four skiers stand chatting in the snowiest of environments, under a gondola. The huge pine trees surrounding them on the piste are laden with snow
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‘Deepcember’ on the Cards? | Snow Report

Well December has started as November finished.

And then some.

The first four days of the month has seen deep powder snow conditions across much of the N Hemisphere with spectacular skiing & snowboarding on offer.

More and more resorts have opened this past weekend, with England, Germany, Slovakia and Spain joining the countries open for business.

Yes you read that right, ENGLAND.

Both Weardale and Yad Moss were open for turns over the weekend after the North of England received the first sustained snowfall of the season.

A snow fence is pictured, above it a stationary button lift, with a thin cover of snow on the ground - the picture is of a Scotland ski hill
Weardale | Jonathan-Cook | Facebook

Congratulations to Kirsty Muir who placed second at the Beijing Big Air World Cup; and Huw Nightingale and Charlotte Bankes who went one better by claiming top spot at the Les Deux Alpes Snowboard Cross Team event.

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

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

four skiers stand chatting in the snowiest of environments, under a gondola. The huge pine trees surrounding them on the piste are laden with snow
Courchevel conflab



Axamer Lizum (4/9 lifts; 12/38km piste; 70-90cm base), Bad Hofgastein (5/18 lifts; 14/82km piste; 20-45cm base), Bergeralm (4/7 lifts; 6/27km piste; 50-130cm base), Fieberbrunn (18/69 lifts; 28/156 piste; 70-110cm base), Gargellen (4/8 lifts; 17/37km piste; 110-150cm base), Gurgl (20/26 lifts; 86/112km piste; 50-130cm base), Hintertux (16/21 lifts; 52/60km piste; 55-185cm base), Hochfugen (7/12 lifts; 16/28km piste; 65-95cm base), Ischgl (39/46 lifts; 192/239km piste; 40-70cm base), Kaunertal (6/7 lifts; 40/55km piste; 95-230cm base), Kitzbuhel (14/56 lifts; 26/89 piste; 35-85cm base), Kitzsteinhorn (14/23 lifts; 18/61km piste; 20-150cm base), Kuhtai (7/12 lifts; 22/47km piste; 50-95cm base), Lech Zurs (49/85 lifts; 124/301km piste; 120-240cm base), Molltaler (6/9 lifts; 19/36km piste; 90-130cm base), Obertauern (22/26 lifts; 50/100km piste; 170-200cm base), Pitztal (6/12 lifts; 16/39km piste; 30-220cm base), Schladming (7/47 lifts; 20/123km piste; 30-90cm base), Silvretta Montafon (8/36 lifts; 44/140km piste; 50-200cm base), Solden (25/31 lifts; 126/147km piste; 40-210cm base), St Anton (49/85 lifts; 124/301km piste; 60-230cm base), Stubai (19/26 lifts; 43/68km piste; 60-180cm base)


Jahorina (2/17 lifts; 3/52km piste; 40-40cm base)

a skier carves on a slope leading to a lift base station and village, covered in snow
Jasna Facebook image


Alpe d’Huez (22/70 lifts; 24/131km piste; 20-180cm base), Courchevel (13/97 lifts; 37/150km piste; 55-70cm base), La Clusaz (4/4 lifts; 9/125km piste; 35-120cm base), Les 2 Alpes (11/13 lifts; 24/200km piste; 10-190cm base), Tignes (17/79 lifts; 84/300km piste; 70-220cm base), Val d’Isere (19/38 lifts; 72/146km piste; 65-130cm base), and Val Thorens (24/156 lifts; 105/600km piste; 100-130cm base)


Garmisch-Partenkirchen-Zugspitze (7/10 lifts; 9/20km piste; 80-220cm base)


