The Fifty – Cody Townsend’s Quest to Ski the 50 Classic Ski Descents  In North America – video

The Fifty – Cody Townsend’s Quest to Ski the 50 Classic Ski Descents  In North America – video

February 2, 2019
The latest challenge Cody has set for himself is a big one,  a three-year project to ski all 50 lines listed in the book, the 50 Classic Ski Descents Of North America.
Gabe Taylor, threading Mammoth's trees a couple of weeks ago. More of this on the way with 80cms in the forecast for Mammoth. Photo: Pete Morning

Grasshopper’s Weekly North American Forecast – Snow Aplenty During West-wide “Big Foot” Storm

January 31, 2019
The Sierras will strike back with a vengeance this week after last week left resorts there snowless. Ten-day snow accumulations show 1m-1.5m will fall along its main spine.
Niseko Japan Fortnightly Wrap Up – January 31st 2019

Niseko Japan Fortnightly Wrap Up – January 31st 2019

January 31, 2019
The fabled 'Japanuary' has come to an end but the powder skiing sure hasn’t… Check out the latest wrap-up from Niseko
Grasshopper’s Weekly Japan Forecast – Snow Falling Into Saturday, Then Rain On Honshu Late Sunday/Monday

Grasshopper’s Weekly Japan Forecast – Snow Falling Into Saturday, Then Rain On Honshu Late Sunday/Monday

January 31, 2019
After Japanuary goes out with a bang, the first week of February is looking a little slower. That’s by Japanese standards of course, and most resorts will still receive snowfalls in the 40cm-80cm range over the next ten-days
A Behind the Scenes Look at Candide Thovex’s Film Ski The World – Video

A Behind the Scenes Look at Candide Thovex’s Film Ski The World – Video

January 31, 2019
Candide Thovex has dropped the first edit of his Behind The Scenes webs series, which documents the filming of his 2018 release, Ski The World.
Send And Return – BCA’s Safe Backcountry Shredding Series, Episode 2 – Video

Send And Return – BCA’s Safe Backcountry Shredding Series, Episode 2 – Video

January 30, 2019
Riley Leboe, Mike Henitiuk, and Matt Margetts use their snowmobiles to access some stellar backcountry skiing outside Stewart, BC, but they take nothing for granted and keep their eye on the recent storm snow and a buried surface hoar layer.
Kicking Horse is one on the athletes' favourite venues - easy to see why. Photo: Daher/FWT

FWT Heads To Kicking Horse For Event Two of 2019 World Tour, Feb 2-8

January 29, 2019
After an epic start to the 2019 winter in Hakuba, Japan, the world’s best are making their way to North America for the second competition of FWT19 in the legendary resort of the Canadian Rockies, Kicking Horse, Golden BC.
Niseko, Jan 19. There have been plenty of days like this after 1.4m in the past 7 days. Photo: Matt Wiseman/Niseko Photography

World Snow Wrap – Things Calm Down After Some Big Storms

January 25, 2019
Huge snow totals in California, the powder cycle resumes in Japan and things have calmed down in Austria
Snowbird has had 1.7 metres in the past week and more is forecast in the next 24 hours before things calm down! Photo: Chris Segal

Grasshopper’s Weekly North American Forecast – Rockies Will Do Well Amidst a Subdued Wild West

January 24, 2019
The Rockies look set to make the most of a bad situation with ten-day accumulations between 25-45cm for a lot of resorts there, and double that for northern parts of the Canadian Rockies.
Evelina Nilsson finding some awesome hakuba power last week and there is more to come. Photo: Zoya Lynch

Grasshopper’s Weekly Japan Forecast, Jan 24 – Honshu Going Through The Roof

January 24, 2019
Japanuary will go out with a bang with snowfalls going through the roof on Honshu. Yet again, snowfall accumulations will be getting up near the 1.5m mark for the next ten days
Of course, after a session ope Yoga and meditation you may be ripping Jackson Hole's famous

Keep Calm and Ski Like A Boss – Jackson Hole’s Mindful Ski and Snowboard Camp

January 23, 2019
They’ve nailed the program with a sweet balance of time on the slopes, mindfulness coaching, morning meditation and a line up of experienced specialists to help flex and grow those mindful muscles along the way.
The Parkitects – A Glimpse into the World of Three of the World’s Best Park Builders- Video

The Parkitects – A Glimpse into the World of Three of the World’s Best Park Builders- Video

January 22, 2019
Filmed at Sass Fee in Switzerland during the Stomping Grounds session last October, Parkitects is a “behind the scenes” look at the work of three of the world’s leading park and pipe builders
Getting powdered from above and below at Vail in the latest storm a couple of days ago. Colorado has benefited from storms rolling off the Pacific and resorts there have more snow than average. Photo: Scott Bellow

