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Season progress report - March 2016
by Fraser Wilkin, 10 March 2016
Welcome to our latest season progress report where we take a broader look at snow conditions across the Alps, and cast an eye back on how the winter has progressed so far.
If you have been following our recent snow reports you will be aware that conditions in the Alps are superb right now, in fact the best they have been this winter. However, it hasn’t always been an easy ride...
Overall, the Christmas and New Year period was one of the worst on record and, while things quickly improved at altitude in the north-western Alps (e.g. 3 Valleys, Chamonix, Verbier and Crans Montana), it took a long time for the south and east (e.g. Livigno, Sella Ronda) to see any serious levels of snow. Some low resorts in the north-west (e.g. Morzine) also struggled at times, thanks to the mild temperatures and frequent rain.
Now, just about all remaining weaknesses have now been eradicated. Yes, a little greenery is starting to appear in some of the lower valleys (especially in Austria), but that is to be expected in mid-March and, with freezing levels remaining relatively low for the foreseeable future, we are not expecting a dramatic thaw any time soon…