Snow News

Mammoth Mountain Finally Closes for the 2018/19 Season. Only 100 Days Until the Start Of the 2019/20 Season

July 29, 2019
The season was 260 days long with 18.2 metres of snow and had everything

Official Opening of Perisher’s Leichhardt Chairlift

July 27, 2019
Today at Perisher, we saw the Official Opening of the Leichhardt Quad Chairlift.

Victorian Backcountry Festival Program Update – Hotham, September 7-8

July 26, 2019
Some more updates on the second Victorian backcountry festival that will be held over the weekend of

Art & Culture in Kanazawa, Japan – Top 5 (Non-Snow) Activities

July 26, 2019
We revisit this underappreciated prefecture and provide some must-do cultural activities for those l

Oakley Mod 3 and Mod 5 Helmet – Gear Review

July 26, 2019
An in-depth look at some top of the line lids from Oakley... The MOD3 and MOD5 Helmet.

Reflections of a Hot Dogger – The Dawn of Freeskiing

July 25, 2019
Born in the US, Randy was one of the original Australian hotdoggers of the early ’70s... Long live

Japanese Festivities at Mt Baw Baw This Weekend

July 25, 2019
Always wanted to head to the Niseko ski resort in Japan, without the airfare? Think no more...

Chicks With Stix Shred Sessions Return For Winter 2019 With Thredbo Sessions This Weekend

July 23, 2019
The first CWS session for 2019 is this weekend, July 27 and 28 in Thredbo

Thredbo Sunset Sessions Presents Holy Holy – Saturday, July 27

July 22, 2019
The Sunset Sessions kick off this Saturday with Tassie Indie band, Holy Holy

Under 17s Tear Apart Perisher Parks at Rip Curl GromSearch

July 22, 2019
 Over 185 kids aged 17-and-under came out to Yabbie Flats Terrain Park in Perisher Valley

Cattleman’s Rail Jam Thrills The Crowd At Mt Buller

July 21, 2019
 Mt Buller hosted the thrilling Burton Cattleman's Rail Jam for the 14th year

Gear Guide – We Test Three of XTM’s Finest Gore-Tex Gloves

July 19, 2019
We took a handful of XTM gloves (pun intended) up the chairlift with us at Thredbo resort for a day

Gear Guide – Burton Custom X Snowboard Video review

July 18, 2019
In this review Joey checking out the Burton Custom X, one of the brand's most popular models for exp

Oakley Prizm Line Miner Goggle – Gear Review

July 18, 2019
Last week we reviewed Oakley’s Prizm Fall Line Snow Goggle. This week we’re turning our attentio

Mountainwatch’s Aussie Snow Business Spotlight – ROJO Outerwear

July 17, 2019
Australian company ROJO Outerwear is unique for two reasons...

Rip Curl GromSearch Snow Series On At Perisher This Weekend

July 17, 2019
The Rip Curl GromSearch Snow Series returns for the 2019 winter at Perisher this weekend!

Storm Journal, July 11-15 – Things Finally Kick Into Gear

July 15, 2019
The first real storm of the winter has delivered a good amount of snow across the resorts,

The 14th Annual Burton Cattleman’s Rail Jam Returns To Mt Buller

July 12, 2019
For the 14thconsecutive year, Australia’s best snowboarders will descend on Mt Buller...

Torah Bright Mini Shred on at Thredbo This Weekend

July 12, 2019
Torah Bright is hosting her annual mini-shred in Thredbo this Sunday, July 14 at Friday Flat.

