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Worst start to the European winter in living memory?
They always say that if your headline asks a question then the answer is probably no and so it is in this case as we'll explain.
Pierra Menta 64 under foot
In his 8th Webepisode, and the first for this season, Rancho (aka Enak Gavaggio) takes on the Pierre Menta ski mountaineering competition, well the 4th stage of the Grand Mont with some 2500 meters of
British ski instructor Simon Butler has one another important legal battle in French courts.
Avalanche Warning : Exceptional snowfall in frontier ranges.
A weather system is still very active in the Southern Alps today and is bringing precipitation in the from of snow above approx. 2200 meters altitude.
Tignes plans snowdome for 2018
No you are not dreaming. High altitude ski resort Tignes plans to build a snow dome. At more than 2000 meters altitude.
It is a word that strikes fear into every winter sports enthusiast's heart. Foehn.
French maps to show 30 degree slopes
The French Mapping Organization (IGN - l’Institut national de l’information géographique et forestière) will update its mapping data with slope information for the winter 2016/2017.
Nevis Range Back Corries
Nice little look at the Nevis Range Back Corries. Epic views. Not sure I would call it "alpine", reminds me more of the French Massif Central.
Wag the dog
Organizing the kids over the French school holidays is a major preoccupation for parents and many have been left wondering why half term has started on a Thursday this year.
Major dumpage forecast for Southern Alps this week
A classic "retour d'est" pattern looks like bringing 50 to 100 cm of snow to the Southern Alps over Thursday and Friday.
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