by Arjen on 30 January 2015
The second stop of Freeride World Tour is scheduled this weekend in Fieberbrunn. The first stop was last week in Chamonix and this time the riders will ride the Wildseeloder. The competition has been confirmed for Saturday the 31st and the first riders will start at 8.00.
by meteomorris on 30 January 2015
Everybody was complaining about the lack of snow, but it's probably a matter of days before the first complaints that there's too much snow will come in. Somehow this reminds me of the avalanche winter of 1999. This also began weak and meaningless, until January 26, when the snow machine was switched on. Big time. In three storms more than 5 meters of snow came down in less than a month. We are not there yet in the Alps, but we've got a stormy period with lots of fresh snow ahead of us.The snow cover is back at its normal level
by Arjen on 29 January 2015
A 16-year-old girl was killed today in the ski resort of Les 4 Vallées. On the Col des Mines / Vallon d'Arbi she was seized by an avalanche. The avalanche danger today is 4 (HIGH) in the ski resort of Les 4 Vallées. More info here.
by meteomorris on 28 January 2015
The reports came in like crazy on Tuesday and it probably won't be any different today. PowderAlert #8 was, or rather still is, ON and there's still more to come. PowderAlert #9 could just be the deepest of this winter. Something not to miss. A brief summary:
by meteomorris on 27 January 2015
Monday afternoon it started to snow across the Northern Alps including the French Northern Alps. As expected the most snow came down in the so-called pre-Alps. Today (Tuesday) the weather will slowly change from the west and the sun will come out in the course of the day in the French Northern Alps, Valais and the west of the Bernese Oberland. Farther east, it will keep on snowing in the northern Alps. Most snow will fall north of the line Engelberg-Innsbruck Radstadt. You can expect around 30-50 cm of freshies between Monday and Wednesday. Further west and south you can expect 10-30 cm. South of the main alpine ridge and in the French Southern Alps it remains dry and sunny. Wednesday still some snow in the Northeast, but the sun will come out soon. It's a calm before a new storm.Snowflakes during the night on the webcam of Faschina
by Arjen on 26 January 2015
Last Saturday was the first stop of the Freeride World Tour held in Chamonix. If you missed it, hereby two videos with the highlights of the top three in the men and women of the skiers and the whole contest (if you still have some time left somewhere). I can't find the highlights of the top three snowboard on the website of the FWT, so if you find it, feel free to drop it in the comments.
by meteomorris on 26 January 2015
The northern Stau is getting on fire. They dumps aren't that big as mentioned yesterday, but it will snow steadily where the region north of the line Engelberg-Innsbruck-Radstadt picks up the most snow. In some areas they already measured 40-45 centimeters of freshies and another 20-40 centimeters is added the next 24 hours.
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