20th February 2019
The past week saw our friends across the pond get a tonne of snow. Resorts such as Mammoth, Squaw Valley, Jackson Hole and Park City have all had a huge amount of snowfall over the past week. The Alps, on the other hand, had a mostly dry week with plenty of sunshine and above-zero temperatures in many French, Austrian, Swiss, Italian and Andorran resorts. Fortunately, due to the huge amount of snow that the Alps had a few weeks ago the thawing on the lower slopes won’t be substantial enough to affect the skiing.
Current top snow depths - Alps
The forecast for next week shows some snowfall in Canada and America with resorts such as Alta and Jackson Hole receiving upwards of 50-60cm of snow, but most other resorts will enjoy a much sunnier week in comparison to last week. The Alps forecast shows more spring-like weather this week with little to no snowfall expected across, oddly, the entire Alps.
These are photos of some of the conditions around the Alps.
What a strange couple of weeks the Alps are having; from incredible snowstorms bringing metres of snow to incredible sunny spells with above-zero temperatures. Fortunately, there has been enough snow to combat the warmer temperatures and the long-range forecast is showing that the weather should turn again soon.
By Craig Burton, Managing Director.