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(Last Updated:28/10/16)

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(Last Updated:27/10/16)

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

There is currently no skiing at any of our featured summer ski resorts in North America. Timberline in America, and Whistler in Canada are both scheduled to open in November.


There was good skiing on offer in Austria on Thursday. For the best conditions look to Hintertux or Solden, where there was some nice riding to be found under blue skies. Elsewhere, resorts such as Molltal and Kaprun are offering some well-groomed slopes, but the weather was less favourable, and visibility was limited.

In France there was 30cm of fresh snow overnight in Espace Killy at Tignes, and conditions up on the Grand Motte glacier are looking very good at present. Further south in Les Deux Alpes, there was plenty of sunshine and lots of good on piste options.

Excellent skiing was on offer in both Switzerland and Italy today, piste conditions were fresh, visibility unlimited and winds lights. Pistes are likely to firm quickly in the coming days as a strong high pressure weather system sits over our featured resorts this weekend.

In the southern hemisphere skiing is coming to an end, Turoa is now the final resort left open. The resort was closed today as work is done to repair weather affected pistes.

Elsewhere, In North America there is no skiing at Timberline or Whistler. Both resorts have scheduled opening dates in November.


All of our featured Australian ski resorts are now closed for skiing this season.


Austria snow reports

There was some great skiing to be had in Austrian on Thursday 27th October. All of our featured summer ski resorts were open, with a mixture of different weather across the glaciers.

For the best conditions look to Hintertux (75cm), where 16 lifts were serving 37km of well-groomed pistes under glorious blue skies. Solden (95cm) is also looking in good shape, 5cm of fresh snow fell at the resort overnight, and there is some nice riding conditions up at 3000m above the clouds.

Elsewhere, the skiing at Molltal (140cm) and Kaprun (75cm) is also holding up well, and plenty of lift access is available, but visibility for the day was limited due to cloud and rain.


France snow reports

There was skiing in two of our featured French summer ski resorts on Thursday 27th October. Tignes (50cm) was the pick the two, where 30cm fell overnight and provided some fantastic riding conditions high on the Grand Motte glacier. Les Deux Alpes (50cm) is also looking in great shape at present, 11 lifts were spinning on Thursday and the resort was bathed in clear blue skies.

Val d’Isere is currently closed, but is scheduled to open on November 26th.


Italy snow reports

Passo Stelvio (150cm) and Val Senales (50cm) enjoyed another sensational early season day on Thursday 27th October. Both resorts received around 10cm of fresh snow overnight. A strong high pressure system over Europe moved in giving glorious sunshine as the backdrop to fresh powder snow.

New zealand

The season drew one step closer to an end this week as Whakapapa closed for the season. Turoa (149cm) is now the only resort open, however, it was closed on Thursday 27th October while repairs are done to pistes.

South america

All of our featured South American ski resorts are now closed for skiing this season.


Switzerland snow reports

Great weather and a light dusting of fresh snow overnight set the scene for an excellent day of skiing in the Swiss Alps on Thursday 27th October. Both Zermatt (60cm) and Saas Fee (160cm) were open, on piste conditions were fresh, visibility unlimited and winds light.

Fine, clear and dry weather will be persistent over the next few days as a strong high pressure system sits over Europe.

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