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Snow & Weather

OUR WEEKLY SNOW REPORT IS OUT!

Snow conditions in the Alps are excellent. Fine sunny weather has set in, though clear skies at night will mean cold mornings. NEW

EXCELLENT HALF TERM CONDITIONS

Snow has been falling in the Alps as the half-term holiday starts. Now the sun is out. PlanetSKI reports from the Alps.

OUR WEEKLY SNOW REPORT IS OUT!

With just over a week to go until half term, things are looking pretty good in the Alps and Pyrenees. And there’s more snow forecast for Sunday. NEW

FLAKES ARE STACKING IN NORTH AMERICA

Canada’s been cold and dry, while Colorado breaks from the storms and thick & fast snow. Tahoe has been doing best, but what’s next? UPDATED

SKIING IN THE UK

Winter finally gets underway in Scotland with some great skiing conditions. And a ski tow in Cumbria offers some turns too.

IN THE POWDER & ON THE PISTE

More snow across the Alps as February kicks off where January left off. PlanetSKI reports from the thick of it.

OUR WEEKLY SNOW REPORT IS OUT…

Snow conditions are generally excellent. Unsettled weather continues with the heaviest snow falling in the southern Alps. Read our full report.

POWDER DAYS!

The forecast snow is falling across parts of the Alps with more snow later in the week. PlanetSKI reports direct from the Alps. UPDATED

OUR SNOW REPORT IS OUT…

The weather in the Alps remains cold & conditions are good with snow forecast for Sunday & Monday. In the USA Utah has it big.

A PICTURE IS WORTH 1,000 WORDS

Or so the saying goes. In which case this article is 9,000 words long. We have some stunning images from St Anton.

FRESH POWDER

The Pyrenees has been waiting for a decent snowfall & it’s finally happened. The Alps too have powder & now sun.

DEEP & DEEPER

The powder is back after a brief lull in the snow and storms in US ski resorts. PlanetSKI reports on the snow stateside.

OUR WEEKLY SNOW REPORT IS OUT

Snow depths in Austria are exceptional. More snow is needed in the southern Alps. Expect a temperature drop soon.

PERFECT POWDER & PISTE SKIING IN THE ALPS

The storm has left superb conditions in parts of the Alps: on piste & off piste. There remains ‘considerable’ risk of avalanche. PlanetSKI reports. UPDATED

ST ANTON SKI AREAS: DEEP IN SNOW

The resort was cut off this week. PlanetSKI battled through to get in on the first bus in. Our efforts were rewarded, but when is it safe to ski off piste?

THE SNOW HITS FRANCE

Much of the French Alps has had a proper dump at last. Still not on the epic proportions of Austria, but looking good & now the sun’s out. UPDATED

SNOW, SNOW & MORE SNOW

Austria & Switzerland are being hit by yet another snow storm and it’s been snowing heavily in France too. PlanetSKI is in the thick of it. UPDATED

LEVEL 4 AVALANCHE RISK IN PARTS OF THE ALPS

It means there is a HIGH risk of avalanche. It follows continuing heavy snow fall and a number of deaths.

OUR WEEKLY SNOW REPORT IS OUT…

Austria is weighed down under historic levels of snow. Elsewhere in the Alps it is a mix of drought and moderate snow.

LIVING WITH THE SNOW

What’s it like living in a tiny Austrian village buried under snow in one of the biggest storms in recent memory?

TOO MUCH SNOW?

The multiple storms in Austria are the biggest in recent memory. Fabulous to see all the snow, but it comes with its problems.

SNOW IS BACK IN FRANCE

PlanetSKI is in France as finally the snow has begun falling. It follows a dispute about conditions on piste. UPDATED

SNOW IN USA & CANADA

Whistler wins the snow game by a long way in North America with a beautiful 6.25m bounty – now a storm’s arrived for the rest.

SNOW ON ROOFS

Normally when it dumps we show pictures of cars with snow on their roofs. Now it is buildings too. UPDATED

IT KEEPS ON COMING

Austria has been slammed with snow, alpine villages have been evacuated & resorts cut off. Now it’s arrived in France. UPDATED

RYDING 11TH IN ZAGREB

GB’s slalom skier, Dave Ryding, made up 12 places after a disappointing first run in the World Cup in Croatia. NEW & UPDATED

HEAVY SNOW ACROSS AUSTRIA

Airports have been disrupted, resorts cut off and some alpine villages evacuated as heavy snow continues in Austria. PlanetSKI reports. UPDATED

OUR WEEKLY SNOW REPORT IS OUT!

It’s all about the deep snow in Austria. Check out our PlanetSKI weekly snow report about conditions across the mountains.

WHERE’S THE FRESH SNOW?

In Austria with more on the way. In France none is forecast & it’s patchy in Switzerland & Italy. Plus we hear from Alaska. NEW & UPDATED

WEEKLY SNOW REPORT

Variable snow conditions across the Alps – generally good at altitude and challenging lower down. Little significant snowfall is expected until well into the New Year.

