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SNOW NEWS UPDATED 23 OCTOBER 2014
INTRODUCTION Winter is certainly coming as there has been heavy snow fall in Austria, which has seen all our featured resorts temporarily close on Thursday but there's lots of fresh snow waiting to be tracked when they reopen. Italy also had plenty of snow and France and Switzerland received a nice helping too.
AUSTRIA Thursday 23rd October brought very heavy snowfall across Austria with reports of up to 80cm at the Hintertux Glacier and 50cm at the Stubai Glacier.The heavy snowfall was seen across all of our featured resorts but unfortunately due to the weather conditions all resorts were closed on Thursday. The weekend ahead looks clearer with sunny skies so it could be a fantastic weekend for snowsports in Austria.
FRANCE Tignes (30cm) had recent snow fall of around 10cm on Wednesday but on Thursday 23rd October despite the sunny skies, the lifts were closed due to high winds.The forecast for the weekend continues to be bright and sunny and as soon as the winds die down the lifts will open once again.
SWITZERLAND It was a fine and sunny day in Switzerland on Thursday 23rd October with both Zermatt and Saas Fee enjoying excellent weather. Saas Fee (225cm) had more snow fall recently with up to 15cm being recorded on Wednesday. With winter just around the corner this recent drop is building the base layer nicely and ensuring the pistes are well prepared for the winter season. On Thursday 23rd October there were six lifts running but the remaining lifts are not set to open in the resort just yet.The weekend's forecast looks very good with lots of sunshine expected. It could be rather cold however, so please wrap up warm.
ITALY The Val Senales Glacier (55cm) has been blessed with fresh snow. On Thursday 23rd September up to 60cm were reported but as a result of the heavy snow the lifts were closed.The forecast for the approaching weekend looks quite sunny so you could be in for a great weekend with fresh pistes and fresh powder for all to enjoy Cervinia and The Presena Glacier are closed for the summer.
NORTH AMERICA Timberline, USA and Whistler, Canada are closed for the summer.
AUSTRALIA All our featured resorts in Australia are closed for the season.
NEW ZEALAND There is only Turoa (281cm) and Whakapapa (305cm) currently open for snow sports in New Zealand Whakapapa (305cm) is entering its last few days for snow sports as it is due to close after this weekend. On Thursday 23rd October the resort was reporting great weather and typical spring time conditions with firm pistes in the morning with slushy surfaces developing in the afternoon.The forecast for the next few days looks fairly cloudy on Friday which could bring light snow to Turoa and Whakapapa but it should brighten up nicely for the full weekend.
SOUTH AMERICA All of our featured resorts in South America are closed for the season.