Igluski.com Latest Ski News List of ski news articles updates on Snow News thoughtout the day en-gb http://www.igluski.com 2015-10-07 Snow Report | 05 Oct 2015
The biggest news in the ski world was the Grande Motte glacier in Tignes opening with fantastic conditions reported. Take a look below at a few photos from on the glacier.

More ski areas will open over the coming weeks; Les 2 Alpes is due to open on 24th October for half term, Kitzsteinhorn at Kaprun on 7th November and Val Thorens on 21st November.

Over the pond, snow making has started at Copper Mountain in Colorado with plans to open on 6th November and there has been an inch of snowfall at Mammoth Mountain in California to kick off October.

Here’s how ski resorts are looking now:

Tignes, France

Grande Motte
Grande Motte glacier on Saturday - Photo Evolution 2

Grande Motte
Grande Motte glacier on Sunday - Photo: YSE Ski

Val d'Isere, France

Val d'Isere
Pisaillas glacier on Sunday

Courchevel, France


Lech, Austria

Photo - Hotel Goldenerberg

Saas Fee, Switzerland

Saas Fee

Copper Mountain, USA

copper mountain
Snowmaking has officially started

Mammoth Mountain, USA

Mammoth Mountain
An inch of snow to celebrate the start of October


First snow at Lapland

Las Leñas, Argentina

Las Leñas Ski Resort
Winter isn't over yet in South America

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http://www.igluski.com/news/snow-report--05-oct-2015_a19736270 2015-10-05
Snow Report | 23 Sep 2015: More September Snow
With the horrendous rain in the UK and the flusters of snow in the Alps we can officially say summer is over, which marks one of our favourite times of the year - the countdown to ski season. With the first signs of the autumn weather appearing people are turning their heads away from the rain and looking towards a snowy winter.

Up to 50cm of snowfall has fallen in the Alps since Tuesday night, with the best of the snow hitting the Austrian glacier ski areas including Hintertux and Kitzsteinhorn. 

Here are our favourite photos from the early snow so far:


Alpe d'Huez

Alpe d'huez



La Plagne

La Plagne

Val d'Isere

Val d'Isere




There are already reports of over 50cm of snowfall in the higher Austrian ski areas, including Hintertux, Stubai and Solden. Take at look a the waist deep powder on Hintertux!





Hintertux (Mayrhofen)

Hintertux POW


Stubai (Neustift)


Bad Gastein

Bad Gastein

Kitzsteinhorn (Kaprun)


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Posted by Kitzsteinhorn on Wednesday, 23 September 2015

Der Winter kommt näher.....

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Snow Report | 15 Sept: First snowfall in France
Up to 20cm fell in the northern French Alps in the higher ski resorts. The best of the new snow was seen on the Grande Motte glacier in Tignes as the brown, dull landscape is transformed into a snowy, winter wonderland. Take a look at the video below if you don't believe us!

Les Deux Alpes and Tignes have now closed for summer skiing and both are set to re-open in October. 

If the sight of snowfall is getting you excited we currently have a fantastic range of  deals, including the lowest prices we’ve seen in a long time for Christmas and New Year getaways.

Here are our favourite recent photos of the new snow:

Val Thorens

snow report val thorens

Alpe d'Huez

snow report alpe d'huez

snow report alpe d'huez

Les Deux Alpes

snow report les deux alpes

Val d'Isere

snow report val d'isere
Photo:  YSE Ski - Val d'Isere


What a difference 24 hours makes in Tignes! #winteriscoming

Posted by Iglu Ski on Monday, 14 September 2015

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http://www.igluski.com/news/snow-report--15-sept-first-snowfall-in-france_a19736260 2015-09-14
Snow Report | 03 Sep 2015: September Snow
Winter still isn't over yet in ski resorts in the south. Australia and New Zealand are still recieving regulary fresh snow.

Here are some beautiful snowy photos we've woken up to this morning:


Kicking Horse Ski Resort

kicking horse

kicking horse

kicking horse

kicking horse
Photos courtesy of Kicking Horse Mountain Resort Facebook Page


Freezing levels are currently at 1900m but expected to drop to 1600m



Photos courtesy of Whistler Blackcomb Twitter Page

Photo: New Guy Photography


Summer is over on the Hintertux glacier near Mayrhofen, Austria, they’ve had 5cm of snow overnight.

Hintertux snow

Hintertux Snow

Hintertux Snow
Photos courtesy of Hintertuxer Gletscher


With a few more cm's of fresh snow at Perisher ski resort, winter isn't over down under yet! Up to 20cm of snow is predicted across Australian ski areas over the next 9 days.

