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Austria was treated to the best of the snowfall with up to 80 cm at Hintertux, 70 cm in Lech and 50 cm at Stubai and Kaprun. The Val Senales Glacier in Italy was blessed with up to 60cm of snow. The snow has now stopped and clouds have cleared with blue skies that should stay throughout the weekend.

French resorts received about 10cm of snow, giving some of our favourite resorts a snowy white makeover. Switzerland had slightly more snow with 15cm being recorded at Saas Fee on Wednesday.

Top 5 snowy photos from this week

1. SkiWelt - Ellmau, Austria



2. St Anton, Austria



3. Whistler, Canada



4. Alpe d'Huez, France



5. Livigno, Italy



It's time to start counting down to ski season! 42 days to go...

By Krystelle

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http://www.igluski.com/news/snow-report--top-5-photos-from-this-week_a19736102 2014-10-24
99 Days till Ski Season 2014/15 Winter is getting closer and it’s only 99 days until some of our first customers depart on their mountain adventures. Here’s a quick summary of some of the first resorts to open this winter.


Val Thorens, France
First departure: 6th December 2014

• Val Thorens is a glacier resort located at an altitude of 2230m, making it Europe’s highest village.
• The resort boasts 600km of piste and 5 freestyle parks.
• Expect to experience great après ski, a huge choice of accommodation and plenty of runs to suit all abilities.

Obergurgl, Austria
First departure: 6th December 2014

• Obergurgl is Austria’s highest parish and is located at 1930m, making for reliable snow conditions throughout the season.
• The resort is ideal for beginner and intermediate level skiers and snowboarders, offering 110km of piste.
• Obergurgl caters to all ages, and in addition to skiing and boarding the resort offers cross country skiing, tobogganing, delicious food and lively après ski.

Zermatt, Switzerland
First departure: 6th December 2014

• Zermatt is famous for its stunning scenery, offering guests a traditional ski experience, complete with a car-free village, horse-drawn sleighs, delicious cuisine and a lively nightlife.
• The resort is located at an altitude of 1620m and offers 313km of piste, with a number of beginner, intermediate and advanced runs.
• Many visitors to Zermatt spend some time exploring the Italian resort of Cervinia, which is only a stone’s throw away.

View Ski Holidays in December

Until then, enjoy this snowy webcam shot of Hintertux, Austria (yes, there really is that much snow in August!)

Hintertux summer 2014 
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http://www.igluski.com/news/99-days-till-ski-season-2014-15_a19736081 2014-08-28
Win a GoPro HERO 3+ Black Edition Telegraph Ski and Snowboard and action sports distributor, Madison, to give our lucky followers the chance to win the latest in adventure sports technology - a GoPro HERO 3+ Black Edition (RRP £360).

GoPro have fast become the most popular camera when it comes to capturing sports in action, particularly skiing and snowboarding.  Visit YouTube or Vimeo and you’ll find endless GoPro videos, from snow enthusiasts filming their ski holidays, to pro-athletes recording their daredevil adventures; GoPro is most definitely the go-to brand and it’s easy to see why.

The HERO 3+ Black Edition boasts a 12MP camera and takes videos with up to a 4k resolution.  It upstages the previous model with its super-fast Wi-Fi, plus it’s even smaller and lighter (20% to be exact).  Using the built-in Wi-Fi, you can instantly sync your photos on the go, via the GoPro App, to your smartphone or tablet.

Get creative with the camera’s Time Lapse mode which allows you to shoot images at timed intervals – great for capturing you and your friends hitting some big air!  New features also include SuperView for taking wide angle shots, Auto Low Light mode, sharper images, clearer audio and a 30% longer battery life.  What’s more, it is compatible with all existing GoPro mounts and equipment.

Madison were founded in 1977 as a small London bike show, but have expanded to become the leading distributor of parts and accessories in the UK. Along with this, they supply an impressive range of ski and snowboard accessories, bags, helmets, electronics, tools and nutrition supplements. 

To be in with the chance of getting your hands on this professional piece of kit, all you have to do is visit the Telegraph Ski and Snowboard website and submit your details.  Good luck everyone!


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http://www.igluski.com/news/win-a-gopro-hero-3-black-edition_a19736063 2014-07-02
British Ski and Snowboard Awarded 4.89 million by UK Sport
Team GB at Sochi 2014

Sochi showcased huge exposure for the British ski industry and the world recognised the elite status of Team GB’s athletes. With an Olympic Bronze medal, five more top 10 finishes, a further five top 20 and 3 in the top 30, it was the most successful Winter Games to date for British skiers and snowboarders.

Jenny Jones blew the nation away with her Bronze Medal winning run in the Ladies Snowboard Slopestyle Final and confirmed her place as the Queen of British snowboarding. Jenny won Great Britain’s first ever Olympic Snowboard Medal and became the first ever British female to win an Olympic medal on snow.