CAUTION URGED OFF PISTE

Five people have been caught in an avalanche in Zermatt. There’s been some wild weather across the Alps, but it’s now settled.

WEEKLY SNOW REPORT

Good conditions across the Alps this week. But, as a warm front arrives, lower ski areas are suffering and it’s raining in places.

GREAT SNOW FOR XMAS

Snow has been falling in parts of the Alps but it’s turned mild with rain lower down. PlanetSKI reports direct from the Alps.

OUR WEEKLY SNOW REPORT

Snow has battered the Alps & got winter back on track. With Xmas approaching things are looking much better.

CAUTION URGED OFF PISTE

Further snow and winds are making conditions dangerous off piste. It comes after the death of a man in Italy & a series of avalanches.

SUN AFTER THE SNOW IN TIGNES

PlanetSKI is in the French resort and has been making the most of the change in the weather after the storm.

FABULOUS IN THE ALPS AFTER FRESH SNOW

The snow has eased off with temperatures falling & there’s now some great skiing to be had. PlanetSKI reports from the Alps. UPDATED

PLANETSKI’S WEEKLY SNOW REPORT

Some much needed snow is falling in the Alps. Parts have seen variable snow cover but now heavy snow is coming down in places. UPDATED

AVALANCHES: 54 IN 5 DAYS IN COLORADO

Huge amounts of snow have led to a large amount of slides. Fortunately no-one has been injured. NEW

SNOW IS ON ITS WAY FOLKS!

100+ resorts are now open in Europe & more snow is finally on its way. Some resorts are rather desperate for it. PlanetSKI reports. UPDATED

WEEKLY SNOW REPORT

Here’s our first full Snow Report of the winter. Conditions in the Alps are polarised – good in the south,but less convincing in the north.

MORE RESORTS OPEN IN THE ALPS

The ski season is underway with resorts opening & others set to follow. PlanetSKI reports. UPDATED

THE SKI SEASON STARTS

The 2018/19 season has begun with more resorts opening in the Alps & North America. PlanetSKI reports. UPDATED

THE CANNONS ARE ON

Snow making is taking place on an industrial scale as the temperatures fall. A handful of resorts open in next few days but snow is limited. UPDATED

VAL THORENS DELAYS OPENING

Warm weather and a lack of snow has forced Europe’s highest ski resort to abandon plans to open this weekend.

AMERICA IS CALLING

There have been historic autumn snowfalls with many resorts opening early in the US and Canada. We’ve been tracking the snow. UPDATED

THE STORM PASSES

The weather is calming down this week with milder temperatures after the first big storms of the approaching winter. PlanetSKI reports.

FLASH FLOODS IN THE ALPS

Rivers have burst their banks with trees uprooted and people fleeing the rising waters. Check out the video. NEW

WILDFIRES BURN IN NORTH AMERICA

Some ski resorts are under threat and others are covered in smoke as fires rage. PlanetSKI reports from Whistler, Canada. UPDATED

COLD SNAP ACROSS OZ

Wintery weather brings hail, snow, thunderstorms and blustery winds across south east Australia. Check out the photogallery from ski areas.

CALM CONDITIONS & CRYSTAL SKIES

Australia & New Zealand have got off to a cracking start. The best in recent years, which is good news as PlanetSKI is heading there next month. UPDATED

WILDFIRES RAGE IN USA

Red flags in place as fires burn through western states. A dry winter and current weather conditions cause concern. Summer is young… NEW

MORE RESORTS STORE SNOW OVER SUMMER

After the huge snowfalls in Europe last winter, more ski areas are going in for snow farming bandwagon. Why not save it for next season?

HUGE AMOUNTS OF SNOW HIGH UP IN THE ALPS

There’s a lot of melt to go after the huge snowfalls of last winter. Many mountain passes remain closed and teams of workers are out.

WINTER RETURNS TO EUROPE

Will it never end? Heavy snow has been falling in parts of the Alps and Pyrenees. Enough. It’s time for some sunshine. Please.

FIRST SNOW DOWN UNDER

The first falls have come down in Australia with the season kicking off next month. It’s early days but signs are promising there and elsewhere in the southern hemisphere. NEW & UPDATED

AVALANCHE SEASON IN THE ALPS

Warm spring weather plus a deep & unstable snowpack means the avalanche risk rises. Check out our videos of the HUGE slides now happening.

SO MUCH SNOW AT ALTITUDE IN THE ALPS

Most resorts have closed after an epic season. On May 1st PlanetSKI was in Chamonix to see the end of winter & 15cm of fresh snow fell.

SPRING IS HERE

PlanetSKI is out enjoying some of the best April skiing for many years. The temperatures have shot up as spring takes hold but there’s still great skiing to be had. UPDATED

PLANETSKI SNOW REPORT

It’s a time of unsettled weather across the Alps. The huge amounts of snow and warmer temperatures have led to some massive controlled avalanches. Check out the latest. UPDATED

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