Igluski.com Latest Ski News List of ski news articles updates on Latest Ski News thoughtout the day en-gb http://www.igluski.com 2015-02-28 Snow report | 23 Feb 2015 Cervinia!

It may have been a slow start to the ski season but winter is in full swing with the consistent fantastic snowfalls over the last few weeks. Here is a photo taken by our in resort team in Morzine, in the midst of the snow storm at the weekend:


Morzine - 24/02


Val d'isere - 24/02. Photo: YSE ski


30 cm in Val Thorens - 24/02


La Plagne - 24/02

Just when you thought snow conditions couldn’t get any better, more snow is on the way! Over 1 m of snow is predicted in selected ski areas in France, Switzerland, Andorra and Italy over the next 9 days. Even today Val Thorens and Courchevel has received 25 cm snowfall, plus Avoriaz, La Plagne, Soldeu, Tignes and Val d’Isere have had 20 cm.

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Last 7 days of snow:

Cervinia – 95 cm
Soldeu – 80 cm
Avoriaz – 76 cm
Val Thorens - 65 cm
Tignes - 64 cm
Flaine - 55 cm
Saas Fee – 55 cm
Chamonix - 50 cm
Wengen – 48 cm
Serre Chevalier – 48 cm
Courchevel - 45 cm
La Plagne - 45 cm
La Clusaz – 45 cm
Courmayeur – 45 cm
Sauze d’Oulx – 42 cm
Sestriere – 42 cm
Obergurgl – 30 cm
Hintertux - 20 cm


The Alps are calling with fresh snowfall and with even more on the way, snow conditions for March are going to be fantastic. If you’ve been holding out for a last minute trip to the mountains, this is your time! Take a look at our last minute ski deals and book your spot on the mountain.

Update: 25/02

The Snow storm has now cleared in France, leaving fresh powder and bright blue skies.



By Krystelle


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Snow Report | 20 Feb 2015: Mid Season Update
Earlier in the week we reported on the long range 9 days snow forecast that predicts between 1 – 2 metres of snow to fall in ski resorts all across Europe. View full snow report.

If you haven’t booked a ski holiday yet, now is the time. Snow conditions are the best so far this season and just be getting better with the snow dump next week.

Take a look at our extensive choice of last minute ski holidays.

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Snow Report | 18 Feb 2015
The coming weeks promise to be the best of the season’, said our Sales Director, Adam Johnson. ‘The conditions are the best we’ve had this year, the days are longer and the slopes are quieter before the Easter rush.

‘There’s also the bonus that, with the euro exchange rate so good at the moment, you get a lot more for your money in the mountainside bars and restaurants’.

More snowfall is predicted this weekend, plus huge dumps of snow towards the end of the month. If you are heading out to the slopes next week or for the first week of March – don’t forget to take your powder skis and snowboards! See below the long range snow forecast.

France


Val d'Isere

There was new snow in many French resorts over the weekend and conditions are fantastic at the moment. Val d’Isere has a healthy 152cm up top and 85cm snow base below with an extra 10 cm of snow on Monday 16th February. The 3 Valleys received between 5-10cm across Courchevel, Meribel and Val Thorens on Saturday 14th February. While Isola 200 got some of the best snowfall in France with an extra 30cm on Sunday 15th February.

9 Day Snow Forecast
Chamonix – 231 cm
Flaine- 213 cm
Les Deux Alpes – 198cm
Avoriaz – 189 cm
Les Arcs – 186cm

Italy

Italy received some of the best snow this weekend with up to 60cm of snow falling in Sestreiere, Claviere and Sauze d’Oulx.

9 Day Snow Forecast
Cervinia – 157cm
Courmayeur – 155 cm
Val Senales – 112 cm
Livigno – 89 cm
Bardonecchia – 77 cm

Austria


St Anton

There hasn’t been much fresh snowfall in Austria since last week but slopes still remain in good condition. Kitzbuhel has 88cm snow depth up top and 69cm base on lower pistes, St Anton 205/55 cm and Kaprun 270/80 cm.

9 Day Snow Forecast
Lech – 208 cm
St Anton – 202 cm
Ischgl – 173 cm
Solden – 155 cm
Obergurgl – 141 cm

Switzerland

There had been some huge dumps of snow in the Swiss Alps recently, so avalanche danger is high at the moment. Resorts received between 5-30cm of fresh snow over the weekend, Saas Fee and Verbier had 10cm of snowfall on Sunday 15th February and Zermatt got 20 cm.

