Igluski.com Latest Ski News List of ski news articles updates on Latest Ski News thoughtout the day en-gb http://www.igluski.com 2016-10-24 Best start to the season in 16 years Jackson Hole mountain resort in the USA has already received 49 inches (122 cm) of snow so far this season making it the snowiest October in the last 16 winters!

The resort is already looking like the middle of winter but is currently set to open on 24th November.

Jackson Hole October snow

Jackson Hole October snow
Jackson Hole - 20/10/2016

It's not just North America with a fantastic first snowfall, ski resorts in the Alps have already seen up to 1 metre of snow already!

Dolomites - 21/10/2016

Les 2 Alps october snow
Les 2 Alpes - 18/10/2016

View more about snow in the Alps in our latest snow report

Will 2016/17 be a La Nina season?

Resorts in North America had an excellent season last year with the El Nino conditions; the start of the season was particularly impressive with intense storms hitting the northwest generating 6-8 feet of snow. 2015/16 was the third strongest El Nino on record and ski resorts recording a record high snowfall included Alyeska, Big White, Keystone and Sun Peaks.

This winter a La Nina has been predicted for winter 2016/17 and temperatures are already lower than average. La Nina will bring wetter than normal conditions at the Great Lakes, the northern Rockies and western Alaska and cooler temperatures to the northern regions of the US which should create better than average snow conditions.

The NOAA has issued a press release predicting a climate phenomenon to develop in late Autumn/early fall. La Nina winters tend to favour above average snowfall around the Great Lakes and in the northern Rockies and below average snowfall in the mid-Atlantic.

Which resorts will get the best snow?

Best Snow has suggested that the ski resorts strongly favoured by La Nina will include:

Could this be the perfect time for a ski holiday in North America? Take a look at ski deals to USA and ski deals to Canada.
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Teton Gravity Research presents Tight Loose Teton Gravity Research celebrates 21 years of ground breaking films with the most spectacular film to date, Tight Loose. Join in on the journey from India to Alaska discovering extraordinary destinations, unridden spine walls and full throttle riding in this season’s creation. Tight Loose is living to the fullest!

In 21 years TGR has produced 32 films to date showcasing some of the world’s top athletes and connecting fans across the world to action sports through its film tours, video series and website.

Based in the legendary ski resort of Jackson Hole in Wyoming, USA, TGR works with famous skiers and snowboarders including Jeremy Jones, Sage Cattabriga-Alosa, Ian Walsh and Angel Collinson to create the best extreme sports spectacles.

London premiere of Tight Loose

TGR brings the Tight Loose film tour to london for the UK premiere this week and you could be there! On Thursday 20th October at the Brooklyn Bowl in the O2, enjoy a night of ski fun to celebrate TGR’s 21st birthday and spectacular new film. As well as the thrilling ski and snowboard film there will be tons of giveaways and drinks will be flying.

Where? Brooklyn Bowl, O2, Peninsula Square, London, SE10 0DX
When? Thursday 20th October. Doors at 7pm and film starts at 8pm
How much? Tickets cost £10 each and can be purchased here.

Find out more information on the Tight Loose Facebook event page.

Watch the Tight Loose trailer:

Win tickets to the London premiere

We have teamed up with Teton Gravity Research to giveaway 2 pairs of tickets to the london screening on Thursday 20th October at the Brooklyn Bowl. Head to the Iglu Ski Facebook page for your chance to win! Just tag your friend you wish to take and you could be a the London premiere of one of the most exciting ski film’s this season. 

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Snow report | 12 Oct 2016
We saw the first snowflakes of the season last month as high areas received a sprinkling of snowfall, now, with less than 2 months until the first skiers and snowboarders hit the slopes the first large snowfalls down to resort levels have hit areas of France, Austria, Italy and Switzerland.

It’s not just Europe with the snowfall; North America has already seen excellent snowfalls for this time of year and Kicking Horse Mountain Resort in Canada already has 30cm of snow covering the slopes. 

The glacier resorts in Austria recieved the best of the snow on Thursday 13th October with Hintertux getting 50cm of snowfall, Stubai 60cm, Kaprun 80cm and Solden with a huge 92cm of freshies!

Are you still looking for the best ski deal on your 2017 ski holday? Speak to the ski experts as we find you the perfect ski holiday from the largest selection of ski holidays anywhere. 

It's time to get excited for the season! Here's the latest snowfall:

Les Arcs

October snow in Les Arcs

October snow in Les Arcs

Serre Chevalier

october snow in Serre Chavalier

La Plagne

October snow in La Plagne


October snow in Valmorel

Val Thorens

Val Thorens
October snow in Val Thorens


October snow in Kitzbuhel


October snow in Flachau
Photo: Absolut Park Facebook

Mayrhofen / Hintertux

October snow in Hintertux



October snow in Pitztal


October snow in Dolomites


Kicking Horse

October snow in Kicking Horse



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What's new in Avoriaz for winter 2017 Avoriaz celebrates its 50th anniversary this season and is rejoicing through the entire season with a host of events and activities that the whole family will enjoy.

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New snowmaking

Avoriaz has one of the best snow records in the Alps, with an average of 8 metres of snow each season. To be able to produce a better base layer at the start of the season, Avoriaz has an extensive network of 220 snowmakers covering 64 hectares. This ensures better retention and stability of the snowpark.

For this season the snow network has been extended to include the blue Abricotine piste (1.5km), the blue Fornet piste (0.5km) and full access around the resort centre.

