It’s been a bumper week of snowfall for the Alps, and it’s still falling!
The heavy snow began on Wednesday in Austria then moved in over France on Thursday and Friday. The biggest dumps of the week were reported at big-name ski resorts such as Courchevel (80cm), Avoriaz (80cm) and Morzine (75cm). Snow was also reported in Italy and Switzerland.
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Thursday and Friday (Jan. 29-30) marked 48 hours of non-stop powder for many resorts, particularly in the Northern French Alps. Over those 2 days we saw 80cm in Courchevel and Avoriaz, 78cm in Alpe d'huez, 75cm in Morzine, 70cm in Les Gets, 60cm in Les 2 Alpes ,Val Thorens and La Rosiere 1850, 55cm in Tignes and Val d'Isere, and 50cm in Megeve. See full France snow report here.
Excellent skiing conditions can be found at Avoriaz (180-230cm), Val Thorens (140-190cm), Les Arcs (115-165cm), Alpe d'Huez (112-160cm), La Plagne (105-150cm), Chamonix (50-180cm), and Val d'Isere & Tignes (95-165cm). See all current snow conditions at French ski resorts.
3-day France snow forecast: More than a metre of snow is expected for French Pyrenees resorts over the next few days. But there's also yet more powder winging its way to the French Alps would you believe? Over the next 3 days: 80cm for Avoriaz, La Clusaz and Morzine; 65cm for Les Gets; 48cm for Alpe d'Huez; 43cm for Megeve; 40cm for La Tania and Chamonix; 35cm for Les 2 Alpes, Meribel and Courchevel. See full France snow forecast.
It's been a great week for Austrian resorts too where it's been snowing on and off all week, with the heaviest dumps reported on Wednesday. Over the last 7 days: 120cm in Innsbrucker Nordketten bahnen, 95cm in Skicircus Saalbach Hinterglemm Leogang, 90cm in Obertauern, 80cm in Lech Zuers, 70cm in St. Anton. See full Austria snow report here.
Snow is particularly deep on the glaciers where bases are nearing 300cm. Some of the best top-to-bottom skiing can be found at Lech-Zuers (105-165cm), St. Anton (60-225cm)and Obergurgl-Hochgurgl (58-185cm). See all current snow conditions at Austrian ski resorts.
3-day Austria snow forecast: Light snow of around 10cm is on the way for Lech-Zuers, Warth-Schrocken, Galtur, St. Anton, Skicircus Saalbach Hinterglemm Leogang and Ischgl. See full Austria snow forecast.
Substantial snow dumps were also reported in Italy this week, particularly on Wednesday and Thursday, although not as widespread as in France: 75cm in Courmayeur, 45cm in Cervinia-Breuil and La Thuile, 30cm in Sestriere, Bardonecchia, Sauze d'Oulx, Claviere and Pila, and 20cm in Val Gardena. See full Italy snow report here.
Skiers can find excellent snow conditions in Cervinia-Breuil (80-235cm), Madonna di Campiglio (65-165cm), Livigno (61-158cm), Bardonecchia (60-140cm), and Courmayeur (50-130cm). See all current snow conditions at Italy ski resorts.
3-day Italy snow forecast: Some good snowfall is expected in Italy over next 3 days: 29cm for Courmayeur, 27cm for La Thuile, 20cm in Bardonecchia, and 12cm in Cervinia-Breuil. See full Italy snow forecast.
The last few days have brought lots of snow to Switzerland too. Over the last 3 days, we 've seen 120cm in Riffenmatt, 60cm in Crans Montana, Champery, 45cm in Melchsee-Frutt, and 40cm in Verbier and Elm. See full Switzerland snow report here.
Some of the best skiing condtitions can be found at Engelberg (90-350cm), Davos-Klosters (70-203cm), Skiarena Andermatt-Sedrun (68-380cm), Verbier (60-185cm), and Laax (50-250cm). See all current snow conditions in Switzerland.
3-day Switzerland Snow forecast: Some light-to-moderate snow is forecast over the next few days: 27cm for Gstaad Mountain Rides, 26cm for Adelboden and Crans Montana, and 24cm for Murren, Grindelwald, Villars-Gryon and Anzere. See full Switzerland snow forecast here.
ANDORRA: No new snow has fallen this week and conditions are hard-packed, but some light snow is expected over the next 3 days: 13cm for Grandvalira and 9cm for Vallnord/Arcalis and Vallnord/Pal-Arinsal.
BULGARIA: Some light snow fell across Bulgarian resorts on Wednesday, helping to freshen slopes. Good piste conditions are widespread. But the great news is there's massive snowfall on the way over the next 3 days: 76cm for Bansko and 43cm for Borovets.
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