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                New Zealand ¡°Border Exemptions¡± For International Ski Workers

                New Zealand has issued a number of ¡°border exemptions¡± to ski resort employees allowing them to enter the country and work for centres there during the upcoming 2021 ski season despite being from countries outside the Australia/New Zealand travel bubble. Ski areas had feared they would not be able to find enough workers from the domestic labour pool to be able to open fully and put in an appeal to the New Zealand government in March. This has now resulted in 27 people from outside the Australia / New Zealand bubble being permitted the right to come and work at ski field this season meaning they can be 100% open. The highly-skilled staff are reported to include high level ski…

                Ski Areas Extending Seasons Past Mid-May

                A number of ski areas in Europe and North America that wouldn¡¯t normally be open to the latter half of May have announced extended ski seasons for at least another week. Some are crediting good snow conditions for their decisions, others the e4asing of pandemic restrictions where they¡¯re located, some both. Around 50 ski areas remain open this weekend, but for about a third of these, this Sunday will be the last of the season, including three resorts still open in Finland, two of which (Levi & Ruka) have clocked up a seven month season since opening in early October and now have less than five months to wait until the 21-22 season starts for them. Winter Park Among the…

                Snow-Forecast¡¯s Rolling News on Ski Resorts Re-Opening (2020-21)

                Last Updated 13 May 2021 at 16.00 GMT?(Updates?so?far since commenced on 5 May 2020:?667 The web's most comprehensive guide of ski resorts opening around the world during the pandemic. An estimated 50+ Ski Areas Are Currently Open Worldwide in?at least 20?Countries?on 3 Continents including: Asia: China, Japan, Kazakhstan, Kyrgyzstan, Turkey. Europe: Armenia, Austria, Norway, Russia, Slovak Republic, Slovenia, Sweden, Switzerland, Ukraine. North America: Canada, USA Ski areas in Belgium, the Czech Republic, France, Germany, Greece, Iceland, Italy, Lebanon, Lithuania, Mongolia, Morocco, Poland and Portugal wanted to open during the winter of 20-21 but governments in their countries or region deemed it not virus-safe to do so.? Most ski areas in the northern hemisphere and all in Andorra, Azerbaijan, Belarus, Bosnia…

                Northern Hemisphere¡¯s Spring-Summer Only Ski Centres Opening for 2021

                There are around half-a-dozen ski areas in Europe, Asia and North America that operate to a different season schedule than the thousands of others which typically open in late autumn and close in early spring. There are in fact seven ¨C nearly half of them in Norway ¨C in locations that are so dark, cold or simply ¡°snowed in¡± in winter that they aren¡¯t really viable ski destinations until the springtime. At that point though, in a normal spring (in some cases summer and autumn too), they¡¯re ready to provide great conditions when 99.5% of other northern hemisphere ski areas have closed for the season. Norway¡¯s Fonna ski area (pictured below prepping) is aiming to open from May 8th, Galdhoppigen…

                No Skiing When Scottish Ski Centres Can Re-open on Monday

                The last Scottish ski centre that had hoped to be able to offer some very late season skiing when Scottish centres are allowed to re-open to the public on Monday (26th April) has decided it won¡¯t be able to do so. Glencoe ski area issued a statement on Friday afternoon saying, ¡°Sorry folks only ski touring or hiking for turns available from Monday when we re-open. Unfortunately while it will still be good for touring there is no longer a complete run back to the bottom of the Main Basin. Without the groomer having moved snow around during the winter lots of gaps are now appearing and the snow is currently too soft for the groomer to get around to…

                Australian Ski Area Starts Snowmaking, Expects Busy Winter

                At least one of Australia¡¯s ski areas say they have started making snow ahead of the 2021 ski season, due to start there in less than 50 days¡¯ time, at the start of June. The country has seen cold weather in April and two periods of natural snowfall. Mt Buller reports that the latest cold snap brought a light covering of fresh snow earlier this week and the resort¡¯s all-weather ¡®SnowFactory¡¯ snowmaking machine is helping out with huge mounds of snow now taking shape on the Bourke Street ski run. (You can see it on the live cam) Mt Buller¡¯s SnowFactories can make snow in any conditions and produce up to 330m3 of snow per day, building an important stockpile…

                Verbier Announce Replacement of M¨¦dran 1 Lift

                Verbier has completed its 2020-21 ski season and announced that next winter there¡¯ll be a new M¨¦dran 1 gondola lift, nearly doubling uplift capacity on the route. ¡°After 37 years of dedicated service, the M¨¦dran 1 lift has taken a well-deserved retirement. A brand-new installation will be built throughout this year, ready to welcome you in winter 2021¨C2022,¡± a statement from the Verbier 4Vall¨¦es team explains. The new lift will have large 10-seater cabins, the largest currently available for this type of lift. The extra space and speed of the lift will mean uplift capacity will reach 3,200 people per hour, compared to 1,800 today. As well as a new lift, the M¨¦dran and Les Ruinettes stations will be improved…

                Ski Areas Extend Seasons Into May

                Despite the pandemic operating restriction affected ski areas the world over, a number of resorts have announced extended operating periods this spring. It is good news for those lucky enough to be able to reach the still-open ski-areas. For the first time ever, Swiss ski resort LAAX (below) is extending its ski season by three weekends, due to favourable conditions on the pistes. The resort had planned to close its slopes this Sunday 11th April, but have decided that thanks to what they say is great snow conditions, they will remain open every weekend until Monday 3rd May, the longest the winter season has ever run in LAAX. ¡°This extended ski season will run alongside the resort¡¯s newly launched spring…

                New Zealand Ski Area Plans for Full Opening

                New Zealand ski areas are beginning to publish details of the upcoming 2021 ski season there, and it is looking like it will be more ¡®normal¡¯ than 2021. New Zealand has managed to almost completely suppress the virus by strict border controls from day one, and strict quarantine when cases arise.  As a result it came out of its initial lockdown around a year ago with ski areas able to operate fairly normally. However a number of the country¡¯s bigger ski areas rely on international tourism for revenue, so some were forced to limit opening to long-weekends outside peak season, after opening a few weeks later than planned for winter 2020. This, along with social-distancing and similar measures in the…

                Might Scottish Ski Centres Re-Open For The (Very) End of the Season?

                If all goes to plan Scottish ski centres will be allowed to re-open from 26th April. That¡¯s the same date when, again if all goes to plan, people will be able to travel to the centres from across Scotland and ¡®maybe¡¯ the wider UK. But will there be any snow left and will centres want to open if there is?  Again, it is a maybe.  After what was one of the snowiest December to February periods in 11 years, the lasty eight weeks have been much driers and warmer and much of that snow has gone.  But on the upside for skiers the start of April has turned decidedly wintery with snowfall, sub-zero temperatures and that¡¯s the forecast for the…