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J2Ski Snow Report - September 29th 2022

Published : 29-Sep-2022 08:22

J2Ski Snow Report 29th September 2022

On the Aiguille Rouge, Les Arcs, France, today...

More snowfall in the northern hemisphere, and cooling too...

The Snow Headlines - 29th September

- More snowfall in the Alps, with 10+ ski areas expected to be open this weekend.

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5 Austrian Glaciers Open This Weekend

Published : 29-Sep-2022 02:31

After over a month when only one ski area was open in Europe and the entire northern hemisphere, fresh snowfall in the Alps has led to glacier ski areas opening for their early Autumn ski tests, terrain-park reveals and Octoberfests.

The Solden glacier joined year-round Hintertux earlier this month but the Stubai (pictured top on Monday this week), Kaunertal and Pitztal glaciers will join them this weekend, to give five Austrian areas open – half the northern hemisphere total for the first week of October.

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New Lifts For Alpe D’Huez

Published : 28-Sep-2022 05:29

The leading ski area of Alpe d'Huez in the Isère region of the southern French Alps will see several new lifts this winter.

The region is now known as the Grand Domaine ski region to encompass the wider area and neighbouring linked ski villages like Vaujany.

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More September Snowfall in the Alps

Published : 26-Sep-2022 11:09

There's been more snowfall reported on high slopes in the Alps, dramatically improving conditions on glaciers that are already open or opening soon for the 22-23 season.

Austria's Hintertux (pictured this morning on Monday, 26th September), the only resort to have managed to keep operating through the summer, has reported a good 8" (20cm) fall over the weekend as skies cleared this morning. There's more snow forecast through the remainder of this week.

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Andermatt Aims For October Opening

Published : 23-Sep-2022 11:05

The Andermatt-Sedrun ski area in Switzerland, which is now owned by the American Vail Resorts group, has announced it plans to begin its 2022/23 on Saturday the 29th October, "if everything goes well."

The resort, which often posts the deepest snowpack in Switzerland for much of the winter, is aiming to open its Gemstock mountain above Andermatt, famed for its freeriding terrain, first of all.

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J2Ski Snow Report - September 22nd 2022

Published : 22-Sep-2022 06:24

J2Ski Snow Report 22nd September 2022

Hintertux, Austria, has snow and is open...

More early snow, and glacier openings, for Europe!

The Snow Headlines - 22nd September

- Fresh snowfall in Colorado.

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Famous Swiss Mountain Restaurant Destroyed By Fire

Published : 20-Sep-2022 12:25

[b]The famous cube-shaped Botta mountain restaurant at the Glacier 3000 ski area above Les Diablerets appears to have been largely destroyed by a fire.

The restaurant was designed by famous Swiss architect Mario Botta and was opened in 2001 at a cost of 17 million Swiss Francs.

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Fresh September Snowfall in the Alps and Pyrenees

Published : 17-Sep-2022 01:03

Ski resorts across the Alps and Dolomites have been reporting snowfall down to as low as 1400m altitude in the past 24 hours.

It is hoped that the snowfall marks a turning point after the hottest spring and summer on record in the Alps, which has led to summer ski areas temporarily closing and some ski resorts that open in September delaying doing so.

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Zermatt Announces Resumption of Summer Skiing From Tuesday

Published : 17-Sep-2022 10:08

Zermatt's lift company has announced it will resume summer skiing operations on the Theodul glacier from this coming Tuesday, 20th September.

Summer skiing operations at Matterhorn Glacier Paradise were suspended in early August and remained so for more than seven weeks for safety reasons due to the thin snow cover left on the glacial ice after record hot spring and summer temperatures following a dry winter in the Alps in 21-22.

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Late Season Spring Snowstorm Hits Australia

Published : 17-Sep-2022 06:57

Australian ski areas are seeing a final blast of winter as the 2022 ski season – one of the best on record – nears its end.

Forecasting models project up to 60cm (two feet) snowfall totals over the coming few days, with resorts reporting up to 15cm (6") by the end of the first day with the snow still dumping down.

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More September Snowfall in Colorado

Published : 16-Sep-2022 05:36

Ski areas across Colorado have been posting images of early snowfall on their higher slopes, generating pre ski-season excitement.

For some, such as Arapahoe Basin it's their second snowfalls already this month, although for most it's the first ahead of the 22-23 season. Aspen, Breckenridge, Crested Butte, Keystone and Vail were among resorts posting pictures and video of snowy scenes and getting lots of enthusiastic responses from skiers and boarders.

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J2Ski Snow Report - September 15th 2022

Published : 15-Sep-2022 07:15

J2Ski Snow Report 15th September 2022

Mount Ruapehu, New Zealand, got a bit wintery this week...

Last few weeks for the south, new season in sight for the northern hemisphere.

