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Weekly Snow Report - Wednesday 01 May
The week ahead
Hello, and welcome to the first of our monthly updates!
Although we were planning an immediate rest, a few requests and the obsessive dedication of our news editor means we're relenting and putting out this guide to Where to Ski in May?
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Although there are still over 100 ski areas open in the northern hemisphere at the start of May, that number will diminish to perhaps less than 20 by the end of the month the quietest few weeks in the ski year.
Our full report (online) details ski areas open for at least half the month, but here's a very brief summary :-
It’s glacier ski time in Austria, which has more glacier ski centres open at some point or another through spring to autumn than any other country.
France is unusual in having no ski resorts open at all from mid-May to mid-June but you can ski at Tignes (3.3m at start of month) and Val Thorens (2.5m at start of month) until May 12th. There’s usually no skiing in the Pyrenees after April but the cult freeride centre at Pic du Midi has announced its re-opening for freeride skiing from 6th to 12th May for those suitably experienced and equipped having received more than 15m of snow this winter.
The May skiing options in Italy appear to be limited, after the first weekend, to a couple of red runs on the Presena Glacier above Passo Tonale, which had a 4m snow base at the start of May.
In Switzerland there’s year round skiing at Zermatt, which had more than 2m of snow lying on its glacier slopes at the start of May.
Scotland’s excellent 2012-13 season, with snow still falling at the start of May, has left Cairngorm operational and looking good to stay open so long as demand continues. Glencoe and to a less extent Nevis range are also opening, although only at weekends.
Norway, Sweden and Finland all have ski areas opening through May and into June.
Sunshine at Banff (2m base, 4cm fresh snow on April 30th, open to May 20th) and the Blackcomb Glacier at Whistler, open daily from 10am to 4pm until May 27th, are the two Canadian ski options in May, whilst six US resorts look set to stay open throughout May, although some only at weekends.
It’s not inconceivable that the ski season will kick off south of the equator before the end of May, although in most cases resorts do not plan to open until June.
First snow has already been reported in Australia and New Zealand.
For the full round-up of the snow conditions around the world visit the J2Ski Monthly Snow Report - where to ski in May 2013.
Until next month,
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Our latest snow report (29 Apr) indicates snow depths of 210 (Upper Slopes) and 110 (Lower Slopes), with the last snowfall on 22 Apr. Courchevel reported "Spring snow conditions".
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