Your Complete Guide To Niseko This Season
Niseko is a global powder powerhouse known for some of the driest, lightest snow in the world – with 15m snowfall in an “average” season, and up to 19m in a good season! If you’re keen to experience this powder mecca f [...]
New Zealand Forecast – Tides Are Turning As We Say “Good Riddance” Northerlies, And “Kia Ora” Southerlies
Marginal early season conditions at The Remarkables today, but things are about to turn for the better with snow and cold air in the extended forecast. Mountainwatch | The Grasshopper Written early Monday 26thand valid to Thursd [...]
Where to Eat, Sleep, and Ski in Niseko, Japan
At Mountainwatch Travel, we understand the quest for the ultimate skiing adventure. Enter Niseko, Japan, a winter wonderland known for its world-class powder snow, diverse terrain, and luxurious hospitality. Our 2023/4 season guid [...]
Love Wānaka: The Community Initiative to Address Climate Change
The picturesque town of Wānaka is a haven for outdoor enthusiasts, with its stunning natural landscapes and adventure activities drawing visitors from all over the world. Wānaka is home to the stunning Lake Wānaka, a gla [...]
Hidden Gems of Hakuba: Explore Beyond the Ski Slopes in Winter
Hakuba is a winter destination known worldwide for its top-tier ski slopes. And, while the skiing facilities in Hakuba are extraordinary, the region’s appeal extends well beyond its snow-pounded mountains. Hakuba’s bre [...]
Grasshopper’s 2023 New Zealand Snow Season Outlook – May Update
The Remarkables after an early season storm last year. Photo: NZ.com Mountainwatch | The Grasshopper La Nina-style weather has continued to plague New Zealand’s weather over the last several weeks, bringing warm northerlies tha [...]
Aspen Snowmass – Your Ultimate Travel Guide
Exploring Aspen Snowmass If you’re searching for a premier ski destination, world wide, look no further than Aspen Snowmass in Colorado. In this travel guide, we’ll reveal the top reasons to plan your skiing or snowboa [...]
Grasshopper’s 2023 New Zealand Snow Season Outlook
Mt Hutt, under an early season blanket of snow in 2021. Will pre-season climate drivers lead to early snow? Photo: NZSki.com Mountainwatch | The Grasshopper The first snow has already fallen over New Zealand after a late March [...]
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 [...]