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  • Oct02

    Shaun White’s Got Halfpop Flavor

    by The Editors / boardistan.com

    Shaun White has launched a couple new flavors for the half popped popcorn brand Halfpop (corn nuts). Kind of makes us hungry, but not for Brooklyn Dill Pickle, if you know what we mean. No offense, Shaun....

  • Oct01

    McKayos gravity enduro

    October 4. From Falls Creek resort: “McKayos is Falls Creek’s newest event, a MTB gravity enduro bash from the snowy slopes of Australia’s highest drivable peak to the pristine shores of Lake Guy in Bogong Village. Combining Snow, Dirt and...

  • Oct01

    Hotham announces $4.4million snowmaking expansion for 2016

    by SnowsBest / snowsbest.com

    Mt Hotham Skiing Company General Manager Belinda Trembath today announced the company will invest an additional $4.4 million in new snowmaking infrastructure ahead of the 2016… The post Hotham announces $4.4million snowmaking expansion for 2016 appeared first on...

  • Sep30

    Coronet Peak goes all black this weekend

    by SnowsBest / snowsbest.com

    Skiers at Coronet Peak in Queenstown this weekend can ski on customised All Black skis with silver ferns to show their support for the All Blacks… The post Coronet Peak goes all black this weekend appeared first on...

  • Sep30

    Chamonix joins The Mountain Collective

    by SnowsBest / snowsbest.com

    Chamonix Mont-Blanc Valley has joined the Mountain Collective as the newest global affiliate for the 2015-2016 winter season. Chamonix is the first destination in Europe to… The post Chamonix joins The Mountain Collective appeared first on ...

  • Sep29

    Fairness for Forest Firefighters

    Victoria’s forest firefighters who are employed by the Department of Environment, Land, Water & Planning (DELWP) are fighting for fair pay and recognition as genuine emergency services workers. The following information comes from the Australian Workers Union. Approximately 95% of...

  • Sep29

    Peetu Piiroinen Speaks

    by The Editors / boardistan.com

    . . . and if you’d like to listen, then please click on the video. Here’s the verbage: Peetu Piiroinen is a man of few words. Over the years he has made a name for himself through various podiums across...

  • Sep29

    Aspen locals reveal their secret stash

    by SnowsBest / snowsbest.com

    If you want to know where all the fun is on a mountain then make friends with a local. Aspen locals reveal their favourite ski runs… The post Aspen locals reveal their secret stash appeared first on ...

  • Sep27

    Backcountry film festival 2016

    The Backcountry film festival is put together by the Winter Wildlands Alliance, based in Idaho. It is a celebration of the human-powered backcountry experience, with a strong focus on skiing and riding. The festival has been showing in Australia for...

  • Sep26

    How to tell if your ‘down’ jacket is ethical

    by SnowsBest / snowsbest.com

    Many down products use feathers from force fed birds who are live plucked. It is both inhumane and unethical. A new Responsible Down Standard helps consumers… The post How to tell if your ‘down’ jacket is ethical appeared...

  • Sep26

    Aspen’s mountaintop reboot program for a healthier you

    by SnowsBest / snowsbest.com

    This winter The St. Regis Aspen Resort invites guests to relax, revitalize, and find the true balance of mind, body, and spirit with the Mountaintop Reboot… The post Aspen’s mountaintop reboot program for a healthier you appeared first...

  • Sep26

    Air New Zealand’s new Auckland International lounge

    by SnowsBest / snowsbest.com

    Air New Zealand has today unveiled its new flagship international lounge at Auckland International Airport featuring an ultra-modern design and tailored seating zones to meet the… The post Air New Zealand’s new Auckland International lounge appeared first on...

  • Sep26

    Ski4Cancer in Europe this March

    by SnowsBest / snowsbest.com

    Become a World Record holder in March 2016 by taking part in Ski 4 Cancer’s Everest Challenge. The Challenge will take place on the slopes of… The post Ski4Cancer in Europe this March appeared first on ...

  • Sep25

    What’s new at Whistler Blackcomb for their 50th anniversary season

    by SnowsBest / snowsbest.com

    Whistler Blackcomb is looking forward to the 2015.2016 winter season for many reasons, not the least of which is an upcoming 50th anniversary. The resort has… The post What’s new at Whistler Blackcomb for their 50th anniversary season...

