Some much welcomed snow greeted many European resorts this last weekend as well as heavy dumps across the US so lets take a look at the weeks forecast from Wednesday 11th.
So before we get to the snow report in Europe, we need to take a look at the crazy conditions across many resorts further afield.
Mammoth Mountain had to briefly closed Sierra side whilst they deal with the fresh powder, current depth at the summit 584cm, but that is not the end of the snow with more heavy snow forecast over the next 48hours. These crazy storms have brought the total to 10-15 feet of snow, so if your looking for deep powder skiing this January Mammoth is the place to try! Californian ski resorts are recieving powder in abundance with Squaw Valley 199cm in 72 hrs, & Norstar 234cm.
If you’re looking elsewhere in the states for fresh snow in the last few days take a look at Powder Mountain Utah (134cm), or Deer Valley, Park City (122cm).
Somewhat unsurprisingly Japan are getting in on the fresh powder with some snowfall of their own last night, Myoko reporting 41cm overnight, with similar reports throughout their resorts.
After plenty of snow across much of the country this week there is plenty more to look forward too. Flachau, Filzmoos & Forstau are all expecting 30cm + over the next 7 days, with recent snowfall this could take Flachau to over 2 metres of snow depth on the upper slopes, so make sure you head up high to get the best powder off piste. Pitztal Gletscher offers fantastic snow conditions with snowfall expected throughout the week on sunny slopes, hoping to receive another 28cm.
After a very poor December for snowfall across France this weeks snow storms are looking to bring an improvement of conditions throughout. Some fantastic dumps of snow are expected through the Alps with resorts struggling for snow having a welcome boost in Orelle 41cm, Tignes 26cm, Val Thoren 18cm. Other resorts have had a great base of snow since early December but are welcoming the fresh stuff forecast in the coming days, Termignon are expecting 20 cm to add to over 2 metres, Val Cenis the same, even Montgenevre in the Milkyway area have plenty of existing snow are happy to have a few fresh inches of snowfall.
The Italian resorts have not been so lucky in the last 72 hours with many ski slopes receiving none of the fresh snow falling around the rest of Europe. A few exceptions have been Cervinia Aosta Valley 5cm, Pragelato Piedmonte 5cm, & Artesina – Mondole Ski 10cm, many resorts in Italy are really struggling but fingers crossed the coming weeks will bring better tidings.