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Snow & Weather

TIGNES PUTS BACK OPENING BUT SNOW FALLS IN AUSTRIA

Poor conditions on the glacier have forced the French resort to abandon plans to open this weekend. But Austrian resorts have had more snow.

PLANETSKI GOES GREEN

Climate Action Week is underway. We have a series of special reports on how the mountain environment is changing and what can be done about it.

SEASON EXTENDED IN OZ SKI RESORTS

Mt Buller has just announced its lifts will keep spinning into October & Perisher is following suit.

THE SNOW IN PHOTOS

More than half a metre of snow has fallen across the Alps at altitude. It’s looking pretty good lower down too…

SWEDISH MOUNTAIN SHRINKS

A peak on Sweden’s Kebnekaise mountain is getting smaller and smaller as global warming intensifies.

SNOW FALLS IN EUROPE

Stubai in Austria is opening this Friday & now there’s also some snow in the Pyrenees. It follows a ski area opening in Norway.

ICELAND GLACIER IS NO MORE

People have gathered to mark the demise of the Okjokull glacier. The 700 year old glacier has melted.

SNOW IN SOUTH AMERICA

It hasn’t been a memorable winter for snow so far. There’s been scant natural snowfall but the cannons have come to help.

SNOW POUNDING OZ & NZ

It just keeps on coming down. But there’ve been avalanches and incidents in both Australia and New Zealand. Check out the latest.

LES2ALPES ENDS SUMMER SKIING AS GLACIER MELTS

There is now no glacier skiing in France as Tignes has also closed early. PlanetSKI reports.

SUMMER SKIING: NOT ALL BAD NEWS

Tignes closed early as hot weather took its toll on the glacier. But it’s not all doom and gloom. Here’s a look at the joys of summer skiing.

TIGNES GLACIER CLOSES FOR SUMMER SKIING

The heatwave & hot temperatures have taken their toll. With deteriorating conditions the resort has pulled the plug on summer snowsports.

WINTER DELIVERS IN NEW ZEALAND

There’s been a good dump across NZ’s resorts. North Island is experiencing high winds & blizzards, while South Island sees the sun. UPDATED

MORE HEAVY SNOW IS FALLING IN AUSTRALIA

Snow has been coming down as the good winter down under continues. Riders are pumped for the conditions to come: UPDATED

SNOW FALLS AS SKIING IN CHILE STARTS

Snow has arrived as the main resort of Portillo opened at the weekend. Fancy an adventure this summer?

NEW ZEALAND NEEDS MORE SNOW

Resorts are relying on snow cannons & one has delayed its start. It’s different news over in Australia & Chile opens this weekend. NEW

HEATWAVE HITS THE ALPS

Just as the summer glacier skiing season is in full swing record breaking temperatures also arrive. PlanetSKI reports.

WAITING FOR WINTER

Skiing is underway in New Zealand as resorts open, but more snow is needed in places. Australia is off to a cracking start. NEW

SUMMER SNOW FALLS

It’s June but nobody told the weather gods in the Alps and the Pyrenees. It’s been snowing!

SKI SEASON STARTS DOWN UNDER

It’s been a pre-season ‘snow-mageddon’ in Oz. Many resorts have swung into action with the best start to winter in years.

PLANETSKI IN THE MOUNTAINS

We are, as always, out and about in the mountains. So, what’s the snow like in the Alps, the Pyrenees & beyond? UPDATED

OUR WEEKLY SNOW REPORT IS OUT

The Alps have basked in sunshine and rising temperatures. It’s set to get colder and some areas may see some snow.

STILL POWDER SKIING IN USA

Will it ever stop? Record breaking snowfalls have marked this year in the USA. Snow is falling & resorts are extending season dates. UPDATED

OUR WEEKLY SNOW REPORT IS OUT!

Conditions in the Alps are highly variable. There’s been fresh snow in the northern Alps but parts of the southern Alps are spring-like. NEW

CLEAR SKIES FOR THE HOLIDAY

The sun is out, the snow is good. It’s half-term heaven across the Alps & Pyrenees as the weather stays fine.

OUR WEEKLY SNOW REPORT IS OUT!

Snow conditions in the Alps are excellent. Fine sunny weather has set in, though clear skies at night will mean cold mornings. NEW

EXCELLENT HALF TERM CONDITIONS

Snow has been falling in the Alps as the half-term holiday starts. Now the sun is out. PlanetSKI reports from the Alps.

OUR WEEKLY SNOW REPORT IS OUT!

With just over a week to go until half term, things are looking pretty good in the Alps and Pyrenees. And there’s more snow forecast for Sunday. NEW

FLAKES ARE STACKING IN NORTH AMERICA

Canada’s been cold and dry, while Colorado breaks from the storms and thick & fast snow. Tahoe has been doing best, but what’s next? UPDATED

SKIING IN THE UK

Winter finally gets underway in Scotland with some great skiing conditions. And a ski tow in Cumbria offers some turns too.

IN THE POWDER & ON THE PISTE

More snow across the Alps as February kicks off where January left off. PlanetSKI reports from the thick of it.

OUR WEEKLY SNOW REPORT IS OUT…

Snow conditions are generally excellent. Unsettled weather continues with the heaviest snow falling in the southern Alps. Read our full report.

POWDER DAYS!

The forecast snow is falling across parts of the Alps with more snow later in the week. PlanetSKI reports direct from the Alps. UPDATED

OUR SNOW REPORT IS OUT…

The weather in the Alps remains cold & conditions are good with snow forecast for Sunday & Monday. In the USA Utah has it big.

