Igluski.com Latest Ski News List of ski news articles updates on Latest Ski News thoughtout the day en-gb http://www.igluski.com 2015-02-01 Snow Report | 30 Jan 2015


The snow gods have finally answered our prayers! There have been huge dumps of snow all over ski resorts in the Alps. France reports the best of the snow so far with over 50cm in many resorts already, but the competition isn't over yet… even more snow is expected over the weekend!

Over a metre of snow is expected by the end of the weekend which will transform conditions across the Alps. If you’re off skiing in February, it’s going to be amazing! If you haven’t booked anything yet – there are still plenty of last minute deals to snap up.


La Plagne


Val Thorens


Alpe d'Huez

Top fresh snow so far

Sainte Foy – 70cm
Courmayeur – 60cm
Peisey Vallendry & Les Arcs – 60cm
Morzine & Avoriaz – 60cm
Megeve – 60 cm
Les Deux Alps – 60cm
Chamonix – 56cm
Alpe d’Huez – 53cm
Serre Chavalier – 50cm

Top snow forecast over the next 9 days

Soldeu – 77 cm
Whistler – 75 cm
Argentiere – 70 cm
Jackson Hole – 68cm
Grindelwald – 64cm
Flaine – 63cm
Verbier – 62cm
Cervinia – 60cm
Tignes – 58cm
Avoriaz – 51cm


A very snowy Hotel Del Clos in Soldeu el Tarter, Andorra
 
By Krystelle
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Another World First on a Snowboard St Moritz to conquer another world first – to be towed by a flying aircraft, on his snowboard, as it takes off across a frozen lake in the Swiss ski resort.



Jamie is only 22 and was forced to quit the Team GB Snowboard Cross team due to a back injury. Since then he has set his sights on breaking British and Guinness World speed records on his snowboard.

He is no stranger to these extreme stunts, in 2013 Jamie became Britain’s fastest snowboarder after clocking 151.6 kph, plus he holds the Guinness World indoor speed record on a snowboard, fastest speed on a snowboard while being towed behind a vehicle, and his last world record of speeding across a frozen lake with a jet powered backpack went Facebook viral…



For his first achievement in 2015, Jamie is back in St Moritz this weekend. The plan is that the aircraft will accelerate across the lake and will take off flying low with Jamie still attached by a cord similar to what is used in wakeboarding. When the aircraft needs to fly away, Jamie will simply let go.

Jamie is hoping to attempt this stunt on Friday 30th January if conditions are ok – keep following to see how he gets on. 

By Krystelle
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Snow Report | 24 Jan 2015
The snowfall last week has much improved conditions in the Alps and there was even some powder to be found earlier this week. Take a look at out in resort team in Avoriaz making the most of the new snow on Tuesday.



Here they are again with the latest snow report from the mountains:


Since the snow fall, sunny blue skies have dominated the second half of the week. This weekend the best of the snow is expected in Northern Switzerland and Austria, with up to 20cm to fall. Then in the second half of next week, over a metre of snow is currently predicted. This is how Thursday is looking:
 


Top snowfall expected over the next 9 days*

Flaine - 135cm
Chamonix - 130cm
Verbier - 129cm
Courmayeur - 119cm
Wengen - 108cm
Megeve - 106cm
Avoriaz - 105cm
La Rosiere - 97cm
Soldeu - 86cm
Les Arcs - 84cm
Lech - 80cm
Tignes - 75cm
Cervinia - 72 cm
St Anton - 72cm
Val d’Isere - 71cm
Alpe d'Huez - 71cm
La Plagne - 70 cm
Zell am See - 67cm

*Snow data is supplied from Ski Club of Great Britain 

Are you thinking of chasing the snow? Take a look at our last minute chalet deals

By Krystelle
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Hahnenkamm 2015: 75th Anniversary Kitzbühel, Austria. Known as one of the most challenging ski races in the world, the Hahnenkamm World Cup Race is one of the biggest dates in the ski events calendar. 

2015 Program:

Friday 23rd January
11:30 am – Super G

Saturday 24th January
11:45 am – Downhill

Sunday 25th January
10:15 am – Slalom

Snow conditions are looking great this year after the fresh snowfall last week, here is the latest snow report from Kitzbühel as preparations begin for the big weekend:

 

5 Interesting Facts About Hahnenkamm

1. The first race in 1931 was won by a Brit! Gordon Cleaver achieved 6th place in the downhill and 2nd place in the slalom becoming the first combination winner.

2. The race’s steepest section is on the Mausefalle ‘Mousetrap’ peaking at 85% gradient.

3. The winning time of the Hahnenkamm downhill was in 1997 by Franz Strobl in an amazing 1:51.58.

4. During race weekend over 25, 000 people book into hotels and B&B’s around Kitzbühel

5. In the initial years after World War ll, details and events of the Hahnenkamm race are clouded in mystery – names of the top 5 finishers still remain unknown.



Catch up with the best from the weekend on Ski Sunday at 17:15 on BBC 2 on 25th January

See where the Hahnenkamm was placed in our Top 5 ski and snowboard events to look out for in 2015


Why ski in Kitzbühel?



View ski holidays in Kitzbühel

By Krystelle
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Snow Report | 16 Jan 2015 Update: 17 Jan - Winter is back!

There's already been over 30cm of fresh snow in ski resorts in France, Italy, Austria and Switzerland. Here's some of our favourite photos from Twitter this morning:












16 Jan - Big snowfall is coming

It’s been a snow-dry January for most resorts so far but that is all set to change this weekend.

Earlier this week we reported on conditions in the mountains after a small snowfall last weekend which slightly improved the ski conditions. View 13th Jan Snow Report.

Now a big change is on the way as temperatures start to go down – and stay down. The best of the snow fall is expected in Italy, with up to 90cm predicted over the next 3 days.

France

Great news for everyone heading out to France this weekend, lots of snow is expected! Over 45cm is predicted in La Clusaz, Les 2 Alpes and Alpe d’Huez. 40cm in Morzine and Avoriaz. With Courchevel, Megeve, Meribel, Flaine and Chamonix expecting to receive over 30 cm of fresh snow.

Its already been snowing in Avoriaz from 7:30 am on Friday



Austria

Heavy snowfalls are predicted to move in from the west. 20-50cm of snow should be coming in, possibly favouring locations in Tirol, including Solden and Stubai with 50cm, Kaunertal with 32cm and Ischgl, St Anton, Mayrhofen and Lech hoping for over 25cm.

Italy

If you are looking to go somewhere last minute – Italy will be your powder haven! Being right in the firing line of this dump of snow coming to Europe, resorts are expecting 50cm + potentially with up to a metre of pow in some lucky places!

Switzerland

Snow in the Swiss Alps is looking very similar to Austria with between 30-50cm is likely in most ski areas. The best of the snow should be in St Moritz and the up to 40cm in Saas Fee and Zermatt, and then 30 cm in other resorts in Graubünden including Davos, Arosa Lenzerheide and Vals.

Snowfall on Saturday 12am



Snowfall on Saturday 3pm


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