Skiers in the Alps have been enjoying beautiful sunshine this week and, while no new snow, slope conditions are still good. It is classic spring skiing conditions throughout Europe, with firm snow in the morning, but softening up (especially on lower slopes) in the afternoon. The best skiing can be found on high north-facing slopes.

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Despite the sunny skies and warm temperatures, there’s still great skiing to be had in France, especially on the higher, north-facing slopes. Temperatures are slightly lower in the French Pyrenees, so slopes are holding the snow better, and here you’ll find some of the highest snow depths in the country: Gavarnie/Gedre (470cm), Cauterets (350cm), Luz Ardiden (335cm), and Gourette (330cm).

Some of the best skiing in the French Alps can be found at Isola 2000 (325cm), Val d’Allos (315cm), Flaine (300cm), Praloup (295cm), and Morzine and Avoriaz (280cm).

Snow forecast: Some very light snow is forecast for the French ski resorts over the weekend: 2cm in Avoriaz Morzine and Tignes;  and 1cm for Val Thorens, Val d’Isere, Meribel, Chamonix, Courchevel, and Les Menuires.


Italian ski resorts have been bathed in glorious sunshine all week with no fresh snow anywhere. Conditions are still good, especially in the Dolomites. The highest snow depths are around six metres, still the highest in Europe:  Sella Nevea (670cm), Presena-Adamello Ski (600cm), Andalo (560cm), and Passo Tonale (550cm).

Snow forecast: Hardly any snow is forecast this weekend, just 1cm for Courmayeur!


Slope conditions are still very good in most Austrian resorts and they’re expected to stay open until late April for the most part. Deepest snow depths are at Nassfeld and Moelltal Glacier with 410cm each followed by Kaunertal Glacier with 363cm.

Snow forecast: Some new snow is expected this weekend, most on Sunday, which will be enough to freshen slopes: 21cm for Kitzbuehel; 18cm for Zell am See; 11cm for Mayrhofen and St. Anton; 9cm for Ischgl; 6cm for Solden; and 5cm for Obergurgl-Hochgurgl.


Swiss resorts have good slopes conditions, similar to Austria, with the highest snow depths around four metres: Skiarena Andermatt Sedrun with 400cm followed by Saas Fee with 372cm and Engelberg with 352cm.

Snow forecast: There is a light dusting of snow forecast mainly on Sunday: 8cm for Davos-Klosters; 4cm for Andermatt; 3cm for Arosa and Verbier; and 1cm in Grindelwald.


Andorra resorts of Grandvalira (230cm) and Vallnord (160cm) both boast excellent skiing conditions thanks to the recent snowfall. Temperatures here are lower than the Alps too, so conditions are more reliable.

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