The location of the Italian ski resorts on the southern side of the Alpine ridge meant that Tuesday’s snow from the northwest struggled to make the leap over and as a result, only light snow was falling at most resorts.
The exceptions were resorts right up on the French and Swiss border, such as La Thuile and Courmayeur, where heavy snow was falling. This should improve conditions markedly, particularly once the skies clear on Thursday.
Further east in the Dolomites, a few flurries were falling, but snow totals are expected to not amount to anything significant. The good news however is that cold temperatures are expected, allowing piste crews to crank up the snow machines over the coming days.
The medium-term outlook into the weekend is calling for milder conditions to return, and although details at present are not certain, less in the way of wet weather is forecast than further north in France and Switzerland.