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Snow & Weather

BRITON AMONG TWO DEAD IN AUSTRIA AVALANCHE

The men were caught in an avalanche in Obergurgl in the Tirol on Saturday. A Dutchman died at the time while the British man was flown to hospital where he died from his injuries on Sunday. With other avalanche accidents caution is urged. UPDATED

MIXED CONDITIONS FOR THANKSGIVING

Today is Thanksgiving Day in the USA, the traditonal start to the ski season for many. Conditions have been very poor in the USA so far but some snow has fallen. NEW

MORE RESORTS OPEN AS WEATHER CLEARS

The weather cleared across large parts of the Alps at the weekend. With more resorts opening the season of 2016/17 is underway. PlanetSKI reports. UPDATED

SNOW IN THE UK

The storms and cold snap have brought snow to the ski areas of the UK – England and Scotland. And people have been out on their skis. UPDATED

WILD WEATHER IN THE ALPS

It could dump up to 2m of snow but it will be very localised. Elsewhere we’re sad to say the temperatures have warmed up and it’s raining. UPDATED

MORE SNOW IN THE ALPS

The temperature has dropped with some snow falling as the excellent early season conditions in the Alps continue. One area could see well over 1m in the coming days. UPDATED

BEST EARLY SEASON SNOW EVER?

With heavy snow falling across pretty much the whole of the Alps in the past couple of weeks some say it is the best ever start to winter. Well, is it?

AMERICA ASKS: WHERE’S OUR SNOW?

With the Thanksgiving holiday a week away, wannabe skiers in the US are desperate for what the Alps have lots of – snow. And at last it’s started snowing!

HOW TO MEASURE SNOW

Weather experts across the Alps are using satellite imaging and hi-tech equipment to record the huge November snowstorm.

COURCHEVEL IN PICTURES

The French ski resort in Les3Vallees opened some slopes on Friday after the heavy fall of snow. Many skiers and snowboarders turned out. Check out our pictures. NEW

SNOW, SNOW & MORE SNOW

The first weekly PlanetSKI snow report is out and what a way to start! Heavy snow has fallen, resorts are opening and the season is getting off to a very good start. UPDATED

SNOW IN UK SKI RESORTS

All the focus might be on the Alps as huge amounts of snow falls and resorts open, but lets not forget the UK. Our ski areas are seeing some significant snowfall too.

FIRST BIG SNOWFALL OF WINTER CONTINUES

The Alps has been pounded with snow and more is now falling. But will it make any difference to the approaching ski season? Yes! Check out our updated report. NEW & UPDATED

BEST SNOW PICS FROM FRANCE

There has been an, er, avalanche of pictures of all the snow that has fallen across the Alps. Here are our favourite from France.

BEFORE, DURING & AFTER

So how much snow has fallen and what difference has it made? Easy. We have pictures from before, during and after the storm hit. NEW&UPDATED

THE STORM STARTS

The first big snow storm of the winter is underway with snow falling across the Alps. Check out our updated report as PlanetSKI follows its path. NEW&UPDATED

IT’S GOING TO SNOW!

A big storm is on its way to the Alps with heavy snow this weekend followed by cold temperatures. As we start November we’re getting rather excited at PlanetSKI. It’s looking good in Canada too. UPDATED

FIRST US RESORT OPENS

Arapahoe Basin in Colorado fired up its first lift on Friday for the start of the winter season. 3,000 turned out and other US resorts plan to follow soon.

THE SEASON STARTS

We are in the glacier resort of Stubai in the Tirol in Austria. It is the resort’s busiest time of year with thousands and thousands out enjoying the snow.

AUTUMN IN THE AUSTRIAN ALPS

A handful of glacier resorts have already opened some slopes. But what is it like at this time of year? PlanetSKI is in the Alps. UPDATED

WINTER EDGES EVER CLOSER

There is further snow in Europe & North America, the first World Cup races of the season are about to start and PlanetSKI is off to Austria. UPDATED

MORE SNOW IN THE ALPS

Snow is continuing to fall the Alps & it’s not just at altitude as temperatures plunge. Check out our latest picture and videos as winter gets ever closer. UPDATED

SNOW CANNONS FIRED UP IN USA

It’s a sure sign that winter is on its way as a couple of resorts start pumping out snow and others are testing their equipment. PlanetSKI reports. UPDATED

IT’S BEEN SNOWING

There has been snow in Europe and North America as the ski season gets ever closer. Much will melt but it is still great to see. Winter is coming! UPDATED

HEAVY SNOW DOWN UNDER AS SEASON ENDS

As the season draws to an end more snow is now falling in Australia. Resorts in New Zealand also close this weekend. NEW

SEASON ENDS DOWN UNDER

As the first snow falls in the northern hemisphere the season in the southern hemisphere is ending. So how has it been? PlanetSKI reports. NEW

FIRST SKI TURNS IN NORTH AMERICA

Several areas in Canada and the USA have seen snow and at Silverton Mountain in Colorado the ski patrollers have been making their first turns. See here for our report on snow falling across the Atlantic. UPDATED

SNOW IN THE ALPS

There’s an autumnal chill in the air and the first significant snow has fallen at altitude. The seasons are changing. PlanetSKI reports from the Alps.

IT’S SNOWING!

