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Snow, snow and even more snow!

Gareth December 7th, 2011

I woke up on Sunday morning and it was snowing!!  How can someone in their late 20’s (come on allow me some poetic license) get so excited every time it snows? If you know the answer please let me know! So I thought to myself, if it’s snowing here in Edinburgh then it MUST be snowing in our favourite ski resorts across the world – right?  RIGHT!

It started to snow across France on Friday, across Switzerland on Saturday and it’s not stopped since.  In fact my email inbox is full of like minded people getting really excited about the snowfall.  Have a look at this picture that has just been sent to my colleague Eve (one of her friends is in Val d’Isere and like a kid at Christmas, that’s his car!)

Dude, Where’s my car?

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New Ski Club GB Website Launched

The Team December 20th, 2010

The Ski Club of Great Britain, the UK’s most established snowsports organisation, has re-launched its website. Read the rest of this entry »

Steamboat Snow Update

Jenny O Farrell November 16th, 2010

Very warm greetings from my cold, white world in Steamboat, Colorado! We’ve had 23cm of new snow in the last 24 hours, and we already have a 61cm settled snow base at mid-mountain at the top of the Gondola. I also see snowy days and/or cold days in the 10-day forecast, and although I would not dare second guess Mother Nature, all signs indicate an amazing Steamboat opening day on November 24.

I spent both weekend afternoons up on Emerald Mountain in downtown Steamboat Springs.  On Saturday we hiked the 3-mile Lupine Trail up to the quarry in snow clogs, but after constant snow all day and night Saturday and through Sunday, too, we were very happy to have snowshoes and poles on the same trail yesterday. Read the rest of this entry »

Video Snow Report from Chamonix – 28 Jan

The Team January 28th, 2010

Cold crisp conditions continue in Chamonix, with fluffy powder to be found off piste. 5cm of fresh snow fell on Tuesday, with more predicted through until the weekend. Here is Seb Montaz’s video snow report for Chamonix for this week.

If you want to take advantage of these conditions but can’t spare a week, Chamonix is a perfect resort for a short ski break thanks to the short transfer from Geneva airport. Take a late flight on Thursday, return Sunday night and you can have 3 full days on the mountain! There are some great hotel & self catered options available in Chamonix for short breaks in February – just give us a call on 0131 243 8097 and you’ll be out there before you realise! Read the rest of this entry »

Video Snow Report from Chamonix

The Team January 7th, 2010

Every Thursday we will be bringing you the latest snow reports from Chamonix thanks to Sebastien Montaz of Chamonix Guiding. Chamonix Guiding is the first mountain guide websites to feature High Definition video content.  The quality is simply awesome. Enjoy.

Record Snow In Whistler

Nick November 19th, 2009

The record’s broken, it’s officially the snowiest November EVER in Whistler!! 418cms so far and there’s still 12 days left in November. The current storm system has blanketed the mountains with over 250 cm (100 inches) of fresh snow in the past week. Operations crews are hard at work preparing more lifts and terrain to open this weekend as conditions allow.




7 days


56 cm

56 cm

83 cm

250 cm

233 cm

22.4 in

22.4 in

33.2 in

100 in

93.2 in

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Storms across Austria & Switzerland

The Team October 13th, 2009

In just one week the Alps have changed from green pastures to fields of snow. Storms are currently sitting over Austria and Switzerland and are bringing freezing temperatures and snow at higher altitudes, although temperatures as low as -8C are predicted in the village at Lech for later in the week.

Here are some of the latest webcam pictures:

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