|Snow Report - 23 Feb 2017|
|Last snowed|| 10-Feb-2017|
|Fresh snow||10 cm|
|Lower slopes||21 cm|
|Upper slopes||145 cm|
|Runs to resort||Soft|
|Off piste snow||Varied|
|Comments||Best skiing on groomed runs, variable elsewhere|
Snow Overview - Switzerland (snow news updated 22-Feb-2017)
Monday 20th February was another great day to be out in the Swiss mountains. Weather wise it was a pleasant day, with sunny skies and comfortable temperatures. On piste snow conditions can be described as good generally and excellent on the freshly groomed runs this morning, thanks partly to the snow which fell during Friday and Saturday that has helped to refresh the mountain. Early morning conditions are slightly firm and fast becoming more varied and soft as the day progresses. Off piste conditions are tending to be poor and mostly packed/tracked, and in some places patchy snow cover is all that is available.
In the week ahead, tomorrow is expected mostly cloudy although no snow is expected. Beyond this brief change conditions will remain fairly pleasant with partly cloudy skies dominating until the week. Friday is expected to be a snowy cloudy day. In the long range forecast there currently some significant snowfalls forecast, better information will be available on this after the weekend.
European Weather Outlook
It is going to a mix of weather conditions in the Alps this week. This weekend should see some excellent snow conditions all over The Alps, but we will see some strange weather before then. Austria and Germany will see a brief period of very warm temperatures in the next few days. This sudden mixing of warm and cold air will bring wide spread rain. The freezing level will quickly rise to between 1500m and 1800m, snow can be expected above 1900m. Italy and France will see cloud cover related to the change but shouldn’t expect any precipitation. Switzerland will see lots of cloud and potentially some mixed precipitation but nothing too heavy. Beyond this cold air will return rapidly late on Thursday. It’s not exactly clear what weekend conditions will be like currently, however most resorts in the central and northern Alps will experience powder skiing conditions on Saturday. For a more accurate picture on weekend condition check back here on Thursday.
It is also worth mentioning that currently there is a large storm appearing in the long range forecast for the end of this month. It still a long way away but it is worth a little bit of excitement over.
In The Pyrenees the weather will be mostly sunny this week. No new snow is currently forecast with the exception of Sierra Nevada where light snow is expected every day this week.
Snowy conditions return to Scandinavia this week with light to moderate snow forecast in Norway Finland and Sweden.