|Snow Report - 18 Apr 2015|
|Last snowed|| 18-Apr-2015|
|Fresh snow||5 cm|
|Lower slopes||8 cm|
|Upper slopes||375 cm|
|Runs to resort||Spring snow|
|Off piste snow||Varied|
|Comments||The best conditions can be found on the upper slopes|
Snow Overview - Switzerland (snow news updated 20-Apr-2015)
Several resorts closed their doors on the 2014/2015 winter season over the weekend, including Crans Montana, Davos/Klosters, Grimentz/Zinal, Saas Fee and Wengen. At the remaining open resorts, head high as some light falls of new snow were picked up over the weekend.
Samnaun (35/180cm) continues to offer some of the best skiing in the country, with 40 lifts turning and 209km of pistes open. The resort runs are showing signs of wear, but once above 2,000m, the conditions are great for the time of year.
Zermatt (0/240cm) still has some great skiing to offer in the Schwarzsee/Klein Matterhorn area and across to Cervinia. 22 lifts and 152km of pistes remain open with some really good spring skiing at altitude.
Several resorts are set to close this weekend, including Andermatt (18/550cm), Verbier (20/250cm) and Murren (22/270cm), with the latter remaining closed during the week before reopening for one final weekend.
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.