|Snow Report - 30 Apr 2015|
|Last snowed|| 11-Apr-2015|
|Fresh snow||1 cm|
|Upper slopes||210 cm|
|Runs to resort||Closed|
|Off piste snow||Varied|
|Comments||Good skiing on well groomed pistes|
Snow Overview - Switzerland (snow news updated 04-May-2015)
Mostly cloudy skies were in place over Switzerland on Thursday, although sadly these are expected to thicken over the weekend and lots of rain is forecast. The freezing level is expected to rise above 3,000m so rain is set to fall to all levels.
Limited skiing is on offer at Adelboden (0/70cm) and on the glacier at Les Diablerets (0/275cm). Four lifts were turning at the former and eight were running at the latter to access 9km and 22km of pistes respectively. Both are set to close this weekend, but Engelberg (0/350cm) is set to remain open well into May with seven lifts accessing a limited 20km of slopes.
For greater mileage head to Samnaun (10/180cm), where 186km of slopes remain open, including the runs back to resort. Zermatt (0/210cm) is another good option with 120km of pistes open, including the link across to Cervinia in Italy. Samnaun is closing after Sunday 3rd May, but Zermatt is set to remain open all summer.
All of our other featured Swiss resorts are now closed for the season.
European Weather Outlook
The weather in the Alps is set to take a significant turn for the worse over the coming days, as heavy rain sets in and the freezing level continually climbs upwards. Snow should initially fall on Friday to around 2,500m but will readily turn to rain up as high as 3,000m by Sunday and Monday. Current forecasts are calling for over 200mm of rain by early next week in places, so flooding may become an issue and certainly the snow conditions will deteriorate rapidly if this much rain falls.
Norway can expect great weather for its final weekend of skiing, however with cloudier skies forecast for Sweden, low light lenses might be appropriate than sunglasses.
Scotland is forecast a fantastic Bank Holiday weekend, with long sunny spells expected across the country. A few showers are possible to end the week, but come the weekend these are expected to be more scattered.