|Snow Report - 18 Jan 2017|
|Last snowed|| 17-Jan-2017|
|Fresh snow||10 cm|
|Lower slopes||20 cm|
|Upper slopes||145 cm|
|Runs to resort||Packed|
|Off piste snow||Tracked|
|Comments||Great skiing thanks to the recent snowfalls|
Snow Overview - Austria (snow news updated 18-Jan-2017)
A cloudy day for many areas in Austria saw the arrival of yet more fresh snow and the continuation of the great conditions that the country has been experiencing of late.
Whilst the visibility was limited at resorts such as Kaunertal (50/200cm) and Karpun (80/180cm), around 5cm of new snow meant that there was yet more fresh tracks to be had, and with the majority of lifts currently running it certainly is an excellent time to be hitting the slopes.
Elsewhere, towards Salzburg the Loferer Alm (90/130cm) has fallen under the radar somewhat. However, conditions the conditions across the resort continue to improve, and with a stable base depth now in place, there should be good skiing for weeks to come.
The Arlberg region is also offering great skiing. In St Anton (65/160cm), a resort renowned for its off piste, the options are currently excellent, and nearby at Lech and Zurs (95/130cm) the state of affairs is equally as appealing.
The snow and clouds are predicted to continue to dominate the skies over the course of Tuesday 17th January. Thereafter a return to sunnier skies is expected, with temperatures likely to be around -10C.
European Weather Outlook
It appears that the well overdue but all together sensational current storm cycle is drawing to a close. Metres of snow have fallen in the past week and it appears the winter season has finally had the reboot it needed, however the next change is upon us. The next 48 to 72 hours will see the last tiny amounts of snow fall from the sky before strong sunshine returns. From Wednesday morning skiers and riders can expected to wake up to sunny clear skies and dry conditions, not matter where you are in the European Alps. Sunny conditions will remain in place everywhere right though until Sunday the 22nd.
If you’re skiing Europe next week, don’t fret. It is still far too early to forecast how conditions will be beyond the 22nd.
In the Pyrenees, Andorra is currently experiencing sensational snowfalls. After an excellent weekend the next 36 hours should see around 30cm of fresh. Beyond this window expect mostly sunny conditions until the weekend.
In far north Scandinavia expect a continuation of current conditions with a mix of sun, cloud and light snowfall.