Flumserberg opens for the season
Sun 28 November 10
One of the closest resorts to Zurich, Flumserberg, opened at the weekend with 7 out of the main 10 lifts running and conditions pretty decent.
Blue sky, some fresh powder and a pretty good start of the season for Flumserberg in Switzerland which opened on Saturday 27th November.
7 of the main 10 lifts were running and most of the intermediate terrain was open, but none of the steeper stuff, and the terrain park will be a while off yet.
There was a good 20cm fresh on the small stashes off-piste, but very little under that in parts. There was a bit of snow all the way down to Unterterzen it wasn't possible to ride down to the first gondola.
The resort will now close until Wednesday and gradually open more terrain when conditions allow, and tickets discounted by 20% (usually 53CHF)
For more information visit www.flumserberg.ch
Wed 01 December 10, Nevis Range, United Kingdom
The Nevis Range, near Fort William in Scotland is set to have its earliest opening in 13 years this weekend, two weeks ahead of its planned opening.
Mon 06 December 10
18yr old Canadian Seb Tootas claimed his first ever 6-Star win this weekend, with a frankly ridiculous Cab 1260 Double Cork Melon Grab, as China held its inaugural Swatch TTR World Tour Big Air in Beijing.
Fri 17 December 10
The morons at UK Sport who control the budgets for funding athletes for the Olympic games, have cut all spending for snowboarders and skiers in the run up to the 2014 games, despite receiving almost double the budget. Instead it will be wasted on pointless non-participation tray and blade sports
Sat 18 December 10, Alpspitz Bahn, Germany
The small German resort have invested pretty heavily this season on its terrain park, which now includes a mini stash style set of wooden jibs
Sat 18 December 10, Nevis Range, United Kingdom
The Nevis Range resort officially opened for its twenty-second winter season on Saturday 18 December. Snow had been falling on the slopes for several weeks previously, building up a good base on the upper mountain. Over 10cm of fresh snow had fallen the day before, treating customers to a day of fresh snow on a firm base, although at times visibility was fairly poor