Alps Conditions: 2015-16

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Alps Conditions: 2015-16

Postby jamesdeluxe » Wed Dec 16, 2015 10:31 am

Fraser Wilkin of the Weather to Ski site posted this season progress report for the Alps. While it's far from a complete mess like the U.S. northeast (Italy's Dolomites have 280 miles of open trails on virtually zero natural snow), there are big concerns going into the holiday period.
http://www.weathertoski.co.uk/weather-s ... mber-2015/
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Re: Alps Conditions: 2015-16

Postby Admin » Wed Dec 16, 2015 11:51 am

Met a guy a few days ago from northern Italy near the Swiss border. He said it's horrendous.
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Re: Alps Conditions: 2015-16

Postby matteo_kae » Thu Dec 17, 2015 6:10 am

confirm, is very horrendus, this is my video https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=hXpk9VIBb3E
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Re: Alps Conditions: 2015-16

Postby q » Wed Dec 23, 2015 4:50 am

Not sure exactly where they were going but my friends cancelled their trip over New Year. Only 6/40km open at the mountain nearest them and brown patches appearing by the day.

Although colder the last couple of days we have been in the 10-15 degrees C range over the last week or so In the east of Scotland. One morning at 6am it was warmer than many mornings in July!

All the while its piling up at Disco :-D
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Re: Alps Conditions: 2015-16

Postby Tony Crocker » Mon Dec 28, 2015 2:00 pm

http://snowbrains.com/video-the-alps-ar ... right-now/
Video above is from somewhere in Italy. Fraser Wilkins at http://www.weathertoski.co.uk/ reports a likely grim holiday season in the Alps. Maybe Liz and I are lucky not to have scheduled a Euro ski trip this season. However last year was similarly bad in many places but it turned around by the late January time frame that James and I often target.
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Re: Alps Conditions: 2015-16

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Re: Alps Conditions: 2015-16

Postby jamesdeluxe » Tue Dec 29, 2015 5:09 am

Tony Crocker wrote: last year was similarly bad in many places but it turned around by the late January time frame that James and I often target.

Roger that per Weather To Ski: available weather models are in broad agreement that a change in the weather pattern is imminent, and that most parts of the Alps are likely to see some useful snowfalls early in the New Year.
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Re: Alps Conditions: 2015-16

Postby Weathertoski » Wed Dec 30, 2015 12:26 pm

I can confirm that there will be significant snow across the north-western half of the Alps in the next 7 days, especially early next week, with the high French resorts most in the firing line (e.g. L'Espace Killy, 3 Valleys, Paradiski). However the further south and east you are, the more you will miss the action with the Dolomites seeing very little for the time being...
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Re: Alps Conditions: 2015-16

Postby jamesdeluxe » Wed Dec 30, 2015 3:29 pm

Weathertoski wrote:I can confirm that there will be significant snow across the north-western half of the Alps in the next 7 days, especially early next week, with the high French resorts most in the firing line (e.g. L'Espace Killy, 3 Valleys, Paradiski).

Hopefully, the storms will track a few kms to the northwest and hit Les Contamines, Espace Diamant, and La Clusaz. [-o<
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Re: Alps Conditions: 2015-16

Postby Weathertoski » Wed Dec 30, 2015 4:00 pm

jamesdeluxe wrote:
Weathertoski wrote:I can confirm that there will be significant snow across the north-western half of the Alps in the next 7 days, especially early next week, with the high French resorts most in the firing line (e.g. L'Espace Killy, 3 Valleys, Paradiski).

Hopefully, the storms will track a few kms to the northwest and hit Les Contamines, Espace Diamant, and La Clusaz. [-o<

These resorts will see plenty of snow at altitude in the next week but also some rain at times low down...
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Re: Alps Conditions: 2015-16

Postby jamesdeluxe » Thu Dec 31, 2015 11:23 am

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