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Ski Resort and Snow News - November 2022

Some Ski Areas Opening Early, Others Late

Published : 29-Nov-2022 08:00

As we reach the start of December it's becoming clearer exactly where we stand when it comes to the season start.

The verdict is increasingly, "not that great, but not as bad a feared, so far". So a bit like normal with the picture for December still looking uncertain.

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Morzine offers lift pass discount for train travellers

Published : 29-Nov-2022 08:04

Skiers and snowboarders opting for a low-carbon ski holiday to Morzine, France, are now eligible for a discount on their lift pass if they travel to the resort by train.

The AlpinExpress Pass - created by Morzine's Montagne Verte organisation - gives skiers up to 10% off lift passes, ski hire, accommodation and eating out.

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Austrian Resorts Battle For Most Early-Season Terrain Open

Published : 26-Nov-2022 08:28

Ski areas that are already open in the Alps are locked in their usual early season battle to see who can offer the most terrain to the first skiers keen to get on the slopes at the very start of the 22-23 season.

The cross border Samnaun-Ischgl area has opened with 82km (51 miles) of slopes available, going straight in in the number one spot for already-open Austrian terrain.

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2022-23 Season Starting in the Pyrenees

Published : 25-Nov-2022 06:43

With snow falling across most of Europe's mountainous regions, the first ski areas outside of the Alps and Scandinavia, are set to start their ski seasons this weekend.

Baqueira Beret (pictured above on 4th November), one of the largest resorts in the region, plans to open from Saturday and reports 30-40cm of snow lying already.

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J2Ski Snow Report - November 24th 2022

Published : 24-Nov-2022 06:20

J2Ski Snow Report 24th November 2022

Alta, Utah, USA ... now open!

Over 100 resorts open in the US, snow in Europe.

The Snow Headlines - 24th November

- Snowfall down to low elevations in the Alps.

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Go Ahead For Cornwall Dry Ski Slope

Published : 20-Nov-2022 08:28

[b]A long-planned dry ski slope project at Par near St Austell in Cornwall has been given the green light by local councillors.

The plans for the dry ski slope, to be called the Altitude Snow Park, were first announced in 2018, but the landowners since had to solves multiple planning issues before finally getting the go ahead to start construction.

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Has the French Ski Season Finally Begun?

Published : 19-Nov-2022 04:02

Like the start of the 22-23 FIS Alpine Skiing World Cup Tour the start of the French ski season this winter has been beset by problems. As with planned World Cup Races in Zermatt and Lech earlier this month, the problem has been not enough snow.

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US Ski Areas Open Early En Masse

Published : 18-Nov-2022 07:01

More and more US ski areas have announced that they're opening early for the season, many of them this weekend.

A big factor in the big numbers opening has been cold weather and now snowfall in the East and Midwest of the country which had been seeing warmer than average temperatures preventing snowmaking systems from firing up. That's now changed though and man resorts have been snowmaking around the clock.

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J2Ski Snow Report - November 17th 2022

Published : 17-Nov-2022 07:42

J2Ski Snow Report 17th November 2022

Vail, Colorado, USA got snow this week

Lots of snow and resorts opening in the US.

The Snow Headlines - 17th November

- French ski season start delayed again as Val Thorens moves its opening plans back a week.

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Scotland’s Only Indoor Snow Centre Shuts Down

Published : 17-Nov-2022 10:06

The troubled Snow Factor indoor snow centre at Braehead, which has the longest indoor snow slope in the UK and was Scotland's only such facility, has closed down indefinitely.

Braehead was originally built in 2004 and was part of the same company that also ran the Milton Keynes and Castleford indoor snow centres at the time. X Leisure was run at the time by P Y Gerbeau who had previously found fame bringing Disneyland to Paris. However it was sold off more than a decade ago and the operator of those two centres has also changed. The centre changed its name to Snow Factor in 2010.

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Andermatt Opening Thanks To Snow-Farming

Published : 15-Nov-2022 07:05

The Swiss ski area of Andermatt say they'll open for the season this weekend, but they'll mostly be relying on snow stored over the summer and spread back out on the slopes, the technique known as snow-farming, as well as fresh snowmaking, rather than on natural snowfall.

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BC 22-23 Ski Season Underway

Published : 14-Nov-2022 01:40

British Columbia's ski season got underway earlier than expected at the weekend with coastal Cypress Mountain opening about 10 days ahead of its planned date (pictured).

The centre said it had had 35cm of natural snowfall and temperatures cold enough for snowmaking on top.

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Dave Ryding joins SnowRental.co.uk

Published : 13-Nov-2022 07:53

World cup winner Dave Ryding joins newly launched rental platform Snowrental.co.uk

J2Ski will be working with SnowRental this winter, to bring you some great deals on ski hire.

