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Snow & Weather

WARM, WET & WINDY IN THE ALPS

It’s mild across the Alps and remains unsettled with some snow at altitude and high winds. Snow depths remain exceptional for the time of year. UPDATED

SNOW IS FALLING!

Just as we thought spring was starting winter is back with snow falling in the Alps. Up to 50cm is forecast in places over the next day or so. NEW & UPDATED

PLANETSKI SNOW REPORT

With Easter approaching there remains huge levels of snow at altitude in the Alps. And guess what? More snow is on its way. UPDATED

MORE SNOW IS FALLING

Our updated snow report is out & it seems winter is continuing in the Alps. Especially the southern Alps. And it’s about to get cold… UPDATED

CHECK OUT OUR UPDATED SNOW REPORT

Further snow is falling across the Alps. The southern Alps has seen up to 50cm with decent falls elsewhere. PlanetSKI reports from Switzerland. UPDATED

SNOW-GO

It seems the struggles with warmth and lack of snow are over in the USA and winter has started: Avalanche warnings are high NEW

PLANETSKI SNOW REPORT

Snow conditions remain excellent across most of the Alps with fresh snow in places, especially in the south and west. And it’s warming up a little in the Alps. UPDATED

BEAST FROM THE EAST

Extreme cold weather has been affecting Europe with temperatures plummeting into big minus numbers. UPDATED

HOW TO KEEP WARM WHEN IT’S -26C

It is bitterly cold in the Alps at the moment as an arctic blast sweeps down. There are similar temperatures in North America. PlanetSKI reports.

IT’S COLD IN THE ALPS!

Snow conditions in the Alps remain good, especially on-piste. It is however bitterly cold. -32C in places. UPDATED

IT SNOWS IN USA

It seems the struggles with warmth and lack of snow are over in the USA. Now it looks like winter: UPDATED

PLANETSKI SNOW REPORT

The excellent conditions continue across the mountains in Europe and parts of North America. UPDATED

MASSIVE SNOWFALL IN SCOTLAND (AND SOME IN ENGLAND)

But there is almost too much snow with resorts, roads and runs closed by the weather. It is going to be pretty special when things open up. UPDATED

HALF-TERM’S LOOKING GOOD!

Conditions remain very good across the mountains as the busy half-term week is underway. It’s cold, but not excessively so, with blue sky to come. UPDATED

PLANETSKI SNOW REPORT

Snow conditions in the Alps remain largely excellent, especially on-piste. And it’s none too shaby in the Pyrenees where PlanetSKI is. UPDATED

STORM COMING TO THE USA

Finally… Snow is expected so now, with our fingers still crossed, we might see the season really get going. It has been a poor one so far. NEW & UPDATED

THE SUN FINALLY COMES OUT!

There are record-breaking depths for January in a number of high resorts. However it’s been mild in the Alps with rain on some lower slopes. UPDATED

HUGE CLEAR UP UNDERWAY

Road/rail links are opening, resorts are being dug out and ski areas cleared. The 4th & largest snowstorm of this month has left over 2m in places.UPDATED

BUCKLING UNDER THE SNOW

Want to see how much snow has fallen this winter? Check out our images of roofs and buildings in the mountains: UPDATED

TOO MUCH OF A GOOD THING?

Is there such a thing as too much snow in a ski resort? After the fourth huge storm this month some are wondering. PlanetSKI reports. UPDATED

PLANETSKI SNOW REPORT

The weather is causing havoc in parts of the Alps. When it calms down by the end of the weekend some areas may see close to 2m of fresh snow.

PLANETSKI ATTEMPTS TO SKI

The storm is battering Zermatt with most of the lifts closed, but not all. Our editor heads out to try to make a few turns. UPDATED

THE STORM PASSES

The Alps has been battered by yet another massive snowstorm. It’s eased off & a huge clear up operation begins. Now there is the small matter of skiing! UPDATED

WHAT A WEEK!

More snow has started to fall in parts of the Alps after a clear period of weather. Winter is well and truly upon us in the Alps. UPDATED

SNOW IN THE SAHARA

Do not adjust your screens, this is not a mirage. Look at these amazing photos from the desert. NEW

SNOW & HARD BLOW ON THE EAST COAST

America’s East Coast has experienced seriously cold temperatures that shut down ski resorts, kept folk inside & iguanas in slumber.

SKI RESORTS OPEN

The huge storm has passed with access by road & rail opening after 2m of snow fell in 48-hours. PlanetSKI has been in the thick of it.

SO MUCH SNOW!

The snow just keeps on falling in the Alps. Here at PlanetSKI we can’t remember a better start to winter. UPDATED

AVALANCHE DEATH IN SWITZERLAND AS WARNINGS ISSUED

An investigation is underway after a 49-year old Italian man died in the Swiss Alps. Fresh warnings are issued by the authorities after the heavy snow. NEW

IT’S SNOWING AGAIN!

Snow conditions in the Alps are excellent for mid-December with more snow falling over the next few days. PlanetSKI is in Les Arcs. UPDATED

CARS UNDER SNOW

One of the best ways to see how much snow has fallen is by looking at the build up on vehicles. We’ve been doing exactly that!

