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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 [...]

  • 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 [...]

  • 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 [...]

  • 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 [...]

  • 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 [...]

  • 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 [...]

  • 2022-2023 Japanese Snow Season Outlook

    Third Time’s A Charm! Evelina Nilsson deep in some Hakuba powder and another La Nina this season is likely to produce days like these. Photo: Zoya Lynch Mountainwatch |  The Grasshopper As the Australian snow season draws to a [...]

  • You’ve Booked a Trip to Big White, Canada – Now What

    What You Need to Know Before You Visit Canada’s Favourite Family Resort Big White Ski Resort, located in the heart of super, natural British Columbia, Canada, is every powder lover’s favourite destination – the fact it was v [...]

  • Tohoku in Spring: The Quintessential Experience of Classic Japan

    Nadine hooking into some perfect spring corn  in Hakkoda Mountainwatch |Nadine Robb As a first-time visitor to Japan’s Tohoku region, I was keen to unearth the points of difference that would set it apart from other, perhaps b [...]

  • Winter in Tohoku: Uncovering the Secrets of Japan’s Snowiest Region

    Floating through Geibeiki Gorge on the Satetsu River is a timeless experience Mountainwatch | Nadine Robb The Tohoku region is home to the snowiest city in the world, making it a perfect holiday destination for those looking for [...]

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