Friday, 22 January 2016

‘Ice Work! World’s biggest igloo built in Zermatt

The last snowy brick of World’s biggest igloo has been laid in a beautiful location looking out to the Matterhorn mountain in Switzerland. The record breaking attempt took place at the Swiss Alps resort of Iglu-Dorf in front of Matterhorn, situated in Zermatt at an altitude of 2,727m.

The maginficent icy home broke the world record with an impressive 11m high ceiling and 13m wide. It took a total of 1,700 snow bricks, 11 days and a team of five to complete the construction. The giant igloo was built to celebrate the resorts 20th anniversary.

The previous record holder of the largest igloo was built in February 2011 in Grand Falls, Canada, with a diameter of 9.2m and a ceiling height of 5.3m.

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Friday, 15 January 2016

The Snow Has Arrived!

The scenes in the Alps right now are incredibly exciting, we can't stop looking through the internet and live webcams! Unfortunately throughout December the snowfall was running late with unusually green scenery for that time of year, making ski enthusiasts a little nervous. 
The snow may have been later than expected but its definitely made up for it now!! With up to a metre of snowfall each night this week, the mountains have been truly transformed and brought back to life into a into a Winter Wonderland!

Here are some snapshots of the slopes this week and the weather forecasts across the alps to get you excited for your trip or finally tempt you to get your skis packed and head over to the snow!

Val d'Isere looking beautiful this week
Sunshine and snowy pistes on a lift ride in Les Gets
View from a balcony in Val Thorens
Zermatt looking as perfect as ever, wish we were there!

Courchevel 30cm dump in one night
Meribel getting 50cm of snow overnight!

European Ski Weather This Week 

French Alps

Swiss Alps

Austrian Alps

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