Latest snow report

Updated: 8pm Friday 6 March 2020

A lot of snow has fallen across many parts of the Alps this week, with upper base depths in some French resorts at close to record levels for early March. It has not been notably cold again though, meaning that snow depths are much more modest lower down.

 

Generally speaking, the higher resorts of the French Alps are in the most impressive shape right now, and are therefore the obvious targets should you be considering a late season ski holiday. In the Tarentaise, resorts such as Les Arcs and La Plagne have upper bases between 4m and 5m, close to record breaking depths for this time of year.

 

Great skiing is not confined to France, however, with impressive snow depths at altitude right across Switzerland, Italy and Austria too. The only weaknesses are still some of the lower resorts close to the north-western fringes of the Alps, such as Morzine, Gstaad and Grindelwald. These resorts have all seen new snow this week though, and can still offer some excellent skiing, but are likely to become more vulnerable if any spring-like weather decides to set in.

 

Across the pond, the Banff-Lake Louise area in Canada is skiing as well as anywhere right now…

 

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Aprica, Italy – Weather to ski – Snow report, 6 March 2020 Excellent skiing conditions on offer in the Italian Alps. This is Aprica in Lombardy – 6 March 2020 – Photo: apricaonline.com