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Snow & Weather

MORE SNOW IS FALLING

Our snow report is out & more heavy snow is falling It’s looking very good in Europe, superb in Canada but patchy in parts of the USA. UPDATED

IS THIS THE BEST START TO WINTER IN RECENT YEARS?

Many are claiming so, but is it true? PlanetSKI sees for itself in the Austrian resort of Ischgl & looks at what it may mean for the season ahead.

PLANETSKI IS IN THE ALPS

The main ski season gets ever closer & conditions are looking fantastic in the best start for many years. PlanetSKI reports. UPDATED

GLENCOE OPENS

As the temperature drops there’s snow in Scotland and Glencoe has become the first of the main ski areas to open. UPDATED

IT’S BEEN SNOWING AGAIN!

More snow is falling in places, but what impact will it have on the approaching ski season? Check out our updated snow report. UPDATED

PLANETSKI’S FIRST SNOW REPORT OF THE SEASON

Snow conditions in the Alps are above average for the middle of November with some exceptions in Southern Alps. But will it last?

NORTH AMERICA OPENS FOR SKIING

The snow is good in North America but unseasonally high temperatures are plaguing some areas. PlanetSKI reports from the USA & CANADA. UPDATED

MORE SNOW FALLS

The Alps has seen more snow & at PlanetSKI we haven’t forgotten the Pyrenees (or Scotland). Check out the latest as the most recent storm passes. UPDATED

MORE RESORTS OPEN ACROSS THE MOUNTAINS

The avalanche of resorts opening & new lifts turning continues. Check out our rolling resort blog as winter starts. UPDATED

CALL TO ACTION ON CLIMATE

British snowports enthusiasts are being urged to do their bit to halt the damage caused by global warming.

THE SNOWSTORM DELIVERS

A huge storm has been battering the Alps. It’s snowed down to 1,000m and has left up to 1m of snow in places. Check out the latest. UPDATED

HEAVY SNOW IN THE ALPS

There’s significant snow across many parts of the Alps this weekend & it’s looking good for North America too. Hello winter, we’ve been expecting you! UPDATED

HUGE SNOWFALLS IN CANADA

And we mean huge. Kicking Horse in British Columbia has already had over a metre. Check out the latest.. UPDATED

MORE SNOW ACROSS THE ALPS

After the first falls began at altitude across the Alps on Friday, here’s how the mountains look after the weekend storm that blew through… UPDATED

SNOWMAKING: SHOULD RESORTS END IT??

That’s the wish of an organisation called Responsible Travel. But do the facts back the environmental desire?

LES2ALPES CANCELS OCTOBER GLACIER OPENING

The glacier at the French resort simply doesn’t have enough snow. It is yet another sign of the impact of climate change.

IT’S GONE

The last remaining patch of snow in the UK has melted. It’s the first time the island has been completely snowless in 11 years.

SNOWTOBER!

Ski resorts in the US and Canada got a big dump of the white stuff as October gets under way. It’s looking good. UPDATED

FIRST SKIING IN USA

Mount Bachelor, Silverton & now Mammoth have seen some skiing this week. The canons are turned on at other US resorts. UPDATED

OLDEST SCOT SNOW PATCH MELTING

The longest lasting patch of snow in the Highlands, known as the Sphinx, could completely vanish by the weekend. UPDATED

FIRST SNOW ACROSS NORTH AMERICA

Snow falls at US resorts and in Canada too. The snow is also helping fight the wildfires of the summer that still burn in the mountains.

HEAVY SNOW FALLS IN THE ALPS

Up to half a metre has fallen in parts of Austria. Several resorts have opened though warmer weather is on the way. UPDATED

SEPTEMBER SNOW IS BACK!

It’s been snowing at some of the glacier resorts in Austria & Switzerland. One resort even hopes to open this weekend. Winter is on its way folks! UPDATED

HEAVY SNOW IN THE ALPS

More than half a metre fell but most has now melted. It has been a good top up to the glacier resorts that open soon after a poor summer. UPDATED

BEST SNOW OF THE CENTURY

There have been huge snowfalls in Oz & NZ with more in the forecast. Resorts have announced they’re staying open a while longer. UPDATED

AVALANCHE WARNINGS ACROSS NZ

Back to avalanche warnings after intense 24hrs snowfall in New Zealand. Resorts closed & many mountain areas high risk. UPDATED

US WILDFIRES

This year the blazes are double the average. As wildfires are fought in the USA mountains, will it be bad news for the upcoming solar eclipse? NEW

IT’S SNOWING IN THE ALPS!

There may be a heatwave in southern Europe but winter has made an appearance in the Alps. Some August snow has been falling. UPDATED

THE BLIZZARD OF OZ

Winter is going strong with a huge storm & 5 days of snow in Australia. But warmer temperatures have raised the risk of avalanches. UPDATED

POOR SNOW ENDS ITALIAN GLACIER SKIING

Summer skiing at the Stelvio Pass glacier ends as the European heatwave takes its toll. It follows poor winter snowfall.

SNOWPARK VICTIM OF CLIMATE CHANGE

One of Europe’s most popular off-season freestyle parks will not be built this autumn as a result of increasing glacial retreat.

SUMMER TO WINTER TO SUMMER

About 20cm of snow fell at altitude in Tignes this week giving the glacier a much needed white covering but it’s melting fast. UPDATED

GLACIER SKIING – GO WHILE YOU STILL CAN

Alpine glaciers are melting at an alarming rate & summer glacier snowsports may become a thing of the past. PlanetSKI reports from the Alps.

