This week the most widespread snowfall has been recorded in Switzerland, with the majority of ski resorts seeing around 30cm. But the heaviest dumps have been recorded in Austria’s Arlberg region and France’s Northern Alps, both of which have racked up more than a metre in the last 7 days.

All in all things are looking a lot snowier across the Alps and the great news is widespread heavy snow is on the way over the weekend and into early next week.


The Northern French Alps has had some of the best snow so far this winter, and is looking fantastic right now after more than a metre of powder in the last week. Some of the best snow conditions can be found in Chamonix (30-240cm), Avoriaz (100-190cm), Morzine (90-90cm), Alpe d’Huez (103-225cm), Val Thorens (150-240cm), La Plagne (110-200cm), La Rosiere 1850 (105-240cm), Megeve (25-160cm) and Les Menuires (83-202cm). See all Base Depths in France.

More snow is on the way for the Northern French Alps too! Over the next 3 days: 40cm+ for Chamonix, Megeve and Tignes, and 30cm+ for Val d’Isere, Alpe d’Huez, Val Thorens, La Clusaz, Morzine, and La Plagne.

The Southern French Alps hasn’t seen anywhere near as much snow as the north but things look set to change from tomorrow. Up to half a metre is expected over the next 3 days and snowfall will be widespread across the Southern Alps, including 62cm for Orcieres and Areches Beaufort; 45cm for La Grave and Serre Chevalier; 39cm for Auron; and 29cm for Montgenevre. See our full France Snow Forecast.


Once again Austria’s Arlberg region has benefitted greatly by recent snowfalls, with 80-100cm of powder over the last week in St. Anton am Arlberg (75-200cm), Warth-Schroecken (155-200cm), and Lech-Zuers (130-170cm). Other ski resorts in great shape after this week’s snow, includes Silvretta Montafon (60-156cm), Obertauern (80-120cm), and Axamer-Lizum (80-120cm). See all Base Depths in Austria.

More snow is on the way over the next 3 days, with 20cm+ for Obergurgl Hockgurgl, Nassfeld, St. St. Anton am Arlberg, Lech-Zuers, Silvretta Montafon, Mayrhofen, Ischgl, Solden, Galtuer-Silvretta, and more. See our full Austria Snow Forecast.


Italy’s snowfall has been more or less limited to the Aosta Valley and Dolomiti Superski resorts this week. Some of the heaviest snow dumps (30cm+) has been recorded over the last 7 days in Courmayeur, Cervinia-Breuil, Valtournenche, Saint Rhemy and Alta Pusteria. Some of the best conditions at present can be found in Cervinia-Breuil (80-210cm), La Thuile (50-180cm), and Courmayeur (75-160cm). The Milky Way resorts of Sestriere, Sauze d’Oulx and Claviere continue to struggle. See all Base Depths in Italy.

Up to a metre of snow is the way for resorts of the Dolomites and Aosta Valley as well as 30cm+ for Bardonecchia, Sestriere, Sauze d’Oulx and Claviere. See our full Italy Snow Forecast.


Swiss ski resorts have seen lots of widespread snowfall over the last week, with the majority of resorts benefiting. The biggest winters have been in Valais, Aletsch and Central Switzerland: more than 70cm has fallen in Aletsche Arena, La Fouly, Bellwald, Melchsee-Frutt, Arosa Lenzerheide, and Murren-Schilthorn.

Some of the best skiing at present can be found in Saas0Fee (83-230cm), Murren-Schilthorn (85-220cm), Skiarena Andermatt-Sedrun (51-280cm), Crans Montana (49-260cm) and Engelberg (40-335cm). See all Base Depths in Switzerland.

Some substantial snowfalls are on the way for Swiss ski resorts, particularly in Graubunden and Engadin/St. Moritz. 50cm+ is expected over the next 3 days in Saas Fee, Zermatt, Engadin St. Moritz, and Skiarena Andermatt-Sedrun. See  our full Switzerland Snow Forecast.