There’s (Still) Fresh Powder In The Alps!

There’s (Still) Fresh Powder In The Alps!
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Apr-2012
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OK most of us are looking ahead to winter 12-13 now, but anyone who can afford to pop over to Europe in the next few weeks will find that most of the diminishing number of ski areas still open can boast substantial fresh snowfalls, again, in the past week.

April has not only been cool and moist in Blighty, it has been dumping down on the Alps and the Dolomites with several resorts including Val d'Isere and Chamonix reported to be waking up to about a foot of fresh snow every morning.

There is some differences of opinion between the reports from the resorts themselves of abundant new white stuff, and slightly less glamorous reports from some skiers and boarders in resort who say powder stashes can be found, but that rain however must also be endured at lower elevations and that sometimes it just isn't pretty.

Although on the other hand one first hand report from Verbier said it was perfect conditions, empty slopes and fresh powder.

For the record, some of the numbers are as follows...four feet (1.2m) of snow in the past seven days claimed by La Clusaz, two feet (60cm) at Solden, 18 inches (45cm) in the past 48 hours at La Plagne and a foot (30cm) in Risoul/Vars.

Verbier is among a long list of some of Europe's best ski areas scheduled to close this weekend.

Also on the list are Cortina, Val d'Isere, La Plagne, Meribel, Courchchevel, Les 2 Alps, Alpe d'Huez and La Clusaz.
After the weekend only Chamonix, Tignes and Val Thorens will be open for one more weekend in France, Cervinia in Italy and glacier resorts like Engelberg and Zermatt in Switzerland and the Pitztal and Stubai glaciers in Austria.

This weekend will also see big season ending events across Europe including festivals at Are in Sweden, Solden in Austria, Hemsedal in Norway, a giant water sliding concert in La Clusaz where competitors will try to break the 150m+ record and a big Mariah Carey concert at Ischgl on Monday.
Apr-2012
Tony_H
Not interested any more!!!!

Is that just me, or do other people have the same selfish thoughts, so that if you're had your ski trips for the season, you're just not interested in hearing about how good the snow is????

Apr-2012
OldAndy
Nah Tony ...

I enjoy knowing what's going on - looked at the Tignes webcams over a coffee this am.

Like to hear how and what people are skiing as the season draws to a close.

A bit of jealousy is allowed

AllyG in Tignes - so totally different to my experience there this time last year ...
And ...
Snowcrazy in Paradiski - love the photos and blow by blow acount of the conditions.

Anyway ...
Following the conditions irespective of any planned trip is all part of loving the mountains for me.
Apr-2012
Far Queue
I am always interested. I have already bookmarked all the webcams for the places I am going to, or may decide to, visit next season.

I will watch those that work throughout the summer with great anticipation of next seasons snow.
Apr-2012
Iceman
Tony_H wrote:Not interested any more!!!!

Is that just me, or do other people have the same selfish thoughts, so that if you're had your ski trips for the season, you're just not interested in hearing about how good the snow is????





All my snow alerts get turned off the day I get back
Apr-2012
Verbier_ski_bum
I am going tomorrow morning, but I am actually glad the season is ending. It was a very good season in many respects, but I am tired of commuting every weekend. Not even planning to ski much, apart from skiing to watch pond skimming on Saturday and probably 1-2 runs from top of Mt Fort. Quite amazing that last year we had to walk to watch the pond skimming as it wasn't possible to get there on skis due to absence of snow, and it was a week earlier too. Was feeling sorry for late bookers - they couldn't even ski to the lift, they needed to take skis off and walk down on mud and grass. This year late bookers got probably some of the best conditions.
Apr-2012
Brooksy
Iceman wrote:
Tony_H wrote:Not interested any more!!!!

Is that just me, or do other people have the same selfish thoughts, so that if you're had your ski trips for the season, you're just not interested in hearing about how good the snow is????





All my snow alerts get turned off the day I get back


Just as well as you've not been sober since
Apr-2012
Tony_H
Iceman wrote:
Tony_H wrote:Not interested any more!!!!

Is that just me, or do other people have the same selfish thoughts, so that if you're had your ski trips for the season, you're just not interested in hearing about how good the snow is????





All my snow alerts get turned off the day I get back


I had to turn those off this week, they were getting on my nerves.

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