Friday, 14 June 2019

Some resorts in New Zealand and Australia are in their second week of the season, snow is expected to arrive in New Zealand in particular. As for Europe, a mixture of cloudy weather or rain is expected in Austria and Switzerland. US resorts will experience thunderstorms in some regions.

Austria

Hintertux (11/14 lifts open) has a 490cm base up high on the glacier at the moment. The forecast for the weekend is mainly sunny with cloudy spells throughout. Stubaier Glacier has a brief closure from 11th to 19th June.

France

Summer skiing is available from June 22 to August 25th in Les Deux Alpes. Tignes Grande Motte glacier will reopen in July for their summer skiing season.

Switzerland

Zermatt (4/52 lifts open) has rain predicted today and tomorrow. It will clear up by Sunday into the start of next week.

Italy

Parts of Cervinia is expected to open towards the middle of June through to September. Snow in Italy last month was impressive so late in the season. Great for touring season.

North America

The following resorts are open this weekend:

Mammoth (7/25 lifts open)

Arapahoe Basin (2/9 lifts open)

Squaw Valley (6/43 lifts open)

Only three resorts are open this weekend in North America. Arapahoe Basin will have scattered showers and thunderstorms for the weekend. Mammoth is also expected to have rain throughout the weekend. Squaw Valley however will have mild weather throughout the weekend.

Australia

Second week of skiing is in full flow for most resorts in Victoria and New South Wales. Perisher has snow showers expected on today, with the weekend expected to be partly cloudy throughout. Over in Falls Creek some snow showers are expected today and tomorrow, with cloudy weather forecasted on Sunday.

New Zealand

Three resorts will be available to ski this weekend in New Zealand. Snowfall has arrived this week across resorts as work begins to prepare the slopes for the season. Mt Hutt, Remarkables and Happy Valley in Mt Ruapehu will be open this weekend. Mt Hutt is expected to have windy weather with snow showers arriving on Saturday. The weather will clear up by Sunday. The Remarkables is forecasted to have snow throughout the weekend.

South America

South American resorts aren’t open yet and the snowfall has been patchy so far recently. Resorts will be open late June-July.