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IT’S BEEN SNOWING

There has been snow in Europe and North America as the ski season gets ever closer. Much will melt but it is still great to see. Winter is coming! UPDATED

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The latest pictures of the snow we have come from the Tatry Mountains in Slovakia.

20cm of fresh snow has fallen at the ski resort of Jasna.

It looks like winter has already arrived.

Jasna, Slovakia

Jasna, Slovakia

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

Jasna, Slovakia

Jasna, Slovakia

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

Jasna, Slovakia

Jasna, Slovakia

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

And if you want to know what the skiing is like in Jasna and other resorts in the Tatry Mountains then see here for a report when PlanetSKI visited in 2015.

In the Polish resort of Kasprowy Wierch on the border with Slovakia there is 45cm on the ground with a temperature of -5c.

In the Alps this week the heaviest of the snow has fallen on the Kitzteinhorn glacier above Kaprun in Austria.

After a few days of stormy weather the clouds have mostly lifted.

This is what it looked like last Wednesday from the top at over 3,000m:

Kitzteinhorn, Austria

Kitzteinhorn, Austria

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

Kitzteinhorn, Austria

Kitzteinhorn, Austria

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

The glacier is already open for some limited skiing and though the clouds earlier in the week meant poor visibility, the snow is very welcome indeed.

The main lifts and a lift at the top of the glacier are open.

Kitzteinhorn, Austria

Kitzteinhorn, Austria

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

In Hintertux in the Tirol there has also been some snow with skiers and snowboarders out enjoying some of the first turns of the winter.

Hintertux, Austria

Hintertux, Austria

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

Hintertux, Austria

Hintertux, Austria

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

Hintertux, Austria

Hintertux, Austria

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

Hintertux, Austria

Hintertux, Austria

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

A growing number of resorts open this month with more in November – check out this latest PlanetSKI story that details which resorts are opening. And when.

The PlanetSKI content editor, James Cove, will be in Stubai in the Austrian Tirol in a couple of weeks and he is keeping his fingers crossed.

“None of this will have any bearing on the winter whatsoever and may not even have any impact in two weeks when I am out in the Alps, but it sure as hell looks good to me!” said James.

Pitztal in the Tirol is also open with skiers and snowboarders making a few turns on the glacier.

Pitztal glacier

Pitztal glacier

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

Pitztal glacier

Pitztal glacier

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

And just in case you are wondering it now looks rather good at lower altitude.

This was Chamonix on Thursday morning.

Chamonix, France

Chamonix, France

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

Over in  North America resorts are building up to winter.

Some snow has fallen in Whistler in Canada.

On Thursday night it received 15cm of fresh snow.

Whistler, Canada

Whistler, Canada

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

Whistler, Canada

Whistler, Canada

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

And in the resort of Lake Louise near Banff snow has fallen and preparations are underway for the winter.

Lake Louise, Canada

Lake Louise, Canada

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

In the USA Colorado Arapahoe Basin’s snowmaking team fired up the snow guns this week.

“We will keep going as long as the weather permits, and we are prepared to run 24-hours a day if Mother Nature deems it possible. Ideally, we’re looking for a wet bulb temperature of 28 degrees or lower. That means, not only do temps need to be below freezing, but the humidity should be low as well,” said a statement from the resort.

Snowmaking starts

Snowmaking starts

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

Snowmaking starts

Snowmaking starts

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

See here for a seperate story on PlanetSKI as the snow cannons are switched on.

Elsewhere the natural variety is falling.

Winter Park, USA

Winter Park, USA

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

And if you like snow 40cm is falling in Australia according to reports from Falls Creek.

Falls Creek, Australia

Falls Creek, Australia

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

Sadly though there resorts closed last weekend as we reported here.

Do check back later as we will bring you further news and images of the snow in the Alps

#winteris coming

See here for the main PlanetSKI news page with all the latest stories from the world of snowsports.

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