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Snow Report | 08 Apr 2014

Snow Report | 08 Apr 2014  With good snowfall over the past couple of weeks, European resorts are stood in good stead to offer some excellent Spring skiing, with bursts of sunshine and plenty of stunning bluebird days on offer.

France are expecting some sprinklings of snow over the coming week with Chamonix, Les Arcs, Val Thorens and Flaine expecting 4cm, Val d’Isere, Tignes and Alpe d’Huez 3cm, and Meribel expecting a 2cm top up.  There are still some excellent snowbases at most major resorts, with 210cm upper piste depths at both Val Thorens and Serre Chevalier.  Snow quality is reported as being excellent at Courchevel and good in most other French resorts.

In Austria, piste quality is reported as being good, with spring snow conditions throughout most resorts.  The next 7 days are expected to bring 6cm of snow in Obertauern, 5cm in Obergurgl, plus 4cm in Zurs and St Anton.  Piste depths are still excellent, with Hintertux boasting a top depth of 400cm, Kauntertal 337cm and Solden 270cm.

Over the next week, Switzerland will receive 8cm of snow in St Moritz, 7cm in Saas Fee, 6cm in Davos and 5cm in Zermatt.  Snow bases are still deep, with Engelberg at 340cm, Andermatt 400cm, Crans Montana 230cm and Saas Fee 339cm on the upper pistes.  Both Zermatt and Saas Fee are reporting excellent snow quality, whilst Andermatt, Arosa, Davos and plenty other resorts are recorded as being in good condition.

Over in Italy, upper piste depths are recorded in Cervinia as being 300cm, Madesimo 450cm, Passo Tonale 600cm and Canazei 240cm.  Cortina is expected to see 8cm of snow in the next 7 days, Livigno and Passo Tonale 6cm and Cervinia 4cm.  Most resorts are offering good snow conditions, with the higher altitude resort of Passo Tonale in particular reported as having excellent snow quality.

With good conditions on offer throughout Europe, it’s not too late to head off on a last minute ski trip - happy skiing / snowboarding!

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