Weekend ski and winter sports report: 23-25 March

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GENEVA, SWITZERLAND – This is our last official report for the season, with flowers coming out and trees budding on the Swiss plains. It doesn’t mean, of course, that you have to stop skiing, and if we spot anything of special interest, we’ll post it on GenevaLunch. See details below for the big x-treme event […]

Weekend ski and winter sports report: 9-11 March 2011

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GENEVA, SWITZERLAND – Visitors to the Geneva area for the car show get a real bonus this year, with excellent skiing lined up for this weekend in the Jura, with ski lifts 3 minutes from the centre of the city. The snow is superb, reports our Jura correspondent, with fresh powder. Tip for iPhone, iPad […]

Weekend ski and winter sports report, 2-4 March 2011

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Get out the waterskis!   GENEVA, SWITZERLAND – There is plenty of snow but you’ll have to be an earlybird this weekend to avoid skiing in soupy stuff. Temperatures are rapidly climbing, with highs Friday of 16C in Geneva, 17 in Lausanne, 19! in Sion and 11C even in Zermatt, this is spring ski season. […]

Swiss weekend ski and winter sports report, 17-19 February

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Avalanche danger growing, says federal office Dutch prince “stable” but not out of danger after Austrian avalanche GENEVA, SWITZERLAND – The weekend promises every skier’s dream: fresh powder on top of an excellent base throughout the Alps and Jura, warmer weather and mostly sunny skies. There is a down side: the risk of avalanches is […]

Weekend ski and winter sports report, 28-29 January 2012

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GENEVA, SWITZERLAND – This report is coming to you a bit later than usual as we waited for the ski news to improve and, happily, it has, but it’s not the perfect weekend for beginners. Sunday promises occasional glimpses of sun. Yes there is snow, fresh snow, throughout much of the Alps, the depth is […]

Swiss snow and ski weekend report, 21-22 Jan 2012

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Mountain roads alert – very icy GENEVA, SWITZERLAND – Snow again, and plenty of it throughout Swiss and French mountain regions. The roads were very icy Friday night and, very exceptionally, we needed chains at 800 metres, for the slippery surface rather than deep snow. Snow has been falling steadily since Friday afternoon and the […]

Swiss weekend snow and winter sports report, 8 January 2010

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Weather and snow outlook for Alps, update on avalanches, non-ski options Update 13:00  Geneva, Switzerland (GenevaLunch) – Snow and cold have been taunting much of northern Europe for the past week, but the Swiss Alps have had only moderate amounts of fresh snow and little of the killer cold that has struck Britain and other […]