Where is the snow?

OnTheSnow's Weekly Snow Report is updated every Wednesday to give you the best skiing conditions across Europe.

Half-term skiers are enjoying plenty of sunshine and some great skiing conditions across the Alps and Pyrenees this week. 


There's some excellent skiing to be had in France right now. Snow cover is widespread with powder reported across the Alps and Pyrenees.

Some of the best skiing in the French Alps can be found in Montgenevre (150-260cm), Val Thorens (115-210cm), Chamonix (35-200cm), Val d'Isere & Tignes (93-190cm), La Grave (40-190cm), La Plagne (85-165cm), Les Arcs (60-165cm), Alpe d'Huez (95-160cm), Les 2 Alpes (40-160cm) and Serre Chevalier (20-160cm). 

And over in the Pyrenees, snow depths are nearing three metres in Cauterets (327-287cm), Gourette (110-285cm) and Luz Ardiden (120-245cm).

Only a couple of centimetres of snow is forecast for France over the next few days.

7-day snowfall totals for France

3-day snow forecast for France


The sun has been shining brightly across the Austrian Alps this week and the majority of resorts in great condition, particularly Obertauern (110-170cm), St. Anton am Arlberg (60-135cm), Schladming (90-130cm), Silvretta Montafon (47-125cm), Obergurgl-Hochgurgl (21-109cm) and Lech-Zuers (70-100cm).

More snow is in the forecast for Austria over the next three days: 18cm for Warth-Schroecken and Lech-Zuers, 14cm for St. Anton am Arlberg, 12cm for SkiWelt Wilder Kaiser, 11cm for Kitzbuehel, Mayrhofen and Ski Juwel Alpbachtal and Silvretta Montafon and 9cm for Ischgl.

7-day snowfall totals for Austria

3-day snow forecast for Austria


The Swiss Alps is bathed in sunshine this week and conditions are excellent, particularly at high altitude. Some of the best snow can be found in Skiarena Andermatt Sedrun (50-220cm), Crans Montana (0-180cm), Melchsee-Frutt (80-170cm), Saas-Fee (30-160cm), Nendaz (20-155cm), Laax (25-150cm), Murren (58-146cm) and Verbier (30-145cm).

Some moderate snow is in the forecast for the Swiss Alps over the next three days: 12cm for Engelberg and Melchsee-Frutt, 9cm for Elm, Samnaun and Davos-Klosters.

7-day snowfall totals for Switzerland

3-day snow forecast for Switzerland


Huge powder dumps have been reported early this week, particularly in Piemonte, and slope conditions are excellent across the country. The sun is now shining in most resorts, making for some awesome skiing conditions for half term.

Some of the best snow in Italy right now can be found in Cervinia-Breuil (65-180cm), Bardonecchia (60-180cm), Sestriere (60-140cm), and Sauze d'Oulx (50-140cm).

Some light snow is in the forecast for Italy over the weekend, which will help keep slopes fresh.

7-day snowfall totals for Italy

3-day snow forecast for Italy


All Andorran ski areas are still in excellent shape thanks to the weekly snow top-ups: Grandvalira (100-175cm), Vallnord/Pal-Arinsal (140-200cm) and Vallnord/Arcalis (130-210cm).

7-day snowfall totals for Andorra

3-day snow forecast for Andorra


Up until now Scotland has had to endure a dreadful ski season due to a serious lack of snow. However things are definitely looking up thanks to the snowfalls this week, 10cm in Cairngorm and 5cm in Lecht and Glencoe.

Cairngorm (10-25cm) is open for skiing with the best conditions in the country right now. Also open include Lecht (3-5cm), Glencoe (5-15cm), Glenshee (0-20cm)

7-day snowfall totals for Scotland

3-day snow forecast for Scotland