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France has received a good amount of snow recently and it is already possible to ski in Tignes. With 20cm of snow this week, Val Thorens has opened this weekend and was able to open more slopes than anticipated due to the brilliant conditions.

 
Opening day at Val Thorens

With a 1m base up top and 40 cm at 1800m, La Clusaz is reporting the best conditions at this time of the year for 15 years. 

Did you see the video of the Iglu team riding fresh tracks in Avoriaz this week after 50cm of snow

French resorts planning to open next weekend are: Val d’Isere, Les 2 Alpes & Serre Chevalier
 

Opening weekend in La Clusaz

With good snow in Austria many skier and snowboarders having been taking advantage of the open glacier resorts. The fantastic conditions at Stubai are attracting the likes of professional skiers and snowboarders worldwide, including Norwegian snowboarders Torstein Horgmo and Ståle Sandbech. Temperatures have started to warm up now so hopefully another dump of snow will be on its way soon.


Stubia on Saturday 22nd November

After a drop in temperatures and successful snow making, Whistler opened early on Saturday. Skiers and snowboarders were in for a powdery treat with fresh snowfall over the weekend.

Lindsey Vonn was in resort to open Vail this weekend. 1,110 acres of terrain is now already open. With 6 inches of snowfall on Saturday night and another 4-7 inches predicted Monday; slope conditions are looking good for the week through to Thanksgiving.  
 

Lindsey Vonn opening Vail

Resorts opening from 6th December are: Courchevel, St Anton, St Christoph, Megeve, Meribel & Lech

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Snow Report | 17 Nov 2014 Update 19 Nov 2014:

Iglu Ski live from Avoriaz: Look at all the snow after hiking up the Fornet Bowl at sunrise this morning. Excellent early season snow conditions in Avoriaz



Snow News

With lots more snow in Europe and the Canada, even more resorts are now opening.

The majority of ski resorts don’t open until the start of December, but our first customers heading to St Anton, Val Thorens, Obergurgl, Zermatt and Tignes on 6th Decemeber must be getting very excited for fantastic conditions on their ski holiday!

France

One of our senior sales experts, Christian, is now based in Morzine for the season, so he will be giving regular updates on conditions in the Portes du Soleil ski area this winter. They had 50cm of fresh snow in Avoriaz this weekend; take a look at the powder on the slopes:

 

There's been lots of snow in Val d’Isere the past week, and another 15cm fell overnight on Saturday making the local webcams looking very snowy:



Switzerland

Conditions in Zermatt are fantastic for this time of year. Many ski instructors and season staff are making the most of the snow and heading out to the resort for pre-season training. The snowpark crew are working on building up the park for the start of winter; currently there is one feature open and ready for action. More snow is predicted today, so look out for even better snowy photos tomorrow. 



Austria


More resorts have opened in Austria, including Obergurgl which now has 13 lifts open.



Athletes from all over the world have been in Dachstein this weekend for the 2014 Pleasure Jam. Team GB’s Aimee Fuller came in 5th place in her first competition of the season. After qualifying in first place to the semi-finals, Rowan Coultas came in 6th overall in the snowboard Slopestyle competition. A top start to the ski season for British ski and snowboarding with stunning conditions on the Dachstein glacier.



Canada

Lake Louise was the first Canadian resort to open for the 2014-15 ski season after cooler temperatures and ample snowfall to Banff. After opening on Thursday, the snow was good enough to open a further 15 new runs yesterday.



With over 10 inches of snow blanketing the mountains the past week, Sunshine Village is now open and spinning it’s lifts for the ski season. After opening weekend, the conditions are now very sunny so the resort is eagerly waiting to receive the next dump.  



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Snow Report | 09 Nov 2014: Top 5 Photos from this Week Austria received the better of the first dump of snow with up to 80cm of freshies, and once again the Austrian Alps was favoured by the snow gods with up to a metre of snow falling in some ski areas.

Team GB were over in Austria this week making the most of the early season pow.



Photos courtesy of Jamie Nicholls and Ben Kilner

Whilst ski resorts in the USA are postponing their open days due to poor snow conditions, Verbier in Switzerland is taking full advantage of the fresh snow and opening their slopes to the public this weekend.

Resorts in France were covered in a blanket of white snow again; Avoriaz received 40cm of snow transforming the resort into a winter wonderland.

Many resorts don’t actually open until the start of December, so fingers crossed this early snow will make a solid base for the start of the season.

Even Scotland got a piece of the snowy action with a good amount of snow in Cairngorm.

Top 5 snow photos of the week

1. Montgenevre, France



2.  Verbier, Switzerland



3. Avoriaz, France



4. Solden, Austria



5. Val d'Isere, France



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The lowdown to the main events in St Anton this winter 2014/15 St Anton has gained popularity for its Adventurous slopes, extensive off-piste, fantastic village and the spiritual home of après.

