Latest snow report
Updated: 7.30pm Thursday 13 April 2017
Most of the Alps have been enjoying warm and sunny weather this week. There have been a few showers here and there, but no notable snow, and freeze-thaw cycles have generally been the order of the day. Low down and on slopes exposed to the sun this means a lot of slush later in the day. Only north-facing slopes above 2600m or so have managed to offer firm “wintry snow” all day long.
Change is afoot, however, with cold weather moving in from the north over the weekend. There will also be some snow, chiefly across the north-eastern Alps (eastern Switzerland and Austria), where it will fall as low as 1000m in places by Sunday. For many resorts it is too late of course, but if you happen to be in the Alps early next week you will bag yourself some powder in the likes of Hintertux or Obergurgl.