|Snow Report - 09 Dec 2016|
|Last snowed|| 26-Nov-2016|
|Fresh snow||10 cm|
|Upper slopes||30 cm|
|Runs to resort||Artificial|
|Off piste snow||Varied|
|Comments||Best skiing on groomed runs, variable elsewhere|
Snow Overview - Italy (snow news updated 09-Dec-2016)
Clear sunny and dry is still the pattern right across the Italian ski fields on Thursday 8th December. Artificial snow and expert grooming is the order for most of the open resorts currently as most of Europe awaits fresh snowfall. Resorts in the Milky Way opened today with 31 lifts in operations, conditions were excellent. Sestriere (40/120cm) and Sauze d’Oulx (40/120cm) were both very busy with pistes packed with opening day crowds. Val Senales (10/90cm) is also continuing to offer excellent on piste skiing thanks to grooming operations dragging snow from the off-piste areas onto ski runs to keep the top layer light and fresh. To the east the Sella Ronda area still looks bare, off piste areas are grassy, but on piste skiing is still fantastic thanks to artificial snow operations.
Looking forward, the high pressure weather trend continues. However, for the first time this month snow is appearing in the long range forecast. Snowfalls may start by mid-December but far more likely slight later.
European Weather Outlook
It’s been dry and sunny for most of Europe recently, and this looks set to continue for the foreseeable future. Austria and Eastern Europe could see some snow over the next week but it will be mostly dry. It’s a similar story in the Pyrenees, where sunshine is set to dominate.