by Arjen on 27 March 2015
Tomorrow morning at 9.00 am it's going to happen. The last stop of the Freeride World Tour in Verbier on the legendary Bec des Rosses. Tomorrow we'll know who can call themselves the 'world champions of freeride'. Flo Orley has the opportunity to crown himself and that would be great, since Flo, as a veteran of the Tour deserves this a lot.
by meteomorris on 27 March 2015
Around 35-60 cm of freshies came down in the Piemonte between Monday and Wednesday and you could ride some great powder. It pretty much exploded a bit in parts of the Dolomites. Out of nowhere, the low pressure area reactivated and pushed itself north through the Dolomites and the Hohe Tauern. It will stick around for today (but only short) and today and Saturday will be powder days. But the window is small again. Today it's still snowing in the east of Austria and Saturday will be a great powder day in and around the Hohe Tauern. Especially since the last snow that will come down today will be quite cold because of the cold front that's coming in from the north. Cold powder on top of some heavier powder, the best ingredients for a great powder day on Saturday.
by meteomorris on 27 March 2015
It is March 26 and avalanches during winter '14 -'15 caused 106 casualties already. Fortunately, we have seen that the numbers aren't going up as fast compared with the beginning of the season, but the season is not over yet as well... The lifts will run for at least five weeks in ski areas and a lot of riders will go touring in the next couple of weeks. many go in the coming weeks once their skins and tourski's the mountains. If you're going out there in the next couple of weeks: if you have no knowledge of the dangers in the backcountry, stay on the slopes! Do you have the knowledge? Be still aware. The avalanche does not know that you are an expert.
by meteomorris on 24 March 2015
Andermatt via the reports
Yesterday we looked back at that pretty awesome PA #18 and the small window of PA #19. If you want to read it again, please check it here. Today we focus on PA #20. There has been a WatchStatus since last Thursday, which turned into an AlertStatus yesterday, and today I'll tell you where to go. The story of yesterday is still going strong, so scroll down to the where to go areas.
by meteomorris on 23 March 2015
Last Thursday it was still a watch status. By now it has become an alert status. PA #20 is in the making and some regions profit already today from the small window of PA #19. That #19 would't be super deep was known before.
by Arjen on 23 March 2015
The land of fire and ice is mostly known for its volcanoes and glaciers, geysers and waterfalls, as well as trolls and sagas. Less known are the beautiful mountains and fjords around this island just below the Arctic Circle. It is even less known that some of these mountains are well suited to be climbed and skied. In April 2013 two brothers (Skieb and rfrieling) went on a roadtrip around Iceland to discover these mountains on skis. This photo report shows the beauty of the country of ski mountains and ski fjords.
Tröllaskagi is situated in the far north of Iceland and is officially the peninsula of the trolls, but also the region with the most ski mountains in Iceland. It is for this reason that Skíðadalur (Icelandic: ski valley) is located here. This is where mountain guide Jökull Bergmann (Icelandic: Glacier Rockman, what a coincidence…) runs Arctic Heli Skiing.Skinning to the top of Hestur (Icelandic: The Horse) in Skíðadalur
by meteomorris on 19 March 2015
The sun came out in the Piemonte on Wednesday. And it came hard... It was not so much a race against the competition but a race against the sun. The higher the sun climbed, the warmer it was and descents that 15 minutes earlier were still pretty good, just could transform into wet junk in minutes. You really had to pay attention above the tree line. The wind did his job and you could see a lot of warning signs during the day. Spontaneous avalanches and a rising temperature pretty much summed it up.
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