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Snow and weather news

Where to get your final turns of the season
Where to get your final turns of the season
With the days getting longer, the sun's rays getting stronger and most ski resorts winding down for the summer, there is still some great skiing to be had if you know where to go. Here are our top-5 bets for some late season turns.
Good skiing expected until Easter
Good skiing expected until Easter
While we may see the first signs of spring this weekend across the UK, conditions across the world's ski resorts could not be more different. A very wintery spell of weather has dropped loads of snow in the Alps, Pyrenees, Rockies and the Scottish Highlands. With the Easter holidays around the corner, snowpacks are set to provide great skiing up until April.
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...

Resort news

Large ski area with a small resort vibe - try Vaujany
Large ski area with a small resort vibe - try Vaujany
When researching our ski holidays, many of us are looking for common factors: a large ski area, fast lifts, a lack of crowds, and plenty to do in the evenings. And recently Guy Cobbold had the good...
La Plagne - the other side of the mountain
La Plagne - the other side of the mountain
If you're looking to expand your 'off-piste' horizons, La Plagne has plenty to offer skiers and snowboarders looking to try something new.
Spotlight on: Serfaus-Fiss-Ladis
Spotlight on: Serfaus-Fiss-Ladis
A vast destination resort in the Austrian Tirol little known amongst British skiers and riders
Skiing on a Shoestring: The Best Budget Resorts in 2015
Skiing on a Shoestring: The Best Budget Resorts in 2015
Ski holidays have a reputation for being expensive, but this is not always deserved. Of course you can spend huge sums in swanky French and Swiss resorts, but there are some amazing all-inclusive...