Where is the snow? 

The start of the week brought some substantial snow dumps, particularly in the French and Italian Alps. The sunshine returned yesterday for some beautiful bluebird skiing, but the forecast is for more snow over the next three days.

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French ski resorts saw widespread snowfall Sunday/Monday with 70cm in La Grave, 40cm in Chamonix, 35cm in Avoriaz, Alpe d'Huez and Tignes, 30cm in La Rosiere and Les Gets, and 20cm in La Plagne, Les 2 Alpes, Meribel, Les Arcs and more. The sun has since returned, offering beautiful bluebird days on the slopes.

Some of the best skiing in France right now can be found in La Rosiere (320-470cm), Avoriaz (200-425cm), Alpe d'Huez (235-425cm), La Plagne (260-410cm), Les Arcs (315-395cm), and Val d'Isere/Tignes (235-375cm), all of which have packed powder conditions and the vast majority of terrain open. See our full France Snow Report to get current conditions.

The snow returns tomorrow, with the highest accumulations in the southern French Alps, and it'll continue to snow into the weekend. See full France Snow Forecast.


Snowfall in the Austrian Alps on Sunday/Monday was not as widespread or substantial as seen in the French Alps, but 20cm was recorded in Galtur and Silvretta Montafon, 15cm in Skicircus Saalbach Hinterglemm and Obertauern, and 10cm in Lech-Zuers. Unfortunately there was quite a bit of rain at lower altitudes.

Some of the best skiing in the country right now can be found in Obertauern (200-250cm), Lech-Zuers, (165-320cm), and Galtur-Silvretta (95-215cm). See full Austria Snow Report

Snow is in the forecast for the next three days, with accumulations of up to 36cm. See full Austria Snow Forecast.


Italy saw some great snow dumps on Sunday with 30cm for Bardonecchia, 25cm for Cervinia-Breuil, and 20cm for the Milky Way (Sestriere, Sauze d'Oulx and Claviere) and Cortina d'Ampezzo.

Some of the best skiing in the country right now can be found in Cervinia-Breuil (230-400cm), Madonna di Campiglio (152-346cm), Bardonecchia (100-305cm) and Sestriere/Sauze d'Oulx (90-210cm). See full Italy Snow Report

Today there is a mixture of sunshine and cloud but the forecast is for substantial snowfalls over the next three days, totally around half a metre. The highest snow dumps are expected in the Piemonte area. See full Italy Snow Forecast.


Switzerland saw some good snowfalls over Sunday/Monday with 30cm in Leukerbad and Villars-Gryon, 25cm in Saas-Fee, Morgins and Champery and 20cm in EngelbergVerbier and Zermatt.

Some of the best skiing can be found in Saas-Fee (120-450cm), Andermatt-Sedrun (85-500cm), Murren (112-430cm), Melchsee-Frutt (260-400cm), Grimentz-Zinal (135-316cm) and Zermatt (140-365cm). See full Switzerland Snow report.

More snow is in the forecast with up to 31cm over the next three days. See full Switzerland Snow Forecast.


Andorran ski resorts saw only 1-2cm on Sunday and lower slopes are starting to soften up under the warm springlike temperatures. But good skiing is still offered at all resorts with nearly all lifts still open: Vallnord/Arcalis (135-245cm), Vallnord/Pal-Arinsal (140-200cm) and Grandvalira (110-190cm). See full Andorra Snow Report.

There's snow in the forecast with 16-18cm expected for all resorts over the next three days.


There was only very ligth snow in Lecht last week, but the low temperatures have meant good skiing is available at all resorts with perhaps some of the best right now to be found at Nevis Range (40-60cm), Glencoe (20-60cm) and Glenshee (20-50cm). See full Scotland Snow Report.

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