The Alaskan Downhill – Jono Brauer and Craig Branch try Big Mountain Skiing

The Alaskan Downhill – Jono Brauer and Craig Branch try Big Mountain Skiing

March 24, 2010
Bud takes on the big mountain in AK Words – Tess CookImages – Harro Straight from the Olympic downhill to the world’s biggest peaks, The Australian Olympic alpine team of Craig ‘Bud’ Branch and Jono Brauer are in Alaska with all-round photographic genius Tony ‘Harro’ Harrington learning that there’s a…
Climate Change – The Positives for the Snowies

Climate Change – The Positives for the Snowies

March 23, 2010
  Image – Falls Creek Words – Tess Cook Mountainwatch.com’s meteorologist The Grasshopper ended his article with “my bet is if humans don’t do enough to cut their greenhouse emissions, then by 2070 you can kiss the snow industry in Australia good-bye”. But what might the CSIRO’s State of the…
Jackson’s Epic Backcountry – A Huge Natural Terrain Park

Jackson’s Epic Backcountry – A Huge Natural Terrain Park

March 23, 2010
The boys taking in the view from the top of the new tram. All Photos Tony Harrington/wheresharro.com In mid-March Boen Ferguson, Charlie Timmins and Christian Sirianni, three of Australia’s best freeskiers, took their act into Jackson Hole’s infamous backcountry for a feature we’ll be running in this year’s Chillfactor magazine.…
FWT Female World Champions Crowned in Verbier

FWT Female World Champions Crowned in Verbier

March 22, 2010
Verbier victors – Jess McMillan, Ane Enderud and Julia Mancuso. Image – FWT More than six thousand spectators watched the world’s best female freeride skiers and snowboarders take on the impressive 600 vertical metre face of the Bec des Rosses in Verbier, Switzerland, for the Nissan Xtreme by Swatch, celebrating…
Paralympic Over Achievers

Paralympic Over Achievers

March 18, 2010
Toby Kane in action. Image – Getty Images Australia’s paralympic athletes are a collection of high achievers, quite apart from representing Australia at sport’s highest level – with numerous titles and medals amongst them – the nine men and two women can offer up quite an incredible list of accomplishments…
Avalanche Video – DCP Escapes Death

Avalanche Video – DCP Escapes Death

March 18, 2010
Yes Snowboards Pro snowboarder DCP miraculously cheats death in this avalanche caught on Video by the Absinthe film crew in Whistler Backcountry. It goes to show you can NEVER be too complacent in the mountains, even if you are one of the best snowboarders on the planet. The Mountain doesn’t…
A High Flying Life

A High Flying Life

March 18, 2010
  Olympic aerialist David Morris in action. Image – Getty Images Words – Don St Pierre Many only see winter sports once every four years when the Winter Olympics rolls around and even that is probably only on television. One of the more absurd sports for the uninitiated would have…
The Camp

The Camp

March 17, 2010
Watkin McLennan, taking a frozen cliff line at home in Mount Buller. Photo: Corcoran Mammoth turns on for a month of skiing progression By Watkin McLennan Ten years ago Dirk Nannes, one of Australia’s leading freestyle skiers in the late 1990s, launched a summer coaching program called the Camp. The…
Video – Rusutsu, Japan Check Out

Video – Rusutsu, Japan Check Out

March 17, 2010
Deep in Hokkaido lives a little fairytale resort named Rusutsu. Like a Disneyland in the snow this typically bizzarre but wonderful Japanese destination has some of the best powder tree skiing and boarding that’s accessible from a chair lift on the Hokkaido island. Keith Webster takes you for a little…
Avalanches and Bombs in Cali

Avalanches and Bombs in Cali

March 15, 2010
With Clint Allan at Mammoth Mtn California. It was just pointed out to me by Transfers’ editor Holty that I should be throwing hammers not bombs. But a few days ago Mammoth Mountain let our filming crew up the main gondola at like 6.30 in the morning after a big…
Kuzma Kicks Butt at Kirkwood in the NA Freeskiing Champs

Kuzma Kicks Butt at Kirkwood in the NA Freeskiing Champs

March 10, 2010
  Skiers scoping their line. Image – Ben Meester-MSI Janina Kuzma (New Zealand) and Dylan Crossman (Vermont, USA) have won the 13th annual Subaru North American Freeskiing Championships, the fifth event on the Subaru Freeskiing World Tour, at Kirkwood Mountain Resort, California – famous for its steep, technical slopes. Kuzma…
Switch 450 Onto The Disaster Box – Freeski Tricks

Switch 450 Onto The Disaster Box – Freeski Tricks

March 8, 2010
Boen Ferguson, switch 720 during last year’s One Hit Wonder in Thredbo. (Photo: Ben Hansen) When we ran the story on the Winter X-Games last month, a few people admitted that the terminology of the tricks and the linked runs was as foreign to them as Swahili. In an effort…
Big White Camera Bringing Powder to Your Desktop