Mountainwatch Guide To Thredbo

July 11, 2019
Thredbo has long been regarded as Australia's premiere ski resort and for many people, me included,

Oakley Prizm Fall Line Goggle – Gear Review

July 11, 2019
We put Oakley's latest goggles under the microscope (or rather the PRIZM lens) down at Thredbo last

Candide Thovex’s Ski The World – Behind the Scenes, The Wave

July 10, 2019
This is the third episode of Candide Thovex’s web series, Ski the World BTS

Gear Guide, Outerwear – XTM Granite Jacket

July 10, 2019
This three-in-one jacket from Australian snow brand XTM, features a high-tech shell and a merino ins

After 212 days and 18 metres of snow, Squaw Valley Finally Wraps Up the 2018/19 Season

July 9, 2019
The final day marked 212 operating days of the season, which makes this the fourth longest season
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Grasshopper’s New Zealand Forecast, June 17 – Snow, Sunshine, Snow

June 17, 2019
A strong, cold SW flow is dropping snow onto ski fields in the Southern Lakes and Ruapehu. Queenstow

Grasshopper’s Australian Forecast, June 17 – A Dusting on Tuesday then Cold temps

June 17, 2019
A ridge of high pressure will keep things clear and calm today, then a weak cold front will give us

Grasshopper’s Australian Forecast, June 14 – Chilly Nights Ahead

June 14, 2019
High pressure will keep this weekend and Monday nice and settled with chilly overnight temps hopeful

Grasshopper’s Australian Forecast, June 12 – Wet and Windy Again

June 12, 2019
    Mountainwatch | The Grasshopper   Wednesday 12 June – Another wet and windy day

Grasshopper’s Australian Forecast, June 10 – Wet and Windy

June 10, 2019
Our lovely snowpack will take a hit this week as a couple of not-so-cold fronts cross the Aussie Alp

Mountainwatch Guide To The Official Opening Weekend, Australia 2019 – What’s Open?

June 5, 2019
The Australian ski season is set to 'officially' kick off in just a few days… Read on to see what

This Week’s Storm Kicks Off The Season and More Snow Due Next Week

May 31, 2019
The storm of the past few days came through as forecast, dropping significant snow totals across the

Australian Snow Season Outlook – June Update

May 31, 2019
For this outlook I’ll stick with idea that overall snowfalls will be a little below average.

Skiing At Perisher This Friday May 31 – Early Opening

May 29, 2019
With over 60cm of snowfall in the past 3 days and much more in the forecast, Perisher has made the

Ski For Free At Mt Buller This Saturday – Early Opening

May 29, 2019
Mt Buller has announced today that the resort is opening early on Saturday 1 June to mark the first

After A Mild May, Snow Is On Its Way, the Grasshopper calling 30-50cms Next Week

May 24, 2019
“Two big and rather complex low systems, resulting in snowfalls totalling around the 30-50cm mark.

Mammoth and Squaw Valley Enjoying Powder Days In May

May 22, 2019
There have been plenty of fresh tracks on offer in California after two storms in the past week, the

2019 New Zealand Snow Season Outlook

May 8, 2019
Late next week is worth keeping an eye on for the first real snowfall of the year,

2019 Australian Snow Season Outlook – May Update.

May 6, 2019
Since we last looked at it a month ago, the tropical Pacific has warmed in the east while the west h

World Snow Wrap, April 5 – Spring in the US, A Powder Week in Hakuba and Snowing in Whistler and Europe

April 5, 2019
While it is officially spring, winter hasn’t let go in many parts of the world with snow forecast

2019 Australian Snow Season Outlook – Another bumper down under less likely as climate turns a little sour

April 4, 2019
Winter is coming, and tales from the snowy north raise our hopes for another “bumper down under”

World Snow Wrap – A Break In the Storms in the US, Winter Returns Briefly to Japan, Better Days in Canada and Good Snow On The Way For Europe

March 15, 2019
After a month of consistently big snowfalls and some record-breaking snow totals across the US resor

Grasshopper’s Weekly North American Forecast – Spring Snowfalls Continue and Canada Gets In On The Action

March 7, 2019
The second week of spring looks set to be a doozy with good snowfalls more evenly spread throughout

The Grasshopper’s Weekly Japan Forecast – Powder day for Honshu and Sunshine for Hokkaido before Mayhem Monday Hits.

