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Snow & Weather

WHAT’S THE SNOW LIKE?

Look no further than the PlanetSKI weekly snow report that we have just updated. There is some great skiing on piste in the Alps and the Pyrenees but depths are still below average. UPDATED

GOOD CONDITIONS CONTINUE

There has been no fresh snow but the pistes are covered, the sun is out and cold temperatures are preserving things nicely. PlanetSKI reports from across the Alps and the Pyrenees. NEW

PLANETSKI SNOW REPORT IS OUT

And very pleasant reading it makes too as we have the best ski conditions of the season across the Alps and the Pyrenees. Winter has finally started! NEW

BEST CONDITIONS OF THE WINTER!

Many resorts across the Alps and the Pyrenees have seen 50cm of snow and more. It’s very welcome after a generally poor start but there’s still a way to go. PlanetSKI is in the mountains enjoying it all. UPDATED

POWDER IN THE PYRENEES

With all the snow in the Alps some have forgotten Europe’s other main ski mountain range. Not us at PlanetSKI and we’re in Andorra. NEW & UPDATED

MASSIVE SNOWSTORM HITS THE ALPS

The snow has been continuing to fall across large parts of the Alps with up to 1 metre in places. PlanetSKI is at the centre of the storm watching it coming down. Check out our updated report. UPDATED.

SNOW FALLS WITH MORE TO COME

It is snowing across parts of the Alps and the Pyrenees. At last! More than 50cm will fall in places. NEW & UPDATED

DEEP SNOW IN NORTH AMERICA

A massive amount of snow has been falling in the USA & Canada. This season is already being talked about as the best winter in recent years. PlanetSKI reports. NEW & UPDATED

DROUGHT COULD LEAD TO BAN ON SNOW CANNONS

Dozens of resorts in France may have to turn off their snow cannons by the weekend because of a drought. The Haute-Savoie region is now considering a ban. PlanetSKI reports from the French Alps. NEW

IT’S SNOWING!

Temperatures have plummeted across Europe and snow is coming down with more forecast for this week. PlanetSKI reports from the Alps. NEW & UPDATED

THE SNOW SETTLES

Snow has finally been falling in parts of the Alps. Austria had the lion’s share with more than 50cm in places but other parts have seen it too and it has also been very cold. Check out the latest. UPDATED

SNOW IS FALLING IN THE ALPS!

Parts of Austria have seen more than half a metre though some of the main French resorts are missing out. Italy is good in places and there is some in Switzerland which saw its driest December for more than 150 years. UPDATED

PLANETSKI SNOW REPORT IS OUT

It’s wall to wall sunshine across the Alps but it’s cold enough to make snow and some change is on its way. It will be very welcome as winter is yet to start in many places. UPDATED

IT’S SNOWING IN THE ALPS

Some long awaited flakes are finally falling in Austria. Many other areas across the Alps remain in need but it’s a start and at last there is some hope in the forecast. NEW & UPDATED

THERE IS SNOW IN THE ALPS BUT MUCH MORE IS NEEDED

With Xmas & New Year upon us all eyes are on the snow as more is needed in many areas of the Alps – especially low down. So, what are conditions like and is it going to snow? UPDATED

SNOW IN THE ALPS!

There’s been some significant snowfall, but it’s been very localised. Much of the Alps awaits a decent fall as Xmas and New Year approach, though conditions remain good at high altitude. UPDATED

PLANETSKI SNOW REPORT IS OUT!

