Latest snow report

Updated: 6pm Thursday 14 February 2019

Snow conditions in the Alps are excellent as we approach the busiest week of the ski season. Snow depths are generally above average in the northern Alps, and considerably so in much of Switzerland and Austria. Depths are a bit more modest in the southern Alps, but there is also some excellent skiing on offer here, especially on-piste.

 

It looks like the weather in the Alps will be fine both this weekend and next week, which is great news for half term holiday-makers – the majority of whom would rather see sunshine than more snowy but unsettled weather, with an accompanying risk of poor visibility and high winds.

 

It will also feel pleasantly warm in any sunshine, although clear skies overnight will make for some cold early mornings. The pistes should remain firm at most levels, thanks to the dry air and the fact that the mid-February sun is still not too high in the sky, and the snow will only turn slushy on some low south- and west -facing slopes later in the day.

 

Meanwhile, the heaviest of the recent snow across the pond has fallen in California…

 

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Châtel, France – Weather to ski – Snow report, 14 February 2019 Great snow conditions in the Portes du Soleil. This is Châtel – 14 February 2019 – Photo: chatel.com