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Snow & Weather

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

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

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