Igluski.com Latest Ski News List of ski news articles updates on Latest Ski News thoughtout the day en-gb http://www.igluski.com 2015-11-25 Courchevel opens early for skiing Courchevel in France will open for FREE on Wednesday 25th November, before officially opening on 5th December.

After nearly 100cm of snow fell in the resort over the weekend, Courchevel has decided to celebrate by opening 3 lifts and 3 slopes for some mid-week festive fun on the slopes.

There will be skiing and snowboarding between 10-4:30, with free parking, sledging on the snow front, hot chocolate and festive music at the bottom of the slope. Perfect for family fun whilst local children aren’t in school on Wednesday.

Courchevel is in the 3 Valleys ski area in France and will be officially opening on 5th December and will be open throughout winter until 24th April 2016.

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Snow Report | 23 Nov 2015
View photos from Friday night’s snowfall here


Tignes & Val d’Isere topped the snow charts with 80cm of fresh snow that’ll start the snow base on lower parts of the resorts, as well as add the Grande Motte Glacier which is already open for skiing.

Val Thorens also had a notable amount of snowfall, with 60 cm ahead of it’s opening this coming weekend. The Iglu Ski team will be live from resort on Monday 30th November to report on the start of ski season in the 3 Valleys.

Here is our first video report of the season, straight from the centre of Morzine village on Saturday:

Snow in Val d'Isere
Val d'Isere

Snow in Val Thorens

Val Thorens

Snow in Les Arcs
Arc 1950, Les Arcs

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Snow in Morzine


As the snow storm swept across the Swiss Alps some resorts were blessed with up to 50 cm of snowfall. Unfortunately there was limited snowfall towards the south and east of the country, so not all resorts benefited from the new snow. Top snowfall included Saas Fee had 60cm of snow, Grindelwald 50 cm and Murren and Wengen 41cm.

Snow in Verbier

Snow in Saas Fee


Between 20-30cm of snow hit a lot of ski resorts in Austria. The glaciers have already built up a good snow base, so another foot of snow being added to that is very impressive. Notable snowfalls include: 32cm at Pitzal glacier, 30 cm at Kaunertal and 20cm in Sölden.

Snow in Ischgl

Snow in Scheffau
Snow in Soll

Good news – even more snow is on the way! Here’s how much is snow is forecast over the next 3 days:

Flaine & Chamonix – 67 cm
Zermatt – 44 cm
Avoiriaz – 40 cm
Tignes & Val d’isere – 31 cm
Val Thorens & Meribel – 26 cm

Snow forecast
Snow forecast on Wednesday night

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Snow Report | 21 Nov 2015: Snow in the Alps
Friday was quite warm in the Alps so there was only rain at lower levels under 2000m, but since Saturday temperatures have dropped considerably and there is snow on lower pistes and villages.

Check out the snow falling in Morzine on Saturday evening in our latest video snow report from senior sales expert, Christian, based in Morzine #WINTERISBACK

Few more videos from Iglu Ski

We are expecting about 100 cm of snow above 2500m in the Alps, with possibly up to 150cm in higher areas. Keeping checking back as we will be updating this snow report over the weekend with photos and stats of the new snow.

Here is the snowfall on Friday:

Snow forecast November 2015Tignes

Snow forecast November 2015La Plagne 

Here is the snow on Saturday:

Val Thorens, France

Snow in Val Thorens

Snow in Val Thorens

Tignes, France

Snow in Tignes

La Plagne, France

Snow in La Plagne

Val d'Isere, France

Snow in Val d'Isere

Courchevel, France

Snow in courchevel

Snow in Courchevel

La Tania

Snow in La Tania
Already 80cm of snow in La Tania on Saturday morning. Photo: @NickSkiLaTania

St Anton, Austria


Snow in St Anton

Lech, Austria

Snow in Lech

Snow in Lech

Solden, Austria

Snow in Solden

Verbier, Switzerland

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Posted by Verbier 4Vallées on Saturday, 21 November 2015

Zermatt, Switzerland

Snow in Zermatt

Wengen, Switzerland

Snow in Wengen

Snow forecast over the next 3 days:

Gstaad – 59cm
Argentiere – 55cm
Solden – 51cm
Chamonix – 49cm

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Snow Reports | 17 Nov 2015: Huge snowfall is coming to the Alps
As freezing levels and temperatures start to drop, autumn will come to a halt and winter will finally step into play.

The Alps have already had some snowfall this season, in mid-October ski resorts received up to 50 cm of snowfall and at the end of October there was up to a foot of snow in 24 hours across many resorts. But after a dry November there hasn’t been much snowfall in the Alps.

This hasn’t stopped high altitude areas with existing snow from opening; glacier resorts in Austria have been open for weeks now including Hintertux and Stubai. Zermatt, Saas Fee, Cervinia, Kitzbuhel, Obergurgl and Tignes have selected lifts open where slope conditions are good.

Snow forecast November 2015

The forecasts are now predicting a positive outlook for the Alps from Friday 20th November as the first low-level snowfall should hit.

Weather maps are suggesting that as much as 100cm of snow could fall in places and freezing level dropping to as low as sea level in France. Some long range forecast are predicting over 200cm of snow in selected resorts, we should see lots of snowfall but we don't think that it will end up being quite this much.

Val Thorens was due to open this weekend, but to avoid the chaos of the temperamental weather predicted in a short amount of time, the resort has decided to postpone opening until 28th November. 

Next 9 days snowfall prediction

Flaine – 215 cm
Zermatt – 198 cm
Les Arcs – 195 cm
Verbier – 190 cm
Tignes & Val d’Isere – 168cm
La Plagne – 161 cm
Val Thorens – 153 cm

These ski figures were taken from the Ski Club snow reports on 17/11/2015

Here is how the weather conditions are looking: 

Tignes, France

Snow forecast November 2015

St Anton, Austria

Snow forecast November 2015

Zermatt, Switzerland

Snow forecast November 2015

Meanwhile, over in North America...

Snow conditions are exceptional for this time of year. In the USA, the best skiing can be found in Colorado and California, whilst in Canada conditions are most notable in Banff-Lake Louise and Mount Norquay. Due to the fantastic snowfall levels, some resorts have decided to open early so skiers and snowboarders can enjoy the powder-ific pistes.

Take a look at more snow news in North America

Snow forecast November 2015Big White, Canada

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Enjoy free taster ski and snowboard sessions at Skiplex this weekend
Celebrate the start of ski season and enjoy FREE taster ski and snowboard sessions, plus meet Ski Sunday presenter Graham Bell and Olympian Charlotte Evans at the Skiplex open weekend in Reading.

On the 14th & 15th November you can enjoy ski or snowboard taster sessions from 11am - 5 pm for free! No pre-booking necessary, just turn up and all equipment is provided.

Plus, you have the chance to win a private lesson with Graham Bell or Charlotte Evans on the same day.

Where? Skiplex, Woodley, Reading.
When? 14th & 15th November, 11-5pm

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