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38-year old British Man Dies as Fatal Avalanches Sweep Across Swiss Alps

He is the latest in a string of separate avalanche deaths across Switzerland after recent snow. Seven people have died in four days – all in different accidents. There have been fatal avalanches in France too. Extreme caution is urged in many parts of the Alps. NEWS

Huge Snowfall Continues in the Alps

If you’d rather not see pictures of the huge amounts of snow that have fallen, then look away now.   Most ski resorts remain closed and international travel is prohibited, but it does look fabulous for the lucky few able to enjoy it. UPDATED

Wintry Weather In The Alps

It’s cold and unsettled in the Alps for the first week of the New Year with more snow for some. We take a look at how it’s shaping up and cast a glance further afield to Japan where winter has hit with a vengeance. UPDATED

Snow In The Alps

It’s looking like a cold and wintry end to 2020 with snow falling in many parts of the Alps. Some areas will see more as 2021 approaches.

Historic Levels of Snow Falls in Parts of the Alps

Up to 3m has fallen in parts of Italy and Austria.  The huge storm started on Friday and though it has eased, it is still falling in places with a further 1m expected. UPDATED

Big Snowfalls in The Alps, The Pyrenees & Beyond

It’s turning wintry with further snow falling. Some areas could end up with more than 1.5m before the storm passes. The southern Alps is set to do well. And it’s been snowing in the Pyrenees, Scandinavia and Scotland too. UPDATED

Some Welcome Snow Falls in the Alps

It is not a huge amount but after a very dry period it is more than welcome.  Only Switzerland has resorts open to the general public, but others are preparing. UPDATED

Snow Falls as More US Ski Resorts Open

It’s beginning to look a lot like winter is on its way in the USA. More resorts in Colorado have opened this week and the first ski area to open in California fired up some lifts on Friday. UPDATED

Cervinia Opens This Weekend

The Italian glacier resort in the Aosta Valley is the latest to fire up its lifts for autumn. Conditions are good with full Covid-19 restrictions in place. NEW

France Opens for Skiing

Tignes and Les2Alpes opened their glaciers on Saturday as the first World Cup ski races took place in Soelden Austria. It will be a winter season like no other as skiing & snowboarding continues to get underway.

Snow in the Mountains…

There’s some of the best autumn snow that we can recall. It’s been falling again with more resorts in the Alps open and others preparing to, cross-country skiing is underway with preparations for skiing in North America starting up. Check out the rolling PlanetSKI snow report… UPDATED

Snow in the Alps, Pyrenees & Beyond…

Storms have hit the much of the Pyrenees and the southern Alps. The weather has caused some severe flooding with fatalities and people reported missing in the mountains in Italy and France. Snow has fallen at altitude. UPDATED

Snow Falls Around the World

Winter is ending in the southern hemisphere and approaching in the north. It is one of those rare times when there is snow falling in ski areas across much of the world.

The Snow in Pictures…

Our readers and friends out in the Alps have been posting pictures of the huge snow storm that has hit the Alps. Looks more like the middle of winter than the end of September. UPDATED

Ski Resorts Open as Massive Autumn Snow Storm Passes

Up to 1m of snow has fallen in places this weekend in one of the biggest autumn storms on record. It comes as a handful of glacier resorts in the Tirol fire up some lifts with some slopes already open and a Swiss resort is now opening early. UPDATED

Snow in USA & Canada

The first lift assisted skiing has happened in Colorado after some autumn snow. The ski patrol has been out in Wolf Creek as other resorts see some September snow. Check out our images & videos as winter approaches.

Snow in the Alps, the Pyrenees, the Rockies & Beyond…

The cold snap across much of Europe has brought some dustings of snow.  It may only be the start of September, but it’s a sign that winter is on its way. UPDATED

Heavy Snow Falls in Australia

Almost a metre has fallen in the resorts of Perisher & Thredbo in New South Wales with more in the forecast. They remain open with Covid-19 restrictions in place. Check out the snow Down Under. UPDATED

Epic Conditions at New Zealand Ski Resorts

Skiers and snowboarders have been queuing to take advantage of fresh snow and sunshine as the country’s winter season gets into full swing.

Big Snowfalls in South America But Ski Resorts Are Closed

It’s been one of the best starts to winter for years but the coronavirus pandemic means ski resorts are not able to open.

SNOW IN THE ALPS & BEYOND

More than 1m of snow fell parts of the Alps at the weekend. And to rub it in, some of the resorts with fresh snow would have still been open for skiing had it not been for coronavirus.

