Late Season Snow!!!
As the current Westerly winds change direction to come from a more Easterly direction so temperatures across the Alps will fall, along with an increase in humidity. This is the perfect recipe for snow falls and, more snow is indeed forecast. In some cases, this will be heavy snow. These heavy falls are expected either Tuesday/Wednesday or Saturday/Sunday (or both if the resort is lucky!).
Tignes and Val d’Isère are currently forecast Heavy snow over next weekend, with over 40cms in the Val d’Isère sectors on Saturday alone, The preceding few days should also see over 40cms of fresh snow, with light snow falling from Tuesday. Cloud cover looks set to thin, allowing sunny intervals from the start of next week, with the potential for very good ski conditions.
Paradiski resorts, including Les Arcs and La Plagne should follow their near neighbours, with Saturday being their best day for new snow. The Spring-like conditions mean clear days, with some snow showers from Sunday afternoon onwards.
The Trois Vallèes looks to be dividing its new snow between Tuesday and next weekend. Wind speeds pick up as the direction veers to Easterly, along with a big drop on temperature (down to -14˚C with wind chill). As with other areas, snow showers are expected over the whole of the next seven days, with skies clearing at the start of next week.
Chamonix and the Portes du Soleil could be the exception to many French resorts, with their heavy snow falls coming on Tuesday night. However, light snow showers can be expected into next week. It does like classic Spring ski conditions as we head towards April.
Over in the Western Austrian Alps, St Anton am Arlberg should see two days of heavy snow, starting tomorrow (Tuesday). Nearly 60cms are expected between Tuesday afternoon and Thursday morning. Again, snow showers can be expected into next week, but there should also be some clear mornings and other sunny intervals.
There have been some amazing conditions over the last week in Tignes and Val d’Isere. Here is a video showing you just how great the conditions are at the moment!
- On 20th March 2017