Ski News - July 2018

Ski News - July 2018

Snowy Start to August in Australia

Published : 31-Jul-2018 09:12

The start of August is looking like it will be a particularly white one in Australia with up to 20cm of snowfall reported on 31st July so far and some areas expecting up to 50cm of snow in total by the weekend.

The country's largest ski area, Perisher, has reported the biggest 24 hour total of 20cm of fresh snow, with Thredbo not far behind on 15cm over the same period.

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Work on major improvements at Winter Park ski area in Colorado will make the resort "barely recognisable" to its regular skiers as they arrive to ski there next season it has been claimed.

The resort was one of around a dozen purchased by a financial conglomerate that later became known as the Alterra group a little over a year ago.

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British Ski & Snowboard have issued a statement on the death of  snowboarder Ellie Soutter:

"British Ski & Snowboard is saddened to hear of the sudden passing of Ellie Soutter, 18.

Ellie was one of the country's best up-and-coming snowboarders, competing in both snowboard cross and freeride.

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Ski Holiday Booking Surge For Christmas 2018

Published : 25-Jul-2018 01:30

Tour operators and ski resorts are reporting heavy booking for the Christmas holiday week for the coming ski season.

The news comes a year after tour operators were offering substantial discounts and reporting low sales for Christmas 2017 after three previous successive years when most of Europe had had a warm dry start to the season and some believed this was the start of a trend.

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Up to 50cm of Fresh Snowfall in New Zealand

Published : 24-Jul-2018 05:48

There's been lots of fresh snowfall in New Zealand over the past few days with ski areas reported up to 50cm of fresh snowfall.

The Remarkables and Rainbow ski areas have each officially reported 20cm in the past 24 hours alone but a spokesperson for Rainbow said they'd actually had a lot more,

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K2 Skied For the First Time

Published : 23-Jul-2018 09:00

A Polish ski-mountaineer has become the first person to successfully ski down K2 - the world's second highest peak at 8,611 metres.

Andrzej Bargiel (30) began his ascent of the notoriously treacherous mountain last Thursday and reached the summit and made his descent on Sunday ? but news, and the first pictures, are only just coming through of his achievement.

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Mt Hotham ski resort in Australia has posted a 102cm snowbase as the snowfall of the past few days moves up a notch ahead of what looks certain to be an epic powder weekend down under.

Hotham has posted the biggest snowfall of the past 24 hours, with 24cm reported and a little more expected overnight before a forecast clear but sunny weekend.

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New Ski Runs and Itineraries at Val Thorens

Published : 18-Jul-2018 01:46

Val Thorens in the 3 Valleys has announced it will be opening two new ski runs this coming winter, along with four new off piste itineraries.

The longest of the new runs will be a two mile (3.2km) long run accessible to all levels of skier starting from La Cime Caron and descending 570 vertical metres.

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Start of a Big Snowstorm in Australia

Published : 17-Jul-2018 10:25

A new wave of fresh snowfall has begun falling in Australia with most of the country's main resorts expecting at least another foot of the white stuff by the weekend.

So far ski areas have reported a few centimetres of fresh snow but 15-40cm totals are expected by Saturday as things turn increasingly snowy, with Thursday and Friday likely to be the snowiest days of the week at most of the country's resorts according to forecasts.

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Cardrona ski area has announced plans to extend its ski area over its existing boundaries to include the terrain currently used by a cat skiing operation and thus create the new 'biggest ski area in New Zealand.

Cardrona's ski area will more than double in size when it incorporates the existing 500 hectares of cat skiing terrain of Soho Basin Ski Area to create a ski centre with 900 hectares of runs, overtaking New Zealand's current biggest, Whakapapa on Mt Ruapehu on the country's North Island.

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2018-19 Ski Season Underway at Saas Fee

Published : 14-Jul-2018 01:55

The 2018-19 ski season has got under way today (July 14th) at Saas Fee. The Swiss ski area has one of the longest ski seasons on the planet, lasting nine months through to April next year.

Initially glacier skiing will take place between 7am and noon on up to 20km of runs with the ski area and the time open lengthening in the autumn ? closing at 1pm in September, then 2pm to mid-October and 3pm thereafter with the lift opening time in the morning also getting later each time.

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One of England's longest-established dry ski centres which had been threatened with closure after housing developers announced plans to redevelop the site where the slopes are located appears to have been saved.

"One year on and we are happy to announce the application for houses has been withdrawn!" a statement from Brentwood Park Ski and Snowboard Centre issued today confirmed.

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The latest wintry blast in New Zealand has seen the country's ski areas report up to 40cm of snowfall in the past two days.

The largest ski resort, Mt Ruapehu on the country's North Island, has reported to biggest accumulation but most others have had 15 ? 30cm since Monday.

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It's hard to believe but it's already 20 years since the first 8 seat chairlift opened in the small Norwegian resort of Vrådal bacck in 1998.

And given that two decades have gone by and around 100 of this type of lift have been built around the world, even in Australia, its perhaps hard to believe too that there is yet to be an eight-seater chairlift built in North America - until this summer.

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Andes Snowstorm Total Passes 50cm

Published : 05-Jul-2018 03:39

A huge snowstorm raging in the Andes mountains has so far deposited more than 50cm of freshy snow on some slopes, with much more in the forecast for the coming 36 hours.

Portillo has just reported it has had 53cm of snowfall in the past 24 hours, and a similar amount is forecast to fall before the end of Friday ? meaning a 1 metre plus accumulation is possible by the weekend.

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Within 24 hours of UK Sport announcing their investment into winter sports for the Beijing Winter Olympic and Paralympics 2022 cycle was increasing by approximately a third, compared to the Pyeongchang build up period (to £6.75 million allocated to Olympic snowsports and £3.5 million allocated to Paralympic snowsports), British Ski & Snowboard and Disability Snowsport UK (DSUK) have announced that their Olympic and Paralympic teams will now be merged into one programme.

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UK Sport have today announced the details of their World Class Programme investment for the next Olympic cycle ? and investment is going up in to both British Ski & Snowboard Winter Olympic and Paralympic snowsports teams ahead of Beijing 2022.

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J2Ski?s Where To Ski or Snowboard In July 2018

Published : 01-Jul-2018 09:56

Where To Ski or Snowboard In July 2018

The Remarkables, NZ, has clocked up a few powder days already!

With a snowy start to the season in Australia, New Zealand and South America, here's our guide to where you can ski this month.

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