Where Is The Snow? 4th Jan 2017
This week team flexiski have been battling over the ritual de-hanging of the Christmas decorations. Doing away with the ambiguity of the twelfth night, like a crafty squirrel preparing for a perilous winter I've stowed them safely away. The luck or un-luck can wait, and I'm certainly skipping the child's tale of left up decorations incurring the wrath of little green men. The twelfth night is known as the Eve of Epiphany, a moment of sudden and great revelation and I'm counting on this coming in the form of snow - the slopes are crying out to be awash with the fluffy stuff. So onto the relevant part of this post - snow.
Finally there is a storm on the Horizon, We're counting on you welove2ski.com, your 'mid-winter snowstorm' best come into fruition bringing snow to all, as if Jack Frost delivered presents. Half a metre could fall on the lucky destinations with Austria and Switzerland looking the most promising. Resorts such as Engelberg and Klosters in Switzerland as well as the Austrian Lech, St Anton, Mayrhofen and surprisingly Zell am See could have some fantastic conditions for the coming week.
It's currently snowing in Zell am See as of 12:24 today, check out the webcams to see the extent of it. 20cm should fall today and around the same tomorrow too - things are looking up for 'the resort with the spectacular lake'.
St Anton is looking pretty good already with shredgnarski and the St Anton team putting some pretty inviting posts up on social media, very temping to get some last minute flights out there! And with half a metre forecast tonight and into tomorrow you should be able to catch the resort in it's prime.
Temperatures will be staying low creating some fabulous conditions for the snow cannons to get their groove on, topping up the slopes with an extra dusting to compliment the fresh stuff. Further snow is forecast for the following week more broadly across Europe, Italy and France may even see some. Look out for that as you will be able to grab some great conditions throughout January.
Norway is seemingly doing it's own thing, with 15cm of snow covering Trysil last night and another 10cm on it's way today. Offering great value at the best of times Trysil is definitely worth a visit. The slopes look good from the skycam.
It's definitely worth keeping an eye on the forecasts but if you can't be doing with any of that and just want snow without worry, look no further than Canada at the moment, Whistler and especially Sun Peaks are enjoying some exceptional snowfall with more coming their way. It's not looking like stopping in Banff and Lake Louise either. The temperatures are unusually cold though so take a couple extra layers if you are planning on heading over the pond. Vail in the US is well worth a look too.