dark smoke spherical lens. $ 209.95 RED – Hi-Fi…
2010 Diaries Down Under – Episode 5

2010 Diaries Down Under – Episode 5

October 12, 2010
  Our 5th and final episode we make our way from Queenstown to Fox Glacier on the rugged West Coast. A short Heli ride up the glacier and through the cloud layer we get dropped off at Pioneer Hut for two nights. What follows is two bluebird days and a…
Mountainwatch scholarship winner dominates at New Zealand Junior Championships

Mountainwatch scholarship winner dominates at New Zealand Junior Championships

October 12, 2010
(From left) Georgia Baff (AUS) Maddy Alexis (AUS) and Laura Whitehead (AUS) on the podium for the Giant Slalom. Image:: Peter Banf Words | Don St Pierre Mountainwatch Interschools Snowsports Scholarship recipient Maddy Alexis has recently returned from the New Zealand Junior National Championships, held in Cardrona, with a stash…
Travel Northern Hemisphere – The Pros’ Favourite Snow Spots

Travel Northern Hemisphere – The Pros’ Favourite Snow Spots

October 12, 2010
Japan – famous for powder. Rider:: Boen Ferguson. Image:: Ben Hansen Need some travel inspiration? Pro riders and industry insiders are snow resort connoisseurs, they go everywhere. We asked them where they’d recommend if someone asked “where should I head to this coming Northern Hemisphere winter?” “Park City – three…
The Best of Winter 2010 – Editor’s Reflection

The Best of Winter 2010 – Editor’s Reflection

October 11, 2010
Chillin’ at the Toyota One Hit Wonder – it was just one of the events that exemplified the stoke of the Aussie snow community. Image:: Andrew Fawcett Words | Tess Cook Yesterday (Sunday 10 October) Thredbo flicked the switch on the Basin t-bar, thereby ending the 2010 season and prompting…