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The Five Best Bits of Backcountry Gear for 2019 – Mountain Gear

June 4, 2019
Planning to head out beyond the boundaries this season? Make sure you’re up on the five best bits

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

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

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

Gear Guide –  Burton Name Dropper Snowboard Video Review

May 27, 2019
In his latest review Joey takes the Burton Namedropper for a spring session in Thredbo’s Anton’s

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

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

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

Countdown to Winter –  Families and First-timers, Slide Onto The Slopes at Mt Baw Baw.

May 17, 2019
Just 2.5 hours from Melbourne, Mt Baw Baw offers affordable fun for snow-goers of all ages and any s

Gear Guide – Burton Custom Snowboard, Video Review

May 16, 2019
In this review Joey checks out one of Burton’s flagship boards, the Custom, which Joey describes a

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 – Giant Steps Couloir, Eastern Sierras, California. Episode 11 in Cody Townsend’s Quest to Ski The 50 Classic Ski Descents of North America.

May 9, 2019
Giant Steps Couloir is a line on Mt Williamson, which at 14300’ is the second highest mountain in

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

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

Buller’s Massive Infrastructure Summer – New Six-seat Express Chair Set to Spin on Opening Weekend

May 3, 2019
The towers for the new Bourke Street Express 6-seater went up over the weekend and the top and botto

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

Gear Guide – Mark McMorris on Why the Burton Process is His Favourite Board.

April 26, 2019
This latest review from Joe Stanco, features leading international snowboarder Mark McMorris who giv

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
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World Snow Wrap – Winter Kicks Off In The Northern Hemisphere

November 1, 2018
Huge storm in the Alps, good snowfalls in the Rockies and the first snowfall in Japan.

Perisher 2018 Season Wrap – Epic Comes To Mind…

October 9, 2018
What an awesome season Perisher has had... You could even say it was epic!

One For The Books – 2018 Australian Season Wrap Up

October 8, 2018
The resorts called last lifts on the 2018 season yesterday and the consensus is it was one of the be

Wanaka – A Season of Plenty

October 3, 2018
Wanaka was the place to be for the 2018 season. Huge early snowfalls set up Treble Cone and Cardrona

The Last Hurrah – Time To Squeeze In A Few More Turns

October 2, 2018
We are into the last week of the 2018 Australian ski season and if you are keen to squeeze in a more

Over Half A Metre Of Spring Powder For New Zealand Today – Photo Wrap Up

September 18, 2018
70cm fell on Treble Cone in the past 48hrs, 60cm fell on Cardrona, 60cm fell on Coronet Peak and 50

Ode To Slush – A Celebration Of Spring Skiing & Why You Should Do It

September 10, 2018
Winter has come and gone and although it most certainly put on a show for us in Australia this year,

Our Favourite Photos From the 2018 Australian Ski Season… So Far – Part II

September 5, 2018
The follow up to our first photo journal documenting the epicness of the 2018 ski season thus far.

2018 Australian Snow Season Outlook – September Update

September 4, 2018
No snow on the horizon and climate indicators don't look favourable...

Heavy Summer Snowfall in European Alps – Austria, Italy, Germany & Switzerland Receive Up To 40cm

August 27, 2018
Heavy snow fell above 1500 metres across the European Alps this weekend with a number of destination

August – The Month That Keeps On Giving

August 25, 2018
This August has turned out to be one for the books with consistent snowfalls over the past three wee

A Backcountry Trip With A Difference

August 17, 2018
Mountainwatch | Press Release A First Of Its Kind Backcountry Snow Event Is Coming To Australia This

Avalanche Danger High – Multiple Reports of Skier Triggered Avalanches In Bounds

August 8, 2018
While there are many reasons to celebrate the new snow that’s blanketed the Australian resorts thi

2018 Australian Snow Season – August Update

August 6, 2018
We are now midway through the southern hemisphere season with the best part still to come.

2018 MID-SEASON REVIEW – It’s All About Consistency

August 4, 2018
The first half of this winter has been very good, so much better than 2017 which didn’t really kic

Mount Hotham Photo Journal – It’s Been A Good Week

August 2, 2018
The best days in Mount Hotham were on Monday and Wednesday, both days having around 15cms of fresh s

Mountainwatch Snow Depth Chart – Ranking A Decade’s Worth Of Snow Depths

July 31, 2018
As today marks roughly the mid-point of the 2018 Australian ski season, we wanted to get an idea on

Snowboarding in South Africa – You Better Believe It

July 27, 2018
Yes you read that correctly... Snow on the last continent you'd expect and a lot of it!

