Tuesday, 16 April 2019

The weather is starting to clear after snowfall in parts of Europe last week. No significant snowfall is expected in major resorts around Europe this week, as the season is starting to wind down. The US and Canada has a few cases of snowfall but nothing major. Expect mild weather and clear skies for most of the week.

Snow Alert

Based on the current weather forecasts for the next 6 days, the top three resorts for expected snowfall:

1. Pas de la Casa, AND, 20cm

2. Obergurgl, AUT, 15cm

3. Solden, AUT, 15cm

Austria

In Austria the sunshine is returning after a cloudy weekend in most regions. Temperatures are still sticking below 10 degrees in a lot of resorts so the pistes should hold up well this week.

In the Otztal Valley, Obergurgl is expected to have mild weather. Sunshine is forecasted with intermittent cloud cover through the week. Temperatures are sticking below 10 degrees.

It’s much of the same in mainland of the Tirol, Kitzbuhel will also have clear conditions and temperatures sticking below 10 degrees.

Over in Salzburgerland, Saalbach slopes are starting to look worse for wear with recent rain thinning the slopes. Expect sunshine for most the week, temperatures could reach as high as 20 degrees in the afternoons.

France

Most French resorts will experience cloudy weather today with some even having a sprinkling of snow. The sun will burn through for the rest of the week though, so expect excellent visibility.

The Espace Killy area, is forecasted to have flurries of snow in the region today. By tomorrow the weather will clear up and will continue that way for the rest of the week. Temperatures won’t go higher than 8 degrees.

Over in the three valleys, a similar weather pattern will occur. This afternoon will see a tiny amount of fresh snow but it will mostly be cloudy. The sun will return tomorrow and will shine for the rest of the week.

The Grand Massif, will have mild weather with no snowfall expected across the region this week.

The Portes du Soleil is forecasted to have sunny weather throughout the week. Temperatures will gradually rise as the week goes on. Prepare for warm weather in the afternoons.

Over in the Tarentaise ski area, cloud will cover the area for most of today so expect flat light on the mountain. The weather will clear by tomorrow though!

Switzerland

Mixed weather for resorts in Switzerland. On the whole it will be mild weather but some regions will have light snow showers dotted through the week.

Saas Fee has no snowfall expected this week. Sunny spells with some cloud cover is expected each day. Temperatures will rise to double figures towards the end of the week.

It’s much of the same for Zermatt too. No snowfall expected and temperatures could reach to 15 degrees by the end of the week.

The Jungfrau region will have light snow today but will clear tomorrow and the rest of the week. Temperatures will stick below 5 degrees, so wrap up warm.

In the 4 valleys, Verbier will be partly cloudy today but expect the sunshine to return tomorrow. Expect light snow showers on Thursday mixed with sunny spell in the afternoon.

Italy

Italy will experience mild weather throughout the week. Some regions may have light flurries of snow but nothing significant.

Monterosa is expected to have light snowfall this afternoon but the weather will clear by tomorrow for the rest of the week.

Over in the Aosta Valley, Pila will have cloudy conditions today, but the sun will break through for the rest of the week. Temperatures will stick below 10 degrees.

In Trentino, Madonna di Campiglio will have mild weather with no snowfall expected this week. On the mountain temperatures are expected to stick below 5 degrees.

Andorra

Granvalira has poor visibility today with some rain expected today. Expect slushy conditions this afternoon. The cloud will return by tomorrow for the rest of the week.

Vallnord is forecasted to have light snowfall this morning but will clear up by this afternoon. Expect sunny weather on Wednesday and Thursday. The snow is forecasted to return on Friday however!

Germany

Garmisch has a snow depth of 430cms and the slopes are in excellent condition. Expect mild weather this week.

Eastern Europe

Bansko’s slopes are looking worse for wear now as the season draws to a close. Expect light snow showers dotted throughout the week but nothing significant. Visibility could be poo at times.

Jasna is in a similar situation with a lot of the lower slopes disappearing with lack of snow. Expect mild weather for most of the week, apart from tomorrow as there will be light snowfall throughout the day.

Scotland

There’s limited skiing in Scotland. Glencoe has 4 runs open with 3 lifts in action.

USA

More resorts are closing this weekend in the US as the season draws to a close. There are a few cases of snowfall but on the whole it will be mild weather.

Californian resorts are forecasted to have mild weather this week. Only Mammoth is expected to have a light dusting this week.

Over in Colorado, weather is expected to be mild in most resorts with no snowfall forecasted for the next two days.

A few resorts have already closed in Utah. However, Alta, Brighton and Snowbird are forecasted to have 15cms of new snow tomorrow. Snowbasin will have a light top up tomorrow too.

Vermont resorts are expected to have light snowfall in the next two days, in resorts such as Jay Peak, Killington, Stowe Mountain and Sugarbush.

Canada

Canada is expected to have fresh snowfall this weekend across many resorts,

Whistler has up to 6cms of snowfall forecasted for this weekend after a few flurries this week.

The Banff Big 3 area will have significant snow with up to 12cms expected tomorrow. The weather will clear by Sunday.

Japan

Hakuba will experience some rain showers this week. Temperatures are likely to stick just below 10 degrees on the mountain.

Niseko is forecasted to have clear sunny weather for the week. Temperature will reach double digits by the afternoons.