March 7, 2019
Now that we’re in the thick of spring, we’ll see it all this week. Rain on Honshu will turn to s

Niseko Japan Fortnightly Wrap Up – February 28th 2019

February 28, 2019
Well, we did not see that one coming… From deluge to drought in a day, the Niseko powder tap hasn

The Grasshopper’s Weekly North American Forecast – More Big Snowfalls In-line For For America

February 28, 2019
Two more lows will swing by this week on Saturday and Tuesday/Wednesday, giving most American resort

Grasshopper’s Weekly Japan Forecast – Pack Your Bags kids, We’re Heading to Hokkaido

February 28, 2019
Spring is a more challenging time of year for forecasting compared to Winter, where NW winds and sno

2018-2019 North American Snow Season Outlook – February Update

February 27, 2019
As we line dance our way into spring, so too are the storms lining up to bury a big chunk of the Nor

World Snow Wrap – The Storms Continue in the US, Light Snow and Cold in Canada but Spring Conditions in Europe and Japan

February 22, 2019
Good snow for the US, snow showers in Canada and sunny spring days in Japan and Europe.
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The Fifty – The Landry Line, Pyramid Peak, Colorado. Episode 13 in Cody Townsend’s Quest to Ski the 50 Classic Ski Descents of North America.

June 3, 2019
In this episode Cody takes on the 14000 foot Pyramid Peak in Colorado's Elk Mountains

Mountainwatch Guide To Perisher

May 29, 2019
Not only is Perisher a dominant force among Australian ski resorts, it is the largest ski resort in

Save up to $312 with Thredbo Flexi Pass Flash Sale

May 27, 2019
  Mountainwatch | Press Release Thredbo Flexi Pass Sale – Sale Extended Til Sunday The lo

The Fifty – The Grand Teton, Jackson, Wyoming. Episode 12 in Cody Townsend’s Quest to Ski The 50 Classic Ski Descents of North America

May 20, 2019
In this episode Cody hooks up with the legendary filmmaker and climber Jimmy Chin for a full day tha

The Food-lovers Guide to Life-hacking the Sydney to the Snow road trip

May 14, 2019
What if I told you there’s a hidden world of culinary adventures between Sydney and Jindabyne just

Mountain Collective Deal Ends on May 17

May 9, 2019
Mountain Collective has a sensational deal on offer with the Pass available now at only $449AUD, but

The Fifty – Spearhead Traverse, British Columbia, Canada. Episode 10 in Cody Townsend’s Quest to Ski The 50 Classic Ski Descents of North America

May 3, 2019
The Spearhead Traverse has now become a test piece for ski mo racers seeking speed and records for

First-timers’ Guide to Skiing Myoko Kogen

May 2, 2019
Myoko Kogen is also known as the powder mecca of Honshu because it is inundated with more than 13 me

Gulmarg, Kashmir – 2019 Season Wrap

April 23, 2019
Well, the past season was probably pretty close to as good as it gets. It started with a couple of s

Qantas Now Flying Direct To Sapporo From Sydney

April 18, 2019
Direct flights from Sydney to Sapporo have just been added for the ski season, so it’s even easier

Ikon Pass Announces The Addition of Mt Buller For the 2019 Winter Season

April 17, 2019
The Ikon Pass continues to expand globally with the addition of Mt Buller in Victoria, joining 38

Haven’t skied Hakuba yet? Read This First Timer’s Guide

April 12, 2019
Heading to Hakuba for the first time? Read this run-down so you don’t miss the best bits.

