World Record Ski Jump 250m – Peter Prevc

Here is a sport that doesn`t make the mainstream media headlines too often. This is however an unbelievable moment. History in the making in the World of Ski Jumping. Peter Prevc from Slovenian covering an amazing 250m in the air.

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Heavy Snowfalls and Wild Winds in Scotland

Scotland is being battered by its usual January storms. Winds have reached 142mph on the highest summits and have even been recorded at 91mph in the city of Edinburgh. The past few days have seen some hopeful signs that the woeful start to the Scottish Snowsports season might see a reprieve. there has been 40+ … Continue reading Heavy Snowfalls and Wild Winds in Scotland

Ski Shows, Ski Movie Releases..bring on the snow!

The London ski show has kicked off and is wetting snow appetites of all those who visit. The start of ski show and ski movie release season certainly helps turn everyone's thoughts towards the onset of winter. We look for signs, no matter how spurious, that may indicate how good or bad the snowy season is … Continue reading Ski Shows, Ski Movie Releases..bring on the snow!

Finnish Wonderland! Ruka and Pyha Opening day!!

The first non-glacial ski resort to open for the season in the Northern Hemisphere is........ Ruka in Finland 🙂 The mountain opened today,17th October, a few hours ahead of Arahapoe Basin in Colorado. Ruka is one of the largest ski resorts in Finland and has one of the longest seasons in Europe (October - May). Ruka … Continue reading Finnish Wonderland! Ruka and Pyha Opening day!!

Opening Day Tomorrow!! Arahapoe Basin

Looks like the snow gods have been kind and delivered some Autumn joy to those lucky folks in Colorado. The below announcement has been made on the Arahapoe Basin website. Arapahoe Basin will OPEN for the 2014-15 season on FRIDAY, OCTOBER 17, 2014. The Black Mountain Express lift will open at 9:00 am with access to … Continue reading Opening Day Tomorrow!! Arahapoe Basin

Copper Mountain.. Snowy Color Run!!!!

Wow a snowbound Color Run sounds amazing. Good news for anyone venturing to Copper Mountain in April 2015. The Color Run crew are planning a return visit after last years epic instalment. It is the only place where you can currently enjoy the "Happiest 5k on the planet" whilst getting blasted with paint in a … Continue reading Copper Mountain.. Snowy Color Run!!!!

Iceland – Land of Fire, Ice and Heli-Skiing!

Salomon Freeski TV have released their first episode of the season. It was filmed on location in Iceland. Skiers include Chris Rubens, Mark Abma and the late great Andreas Fransson. It features the Troll Peninsula and includes a first descent of Skidadalur on Burffelshyrna. The film highlights the beauty of the Icelandic landscape and gives a glimpse … Continue reading Iceland – Land of Fire, Ice and Heli-Skiing!

Winter Is Coming Festival 2014/2015

Scotland has a brand new sparkly festival to look forward to. The Winter is Coming Festival hits a number of dry ski slopes on the weekend of 18th and 19th October. The festival will offer a range of activities over two days, including taster ski sessions, taster snowboard sessions and tubing. There will also be … Continue reading Winter Is Coming Festival 2014/2015

Soelden World Cup Prep

The FIS Ski World Cup Opening weekend is the 25th and 26th of October in Soelden, Austria. The race takes place high up on the Rettenbach Glacier (3250m).  The official Soelden website is reporting a snow depth of 29cms on the glacier at 3000m.  Soelden Live Webcam shows a 360 degree sweep of the current conditions. In … Continue reading Soelden World Cup Prep

Southern Hemisphere Season still rumbling along

The winter season in the Southern Hemisphere is still clinging to life. Mount Hutt in NZ is reporting snow depths of 65cms on the upper slopes and 55cms on the lower mountain. With the last snowfall being on 3rd October - a nice 5cms blast to freshen conditions up a bit. The hill was closed … Continue reading Southern Hemisphere Season still rumbling along

Arapahoe Basin – Snow Making is up and running

Each Autumn there is a mad dash by a number of ski resorts in North America to see who will take the honours for opening first. Arapahoe Basin in Colorado took the title in 2013. They opened on October 13th with 18 inches of mostly man made snow. Snowmaking is currently well under way. I think … Continue reading Arapahoe Basin – Snow Making is up and running