A PICTURE IS WORTH 1,000 WORDS

Or so the saying goes. In which case this article is 9,000 words long. We have some stunning images from St Anton.

FRESH POWDER

The Pyrenees has been waiting for a decent snowfall & it’s finally happened. The Alps too have powder & now sun.

DEEP & DEEPER

The powder is back after a brief lull in the snow and storms in US ski resorts. PlanetSKI reports on the snow stateside.

OUR WEEKLY SNOW REPORT IS OUT

Snow depths in Austria are exceptional. More snow is needed in the southern Alps. Expect a temperature drop soon.

PERFECT POWDER & PISTE SKIING IN THE ALPS

The storm has left superb conditions in parts of the Alps: on piste & off piste. There remains ‘considerable’ risk of avalanche. PlanetSKI reports. UPDATED

ST ANTON SKI AREAS: DEEP IN SNOW

The resort was cut off this week. PlanetSKI battled through to get in on the first bus in. Our efforts were rewarded, but when is it safe to ski off piste?

THE SNOW HITS FRANCE

Much of the French Alps has had a proper dump at last. Still not on the epic proportions of Austria, but looking good & now the sun’s out. UPDATED

SNOW, SNOW & MORE SNOW

Austria & Switzerland are being hit by yet another snow storm and it’s been snowing heavily in France too. PlanetSKI is in the thick of it. UPDATED

LEVEL 4 AVALANCHE RISK IN PARTS OF THE ALPS

It means there is a HIGH risk of avalanche. It follows continuing heavy snow fall and a number of deaths.

LIVING WITH THE SNOW

What’s it like living in a tiny Austrian village buried under snow in one of the biggest storms in recent memory?

OUR WEEKLY SNOW REPORT IS OUT…

Austria is weighed down under historic levels of snow. Elsewhere in the Alps it is a mix of drought and moderate snow.

TOO MUCH SNOW?

The multiple storms in Austria are the biggest in recent memory. Fabulous to see all the snow, but it comes with its problems.

SNOW ON ROOFS

Normally when it dumps we show pictures of cars with snow on their roofs. Now it is buildings too. UPDATED

IT KEEPS ON COMING

Austria has been slammed with snow, alpine villages have been evacuated & resorts cut off. Now it’s arrived in France. UPDATED

SNOW IS BACK IN FRANCE

PlanetSKI is in France as finally the snow has begun falling. It follows a dispute about conditions on piste. UPDATED

SNOW IN USA & CANADA

Whistler wins the snow game by a long way in North America with a beautiful 6.25m bounty – now a storm’s arrived for the rest.

RYDING 11TH IN ZAGREB

GB’s slalom skier, Dave Ryding, made up 12 places after a disappointing first run in the World Cup in Croatia. NEW & UPDATED

HEAVY SNOW ACROSS AUSTRIA

Airports have been disrupted, resorts cut off and some alpine villages evacuated as heavy snow continues in Austria. PlanetSKI reports. UPDATED

OUR WEEKLY SNOW REPORT IS OUT!

It’s all about the deep snow in Austria. Check out our PlanetSKI weekly snow report about conditions across the mountains.

WHERE’S THE FRESH SNOW?

In Austria with more on the way. In France none is forecast & it’s patchy in Switzerland & Italy. Plus we hear from Alaska. NEW & UPDATED

WEEKLY SNOW REPORT

Variable snow conditions across the Alps – generally good at altitude and challenging lower down. Little significant snowfall is expected until well into the New Year.

CAUTION URGED OFF PISTE

Five people have been caught in an avalanche in Zermatt. There’s been some wild weather across the Alps, but it’s now settled.

WEEKLY SNOW REPORT

Good conditions across the Alps this week. But, as a warm front arrives, lower ski areas are suffering and it’s raining in places.

GREAT SNOW FOR XMAS

Snow has been falling in parts of the Alps but it’s turned mild with rain lower down. PlanetSKI reports direct from the Alps.

OUR WEEKLY SNOW REPORT

Snow has battered the Alps & got winter back on track. With Xmas approaching things are looking much better.

CAUTION URGED OFF PISTE

Further snow and winds are making conditions dangerous off piste. It comes after the death of a man in Italy & a series of avalanches.

Snow report

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Cross Country Skiing to be Allowed in France

France will allow people to go #crosscountryskiing individually from Saturday, as long as it doesn't prompt big gatherings of people.

https://planetski.eu/2020/11/23/coronavirus-impact-on-skiing-and-snowboarding-10/

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- First Val d’Isere World Cup Races Cancelled
- Alpine Ski Nations in Talks to Have Co-Ordinated Opening
- French Ski Resorts Can Open In December But Ski Lifts to Remain Shut

https://planetski.eu/2020/11/23/coronavirus-impact-on-skiing-and-snowboarding-10/

#coronavirusski

Sad 😢
While French ski resorts can open in December, the lifts will remain shut!
https://twitter.com/valdisere/status/1331958057266540544

Twitter feed video.Sad 😢 
While French ski resorts can open in December, the lifts will remain shut! 
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Val d'Isère@valdisere

🎵 "When will I see you again, wonderful country ..."
We are ready but we've been hit with the breakdown!
If the opening of the ski lifts remains uncertain, our charming village awaits you for the Christmas holidays!
#valdisere #lesbronzés #christmas

First Val d’Isere World Cup Races Cancelled

Men’s Giant Slalom races December 5 & 6 are off.

"We’re staying united and motivated for organizing the following two weekends of racing.”

https://planetski.eu/2020/11/23/coronavirus-impact-on-skiing-and-snowboarding-10/

#premierneige #valdisere

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