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Iconic Glacier 3000 Restaurant to be Re-built With New Solar Plant

Published : 30-Jun-2023 07:25

Following the terrible fire that destroyed the iconic cube-shaped Glacier 3000 restaurant last September, the ski centre has announced a rebuild is getting underway, again masterminded by the famous Swiss architect, Mario Botta, now 80 years old.

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J2Ski Snow Report - June 29th 2023

Published : 29-Jun-2023 09:07

J2Ski Snow Report June 29th 2023

Falls Creek, Australia, looking like a great place to be right now...

Powder in Australia, snow coming for NZ.

The Snow Headlines - 29th June

- 90cm (3 Feet) of Snowfall in 7 days at Falls Creek.

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Scotland Posts 99K Skier Visits in 22-23 Season

Published : 29-Jun-2023 07:21

The Scotsman newspaper has reported that Scotland's five centres posted a combined 98,989 skier days for the 2022-23 season.

For context, the best season of the 21st century was 2009-10 which saw all areas open consistently through the winter and a total of 374,789 skier days.

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Return Zermatt – Cervinia Alpine Crossing Priced at 240 CHF (£211)

Published : 28-Jun-2023 08:52

A return ticket to travel on the newly completed Alpine Crossing, a series of interconnected gondola and cable car lifts that crosses the Swiss – Italian border between the ski resorts of Zermatt and Cervinia has been put at 240 Swiss Francs, currently £211. A one way ticket for the approximately 90 minute journey is 164 Swiss Francs or £137.

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Ski & Golf in July

Published : 27-Jun-2023 07:52

Italian ski resort Cervinia will stage a combined ski and golf competition on July 8 and 9th.

The event, which has now been running each summer for 30 years, is a doubles competition that combines summer skiing (or snowboarding) and golf.

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New Zealand’s Largest Ski Area Opening Thanks To Government Support

Published : 26-Jun-2023 07:18

Ski areas in New Zealand are currently battling weather conditions that have forced two ski areas that had opened for the season to close again and others to delay opening until things get more wintery, but the country's largest resort Mt Ruapehu, is facing greater problems than the weather.

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Leading South American Ski Resorts Open For 2023 Season After Snow Storm

Published : 24-Jun-2023 07:43

Many of the major ski areas in Argentina and Chile are opening this weekend after fresh snowfall.

Ski areas in Patagonia reported some big pre-season snowfalls a month ago in May, but since then there had not been much fresh snow until the past few days and most of the continent's areas had remained closed while those of Australia and New Zealand bean opening over the past fortnight.

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J2Ski Snow Report - June 22nd 2023

Published : 22-Jun-2023 05:03

J2Ski Snow Report June 22nd 2023

After a 3-year hiatus, Selwyn, NSW, Australia has literally risen from the ashes and is back in action tomorrow!

Snow in Australia, season starts in Argentina.

The Snow Headlines - 22nd June

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Megavalanche returns to Alpe d’Huez

Published : 22-Jun-2023 09:42

The Megavalanche mountain biking event returns to Alpe d'Huez next month from 03-09 July.

Since 1995, thousands of mountain bikers from around the world have enjoyed this unique race, which features a mass start at 3330m above sea level to the finish at Allemont, 2600m further down the mountain.

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New Zealand Ski Areas Struggle with Borderline Conditions

Published : 22-Jun-2023 08:14

It's a slow start to the 2023 season in New Zealand due to borderline weather conditions for snow.

The first ski area in the country (and probably the southern hemisphere) to open on 10th June, Mt Hutt, has been forced to close again due to rain and now Treble Cone has decided to delay its planned opening.

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Cable Car Replaced After Almost 5 Decades and Over 7 Million Passengers

Published : 21-Jun-2023 07:50

After 4️8 years of faithful services, the Airelles cable car at Font Romeu Pyrénées 2000 in the French Pyrenees is to be replaced by a new gondola.

The Altiservice company which runs the lifts estimates that the lift has carried 7,360,000 people over the past five decades, since its debut in 1975.

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Snow Just Before Summer Closes US Ski Resort

Published : 20-Jun-2023 06:40

10-30cm of snowfall has been reported on mountains across the north western quarter of North America.

Timberline ski area on Mt Hood in Oregon, one of three ski areas still open for skiing and snowboarding on the continent was closed on Sunday and Monday due to the weather, which also brought low visibility. It reports 4 inches (10cm) of fresh snowfall while announcing.

