Alps Ski Summary History
Last updated: Mon 27th Mar, 2017 at 15:09
The sunshine has returned to the Alps this week and many of the highest pistes of Austria, France, Italy and Switzerland have fresh dry snow, so there is some great skiing on offer. Lower slopes now have mostly wet snow and so certainly the best sport is at the higher elevations.
Last updated: Sun 26th Mar, 2017 at 16:07
Fresh snow cover is now on offer across many high pistes of the Alps and with cooler air temperatures this week the skiing conditions will be excellent, particularly when the sunshine returns. Lower slopes have more variable conditions but at this stage of the season skiers will anyway be heading high for the best sport.
Last updated: Sat 25th Mar, 2017 at 16:03
The western Alps of Italy and the southern resorts of France have fresh snow cover on upper slopes but further east and across the northern Alps the temperatures are milder and the skiing and snow conditions are more like spring. For the week ahead, skiers in the Alps will find the very best snow on the highest pistes.
Last updated: Fri 24th Mar, 2017 at 15:04
The southern Alps of France and the western Alps of Italy have fresh snow cover and these areas will see further snowfall late on Saturday. Through Sunday the snow will arrive in most other parts of the Alps and so for all the premier alpine resorts there is some great skiing in prospect for next week.
Last updated: Thu 23rd Mar, 2017 at 14:55
Once again snow is falling in the Alps but so far only on the upper slopes of high resorts in France and western Italy. Temperatures have also dropped and will fall further through the weekend and then fresh snowfall will sweep west to east across the Alps early next week. So a great time to be heading to the Alps!
Last updated: Wed 22nd Mar, 2017 at 15:12
Recent days in the Alps have been very mild and snow cover has been reducing fast on lower slopes, however the freezing level is expected to fall this weekend and high elevation slopes should soon see some fresh snowfall. For now though the best skiing is in high resorts and on upper pistes and glacier runs.
Last updated: Tue 21st Mar, 2017 at 15:18
Very mild air continues to stream over the Alps and snow is wet on lower slopes. Upper slopes are also below the freezing level but snow tends to be firm packed and better to ski. Overhead conditions is rather mixed with periods of rain, sleet and high elevation snow forecast through to the weekend.
Last updated: Mon 20th Mar, 2017 at 15:15
Sunshine has returned to the Alps and coupled with mild temperatures there is classic spring skiing conditions on offer. The snow cover is now wet at lower elevations so skiers are finding the best sport on the highest slopes and glacier pistes.
Last updated: Sun 19th Mar, 2017 at 15:13
Mild air continues to flow over the Alps and this means snow cover is reducing on lower slopes. With the freezing level close to summit elevation all this week, skiers will find the best of the snow conditions on the very highest slopes and glacier pistes of Austria, France, Italy and Switzerland.
Last updated: Fri 17th Mar, 2017 at 12:52
Excellent spring sunshine skiing conditions continue to be on offer in all the leading resort of the Alps but cloud will develop through this weekend and by Sunday light snow showers will spread across the northern Alps. Due to the high freezing level, the best snow conditions and skiing is now found on upper pistes.
Last updated: Thu 16th Mar, 2017 at 14:28
Spring sunshine skiing has been on offer this week but the weekend forecast indicates a weather change with rain, sleet and snow approaching the northern Alps. Subject to wind speeds and visibility, the best skiing will be on higher slopes as this is where snow rather than rain or sleet will fall.
Last updated: Wed 15th Mar, 2017 at 13:50
Excellent spring skiing conditions are being served up in all the leading resorts of the Alps with sunshine and mild temperatures combining with deep snow cover on upper pistes. But enjoy the sun will it lasts, heavy snowfall arrives again this weekend.
Last updated: Tue 14th Mar, 2017 at 14:36
Sunshine and spring snow are on offer in the Alps right now and skiers are finding the best of the snow conditions on upper pistes where mild temperatures are having least impact. Skiing on these high slopes is excellent and typically on firm packed and groomed snow surfaces.
Last updated: Mon 13th Mar, 2017 at 14:50
There are excellent spring skiing conditions in offer across the Alps right now with the forecast promising more sunshine all week. With mild temperatures prevailing the snow conditions are now best on upper pistes as on lower slopes the snow tends to be heavy later in the day.
Last updated: Sun 12th Mar, 2017 at 15:52
An excellent week of skiing is in prospect right across the Alps with plenty of sunshine and the leading resorts of Austria, France, Italy and Switzerland all boasting impressive snow depths. With mild temperatures expected, high pistes will offer the very best of the snow conditions on offer.
