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Major Snowstorm Hits Australian Slopes

Published : 29-Jun-2024 06:19

A multi-day snowstorm has begun for Australian ski areas which they're hoping will have deposited at least 20cm of fresh cover by Sunday evening.

The country's centres have had a challenging start to the 2024 season, which began three weeks ago, with cold temperatures for snowmaking but very little natural snowfall.

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J2Ski Snow Report - June 28th 2024

Published : 28-Jun-2024 09:14

Portillo, Chile, will open on Saturday after more than 5 metres of snow in 14 days...

Storms in both hemispheres cause problems (rain in the northern, snow in the southern); one Chilean ski area reports 5 metre base depth, while others in South America are blocked by heavy snow.

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Village near Les 2 Alpes suffers worst flood for 10,000 years

Published : 28-Jun-2024 08:26

Last Friday (21 June 2024) torrential rainfall combined with snowmelt due to high temperatures to cause havoc in the Alps.

Zermatt was cut off completely for a day and in the southern French Alps, the village of Bérarde, near Les 2 Alpes was devastated by floods.

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Austrian Ski Resort Builds Own Hydro Power Plant

Published : 28-Jun-2024 07:03

The Austrian resort of Söll has started construction of a small hydropower plant on the local Stampfanger stream, which will cover around 25% of its annual energy requirements from this coming December 2024. The €2.5m project will deliver1,500,000 kW/h of green power annually.

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Schladming Announce 3 Rock/Pop Stars To Play 3 Nights To Start Season

Published : 26-Jun-2024 10:30

When it comes to big rock and pop stars performing in the Alps, Ischgl has long been the first place you think of with their famed Top of the mountain concerts, which used to close out their season in May, but now start their season too whilst the end has grown into a month long festival.

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Survey on "Snowsports Fear" Seeks Your Views

Published : 25-Jun-2024 08:47

A snowsports coach and a ski book author have got together to launch as study into the fears that can stop some of us enjoying snowsports to the full, or at all.

Author and Illustrator of 'Ski A to Z' Kimberley Kay returned to skiing after ACL reconstruction surgery, but found she was experienced concerns and fears around the sport not previously felt, and gained an understanding and respect for how such feelings can affect not only enjoyment but involvement in snowsports.

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North America’s 2024 Wildfire Season Threatens Ski Resort

Published : 24-Jun-2024 09:32

The increasingly common trend of forest fires threatening ski resorts in recent years, which has seen ski areas in Australia, Spain and the US severely damaged by fires, is beginning to make its presence felt for 2024 now too.

The fires, which started on June 17th, have so far burnt 25,000 acres, killed at least two people, destroyed over 1,400 buildings and led to over 10,000 people being forced to evacuate their homes in the ski town of Ruidoso in New Mexico.

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Severe Weather Impacts Summer Skiing in the Alps

Published : 23-Jun-2024 06:42

Major thunderstorms temporarily cut off Zermatt by road and rail and led Tignes to delay its summer ski season opening this weekend.

The Swiss government's weather service said 124 mm (4.88 in) of rain had fallen around the Matterhorn on Friday, most of it over a one-hour period, with the greatest impact on the town of Misox at the base of the mountain, where there people are missing after floodwaters raged through.

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Matterhorn Alpine Crossing Celebrating 1 Year Anniversary

Published : 21-Jun-2024 06:17

The Matterhorn Alpine Crossing series of gondolas and cable cars that connects Zermatt in Switzerland and Cervinia in Italy is coming up to the anniversary of its first full year of operations.

Lift companies Cervino SpA and Zermatt Bergbahnen have announced lift passes will be half price for anyone making some or all of the crossing on anniversary day, Sunday June 30th, 2024.

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Ski Racing Great Kilde Back on Snow

Published : 21-Jun-2024 12:24

Norway's ski racing superstar Aleksander Aamodt Kilde has been spotted back on snow five months after a horrific crash in the Lauberehorn race in Wengen.

Kilde, who is also one half of ski racing power couple with American fiancé Mikaela Shiffrin, the most successful racer of all time, has been on indoor Norwegian snow at Oslo's SNØ indoor ski centre this week.

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J2Ski Snow Report - June 20th 2024

Published : 20-Jun-2024 04:34

The Remarkables, New Zealand, is now open...

Still more snow in South America, giving the snowiest start for 30 years in places, with more in the forecast. Summer snow in North America too.

