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Family Ski News | November 13, 2019

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Death of a glacier in Iceland

September 20, 2019 |

The glacier of Okjökull in western Iceland once covered an area of 16 square kilometres.  But following the warmest July ever on record, Iceland has since mourned the loss of Okjökul, their first glacier lost to climate change.

Around a … Read More

Austria destroys glacier to create ski slopes

September 20, 2019 |

FamilySkiNews is shocked to hear that construction is planned for the Pitztal-Ötztal glacier in the Austrian Tirol.  But nature lovers, ecologists, the Alpine Association Austria and the World Wildlife Fund (WWF) are demanding that the development of the Pitztal-Ötztal glacier … Read More

Winter is coming

September 9, 2019 |

Welcome to the 2019/20 ski season.  As the FamilySkiNews team dust off their ski boots and sharpen their edges, we’re pleased to report there’s already been a dusting of snow in the Alps.  Snow in the mountains in early September is … Read More

Kids’ record-breaking postcard sends climate change message

November 20, 2018 |

Look down on the Aletsch Glacier in the Swiss Alps and you will see an immense postcard.  It is, in fact, a collage of 125,000 drawings and messages made by children from around the world.  This artwork, laid out on … Read More

Treacherous snow conditions in the Alps

January 5, 2018 |

This Christmas period, the Alps have seen some of the heaviest snowfall in years for the first days of the New Year.   Conditions are far from ideal, roads are chaos, a number of resorts are closed, and now high winds … Read More

Resorts closed – too much snow for skiing

January 3, 2018 |

Can you believe it?… there’s too much snow in the mountains.  Some of Europe’s largest ski resorts are closed due to too much snow.   Who would have thought! Teresa Fisher reports…

It’s true… some of Europe’s biggest ski resorts are … Read More

It’s beginning to look a lot like Christmas

December 14, 2017 |

A further snow storm has brought in large amounts of snow to the Alps in one of the best starts to the season for some years, as now many resorts are opening in the run up to Christmas.  

 

 

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Lauberhorn race cancelled

January 14, 2017 |

The famous Lauberhorn downhill race in the Skiing World Cup has been cancelled – because there’s too much snow!

 

 

Today’s men’s downhill race at the Lauberhorn course in Wengen, Switzerland, was abandoned following an overnight snowfall of more … Read More

Cleaning up Everest

May 9, 2016 |

There’s one foot of fresh snow at Everest Basecamp today and, as climbing teams get ready for the brief summit window later this month, we focus on one company who are leading the mission to clean up Everest with their … Read More

Snow or heatwave?

May 5, 2016 |

The Met Office “mistakenly” issued an amber snow alert today on the hottest day in the UK so far this year.

 

 

The Met Office issued a warning of snow for London, south-east England and south Wales on what … Read More