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Accommodation Spotlight – The Lantern Apartments, Thredbo

September 20, 2019
The contemporary four-star apartments are suitable for couples, families, or groups of friends

Hakkaisan, Niigata – A Stripped Back Powder Playground Sans Distractions

September 20, 2019
Mountainwatch | Matt Wiseman “There’s no gorgeous “ski centre” type of fac

Summer Snow On The Ground For North America This Week – Photo Journal

September 19, 2019
A smattering of snow has fallen across the Western U.S and Canada this week, despite the fact it's s

Alpine Streets, A Snowboard Film That Brings A New Perspective to Falls Creek – Video

September 18, 2019
Alpine Streets is a street-style snowboard film shot in to Falls Creek over 10 days in August and wa

Gear Guide – Burton Process Snowboard Video Review

September 18, 2019
The Process is, “Playful when you want it to be, but stable when you need it to be.”

Sunrise Session on Buller’s Summit Jumps – Photo Spread

September 17, 2019
While the landings were firm, it was crystal clear morning with no wind, and a pretty good way to st

10 Essential & Odd Bits Of Gear For An Overseas Snow Trip – 2019

September 16, 2019
Travel comes with the territory of being a skier or snowboarder... Here are some gear picks you prob

Thredbo’s Merritts Chair Charity Auction

September 16, 2019
The chairlift will be decommissioned and disassembled at the end of winter 2019 and 112 of the doubl

Giro Jackson and Terra Helmets With MIPS Technology – Gear Guide

September 16, 2019
The men's Jackson and women's Terra helmets are the newest models  in the  Giro range, both with a

Mountainwatch Ikon Tour Destination – Jackson Hole

September 13, 2019
Jackson Hole is, without doubt, a special place and a “must visit” for any skier or snowboarder.

Manza Onsen – One Of Japans Finest Onsen Ski Resorts

September 13, 2019
Steaming sulphuric hot pools and plenty of snow, Manza Onsen is home to two Japanese icons.

Perisher Extends Its Season – Open Until October 13

September 13, 2019
Perisher has announced it is extending its season until Sunday 13 October, with a natural snow base

Not Even a Terminal Illness Can Keep this Snowboarder Out of the Backcountry – Photo Journal

September 12, 2019
For me, snowboarding is the only time in life that I’m totally free, all that matters is the next

Groomers Satellite Map Mt Buller’s Slopes For A Precision Piste – Introducing SnowSat Technology

September 12, 2019
Snow depth data is delivered in real-time to drivers via a touch-screen topographical map in the coc

Mt Buller Extends 2019 Snow Season – Open Until 6 October

September 12, 2019
A bumper 50cms of spring snow blanketed Mt Buller last week boosting the cover in resort and turning

First Base Present This Season’s Final “Vintage Après Soiree” In Thredbo This Weekend

September 11, 2019
This weekend Tom Tilley and Hugo Grusman present the final First Base “Vintage Après Soiree" of t

September Powder Sessions – Storm Journal

September 10, 2019
The past few days have set up what should be a Sweet September, two cold fronts dropping 30-50cm of

Buller’s Boggy Creek T-bar Rolls For The Final Time In Swirling Snow Storm 

September 9, 2019
Hans Grimus built the lift 52 years ago and the old T is now set to be decommissioned in its cur

How to Gear Up for the Backcountry – Gear Guide

September 9, 2019
The arrival of the first day of spring means only one thing to some Aussie shredders, it’s time to

Australian Junior Freeride Championships Wrap Held at Perisher Last Weekend

September 5, 2019
The three-day event consisted of half-pipe and slopestyle in ski and snowboard and a rider cross for

Sightseeing in Kanazawa, Japan – Top 5 Lesser-Known Locations

September 5, 2019
There’s an abundance of visual delights, so limiting the list to five was no easy task...

ShredAbout – A Surf/Snowboard Event Happening This Weekend, Sept 7-8

September 4, 2019
Decades since the last surf/snow events in Australia, ShredAbout pays homage to the connection of su

2019 Australian Snow Season Outlook – September Update

September 4, 2019
Regardless of what Mother Nature throws at us, a solid foundation has already been laid over the Aus

Gear Guide – Christie Prior Talks About the Nitro Fate – Video Review

September 3, 2019
In this review, Joey catches up with New Zealand pro snowboarder Christie Prior to talk about her fa

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.

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

Japan Snow Season 2019 Outlook – February Update

February 20, 2019
Like fine wine the Japanese snow season is now maturing nicely, and as we glide into spring the clim

Squaw Snow Report, February Update

February 18, 2019
February kicked off with a bang here in Squaw Valley, with a storm the Grasshopper labelled as “Bi

Niseko Japan Fortnightly Wrap Up – February 15th 2019

February 15, 2019
Is February the new January when it comes to skiing in Japan? Find out how good conditions in Niseko

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-

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

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.