Both Jamie Nicholls and Billy Morgan made history by representing Great Britain in the first ever Snowboard Slopestyle Olympic Final and taking the 6th and 10th places. The Top 10 places continued in the Freestyle Skiing where Katie Summerhayes finished in 7th in the Ladies Ski Slopestyle Final. Despite James Wood’s injuries he qualified in 3rd place which made him the first ever British athlete to go through to a Men’s Ski Slopestyle Olympic Final and after tough competition Woodsy came away with 5th position in the finals.

The list doesn’t stop there; Team GB had a fantastic team of skiers and snowboarders participating in many specialities from Snowboard Cross to Cross Country to the Ski Halfpipe.

£4.89 million Funding

Previously British Ski and Snowboarding received funding of £1.51 million from January 2012 to September 2014 so the latest UK Sport funding award is a huge success for British Ski and Snowboarding and the run up to Pyeongchang 2018.

Dave Edwards, Chief Executive of British Ski and Snowboard comments on the Team BSS website ‘the latest funding award from UK Sport comes at one of the most exciting times for snowsports in this country. The level of funding is reflective of the current talent in our Park and Pipe programme and it will allow us as a governing body to maintain world class performance programmes and offer even more support systems for these athletes…We will now continue to move forward and develop athletes who will compete and aim to beat the world’s best over the next four years and in Pyeongchang in 2018.”

By Krystelle  

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http://www.igluski.com/news/british-ski-and-snowboard-awarded-489-million-by-uk-sport_a19736061 2014-06-26
Snow Report | 22 Apr 2014 Great conditions are forecast across Austria over the next 9 days, with Ischgl expecting to see 21cm of snowfall, St Anton 20cm and Hintertux 32cm (adding to its already excellent upper piste depth of 400cm).  Neustift currently reports an upper piste depth of 365cm after a 12cm snowfall this weekend.  It is forecast a further 23cm over the next 9 days.  Obergurgl has seen 26cm of fresh powder over the past week and is forecast a further 26cm.

It has been snowing lots over the past few days in France and there’s even more to come.  In the next 9 days there will be 41cm of fresh snow in Chamonix, 40cm in Les Arcs, 32cm in Les Deux Alpes, 52cm in Tignes, 63cm in Val d’Isere and 38cm in Val Thorens.

Italy’s conditions are also looking good with 53cm of snow forecast in Cortina 53cm over the next 9 days.  Gressoney is set to see 57cm, Livigno 25cm and Passo Tonale 26cm (which will add to the 600cm upper piste depth nicely!).

Over in Switzerland there’s also plenty of snow, with Zermatt forecast 83cm, Saas Fee 80cm and Verbier 49cm in the next 9 days.  There is still some great snow cover across the higher altitude resorts, with Zermatt boasting 255cm, Saas Fee 402cm, Andermatt 400cm and Engelberg 355cm.

Happy skiing everyone and also, Happy Earth Day!

#MyBeautifulEarth

 

 

 

 

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http://www.igluski.com/news/snow-report--22-apr-2014_a19736046 2014-04-22
Snow Report | 15 Apr 2014 For those of you heading out to the mountains for Easter ski trips, most European resorts are forecast new snow over the next 9 days, setting them in great stead to end the 2013/14 season with a bang.  It seems there could be plenty of powder days and bluebird conditions – perfect for those of you wanting to get their last ski fix before the summer begins!

Over in France, Alpe d’Huez is expected to see 37cm of fresh snow over the next 9 days, Chamonix 40cm, Les Deux Alpes 41cm, Tignes 49cm and Val d’Isere 57cm.
  Most French resorts have another 10 days or so left before closing down for the Summer.  Tignes and Val d’Isere will stay open until the 4th of May, with the Tignes glacier closing a little later on the 11th May.  The high altitude of Val Thorens will also stay open until 11th May.

Italy also has plenty of snow forecast for the next 9 days, with Cervinia expecting to see 82cm, Champoluc 57cm, Gressoney 65cm, Livigno 30cm and Passo Tonale 29cm.
  Again, most resorts will stay open for about another week after Easter.  For later skiing, Livigno is due to close on the 4th May and the Presena glacier in Passo Tonale usually offers skiing until mid-June.

In Austria, the Hintertux glacier is forecast 17cm of snow over the next 9 days and is expected to remain open all through the summer.
  St Anton is forecast 20cm of new snow, Obergurgl 21cm and Ischgl 24cm.  The majority of Austrian resorts will stay open until the end of April.

Finally, in Switzerland the next 9 days will see 101cm of snowfall in Zermatt, 55cm in Verbier, 100cm in Saas Fee and 49cm in Crans Montana.
  Zermatt and Verbier will stay open until May, with most other resorts ending their seasons at the end of April.

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Snow Report | 08 Apr 2014 France are expecting some sprinklings of snow over the coming week with Chamonix, Les Arcs, Val Thorens and Flaine expecting 4cm, Val d’Isere, Tignes and Alpe d’Huez 3cm, and Meribel expecting a 2cm top up.  There are still some excellent snowbases at most major resorts, with 210cm upper piste depths at both Val Thorens and Serre Chevalier.  Snow quality is reported as being excellent at Courchevel and good in most other French resorts.