SKI RESORTS IN PICTURES

This week should have been busy on the slopes with families enjoying the final week of the Easter holidays. Sadly, there’s some great spring sunshine but no skiing. PlanetSKI reports on what we’re missing.

OUR LATEST SNOW REPORT

There’s great skiing in the Alps with impressive snow at altitude across Switzerland, Italy and Austria. The French Alps are in the most impressive shape and Scotland continues to impress after further major snowfalls this week.

ANOTHER SNOWSTORM POUNDS THE ALPS

The powder is piling up as the second big storm of the week has swept in. There have been significant falls over a 24 hour period. PlanetSKI reports from the mountains. UPDATED

SEARCH SUSPENDED FOR MAN MISSING AFTER AVALANCHE

The climber was last seen on Aonach Mor on Friday. Mountain rescuers were forced to suspend the search as bad weather and a high risk of further avalanches continued across the Scottish Highlands.

OUR LATEST SNOW REPORT

Large amounts of snow have fallen across the north-western Alps in recent days which is good news for lower resorts such as Morzine, Megève and Gstaad. There are some exceptional snow conditions in Scotland.

BEST SKIING OF THE SEASON IN SCOTLAND

After a dismal, practically snowless, start to the winter, Scotland’s ski areas are covered in snow. Lots of it. Our Scotland reporter is enjoying Fab February.

ZERMATT OR BUST

PlanetSKI went to the Swiss resort from Italy for a 24-hour visit.  It turned into 72-hours as a big storm hit. There are worse places to be stranded but the journey back wasn’t quite as planned.

MAJOR SNOWSTORM HITS THE ALPS

The weather has changed with the temperature dropping and snow falling as a series of storms hit the Alps. UPDATED

PLANETSKI SNOW REPORT

Snow conditions in the Alps have been mixed but snow is on its way after some very warm weather. There is no natural snow below about 1200m which is unusual for mid February. In general there is a lot of snow and good skiing at altitude. UPDATED

SKIING IN SCOTLAND AT HALF-TERM

There has been a lot of snow (and wind) at the UK’s main ski resorts this past week, thanks to Storm Dennis.  PlanetSKI’s Scotland reporter has been out on the slopes.

HALF-TERM SKIING IN THE ALPS

A bit of rain, a dusting of snow, some sunshine and fluctuating temperatures. It’s been a mixed bag of weather in the Alps for the busiest week of the season.

CHECK OUT THE UPDATED PLANETSKI SNOW REPORT

Snow conditions in the Alps are mixed as Half Term gets underway. Most resorts still have plenty of snow at altitude, but mild weather means some low resorts are in need of new snow. UPDATED

SNOW REPORT FROM THE CAIRNGORMS

The area has recently been battered by strong winds and snow, Rod Frazer has sent us a quick update on the current snow conditions in the Cairngorms along with some stunning photographs.

EPIC SNOW IN US SKI RESORTS

If you’re heading west in the near future you are in for a real treat. US resorts, particularly those in Colorado and Utah, have had huge dumps. But the avalanche risk is high.

BLUE SKIES & POWDER AFTER THE STORM

The wild weather has subsided and it’s sunshine and powder snow. At least it is in the Aosta Valley in Italy. PlanetSKI is there. UPDATED

PLANETSKI LATEST SNOW REPORT

Snow conditions in the Alps are generally very good. Some 20cm -70cm of fresh snow fell this week. Another potent storm cycle is set to start on Monday and the unsettled weather may continue in to half-term week. UPDATED

SUNSHINE AFTER THE STORM

The weather has stabilised after the storms across the Alps with some reasonable snow conditions on offer. It’s looking pretty good with another storm expected. UPDATED

IT’S BELTING DOWN WITH SNOW IN THE ALPS!

After a long spell of sunshine and mild temperatures, the snow has begun falling again. PlanetSKI reports from the Alps. UPDATED

PLANETSKI SNOW REPORT

PlanetSKI arrives back in the Alps as the weather changes and more snow is set to fall. Bring it on! UPDATED

PLANETSKI SNOW REPORT

Snow conditions in the Alps are pretty good with some welcome fresh snow. PlanetSKI reports from out in the mountains. UPDATED

SNOW TO RETURN TO THE ALPS THIS WEEK

It’s been dry & mild with no significant snow for weeks, but that’s about to change. In Canada it is so cold that Lake Louise closed. UPDATED

THE PLANETSKI SNOW REPORT

Conditions still look pretty good across the Alps but lower slopes are becoming worn. There’s been dramatic improvement in North America from where PlanetSKI reports. UPDATED

THE PLANETSKI SNOW REPORT IS OUT

Snow conditions are generally good for early January in the Alps with some fresh snow.  Read our full snow report.

