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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.

Monday 25 July 2016

Summary

In Europe some of the best conditions can be found near the Matterhorn at the resorts of Zermatt, Saas Fee and Cervinia, where it was a mostly sunny day on Monday. At France, good skiing is available on the glaciers of Tignes, Val d’Isere and Les Deux Alpes, with the latter running 23 of its lifts.  In Austria cloudy skies dominated the morning and visibility was fairly limited at those resorts that remain open.

In North America, Timberline is the only one of our featured resorts that is open, and temperatures were up to around +15C on Monday, creating some nice soft riding conditons.

Colder temperatures have returned to Both New Zealand and Australia, and many resorts have benefited from fresh snow over the weekend. In New Zealand, Porter heights received 25cm in the last 24 hours, and at Australia, Falls Creek has measured around 15cm of fresh.

Portillo continues to win the plaudits in South America. Conditions are fantastic right across the mountain with snow continuing to fall. Meanwhile in Argentina, Las Lenas is also in great shape with plenty of fresh powder accumulated over the weekend.

Austria

In Austria, three of our featured resorts were offering skiing on Monday 25th July, where it was a cloudy start to the day, with the majority of the open slopes being found under a thick layer of morning fog. The best conditions can currently be found at Hintertux (200cm), where 11 lifts were providing access to some nice summer snow.

France

It was a lovely sunny day In France on Monday 25th July, and skiing was available at our all three of our featured summer resorts. The best conditions at Espace Killy could be found at Tignes (130cm) who had 14 of their lifts spinning, whilst further south at Les Deux Alpes (160cm) there was good skiing on well-groomed pistes, and the temperature was around +10C.

Switzerland

Zermatt (160cm) and Saas Fee (235cm) were both open for skiing on Monday 25th July, where conditions on the open slopes were good and nice summer riding on soft snow was available.

Over the course of the week, both resorts are predicted to receive their fair share of bad weather, with rain and thunderstorms dominating the current forecast.

Italy

Cervinia (160cm) is our only featured Italian resort currently open for skiing. The weather was predominately sunny on Monday 25th July, and three lifts were providing access to the skiing high on the Plateau Rosa.

North America

Timberline (20cm) in Oregon, USA was open for skiing on Monday 25th July where three lifts continued to provide access to some nice spring skiing.

In Canada, Whistler has closed for the season.

Australia

Colder temperatures returned to Australia on Monday 25th July, with the thermometers reading below freezing level in many resorts. This colder weather brought new snow to many ski areas, and resorts such as Perisher (91cm) and Thredbo (91cm) have received around 25cm of fresh snow, whilst at Mount Hotham (56/84cm) 8cm has helped to refresh the mountain.

Elsewhere, there has also been improvements at Ben Lomond (15/25cm) who have been able reopen the mountain, and had two lifts spinning on Monday.

New Zealand

Fresh snow fell over the weekend across many of New Zealand’s ski resorts, and conditions were very good on Monday 25th July. On the South Island, some of the best skiing can be found near Queenstown, at The Remarkables (75/100cm). Whilst Porter Heights (35/65cm) is also looking in much better shape after receiving 25cm of fresh snow.

On the North Island, Turoa (108cm) and Whakapapa (92cm) were both open and had good snow on piste, and windblown powder off the slopes. However, high winds and blizzard conditions were limited the operation of lifts on Monday 25th July.

South America

In South America, Portillo (128/178cm) continues to be the pick of the ski destinations. The resort received a further 7cm by Monday 25th July, and the snow is looking fantastic right across the mountain.

Over at Argentina, Las Lenas (60/150cm) is the pick of the resorts, where 20cm of new snow fell over the weekend. Four lifts were running on Monday and the weather was predominately sunny.
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