Bormio (5/14 lifts; 26/50km piste; 25-100cm base), Cervinia (17/51 lifts; 66/322km piste; 10-200cm base), Courmayeur (6/18 lifts; 4/44km piste; 30-70cm base), Cortina (1/27 lifts; 1/120km piste; 10-30cm base), Kronplatz (19/33 lifts; 57/78km piste; 5-50cm base), Livigno (6/32 lifts; 10/115km piste; 25-50cm base), Madonna di Campiglio (12/20 lifts; 32/59km piste; 25-55cm base), Passo Tonale (15/30 lifts; 25/100km piste; 150-250cm base), and Solda (5/11 lifts; 20/44km piste; 100-120cm base)

a ski lift station is shot. piled up with fresh snow
Bormio snow drift


Jasna (7/19 lifts; 26/45km piste; 40-60cm base)


Baqueira Beret (12/36 lifts; 22/165km piste; 10-30cm base) and Sierra Nevada (3/24 lifts; 1/113km piste; 10-30cm base)


Adelboden (11/38 lifts; 27/102km piste; 55-165cm base), Aletsch Arena (6/35 lifts; 3/105km piste; 110-120cm base), Andermatt (5/20 lifts; 35/108km piste; 60-105cm base), Arosa (13/43 lifts; 35/220km piste; 60-145cm base), Crans Montana (2/24 lifts; 9/136km piste; 20-80cm base), Davos (12/18 lifts; 36/109km piste; 70-170cm base), Engelberg-Titlis (9/17 lifts; 34/80km piste; 50-145cm base), Flims Laax (14/28 lifts; 29/254km piste; 55-155cm base), Glacier 3000 (5/12 lifts; 9/31km piste; 45-240cm base), Grimentz Zinal (14/21 lifts; 40/115km piste; 30-90cm base), Saas Fee (6/23 lifts; 28/100km; 15-150cm base), St Moritz (15/24 lifts; 64/163km piste; 50-90cm base), Verbier (12/73 lifts; 47/412km piste; 45-105cm base), Zermatt (17/51 lifts; 66/322km piste; 15-200cm base)


Levi (14/26 lifts; 13/38.5km piste; 25-50cm base) and Ruka (11/22 lifts; 10/19km piste; 20-30cm base) in Finland

Geilo (6/20 lifts; 7/32km piste; 40-70cm base), Hemsedal (8/21 lifts; 10/44km piste; 25-40cm base), Kvitfjell (9/14 lifts; 19/39km piste; 20-80cm base) and Trysil (3/32 lifts; 9/78km piste; 25-40cm base) in Norway

Are (5/35 lifts; 12/91km piste; 35-60cm base), Kabdalis (3/4 lifts; 6/9km piste; 55-95cm base), Salen (4/38 lifts; 4/44 piste; 40-70cm base) and Vemdalen (4/12 lifts; 5/21 piste; 40-60cm base) in Sweden

a perfect groomed piste is pictured with snow crusted trees
Fernie’s pristine piste


Ejder 3200 (4/10 lifts; 4/34 piste; 10-90cm base)


Bear Mt (1/12 lifts; 35-35cm base), Heavenly (8/29 lifts; 3/94km piste; 50-50cm base), Mammoth (10/25 lifts; 25/90km piste; 35-45cm base), Northstar (7/15 lifts; 50-50cm base), Palisades Tahoe (12/43 lifts; 3/200km piste; 10-45cm base) and Snow Summit (2/12 lifts; 40-45cm base) in California

Arapahoe Basin (4/9 lifts; 4/105km piste; 45-45cm base), Aspen (3/8 lifts; 35-35cm base), Beaver Creek (5/25 lifts; 60-60cm base), Breckenridge (22/35 lifts; 12/153km piste; 50-55cm base), Copper (8/21 lifts; 9/126km piste; 60-60cm base), Crested Butte (5/14 lifts; 80-80cm base), Eldora (7/12 lifts; 50-50cm base), Keystone (9/22 lifts; 13/135km piste; 50-55cm base), Loveland (4/11 lifts; 7/93km piste; 30-45cm base), Purgatory (2/11 lifts; 10-40cm base), Snowmass (6/23 lifts; 90-90cm base), Steamboat (7/22 lifts; 11/165km piste; 20-40cm base), Vail (8/33 lifts; 10/234km piste; 75-75cm base), Winter Park (10/25 lifts; 4/132km piste; 50-50cm base) and Wolf Creek (9/11 lifts; 86/100km piste; 75-75cm base) in Colorado