The Fifty – Bonus Episode – Joffre Peak Accident and Rescue – Video

April 11, 2019
In this bonus episode Cody and Bjarne go into a detailed account of what happened that day, the acti

Jackson Hole Mountain Resort Reports Strongest Winter Season on Record – Press Release

April 10, 2019
The resort’s 715,100 skier visits marks the highest in resort history, surpassing the previous re

Mountain Collective Offers Awesome Deal For Australians and New Zealanders

April 8, 2019
The Mountain Collective has a great deal on offer for Australian and New Zealand skiers and snowboar

World Snow Wrap, April 5 – Spring in the US, A Powder Week in Hakuba and Snowing in Whistler and Europe

April 5, 2019
While it is officially spring, winter hasn’t let go in many parts of the world with snow forecast

It’s a Done Deal – Vail Resorts Closes on Its Acquisition of Falls Creek and Hotham – Press Release

April 5, 2019
Vail Resorts, Inc, today announced that the Company has closed on its acquisition of the ski field l

In The Flow – Jackson Hole Enjoys a Winter to Remember

April 3, 2019
With just a week to go before Jackson Hole’s closes its lifts for the season, Coen Bennie Faull re

Mount Buller Joins Mountain Collective – Press Release

April 3, 2019
Mt Buller and The Mountain Collective are delighted to announce Australia’s most accessible alpine

The Fifty – Cody Townsend’s Quest to Ski The Fifty Classic Descents Of North America. Episode 6, Aemmer Couloir, Mount Temple, Banff

March 29, 2019
In this episode Cody and filmmaker partner Bjarne Salen head to the Banff National Park in Alberta C

Hakuba Avalanche – A Fortunate Outcome Thanks To Evergreen Backcountry Guides Being First On The Scene

March 27, 2019
The incident described in this story happened just two weeks ago and the positive outcome was due to

Squaw Valley Alpine Meadows Season Update – 15.8 metres of Snow and Lifts Open Until July

March 22, 2019
It has been an incredible winter in Squaw Valley Alpine Meadows with consistent storms crossing Cali

The Mountain Collective pass is on SALE for the 2019-2020 Season – Press Release

March 8, 2019
Starting today, a limited number of Mountain Collective passes are on sale for only $449 AUD (Austra

Alterra Mountain Company Announces $181 million In Capital Improvements for the 2019/20 Winter Season – Press Release

March 5, 2019
These capital projects are part of an ambitious improvement plan totaling more than half a billion d
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Freeride World Titles To Be Decided in Verbier, Switzerland, March 23-31

March 19, 2019
Three world title races and the most prestigious winners' circle in competitive freeride is on the m

Freeride Stars of the Future Throw Down Big at Junior World Championships in Kappl, Austria

March 13, 2019
Known well for their mind-blowing level of big mountain riding by any standard, more than 60 of the

FWT19 goes off in The Andorran Pyrenees and Marion Haerty Wins World Title

March 9, 2019
With world title races and critical points in every category hanging in the balance, the world’s

World’s Premiere Junior Freeride Competition Just One Week Away – Press Release

March 6, 2019
The world will once again get a glimpse into the future of freeride at the FJWC in Kappl, which wil

Big Lines and Huge Performances by World’s Best in Fieberbrunn for Third Stop of FWT 2019

February 24, 2019
It was a mega day in the high peaks of the Austrian Tyrol as the world’s best continued their camp

Take Your Mind On A Ski Trip – Mindful Camp In Jackson Hole

February 22, 2019
  It blends mindfulness practices, a little morning meditation, delicious nutritious meals and a fr

Victorian Backcountry Festival Moves To Hotham For 2019

February 16, 2019
The 2nd Victorian backcountry festival will be held at Mt Hotham over the weekend of September 7 and

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

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

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

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

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

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 we

Verbier Freeride Week Kicks Off Freeride World Qualifying and Junior Tours

January 4, 2019
 Winter 2019 is ready to launch with the upcoming Verbier Freeride Week starting on January 4th. A

Thredbo’s Cannonball MTB Festival, Australia’s Biggest Mountain Biking Event, Dec 5-9, $100k Prize Purse

December 5, 2018
The Thredbo Cannonball MTB Festival kicks is set to again be Australia's biggest and richest mountai

Snowboard Legend Travis Rice To Compete In Freeride World Tour 2019 First Stop In Hakuba Japan

November 30, 2018
Travis Rice will look to claim his first ever Freeride World Tour (FWT) podium in Hakuba, Japan, Jan

The Sky Piercer – award winning film about skiing NZ’s Mount Cook screening in Sydney and Melbourne next week.

