Latest snow report

Updated: 4pm Monday 7 March 2016

Snow conditions in the Alps are the best they have been all season, thanks to multiple snowfalls over the last week or so.


The deepest snow remains at altitude in the west, where upper base depths exceed 300cm in a number of resorts, including Val Thorens, Val d’Isère, Flaine and Mürren. In Chamonix, they have even surpassed 600cm on top of the 3842m Aiguille du Midi.


However, even in the lowest resorts (such as Morzine in France) conditions have vastly improved over recent days, with further flurries in the forecast. All in all then, the outlook for the rest of March is very promising in the Alps.


Across the pond, there has also been snow, the heaviest of which has been falling in California…


Skiing conditions in Austria are generally excellent, thanks to recent snowfalls. These have been heaviest in the far south, where Nassfeld now has nearly 3m of settled snow at altitude.


Further north and west, there is also superb skiing to be found in Lech (145/235cm) and lower-lying Saalbach (65/90cm), even if figures here are little more modest. 

Schröcken, Austria - Weather to ski - Snow report, 7 March 2016 Looking good in western Austria. This is Schröcken - Photo:


Conditions are excellent right across the French Alps. The very best snow can be found at altitude and in the north, where Flaine has 160/390cm of settled snow, and Val Thorens has 185/300cm.


Further south, snow depths are generally a little more modest, but there is still some fantastic skiing to be had in both Risoul (110/140cm) and Isola 2000 (135/140cm). 

La Plagne, France - Weather to ski - Snow report, 7 March 2016 Conditions are just about perfect in the high French resorts. This is La Plagne - Photo:


Snow conditions are superb across the Italian Alps. Best of all right now are the eastern Dolomites, where there was 50-80cm of new snow over the weekend and it is snowing again today. Cortina now has base depths of 80/190cm, while Arabba has 105/140cm.


Further west, conditions are also excellent in Cervinia (85/220cm) and Courmayeur (90/210cm), both of which have been among the more consistent Italian ski resorts this season.

Madonna di Campiglio, Italy - Weather to ski - Snow report, 7 March 2016 Excellent snow conditions in Madonna di Campiglio at the moment - Photo:


The Swiss Alps are in superb shape across the board thanks to recent snowfalls and relatively low temperatures. St Moritz (85/172cm) saw about 50cm of new snow over the weekend and is skiing superbly after its sluggish start to season.


Further north and west, Engelberg (40/350cm) and Mürren (110/245cm) are also in tip-top shape, both on and off-piste. 

Elm, Switzerland - Weather to ski - Snow report, 7 March 2016 Fabulous skiing in north-eastern Switzerland today. This is Elm - Photo:

Rest of Europe

Conditions in the Pyrenees remain good, with further top-ups for both Spain’s Baqueira Beret (120/205cm) and Andorra’s Soldeu (50/100cm) in recent days.


Bulgaria’s Bansko (65/100cm) has also seen a dusting of snow, the first in a while, but not enough to radically change the rather average conditions here.


Up in Norway there has been significant snow - 57cm in the last week in Hemsedal (145cm mid-mountain base), for example, which is skiing as well as anywhere in Scandinavia right now.


Scotland also has plenty of snow, with ample top to bottom cover in Glencoe (68/125cm).

Glencoe, Scotland - Weather to ski - Snow report, 7 March 2016 Great cover in western Scotland. This is Glencoe - Photo:


California has seen the biggest snowfalls in the US recently, with a whopping 140cm up top in Mammoth where upper base depths are now around 420cm.


Most Utah and Colorado ski resorts have also seen some new snow, albeit in much more modest quantities. Snowbird (Utah) has mid-mountain base depths of 213cm, while Winter Park (Colorado) has 137cm. 


Conditions remain excellent at altitude in Whistler (268cm mid-mountain), with further snow in the forecast. However, with relatively mild temperatures the snow has been a bit wet low down.


Further inland, Big White (280cm mid-mountain base) has seen 55cm of fresh in the last week and reports excellent conditions at all levels. 

Silver Star, Canada - Weather to ski - Snow report, 7 March 2016 Looking wintry in Silver Star - Photo:

Next full snow report will be on Thursday 10 March 2016,

but see Today in the Alps for regular updates