Australian Storm Journal – July 9th – A Well-timed 35cm Top-up

July 9, 2018
The past week has been a classic example of the ups and downs of an Australian snow season, how frag

How To Find Pow In Australia – Some Local’s Reveal Their Secrets

July 6, 2018
It gets epic in Australia. Don’t believe anyone who tells you otherwise. But skiing pow at home is

2018 New Zealand Snow Season Outlook – July Update

July 5, 2018
The Kiwi season is humming along nicely. Most ski fields are reporting snow depths of about half a m

2018 Australian Snow Season Outlook – July Update

July 3, 2018
After a fruitful June, the slopes are looking as healthy as ever with Spencer’s Creek recording a

Historic Snowfalls – The Top 5 Best Australian Snow Years

June 27, 2018
Following the success of our recent article on the biggest snowfalls Australia’s ever seen - Skie

Heliski Season Kicks Off In New Zealand – Southern Lakes Heliski

June 22, 2018
It’s no secret New Zealand has been revelling in some pretty special early season skiing and board
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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

Winterfox – A Stunning Journey Through Hokkaido’s Winter By Freeskier Lena Stoffel – Video

November 21, 2018
  Mountainwatch | Video “I spent two months in Japan last winter and wanted to show everybody

2018-2019 North American Snow Season November Outlook – The Grasshopper

November 20, 2018
We can expect plenty of storms to track over the southern half of the US, and less over the top half

Madarao Kogen – A Powder Mecca In Its Own Right And A Perfect Base To Access The Best Of Nagano – Travel

November 20, 2018
Madarao, or rather ‘Madapow’, as the nickname suggests, has plenty of pow to go round... but it'

Photographer’s Choice – Luke Hasaart’s Alpine Landscapes

November 16, 2018
Luke is still a passionate skier, but since picking up a camera a few years ago he sees the mountain

Ikon Pass Announces Partnership With Coronet Peak, The Remarkables and Mt Hutt

November 16, 2018
Ikon Pass has announced a partnership with Coronet Peak, The Remarkables, and Mt Hutt on New Zealand

Kai Jones: You Don’t See Many 11-Year-Olds Ski Like This – Video

November 14, 2018
    Mountainwatch | Reggae Elliss Jackson Hole-based production company Teton Gravity Rese

2018-2019 Japan November Snow Outlook – The Grasshopper

November 13, 2018
The overall vibe I’m getting is that we can expect average snowfalls on Hokkaido and 5-10% less on

The Faction Crew Ripping A Backcountry Powder Paradise in British Columbia – Video

November 12, 2018
The first of a three-part series for the 2018/19 winter from the Faction Collective this video takes

Guide To Shiga Kogen – Japan’s Highest and 2nd Largest Ski Resort*

November 9, 2018
Shiga Kogen is perhaps more European than Japanese when it comes to the scale of its interconnected

Ikon Pass Announces Partnership with Valle Nevado, Chile

November 7, 2018
Ikon Pass has announced Valle Nevado in Chile as its newest partner, the pass now offering access to

Weekend Storms Set Up More Early Openings In Colorado

November 6, 2018
Some resorts in the US have enjoyed further early season snow over the past few days as a series of

$35m Development plans announced for Coronet Peak and The Remarkables

November 1, 2018
Queenstown skiing is about to get a whole lot better with Coronet Peak and The Remarkables ski field

World Snow Wrap – Winter Kicks Off In The Northern Hemisphere

November 1, 2018
Huge storm in the Alps, good snowfalls in the Rockies and the first snowfall in Japan.

Photographer’s Choice – Aedan O’Donnell’s Top 10 picks from 2018

October 31, 2018
Aedan O’Donnell has been working for Thredbo Media since the start of the 2016 winter and like all

One Last Lap – Mt Bogong Spring Tour

October 30, 2018
It might be a long walk between the slushy remains of the winter but with a with a can-do attitude y

Niseko – Inside Out – Everything You Could Possibly Know About The Powder Paradise*

October 25, 2018
By now, it’s probably safe to say you’ve heard of the once quaint, pow filled ski town of Niseko

The Stomping Grounds – Australian Team Training with World’s Best in Saas Fee

October 19, 2018
The latest session of the Stomping Grounds is currently underway in Saas Fee, Switzerland and it has

Guide To Shizukuishi: One Of Japan’s Most Underrated Resorts – Travel

October 19, 2018
Located in the beautiful Iwate Prefecture, Shizukuishi is a true Japanese hidden gem.

