|Snow Report - 24 Apr 2015|
|Last snowed|| 06-Apr-2015|
|Fresh snow||15 cm|
|Lower slopes||45 cm|
|Upper slopes||315 cm|
|Piste state||Spring snow|
|Runs to resort||Slushy|
|Off piste snow||Spring snow|
|Comments||Spring conditions across the resort|
Snow Overview - Austria (snow news updated 27-Apr-2015)
We have seen more of our featured Austrian resorts close over the weekend, with St Anton and Lech/Zurs closing their lifts and Solden reducing its skiing to just the glacial area only. Kitzbuhel (45/84cm) is still open but skiing is very limited with only 1 main slope open. Obergurgl has also concluded its ski season, which now only leaves our featured glacier resorts open for snow sports.
Good skiing can be found at high altitude and the Hintertux (15/230cm) is one of our featured resorts offering said skiing. There was even fresh snow on Monday 27th April with a light flurry scattered across the area, it wasn’t much but it was enough to freshen up the slopes. 12 lifts were also turning but it was quite cloudy as a result of the light snow, yet riding conditions were quite good.
European Weather Outlook
A return to winter is forecast for the Alps during Monday night as a strong cold front is expected to arrive and lower the snow level to around 1,500m. How quickly the freezing level drops will be key to the amount of skiable fresh snow, but current indications suggest 30cm is possible across the northern Alps. More snow is expected up until Friday, potentially as much as 30cm again, with a snow level remaining mostly below 2,000m. A return to mild, spring-like weather and a freezing level of 3,000m plus is expected for the weekend.
Scandinavia is predicted a changeable week, with some good spells of sunshine expected as well as some snow showers. Some of these may be heavy and Are could pick up as much as 10cm of fresh snow on Thursday.
A return to winter has also been felt across Scotland this week and is forecast to continue over the coming days. Expect some heavy snow showers and perhaps spells of more organised snow during the afternoons and evenings in particular.