TRAVEL NSW Lake Crackenback Resort

TRAVEL NSW Lake Crackenback Resort

September 2, 2010
The Resort encircles the small Lake Crackenback. Image:: Courtesy Lake Crackenback Luxury Accommodation | Tess Cook To me, nothing says skiing luxury accommodation more than a kitchen and a couch – long days on the slopes call for afternoon couch time with some well-deserved nibbles – except of course for…
VIDEO & PHOTOS SoO AirTime Official Day One

VIDEO & PHOTOS SoO AirTime Official Day One

September 1, 2010
Nick Breheny loving the burnt hut. Image:: Joey Corcoran 31 August | Joey Corcoran We woke to another beautiful day of Buller paradise. Our hopes diminished as the clouds came in and progressively blanketed the mountain. Luckily we were in the trees getting airtime around a recently abandoned chairlift. Burnt…
Zoe’s Blog – Road Trip

Zoe’s Blog – Road Trip

September 1, 2010
Nat Segal in the Rip Curl Pro. Image:: Hanno Words | Zoe Jaboor The first day back at work after a 10 day road trip around the Victorian and NSW snowfields is a massive reality check. It all started the a few Fridays ago, I raced up the Princess FWY…
SoO AirTime Day One – Big Air Testing

SoO AirTime Day One – Big Air Testing

August 31, 2010
Waktin McLennan flying off in to the sunset 30 August | Joey Corcoran It has Begun! With a wee bit of bad weather forecast for later in the week, we decided to capitalise on today’s as good as it gets conditions. WOW! Buller put it on. We ‘tested’ the air…
BOOTHY’S BLOG – Blue Lake

BOOTHY’S BLOG – Blue Lake

August 31, 2010
Ben and Simon contemplate. Image:: Courtesy Chris Booth Words | Chris Booth Henry Ford once wrote that obstacles are those frightful things you see when you take your eyes off your goals. At 4pm Saturday I was sitting in traffic in South Sydney when I received a phone call, it…
Photo Snow Report – HOTHAM Bluebird Powder Weekend

Photo Snow Report – HOTHAM Bluebird Powder Weekend

August 31, 2010
Drew Snow Journal – 28 – 29 August | Jyothi Jaffray What a week at Hotham! A massive dump of snow followed by clear skies, cold nights and light wind. Perfect conditions for resort riding and skiing or hitting the out of bounds areas. Saturday was the pick of the…
Photo Snow Report – BULLER Powder Weekend

Photo Snow Report – BULLER Powder Weekend

August 30, 2010
Buller snow gums hide treats for the intrepid 28 – 29 August | Joey Corcoran Yeah Buller!!! After a solid week of snow falls Buller turned it on and we were blessed with a blue bird day. The photos speak for themselves. YEW!!! Want to know more about where the…
NZ Photo Snow Report – THE REMARKABLES 30cm of Pow

NZ Photo Snow Report – THE REMARKABLES 30cm of Pow

August 30, 2010
Josh popping some air on some fun NZ back country 28 August | Vaughan Brookfield We finally got another powder day here in the Southern Lakes of NZ. Here in Queenstown we had a weather system come through that dropped between 10cm and 30cm of pow around the top of…
VIDEO Getting Fresh Pow Turns at Buller

VIDEO Getting Fresh Pow Turns at Buller

August 30, 2010
Watkin on the chairlift. Image:: Courtesy Watkin McLennan Watkin McLennan Last week Mt Buller got SoO much snow. Unfortunately I was stuck on the Interschools mogul coarse for a lot of it, but I still managed to get some turns in. Things are shaping up for this week’s SoO AirTime.…
SoO AirTime – Team NSW Announced

SoO AirTime – Team NSW Announced

August 27, 2010
Charlie Timmins. Image:: Ben Hansen Words | Watkin McLennan NSW gets the snow, it gets the parks and it has the riders. Team NSW is a who’s who of Australian skiing, comprising of Luke Kneller, Chris Booth, Charlie Timmins, Max Timmins, Jordan Houghton and the myth, the man the legend…
Photo Snow Report – HOTHAM Half a Metre of Snow

Photo Snow Report – HOTHAM Half a Metre of Snow

August 27, 2010
Nosey moving snow Snow Journal – 26 August | Jyothi Jaffray Today was as epic as you will ever get in Australia. The storm we all dream of. Over half a metre of snow with incredibly cold temperatures. Hotham came into its own……the one thing that goes hand in hand…
Photo Snow Report – PERISHER Snowiest August in 25 years

Photo Snow Report – PERISHER Snowiest August in 25 years

August 27, 2010
Snow Journal 26 August | Harro Perisher are calling it the snowiest August in 25 years, with well over 2m of new snow this month. It’s the stuff skiers dreams are made of, endless dry deep powder, every inch of the resort open, all the secret stashes at a premium.…
Alpine Meteorology – Where the Snowfalls Came From

