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SNOW NEWS UPDATED 23 MAY 2013
INTRODUCTION It's been snowing in parts of Europe, with Austria and Switzerland receiving the most.
AUSTRIA There has been fresh snow across the majority of Austria this week meaning glacier conditions are superb for the time of year. The Kitzsteinhorn Glacier at Kaprun (250cm) is in great shape at the moment. There was around 5cm of snow on Wednesday 22nd and temperatures on the glacier were below -5C all day. A handful of lifts and runs were open on Thursday and the snow is great for the time of year. Quite heavy snow is forecast for the weekend across much of the country, with snow down to village levels in many areas.
FRANCE Tignes and Val d'Isere are both closed for skiing at the moment. The glaciers at both resorts open in June for the summer season. Les Deux Alpes also plans to open for their summer skiing season on 22nd June.
SWITZERLAND A few centimetres of snow fell on the glacier at Zermatt (210cm) on Wednesday 22nd May. Conditions up there are excellent at the moment and there's lots more snow forecast for the coming weekend so this should improve further Saas Fee is currently closed and will reopen in June for the summer season.
ITALY Three lifts are open at the moment on the glacier at Presena (450cm) with access to two runs. While skiing is fairly limited the snow is in great condition and there's still a huge amount of it, which should ensure a great summer ski season for them.A dusting of snow fell on the glacier on Wednesday 22nd May and lots more is expected this weekend.
NORTH AMERICA 3cm of fresh snow fell at Whistler (119cm) on Wednesday 22nd May. The snow fell above about 1600m so the majority of the open area received the fresh snow. This is the last weekend of the winter season at Whistler. 27th May is the final day but at the end of June the Horstman Glacier opens for the short summer ski season until the end of July. 17cm of fresh snow fell at Timberline (292cm) on Wednesday 22nd June, in the biggest snowfall this month so far. The unseasonably cold weather replaces the unseasonably warm weather they had a few weeks ago and had provided a fantastic boost to conditions on the open ski and snowboard areas.
AUSTRALIA The resorts we feature in Australia are yet to open for their 2013 ski season.
NEW ZEALAND The resorts we feature in New Zealand are yet to open for their 2013 ski season.
SOUTH AMERICA The resorts we feature in South America are yet to open for their 2013 ski season.r 2013 ski season.