Latest snow report
Updated: 3.30pm Thursday 26 November 2020
Snow conditions in the Alps are below average for late November. However, with skiing currently only possible in Switzerland, and France announcing that lift-served skiing will not be permitted until well into the New Year, this could be a good year for the snow to arrive late!
For those Swiss resorts that are offering skiing (mostly but not exclusively ones that have glaciers), on-piste conditions are perfectly reasonable. Below glacier level, though, snow cover is thin and patchy, or even non-existent.
Snow cannons have been operating in recent days, and they should in theory become more widely used as temperatures drop over the weekend. However, given the huge uncertainty surrounding opening dates right now, it remains to be seen whether snow-making will continue to be commercially viable.
As for the weather forecast for the Alps, temperatures are set to drop over the weekend and it will remain on the chilly side for much of next week. There won’t be much in the way of new snow though, with just a few flurries in some south-western parts of the Alps this weekend (e.g. Isola 2000).
Across the pond, Colorado’s Wolf Creek and Alberta’s Banff/Lake Louise area are still the ‘go to’ resorts right now…
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