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Snow & Weather

Yet another big snowfall

Many parts of the Alps are being buffeted by another huge snowfall. It’s been snowing for 2 days in some places with already good conditions getting even better.

The Snow overview; where it is & isn’t

Here’s the updated report on Wednesday, March 4th. Europe has had a quieter week to recover from its huge snowfall but more is now falling. It’s also dumping in Western North America.

Is this winter the best ever?

This winter has seen the best snow in recent times. So why has it snowed so much and what, if anything, does it tell us about climate change? PlanetSKI investigates.

The Snow overview

Here’s the updated report on Wednesday, February 25th – yet more snow is falling, especially in Austria.

Austria under snow

Over 2 metres of snow has fallen with great skiing conditions but towns have been cut off and there is a serious danger of avalanche.

Snow overview

Here’s the updated report on February 21st – it’s snowing again across the mountains!

China makes the clouds snow

After a long drought scientists make it snow

Thaw Hits Scotland

After last week’s spectacular snowfalls, temperatures shot up 5 degrees at the ski areas leading to a melting of the snow.

Things return to normal

There’s yet more fresh snow in the Alps. With half term around the corner it’s all looking pretty good out here.

Snow overview

Here’s the updated report on February 12th and to make a change we’re starting in Yorkshire!

Sledge sales in UK boom

Following all the recent snow in the UK a sledge company in Scotland sells almost 30,000 in a week.

Snow overview – the latest conditions

Where the snow is and where it isn’t. But perhaps that should read where it is and where there’s more of it.

Powder in The Pyrenees

It’s been quite a winter there too as our PlanetSKI contacts testify. The best for decades and it is still snowing.

It’s been a powder day. Again.

We’ve just had half a metre of snow here in Verbier and today all the lifts opened. Check out the video.

Snow brings great skiing and chaos

Another big storm has dumped snow across the Alps bringing excellent conditions, but also travel problems.

Snow and rain

The Alps have been buffeted by another big storm though the temperature has risen so it’s not good for everyone. A team from PlanetSKI was in Chamonix at the weekend.

Snow overview – the latest conditions

It’s dumping it down in the Alps again though in North America conditions are pretty patchy.

It’s snowing again

Many resorts have received some fresh snow and more is set to come this week. It’s a welcome sight as some pistes were getting a bit hard packed and bare. See the video.

More snow please

It hasn’t snowed in weeks, what’s here was skied out ages ago and it’s now hard packed and windblown. The rocks though remain covered and the slopes are deserted. Apparently more snow is forecast soon. We have an updated video in this report too.

It’s cold across Europe. Freezing!

Marseilles in France has snow for the first time in over 20 years, Britain shivers and its pretty cold at 3,000m in the Alps too.

Snow round up.

More snow is needed. The last widespread fall was at the New Year but at least the cold temperatures have preserved it.

Snowboarder triggered fatal avalanche

An unidentified snowboarder set off the slide that killed a woman in Snowbird

It’s cold in the Alps. Very cold.

Switzerland has just had it’s coldest night of the winter with the temperature dropping to -26c.

Snow round up – our weekly look at conditions

The heavy snowed has eased off but many places in the Alps had a fresh fall on New Year’s eve.

There’s still powder to be found

A fresh fall on New Year’s Eve helped top up conditions nicely. Check out the video of the powder on New Year’s Day.

Snow chaos in North America

Heavy snowfalls in parts of the USA and most of Canada have caused severe disruption.

Canadian survives 3 nights in the snow

A Canadian woman was found alive, buried in 58cm of snow three days after she went missing

Happy Christmas from the Alps

We have some videos, a few pictures and tales of powder underfoot and blue skies overhead.

The best many can remember.

As the season proper gets under way we’re taking a closer look at the situation. The amount of snow, how it bodes for this winter and the impact on the ski industry.

Snow round up – where it is, where it isn’t.

Here’s our weekly update of conditions. It’s looking pretty good but we do have a few words of caution.

The weather worsens

Zermatt is cut off, Val d’Isere is shut and winds have been gusting to almost 200 kilometres per hour in places. There have been scores of road accidents, power cuts and whole communities cut off.

