25 July, 2010 – Enjoying Powder at Roundhill

25 July, 2010 – Enjoying Powder at Roundhill

July 25, 2010
The new rope tow has brought big mountain skiing to Roundhill. Snow Journal | Camilla Stodart Words | Chris Booth New Zealand is famous for its legendary club fields and its antiquated, brutal lift system – the nut-cracker tow. Olympus, Temple Basin, Craigeburn and myriad other cooperatives have blown skiers’…
23 – 24 July, 2010 – Falls Creek Sunny Days

23 – 24 July, 2010 – Falls Creek Sunny Days

July 25, 2010
Local skier Mac Taylor Snow Journal | Chris Hocking, Matt Hull & Charlie Brown Sun and the snowgun has been the story of season 2010 in Australia, this week was no exception with frigid overnight temperatures mostly -5 or -6C, massive snowmaking sessions and glowing sunshine throughout the day. It’s…
Thredbo Freerdie Series – Big Air, Tuesday July 20

Thredbo Freerdie Series – Big Air, Tuesday July 20

July 22, 2010
  Event | Photos by Ben Hansen words Reggae Thredbo’s Freeride series continued this week with the Big Sir, the second comp of the five event series, held in perfect conditions at the High Noon terrain park on Tuesday and carrying $9900 in cash and prizes. The Thredbo terrain park…
17 – 19 July, 2010 – Fresh Snow at Buller

17 – 19 July, 2010 – Fresh Snow at Buller

July 21, 2010
Anna Segal enjoying her time at the Chicks with Stix session Snow Journal | Joey Corcoran On the weekend Mt Buller was blessed with the presence of our very own Shred Princess, Anna Segal. She was up there tearing apart the park with all of her other Chicks with Stix.…
World Heli Challenge – Athletes Announced

World Heli Challenge – Athletes Announced

July 20, 2010
2009 Female Ski Champion Janina Kuzma. Image:: Harro World Heli Challenge In less than two weeks, many of the world’s top skiers and snowboarders will converge on Wanaka, New Zealand to participate in the return of the legendary World Heli Challenge. Athletes from eight countries will be represented including Travis…
World Heli Challenge, Rider Interview – Quentin Robbins

World Heli Challenge, Rider Interview – Quentin Robbins

July 20, 2010
Quentin Robbins. Image:: Harro Interview | Bex Sandys When the World Heli Challenge was resurrected in 2009 after an eight year hiatus, kiwi shredder Quentin Robbins was all over it. The bad weather that had kept the heli grounded for the first few days cleared for three consecutive bluebirds, giving…
The Q&A – Simon Dawes Blondel

The Q&A – Simon Dawes Blondel

July 19, 2010
Simon Dawes Blondel rappelling on a big mountain ski trip. Image – courtesy Simon Dawes Blondel Chillfactor Ski Mag Aussie Big Mountain Skier and Liberty Team Rider Simon Dawes Blondel, doyen of the Australian freeride scene. Name: Simon Dawes Blondel Age: 30 Home town: Northern Beaches Sydney Home resort: Perisher…
17 July, 2010 – VIDEO Falls Creek Snow Update with Steve Lee

17 July, 2010 – VIDEO Falls Creek Snow Update with Steve Lee

July 19, 2010
Steve Lee and family ripping at Falls Creek. Image:: Chris Hocking Snow Journal | Steve Lee/Chris Hocking Thanks to excellent snowfalls late last week, the cover at Falls Creek is looking great. Mountainwatch.com snow reporter and Olympic ski legend Steve Lee gives us a quick snow update and tests out…
16 – 17th July, 2010 – Snow Park Halfpipe Opening Day

16 – 17th July, 2010 – Snow Park Halfpipe Opening Day

July 19, 2010
Apparently Joram Makuru likes the upside down view of Snowpark from the pipe, backside handplant. Snow Journal | Pablo Azocar Snow Park has opened the first halfpipe in the Southern Hemisphere this winter when they unveiled their new 22-foot, Olympic size haflpipe. Mountainwatch.com’s Pablo Azocar spent Friday the 16th of…
11 – 13 July, 2010 – Mountaineering on Mt Ruapehu

11 – 13 July, 2010 – Mountaineering on Mt Ruapehu

July 19, 2010
Frozen crater lake at Mt Ruapehu Snow Journal | Krystle Wright Aussie sports and adventure photographer Krystle Wright trekked to the top of Mt Ruapehu last week and captured the spectacular winter panoramas. The Mt Raupehu ski fields Whakapapa and Turoa have kicked off for winter 2010 with Turoa already…
15 July, 2010 – 24cm in 24 hours at Hotham

15 July, 2010 – 24cm in 24 hours at Hotham

July 16, 2010
Snowboarder ‘Mexi’ on the powder hunt Snow Journal | Jyothi Jaffray How the mood of the whole mountain can change so quickly. Tuesday was a day we’d all prefer to forget… torrential rain. Then… heavy snow fell across Mt Hotham all day Wednesday until the early hours of Thursday morning,…
15 July, 2010 – Falls Creek gets 38cm of Fresh Snow

