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Snow Report Ski Holiday

April Showers | Snow Report

What an April it’s been so far. Huge amounts of snow fell in the Alps in the run up to the weekend – Swiss Glacier 3000 saw 1.5m in 72 hours alone – with cold weather set to continue through to next weekend (Sunday 28 April) and new snow from village level to the summit forecast across much of the Alps.

hip-high powdery snow has blown into a walkway, a man in red at the top digging it out under a blue sky
Glacier 3000 (also pictured above) and its 1.5m of fresh snow

Sölden and the Austrian glacier resorts could see 20-30cm of new snow through Thursday.

It’s a similar story in the French resorts with 10-15cm forecast. Val d’Isère could see 20-25cm.

The Italian resorts will see 10-15cm of new snow with Solda and Passo Tonale forecast to receive 25-30cm. The freezing level will be a little higher further east with Cortina in the Dolomites set to see light rain at village level but 25-30cm at altitude. Time to take the tram to the top…

an undulating snowy scene with a gondola line running through the middle, high in the mountains
Passo Tonale under full cover

Engelberg-Titlis in Switzerland continues to have a superb spring with over half a metre of fresh snow falling the past 48 hours and 25-30cm forecast through Thursday.

Sierra Nevada, Spain will see a mix of sunshine and cloud with freeze thaw conditions below mid-mountain and great piste skiing at altitude.

Temperatures will remain below freezing across Finland, Norway and Sweden with 5-10cm of new snow through Thursday. Levi, Finland could see 15-20cm.

two kids and a parent ski on an empty piste, a lift line in the distance but otherwise featureless under a blue sky
Myrkdalen moon skiing

The East Coast of the USA will see a mix of sunshine and light rain showers top to bottom through Wednesday before a storm system moves through the region bringing a rain/snow mix.

The Mountain States of the USA will see warming temperatures through Thursday with a mix of sunshine and village rainfall.
The western US states of Alaska, California and Oregon will see freeze thaw conditions and sunny skies with a chance of light rainfall at village level.

Eastern Canada will see a mix of sunshine and rainfall top to bottom through Wednesday with snow at altitude. Alberta resorts will see warming temperatures through Thursday with a mix of sunshine and village rainfall. 

Whistler Blackcomb on the west cost will see light rain below 1,500m and 5-10cm of new snow in the alpine.

The northern Japanese island of Hokkaido will continue to enjoy warm and sunny spring conditions through Monday with the chance of rainfall to mid-mountain on Wednesday. It will be a similar story on Honshu with temperatures reaching 15C at village level.

a yellow-bubbled chair lift if pictured over fresh snow and a piste with just two fresh tracks, high in the mountains
Katalin Demkó capturing Obertauern looking top

Ski News From Around the World 

The Ski Arlberg resorts of St Anton, ​St Christoph, ​Stuben, ​Lech, Zürs, ​Warth and ​Schrocken received between 45-55cm for closing weekend, where the freezing level dropped as low as 1,100m in the day and 650m overnight. The season finished as it began with excellent snow conditions on and off piste. 

Here’s Patrick Baetz ripping mid-winter powder conditions in late April at St Anton.


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Despite a number of high profile and popular ski circuits and resorts closing their doors for the season this past weekend there’s still plenty of skiing fun to be had across the ski world this week and beyond.

The Alps has and continues to see some of the best April conditions in decades with regular snowfall combined with clear, sunny weather.

This has instilled confidence for next winter when the popular Easter ski holiday period will fall much later than this year, running from approx 14 April through to 28 April 2025, depending when the school holidays are in any particular country.

For those who haven’t had their fill for this season, the April snowfall is allowing a number of resorts to extend operations into the first week of May. The European glacier resorts will continue through to the end of May – into June in some cases. So there’s still plenty of time, and plenty of snow, to enjoy a long weekend or week-long ski trip.

first snow on a mountain top, a sleeping chairlift dusted
First snow in Cerro Catedral, Bariloche

As one door closes another opens and this is the time of the year when resorts in the Southern Hemisphere are gearing up for early June openings if conditions allow.