Sun Valley (3/18 lifts; 50-55cm base) in Idaho

Sugarloaf (4/14 lifts; 19/160km piste; 15-35cm base) in Maine

Big Sky (5/38 lifts; 10/250km piste; 20-25cm base) in Montana

Mt Rose (6/8 lifts; 15/60km piste; 60-120cm base) in Nevada

Wildcat (3/5 lifts; 5/25km piste; 40-45cm base) in New Hampshire

Taos (5/14 lifts; 4/113km piste; 60-65cm base) in New Mexico

Alta (6/13 lifts; 27/71km piste; 45-90cm base), Brian Head (3/9 lifts; 60-60cm base), Brighton (2/57 lifts; 75-75cm base), Park City (10/42 lifts; 12/250km piste; 50-90cm base), Solitude (6/9 lifts; 12/64km piste; 45-95cm base), and Snowbird (3/14 lifts; 15/103km piste; 45-60cm base) in Utah

Killington (5/22 lifts;27/118km piste; 5-35cm base), Mount Snow (7/26 lifts; 30-30cm base), Okemo (7/19 lifts; 16/70km piste; 30-40cm base), Smuggler’s Notch (1/8 lifts; 13/78km piste; 15-30cm base); Stowe (6/13 lifts; 22/90km piste; 30-60cm base), Stratton (7/14 lifts; 30-30cm base) and Sugarbush (5/18 lifts; 30-90cm base) in Vermont

Jackson Hole (3/13 lifts; 9/116km piste; 20-100cm base) in Wyoming

a red chair lift base station is pictured through thick snow falling and a dozen people loading
Beaver Creek


Marmot Basin (3/7 lifts; 12/91km piste; 25-35cm base), Mt Norquay (4/6 lifts; 2/16km piste; 70-110cm base), Lake Louise (6/11 lifts; 16/139km piste; 40-45cm base) and Sunshine (6/12 lifts; 29/109km piste; 30-45cm base) in Alberta

Fernie (6/10 lifts; 41/142km piste; 50-75cm base), Sun Peaks (6/12 lifts; 6/135km piste; 5-35cm base) and Whistler Blackcomb (14/27 lifts; 25/200km piste; 10-75cm base) in BC

Sommet-Saint-Sauveur (3/8 lift; 2/38km piste; 15-15cm base) and Tremblant (6/14 lifts; 10/82km piste; 30-80cm base) in Quebec


Furano (2/9 lifts; 2/32km piste; 50-80cm base), Happo One (5/22 lifts; 5/52km piste; 20-100cm base), Niseko United (10/32 lifts; 8/51km piste; 30-90cm base), Nozawa Onsen (4/17 lifts; 6/44km piste; 10-50cm base), and Rusutsu (3/18 lifts; 6/42km piste; 45-75cm base)


The Alps will see between 5-20cm of new snow in the coming days with a freezing level around 1,000m before it warms up a little on Thursday.

The Nordic countries will see consistent below freezing temperatures and clear skies in the coming days, with a slim chance of snow in Norway.

The East coast of the US and Canada will see temperatures well below 0C with snowfall between 10-20cm.

The Mountain states and provinces will see a healthy storm cycle through to Monday evening which will bring 10-30cm of new snow.

British Columbia in Canada will see snowfall through to Monday evening which will bring 10-30cm of new snow.

It’s getting warm in California, with above freezing temperatures for the first half of the week but thankfully not precipitation.

It’s also warming up in Japan with rain forecast Wednesday night into Thursday. Fingers crossed the freezing level drops and it’s snow instead of rain.

three skiers in matching jackets are ripping down a piste, the tall mountains across the valley ahead looking majestic (and snowy)
Madonna di Campiglio ski train

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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