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Zermatt has been able to open 247km of pistes of the total 360km whilst the 3 Valleys currently have 130 pistes open for skiers and snowboarders.

There was fresh snow in many resorts midweek although the increase in temperatures across Europe has washed away most of the new snowfall. USA, Canada, Norway and Andorra seem to have the best early season conditions whilst some resorts closer to home are in good shape. Resorts in the Dolomites (Italy) have up to 260cm base at the summit; Hintertux (Austria) has up to 200cm on the glacier and 100cm in Val Thorens (France).

Top 5 snow photos of the week

5. Kitzbuhel, Austria



4. Jackson Hole, USA



3. Courchevel, France



2. Pas de la Casa, Andorra



1. Avoriaz, France



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James Bond Comes to Sölden
Renowned for filming in the most spectacular locations across the world, Spectre director Sam Mendes was eager to announce that shooting will be taking place in Sölden, Obertilliach and Lake Altaussee, Austria. In a press conference held at London’s Pinewood Studios on Thursday, 4th December 2014, director Sam Mendes confirmed: “We are bringing Bond back to the Alps, back to the snow - to Sölden in Austria.”

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This is Exciting news for Sölden and the whole ski area of Tirol, Austria which has become used to hosting prestigious events such as the Alpine Ski World Cup. Spectre will feature an all-star cast, including the likes of famed Oscar Winner Christoph Waltz, who is expected to take the role of Bonds nemesis and will be battling 007's Daniel Craig across Austria’s breath-taking backdrop.

Home to the marvellous BIG 3 vantage points Gaislachkogl (3,058 m), Tiefenbachkogl (3,250 m), Schwarze Schneide (3,340 m), and some of the most beautiful ski trails in the Alps, it’s clear to see why Sam Mendes and the 007 franchise hand-picked Sölden as their prime alpine destination.



With multiple scenes set to be located at the extravagant IceQ restaurant and in the nearby glaciers of Rettenbach and Tiefenbach, we can all anticipate a great deal of excitement with the promise to see Bond returning to the slopes.

Book your next ski holiday to Solden now and with any luck you might see the secret agent on the slopes!


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Snow Report | 08 Dec 2014
France

Skiing is limited to the higher terrain, Tignes and Val Thorens offer good skiing. With the drop in temperatures the lake has frozen over in Tignes this weekend and most resorts received a sprinkling of snow. Some resorts had to delay their opening, so ski areas set to open this weekend are: Avoriaz, Chamonix, Courchevel, Flaine, La Plagne, Les Arcs, and Morzine.



 Frozen lake at Tignes on Sunday 6th


Morzine on Tuesday 9th December

Some of the Iglu team were in Val Thorens this week for the opening of the new Club Med Sensations hotel. Take a look at the stunning conditions in VT

Much more snow in the French Pyrenees compared to their northern neighbours. Grand Tourmalet received 30-40cm of fresh snow, now they have a 50cm base up top and 20cm below. Saint-Lary has got about a foot of freshies and Cauterets has a base of 20cm of up top and 10cm below. Resorts are hoping to open this weekend.


Saint - Lary on Tuesday 9th December

Austria

As temperatures dropped towards the end of the week, resorts were able to fire up the snow cannons. For ski-able areas you still have to head high towards the glacier resorts. The best of the snow was in Obergurgl with 10cm of fresh snow reported. From Wednesday 10th December, Kitzbühel will be operating the Hahnenkamm cable car every day for the season.


Fresh snow in Obergurgl

Switzerland

Zermatt still has the most open terrain with 179 km for skiers and snowboarders to enjoy. Zermatt and Saas Fee have been amongst the luckiest resorts in the Alps with no issues with the amount of snow so far this season. Over 250 Santa’s took over the slopes of Verbier at the weekend to celebrate the opening of the season:



St Moritz celebrated 150 years of winter tourism this weekend. Our friends at Planet Ski were in resort for the celebrations and they have a snow report straight from the slopes:



Bulgaria

There are still no resorts open in Bulgaria yet, but with the recent snowfall and more on its way this week (over 30cms predicted in Pamporovo) the ski resorts of Bansko, Borovets and Pamporovo are opening on Saturday.


Bansko - Monday 8th

Andorra

With 15cm of snow over the last few days, the Grandvalira ski area opened 120 km last weekend. The bottom of the mountains at Soldeu is getting a great covering:
 


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Snow Report | 23 Nov 2014
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 | 23 Nov 2014
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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