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Europe's record heat wave limits summer skiing

Summer skiing is over for this year! at least in France! After Tignes, the glacier of Les 2 Alpes has closed its slopes to skiers. Les Deux Alpes After the early closure of the Grande Motte glacier in Tignes on July 25th, it is the turn of the Les 2 Alpes glacier to close its slopes before the end of the summer. Despite a snowy spring that could guarantee good conditions at the beginning of the summer season, the record temperatures and excessive melting of the last few weeks have been …

Written by skiweather on Wednesday August 7, 2019

Don't get confused about snow level and freezing level

Anyone interested in winter recreation cares deeply whether they are in rain or snow, snow generally being preferred, of course. So it is important to know the current and future elevations of the snow level, the height separating snow from rain. And there is another closely related term that is used in weather forecasts: the freezing level, the altitude at which the temperature drops to freezing. Freezing level :  The freezing level is the elevation at which the temperature drops to …

Written by skiweather on Sunday April 28, 2019

10 best destinations in Europe for spring skiing

Skiing at the end of the season has many advantages. The weather is generally milder and sunnier, the days are much longer and the crowds have gone leaving quieter slopes to enjoy. It also means that there are many great ski accommodation deals to be had as resorts look to sell their empty beds at low prices. There can be a real party atmosphere at the end of the skiseason as spring is in the air and the locals and resort staff celebrate what is a long winter. It can often snow too, and …

Written by skiweather on Friday March 15, 2019

The 10 most influential Dutch winter sport websites in 2018

Europeans from every country love to ski, but the Dutch have an outsize love for the slopes. They descend en masse on Alpine resorts, most of them Austrian, like Gerlos, Westendorf, Kirchberg, Sankt Anton and Ischgl. In 2012, while the country was still struggling with recession, nearly 900.000 -out of a population of almost 17 million- spend one or more winter holidays in the snow. This winter season, well over 1.1 million Dutch people are expected to enjoy the snow, and the bitter cold of the …

Written by skiweather on Friday March 9, 2018