Perisher - Fresh Snow at Perisher

When there's fresh snow, enjoy great skiing + riding amongst the gumtrees! #perisher

Posted by Perisher on Wednesday, 2 September 2015

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http://www.igluski.com/news/snow-report--03-sep-2015-september-snow_a19736253 2015-09-03
Snow Report | 17 Aug 2015: Snowfall near Val d'Isere Val d’isere. The Col de l’Iseran at 2770m is only accessible in summer months, but soon enough it may be covered in snow! It’s time to start getting excited about the European winter #winteriscoming

Snow in Val d'Isere
Photo: YSE Ski – Val d’Isere  


Snow conditions are excellent in Australia after regular snowfall so far this season. Many of the main ski resorts received snow fall over the weekend, including 8 cm in Mount Buller and Mount Hotham. More snow is forecast over the next 7 days.

Snow in Australia
Mount Hotham, Australia

New Zealand

The photos on social media from the NZ resorts are amazing. It’s been a great season so far for our friends down under, and it’s not stopping! Up to 45cm of snow is forecast over the next 9 days, with Treble Cone, Whakapapa and Turoa predicting the best of the coming snow.

snow in New Zeland
Mount Hutt, New Zealand


Is there such a thing as too much snow? As ski resorts in Chile are swimming in it! It’s been an amazing few weeks in the South American ski resorts, particularly for Portillo which boasts a 233cm upper piste base and 187cm on lower pistes!

snow in chile
Portillo, Chile

Warren Smith Ski Academy in Zermatt and Cervinia

The team at Warren Smith are continuing to make the most of summer skiing in the European glaciers. Here are some of their recent photos from Cervinia in Italy and Zermatt in Switzerland.

Snow in Zermatt
Zermatt, 8th August 2015

snow in cervinia
Cervinia, 17th August 2015

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http://www.igluski.com/news/snow-report--17-aug-2015-snowfall-near-val-d-isere_a19736241 2015-08-17
Snow Report | 15 Jul 2015
Summer skiing is in full swing in Europe with most of the large glacial areas open to skier and snowboarder. Here’s a brief recap of current snow conditions around the globe:


The glaciers in Tignes and Les Deux Alpes are currently open for summer skiing. It hasn’t snowed in a few weeks but because of the high altitude the bases are still in good condition. Zermatt in Switzerland and Cervinia in Italy have lifts operating, and Saas Fee is due to open this weekend. Warren Smith Ski Academy have already been out in Cervinia.

Take a look at their latest video blog from Cervinia last week:



An ‘Antarctic Vortex’ (AKA a huge dump of snow) has blasted across the Australian peaks bringing in fresh powder to most resorts. Thredbo in New South Wales has been blessed with the most snow with 25cm of freshies on Monday with Perisher getting 21cm. Over in Victoria Hotham had 11 cm of snowfall.

Check out Thredbo under a blanket of powder:

New Zealand

Resorts are having a great start to the season, with most receiving fresh snow in the last 7 days. Mont Olympus has had 40cm during the past week, with 25cm falling last Friday. All resorts have great snow bases, with many of the upper slopes well over 1m deep.

Stunning view from Turoa ski resort:

New Zealand skiing in July 2015
Turoa, New Zealand, 13th July

South America

Ski resorts in Chile will have an astounding start to the ski season. All resorts received 50-60cm of snowfall over the weekend before Saturday’s big opening day.

Lifts are already open in Las Lenas in Argentina after a huge 100cm dump of snowfall at the weekend. Even more snow is expected in Argentina this week for a powder-filled weekend.

Skiing in Las Lanas in July 2015
Las Lenas, Argentina, July 12th

Skiing in Portillo July 2015
Portillo, Chile, July 13th

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http://www.igluski.com/news/snow-report--15-jul-2015_a19736221 2015-07-15
Snow Report | 15 May 2015: Snow is back in the Alps in May!
Some glacier resorts are still open for skiing, such as Hintertux, Stubai and Zermatt. While others are closed temporaily as they get ready for summer skiing, such as Tignes and Alpe d'Huez.

As the ski resorts have come to a close in the northern hemispere, the south has started to see its first signs of winter as the snow starts falling in Australia and New Zealand.

Take a look at some snowy photos from today:

Tignes, France

Avoriaz, France

Alpe d'Huez, France

Courchevel, France

Wengen, Switzerland

Verbier, Switzerland


Rest of the World

Mammoth Mountain, USA

Perisher, Australia

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http://www.igluski.com/news/snow-report--15-may-2015-snow-is-back-in-the-alps-in-may_a19736186 2015-05-15
Snow Report | 02 Apr 2015: Winter is Back
It’s been a brilliant week for snow, especially as we are coming to the end of the season. If you want to make the most of the fresh snow and thinking of a last second ski holiday there are still 3 ski weeks left of the season, including departures this weekend!