Big White Camera Bringing Powder to Your Desktop

March 8, 2010
Big White is the largest totally ski-in ski-out village in Canada. Image – Big White/QuickPics Big White is the powder Mecca of British Columbia and now Mountainwatch.com is pleased to announce the addition of Big White to our live streaming camera network, so you can taste the powder from your…
The History of Snowboarding (Part 2)

The History of Snowboarding (Part 2)

March 5, 2010
In this episode we take a look at the evolution of the current world tour system and how it has brought together snowboarders and the sports top athletes under one progressive and ever-evolving tour with over 3000 snowboarders competing under one system. For more about the Swatch TTR World Tour…
Top Olympic Moments

Top Olympic Moments

March 4, 2010
  A crowd pleasing Olympics. Image – Jake McBride The three Olympic values are excellence, friendship and respect, here are what Twenty Ten believes are the top ten examples of these values from the Vancouver 2010 winter Games: Joannie Rochette’s skate She’s the 24 year old Canadian figure skater who…
Top 10 Moments from Australia’s Best Ever Winter Olympic Games

Top 10 Moments from Australia’s Best Ever Winter Olympic Games

March 3, 2010
  Image – Dan Himbrechts The 2010 Vancouver Olympics are Australia’s best winter Games ever, with two golds and one silver medal. Apart from the medal winning performances, Australian athletes’ strong presence in almost all the events shows we’re a growing strength in winter sports. Here, in no particular order,…
BoM and CSIRO remind Australian Ski Industry of the bad news.

BoM and CSIRO remind Australian Ski Industry of the bad news.

March 2, 2010
  Snowball fights in jeopardy? Image – Falls Creek Words – The Grasshopper, Mountainwatch.com Meteorologist Climate change is real and humans are to blame. That’s the message from the Australian Bureau of Meteorology and the CSIRO, who this week released a document called State of the Climate, which paints a…
Golden Kangaroo Soars to Olympic Success

Golden Kangaroo Soars to Olympic Success

February 26, 2010
Lydia receiving her flowers at Cypress Mountain. Image – Dan Himbrechts Lydia Lassila has confirmed her place as the world’s best female aerial skier, by winning Olympic gold at Cypress Mountain tonight. The 28-year-old put her Olympic demons from 2006 behind her, landing two outstanding jumps in heavy fog, to…
ToraMania the Real Gold

ToraMania the Real Gold

February 24, 2010
Photo: Dan Himbrechts Words: Russell Holt With dented confidence from a crash in the first run of the finals and the added stress of a “sore leg”, Torah was happy to drop-in first into the 22-foot deep icy halfpipe that had been crushing girls dreams all week. Backside 360 indy,…
Olympics Weather Forecast – Feb 25

Olympics Weather Forecast – Feb 25

February 13, 2010
  South-west British Columbia Weather Forecast. Thursday 25 February to Monday 1 March 2010 Issued Thursday 25 February 2010. By Mountainwatch.com Meteorologist Aaron Cook Summary The promised snow arrived Wednesday and after another few cm early Thursday morning things will ease during the afternoon before a good dump on Friday.…
Video – Japan Powder with Nicolas Muller

Video – Japan Powder with Nicolas Muller

February 5, 2010
Filmed on location in Hokkaido Japan and the surrounding mountains. These are the best shots compiled for one edit dedicated to Nicolas Muller. And his insight on snowboarding in Japan, and the rewards that follow throughout the filming process. While Eero Ettala traveled to Sapparo after a week of filming…
Our Olympic Photographers

Our Olympic Photographers

February 4, 2010
Meet our official photographers for the 21st Winter Olympics. Dan Himbrechts and Jake McBride are 2 of Australia’s most renowned and prolific snow sports photographers this country has seen. Jake from Manly, NSW & Dan from Randwick, NSW have spent decades in the mountains of Australia and the world travelling…
Video – Jackson Hole 5-Feet in 5-Days

Video – Jackson Hole 5-Feet in 5-Days

February 1, 2010
  Recent series of storms have absolutely smashed the west coast of the USA with over 8 feet of powder recorded in Tahoe and Mammoth mountains in California. Meanwhile over in Wyoming, Jackson Hole resort in the menacing Tetons range, renowned for it’s steeps, deeps and gnarly skiing, had over…
Scott James Speaks to Twenty Ten

Scott James Speaks to Twenty Ten

January 29, 2010
  Image – Mcbride 15 year old half pipe rider Scotty James is the youngest male Australian Winter Olympian in history and the youngest snowboard Olympian ever. The Melbourne teenager made history this week by dashing across the world to compete in a Canadian World Cup in order to qualify…
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