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
Snow has finally started falling across BC.
Things are beginning to look a little more snowy in Andorra. Click the following link to check out the live webcam. It shows snowy tops in the usually sunny Soldeu. For more details about the resort take a look at the Soldeu resort website - a great resource to help plan your winter trip.
Finland has another resort open today - Levi. It is located in Fell Lapland and has two lifts currently open. It is Finland's biggest ski resort and hosts a World Cup Slalom Event from 14th - 16th November. Take a look at the below video for a report on last years event!
Self preservation is a natural reaction when nerves take hold. In an unfamiliar environment such as steep terrain with variable snow conditions it's easy to become a defensive skier - relying on braking and skidding to control your descent. Heavy edge sets combined with rapidly turning your ski's from side to side like a set … Continue reading Developing control in steeps
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!!
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
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!!!!
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!
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
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
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
Well here it is folks! What an awesome sight. The first snow of winter at the start of Autumn. Only a thin dusting like icing sugar on top of a cake but makes you feel a little excited for the onset of winter.
When you have an urge to slide down a mountain covered in white stuff, but there isn't a lot of it nearby, it is time to get all zen like and fine tune your snow hunting senses. Making the most of what you can sniff out is part of the fun of late season skiing … Continue reading Seizing the moment. Late season snow hunt
Niseko and Rusutsu - by John Homann Japan is one the most amazing places I have been to. They have a wonderful and respectful culture, great food and exceptional snow. Niseko United comprises four resorts on one mountain and has some really nice terrain. I spent 12 days here and also at Rusutsu. I stayed … Continue reading JAPOW!! Niseko and Rusutsu – Japanese Dreams!
Three days in Glencoe. Each one of them provided a unique story and experience. Wild one minute, calm the next. Glencoe is a wondrous place but be prepared for every eventuality. The five ski centres in Scotland all have unique characteristics. There is something rougher, readier and more adventurous about Glencoe Mountain. It is a … Continue reading Three Days in Glencoe
I expected Cairngorm to be busy today. Christmas holidays, sunny weather and top to bottom skiing. Of course the slopes would be bursting at the seams. I was however not expecting it to be quite so crazy. The only word I can use to sum up what occured this morning is - Gongshow. To turn up … Continue reading Cairngorm Gongshow
A quick blast up the M90 to have a cheeky wee half day at Glenshee. A nice way to spend Boxing Day. I would be lying if I said it was a great day on the hill though. A little snow fun however is way better than no snow fun at all - even with … Continue reading Boxing Day slide – Glenshee
In November I decided to head off to Cervinia again to get my legs warmed up for the coming season. Always great to jump the gun. There are a lot of resorts throughout North America opening early. Europe has also seen snow but at the minute we are not quite getting the same action as … Continue reading Cervinia 2013
The Skischool.tv studio apartment is in the perfect location to make the most of your stay in Bansko. It is situated a short stroll from the main gondola adjacent to Bansko's premier 5* Hotel the Kempinski. The historic town centre is only a 10min walk away. There are numerous eateries and small shops nearby if … Continue reading Super Ski Apartment for Rent : Bansko, Bulgaria