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Doom and gloom for low-altitude ski resorts

Snow in Europe's low-altitude ski resorts will become a rare event according to recent research. Bare Alpine slopes could be a much more common sight in the future. The poor snow cover below 1500m of snow-scarce winters, like we have seen the last few years, can be expected to be the norm rather than the exception. Towards the middle of the century there will only be a few days with snow at low elevations and winter sports could potentially be forced to begin up to a month later than they do today. Mor..

Snow sure
snow sure

The snowiest skiresort in the Alps

When it comes to skiing, one thing you really do need over anything else, is snow. You do not necessarily need a massive amount of it, but there's nothing quite as bad as having a ski holiday with insufficient or poor quality snow! What can guarantee good snowconditions? Weather is unpredicatable at best, especially the last few decades... The impact of climate change is not something many ski resorts want to talk about. There is no question, however, that the c-factor is a force to be reckoned with...

The leading wintersport websites in Europe

There's a huge amount of first-rate ski holiday advice and information out there. If you're planning on making the most of the snow and heading to the Alps this winter, it's worth persuing these websites for short-term ski condition and snow forecasts. If you ask wintersport enthusiasts what they consider to be the leading wintersport website in Europe the majority (55%) say it's Snow-forecast.com. We at Skiweather.eu were very curious to find out if that is true. Last year we addressed a similar question regarding Dutch wintersport websites…

The leading wintersport websites in Europe
Lech Zürs

Free-nature skiing is the real attraction in Lech - Zürs

Skiers and boarders have woken up to the fact that Lech - Zürs am Arlberg is the snowiest A-list resort in the Alps. Zürs gets close to ten metres on average every winter season -double the average of Val d’Isere-, and Lech manages a still-impressive seven metres. Is Lech-Zürs the Eldorado of deep powder? The Arlberg skiarena is famous around the world as a…

Kitzbühel is living up to its title of best ski resort in the world

Above Kitzbühel, the slopes of the Hahnenkamm host the annual most thrilling downhill race. The legendary highlight of the FIS World Cup season was held the first time in 1931 and is since then known as the most dangerous and most prestigious challenge in the World Cup. Despite the justifiably fierce reputation of the Hahnenkamm and it’s Streif course the skiing around Kitzbühel is in fact …

Kitzbuhel

Ischgl im Paznauntal

Ischgl is among the most snow-sure non-glacial resorts in the Alps. Most of its slopes are above 2000m and the extent of high altitude terrain is unsurpassed in Austria. No surprise then that the season is exceptionally long, and there are few better..

Ischgl im Paznauntal

Westendorf

Westendorf; Geweldig dorp, klein, knus en rustig. Veel Hollanders (en Engelsen). Bijna alle café's zijn uitsluitend voor Hollanders en veel gezellige live muziek. (Biertje 2,00 tot 2,40 voor 20-25 cl.). minpuntje; Zeer veel mannen (i.v.t vrouwen) ver..

Westendorf

Wildschonau

I found this area very good. Both for reasonable red runs and cross country. Niederau -one of the villages in the schonau area- is a very friendly little place, pretty, traditional chalet style buildings, unspoiled with quiet roads. Slopes - As a fir..

Wildschonau

Sankt Anton am Arlberg

St Anton is the home of extreme off piste powder riding, it is one of the most challenging resorts of all. The sheer expanse, the long groomed pistes, the endless off piste, open wide fields all extending over an area of 250 kilometers. I especially ..

Sankt Anton am Arlberg

Waidring

Ausgezeichnete Skischule, Après-Ski immer gesellig und glücklicherweise kein zu hoher Karnevalsgehalt. Sehr entspannte Atmosphäre im Dorf. Pisten sind für den guten Skifahrer nicht wirklich eine Herausforderung, aber man kann schön ein paar ..

Waidring

La Clusaz

Snow level and quality was excellent for early season and weather was blue skies apart from New Years Eve, where we were treated to 15cm dump of snow plus Fireworks !!!. The resort is very French and is extremely pretty. All 5 ski areas arrive back i..

La Clusaz

Uderns
Uderns
Aschau im Zillertal
Aschau im Zillertal
Gerlos
Gerlos
Canazei
Canazei
Vaujany
Vaujany
Fieberbrunn
Fieberbrunn
Saalbach Hinterglemm
Saalbach Hinterglemm
Saalbach Hinterglemm
Saalbach Hinterglemm
Schruns
Schruns
Schruns
Schruns
Silbertal
Silbertal
Hochkrimml
Hochkrimml

Widespread snow fall has arrived in the Alps

The weather in the Alps has been characterised by lot's of unshine and unseasonably mild temperatures this week. Skiers have been enjoying spring-like skiing ahead of schedule. On Thursday afternoon temperatures in the Zillertal even hit 20 degrees Celcius. Today, it will turn noticebaly colder. The freezing level will descend rapidly from over 2000m down to below 1000m. More importantly, widespread snowfall is expected, and some of the higher resorts in the western part of the northern Alps could see ..

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