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Scotty James Wins Third Consecutive World Championship – Watch His Winning Run

February 9, 2019
Scotty James is on a roll, the Australian snowboarder winning his third consecutive  halfpipe World

World Snow Wrap – Massive Snow Totals In the US and Europe

February 8, 2019
Huge Snow totals in California and Utah, a mixed bag in Japan and Canada and a good couple of weeks

Kiwi Skier Craig Murray’s Winning Freeride World Tour Run – Video

February 7, 2019
Check out Craig Murray's run that earned him 93.00 points and the top spot on the Kicking Horse podi

Sun Valley and Snowbasin Join the Epic Pass

February 7, 2019
Vail Resorts, Inc. (NYSE: MTN), Sun Valley Resort and Snowbasin Resort jointly announced today that

The Grasshopper’s Weekly North American Forecast – Cascades and Sierras to Cop Big Snowfalls as “Little Foot” follows in the steps of big brother

February 7, 2019
As Big Foot stomps off to the east, the trail of powder he left measures between 2-3m in the Sierras

The Grasshopper’s Weekly Japan Forecast – Consistent Top-ups and Cold Temps For a Great Week

February 7, 2019
We saw a mid-season blip last week, whereby heinously warm temperatures dropped a whole swag of rain

Epic Conditions and Big Performances Make for an Unforgettable Day At FWT 19 Stop Two in Kicking Horse, Golden, BC.

February 6, 2019
The world’s best took advantage of perfect freeride conditions in the Purcell Mountains for an exc

The 5 Red Flags Unstable Snow & Avalanche Danger – Video

February 6, 2019
This short clip from Craig Gordon of the Utah Avalanche Centre simplifies avalanches for us with 5 a

Le Bent Wins Awards at Outdoor Retailer/ SSA Trade Show in Denver – Press Release

February 5, 2019
Le Bent, the Australian sock and base layer company, is making in-roads into North America and the 

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 lin

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.

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 lates

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’

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

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 backcount

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

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 Aus

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

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, snowfa

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, morni

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

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, r

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 thro

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, s
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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 s

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 l

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 mi

Gallery – The South Island So Far

July 22, 2014
South Island skier, Harry Pettit, enjoying some fresh pow at the Remarkables. Image:: Vaughan Brookf

Snow Alert – 10 to 30cm inbound for Australia next week

July 17, 2014
Snow continued to fall last night in Falls Creek, we can expect a short break of mostly fine weather

Snow Alert Aus – 30 – 40cm inbound – Updated

July 6, 2014
Dhanu Sherpa slashes some perfect Aussie pow in Thredbo over the weekend. No doubt this week will of

Season Outlook 2014 – July Update – New Zealand

July 4, 2014
Opening day at The Remarkables yesterday saw blue sky, a new chairlift and some fresh snow. Not bad,

Storm Journal – The Superstorm

July 3, 2014
Far too cold for work. Mt Buller looking its best. Image:: Andrew Railton Mountainwatch | Reggae Ell

Snow Alert NZ – Revised – Up to 40cm to Fall Down South

June 30, 2014
Powder days in the Southern Lakes have been few and far between so far, but this one coming up will

Season Outlook 2014 – July Update – Australia

June 30, 2014
The last few days will be remembered for many seasons to come. A truly epic snowfall. Fingers crosse

Storm Watch – Dump and Dumper

June 25, 2014
Now that’s what you call a season-starter Image:: Perisher Mountainwatch | Storm Wrap There

Snow Alert Aus – Another 60cm expected

June 25, 2014
Bam. June 2014 Powder day – Check Image:: Thredbo SNOW ALERT Snow Likelihood rating: Have you loo

Snow Alert Aus – Updated – Up to 85cm expected this week

June 23, 2014
Snowmaking has been the key to any skiing so far, but it’s all going to change this week with

The World Heli Challenge rolls out a fresh new format and adds a generous pool of cash and prizes

June 11, 2014
The winner of the Canon Award for 2013, Image:: Mickey Ross/World Heli Challenge Mountainwatch | Pre

Snow Alert – 20-50cm on the way for Canterbury

June 6, 2014
Will Canterbury see another cold outbreak like the one last June? Time will tell, but all signs are

Season Outlook 2014 – June Update – New Zealand

June 4, 2014
Last week’s snowfall brought the snow level right down to the lake in Queenstown. It has also