Snowrental.co.uk, part of the Ski Company network of stores across Europe including SKISET, SKIMIUM and NETSKI, has re-launched with a new online portal that is specifically tailored for the UK market.

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Kitzbühel First Non-Glacier Ski Area Open in the Alps

Published : 13-Nov-2022 10:18

Kitzbühel has become the first ski area to open in the Alps that doesn't rely on a glacier beneath the snow, although for the first week the slopes are only open to teams for training and practice races.

Instead of a glacier, it has used snow-farming - re-using snow stockpiled through summer from last winter then spreading it back out on the slopes in Autumn - to create a run up on Resterkogel, some of the region's highest slopes.

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Women’s 22-23 Alpine World Cup Races Get Green Light At 4th Attempt

Published : 12-Nov-2022 07:51

After the 22-23 FIS Women's Alpine Skiing World Cup Tour has failed to start over three weekends in Solden, Zermatt-Cervinia and Lech Zurs due to too much or too little snowfall and warm weather, the planned fourth stage at Levi in Finland next weekend has been given the green light.

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J2Ski Snow Report - November 10th 2022

Published : 10-Nov-2022 08:38

J2Ski Snow Report 10th November 2022

Marmot Basin, Canadian Rockies, now open...

Some decent snow in Canada, more northern hemisphere ski areas opening.

The Snow Headlines - 10th November

- Marmot Basin near Jasper opening with 40 runs and 130cm of snowfall already.

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Verbier Opening Friday

Published : 10-Nov-2022 06:35

Verbier has announced it will start its 22-23 ski season on Friday, opening one slope, Lac des Vaux on November 11th. Skiers and boarders will receive 20% off a day's lift pass. The resort says it plans to open at weekends through the rest of November, then daily from December 3rd.

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US Ski Areas Opening Early Thanks to Heavy Snowfall

Published : 09-Nov-2022 04:51

Snowfall and cold weather across the northern hemisphere's ski slopes is a little patchy as we begin the run-in to the start of the 22-23 main ski season.

While there are issues in the Alps so far and it has been too warm for snowmaking to operate much in Eastern North America, the past fortnight has seen a series of major snowstorms hit Western North America dumping several feet on ski slopes there, with more forecast.

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Lake Louise Opens 3 Weeks Before Hosting World Cup Speed Skiing Opener

Published : 05-Nov-2022 07:49

Lake Louise Ski Resort opened on Friday with a base of 40cm (16") and 42cm (17") of fresh snow in the last seven days as part of 70cm (28") of recorded snowfall in the past fortnight.

This new snow, along with Lake Louise Ski Resort's enhanced state-of-the-art snowmaking system, has set a generous foundation for the season ahead and a desirable base for upcoming events, like the Lake Louise Audi FIS Ski World Cup, happening in just three weeks. Men's and Women's World Cup Downhill and Super G races are scheduled for Nov. 25-27 and Dec. 2-4.

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Snowfall Down To Low Elevations in the Alps

Published : 04-Nov-2022 10:41

There's excitement in the Alps this morning with snow falling to valley floors – in most cases for the first time this autumn.

Snowfall has been reported in Austria, France, Germany, Italy and Switzerland and resorts in the Pyrenees and the Dolomites are also reporting snow currently falling.

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J2Ski Snow Report - November 3rd 2022

Published : 03-Nov-2022 07:30

J2Ski Snow Report 3rd November 2022

Sauze d'Oulx, Italian Alps, this afternoon...

A little more snow, and a little more cold for the north.

The Snow Headlines - 3rd November

- Colorado's Winter Park posts earliest-ever opening, on Halloween.

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Tallington Lakes dry slope adds new Proslope surface

Published : 03-Nov-2022 06:24

Tallington Lakes Leisure Park in Lincolnshire has fitted a brand-new surface for this winter.

The 120-metre dry ski slope opened 35 years ago and has now been upgraded with a 'Proslope' surface – regarded as the closest an artificial surface can get to mimic 'snow-like' conditions.

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More US and Canada’s First Ski Resorts Opening For 22-23 Season This Week

Published : 02-Nov-2022 02:20

After Arapahoe Basin, Keystone and Winter Park opened at the end of October, the snow has kept falling and the first resorts outside Colorado have announced they plan to open over the next few days.

Canada's ski season will start 24 hours earlier than expected – tomorrow Thursday 3rd November rather than Friday 4th – as Sunshine ski area (pictured top yesterday) has decided to open a week earlier than planned after a prolonged period of cold, snowy weather.

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