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Fresh Heavy Snowfall on Australian Ski Slopes

Published : 19-Jun-2023 07:10

Ski areas in Australia are reporting upto 30cm (a foot) of fresh snowfall has fallen on slopes in the past 48 hours and the snow is still falling.

Most of the country's ski areas are now open but with limited terrain after a mild start to June, however most are now talking about expanding what's available.

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Tignes Opens For Summer Skiing

Published : 18-Jun-2023 08:40

Tignes is believed to have opened for its 2023 summer ski season, joining neighbouring Val d'Isere which opened last week for a four-week summer ski season. The two areas have 20km of slopes reported open.

Les 2 Alpes in to the final fortnight of a planned two-month summer ski season to the end of June, is also open giving France three areas currently open compared to one each in Austria (Hintertux), Italy (Passo Stelvio) and Switzerland (Zermatt).

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More Australian Ski Areas Open

Published : 16-Jun-2023 01:43

Two more Austrian ski areas have operated for the 2023 season today, joining Perisher, Mt Buller and Mt Baw Baw which opened some limited terrain last Saturday.

Falls Creek and Mt Hotham also opened last Saturday but without an skiing or boarding possible, but that has now changed after up to 40cm of snowfall this week and a drop in temperatures enabling snowmaking.

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Utah Resort Re-Opening is for One Weekend Only

Published : 16-Jun-2023 09:41

Snowbird ski area it Utah, which re-opens for skiing and snowboarding this Saturday, 17th June, says the slopes will be open for this weekend only.

When the rest ended its 22-23 season on the final Monday of may, it had hoped its re-openings from mid-June would continue through to a 4th of July Independence day celebration weekend.

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J2Ski Snow Report - June 15th 2023

Published : 15-Jun-2023 08:10

J2Ski Snow Report June 15th 2023

Perisher, Australia just got enough snow to start doing this...

Southern hemisphere season is go.

The Snow Headlines - 15th June

- 2023 Southern Hemisphere ski season is underway.

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More New Zealand Ski Areas Opening For Season This Weekend

Published : 15-Jun-2023 02:27

At least three more ski areas in New Zealand are expected to open for their 2023 seasons this weekend, joining the country's first-to-open, Mt Hutt as it enters its second week of the winter.

Cardrona, Coronet Peak and The Remarkables are all currently due to open, initially with limited terrain. Most have a mixture of natural and machine made snow with low temperatures over the last week allowing efficient snowmaking.

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Big Snowfalls in Australia May Allow More Areas to Open

Published : 14-Jun-2023 06:22

Australian ski areas have reported nearly a foot of fresh snowfall in the past 24 hours.

The 2023 ski season started in the country last weekend but only three ski areas managed limited terrain openings after a mild start to June.

It now looks like the country's other ski areas will be opening imminently.

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Austria’s SkiWelt Region Celebrates 20 Years of Being Green Energy Powered

Published : 13-Jun-2023 07:50

Austria's SkiWelt Wilder Kaiser - Brixental region, one of the largest in the country and the world, has clocked up two decades of being hydro-electricity powered.

Established in 1977 when the various ski areas it is made up of inter-connected, the region has grown to include 83 modern lifts, 270 km of piste and 80 mountain huts.

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Vail to Launch My Epic Gear

Published : 12-Jun-2023 09:37

Vail Resorts, the world's largest ski resort operator with a global portfolio of 41 resorts, mostly in the US, is reported to be planning to pilot a new gear rental subscription program next season.

My Epic Gear will initially operate at Vail, Beaver Creek, Breckenridge and Keystone resorts for a limited number of pass holders during the 2023/2024 ski season.

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Utah Ski Area To Re-open in June

Published : 11-Jun-2023 08:47

Utah's Snowbird ski area is planning to re-open next weekend, June 17-18, for summer skiing and boarding, "conditions permitting".

The centre, which is usually the last to close in the famous ski state, is usually the last to close in Utah, in May or sometimes June.

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2023 Southern Hemisphere Season Underway

Published : 10-Jun-2023 09:06

The 2023 ski season has gotten underway in Australia, Chile and New Zealand.

It's believed Mt Hutt in New Zealand, pictured above this morning, was the first to open due to the country's geographical location, even though it opened 24 hours later than originally hoped.

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El Niño Likely To Bring Bumper Winter To the Andes, Less Snow to Australia, Maybe

Published : 09-Jun-2023 11:52

The marketing departments of ski resorts around the world tend to put a lot of store in the likely snowfall consequences of the El Niño and La Nina systems in the Pacific which dominate the region's weather …and some believe the entire planet's.

