May 11, 2010 – Snowfalls Kick Off Winter

May 11, 2010 – Snowfalls Kick Off Winter

May 11, 2010
Victorian Journal – By Steve LeeAfter what can only be described (around Victoria) as a very pleasant autumn to date, some wintery weather has finally started to roll in. The last two days has seen a solid cold snap and some decent snow falls in the most southern Mts of…
2009 Flashback – The Best Snow of Last Year

2009 Flashback – The Best Snow of Last Year

May 5, 2010
< Australia’s snow resorts are receiving the first solid snowfalls of 2010 and we’ve all got snow on the mind. To get everyone excited for what’s ahead, here’s some shots from the best days of 2009. Got any great images from last season? Send them to us at info@mountainwatch.com with…
2010 Aussie Snow Season Outlook

2010 Aussie Snow Season Outlook

May 3, 2010
Will 2010 be a good year for snowballs? Image – Courtesy Falls Creek Mountainwatch.com Meteorologist Aaron Cook puts his neck on the line predicting what the 2010 Australian snow season may look like. It’s early June. Temperatures are dipping, an extra blanket has just gone on the bed and many…
SSA and Mountainwatch.com Recognise Australia’s Elite

SSA and Mountainwatch.com Recognise Australia’s Elite

April 30, 2010
  Lydia Lassila receives her award. Image – Jeff Brooks/SSA Vancouver 2010 gold medallists Lydia Lassila and Torah Bright were named joint recipients of the Ski & Snowboard Australia (SSA) Athlete of the Year award for 2010 at the SSA awards night in Melbourne on Thursday. The cocktail style evening,…
Australia and New Zealand’s Snow iPhone App Lauching for 2010!

Australia and New Zealand’s Snow iPhone App Lauching for 2010!

April 30, 2010
    The app, which is complemented by a mobi site for the Blackberry and other mobiles, will be the first Australian designed and focused iPhone app for Australian and New Zealand snow resorts. It’s due for release on May 15 and will be available from iTunes. A link on…
Down Under Dominates World Freeskiing

Down Under Dominates World Freeskiing

April 29, 2010
  Russ Henshaw jumping a huge kicker in Are, Sweden for the Jon Olsson Invitational (JOSS). Image – Mattias Fredriksson Words – Tess Cook Russ Henshaw and Jossi Wells have put ‘Down Under’ on the world freeskiing map by dominating the 2009/10 Association Freeski Professionals (AFP) World Tour. Wells, a…
Transfer Issue 3 Preview

Transfer Issue 3 Preview

April 28, 2010
The first issue of the 2010 winter season is a huge 184 pages of premium snowboarding goodness. It’s now on sale in news stands across Australia and New Zealand (May 15). Click here to view a preview of the mag The Cover Story Rider: Nick Gregory “Backcountry soul shredding is…
What’s New For 2010 At Aussie Ski Resorts?

What’s New For 2010 At Aussie Ski Resorts?

April 28, 2010
Thredbo Early Morning Slopes. Image – Thredbo Temperatures have been dipping below freezing across the NSW and Victorian mountains over the past few days, hinting that winter is on its way. Falls Creek, Thredbo, Perisher and Mt Buller all tweeted about frosty mornings across the ANZAC weekend and into the…
Russ Henshaw – Sitting On Top Of The World

Russ Henshaw – Sitting On Top Of The World

April 16, 2010
Harro/wheresharro.com Russ Henshaw confirmed his status as part of freeskiing’s international elite when he made the finals in the big air and slopestyle at this year’s Winter X Games in Aspen. He followed that up with solid results in Europe, including a win at the Frostgun Invitational in Val Thorens,…
Jossi and Russ represent ‘Down Under’ at the Jon Olsson Super Sessions

Jossi and Russ represent ‘Down Under’ at the Jon Olsson Super Sessions

April 8, 2010
Russ in the Red Bull Jib Garden. Image – Klaus Polzer Aussie freeski super star Russ Henshaw has teamed up with New Zealand’s Jossi Wells – just announced winner of the Association of Freeski Professionals (AFP) 2010 overall world title – for the 2010 Jon Olsson Super Sessions (JOSS), taking…
VIDEO – Made You Look teaser

VIDEO – Made You Look teaser

April 6, 2010
The long awaited teaser for the latest snowboard movie featuring New Zealand and Australia’s best snowboarding talent. The Reason Films crew have been hard at it for 2 years hitting up spots from Australia and NZ to India, USA, Canada and Europe. Some of the best riders from down under…
First Snow as NZ Resorts Build up for a Big 2010

First Snow as NZ Resorts Build up for a Big 2010

March 26, 2010
Coronet Peak’s high speed chair will be ready for a big 2010. Image – Coronet Peak Words – Aaron Cook, Mountainwatch.com Meteorologist A cold change swept over the South Island of New Zealand over the last few days, delivering a few centimetres of snow to ski resorts around the Southern…
Fast times at the Verbier Xtreme – FWT Champions crowned

Fast times at the Verbier Xtreme – FWT Champions crowned

March 25, 2010
The view from the top, FWT winner Candide Thovex. Image – FWT/C Magot After the men’s final competition was postponed Saturday, due to bad visibility, the world’s best freeride skiers and snowboarders once again took on the mythical 600 metre North face of the Bec des Rosses, Verbier for the…
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…