OUR WEEKLY SNOW REPORT IS OUT

Conditions in the Alps are excellent with some of the best December snow in recent years. Andermatt has 4m.

SUNSHINE IN THE ALPS

After erratic weather over the Xmas week it’s wall to wall sunshine across the Alps for New Year. UPDATED

VIDEO SHOWS SNOWBOARDER NARROWLY AVOIDING AVALANCHE

The incident happened in Park City in Utah on Christmas Day. NEW

IT’S A WHITE XMAS AS FURTHER SNOW FALLS

It’s 1m and counting as parts of the Alps are battered by another huge snowstorm. What a start to winter & the Xmas holidays! UPDATED

MORE SNOW IS FALLING AS XMAS WEEK BEGINS

It is the first main week of the season as resorts fill up for Christmas. PlanetSKI looks at conditions in the Alps.

MORE SNOW FALLS

It is the first main week of the season as resorts fill up for Christmas. PlanetSKI looks at conditions across the Alps.

OUR WEEKLY SNOW REPORT IS OUT

Snow conditions have deteriorated in the northern Alps, but more snow is falling this weekend. PlanetSKI reports.

OUR WEEKLY SNOW REPORT IS OUT

Above average snow depths for mid-December will increase further over next few days. Great conditions as Christmas approaches.

MILD & VERY WINDY IN THE ALPS

After the recent wild weather things are stabilising as Xmas approaches. PlanetSKI reports from the Alps. UPDATED

MELTING GLACIERS THREATEN WORLD’S WATER SUPPLIES

That’s the claim from a recent summit as climate change affects the mountain regions of the world.

OUR LATEST SNOW REPORT IS OUT

Snow conditions remain excellent for early December across much of the Alps. Some snow is forecast for early next week.

GREAT EARLY SEASON SKIING

The weather’s fine for many this week after the big early-season snowfalls. Conditions are good as more resorts get ready to open at the weekend.

OUR SNOW REPORT IS OUT

The southern Alps has the best snow conditions by some margin. It’s snowing again in many areas & continues over the weekend.

THE SNOW IS BACK

Some areas that have so far missed out are now getting snow. PlanetSKI reports from the Alps on the amazing start to winter. UPDATED

WE’RE IN THE THICK OF IT

PlanetSKI is in Val Thorens in France for its opening weekend. On Saturday high winds closed the lifts, but on Sunday skiing began.

OUR FIRST SNOW REPORT OF WINTER IS OUT

Snow conditions are very impressive for the time of year across both the central and southern Alps and in the Pyrenees. Read more…

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38-year old British man dies in #avalanche in #Verbier

He is the latest in a string of separate avalanche deaths across Switzerland after recent #snow.

Seven people have died in four days.

Extreme caution is urged in many parts of the Alps.

https://t.co/pAY7HBJ13c

A 19-year old skiing with three friends become the 5th avalanche death in Switzerland in past 3 days.

None had safety equipment & the authorities are urging caution as risk of #avalanche in many places is “considerable”.

Updated:

#veytaux https://t.co/O0XIBGv9UH

Heavy #snow continues in the mountains…. and it’s not just in the Alps.

Updated:

https://planetski.eu/2021/01/15/huge-snowfall-continues-in-the-alps/

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#schnee #neige #letitsnow

The gardens at Versailles looking fabulous under a light blanket of snow #birdsEyeView #Snowfall #loveSnow ❄️

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🇫🇷 Le château de Versailles sous la neige vu du ciel !
🌍 The Palace of Versailles under the snow seen from the sky!

Latest news on #Coronavirus Impact on Snowsports

-Germany Extends Lockdown Measures with Skiing Off the Cards
-UK Arrivals Need Negative Test for Entry
-Ski Resorts in France Await Their Fate

https://planetski.eu/2021/01/18/coronavirus-impact-on-skiing-snowboarding-24/

#coronavirusski #CoronaVirusUpdate

Authorities in the Alps re-iterate #avalanche warnings as four die in separate incidents over the w/end.

The risk remains ‘considerable’ in many places.

Updated:

https://t.co/8aAiMe9nPm

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