November 21, 2018
For Kiwi Big Mountain skier Sam Smoothy, his desire to climb the Mount Cook came from hearing his pa

Chicks With Stix – 2018 Season review

November 19, 2018
Chicks with Stix returned in 2018 with one session in Mt Buller and the other at Mt Hotham.

Thredbo Mountain Bike Season Starts this Weekend – Press Release

November 15, 2018
After an amazing winter, Thredbo is now ready to welcome the huge influx of mountain bikers for a ma

#Mountainwatchthis Clip Of The Week Instagram Comp – Vote For The Season Winner Here!

October 10, 2018
The time has come to vote for your favourite #mountainwatchthis clip of the week! Check them all out

Unique Mountain Bike Race On Snow Closes 2018 Snow Season at Falls Creek

October 8, 2018
Falls Creek’s 2018 snow season finished with a bang over the weekend, closing lifts for the second

The Not-Quite-End-of-Season Weekend What’s On

September 28, 2018
This weekend is when we usually celebrate the end of the season and this year we are celebrating  a

Pond Skim Makes A Big Splash At Buller

September 24, 2018
A spectacular line-up of skimmers took on the famous Mt Buller pond on Bourke Street on Saturday, Se
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10 Gift Ideas For The Skier Or Boarder In Your Family! – White Christmas Wish list

December 13, 2018
We’ve compiled a little list of things that have plagued the Mountainwatch team’s Christmas wish

Float Your Boat – If You Are Chasing The Steep And Deep This Northern Hemisphere Winter, These Freeride Powder Skis Are What You Need.

December 12, 2018
If you are chasing northern hemisphere powder this season you want to have the right ski for when th

Gear Guide – 2019 Nitro Beast Video Review

December 4, 2018
Joey had the opportunity to ride with a few of the Nitro crew and also try out the full range of nex

The Cost Of Skiing – A Global Round Up Of International Ski Resort Prices

November 23, 2018
According to freeskiing legend and Mohawk avant-gardist Glen Plake, “skiing is the best way in the

Gear Guide – Yes “Greats” Snowboard Video review

November 15, 2018
In this review Joey check out  the Greats, a true twin from Yes snowboards, and he loves it.

Gear Guide – Salomon Sick Stick Video Review

November 2, 2018
In this review Joey checks out the Salomon Sick Stick, a one board quiver that is an excellent "trav

Black Crows – The French Ski Brand with an Australian Connection

October 25, 2018
Chris Booth on moving to Chamonix, Black Crows’ growing success as an international ski brand and

GEAR GUIDE – Nitro Snowboards Video Review

October 18, 2018
In his latest review, Joey checks out three boards from Nitro – the T1, the Team and the Beast.

#Mountainwatchthis Clip Of The Week Instagram Comp – Vote For The Season Winner Here!

October 10, 2018
The time has come to vote for your favourite #mountainwatchthis clip of the week! Check them all out

Gear Guide – Burton Snowboards Video Review

October 4, 2018
In this review Joey takes a look at three boards from Burton – the Process, the Custom and Custom

30 Of The Best And Most Bizarre Upcycled Skis And Snowboards

October 2, 2018
Can one skier’s trash be another skier’s treasure?

