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Snow and weather news

The Southern Hemisphere season is on!
The Southern Hemisphere season is on!
Although summer may have finally arrived in the UK, things are looking very different in the Southern Hemisphere as the ski season has really begun to kick off.
What's new in the Southern Hemisphere this winter?
What's new in the Southern Hemisphere this winter?
With the first resorts set to open in Australia on Saturday 6th June and others across the Southern Hemisphere soon to follow, here's what's new for the 2015 summer of riding.
Caution advised this half-term if going off-piste
Caution advised this half-term if going off-piste
The depth of the snowpack across the Alps is now back to average in time for the half term holidays, but sadly this has come at a price. Already 75 deaths from avalanches have been recorded in European mountains this winter; much higher than average.
Snowfall across Europe promises great half-term skiing
Snowfall across Europe promises great half-term skiing
It has undoubtedly been a slow season so far for much of Europe, but how things have changed... The Pyrenees and the northern Alps have seen up to two metres of snow in the past ten days. This has transformed the skiing conditions, setting a great base in time for the half term holidays and also for the rest of the season.
It's been a slow start, but things are improving.
It's been a slow start, but things are improving.
Snow has been falling across Europe since our last update, the conditions are improving yet base depths in much of the Alps are still below average for this time of year. But meanwhile in Scotland...
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...

General news

The International Freeski Film Festival is coming to London
The International Freeski Film Festival is coming to London
On Thursday 15 October the International Freeski Film Festival is coming to London. Get yourself a ticket and be one of the first to see this year's films on the big screen. You can meet some of the...
The best off-snow innovations this winter
The best off-snow innovations this winter
Whilst new lifts and resort connections have created the standout headlines ahead of the 2015/2016 ski season, some of the following innovations cannot be ignored.
Aimee Fuller - This girl certainly can
Aimee Fuller - This girl certainly can
We caught up with Aimee to get her take on everything from who she loves riding with to what it takes to compete at the top, and why she supports the This Girl Can campaign.
Winter activities in the Jungfrau
Winter activities in the Jungfrau
Ever wanted to glide on ice like a Disney princess, learn to curl like Team GB in Sochi, or gorge yourself in endless offers of Swiss fondue? Well look no further. The Jungfrau region is a mecca for...