Snow Conditions from Around the World

Snow Conditions from Around the World

The Alps are set for the best powder conditions of the season, especially in France, Switzerland and Austria, as heavy snowfall and low temperatures keep resort snow depths improving.


Below is a brief snow condition report from resorts from around the world:


Heavy snowfall is now moving over the French Alps and conditions are the best they have been all winter. It has taken a long time for snow depths to build this season but finally we are seeing the numbers getting much closer to what we expect at this stage of the winter.


There are excellent conditions in Switzerland right now as snow depths continue on a major upward curve with the forecast indicating much more snowfall on the way.


Austrian resorts have caught more snow than other Alpine nations in the past week and conditions across the country are the best they’ve been this winter. Snow depths have now increased to such an extent that there’s good skiing at all elevations.


Italian resorts have been drier than those in the northern Alps in the past week but snow is now starting to fall.


Sierra Nevada, the spanish pyrenees and other regions have sun and perfect snow.


Eastern Europe
The best skiing of the winter is now on offer in eastern Europe and is about to get a whole lot better with heavy snowfall expected through the weekend and into next week. Great Snow condition in the Czech mountains.


The snow keeps falling in Scandinavia and conditions remain excellent in all the top resorts of Finland, Norway and Sweden.


It has been a wild week in the Highlands, very windy and very wintry, but all five of the Scottish ski centres are open, when wind speeds allow, with good snow cover at all elevations.


It is still snowing heavily in most Japanese resorts and snow conditions have been excellent since the beginning of the winter but cold and sometimes windy. Similar conditions for most Chinese and Korean ski resorts.


Quebec has been extremely cold and the conditions are excellent with very dry and squeaky snow. Meanwhile in British Columbia the freezing level has been yoyo-ing and resorts have suffered as a result of warm weather with snow conditions on the lower slopes very variable now. However snow is expected back soon.


All the recent news from the USA has been focused on snow in the north-east but it turned out it was more temperature extremes than massive snowfall that affected skiers in the New England resorts.

The focus is now on Vail & Beaver Creek in Colorado where the 2015 FIS World Alpine Ski Championships are being held from February 2 to the 15. Conditions will be excellent for ski racing with temperature highs just below freezing and plenty of sunshine. Snow depths in Beaver Creek are 100cm at mid-mountain and skiing is on packed powder.

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