  • Sep25

    Whistler named #1 ski area in North America by Ski Magazine

    by SnowsBest / snowsbest.com

    28th ANNUAL SKI MAGAZINE READER’S POLL NAMES WHISTLER BLACKCOMB No. 1 SKI AREA IN NORTH AMERICA FOR 2016 Whistler Blackcomb has been named the No. 1… The post Whistler named #1 ski area in North America by Ski...

  • Sep25

    Five reasons to visit Big White this winter

    by SnowsBest / snowsbest.com

    Big White has a reputation, a good one. Known for big terrain, big hospitality and big snow, the interior British Columbia resort in Canada has been… The post Five reasons to visit Big White this winter appeared first...

  • Sep25

    Learn French while skiing in France

    by SnowsBest / snowsbest.com

    New ski and French courses combine a winter sports holiday with language lessons in Morzine with Alpine French School. British-French run school in the ski resort… The post Learn French while skiing in France appeared first on ...

  • Sep25

    September snow at Jackson Hole on Corbet’s Couloir

    by SnowsBest / snowsbest.com

    It may only be September but Jackson Hole is gearing up for a 50th birthday season like no other and the snow has already started falling. Check… The post September snow at Jackson Hole on Corbet’s Couloir appeared first...

  • Sep25

    Aspen releases early season trailer

    by SnowsBest / snowsbest.com

    In anticipation of the 2015/16 ski and ride season, premieres the trailer Rejuvenate: Mind Body Spirit, a four episode video series scheduled for release Oct. 6,… The post Aspen releases early season trailer appeared first on ...

  • Sep25

    Pond skimming at Mt Buller

    by SnowsBest / snowsbest.com

    Mt Buller’s Corona Extra Pond Skim National Championships made a splash in its 2nd year, attracting a huge crowd and close to 100 competitors. The wacky… The post Pond skimming at Mt Buller appeared first on ...

  • Sep25

    Make the most of Falls Creek’s new snow and ski for free

    by SnowsBest / snowsbest.com

    The snow won’t stop falling from the sky this 2015 ski season and Falls Creek is celebrating. The resort remains open until October 4 with new… The post Make the most of Falls Creek’s new snow and ski...

  • Sep25

    Hotham closing weekend party this weekend

    by SnowsBest / snowsbest.com

    Hotham offer a $99 weekend lift pass and closing weekend scavenger hunt It’s been lightly snowing the past 24 hours keeping the snow base fresh and… The post Hotham closing weekend party this weekend appeared first on ...

  • Sep21

    Yobeat Went To Hot Dawgz And Hand Rails

    by The Editors / boardistan.com

    SoCal kicked off the winter season during a heatwave. But that didn’t slow anyone at the 2015 Hotdawgz and Hand Rails event at Mammoth’s Bear Mountain down. Not one bit. We didn’t drive up, but Yobeat.com came all the way...

  • Sep21

    Mt Hutt extend their season

    by SnowsBest / snowsbest.com

    Mt Hutt has announced today the extension of its ski season by a further week, a timely announcement with the imminent arrival of more new snow… The post Mt Hutt extend their season appeared first on ...

  • Sep19

    Victorian government tables bill to protect National Parks

    Earlier this week the Andrews Labor Government put an amendment before Parliament to implement its election commitment to prevent large-scale private development in national parks by removing the ability to grant 99 year leases. This is a good move given...

  • Sep19

    Steez Magazine Pulls The Print Plug

    by The Editors / boardistan.com

    After nine years and 35 print issues the Massachusetts based Steez Magazine has announced today (September 18, 2015) that they will be going 100% digital rolling forward. A lot has changed over the course of 35 issues and many of...

  • Sep19

    Burton Releases Series Of Advertisements

    by The Editors / boardistan.com

    Burton Snowboards will be releasing a series of extremely high production value advertisements this fall featuring their sponsored riders. Watch Zak Hale dissect features with Ethan Deiss, and Mikkel Bang alongside Mikey Rencz, as well as individual parts starring Ben...

  • Sep19

    Mountain High’s Buck Off Rail Jam

    by The Editors / boardistan.com

    Temperatures just recently hit triple digits in Southern California, but there is a 100 percent chance of snow on Oct. 3 in Wrightwood, California as Mountain High trucks in than 60 tons of snow for the 2015 Buck Off Rail...

  • Sep18

    Demand up for native Australian food mountain pepper

    Anyone who has walked in the High Country will be able to relate to this one. Mountain Pepper is a common shrub that has a strong and spicy taste. Its about some farmers in Gippsland who have started to cultivate...

