17 August, 2010 – Fresh Backcountry Powder at Falls Creek

17 August, 2010 – Fresh Backcountry Powder at Falls Creek

August 19, 2010
Spectacular views and fresh pow Snow Journal | Chris Hocking We launched the Backcountry Tours with Steve Lee. The pics say it all bluebird, fresh pow and acres and acres of untracked… Day of the season – you bet. The first guests of Steve Lee’s Backountry Tours enjoyed perfect conditions…
Backcountry with Steve Lee in Falls Creek

Backcountry with Steve Lee in Falls Creek

August 19, 2010
Getting some backcountry powder. Image:: Chris Hocking Words | Steve Lee Falls Creek’s Backcountry Tours with Steve Lee launched in picture perfect conditions on 17 August, proving a big winner. Yes it has been a fair wait for conditions to allow the tours to kick off, but when they did…
From the Sidelines at the Rip Curl FreeRide Pro

From the Sidelines at the Rip Curl FreeRide Pro

August 18, 2010
Chris Booth. Image:: Ben Hansen Rip Curl FreeRide Pro | Tess Cook Is there anything more crucial to the formula for a successful snow event than good weather? With the picture perfect blue skies Mother Nature laid out in Thredbo on Tuesday the first day of the Rip Curl FreeRide…
VIDEO Rip Curl FreeRide Pro Day 1 Highlights

VIDEO Rip Curl FreeRide Pro Day 1 Highlights

August 18, 2010
US Olympic snowboarder Andy Finch is one of the finalists in the Rip Curl FreeRide Pro. The qualification day of the Rip Curl pro was a series of show-stopping performaces as competitors made the most of the perfect weather to throw down the biggest tricks in their repertoires. You need…
PHOTO GALLERY – Rip Curl FreeRide Pro Day 1

PHOTO GALLERY – Rip Curl FreeRide Pro Day 1

August 17, 2010
Rip Curl pro competitors watch Karinya Turnbull Rip Curl FreeRide Pro Thredbo turned on perfect weather and perfect snow conditions for the qualifying day of the Rip Curl FreeRide Pro on Tuesday. Under a bluebird sky and with 15cm of dry fresh and light windblown snow, Thredbo’s Bluff area was…
BLOG The Snow Greenie – Climate change and the snow sports community

BLOG The Snow Greenie – Climate change and the snow sports community

August 17, 2010
  The Snow Greenie – Cam Walker Melting snow is a symptom of climate change. Image:; Elle Cook Blog | Cam Walker This has been the winter of on again, off again snow. Thankfully we are back in a good cycle at present and it is easy – and probably…
VIDEO – World Heli Challenge Highlights

VIDEO – World Heli Challenge Highlights

August 16, 2010
Quentin Robbins. Image:: Cam Spencer World Heli Challenge The eight days of the 2010 World Heli Challenge have come to an end and, despite extremely challenging weather conditions, this year’s event was a resounding success. The world’s top skiers and snowboarders have promised they’ll be back again in 2011. “No…
Diaries Downunder Episode 3

Diaries Downunder Episode 3

August 16, 2010
This episode we take Jye Kearney and Sam Hulbert four wheel motorbiking with offroad adventures and then suprise both of them by chucking them off NZ’s highest bungy jump ‘The Nevis’! After a mellow day shredding the next day we head to the Parklife invitational rail jam in town followed…
BOOTHY”S BLOG – Skiing the Tasman Glacier

BOOTHY”S BLOG – Skiing the Tasman Glacier

August 16, 2010
View of Mt Cook from the Hermitage Lodge. Blog | Chris Booth Images | Courtesy Chris Booth New Zealand had a fairly ordinary July. The one or two snow falls didn’t deliver much to the South Island and the alpine conditions were more or less below average. Then as August…
BOOTHY’S BLOG – Heli Skiing at Mt Cook

BOOTHY’S BLOG – Heli Skiing at Mt Cook

August 16, 2010
  Chris Booth finding some late-afternoon pow.. Image:: Courtesy Chris Booth Blog | Chris Booth After a ripper of a day up at the Tasman Glacier playing in the ice fields, we were ready to get in the heli. We were after some safe mini-golf lines to ski. Mini-golf lines…
12 – 13 August, 2010 – Powder at Thredbo

12 – 13 August, 2010 – Powder at Thredbo

August 16, 2010
Jordan Houghton. Image:: Ben Hansen Snow Journal | Ben Hansen & Mandy Lamont “Jordan Houghton , Alex Cameron and I headed up to Thredbo just as the weather started to settle. We cruised over to golf course which hasn’t really been skiable for the past few months of winter and…
14 August, 2010 – Sunshine in The Remarkables

14 August, 2010 – Sunshine in The Remarkables

August 16, 2010
McCune getting in some last minute turns. Snow Journal | Harro Four weeks of sunshine was followed by rain and then finally some snow for New Zealand’s South Island. All the resorts had some fun skiing to be had, although the majority of snow fell in the Canterbury resorts, Queesnstown…
Behind the Lens at the World Heli Challenge

