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18 Apr 2020

Levi stockpiles snow for next ski season

Levi stockpiles snow for next ski season

A ski resort in Finland is preserving snow for the 2020-21 winter season after being forced to close early due to the coronavirus outbreak. Staff at Levi, a ski resort in Finnish Lapland north of the Arctic…

22 Nov 2019

More snow due in the Alps this weekend

More snow due in the Alps this weekend

The French ski resort of Val Thorens will be opening this weekend, with fresh snow due across the Alps on Sunday. Verbier in Switzerland opened to fantastic conditions last weekend, and this morning Saas-Fee…

23 Sep 2019

‘Funeral’ held for Pizol Glacier in Switzerland

‘Funeral’ held for Pizol Glacier in Switzerland

Hundreds of skies, hikers, climbers and mountain folk — as well as climate change activists — gathered yesterday in the Swiss Alps to mourn the loss of the Pizol Glacier. The funeral march, organised…

30 Jul 2019

Grande Motte closes to summer skiers

Grande Motte closes to summer skiers

The Grande Motte glacier in Tignes was closed to skiers last Thursday, more than two weeks before summer skiing was due to finish, thanks to the heatwave that has engulfed Europe over the past few weeks.…

31 May 2019

Snow keeps skiers busy all over the world

Snow keeps skiers busy all over the world

Extraordinary weather conditions are prevailing this month, as ski resorts in the southern hemisphere open early and others in the northern hemisphere continue skiing well into the summer. As the UK prepares…

24 May 2019

World’s first electric piste basher unveiled

World’s first electric piste basher unveiled

The world’s first all-electric piste basher has been unveiled by manufacturer PistenBully. The machine — called the PistenBully 100 E — was first show at the Interalpin trade fair in Innsbruck earlier…

21 May 2019

Aspen to open for skiing this weekend

Aspen to open for skiing this weekend

Last weekend it was Austria, now Aspen Mountain in Colorado has announced it will open for the coming weekend, following more snowfall in recent days. Colorado recorded massive snowfalls over the past…

18 May 2019

Hochkar deluged for free skiing

Hochkar deluged for free skiing

The ski resort of Hochkar — which in January was cut off by heavy snow — has reopened this weekend after another heavy fall and offering free skiing to all. The news has brought such a rush of skiers…

26 Feb 2019

Lift boss warns climate change to bring avalanches

Lift boss warns climate change to bring avalanches

As the sunny weather continues, the president of the Valais Ski Lift Assocation in Switzerland has warned that climate change will increase the risk of avalanche in the future and force ski resorts to…

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