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  • Police Investigate Death of Child

    Italian police are looking into the death of a 12-year-old Israeli boy on holiday with his parents at the Italian resort of Cervinia. A police spokesman said the boy collided iwth a ski lift and suffered from severe head trauma - dying later at a hospital in Torino. Full Article

    3rd January 2007

  • New Snow in Switzerland

    Switzerland continues to be marginally the best nation in Europe for snow cover with several of the highest areas including the Gstaad 3000 glacier, Saas Fee and Zermatt all reporting up to five feet of snow on higher slopes. The snow is continuing to fall but as with other areas of the Alps, conditions are stormy with strong winds leading to lift closures and in some cases (Notably Crans Montana) entire ski areas having to close. Full Article

    3rd January 2007

  • Healthy Snowfalls in French Alps

    Fresh snow has been falling across the French Alps boosting depth on upper slopes and providing enough to open ski runs down to resort level at some areas that had been struggling. Full Article

    2nd January 2007

  • Snow in Austria Helps Kitzbühel

    Light to moderate snow is falling across Germany, Austria and elsewhere in the Alps this week, bringing a much needed boost to slopes maintained from a healthy snowfall three weeks ago and since topped up by machine made snow. Full Article

    2nd January 2007

  • Sierra Nevada Buried in White

    A fairly big, but particularly chilly winter storm that lashed the Bay Area with high winds and rain moved into the Sierra Nevada overnight and left behind a glistening white present - more than two feet of fresh snow in some lucky places. Full Article

    27th December 2006

  • Mixed Reports From the French Slopes

    France has the most mixed bag of resort reports from the current varied snow conditions in the Alps. In most cases it's resorts with higher, particularly north facing, slopes that offer the most open terrain. Low temperatures have helped to preserve pre-Christmas snow falls on higher slopes, but whilst temperatures remain below zero and the sun keeps shining, conditions feel great, but more new snow would help. Full Article

    27th December 2006

  • Andorra Makes Snow

    Andorra's ski areas are battling to get snow on their slopes - using snow guns to compensate where mother nature has failed to deliver the white stuff. Full Article

    27th December 2006

  • Italy (Most of it) Open For Skiing

    Most of Europe's major ski areas were able to open all or most of their runs and lifts for Christmas and plan to again for the coming New Year holiday, but in some cases a lack of snowfall continues to leave snow depths thin. Full Article

    27th December 2006

  • Swiss Snow Cover "Above Average"

    Swiss resorts seem to be faring the best from the current "Challenging" conditions in the Alps. Having the highest ski slopes in Europe is certainly a help with Zermatt, open 365 days a year thanks to its glacier, reporting snow depths 20-30% above average for this time of year, more than half the slopes open and runs right down to resort. Full Article

    27th December 2006

  • Newbies Flock to Verbier Xtreme Qualifier

    Fifty four rookies will be participating in the elimination competition for the legendary Verbier Xtreme in the spring. More than 150 potential competitors have registered their desire to compete so far. Full Article

    21st December 2006

  • U.S. Racers Fare Well at Val d'Isere

    Anyone watching Julia Mancuso and Lindsey Kildow post successful daily US wins in the Ladies Downhill races at Val d'Isère over the past two days will know that the main French resorts are now open with excellent weather conditions. Full Article

    20th December 2006

  • Utah Hit With Powder Puff

    Many Utah resorts have been hit hard lately by plenty of powder. Sundance had nearly two feet of new snow. Park City checked in with nearly three feet of snow in three days. Full Article

    19th December 2006

  • Saas Fee and Zermatt Glisten

    Despite a serious snowfall last weekend, many parts of the Alps are still suffering from the worst early seasons for coverage in more than a decade. Temperatures in to early December were the warmest ever recorded making snowmaking impossible and even putting glacier ski areas, usually a safe bet whatever the snow cover at lower elevations, out of action. Full Article

    15th December 2006

  • Les 2 Alpes, a Real Departure

    The glacier ski area above Les 2 Alpes will open for skiing beneath the full moon this winter. This makes for an ethereal snow sports experience – with a lot of added fun thrown in. Full Article

    13th December 2006

  • Grandvalira Gets a New Railpark

    The merger of Soldeu and Pas de la Casa's ski areas in Andorra created one of the world's largest ski regions, now known only as Grandvalira as far as the resort's marketing department is concerned. Full Article

    13th December 2006

  • World Cup On Again, Val Gardena Gets Snow

    Italy appears to have come out best from weekend snowfalls which "rescued" the Alps from fairly devastating start-of-season conditions which saw no snow on the ground and temperatures too warm for the snow making to work. Full Article

    13th December 2006

  • Late Snow, Not Great Snow, in the Alps

    Travel writer Claire Walter just returned from a tour of the Alps and some of the biggest names in skiing. Her report: It's a good thing that Europeans don't have a late-November holiday to kick off the ski season. There has been no virtually no snow in the Alps. Above-freezing temperatures curtailed snowmaking efforts. And did I mention the rain? Full Article

    11th December 2006

  • Big Events for Grindelwald This Winter

    Grindelwald, opposite the Eiger in the spectacular Swiss Jungfrau region has a range of top events lined up this winter. Full Article

    4th December 2006

  • Val d'Isere Gearing up for 2009

    It may be only two months to the next World Alpine Championships in Are, Sweden and after that our minds may be on Whistler 2010 for the next Olympics. Full Article

    29th November 2006

  • France Gets Two Fifths of World Cup Ski Cross

    Flaine, in the giant Grand Massif area, will stage two of the five French events in the FIS Ski Cross World Cup this winter. Full Article

    29th November 2006

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