In Austria, piste quality is reported as being good, with spring snow conditions throughout most resorts.  The next 7 days are expected to bring 6cm of snow in Obertauern, 5cm in Obergurgl, plus 4cm in Zurs and St Anton.  Piste depths are still excellent, with Hintertux boasting a top depth of 400cm, Kauntertal 337cm and Solden 270cm.

Over the next week, Switzerland will receive 8cm of snow in St Moritz, 7cm in Saas Fee, 6cm in Davos and 5cm in Zermatt.  Snow bases are still deep, with Engelberg at 340cm, Andermatt 400cm, Crans Montana 230cm and Saas Fee 339cm on the upper pistes.  Both Zermatt and Saas Fee are reporting excellent snow quality, whilst Andermatt, Arosa, Davos and plenty other resorts are recorded as being in good condition.

Over in Italy, upper piste depths are recorded in Cervinia as being 300cm, Madesimo 450cm, Passo Tonale 600cm and Canazei 240cm.  Cortina is expected to see 8cm of snow in the next 7 days, Livigno and Passo Tonale 6cm and Cervinia 4cm.  Most resorts are offering good snow conditions, with the higher altitude resort of Passo Tonale in particular reported as having excellent snow quality.

With good conditions on offer throughout Europe, it’s not too late to head off on a last minute ski trip - happy skiing / snowboarding!

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http://www.igluski.com/news/snow-report--08-apr-2014_a19736041 2014-04-08
Snow Report | 01 Apr 2014

Switzerland still have great skiing on offer, with piste quality in Zermatt reported as being in excellent condition and another 25cm of snow forecast over the next 9 days.  Saas Fee are also boasting some excellent piste conditions and are forecast another 20cm of snow over the next 9 days.  Andermatt is forecast  11cm of snow in the coming week, Zinal 9cm, Verbier 9cm and Crans Montana 5cm.

Over in Austria the higher altitude resort of Kaunertal is forecast 5cm of snow over the next week, which will top up the already excellent piste conditions.  Light dustings are predicted in Obergurgl and Solden and excellent snow quality is expected.  Italy still have some great piste conditions, with Cervinia expecting 22cm of snow in the next 9 days, Gressoney 19cm and Passo Tonale 5cm.

Things are looking good over in France with Val d’Isere expecting 24cm of snow in the next 9 days, Tignes 22cm and Les Deux Alpes 4cm.  Most other French resorts will receive light top ups and the majority of pistes are reported as being in either good or excellent condition.

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http://www.igluski.com/news/snow-report--01-apr-2014_a19736040 2014-04-01
Snow Report | 25 Mar 2014

Flaine saw 80cm of snowfall this weekend, with 40cm of it falling on Monday alone.  50cm of fresh snow fell in Avoriaz, 50cm in Chamonix, 65cm in Val Thorens, 15cm in Val d’Isere and 40cm in Meribel.  In Austria this weekend, Hintertux saw a huge 110cm of snowfall, Kitzbuhel 75cm, Zell am Zee 60cm and St Anton 33cm.  Italy also experienced excellent conditions with Passo Tonale receiving 50cm, Cortina 30cm, Canazei 60cm and Cervinia 45cm.  Over in Switzerland, Grindelwald had 75cm, Verbier 55cm, Zermatt 35cm and Klosters 70cm.

The coming week is forecast to bring yet more snow top ups to most European resorts, with temperatures staying low throughout.


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http://www.igluski.com/news/snow-report--25-mar-2014_a19736034 2014-03-25
Snow Report | 17 Mar 2014 Over the next 9 days, France is set to see some fantastic snowfall with Val d’Isere forecast 74cm, Tignes 70cm, Alpe d’Huez 43cm and Val Thorens 51cm.  All other French ski areas are expected to receive at least 17cm.  Piste conditions are still excellent across a selection of resorts including Alpe d’Huez, Isola 2000 and Val Thorens to name a few.

The next 9 days in Austria look promising with Ischgl expected to receive 27cm, Obergurgl 20cm, Zell am See 5cm and St Anton 30cm.  Most other Austrian resorts are predicted snow fall, ranging from light sprinklings to 30cm dumps and many currently have either good or excellent piste conditions.

In Italy, Cortina is forecast 41cm of snow over the coming week.  Cervinia will receive a huge 81cm, Sauze d’Olux 43cm, Sestriere 42cm and Cortina 41cm.  Piste conditions are listed as excellent in Livigno and Cervinia and good in all other resorts.

The best piste conditions in Switzerland this week are considered to be in the higher altitude resorts of Verbier and Zermatt.   Over the next 9 days, Saas Fee is forecast a whapping 102cm of fresh snow, Verbier 54cm, Zermatt 99cm, Crans Montana 51cm and Grimentz 67cm.  All other resorts are due at least 27cm of snowfall.


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