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Alps Ski Summary History

Last updated: Wed 26th Nov, 2014 at 15:39

The western Alps have had recent fresh snowfall but only on the very highest pistes and right across the Alps the freezing level remains well above resort level. This means that currently the skiing on offer is limited to just the glacier slopes and top pistes of the highest alpine resorts of Austria, France, Italy and Switzerland.

Last updated: Tue 25th Nov, 2014 at 13:50

The freezing level remains higher than skiers would want in the Alps with very little snow cover on lower slopes. However there is good high altitude skiing on offer in Austria, France, Italy and Switzerland and the snow depths at glacier elevation are impressive. Further fresh snow is expected on these slopes through the week but colder weather will be required before lower pistes open for the season.

Last updated: Mon 24th Nov, 2014 at 13:04

Relatively mild air is moving over the Alps currently and removing the limited snow cover on the lower elevation ski slopes - but on the highest pistes, where ski lifts are now operating for the new season, there is good skiing on offer. Austria, France, Italy and Switzerland all have ski resorts open but those resorts are only offering uplift for skiing on their upper slopes or glacier pistes.

Last updated: Sun 23rd Nov, 2014 at 15:24

Early season skiing continues in the Alps but still only on the highest pistes of the highest resorts. Snow cover on these slopes is excellent and there is good sport on offer. Lower slopes still need substantial snowfall but that won

Last updated: Sat 22nd Nov, 2014 at 14:41

Wonderful conditions for skiers currently in the Alps with settled overhead conditions. Across Austria, France, Italy and Switzerland there are resorts open and offering very good snow conditions on their high elevation pistes. More snow will be required to open lower slopes to skiers but mostly sunny skies are expected for the next few days.

Last updated: Fri 21st Nov, 2014 at 14:30

More resorts open in the Alps this weekend and there will be good skiing on offer with excellent snow depths and conditions on the high elevation pistes which have now been opened for early season skiers. The alpine weather remains mostly calm and there will be plenty of sunshine through the weekend for skiers across Austria, France, Italy and Switzerland.

Last updated: Thu 20th Nov, 2014 at 16:51

The fine weather continues in the Alps and early season skiers are enjoying excellent conditions on the very high elevation pistes that are already open for the season. This weekend more resorts open in Austria, France, Italy and Switzerland and pistes are now being prepared in these resorts with snow cannon boosting snow depths.

Last updated: Wed 19th Nov, 2014 at 14:46

The Alps are now experiencing a settled and sunny period of weather but in Austria, France, Italy and Switzerland there is already ample snow cover on the highest pistes which are now open for the new season. Skiing is mostly on glacier slopes where the snow remains fresh and dry. More resorts are expected to open this weekend.

Last updated: Tue 18th Nov, 2014 at 17:12

Fresh snow has been falling over the Austrian Alps and now all the high elevation ski areas that are now open across Austria, France, Italy and Switzerland have good snow depths and good snow quality. The next few days will be calm and sunny so excellent conditions for early season skiers in the Alps.

Last updated: Sun 16th Nov, 2014 at 14:28

Early season skiing is underway on the highest slopes of the Alps now with Austria, France, Italy and Switzerland all offering ski uplift for glacier pistes. At this elevation there is now excellent skiing on offer thanks to recent heavy snowfall with skiers often enjoying powder snow conditions.

Last updated: Sat 15th Nov, 2014 at 13:08

Snow has been falling on the highest ski slopes in the Alps but it is still falling as rain resort level. No matter though as skiing across Austria, France, Italy and Switzerland is just on offer in the resorts with glacier pistes and so with fresh snow cover the skiing is currently excellent.

Last updated: Fri 14th Nov, 2014 at 15:29

Heavy snow is expected through the weekend on the highest peaks of the Alps and that

Last updated: Thu 13th Nov, 2014 at 15:57

There are good snow conditions on the highest pistes of the Alps right now and more snowfall is expected through the weekend. Skiing is still only on offer in the highest alpine resorts and mostly on glacier slopes, but the freezing level is falling and with more resorts soon opening, lower altitude pistes will soon become available.

Last updated: Tue 11th Nov, 2014 at 14:35

There is good snow cover now on the highest pistes of the highest resorts in the Alps and that is where ski lifts are already in operation. The next few days will see periods of heavy snow move from west to east over the Alps and this will limit the skiing on offer, however once the weather clears there will be excellent snow conditions on offer for early season skiers.

Last updated: Mon 10th Nov, 2014 at 16:34

Significant falls of fresh snow will affect the Alps this week with the high French and Swiss resorts likely to see the greatest accumulations. The skiing currently on offer is just in the very highest alpine resorts of Austria, France, Italy and Switzerland where glacier pistes all have very good fresh snow ski conditions. Due to the adverse overhead weather conditions this week, ski lift operations at high elevations are likely to be limited or closed at times. Once the weather settles however, great skiing in prospect.

Last updated: Fri 07th Nov, 2014 at 14:46

Further fresh snowfall is expected over the Austrian Alps on Saturday morning but otherwise skiers this weekend will have rather mixed visibility and overhead conditions to make the most of the very good early season ski conditions on offer in the highest alpine resorts, with skiing still limited to just the glacier pistes.

