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Snow & Weather

PLANETSKI SNOW REPORT

Snow conditions in the Alps have been mixed but snow is on its way after some very warm weather. There is no natural snow below about 1200m which is unusual for mid February. In general there is a lot of snow and good skiing at altitude. NEW & UPDATED

SKIING IN SCOTLAND THIS HALF-TERM

There has been a lot of snow (and wind) at the UK’s main ski resorts this past week, thanks to Storm Dennis.  PlanetSKI’s Scotland reporter is on the slopes. NEW

HALF-TERM SKIING IN THE ALPS

A bit of rain, a dusting of snow, some sunshine and fluctuating temperatures. It’s a mixed bag of weather in the Alps for the busiest week of the season. UPDATED

CHECK OUT THE UPDATED PLANETSKI SNOW REPORT

Snow conditions in the Alps are mixed as Half Term gets underway. Most resorts still have plenty of snow at altitude, but mild weather means some low resorts are in need of new snow. UPDATED

SNOW REPORT FROM THE CAIRNGORMS

The area has recently been battered by strong winds and snow, Rod Frazer has sent us a quick update on the current snow conditions in the Cairngorms along with some stunning photographs.

EPIC SNOW IN US SKI RESORTS

If you’re heading west in the near future you are in for a real treat. US resorts, particularly those in Colorado and Utah, have had huge dumps. But the avalanche risk is high. UPDATED

BLUE SKIES & POWDER AFTER THE STORM

The wild weather has subsided and it’s sunshine and powder snow. At least it is in the Aosta Valley in Italy. PlanetSKI is there. UPDATED

PLANETSKI LATEST SNOW REPORT

Snow conditions in the Alps are generally very good. Some 20cm -70cm of fresh snow fell this week. Another potent storm cycle is set to start on Monday and the unsettled weather may continue in to half-term week. UPDATED

SUNSHINE AFTER THE STORM

The weather has stabilised after the storms across the Alps with some reasonable snow conditions on offer. It’s looking pretty good with another storm expected. UPDATED

IT’S BELTING DOWN WITH SNOW IN THE ALPS!

After a long spell of sunshine and mild temperatures, the snow has begun falling again. PlanetSKI reports from the Alps. UPDATED

PLANETSKI SNOW REPORT

PlanetSKI arrives back in the Alps as the weather changes and more snow is set to fall. Bring it on! UPDATED

PLANETSKI SNOW REPORT

Snow conditions in the Alps are pretty good with some welcome fresh snow. PlanetSKI reports from out in the mountains. UPDATED

SNOW TO RETURN TO THE ALPS THIS WEEK

It’s been dry & mild with no significant snow for weeks, but that’s about to change. In Canada it is so cold that Lake Louise closed. UPDATED

THE PLANETSKI SNOW REPORT

Conditions still look pretty good across the Alps but lower slopes are becoming worn. There’s been dramatic improvement in North America from where PlanetSKI reports. UPDATED

THE PLANETSKI SNOW REPORT IS OUT

Snow conditions are generally good for early January in the Alps with some fresh snow.  Read our full snow report.

OUR WEEKLY SNOW REPORT IS OUT

Conditions in the Alps are excellent with some of the best December snow in recent years. Andermatt has 4m.

SUNSHINE IN THE ALPS

After erratic weather over the Xmas week it’s wall to wall sunshine across the Alps for New Year. UPDATED

VIDEO SHOWS SNOWBOARDER NARROWLY AVOIDING AVALANCHE

The incident happened in Park City in Utah on Christmas Day. NEW

IT’S A WHITE XMAS AS FURTHER SNOW FALLS

It’s 1m and counting as parts of the Alps are battered by another huge snowstorm. What a start to winter & the Xmas holidays! UPDATED

MORE SNOW IS FALLING AS XMAS WEEK BEGINS

It is the first main week of the season as resorts fill up for Christmas. PlanetSKI looks at conditions in the Alps.

MORE SNOW FALLS

It is the first main week of the season as resorts fill up for Christmas. PlanetSKI looks at conditions across the Alps.

