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This winter just keeps on giving!

On- and off-piste snow depths remain the best in decades. With continuing cold temperatures, there is a thick layer compact snow on the slopes, and we’re still finding wonderful cold, dry, light powder snow off-piste. Snow quality is generally good thanks to the unusually low temperatures for mid-March that we have seen. This has meant a much more limited freeze-thaw process and less afternoon slush than you would normally expect at this time of year. Despite the fact that it’s now officially …

Written by skiweather on Sunday March 25, 2018

Snow conditions are still excellent at altitude!

The quality and quantity of snow, on- and off-piste, above 1600m is still great as we enter the second half of March! Unfortunately, with rising temperatures over the next few days the snow will become more humidified and snow depth will start the decline on the lower slopes. Rain will also speed up the snow quality deterioration process especially in the western Alps where it could reach an altitude of 2400m. Still, there will be some fresh snow at altitude in the southern French and western …

Written by skiweather on Saturday March 10, 2018

Mild and unstable weather will affect low altitude ski resorts

It has warmed up substantially over the Alps compared to the past week. In just a few days the temperature rose a staggering 25 degrees. Some ski resorts are starting to experience spring like conditions, especially in the east of the Alps.The temperatures and freezing levels are moving up and down with each forecast published, but the general trend remains: cool and snow to Thursday, then warm and snow/rain for the end of the week. Large amounts of rain will come down below 1400 meters. On …

Written by skiweather on Monday March 5, 2018

'Beast from the East' to bring unusual cold snap to the Alps

If you think it’s been bitterly cold this week, well, you haven’t seen anything yet. The next couple of days temperatures are expected to plunge across the Alps in a rare cold snap. The frigid airmass that has been parked over NE Europe begins pushing WSW-wards into central, southeastern and parts of western Europe. There will also be further snow, most significant across the southern Alps, but it is the cold that is creating extreme skiing conditions during the most busy ski week of the year. …

Written by skiweather on Friday February 23, 2018

Snow conditions are excellent in the busiest week of the season

Over the next few days the weather in the Alps will be quite mixed with some snow here and there but generally not in a huge quantity. It will stay quite cold though, which means that any snow will fall well into the lower valleys. The northwest and southeast of the Alps will get the most precipitation this week. Towards the middle of the week, Wednesday evening to be more specific- it will become warmer in the Alps and Pyrenees before cooling down again from Sunday. The sun will come out …

Written by skiweather on Monday February 12, 2018