Mountainwatch Guide To Furano

October 17, 2018
Furano resort has a steep vertical drop, volcano views, and the unimaginably dry, light snow only fo

China Building World’s Largest Indoor Ski Resort – Gondola’s And All…

October 16, 2018
We can now add ‘ski resort’ to the increasingly long list of things ‘made in China’ after it

Have You Heard About Whistler Blackcomb’s 3 New Lifts For 2018-19?

October 9, 2018
If you thought Whistler Blackcomb couldn’t get any bigger and/or better, think again…

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

Hotham – A Season in Photos

October 5, 2018
In a season like this Hotham comes into its own, the steep terrain and trees the perfect set up for
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Australia’s World Champion Mogul Skier is Ready for PyeongChang

December 30, 2017
Mountainwatch | Reggae Elliss When Britteny Cox skied in the mogul event at the 2010 Olympics in V

Aussie Athletes Hit Form in Qualifying Events

December 21, 2017
Mountainwatch | Reggae Elliss It is only six weeks until the Winter Olympic Games opening ceremony

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

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

Substituting Banked Turns for the Powder Type – A Recap of Last Weekend’s Snowboard Gathering – Thredbo

August 23, 2017
They came for the Banks but stayed for the Powder. Austen Sweetin deferring from what was set to be

Thredbo G H Mumm Top 2 Bottom – Wrap Up

August 12, 2017
In the thick of it… Low visibility didn’t manage to slow anyone down today. Photo:: Supp

A Weekend Not To Be Missed – The 27th Mumm Thredbo Top To Bottom

August 8, 2017
Top to bottom in less than 120 seconds requires speeds up to 120km/h… Safe to say this isnR

Roxy Announces Girls Ride Day – Thredbo Resort – September 4th

July 27, 2017
Calling all shred betties, the Roxy Girls Go Ride Day is your chance to join the ultimate girl gang.

Rip Curl’s GromSearch Snow – Stop One Wrap – Perisher

July 20, 2017
Big Dog pro’s might of been in town, but it was the kids turn to speak and boy, the riding was

Torah Bright Mini Shred – Thredbo – Wrap Up

July 10, 2017
The queen of the kids, Torah took a completely hands on approach to her event. Image:: Provided The

Brand Watch – XTM – Heat The Homeless Campaign

June 7, 2017
XTM is giving snow goers a chance to pay it forward. Image:: Provided Mountainwatch x XTM | Louis Ma

THE NORTH FACE TURNS 50 AND IS PARTYING LIKE 1966? – BRAND WATCH

November 17, 2016
50 years of innovation and exploration, this is a deserving celebration. Mountainwatch | The North F

World Heli Challenge – Canon Shootout Slideshow and Official Edit

September 30, 2014
It doesn’t get much better… WHC 2014. Image:: Harro Mountainwatch | Alex Horvath If ther

World Heli Challenge teams getting it done at Mt Cook

September 15, 2014
Heli’s, steeps, cameras. You do the math. Image:: Supplied If you were given a week of free he

Joey Corcoran Crowned National Pond Skimming Champion

September 15, 2014
Winner of the Pond Skim Best Dressed, Alex Stumpf. Image:: Andrew Railton Mountainwatch | Press Rele

Charlie Lyons & Janina Kuzma Take Out Finals at The North Face® Freeski Open of NZ Big Mountain

September 4, 2014
Mountainwatch | Press Release The Alta Chutes at The Remarkables Ski Area provided a picture perfect

3rd Annual Burton High Fives Confirms Top Snowboarders

August 27, 2014
Last year’s High Fives event showcased some of the best snowboarding the Southern Hemi has eve

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

WORLD HELI CHALLENGE – Photos and Official Edit

August 27, 2013
The winner of the Canon Award for 2013, Image:: Mickey Ross/World Heli Challenge Mountainwatch | Wor

EVENT – The 2013 Cattleman’s Rail Jam

July 15, 2013
Sam Neumann impressed the crowd with his solid style Image:: Matt Hull Transfer Snowboard Magazine T

GALLERY – Red Bull Ultra Natural 2013

February 19, 2013
Gigi Ruf, Nicolas Mueller and Bryan Fox celebrate their 1st, 2nd & 3rd place wins at the Red Bul

Design Unlikely Features Winner Announced

June 18, 2012
Transfer Snowboard Magazine | Alex Cameron Analog is proud to announce Adam Morretti from NSW as the

Girls Just Wanna Have Fun…

May 30, 2012
The Chicks with Stix coaches. Image:: Lorraine Lock Lorraine Lock Chicks with Stix Returns for 2012