It’s a mixed picture across the Alps with more snow needed in many places as Xmas aproaches. There is some good on piste skiing at altitude & generally it’s better than this time last year. UPDATED

HEAVY SNOW CONTINUES IN NORTH AMERICA

The USA and Canada are the places to be for powder snow. After a poor start in November there has been continuous snow in some of the major resorts. In Canada it’s been the longest cold snap for 20 years in places. UPDATED

THE SNOW CANNONS ARE SWITCHED ON

Thousands upon thousands of cannons are switched on across the Alps as the temperatures drop but sadly no snow falls. It is poor low down in ski resorts but there is much better news at altitude. NEW

SNOW ARRIVES IN NORTH AMERICA

Just as Europe prays for more snow it has been falling heavily in the USA and Canada. It comes after a generally poor start to winter across the pond.UPDATED

MORE SNOW NEEDED IN THE ALPS

There remains good snow at altitude in the Alps but warmer temperatures and rain have ruined it lower down. With Xmas approaching concerns are rising. UPDATED

WILL IT BE A WHITE XMAS IN THE UK?

Crystal Ski has come up with a fun way to calculate the likelihood of snow this Christmas.NEW

THE WEBCAMS DON’T LIE

It’s early December and Christmas is coming – a little too soon for alpine resorts which have suffered a dramatic thaw since the November snowstorms.

SNOW CONCERNS ARE GROWING

Not for the high altitude resorts but for the lower ones. It is perhaps too early to press the panic button but many resorts are scheduled to open in a few weeks and there is little snow at many. UPDATED

MORE SNOW IS NEEDED

With December starting all eyes are looking at the snow conditions with the season already underway in places. It is a mixed picture across the Alps and worries are growing at some resorts. UPDATED

VIDEO DIARY FROM TIGNES

PlanetSKI has arrived in the French resort for a few late November turns. These are the best conditions in recent memory. Check out our videos.

THE ALPS IN PICTURES

The forecast storm has arrived in parts of the Alps. It is snowing heavily in the southern French Alps & parts of Italy. If you like pictures & videos of snow then read on…

BRITON AMONG TWO DEAD IN AUSTRIA AVALANCHE

The men were caught in an avalanche in Obergurgl in the Tirol on Saturday. A Dutchman died at the time while the British man was flown to hospital where he died from his injuries on Sunday. With other avalanche accidents caution is urged. UPDATED

MIXED CONDITIONS FOR THANKSGIVING

Today is Thanksgiving Day in the USA, the traditonal start to the ski season for many. Conditions have been very poor in the USA so far but some snow has fallen. NEW

MORE RESORTS OPEN AS WEATHER CLEARS

The weather cleared across large parts of the Alps at the weekend. With more resorts opening the season of 2016/17 is underway. PlanetSKI reports. UPDATED

WILD WEATHER IN THE ALPS

It could dump up to 2m of snow but it will be very localised. Elsewhere we’re sad to say the temperatures have warmed up and it’s raining. UPDATED

SNOW IN THE UK

The storms and cold snap have brought snow to the ski areas of the UK – England and Scotland. And people have been out on their skis. UPDATED

MORE SNOW IN THE ALPS

The temperature has dropped with some snow falling as the excellent early season conditions in the Alps continue. One area could see well over 1m in the coming days. UPDATED

BEST EARLY SEASON SNOW EVER?

With heavy snow falling across pretty much the whole of the Alps in the past couple of weeks some say it is the best ever start to winter. Well, is it?

AMERICA ASKS: WHERE’S OUR SNOW?

With the Thanksgiving holiday a week away, wannabe skiers in the US are desperate for what the Alps have lots of – snow. And at last it’s started snowing!

HOW TO MEASURE SNOW

Weather experts across the Alps are using satellite imaging and hi-tech equipment to record the huge November snowstorm.

COURCHEVEL IN PICTURES

The French ski resort in Les3Vallees opened some slopes on Friday after the heavy fall of snow. Many skiers and snowboarders turned out. Check out our pictures. NEW

SNOW, SNOW & MORE SNOW

The first weekly PlanetSKI snow report is out and what a way to start! Heavy snow has fallen, resorts are opening and the season is getting off to a very good start. UPDATED

SNOW IN UK SKI RESORTS

All the focus might be on the Alps as huge amounts of snow falls and resorts open, but lets not forget the UK. Our ski areas are seeing some significant snowfall too.

