Today in the Alps...

Updated: 9.25am Wednesday 22 October 2014 - First major snow of the autumn!

 

As expected, the first serious snow of the autumn has arrived though it will be a while before we can establish exactly how much has fallen where. What is certain is that the greatest accumulations will be reserved for the north-eastern Alps, notably Austria, where a metre or more is still possible in places (at altitude)… More

Warth-Schröcken, Austria Snowing heavily in Warth-Schröcken this morning - Photo: warth-schroecken.com

Snow forecasts and snow reports will be back in November 2014

Blog: Where to ski in the Alps in October

Where to ski in the Alps in October Hintertux, Austria

 

Updated: 1 October 2014

 

Fraser Wilkin takes a look at the snow conditions in the Alps this October.  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