The European ski season is officially underway but ski areas, especially in the Northern Alps are in need of more snow. The slow start to the ski season has forced the cancellation of three World Cup ski races in Val d’Isere, France.
“Due to warm temperatures, lack of snow and unfavourable weather forecasts the ladies’ World Cup races in Val d’Isère scheduled for 14th – 16th December 2018 have been cancelled,” FIS said in a statement. “A possible replacement will be communicated in due course.”
In the southern Alps, conditions are better but far from stellar. This is a flip from last season where the Alps enjoyed a strong start to the ski season with heaps of early snow.
Major Resorts OPEN Resorts In The Alps
List From Planetski.eu
AUSTRIA: Ischgl, Kitzbuhel, Soelden, Obergurgl, Hintertux, Kitzteinhron, Stubai Lech/Zurs, St Anton, Kuhtai, Mayrhoffen, Schladming and Pitztal.
FINLAND: Ruka and Levi.
FRANCE: Tignes, Val Thorens, Val d’Isere Les 2 Alpes, Alpe d’Huez, Montgenèvre Serre Chevalier and Isola 2000.
And don’t forget Les Angles and Font-Romea in the French Pyrenees.
ITALY: Cervinia, Alagna, Val Senales, Solda, Passo Tonale, Madesimo, Madonna, Champoluc, Sestriere, Alta Baida, Arabba and Livigno .
NORWAY: Kvitfjell, Hemsedal, Trysil and Beitostolen.
SCOTLAND: The Lecht and Glencoe.
SPAIN: Sierra Nevada and Baqueira Beret
SWITZERLAND: Zermatt, Saas-Fee, Verbier, Engelberb, St Moritz, Grimesntz-Zinal, Veysonnaz, Andermatt, Arosa-Lenzerheide and Davos.