TIGNES AFTER THE BIG STORM

It was at the centre of the huge weekend snowstorm. When the sun finally came out there was a real treat in store for PlanetSKI. NEW & UPDATED

FABULOUS CONDITIONS WITH MORE SNOW IN THE ALPS

Another huge storm has dumped large amounts of snow in the parts of the Alps. It brought transport chaos but now the slopes are opening. UPDATED

MORE SNOW IS FALLING

Our snow report is out & more heavy snow is falling It’s looking very good in Europe, superb in Canada but patchy in parts of the USA. UPDATED

IS THIS THE BEST START TO WINTER IN RECENT YEARS?

Many are claiming so, but is it true? PlanetSKI sees for itself in the Austrian resort of Ischgl & looks at what it may mean for the season ahead.

PLANETSKI IS IN THE ALPS

The main ski season gets ever closer & conditions are looking fantastic in the best start for many years. PlanetSKI reports. UPDATED

GLENCOE OPENS

As the temperature drops there’s snow in Scotland and Glencoe has become the first of the main ski areas to open. UPDATED

IT’S BEEN SNOWING AGAIN!

More snow is falling in places, but what impact will it have on the approaching ski season? Check out our updated snow report. UPDATED

PLANETSKI’S FIRST SNOW REPORT OF THE SEASON

Snow conditions in the Alps are above average for the middle of November with some exceptions in Southern Alps. But will it last?

NORTH AMERICA OPENS FOR SKIING

The snow is good in North America but unseasonally high temperatures are plaguing some areas. PlanetSKI reports from the USA & CANADA. UPDATED

MORE SNOW FALLS

The Alps has seen more snow & at PlanetSKI we haven’t forgotten the Pyrenees (or Scotland). Check out the latest as the most recent storm passes. UPDATED

MORE RESORTS OPEN ACROSS THE MOUNTAINS

The avalanche of resorts opening & new lifts turning continues. Check out our rolling resort blog as winter starts. UPDATED

CALL TO ACTION ON CLIMATE

British snowports enthusiasts are being urged to do their bit to halt the damage caused by global warming.

THE SNOWSTORM DELIVERS

A huge storm has been battering the Alps. It’s snowed down to 1,000m and has left up to 1m of snow in places. Check out the latest. UPDATED

HEAVY SNOW IN THE ALPS

There’s significant snow across many parts of the Alps this weekend & it’s looking good for North America too. Hello winter, we’ve been expecting you! UPDATED

HUGE SNOWFALLS IN CANADA

And we mean huge. Kicking Horse in British Columbia has already had over a metre. Check out the latest.. UPDATED

MORE SNOW ACROSS THE ALPS

After the first falls began at altitude across the Alps on Friday, here’s how the mountains look after the weekend storm that blew through… UPDATED

SNOWMAKING: SHOULD RESORTS END IT??

That’s the wish of an organisation called Responsible Travel. But do the facts back the environmental desire?

LES2ALPES CANCELS OCTOBER GLACIER OPENING

The glacier at the French resort simply doesn’t have enough snow. It is yet another sign of the impact of climate change.

IT’S GONE

The last remaining patch of snow in the UK has melted. It’s the first time the island has been completely snowless in 11 years.

SNOWTOBER!

Ski resorts in the US and Canada got a big dump of the white stuff as October gets under way. It’s looking good. UPDATED

FIRST SKIING IN USA

Mount Bachelor, Silverton & now Mammoth have seen some skiing this week. The canons are turned on at other US resorts. UPDATED

OLDEST SCOT SNOW PATCH MELTING

The longest lasting patch of snow in the Highlands, known as the Sphinx, could completely vanish by the weekend. UPDATED

FIRST SNOW ACROSS NORTH AMERICA

Snow falls at US resorts and in Canada too. The snow is also helping fight the wildfires of the summer that still burn in the mountains.

HEAVY SNOW FALLS IN THE ALPS

Up to half a metre has fallen in parts of Austria. Several resorts have opened though warmer weather is on the way. UPDATED

SEPTEMBER SNOW IS BACK!

It’s been snowing at some of the glacier resorts in Austria & Switzerland. One resort even hopes to open this weekend. Winter is on its way folks! UPDATED

HEAVY SNOW IN THE ALPS

More than half a metre fell but most has now melted. It has been a good top up to the glacier resorts that open soon after a poor summer. UPDATED

BEST SNOW OF THE CENTURY

There have been huge snowfalls in Oz & NZ with more in the forecast. Resorts have announced they’re staying open a while longer. UPDATED

AVALANCHE WARNINGS ACROSS NZ

Back to avalanche warnings after intense 24hrs snowfall in New Zealand. Resorts closed & many mountain areas high risk. UPDATED

US WILDFIRES

This year the blazes are double the average. As wildfires are fought in the USA mountains, will it be bad news for the upcoming solar eclipse? NEW

Snow report

Twitter

🥉 @ormerodkatie makes it 4 slopestyle podiums this year with a 3rd place in Calgary, and retaining the yellow bib as the @fissnowboard World Cup Overall leader!

#GoBeyond #GBSnowboard

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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