  • Sep17

    SnowSurf premieres in Australia

    A new snowboarding and surfing film will have three premiere showings in Australia next week. Filmed in the powder capital of Hokkaido, and focusing on the legendary Gentem Family, who have pioneered the ‘Snow Surf’ revolution epitomised by Gentemstick, this...

  • Sep17

    Two leading Colorado ski resorts on the one pass

    by SnowsBest / snowsbest.com

    The Route 40 Pass launches for the upcoming season at Steamboat and Winter Park in Colorado.  The combined resort passes just keep getting better as skiers… The post Two leading Colorado ski resorts on the one pass appeared...

  • Sep17

    Reiter Suing IOC For The Right To Race

    by The Editors / boardistan.com

    With no support from the snowboard industry. And no support from USSA. Alpine snowboard racer Jason Reiter is taking his fight to get snowboarding racing back into the Olympics to the courts by suing the International Olympic Committee, according to...

  • Sep16

    Aspen Winternational kicks off the upcoming ski season

    by SnowsBest / snowsbest.com

    Jamestown Revival, FIS World Cup, a Thanksjibbing Set and free concerts all opening weekend long in Aspen this November. The Audi FIS Alpine World Cup at… The post Aspen Winternational kicks off the upcoming ski season appeared first...

  • Sep15

    Rip Curl’s Search Revel Teasers

    by The Editors / boardistan.com

    Not sure if it’s just the heatwave we’ve been going through lately, or what, but this little clip cooled us off quite nicely, even if there are one or two skiers in this clip. Why? Rip Curl, why?...

  • Sep14

    ‘Unite for POW in Paris’

    Mountain Journal has often covered the various sustainability initiatives by ski resorts and the snow/ outdoor industries. It has also noted the fact there here in Australia, the resorts and industry have either given up all pretense of even caring...

  • Sep10

    Victoria to begin aerial baiting for wild dogs

    Wild dogs are a big problem for graziers in the high country of Gippsland. Of course, its a complex problem: should we be running sheep in areas adjacent to national parks where there will be populations of dingoes or wild...

  • Sep08

    Snow Sense

    As we all know, backcountry is the new black. The ski and boarding magazines are full of stories about the western faces of the Main Range, Bogong and Feathertop. And while there are lots of new outdoor enthusiasts who are...

  • Sep04

    It’ spring – so it’s time for ski/ boarding films

    As we swing into the southern spring, it’s autumn in the northern hemisphere and everyone is gearing up for winter. All the magazines have their buyers guides and this year’s crop of mountain related films are doing the rounds. Here’s...

  • Sep04

    Venture Snowboards Shuts It Down

    by The Editors / boardistan.com

    Silverton, Colorado’s homegrown, “craft” snowboard company Venture sent out some bummer news for fans of the company. Thanks to a rough couple years, owner Klem and Lisa Branner have decided to not deliver any boards for 2015-16 season. Here’s what...

  • Aug30

    Patagonia Denim Redefines the Blue Jean

    This story from Moja Gear highlights the moves by Patagonia to produce a more sustainable – and more ethical – denim jean. Cleaner, Safer, and Fair Trade, Too: Patagonia Denim Redefines the Blue Jean We all own at least one...

  • Aug08

    Pure Velvet: Paralyser Report 08/08/2015

    by Richard Hocking / telemarkphat.org

    Skifree and I were both keen to do some skinning and the Paralyser loop seemed like a great option. Staying close to the resort would also help me test how my mods...

  • Jun25

    Jake Burton’s Health Improving

    by The Editors / boardistan.com

    After weeks of rumors and speculation surrounding the health of Burton Snowboards founder Jake Burton Carpenter, Burton PR has finally today (June 24, 2015) released an official health update. It’s good news considering what Jake and his family have been...

  • Jun21

    The White Ribbon of Death: Perisher Report 20&21/06/2015

    by Richard Hocking / telemarkphat.org

    On Saturday I headed up for my first solo ski this season. It was cold, still and clear with a few cm arriving at the end of the rainy system which...

  • May16

    Backcountry film festival

    Now in its 10th year the Winter Wildlands Alliance Backcountry Film Festival celebrates the human powered winter experience through film. The festival aims to entertain while helping to raise funds and awareness for Winter Wildlands and our like-minded partners. The Backcountry...

