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Lots Of Powder

Lots Of Powder

We're approaching the end of March and we are now officially into spring, but there are no snow problems in the Alps right now. Well, unless you think receiving nearly a metre and a half over the past week or so is a problem — but we know a few skiers who would disagree!

There is a good amount of snow falling over the weekend and early next week with up to half a metre in some resorts. This week has seen fresh powder falling during the night followed by bluebird skies the following day, and the weekend looks to follow that pattern.

France is set for yet more snow. Alpe d'Huez and Les Deux Alpes may only be forecast around 10cm, but they've had over 1m this week, so there are no complaints there. The Tarentaise Valley resorts are again in for a good quality dusting with up to 30cm falling between now and Tuesday evening.

  • Alpe d'Huez 9cm
  • Chamonix 22cm
  • Courchevel 16cm
  • La Rosiere 25cm
  • La Plagne 21cm
  • Les Arcs 24cm
  • Meribel 13cm
  • Tignes 31cm
  • Val d'Isere 31cm
  • Val Thorens 14cm

Switzerland is having the most incredible winter, quite possibly one of the best on record. Saas Fee and Zermatt are forecast over half a metre in the next week, while many of the top resorts are expecting over 20cm, from the Jungfrau to the Four Valleys.

  • Crans Montana 25cm
  • Grindelwald 22cm
  • Grimentz 39cm
  • Klosters 9cm
  • Nendaz 28cm
  • Saas Fee 51cm
  • St. Moritz 20cm
  • Verbier 31cm
  • Wengen 21cm
  • Zermatt 50cm

Italy has had a fantastic winter for snow, and with the resorts traditionally quieter than France and Switzerland, the huge dump this weekend will only be enjoyed by a lucky few. Up to half a metre is expected near the Swiss border, while the popular Milky Way continues to have a great end to the season with up to 20cm of fresh snow.

  • Arabba 18cm
  • Cervinia 51cm
  • Champoluc 44cm
  • Gressoney 44cm
  • La Thuile 28cm
  • Passo Tonale 31cm
  • Pila 40cm
  • Sauze d'Oulx 15cm
  • Selva 12cm
  • Sestriere 15cm

Austria is having a quieter week compared to the rest of the Alps. Though there is snow forecast across the country, the amounts expected to fall are between 5cm and 15cm — which is more than enough to keep the pistes looking great.

  • Ischgl 14cm
  • Lech 6cm
  • Obergurgl 14cm
  • Solden 16cm
  • St. Anton 10cm

Whenever you have skied this season, conditions have been great and as Easter approaches there are no worries about a lack of snow as the stuff keeps on falling. Ullr really has looked favourably on skiers and snowboarders this season — maybe it's something to do with snowblades finally going out of fashion!

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