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Snow & Weather

Winter is coming

There have been dustings of fresh snow across the Alps and beyond with snow cannons turned on. It will make little difference at this stage, but the pictures are good. UPDATED

Winter is coming

There have been dustings of fresh snow across the Alps and beyond with snow cannons turned on. It will make little difference at this stage, but the pictures are good. UPDATED

Further snow in the Alps

There has been more snow at altitude. It has helped the glaciers areas that are open and the images are making us look forward to the season ahead. UPDATED

Further snow in the Alps

There has been more snow at altitude. It has helped the glaciers areas that are open and the images are making us look forward to the season ahead. UPDATED

Snowmaking set to start in USA

This weekend Loveland on Colorado is hoping to fire up its guns. Its rival for early season opening, Arapahoe Basin, has been testing its ones.

Snowmaking set to start in USA

This weekend Loveland on Colorado is hoping to fire up its guns. Its rival for early season opening, Arapahoe Basin, has been testing its ones.

Glacier skiing underway in the Alps

More than 50cm fell in Austria as some resorts saw the first snow of the autumn. Glacier skiing is now underway, but will it make any difference to the winter ahead? UPDATED

Snow falls in the Alps

50cm has fallen in some parts of the Alps in a large September snowfall. It will help the glacier areas and is a sure sign that winter is on its way. Check out our images of the snow. UPDATED

Snow falls in the Alps

50cm has fallen in some parts of the Alps in a large September snowfall. It will help the glacier areas and is a sure sign that winter is on its way. Check out our images of the snow. UPDATED

Glacier skiing underway in the Alps

More than 50cm fell in Austria as some resorts saw the first snow of the autumn. Glacier skiing is now underway, but will it make any difference to the winter ahead? UPDATED

Heavy snow on its way to the Alps

The Austrian glacier resort of Pitztal opened some slopes at the weekend and the temperature is set to drop across the Alps with up to 50cm in the next 24-hours. UPDATED

Heavy snow on its way to the Alps

The Austrian glacier resort of Pitztal opened some slopes at the weekend and the temperature is set to drop across the Alps with up to 50cm in the next 24-hours. UPDATED

First snow falls

There has been snow in the Alps and now there has been a dusting in North America too. The Austrian resort of Solden even opened a few slopes last weekend. UPDATED

First snow falls

There has been snow in the Alps and now there has been a dusting in North America too. The Austrian resort of Solden even opened a few slopes last weekend. UPDATED

NZ claims snow record

It has been a good season and Coronet Peak has so far had over 3m. It breaks the record set in 2010.

NZ claims snow record

It has been a good season and Coronet Peak has so far had over 3m. It breaks the record set in 2010.

Solden opens

The Austrian glacier resort opened this weekend after some recent snow. There has also been some snow in the French Alps. We make our first turns of the winter next month.

Solden opens

The Austrian glacier resort opened this weekend after some recent snow. There has also been some snow in the French Alps. We make our first turns of the winter next month.

Some unseasonal snow falls

Some resorts in Canada have had a dusting of snow as September gets underway. There has been some in the Alps too. Is it the first snow of winter and a sign of things to come?

Some unseasonal snow falls

Some resorts in Canada have had a dusting of snow as September gets underway. There has been some in the Alps too. Is it the first snow of winter and a sign of things to come?

Six of the best

We are being sent many images from New Zealand and Australia as more snow falls. It has been hard selecting three from each country.

Six of the best

We are being sent many images from New Zealand and Australia as more snow falls. It has been hard selecting three from each country.

NZ ski resorts might extend season

Following heavy snowfall resorts are already talking about lengthening the season. The heavy snow has its downsides as a man dies in an avalanche.

NZ ski resorts might extend season

Following heavy snowfall resorts are already talking about lengthening the season. The heavy snow has its downsides as a man dies in an avalanche.

