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Snow & Weather

IT’S BEEN SNOWING IN THE ALPS

The Austrian Alps have seen some snow at altitude – good for the handful of glacier resorts. There’s also been snow in Sweden & in the southern hemisphere.Check out the latest! UPDATED

HEAVY SNOW HITS NZ AGAIN

After a poor start winter is back with a vengeance. Roads are closed, some people have been trapped on the mountain & a group in Coronet Peak survived an avalanche. UPDATED

IT’S ALWAYS SNOWING SOMEWHERE!

At the moment it’s the southern hemisphere with heavy snow in Australia, New Zealand, Southern Africa and South America. It has brought danger of avalanche & one man had a lucky escape in NZ. UPDATED

SNOW FALLS IN THE ALPS

A cold snap brought powder snow to the glacier resorts last weekend boosting snow levels. As the temperatures have now shot up in Europe you may want to see some cooling pictures from the Alps. UPDATED

Winter finally arrives in NZ

Some much needed snow is falling at last after a poor start to winter but it has brought dangers of avalanche. Elsewhere in the southern hemisphere it’s looking rather good. UPDATED

SNOW CANNONS TO THE RESCUE

More and more resorts in the northern and southern hemisphere are only able to open with the help of snow cannons. Is this the shape of things to come?

More resorts set to open in NZ

The snow is stubbornly refusing to fall but resorts are making the best of it and more are about to open this weekend. In Australia & South America winter is underway. UPDATED

Snow arrives in Oz

Winter has started after a poor start in Australia. It seems to have been put on hold in NZ and the best conditions remain in South America. We look at winter in the southern hemisphere.

Snow falls in Southern Hemispere

Resorts are opening in New Zealand, Australia, Chile, Argentina and Southern Africa. But where are the best conditions? UPDATED

NZ ski areas delay opening

Some were due to open today, but strong winds have delayed things until Saturday. It is though looking rather good as we look at the season ahead in the southern hemisphere. NEW

Preparing for the season Down Under

Resorts open in New Zealand and Australia this weekend. One country is wallowing in the white stuff while the other is crossing its fingers and doing snow dances. NEW

Further snow falls in New Zealand

Another storm dumps snow as the season approaches Down Under and there’s been some snow in Whistler on its final day of the season. It’s always snowing somewhere! UPDATED

First snow falls in NZ

With the ski season due to start next month some welcome snow has fallen as the resorts gear up for winter.

It’s been snowing in the Alps

We might be deep into Spring with June approaching but the weather doesn’t seem to think so – there is snow across many ski resorts with 50cm falling in places. UPDATED

Snowmaking starts in NZ

With the ski season around the corner, temperatures have dropped and the canons have been fired up.

First snow falls Down Under

Ski resorts in Australia have seen the first flakes of the winter. Great to see, but it won’t last. Meanwhile grizzly bears are out in Canada!

Last weekend of the season

A final batch of main ski resorts closed last weekend. However it is still possible to ski to the end of May. And beyond. UPDATED

Skiing into May

There have been the best Spring conditions in years as further snow falls but there are now just a handful of ski resorts open. Check out our latest report on conditions in the Alps and beyond. UPDATED

Winter goes out in style

More resorts shut at the weekend as snow falls in the Alps. It has been one of the best ends to the ski season in recent years with yet more snow forecast this week. UPDATED

Winter returns to the Alps

Our weekly snow report is out and there is more fresh snow to come. It follows a stunning last few weeks at altitude in the Alps. Many resorts close this weekend but there is still skiing to be had UPDATED

Weekly snow report out!

There are still some good conditions at altitude in the Alps and there has even been a bit of fresh snow. However many resorts are closing as the season draws to an end.

Resorts shut but skiing still to be had

A wave of resorts said goodbye to the season of 2015/16 last weekend. But there is still skiing: check out where. Caution though is urged off piste as a Dutchman dies in a crevasse fall in Zermatt. UPDATED

Snow in the Alps!

The Alps have seen warm temperatures & melting snow recently but suddenly there is up to 30cm of fresh snow. It has been snowing from Zermatt to Tignes. Check it out in our full report. UPDATED

Worsening snow in the Alps

Warm temperatures & high wings have badly affected the snow conditions. There are still several weeks to go for some resorts, but snow may be on the way. Spring has sprung in North America too. UPDATED

Snow in North America

Some resorts in the west are extending their season after huge amounts of snow while some in the east have been closing early. PlanetSKI reports from North America on the season of 2015/16.

Spring conditions on the slopes

The temperatures have warmed up in the Alps as the season enters its final phase. The warm weather is hitting the slopes hard and high winds are making it difficult at altitude. UPDATED

Mixed weather in the Alps

There has been some light snow and cloud with sun in places. It will remain changeable and is set to get milder later this week. UPDATED

Great conditions for Easter

As the Easter break gets underway the temperatures have dropped and some snow has fallen in places. It follows some of the best conditions of the winter. NEW

Spring in the Alps

It has been very warm and many resorts have excellent snow coverage on their slopes at altitude. With Easter approaching it all looks rather good. PlanetSKI reports from St Anton. UPDATED

Good conditions continue in the Alps

With a week to Easter the snow is looking rather good. There has been a bit of fresh snow in places and the temperatures have remained cold. Check it all out as we report from the Alps. UPDATED

Mixed weather across the mountains

There is snow, sun, cloud and things may change for everyone over the next few days with unsettled weather. Caution is urged after a British man is involved in a fatal collision. PlanetSKI reports from the Alps. UPDATED

Some Like it Hot

After the heaviest snow of the winter the temperature has risen and the sun is out. Spring skiing has arrived. PlanetSKI reports from Les Portes du Soleil.

