European Weather and Snow This Coming Week

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The week ahead

A bit of a repeat this week of last week. Over in the good’l U.S. of A. heavy snowfall has
been reported, (especially in the West) with around a metre of snow in Whistler in the
past week, and 30cm overnight in Banff. Europe unfortuanately is lagging so far.
A number of European resorts have delayed their openings although there are now
around 20 ski areas open, thanks in part to snow-making efforts and glaciers. A few
Scandinavian resorts have begun to open.
Temperatures in much of the Alpine area continue to fall, although slowly, toward
seasonal averages and conditions remain dry just about everywhere in mainland Europe.
The only precipitation is in the Atlanti and the Med (SW of Italy) Scottish mountains
should see some snow over the next few days, although high winds are expected.
For several days, the forecast models have been indicating a change in the continental
weather at the end of this month, so we watch and wait! It will come, but in the mean
time keep doing your excercises and chill. 🙂
Weather chart 25 11 2011
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Weather in Europe

European Weather and Snow This Coming Week
Much of the Alpine area will continue to experience above average temperatures for a few more days at least, although temperatures are dropping and most forecasts indicate seasonal averages prevailing within a week or so. The weather will remain settled and (unfortunately) dry for most areas into next week.
European weather continues to be dominated by a blocking system of high pressure to the East, which brings milder than usual conditions to most of The Alps. Longer range forecasts are hinting at movement and we have our fingers crossed.
Some of the early-opening resorts have announced delayed openings this week – including Davos and Val Thorens – although glacier skiing is available at several resorts in Austria, Italy and France.
Unfortunately, our Worry Beads are not yet available. we are still only at mid-November and there is plenty of time for snows to come.

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I started skiing in the seventies in Austria and since then have spent approximately three weeks each year pursuing mypassion.

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Destinations include the following.
Austria
St. Johan, Steinplatte, Igles, Neustift, St. Anton, Ischgl, Hintertux, Elmau, Going, Saalbach, Mayrhofen, Westendorf, Kitzbuhel, Kaprun, Hopfgarten, Scheffau, Galtur, Lech, Zurs and Kufstein.
Italy
Arraba, Colfasco, Selva, Corvara, Cortina, Cervinia, Pila, Courmayeur, Livigno, La Thuile, Sestrieire.
Switzerland
Verbier, Zermatt, Crans-Montana, Samnaun, St. Bernard Pass, Andermatt, Davos, Klosters.
France
Meribel, Chamonix, Avoriaz, Val d’Isre, Courchevel, Val Thorens, Tignes, Les Arcs. La Rosierie, Sainte Foy, La Plagne
Bulgaria
Borovets.
USA
Squaw, Heavenly, Vail, Beaver Creek
Canada
Whistler.
Georgia
Gudauri (heli-skiing).
South America
Portilla, Valle Nevado, Colorado.
Also in Southern Africa, we have skied Cape Mts., Rhodes, Tiffindell, Lesotho Highlands and the Drakensberg.

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Chamonix

Chamonix
The first thing that hits you about Chamonix is the scenery; you cant possibly drive into the town without being impressed. Being at the foot of Mont Blanc, Chamonix was destined to be a popular resort from the start, nearly a century ago. Amazingly, Chamonix seems to have developed and matured into the perfect town, rather than being destroyed by ugly buildings and tourists like so many resorts. It has plenty of olde worlde charm, streets that you could wander round for days, a diversity of nationalities and more facilities than anyone could need. On top of this, the mountains are the best without a shadow of a doubt and the nightlife is incredible. The commute between the town and the mountains isnt ideal but its this fact that lets Chamonix maintain the feel of a real town, as opposed to a purpose-built resort, so well forgive this slight inconvenience.
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Avoriaz

Avoriaz
Avoriaz is completely unique. The design and architecture of the town is very 60s, but it was nevertheless well thought out and there is something spectacular and charming about its crazily angled structure, enhanced by its impressive setting on the edge of a cliff. One of the really exceptional features is that practically all the accommodation is ski-in ski-out.
As the village is car-free and very wide, everyone whacks on their equipment outside their apartment and cruises down to the lift a much preferable way to start the day than cumbersome bus journeys and long walks. The mountains are unquestionably superb, with Avoriaz being bang in the centre of the massive Portes de Soleil circuit that unites the slopes of France and Switzerland. If you are looking for luxurious accommodation think again there is only one hotel that could be described as such, Les Dromonts; most of the apartments are pretty cramped.