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Winter is on its way

More resorts are opening this weekend on both sides of the Atlantic. It is though not a simple picture with varying conditions around the Alps. Check out our weekly snow report that comes direct from the Alps.

Pictures of the snow

There is fresh snow continuing to fall at altitude in the Alps. It is not yet enough with the ski season just a few weeks away and some resorts are concerned. It is a decent start though and the images certainly look good. PlanetSKI is in Tignes.

Tignes in pictures

We arrived in Tignes on Saturday night and right on cue it started chucking it down. On Sunday there was thick deep snow on the Grande Motte glacier.

Will the snow make any difference?

There have been some huge falls and we ask whether it has any relevance to the season ahead; which resorts are taking advantage and what it means for avalanche conditions. PlanetSKI reports.

More resorts open as heavy snow falls

It is snowing at altitude in parts of the Alps. More resorts are opening some of their slopes this weekend as winter returns. PlanetSKI reports direct from the Alps.

Another snowstorm hits the Alps

Up to 2m is falling at altitude in parts of the Alps as the snowy start continues. However it is raining heavily in some resorts but Zermatt managed to open today.

Good snowy start in places

There has been up to 2 metres in places in the Alps with heavy snow in the Pyrenees too. More is forecast in parts though overall the picture is mixed. Check out all the details in the updated PlanetSKI snow report.

Its snowtime!

Huge snowstorms are pounding the Alps and the Pyrenees with over a metre falling and more to follow. Winter has begun across the mountains of Europe and we have just heard that Verbier opens this weekend.

The snow settles

Conditions are still good up on the glaciers with a few more ski areas planning to open soon. After the huge snowfalls of last week some resorts are already out grooming the slopes and more are opening this weekend.

Whoop, Whoop!

There was 1m of fresh powder snow in places in the Alps and more resorts opened last weekend. We have reports from some of the areas open and look at the huge autumn snowfall.

The storm passes

In Austria it has left up to 1m in the ski resorts and caused travel chaos lower down. There has also been snow in France & Switzerland with the lucky few out skiing and snowboarding. PlanetSKI reports on one of the largest Autumn storms in recent memory.

The flakes are falling

Millions of them as a huge storm batters the Alps. It is the first major snowstorm of the autumn and 1 metre fell in parts of Austria.

It is snowing in the Alps

The expected storm has arrived with a staggering 1m forecast in the parts of the north-eastern Alps. It is too early to make much difference to the coming season, but it already looks good.

Batten down the hatches

The first significant fall of the autumn is hitting the Alps. A staggering 1m could fall in the next 48 hours as a cold front comes in. The snow will be very, very welcome.

Snow falls in the Alps

There have been a few dustings in recent weeks but nothing significant. Now 25cm has fallen in places at high altitude though it has warmed up. A resort in Colorado opens on Friday. PlanetSKI reports.

Thoughts turn to winter

There is cold weather in the UK, many good early holiday offers, plus the arrival of the ski magazines and newspaper ski sections. This has led to one thing; a sharp rise in interest for the coming season.

Winter is coming

This weekend its been autumnal in the UK, Tignes and Kaprun opened their glaciers for the coming season while snowmaking and some skiing has started in the USA. Check out our reports and pictures as the season approaches.

Skiing starts in USA

A fall of snow in Colorado has had people reaching for their skis and snowboards. The patrollers have been out in Silverton Mountain and the snow cannons have been firing up elsewhere.

Its ALWAYS snowing somewhere

It is September and winter is creeping up. We have pictures of fresh snow from Austria, France, USA, New Zealand and Australia. All sent in by our reporters and friends. There is also some old snow left over in Scotland. Winter is coming.

Snow fails to materialise

25cm was predicted for Monday night in parts of Austria. There was some snow at high altitude but otherwise it was rain.

Snow is on its way in the Alps

The first significant fall is forecast for Austria. Which is great as a few resorts are already open and PlanetSKI hopes to be there in a few weeks time.

First ski resort in the Alps starts its season

The Austrian resort of Stubai in the Tirol saw skiers and snowboarders out on its slopes at the weekend. There was 50cm under foot, fresh snow and even some sunshine.

We hear from first skiers out in Canada

There was a 20cm fall of snow in Banff, Alberta, last week. Vincent Goyette was one of the first riders out with a couple of his friends, so we asked him for a report.

Looks like winter not autumn

An unseasonal September snowfall around Banff in Canada has led to some skiing and some incredible images. And we mean incredible, sit back and enjoy.

First skiers out in Canada!

Banff and its ski areas have had their first snowfalls. We have been sent photos of what, as far as we know, are the first skiers out in Canada. Possibly the first in North America.

Skiing in September

As September gets underway our thoughts are turning to winter. Some of the first snow has fallen at the glacier resorts in The Alps. PlanetSKI looks ahead to the winter.

More snow falls in New Zealand

It is finally getting decent amounts of snow after a poor season so far. Up to a metre has fallen this week and at last winter has arrived.

Skiing in August

The season is in full swing in the southern hemisphere with a small number of glaciers open in Europe. For the rest of us thoughts are turning to winter as the brochures arrive and deals & discounts are on offer.

Images of cool

Are you hot enough in the UK heatwave? It is doing exactly the opposite in Australia as yet more snow falls. It is turning into one of the best winters in recent memory.

Dumping in the mountains

Not just in Argentina, Chile, Australia and New Zealand but in The Alps. Heavy snow has fallen at altitude across the Alps. Check out the pictures from the last few days.