Fabulous conditions in the Alps

The great conditions continue as the sun comes out after heavy snow in many places. Check out the latest in our weekly snow report. UPDATED

What a time to be in the Alps!

Heavy snow has fallen and now the sun is out in many resorts. PlanetSKI is lucky enough to be on a 2-week and 10- resort trip. In THE best conditions of the winter.

More snow falls in the Alps

Heavy snow continues to fall as the best conditions of the winter get even better. PlanetSKI reports direct from the Alps. UPDATED

Are these the best conditions of the winter?

Yes! There has been heavy snow across the Alps and more is set to come over the next few days. After a poor start the season of 2015/16 is now looking very good.

Heavy snow hits the Alps

A huge storm has left over 1m in places in the southern Alps. Now another storm is set to hit the north as winter gets better and better. UPDATED

Heavy snow in parts of the Alps

Up to 1m has fallen in the southern Alps and in places it has been the area’s biggest storm of the season so far. More snow is forecast elsewhere in the Alps. UPDATE

Snow is set to return to the Alps

There is mixed weather and some heavy snow forecast for the southern Alps. Check out all the latest conditions in our weekly snow report. UPDATED

Snow returns to the Alps

The warm temperatures have gone and there is a chill back in the air. 30cm has fallen in some of the main French resorts and more is forecast. UPDATED

Some good snow for the half term week

There has been snow and sun across the busiest week of the season. Check out the latest in the PlanetSKI weekly snow report. UPDATED

Good snow conditions for half-term

It is a good week for the busiest time of the ski season. Skiers, snowboarders, resorts and tour operators are breathing a huge sigh of relief after a difficult season so far. UPDATED

Web cams in the Alps

We have been looking at the web cameras – perhaps one of the best ways to see what snow conditions are really like.

More snow falls in the Alps

With half-term week approaching conditions are looking pretty good across the Alps. And now the sun is out too! NEW

Fabulous conditions in the Alps

After heavy snowfall this week there is sun across many parts of the Alps as the half-term week gets underway. Things remain good in North America but there’s been no fresh snow. UPDATED

Winter is back

And with a vengeance. Earlier this week it was heavy rain across large parts of the Alps then heavy snow and now sun is out. Check out our weekly snow report. UPDATED

The snow is back

The temperature has dropped and snow is falling after all the rain earlier this week. More is forecast for next week too. There are also avalanche warnings. NEW

Heavy rain & warm temperatures take their toll

The snow in the Alps has been very badly affected by rain with icy pistes. A British woman has died in La Plagne after hitting a tree. PlanetSKI reports from the Swiss Alps. UPDATED

Winter returns to the Alps

Some resorts have seen heavy snow at altitude, but also rain. Two people died in avalanches at the weekend in the Alps & caution is urged off piste. The long-term forecast predicts more snow next week ahead of half-term. UPDATED

Snow set to fall this weekend

The temperature has shot up in the Alps but snow is set to fall over the weekend in some parts. Check out all the details in the weekly PlanetSKI snow report and see what may lie ahead. UPDATED

The storm passes & skiing starts!

Storm Jonas has brought cities in the east coast USA to a standstill and some ski resorts are blanketed in snow. People have been enjoying the snow in the cities too. UPDATED

Good conditions in the Alps

It is more like Spring across the Alps with some great on piste skiing conditions. PlanetSKI is out in the mountains. UPDATED

Huge snowstorm to hit eastern USA

60cm of snow could fall in Washington and the surrounding area. It’s bad for most but not for the ski resorts. NEW

Another week of huge snowfalls

This winter just keeps on giving – finally. More snow has fallen across many parts of the Alps though it is set to warm up. Check out all the latest snow news in our weekly report. UPDATED

Austria hits the jackpot

All the talk in recent weeks has been of snow in France and Switzerland. Austria has now received huge amounts of snow accompanied by very cold temperatures. PlanetSKI reports from the Tirol.

Baby its cold out there. And snowy!

The temperatures have fallen and the snow has returned to the Alps. PlanetSKI has just arrived in Fieberbrunn in Austria where 1m has fallen in the past 48 hours. UPDATED

Feast or famine

First there was precious little snow this season & then there was so much that resorts shut. The sun has finally come out and slopes are re-opening. PlanetSKI reports. UPDATED

Snowmaggedon!

It’s been snowing, snowing & then snowing some more in the western Alps. It just won’t stop. But what has it been like to be out there. In the blizzard. PlanetSKI reports from Tignes.

Heavy snow is falling

Batten down the hatches as more snow is falling in parts of the Alps this week. There are also high winds. PlanetSKI has reporters across the Alps and in the Pyrenees. UPDATED

Wow! What a difference a week makes

7 days ago the conditions across the whole of the Alps were dreadful. Not any more. Check out our weekly snow overview as the snow carries on falling, but not everywhere. UPDATED

Snow report

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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
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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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