Skiing conditions in Europe are great at the moment thanks to the heavy snowfall earlier in the week, particularly in the French Alps and Pyrenees (see our recent snow galleries). And the fantastic news is that the snow clouds are moving in again this weekend bringing substantial, widespread dumps to the Alps.
Skiers in France have had a great week with some of the best conditions reported in Avoriaz (185-290cm), Morzine (60-290cm), Val d’Isere (95-155cm) and Tignes (91-155cm) where pistes have been nicely topped up and there’s been plenty of powder off-piste. The French Pyrenees has had an even better week with close to two metres of fresh snow being reported. See full 7-day snowfall total for France.
Snow forecast: The heavy snow will ease off in the Pyrenees and instead gather over the French Alps where we’re expecting some substantial snow dumps. Over the next 3 days: 103cm for La Plagne, Val Thorens and Les Arcs; 95cm for Meribel, Les Menuires, Courchevel, La Rosiere 1850 and La Tania; and 80cm for Chamonix, Morzine and Avoriaz. See full 3-day snow forecast.
Fresh snow was reported in Austria Thursday and Friday this week, with powder alarms (more than 20cm) triggered in Innsbrucker Nordkettenbahnen, Silvretta Montafon and Lech-Zuers. All in all there is some excellent skiing to be had this weekend. See full 7-day snowfall total for Austria.
Snow forecast: Some good snowfall is expected in Austria over the next few days, with the heaviest dumps forecast for Monday, March 2. Over the next 3 days: 33cm for Warth-Shrocken, St. Anton am Arlberg and Lech-Zuers am Arlberg; 24cm for Ischgl, Zell am Ziller and Zillertal Arena. See full 3-day snow forecast.
Many Italian resorts have received snow this week – while some have had just a couple of cm others have reported more than half a metre. The biggest winners of the week were Aprica with 70cm, Madonna di Campiglio and Spiazzi di Gromo with 50cm and Courmayeur with 40cm. See full 7-day snowfall total for Italy.
Snow forecast: Italy is also forecast a substantial amount of snow over the next few days, particularly on Monday. Over the next 3 days: 61cm for La Thuile; 58cm for Courmayeur; 22cm for Cervinia-Breuil; 20cm for Bardonecchia, Alpe Devero and Pila; and 15cm for Claviere. See full 3-day snow forecast.
Swiss ski resorts have had a great week: 50cm has fallen in Riffenmatt, 30cm in Verbier and Nendaz, 28cm in Melchsee-Frutt, and 20cm in Braunwald, Jakobsbad and Murren. See full 7-day snowfall total for Switzerland.
Snow forecast: Lots of snow is in the forecast for Switzerland this weekend, with the heaviest dumps expected on Monday. Over the next 3 days: 45cm for Gstaad Mountain Rides; 40cm for Adelboden, Murren and Crans Montana; and 35cm for Anzere, Champery, Leukerbad and Morgins. See full 3-day snow forecast.
ANDORRA: Over the last 7 days, Andorra has received almost 2 metres of powder! The biggest dumps reported in Soldeu and Pas de la Casa. Take care as the avalanche risk is level 5! Some light snow is forecast over the next few days – around 10cm for all resorts.
BULGARIA: Bulgarian ski resorts have been bathed in sunshine in recent days, so lower slopes have become a little slushy but there is still good skiing to be found higher up. More snow is expected in the coming days.
See our recent snow galleries