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More Snow To Kick-off Second Half Of The Season

More Snow To Kick-off Second Half Of The Season

With half term now over, we are into the second half of the season where some of the best skiing is to be had. Longer days, more sunshine and warmer weather approach in March and April, but so do the spring snow showers.

The last week of February sees some good snow arriving in the Alps, with plenty of resorts forecast double figures, though a special mention has to go out to Whistler. The world class Canadian resort is boasting a huge 84cm of snow, so if you are heading across the pond this week, I hope it's to Whistler!

France is set for some fairly even snow over the next week with many resorts forecast around 20cm and most others expecting at least a good dusting. The Tarantaise Valley is set for the best snow, with La Rosiere boasting 31cm and the well-known resorts in the Three Valleys, Espace Killy and Paradiski all expecting over 20cm.

  • Chamonix 13cm
  • Courchevel 23cm
  • La Plagne 23cm
  • La Rosiere 31cm
  • Les Arcs 25cm
  • Meribel 20cm
  • Tignes 26cm
  • Val d'Isere 25cm
  • Val Thorens 17cm
  • Valmorel 12cm

Italy is set for some similar snow, with most resorts forecast over 10cm. La Thuile, which is linked to the French resort of La Rosiere, is forecast a cracking 32cm of powder, while Pila is boasting an impressive 27cm of pow on its super quiet slopes. The Dolomites and Milky Way are both looking forward to good snow this week too.

  • Arabba 14cm
  • Cervinia 13cm
  • Cortina 16cm
  • Courmayeur 27cm
  • La Thuile 32cm
  • Livigno 7cm
  • Pila 23cm
  • Sauze d'Oulx 12cm
  • Selva 10cm
  • Sestriere 11cm

Switzerland is expecting a light dusting over the week. Verbier and Zermatt, which are near to France and Italy's good snow storms, are forecast 12cm and 11cm respectively, while the rest of the country is looking forward to light snowfall of around 5cm.

  • Crans Montana 5cm
  • Saas Fee 4cm
  • St. Moritz 6cm
  • Verbier 12cm
  • Zermatt 11cm

Austria, which has enjoyed great snow of late, is also forecast a light dusting over the next few days, with up to 5cm forecast in some resorts. The slopes are in great condition, but this extra snowfall will keep the corduroy in shape and the trees glistening white.

  • Ischgl 2cm
  • Lech 2cm
  • Mayrhofen 4cm
  • Obergurgl 4cm
  • St. Anton 2cm

It has been a bumper season for snow and Mother Nature doesn't appear to be giving up. As March approaches a nice combination of regular sunshine, interspersed with good snow looks to be on the cards — no wonder it's the best month to ski.

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