|Snow Report - 17 Dec 2014|
|Last snowed|| 16-Dec-2014|
|Fresh snow||5 cm|
|Upper slopes||40 cm|
|Runs to resort||Artificial|
|Off piste snow||Limited|
|Comments||Good skiing on well groomed pistes|
Snow Overview - Italy (snow news updated 17-Dec-2014)
Changeable weather was dominant in the Italian Alps on Monday 15th December. Some light snowfall was reported, with Pila (10/60cm) seeing the most with 10cm falling overnight.
Cervinia (30/170cm) is offering the most skiing in Italy, with the links to Zermatt linking up a massive 247km of pistes. High altitude Livigno (22/126cm) had 22 lifts and 80km of pistes open on Monday, with good on-piste conditions reported.
The Milky Way area opened this weekend, with 16 lifts operating in the Sestriere (10/30cm) and Sauze d’Oulx (40/80cm) sectors. Some good skiing was also to be had in Bormio (0/100cm), Cortina (5/110cm) and Gressoney-la-Trinite (0/130cm).
The light snowfall is forecast to continue into Tuesday, so hopefully resorts will wake up tomorrow with a fresh dusting on the pistes.
European Weather Outlook
After a fairly cloudy day on Monday across Europe, the forecast is indicating that the clouds will thicken and there is a significant chance of fresh snow to all of our featured countries on Wednesday. Switzerland looks as though it will benefit the most with up to 12cm being predicted, where as the likes of France, Italy and Austria should see an average fall of around 5cm. The freezing level may rise above 2000m later in the week which could see light rain but the slopes at high altitude shouldn’t be affected.
Bulgaria had a fairly clear day on Monday and this is expected to continue until midweek then more clouds should move in but this could bring more fresh snow.
Norway / Sweden have differing forecasts to each other in that Norway is expecting quite a cloudy week with scattered snow showers being predicted throughout the week. Sweden on the other hand looks as though it will be brighter with a few cloudy spells.