2018-2019 North American Snow Season Outlook – Mid-January Update

January 21, 2019
After reports of 1.5m or more of snow falling during the recent storm that rolled off the Pacific, resorts in the Sierras are reveling in deeper than average snow. So too are the southern half of the American Rockies
Blue skis and incredible sunrises over the last couple of weeks in Hakuba photo: @jacksmitharthur

Hakuba Japan Fortnightly Wrap Up – January 3rd-18th 2019

January 18, 2019
The last two weeks have brought us lots of beautiful bluebird days with the occasional big dump thrown in, but not much snow...
Heatseeker – Must Watch Ski Film Wizardry From The Skier Who Brought You ‘Centriphone’ – Video

Heatseeker – Must Watch Ski Film Wizardry From The Skier Who Brought You ‘Centriphone’ – Video

January 18, 2019
The latest ski poetry in motion from Nicolas Vuignier in collaboration with filmer Jules Guarneri, sees six talented freeride skiers descend on the dark slopes of Valais, Switzerland, lit-up by an elusive fireball...
Mikael Landlord enjoying some sunshine in Myoko this week, but the weather has turned wiht more snow on the way.

The Grasshopper’s Weekly Japan Forecast – Goodness gracious me, snow for the next nine days

January 17, 2019
After a settled sunny week, we are now back in business. It’s going to be a week of big snowfalls, especially on Honshu where a series of troughs each brings heavy falls.
Road clearing at Alpine Meadow this morning and another 1.5 metres forecast by the weekend. Photo: Squaw valley Alpine Meadows

The Grasshopper’s Weekly North American Forecast – Plenty going on with plenty of Snow for everyone

January 17, 2019
It’s a fairly stormy week ahead with lots going on; some days almost turned into an essay. Again, the Sierras stick out with ten-day accumulations up over the metre mark.
Arbor Snowboards Presents, Home, Episode 3 – Jackson with Brian Iguchi and Mark Carter

Arbor Snowboards Presents, Home, Episode 3 – Jackson with Brian Iguchi and Mark Carter

January 16, 2019
“I love this place. It’s been 20-something years of living here and I’m still finding new places to go, explore and enjoy.”  Brian Iguchi, on Jackson.
The 2019 Freeride World Tour Starts in Four Days in Hakuba with the First Event Of The Year

The 2019 Freeride World Tour Starts in Four Days in Hakuba with the First Event Of The Year

January 15, 2019
The 2019 Freeride World Tour (FWT) begins in just four days in Hakuba, Japan with the competition weather window running from January 19-26th.
Niseko Japan Fortnightly Wrap Up – January 15th 2019

Niseko Japan Fortnightly Wrap Up – January 15th 2019

January 15, 2019
‘Japanuary’ as they say, is well and truly underway... Find out how the first two weeks of 2019 have looked in Niseko!
2018-2019 Japanese Snow Season Outlook – January Update

2018-2019 Japanese Snow Season Outlook – January Update

January 14, 2019
The Japanese snow season is now ticking along nicely, and generally speaking, snowfalls are tracking along average lines.
Coen Bennie-Faull has made his annual movie from Hotham to jackson Hole and hooked right in to some classic

World Snow Wrap, January 11 – Snowfalls continue in Europe, Canada, the US and, of course, Japan

January 11, 2019
It has been snowing British Columbia, the western states of the US, Japan and Austria. More to come and much-needed snowfalls on the way for France.
St Anton has had over two metres of snow it past two weeks. Photo: St Anton

16-Year-Old Australian Boy Dies in Avalanche in St Anton

January 11, 2019
A 16-year-old Australian boy died in an avalanche in St Anton, Austria on Wednesday afternoon.
It has been a big week for snow in California's Sierras and there is more to come. Bernie Rosow making the most of 60cm of fresh snow on Jan 7. Photo: Peter Morning

North America Forecast – The Big Calm, followed by big snowfalls in the Sierras

January 10, 2019
The ten-day snow accumulation chart paints a rather different picture this week with the southern half of North America inline to score the bonanza, while the northern half clocks up some sunshine hours during the “Big Calm”.
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Snow Season Outlook 2015 – July Update – New Zealand

Snow Season Outlook 2015 – July Update – New Zealand

June 30, 2015
The Remarkables delayed their opening due to ongoing construction of their new base building. Once they did kick things off, both the building and the mountain were looking spectacular Image:: NZSki New Zealand Seasonal Snow Outlook | The Grasshopper Brought to you by ESS Boardstores The South Island’s ski season…
UPDATED Powder Delivery to the South Island to Continue – NZ Snow Alert

UPDATED Powder Delivery to the South Island to Continue – NZ Snow Alert

June 30, 2015
South Island skiers are in for a treat this week, with 10-20cm of fresh snow due to arrive from tomorrow Image:: NZSki SNOW ALERT Snow Likelihood rating: High Confidence, be ready. Updated: July 3 2015 UPDATE Well, as promised the powder has arrived. South Island resorts are reporting up to 20cm…
Snow Season Outlook 2015 – July Update – Australia – El Nino’s Iron Grip

