Most all of Europe's ski areas are open (France, Scotland, Italy,
Norway, Austria), as are ski areas in New Zealand, Chile, Argentina,
the United States (California, Utah, Oregon) and South Africa.
● More of Europe's glacier ski areas are opening,
and they, along with the centres already open,
are benefitting from heavy
snowfalls in recent days.
● Up to 30cm (a foot) of new snow so far today around
Queenstown's ski areas.
● Up to 50cm (20 inches) of fresh snow in the Alps.
● Second Californian ski area to open in July.
● Argentina's resorts start to open
● More snow in Chile
● More snow in South Africa
● Resorts in New Zealand are reporting up to 25cm
of new snow so far today.
● All three summer ski areas now open in France,
meaning that 10 areas are
offering powder snow conditions on their slopes
at the moment!
● In Austria the Hintertux glacier has reported 45cm
(18 inches) of new snow
● The Dachstein glacier has a210cm (7 foot) base
and is reporting powder
● The Kitzsteinhorn glacier above Kaprun has reopened,
reporting another 5cm
(two inches) of fresh snow on Tuesday, on top of
● The Mölltal glacier will re-open this Sunday, 27 June,
reporting up to 3.6m
(12 ft) snow depths on the glacier.
● Cervina, Italy will open up to four summer ski areas
by the weekend with
● The Presena glacier above Passo Tonale, Italy is still
● Passo Stelvio, Italy is still open, as is Val Senales,
which reported 20cm of
new snow in two falls over the past few days.
● In Switzerland, Zermatt, Europe's highest ski area, has 8km
of runs open.
● In France the ski lifts began running again at the weekend at
Tignes on the
Grande Motte glacier and in neighbouring Val d'Isere.
● Les 2 Alpes, France, re-opened a week ago with 80cm
(2.6 feet) of snow
at 2600m and 2.8m (over 9 feet) up at 3200m.
● In Norway, three glacier ski areas are open: Folgefonn with up
to four metres
of snow, Galdhoppigen with up to five metres, and Stryn
with up to 4.5 metres.
● In Scotland, skiers took to the slopes at CairnGorm
Mountain on the summer
solstice on Monday 21st June 2010. Last year 65,000
skiers visited the resort.
Three years ago they had their worst season ever with
only 38,000 skiers.
● In North America the ski season ended a weekend later than
expected in Utah
when Snowbird decided to open last weekend after all,
extending their 2009/10
season to 189 total days.
● Timberline on Mt Hood in Oregon is still operating its ski lifts
and snow slopes.
● Mammoth Mountain in California, which currently has
2-6 feet (60-180cm) of
snow says they'll stay open for two more weekends to
● Another California resort, Boreal, has now said they'll open for
only, on the 10th/11th July.
● North of the border, Whistler's summer skiing and
boarding area on the Blackcomb
glacier is now open. The resort is also offering summer
snowshoeing and tubing.
● In South America Las Lenas, the first resort to open in
Argentina, has opened with
a metre of snow on upper slopes.
● Conditions in Chile are looking good, with the ski centres
reporting up to two
feet (60cm) of snow in the past week. Chapa Verde has a
60cm (two foot) base
and Chapelco 50cm (20 inches).
● Valle Nevado and the South American ' three Valleys' that
surround it have some
of the best conditions on the continent with more than
1.6m (over five feet) of
accumulated snowfall to date.
● Portillo, which delayed its opening by a week, will
open this weekend.
● Africa's Tiffindell is open for skiing and Afriski in Lesotho
has had more new
snow taking its base depth to 65cm (2.2 feet).
● More ski areas have been opening in New Zealand. Treble Cone has
excellent pre-season snow and will open tomorrow (24
June). Whakapapa is
scheduled to open on 26th June. Turoa has 80cm (nearly
three feet) of snow on
upper slopes. The Remarkables has 85cm (nearly three
feet). Coronet Peak has
the same amount lying and 15cm (six inches) of new snow
so far today. But Mt
Hutt has trumped both with 25cm (10 inches) of new snow
today and a metre
(3.3 foot) base.
Thanks to Joe D'Aleo for this link