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13 Mar 2011

Snowfall for Scotland

Snowfall for Scotland

Severe weather has hit Scotland once again, blanketing the country’s five ski areas in heavy snowfall. The slopes were transformed from their spring conditions, as wintry storms moved north overnight.…

21 Feb 2011

Banff’s five year best

Banff’s five year best

So, Canada ‘took’ all our January snow, eh? Regular snowfall across the pond continues to produce terrific conditions in western Canada, giving Banff its best January for five years. The resort…

3 Feb 2011

T-for-two in Glencoe

T-for-two in Glencoe

Single skiers and boarders are being encouraged to go ski dating for Valentine’s weekend, in a specially arranged “blind date” style event at Glencoe. And with snowfall looking a rather…

31 Jan 2011

More snow at last ...

More snow at last ...

Winter has returned to parts of the Alps and Pyrenees over the past few days. While eastern regions have generally received the best of the new snowfalls, resorts in western Italy and the Pyrenees have…

21 Jan 2011

Latest from Lech ...

Latest from Lech ...

If you are wondering about the lack of snowfall recently, these pictures from Lech in Austria this morning (Friday 21 January) might cheer you up – sent to us by Moira Clarke of Ski Total / Esprit…

23 Dec 2010

Christmas cracker for US resorts

Christmas cracker for US resorts

It’s not just Europe making the headlines for the festive getaway ... many of the US ski areas will be enjoying their best December snowfalls for many years. It looks as though La Nina has set up…

23 Dec 2010

Banff fully open for Christmas

Banff fully open for Christmas

Banff is now fully open for the season, having fired up the last lift this week. The Continental Divide lift was the last to open at Sunshine Village, serving slopes on Lookout Mountain. And the resort’s…

20 Dec 2010

Snow: travel chaos continues

Snow: travel chaos continues

The weather continues to make the news headlines all over the country, none more so than the southern airports – and travellers desperate to get away to the Alps for Christmas. Hundreds more flights…

26 Nov 2010

Temperatures plummet, winter arrives

Temperatures plummet, winter arrives

Snow conditions in Europe are getting better and better, as the wintry weather closes in. Much of the Alps has been blanketed in fresh snow this week, and it’s set to get colder according to the…

18 Oct 2010

It’s snowing all around ...

It’s snowing all around ...

October has taken on a chilly air, with snowfalls reported in the Alps, Canada and now ... an arctic blast heading for the UK. What’s more, winter had not quite finished with the southern hemisphere…

21 Sep 2010

First snows: Canada

First snows: Canada

Feast your eyes on this tantalising taste of winter … scenes from Canada’s Banff and Jasper resorts, as they enjoy a first blast of autumn snowfall. Over 20cm of snowfall blanketed Banff-Lake…

5 May 2010

Swiss resorts get snowfall

Swiss resorts get snowfall

The first week of May and, as our quick webcam shot shows, winter has returned to the Alps this week – notably to Switzerland. Heavy snow has been falling all day in Zermatt, where the above picture…

6 Apr 2010

North American resorts extend season

North American resorts extend season

Just as the season is about to end, many resorts in the US and Canada are experiencing some of their best snowfalls of this winter – such that some will keep their lifts running until the end of the…

25 Feb 2010

Fog delays giant slalom

Fog delays giant slalom

Fog in Whistler has forced the women’s giant slalom into another day, with postponement of the second run. The race got off to a shaky start on Wednesday, when poor visibility and intermittent snowfall…

25 Feb 2010

60cm snow for Scotland

60cm snow for Scotland

What a season Scottish ski centres are having; the blizzards are back and up to 60cm snow is expected for the Central Highlands though Thursday. All five of the ski areas are reported stormbound at present.…

15 Jan 2010

Vancouver closes Olympic venue

Vancouver closes Olympic venue

Unseasonably warm weather forced the closure of one of the Winter Olympic venues this week, through lack of snow. Cypress Mountain near Vancouver is scheduled to host some of the snowboarding and ski events…

11 Jan 2010

Snow causes airport chaos

Snow causes airport chaos

Severe weather continues to cause mayhem across Europe, forcing several airports to close at the weekend – and causing chaos for hundreds of travellers. Sleepovers at Lyon Thick fog, freezing temperatures…

9 Jan 2010

Roof skiing?

Roof skiing?

One skier found a novel way to enjoy Britain’s snowfall: off-piste on the roof of The Snow Centre in Hemel Hempstead. Director of the ski school at the centre Peter Gillespie was spotted skiing a few…

7 Jan 2010

Great snow in …

Great snow in …

As the UK is experiencing the full force of winter and some of the best snowfalls for many years, we couldn’t resist posting a few pics … from one region where powder snow is a rarity – and certainly…

28 Dec 2009

More snow for the Alps

More snow for the Alps

There was some superb skiing and riding across Europe for the Christmas weekend, with fresh snow for many resorts – as well as some glorious winter sunshine. The good news as we approach the New Year…

9 Dec 2009

Tahoe’s loving it!

