Alps Ski Summary History
Last updated: Mon 20th Feb, 2017 at 12:50
Much milder air is moving over the Alps this week, with the freezing level rising well above resort elevation. This means that the best snow conditions are on the higher pistes. However lower slopes are still in good shape in most of the premier alpine resorts so with sunshine overhead there is lots of great skiing on offer across Austria, France, Italy and Switzerland.
Last updated: Sun 19th Feb, 2017 at 15:56
Excellent sunshine skiing in the Alps currently with still healthy snow depths reported at all elevations by the leading resorts of Austria, France, Italy and Switzerland. The freezing levels is now higher than in recent weeks, rising to about 2000m through the day, so the very best snow conditions are now on upper slopes.
Last updated: Sat 18th Feb, 2017 at 07:30
Wonderful conditions for skiers in the Alps this weekend and especially for those arriving in Switzerland and the northern resorts of Austria and France, following fresh snowfalls on Friday. Skiers can expect plenty of sunshine and also milder temperature than of late, over the next few days.
Last updated: Fri 17th Feb, 2017 at 15:02
Fresh snow has been falling in the northern Alps but this weekend the resorts of Austria, France, Italy and Switzerland will be mostly dry with sunshine and also milder temperatures. With pistes at all elevations open and holding decent snow cover, skiers heading to the Alps can expect excellent skiing, but on softening snow conditions.
Last updated: Thu 16th Feb, 2017 at 15:12
Recent fine sunny weather across the Alps will be interrupted by fresh snowfall across the northern Alps as we head into the weekend and then mostly dry but milder air can be expected. Skiing conditions are excellent in all the premier alpine resorts with good snow cover at all elevations but do be aware of considerable avalanche risk off piste.
Last updated: Wed 15th Feb, 2017 at 13:07
There are wonderful mid-season ski conditions on offer across the Alps with plenty of sunshine overhead and dry groomed snow on piste. The forecast indicates a slight rise in the freezing level before the weekend and then fresh light snowfall for the northern Alps.
Last updated: Tue 14th Feb, 2017 at 14:56
There are excellent skiing conditions on offer in the Alps right now with plenty of sunshine and temperatures remaining low enough to preserve dry groomed snow at all elevations. The weekend forecast suggests some fresh snow to come but until then skiers can enjoy mostly good visibility and still great winter sport.
Last updated: Mon 13th Feb, 2017 at 15:08
There are wonderful ski conditions on offer across the Alps of Austria, France, Italy and Switzerland with plenty of sunshine and dry groomed snow conditions on piste. The forecast indicates light falls of fresh snow through midweek for the western Alps but elsewhere mostly dry and bright.
Last updated: Sun 12th Feb, 2017 at 15:27
It is a great week to be skiing in the Alps as all the premier resorts have the best snow depths of the winter. Skiers are typically enjoying groomed powder snow surface conditions on piste and the skiing as good on lower slopes as at the higher elevations. The forecast for the week is mostly bright with occasional snow showers, most frequent in the western Alps.
Last updated: Sat 11th Feb, 2017 at 15:54
There are wonderful ski conditions in the Alps right now and the week ahead looks a good one for skiers with sunshine mixed with occasional snow showers. Temperatures are cool enough for dry snow conditions to be maintained at all elevations and snow depths are good. So a very positive situation and a great time to be heading to the Alps for fun.
Last updated: Fri 10th Feb, 2017 at 15:04
Overhead conditions in the Alps this weekend are a mix of sunshine, or cloud or snow showers but the snow conditions are consistently good with pistes typically offering dry powdery snow or firm packed groomed snow depending on elevation. But when the sun shines the skiing really is now as good as it has been all winter.
Last updated: Thu 09th Feb, 2017 at 14:43
There are mixed overhead conditions in the Alps currently but in all the leading ski resorts the snow conditions are excellent. Typically skiers are enjoying fresh and deep dry snow cover on piste and when the sunshine breaks through the cloud, or just when visibility is clear, the skiing is as good as it has been all season.
Last updated: Wed 08th Feb, 2017 at 14:59
The snow conditions in the Alps are now as good as they have been all winter and fresh falls of snow continue to be reported by many of the premier resorts. When the skies clear and the sun comes out the skiing will be excellent, but do take heed of local avalanche hazard warnings.
Last updated: Tue 07th Feb, 2017 at 15:16
Skiers in the Alps are enjoying excellent fresh dry snow conditions at all elevations in the leading resorts of Austria, France, Italy and Switzerland and now all that is required is some sunshine - and sun, plus further snowfall, is in the forecast for the rest of this week.
Last updated: Mon 06th Feb, 2017 at 14:59
Heavy snowfall across the Alps of Austria, France, Italy and Switzerland is boosting snow depths at all elevations and with temperatures falling the new snow is dry and powdery at all elevations. Great skiing in prospect once the sunshine returns but be aware of the high and increasing risk of avalanche off piste.
