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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.
All of our featured Austrian resorts are currently open for skiing and boarding and the riding conditions on Thursday 5th May were excellent.
In France this is the last week of winter skiing at Tignes before the resort closes down in preparation for their summer season. Zermatt in Switzerland is also open although the linked resort of Cervinia, Italy is closed during the week. Cervinia will open again for snowsports on Saturday 7th and Sunday 8th May. The Italian resort of Val Senales is open daily for snowsports and seven lifts were operating on Thursday.
Spring riding conditions dominated at Whistler in Canada. At Timberline there is still an impressive snow depth, but uplift has been affected by rain and lightning.
Our featured southern hemisphere resorts are yet to open for the 2016 skiing season.
Molltal (340cm) currently reports the deepest base depth of the Austrian resorts we report on over the summer. Here 20cm of new snow has been reported over the last week and a similar amount is forecast by the end of next week.
Kaprun (300cm) has reported the greatest amount of fresh snowfall over the last seven days of all of our featured summer skiing locations. Half a metre of new snow’s fallen this week and the skiing on the Kitzsteinhorn glacier was superb on Thursday 6th May. There were some clouds overhead but the visibility was excellent.
The weather is forecast to be predominantly cloudy across the Austrian resorts as move into next week. The freezing level is predicted to range from 2,700m to over 3,300m and rain could hit many areas as a result. The good news is that fresh snow should land on the glacier slopes on some days.
Val d’Isere and Les Deux Alpes are currently closed for snowsports.
Cervinia (40/235cm) is currently closed for snowsports during the week but will open for visitors over the weekend of 7th and 8th May.
In the USA, Timberline (276cm) was disrupted by rain and lightning on Thursday 5th May, meaning that lifts closed earlier than expected for the day.