Season Outlook 2014 – June Update – Australia

May 31, 2014
Monday’s front left a few cms up high in Thredbo, though the warm air that followed meant it d

Forecast – New Zealand – Extended Outlook

May 20, 2014
The end of April saw some significant snow hit the Queenstown resorts, here’s hoping the end o

The Countdown – The outlook for Opening Weekend

May 19, 2014
Cold temps and dry air will be opening weekend’s saving grace, but as you’ll read below,

Season Outlook 2014 – May Update – New Zealand

May 7, 2014
Not such a bad view for April 30th Image:: Cardrona New Zealand Snow Outlook | The Grasshopper Well,

Snow Season Outlook 2014 – May Update – Australia

May 2, 2014
You could feel the excitement emanate from the mountains as those first flakes fell. Season 2014 is

SNOW SEASON OUTLOOK 2014 – New Zealand

April 10, 2014
Last season started with a bang, a three metre bang that covered the South Island Image:: Nick Johns

SNOW SEASON OUTLOOK 2014 – Australia

April 1, 2014
Another year, another snow season. After the winter of 2013 it won’t be hard to improve this y

BOOTHY’S BLOG – POW on The Last Frontier

February 20, 2014
The perfectly framed heli-view, only known by those who’ve had the priviledge Image:: Chris Bo
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Sage Kotsenburg in Hakuba

April 6, 2018
Olympic gold medallist Sage Kotsenburg recently travelled to hakuba, Japan to chase some of the stee

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:

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

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 epi

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 Ass

Hakuba Valley Joins the Epic Pass

March 2, 2018
Mountainwatch | Press Release hakuba Valley, Nagano, Japan today announced a long-term alliance with

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

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/

Furano’s Backcountry Beckons, But Beware

February 23, 2018
Furano’s backcountry looking amazing, but like anywhere in the back country, some common sense goe

Myoko Forecast 14th February

February 16, 2018
Mountainwatch The latest update from Myoko. The snow has been consistent throughout the season and l

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

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 som

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

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 Photog

Japan – Weekly Snow Update

January 30, 2018
Mountainwatch Surprise, surprise… More unbelievable snow conditions right across Japan. Head t

Myoko, Japan – Season Update

January 28, 2018
Mountainwatch Cold temperatures and plenty of snowfall have created fantastic conditions in Myoko! H

Hakuba, Japan – Weekly Update

January 22, 2018
Mountainwatch We saw a mixed bag of weather this week but with up to 100cm expected next week, condi

2018 Japanese Snow Season Outlook – The Grasshopper

October 22, 2017
Mountainwatch | The Grasshopper Presented by As the ski season draws to a close down here in Austral

Asahikawa – The gateway to Central Hokkaido’s Powder Belt – Travel

September 26, 2017
Reggae Ellis goes in search of Hokkaido’s endless powder belt. Image:: Provided Mountainwatch | By

Buller X – Proof of Big Mountain Freeriding in Our Backyard – Event Recap

September 22, 2017
Coen Bennie navigating just one of the coight-clenching chutes on Thursday’s finals. Photo:: Harro

Buller X Gets the Green Light – it’s on – Australia’s first Freeride Competition

September 20, 2017
The call has been made, tomorrow is the day that Australia’s first big-mountain freeride type even

Kiwi’s Become a Global Freeriding Force at The North Face Frontier Finals – The Remarkables – Freeride World tour

September 8, 2017
Held in the formidable and infamous Alta Chutes at The Remarkables, there’s no easy way out, which

Girls Go Ride as the Snow Dumps Down – Roxy Girls Go Ride Recap – Thredbo

September 6, 2017
Don’t stop, won’t stop. Despite formidable weather, the ultimate girl gang gathered at Thredbo o

Kiwi’s Defend Gnarly at the The North Face Frontier 2 Star – The Remarkables – Freeride World tour

September 5, 2017
While yesterday’s 2-star event might have been a pre-requisite for the 4-star later on in the week
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Mountainwatch Interschools Snowsport Scholarship Winners

September 15, 2010
Maddy Alexis. Image:; Lorrae Alexis Words | Don St Pierre With the conclusion of the Suburu National

SoO AirTime Insider – The Wrap

September 14, 2010
Max Timmins. Image:: Joey Corcoran Words | Joey Corcoran SoO AirTime 2010 is over but it leave behin

SoO AirTime – Voting Open

September 7, 2010
Oscar McLennan filming Max Timmins. Image:: Joey Corcoran SoO AirTime Voting is now open for YOU to

VIDEO & PHOTOS SoO AirTime Day Three – Finale

September 3, 2010
Buller Shredlette, Olly Cain has represented for all the young crew out there. Image:: Joey Corcoran

VIDEO & PHOTOS SoO AirTime Day Two – Rain Day Stratergy

September 2, 2010
Ben Hanson and Doodle getting it done. Image:: Sean Balmer 1 September | Sean Balmer & Lucas Wil

VIDEO & PHOTOS SoO AirTime Official Day One

September 1, 2010
Nick Breheny loving the burnt hut. Image:: Joey Corcoran 31 August | Joey Corcoran We woke to anothe

SoO AirTime Day One – Big Air Testing

August 31, 2010
Waktin McLennan flying off in to the sunset 30 August | Joey Corcoran It has Begun! With a wee bit o

SoO AirTime – Team NSW Announced

August 27, 2010
Charlie Timmins. Image:: Ben Hansen Words | Watkin McLennan NSW gets the snow, it gets the parks and

INTERSCHOOLS Harrison O’Connor, Q&A

August 25, 2010
Harry O’Connor. Image:: Good Times Photography Blue Cow The Interschools snowsports competitio

SoO AirTime – Team Victoria Announced

August 25, 2010
Christian Sirianni reaching for the sun. Image:: Rory Gardiner Words | Watkin McLennan Victoria is f

PHOTO GALLERY – Perisher King of the Mountain

August 23, 2010
Jono Lipzker took out third place in the superpipe. Photos | Harro On a picture perfect day at Peris

VIDEO – Rip Curl Throwdown in Thredbo

August 19, 2010
Image:: Dominic Kieler Rip Curl FreeRide Pro Once again the under-lights Rip Curl Throwdown expressi

From the Sidelines at the Rip Curl FreeRide Pro – Wrap Up

August 19, 2010
Jordan Houghton and Luke Kneller in a tandem flip. Image:: Dan Warbrick Words | Tess Cook What began

From the Sidelines at the Rip Curl FreeRide Pro

August 18, 2010
Chris Booth. Image:: Ben Hansen Rip Curl FreeRide Pro | Tess Cook Is there anything more crucial to

VIDEO Rip Curl FreeRide Pro Day 1 Highlights

August 18, 2010
US Olympic snowboarder Andy Finch is one of the finalists in the Rip Curl FreeRide Pro. The qualific

PHOTO GALLERY – Russ Henshaw, Anna Segal, Kieran McLachlan & Saph Farrell Win Rip Curl Throwdown

August 18, 2010
Jordan Houghton. Image:: Dan Warbrick Rip Curl FreeRide Pro There was triumph and tragedy at the Rip

PHOTO GALLERY – Rip Curl FreeRide Pro Day 1

August 17, 2010
Rip Curl pro competitors watch Karinya Turnbull Rip Curl FreeRide Pro Thredbo turned on perfect weat

VIDEO – World Heli Challenge Highlights

August 16, 2010
Quentin Robbins. Image:: Cam Spencer World Heli Challenge The eight days of the 2010 World Heli Chal

Behind the Lens at the World Heli Challenge

August 12, 2010
Charlie Timmons soaring through the NZ sky. Words & Images | Camilla Stoddart – Photograph

The SoO AirTime BLOG – Shredbo

August 11, 2010
Joey getting in front of the lens for a turn. Image:: Watkin McLennan. So AirTime | Watkin McLennan

Taylor Seaton Wins Volkl NZ Freeski Halfpipe

August 9, 2010
Halfpipe men’s winner Taylor Seaton. Image:: Camilla Stoddart Vollkl NZ Freeski Open Challengi

Pullin Unbeatable in Continental Cup at Hotham

August 9, 2010
Alex ‘Chumpy’ Pullin. Image:: Jyothi Jaffray The Australian FIS New Zealand Continental

World Heli Challenge Extreme Day – Winners 2010

August 6, 2010
Quentin Robbins. Image:: Cam Spencer Competitors at the 2010 World Heli Challenge woke up to a heavy

Rossignol Ladies Day at Mt Buller

August 5, 2010
Rossignol National Sales Manager Rob Fuleky shows the Rossignol skis. Image:: Elle Cook Words | Tess
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