Scots face weather woe as ski fans get snow bonus

Scots face weather woe as ski fans get snow bonus
05th May 2012

SCOTLAND will be colder than the ARCTIC this weekend — as a Bank Holiday big freeze bites.

Seaside resorts warned of multi-million pound losses across Britain as temperatures plunge to -5°C (23°F).

But thousands of skiers are set for a bumper out-of-season boost at Cairngorm and Glencoe, in Inverness-shire.

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Huge Snowfall for Ski Areas Across USA

Huge Snowfall for Ski Areas Across USA
7 March 2012

The past week has been the snowiest of winter 2011-12 across the USA with resort’s from Alaska to New Hampshire reporting huge snowfalls – most several feet, the biggest as much as 171cm (a few inches short of six feet) at Alyeska in Alaska.

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Western Canada Looks Set For Record Snowfall Season

Western Canada Looks Set For Record Snowfall Season
February 12, 2012

As parts of North America still battle for good snow cover, some resorts in Alberta and BC look set to break records for snowfall tallys by the end of their long season in May.

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Epic Snowfalls In The Alps

Epic Snowfalls In The Alps
January 18, 2012

It’s now a month since snowfall began in the Alps and it has hardly let up since, with the biggest accumulations over that period now approaching 6 metres (20 feet) and reports from some resorts that this is the snowiest January in 30 or even 60 years.

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More Heavy Snow In The Alps – extreme winter weathers has led to temporary closures of some areas

More Heavy Snow In The Alps

There have been heavy snowfalls in the Alps over the past few days with accumulations of up to 60cm (two feet) reported.

Around 18 glacier ski areas are currently open to enjoy it all in the four main Alpine nations, although the extreme winter weathers has led to temporary closures of some areas so it is of course important to check ahead before you arrive.

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Heavy snow across the world

Heavy snow across the world
27 September 2010

…New Zealand, Canada and The Alps have seen some decent snowfalls this week. It has been a pretty amazing time for some resorts around the world….

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Big September Snowfalls in Canada
September 23, 2010

…Last winter Marmot opened on November 11, its earliest opening date ever, with ideal snow conditions. So far this fall is shaping up to deliver a repeat performance of last year’s early season snowfalls which helped contribute to Marmot’s record setting year for attendance…

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Huge Snowfalls in New Zealand
September 23, 2010

…”We have received heavy snow mainly from the west and north west since late last week. Whakapapa has gone from 130cm’s a week ago to over two metres….

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Heavy August Snowfall in the European Alps

Up To 45cm Fresh August Snow In 24 Hours on Swiss Glaciers

…Switzerland’s two open glacier ski areas have seen remarkable August snowfalls with Saas Fee reporting 45cm (18 inches) of new snow on Sunday, with more falling since, including another 5cm (two inches) yesterday. Neighbouring Zermatt, the only area open 365 days and home to Europe’s highest lifts, reported healthy snowfalls too. Saas Fee describes current conditions as “packed powder” and has a 1.6m (5.3 foot) base with terrain park and half pipe open. Both resorts set off Powder Alarms on, triggered for snowfall of 20cm or more, obviously a rare event in August…

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Australia: Record snow fall for Mount Hotham

Record snow fall for Mount Hotham

August 24, 2010

Mount Hotham has recorded its highest August snowfalls in almost a decade.

In the past seven days 51 centimetres of snow have been recorded, taking the tally to 142 centimetres for the month.

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Skiing in July in California

Skiing in July in California
July 10, 2010

Want to escape the valley heat? Boreal Mountain Resort will offer a Northern California rarity: Snow skiing in July.

This weekend, the popular resort off Interstate 80, will re-open its Castle Peak Quad chairlift for skiers and snowboarders to enjoy a ribbon of white, leftover from spring’s record snowfall.

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Whistler-Blackcomb reopens with summer snow

Whistler-Blackcomb reopens with summer snow
July 5, 2010

Summer temperatures are finally forecast to hit B.C. this week, but up at the top of Whistler and Blackcomb Mountains, the resort is reopening for some out-of-season snowshoeing, skiing, boarding and tubing.

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