VIDEO JENNY OWENS Claims Australia’s Second X Games Bronze in ASPEN

January 30, 2012
Winter X Games Australia’s veteran ski cross racer Jenny Owens claimed X Games bronze, finishi
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Burton Snowboards Announces The Revolutionary Burton Step On System

November 2, 2017
Press release provided by Burton Burton is proud to announce that snowboarding’s next evolution, t

Fuelling the Tribe

November 1, 2017
I spent one winter working the snowfields of Scotland, which involved pouring a ton of decent –

Weekend Inspiration – Lib Tech’s ‘Road To Holy Bowly’ – Part Four

September 29, 2017
This might be just a mundane screenshot, but when you watch the footage you’ll know, trust us.

Weekend Inspiration – Lib Tech’s ‘Road To Holy Bowly’ Clip

September 7, 2017
As we await both the weekend and T-rice’s highly anticipated ‘Depth Perception’ Pr

The Storm Of The Year – Day 3 – Storm Journal

September 6, 2017
Also see: The Storm Of The Year – Day 1 The Storm Of The Year – Day 2 Thredbo Morning sn

The Storm of The Year – Day 2 – Storm Journal

September 5, 2017
Mountainwatch | Reggae Elliss What a morning with 25cms of fresh snow, mixed in with wind-blown pow

Brand Watch – 3CS – 15 Years of Outerwear

August 14, 2017
Smiles for miles … Geoff Brown’s isn’t the only happy customer when it comes to 3CS, just take

Chillfactor Magazine’s Guide To The Best Women’s Skis For Australia

July 13, 2017
Katya Crema finding a pocket of sweet Aussie snow at Perisher. Photo:: Dom Keiler Mountainwatch | Re

Chillfactor Magazine’s Guide To The Best Men’s Skis For Australia

June 29, 2017
Adam Kroenert jams one under the snow gums… It’s not skiing in Oz without gum trees afte

We’re Trading You Faction Ski’s For Your Photos – Your Chance To Win

June 29, 2017
A picture might be worth a thousand words but these Factions will make you ski better. Source:: Proi

Thredbo 60 Years of Stoke – The Next Generation

June 8, 2017
Feature provided by Thredbo For the 3rd installment of the 60 Years of Stoke video series, we take a

Snowboarding Takes Over Sydney – Next Week

May 25, 2017
Snowboarding inside a pub, only in Australia, mate. Image:: Provided If you’re a snowboarder, you

30 Years of Rip Curl Mountainwear – Giveaway – Limited Edition Freeride Airbag Vest

May 16, 2017
Rip Curl’s evolved into a major player when it comes to mountainwear. Source:: Rip Curl Mountainwa

Warren Miller Film Premiere – ‘Here, There & Everywhere’

May 15, 2017
This will be the 67th full-length feature film from Warren Miller Entertainment! Image:: Warren Mill

The Art Of Skiing – The Most Unique Ski Edit You’ve Ever Seen – Video

May 2, 2017
One of the 900 drawings that make up the short film. Image:: Vimeo Mountainwatch | Matt Wiseman The

Watch the Shredbots Absolutely Destroy Perisher Last Year – Video

August 3, 2016
Transfer | Video The guys over at Shredbots have just dropped the Aussie section from their feature

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

Boothy’s Blog – Ten tips for better Japanese etiquette

August 21, 2014
  The Aussie in Japan. Illustration by Russell Smith Mountainwatch | Chris Booth Like many of u

Boothy’s Blog – The 11th Most Underrated Move in Skiing

August 10, 2014
  Mountainwatch | Chris Booth The other day I went skiing with my dad at Mt Hotham. I had a few

Backcountry – Split or Snowshoes, Ultimate Solution?

July 13, 2014
Will Jackways knows his way around the backcountry, he also knows his way around the Southern Alps p

Boothy’s Blog – Weekend at Bernie’s

July 13, 2014
  Mountainwatch | Chris Booth Bernie Rosow is on the cover of this year’s Chillfactor Magazin

Boothy’s Blog – Do it like the Kavos this winter

July 7, 2014
Welcome to 2014’s first instalment of Boothy’s blog. Penned each week by the discerning

Boothy’s Blog – Checking in with your 12-year-old self

July 6, 2014
  Illustration by Russell Smith Mountainwatch | Chris Booth The other day I was going through s

Boothy’s Blog – 5 Ideas to Make Skiing in Australia Better

June 27, 2014
  Mountainwatch | Chris Booth Every self-respecting skibum has a big idea to make skiing in Aus
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