|Snow Report - 01 Mar 2017|
|Last snowed|| 28-Feb-2017|
|Fresh snow||10 cm|
|Lower slopes||20 cm|
|Upper slopes||40 cm|
|Runs to resort||Soft|
|Off piste snow||Best up high|
|Comments||Improving conditions thanks to the new snow|
Snow Overview - Italy (snow news updated 01-Mar-2017)
Monday 27th February was a mostly stable and consistent weather day in Italy. After some light snowfalls at the end of last week many of our featured ski resorts and are in excellent shape. Spring conditions were in abundance today as temperatures stayed above freezing in all but the high altitude ski areas. Cloud cover will increase this evening as Italy heads towards heavy and widespread snowfalls. Tuesday is forecast to see some very heavy snowfalls with many resorts expecting to see half a metre or more of fresh snow. In fact, the only area where snowfalls will be light is in the far south Milky Way area. The snowy wintery conditions will remain intermittingly this week before heavy snowfalls are forecast to resume at the weekend. Expect powder skiing conditions in Italy by the weekend.
European Weather Outlook
It is set to be a complicated week for The Alps. Much needed heavy snowfalls will start late on Monday (27th) night and remain all day Tuesday, tapering off by early Wednesday morning. The heaviest snowfalls will be in France and Italy, but no matter where you are skiing in The Alps there will be fresh snow. Strong winds at altitude are forecast, so some ski areas may experience limited lift operations at times. It will be an excellent but challenging week of skiing ahead for the Alps in what can only be described as varied and complex season so far.
This weekend may see another round of heavy snowfalls, mostly on the southern and eastern sides of the Alps. Check back Thursday for a more comprehensive overview of upcoming conditions.
Elsewhere, snow is expected in the Pyrenees on Thursday, but not as heavy as what we will see in The Alps. Tuesday will see light to moderate snowfalls - Not enough to call a powder day but certainly enough to make on-piste conditions excellent.
Further north in Scandinavia, another typical weather week lies ahead. Light snow falls and fairly dull overcast skies will be the dominate feature. Temperatures will remain slightly below freezing creating most soft snow conditions.