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J2Ski Snow Report - June 8th 2023

Published : 08-Jun-2023 04:45

J2Ski Snow Report June 8th 2023

Mount Hutt, New Zealand, reports "very thin cover" but will open Saturday 10th June...

Southern hemisphere ski season about to start.

The Snow Headlines - 8th June

- Southern Hemisphere's 2023 season start imminent.

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Val d’Isère Opening for 4 Week Summer Ski Season

Published : 07-Jun-2023 02:11

Val d'Isère will open for a four-week summer ski season on its Pissaillas Glacier this Saturday June 10th, aiming to stay open to Friday July 7th.

The Cascade and Montet lifts will be open from 7am to noon daily serving terrain above 3,000m.

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Southern Hemisphere’s 2023 Ski Season Will Start Saturday

Published : 07-Jun-2023 08:13

The eternal vagaries of the weather have left the likely start date and of the 2023 southern hemisphere ski season uncertain until today, with Mt Hutt announcing it will open this week – just 24 hours later than they'd hoped, on Saturday 10th June rather than Friday.

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Two US Ski Areas Consider A Lift Connection

Published : 06-Jun-2023 08:39

A rare plan to join two independently-operated US ski areas has emerged.

Smugglers' Notch and Stowe in Vermont are near neighbours as the crow flies and it has long been possible, and fairly easy for experienced skiers with lift tickets for both mountains, to traverse between the two. In the past there have been semi-formal inter-connect agreements, but the lift-link plan is new.

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Southern Hemisphere Season Start Imminent, But Where?

Published : 05-Jun-2023 09:49

Exactly which ski area will open first for the 2023 ski season in the southern hemisphere is still uncertain with days to go to the scheduled start.

New Zealand's Mt Hutt has the actual first named date – this Friday June 9th – but the country had a warm end to May and although a snowstorm hit on Sunday, hopes of metre-plus accumulations from the long term forecast delivered just 10cm of snowfall when it eventually arrived and the forecast for the next few days is dry and not that cold.

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Austria’s Supreme Court Decides Austria Not Liable for COVID-19 Pandemic Cases

Published : 04-Jun-2023 09:14

A legal action against the state of Austria, with interest to people from 45 countries who claim they were infected with COVID 19 at the resort of Ischgl in the early months of 2019, has been rejected by Austria's Supreme Court.

More than 6,000 people had contacted Austrian authorities from around the world saying they thought they had caught the disease while in the country, with about 1,000 of these joining a class action, seeking an average of €100,000 compensation each.

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Pakistan’s Second Indoor Snow Centre Opens

Published : 03-Jun-2023 08:04

A second indoor snow centre has opened in Lahore, Pakistan's second biggest city and the 26th largest in the world.

Winterland is a snow and ice themed centre where attractions include a short snow slide, ice cycling, ice skating, a tubing carousel on ice and a snow swing among other attractions. There's also a zipline and kids non-snow play area.

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J2Ski's Where to Ski in June 2023

Published : 02-Jun-2023 07:06

J2Ski's Where to Ski in June 2023

Falls Creek, Australia, opening soon...

US resorts extend into June, season approaches for the south.

June is traditionally the month when the southern hemisphere's ski season gets going properly, Europe and North America get their glacier summer ski seasons underway, and there are also up to a dozen 'survivors' that have been open since the previous autumn and are still going after 7 or 8 months keep their lifts turning.

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Stelvio Opens for 2023 Season

Published : 02-Jun-2023 10:45

Italy's Passo Stelvio has opened for its 2023 season.

One of the world's few remaining summer-only ski areas it also has one of the longest seasons of any summer-opening northern hemisphere ski area, aiming to stay open for five months through to 5th November this year.

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J2Ski Snow Report - June 1st 2023

Published : 01-Jun-2023 04:10

J2Ski Snow Report June 1st 2023

You can still do this, in June, at Mammoth Mountain, California...

US resorts extend into June, season approaches for the south.

The Snow Headlines - 1st June

- Southern hemisphere's 2023 season starts next week - if nowhere opens early?

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Snowfall Expected For Last Day of Colorado’s Ski Season This Weekend

Published : 01-Jun-2023 09:45

Snowfall is expected on the highest slopes in Colorado this coming Sunday, June 4th, closing day for Arapahoe Basin (pictured above on Tuesday), which is, as usual, the last ski resort still open in the state, following Winter Park's closure last weekend.

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