Thursday, 19 April 2018
There has been some glorious sunny weather in Europe over the last couple of days, allowing for some great end of season skiing. The majority of open resorts are in France, with only a handful scattered around Italy, Switzerland and Austria. Glacial resorts are the best option at the moment, with Tignes, Hintertux, Cervinia and Zermatt all offering good riding conditions.
After a great season, it seems skiing in Scotland is winding down to its end now. Cairngorm was closed for the day, the Lecht and Glenshee are closed for the season, but Nevis Range and Glencoe continue to operate.
There has been fresh snow in Canada, with resorts in Quebec and Alberta both benefiting from up to 15cm. The season is definitely winding down, but this weekend looks a like a good chance to enjoy some fresh turns at Mont Sainte Anne or Banff.
Across the border in the USA there has been fresh snow too, with Snowbird, Winter Park and Arapahoe Basin all receiving their share of the spoils.
Based on current weather forecasts for the next 9 days, the top three resorts for expected snowfall are:
Alyeska, USA, 61cm
Arapahoe Basin, USA, 51cm
Loveland, USA, 50cm