There’s been fresh snow in the Alps over the weekend according to reports on skiinfo.co.uk.
Powder alarms for more than 20cm (eight inches) of new snow in 24 hours were generates by still-open ski areas from north-to-south and east-to-west of Europe’s main ski mountain range – good news for anyone still planning to hit the slopes at one of the several hundred ski areas still open.
It’s not been your average ski season for snow fall – if there ever is such a thing. The Alps had record breaking snow in January and February but it has been very warm in March. In North America, California, which had a great winter last year, had very little snow this ski season until recently and on the East Coast temperatures in the 80s Farenheit has decimated the snow at normally snowsure resorts in Vermont and Quebec.
Many of the world’s lower altitude ski areas have closed a week or two early as record-breaking warm temperatures in March in large parts of Europe and North America – approaching the high 80s Farenheit/20s Celcius has led to melt down on their slopes. At the same time the summer-like weather has meant many people have turned early to biking and golf.
Here is the latest snowfall information for worldwide snowfall, from Skiinfo.com. Looks like great dumps for Norther America and lovely sunny weather in the Alps. Good news for everybody getting a ski holiday in before the Easter rush. Take care though, wherever you go Avalanches are a risk at the moment...
The Snow Centre, Hemel Hempstead is playing host to a gear demo day on Saturday 20th September to test out next year's snow sports kit. You’ll get to try out skis and snowboards, which are not yet available on the high street.
Skiplex, the UK’s continuous, indoor revolving ski slope specialists, are launching their Skiplex Academy Instructor Course this summer. Skiplex have three centres in the UK - Reading, Chiswick and Basingstoke - and this year they are offering enthusiastic skiers over the age of 18, the opportunity to complete their BASI Level 1 Instructor qualification free of charge!
This scheme forms part of their drive to recruit more instructors for their three UK ski centres after a very successful 2013-14 winter season.
There are a variety of courses available in Canada so you can gain some qualifications in ski instruction. Once you have compeleted and passed there is even an opportunity of a new job. So, if you have always yearned to spend a winter on the mountain and get paid for it, here is your chance to change your life forever. Read on for more details and how to book your place.
Easter is fast approaching and some schools are set to close tomorrow for the holidays. Val d'Isere have sent us a round up of their late ski deals from their top Tour Operators. Whether you want just a few days or a full blown family ski break there is still time to get yourself out on the slopes. Val d'Isere also offers plenty of other activities off the slopes such as ice-climbing, paragliding and a lot more - check our listings for more information.