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Snow and weather news

Things are looking up
Things are looking up
Winter has finally returned to the Alps last week, the mountains are looking whiter and lots of resorts are set to open this weekend. Meanwhile in the Pyrenees, on the east coast of the USA and even in bonnie Scotland it has been dumping.
Dozens of resorts postpone opening, but don't panic!
Dozens of resorts postpone opening, but don't panic!
Warm temperatures and a lack of snow has caused many resorts to cancel their opening plans, but with the right sort of weather on the way we're reminded that some of the best seasons got off to a slow start...
Grandvalira to open this weekend as planned
Grandvalira to open this weekend as planned
In a last-minute decision, Grandvalira in Andorra has decided that there is enough snow cover and low enough temperatures to open as planned this Friday.
Snow in North America but much of Europe's has melted
Snow in North America but much of Europe's has melted
It's a hemisphere of two halves this week - North America gets all the snow while widespread warm weather in Europe has done away with a lot of last week's snowfall. But read on - the future's looking colder...
Need some early snow therapy?
Need some early snow therapy?
It's snowing all over the northern hemisphere and resorts are opening daily - some of them ahead of schedule. If a British November feels a little stressful, look here and feel soothed...
Fresh snow and Shaun White in Avoriaz
Fresh snow and Shaun White in Avoriaz
It's been snowing all day in Avoriaz, France. What's more, they've got Shaun White lined up to play at their opening party. Many reasons to rock out!
A little fresh snow over Val Thorens
A little fresh snow over Val Thorens
The webcam at the top of the Alps is sending back a nice sight...

related videos

Environmental Feature
Environmental Feature
There have been many concerns in the media this season about the effect of global warming on the mountain environment. The Ski Club's Betony Garner and Adelboden Tourist Director Roland Huber talk...
Eco-Transport with Billy and Willy
Eco-Transport with Billy and Willy
Billy and Willy show how much you can do for the environment by taking the greenest route to the mountains. From the french environmental organisation Mountain Riders.
Saving Water with Billy and Willy
Saving Water with Billy and Willy
Billy and Willy are back to help you save and protect the water supply when you are staying in the mountains. From the french environmental group Mountain Riders.
Waste with Billy and Willy
Waste with Billy and Willy
Cartoons Billy and Willy show how you can respect the mountain environment by creating less waste.

Resort news

The 4 Vallees stay together
The 4 Vallees stay together
The ski area in Switzerland has reached an agreement to stay together as a linked area, to the relief of many.
Verbier splits with 4 Vallées neighbours in dispute
Verbier splits with 4 Vallées neighbours in dispute
As a result of failed negotiations between partner resorts Switzerland's largest domain may get a lot smaller
Ski+board: Link or sink?
Ski+board: Link or sink?
Is tourism the price to pay for economic survival? Adam Ruck looks at the pros and cons of linking two of Switzerland's most traditional and picturesque resorts with a huge new cable car
Spotlight on: Banff
Spotlight on: Banff
A buzzing social scene, family friendly pistes and big mountain riding ensure Banff's place amongst the world's leading ski resorts