15 July, 2010 – Falls Creek gets 38cm of Fresh Snow

July 16, 2010
Mitch Smith gets some spray happening in the Falls Creek fresh. Image:: Charlie Brown Snow Journal | Chris Hocking with Matt Hull and Charlie Brown It’s the dump all Australian skiing and boarding fans have been waiting for, yes it might have taken a little while to get here but…
14-15 July, 2010 – Over 30cm at Falls Creek NSW

14-15 July, 2010 – Over 30cm at Falls Creek NSW

July 15, 2010
Chris Hocking powder carve late Wednesday afternoon 14th of July at Falls Creek. Photo: Charlie Brown. Snow Journal | Chris Hocking and Matt Hull An amazing 24hrs in the mountains. It’s taken until the second week in July for ULLR to deliver the goods, and deliver he did with 33cm…
15 July, 2010 – 30cm of Fresh at Thredbo

15 July, 2010 – 30cm of Fresh at Thredbo

July 15, 2010
Scott Kneller, getting some Thredbo tree pow action at last Snow Journal | Ben Hansen It started out as total devastation on Tuesday night, raining so hard you would think that there was going to be no snow left, but come approximately 4am Wednesday morning the torrential rain had turned…
BLOG Taking the Piste – Don’t Call the Season Yet

BLOG Taking the Piste – Don’t Call the Season Yet

July 13, 2010
Taking the Piste – Rachael Oakes-Ash Powder perfect days at Thredbo must be just around the corner. Image:: Thredbo Taking the Piste | Rachael Oakes-Ash It is considered poor form to talk about the season before it’s finished. Mention ‘snow drought’ and prepare to be booed off the stage and…
Snow on the Way!

Snow on the Way!

July 13, 2010
Andreas Gloor enjoying Thredbo at its snowy best in 2009 – could tomorrow bring on these conditions? Image:: Ben Hansen Mountainwatch.com A healthy dose of new snow should arrive in the Australian snow resorts early on Wednesday morning. As of Tuesday afternoon at 4pm 35cm of snow is forecast for…
Interschools Sydney Division begins Wednesday 14 July

Interschools Sydney Division begins Wednesday 14 July

July 12, 2010
Scots Collage, overall Interschools School Champions 2009. Photo:: John Adams Interschools | Tess Cook The Travelplan Ski Sydney Division Interschools Snowsports Championships begin on Wednesday in Perisher with what is forecast to be the first snowfall of July. Event Schedule: Wednesday 14 July: snowboard GS and snowboarder cross – all…
VIDEO Teaser – Get Ready for the World Heli-Challenge 2010

VIDEO Teaser – Get Ready for the World Heli-Challenge 2010

July 12, 2010
  The infamous World Heli Challenge was resurrected in 2009 and returns this year from 30 July to 8 August, this time bringing back the legendary “big air” event that in its time drew some of the largest spectator crowds of any snow event in the Southern Hemisphere. To get…
Interschools – The Sport of Kings, but Girls Dominate

Interschools – The Sport of Kings, but Girls Dominate

July 11, 2010
  Will McGuiness of The Kings School launches off the final roller in the skier cross. Image: Mandy Lamont Interschools | Tess Cook The Travelplan Ski Northern Division Interschools Snowsports Championships wrapped up in Thredbo on Saturday with Pymble Ladies College (girls) and The Kings School (boys) announced as overall…
World Heli Challenge, Rider Interview – 2009 WINNER Ted Davenport

World Heli Challenge, Rider Interview – 2009 WINNER Ted Davenport

July 10, 2010
Ted Daveport. Image:: Krystle Wright Rider Interview | Tess Cook Big Mountain skier Ted Davenport took out the skiing overall Mens Champion title at the 2009 World Heli Challenge, dominating the big mountain day and the Chinese Downhill – where his ski racing background gave him the edge. It’s been…
VIDEO – Cattleman’s Rail Jam 2010

VIDEO – Cattleman’s Rail Jam 2010

July 10, 2010
Mitch Williams from Melbourne was a stand out for style at the 2010 Cattleman’s event. Front Blunt 270 out. Photos | Kit Rundle Tom Pelley has won the 2010 Cattleman’s rail Jam event, followed by Robbie Walker the winner from 2009 and 2008. Matt Sedunary took out best trick. In…
5 – 7 July, 2010 – Freeride Days in NSW

5 – 7 July, 2010 – Freeride Days in NSW

July 9, 2010
Snowboarders enjoying the Perisher park Snow Journal | Ben Hansen While Mother Nature’s been holding off the pow, she’s been providing perfect conditions for some epic snowmaking and the NSW resorts are gleaming white under a bluebird sky – it’s just what you want for a day in the park…
VIDEO – Falls Creek update with Steve Lee

VIDEO – Falls Creek update with Steve Lee

July 8, 2010
Snow Journal | Chris Hocking and Steve Lee Resident Mountainwatch snow reporter, forecaster and 3x Olympic skier Steve Lee give you a brief look at the conditions right now at Falls Creek. They might be struggling for natural snow, but that doesn’t mean the skiing isn’t great! Take a look.…
BLOG Moguls Mastery – The Basics

BLOG Moguls Mastery – The Basics

July 7, 2010
  2010 Olympic gold medalist Alexandre Bilodeau of Canada (left) and Australia’s Dale Begg-Smith – 2010 Olympic silver medalist Blog | Don St Pierre – Former USA Freestyle Ski Team Head Coach During the early part of the season when we’re all hanging for mid winter conditions including some big…
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