New kids fun zone

This winter, Avoriaz is launching a new freestyle area aimed at children and a 3-year development plan for a ‘Lil’ Stash.

The Stash is an iconic freestyle course running through the forest in Avoriaz. Burton Snowboards and the resort are developing a dedicated junior Stash from children aged 6-14 with age specific features, layout and décor. This will be located in the Proclou sector and will feature a mini boarder cross, a snake run, slides, fun boxes and more.

New snowboard school

Local and professional snowboarder Johann Baisamy has retired from international competition to open his own snowboard school. Avoriaz prides itself on being the best resort for snowboarders in Europe with around 20% of their winter visitors being boarders.

New at ESF Avoriaz

The Ecole du Ski François in Avoriaz have a couple new features for winter 2016/17 including introductory snowboarding lessons from the age of 4 at the Burton Riglet Park on Place Jean Vuarnet and group lessons on Saturday mornings for 17 & 18 years olds studying the ski options on their baccalaureate.

Snowboxx festival

One of Europe’s largest snow festivals takes over the ski resort from 18th to 25th March. With Basement Jaxx headlining, Snowboxx festival brings the party to Avoriaz along with a week of music and fun. Over 5000 people are expected to come along to join in with the apres ski parties, igloo sessions, feast on the piste and more alongside the daily gigs from huge artists. The line up so far includes Basement Jaxx, Wilkinson, Hannah Wants, Bicep and more.

Snowboxx festival 2016 line up

Festive Events

From the 16th December to 6th January Avoriaz hosts the Magical Festival of Light which includes a full itinerary of free events that the entire family will love.

  • 19th & 26th December & 2nd January – Magical Festival of Light
  • 20th & 27th December & 3rd January – Torchlight decent on the Arare piste
  • 21st & 28th December & 4th January – Fluorescent night at Aquariaz
  • 15th & 22nd December – Santa’s elves arrive on sleighs
  • 16th, 23rd & 30th December – Magical sledging fun on the Arc en Ciel piste
  • 24th December – Father Christmas arrives in resort
  • 25th December – Grand pyrotechnic show

Rock the Pistes festival

From 18th to 25th March, stages will be put up at various points across the Portes du Soleil area to host the Rock The Pistes festival. This one of a kind festival is free to anyone with a Portes du Soleil lift pass. 2017 line up will be announced soon.

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What's new in St Anton for winter 2017 Arlberg ski area is legendary. It is known as the Cradle of alpine skiing and attracts die-hard enthusiasts from around the world. St Anton is the biggest and best resort in the Arlberg ski area and is Iglu Ski's top selling Austrian resort.

St Anton and the rest of the ski resorts in the Arlberg ski area have an exciting winter coming up as a new cableway is being built linking Stuben, St Christoph and St Anton to Lech and Zurs, to create the largest linked ski area in Austria. Read more about the latest additions in St Anton…

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New in St Anton

New ski lifts to create largest ski area in Austria

The biggest news for winter 2017 is that a new cable car system will link all ski resorts in the Arlberg creating Austria’s largest interconnected ski area.

3 new cable cars will connect Zurs to Stuben making travel between both sides of the Arlberg faster and easier. The ski area will include a total of 305 km of pistes and 87 lifts, as well as an extra 200 km of backcountry terrain.

From St Anton, skiers and snowboarders will be able to access St Christoph, Stuben, Zurs, Lech, Schrocken and Warth. The lift will open from December 2016.

Read more.

New ski lifts in St Anton

Run of Fame

As the new cable cars allow fluid transportation between the ski resorts, a new route named the ‘Run of Fame’ has been created to test even the most proficient skiers. Visitors can attempt to ski the 65 km route in one day. Access to the circuit is possible and different sections and there will be special signage to point skiers and snowboarders in the correct direction.

New chalets

We are delighted to have 7 new properties in St Anton for our winter 2016/17 programme. The Amelia chalets are located within the same complex so are perfect for larger groups that can be spread across the 3 chalets.

Chalet Stratus
Chalet Cirrus
Chalet Nimbus
Chalet Amelia 4
Chalet Amelia 6
Chalet Amelia 12
Hotel Pfeffermuehle

New chalet in St Anton

New kids lift pass

Children born from 2009 only pay 10 Euros for the ‘Snowman Card’ season lift pass which gives them access to all the slopes in St Anton, all season.


Festive fun
The festivities begin in St Anton 4 weekends before Christmas Eve. There will be a varity of advent themed areas and events throughout December including a Christmas Adventure Trail, Christmas card workshop, Advent Magic at the Museum, a Christmas market and more!

Test the latest skis at opening weekend

Visitors in St Anton on 2nd – 4th December can try out the latest ski models from a range of manufactures free of charge. There will also be a special music event on the Saturday night to celebrate opening weekend.

Witness the Austrian tradition of Krampus on 5th December.

Ski show and fireworks every Wednesday
Every Wednesday evening throughout the season (from January 4th onwards) visitors in St Anton can watch a spectacular show of projected imagery, fireworks and skiing. Admission is free and takes place on the slope in front of the Karl Schranz Stadium. The show is hosted by the St Anton tourist board.

New Orleans meets snow festival
From 7th – 9th April there will be live concerts in the village and the slopes celebrating soul, blues, fun and jazz music. This will be the 4th year that the ‘New Orleans meets Snow’ festival has taken place in St Anton. Highlights of this year’s line-up include Blues Night on the Saturday with the Markus Linder Blues Band.

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