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Snow & Weather

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.

SUN AFTER THE SNOW IN TIGNES

PlanetSKI is in the French resort and has been making the most of the change in the weather after the storm.

FABULOUS IN THE ALPS AFTER FRESH SNOW

The snow has eased off with temperatures falling & there’s now some great skiing to be had. PlanetSKI reports from the Alps. UPDATED

PLANETSKI’S WEEKLY SNOW REPORT

Some much needed snow is falling in the Alps. Parts have seen variable snow cover but now heavy snow is coming down in places. UPDATED

AVALANCHES: 54 IN 5 DAYS IN COLORADO

Huge amounts of snow have led to a large amount of slides. Fortunately no-one has been injured. NEW

SNOW IS ON ITS WAY FOLKS!

100+ resorts are now open in Europe & more snow is finally on its way. Some resorts are rather desperate for it. PlanetSKI reports. UPDATED

WEEKLY SNOW REPORT

Here’s our first full Snow Report of the winter. Conditions in the Alps are polarised – good in the south,but less convincing in the north.

MORE RESORTS OPEN IN THE ALPS

The ski season is underway with resorts opening & others set to follow. PlanetSKI reports. UPDATED

THE SKI SEASON STARTS

The 2018/19 season has begun with more resorts opening in the Alps & North America. PlanetSKI reports. UPDATED

THE CANNONS ARE ON

Snow making is taking place on an industrial scale as the temperatures fall. A handful of resorts open in next few days but snow is limited. UPDATED

VAL THORENS DELAYS OPENING

Warm weather and a lack of snow has forced Europe’s highest ski resort to abandon plans to open this weekend.

THE STORM PASSES

The weather is calming down this week with milder temperatures after the first big storms of the approaching winter. PlanetSKI reports.

AMERICA IS CALLING

There have been historic autumn snowfalls with many resorts opening early in the US and Canada. We’ve been tracking the snow. UPDATED

Snow report

Twitter

The International Ski Federation says it has a number of scenarios for next winter depending on covid-19.

“Our goal is to carry out our ‘Plan-A’ calendar with as few changes as the pandemic, and Mother Nature, will allow.”

https://planetski.eu/2020/07/15/fis-plans-for-next-snowsport-competitions-next-winter/

New Zealand Plans for New Outbreaks

The Prime Minister Jacinda Ardern has had to "plan for any eventuality", noting the outbreak in Victoria in neighbouring Australia.

NZ ski resorts remain open but some in Australia have had to close.

https://t.co/zU6F5PIhLY

Finland lifts travel restrictions for 17 more European countries but not UK and Sweden, Falls Creek remains open for some snow activities as lifts close + New Zealand to limit people flying into country to align with available quarantine accommodation.

https://t.co/L9SlgFuNqd

Crowds descend on resorts in New Zealand to enjoy 'epic' #snow conditions ➡️ https://planetski.eu/2020/07/13/epic-conditions-at-new-zealand-ski-resorts/
@MtHutt @CoronetPeak @TheRemarks @CardronaNZ
#ski #snowboard #NewZealand

What will #apresski look like next season?

If the example of some of the summer party hotspots in anything to go by then the answer is very different.

Is apres an essential part of your holiday or are you not bothered?

https://planetski.eu/2020/07/13/what-will-apres-ski-bars-look-like-next-season/

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