Today in the Alps...

Updated: 9.10am Thursday 18 December 2014 - One step forward, one step back...

 

First the good news - yesterday, the cold air hung on a little longer than expected and it snowed to relatively low levels in the northern and western Alps for much of the day. Now for the bad news - it was only a matter of time before the very mild air behind yesterday’s warm front made its presence felt, and today these same areas will see freezing levels reach 2800m!  More

Val d’Isère, France Fresh snow for the western and northern Alps yesterday, but a sudden rise in temperature means that it won’t change the overall picture a great deal. This is Val d’Isère – Photo: valdisere.com

Snow report

Updated: 18 December 2014

 

With Christmas week rapidly approaching, our Thursday snow report takes a no holds barred look at what is happening in the Alps (and beyond) right now...

 

Read our latest snow report

Snow forecast

Updated: 16 December 2014

 

The weather is in a highly changeable state with yo-yoing temperatures and still no sign of a sustained wintry spell...

 

Read our latest snow forecast

Blog: Top 5 places to ski in the Alps right now!

 

Wednesday 10 December 2014

 

Concerned about early season conditions? Fraser Wilkin picks 5 of the best places to ski in the Alps right now. 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