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Alps Ski Summary History

Last updated: Tue 31st Mar, 2015 at 13:53

The high pistes of the high altitude resorts of the northern Alps have fresh snow cover and when the visibility is good the skiing is excellent. On the lower slopes of these same resorts the snow is wet. On the southern side of the Alps the weather is brighter and drier with conditions feeling very much like Spring.

Last updated: Mon 30th Mar, 2015 at 14:59

Fresh snowfall has been affecting the high slopes of the leading alpine resorts with the heaviest snow reported from the highest pistes of the northern Alps. On lower slopes the snow tends to be wet now due to rainfall or sleet and so skiers are finding the best snow conditions are above mid mountain elevation. Further snowfall, combined with brighter periods, is expected over the next few days.

Last updated: Sun 29th Mar, 2015 at 16:30

All the leading resorts of the Alps are open and many of them are reporting fresh snow cover on upper slopes. Further snowfall - again falling just on the higher elevations due to the freezing level being well above the resorts - is in the forecast and so skiers can look forward to very good conditions over the Easter period.

Last updated: Sat 28th Mar, 2015 at 15:39

There are good skiing conditions in the leading resorts of the Alps and fresh snow is in the forecast for most of the Austrian, French, Italian and Swiss ski domains. Prospects for the Easter period look very promising as snow depths are good at all elevations, especially in the higher resorts where skiers tend to head to at this stage of the season.

Last updated: Fri 27th Mar, 2015 at 13:07

The Alps have fresh snow cover on upper slopes and this weekend this is where the best skiing will be on offer. The alpine forecast indicates periods of sunshine will be followed by further high level snowfall on Sunday. All leading resorts continue to offer almost all uplift and all pistes and prospects for skiers over Easter look good.

Last updated: Thu 26th Mar, 2015 at 11:42

The upper slopes of almost all the leading alpine resorts have fresh snow cover now and there is good skiing on offer. On lower slopes the snow cover is often wet but still the depth is good and so all resort access runs remain complete. The forecast indicates more high level snowfall but also periods of sunshine through the weekend, so all good news for skiers in the Alps right now.

Last updated: Wed 25th Mar, 2015 at 13:23

Rather cloudy skies in the Alps this week with fresh snowfall also often being reported from the high pistes across Austria, France, Italy and Switzerland. All the leading resorts are open and still offering more or less all ski lifts and pistes and once the visibility improves the skiing on offer will be excellent.

Last updated: Tue 24th Mar, 2015 at 12:46

All the leading resorts of the Alps are offering good skiing conditions and many report fresh snow cover on upper slopes. Overhead the weather conditions have been variable lately but still extended sunny spells can be expected this week, plus further falls of fresh snow. So the situation for skiers still very positive right across the Alps.

Last updated: Mon 23rd Mar, 2015 at 12:35

There is some very good skiing in the Alps again as the sunshine has retuned and high slopes often hold fresh snow cover. All the leading resorts are holding healthy amounts of snow cover for this stage of the season and the forecast indicates further fresh snow will arrive later this week. So prospects for skiers continue to look good.

Last updated: Sun 22nd Mar, 2015 at 16:19

There has been fresh snow reported by many of the leading resorts in the Alps but really only on their highest pistes as lower slopes have seen rainfall. So the best skiing on offer this week will be located in the highest alpine resorts as this is where the fresh snow is most dry and good to ski.

Last updated: Sat 21st Mar, 2015 at 16:28

The Alps have lost the sunshine now and much duller and wetter conditions are moving over the mountains of Austria, France, Italy and Switzerland. On the high slopes fresh snow is falling but lower down rain has also been reported. So not very pleasant for skiing right now. The snow depths however remain decent and so skiers will be looking forward to some brighter spells of weather in the forecast.

Last updated: Fri 20th Mar, 2015 at 15:22

After several days of Spring sunshine fresh snow is now expected to fall in many resorts across the Alps this weekend. All the leading resorts are still operating more or less all ski lifts and pistes are open at all elevations. With the fresh snowfall conditions will be further improved everywhere with high pistes likely to be offering excellent skiing.

Last updated: Thu 19th Mar, 2015 at 12:41

It feels like Spring in many parts of the Alps now with sunshine skiing on offer. The freezing level is lying well above resort elevation through the day and this means snow quality is best on the highest pistes. However the forecast indicates this weekend fresh snow will fall and temperatures will be cooler.

Last updated: Wed 18th Mar, 2015 at 16:39

The leading ski resorts of the Alps are still reporting very good skiing conditions despite milder Spring temperatures now having an effect on the quality of the snow on lower pistes. Above mid mountain elevation the snow is still in great shape and this is where the best skiing is now found. This weekend fresh snowfall is expected.

Last updated: Tue 17th Mar, 2015 at 15:35

There is good skiing on offer right across the Alps currently with the most recent fresh snowfalls to be found in the western Italian Alps. The forecast indicates mostly settled weather for the next few days with periods of sunshine possible. The freezing level will rise above resort elevations so the best snow conditions will be found on higher pistes.