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’

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

Thredbo Is Powered By Renewable Energy

July 9, 2019
Thredbo is excited to announce that all its major resort operations are now powered by renewable ene

Treble Cone Opens for Winter 2019 – Press Release

July 9, 2019
Treble Cone has announced that it will open for skiing and riding tomorrow – Wednesday July 10th20

Final Testing of Ruapehu’s Sky Waka Gondola Underway

June 27, 2019
The final series of tests on the new Sky Waka gondola are underway and Mt Ruapehu has released a beh

Distant Relatives – Sam Smoothy Shows His Friends Around NZ’s Spectacular Southern Alps. Video

June 26, 2019
In this first episode, Kiwi skier Sam Smoothy shows Callum Pettit and Drew Tabke around his backyard

Australia – The Best Mountains In The World Are Right Here

June 19, 2019
I have been trying to convince my fiance that Australia has the best skiing in the world for two ye

The Fifty – Bonus Episode Wrapping Up the First Season In Cody Townsend’s Quest to Ski The 50 Classic Ski Descents of North America

June 14, 2019
In this episode, Cody answers a number of questions emailed by the audience.

Mountainwatch Guide To Mt Buller

June 12, 2019
Mt Buller locals will argue their resort is the crown jewels of Victorian skiing and snowboarding, a

Bag Raiders Headlining Thredbo’s Opening Weekend Free Concert

June 7, 2019
The first of a number of concerts to be held throughout the winter, this one features the Bag Raider

Charlottes to Carruthers, Exploring the Aussie Backcountry in Late May – Trip Report

June 6, 2019
It was the best run of the day for sure. I’ve ridden the same chute in proper powder once before,

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

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

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

Buller Chairlift Auction Raises $100,000 for Mansfield Hospital

September 24, 2018
Buller Ski Lifts auctioned chairs from the Blue Bullet chairlift over the weekend on the Bourke Stre

Hotham Junior Big Mountain Freeride Event – Wrap Up

September 18, 2018
The last major junior event of the season was held in Hotham on Sunday when the Junior Big Mountain

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

Mt Baw Baw’s Japan Weekend

September 10, 2018
It gets even better this weekend with Mt Baw Baw's inaugural Japan Weekend,

The Queens Have Conquered Thredbo… A Sparkling And Glittery Inaugural Rainbow Mountain

September 10, 2018
  Mountainwatch | Press Release Rainbow Mountain – A Heaps Gay Snow Week made its debut l

Blue Bullet Chairlift Auction At Mt Buller

September 10, 2018
Buller Ski Lifts will auction 61 chairs from the Blue Bullet chairlift ahead of the lift’s retirem

Australian Junior Freeride Championships at Perisher

September 5, 2018
The biggest junior event of the winter season wrapped up on Monday in Perisher!

Win a Trip To Jackson Hole – Mountainwatch’s Biggest Giveaway! – Enter Here

September 4, 2018
Jackson Hole was arguably one of the best places to visit in North America last year... That's why w

Mt Baw Baw Dog Sled Dash

August 29, 2018
See Mt Baw Baw’s brilliant huskies in action or join the race this Father’s Day weekend with the

‘BULLER WIDE”- Tony Harrington’s Latest Photo Exhibition In Buller

August 29, 2018
Australian snow and surf photographer Tony Harrington has just opened a new exhibition of his work i

UniSport Nationals Snow Attracts Australia’s Top Athletes To Mt Buller

August 24, 2018
More than 260 student-athletes from 17 universities will converge on Mt Buller, Victoria this weeken

The Blizzard Of Bom – Buller Turns On For FreeBom 2018

August 21, 2018
At this point the mogul field was filled with skiers, over 50 skied together. Colours flashed betwee

Fifth Annual Transfer Banked Slalom – Event Recap

August 18, 2018
Over 250 Boarders Hit the Fifth Annual Transfer Banked Slalom at Thredbo Resort… A gathering of th

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

BAW BAW RAIL JAM ON THIS WEEKEND

August 15, 2018
Battle it out on the rails and put your tricks to the ultimate test at Mt Baw Baw’s Grand Ridge Br

Let’s Split, Trip Two, Guthega

August 15, 2018
The 2018 Let’s Split TRIP 2 was an incredible day for everyone who attended.  Not only did it see

FREEBOM 2018 – AUSTRALIA’S MOST FUN SKI EVENT ON AT BULLER THIS WEEKEND

August 14, 2018
Now, in its fifth year, FreeBOM 2018 is forecast to be blessed by bigger than normal bumps alongside

Stopping At Canberra On Your Way To The Snow – Add These Places To Your List

August 10, 2018
Australia’s Capital has a lot more to offer than Question Time and Questacon... Here are some plac

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

Gear Guide – The Ski Mojo

July 17, 2018
Gear Guide: The Ski Mojo Video Review The Ski Mojo is brace that uses spring recoil technology to