We’ve already seen snowfall in Australia, New Zealand and Argentina but the lion’s share of early snow and excitement has been in Chile with a number of storms passing through the region.

Corralco resort on the lower flanks of Lonquimay volcano in the Araucania region of central Chile is scheduled to open mid June and is forecast to receive 90cm at its 1,530m base and 1.4m at its 2,399m summit this week.

The iconic Sunshine peak is pictures covered in snow with a pink light
Sunshine’s iconic peak

If you’re out in resort drop us a line via our social media channels to share your ‘on the snow’ experiences and photos.

We’ll be posting twice-weekly snow reports on Mondays and Thursdays throughout the 2023/24 winter season. Bookmark us, or, better yet, subscribe to get the latest snow news and our tips for where the snow will be.

Between snow reports please visit the ‘stories’ section of Welove2ski’s Instagram to see the latest images and videos from ski resorts around the world.

a photo taken from a t-bar, two riding ahead in a very snowy setting
Adelboden spring skiing

Snow Stats From Ski Areas Around the World

Austria Interconnected Ski Areas

Silvretta Arena [Ischgl, Samnaun] (40/46 lifts; 133/239km piste; 30-140cm base)

Austria Ski Resorts

Hintertux (17/21 lifts; 56/62km piste; 0-410cm base)
Kaunertal (6/7 lifts; 51/55km piste; 410-420cm base)
Kitzsteinhorn (13/21 lifts; 39/61km piste; 0-360cm base)
Moelltal Glacier (4/9 lifts; 6/36km piste; 0-290cm base)
Obertauern (17/26 lifts; 55/100km piste; 55-115cm base)
Pitztal Glacier (7/7 lifts; 35/41km piste; 20-315cm base)
Solden (21/31 lifts; 104/147km piste; 0-425cm base)
Stubai (18/26 lifts; 53/68km piste; 0-530cm base)

France Interconnected Ski Areas

Three Valleys [Val Thorens, Les Menuires, ​Méribel, Courchevel] (80/156 lifts; 337/600km piste; 170-240cm base)
Tignes / Val D’Isere (70/79 lifts; 269/300km piste; 65-420cm base)

France Ski Resorts

Bonneval sur Arc (10/10 lifts; 32/32km piste; 80-390cm base)
Grands Montets – Chamonix (5/7 lifts; 15/29km piste; 5-400cm base)
La Clusaz (4/49 lifts; 6/125km piste; 0-235cm base)
La Plagne (64/74 lifts; 151/225km piste; 10-330cm base)
Les 2 Alpes (22/44 lifts; 120/200km piste; 0-340cm base)
Les Arcs (36/53 lifts; 145/200km piste; 20-430cm base)

Italy Ski Resorts

Cortina (6/27 lifts; 38/120km piste; 35-150cm base)
Livigno (27/32 lifts; 115/115km piste; 20-165cm base)
Macugnaga (4/9 lifts; 11/32km piste; 30-110cm base)
Passo Tonale (2/30 lifts; 8/100km piste; 100-400cm base)
Solda (5/11 lifts; 22/44km piste; 60-150cm base)

Switzerland Interconnected Ski Areas

Matterhorn [Zermatt, ​Breuil-Cervinia, Valtournenche] (19/51 lifts; 86/322km piste; 15-240cm base)

Switzerland Ski Resorts

Adelboden (6/8 lifts; 12/17km piste; 30-220cm base)
Corvatsch St Moritz (6/14 lifts; 56/120km piste; 30-200cm base)
Diavolezza (4/5 lifts; 20/35km piste; 10-200cm base)
Engelberg-Titlis (4/17 lifts; 13/70km piste; 0-330cm base)
Glacier 3000 – Les Diablerets (6/11 lifts; 9/31km piste; 0-300cm base)
Grindlewald Wengen (7/23 lifts; 20/102km piste; 0-100cm base)
Saas Fee (13/23 lifts; 55/100km; 30-480cm base)


Sierra Nevada (10/23 lifts; 55/112km piste; 20-130cm base)

