Skiing conditions in the Southwestern Alps improved substantially

Winter seems far from over in Europe, as the snowfall of recent days shows. Snowfall has affected the upper slopes in most of the southwestern part of the Alps. It was the French/Italian border area that saw the most fresh snow, with 20cm at resort level in Val d’Isère this morning and 50-60cm reported at altitude. In the Southern Alps, the resorts of Montgenèvre and Val d'Allos prolonged their season a bit with current snow conditions worthy of high-altitude ski resorts, offering respectively 250 and 160cm of snow at the top of their domain. Skiing conditions were superb today with intense blue skies.

40cm of fresh snow in Valloire. Blue skies!

... and 30cm in Montgenevre

Other ski resorts with good skiing conditions include Val Cenis, Sestriere, Zermatt, Saas Fee, Tignes-ValdIsere, Les 2 Alpos and the Monte Rosa region - basically most resorts close to the French/Italian and south-west Swiss/Italian border. Keep track of the best ski destinations via our snow depth top 50.

Superb conditions in Val dIsere today

In the Pyrenees snow fall was widely present on the northern half of the Spanish territory during the best part of of Saturday with snowfall at very low altitudes. The ski conditions should be optimal for Semana Santa; the school holidays which usually mark the arrival of spring. In Austria and Switzerland snow levels in the main winter sports resorts are lower than their counterparts the French Alps, but overall satisfactory.

Val Tho is always a solid destination for late season skiing

The next week will start with some sunshine and cloudy spells, possibly bringing a few showers. Again, high mountain areas near the French/Italian border will be particularly cloudy and may get some more snow. Temperatures are close to average for the time of season.

Written by skiweather on Saturday March 25, 2017

Categories: snowreport, skiweather - Tags: alps, southern, france

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