Last updated: Mon 16th Mar, 2015 at 17:01

Many resorts in the western Alps continue to report fresh snowfall but the east remains mostly dry. Ski conditions everywhere though remain mostly good with snow depths still respectable on lower and upper pistes. The forecast indicates further light snowfall will continue to move over the Alps this week so prospects for skiers remain excellent.

Last updated: Sun 15th Mar, 2015 at 16:43

There have been further light falls of fresh snow in the western Alps and more snow is expected to fall over the next couple of days. Skiing conditions are very good in all the leading resorts with snow depths very respectable at all elevations. The best skiing tends to be found above mid mountain where the snow is the most fresh and dry.

Last updated: Sat 14th Mar, 2015 at 16:57

Fresh snowfall has been reported from the French and Swiss Alps and more to come in the next few days. Snow conditions are already good in all the leading alpine resorts and at all elevations and so the arrival of fresh snowfall will further enhance snow and ski conditions.

Last updated: Fri 13th Mar, 2015 at 15:51

Fresh snowfall arrives in the Alps this weekend after an extended period of sunshine and so piste conditions will soon be transformed. With the freezing level also falling the fresh snow will be dry at most elevations and so snow depths will increase. However none of the leading alpine resorts are short of snow so skiers have much to look forward to with wintry weather expected right through next week.

Last updated: Thu 12th Mar, 2015 at 12:03

Austria has seen some fresh snowfall this week but mostly across the Alps skiers are still enjoying plenty of sunshine and skiing on hard packed or packed powder snow conditions. This weekend fresh snowfall will arrive in most parts of the Alps and so skiers should expect less sunshine but softer and drier piste conditions.

Last updated: Wed 11th Mar, 2015 at 12:41

The freezing level has risen in the Alps and snow conditions on many lower slopes across Austria, France, Italy and Switzerland have become heavy however on higher slopes and pistes the snow cover is still deep and dry and great to ski. Fresh snowfall and colder air is also in the forecast for the Alps for the end of the week.

Last updated: Tue 10th Mar, 2015 at 13:56

There are excellent ski conditions across the Alps of Austria, France, Italy and Switzerland currently with snow depths still good at all elevations despite several days of sunshine. Skies will cloud over this week and further light snowfall is likely before the weekend but in the meantime skiers can enjoy groomed and packed powder snow conditions on piste.

Last updated: Mon 09th Mar, 2015 at 13:09

The fine weather continues in the Alps though some cloud is building now and later this week some light snowfall will return, firstly to the northern resorts of France and Switzerland. Skiing is currently on firm packed or hard packed snow but despite all the recent sunshine the snow depths remain very good in all the leading resorts.

Last updated: Sun 08th Mar, 2015 at 16:38

The fantastic ski weather continues for the next few days with sunny skies and cool temperatures. The piste conditions are now becoming firm or hard packed on lower slopes as the sunshine affect the snow cover and so the very best skiing is found on the slopes above mid station or up on the glaciers.

Last updated: Sat 07th Mar, 2015 at 14:23

Absolutely wonderful ski conditions now right across the Alps with blue skies, light winds and temperatures just cool enough to maintain excellent snow conditions from top station all the way down to the resort access pistes. Skiing is typically on groomed and packed powder snow, The forecast for the week ahead indicates more of the same to come.

Last updated: Fri 06th Mar, 2015 at 14:53

Glorious skiing conditions in the Alps now as Spring sunshine has arrived and with really excellent snow cover in all the leading resorts the weekend will be one to remember. Temperatures are expected to remain cool enough to maintain excellent snow conditions at all elevations but the driest and most powdery snow will found on upper slopes.

Last updated: Thu 05th Mar, 2015 at 12:27

Skies are clearing in the Alps after recent snowfall and the forecast indicates sunshine skiing will soon be on offer right across the Alps. With excellent snow depths and snow conditions in all the leading alpine resorts this weekend will offer some of the best skiing of the season.

Last updated: Wed 04th Mar, 2015 at 14:37

Snow is falling in the Alps and all the leading resorts report excellent dry snow cover at all elevations. The forecast now indicates that sunshine will soon return and by the weekend skiers can expect excellent conditions to be on offer both on and off piste.

Last updated: Tue 03rd Mar, 2015 at 14:04

There are excellent piste conditions for skiers in all the leading resorts of the Alps now with deep snow cover at all elevations. More snow is in the forecast and with the freezing level falling the fresh snow will be dry and powdery and great to ski. Off piste conditions are improving but the avalanche risk will rise this week so always make use of local mountain guides to stay safe.

Last updated: Mon 02nd Mar, 2015 at 13:17

Fresh snowfall is being reported by almost all the leading alpine resorts and temperatures are also falling which means the fresh snow is dry down to resort elevation. Overhead conditions will be mixed this week but when the sunshine breaks through there will be great skiing on offer with more or less all pistes and ski lifts open.