First Snowfall for the season at Hakuba, Japan
Tue 13 October 09
So record early start in the USA, and following the earliest recorded snowfall on Mt Fuji back in August, comes the first snowfall of the season at Hakuba. Could this be one epic winter?
The first snowfall in Hakuba in the Japanese Alps, home to the resorts Happo, and Hakuba 47 & Goyru arrived on 8th October.
first snowfall in Hakuba on 8th October 2009
Photo: Ben Gibson
Our friends Snow Season Japan will be keeping us updated throughout the season, and check out their blog as the new season un-wraps www.snowseasonjapan.com/blog
Anyone even remotely thinking of heading to Japan this season should take a look at our new book - Snow-search Japan. It hits the shops worldwide from November
Wed 14 October 09, Hintertux, Austria
Huge dumps on the Austrian Glaciers and in the USA. Southern Hemisphere resorts set to re-open
Wed 14 October 09
Pendulum, Chase & Status and Example join Orbital, Eagles of Death Metal and Friendly Fires to complete the music line-up and Petja Piiroinen, Risto Mattila, Stefan Gimpl join Brits Ben Kilner, Dom Harington, Jamie Nicholls amongst a strong snowboard line-up
Wed 14 October 09
New Detachable Quad Chairlift, 31 new snow cannons and some trail enhancements complete the line-up, and the resort should be opening on 7th November
Sun 18 October 09, Ischgl, Austria
Feast on these shots from Austria as the mid week storm dumped some serious pow. 150cm fresh on the Hintertuxer glacier, 49 cm in Sölden, 40 cm in Saalbach-Hinterglemm and 30cm in Ischgl.
Mon 19 October 09, Laax, Switzerland
Bonkers London-born rapper will be playing one night only at Switzerland's hottest snowboard hang-out - Riders Palace in LAAX, Switzerland