Snow has been falling in the Alps, the Pyrenees & the Rockies. And we have the pictures to prove it! Most will melt but it’s a sign winter is on its way. UPDATED

BUMPER END TO SEASON IN NZ

It looks like the weather Gods have saved the best till last. There were some of the best conditions of the season at the weekend after up to 70cm of fresh snow fell. NEW & UPDATED

POUNDED BY POWDER

A huge snowstorm in New Zealand has left people trapped in resorts with roads closed and lifts shut. The weather has now cleared with great skiing to be had. Check out our latest report with new pictures & videos. NEW & UPDATED

CAN CLOUD SEEDING HELP MAKE SNOW?

A ski area in the USA is installing a remote-operated cloud-seeding generator in the mountains in Colorado. We also look at other innovative ways snow is being made.

FIRST SNOW IN NORTH AMERICA

A cold snap has seen snow at ski resorts in Canada and the USA. It will all melt pretty soon but is an early indication that the season will be changing soon. Check out our pictures! UPDATED

IT’S BEEN SNOWING IN THE ALPS

The Austrian Alps have seen some snow at altitude – good for the handful of glacier resorts. There’s also been snow in Sweden & in the southern hemisphere.Check out the latest! UPDATED

HEAVY SNOW HITS NZ AGAIN

After a poor start winter is back with a vengeance. Roads are closed, some people have been trapped on the mountain & a group in Coronet Peak survived an avalanche. UPDATED

IT’S ALWAYS SNOWING SOMEWHERE!

At the moment it’s the southern hemisphere with heavy snow in Australia, New Zealand, Southern Africa and South America. It has brought danger of avalanche & one man had a lucky escape in NZ. UPDATED

SNOW FALLS IN THE ALPS

A cold snap brought powder snow to the glacier resorts last weekend boosting snow levels. As the temperatures have now shot up in Europe you may want to see some cooling pictures from the Alps. UPDATED

Winter finally arrives in NZ

Some much needed snow is falling at last after a poor start to winter but it has brought dangers of avalanche. Elsewhere in the southern hemisphere it’s looking rather good. UPDATED

SNOW CANNONS TO THE RESCUE

More and more resorts in the northern and southern hemisphere are only able to open with the help of snow cannons. Is this the shape of things to come?

More resorts set to open in NZ

The snow is stubbornly refusing to fall but resorts are making the best of it and more are about to open this weekend. In Australia & South America winter is underway. UPDATED

Snow arrives in Oz

Winter has started after a poor start in Australia. It seems to have been put on hold in NZ and the best conditions remain in South America. We look at winter in the southern hemisphere.

Snow falls in Southern Hemispere

Resorts are opening in New Zealand, Australia, Chile, Argentina and Southern Africa. But where are the best conditions? UPDATED

NZ ski areas delay opening

Some were due to open today, but strong winds have delayed things until Saturday. It is though looking rather good as we look at the season ahead in the southern hemisphere. NEW

Preparing for the season Down Under

Resorts open in New Zealand and Australia this weekend. One country is wallowing in the white stuff while the other is crossing its fingers and doing snow dances. NEW

Further snow falls in New Zealand

Another storm dumps snow as the season approaches Down Under and there’s been some snow in Whistler on its final day of the season. It’s always snowing somewhere! UPDATED

First snow falls in NZ

With the ski season due to start next month some welcome snow has fallen as the resorts gear up for winter.

It’s been snowing in the Alps

We might be deep into Spring with June approaching but the weather doesn’t seem to think so – there is snow across many ski resorts with 50cm falling in places. UPDATED

Snowmaking starts in NZ

With the ski season around the corner, temperatures have dropped and the canons have been fired up.

First snow falls Down Under

Ski resorts in Australia have seen the first flakes of the winter. Great to see, but it won’t last. Meanwhile grizzly bears are out in Canada!

Last weekend of the season

A final batch of main ski resorts closed last weekend. However it is still possible to ski to the end of May. And beyond. UPDATED

Skiing into May

There have been the best Spring conditions in years as further snow falls but there are now just a handful of ski resorts open. Check out our latest report on conditions in the Alps and beyond. UPDATED

Winter goes out in style

More resorts shut at the weekend as snow falls in the Alps. It has been one of the best ends to the ski season in recent years with yet more snow forecast this week. UPDATED

Winter returns to the Alps

Our weekly snow report is out and there is more fresh snow to come. It follows a stunning last few weeks at altitude in the Alps. Many resorts close this weekend but there is still skiing to be had UPDATED

Weekly snow report out!

There are still some good conditions at altitude in the Alps and there has even been a bit of fresh snow. However many resorts are closing as the season draws to an end.

Resorts shut but skiing still to be had

A wave of resorts said goodbye to the season of 2015/16 last weekend. But there is still skiing: check out where. Caution though is urged off piste as a Dutchman dies in a crevasse fall in Zermatt. UPDATED

Snow in the Alps!

The Alps have seen warm temperatures & melting snow recently but suddenly there is up to 30cm of fresh snow. It has been snowing from Zermatt to Tignes. Check it out in our full report. UPDATED

Worsening snow in the Alps

Warm temperatures & high wings have badly affected the snow conditions. There are still several weeks to go for some resorts, but snow may be on the way. Spring has sprung in North America too. UPDATED

Snow in North America

Some resorts in the west are extending their season after huge amounts of snow while some in the east have been closing early. PlanetSKI reports from North America on the season of 2015/16.

Spring conditions on the slopes

The temperatures have warmed up in the Alps as the season enters its final phase. The warm weather is hitting the slopes hard and high winds are making it difficult at altitude. UPDATED

Mixed weather in the Alps

There has been some light snow and cloud with sun in places. It will remain changeable and is set to get milder later this week. UPDATED

Snow report

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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:
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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/
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