Nordic Resorts


Levi (24/26 lifts; 33/38km piste; 55-75cm base)
Pyha (6/9 lifts; 11/13km piste; 40-50cm base)
Ruka (19/22 lifts; 18/19km piste; 40-45cm base)
Yllas (25/26 lifts; 53/53km piste; 85-85cm base)


Hemsedal (18/21 lifts; 42/44km piste; 45-140cm base)
Myrkdalen (8/9 lifts; 30/32km piste; 90-220cm base)
Narvik (5/6 lifts; 8/10km piste; 30-50cm base)


Are (20/35 lifts; 61/91km piste; 50-80cm base)
Hemavan (10/10 lifts; 24/30km piste; 40-85cm base)
Kabdalis (3/4 lifts; 7/9km piste; 50-80cm base)
Riksgransen (6/6 lifts; 17/21km piste; 75-145cm base)
Tarnaby (3/5 lifts; 20/20km piste; 40-90cm base)


Nebelhorn-Oberstdorf (4/6 lifts; 7/12km piste; 0-230cm base)
Zugspitze (10/10 lifts; 16/20km piste; 120-300cm base)


Alyeska (7/7 lifts; 59/62km piste; 105-370cm base)

Kirkwood (12/13 lifts; 64/65km piste; 60-230cm base)
Mammoth (14/25 lifts; 69/89km piste; 230-355cm base)
Palisades Tahoe (19/43 lifts; 113/200km piste; 55-345cm base)

Arapahoe Basin (9/9 lifts; 86/105km piste; 80-160cm base)
Breckenridge (16/35 lifts; 86/153km piste; 40-170cm base)
Copper (12/24 lifts; 79/126km piste; 55-175cm base)
Loveland (7/10 lifts; 86/93km piste; 75-175cm base)
Winter Park (14/25 lifts; 96/143km piste; 160-200cm base)

Sugarloaf (5/15 lifts; 74/87km piste; 20-50cm base)
Sunday River (1/20 lifts; 13/84km piste; 70-80cm base)

Mt Rose (6/8 lifts; 38/60km piste; 150-200cm base)

Mt Bachelor (10/15 lifts; 88/100km piste; 60-235cm base)
Mt Hood (9/12 lifts; 76/90km piste; 155-290cm base)
Timberline (7/7 lifts; 31/31km piste; 165-425cm base)

Snowbird (6/14 lifts; 44/103km piste; 75-340cm base)
Solitude (8/9 lifts; 47/64km piste; 50-240cm base)

Killington (5/22 lifts; 55/118km piste; 20-50cm base)


Lake Louise (11/11 lifts; 132/139km piste; 110-150cm base)
Marmot Basin (7/7 lifts; 91/91km piste; 100-100cm base)
Sunshine (12/12 lifts; 104/109km piste; 40-155cm base)

British Columbia
Whistler Blackcomb (11/27 lifts; 84/200km piste; 0-215cm base)

Sommet-Saint-Sauveur (1/8 lift; 6/38km piste; 35-60cm base)


Furano (2/9 lifts; 7/32km piste; 15-45cm base)
Kiroro (3/10 lifts; 7/24 piste; 50-200cm base)
Niseko United (8/32 lifts; 17/51km piste; 10-200cm base)

Gassan – Nishikawa (3/3 lifts; 10/10km piste; 300-770cm base)
Happo One Hakuba (6/22 lifts; 11/52km piste; 0-175cm base)
Nozawa Onsen (6/17 lifts; 5/44km piste; 0-130cm base)
Shigakogen (13/48 lifts; 29/83km piste; 30-160cm base)
Zao Onsen (7/35 lifts; 9/50km piste; 0-70cm base)

About the author

Mike Richards

Welsh valleys boy born & bred, Mike now lives between Cardiff and Niseko in Hokkaido, Japan where he's a pro ski instructor. Mike came to skiing later in life at 27, with his first ski season spent as a Chalet Host in Ellmau, Austria in 1993. He's skied every year since, notching up 100+ ski areas across 21 countries and five continents, including his home hill in Brecon Beacons National Park. His personal motto - "If it's snowing, I'm going..."

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