Snow Season Outlook 2015 – July Update – Australia – El Nino’s Iron Grip

June 29, 2015
There may not be much natural snow, but there’s definitely snow. Zahra Kell rip through some man-made pow Image:: Thredbo Australian Seasonal Snow Outlook – July update | The Grasshopper Brought to you by ESS Boardstores We’ve been Nino’ed. June started with a rush of cold air, but that was…
New Zealand Scores – The Storm in Photos

New Zealand Scores – The Storm in Photos

June 20, 2015
Queenstown’s Coronet Peak was among the first to open, snow totals were less than the Canterbury Region yet still impressive Image:: Coronet Peak Mountainwatch | Storm Watch Well New Zealand has pulled away from Australia in the Bledisloe of snow with a strong first quarter lead after the metre snow…
UPDATED – 48 Hours of Snow – Snow Alert Australia

UPDATED – 48 Hours of Snow – Snow Alert Australia

June 17, 2015
The calm before the storm, June 17, 2015 Image:: Thredbo Snow Likelihood rating:
Snow on the Way in the South – Snow Alert NZ

Snow on the Way in the South – Snow Alert NZ

June 16, 2015
Coronet Peak turned it on for Opening Day last weekend, but if this storm comes through that powder shape could be mighty handy Image:: Coronet Peak SNOW ALERT Snow Likelihood rating: Uncertain and complex, but it’s coming. Updated: June 16 2015 After a promising start, followed by a great snowmaking window,…
Snow Alert NZ – UPDATED – Large Front Inbound, Possibility of 70cm

Snow Alert NZ – UPDATED – Large Front Inbound, Possibility of 70cm

June 5, 2015
There’s going to be some rain first, but areas close to the divide could be in for up to 70cm above 2000m. Image:: Treble Cone SNOW ALERT – UPDATED Snow Likelihood rating: It’s raining, but snow is coming Updated: June 9 2015 As promised, the rain is currently settling in, but…
Snow Season Outlook 2015 – June Update – New Zealand

Snow Season Outlook 2015 – June Update – New Zealand

June 2, 2015
The winter buzz is strong in the South Island thanks to last week’s dump. But what’s instore for the month ahead? Image:: The Remarkables New Zealand Seasonal Snow Outlook | The Grasshopper Brought to you by ESS Boardstores Less than a month to go, and confidence is sky high for…
Snow Season Outlook 2015 – June Update – Australia – Welcome to Winter

Snow Season Outlook 2015 – June Update – Australia – Welcome to Winter

June 1, 2015
Welcome to Winter. Lake Jindabyne, June 1, 2015 Image:: Lucas Wilkinson Australian Seasonal Snow Outlook – June update | The Grasshopper Brought to you by ESS Boardstores El Nino is here and for the next six months it’s going to get blamed for anything weird that happens with the weather.…
Snow Alert NZ – Weekend snow in the South Island?

Snow Alert NZ – Weekend snow in the South Island?

May 28, 2015
#stormlife up at The Remarks Image:: The Remarkables SNOW ALERT Snow Likelihood rating: It’s a crap shoot. Roll the dice and watch in wonder. Updated: May 28 2015 The Southern Lakes got hit by a classic southerly snow storm on Sunday/Monday just gone. Some of the snow drifts that collected would…
Snow Season Outlook 2015 – May Update – New Zealand

Snow Season Outlook 2015 – May Update – New Zealand

May 5, 2015
Autumn snow on Autumn trees in Arrowtown, New Zealand Image:: Vaughan Brookfield New Zealand Seasonal Snow Outlook | The Grasshopper Brought to you by ESS Boardstores April’s snow has come and gone, like we knew it would. But now we’re in May and we’re allowed to hope that soon something…
Snow Season Outlook 2015 – May Update – Australia – Wrong’un’s Revival

Snow Season Outlook 2015 – May Update – Australia – Wrong’un’s Revival

May 4, 2015
June 30, 2014 – far too cold for work. Winter beckons. Image:: Mt Buller Australian Seasonal Snow Outlook | The Grasshopper Brought to you by ESS Boardstores Every good story needs a hero, a villain, a joker, and a few twists along the way. This month’s seasonal forecast update sure…
Snow Season Outlook 2015 – New Zealand – The Bledisloe of Snow

Snow Season Outlook 2015 – New Zealand – The Bledisloe of Snow

April 3, 2015
Last winter was less than disappointing in New Zealand, although there were still quite a few good days if you were there for them. Locals will be hanging for an improvement in 2015. The outlook is positive. Image:: Vaughan Brookfield New Zealand Seasonal Snow Outlook | The Grasshopper Australia won…
Snow Season Outlook 2015 – Australia – El Nino Dos Awaits

Snow Season Outlook 2015 – Australia – El Nino Dos Awaits

March 31, 2015
It was the ‘Wrong’un’ of last year that delivered the epic falls of late June and early July. As you’ll read below, it could possibly happen again Image:: Thredbo Resort Australian Seasonal Snow Outlook | The Grasshopper If this were a movie I guess they’d be calling it El Nino Dos.…
The Wait is Over, Niseko Expects Heavy Snow – Snow Alert