Last updated: Sun 05th Feb, 2017 at 15:52
Heavy snow is falling across the Alps and prospects for the best skiing of the season to soon be on offer look excellent. All the premier alpine resorts have seen heavy snowfall and with a falling freezing level the new snow will fall dry and powdery. Perfect for skiing, once the skies clear.
Last updated: Sat 04th Feb, 2017 at 15:45
Fresh snow is falling right across the Alps this weekend and more is in the forecast. The other great news is that the freezing level has fallen so the fresh snow is dry at all elevations. Once the weather settles and skies clear, the prospects for skiers for the week ahead look superb.
Last updated: Fri 03rd Feb, 2017 at 15:02
Fresh snowfall is moving across the Alps and even the Dolomites have new snow cover at all elevations. With temperatures expected to drop through the weekend, and further snowfall, skiers can expect excellent ski conditions once the skies clear and visibility improves.
Last updated: Thu 02nd Feb, 2017 at 14:55
Colder air and snowfall will return to the Alps by the weekend and heavy snowfall is expected at times in all the premier winter resorts. Prospects for great skiing look excellent once the weather settles, with significant improvement in snow conditions both on and off piste very likely, though the avalanche risk will be high.
Last updated: Wed 01st Feb, 2017 at 14:58
Fresh snow is falling in the Alps but a rising freezing level means snow cover is now wet at lower elevations. The weekend forecast indicates further fresh and heavy snowfall and also colder air, so great news for skiers heading to the Alps as conditions are likely to improve significantly.
Last updated: Tue 31st Jan, 2017 at 14:42
Fresh snow is falling in the Alps and there is more to come before the weekend. The forecast indicates unsettled and less cold weather for all alpine resorts and whilst overhead conditions may be poor for skiers the snow cover and piste conditions will improve significantly.
Last updated: Mon 30th Jan, 2017 at 13:59
There is fresh snow falling right now in the northern Alps and the forecast indicates significant snow to come for the southern Alps before the weekend. This is all really excellent news for skiers as pistes in almost all the leading resorts had become hard and off piste very limited following the most recent extended period of sunshine.
Last updated: Sun 29th Jan, 2017 at 13:58
The week ahead now looks quite wintry with snowfall first expected in the northern Alps and, later in the week, further snowfall along the southern Alps also. Skiers and then resorts will welcome this new snowfall as this will soften the many pistes where snow has become rather hard from the dry sunny and very cold conditions of the past week.
Last updated: Sat 28th Jan, 2017 at 15:32
Austria, Switzerland and most of the Italian Alps are dry and bright with skiers enjoying good sport on firm packed dry snow conditions on piste. France and the southern Alps are more cloudy with some fresh snowfall reported this weekend. The forecast for the week ahead looks mixed with light snowfall predicted for the northern Alps from midweek.
Last updated: Thu 26th Jan, 2017 at 14:19
Skiers in the premier resorts of Austria, France, Italy and Switzerland are still enjoying mostly sunny skies and dry groomed snow conditions with almost all pistes and lifts open. Fresh snow will arrive in the southern French Alps this weekend but elsewhere staying dry with temperatures becoming less cold.
Last updated: Wed 25th Jan, 2017 at 14:29
Cold and clear alpine days are being enjoyed by skiers in the premier resorts of Austria, France, Italy and Switzerland currently with pistes typically offering firm packed and dry groomed snow conditions. The forecast indicates less settled weather by the weekend with snowfall first arriving in the southern Alps.
Last updated: Tue 24th Jan, 2017 at 14:28
The fine sunny overhead conditions continue right across the Alps but so to do sub zero temperatures and this is maintaining very good dry snow conditions at all elevations in the premier alpine resorts. The weather looks set to stay settled all this week so piste skiing will continue to be excellent.
Last updated: Mon 23rd Jan, 2017 at 14:43
Cold air with bright and often sunny skies overhead plus excellent dry groomed snow conditions are available this week in all the leading winter resorts of Austria, France, Italy and Switzerland. The snow cover is becoming hard on the most busy pistes but generally slopes at all elevations are well covered with snow and skiers are enjoying the sport on offer.
Last updated: Sun 22nd Jan, 2017 at 12:53
Low temperatures are preserving excellent snow conditions at all elevations in all the premier alpine resorts, despite mostly clear sunny skies. The southern Alps did report some fresh snowfall through the weekend but the week ahead looks dry, bright and cold across the Alps with daytime highs remaining below zero C at resort level.
Last updated: Sat 21st Jan, 2017 at 11:09
There are wonderful conditions for skiers in the Alps this weekend with sunshine and low temperatures combining with dry snow cover at all elevations. The forecast indicates the next snowfall will affect only the southern Alps through Sunday and Monday, whilst resorts in other ski domains remain dry and sunny.