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  • Courchevel Gets the Snow and The Moviemakers

    Courchevel has the best conditions of the season so far thanks to a foot (30cm) of fresh snow and lowering temperatures maintaining the perfect powder. This bodes well for a number of major international competitions lined up at the leading French resort over the next month. Full Article

    20th February 2007

  • Winds Close Sierra Nevada, Snow in Spain

    High winds and stormy weather forced the closure of at least one Spanish ski area Friday as the promise of additional snowfall buoyed hopes for a successful ski weekend. Full Article

    16th February 2007

  • Snowfall Dusting Spanish Resorts

    After a slow start to the winter ski season, Spanish resorts are rebounding. Recent snowfall and creative piste maintenance have kept Spanish areas in the game, and additional storms are forecast. Full Article

    15th February 2007

  • More Snow in Andorra

    Grandvalira, the largest ski area in Andorra and the entire Pyrynees is claiming to currently have the most terrain open of any of the 50 or so ski areas in the area, which includes resorts on the French and Spanish sides of the mountain range. Full Article

    14th February 2007

  • High Fly in Gstaad

    The annual mountain spectacular, High Fly, makes it's twelfth appearance in the Saanen sector of Gstaad's extensive ski area this weekend. Full Article

    14th February 2007

  • The Sellaronda Skimarathon

    The Sellaronda ski marathon later this month celebrates its 13th anniversary this year. The night race for two-person teams is only open to expert extreme skiers because of the technical difficulties involved. Full Article

    13th February 2007

  • Austrian Snowfall Takes Tux Past Six Feet

    Many Austrian ski areas have been benefitting from daily falls of six inches or more over recent days. The Tux glacier, one of the few remaining year round ski areas in Europe, has passed the six foot mark for snow depth on upper slopes, currently reporting six feet, six inches of snow. Full Article

    7th February 2007

  • Carnival Week In Engelberg

    Engelberg is staging its annual Winter Carnival with music, sliding on cafeteria trays and a genuine Witch-Hunt this week. This is one of the few occasions when you have the chance to run in to a genuine witch on Europe's ski slopes. Full Article

    7th February 2007

  • Austria Snowed Under, Five Feet at Solden

    Alas it has come too late for the famous Hahnenkamm downhill race cancelled at Kitzbuhel that should have been run last weekend, but Austria's 600 or so ski areas have seen, typically, a foot of snow falling over a 48 hour period last week. The new snow has bolstered meagre coverings on higher slopes and made skiing back to resort realistic for the first time in many cases. Full Article

    31st January 2007

  • Italy Snowed Under

    In common with much of Europe, Italy's resorts were blessed with heavy snowfall last week. Val Gardena, one of Italy's largest ski areas and part of the larger still Dolomiti Superski Pass (750 miles of runs) and on the Sella Ronda pass, reported heavy snow - much to the joy of local skiers. Full Article

    29th January 2007

  • France a Snowy Work of Art

    "The mountain is now dressed with a beautiful white coat. The sun is shining in the 3 Vallées and the snow sounds like "ccrriiiisss" under your skis. Come and enjoy the art work of the pistes bashers," enthuses a spokesman for the world's largest ski area in France, shared by the resorts of Courchevel, Meribel, Val Thorens, Les Menuires and others. Full Article

    29th January 2007

  • Snow Arrives in Andorra

    Snow has been falling in healthy volumes in Andorra after more than a month of clear skies followed by warm temperatures - a meteorological scenario which provided a challenge for the resort's snowmaking systems. Full Article

    26th January 2007

  • Snowgames in Gstaad

    If simply sliding downhill on skis or a board aren't enough for you, check out this year's Snowgames which take place at Gstaad at the Rinderberg lift in the Zweisimmen ski sector on the weekend of 27th and 28th January. Full Article

    23rd January 2007

  • Andorra Still Waits For Snow

    Andorra's two super resorts of VallNord and GrandValira are still waiting for snowfall as it passes the month mark since the last snowfall – and that was only a couple of inches just before Christmas. Full Article

    23rd January 2007

  • Chamonix Downhill Races Cancelled

    Despite heavy snowfall in the Alps since New Year, the World Cup race schedule remains in turmoil, this time because temperatures are climbing again. The latest victims are the men's Downhill and Super-Combined World Cup races scheduled for Chamonix on January 20th and 21st. Full Article

    17th January 2007

  • Still No Snow in Andorra

    Andorra continues to endure very tough operating conditions with still no snow since 22nd December, and back then it was only a few inches. Fortunately the weather is at least mostly cold, with blue skies, so the extensive snowmaking system works around the clock at both Vallnord and Grandvalira to keep a sizable amount of terrain open. Full Article

    17th January 2007

  • Austrian Displays Shortcomings

    In what is being portrayed in the media as an entertaining new twist in the "warm weather in Europe" saga, extrovert Austrian ski racer Rainer Schoenfelder decided to ski naked along side Wengen's famous Lauberhorn race course ahead of the big World Cup race recently. Full Article

    15th January 2007

  • Still No Snow in Andorra

    Andorra continues to endure very tough operating conditions with still no snow since 22nd December, and back then it was only a few inches. Fortunately the weather is at least mostly cold, with blue skies, so the extensive snowmaking system works around the clock at both Vallnord and Grandvalira to keep a sizable amount of terrain open. Full Article

    11th January 2007

  • Dolomites Get Snow

    Recent snowfalls in the Dolomites has helped increase snow depths to healthy levels at many Italian resorts. The Marmolada glacier above Arabba on the Sella Ronda circuit has the best snow cover at present with a metre (40 inches) of snow on upper slopes. Full Article

    4th January 2007

  • 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

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