The Wait is Over, Niseko Expects Heavy Snow – Snow Alert

December 1, 2014
Just a tease, you know this is coming… Dec 2013, Niseko Image:: Niseko Photography SNOW ALERT Snow Likelihood rating: High confidence Filed: December 1, 2014 Nervous Christmas holiday-makers can rest easy, the freezing line has flat-lined, the storm has already hit neighbouring Korea, and Hokkaido is bunkering down for the first significant…
Snow Alert NZ – Consistent top-ups on the way down south

Snow Alert NZ – Consistent top-ups on the way down south

September 15, 2014
Cardrona’s carpark this afternoon. Reports indicate about 7cm has fallen through the day. Image:: Cardrona SNOW ALERT Snow Likelihood rating: The force is strong. Filed:September 15, 2014 It’s been a slow winter in New Zealand. Sure, there’s been snow, and there’s been some powder days, but it kinda feels like it…
Season Outlook 2014 – September Update – New Zealand

Season Outlook 2014 – September Update – New Zealand

September 2, 2014
While the powder days have been few and far between, this mid-August dump was perfect. Harry Pettit getting after it at The Remarkables Image:: Vaughan Brookfield New Zealand Snow Outlook | The Grasshopper We got lucky in August with some heavy falls to start the month, and that’s allowed us…
Essay – Nat Segal – Skiing in the face of Climate Change

Essay – Nat Segal – Skiing in the face of Climate Change

August 30, 2014
Nat and her family at Mt Buller. “This is what I remember winter being like as a kid, they became less and less regular the older I became.” “If the ski industry is to save itself – not to mention help save snow, alpine habitat and ecosystems downstream of the…
Season Outlook 2014 – September Update – Australia

Season Outlook 2014 – September Update – Australia

August 29, 2014
Spring in the high country, does it get any better? Image:: Falls Creek Australian Seasonal Snow Outlook | The Grasshopper Brought to you by ESS Boardstores It’s time for our final seasonal outlook of the season, and I have to admit this is probably my favourite one to write. We…
Opinion – Can Snowboarding Go Green?

Opinion – Can Snowboarding Go Green?

August 26, 2014
The guilt-free boarder. Is enviro misrepresentation rife in snowboarding? Or are there those who are doing their bit? Illustration:: Louis Macindoe This Global Conscience piece was originally published in Transfer #17. You can find all our back issues HERE. Transfer | Alex Horvath Snowboarding, as a lifestyle, is inextricably linked…
Season Outlook 2014 – August Update – New Zealand

Season Outlook 2014 – August Update – New Zealand

August 5, 2014
The South Island received a healthy 25cm top-up over the weekend, this week is shaping up well, too. Could this be the turning point of the season? Image:: NZSki New Zealand Snow Outlook | The Grasshopper We’re nearly at the halfway point in the New Zealand season, so why does…
Season Outlook 2014 – August Update – Australia

Season Outlook 2014 – August Update – Australia

August 4, 2014
While they don’t bring snow, high pressure systems ain’t all bad. A groomer scores the sunrise over Thredbo Valley Image:: Thredbo Australian Seasonal Snow Outlook | The Grasshopper Brought to you by ESS Boardstores All right, bring it in tight. We’re at the halfway point in the season, but there’s…
Snow Alert Aus – 15 to 30cm inbound

Snow Alert Aus – 15 to 30cm inbound

July 29, 2014
The storm that hit around the 18th July delivered some incredible snow to Mt Hotham, if temps stay low then we can expect a rinse and repeat this weekend Image:: Mark Tsukasov SNOW ALERT Snow Likelihood rating: Moderate, but increasing confidence. Updated:July 29 2014 Just in time for August, a healthy…
Opinion – Avalanches, The Darker Side of the Storm

Opinion – Avalanches, The Darker Side of the Storm

July 25, 2014
Recent snow conditions have brought avalanche danger to the forefront of backcountry user’s minds. As you can see from this shot, it’s for very good reason Image:: Le Bent/Blondel Mountainwatch | Zack Wasson The thought of avalanches occurring in Australia is a strange concept in the mind of most backcountry…
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Mountainwatch Must Watch – ‘Elsewhere – Winter in Japan’

Mountainwatch Must Watch – ‘Elsewhere – Winter in Japan’

June 15, 2018
Some of our countries best riders explore the contrasts of Japan in a brand new film from Finnegan Laver...
Boothy’s Blog – Why I Love Opening Weekend

Boothy’s Blog – Why I Love Opening Weekend

June 9, 2018
Fresh-faced and free, people are excited and jittery and alive. Staff are trying extra hard with customers, lifties pull tees with aerobic energy, ski instructors don’t have goggle tans yet.
Mountainwatch Guide to Park City

Mountainwatch Guide to Park City

May 24, 2018
The home of the Sundance Film Festival and 2002 Olympics is the perfect base from which to explore what is known
Niseko – All It’s Cracked Up To Be?

