World Snow Overview

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SNOW ALERT

INTRODUCTION This past weekend was the second in a row that saw a large number of resort closures across Europe, with only a handful operating in Austria, Italy and Switzerland. Those resorts still operating tend to be those at high altitude or with glacial skiing, many of which remain in good condition for this time of year. Though Monday and Tuesday are cloudy and overcast across much of the Alps, except an increasingly bright and warm tail end of the week.

AUSTRIA This past weekend saw further substantial resort closures across Austria, with only 14 featured resorts still open, the vast majority of which are either glacial, or based around the Arlberg ski area. Cloud cover and poor visibility dominated skies on Monday the 16h, and looked to stay in place until Wednesday, at which point the forecast for the remainder of the week showed sunny skies and temperatures in double digits across the country. Mild temperatures delivered rain over some resorts, including Kirchberg / Kitzbuhel (63/125cm), which were limited to offering 4 slopes by Monday 16th April. Good skiing could still in the Arlberg, where 63 of 88 lifts are still running and 3m on the upper slopes. The pistes continued to provide excellent coverage there, without looking especially soft, in part due to the lack of sun softening up the slopes

La Grande Terche, St Jean d'Aulps/Espace Roc d'Enfer

FRANCE The vast majority of our featured French resorts continued to offer skiing on the week commencing Monday 16th April. Conditions were spring like, with lower slopes slushy and heavy, but the upper mountain remaining in great nick. It was a partly cloudy day in most places, but moving into midweek there is likely to be a better chance of bluebird skiing. Thanks to the deep snow pack that has built up over the season, the likes of Val Thorens (146/348cm) or Tignes/ Val d,'Isere (175/325cm) continued to offer great conditions for the time of year. Nearby, other smaller ski areas such as La Rosiere (245/460cm) were still holding up very well too. A number of resorts in south France are now closed for the season, including: Les Orres, Orcieres, Pra Loup and Puy st Vincent. In the Pyrenees Berages/La Mongie and Font Romeu are also closed, as is St Gervais near Mont Blanc.

Webcam, Leysin

SWITZERLAND This past weekend saw the end of the skiing season for many of our featured Swiss resorts, though with 10 still operating, there is plenty of good skiing to be found. This is aided by large quantities of snow on the upper slopes of those resorts still operating, with Engelberg (20/700cm), Murren (82/416cm) and Verbier (65/350cm) as some of the standout offerings. Temperatures were also staying low for this time of year, while the majority of the country was blanketed in cloud, limiting visibility. As with much of the rest of Europe, this looks to change, with the majority of the week set to be sunny and bright.

Verso l'Alpe Devero, San Domenico

ITALY There remain a limited number of resorts operational, many of which are only operating a small fraction of their full lift and slope capacity. This past weekend saw the closure of the Monterosa area, as well as the majority of the Sella Ronda. In the Dolomites, Kronplatz (10/70cm) was the sole resort running on the 16th April, with 4 lifts serving the slopes, though the conditions of the resort runs were underwhelming to say the least Cervinia (50/435cm) on the other hand continued to provide superb late season skiing, aided in part by recent snowfalls. Sunny skies and relatively low temperatures for this time of the year helped maintain snow quality. The majority of resorts saw cloudy skies on Monday, though sun did poke through on the north west of the country. The coming week looks changeable, with Wednesday to Friday likely to deliver warm sunny days, while the remainder of the outlooks is more uncertain.

Canillo, Grandvalira-Canillo

ANDORRA Arcalis, Vallnord (170/290cm) is continues to offer enjoyable late season skiing conditions thanks to almost 3m of snow on the upper slopes; though skiing was limited to 6 lifts and 12 tracks by Monday 16th April

Frost rime in Ruka

SCANDINAVIA It was a sunny day over Finland on Monday the 16th April, with temperatures just above zero. Good skiing is available across all three of our resorts thanks to the latitude and snow making capabilities. Spring had arrived over Are (102) by Monday 16th, with temperatures hitting double digits in the resort, with only 19/41 lifts now running. There are similar conditions across much of Norway, with predominantly sunny skies as resortsmove towards end of season. Many secondary slopes and lifts are now closing, with 2 of the five slopes that make up Lillehammer (0/233cm) now close for the season. Snow conditions are moving more towards typical Alpine spring skiing as the temperatures rises. Voss is now closed for the season.

