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Updated: 9.25am Monday 29 June 2015 - Major heatwave for western Alps

 

A serious heatwave is forecast for the western Alps this week with temperatures into the mid 30°C’s in the lower Alpine valleys, and freezing levels reaching 4700m (that’s almost the height of Mont Blanc)… More

Tignes, France Summer skiing in Tignes opened last weekend with conditions already looking a little worn - Photo: tignes.net

Today in the Alps will be back in Autumn 2015,
but Snow News will continue to bring you regular updates over the summer...

SNOW REPORTS and SNOW FORECASTS will return in October 2015

Who got the most snow in 2014-15?

 

Friday 12 June 2015

 

So the results are in....

 

Which Alpine ski resorts got the most snow in 2014-15? More

Who got the most snow in North America in 2014-15?

 

Friday 19 June 2015

 

Guest writer Tony Crocker looks at which North American ski resorts got the most snow in 2014-15...  More

Our Blog

Updated: 22 June 2015

 

Top 5 places to ski in the Alps in July

 

Fraser Wilkin suggests 5 of the best places to ski in the Alps this July. More

Updated: 2 June 2015

 

Skiing in South America

 

With the start of the South American ski season almost upon us, guest blogger Arnie Wilson guides us through the continent's best ski resorts... More

19 May 2015

 

Complete guide to summer skiing in the Alps

 

Wondering which Alpine glaciers remain open for skiing in the height of summer? Here is the complete list... More

12 May 2015

 

Endless winter

 

Can't believe its the end of the ski season? Fraser Wilkin picks some of the best places to carry on sliding this summer. More

 

14 April 2015

 

Piste perfection in the Dolomites

 

Fraser Wilkin and his family find perfect pistes on a late season ski holiday in the Dolomites.... More

Snow Reliability - Ski Resorts A-Z

Chamonix ski area, France Photo: Chamonix/Monica Dalmasso

 

Planning a ski trip? 

 

Here you'll find our comprehensive assessment of snow reliability in European and North American ski resorts.

 

Top 10s

Arapahoe Basin ski area, Colorado, USA Photo: Arapahoe Basin/Casey Day

Here we've pulled together our "Top 10" snow destinations depending on what you are looking for in your holiday:

 

1.   Snow-sure resorts - Europe

2.   Snow-sure resorts - N. America

3.   Snowiest resorts - Europe

4.   Snowiest resorts - N. America

5.   Powder destinations - Europe

6.   Powder destinations - N. America

7.   Early season resorts - Europe

8.   Late season resorts - Europe

9.   Snow-sure nursery slopes - Europe

10. Weather-proof resorts - Europe

The snow quality equation

St Moritz ski area, Switzerland Photo: Engadin St Moritz/Christof Sonderegger

Rightly or wrongly, the quality of the snow (never mind the state of the weather) can make or break your holiday, particularly if it is your first time in a resort.  Here we explain the factors making up the "snow quality equation", which should allow you to make a more informed choice as to where and when you next hit the slopes.   More