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(Last Updated:28/07/16)

Please note that the snow overview is updated twice a week during the season. For more up to date information about the latest snow please visit the individual resort snow reports; which are updated daily.

North america

Despite temperatures of around +19C at Timberline (20cm) in the USA, some nice skiing on soft snow was still available on Thursday 28th July. In Canada, Whistler is closed for snowsports until the start of the next winter season.


It was a cloudy start to the day at our Austrian resorts, where much of the available skiing was to be found high amongst the clouds. In France, the weather was far more pleasant, and good riding conditions on soft snow were on offer at Tignes, Val d’isere and Les Deux Alpes. Over at Switzerland and Italy, there was skiing towards the Matterhorn, and plenty of lifts were running at both Zermatt and Saas Fee.

Despite temperatures of around +19C, Timberline in Oregon is still open for skiing and has a current snow depth of around 20cm.

Both New Zealand and Australia are currently benefiting from a recent spell of snowy weather and significant snowfall. Treble Cone in New Zealand, and Perisher in Australia are stand out resorts amongst a whole host of mountains that are currently offering excellent skiing.

In Chile, Valle Nevado is boasting an impressive base depth of over 200cm. While in Argentina, Las Lenas is also in great shape with loads of options both on and off piste.


There was some truly fantastic skiing to be had in Australia on Thursday 28th July, and with many resorts having received significant snowfalls, the state of Victoria is one of best ski regions in the world at present.

At Perisher (143cm) 95cm has fallen over the last 7 days, and the resort is reporting 73 groomed runs available, with some nice powdery windblown stashes on offer between the trees. Elsewhere, conditions are also looking superb at Falls Creek (105/114cm), who have received 25cm in the last 24 hours and were running all 14 of their lifts.

The snow of late is likely to stick around as we head into the weekend. Mount Buller (53cm) may benefit from this the most, where almost 50cm is currently forecast to fall by the start of next week.


Austria snow reports

Cloud hovered over the Austrian mountains on Thursday 28th July, and much of the available skiing was to be had with limited visibility. The best conditions can currently be found at Hintertux (200cm), where the snow depth on the Hintertuxer glacier remains stable as we head towards August.


France snow reports

It was a lovely sunny day In France on Thursday 28th July, and skiing was available at all three of our featured summer resorts. The best conditions at Espace Killy could be found at Tignes (100cm) who had 14 of their lifts spinning, whilst further south at Les Deux Alpes (160cm) there was good skiing on well-groomed pistes, and the temperature was around +10C.


Italy snow reports

Cervinia (160cm) is our only featured Italian resort currently open for skiing. The weather was predominately sunny on Thursday 28th July, and three lifts were providing access to the skiing high on the Plateau Rosa.

New zealand

Much of New Zealand was benefitting from recent snowfall on Thursday 28th July. Despite a slow start to the season, Treble Cone (120/145cm) now has some of best snow in the country, and with 50cm of powder in the last 24 hours, conditions continue to improve as we head towards August. Near Queenstown, both The Remarkables (75/100cm) and Coronet Peak (65/135cm) are also in great shape, and all lifts were operating at both mountains on Thursday.

On the North Island, Turoa (115cm) and Whakapapa (92cm) have a great level of snow coverage, but have been forced to close lately due to adverse weather and high winds.

South america

Las Lenas (70/160cm) in Argentina was boasting some fantastic riding conditions on Thursday 28th July. 10cm of new snow has blanketed the resort in the last 24 hours, and there are currently great options for all levels right across the resort. Elsewhere, there has also been 5cm of new snow for Cerro Catedral (10/70cm) where 19 lifts were spinning on Thursday.

Snow depths at our Chilean resorts have continued to impress. Portillo (175/214cm) is looking the best it has all season, whilst at Valle Nevado (70/214cm) a combination of low temperatures and new snow have left the resort in a pristine condition.


Switzerland snow reports

Zermatt (160cm) and Saas Fee (195cm) were both open for skiing on Thursday 28th July. Zermatt was offering 14km of skiable terrain on the Matterhorn glacier, whilst at Saas Fee 9 lifts were providing access to the mountain.

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