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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.
Cloudy and wet conditions today in Germany, but the week ahead is looking good with snow forecast for later in the week. Switzerland and Italy enjoyed pleasant mostly sunny weather today, some instability and cloud is forecast this week before a potentially snowy weekend.
There were variable conditions in France today both between resorts and within them as holiday crowds storm both French mountain ranges. Slopes could be hard packed and occasionally icy but remain in good condition. Off-piste, there is little left untracked and the consistency of the snow remains variable.
There was lots of good skiing in our featured Scandinavian resorts today despite a lack of new snow. Grooming is famously excellent so there is not too much to worry about.
Skiing in Scotland is currently on hold due inclement weather and lack of snow, with the forecasts next predicting accumulations between Wednesday and Thursday of this week.
There was some great skiing in Canada today, where snow keeps dripping in. Temperatures are very cold in places so layer up before you head out onto the mountain.
Another outstanding powder day in American today, some very heavy snow is forecast for resort on the west coast. This season continues to deliver the goods without fail.
In the Arlberg region the skiing was looking excellent at Lech/Zurs (85/120cm). 20cm of fresh fell on Friday 17th, and there are still some nice areas of off-piste powder to enjoy. Nearby at St Anton/St Christoph (60/155cm) conditions were equally good, and all 23 lifts where spinning across the resorts. Further snow is expected between 1600-2000m for the region this week.
Towards Salzburg, Kaprun (60/130cm) was boasting some lovely looking groomed pistes, whilst in the Ski Welt (60/70cm) a touch of fresh snow refreshed the mountain at Ellmau, Scheffau and Soll.
Current forecasts predict that rain may fall across most resorts on Tuesday 21st, with temperatures expected to sit at around +4C. However, fingers are crossed for higher resorts such as Hintertux (70/180cm) that the precipitation will fall as snow. Wednesday and Thursday are likely to bring a mixture of sun and cloud, with the next period of snow expected on Friday 24th.
The sun was shining in the Portes du Soleil today with most areas still holding decent snow cover. The best skiing is probably in Avoriaz (90/120cm). Beware of slopes getting a little icy and hard late on, caused in part by the cold and shade but mostly by the sheer quantity of traffic on the slopes. Chatel (30/75cm) is about ready to burst right now, with queues being especially bad at the Linga telecabine lift.
The sun was also out in Flaine (63/195cm) where slopes were in mostly good condition despite being variable in quality. At the top, slopes could be hard packed, especially where shaded, whereas where exposed to the sun, slopes softened up fast.
There were some interesting conditions to report in Font Romeu (130cm) where lots of snow plus warm temperatures and blazing sunshine have led to some early spring conditions. Expect runs to be hard on the legs. In Villard de Lans (35/80cm), there was no natural snow at the bottom of the mountain, and resort runs were made of artificial snow. Head up high for the best skiing there.
In the week ahead, tomorrow is expected mostly cloudy although no snow is expected. Beyond this brief change conditions will remain fairly pleasant with partly cloudy skies dominating until the week. Friday is expected to be a snowy cloudy day. In the long range forecast there currently some significant snowfalls forecast, better information will be available on this after the weekend.
In contrast to the sun of Monday, the rest of the week is likely to see slightly more cloud cover, resorts in the east can expecting overcast conditions from tomorrow. No significant snowfall is currently forecast, although there is a large weather event currently showing in long range forecast. We will have better picture of this for you after the weekend.
The cloudy almost miserable conditions will remain in place intermittently this week until Friday. Currently Friday is expected to be a moderately snowy day, however there is the potential for rain this weekend. If you’re traveling to Germany to ski this week conditions will be varied, weather wise we will have a much better understanding later in the week.
Current forecasts show for a largely sunny week in Bulgaria with temperatures likely to be around freezing until Tuesday 21st, and then about +4C from Wednesday 22nd. Snow is next predicted for Saturday 25th February.
In the forecast this week. Snow, lots of it and pretty well everywhere. It is going to be another stormy snowy week. Once again America is one of the best places on earth the ski and board.
European Weather Outlook
It is also worth mentioning that currently there is a large storm appearing in the long range forecast for the end of this month. It still a long way away but it is worth a little bit of excitement over.
In The Pyrenees the weather will be mostly sunny this week. No new snow is currently forecast with the exception of Sierra Nevada where light snow is expected every day this week.
Snowy conditions return to Scandinavia this week with light to moderate snow forecast in Norway Finland and Sweden.
North American Weather Outlook
In the USA there is likely to be some sun in Colorado on Tuesday 21st, before the cloud then rolls over for the week. The forecast predicts for resorts in California to continue getting slammed with heavy snow, with Heavenly expecting over 100cm before the weekend, which is nothing compared to 90cm that Squaw Valley is predicting to fall on just Monday alone. In Utah temperatures will drop significantly mid-week, and some big accumulations are expected.
For resorts in Vermont such as Killington, the temperature is expected to be warmer at around +6C, and this many bring rain at times in between periods of sun.