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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

Snow farming secures planned opening of the ski season

With the commercial increasing pressure on ski resorts to open early and with good skiing conditions, snow farming has been recognized as one of the most powerful and eco-friendly way to achieve this. Faced with rising temperatures, ski resorts are preserving last year’s snow by storing it under tarps or saw-dust. It’s a low-tech way to start the next season with an inherited base and colder ground temperatures. The methods have proven successful for multiple resorts and are an important part …

Written by skiweather on Saturday December 1, 2018

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

What is wind chill factor?

The Wind Chill Factor is commonly referenced in weather reports. However, few of us have a firm grasp on the meaning. Wind chill is the meteorological term used for explaining how the wind can make us feel even colder (chillier) than the actual temperature. Basically the Wind Chill Factor describes how cold you will feel when you step outside when the temperature is below 10°C and the wind speed is above 4.8kph. On a more scientific term the Wind Chill Factor is a measurement of the total …

Written by skiweather on Saturday February 24, 2018