  • Apr27

    Waterproof, Breathable, and Toxin-Free

    Patagonia is upping its own environmental ante, with a $1 million investment in Beyond Surface Technologies, a Swiss company that’s pushing petrochemicals out of the gear closet. In this article by Mary Catherine O’Connor from the Outside website, it is...

  • Apr02

    Spring 2015 Worn Wear Tour

    Another lovely project from Patagonia: Out to change our relationship with stuff, this spring Patagonia’s biodiesel repair wagon will travel coast to coast repairing clothing for free, teaching folks how to fix things themselves and selling used Patagonia clothing. Bring...

  • Mar05

    Eco Challenge Gold Coast 2015

    From the organisers: We are proud to announce that the Eco Challenge Gold Coast 2015 event is locked in for March 15, 2015 at Tugun Surf Life Saving Club 29 O’Connor St, Tugun QLD 4224 The event will again be part of the Bleach Festival...

  • Jan07

    It’s all about transparency! Where Great Design and Business Ethics Collide

    The following comes from James Williams, the founder of Keebunga. A new product, just launched on the Kickstarter crowdfunding platform is leading the way in transparent business practices. The Keebunga hard shell key case, is beautiful to look at, tactile...

  • Dec09

    Paddy Pallin and the environment

    The Paddy Pallin stores fill a particular niche in the Australian outdoor equipment landscape. They are well known and still sell general and technical equipment, rather than just concentrating on ‘adventure wear’. And they stock not only other companies gear,...

  • Nov02

    Patagonia introduces ‘traceable down’.

    In Melbourne, the minute the temperature drops below about 15 degrees, it seems like half the town’s population pulls out their Katmandu puffy jacket. Down jackets seem to have made a come back in recent years. As a backcountry skier...

  • Oct01

    Change starts with a (Fair Trade) T-shirt

    I haven’t as yet got around to doing a profile on Prana. Given that their clothing is becoming more available in Australia, it’s probably time to do a write up. But until then, check this short piece about one person’s...

  • Oct12

    A slow sore day down Watson's Ck: 11/10/2014

    by Richard Hocking / telemarkphat.org

    After the weeks rain and warm weather Skifree, Katherine and I were keen to get out to the Western Slopes before all of the thaw turned them green. We decided to head...

  • Oct05

    Captain Pants and Major Snowshoe go to the Sentinel: 04/10/2014

    by Richard Hocking / telemarkphat.org

    The RMS had cleared Kosciusko Rd to the Charlotte's Turning Circle and I had a hankering for another ski on the Western Faces. Tony and Chris were keen and I ran into Owain...

  • Oct03

    Patagonia Uses Reclaimed Cotton, Down and Wool for “Truth to Materials” Collection

    Patagonia gets featured on this site on a regular basis. This is simply because there are a lot of sustainability initiatives happening within the company. The following is lifted directly from the Selectism website and was written by Jeff Carvalho....

  • Aug08

    Fun in the Sun: Thredbo 08/08/2014

    by Richard Hocking / telemarkphat.org

    Today I was lucky enough to ski with Craig Martin at Thredbo. Craig had offered to take photos of me for future manuals and for my workshops at Intertele and Interski next...

  • Jul28

    A SICo weekend: Perisher 26&27/07/2014

    by Richard Hocking / telemarkphat.org

    Once again I met up with some fellow ski.com.au forum members for some skiing fun, this year at Perisher...

  • Jun12

    A slow start: Perisher Report 12/06/2014

    by Richard Hocking / telemarkphat.org

    Autumn has been depressingly warm, the grass is growing and plants are flowering now instead of spring and the snow is pretty depressing as well. Perisher have worked hard with their snowmaking,...

  • Oct12

    A long walk for two harvests: BC report 12/10/2013

    by Richard Hocking / telemarkphat.org

    Tony was up for his last day this season so we decided to take a punt and see how much snow we'd find on Twynam West. We got off to a good...

  • Aug24

    Super Mank: Perisher Report 24/08/2013

    by Richard Hocking / telemarkphat.org

    Tony, Jhono and I were excited. There had been fresh yesterday and we hoped where there would be some stashes for us. However the wet snow yesterday was firm early up high...

  • Aug16

    Demo Team Training Day 2: Perisher Report 16/08/2013

    by Richard Hocking / telemarkphat.org

    Today was another great day for training. There was less cloud, but it was warmer and windier. We had an early start and got so ski some gates on Escapade. Olympic opened...