Take a look at deals by departure date:

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Sunday 5th April
Saturday 11th April
Sunday 12th April
Saturday 18th April
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Best snowfall in the last 7 days


The Swiss ski resorts have received the best of the fresh snow this week with Andermatt topping the table with a huge 150 cm. Other top snowfall included 130cm in Saas Fee, 105cm in Grimentz and Zinal, 101cm in Davos and 98 cm in Verbier.

Winter is back in Andermatt, 02 April


The greatest snowfall has hit the high and glacier Austrian ski resorts with snowfall levels topping 103 cm in Ischgl. Other top snowfall includes: 56 cm in Kuhtai, 50cm in Solden, 45cm in Pitztal and 35cm in Obergurgl and Zell am Ziller.

Ischgl, 01 April

St Anton, 01 April


The majority of large resorts have received a big dump of snow this week bringing winter back to the French mountains. Top snowfall includes: 99cm in Val Thorens, 88cm in Tignes, 82cm in Les Arcs, 74cm in La Rosiere, 72cm in Chamonix, 60 cm in Les Deux Alpes, Valmorel and Val d’Isere. Here is how the webcams are looking today:

Tignes, 02 April

Val Thorens, 02 April


The Italian ski resorts haven’t missed out on the snow either, Alagna and Gressoney has received 60 cm of snow in the last 7 days. Other top snowfall includes: 50 cm in Cervinia and Champoluc, 35 cm in Arabba and 30 cm in Courmayeur.

Cervinia, 02 April

Rest of the World

Top snowfalls in other ski countries include: 72 cm in Garmisch, Germany, 65 cm in Glencoe, Scotland, 55 cm in Trysil, Norway, 32 cm in Whistler, Canada and 31 cm in Salen, Sweden.

Glencoe, 01 April

Best snowfall over the next 9 days

Lech and Zurs - 85 cm
St Anton - 81 cm
Ischgl - 74 cm
Samnaun - 73 cm
Schladming - 68 cm
Solden - 62 cm
Pitztal, Hintertux and Saalbach - 58 cm
Kaprun and Obergurgl - 54 cm
Gstaad - 51 cm
Klosters, St Johann and Kitzbuhel - 49cm
Laax, Andermatt, Murren - 46 cm
Serfus, Ellmau and Zermatt - 45 cm
Val Senales - 40 cm
Chamonix - 35 cm
Flaine - 27 cm
Avoriaz - 25 cm

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http://www.igluski.com/news/snow-report--02-apr-2015-winter-is-back_a19736174 2015-04-02
Snow Report: 30 Mar 15 | 50 cm of Fresh Snow
French ski resorts have received the best of the new snow with most resorts reporting powder conditions.

There has been a huge turn around in the past 7 days in the Alps. It’s been a very sunny week with most fresh snow just hitting Swiss and Italian ski resorts, but winter is now back! There are still clouds hovering over the mountains, particularly in Austria and even more snow is still expected to fall over the next few days. The long range 9 day forecast is predicting 250 cm in Lech and St Anton!

We’ve just been in Alpe d’Huez and even before the snowfall today, conditions were still great for end of season. Snow depth levels are still fantastic with 190 cm up top and 90 cm of snow on lower pistes. Here is our latest snow fall report from resort:

Today’s snowfall levels:

La Rosiere – 60 cm
Chamonix – 52 cm
Cervinia, Les Menuires and Val Thorens – 50 cm
La Plagne – 45 cm
Les Arcs, Les Carroz and Tignes – 40 cm
Alpe d’Huez and Val d’Isere – 35 cm
Avoriaz, Flaine and Courmayeur – 30 cm
Megeve – 32 cm
Kaprun, Solden, La Clusaz and Meribel – 20 cm
Ischgl and Val Senales – 15 cm

Photo: Tignes.net

Photo: La-Plagne.com

Photo: Simply Val d'Isere

Chamonix. Photo: Chamonet

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http://www.igluski.com/news/snow-report-30-mar-15--50-cm-of-fresh-snow_a19736171 2015-03-30
Snow Report | 27 March 2015 *New Snow*
Switzerland saw the lion’s share of the new snow, with Zermatt and Saas Fee receiving over 40 cm each, adding to what has been a sensational season of snow for them.

Austria has seen up to 30cm of new snow this week but the real action is arriving next week where up to 150 cm is due to fall in the next 9 days.
  • Lech – 160cm
  • Obergurgl – 79cm
  • St Anton – 151cm
  • Solden – 95cm
  • Ischgl – 112cm
After enjoying 30cm of new snow across some resorts yesterday, France is set to enjoy more reliable conditions with 40cm due this weekend. With intermittent blue skies, it’s the perfect conditions for enjoying the April sunshine.]]>
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