Where Is The Snow? 26th Feb 2020

The weather at home has certainly been wearing us all down this year. There are only so many days of torrential rain and gale force wind you can take before you start to feel like you need a break from it all. That’s why I’m already counting down to my next ski break at the start of April, where I’m staying in l’hevana in Meribel (aka the best resort ever) with some friends of mine.

How's Europe looking?

Snow conditions are unbelievable right now. That’s really the bottom line of this week’s snow report. There’s been an absolutely epic amount of late season coverage, which should see us nicely through to the end of April in most resorts. 

If you’re looking for late season skiing we’d recommend Val Thorens, Kaprun, Mayrhofen, Obergurgl, St Anton, Val d’Isere and Tignes for snow surety. Their high altitudes will help to keep snow fresh and powdery, and after this week’s deluge you won’t be short of snow here.

In terms of current conditions, France is coming up trumps, with over 100cm of snow forecast in some resorts (hello Les Arcs) and well over 70cm forecast all round. That’s not to say that Austria and Switzerland aren’t worth shouting about at the moment, with 68cm due in St Anton and 70cm in Engelberg - all in the next 6 days. 

Snow due in the next 6 days:

  1. Chamonix - 98cm
  2. Les Arcs - 117cm
  3. La Clusaz - 82cm
  4. Avoriaz - 71cm
  5. St Anton - 68cm
  6. Engelberg - 70cm
  7. Grindelwald - 62cm
  8. Wengen - 59cm
  9. Courmayeur - 93cm
  10. Obergurgl - 24cm

Here’s what the mountains look like right now:

grindelwald man in snowfall

Grindelwald, today 📷: @pawanyadav500

avoriaz snowstorm view of town

Avoriaz, today 📷: @jeromerenard1401

tignes le lac snow covering village

Tignes, today 📷: @juliendenis1976

tignes le lac view of town from balcony in snow

Tignes, today 📷: @antonissenmark

grindelwald sledgers in the snow

Grindelwald, yesterday 📷: @kel_sso

man doing snow angel in fresh powder

Val d'Isere, today 📷: @dy.laan

A few video snippets of the latest conditions:

In summary:

The snow is falling thick and fast all over the shop. Basically, wherever you choose for a late season ski break is going to be a good shout at this point. This week in particular though, take note of Les Arcs, Chamonix, and La Clusaz and the biggest winners in the end of February powder lottery. 

As always tweet your antics @flexiski and #flexiski on Instagram to show us your snowy snaps. Take a look at our last minute offers page or give our ski specialists a call on 01483 791130 if you want to find out more or what may be available for the dates you have in mind.

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