Niseko – All It’s Cracked Up To Be?

May 17, 2018
Niseko undeniably receives a great deal of attention in the snow world. Attention from professional athletes. Attention from powder punters. Attention from Australian’s. And attention
The Mountainwatch Guide To Wanaka – New Zealand

The Mountainwatch Guide To Wanaka – New Zealand

May 2, 2018
After reading this we’re quietly confident you’ll wanna go to Wanaka. So Mountainwatch has partnered with
Southern Lakes Heliskiing – One of the best days of your life

Southern Lakes Heliskiing – One of the best days of your life

May 1, 2018
The views are incredible Mountainwatch | Reggae Elliss For most skiers and boarders, the idea of heliskiing is very appealing. It is something we all want to do but it just seems out of reach. Yes, multi-day heli operations based out of a wilderness lodge in Canada or Alaska are…
Thredbo Offers Guided Backcountry Tours This Winter

Thredbo Offers Guided Backcountry Tours This Winter

April 27, 2018
Adam Kroenert slicing some beautiful snow on Mount Etheridge Mountainwatch | Reggae Elliss Thredbo has announced it will be offering guided backcountry tours this winter, ranging from short three and half hour tours to Signature Hill, just outside the resort boundary, to all-day seven-hour tours to Leatherbarrel Creek, Mount Etheridge,…
The Mountainwatch Guide To Nozawa Onsen

The Mountainwatch Guide To Nozawa Onsen

April 24, 2018
It’s safe to say that the average Aussie or Kiwi snowboarder is well and truly acquainted with Hokkaido and its offerings. These days, droves of antipodean tourists flock there year after year – crowds are actually beginning to turn some people off. As a result, many riders who travel to…
The Mountainwatch Guide to the Hakuba Valley

The Mountainwatch Guide to the Hakuba Valley

April 13, 2018
Liquid Snow Tours have been sending their clients to hakuba for over ten years. Naturally, you’d assume that over that time they’ve gained quite a bit of local knowledge and they want to share it with you. If you’re thinking of heading to hakuba this season, have a read to…
The Mountainwatch Guide To Shiga Kogen

The Mountainwatch Guide To Shiga Kogen

April 9, 2018
 Shiga Kogen is a great ski and board destination in Japan offering a variety of terrain and off-piste options, minimal crowds and an authentic Japanese experience that’s becoming harder to find, as more and more international skiers and boarders flock to the favoured resorts, hakuba and Niseko during the…
Sage Kotsenburg in Hakuba

Sage Kotsenburg in Hakuba

April 6, 2018
Olympic gold medallist Sage Kotsenburg recently travelled to hakuba, Japan to chase some of the steepest back country runs in Japan. Sage had previously filmed up North in Hokkaido but found it was flatter so him and his crew came to hakuba for the steep terrain. Sage won Gold in…
Finally, A Classic Storm Cycle at Jackson Hole

Finally, A Classic Storm Cycle at Jackson Hole

March 20, 2018
Tami Razenger, Dylan Dipentima and Tim McLennan having a powder party run on an awesome day. Photo: Brooks Curran Mountainwatch | Coen Bennie-Faull The past week has been very good in Jackson Hole after the storm the masses had waited for all season finally showed up last weekend. Snow to…
World Snow Wrap – Japan, Europe and America

World Snow Wrap – Japan, Europe and America

March 13, 2018
Spring has sprung in some parts of the world, but there are more powder days in store for California and Europe. It was a return to powder in Niseko early this week and, as usual, it was pretty good. Photo: Oyuki/Aedan O’Donnell Mountainwatch | Reggae Ellis Japan Given it is…
Mammoth’s Biggest Storm of the Year Has Set up a Good Spring

Mammoth’s Biggest Storm of the Year Has Set up a Good Spring

March 8, 2018
The snow kept getting deeper each day. Bernie Rosow on a day he described as “nothing short of epic”. Photo Christian Pondella Mountainwatch | Reggae Elliss After a slow winter with relatively weak and isolated storms, things finally kicked into gear last week in California, with a big storm dropping…
Records Smashed with 1.6M Visitors to NZ Slopes in 2017

Records Smashed with 1.6M Visitors to NZ Slopes in 2017

March 7, 2018
The base area at Mt Hutt, looking god on a blue-bird day Mountainwatch | Press Release Ski Areas Association of New Zealand (SAANZ) Chair Marty Toomey says the industry has recorded the highest ever skier days for a season with 8% growth in 2017 and 1.6m visitors to New Zealand’s…
Hakuba Valley Joins the Epic Pass

