Where is the snow? 27th Feb 2018

The 'Beast From The East' has brought almost a millimetre of snow to my neck of the woods. Waking up after the recent news coverage and snow reports, I was expecting some sort of apocalypse yet was greeted by blue skies and what wouldn't even pass for a dusting of snow. I tucked my latest snowman designs into the recesses of my mind and gleefully hummed R.E.M.'s It's The End Of The World (as we know it) down the street, laughing to myself over those who'd stockpiled all that ready to bake bread.

How's Europe looking?

Currently cold. In St Anton we'll be feeling a daytime high of -19 Celsius, that's seriously cold though thankfully it's warming up towards the end of the week; to a balmy 0 degrees. It certainly doesn't look like spring conditions are going to hit the continent anytime soon. Pistes are looking set to remain firm keeping the slush well and truly at bay.

Over in Italy, they've had the best of the recent conditions with 30cm falling in Sestriere on Sunday. Here, the pistes are soft and temperatures could get up to -14 Celsius today. The freezing level will rise from the sea up to around 1600m by Friday which will bring resort temperature to just below freezing.

Meanwhile, in France, it's also cold. Around -20 Celsius, for the most part, today and rising towards the end of the week. Chamonix's quite frankly ridiculous base of 405cm at the top of the mountain seems only topped by Engelberg's (Switzerland) 620cm. Although The Tignes-Val d'Isere ski area looks most likely to receive the biggest top up in the next few days.

Current conditions in pictures:

Borsat webcam from Val d'Isere - looking very appealing right now (Tuesday 27th Feb 2018 at 12:04).

Snow in next 6 days:

  1. Zermatt - 146cm
  2. Cervinia - 95cm
  3. Val d'Isere - 90cm
  4. Tignes - 81cm
  5. Val Thorens - 77cm
  6. Sestriere - 69cm
  7. Sauze d'Oulx - 59cm
  8. Chamonix - 59cm
  9. Verbier - 53cm
  10. Les Arc - 48cm
Where is the snow in meribel

It's blue skies above the clouds in Meribel

snowfall in sauze d'oulx

Yesterday in Sauze d'Oulx

recent snow in les arc

From our sales team leader in Les Arc today

plenty of snow, Avoriaz

Avoriaz 1800 blue skies yesterday

fresh snow on the sella ronda

Frosty on the Dolomiti Superski - That's Selva and Cortina from our offering

recent snowfall in Zell am See

Flying over Zell am See

morzine avoriaz snowy sunrise

Sunrise in the Portes du Soleil yesterday, Morzine and Avoriaz looking pretty good to us

Snow dog training in Val Thorens

Snow dog training in Val Thorens

Val d'isere fesh snow tracks

-18C won't stop the party in Val d'Isere @ La Folie Douce

A few clips that beat my current view from the office window:

In Summary:

As it has been the case for the last couple of weeks, Italy is looking fantastic. Decent and regular snowfalls are hitting their mountains, especially the Via Lattea region (that's Sauze d'Oulx and Sestriere for us). Italy is (as I regularly say) my favourite place to ski, it offers fantastic piste skiing without being known for any outstanding snow records. Which just makes me think; it must be out of this world at the moment with the current snowfall the mountains are receiving. I'm very jealous of anyone heading out there in the next week or so.

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