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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.
The sun was shining in Austria, giving great overhead conditions at both the Hintertux and Molltal glaciers. Both are wearing thin however and base depths have been dropping significantly.
A new summer ski week began in France with lots of sunshine and a hot temperature.
Cervinia is currently the only Italian resort we feature and it was quite a sight on Monday, beautiful sunshine with great views.
Timberline, USA has now closed the glacier for the end of the summer season.
Australia continues to offer some great mid-winter skiing, with all resorts reporting fresh snow on Monday. Head to the trees or the sheltered bowls for the best snow; it has been a windy weekend.
There have been high winds in New Zealand that has caused a good portion of our featured resorts to close on Monday.
Argentina is looking great heading into the new week, with fresh snow across our featured resorts and more in the forecast.
It was very similar in Chile on Monday, with fresh snow falling and lots forecast for the week ahead. Until this snow falls however, stick to the upper slopes for the best conditions.
It could get quite cloudy over the next few days for Zermatt and Saas Fee, which means light showers maybe on the horizon too.
Thredbo (96/96cm) was the snowiest destination on Monday, receiving 25cm of dry powder across the mountain. Head to the sheltered trees or leeward slopes for the best snow however as high winds had moved around a lot of the new snow. Ben Lomond (30/50cm) on Tasmania was the snowiest resort over the entire weekend however, picking up more than 30cm of snow. Some great skiing was reported here as a result, making up for the very slow start to the season.
Elsewhere around 15cm of fresh snow was received. Resorts such as Mt Hotham (87/104cm), Falls Creek (91/99cm) and Mt Baw Baw (52/75cm) all saw this amount of fresh snowfall to give some nice powder stashes across the mountain. The snow continued to fall on and off during Monday, adding a further fresh top up to the already excellent conditions.
Of the remaining resorts still open, their slopes were quite good as fresh snow has fallen and wasn’t affected by windy conditions. Whakapapa (146/174cm) started out cloudy on Monday but cleared later in the day. On Sunday around 5cm fell on the resort so the pistes have been freshened alongside the off piste. It was a little windy in places in the resort as only four lifts were running so skiing availability was reduced somewhat.
Coronet Peak (75/160cm) was also open on Monday and a light flurry of snow was recorded on Sunday. The slopes have been refreshed slightly so skiing conditions are quite pleasant. It was fairly cloudy in the morning but the sun started the breakthrough in the afternoon. All eight lifts were turning, which is great news for the resort.
The changeable weather seen on Monday looks likely to become very cloudy but there is a good chance of fresh snow, which could be quite heavy in Mount Dobson and Turoa.
Chapelco (40/150cm) received 45cm of fresh snow on Sunday, leading to some great powder conditions on the mountain. Cerro Catedral (35/180cm) is now boasting the best base depth in the country following 30cm more snow on August 2nd. More snow is in the forecast this week too, especially at Las Lenas (100/160cm) which is expecting around 1.5m of new snow by Saturday according to the latest forecasts.
Fresh snow also fell in Chile, although base depths here are lower than across the border in Argentina. Termas de Chillan (50/68cm) received the most new snow, with 30cm picked up across the mountain and more expected this week. Be careful out there however as the new snow was accompanied by strong winds, leading to a high avalanche danger.
The resorts further north in the High Andes saw less snowfall over the weekend but are expecting a serious snow storm this week. 15cm fell at both Valle Nevado (20/90cm) and Portillo (84/110cm) on Sunday, improving the slopes but still more is needed for full coverage across the mountain. However, the big storm is set to sweep in on Wednesday and by the time it is finished on Saturday, potentially more than 200cm will have fallen. This would transform the slopes, although bear in mind that with so much snow expected it could be some time before they open up fully.