|Snow Report - 28 Nov 2014|
|Last snowed|| 18-Nov-2014|
|Fresh snow||20 cm|
|Lower slopes||15 cm|
|Upper slopes||30 cm|
|Runs to resort||Closed|
|Off piste snow||Varied|
|Comments||Resort not yet open|
Snow Overview - France (snow news updated 28-Nov-2014)
Of the open resorts that we feature in France, most were blanketed by overcast skies on Thursday 27th November. There was the odd patch of sun but on the whole the clouds were more prominent.
Many resorts are struggling to hold down a good base depth at the moment and it looks as though the plans for some resorts to open this weekend will be delayed. Nevertheless, Tignes (0/60cm) is offering good riding at altitude up on the glacier. The resort runs are closed but well groomed pistes can be found higher up. The off piste requires great care as it is quite varied and rocky patches will be present.
If you are heading out this weekend most resorts will have cloudy skies and visibility might be affected as a result of this. The clouds may bring fresh snow fall on Sunday at altitude.
European Weather Outlook
Europe on the whole had quite a cloudy day on Thursday 27th November with Austria enjoying the most sunshine with less cloudy spells. Italy and Switzerland were both quite cloudy and there were reports of light rain fall in Italy. France was particularly cloudy too but there were reports of sunny intervals being seen. The weekend is expected to be a mixture of sunshine and cloud across all of our featured countries but thicker clouds are predicted to move in by Sunday, which could bring fresh snow.
There is currently a warm climate sweeping across Europe at the moment and it is causing a few problems for many resorts that are planning to open this coming weekend. Resorts in Austria, Germany, France, Italy and Switzerland who are scheduled to open this weekend will almost certainly be delayed as their snow preparations are being hindered by the high temperatures. There is a potential for fresh snow this weekend as mentioned earlier so hopefully that will occur and assist the resorts who are planning on opening soon.