Today in the Alps...

Updated: 9.15am Friday 27 March 2015 - Further snow in places, especially in the east

 

There have been further overnight snowfalls for parts of the Alps, mostly in the north and east and generally modest in nature (2-20cm above 1500m)...

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Amden, Switzerland Snowing this morning across much of the Swiss Alps. This is Amden in the east - Photo: amden-wessen.ch

Snow forecast

Updated: 27 March 2015

 

The weather will remain unsettled over the next few days with plenty of snow expected at altitude in the northern Alps later in the weekend and early next week...

 

Read our latest snow forecast


Snow report

Updated: 26 March 2015

 

Snow conditions are very mixed across the Alps right now, just as you would expect for late March...

 

Read our latest snow report


Our Blog - Top 5 late season ski resorts - France

Tignes, best late season ski resorts France Photo: Tignes/Monica Dalmasso

 

Updated: 12 March 2015

 

France has some of the most reliable late season skiing in the Alps. Fraser Wilkin picks 5 of the best French ski resorts to visit in spring... More

Our Blog - Italian village breaks world snowfall record!

Italian village breaks world snowfall record! Photo: meteoweb.eu

 

11 March 2015

 

The village of Capracotta claims to have broken the world 24 hour snowfall record with a staggering 256cm of snow on Thursday 5 March 2015...  More

Our Blog - Top 5 late season ski resorts in Switzerland

 

Updated: 10 March 2015

 

When it comes to spring skiing, Switzerland has more than its fair share of high altitude slopes. Fraser Wilkin picks his top 5 ski resorts for late season skiing in Switzerland... More

Our Blog - "Snowiest ski resort in the world" suspends skiing due to lack of snow

 

9 March 2015

 

Mt Baker (Washington), the "snowiest ski resort in the world" with an annual average of 16.5m, has suspended skiing until further notice due to... insufficient snow!  More

Our Blog - Top 5 late season ski resorts in Italy

 

Updated: 9 March 2015

 

Italy may not have as many high altitude options as other Alpine countries, but there are still some well worth considering. Fraser Wilkin picks his top 5 ski resorts for late season skiing in Italy... More

 

Who got the most snow in 2013-14?

 

Thursday 12 June 2014

 

Fraser Wilkin looks at which European ski resorts got the most snow in 2013-14. More

Who got the most snow in 2013-14 in N. America?

 

Wednesday 25 June 2014

 

Guest writer Tony Crocker looks at which resorts got the most snow in North America. 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