Snow piling up on rooftops in Serre Che. Feb. 13, 2014
Ski resorts across the Alps are reporting great snow conditions both on and off the slopes, thanks to the snowfalls of last weekend. More snow has fallen this week, particularly in Austria, and up to half a metre is on the way over the next couple of days. Powder alarms will be triggered at numerous big-name ski resorts across the Alps this weekend: the snow will begin falling in France on Saturday and move into Italy, Switzerland and Austria on Sunday.
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Substantial snowfalls were reported in France last weekend leaving the slopes in great condition. More snow has already fallen this week, boosting the snow base in time for the half-term holidays: 35cm in Morzine; 30cm in Avoriaz; 20cm in Serre Che, Montgenevre, Morzine and Les 2 Alpes; 15cm in Tignes; and 10cm in Courchevel, La Plagne, Megeve, Chamonix and Val Thorens.
The biggest snow depths in the country right now are Val d’Allos (360cm), Isola 2000 (340cm), Morillon (325cm) and Flaine (325cm).
Snow forecast: More snow is expected for French ski resorts this weekend with the biggest dumps falling Saturday. Snow forecast for French ski resorts over the next three days (Feb. 14-16): 45cm for Alpe d’Huez and Les 2 Alpes; 40cm for Chamonix, Les Arcs, Avoriaz and La Plagne; 35cm for Morzine; 30cm for Megeve, Courchevel; 25cm for Tignes and Val d'Isere; 20cm for Meribel and Val Thorens; and 10cm for Serre Che.
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Blue skies and plenty of snow in Les Arcs Feb. 13, 2014
Italian ski resorts have some of the best skiing in the world at the moment, particularly in the Dolomites. Some substantial snowfalls have already been reported this week: 80cm in Courmayeur; 40cm in Sauze d’Oulx, Claviere and Sestriere; 30cm in Bardonecchia and Alta Badia; 25cm in Livigno and Cortina; 20cm in Val Gardena; and 15cm in Bormio. The biggest snow depths in the country at present are in Asiago (700cm), Sella Nevea (600cm), Maniva (500cm) and Madesimo (500cm).
Snow forecast: More snow is expected this weekend in Italy, with the biggest dumps on Sunday. Snow forecast over the next three days (Feb. 14-16): 55cm for Sella-Nevea; 40cm for Livigno and Bormio; 25cm for Madonna di Campiglio; 20cm for Alta Badia, Val Gardena and Cortina d’Ampezzo; 15cm for Bardonecchia, Sauze d'Oulx, Sestriere and Claviere; and 10cm for Courmayeur and Cervinia-Breuil.
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Great conditions in Courmayeur Feb. 11, 2014
Snow conditions in Austria have much improved recently and many resorts are reporting good conditions on the slopes. Ski resorts have reported some big snowfalls over the past few days, especially in Carinthia where Nassfeld received 100cm in the past week and now has a snow depth of 430cm. The Moelltal Glacier got 60cm in the past few days and now has a snow depth of 380cm. Other resorts to receive lots of snow this week include Grossglockner-Heiligenblut (60cm), Katschberg (90cm), Kleinarl-Shuttleberg (50cm) and Solden (32cm). Behind Nassfeld and Moelltal Glacier, resorts with the biggest snow depths include Goldeck (340cm), Obertilliach (315cm), Kaunertal Glacier (315cm), Pitztal Glacier (308cm) and Stubai Glacier (300cm).
Snow forecast: More snow is expected for Austrian ski resorts this Sunday. Snow forecast for Feb. 16: 35cm for Moelltal glacier; 30cm for Ischgl, Solden and Obergurgl-Hochgurgl; 20cm for Lech-Zuers, Zell am See, Mayrhofen and St. Anton; and 15cm for Kitzbuehel.
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Snow clouds in Zell am See Feb. 9, 2014
Some Swiss ski resorts have had almost non-stop snow this past week: 50cm in Les Diablerets, Corvatsch-Silvaplana and Arosa, 45cm in Airolo, 25cm in Lenzerheide, and 15cm in Champery. Almost all resorts are open and offer good snow conditions. Ski resorts with the biggest snow depth are Skiarena Andermatt-Sedrun (400cm), Saas-Fee (330cm) and Engelberg (310cm).
Snow forecast: More snow is on the way for Swiss ski resorts this weekend, although not as much as France, Italy and Austria. The biggest snowfalls are expected Sunday. Snow forecast for Feb. 14-16: 25cm for Laax, Davos-Klosters and Arosa; 15cm for Andermatt and Verbier; 12cm for Engelberg, Wengen, Champery and Murren; and 10cm for Grindelwald, Gstaad, Saas-Fee and Zermatt.
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Les Diablerets Feb. 6, 2014
German ski resorts in the south have quite good slope conditions and are reporting some snow in the last few days: Reit im Winkl had 20cm, Balderschwang 15cm, Jenner 15cm and Hochfelln 10cm. Ski resorts with the biggest snow depths are the Zugspitze (195cm), Nebelhorn-Oberstdorf (140cm), Dammkar-Karwendel (110cm), Fellhorn/Kanzelwand (110cm) and Reit im Winkl (100cm). Temperatures are still too warm in some parts of Germany, such as Saxony where ski resorts are temporarily closed. Some bigger areas in Lower Saxony, like Willingen in Sauerland with a snow depth of 15cm or Braunlage-Wurmberg with 25cm still offer skiing.
Snow forecast: Around 20cm of snow is forecast for the popular German ski resorts of Oberstdorf, Garmisch and Feldberg over this weekend.
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Andorran ski resorts are reporting good snow conditions at present. Grandvalira and Vallnord received 10-15cm of snow at the beginning of the week and a little light snow is on the way for the weekend, with 2-5cm forecast.
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