Heavy snow falls in South America

Up to 1m is falling in the biggest single fall of the winter so far. It follows heavy snow elsewhere in the southern hemisphere. Check out our pictures

Heavy snow falls in South America

Up to 1m is falling in the biggest single fall of the winter so far. It follows heavy snow elsewhere in the southern hemisphere. Check out our pictures

It is always snowing somewhere

At the moment the southern hemisphere ski areas are under a thick blanket of snow. Winter is well underway in Australia & New Zealand and it is looking pretty good in South America with further snow on its way.

It is always snowing somewhere

At the moment the southern hemisphere ski areas are under a thick blanket of snow. Winter is well underway in Australia & New Zealand and it is looking pretty good in South America with further snow on its way.

South America under snow

Huge amounts of snow have fallen in Chile and Argentina after a poor start to the ski season. Well over 1m in places. Check out our report, pictures and how to get there if you are lucky enough to have the time and the money.

South America under snow

Huge amounts of snow have fallen in Chile and Argentina after a poor start to the ski season. Well over 1m in places. Check out our report, pictures and how to get there if you are lucky enough to have the time and the money.

More snow for Australia

Another cold front is coming in after 50cm of snow fell last weekend in some Australian ski resorts. 1m is predicted as the so-called Antarctic Vortex returns. Batten down the hatches!

More snow for Australia

Another cold front is coming in after 50cm of snow fell last weekend in some Australian ski resorts. 1m is predicted as the so-called Antarctic Vortex returns. Batten down the hatches!

Alpine glaciers hit by heatwave

Record-breaking temperatures in Europe are melting glaciers at an alarming rate and there are fears for summer skiing. The temperatures have now dropped slightly, but the heatwave is set to return.

Alpine glaciers hit by heatwave

Record-breaking temperatures in Europe are melting glaciers at an alarming rate and there are fears for summer skiing. The temperatures have now dropped slightly, but the heatwave is set to return.

Chilling in the Alps

The European heatwave continues and the best place to be is probably a beach or the mountains. No prizes for guessing where PlanetSKI has gone and we ended up with the best of both worlds.

Chilling in the Alps

The European heatwave continues and the best place to be is probably a beach or the mountains. No prizes for guessing where PlanetSKI has gone and we ended up with the best of both worlds.

Heatwave hits the Alps

It is good news and bad news. Good for most of the sports on offer and it is a welcome cool from the heat in the valley. Not so good for the glaciers.

Heatwave hits the Alps

It is good news and bad news. Good for most of the sports on offer and it is a welcome cool from the heat in the valley. Not so good for the glaciers.

Pilot project to protect Whistler glacier

The Horstman glacier is shrinking and if it continues then one day skiing in the Canadian resort will not be possible outside of winter.

Pilot project to protect Whistler glacier

The Horstman glacier is shrinking and if it continues then one day skiing in the Canadian resort will not be possible outside of winter.

Dumping Down Under

It is snowing heavily in New Zealand as the season gets underway. Several resorts have had to delay opening due to the large amounts of snow and high winds.

Dumping Down Under

It is snowing heavily in New Zealand as the season gets underway. Several resorts have had to delay opening due to the large amounts of snow and high winds.

Australia opens

The ski resorts of Oz have started their season and some resorts in New Zealand are preparing to open this coming weekend. We also report on a staggering 4m of snow that has fallen in Norway.

Australia opens

The ski resorts of Oz have started their season and some resorts in New Zealand are preparing to open this coming weekend. We also report on a staggering 4m of snow that has fallen in Norway.

Snow is falling and there is skiing to be had!

Further flakes are falling in New Zealand as the winter approaches while a US resort is extending skiing to June after some heavy unseasonal snow.

Snow is falling and there is skiing to be had!

Further flakes are falling in New Zealand as the winter approaches while a US resort is extending skiing to June after some heavy unseasonal snow.

Avalanche danger in the Alps

It is late May but the recent heavy snow has led to official warnings of slides from the Swiss Avalanche Institute. In New Zealand the first significant snow has fallen and there have been unseasonal falls in the USA.