The Snow Headlines - June 20th

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Snowiest Start to South America’s Season in 30 Years

Published : 20-Jun-2024 12:54

South American's season proper is due to begin this weekend but most ski areas in Argentina and Chile have already been operating for 2-3 weeks having opened early due to exceptional autumn snowfall.

Up to six metres (20 feet) of pre-season snowfall has already been recorded at some centres and another 2.5 metres (100") is expected for the coming week. That's the most pre-season snow for 30 years, according to Portillo in Chile.

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World’s New Longest Indoor Snow Slope Announced

Published : 19-Jun-2024 01:13

A recently opened Chinese indoor ski resort operated by Club Med has announced a 'phase 2' development which will see it add the world's longest indoor snow slope.

The combined slope area of the existing and new slopes will also give the new greatest indoor snow surface in the world at over a mile, as well as the biggest indoor vertical.

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NZ resorts open with top up of fresh snow

Published : 19-Jun-2024 06:50

This weekend saw most ski resorts in New Zealand open for the season, albeit with limited terrain. However, last night saw some new snowfall.

Coronet Peak celebrated by offering the first skiers and snowboarders Mons Royale 'First On Chair' tshirts, while Mt Hutt reported 3cm of new snow on Tuesday.

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Riksgransen Re-Opening for Summer Solstice Skiing

Published : 17-Jun-2024 07:45

There are more northerly ski lifts, but in terms of full ski resort facilities, the world's most northerly centre, Sweden's Riksgränsen, is re-opening for skiing and boarding this week, but for four days only.

The famous ski centre, which markets itself as 'Europe's spring skiing capital' is reporting the late June snow as still 70cm deep. There'll be five runs, serviced by three lifts, available as well as freeride terrain opportunities.

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Andorra Unhappy Not To Be Awarded An FIS World Championships

Published : 16-Jun-2024 06:24

Andorra has gone public on its unhappiness at being unsuccessful in its bid to host either the 2029 or 2031 World Championships, recently awarded to Narvik and Val Gardena.

It's been wanting to host them for many years now and has got as far as staging the World Cup Finals as well as World Cup races and has previously even been part of a plans for a joint bid with France to host the Winter Olympics.

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All Open Aussie Resorts Have Runs Skiable After Fresh Snowfall

Published : 15-Jun-2024 12:35

A week after Australia's ski season began with half of centres opening without being able to offer any snowsports, this weekend sees all open centres offering some snowsports.

The improvement comes after a week of cold temperatures allowing for more snowmaking, as well as some light, natural snowfall.

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New Zealand’s 2024 Season Starts Tomorrow

Published : 14-Jun-2024 06:45

New Zealand's 2024 season was due to have got started today with Coronet Peak and Mt Hutt due to open, however, unfortunately, neither have managed to do so.

As with Australia a week ago it's a mixed picture though, with Coronet Peak (pictured above on Wednesday), already having announced it was delaying for an unspecified period whilst awaiting "a few more centimetres"of snow. Mt Hutt though had planned to open limited terrain today but has been forced to delay doing so due to rain.

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J2Ski Snow Report - June 13th 2024

Published : 13-Jun-2024 06:19

Perisher, Australia, just got fresh and will be opening more lifts...

Some more big snow in South America, and enough to get started in Australia now - with more coming.

The Snow Headlines - June 13th

- Australia's season starts but only a few runs able to open; colder and snowier now though.

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Early Season conditions improving 'Down Under' in Australia and New Zealand

Published : 13-Jun-2024 08:44

New snow and a fall in temperatures in Australian resorts has arrived just at the right time for resort openings.

Perisher has reported close to 30cm of snow in the last week, with more lifts due to open this weekend. Similar levels of new snow have been reported at Falls Creek and Hotham in Victoria.

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20cm of Summer Snowfall in 24hrs in the Alps

Published : 12-Jun-2024 08:55

What's been a mostly cold spring in the Alps has seen a second big "powder alarm" warranting snowfall on high slopes overnight in just under a fortnight.

Austria's Hintertux, which already has the deepest snow in the region at 5 metres, posted a 20cm overnight accumulation on its year round ski slopes this morning.

