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Supporting POW: Protect Our Winters

Protect Our Winters UK is the UK branch of the global Protect Our Winters movement started in the United States 2007 by professional snowboarder Jeremy Jones. They are a registered charity aimed at educating and supporting UK outdoor sports communities to mobilise and take positive action on climate change, starting with snowsports. They do this by engaging individuals and organisations through their snowsports livelihoods and passions. Education is provided to them on the risks of climate change and they are supported to take effective action. Snow-Forecast.com has committed to supporting the POW message to combat climate change. Find out how you can help here. https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=M9KVeaeIxhE Our support comprises sharing the message of POW through our website and giving over a…

Freeride World Tour: Travis Rice’s View During One of ‘the Most Complete Runs’ Ever

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=IBHdSLMfACc Hakuba, Japan: first stop of the Freeride World Tour where everyone was blown away by the historic line that Travis Rice's took, scoring him  95%.  Head judge Lolo Besse said “The only reason he scored 95/100 was because a few more riders were left to go. It would have been 100 score points. It was one of the most complete runs in the Freeride World Tour that we’ve ever seen.”…

The lure of off-radar resorts by Ed Leigh

Ed Leigh is publishing weekly money saving tips for skiers on his Facebook and Instagram pages which are well worth checking out. Snow-Forecast.com is all about finding the best snow in even better locations that may not necessarily be the big-hitting resorts. In the video below, Ed encourages us to consider some alternatives. Of course, always check out our own snow picks giving the best of the forecast and reported conditions before heading out... https://youtu.be/vtoBQCTnmYU The Chamonixs, the Val d’Iseres, the Courchevels and all the other spots that always feature on the Telegraph’s most popular ski resorts list: https://www.telegraph.co.uk/…/the-top-20-ski-resorts-voted…/ Instead I’m going to tell you about some real hidden gems. Resorts that may not all have vast piste networks, banging nightlife…

Be the stars in your own ski movie with SkiBro’s Cinematic Pack

SkiBro - the game-changing platform that allows users to find their ideal ski & snowboard lesson provider and book instantly - has launched the Cinematic Pack, a new experience that looks set to change “how was your holiday” water-cooler chats forever! The Cinematic Pack teams some of SkiBro's finest instructors with a top-notch mountain cinematographer, giving clients an unforgettable day in the mountains, all captured in stunning high definition. https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=QvT_JkU_pR4 SkiBro Cinematic Pack The Cinematic Pack will appeal to anyone that has dabbled in action cameras and realised how hard it is to capture great footage and how time consuming it can be to edit. Or anyone that loves a great ski video and wished they could be the stars.…

The 5 best ski resorts for beginners in Austria

By CheckYeti In Austria, a total of around 450 ski resorts can be found. In order to find a beginner-friendly resort, factors like the slopes’ level of difficulty, the ski lesson offers, the availability of practice areas and the ski schools’ childcare facilities should be considered. © TVB St. Anton am Arlberg / Josef Mallaun St Anton Centrally located in the Austrian Alps, St Anton am Arlberg is the biggest ski resort in Austria and one of the 10 biggest worldwide. It can be reached in under 1.5h from Innsbruck and in around 3h from Munich and Salzburg. The ski resort, which includes more than 300km of slopes, has been known long before the Alpine Ski World Championship was held…

Under the Radar in La Plagne’s Backcountry

Ski journalist and photographer Alf Alderson gets more than he bargained for – in every sense of the word – in La Plagne’s backcountry. La Plagne – most ski guides describe it as ‘perfect for intermediates’, ‘great cruiser runs’, ‘popular with families’ – that kind of thing. So, it’s not a ski resort where you’d expect to find world-class off-piste and backcountry; but you’d be wrong in your expectations. In fact, from where I’m standing now, on the east shoulder of 3417m (11,200ft)  Bellecôte, I’m enjoying views to match any in the Alps as line after line of snow-shrouded mountains extends to the horizon like the lines of a monstrous ocean swell. Amongst the peaks in view are some of…

How will “Beast from the East” & Storm Emma affect UK Mountains?

It’s hard to avoid a UK news bulletin that does not mention the “Beast from the East” that will dominate the weather over the coming week. This potentially rare weather event is due to a polar vortex - an area of low pressure in the upper parts of the atmosphere that is more often found centred over NE Siberia and Canada. An event known as Sudden Stratospheric Warming (SSW) has occurred where the polar vortex expands and gets pushed south, carried along with the jet stream. This one in four-year event typically leads to cold snaps lasting up to a fortnight. UK accumulated snowfall for 28th Feb - 2nd March and Temperature forecast for Weds 28th…

Guide to MySnow on Snow-Forecast.com

The Snow-Forecast.com team took on board user feedback that the site was great if you knew which mountain destination you had in mind, but harder to use if you were interested in watching several different resorts within a similar driving radius to your home or accommodation. The idea behind MySnow is to have a handy digest of all your favourite resorts, maps and user settings on one page. Who can have a MySnow Page? Everyone! If you sign up for snow alerts, upload a photo to our gallery or register an account via our mobile app, you will have a login to the site emailed to you. Premium subscribers automatically get access to an enhanced page (see below). Once in,…

Winter 2017 continues…

A large storm continues to bring fresh snowfall to the European Alps this week, mostly in Austrian resorts which is luckily where most of the resorts that are open are. The Obergurgl region has seen up to 15cm of new snow, but elsewhere glacier resorts such as Hintertux have had over 30cm in the past 24 hours. A look at our Ski Austria pages shows those resorts reporting the best piste conditions and new powder, so check this out regularly if you're lucky enough to be able to head to the mountains!   Not forgetting French resorts, Tignes reports 20cm of snow in the first 24 hours of May…

The state of the Ski Industry

Luxury Ski Chalet operator Consensio recently released a report combining data from a wide range of ski operators that gives and interesting insight into the state of the industry - especially from the point of view of French and Swiss ski resorts. Some of the key findings include: Val d’Isere remains the resort of choice in France with over 30% of the market votes Verbier remains the most popular resort of choice in Switzerland, with Zermatt following a close second. According to the report, chalets were more popular than hotels with an overwhelming majority of 81%, however this particular statistic does seem to contradict other reports that say hotels are more popular. ============================================ What are the most popular ski resorts…

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