OUR WEEKLY SNOW REPORT IS OUT

Snow conditions have deteriorated in the northern Alps, but more snow is falling this weekend. PlanetSKI reports.

OUR WEEKLY SNOW REPORT IS OUT

Above average snow depths for mid-December will increase further over next few days. Great conditions as Christmas approaches.

MILD & VERY WINDY IN THE ALPS

After the recent wild weather things are stabilising as Xmas approaches. PlanetSKI reports from the Alps. UPDATED

MELTING GLACIERS THREATEN WORLD’S WATER SUPPLIES

That’s the claim from a recent summit as climate change affects the mountain regions of the world.

OUR LATEST SNOW REPORT IS OUT

Snow conditions remain excellent for early December across much of the Alps. Some snow is forecast for early next week.

GREAT EARLY SEASON SKIING

The weather’s fine for many this week after the big early-season snowfalls. Conditions are good as more resorts get ready to open at the weekend.

OUR SNOW REPORT IS OUT

The southern Alps has the best snow conditions by some margin. It’s snowing again in many areas & continues over the weekend.

THE SNOW IS BACK

Some areas that have so far missed out are now getting snow. PlanetSKI reports from the Alps on the amazing start to winter. UPDATED

WE’RE IN THE THICK OF IT

PlanetSKI is in Val Thorens in France for its opening weekend. On Saturday high winds closed the lifts, but on Sunday skiing began.

OUR FIRST SNOW REPORT OF WINTER IS OUT

Snow conditions are very impressive for the time of year across both the central and southern Alps and in the Pyrenees. Read more…

HERE WE GO AGAIN!

More snow is falling in the Alps as another major storm arrives. In fact a series of storms. Let it snow! NEW

WHICH RESORTS IN FRANCE HAD THE MOST SNOW LAST SEASON?

You may be surprised which resorts come out on top and the resort with the third most snowfall isn’t even in the Alps.

THE SNOW IN PICTURES

The first big snowfall of the approaching season has fallen leaving some stunning images – check out the PlanetSKI photogallery. UPDATED

FIRST TURNS OF THE SEASON IN VERBIER

The Swiss resort opened a few runs at the weekend. Andermatt and Cortina also got the lifts going as ski areas capitalise on all the fresh snow. UPDATED

MORE AUSTRIAN GLACIER RESORTS OPEN THIS WEEKEND

Stubai is firing up more lifts while snowparks open in Kaunertal and Kaprun. Winter is on the way folks as we update our rolling blog. UPDATED

PART OF GLACIER ON MT BLANC COULD COLLAPSE

Roads have been closed, paths shut & huts evacuated on the Italian side of the mountain. 250,000 cubic meters of ice are in danger of breaking away.

TIGNES PUTS BACK OPENING BUT SNOW FALLS IN AUSTRIA

Poor conditions on the glacier have forced the French resort to abandon plans to open this weekend. But Austrian resorts have had more snow.

PLANETSKI GOES GREEN

Climate Action Week is underway. We have a series of special reports on how the mountain environment is changing and what can be done about it.

SEASON EXTENDED IN OZ SKI RESORTS

Mt Buller has just announced its lifts will keep spinning into October & Perisher is following suit.

THE SNOW IN PHOTOS

More than half a metre of snow has fallen across the Alps at altitude. It’s looking pretty good lower down too…

SWEDISH MOUNTAIN SHRINKS

A peak on Sweden’s Kebnekaise mountain is getting smaller and smaller as global warming intensifies.

SNOW FALLS IN EUROPE

Stubai in Austria is opening this Friday & now there’s also some snow in the Pyrenees. It follows a ski area opening in Norway.

ICELAND GLACIER IS NO MORE

People have gathered to mark the demise of the Okjokull glacier. The 700 year old glacier has melted.

SNOW IN SOUTH AMERICA

It hasn’t been a memorable winter for snow so far. There’s been scant natural snowfall but the cannons have come to help.

SNOW POUNDING OZ & NZ

It just keeps on coming down. But there’ve been avalanches and incidents in both Australia and New Zealand. Check out the latest.