The Snow Headlines - 15th September

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French Resort Moves to Quash Fears Lifts Won’t Run

Published : 15-Sep-2022 01:04

There have been a number of reports in European publications in recent weeks and months that ski areas might either be required to limit/stop using electricity as part of a kind of rationing to beat supply limitations caused by Russia's invasion of Ukraine, or that the high cost of energy will mean ski resorts won't be able to afford to run lifts and other hardware such as snowmaking machinery.

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Will the new Zermatt-Cervinia downhill race take place?

Published : 14-Sep-2022 07:36

It's now less than 50 days until the first ever cross-border downhill ski race will take place, starting in Switzerland and finishing in Italy.

However, a lack of snow is threatening the new 'Speed Opening' races from Zermatt to Cervinia. The glacier in Zermatt closed in July after the warm summer quickly melted the existing snow. Since then there has been no additional snowfall.

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New Chairlift & Fun Area to Celebrate a Decade of Tirol’s SkiJewel Region

Published : 13-Sep-2022 08:25

The Austrian Ski Jewel (or Juwel) region celebrates 10 years this winter.

The region was created in 2012 by linking the long established Alpbachtal and Wildschönau regions to create one of the country's 10 biggest ski areas and linking the slopes above the villages of Alpbach, Auffach, Oberau and Niederau.

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Fresh September Snowfall On The Alps and The Rockies

Published : 09-Sep-2022 03:55

There's been fresh snowfall reported on glaciers in parts of the European Alps and in the Canadian Rockies over the past 24 hours.

The snowfall in the Alps has been particularly welcomed after a low snowfall start to the year was followed by record levels of heat at altitude closing a number of summer ski areas, including the highest Zermatt, which has operated 365 days a year other than closing at the start of the pandemic in 2020 or the odd bad weather day, for many years.

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J2Ski Snow Report - September 8th 2022

Published : 08-Sep-2022 04:38

J2Ski Snow Report 8th September 2022

Spring is in the air in Oz, and so is Thredbo's ambassador Tess Coady...

Light snow up high in the northern hemisphere.

The Snow Headlines - 8th September

- Rainbow is the latest NZ ski area to end its season earlier than hoped.

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Salomon Create 50th Anniversary Skis For Val Thorens

Published : 08-Sep-2022 01:26

Winter 22—23 has quite a few big anniversaries coming up – tour operator Erna Low, the UK's longest established, turns 90; world-famous French ski gear manufacturer Salomon 75, and Europe's highest resort (and by some measures therefore the whole 3 Valleys – the world's biggest ski area) will celebrate 50 years.

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The Montreux Comedy Festival diverts to Les Gets

Published : 08-Sep-2022 07:11

[b]The Montreux Comedy Festival will be hopping across Lake Geneva for the first time, as it takes up residence in the ski resort of Les Gets from 14-21 January 2023.

Comedians from the French and British stand-up scene will be on stage to entertain skiers and snowboarders after a day on the slopes.

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Pre-Season 8-Week Ski Instructor Course Offered From October

Published : 06-Sep-2022 02:58

The long-established Snoworks autumn GAP ski course is back next month but will move from its previous base at Tignes in France to be based in Cervinia, Italy.

The new ski instructor course will takes place over 8 weeks from October 15 to December 10, 2022 initially on the glacier above Zermatt in Switzerland, accessed from Cervinia, before the resort opens up further with new snowfall.

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‘Triple-dip’ La Nina Could be Good News for American Snowfall

Published : 05-Sep-2022 06:23

The World Meteorological Organization has announced an expected La Nina pattern for the Pacific Ocean over the coming winter.

The two dominant systems, known as El Nino or La Nina, refer to the Pacific Ocean's surface temperatures.

These impact weather systems, particularly in North and South America but to some extent other parts of the world as well.

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LISTEX taking place at The Snow Centre in September

Published : 03-Sep-2022 12:40

LISTEX (the London International Snowsports Trade Exchange) celebrates its 10th anniversary later this month as ski professionals gather at The Snow Centre in Hemel Hempstead.

Taking place on 21-22 September, tour operators, destinations, hoteliers and other suppliers will meet over the two days, preparing for the oncoming season.

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Australian Bases Hit 2 Metre Mark

Published : 02-Sep-2022 06:41

The deepest reported snowpacks in Australia have passed the 2 metre mark as we enter springtime (by the meteorological measure of the seasons).

Some winters Australia ski areas struggle to open much terrain due to a lack of snow cover and reaching the metre mark on higher slopes is a sign of a healthy snow depth, so reaching two metres is a sign of a good season.

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J2Ski Snow Report - September 1st 2022

Published : 01-Sep-2022 08:37

J2Ski Snow Report 1st September 2022

Falls Creek, Australia, seeing signs of Spring this week...

Seasons on the turn, north and south.

The Snow Headlines - 1st September

- New Zealand's Mt Lyford first in southern hemisphere to close for 22 after warm wet weather.

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