Eiszapfig, Todtnauberg

GERMANY Oberstdorf (0/210cm) was the sole resort still operating in Germany, with 6km of pistes on the upper slopes above the resort still available. Cloud cover on Monday 16th April is likely to give way to clear skies by Wednesday, while temperatures are likely to rise into double digits over the course of this week, likely resulting in further deterioration of any remaining snow.

EASTERN EUROPE Sochi, Rosa Khutor (0/340cm) is the sole remaining featured resort open within Eastern Europe. It was boasting an impressive amount of snow on their upper slopes on Monday the 16th, with sunny skies and temperatures around freezing there was still plenty of good skiing to be had with a sizeable number of pistes still open.

SCOTLAND Some good skiing remains possible in Scotland. Though the Lecht closed its doors for the winter season this past weekend, our other featured resorts are continuing to operate with generally good coverage on the upper slopes. The conditions on Monday were somewhat dreary and overcast, with some limited visibility and high wind at altitude. Though there was no strong sun, it was warm enough to give spring snow conditions, with soft pistes and slightly patchy lower slopes. Standout conditions are definitely Glencoe (145/265cm), which is offering great coverage and plenty of snow on the upper slopes. The Nevis Range (70/150cm) has paused operations until Thursday.

USA More resorts saw their closing weekend across the USA, with approximately half of our featured resorts now closed. For those still open however, plenty of great skiing can be found, including fresh snow across the Rockies. Alta (272cm) in particular saw 48cm of snow in 48 hours, giving some great late season conditions, while other resorts in Utah also saw impressive snowfalls recorded for this time of year. It was warmer on the east coast, though also cloudy and overcast, with some resorts having seen far more modest dustings of snow over the past weekend. Temperatures are around or below freezing for the most part, with minimal signs of what are thought of as typical mid-April conditions. There is even the chance of another substantial snowfall in the latter part of this week across Colorado if forecasts hold steady

CANADA This past weekend saw us move down to five featured Canadian ski resorts still open, two in Banff, Marmot Basin (154cm), Whistler (320cm)as the sole resort in British Columbia and Mont Sainte Anne (50/110cm) on the East Coast. Both lake Louise (181/247cm) and Sunshine Village (226cm) saw fantastic late season snowfall over the weekend, helping to keep their slopes in shape for the remainder of the month, as well as provide some lovely warm April powder skiing. It looked set to continue snowing through Monday 16th April, and potentially later in the week. Whistler was in slightly more varied shape, with good conditions on the upper slopes though more slushy in resort.

View over The Sea of Japan, Chisenupurri

JAPAN This past weekend saw us move down to five featured Canadian ski resorts still open, two in Banff, Marmot Basin (154cm), Whistler (320cm)as the sole resort in British Columbia and Mont Sainte Anne (50/110cm) on the East Coast. Both lake Louise (181/247cm) and Sunshine Village (226cm) saw fantastic late season snowfall over the weekend, helping to keep their slopes in shape for the remainder of the month, as well as provide some lovely warm April powder skiing. It looked set to continue snowing through Monday 16th April, and potentially later in the week. Whistler was in slightly more varied shape, with good conditions on the upper slopes though more slushy in resort.e (181/247cm) and Sunshine Village (226cm) saw fantastic late season snowfall over the weekend, helping to keep their slopes in shape for the remainder of the month, as well as provide some lovely warm April powder skiing. It looked set to continue snowing through Monday 16th April, and potentially later in the week. Whistler was in slightly more varied shape, with good conditions on the upper slopes though more slushy in resort.

View over The Sea of Japan, Chisenupurri

JAPAN This past weekend saw us move down to five featured Canadian ski resorts still open, two in Banff, Marmot Basin (154cm), Whistler (320cm)as the sole resort in British Columbia and Mont Sainte Anne (50/110cm) on the East Coast. Both lake Louise (181/247cm) and Sunshine Village (226cm) saw fantastic late season snowfall over the weekend, helping to keep their slopes in shape for the remainder of the month, as well as provide some lovely warm April powder skiing. It looked set to continue snowing through Monday 16th April, and potentially later in the week. Whistler was in slightly more varied shape, with good conditions on the upper slopes though more slushy in resort.