Tahoe’s loving it!

There has been good news for resorts in the US this week: storms have brought heavy snowfall to parts of California, Colorado and Utah, as well as welcome snow for areas in Vermont. It began out west,…

30 Nov 2009

Snow for the Alps

Snow for the Alps

That’s better! As forecast, it has been snowing across much of the Alps to start the week. Great news, for now at least. And although it seems to be a short, sharp spell of cold weather, what falls above…

29 Nov 2009

Scottish season begins at Cairngorm

Scottish season begins at Cairngorm

Skiing and boarding has started in Scotland this weekend, with the first runs open at Cairngorm Mountain. A few hardy souls hit the slopes on Saturday 28 November for the first turns of the season. Although…

23 Nov 2009

Ischgl in shape to party

Ischgl in shape to party

Here’s a boost to the gloomy news that some resorts are sending in right now: Ischgl is looking in fine form for its November opening on Friday. The slopes of the Austrian resort are in good shape,…

19 Nov 2009

It’s a record says Whistler

It’s a record says Whistler

If you want winter right now, Canada has got it all! Whistler Blackcomb has just announced record-breaking November snowfall, and it’s still snowing … Whistler Blackcomb is getting a runaway start…

17 Nov 2009

Resorts opening, but not Alta

Resorts opening, but not Alta

The ski season began for a handful more resorts last weekend, from the Alps to Canada – where Whistler displayed lots of dreamy powder pictures last week: the heavy snowfalls also prompted the first…

11 Nov 2009

Whistler jumps into action

Whistler jumps into action

A metre of snowfall this week and more to come means that Whistler can’t wait any longer. The resort will open on Saturday 14 November – 12 days earlier than planned. It is too early to say whether…

5 Nov 2009

Verbier to open this weekend

Verbier to open this weekend

More resorts are taking advantage of this week’s snowfalls in the Alps to open some lifts for skiing and boarding. Televerbier has just confirmed plans to open the lifts at Lac des Vaux this weekend…

29 Oct 2009

Snowfall for the Rockies

Snowfall for the Rockies

Cor - look at Fernie! It ‘pitched’ heavily in the Rockies this week – from Sun Peaks to Breckenridge. Yes, alright: that means it has been snowing! Sun Peaks and Fernie seem to have enjoyed some…

20 Oct 2009

Engelberg opens weekends

Engelberg opens  weekends

Engelberg in Switzerland will open for some glacier skiing and boarding from this weekend, 24 October. Taking advantage of recent snowfall, the resort has announced plans to open two red runs on Titlis,…

16 Oct 2009

Wow! Look at Schladming

Wow! Look at Schladming

Check out the latest pictures from Schladming – yes, they really are skiing today -Saturday 17 October. Fantastic. What’s more, it’s still snowing! The resort is one of several ski areas in Styria…

16 Oct 2009

Where there’s snow ...

Where there’s snow ...

When avalanche warnings are issued in October, you know snow must have fallen heavily somewhere!  What a change from the balmy autumn temperatures we were reporting a week or so ago. Winter arrived…

7 Oct 2009

Cairngorm enjoys first snowfall

Cairngorm enjoys first snowfall

A cold snap across the Scottish Highlands left Cairngorm Mountain with several centimetres of snow this week and a sudden rush of visitors to play in it. OK, it wasn’t that much but you could throw a…

3 Oct 2009

It has been snowing in Utah and beyond

Colorado isn’t the only one: several days of snowfall left a juicy covering of the white stuff in parts of Utah this week. See our pics from The Canyons, where they received 10cm snow. Lovely, eh? Snowbird…

23 Sep 2009

Arapahoe v Loveland

Arapahoe v Loveland

The temperature has fallen, the snowmaking machines are running and fingers are crossed for another early opening – but which will be first: Loveland or Arapahoe? The traditional race to be the first…

18 Sep 2009

Glacier snow report summary

Glacier snow report summary

Every few centimetres helps! Well, we know it’s early days, but snowfall in the Alps this week is better news for the glaciers after their long, dry summer. And it has allowed more areas to open…

17 Sep 2009

September snow - a little refreshment

September snow - a little refreshment

The first signs of winter have been felt in the Alps this week ... It’s only small, but at last the glacier resorts have reported some fresh snowfall: between 10-20cm have fallen across parts of…

17 Sep 2009

Pitztal season gets a head start - and new snow

Austria’s Pitztal glacier has opened for the new season, with a little help from an Israeli snowmaking system ... Skiing and boarding started again at Pitztal at the weekend (11 September) - the…

28 Aug 2009

August snow for Banff

It might still be August, but tell that to the weather gods who delivered snowfall to Canada’s three Banff resorts a few days ago. Banff National Park has enjoyed its first glimpse of winter, with…

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