Alpine Meteorology – Where the Snowfalls Came From

August 27, 2010
Jordon Haughton at Perisher making the most of this blessing from the gods. Image:: Harro Words | Aaron Cook – Alpine Meteorologist Everyone who loves the mountains has been blown away by the storm that came through this week. After four previous large snow events during August, the latest dump…
Photo snow report – THREDBO Season Best Snow

Photo snow report – THREDBO Season Best Snow

August 26, 2010
Jesse Houghton. Snow Journal | Ben Hansen Jesse Houghton , Russ Henshaw and Myself braved the midweek storm, for quite possibly the best snow this season. Skiing some more protected spots from the wind such as Bushranger and Michael’s mistake, fresh dry white all day long and more to come…
August Snow – Over 2m and Counting

August Snow – Over 2m and Counting

August 26, 2010
Cars covered in snow at Buller. Image:: Mark Woodsford With four days left in the month, considerably more than 2m of new snow has fallen in the Australian snow resorts in August, making it the ‘snowiest’ August since 1992. With Dry July a distant memory, the NSW and Victorian resorts…
INTERSCHOOLS Harrison O’Connor, Q&A

INTERSCHOOLS Harrison O’Connor, Q&A

August 25, 2010
Harry O’Connor. Image:: Good Times Photography Blue Cow The Interschools snowsports competitions are arguably Australia’s most important grass roots snowsports event, kids from all over the country have the chance to participate in skiing and snowboarding. There’s no selectivity, all school kids can have a go, either in a school…
SoO AirTime – Team Victoria Announced

SoO AirTime – Team Victoria Announced

August 25, 2010
Christian Sirianni reaching for the sun. Image:: Rory Gardiner Words | Watkin McLennan Victoria is flexing it’s muscle for SoOAirTime 2010. Team Victoria consists of Christian Sirianni, Dom Thompson, Nick Breheny, Johnny Lipzker, Dre Bennett and Watkin McLennan. The team has the the home ground advantage, all being local Buller…
The SoO AirTime Blog – VIDEO The Mt Buller Park

The SoO AirTime Blog – VIDEO The Mt Buller Park

August 24, 2010
Watkin McLennan. Image:: Joey Corcoran Words | Watkin McLennan Video | Alex Gaynor SoO AirTime is only a week away so the Mt Buller Park (MBP) is in overdrive getting ready to cater for the best Aussie skiers and their filmers. After three weeks of snow blessing the slopes the…
Editor’s top 10s – Skis to Try Now

Editor’s top 10s – Skis to Try Now

August 24, 2010
Will Clifford showing you can get a carve out of the Liberty Morphics. Image:: Ben Hansen Words | Tess Cook The never-ending search for the ultimate set of planks… The other day I encountered a man looking for the ski that does everything. He was in the Jindabyne Sports Demo…
Zoe’s Blog – Chick of the Week

Zoe’s Blog – Chick of the Week

August 24, 2010
Olympian and all round champion chick with stix Katya Crema. Image:: Elle Cook Blog | Zoe Jaboor Chicks with Stix is all about shredding and having fun together, and these girls have been doing both. I get a real buzz out of seeing girls pushing the limits and taking the…
Late August, 2010 – Thredbo Backcountry

Late August, 2010 – Thredbo Backcountry

August 24, 2010
Charlie finds the fresh on the way to Dead Horse Gap. Snow Journal | Ben Hansen With Mother Nature being kind in August, the backcountry around Thredbo has really opened up, there’s a multitude of easily accessible backcountry around Thredbo and when it’s good, it’s great! Between NZ heli skiing…
20 – 22 August, 2010 – Powder Hunting at Hotham

20 – 22 August, 2010 – Powder Hunting at Hotham

August 24, 2010
Buff Farnell leaves his mark on Notice Board near the Blue Ribbon chair. Snow Journal | Steve Cuff – Sports Photographics Australia You know you are getting the goods when you ride the chair with Buff Farnell and he says it is the best day in the past few seasons.…
PHOTO GALLERY – Perisher King of the Mountain

PHOTO GALLERY – Perisher King of the Mountain

August 23, 2010
Jono Lipzker took out third place in the superpipe. Photos | Harro On a picture perfect day at Perisher, some of Australia’s brightest freestyle skiing stars turned it on in the King of the Mountain Series. Kicking off in the PlayStation Superpipe, competitors in Men’s, Women’s and Grommet’s categories took…
20 August, 2010 – Hucking in Fresh Pow at Buller

20 August, 2010 – Hucking in Fresh Pow at Buller

August 23, 2010
Watkin ponders the wall ride. Snow Journal | Joey Corcoran It’s official! Buller actually has a solid base to ski on! All the nooks and crannies have filled in, meaning that linking turns, jumping off big stuff and exploring off piste is all on the cards. Buller’s spiritual leader Watkin…
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