Perfectly situated only two hours' drive from three international airports and with a railway station at its heart, the resort is easy to reach and once there, small enough to navigate on foot or by the free public buses. With state of the art developments, St. Anton’s tradition and resort soul has been invigorated. Its pedestrianized main streets are thriving with exuberant skiers and snow boarders taking in the local culture, cuisine and fantastic après life.


(Take a look at some of the fun to be had in St Anton!)

The New Winter Season is coming 

Opening Party
After months of eager anticipation and laborious wait, the moment will come for skiers and snow boarders on Friday 5th December, which marks the start of winter and the day when St Anton bursts to life for a sensational new ski season. The opening weekend will be jam packed with the following events: ‘St Anton Ski Open’ presents a star-studded concert headlined by German pop-rock band and World Music Award Winners "The BossHoss", Austrian rock band “The Weight” and renowned music veterans “Manfred Mann’s Earth Band”, who will be performing on the 6th December. Take to the wheel of a brand new Audi sports car and navigate your way around the mountainous terrain of St Anton free of charge on all three “Stanton Ski Open” days.
Information: Dates - St Anton Ski Open: 5-7 Dec; Opening Concert: 6 Dec; Audi Experience 5-7 Dec

Sports and Climbing Centre
Interested in horizontal and vertical sports? Arl Rock Climbing facilities in St Anton is just the place to try your hand at up to 30 diverse routes of varying levels of difficulty that can be climbed outdoor; indoor facilities include a bouldering area covering 80 square metres and 65 climbing routes in degrees of difficulty ranging from 3 to 9. Fancy taking a break from the slopes? Head to St Anton’s sports centre, it comes newly equipped with a variety of excellent indoor sporting activities such as, tennis, volleyball, squash and bowling.
Information: Visit www.arlrock.at for more info on the great activities on available.

Fine Dining on the Alps
The action doesn’t only take place of the slopes in St Anton; with its wide selection of excellent restaurants with cuisine that will cater for all appetite’s, leaving you will a culinary experience to savour. This hasn’t gone unnoticed over the years and St. Anton can again celebrate as five of its restaurants have again been awarded Toques by the acclaimed Gault Millau Restaurant Guide. Die Stube, Verwallstube, The Restaurant, Hopiz Alm and Newcomer of the year 2014 Raffl’s. St Anton now boasts six toques in total and 71 coveted Gault-Millau points.
Information: ‘Die Stube’ at The Hotel Alte Post; ‘Verwallstube’ at Galzig; ‘The Restaurant’ at The Hotel Arlberg Hospi & Hopiz Alm; ‘Raffl’s’ at the St. Antoner Hof.

World Snow Volleyball Tour 2015 
Extreme sport, party atmosphere, combined with snow, mountain air and lots of adrenalin! It sounds like time to welcome back the Snow Volleyball World Tour in April. The international volleyball elite will be competing in customary style at the top station of the Rendl lifts at 2,030m above sea level for the sought after title of ‘King of the Snow 2015’.
Information: Tournament takes place from 3-5 April 2015

Downhill-Delight: “The White Thrill”
The cult classic marks an end to the ski season at the famous Austrian resort, testing the physical and mental demands of its eager participants. Every year more avid participants are drawn back to compete. This one of a kind challenge, begins with a mass start like no other, which sees an astonishing, 555 participants set off at once. Nine kilometres of unprepared slopes, 1,300 metres in altitude difference and a tough150 metre ascent take the most hard-core amateurs and even pros to their absolute physical limits. This great spectacle is not one to miss!
Information: Taking place on 18 April 2015
          
http://www.stantonamarlberg.com/images/stories/pdf-dateien/calendar-events/winter/winter14-15_e.pdf 
(For more information on all the other events taking place)

The best the Alps have to offer is certainly found in St Anton. It lives up to its reputation of being among the top resorts in the world in every way. Create your next ski memories in St Anton, take a visit, you’ll have the time of your life!             

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By Myles

 
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Iglu Ski Wins Best Ski Travel Agent at the SnowVole.com Awards
The SnowVole.com awards are unique as winners are nominated, short listed and then voted for solely by the public. Over our 15 years of operation we have made over 400, 000 skiers and snowboarders happy by sending them to the mountains. Iglu Ski offers holidays to over 200 ski resorts in 17 countries which give us the best range of ski holidays. We are delighted that the public has voted us Best Ski Travel Agent for another year.

SnowVole.com announced the winners at The Daily Telegraph Ski and Snowboard Show at Earls Court at the weekend. For more info on the awards.

Other winners include:

Best Ski and Board Resort Overall: Val d'Isère
Best Resort for Lift Infrastructure: Les 3 Vallées
Best Child Friendly Resort: Val Gardena
Best Après Ski Resort: St Anton
Best Winter Sports App: Val Gardena
Favourite Ski and Board School: BASS Ski Schools
Best UK Snow Facility: The Snow Centre Hemel Hempstead
Favourite Snowboard Manufacturer: Salomon
Favourite Ski Manufacturer: Salomon



Our Snow Vole at Iglu HQ in Wimbledon today.

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