Over the last week we’ve seen some huge snow dumps across Europe – particularly last weekend – and almost all the ski resorts across the Alps reported new snow. Slope conditions are good-to-excellent everywhere and the sun is expected to shine this weekend for the return of some beautiful spring skiing.

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Most French ski resorts are reporting good slope conditions thanks to the heavy snowfalls over the last week. Some of the best skiing can be found in Avoriaz, Morzine and Alpe d’Huez or in the French Pyrenees resorts of Cauterets, Gourette and Luz Ardiden.

The biggest snowfalls were reported last weekend, but light snow has also fallen this week, making for some bumper 7-day snow totals in both the French Alps and Pyrenees. Here are some of the heaviest snowfalls over the last 7 days: 80cm in Cauterets; 79cm in Avoriaz; 70cm in Gourette; 55cm in Luz Ardiden; 45cm in Morzine; 39cm in Alpe d’Huez; 32cm in Val Thorens; 30cm in Chamonix and Courchevel; 25cm in Flaine and Tignes; and 20cm in Meribel and Val d’Isere

Snow forecast: Just a smattering of light snow is forecast for tomorrow, and after that no snow is expected for the coming days, just sunshine.


Excellent skiing conditions are reported across the Italian Alps and Dolomites. The biggest snowfalls in Italy were reported last Sunday/Monday, except for the Milky Way resorts –Sestriere, Sauze d’Oulx and Claviere – which received a whopping 40cm today, and Cervinia which received a 20cm top-up yesterday.

Snowfall over the last 7 days: 90cm in Bormio and Val Gardena; 46cm in Madonna di Campiglio; 40cm in Sestriere, Claviere and Sauze d’Oulx; 30cm in Kronplatz, Livigno, Alta Badia and Cervinia

Snow forecast: No new snow is in the forecast for this weekend, just sunny skies.


The recent heavy snowfalls have drastically improved slope conditions for Austrian resorts and most places are reported good or very good skiing. There are currently 140 ski resorts open!  Since the heavy dumps of last weekend, there has also been some moderate snowfall this week with 15cm for Lech-Zuers and Innsbrucker Nordkettenbahn on Tuesday.

Snowfall over the last 7 days: 65cm in Lech am Zurs; 60cm in Kitzsteinhorn-Kaprun; 55cm in Obertauern, St. Anton and Bad Gastein; 50cm in Axamer Lizum; 35cm in Kitzbuehel and Mayrhofen; 26cm in SkiWelt Wilder Kaiser; 20cm in Ischgl and Obergurgl.

The biggest snowdepths are the Moelltal Glacier with 430cm followed by Kaunertal Glacier with 363cm (50cm new snow on the 24th), Stubai Glacier with 350cm and Hintertuxer Gletscher with 345cm.

SkiWelt Wilder Kaiser-Brixental is the first big resort heading into the last days of the season. They have great conditions after the last snowfall (20cm on the 24th) and can offer a snow depth of 55cm with 105 open slopes.

Snow forecast: No new snow is in the forecast for this weekend, just sunny skies.


Swiss ski resorts have also received a sizeable amount of snow with up to 80cm reported and good conditions are the norm. Snowfall over the last 7 days: 78cm in Engadin St. Moritz; 50cm in Gstaad Mountain Rides; 40cm in Adelboden; 27cm in Verbier; and 20cm in Saas-Fee, Grindelwald, Wengen, Laax.

The biggest snow depths: Skiarena Andermatt-Sedrun with 400cm followed by Saas Fee with 358cm and Engelberg with 350cm. Around 90 ski resorts are still open in Switzerland – including the big-namers like Verbier, Davos and Crans Montana – where skiing will continue way into April. Some of the best skiing can be found in Verbier which currently has all its slopes open (177km).

Snow forecast: No new snow is in the forecast for this weekend, just sunny skies.


Andorran ski resorts are reporting excellent conditions at present after a bumper week of snow with knee-deep powder conditions on Wednesday. Current snow depths: Grandvalira (120/230cm) and Vallnord (160/260cm)

Snow forecast: Another 10cm is excpected on Sunday

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