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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.…

Written by skiweather on Saturday November 26, 2016
Permalink - Tags: wepowder, sneeuwhoogtenl, wintersportersnl, hajosmit, skiinfo, snowrepublic - Category: research

Ski resorts kickoff ski season sooner than expected

Ski resorts across the Alps are opening their doors early this week after heavy snowfall powdered the Alps last week. November has seen the best snowfall for 20 years. Moreover the snowfall arrived weeks earlier than expected. Since last weekend plenty of fresh snow has fallen in the Western Alps with temperatures remaining near or below the long-term average. The Trois Vallees and the Mont Bl…

Written by skiweather on Wednesday November 16, 2016
Permalink - Category: skiresorts - Tags: early, opening, ski, season

First snow dump of the winter season is a fact

The first big snow storm of the winter is in full swing with snow fall across the entire Alps, the Pyrenees and Scandinavia. On Saturday the heaviest snow was in Scandinavia and the western Alps, mainly in the border region of France and Italy but on Sunday the focus will move further east. The rain/snow limit was initially at around 2000m in the southern French Alps, and a little bit lower lo…

Written by skiweather on Sunday November 6, 2016
Permalink - Category: snowreport - Tags: snow, dump, alps

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 …

Written by skiweather on Sunday October 9, 2016
Permalink - Tags: arlberg, skiarlberg - Category: skiresorts

The snowiest skiresort in the Alps

When it comes to skiing, one thing you really do need over anything else, is snow. You don’t 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 …

Written by skiweather on Wednesday September 7, 2016
Permalink - Tags: snow, sure - Category: research

Leaving the EU raises costs of ski holidays for Brits

Britains are becoming increasingly concerned about the effect that leaving the EU will have on their ski holiday. It seems certain that once Britain invokes Article 50 of the Lisbon Treaty -which has never been used before- travelling to, working in and doing business with the EU skiresorts will have severe implications. Britain and the EU will face a complex negotiation process which may last…

Written by skiweather on Sunday June 26, 2016
Permalink - Category: research