Hakuba Valley Joins the Epic Pass

March 2, 2018
Mountainwatch | Press Release hakuba Valley, Nagano, Japan today announced a long-term alliance with Vail Resorts, Inc. (NYSE: MTN), the leading global mountain resort operator, Broomfield Colorado, USA. Beginning with the 2018-19 season, the Epic Pass, Epic Local Pass and Epic Australia Pass will offer five consecutive complimentary days with…
2018 Colorado Season Update – The Year That Broke All the Rules

2018 Colorado Season Update – The Year That Broke All the Rules

March 2, 2018
We’re nearing the end of the season, right? Wrong. Let’s take a look at how March is shaping up in Colorado. After a dry December and January, regular storms started to filter through in late Feb and this day, Feb 23, was one of the best. Photo: Breckenridge Mountainwatch |…
Niseko Japan – Conditions Wrap Up – February

Niseko Japan – Conditions Wrap Up – February

March 2, 2018
We’ve needed to break out the snorkels on more than one occasion this month. Image:: Matt Wiseman/Niseko Photography & Guiding Mountainwatch | Matt Wiseman February certainly had its work cut out for it if it was going to top the snow that fell in either so-called ‘Deepcember’ or ‘Japanuary’. If…
Furano’s Backcountry Beckons, But Beware

Furano’s Backcountry Beckons, But Beware

February 23, 2018
Furano’s backcountry looking amazing, but like anywhere in the back country, some common sense goes a long way. Photo: Caroline van’t Hoff Mountainwatch | Lucy Morrell, Alpine Backcountry Rental in Furano and Asahidake A couple of weeks ago six French backcountry skiers went missing in Furano. They split up around…
Myoko Forecast 14th February

Myoko Forecast 14th February

February 16, 2018
Mountainwatch The latest update from Myoko. The snow has been consistent throughout the season and looks like it will continue for the rest of the week. Follow Mountainwatch for more updates and head to Liquidsnowtours.com to book your last minute Japan ski trip. Hakuba forecasts, snow reports and live snow cams.
Mammoth Mountain Is Big and Always Worth a Visit

Mammoth Mountain Is Big and Always Worth a Visit

February 16, 2018
It may be a below average snow year, but Mammoth Mountain is living up to its reputation. Photo Feb 5, 2018. Mountainwatch | Reggae Elliss The drive down from Tahoe to Mammoth Mountain is spectacular. Through the wide expanses of the Carson Valley, the mountains rising dramatically to the west…
Whistler Micro Adventures

Whistler Micro Adventures

February 5, 2018
It doesn’t have to be a massive expedition to have some fun in the BC Backcountry Anna scoping some lines during the skin above the tree line. Photo: Guy Fattal Mountainwatch | Anna Segal One of my favourite things about living in Whistler is the access to countless opportunities to…
Jackson Hole Update – A Week of Fresh Tracks and More on the Way

Jackson Hole Update – A Week of Fresh Tracks and More on the Way

February 2, 2018
A bluebird day with 40cms of fresh snow on Jackson’s renowned terrain is something special. Jan 24, 2018. Photo Chris Figenshau Mountainwatch | Coen Bennie-Faull Winter seems to have made a resurgence here in Jackson Hole, with three major falls within the last two weeks and some powder days. Last…
Niseko Japan – Fortnightly Wrap Up – January 31st

Niseko Japan – Fortnightly Wrap Up – January 31st

January 31, 2018
At 1898m, Mt Yotei is hard to miss when the sun comes out… Image:: Piotrek Drzastwa /Niseko Photography & Guiding Mountainwatch | Matt Wiseman Well Japanuary has come to a close and it’s fair to say we’ve seen it all on the mountain this month. A mild start had us…
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VIDEO Torstein Horgmo and Jamie Anderson Win Dew Slopestyle

VIDEO Torstein Horgmo and Jamie Anderson Win Dew Slopestyle

January 24, 2011
Winter Dew Tour Norway’s Torstein Horgmo and Jamie Anderson of South Lake Tahoe, Calif., each won their second consecutive snowboard slopestyle final today, making them undefeated in the men and women’s disciplines respectively on the 2010-11 season. Horgmo and Anderson’s wins further secure them in the lead positions in overall…
French Dominate First Stage of Freeride World Tour 2011

French Dominate First Stage of Freeride World Tour 2011

January 24, 2011
Image:: FreerideWorldTour.com / C. Margot Freeride World Tour The Nissan Freeride de Chamonix Mont-Blanc 2011 by Swatch went off in Courmayeur on the Italian side of Mont Blanc today. A strong field of freeriders were surprised by the quality of both the snow and the number of features. As a…
DEW TOUR – Stop 2, Killington, Begins Friday

DEW TOUR – Stop 2, Killington, Begins Friday

January 19, 2011
Winter Dew Tour Over 140 of the best freeski and snowboard athletes will compete this weekend at Killington Resort on the second stop of the 2010-11 Winter Dew Tour season. Welcoming the Tour for the first time, Killington Resort will host the four-day event that features competitions with the top…
VIDEO Alex ‘Chumpy’ Pullin – Snowboard Cross WORLD CHAMPION