Gear Guide: Jones Snowboards Mountain Twin Video Review

July 13, 2018
Jones snowboards – Mountain Twin When he’s not fitting boots and giving expert advice to cus

Backcountry Dream Ski Set-Up – Chillfactor’s Picks For Heading Out The Back

July 12, 2018
Backcountry skiing has seen an exponential increase in the last decade, evident not only in the numb

Moguls Mastery – The Basics

July 9, 2018
During the early part of the season when we're all hanging for mid winter conditions including some

Gear Guide – Rip Curl Search Series

July 4, 2018
The Search Series is the latest line in Rip Curl’s mountainwear and after 30 years producing mount

A Look Under The Hood – MIPS Helmet Technology – Gear

June 14, 2018
Did you know your brain produces enough electricity to power a small light bulb? Well, it does, and

The Countdown – Five Training Tips For Snow Season

June 12, 2018
Do you hate having to stop mid ski run because your legs burn

The North Face Launches Global Campaign Celebrating Female Explorers – ‘Move Mountains’

May 1, 2018
The North Face athletes Evelina Nillson, Janina Kuzma and Anna Segal conquering gender stereotypes a

Transfer Guru’s Guide to Good Gear – Backcountry Gear

August 30, 2017
Check out Transfer’s 2017 Gear Guide from Issue 24 for all the backcountry gear you’d want if yo

Transfer Guru’s Guide to Good Gear – Accessories And Underlayers

August 24, 2017
Check out Transfer’s 2017 Gear Guide from Issue 24 for all the accessories you’d want if you wer

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

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 ha

 The Grasshopper’s Weekly Japan Forecast – A relatively settled and sunny week ahead, but another storm due mid-week.

January 10, 2019
We have yet another very healthy looking ten-day accumulation chart on the forecast. However, it bel

The Grasshopper’s Weekly North America Forecast – Still Up To Their Necks in Canada and Sierras Making Up For Lost Time

January 3, 2019
It’s looking like a good old stormy week ahead with several systems coming off the Pacific likely

The Grasshopper’s Weekly Japan Forecast – Good Snowfalls This Saturday, More Mid-week and Another Dump Next Weekend!

January 3, 2019
After great snowfalls from the past week welcoming us into 2019, Japanese ski resorts are now runnin

The Grasshopper’s Weekly North American Forecast – Neck deep in Canada, while Sierras put on hold

December 27, 2018
On the other end of the spectrum, the Coast Mountains of Canada are expected to receive anywhere upw

The Grasshopper’s Weekly Japan Forecast – Snow To Fall Every Day!

December 27, 2018
This week's forecast for Japan is the real deal. The Japow machine will be working overtime with fre

2018-2019 North American Snow Season Outlook – December update

December 24, 2018
    Mountainwatch | Grasshopper Models suggest El Nino will show up with good snowfalls down south

The Grasshopper’s Weekly North American Forecast – White Christmas On The Way

December 20, 2018
There’s only six sleeps until Christmas and we have more than just presents to look forward to. Sn

The Grasshopper’s Weekly Forecast For Japan – Looks Like Snow For Christmas

December 20, 2018
You can get excited about good snowfalls on Christmas Eve, as well as a big snow event next Thursda

2018-2019 Japanese Snow Season Outlook – December Update

December 17, 2018
Since my last outlook, those grassy mountain pastures have turned white, and ski resorts and their c

The Grasshopper’s Weekly Forecast For Japan – Hakuba In The Firing Line

December 13, 2018
Looking at the overall picture for the next ten days, the Hida and Echigo Mountains of southern Hons

The Grasshopper’s Weekly North American Forecast – 2 metres for Canada’s Coast Mountains

December 13, 2018
Looking at the overall picture for the next ten days, storms rolling in from the Pacific should dump

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

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

2018 Australian Snow Season Outlook – September Update

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

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

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

2018 New Zealand Snow Season Outlook – June Update

June 12, 2018
With opening weekend done and dusted at a few of New Zealand’s ski fields and epic amounts of snow

2018 Australian Snow Season Outlook – June Update

May 30, 2018
May has certainly been a month of feast and famine. Like little piggies, we gobbled up a three-day b

2018 Australian Snow Season Outlook – May Update

May 10, 2018
Brace yourself folks, snow is on the way, and sooner than you may think. In fact, it's arriving as w

2018 New Zealand Snow Season Outlook

May 2, 2018
Want to learn more about snow forecasting? Download the FREE ‘Grasshoppers Guide To Snow Forec

The Fifty – The Sphinx, Alaska. Episode 8 in Cody Townsend’s Quest To Climb and Ski The 50 Classic Ski Descents of North America.

April 17, 2019
In this episode of The Fifty, Cody and Bjarne head to the Chugach Range in Alaska to ski the Sphinx,

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

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Salomon TV – Higher Truths – Video

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