Avalanche danger in the Alps

It is late May but the recent heavy snow has led to official warnings of slides from the Swiss Avalanche Institute. In New Zealand the first significant snow has fallen and there have been unseasonal falls in the USA.

Winter arrives Down Under

The first snow has fallen in the southern hemisphere and some resorts are starting snowmaking. The season is approaching.

Winter arrives Down Under

The first snow has fallen in the southern hemisphere and some resorts are starting snowmaking. The season is approaching.

More snow in the Alps

The latest snowfall started last Wednesday and continued into the weekend in places.

More snow in the Alps

The latest snowfall started last Wednesday and continued into the weekend in places.

Winter returns to the Alps

Heavy snow has been falling and more is set to come. There are even a few ski resorts still open. Check out our images from the Alps as snow also falls in the USA and Down Under too.

Winter returns to the Alps

Heavy snow has been falling and more is set to come. There are even a few ski resorts still open. Check out our images from the Alps as snow also falls in the USA and Down Under too.

Torrential rain in the Alps

Parts of the French Alps have been hit hard. Lifts in some ski resorts are submerged and lower down rivers are bursting their banks. Check out our updated report with the latest pictures.

Torrential rain in the Alps

Parts of the French Alps have been hit hard. Lifts in some ski resorts are submerged and lower down rivers are bursting their banks. Check out our updated report with the latest pictures.

Closing Time

Dozens of big name resorts end their season this weekend as heavy snow falls in parts of Austria. A few glacier areas are open into May and beyond. PlanetSKI reports as the season draws to a close.

Closing Time

Dozens of big name resorts end their season this weekend as heavy snow falls in parts of Austria. A few glacier areas are open into May and beyond. PlanetSKI reports as the season draws to a close.

Mixed weather in the Alps

There has been sun, rain and snow. Low down conditions are deteriorating rapidly with many resorts now closed, while up top it has been superb in places. PlanetSKI reports from Verbier and Les Trois Vallees as the season draws to an end.

Mixed weather in the Alps

There has been sun, rain and snow. Low down conditions are deteriorating rapidly with many resorts now closed, while up top it has been superb in places. PlanetSKI reports from Verbier and Les Trois Vallees as the season draws to an end.

Snow report

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Latest news on tCoronavirus Impact on Snowsports:

-‘Rest & Test’ at Heathrow
-World Alpine Ski Champion Tests Positive for Covid-19
-Some Ski Resorts in Italy Remain Open
-First US Ski Resort Set to Open Today with Covid-19 Restrictions in Place

https://planetski.eu/2020/10/26/coronavirus-impact-on-skiing-snowboarding-16/

It’s Opening Time!

Today #WolfCreek in #Colorado is set to be the first resort in the USA to open.

Updated: https://planetski.eu/2020/10/25/first-ski-resort-in-north-america-opens/

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Need a few pictures of snow to take your mind off things?

There’s been another big fall in parts of the Alps.

Most of us may be unable to visit at the moment, but it looks fabulous.

Updated:

https://planetski.eu/2020/10/27/let-it-snow-2/

Some Ski Resorts in Italy Remain Open

Four resorts are able to offer skiing and snowboarding at this time of year.

After crowded scenes in Cervinia the national government ordered closure, except to racers and professional skiers.

https://planetski.eu/2020/10/28/italian-government-orders-ski-resorts-in-italy-to-close-but-some-stay-open/

World Champion Tests Positive for Covid-19

The 28-year old Norwegian ski racer Aleksander Kilde is now self-isolating in Norway.

He won last season’s overall title.

He is said to be in a good condition.

https://planetski.eu/2020/10/26/coronavirus-impact-on-skiing-snowboarding-16/

Check out the latest news on the Coronavirus Impact on Snowsports:

-Brand USA Looks to Permanently Abandon WTM
-Good Points, Well Made
-Melbourne Defeats Covid-19 But At A Huge Economic Cost

https://planetski.eu/2020/10/26/coronavirus-impact-on-skiing-snowboarding-16/

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