|Snow Report - 23 Mar 2017|
|Last snowed|| 19-Mar-2017|
|Fresh snow||5 cm|
|Lower slopes||30 cm|
|Upper slopes||210 cm|
|Runs to resort||Spring snow|
|Off piste snow||Varied|
|Comments||Spring conditions across the resort|
Snow Overview - Switzerland (snow news updated 23-Mar-2017)
Another lovely spring weather day in Switzerland today, Monday 20th March. Predominantly sunny conditions provided good on piste skiing today with snow going through the normal spring transitions from hard to soft. Off piste snow is varied and only really an option above 2200m elevation. The week ahead will provide varied weather conditions, sunshine and light cloud will remain until Wednesday morning, and from then cloudy snow conditions will take charge. Currently there is some very heavy snow forecast for Saas Fee (20/205cm) and Zermatt (5/165cm) around one and a half metres. Further north in Engelberg (20/72cm) moderate snowfalls are expected.
Old man winter it seems is not completely finished with Switzerland.
European Weather Outlook
In Austria, warm temperatures coupled with a fohn wind are likely to bring a mixture of clouds and rain for first part of the coming week, and you can expect the snow to become increasingly heavy and wet as a result. Across the border into Italy, rain is also likely to dominate the forecast until the mid-week, at which point temperatures are expected to drop and some decent accumulations of fresh snow could arrive on Thursday and Friday. In France and Switzerland, there is snow forecast from tomorrow, with accumulations likely to start fairly light in France, but build to heavier showers by the later stage of the week.
In the Pyranees a band of low pressure is expected to bring precipitation to resorts in Andorra. Current forecasts suggest that temperatures could be between +3 and -5C this week, which could provide a mixture of rain and snow based on altitude.
The outlook is similar for our featured Spanish resorts that sit within the Pyranees. For Sierra Nevada near Granada, sun and cloud is likely until Thursday 21st, and from then cloudy skies and snow are forecast.
Looking to Scandinavia, the first part of the week in Norway is likely to bring clouds and small amounts of snow. From midweek a spell of high pressure could move in, which will bring some lovely sunny skies. Over in Sweden, Are is likely to be snowy this week, with 15cm predicted by Friday 24th, while in Salen the weather should be fairly sunny from Thursday onwards.
In Scotland, it is currently very windy at present with heavy snow falling in the west. Snow is expected to continue until Wednesday, and the hope will be that enough will fall to reopen some runs at resorts such as The Lecht and Glenshee.