Behind the Lens at the World Heli Challenge

August 12, 2010
Charlie Timmons soaring through the NZ sky. Words & Images | Camilla Stoddart – Photographer I always have a bad night sleep before a big day. My gear list runs through my dozing brain, have I got everything? Will I wake up to my alarm? Will I get ‘the shot’?…
7 – 8 August, 2010 – Hiking Mt Stirling

7 – 8 August, 2010 – Hiking Mt Stirling

August 12, 2010
The Hike begins. Snow Journal | Joey Corcoran Mt Stirling isn’t really known for its steep and deep power house skiing. Over the weekend however Mt Buller’s little sister mountain had just received a solid top up of snow, making the base big enough to ski. After a solid 7.4…
The SoO AirTime BLOG – Shredbo

The SoO AirTime BLOG – Shredbo

August 11, 2010
Joey getting in front of the lens for a turn. Image:: Watkin McLennan. So AirTime | Watkin McLennan A couple of weeks ago Joe Corcoran, myself and our never seen snow token girl Hannah Gooley headed north behind enemy lines. Our aim was to promote SoO AirTime and the Open…
Early August – Fresh Snow and Blue Skies at Hotham

Early August – Fresh Snow and Blue Skies at Hotham

August 10, 2010
Steph Jaffray enjoying the rewards of a short hike. Snow Journal | Jyothi Jaffray The memories of Dry July are long past, days have been clear and nights cold and with two good snowfalls on the ground the conditions have been ideal and those bothering to hike have been well…
World Heli Challenge Extreme Day – Winners 2010

World Heli Challenge Extreme Day – Winners 2010

August 6, 2010
Quentin Robbins. Image:: Cam Spencer Competitors at the 2010 World Heli Challenge woke up to a heavy inversion layer yesterday morning and there was question about whether the Extreme Day would run. Determined to make the day a success, event founder Tony Harrington (Harro) and technical director, Nick Mills, headed…
2 – 5 August, 2010 – VIDEO Powdermonium at Thredbo

2 – 5 August, 2010 – VIDEO Powdermonium at Thredbo

August 6, 2010
Image:: Andrew Fawcett Snow Journal | Video Courtesy Thredbo Media With over a metre of snow in under 72 hours earlier in the week, Thredbo has been enjoying a week of powdermonium. You need to have the Adobe Flash Player to view this content. Please click here to continue. Image::…
Rossignol Ladies Day at Mt Buller

Rossignol Ladies Day at Mt Buller

August 5, 2010
Rossignol National Sales Manager Rob Fuleky shows the Rossignol skis. Image:: Elle Cook Words | Tess Cook Any day that begins with pastries and coffee and finishes with champagne and chocolates is going to leave a girl smiling, add in the chance to test drive a selection of the latest…
World Heli Challenge – Expression Session Freestyle Day

World Heli Challenge – Expression Session Freestyle Day

August 4, 2010
Australia’s Chris Booth upside down, down under. Image:: Harro World Heli Challenge At any resort in the world, the conditions that presented themselves on Tuesday would mean no event, but not at The World Heli Challenge. The weather was perfect for the first day of the Challenge with blue skies…
International Mogul Teams to Train at Perisher

International Mogul Teams to Train at Perisher

August 4, 2010
2010 Olympic Bronze Medalist Bryon Wilson of the USA. Image:: Garth Hager Freestyle Skiing | Don St Pierre Freestyle skiing teams from USA, Canada, China and Japan arrive Australia this week for mogul training camps to be held at Perisher. Up to 70 athletes and 25 coaches from around the…
2 – 3 August, 2010 – New Snow Revitalises Buller

2 – 3 August, 2010 – New Snow Revitalises Buller

August 4, 2010
Watkin McLennan = angulation. Snow Journal | Joey Corcoran “It’s gonna be a BIG August” As the clock stuck 12 on Sunday the rain turned to snow. We couldn’t wait for freshies in the morning, so we hit ’em up at night. A bomb drop over a liquor sign made…
VIDEO Perisher – The Best of July

VIDEO Perisher – The Best of July

August 3, 2010
Blue skies and pristine groomers have been the theme for July. Image:: Perisher/Shannon Pawsey Video | Mel Macpherson – Perisher Media The best of the action from Perisher in July has a strong theme – blue skies, cold air, great groomers and plenty of time in the park. Although the…
Boot Fitting – Get the Perfect Ski Boot

Boot Fitting – Get the Perfect Ski Boot

August 3, 2010
Image:: Elle Cook Words | Tess Cook Ski boots, they have to be the single most important important piece of ski equipment. Bad boots are a sure fire recipe for a bad day and I for one only want good days on the slopes, so I’m having my new boots…
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