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The snowiest skiresort in the Alps

When it comes to skiing, one thing you really do need over anything else, is snow. You don’t necessarily need a massive amount of it, but there's nothing quite as bad as having a ski holiday with insufficient or poor quality snow! What can guarantee good snowconditions? Weather is unpredicatable at best, especially the last few decades... The impact of climate change is not something many ski resorts want to talk about. There is no question, however, that the c-factor is a force to be …

Written by skiweather on Monday April 16, 2018


Disruptive weather and plenty of fresh snow marks the start of March

Winter is back with a vengeance, delivering plenty of fresh snow. And there is still lot's more to come! Over the last few days we’ve been experiencing some of the best powder skiing of the season. However, at lower altitudes -especially with the milder temperatures- the fresh snow is a bit more humidified and sticky. Unfortunately, the fresh snow is often being accompanied by howling winds. Until Saturday afternoon the weather in the Alps is dominated by storm-strength southerly winds. In …

Written by skiweather on Saturday March 4, 2017


Snow fall anticipated in the northern Alps at the start of mid term

At the start of mid term snow conditions are generally good in the Alps for the vast majority of skiers who are happy to remain on-piste. Off the beaten track the situation is more complicated. There is some fresh snow across the far south-western Alps at altitude at the moment, otherwise the off-piste is quite mixed. It is unseasonably mild in the median altitude range. The snow cover is relatively thin and there are very weak layers deeper into the snow cover. Moreover, the mild weather, …

Written by skiweather on Thursday February 16, 2017


Still more snow to come

The winter has finally returned in the western Alps since last weekend. After a first disruption which began Thursday night, a second front arrived Saturday and dropped a thick layer of -much needed- fresh snow. Below 1500m or so there has also been some rain and sleet at times, but snow did eventually reach much lower levels later on Sunday. In spite of the wind that has complicated the situation, one sees some nice snow accumulations in certain parts of the western Alps. The heaviest falls …

Written by skiweather on Monday February 6, 2017


The Alps’ most reliable ski destinations: a top 20

If you’re booking in advance for early or late-season ski holidays, picking a snowsure skiresort is vital. For some it is overly important which results in focusing on skiresorts with the best snowdepth track records. We probably all know that The Arlberg region is the most reliable skiregion when it comes to accumulated snowfall. But does it really matter if the snowdepth is 320cm instead of 240cm? Probably not, it might even jeopardize your trip due to high avalanche risk. Even more so if the …

Written by skiweather on Friday November 18, 2016