9 Day Snow Forecast
Zermatt – 216 cm
Verbier – 187 cm
Murren – 177 cm
Champery – 174 cm
Andermatt – 173 cm

Just some of the snow that is predicted next week:



With all the snow coming it's the perfect time to book a last second ski holiday
 
By Krystelle


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First footage of new James Bond film shot in Austria
Spectre will be the 24th James Bond film which will be hitting the big screen in November 2015. We have previously reported about how director, Sam Mendes, will be taking Bond back to the ski slopes and announced that they would be filming in Sölden, Obertilliach and Lake Altaussee, Austria.

The production began filming in January in Austria and we are very excited to see 007 back in the stunning Austrian Alps. Shot in Sölden, Austria, the video features behind the scenes footage of Spectre, featuring action scenes with Daniel Craig and co-stars Léa Seydoux and Dave Bautista.

Watch the exciting new footage here:


Take a look at our top 5 James Bond ski scenes

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Have a go at the wintersports featured in Channel 4's The Jump
Read our latest snow report of Austria

Do you think you could master the same wintersports that the 16 famous faces attempt? You too can try slalom, ski jumping or ski cross for yourself this winter on a ski holiday in Austria!

Ski Jumping

One of the most terrifying disciplines of all, ski jumping requires strong nerves and a mind over matter approach. It’s no surprise that TOWIE stay, Amy Childs, got cold feet last year and became the only contestant to bail out.

‘The Jump’ takes place in a village called Natters, just outside Innsbruck, which isn’t open to the public. However you can try ski jumping in other ski resorts in Tirol.

The ski jumping centre in in Wörgl has 5 ski-jumps, which meet the international FIS standard with 3 smaller ski-jumps (15, 30 and 40 metres) and 1 larger ones (60 metres). With expert training and full guidance, it is available for 50 Euros per person for 3 hours. For more informations email jedermann@flughunde.at or call +43 664 34 20 663.

To get there – Base yourself in one of the ski resorts of the Hohe Salve region, such as Hopfgarten or Westendorf and explore Austria’s largest interconnected ski area, the SkiWelt.


Westendorf

Skeleton and Bobsleigh

One of the most thrilling disciplines to watch is the skeleton; contestants go head first down the ice track reaching speeds of up to 60 mph. In the TV show, the skeleton and bobsleigh events take place at the Olympic Bobsled, Luge & Skeleton Run in Igls, which was used at the Innsbruck Winter Olympics in 1964 and 1976.

Have a go yourself on the bobsleigh, prices start from only 30 Euros per person in a guest bobsled which holds 5 people with a professional pilot. Or if you want to experience the ultimate thrill, opt for the taxi bobsleigh where you can achieve speeds of up to 115 km/ph which costs 95 Euros per person. 

Snowboarding

Experience the best winter sport of all :) If you haven’t come over to the dark side yet, you can do snowboard lessons in most resorts in Austria. One of the best resorts for snowboarders is Kühtai which is located about 30 minutes from Innsbruck and as one of Austria’s highest resorts at 2020m. You too can test your freestyle skills in the KPark Kühtai, set up to offer an easy, medium and proline with a selection of kickers, rails and boxes and Austria’s biggest super pipe at almost 7m high.

Why visit Kühtai?



Ski Racing


The ski racing events on The Jump will take place in Kühtai but if you are looking to build on your ski racing techniques then there couldn’t be a better resort to participate in a ski racing camp than in Sölden. . If this inspires you to improve your racing techniques, then check out the Andre Arnold Ski Racing Camps in Sölden. The former World Cup ski racer Andre Arnold runs camps throughout the winter season on selected dates, including 5 days ski training on slalom and giant slalom, with full video analysis and the final ski race with award ceremony.

Ski Cross

Last year the Ski Cross event was one of the most popular events that saw Sir Steve Redgrave and Marcus Brigstocke crash out in style. One of the most popular ski resorts in Tirol for this discipline is the Stubai Glacier. The Ski Cross course at Eisjochferner (Stubai) features ten waves, jumps and eight banked corners. From late December the ski cross course is transformed into the Big Family Funslope for everyone to use for free with a valid ski pass.

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