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Australia's Ski Season Picks Up With Fresh Snowfall

Published : 11-Jun-2024 06:45

Australia's ski areas are looking a whole lot better than they did on the ski season opening day last Saturday as several days of forecast snowfall has gotten underway, along with much lower temperatures than in recent weeks.

Australia always begins its season with a three day long-weekend in early June that includes a public holiday on the Monday (yesterday) to celebrate King Charles III's birthday. Snow cover is often problematic this early in the winter and its not unusual for there to be little or no snow cover, although from media reports this year you'd think it had never happened before.

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‘The Brits’ to return to Mayrhofen, Austria in March 2025

Published : 10-Jun-2024 01:22

British snowsports premier freestyle competition 'The Brits' will take place in Mayrhofen, Austria next winter.

It will be the first time the event has taken place in the Alps since 2019, when Laax in Switzerland was the venue.

Stu Brass, organiser of 'The Brits' confirmed the news in Episode 213 of The Ski Podcast:

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Val d'Isère Summer Ski Season Underway

Published : 09-Jun-2024 03:51

Val d'Isère has opened for a month of summer glacier skiing, its 61st summer ski season although some were missed due to poor conditions. This year it is reported to have 4km of slopes open at present and a healthy 4m base.

Val d'Isère opening means France currently has two summer ski areas available, with Les 2 Alpes having operated through May, aiming to continue to July 7th.That equal's the two currently open in Austria (Hintertux and Molltal) and is one less than the three centres (Fonna, Galdhopiggen and Stryn) open in Norway.

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Vail Resorts Increase Sales Income With Fewer Skiers

Published : 08-Jun-2024 06:43

The world's largest ski resort operating company, Vail Resorts, which operates more than 40 ski areas in four countries on three continents, increased sales revenue by 1% despite seeing a 17% drop in skier visits in winter 2023-24.

The company credited income from ski school, dining and rental spending held up despite fewer skiers and ticket sales.

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J2Ski Snow Report - June 6th 2024

Published : 06-Jun-2024 06:21

Portillo, Chile, where the 2024 season has started with some great early snow.

Chile is just about fully open, Argentina following. Australia and New Zealand are about to open... and it's still snowing in Europe!

The Snow Headlines - June 6th

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FIS Alpine World Ski Championships For 2029 and 2031 Announced

Published : 06-Jun-2024 07:12

The trend of announcing multiple winners of big ski events in future years set by the Winter Olympics with the FIS announcing the next two rather than the usual one future host of the Alpine World Ski Championships.

Meeting in Reykjavik the FIS Council voted for Narvik in northern Norway to host the 2029 FIS Alpine World Ski Championships and for Val Gardena to host the event in 2031.

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Mt Ruapehu's Ski Areas Return to Solo Operations for 2024 Season

Published : 05-Jun-2024 01:18

New Zealand's Mt Ruapehu ski area will return to operating as two separately run ski areas – Tūroa and Whakapapa this winter.

Previously Mt Ruapehu encompassed both ski areas, run as a 'single' resort although physically separate and claimed to be New Zealand's largest ski area by combining the stats.

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Super Angel Express Chairlift Coming To Banff Sunshine

Published : 04-Jun-2024 08:58

Canada's ski season only ended last Monday at Banff's Sunshine Village ski area, but the Albertan ski area that boasts the country's longest ski season had already started work on its new lift project for the start of winter 24-25 – just over five months away, a week beforehand.

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Australia’s Highest Ski Area’s 2024 Delays Season Start After Fire Damage

Published : 03-Jun-2024 08:51

A fire at the sewage processing plant at Australia's highest ski area, Charlotte Pass near Perisher in New South Wales, has had to delay its planned season start in three weeks' time.

A statement from the centre's operators explained that the fire damage occurring so close to the start of the season posed "present significant challenges," adding that "Following the fire …the village unable to process any wastewater from taps, showers or toilets at this time. …Charlotte Pass Village remains closed to the public and no access is available."

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Southern Africa and New Zealand’s 2024 Seasons Start – Kind Of

Published : 01-Jun-2024 04:20

New Zealand's Whakapapa ski area has opened a small area of snow in its Happy Valley area, which is served by a conveyor lift, the first lift-accessed skiing in the country this year.

"Please note that only a section of Happy Valley is open for skiing and snowboarding; the rest (except our sledding area) is still closed. Keep in mind that we don't offer any rentals or lessons for today and tomorrow, so please bring your own gear," a resort statement explains.

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