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Snow & Weather

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

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

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