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Will El Niño affect skiing this winter

January 7, 2016 |

With everyone talking about El Niño this winter, there is much anticipation that the forthcoming ski season will be an epic one. 

So what is “El Nino” – this weather term that everyone’s bandying around?


El Niño is … Read More

What a difference a day makes in the mountains

January 3, 2016 |

Alpe d’Huez: We’ve just arrived in resort to find remarkably little snow for the time of year (27 December), and astonishingly warm temperatures for the season.  It’s hard to believe it’s nearly New Year, one of the busiest weeks of the year, … Read More

School ski trip planning

December 8, 2015 |

Dear parents – For all those of you about to send your beloved child off on their first school ski trip this Christmas, has produced the definitive guide specifically to help you and them prepare for a school skiing trip.  You … Read More

Winter is coming

October 28, 2015 |

… and ski resorts in the Alps are opening already!

Following on from some early Autumn snow and reasonably cold temperatures, a handful of resorts are starting up their lifts surprisingly early in the Alps. Most are glacier resorts but … Read More

It’s snowing again

September 24, 2015 |

Forget Autumn!  Winter is upon us!  That long wait for the snow is finally over…

Yesterday in the Alps, there was a spectacular dump of up to 30 cm across France, Switzerland, Austria and Italy.


We’re currently … Read More

Scottish snow, snuee and snaw

September 23, 2015 |

How many words are there to describe snow in Scotland?  According to researchers at Glasgow University there are over 400 words to describe snow and snowy weather.  The words have been compiled for an Historical Thesaurus of the Scottish language. 

According … Read More

A ski holiday without snow

August 16, 2015 |

What do you do if you book an early ski holiday and there’s no snow?  Is it really so awful?… Here’s what happened to one family in mid-December last season, when snow in the Alps was particularly thin on the … Read More

Record year for snow in Scotland

August 13, 2015 |

It seems hard to imagine skiing in the UK in August, but in the Scottish resort of Glencoe this week there is still enough snow for a few late-season turns!  The patches of whitestuff that survive the year on Scotland’s … Read More

End of another ski season

April 28, 2015 |

It’s officially the end of the 2014/15 ski season.  Most of the last remaining ski areas in the Alps closed their lifts this weekend.  Frustratingly there’s more snow on the way…


Most ski resorts closed after Easter but a … Read More

Everest’s deadliest day

April 28, 2015 |

The BBC has described last Saturday, 25 April 2015, as Mount Everest’s “deadliest day”, when Nepal was hit by a devastating 7.8 magnitude earthquake and numerous avalanches in the Everest region near Kathmandu.

In recent years Mount Everest has become safer … Read More