LES2ALPES ENDS SUMMER SKIING AS GLACIER MELTS

There is now no glacier skiing in France as Tignes has also closed early. PlanetSKI reports.

SUMMER SKIING: NOT ALL BAD NEWS

Tignes closed early as hot weather took its toll on the glacier. But it’s not all doom and gloom. Here’s a look at the joys of summer skiing.

TIGNES GLACIER CLOSES FOR SUMMER SKIING

The heatwave & hot temperatures have taken their toll. With deteriorating conditions the resort has pulled the plug on summer snowsports.

WINTER DELIVERS IN NEW ZEALAND

There’s been a good dump across NZ’s resorts. North Island is experiencing high winds & blizzards, while South Island sees the sun. UPDATED

MORE HEAVY SNOW IS FALLING IN AUSTRALIA

Snow has been coming down as the good winter down under continues. Riders are pumped for the conditions to come: UPDATED

NEW ZEALAND NEEDS MORE SNOW

Resorts are relying on snow cannons & one has delayed its start. It’s different news over in Australia & Chile opens this weekend. NEW

SNOW FALLS AS SKIING IN CHILE STARTS

Snow has arrived as the main resort of Portillo opened at the weekend. Fancy an adventure this summer?

HEATWAVE HITS THE ALPS

Just as the summer glacier skiing season is in full swing record breaking temperatures also arrive. PlanetSKI reports.

WAITING FOR WINTER

Skiing is underway in New Zealand as resorts open, but more snow is needed in places. Australia is off to a cracking start. NEW

SUMMER SNOW FALLS

It’s June but nobody told the weather gods in the Alps and the Pyrenees. It’s been snowing!

SKI SEASON STARTS DOWN UNDER

It’s been a pre-season ‘snow-mageddon’ in Oz. Many resorts have swung into action with the best start to winter in years.

PLANETSKI IN THE MOUNTAINS

We are, as always, out and about in the mountains. So, what’s the snow like in the Alps, the Pyrenees & beyond? UPDATED

OUR WEEKLY SNOW REPORT IS OUT

The Alps have basked in sunshine and rising temperatures. It’s set to get colder and some areas may see some snow.

STILL POWDER SKIING IN USA

Will it ever stop? Record breaking snowfalls have marked this year in the USA. Snow is falling & resorts are extending season dates. UPDATED

Snow report

Twitter

With the Italian school break starting this week we know exactly where PlanetSKI is heading today in the #AostaValley: #Torgnon.
Where?
https://www.planetski.eu/2020/02/20/avoiding-the-crowds-in-the-aosta-valley-next-stop-torgnon/
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It’s getting hotter and hotter in the Alps… set to be +12 at 2,000m in places this w/wend with freezing level well over 3,000m.
See our latest snow report:
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Some of our latest snippets in #SkiingSecrets: ❄️🤣
– Girl dangling off chairlift rescued at Elk Mountain
– Moose stampedes through queue of skiers
https://www.planetski.eu/2020/02/01/february-skiing-secrets-2/

The reigning Olympic #downhill #ski champion @akselsvindal comes out of retirement for a different kind of ski race 😉 https://www.planetski.eu/2020/02/21/retired-ski-champion-svindal-to-race-again/
@redbull #Janteloppet #Hafjell #Norway

International Ski Travel Market prepares for Chamonix & announces new summer event.
Read more here: https://www.planetski.eu/2020/02/21/international-ski-travel-market-heads-to-chamonix/
#istm

Tributes flood in from former GB team mates after trailblazing #freestyle #skier Rowan Cheshire announces her retirement at 24 ➡️ https://www.planetski.eu/2020/02/20/gb-world-cup-winning-skier-rowan-cheshire-retires/
@Rowancheshire @GBSnowsport

Have you ever skied in Torgnon in the Aosta Valley in Italy? No, neither had we until yesterday. We’re going back tomorrow…. https://www.planetski.eu/2020/02/20/avoiding-the-crowds-in-the-aosta-valley-next-stop-torgnon/
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