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Snow report: Good slope conditions & sunny skies

6th March 2014 | OTS Staff

Blue skies and fresh snow in Vallnord, Andorra March 6, 2014

Blue skies and fresh snow in Vallnord, Andorra March 6, 2014

The French Pyrenees saw some whopping snowfalls this weeek, with up to 180cm of fresh snow in the last three days. Over in the Alps, skiers have been enjoying sunny skies and good slope conditions (most have packed powder) and there was even some light-to-moderate snow reported midweek, keeping slopes in great shape.

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FRANCE

It’s been particularly snowy in the French Pyrenees this week with a whopping 180cm reported over the last three days: 180cm in Cauterets, 140cm in Gavarnie, 120cm in Luz Ardiden; 100cm in Formigueres and significant dumps for many more.

Most French alpine resorts are reporting good conditions on the slopes with packed powder in many places and even some new snow Tues/Wed (4th/5th): 50cm in Aiguilles and Abries; 45cm in Sauze Supersauze; 20cm in Tignes; 10cm in Val Thorens; Montgenevre; La Rosiere, Les Carroz and Isola 2000; and 5cm in Chamonix, Les Menuires, Courchevel, Meribel and La Clusaz.

Some of the best snow depths in the French Alps right now can be found in Flaine (330cm), Morillon (330cm), Avoriaz (300cm), and Morzine (300cm).

Snow forecast: No new snow is in the forecast for France over the weekend, just plenty of sunshine.

180cm of fresh snow in Cauterets in the last 3 days, French Pyrenees March 6, 2014

180cm of fresh snow in Cauterets in the last 3 days, French Pyrenees March 6, 2014

AUSTRIA

Austrian ski resorts had a good dusting of snow this week, with up to 20cm reported. Fresh snow reported on Tues/Wed (4th/5th): 20cm in Innsbruck Nordkettenbahnen, Solden and Saalbach; 15cm in Kuhtai, Westendorf and Silvretta Montafon; 10cm in Soll, Ellmau, Fieberbrunn, SkiWelt Wilder Kaiser-Brixental, and Obergurgl-Hochgurgl; and 5cm in Lech-Zuers, Kitzbuhel, Zillertal Arena, Seefeld, Flachau, and Axamer Lizum.

Even bigger snow dumps were reported last Sunday (March 2): 35cm in Pitztal Glacier and 25cm in Ischgl and Solden.

The biggest snow depth in Austria is still Nassfeld (460cm) followed by Moelltal Glacier (410cm), Kaunertal Glacier (365cm), and Pitztal Glacier (361cm). Six more resorts have a snow depth of more than 300cm including Hintertux Glacier and Obertilliach.

Snow forecast: No new snow is forecast for Austria this weekend. The outlook is sunny skies across the Austrian Alps.

Stubai glacier March 6, 2014 - ©Facebook-Fanpage Stubaier Gletscher

Stubai glacier March 6, 2014

Copyright: Facebook-Fanpage Stubaier Gletscher

ITALY

Sunny skies have been widespread across Italy this week, apart from the snow clouds on Tues/Wed (4th/5th) which brought half a metre to the popular Milky Way resorts: 50cm in Sestriere, Claviere, and Sauze d’Oulx; 50cm in Alagna Valsesia – Monterosa Ski; and 20cm in Cervinia, Limone Piemonte, and Champoluc-Monterosa.

Some of the best conditions can be found at Cervinia-Breuil (360cm), Cortina d’Ampezzo (350cm), Alta Badia (310cm), Madonna di Campgilio (308cm), and Val Gardena (280cm).

Snow forecast: No new snow is forecast for Italy, just blue skies.

Fresh snow in Sauze d'Oulx March 4, 2014 - ©Sauze online

Fresh snow in Sauze d'Oulx March 4, 2014

Copyright: Sauze online

SWITZERLAND

Tuesday (4th) brought some significant snowfalls to Swiss ski resorts: 22cm in Saas Fee, 20cm in Airolo and Chur-Brambuesch, 15cm in Aletsch Arena, and 10cm in Zermatt.

Biggest snowdepth has now Saas Fee with 440cm after more than 50cm new snow in the past week, Skiarena Andermatt Sedrun follows with 400cm and then comes Zermatt (385cm) and Engelberg (352cm).

Snow forecast: No new snow is forecast just plenty of sunshine for perfect skiing conditions.

ANDORRA

The Andorran ski resorts were hit by heavy snow this week: 30cm in Grandvalira and 20cm in Vallnord. Powder conditions and blue skies are reported at present.

Snow forecast: No new snow is forecast for Andorra over the weekend.

A sunny day on the slopes of Vallnord, Andorra - ©Vallnord

A sunny day on the slopes of Vallnord, Andorra

Copyright: Vallnord

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