Where is the snow?

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

Base levels are decreasing under the sunny skies but good skiing can still be found on most upper slopes across the Alps, with the best conditions found early in the day.

And winter ain't over yet! More than a metre of snow is winging its way to the Italian Alps over the next three days and around half a metre for the French and Swiss Alps.


Spring has definitely sprung across the French Alps and many resort runs are getting patchy but some good skiing is still to be found on high ground. Some of the best skiing right now is available on the upper slopes of Chamonix (0-250cm), Flaine (68-280cm), Les Arcs (50-220cm), La Plagne (80-215cm), Alpe d'Huez (115-215cm), Val Thorens (110-205cm) and Val d'Isere/Tignes (88-205cm).

The French Alps is forecast 20-50cm of snow over the next three days: 50cm for Auron; 40cm for La Grave and Val d'Isere; 30cm for Les 2 Alpes, Serre Chevalier, Montgenevre, Alpe d'huez and Isola 2000; 25cm for Tignes and Val Thorens; and 15cm for Courchevel, La Plagne and Les Arcs.

The French Pyrenees is also expecting some big snowfalls this week, with up to 70cm forecast.

7-day snowfall totals for France

3-day snow forecast for France


The beautiful sunny skies were interrupted over the weekend to bring some snowfall to the Austrian Alps: 30cm in Galtur and Dachstein Glacier; 20cm in Kitzsteinhorn-Kaprun, Bad Gastein and Molltaler Glacier; 15cm in Obertauern and Kappl; 10cm in St. Anton am Arlberg, Ischgl and Silvretta Montafon; and 5cm for Lech-Zuers, Mayrhofen and Kuhtai.

The sun has since returned and many lower slopes are suffering as a result. The Arlberg region is faring well thanks to the recent snowfalls which, although not huge were sufficient to freshen conditions nicely. Some of the best skiing can presently be found in Obergurgl-Hochgurgl (29-131cm), St. Anton am Arlberg (60-220cm) and Lech-Zuers (85-165cm).

Just a smattering of light snow is forecast for a handful of resorts tomorrow (March 23rd).

7-day snowfall totals for Austria

3-day snow forecast for Austria


Sunny skies and spring temperatures have softened slopes but there's still good skiing to be found particularly in Murren-Schilthorn (31-245cm), Verbier (30-210cm) and Saas-Fee (20-200cm).

There's 20-60cm of snow forecast over the next three days for Saas-Fee, Aletsch Arena, Bellwald, Rosswald-Brig, Skiarena Andermatt-Sedrun and Zermatt.

7-day snowfall totals for Switzerland

3-day snow forecast for Switzerland


Like the rest of the Alps, Italy's ski resorts have been bathed in sunshine lately and slopes are definitely springlike. Some of the deepest snow bases can currently be found in the Monterosa and Abruzzo regions.

But things are set to change, with some whopping spring snow forecast over the next three days and the some of the biggest dumps heading for the Milky Way area: 140cm for Sestriere, 130cm for Sauze d'Oulx, 100cm for Bardonecchia, 60cm for Claviere, 40cm for Cervinia-Breuil, 30cm for Courmayeur and more!

7-day snowfall totals for Italy

3-day snow forecast for Italy


There are beautifully warm temperatures in Andorra right now, but snow levels remain pretty good and all lifts are still open: Vallnord/Arcalis (130-210cm), Vallnord/Pal-Arinsal (120-170cm) and Grandvalira (60-130cm).

7-day snowfall totals for Andorra

3-day snow forecast for Andorra


Currently open Scottish ski resorts include Cairngorm Mountain (10-25cm), Glencoe (10-30cm) and Nevis Range (0-15cm).

7-day snowfall totals for Scotland

3-day snow forecast for Scotland