Today in the Alps...

Updated: 8.15am Saturday 28 February 2015 – Variable cloud, some fresh snow in the north


There has been some snow in the last 24 hours, mostly across the northern Alps and mostly in modest quantities – from 2–20cm, but as much as 30cm some parts of north-eastern Switzerland and the Austrian Vorarlberg... More

Val d'Isère, France Bright sunshine above a sea of cloud in Val d'Isère this morning - Photo:

Snow forecast

Updated: 27 February 2015


The Alpine weather will remain very unsettled over the next few days, with further snow in places, heaviest in the north...


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Snow report

Updated: 26 February 2015


It's another positive snow report for the Alps, with good to excellent snow conditions just about everywhere, and plenty more snow in the forecast....


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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