5 Day Snow Forecast for the Alps
Our snow forecast for the Alps predicts how much new snow will accumulate over each of the coming five days – and takes snowmelt as well as snowfall into account.
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3 Day General Weather Forecast for the Alps
Each step of our weather forecast for the Alps shows rainfall and accumulated snowfall over a 3hr period. Click on the time blocks below to watch the forecast unfold.
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About Welove2ski's Snow Forecast
Welove2ski’s snow forecast and Alpine weather maps are among the most accurate on the internet. They’re produced exclusively for us by the Swiss forecasting service Meteoblue, and are based on cutting-edge Numerical Meso-Scale Modelling (NMM). It’s complex stuff. Only a handful of organizations – such as NOAA (America’s national forecasting service) – are capable of running NMM over areas larger than a single country. The technology allows us to make predictions which distinguish between between mountain peaks and valleys, as well as different types of ground cover - such as forests, lakes, and rock.
Used in conjunction with our twice-weekly Snow Report, these maps are going to give you a pretty clear idea as to what’s happening in the Alps – and what’s about to happen. Which is vital information if you’re in the market for a late-booking ski deal, and plan to hit the slopes in the next couple of weeks.
We run two forecasts daily, updated twice a day. The first is our five-day snow forecast for the Alps, which predicts accumulated snowfall over each of the coming five days, and takes into account snowmelt as well as snowfall within each 24-hour period.
The second is our three-day general weather forecast for the Alps. This forecasts cloud cover, rainfall and snow by breaking each day into a three-hour block. So when you see, for example, 25cm of snow predicted on a map, that means 25cm of snow will fall in just three hours.
What our snow pages won’t do, however, is help you plan your ski holiday several months in advance. In that case you need to rely on other factors in your search for top-quality snow - primarily snowfall average, resort altitude and aspect (i.e. which direction the slopes face). But at the very least, in the run-up to your holiday, you’ll get a clear idea of what to expect when you arrive. So while everyone else is adjusting their mindset, you can be first out of the blocks, and first to the best snow in the resort.