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WORLD SNOW ROUNDUP #96

Issued: 16th July 2019 By Patrick "Snowhunter" Thorne Our latest roundup of snow conditions around the world. Each section that follows below goes into detail country by country. Clicking the map thumbnail will take you to our dynamic snow forecast map for the latest detail (where you can also overlay live weather & reported conditions). Weather outlooks for Europe and North America can be found at the end of this roundup. Snow storm totals have now passed the metre mark at some Aussie ski areas (Perisher reports 106cm); a great powder day. Here's Falls Creek. INTRODUCTION: We briefly reached double-figures for the number of ski areas open in the Alps at the weekend as Saas Fee, in Switzerland, became the…

WORLD SNOW ROUNDUP #95

Issued: 10th July 2019 By Patrick "Snowhunter" Thorne Our latest roundup of snow conditions around the world. Each section that follows below goes into detail country by country. Clicking the map thumbnail will take you to our dynamic snow forecast map for the latest detail (where you can also overlay live weather & reported conditions). Weather outlooks for Europe and North America can be found at the end of this roundup. INTRODUCTION: After all the excitement caused by ski areas opening for the season in the Southern Hemisphere and record heat impacting glacier skiing in the Alps, things have been a little calmer in both Northern and Southern Hemispheres over the past week.  Most areas that operate for the southern…

WORLD SNOW ROUNDUP #94

Issued: 3rd July 2019 By Patrick "Snowhunter" Thorne Our latest roundup of snow conditions around the world. Each section that follows below goes into detail country by country. Clicking the map thumbnail will take you to our dynamic snow forecast map for the latest detail (where you can also overlay live weather & reported conditions). Weather outlooks for Europe and North America can be found at the end of this roundup. It's the build-up to 4th of July Independence day skiing and boarding at six US resorts. Squaw Valley re-opens today for four days and will finally end its eight month ski season on Sunday. INTRODUCTION: As we enter July winter is really starting to take hold in the Southern…

WORLD SNOW ROUNDUP #93

Issued: 26th June 2019 By Patrick "Snowhunter" Thorne Our latest roundup of snow conditions around the world. Each section that follows below goes into detail country by country. Clicking the map thumbnail will take you to our dynamic snow forecast map for the latest detail (where you can also overlay live weather & reported conditions). Weather outlooks for Europe and North America can be found at the end of this roundup. Ski areas are opening for summer and winter seasons in Europe and South America, the Alps, Arctic Circle and the Andes. Austria's Mölltaler Gletscher re-opens for its 10+ month season to May 2020, Riksgränsen in Sweden for 4 days over midsummer and Chile's Chapa Verde starts its 2019 winter…

WORLD SNOW ROUNDUP #92

Issued: 19th June 2019 By Patrick "Snowhunter" Thorne Our latest roundup of snow conditions around the world. Each section that follows below goes into detail country by country. Clicking the map thumbnail will take you to our dynamic snow forecast map for the latest detail (where you can also overlay live weather & reported conditions). Weather outlooks for Europe and North America can be found at the end of this roundup. There's been a lot of unseasonal snowfall in the Pyrenees over the past few days. Nowhere is open for snow-sports at present; however, it still looks good.  Here's Spain's Masella. INTRODUCTION: More ski areas have opened over the weekend in both the Northern and Southern Hemispheres. Those ski areas…

WORLD SNOW ROUNDUP #91

Issued: 11th June 2019 By Patrick "Snowhunter" Thorne Our latest roundup of snow conditions around the world. Each section that follows below goes into detail country by country. Clicking the map thumbnail will take you to our dynamic snow forecast map for the latest detail (where you can also overlay live weather & reported conditions). Weather outlooks for Europe and North America can be found at the end of this roundup. INTRODUCTION: The 2019 ski season is continuing to gather pace in the Southern Hemisphere as we move towards the middle of June. Almost all Australian ski areas are open and are reporting the best start to the winter for 17 years so it could hardly be much better.  Lesotho’s…

WORLD SNOW ROUNDUP #90

Up to 50cm of snow was reported in New Zealand last week (upper slopes at Treble Cone Ski Area). The 2019 season has started there with a limited area at Mt Ruapehu (Whakapapa’s Happy Valley) and 'snow play' (no skiing yet) at Cardrona Alpine Resort. Mt Hutt has opened too. Issued: 4th June 2019 By Patrick "Snowhunter" Thorne Our latest roundup of snow conditions around the world. Each section that follows below goes into detail country by country. Clicking the map thumbnail will take you to our dynamic snow forecast map for the latest detail (where you can also overlay live weather & reported conditions). Weather outlooks for Europe and North America can be found at the end of this…

WORLD SNOW ROUNDUP #89

Issued: 29th May 2019 By Patrick "Snowhunter" Thorne Our latest roundup of snow conditions around the world. Each section that follows below goes into detail country by country. Clicking the map thumbnail will take you to our dynamic snow forecast map for the latest detail (where you can also overlay live weather & reported conditions). Weather outlooks for Europe and North America can be found at the end of this roundup. INTRODUCTION: Australia's Perisher ski resort has announced it's opening for its 2019 season a week early, this Friday 31st May, after more than 60cm of snowfall in the past three days. This will make it the first in the Southern Hemisphere to open for 2019 unless somewhere else jumps…

WORLD SNOW ROUNDUP #88

Issued: 22nd May 2019 By Patrick "Snowhunter" Thorne Our latest roundup of snow conditions around the world. Each section that follows below goes into detail country by country. Clicking the map thumbnail will take you to our dynamic snow forecast map for the latest detail (where you can also overlay live weather & reported conditions). Weather outlooks for Europe and North America can be found at the end of this roundup. INTRODUCTION: Heavy snow fell in California: 20cm/8 inches at Mammoth Mountain and plenty more was expected. It's open into July (now you know why). We’re now in to the latter half of May with the start of the Southern Hemisphere's ski season and meteorological summertime only 10 days away.…

WORLD SNOW ROUNDUP #87

Issued: 15th May 2019 By Patrick "Snowhunter" Thorne Our latest roundup of snow conditions around the world. Each section that follows below goes into detail country by country. Clicking the map thumbnail will take you to our dynamic snow forecast map for the latest detail (where you can also overlay live weather & reported conditions). Weather outlooks for Europe and North America can be found at the end of this roundup. INTRODUCTION: Arapahoe Basin Ski Area in Colorado have announced their very long ski season will now be even longer, with new plans to re-open the weekend of June 7-9 after ending daily operations on June 2nd.  As we move deeper in to spring (indeed the start of meteorological summertime…