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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 up-to two years. Although the talks will center on the Brexit, it is very unlikely that Britain …

Written by skiweather on Thursday March 16, 2017


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 …

Written by skiweather on Wednesday March 15, 2017


Hauser Kaibling : most beautiful slopes in the eastern Alps

Hauser Kaibling is the local ski area of Haus im Ennstal, nestled in the beautiful Schladming-Dachstein region. This corner of Austria resides somewhat under the radar of many winter sport enthusiasts but is definitely worth visiting. Hauser Kaibling has not yet been discovered by mass-tourism which is remarkable considering it's close proximity to the Czech Republic, Slovakia and Germany. Residents of nearby Salzburg Stadt cherish this little gem as Haus im Ennstal provides them with an …

Written by skiweather on Wednesday March 15, 2017


Schladming offers a plethora of wide tree-lined, immaculately groomed intermediate slopes

Schladming is a small historic town located at the heart of the 4-Berge Skischaukel in the beautiful Dachstein Mountain region of the southern Austrian province of Styria Set over 4 mountains, Schladming is one of Austria’s most well known resorts in eastern Austria which has attracted skiers of all abilities for many years. All 4 of Schladming’s skiareas are an intermediate’s paradise with red runs to challenge both early and adventurous intermediates. Basically the skiing is similar …

Written by skiweather on Tuesday March 7, 2017


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