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Snow & Weather

Happy Christmas from the Alps

We have some videos, a few pictures and tales of powder underfoot and blue skies overhead.

Snow round up – where it is, where it isn’t.

Here’s our weekly update of conditions. It’s looking pretty good but we do have a few words of caution.

The best many can remember.

As the season proper gets under way we’re taking a closer look at the situation. The amount of snow, how it bodes for this winter and the impact on the ski industry.

The weather worsens

Zermatt is cut off, Val d’Isere is shut and winds have been gusting to almost 200 kilometres per hour in places. There have been scores of road accidents, power cuts and whole communities cut off.

Here we go again – more snow

Yet another snow storm is dumping it down in the Alps. It’s lookng pretty good in the Pyrenees too.

Mont Fort in Verbier opens

The top lift in the Swiss resort is now open and PlanetSKi was there to film it. Sadly a person was caught in a big avalanche off the back of Mont Fort on Monday.

Wow!

We went to the bar for some drinks last night in Verbier and this is what we saw when we stumbled out. Shed loads of snow.

It’s still snowing across the Alps

There’s been further snowfall across the Alps making it the best start to the season in years. However it’s been marred by the first avalanche death.

More snow to hit the Alps

As if the season hasn’t got off to a good enough start there’s a new snow storm is on its way. This time hitting the southern Alps. More resorts are opening this weekend too.

More snow to hit the Alps

As if the season hasn’t got off to a good enough start there’s a new snow storm is on its way. This time hitting the southern Alps. More resorts are opening this weekend too.

Buckets of snow & it’s cold.

As we’ve been reporting over the past few days it’s been snowing big time across the Alps and a team from planetSKI is there to report back on the excellent early season conditions. Check out the video too.

The snow in pictures

Here’s a few photos of the snow in Switzerland this week. If you want more take a look at photos of the week.

It’s chucking it down!

Heavy snow has been falling across large parts of the Alps with some resorts opening and others unable to because of too much snow. A team from planetSKI was in the Swiss Alps at the weekend.

Heavy snow falling, more predicted.

More ski resorts are opening this weekend in the Alps and the Pyrenees. Many ahead of schedule. We have reports direct from the Alps, the Rockies and the Pyrenees from people already out enjoying the snow. Bring it on!

SOUTH AMERICA’S EPIC SEASON

Last winter was one of the best in recent times in South America with record levels of snow and visitors.

New theory on avalanches

Slab avalanches are the most common type to kill people and now Scottish scientists have fresh research on how they may occur.

Snow report

Twitter

Strike action this week and beyond in French ski resorts. Have you been affected? https://www.planetski.eu/2020/02/15/strike-action-this-week-in-french-ski-resorts/

UPDATED: More images as our Scotland reporter hits the resorts in the Highlands after the fresh snow:
#skkinginscotland @wherestagsroar #skiscotland #cairngorm https://t.co/vAswWERAvU

Heading out to the mountains for half-term?
Check out our detailed snow report & feel free to share with any ski friends who may be interested in what’s in store: https://www.planetski.eu/2020/02/14/latest-planetski-snow-report/

So, how should kids carry their skis?
Read on for advice from our friends over at #MaisonSport… https://www.planetski.eu/2020/02/14/four-top-ways-for-kids-to-carry-their-skis/
@MaisonSport #familyskiingtips

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