Last updated: Sat 11th Mar, 2017 at 15:30
There is excellent skiing on offer in the Alps but temperatures are spring-like now and snow on lower slopes is becoming heavy. Upper slopes though hold deep snow cover and on the highest pistes the snow is dry and when the sun is shining conditions could not be much better.
Last updated: Fri 10th Mar, 2017 at 14:42
It will be mild in the Alps this weekend with good periods of sunshine expected and following recent snowfall the ski conditions will be excellent in all the premier resorts of Austria, France, Italy and Switzerland. The best conditions will be on high pistes where the groomed snow remains dry and great to ski.
Last updated: Thu 09th Mar, 2017 at 15:14
Unsettled and rather mild weather is now moving over the Alps after recent days of significant fresh snowfall. This means that the condition of all the new snow is becoming wet. On upper pistes, when the visibility is good, the skiing is still excellent, but off piste is not advised as the avalanche risk is extremely high.
Last updated: Wed 08th Mar, 2017 at 15:13
Heavy snowfall in many parts of the Alps is easing and there is great skiing in prospect once visibility improves and pistes are prepared. As the weather settles a big rise in the freezing level is forecast so do take note the avalanche risk off piste will be very high.
Last updated: Tue 07th Mar, 2017 at 15:10
Heavy snow has been falling in the Alps with the French and Swiss resorts catching the most. The avalanche risk is now close to maximum in these resorts so off piste skiing is not an option right now. The forecast suggests the weather will now ease so great ski conditions in prospect just as soon as the sunshine returns.
Last updated: Mon 06th Mar, 2017 at 13:58
Following heavy snowfall right across the Alps there is great skiing in prospect in all the leading resorts just as soon as the weather settles, and that is expected by midweek. The avalanche risk is high off piste so be sure to take note of local hazard warnings.
Last updated: Sun 05th Mar, 2017 at 14:09
Heavy snowfall is moving right across the Alps and further heavy snowfall will continue through to midweek. The avalanche risk is now high so off piste skiing is not advised, but on piste skiing conditions will be excellent just as soon as visibility improves.
Last updated: Sat 04th Mar, 2017 at 12:38
Heavy falls of fresh snow have been moving west to east across the Alps this weekend and temperatures have been dropping as the new snow arrives. Through Sunday periods of sunshine are possible and when visibility is good there will be great skiing on offer in all the leading alpine resorts, but do be aware of the elevated avalanche risk.
Last updated: Fri 03rd Mar, 2017 at 15:02
Rather mixed overhead and snow conditions in the Alps right now, but through this weekend heavy falls of fresh snow will arrive, first in the French Alps then spreading east. With the freezing level expected to drop the fresh snow should fall dry and once visibility improves there will be great piste skiing in prospect.
Last updated: Thu 02nd Mar, 2017 at 14:43
Wet snow showers have been falling on all but the highest pistes across the Alps recently but temperatures will drop by the weekend and then fresh, dry and heavy snowfall is expected. When the weather clears there will be excellent skiing conditions on offer so a great time to be heading to the Alps.
Last updated: Wed 01st Mar, 2017 at 15:02
There are excellent skiing conditions in the Alps now, especially on upper pistes where the snow is fresh and dry in more or less all the leading resorts of Austria, France, Italy and Switzerland. The alpine forecast promises further snowfall, but also periods of sunshine, so great conditions for skiers.
Last updated: Tue 28th Feb, 2017 at 14:50
Fresh snow is falling over the Alps with the leading resorts of Austria, France, Italy and Switzerland all reporting significant accumulations on new snow. The snow is mostly falling wet at resort elevation but higher up the snow is dry and will be great to ski once skies clear.
Last updated: Mon 27th Feb, 2017 at 10:25
High pistes in the Alps are in good shape right now and heavy falls of fresh snow are forecast for the next couple of days across the resorts of Austria, France, Italy and Switzerland. Once the weather settles again skiing conditions are expected to be excellent at all elevations.
Last updated: Sun 26th Feb, 2017 at 14:37
An unsettled week of mountain weather lies ahead for skiers in the Alps. Following a weekend of excellent sunshine skiing on fresh snow, skies are now cloudy ahead of further snowfall due by midweek. When visibility improves all the leading alpine resorts will still be offering great skiing, especially on upper slopes.
Last updated: Sat 25th Feb, 2017 at 15:53
Wonderful skiing right across the Alps this weekend as the sunshine has returned following significant falls of fresh snow in many resorts on Friday. The bulk of the fresh snow fell in Austria and Switzerland but many French and Italian resorts also caught enough to freshen pistes at all elevations.