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  • What to do on and off the snow in Wanaka, New Zealand.

      We’ve pulled together some of our favorite things to do in Wanaka to make your 2023 winter unforgettable.     With such a diverse range of activities on and off the mountain, Wanaka has everything you need to ma [...]

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  • Queenstown, your 2023 winter destination!

      Travelling to Queenstown is a bucket list adventure, especially in the winter. Make the most out of your 2023 ski season with our guide on some of Queenstown’s top activities to do this winter.   Known for being [...]

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  • 2022-2023 Japanese Snow Season Outlook – January Update : A Few Speed Bumps Then Snowy Business as Usual

    Beautiful turn in beautiful snow by @kassun1048 last week in Niseko. Photo: Adam Kroenert /Oyuki Japan Mountainwatch | The Grasshopper The Japanese snow season is in full swing after a few very fruitful weeks. La Nina is on its w [...]

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  • Guide to Panorama and The Purcells – Canada’s Purest Mountain Adventures?

    An perfect mid-winter powder day in Panorama Mountainwatch | Nadine Robb If you have not already heard of Western Canada’s Columbia Valley, it is time that you did. As a section of the Rocky Mountain Trench, this mammoth glaci [...]

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  • Grasshopper’s Weekly Japan Forecast, Dec 15 – Continuous Storm Cycles as Japan the Sleeping Giant Wakes

    Stefan Boers hooking into the Hokkaido powder earlier this week. Photo: @austinpowder Mountainwatch | The Grasshopper Valid Thursday 15thDecember to Thursday 22ndDecember Kon’nichiwa my fine, fellow powder pundits, and welcome [...]

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  • 2022-2023 North American Snow Season Outlook – December Update: Early Season Storms Give Way to More Settled Period

    Bernie Rosow enjoying some early season powder in the trees at Mammoth Mountain which has received 152cms so far this December and there’s more in the short term forecast. Photo: Christian Pondella  Mountainwatch | The Grassho [...]

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  • Hakuba Valley – Everything You Need for an Unforgettable Skiing Experience

    The Northern Alps providing a spectacular backdrop in Hakuba Mountainwatch |  Reggae Elliss Located in the north of Nagano prefecture and just a one-hour drive from the city of Nagano, the Hakuba Valley is one of the world’s g [...]

  • 2022-2023 Japanese Snow Season Outlook – December Update

    James Winfield, Niseko, December 31, 2021. Indications are  snowfalls will ramp up in late December, so we may celebrate New Year’s Eve in a similar fashion this year.Photo: Sea and Summit Photography / @nisekojapan Mountainwat [...]

  • World Snow Wrap, Dec 3rd – Finally, Fresh Snow in Europe and Japan, Dumping in the US and Canada

    Megan Dingham living the dream in Alta on Tuesday after 43cms of light powder. Photo: Rocko Menzyk Mountainwatch | Reggae Elliss The northern hemisphere winter is starting to settle in and there have been some good snowfalls acr [...]

  • Guide to Revelstoke – One of Canada’s Best Ski Destinations

    Revelstoke, a bucket-list destination for core skiers and snowboarders. Mountainwatch | Nat Segal The good news for those heading to Revelstoke this winter is that the current La Nina and other climate drivers are pointing to a [...]

  • 2022-2023 North American Snow Season Outlook – More Snow up North, Less Down South and Everything in-between

    Deep early season turns in Mammoth last Friday after the storm dropped 170cms. Photo: Andrew Miller Mountainwatch  | The Grasshopper  After a couple of stormy weeks, North America has exploded into the northern snow season with [...]

  • 2022-2023 Japanese Snow Season Outlook – November Update

    The signs are looking favourable for good early season snow in Honshu resorts like Shiga Kogan. Photo: Classic Resorts Japan Mountainwatch | Grasshopper Japan, a giant in the world of snow, currently lies sleeping under just a li [...]

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