VIDEO Alex ‘Chumpy’ Pullin – Snowboard Cross WORLD CHAMPION

January 19, 2011
Snowboard Cross Alex ‘Chumpy’ Pullin from Mansfield, Victoria became Australia’s latest World Champion in La Molina, Spain on Tuesday, winning the 2011 Snowboard Cross World Championships, claiming his first ever major title and in the process beating out two of the sports biggest superstars – 2010 Olympic gold medalist Seth…
TTR WORLD TOUR Tanteri, Anderson Victorious in Burton European Open Slopestyle

TTR WORLD TOUR Tanteri, Anderson Victorious in Burton European Open Slopestyle

January 17, 2011
TTR Burton European Open 2011 Slopestyle Highlights from ttrworldtour on Vimeo.   TTR World Tour Roope Tonteri (FIN) and Jamie Anderson (USA) were victorious in Friday’s slopestyle finals at the 12th annual 6Star Burton European Open taking place in Laax, Switzerland. With her win earning 1000 TTR ranking points, Jamie…
TTR WORLD TOUR Piiroinen, Clark Claim Victory in Burton European Open Halfpipe

TTR WORLD TOUR Piiroinen, Clark Claim Victory in Burton European Open Halfpipe

January 17, 2011
TTR Burton European Open 2011 Halfpipe Highlights from ttrworldtour on Vimeo.   TTR World Tour The final day of the 12th annual Burton European Open went off on Saturday with Peetu Piiroinen (FIN) and Kelly Clark (USA) taking home the halfpipe titles, earning themselves 1000 Swatch TTR Ranking points, a…
TTR WORLD TOUR Toutant, Anderson, Haller, Clark Win O’Neill Evolution

TTR WORLD TOUR Toutant, Anderson, Haller, Clark Win O’Neill Evolution

January 10, 2011
Press Release The 6Star O’Neill Evolution wrapped up in Davos, Switzerland with Sebastien Toutant (CAN) and Jamie Anderson (USA) winning the slopestyle titles today and Christian Haller (SUI) and Kelly Clark (USA) taking top honors in halfpipe on the weekend January 8 – 9. The winners were awarded a piece…
VIDEO – WINTER DEW TOUR Nike 6.0, Breckenridge Begins Friday

VIDEO – WINTER DEW TOUR Nike 6.0, Breckenridge Begins Friday

December 15, 2010
Breckenridge Team Rider Banks Gilberti testing out the Dew Tour superpipe. Image:: Breckenridge Winter Dew Tour Over 380 of the best freeski and snowboard athletes from 18 different countries will compete this weekend at Breckenridge Ski Resort at the Nike 6.0 Open. The Winter Dew Tour will be televised in…
Vito, Farrington, Dorey and Groenewoud Win Grand Prix

Vito, Farrington, Dorey and Groenewoud Win Grand Prix

December 13, 2010
Byron Wells at the USA Halfpipe Grand Prix, Copper Mountain. Image:: Courtesy Snowsports NZ USA Halfpipe Grand Prix The USA’s Louie Vito and Kaitlyn Farrington claimed the USA Halfpipe Grand Prix snowboarding top spots at Copper Mountain on the weekend 11 – 12 December while Canadians dominated the skiing with…
Ski Halfpipe’s Olympic Journey Steps up With Inaugural Grand Prix

Ski Halfpipe’s Olympic Journey Steps up With Inaugural Grand Prix

December 9, 2010
Big Air champion Bobby Brown, who visited Australia earlier this year, will make his halfpipe debut at Copper Mountain. IMage:: Darren Teastale Ski Halfpipe Ski Halfpipe is taking another step in the journey to Olympic inclusion this week with the inaugural International Skiing Federation (FIS) sanctioned Grand Prix ski halfpipe…
Sebastien Toutant Wins 6star Oakley Shaun White Air & Style In Beijing, China

Sebastien Toutant Wins 6star Oakley Shaun White Air & Style In Beijing, China

December 6, 2010
Press Release Canadian rider, Sebastien Toutant, was the winner of the Oakley Shaun White Air & Style Beijing snowboard competition – a 6Star Swatch TTR event – in China over the weekend 4 – 5 December. Toutant walked away with a large share of the $100,000 USD prize purse, the…
VIDEO – The WORLD HELI CHALLENGE 2010 Highlights – Part 2

VIDEO – The WORLD HELI CHALLENGE 2010 Highlights – Part 2

November 18, 2010
This is part two of the World Heli Challenge, the essential viewing. Featuring all the action from the 2010 competition and the down day shenanigans, including good ole-fashioned paddock rally car racing, this is a must watch, so check it out!   You need to have the Adobe Flash Player…
Winter Dew Tour – New Names added to Confirmed Athletes List