10 Years Of The Atomic Bentchetler – The Pinnacle Of A Playful Ski – Video

September 25, 2018
There's selling a ski. And then there's selling a ski. This video from Atomic is firmly situated in

Burning Sidewall – The Film (+ Ski) From Line That’ll Make You Want To Go Skiing – Video

September 24, 2018
LINE put it best when they said, "this film is less of an explanation of the ski but rather a cele

SLUSH PUPPIES – Get on the right skis and spring snow is a lot of fun

September 21, 2018
Spring snow is fun, even when it gets soft and slushy, you just need the right equipment and a good

Thredbo’s Antons Park – A Skate Park On Snow

September 21, 2018
Thredbo’s Anton’s Park is unique and a lot of fun at the moment with a variety of transitions as

Gear Guide – Salomon Snowboards Video Review

September 17, 2018
In this review Joey takes a look at three boards from Salomon - the Villain, Assassin and the Ultima

Let’s Split – Trip Four, The Main Range

September 14, 2018
For TRIP 4 of Let’s Split, a large and very enthusiastic group of shredders met at Dead Horse Gap

Gear Guide – Lange XT 130 Freetour Boot

September 12, 2018
Lange's XT Free 130 is the flagship boot of the range, the 130 flex gives the response and control y

Gear Guide: Capita Snowboards Video Review

August 31, 2018
In this latest review, Joey gives us the rundown on three boards from Capita  - the Scotty Stevens

Gear Guide Ski Review – Black Crows Atris

August 22, 2018
Black Crows is an independent French ski brand from Chamonix that was founded in 2006... This season

Gear Guide: Yes Snowboards Video Review

August 22, 2018
In this review Joe gives you the rundown on three boards from the Yes snowboards range: the Basic, t

A Raw Intro To Aussie Ice Climbing

August 7, 2018
“Go ice climbing” they said, “It’ll be fun” they said. That’s what kept running through

Gear Guide: Layering – No Need To Wear A Doona

August 2, 2018
The building blocks for warmth and insulation are in the fabrics you wear on your body and the order

Gear Guide: Nitro Quiver Treehugger Video Review

July 31, 2018
Known to some as “Snow Guru Joe”, Joe Stanco has a passion for snow, snowboarding and everything
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Grasshopper’s Australian Forecast, June 12 – Wet and Windy Again

June 12, 2019
    Mountainwatch | The Grasshopper   Wednesday 12 June – Another wet and windy day

Grasshopper’s Australian Forecast, June 10 – Wet and Windy

June 10, 2019
Our lovely snowpack will take a hit this week as a couple of not-so-cold fronts cross the Aussie Alp

Australian Snow Season Outlook – June Update

May 31, 2019
For this outlook I’ll stick with idea that overall snowfalls will be a little below average.

After A Mild May, Snow Is On Its Way, the Grasshopper calling 30-50cms Next Week

May 24, 2019
“Two big and rather complex low systems, resulting in snowfalls totalling around the 30-50cm mark.

2019 New Zealand Snow Season Outlook

May 8, 2019
Late next week is worth keeping an eye on for the first real snowfall of the year,

2019 Australian Snow Season Outlook – May Update.

May 6, 2019
Since we last looked at it a month ago, the tropical Pacific has warmed in the east while the west h

2019 Australian Snow Season Outlook – Another bumper down under less likely as climate turns a little sour

April 4, 2019
Winter is coming, and tales from the snowy north raise our hopes for another “bumper down under”

The Grasshopper’s Weekly North American Forecast – More Big Snowfalls In-line For For America

February 28, 2019
Two more lows will swing by this week on Saturday and Tuesday/Wednesday, giving most American resort

Grasshopper’s Weekly Japan Forecast – Pack Your Bags kids, We’re Heading to Hokkaido

February 28, 2019
Spring is a more challenging time of year for forecasting compared to Winter, where NW winds and sno

2018-2019 North American Snow Season Outlook – February Update

February 27, 2019
As we line dance our way into spring, so too are the storms lining up to bury a big chunk of the Nor

The Grasshopper’s Japan Weekly Forecast – Switch into spring mode and cut some shapes in the sun

February 21, 2019
It looks as though spring has come a little early in Japan this year as the prevailing NW winds we s

The Grasshopper’s North American Forecast – A Good ol’ fashioned Snowdown in The American Northwest

