Today in the Alps...

Updated: 9.20am Friday 21 November 2014 – Mostly fine

 

There are areas of cloud drifting around the Alps this morning but it is essentially dry with sunny spells, the best of these in the south. It will be mild too, with afternoon temperatures reaching +6°C in Lech and +11°C in Chamonix… More

Gressoney, Monterosa Ski, Italy Masses of snow in the Monte Rosa region, which will partially open this weekend - Photo: monterosa-ski.com

Snow forecast

Updated: 21 November 2014

 

The weather has now settled down and will remain uneventful across the Alps for the next few days...

 

Read our latest snow forecast

Snow report

Updated: 20 November 2014

 

Snow conditions are highly variable across the Alps right now. At altitude and in the southern Alps snow depths are above average for the time of year – exceptional in places... 

 

Read our latest snow report

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