Australian Snow Storm Journal – July 15 2009

Australian Snow Storm Journal – July 15 2009

July 15, 2009
Boen Ferguson Perisher. Photo by Hansen Australia has had a cracking week and half of deep natural snowfalls coupled with clear and cold sunny skies in between the two storm fronts that passed through. The latest storm, which passed over the Australian Snowy Mountains during the weekend and into Monday…
Alpure Peaks Catboarding

Alpure Peaks Catboarding

July 13, 2009
  Will Jackways and Nick Brown get the goods with the crew from Alpure Peaks catboarding operation in Canterbury, New Zealand.
Video – Cattleman’s Rail Jam 2009

Video – Cattleman’s Rail Jam 2009

July 12, 2009
Robbie Walker, Jye Kearney, Mikey Williams, Darragh Walsh and more throwing down at Mt Buller. Feast your eyes.
Travel to – Hakuba Japan – Part 1

Travel to – Hakuba Japan – Part 1

July 6, 2009
Hakuba Japan – Part 1 By Lee Ponzio Whilst the Niseko powder and extremely fun terrain are all-time, there are hundreds of other shred areas to be explored around Honshu (The main Island of Japan). One such area that is garnering increasing international attention is Hakuba, in the Nagano prefecture.…
Latest Australian Forecast – Monday July 6, 2009

Latest Australian Forecast – Monday July 6, 2009

July 6, 2009
Falls creek carpark totally buried July 3rd. Photo: Chris Hocking. Heavy snow falls through the Alpine Way between Thredbo and Victoria. Photo: Sean Raddich. Mitch Smith July 3 on the Falls Creek summit. Photo: Charlie Brown. Steve Lee, Mountainwatch Forecaster and X-Olympian Downhill racer bruns some turns in the fresh…
Storm Gallery – Mt Cook NZ Gets 40cms of Fresh

Storm Gallery – Mt Cook NZ Gets 40cms of Fresh

July 3, 2009
  Mountainwatch NZ snow forecaster, David Winterburn sent in these amazing images taken at Mt Cook Village yesterday after the latest storm front had broken. The weather bomb, which has smashed Australia over the last week, left over 40cms of dry, fresh powder snow down to very low elevations (700m)…
Taking The Piste – Australia

Taking The Piste – Australia

June 25, 2009
  By Rachael Oakes-Ash Australia has never claimed to be the big mountain tops of Austria , the deep powder of interior British Columbia or the dry snow of Utah, so why do so many Australians complain every year about skiing here? If you’ve grown up skiing and riding in…
Video – Russ Henshaw At Jon Olson Super Sessions

Video – Russ Henshaw At Jon Olson Super Sessions

June 23, 2009
Jindabyne’s Russell Henshaw’s international reputation has grown dramatically over the last two years and, after his performance in this year’s Jon Olsson Super Sessions , he is regarded as one of the best new school free skiers in the world. The Super Sessions is a film and photo contest and…
Video – NZsnowboard.TV – ep2. JPS Mountain Lab

Video – NZsnowboard.TV – ep2. JPS Mountain Lab

June 16, 2009
The Second Episode of NZsnowboardTV comes at you from The Remarkables in Queenstown NZ. The mountain isn’t open yet but these guys got a few snow cats and free reign to build what they wanted and session!! Epic. Featuring Nick Hyne, Jeremy Thorns and mates. Courtesy of our friends at…
What is the Mountainwatch Snow Line?

What is the Mountainwatch Snow Line?

June 16, 2009
  This is the blue line you will see in all of our 3-Day Video Forecasts. It provides a forecasted indication of whether precipitation in alpine areas will be snow or rain. When the this line moves north of a ski-field area in Australia or New Zealand (or south of…
Taking The Piste – Don’t Follow The Cocky Crow

Taking The Piste – Don’t Follow The Cocky Crow

June 12, 2009
Taking the Piste – Rachael Oakes-Ash With Rachael Oakes Ash Wanted: Cocky mountain male with puffed up chest beating his drum and leading innocents into the back country with no guarantee of return. We’ve all met him. The guy whose eyes glaze over at the sight of virgin powder begging…
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