Friday, 11 October 2019
Some more fresh snow has been reported in the Alps, with snow falling this week down to as low as 1500m in places. This has really helped the glaciers, most of which are opening up more terrain and are reporting better conditions by the day. A sunny and milder weekend is forecast before the possibility of further snowfall returns in the middle of next week.
Skiing is underway for the winter in Scandinavia, with Ruka in Finland opening its gates for the season thanks to a huge stockpile of snow kept on the hill from last winter.
Over in North America, the race to open looks to be decided in the next few days – with Keystone, Loveland and Arapahoe Basin in Colorado vying for top spot after a snowy and bitterly cold few days in the Rockies.
Meanwhile, the southern hemisphere ski season is very much winding down, with only a handful of resorts still open and several set to close their lifts after the coming weekend. Typical spring conditions can be encountered in most of the resorts that are still open.