IT’S SNOWING IN THE ANDES

It’s safe to say that winter is back after a worrying pause; snow has dropped through many resorts in Argentina & Chile. About time… UPDATED

SNOW DOWN UNDER

A week of calm following storms through Australasia in a fortnight that brought wet, wind, snow & ice. It’s nearly spring Down Under.

US SKI RESORTS EXTEND SEASON

Aspen & Arapahoe Basin in Colorado have announced extra ski days after recent fresh snow while Mammoth will be open throughout August. UPDATED

HUGE SNOWSTORM HITS US SKI RESORTS

Up to 1m has fallen in Colorado and in Canada Grouse Mountain has re-opened as more snow falls. A handful of resorts remain open and are hosting end of season events after the fresh snowfall. UPDATED

GOING OUT WITH A BANG!

The season ends with a huge dump of snow across the Alps. The lucky ones, including PlanetSKI, were out as the last main resorts closed for the season. We had deep powder & big plants. UPDATED

MASSIVE SNOWSTORM HITS THE ALPS

Heavy snow came down as the final batch of main resorts close. It is most likely the last of the winter weather and a team from PlanetSKI is out enjoying it all in Ischgl. It’s a bluebird powder day! UPDATED

WINTER IS BACK!

Heavy snow has fallen in parts of the Alps. Easter may have passed but it seems winter in the Alps is not over yet. Check it all out in our updated snow report with the latest pictures and videos. UPDATED

THE HEATWAVE CONTINUES

There are warm temperatures across the mountains for the Easter week as the sun beats down but snow remains at altitude. While we have just heard about the first snowfalls in Australia. UPDATED

SPRING SKIING IS HERE

As the Easter holidays start there have been warm conditions across the mountains with some good snow at altitude. Check out all the details in the updated PlanetSKI snow report. UPDATED

SNOW ACROSS THE MOUNTAINS

Fresh snow has fallen in some parts of the Alps and Pyrenees setting things up nicely for the end of the season. Check out our updated report as some snow falls in North America too. UPDATED

NORTH AMERICA SNOW ROUND-UP

With the season drawing to a close, PlanetSKI looks back at the huge levels of snow that have fallen in America and Canada during the winter of 2016/17.

SPRING CONDITIONS ACROSS THE MOUNTAINS

It’s a mixed picture across the Alps with warm temperatures taking their toll. However there is some snow in the forecast. Over in North America the snow continues to fall. NEW & UPDATED

SCIENTISTS TRIGGER HUGE AVALANCHE

The Swiss Avalanche Institute sets off a gigantic avalanche in Valais canton to learn more about the snow. Meanwhile another spontaneously triggers nearby.

SNOW ACROSS THE MOUNTAINS

There have been huge falls in Europe and North America with some of the best conditions of the winter. Check it all out in the weekly PlanetSKI snow report. NEW

EASTER – THE NEW XMAS?

After three abysmal starts to the season in a row in the Alps and huge dumps of snow in early March, we got to wondering: should Easter be the new Christmas for skiing and snowboarding?

2 DEAD IN SEPARATE AVALANCHES IN FRANCE

A snowboarder has died in Valfrejus with 2 others still missing and a skier has died near Vars. It follows an avalanche in Tignes. All the avalanches hapened last Tuesday. UPDATED

SNOW SNOW AND MORE SNOW!

Many parts of the Alps are shrouded in a blanket of snow and the huge clear up operation is under way. Check out some of the photographs sent to us. NEW & UPDATED

THE SNOW KEEPS COMING

The Alps has had some fresh snow and the great news is there’s more to come with stormy weather setting in again on Sunday evening. The Pyrenees also receives a decent dump of fresh snow. NEW & UPDATED

DEEP IN THE GOLDEN STATE

California is enjoying its best winter for more than 22 years. In some places snow is over 15m deep. We have compiled some of the best photos of places with the best snow depths.

THE SNOW HAS ARRIVED

All parts of the Alps are getting some snow, the biggest falls in the west and the south. The storm has begun. NEW & UPDATED

STORM DORIS RAVAGES UK

The British Isles had been pounded by heavy storms with snow in Scotland. Some ski areas looked quite good on Friday morning. UPDATED

PLANETSKI SNOW ROUND UP

There has been some fresh snow after last week’s sunshine, but it is far from wintry across much of the Alps. We look at conditions in the Alps, the Pyrenees and The Rockies. UPDATED

SCOTLAND’S SKI SEASON STARTS

It was a long time coming but the snow began to fall last week and skiers and snowboarders were out on the slopes at the weekend, though conditions were at times challenging. NEW

MILD & SUNNY IN THE ALPS

It’s generally sunny and mild in the Alps half way through the school holiday week, with no sign of any significant new snow expected until at least the end of next week. And PlanetSKI is in the USA where conditions are good. UPDATED

4 RESORTS IN A DAY

PlanetSKI’s Katie Bamber has been travelling through Sestriere, Claviere, Montgenèvre and Serre Chevalier. If you are there for half term you could be in for a treat; it’s snowing! NEW

MORE SNOW IS FALLING

Parts of the Alps and the Pyrenees have been pounded by some very welcome snow. It follows a mild period last week, more is set to fall today. It’s looking good for the busy half-term week. UPDATED

HEAVY SNOW FALLING

It has been coming down heavily in the Alps and the Pyrenees . It follows a spell of mild weather and is very welcome. Check out our updated report. UPDATED

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Quick question, long answer.

So, what are the quarantine rules coming back to the UK if you want to spend January skiing in Austria?

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

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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