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Timberline has now closed for their summer ski season and is scheduled to reopen for the start of their winter season in October.
Glacier skiing continues in Austria with sunny mostly clear sky’s prevailing over Hintertux (45cm) and Molltall (100cm).
In Switzerland, Zermatt (160cm) and Saas Fee (140cm) are still looking great, however, poor weather is expected to dominate the short term forecast.
The Australian ski season is coming to a close with only three resorts remaining open on Monday 26th September. Falls Creek (90cm), Perisher (114cm) and Thredbo (139cm) offered good spring skiing on Monday but weather conditions are expected to be poor later this week.
New Zealand experienced some poor weather conditions across both North and South Island resorts, and more bad weather is in the forecast for the coming week. Some decent snow cover is still left in many places, though rain is jeopardizing the end of season in many places.
Classic dry spring snow is still offering fun and soft skiing in Argentina, however, snow is melting rapidly as the season comes to an end. Skiing in Chile will come to a complete end this week, with final open resort, Portillo announcing an early end to operations due to lack of snow.
Monday 26th September saw fewer resorts open in Australia as the season begins to come to an end. Falls Creek (90cm), Perisher (114cm) and Thredbo (139cm) were the only resorts open for skiing under cloudy skies. Good skiing could still be found on the upper slopes across the open resorts, with Thredbo now completely closing all lower mountain skiing.
Winter conditions are predicted to make a brief return during the next few days, with all open resorts expected to receive small amounts of snow at higher elevations. A mix of sun, rain and snow is forecast for the rest of the week.
Austria snow reports
Austria was soaking in lovely clear skies, and limited skiing continued at both Hintertux (45cm) and Molltal (100cm). Strong winds were blowing around Hintertux on Monday 26th September and late season conditions are showing on the glacier. Over in Molltall, the glacier is still skiing well, and there are plenty of groomed runs to choose from.
A mixture of sun and light cloud is forecast this week for the two Austrian resorts, which should provide some excellent days riding for this time of year.
France snow reports
Les Deux Alpes and Tignes are now closed for summer skiing. Both are set to open again in October for the French holidays.
Italy snow reports
There is currently no summer skiing at any of our featured Italian ski resorts.
Some bad weather has generated difficult conditions across New Zealand.
North Island Mt Ruapehu resorts failed to open on Monday the 26th due to rain and warm weather affecting snow grooming: Turoa could only manage to open its beginner slope whereas Whakapapa was closed altogether.
The south island saw variable conditions. Around Christchurch, Mount Hutt (52/92cm) got 12 cm of fresh snow on Monday, generating some of the best snow conditions despite poor visibility and high winds. Further south, the Lake Wanaka resorts of Cardrona (45/90cm) and Treble Cone (79/143cm) are experiencing classic spring conditions at the moment, but coming rain is likely to cause deterioration of the slopes. It’s a similar story around the Queenstown resorts: both Coronet Peak (20/100cm) and The Remakables (80/120cm) had good spring days on Monday, but coming rain could generate problems in what is the last week of the season.
Spring end of season conditions brought great piste skiing across the three open ski resorts in Argentina on Monday 26th September. Chapelco (80cm), Cerro Catedral (59cm) and Las Lenas (120cm) are still holding on with fun runs to be had on soft fun spring corn snow.
In Chile, Valle Nevado closed for the season over the weekend, leaving Portillo (80cm) the only resort open. Warm Spring weather and consistent sunshine has taken its toll on snow with Portillo announcing an early end to the season due to low snow depths. The resort has brought forward the closing date to Wednesday 28th September.
Switzerland snow reports
An early mix of sun and light cloud in Switzerland for Monday 26th September presented excellent late season conditions in Zermatt (160cm) and Saas Fee (140cm). The weather for Monday 26th September in the Swiss Alps was expected to deteriorate quickly throughout the day, with a mix of rain and lighting sweeping in during the afternoon.
The forecast for the coming week shows a mixed bag of weather conditions for Switzerland this week, with temperatures staying above freezing and rain expected to cause worsening conditions on the slopes.