|Snow Report - 20 Apr 2015|
|Last snowed|| 06-Apr-2015|
|Fresh snow||15 cm|
|Lower slopes||55 cm|
|Upper slopes||325 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 20-Apr-2015)
A few more resorts closed this weekend in Austria, such as Fugen and Zauchensee, but many of the highest resorts remain open. Some fresh snow fell on the upper slopes over the weekend, but Monday dawned sunny and mild, setting the tone for the week ahead.
Some of the best skiing can be found on Austria’s glaciers. For example, the Hintertux (20/270cm) glacier was running 16 lifts on Monday, Kaprun (80/350cm) had 17 lifts spinning and all 12 were turning at Kuhtai (20/80cm).
Solden (5/261cm) is a particularly good option at present, with great skiing up high on the Rettenbach and Tiefenbach glaciers. It remains possible to ski back down to the resort via Giggijoch, which is great news for the time of year.
Lech/Zurs (40/170cm) and St Anton (55/325cm) remain open until Sunday 26th April and with 57 lifts still running across the area there is still some good spring skiing to be found. For the best snow head up high, but with the resort runs still open, the full vertical is still on offer even this late in the season.
European Weather Outlook
A mostly sunny and settled week is forecast for the Alps, with the freezing level sitting on or above 3,000m. Some more unsettled weather is forecast for the end of the week, with some heavy precipitation likely. It remains to be seen how low the freezing level will drop so keep an eye on the latest forecasts if you’re heading out this weekend – you could be in for a good late season dump.
A similar forecast is expected for the Pyrenees this week, however the precipitation predicted for later in the week is set to fall almost exclusively as rain at all levels.
Some light snow is forecast for Bulgaria on Wednesday, but apart from this expect sunny skies and pleasant temperatures of around +2 to +4C at mid-mountain level.
Lovely settled spring weather is forecast for much of Scandinavia, providing some great late-season riding conditions. Sweden can expect some more clouds from Thursday onwards, sadly bringing the chance of some light rain to the Swedish hills.
Expect a week of mild weather in Scotland, with some good sunny breaks and the chance of a few light rain showers dominating the week’s weather. A much colder change is expected on Saturday and into next week, with the potential for some heavy late-season snowfall.