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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.
It may be summer time now in Austria but it has been snowing for the past 48 hours and conditions are looking very good.
There is no skiing available in France at present. Tignes is set to reopen on June 26th, at which point Les Deux Alpes (20th June) and Val d’Isere (6th June) should have already opened for summer skiing.
Snow was falling on Thursday at both Zermatt in Switzerland and Cervinia over the border in Italy. Limited skiing was on offer on the Zermatt side, but the ski area will increase at the weekend when the link with Cervinia reopens.
Good spring skiing was available at our two featured North America skiing locations: Timberline, USA and Whistler, Canada. Whistler recently extended its winter season to June 7th on Whistler Mountain, with Blackcomb opening for summer skiing on June 20th.
All of our featured resorts in Australia, New Zealand and South America are not yet open for the season.
The pick of the bunch has to the Stubai Glacier (260cm) as it reported a powder alarm, which indicated up to 45cm of fresh snow had landed, and it continued to fall right through Thursday. As expected, the majority of the lifts were closed due to heavy snowfall but 10 of the 26 were in operation. The new snow has provided plenty of powder both on and off the piste, so when bashed, the slopes will be in a fantastic state and there will also be fresh tracks waiting just off the slopes.
The current spell of cloudy weather is expected to remain over the weekend, which could bring more snow but the temperature is forecast to increase slightly so it may turn to rain lower down but lighter snow fall may still be present at higher altitude.
Saas Fee’s glacier is closed until the July 19th.
The Presena Glacier is not opening this summer due to the construction of a new high-speed gondola on the glacier and summer skiing at Val Senales has been cancelled due to a lack of snow this winter.
Whistler Blackcomb (93cm) has been seeing consistent rainfall of late and a rise in climate is affecting the slopes considerably. There is still good skiing available however if you head up high on Whistler mountain, where groomed slopes can be enjoyed. On Thursday 21st May there were four lifts turning on the Whistler side and the Blackcomb Mountain remains closed until late June.
Weather reports are indicating changeable weather awaits Whistler over the weekend with a mixture of rainfall and spots of sunshine.
A dusting of snow remains on the ground on the upper slopes of our featured Australian resorts and several have already started snowmaking for the 2015 season. Most are set to open on June 6th, with many hosting big festivals to welcome in the winter and celebrate the Queen’s Birthday Weekend.
Snow has already fallen on the South Island, with dustings on Mt Ruapehu on North Island, which hopefully will start to form a good base ahead of the winter season which begins for most in mid-late June. Cold weather, with lows of around -10C are forecast for early next week, providing perfect snowmaking conditions.