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Mid-winter snow hits across North America and Europe

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Passo Tonale has the best ski base in the world right now.

 

It’s been yet another snowy week in most of Europe and large swathes of North America. French ski areas seem to have performed the best for fresh snow in the last week with some reporting as much as three feet/90cm of new snow in the last seven days and more areas now reporting 3m+ (10+ ft) bases, although this has been accompanied by stormy weather at times.

 

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Heavy snow continues in the Alps, early pre-season in Canada is place to be

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Two ski resorts in Eastern North America cranked up their lifts. Pictured here is Mont Tremblant a couple of weeks ago.

As we enter November the build up to the full start of winter 2013-14 continues almost unabated in most of the world’s main skiing regions.  There has been heavy snowfalls in the Eastern and Western Alps bringing large accumulations to the Austrian and French ski areas, in many cases with the snow reaching right down to the base.  Continue reading ‘Heavy snow continues in the Alps, early pre-season in Canada is place to be’

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The top 10 countries to ski and board in May

Spring skiing at Snowbird continues to the end of June

The snow season, although not as good as some would have imagined, is still going strong in many places. The late season is still active with some of the best skiing in May and some of the world’s top resorts. Just a few weeks ago Chamonix recorded some of the biggest snowfalls. If you are still up for some carving, here’s a list of the top ski resorts that’s bound to get you excited.  Continue reading ‘The top 10 countries to ski and board in May’

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Europe’s snowiest resort is open until May

 

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Engelberg is introducing a number of new changes to the resort this coming season.

Engelberg resort, which has topped the table with the deepest snow cover in the world for much of winter 2011-12, announced recently that the end of the season won’t come before May 28th. The resort located in the German speaking portion of Switzerland, had total accumulations above 6m (20 feet) on two occasions and only managed to be overtaken by Mt Baker in Washington state towards the end of winter, said the Engelberg-Titlis glacier ski season will go on until the end of May.

“Sunshine into the evening and pleasant temperatures are sure to make your spring skiing experience awesome and unforgettable,” promises the resort.

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Canadian Nik Zoricic killed in World Cup crash

A crash off the final jump in a World Cup Ski Cross event at Grindelwald, Switzerland Saturday (March 10) has claimed the life of Canadian racer Nik Zoricic.

The 29 year old Zoricic was pronounced dead at 12:25pm central European Time of “severe neurotrauma.”

Zoricic was participating in the fourth heat of the event, sustaining head injuries. He was airlifted to hospital in Interlaken where he was pronounced dead.  Continue reading ‘Canadian Nik Zoricic killed in World Cup crash’

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Luttman-Johnson Challenge back again in Zermatt

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The longest race of the Ski Club of Great Britain, the Luttman-Johnson, is set to go next month.

The Ski Club of Great Britain’s longest-running mountain event, the Luttman-Johnson Challenge (skiclub.co.uk), is back this February.  Now in its 38th year, the unique mountain restaurant race continues to attract over 40 teams of skiers and snowboarders – some new to the race experience and other cult followers who have been perfecting their championship formula since Luttman first launched the event in 1974. Continue reading ‘Luttman-Johnson Challenge back again in Zermatt’

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Why Portes du Soleil claims it has the best lift ticket value

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Portes du Soleil claims that each skiable kilometre cost .33 cents per adult making it the best deal around.

The Portes du Soleil region which offers 650km of terrain on one ticket, spread between a dozen resorts on each side of the French/Swiss border, says that although not the cheapest, their six day lift pass (216 Euros – 282 USD) for adults up to March 30, 2012, 184 Euros (216 USD) for the rest of the season, is the best value you can get. Continue reading ‘Why Portes du Soleil claims it has the best lift ticket value’

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