February 21, 2019
There’s going to be a good ol’ fashioned snowdown in the American northwest over the next week o

The Grasshopper’s Weekly Japan Forecast – Good Snowfalls Saturday, Warm Temps and Rain Tuesday and Wednesday

February 14, 2019
 Ten day totals this week should lie in the range of 25-45cm for most resorts, with up to 60cm on m

The Grasshopper’s Weekly North American Forecast – Sierras About to Pop and Southern Rockies Burgeoning, While Canada Goes Hungry

February 14, 2019
In a similar story to last week, the Sierras will continue to pig-out on massive snowfalls with ten-

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

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.

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’

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

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

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,

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,

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
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The Fifty – Bonus Episode – Joffre Peak Accident and Rescue – Video

April 11, 2019
In this bonus episode Cody and Bjarne go into a detailed account of what happened that day, the acti

The Fifty – Must Watch Episode of Cody Townsend’s Quest to Ski The 50 Classic Descents of North America. Episode 7, Joffre Peak, British Columbia

April 7, 2019
This is the most gripping episode of The Fifty series so far and gives a great insight into the chal

The Fifty – Cody Townsend’s Quest to Ski The Fifty Classic Descents Of North America. Episode 6, Aemmer Couloir, Mount Temple, Banff

March 29, 2019
In this episode Cody and filmmaker partner Bjarne Salen head to the Banff National Park in Alberta C

The Fifty – Cody Townsend’s Quest to Ski the 50 Classic Descents of North America. Episode five – Mt Currie, Pemberton, British Columbia

March 15, 2019
In the latest instalment of The Fifty, Cody Townsend takes on the 7000ft north face of Mt Currie in

The Faction Collection – Ruka – Video

March 12, 2019
As winter starts to loosen its grip throughout the northern hemisphere, much of the in-resort action

CONTRADDICTION: A Complicated Reflection On Snowboarding’s Beautiful Simplicity By Elias Elhardt – Movie

March 3, 2019
"CONTRADDICITON is one of the best snowboard movies I've ever seen..."

The Fifty – Cody Townsend’s Quest To Ski The 50 Classic Descents Of North America.Episode Four – Hypodermic Needle, Wasatch Range,Utah

March 1, 2019
This series is something you don't want to miss and episodes will drop every two weeks. You can keep

Big Cliffs, Straightlines and Backflips – Two days in Jackson with Owen Leeper

February 26, 2019
Last week Owen returned to Jackson after a trip to Switzerland, and conditions were perfect in Jacks

The Fifty – Cody Townsend’s Quest To Ski The 50 Classic Descents Of North America. Episode 3. – Video

February 14, 2019
In this episode Cody heads to Nevada to climb and ski a couloir known as Terminal Cancer, accompanie

Treeline – An Ethereal Film By Patagonia Celebrating Trees And Skiing Between Them – Video

February 12, 2019
Patagonia’s latest film ‘Treeline’ is a long-awaited celebration of trees and the skiing they

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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 plac

ZABARDAST – An Incredible Freeride Expedition Into Karakoram, Pakistan – Full Movie

January 6, 2019
From the visionary that brought us The Eternal Beauty of Snowboarding, comes a similarly mind-bendin

IKIGAI: The Shin Biyajima Story – New Short Film By Travis Rice Shows Hakuba At Its Best – Video

January 3, 2019
Snowboard extraordinaire Travis Rice is out of the spotlight in his latest film, instead placing fri

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

January 2, 2019
Given a lot of people are heading overseas with plans to head into the back country, this series fro

Salomon TV – Higher Truths – Video

December 31, 2018
In this episode free skiers Cody Townshend and Chris Rubens head to Tibet to ski a 22,000 foot peak

Arbor Snowboards Present Home, Episode 2 – Jackson, Wyoming with Brian Iguchi and Mark Carter

December 28, 2018
In this episode Mark Carter reflects on growing up and working on his family’s cattle ranch, his
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