SNOW OVERVIEW FOR 22nd January 2018
The second huge storm of 2018, Evi continued to deliver extremes of both snow and weather conditions across the Alps. Fresh snow blanketed much of the Alps, with the northern French resorts as well as those across much of Switzerland and Austria benefitting the most – in some instances figures as high as 120cm in 48 hours have been recorded. However, as is often the case this was accompanied by partial or full resort closures due to wind and avalanche risks. The new week looks to be calmer however, at least until Friday where more new snow is expected.
Great skiing conditions are on offer across much of North America. The central Rockies ski resorts saw very welcome snowfall over the weekend, with many resorts in Utah and Colorado seeing 30-45cm. Much of Canada has seen consistent light snow, which looks to remain in place for the rest of the entire week – though Whistler stands head and shoulders above all else, with 79cm falling in the 24 hours till Monday morning.
Conditions in Japan are also on the up- Monday heralded the start of a snow filled week, which looks to end a somewhat dry January (at least by Japanese standards).
Based on current weather forecasts for the next 9 days, the top three resorts for expected snowfall are: