Snow Conditions in Switzerland (26 January 2015)
It was a changeable weekend of weather for Switzerland, with most resorts seeing some snowfall, but also catching some good sunny breaks. Piste conditions are good throughout the country and some fresh tracks off piste can still be found.
Some excellent pistes were reported by a Ski Club staff member in Murren (43/115cm) this weekend, providing a perfect slope for Saturday’s Inferno Race. Across the valley in Grindelwald (7/110cm) the conditions at First were very good, with most runs open and even the long red pistes back down into the village in great condition.
Verbier (20/105cm) and Nendaz (10/165cm) in the 4 Vallees ski area were both reporting some great skiing over the weekend. 73 lifts were spinning across the area, with Mont Gele in particular providing some excellent conditions.
The most snow was picked up a Leysin (20/40cm) and Les Mosses (20/40cm), which saw 15cm on Sunday 25th. The base depth is still well below average, but conditions are improving with every new fall of snow.
Some very heavy snow is in the forecast for the week ahead in Switzerland, particularly in the north and west. Up to 25cm is expected by Tuesday morning, with a further 50-75cm between Thursday and Monday. Further east at resorts such as Samnaun and St Moritz, less is expected, but a total of 30cm is still possible this week.