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Disruptive weather and plenty of fresh snow marks the start of March

Winter is back with a vengeance, delivering plenty of fresh snow. And there is still lot's more to come! Over the last few days we’ve been experiencing some of the best powder skiing of the season. However, at lower altitudes -especially with the milder temperatures- the fresh snow is a bit more humidified and sticky. Unfortunately, the fresh snow is often being accompanied by howling winds. Until Saturday afternoon the weather in the Alps is dominated by storm-strength southerly winds. In …

Written by skiweather on Saturday March 4, 2017


Snow fall anticipated in the northern Alps at the start of mid term

At the start of mid term snow conditions are generally good in the Alps for the vast majority of skiers who are happy to remain on-piste. Off the beaten track the situation is more complicated. There is some fresh snow across the far south-western Alps at altitude at the moment, otherwise the off-piste is quite mixed. It is unseasonably mild in the median altitude range. The snow cover is relatively thin and there are very weak layers deeper into the snow cover. Moreover, the mild weather, …

Written by skiweather on Thursday February 16, 2017


Still more snow to come

The winter has finally returned in the western Alps since last weekend. After a first disruption which began Thursday night, a second front arrived Saturday and dropped a thick layer of -much needed- fresh snow. Below 1500m or so there has also been some rain and sleet at times, but snow did eventually reach much lower levels later on Sunday. In spite of the wind that has complicated the situation, one sees some nice snow accumulations in certain parts of the western Alps. The heaviest falls …

Written by skiweather on Monday February 6, 2017


Economic impact of Dutch wintersport websites

Holland is probably the number one wintersport country in Europe. That sounds very strange because it is a dead-flat country with little more than two handful of indoor and outdoor ski opportunities. Like ice skating that does not hinder us in our effort to enjoy -and excel in- wintersports and skiing in particular. The Dutch are per capita one of the most active skiers in Europe. That is a fact. We virtually own Gerlos, Ischgl, Val Thorens and Saalbach. Moreover, the Dutch are also very …

Written by skiweather on Thursday February 2, 2017


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 Ski Area is famous around the world as a destination for serious skiers, and Lech is a key part of it. Lech-Zürs is an excellent place for beginners and intermediates with perfectly …

Written by skiweather on Tuesday January 3, 2017


Chamonix is not just for adrenaline junkies

Surrounded by some of the most magnificent scenery the Alps has to offer Chamonix is one of the most established French Alpine ski-resorts and certainly France’s best all-(year)round ski resort. There are few places to match Chamonix as far as the variety of terrain and snowconditions are concerned. Some of the finest expert terrain in the world -much of it off-piste, ski touring, gentle family tree-lined runs, and legendary glacier descents will keep everyone busy and excited, from novice …

Written by skiweather on Friday December 30, 2016


World-class ski Arlberg is going to get even bigger and better

The hottest news in the ski world is the long awaited creation of a link between the Lech-Zurs and Sankt Anton am Arlberg, cradle of Alpine skiing. Ski Arlberg just announced that the cableway will open in November 2016. In total four high-speed, ten-seater gondolas have been built to link  Lech, Zürs, Stuben, St. Christoph, St. Anton and Schröcken Warth, forming Austria’s largest continuous ski resort with 87 railways and lifts and 305 km of ski pistes. From Zürs, the Trittkopfbahn …

Written by skiweather on Friday December 23, 2016


The Alps’ most reliable ski destinations: a top 20

If you’re booking in advance for early or late-season ski holidays, picking a snowsure skiresort is vital. For some it is overly important which results in focusing on skiresorts with the best snowdepth track records. We probably all know that The Arlberg region is the most reliable skiregion when it comes to accumulated snowfall. But does it really matter if the snowdepth is 320cm instead of 240cm? Probably not, it might even jeopardize your trip due to high avalanche risk. Even more so if the …

Written by skiweather on Friday November 18, 2016


Ski Arlberg is challenging French skiresorts in the league of legends

The Flexenbahn cableway will open in the winter of 2016/17 and will connect the skiarenas of Lech/Zürs-Schrocken/Warth with Sankt Anton/Sankt Christoph/Stuben. The new link between Zürs and Stuben/Rauz will make Ski Arlberg the largest contiguous skiing area in Austria with 305km of ski slopes served by 87 ski lifts. The Flexbahn will be a gondola with cabins capable of holding 10 passengers on the 6 minute journey. It will have large panoramic windows to take in the spectacular views of …

Written by skiweather on Wednesday March 23, 2016


Sankt Anton: for those who like to mix it up a bit

Regarded as the cradle of modern Alpine skiing, Sankt Anton is rightly established as one of the world’s big-name ski resorts. And for a good reason: it combines world-class skiing with a bustling apres-ski. Famous for its beauty and breathtaking scenery. Sitting in a narrow valley at the foot of the Arlberg pass Sankt Anton is a long, sprawling place, with bags of traditional character.  Bustling with activity throughout the day and late into the night.The vast ski area is serviced by several …

Written by skiweather on Wednesday February 10, 2016