FIRST BIG SNOWFALL OF WINTER CONTINUES

The Alps has been pounded with snow and more is now falling. But will it make any difference to the approaching ski season? Yes! Check out our updated report. NEW & UPDATED

BEST SNOW PICS FROM FRANCE

There has been an, er, avalanche of pictures of all the snow that has fallen across the Alps. Here are our favourite from France.

BEFORE, DURING & AFTER

So how much snow has fallen and what difference has it made? Easy. We have pictures from before, during and after the storm hit. NEW&UPDATED

THE STORM STARTS

The first big snow storm of the winter is underway with snow falling across the Alps. Check out our updated report as PlanetSKI follows its path. NEW&UPDATED

IT’S GOING TO SNOW!

A big storm is on its way to the Alps with heavy snow this weekend followed by cold temperatures. As we start November we’re getting rather excited at PlanetSKI. It’s looking good in Canada too. UPDATED

FIRST US RESORT OPENS

Arapahoe Basin in Colorado fired up its first lift on Friday for the start of the winter season. 3,000 turned out and other US resorts plan to follow soon.

THE SEASON STARTS

We are in the glacier resort of Stubai in the Tirol in Austria. It is the resort’s busiest time of year with thousands and thousands out enjoying the snow.

AUTUMN IN THE AUSTRIAN ALPS

A handful of glacier resorts have already opened some slopes. But what is it like at this time of year? PlanetSKI is in the Alps. UPDATED

WINTER EDGES EVER CLOSER

There is further snow in Europe & North America, the first World Cup races of the season are about to start and PlanetSKI is off to Austria. UPDATED

MORE SNOW IN THE ALPS

Snow is continuing to fall the Alps & it’s not just at altitude as temperatures plunge. Check out our latest picture and videos as winter gets ever closer. UPDATED

SNOW CANNONS FIRED UP IN USA

It’s a sure sign that winter is on its way as a couple of resorts start pumping out snow and others are testing their equipment. PlanetSKI reports. UPDATED

IT’S BEEN SNOWING

There has been snow in Europe and North America as the ski season gets ever closer. Much will melt but it is still great to see. Winter is coming! UPDATED

HEAVY SNOW DOWN UNDER AS SEASON ENDS

As the season draws to an end more snow is now falling in Australia. Resorts in New Zealand also close this weekend. NEW

SEASON ENDS DOWN UNDER

As the first snow falls in the northern hemisphere the season in the southern hemisphere is ending. So how has it been? PlanetSKI reports. NEW

FIRST SKI TURNS IN NORTH AMERICA

Several areas in Canada and the USA have seen snow and at Silverton Mountain in Colorado the ski patrollers have been making their first turns. See here for our report on snow falling across the Atlantic. UPDATED

SNOW IN THE ALPS

There’s an autumnal chill in the air and the first significant snow has fallen at altitude. The seasons are changing. PlanetSKI reports from the Alps.

IT’S SNOWING!

Snow has been falling in the Alps, the Pyrenees & the Rockies. And we have the pictures to prove it! Most will melt but it’s a sign winter is on its way. UPDATED

BUMPER END TO SEASON IN NZ

It looks like the weather Gods have saved the best till last. There were some of the best conditions of the season at the weekend after up to 70cm of fresh snow fell. NEW & UPDATED

POUNDED BY POWDER

A huge snowstorm in New Zealand has left people trapped in resorts with roads closed and lifts shut. The weather has now cleared with great skiing to be had. Check out our latest report with new pictures & videos. NEW & UPDATED

CAN CLOUD SEEDING HELP MAKE SNOW?

A ski area in the USA is installing a remote-operated cloud-seeding generator in the mountains in Colorado. We also look at other innovative ways snow is being made.

FIRST SNOW IN NORTH AMERICA

A cold snap has seen snow at ski resorts in Canada and the USA. It will all melt pretty soon but is an early indication that the season will be changing soon. Check out our pictures! UPDATED

Snow report

Twitter

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
🌨️⛷️❄️🏂🗻

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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