Snow news...

Updated: 9.15am Monday 7 July 2014 - Major deterioration in the Alpine weather


It’s about to turn unseasonably cold and wet in the Alps with significant snow at altitude, particularly in the north... More

Tignes, France First signs of deteriorating weather over the Grande Motte glacier in Tignes - Photo:

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 forecasts and snow reports will be back in Autumn 2014

Blog: Top 5 places to ski in the Alps in July

Top 5 places to ski in the Alps in July Kitzsteinhorn glacier, Kaprun


Updated: Monday 7 July 2014


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

Blog: Endless winter


Updated: Tuesday 6 May 2014


Fraser Wilkin picks some of the best places to carry on skiing this summer. 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