Latest snow report

Updated: 6.30pm Monday 15 January 2018

Generally speaking, snow conditions in the Alps remain excellent. However, with a very unsettled few days of weather expected, skiing this week will be challenging at times, with heavy snow and high winds likely to lead to some lift closures.

 

One the whole, the deepest snow is in the western Alps, where resorts such as Flaine, Chamonix, Les Arcs, Tignes and Cervinia all boast 3m or more of settled snow at altitude.

 

By contrast, relatively mild temperatures, Foehn winds and some rain over the last couple of weeks does mean that the snow is now quite thin at low altitude in some north-western parts of the Alps (e.g. Morzine, Wengen). It should be stressed that there is still lots of snow at altitude in these resorts and that the skiing remains good, it is just at resort level that the snow is now patchy.

 

For most of the Alps snow depths are considerably above average with more snow expected this week. The heaviest snow will fall in the northern and western Alps, with between 1m and 1.5m (and more in places) expected above 1800m between now and the weekend in the likes of Tignes, Les Arcs, Flaine, Chamonix, Verbier, Engelberg and St Anton.

 

Across the pond, things are improving in some western US resorts but Canada is still leading the way…

 

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Chamrousse, France – Weather to ski – Snow report, 15 January 2018 Clouds gathering to the west of Chamrousse signalling a major change in the weather tonight – 15 January 2018 – Photo: chamrousse.com