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Snow overview - our twice-weekly round up of the latest snow conditions in the mountains

Snow Overview

Our twice-weekly round up of the latest snow conditions in the mountains

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.

Thursday 30 June 2016

Summary

It was a cloudy day with rain in many places across our featured Austrian resorts. The best conditions can currently be found at Molltal Glacier or Hintertux, whilst Kaunertal continues to struggle with the weather of late.

In France, Tignes and Les Duex Alpes are now both offering skiing on their glaciers. It was a lovely sunny day across the country on Thursday and the snow conditions are very good for the time of year.

Good skiing was on offer in Switzerland at Zermatt, where well groomed slopes were on offer on the Matterhorn glacier. The resort had eight lifts running on Thursday, and it was largely sunny start to the day.

In Italy, Cervina is offering some great groomed slopes on the upper mountain.

It was sunny in Oregon, USA at Timberline, where temperatures where at around +12C and three lifts were in operation. Whistler in Canada remains closed for skiing for the time being. 

Skiing conditions in Australia continue to improve with the arrival of more snow. Resorts such as Perisher and Threadbo both received around 30cm on the 30th June.

Chile remains the current pick of skiing destinations. La Parva, Valle Nevado, Portillo and El Colorado are all currently open and offering a great range of skiing right across their mountains with the majority of their lifts running. In Argentina, Las Lenas is currently open and offering guests 7km of skiable terrain.

Austria

It was a predominately cloudy day in Austria on Thursday 30th June. The best conditions could be found at Hintertux (255cm), where 12 lifts were spinning and the upper slopes remain in a good condition. Kaprun (220cm) continues to offer some good skiing for the time of year, and currently has a good variety slopes open on its glacier. However, Kaunertal (34cm) has continued to suffer as a result of the mild weather and rain, and the lower slopes are now increasingly worn.

France

France is currently offering skiing on the glaciers of Tignes (200cm) and Les Duex Alpes (240). The weather was largely sunny on Thursday 30th June, and the conditions were excellent up high on the groomed slopes.

Switzerland

Zermatt (220cm) is our only featured Swiss resort that is currently open for skiing. The resort was running eight lifts on Thursday 30th June, and the slopes remain in good shape on the Matterhorn glacier, even if they do soften quickly with summer temperatures.

Italy

Cervinia (225cm) was offering some great on piste skiing on Thursday 30th June. It was a predominately sunny start to the day, and three lifts were providing access to the upper slopes. Passo Stelvio (50/150cm) is our only other featured Italian resort currently open.

North America

In Oregon at Timberline (30cm), three lifts were running on Thursday 30th June, and with the temperature at around +12C, the slopes were becoming soft quickly in the strong spring sun.

Australia

Across our featured Australian resorts, conditions continue to improve thanks to the arrival of more fresh snow. Perisher (71cm) received around 30cm on the 30th June, which has left the mountain in excellent shape for the weekend visitors. Likewise, Thredbo (72cm) received about 30cm at the same time, but lift accessed was limited due to strong winds.

New Zealand

On New Zealand’s South Island, Coronet Peak (1/30cm) remained closed on Thursday 30th June, but was offering some lift access for tubing and sightseeing. Nearby at The Remarkables (30/60cm) the conditions were more stable and temperatures have been low enough for snow making facilities to operate. Further north towards Canterbury, it was a similar story at Mt Hutt (20/30cm) who received 4cm of fresh snow overnight. On the North Island, both Turoa and Whakapapa are hoping to get their seasons underway this weekend.

South America

The best skiing in South America can currently be found at Chile, where all but one of our featured resorts were offering skiing on Thursday 30th June. The best conditions can currently be found at La Parva (70/150cm), who have a good level of snow cover across the mountain. Nevados de Chillian on the other hand is still someway short of being able to run its lifts for the time being. In Argentina, La Lenas (20/120cm) is our only featured resort currently open. A good amount of well-groomed terrain is currently open, and the snow depth is excellent up high.
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