MOUNTAIN NEWS

La Niña alert! Forecast to return this winter, 2021-2022, will make it two years in a row for La Nina climate pattern, impacting not only on the severity of Atlantic hurricanes but, also, in winter, bringing cold weather and snow to the north-west and unusually dry conditions to most of the southern area of the US. It's effect on snowfall across Europe is less predictable, as you'll see if you check out our Snow Forecast feature with the data linking snow in the Alps.

London's new Ski and Snowboard Festival scheduled launch in October has been postponed until 2022. Citing the impact of the extension of Covid restrictions and the uncertainty surrounding travel in the near future as the reason, the show has moved to 27th-30th October, next year.

Check out the dates released for the Cols Réservés 2021 in the Hautes-Alpes and our guides to the classic routes, here.

Post-pandemic paranoia about crowded beaches? Want to really get away from it all? Sleep under the stars in a portaledge bivouac, hanging from the rocky peaks of Les Deux Tetes and admire the sunset and sunrise across to Mont Blanc from your sleeping bag. Organised by Les Arcs' Bureau des Guides.

Sunny? Raining? Mountain mist? Could be sunnies or umbrellas currently here in Serre Chevalier, STYLE ALTITUDE HQ. But the mountain flowers are blooming and the foliage is lush. Count 50 shades of green by checking out our webcam overlooking the slopes.

The Adventure Junkies recently announced the Top 25 Skiing Blogs of 2021 featuring another award for STYLE ALTITUDE. Displayed on our virtual award shelf this joins our 7 other Ski Blog awards and our coveted accolade of BEST SKI & SNOWBOARD PUBLICATION UK, 2020 Fitness & Nutrition Awards.

 

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