Where is the snow? 13th Feb 2018

The week just gone saw us taking the flexiski product testing to St Anton where we were forced to get to know the resorts famed après scene. It was a tough few days. A place where male nudity seems to be encouraged and witnessing the states some get themselves into whilst still on skis becomes a sort of hobby. I'd say better entertainment than the curling (a bold claim I know).

We had a great time in the slope side bars and in town establishments alike. But perhaps the most impressive part is the sheer choice. From tiny places such as Pub 37 (37 is supposedly the capacity of the place) to silent discos or dancing on huge terraces. Each and every meal we had was delicious too. Wherever you end up you'll have a good time. I can't wait to go back in March for a holiday of my own. However onwards and upwards it's snow forecast'o'clock.

How's Europe looking?

Cold is the simple answer. It's looking likely to be below -10 degrees Celsius for the next two days before temperatures rise to around zero but this will bring the freezing levels up the mountain and rain could be a factor in some low lying resorts by Thursday.

Snow is lightly falling over the next week with 5-20cm here and there, that's enough to make lovely soft piste conditions in the morning but not enough to give you deep powder lines off-piste. You'll want to hire a guide for the best chance of hunting out the high altitude powder stashes (if that's your thing).

Looking a week ahead the snow starts to blow in again with Austria and Switzerland looking set to be the main beneficiaries. Kitzbuhel's had 6cm today and is due 49cm in a weeks time so a late Feb/early March ski break could be a good idea if you're looking to get in a cheeky ski fix. Or the Arlberg region (St Anton and Lech) is looking just as good.

The current snow conditions in pictures:

Snow in the next 9 days:

  1. Zermatt - 74cm
  2. Lech 69cm
  3. St Anton - 63cm
  4. Kitzbuhel - 54cm
  5. St Johann - 52cm
  6. Zell am See - 49cm
  7. Ischgl - 47cm
  8. Kaprun - 46cm
  9. Obergurgl - 44cm
  10. Cervinia - 42cm
  11. Mayrhofen 41cm
  12. Engelberg - 38cm
Where is the snow in Cortina

Facebook post from Cortina today at 11.02

ski conditions in Courchevel

Facebook post from Courchevel Officiel today at 15.57

plenty of snow in Morzine Avoriaz

Facebook post from Morzine Snow Report - Today at 13.45

St Johann ski resort, plenty of snow

Facebook post from Ski Star St Johann today at 11.22

Courchevel snow report

Facebook post from the Portetta in Courchevel today at 15.00

snow, report from Kitzbuhel

Instagram post from Kitzbuhel_Tirol today at 12.05

fresh snow slopes in Trysil

Instagram post from Ski Star Trysil today at 8.55am

deckchairs in sunny Lech

Photo from flexiski sales manager in Lech today at 14.30

whistler, snowy snow report

Throwing in a Canada pick as it looks so good in Whistler

 

A few videos from the last few days:

In summary

Looking towards the end of the week temperatures are on the up and when the suns out you may finally be able to enjoy those mountainside deckchairs with a nice spritz in hand. The snow base is more than thick enough for great piste conditions Europe wide but for fresh snow look to Austria in about a weeks time. Kitzbuhel, Lech or St Anton are looking pretty tasty.

As always take a look at our last minute offers page or give our ski specialists a call on 0208 939 0862 if you want to find out more or what may be available for the dates you have in mind.

drinks in st anton, checking the snow

Cheers!

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