Last updated: Thu 06th Nov, 2014 at 14:11

Recent heavy snowfall in the Alps is easing now and the visibility improving. Austria, France, Italy and Switzerland all have ski lifts open but only in the highest resorts where early season skiing is offered on glacier pistes. Snow conditions will be very good this weekend and more pistes are expected to open.

Last updated: Wed 05th Nov, 2014 at 14:52

Heavy snow is falling in the western and central Alps and the high winter resorts of France, Italy and Switzerland have fresh snow cover down to resort level. The snowfall is moving towards Austria on Thursday and so skiers can look forward to fresh snow conditions this weekend, but still only on just the highest pistes of the highest resorts in the Alps.

Last updated: Tue 04th Nov, 2014 at 15:02

Heavy snowfall is now affecting the western and central Alps and moving east, so all the early-opening high-altitude alpine resorts will soon have snow cover at all elevations. Austria, France, Italy and Switzerland all have ski lifts open now, though the skiing has been limited to just glacier pistes. Following the fresh snow many more pistes are expected to open this weekend.

Last updated: Mon 03rd Nov, 2014 at 14:58

Snow clouds are gathering over the Alps and heavy snowfall is expected through mid week in all the leading high altitude ski resorts. Austria, France, Italy and Switzerland are all offering skiing now but still it is limited to just the glacier elevations, though the fresh snow is likely to increase the number of pistes open by this weekend.

Last updated: Fri 31st Oct, 2014 at 09:24

The ski season is underway in the Alps with the highest resorts of Austria, France, Italy and Switzerland now offering skiing on glacier pistes. Slopes at these very high elevations are already reasonably well covered with early winter snowfall with skiers enjoying mostly firm packed snow conditions.

Last updated: Mon 20th Oct, 2014 at 13:46

Yikes, the new ski season is underway and there has already been significant snowfall in the Alps. It has been a weird European summer so what has winter got in store? Our 10 day mountain forecasts specific to every alpine resort will keep you informed. And our snowfall animations are the very best way to visualise how much snow is falling and from which direction it is arriving. Have a great season!

Last updated: Tue 08th Apr, 2014 at 14:26

Our daily updated synopsis for conditions in the Alps has now finished for the season but our resort specific snow reports and the mountain forecasts, which update four times per day, continue throughout the year.

Last updated: Sat 05th Apr, 2014 at 12:55

The Alps are experiencing unsettled weather with mostly cloudy skies and occasional rain showers. Snowfall is only affecting the highest summits as the freezing level remains very high. All the leading alpine resorts are still offering most of their skiable terrain and once the sunshine returns there is likely to be fine spring style ski conditions on offer.

Last updated: Thu 03rd Apr, 2014 at 12:02

Skies in the Alps are rather cloudy currently with only occasional spells of sunshine being reported by the leading resorts. Snow conditions are now wet and heavy at low elevations due to the freezing level being close to summit level through the day. On Friday it will continue cloudy with a slight risk of rain showers, mostly in the western Alps. However, when the sunshine comes expect very enjoyable spring style ski conditions, especially on high altitude pistes.

Last updated: Wed 02nd Apr, 2014 at 13:34

It remains very mild in the Alps with the freezing level through the day still close to summit level. All the leading alpine resorts however are still more or less fully operational with skiers heading to the high pistes to find the best snow conditions. On Thursday its seems there will be more cloud around than of late and also the possibility of some precipitation, which will only fall as sleet or snow on the summits.

Last updated: Tue 01st Apr, 2014 at 12:57

The freezing level in the Alps through the day is sitting close to summit level in all the leading resorts. Skiing is therefore on wet snow at base elevation and on resort access pistes, where snow cover is reducing fast. Only on the highest slopes is the snow still firm packed and this is where most skiers prefer to ski. The best skiing is now typically found on the glacier pistes of the highest alpine resorts.

Last updated: Mon 31st Mar, 2014 at 16:27

The Alps are offering spring style ski conditions currently with mild air and plenty of sunshine. The snow is now wet at lower elevations but above mid station skiers will find firmer snow cover and still excellent snow depths. The leading alpine resorts are still offering most upper level lifts and pistes and most hold enough snow for skiers to ski back to resort level at the end of the day.

Last updated: Sun 30th Mar, 2014 at 09:55

It is mostly sunshine skiing in the Alps now with temperatures feeling very spring like and the freezing level rising to summit level in most resorts. The snow conditions are now becoming more variable, the snow is wet and heavy on lower slopes and resort runs, but firmer and better to ski on the higher pistes. More sunshine expected this week so expect classic spring style ski conditions. Remember to apply sun block!

Last updated: Sat 29th Mar, 2014 at 16:21

Temperatures are rising in the Alps and on Sunday the freezing level will close to summit level in many of the leading alpine resorts. Snow conditions are therefore variable, heavy on lower slopes and firm packed above mid mountain. The actual snow cover though remains very good for this late stage of the season. The forecast looks mild for the next few days with cloudy spells but also periods of sunshine.