Tue 12 December 06
It's falling honest
Snow's Here © wsg
Snow at last Snow at last
With North America getting more snow than it knows what to do with Europe’s start to the season has had many a resort boss looking though the papers for a new job. But don’t book that Trans Atlantic flight just yet as yes we’ve had some Snow, even Scotland got some, but the winds put a stop to any boarding.
Hintertux, Austria got 80cm up on it’s glacier, while Saas-Fee got a whopping 85cm. In the 3 valleys Courchevel is still closed while Meribel and Val Thornes are open, but it’s boarding between the mud and rock spots. There’s still no boarding down to resort in Val’d’Isere and Tignes but both have upper slopes open.
The Italian Dolomite resorts are still struggling while the Italian high alpine resorts to the west are doing ok with most having a meter or so up high.
Out east it’s not much better Poland’s been getting a little snow while nothing in Bulgaria has opened yet and Slovakia faring pretty badly as well. Slovenia's having a disappointing start after last years bumper season.
But a least it’s starting to fall so don’t give up on Europe quite yet. You know what the late interviewee say’s “better late than never”
Fri 15 December 06, Red Mountain, Canada
Ride for Free in Red
Mon 18 December 06, Kaprun, Austria
Jenny Jones gets a podium finish and fellow Brit Laura Berry comes fifth, but its a 16 year old who took the 4th Roxy Chicken Jam Europe title
Tue 19 December 06, Red Mountain, Canada
The Silverlode chair is to be replaced with a Quad Chair opening up another 100 acres of beginner terrain. There'll also be a posh ski-in/out hotel built at the base
Tue 19 December 06, Le Massif de Charlevoix, Canada
Dress up as Santa and board from free - they had 750 last year.
Tue 19 December 06, Davos, Switzerland
Anti Autti, Nicolas Müller, Terje Haakonsen are all confirmed in this top 6*TTR event in Davos over new year
“Sass-Fee is a great summer snowboard destination, but because of it's extremely high altitude it can be sketchy in winter. Local services are great with a really good vibe in the town.”