Winter Dew Tour – New Names added to Confirmed Athletes List

November 10, 2010
Winter Dew Tour 10/11 Scotty Lago, Tom Wallisch and Australia’s own Anna Segal have been named on the second round pre-qualified and open qualified list for the first stop of the Winter Dew Tour 2010/2011, the Nike 6.0 Open at Breckenridge, Colorado on 16 – 19 December 2010. The Open…
A Mountain of a Cycle – the 7 Peaks Challenge

A Mountain of a Cycle – the 7 Peaks Challenge

November 10, 2010
The downhill run at Hotham. Image:: Courtesy 7 Peaks Challenge Alpine Summer The Seven Peaks Challenge is an at-your-own-pace cycling challenge run in the Victorian High Country, through the summer cyclists will summit Victoria’s most challenging peaks, earning themselves stamps in their special Seven Peaks boarding passes and the possibility…
CHILL Perisher Snowboarding Trip 2010

CHILL Perisher Snowboarding Trip 2010

November 9, 2010
The 2010 CHILL group. Image:: Thanks to CHILL CHILL Snow Program 2010 CHILL is a not-for-profit, learn to ride board sport program for at-risk youth. Through the medium of board sports CHILL aids young people to accomplish goals they never thought possible, while teaching some of the most important lessons…
VIDEO – The WORLD HELI CHALLENGE 2010 Highlights – Part 1

VIDEO – The WORLD HELI CHALLENGE 2010 Highlights – Part 1

November 9, 2010
  You need to have the Adobe Flash Player to view this content. Please click here to continue.   World Heli Challenge This is part one of the World Heli Challenge, the essential viewing. Featuring all the action from the 2010 competition and the down day shenanigans, including good ole-fashioned…
Freeride World Tour Qualifier Events Announced

Freeride World Tour Qualifier Events Announced

November 4, 2010
Competitors waiting for the start, Chaminox 2010. Image:: C Margot/Freeride World Tour Freeride World Tour The Freeride World Qualifier Events (FWQ) is a series of qualifying competitions in which highly-skilled skiers and snowboarders compete with the ultimate goal of grabbing a spot on the Freeride World Tour (FWT). With the…
TEASER The Freeride World Tour 2011

TEASER The Freeride World Tour 2011

November 4, 2010
The world’s best freeriders captured by the world’s best photographers. Image:: C Margot/Freeride World Tour Freeride World Tour Northern Hemisphere winters produce plenty of froth-inspiring events for us to follow but we’re going to say the Freeride World Tour may be the ultimate. Six of the world’s most incredible freeride…
Photo Snow Report – Toyota One Hit Wonder Week in THREDBO

Photo Snow Report – Toyota One Hit Wonder Week in THREDBO

September 24, 2010
Charlie Timmins. Snow Journal 15 – 19 September | Andrew Fawcett You couldn’t have scripted better conditions for the Toyota One Hit Wonder in Thredbo. Despite a forecast week of snow the sun shone every day without fail on the 90ft mega-jump perched on the hill above Thredbo’s Cruiser lift.…
The SoO AirTime Winners Announced

The SoO AirTime Winners Announced

September 22, 2010
Team Victoria’s Johnny Lipzker. Image:: Joey Corcoran SoO AirTime | Watkin Mclennan It’s Official! Victoria is victorious. They got ahead by only 155 votes, but in the end the real winner was Australian skiing. The two films were seen by over 50 countries, even Lebanon, and collectively over 10 000…
Thredbo Freeride Series Big Air

Thredbo Freeride Series Big Air

September 21, 2010
Jye Kearney Event | Images:: Ben Hansen Mother Nature turned it on for the final event in the Thredbo Freeride Series for 2010, the Big Air at the top of the Cruiser area Despite launching themselves off the Toyota One Hit Wonder 90ft kicker all week, The guys were keen…
Mountainwatch Interschools Snowsport Scholarship Winners

Mountainwatch Interschools Snowsport Scholarship Winners

September 15, 2010
Maddy Alexis. Image:; Lorrae Alexis Words | Don St Pierre With the conclusion of the Suburu National Interschools Snowsports Championships at Perisher last week, Mountainwatch.com is pleased to announce the winners of the Mountainwatch Interschool Snowsports Scholarships. Skier Charlie Comben of Merrijig Primary School, VIC and Snowboarder Maddy Alexis of…
SoO AirTime Insider – The Wrap

SoO AirTime Insider – The Wrap

September 14, 2010
Max Timmins. Image:: Joey Corcoran Words | Joey Corcoran SoO AirTime 2010 is over but it leave behind two incredible ski films. Such high quality Australian skiing is rarely captured. These two films showcase the skiers and the mountains; the world now knows that we’re more than just desert and…
SoO AirTime – Voting Open

SoO AirTime – Voting Open

September 7, 2010
Oscar McLennan filming Max Timmins. Image:: Joey Corcoran SoO AirTime Voting is now open for YOU to decide the winner of the SoO AirTime 2010. After three days of filming in Mt Buller, Team NSW and Team Victoria have finished their video edits and voting is open for the public…
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