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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…

WORLD SNOW ROUNDUP #86

Issued: 7th 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: Snow has begun falling in Australia ahead of the 2019 ski season starting early next month. Up to 50cm expected by the weekend. Here's Mt Hotham today Although the ski season continues to wind down as we move in to May, mother-nature doesn’t seem to have got the…

WORLD SNOW ROUNDUP #85

Issued: 1st 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: It has been a snowy end to April at still-open ski areas in Colorado including Arapahoe Basin Ski Area (pictured), Breckenridge Ski Resort (open to the end of May) and Winter Park Resort. Loveland Ski Area has reported the most so far with 43cm (17 inches) of fresh. …

WORLD SNOW ROUNDUP #84

Issued: 23rd April 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 first light snowfalls of 2019 have been reported at Afriski Mountain Resort in Lesotho, Southern Africa. The ski season starts here in just over a month's time. Although most of the ski areas that were still operating up to the Easter weekend have now closed for the…

WORLD SNOW ROUNDUP #83

Issued: 16th April 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: Fernie Alpine Resort, in BC, had a nice 30cm (ft) of fresh snow for their final day of the 18-19 season. Picture by Thomas Hopkins. With Easter finally here this coming Sunday there has been a real mix of weather in many of Europe's ski regions. Along with…

World Snow Roundup #82

Issued: 09th April 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 big news of the past week for lovers of snowsports is, undoubtedly, the huge snowfalls in the Alps and the Dolomites at the end of last week.  One Italian ski area claimed to receive over 2 metres of snow in 72 hours; the most in the country…

World Snow Roundup #81

Issued: 03rd April 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: It's been snowing across Australia with just over two months to the start of the 2019 ski season. Here's Hotham Alpine Resort. After the snowy weather in the eastern Alps a little over a week ago now, the weather has settled down in much of mainland Europe. Conditions…

WORLD SNOW ROUNDUP #80

Issued: 26th March 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. Up to 45cm (18 inches) of snowfall reported in the last 24 hours in Austria, Switzerland and Germany including 30cm (1ft) at St. Anton am Arlberg (pictured). INTRODUCTION: It's more and more spring-like in the skiing world of the northern hemisphere (well, it is spring after all), with plenty…

WORLD SNOW ROUNDUP #79

Issued: 19th March 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. The most fresh snow in the world this week? Alyeska Resort in Alaska has reported 195cm (6.5 feet) of fresh snowfall in the past five days. INTRODUCTION: With spring (the traditional astronomical version) just around the corner, winter has been enjoying what may have been a ‘final blast’ (or…

WORLD SNOW ROUNDUP #78

Issued: 13th March 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. Squaw Valley recently announced they were staying open this season to July 7th, They now report the world's deepest snow base at 6.17m (20.5ft). INTRODUCTION: Most of the Alps has seen the heaviest snow for two months over the past 72 hours. Some Swiss ski areas have reported up…