Skiing in July

The thoughts of most may be on other things this month, perhaps swimming, surfing, sailing or cycling. We are thinking SKIING; there are 100 ski areas open around the world.

Now its the turn of New Zealand

Heavy snow finally hits the ski resorts as the holiday season approaches. In Australia there is also huge snowfall but there have been several avalanches.

There is always snow somewhere

The best place to be at present is undoubtedly Australia. Another huge storm is hitting the resorts with up to 1m in places. The pictures are fabulous and so is the skiing.

Dumping down under

A huge snow storm is dumping up to 1m on the ski slopes of Australia. It follows a poor start to winter. Tragedy has struck though as a 7-year old dies after snow falls from chalet roof and buries him.

Summer skiing starts

Les 2 Alpes and Tignes in France start their summer season. In Canada Whistler opens with James Woods and others members of Team GB in the resort. With mid-summer day gone it is now downhill to winter.

Further resorts open and more snow falls

Winter is starting to get underway in the southern hemisphere. Mt Hutt in New Zealand has opened after postponing its opening last weekend. Snow is falling in Australia.

Skiing in Brazil

The Brazilians may love their football and have more interest in World Cup football than World Cup skiing, but they also have more than a passing interest in snowsports.

Season starts in Southern hemisphere

300 people were skiing at Coronet Peak as it started its season. There was some fresh snow but mostly it was man-made. Australia started with little snow, with the best conditions in South America.

Ben Nevis hikers warned of snow dangers

The Mountaineering Council of Scotland has advised people to be careful on the highest peak in the UK. Snow from the huge falls of last winter remains.

First snow in New Zealand

More than half a metre has fallen as the areas prepare for winter. With the lifts due to fire up in early June it is a welcome sight. PlanetSKI looks forward to the season.

It is still snowing in The Alps!

Almost 1m of snow has fallen at altitude in parts of The Alps in recent days. It is the second half of May but there are a handful of resorts still open.

When was this photo taken?

Last February perhaps? No, it was in the last few days. Arapahoe Basin in Colorado still has some snow and is extending its season into June.

Lets hear it for the Pyrenees

The resorts in France, Spain and Andorra are having a fabulous start to winter. The headlines have been grabbed by the Alps but there is almost 2m in places and more is falling. PlanetSKI reports.

Lets hear it for the Pyrenees

The resorts in France, Spain and Andorra are having a fabulous start to winter. The headlines have been grabbed by the Alps but there is almost 2m in places and more is falling. PlanetSKI reports.

Is it the best start ever?

It is the question many people are asking out in the Alps after several significant snowfalls, cold temperatures and now more snow is forecast. So, is it the best?

Is it the best start ever?

It is the question many people are asking out in the Alps after several significant snowfalls, cold temperatures and now more snow is forecast. So, is it the best?

Huge snowfall as more resorts open

Almost half a meter has fallen in the past few days and still it continues. Resorts are opening early and there is some pressure for the closed ones to open a few runs. We are pleased to say we are in Val Thorens.

Huge snowfall as more resorts open

Almost half a meter has fallen in the past few days and still it continues. Resorts are opening early and there is some pressure for the closed ones to open a few runs. We are pleased to say we are in Val Thorens.

Further snow is falling

It is an unsettled outlook for the Alps with snow now falling in the western Alps and some central areas with more later in the week. There has been 80cm in the Pyrenees and it is a reasonable start in North America.

Further snow is falling

It is an unsettled outlook for the Alps with snow now falling in the western Alps and some central areas with more later in the week. There has been 80cm in the Pyrenees and it is a reasonable start in North America.

More snow falls and more resorts open

It is one of the best starts to a winter that many can remember with over 1m at altiitude in the Alps and snow all the way down to the valley floors. Resorts are opening early. PlanetSKI reports from the Alps.

More snow falls and more resorts open

It is one of the best starts to a winter that many can remember with over 1m at altiitude in the Alps and snow all the way down to the valley floors. Resorts are opening early. PlanetSKI reports from the Alps.

More snow is here!

In fact quite alot more snow; 50cm in places. It has been a very good start to the approaching season, not the best, but not bad at all. Thank you Snow Gods. See the latest PlanetSKI snow report.

More snow is here!

In fact quite alot more snow; 50cm in places. It has been a very good start to the approaching season, not the best, but not bad at all. Thank you Snow Gods. See the latest PlanetSKI snow report.

Another storm hits the Alps

Further snow has fallen and now the weather has cleared. The lucky ones are out enjoying one of the best starts to a winter in recent memory. But will it last? PlanetSKI reports on the new snow.

Another storm hits the Alps

Further snow has fallen and now the weather has cleared. The lucky ones are out enjoying one of the best starts to a winter in recent memory. But will it last? PlanetSKI reports on the new snow.

Heavy snow is falling

The season is underway in some high-altitude resorts in Europe and the US resorts are opening too. Here at PlanetSKI we will shortly be making a few turns in Val Thorens. Check out our weekly PlanetSKI snow report.

Heavy snow is falling

The season is underway in some high-altitude resorts in Europe and the US resorts are opening too. Here at PlanetSKI we will shortly be making a few turns in Val Thorens. Check out our weekly PlanetSKI snow report.

Further snowfalls in the Alps

Another storm is hitting parts of the Alps. The temperature has dropped and the recent rain has turned to snow. Almost a metre has fallen in France in the past few days. It is falling in North America too. PlanetSKI reports.

Further snowfalls in the Alps

Another storm is hitting parts of the Alps. The temperature has dropped and the recent rain has turned to snow. Almost a metre has fallen in France in the past few days. It is falling in North America too. PlanetSKI reports.

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