Most new snow ski report
February 06, 2015
Sestriere, Italy 39 inches and 55 inch storm total. One of the world's pioneering ski areas, and certainly Italy's, Sestrière was built by the Fiat car company in 1934. The mountain-top Possetto hotel first opened through the winter a decade earlier and more lifts and hotels opened before 1934. It was one of the earliest and still one of the highest purpose- built ski stations and was established in Valsusa, an area on the French border where downhill skiing was first taught in Italy by a Swiss engineer, Alfredo Kind. Today the resort where those lessons took place a century ago, the border village of Clavière, is linked by lift to Sestrière itself in the huge Milky Way.
February 05, 2015
Lurisia-Monte Pigna, Italy 24 inches in 24 hours and 35 inch storm total. Located n the Piedmont (Piemonte) region, Lurisia is a medium sized ski resort with 9 ski lifts (1 gondola, 7 chair lifts, 1 surface lift) that offers skiers 305 meters (1000 feet) of vertical descent. Lurisia has 17 kilometers (11 miles) of pistes.
February 04, 2015
Big Sky, Montana 12 inches new. The great Montana Resort, south of Bozeman, is an incredible oasis in the middle of nowhere. I think it's the best place for a family ski vacation in North America. Learn more
February 03, 2015
Cauterets, France 35 inches in 24 hours and 71 inches in 48 hours!
In the heart of the Pyrenees National Park, Cauterets is an elegant little mountain village, appreciated for its thermal springs for centuries. Cauterets/Pont d’Espagne ski resort has two skiing areas. With its exceptional natural snowfall, the Cirque du Lys is the ideal place for Alpine skiing. And for cross-country skiing, hiking and family tobogganing, head in the direction of Pont d’Espagne.
Cauterets regularly hosts summit finishes in the Tour de France bike race, including 2015! Check it out in July.
February 02, 2015
Gourette, France 31 inches. It is a winter sports resort in the French Pyrenees. It is located in the commune of Eaux-Bonnes in the département of Pyrénées-Atlantiques, on the Col d'Aubisque mountain pass, made famous by regular passage of the Tour de France bike race.
February 01, 2015
Praz de Lys Sommand, France 39 inches. Praz de Lys is a traditional Haute Savoie village, near Geneva, Switzerland. Praz de Lys is part of the vast Portes du Soleil network of ski resorts which stretch into Switzerland.
Les Portes du Soleil encompasses thirteen resorts between Mont Blanc in France and Lake Geneva in Switzerland. With more than 650 km of marked pistes and about 200 lifts in total, spread over 14 valleys and about 400 square miles (1036 square km) Portes du Soleil ranks among the two largest skiareas in the world. Almost all of the pistes are connected by lifts – only a few marginal towns can only be reached by the free bus services in the area. Learn more
The alpine ski area of Praz de Lys and Sommand extends over 60km of pistes from 1500 to 2000m. There are 53 pistes covered by 24 lifts. There is also a snowpark. Learn more
January 31, 2015
Piau Engaly, France 47 inches and 55 inch storm total! One of the highest resort of the Pyrenees in Southern France, Piau Engaly is situated at 1850 m in altitude, close to the National Parc of the Pyrenees.
January 30, 2015
Popular Morzine (Haute Savoie region) is one of the closest major French resorts to the gateway city of Geneva. It is in the middle of one of the most extensive ski regions in the Alps: Les Portes du Soleil. This is a ski circus that connects 15 resorts in France and Switzerland. In addition to Morzine on the French side of the border are: Avoriaz, Les Gets, Montriond, St.-Jean d'Aulps, Abondance, and La Chapelle. The Swiss resorts are Planachaux, Champery, Les Crosets, Val-d'Illiez, Champoussin, Morgins, Chatel and Torgon. Les Portes du Soleil has overwhelming statistics: runs up to seven miles long, 403 miles of tended trails and slopes, limitless off-piste terrain and 207 lifts of every shape, size and description.
January 29, 2015
Sirdal, Norway 16 inches and 26 inches in 48 hours: for the second time this month this traditional ski resort, located in the south west of Norway, has the most snow of the day. It`s altitude (500-1400 meters) combined with modern snow-making systems makes it a reliable ski resort.
Sirdal has three major ski fields, located only 15 km apart. All togheter you can choose from 15 lift/t-bars and 45 runs. The skifields are spacious, and the opportunities for off piste skiing are many.
If you are into ski touring, Hilleknuten peak (1209 m) is highly recommended.
January 28, 2015
Nordkette Ski Resort, Austria ( Innsbrucker Nordkettenbahnen) 26 inches and 37 inches in 48 hours. Just a 20 minute ride from the town center of Innsbruck, Austria, Nordkette is the closest mountain to town. Nordkette is “all thrills, no frills”: One of Tirol’s steepest ski mountains, the area serves up plenty of un-groomed, no-easy-way-down expert terrain for advanced skiers and boarders. Adrenaline junkies looking for the country’s steepest runs, gnarliest cliffs and waist-deep ungroomed backcountry terrain will be in paradise here. Worth the journey to 2,300 meters just for the powdery panoramic views of Innsbruck! Learn more
January 27, 2015
Thanks to the guaranteed snow from the glacier, you can enjoy skiing from September until May in Pitztal. They offer 41 km of ski runs in winter through the ski connection between the Rifflsee Ski Resort and the glacier ski resort. In a varied winter landscape, you can choose from easy, moderate and difficult ski runs on wide glacier slopes or runs through trees. In addition, you’ll find secluded powder snow slopes and firm glacier snow runs.
January 26, 2015