Here we go again – more snow

Yet another snow storm is dumping it down in the Alps. It’s lookng pretty good in the Pyrenees too.

Mont Fort in Verbier opens

The top lift in the Swiss resort is now open and PlanetSKi was there to film it. Sadly a person was caught in a big avalanche off the back of Mont Fort on Monday.

Wow!

We went to the bar for some drinks last night in Verbier and this is what we saw when we stumbled out. Shed loads of snow.

It’s still snowing across the Alps

There’s been further snowfall across the Alps making it the best start to the season in years. However it’s been marred by the first avalanche death.

More snow to hit the Alps

As if the season hasn’t got off to a good enough start there’s a new snow storm is on its way. This time hitting the southern Alps. More resorts are opening this weekend too.

More snow to hit the Alps

As if the season hasn’t got off to a good enough start there’s a new snow storm is on its way. This time hitting the southern Alps. More resorts are opening this weekend too.

Buckets of snow & it’s cold.

As we’ve been reporting over the past few days it’s been snowing big time across the Alps and a team from planetSKI is there to report back on the excellent early season conditions. Check out the video too.

The snow in pictures

Here’s a few photos of the snow in Switzerland this week. If you want more take a look at photos of the week.

It’s chucking it down!

Heavy snow has been falling across large parts of the Alps with some resorts opening and others unable to because of too much snow. A team from planetSKI was in the Swiss Alps at the weekend.

New theory on avalanches

Slab avalanches are the most common type to kill people and now Scottish scientists have fresh research on how they may occur.

Heavy snow falling, more predicted.

More ski resorts are opening this weekend in the Alps and the Pyrenees. Many ahead of schedule. We have reports direct from the Alps, the Rockies and the Pyrenees from people already out enjoying the snow. Bring it on!

SOUTH AMERICA’S EPIC SEASON

Last winter was one of the best in recent times in South America with record levels of snow and visitors.

Snow report

Twitter

One minute there’s not enough snow… and then there’s too much.

Women’s Super G called off in St Moritz due to avalanche dangers.

Here’s our full round up.

https://planetski.eu/2020/12/02/big-snowfalls-forecast-for-the-alps/

All eyes may be on the #snow falling in the #Alps and the #Pyrenees, but lets not forget #Norway.

Some ski resorts are open.

https://planetski.eu/2020/12/02/big-snowfalls-forecast-for-the-alps/

@Kvitfjell #skiinginnorway #letsgoskiing
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Huge #snow hits parts of the Alps with 1.5m expected in places.

Very few resorts are open, but still great to see.

Check out our updated report with some fabulous pictures.

https://planetski.eu/2020/12/02/big-snowfalls-forecast-for-the-alps/

Morning news on #Coronavirus Impact on Snowsports.

-How Dangerous are Ski Resorts for Spreading Covid-19?
-Heathrow to Charge for Drop Offs as easyJet Charges for Overhead Lockers
-FIS Searches for Replacement Venues for Beijing 2022 Test Events 2022

https://planetski.eu/2020/11/30/coronavirus-impact-on-skiing-snowboarding-19/

First Venue For Beijing 2022 is Fully Ready

The National Aquatics Center is now the "Ice Cube" and will be the venue for curling at the 2022 Winter Olympics and Paralympics.

https://planetski.eu/2020/12/01/decembers-news-in-brief/

Today's #Coronavirus Impact on Snowsports.

-Unclear If Ski Resorts Will Open in Spain
-Swiss Ski Resorts Will Be Open at Xmas
-Mass Testing Starts in Austria
-Andorra keeps slopes closed for Xmas
-Hotelplan UK Suspends All Ski Holidays
+more

https://planetski.eu/2020/11/30/coronavirus-impact-on-skiing-snowboarding-19/

Snow depths in Europe from today 4th December through to 20th December... it's both painful & joyful to view this animated gif! ❄️ #WeWillSkiAgain #CovidWillPass #TheMountainsWillBeWaiting @wxcharts

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