Latest snow report

Updated: 2pm Thursday 2 December 2021

Snow conditions have been transformed across the Alps over the last week, thanks to a succession of storms that have dumped significant quantities of the white stuff over most (though not all) Alpine regions.

 

Since this major new storm cycle kicked off a week or so ago, the regions that have seen the most snow (with between 60cm and 100cm), include the northern French Alps (e.g. Flaine, Avoriaz), the northern Swiss Alps (e.g. Engelberg, Braunwald) and the northern and western Austrian Alps (e.g. Lech, Kaprun).

 

Snowfalls have generally been more modest the further south you go, with 15-40cm in inner Alpine areas (such as Zermatt, St Moritz and Obergurgl) and less still in many southern resorts. The south-eastern Alps (e.g. Dolomites) have seen bits and pieces of snow, but the far south-west (e.g. Isola 2000, Prato Nevoso) has largely missed this time around.

 

Although temperatures in the Alps have fluctuated this week, they have generally been on the low side allowing snowmaking to operate efficiently. And, with further snow forecast across many parts of the Alps over the next few days, we can safely say that (from a snow perspective, at least) it is a very encouraging start to the Alpine season.

 

Looking beyond the Alps, the Pyrenees are now enjoying exceptional early season snow conditions with another 1m of snow possible in some resorts over the next few days!

 

Meanwhile, across the pond, all eyes are on the Banff-Lake Louise area where there has also been exceptionally heavy snowfall in recent days, in stark contrast to most US resorts...

Alpe d’Huez, France – Weather to ski – Snow report, 2 December 2021 Looking good in Alpe d’Huez just before the start of the main season – 2 December 2021 – Photo: alpedhuez.com

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