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Get the latest snow and weather conditions in all major ski areas updated on Monday and Thursday afternoons by the Ski Club's information department.
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Great conditions can be found at the majority of open American resorts this week. Colorado is still enjoying all the fresh snow from the beginning of this week and they’ve got great skiing on offer
A dusting of snow has freshened up the riding at a number of Canadian resorts this week and further snowfall is forecast over the Easter weekend.
The heaviest snowfall has been reported on the higher ski areas, such as on the Stubai Glacier at Neustift (20/365cm), Obergurgl (35/128cm), Kaprun (120/280cm) and Kuhtai (60/90cm).
The skiing at Zauchensee (55/110cm) was excellent on Thursday with fresh snow across much of the off-piste terrain and piste conditions that were more akin to mid-winter than spring.
Cloudy weather is forecast to return to the Austrian resorts over the weekend and throughout next week. The freezing level is also expected to sit at or above 2,500m which means that many slopes could see rain.
As you might expect for this time of year it is best to stick to the highest slopes if you prefer the conditions to be less sun affected, especially the sheltered and higher north facing slopes.
The Pyrenean resorts of Cauterets (260/360cm) and Bareges/La Mongie (65/270cm) offer some superb skiing at the moment due to the deep snow bases on the upper slopes.
Further north in the Alps there is also excellent skiing available. The classics for late season, such as Tignes (40/190cm), Val d’Isere (40/128cm) and Val Thorens (85/190cm), offer fantastic spring skiing due to their high elevations. The upper slopes at La Plagne (5/200cm) are also in very good shape. In the Southern Alps, Isola 2000 (95/270cm) has an impressive base depth on the higher slopes at the moment of over two and a half metres, providing lovely riding conditions.
Verbier (10/147cm) has good spring snow on its mountains, but unlike the resorts in the east there hasn’t been any fresh snow for a while. This could change this weekend though as more unsettled weather is expected to move in. Freezing levels will remain around 2,400m so fresh snow will be confined to the upper slopes, but it should improve conditions nonetheless.
Cervinia (35/290cm) is in very good shape too. Its upper slopes still have plenty of snow on them and north facing areas still hold some nice powder in quieter areas. All the links with Zermatt, over in Switzerland, remain open.
Snowier weather is expected to arrive this weekend, bringing around 15cm of fresh snow to the upper areas of many resorts. Cervinia’s upper slopes could do a little better though with around 40cm expected. 20cm of this could fall on Saturday 19th April.
The deepest base of our featured Andorran resorts is reported at Arcalis (140/240cm) in the Vallnord ski area.
Clouds are forecast to move in this weekend, bringing a chance of fresh snow.
A few more centimetres of snow fell at Salen (80/90cm) in Sweden on Wednesday 16th April. Their whole ski area is still open and the fresh snow means there’s excellent skiing across the entire mountain.
The Zugspitze Glacier area of the resorts has lots of snow and powder can be found off piste thanks to the fresh snow earlier this week.
Pamporovo (20/50cm) is open on weekdays this week, although it is much brighter than at Borovets, providing spring riding conditions.
Bansko is closed for the winter ski season.
Cairngorm (5/200cm), Nevis Range (15/250cm) and Glencoe (35/350cm) all still have good snow on their higher slopes. Once the wind dies down they’ll be able to open again and provide access to the runs.
Glenshee and The Lecht are closed for the season.
Further east there was some snow at Sugarbush (35/102cm) on Wednesday 16th April. It was around 10cm that fell over the course of the day and has nicely refreshed their runs. The resort is expected to close for the season at the end of this coming Easter weekend.
Whistler is in great shape following the recent fresh snow. With more expected over the weekend and next week the conditions should continue to improve.
European Weather Outlook
North American Weather Outlook
The weather over the weekend and into next week is forecast to be mostly sunny at the open Canadian resorts, and resorts in the west should receive fresh snowfall. In the east the weather is expected to be a little wetter.