a skier carves deep on spring like snow on-piste, the green valley below almost entirely covered in cloud with mountain peaks poking through
Snow Report

Just When You Thought It Was Over | Snow Report

With a number of ski resorts enjoying the best conditions of winter over the past few weeks, it’s a shame to see so many closing for the season. Especially as there’s more snow on the way… But there are still plenty of resorts with lifts spinning for spring turns.

Snow Forecast for the Next 3-4- Days

The freezing level will drop from a weekend high of 3,800m Tuesday evening into Wednesday bringing below freezing temperatures and snowfall above 1,500m across much of Austria, France, Italy and Switzerland.

Lower lying slopes and villages will see rainfall and double-digit temperatures.

The Stubai and Hintertux glacier resorts in Austria will see 15-20cm of new snow. Val d’Isère and Val Thorens, France are forecast to receive 25-30cm of new snow, while further south Isola 2000 could see 40-45cm.

Cortina could see 25-30cm, with Cervinia seeing 40-45cm of new snow.

The Swiss resorts of Andermatt, Engelberg, Saas Fee and Zermatt could see 40-55cm of new snow through Thursday.

a ski area under the sun, shot from above, with a mix of ski lifts, fresh tracks and winding pistes
Val thorens looking spring-like

It will be a similar story in the French and Spanish Pyrenees and Andorra with 15-20cm forecast Monday evening through to Wednesday morning. Arcalis, Andorra and Cauterets, France could see 30-35cm of new snow.

Temperatures will rise across Finland the early part of this week bringing heavy rain top to bottom Wednesday into Thursday before the freezing level plummets heading into the weekend.

It will be a similar story in Norway and Sweden but with higher peaks in both countries, resorts will see 10-15cm of new snow on Wednesday. Narvik, Norway could see 20-25cm.

The freezing level will climb to 3,500m across much of Central and Eastern Europe bringing sunshine, freeze thaw conditions and double-digit temperatures.

Further east, the Georgian and Turkish resorts will see rainfall down low and 10-15cm of new snow above 2,200m.

The Scottish resorts will continue to see stormy weather through Thursday bringing rainfall down low and 10-15cm of new snow up high.

a skier in red sprays snow, in fresh snow off piste, by snow-covered trees
Alta looking like mid-winter

The East Coast of the USA will see sunshine and rising temperatures this week with rainfall top to bottom Wednesday into Thursday.

Alta, Utah and Steamboat, Colorado saw 35-45cm of new snow over the weekend and the Mountain States of the USA will see clear skies, sunshine and below freezing temperatures above 2,000m through Thursday.

After 30-40cm of snowfall over the weekend, the California resorts will see clear skies, sunshine and warming temperatures through Thursday.

Further north, the western US states of Oregon, Washington and Alaska will see cooler temperatures and light snowfall through Thursday. Mount Baker, Washington is set to see 20-25cm of new snow.

Eastern Canada will see sunshine and rising temperatures this week with rainfall top to bottom Wednesday into Thursday.

The mountain provinces of Alberta and BC will see freeze thaw conditions, sunshine and light snowfall through Thursday. Revelstoke, BC could see 20-25cm of new snow.

After 5-10cm of new snow overnight, Whistler Blackcomb will see heavy rain below 1,100m and 20cm of new snow in the alpine through Thursday.

a pinky glow over a very Japanese-featured mountain massif
Happo One’s mountains looking very Japanese in feature

The northern Japanese island of Hokkaido will continue to enjoy warm and sunny spring conditions through Thursday with the chance of light rain at the base and a sprinkling of new snow up high.

On Honshu, heavy rain to 3,000m on Monday evening will turn to snowfall on Tuesday as the freezing level drops to 800m. Happo One, Myoko and Lotte Arai could see 20-25cm of new snow.

corduroy stripes of a newly pisted piste
Stubai stripes

News From Around the Ski World 

A big weekend announcement shared the news that St Moritz will become the second Swiss resort to join the Ikon Pass community.

Alongside fellow Swiss resort Zermatt this brings the total to six European destinations and 59 destinations worldwide.

Ikon Pass holders can now ski the upper Engadin Valley of the Swiss Alps with its nine ski areas, including Corviglia, Corvatsch and Diavolezza.

“As an alpine icon and birthplace of winter tourism, St Moritz is excited to join the Ikon Pass community. We’re proud to be a part of this like-minded community of the most outstanding winter destinations on the globe, and welcome Ikon Pass holders to our special place in the Swiss Alps,” said Thomas Rechberger, Business Development, Engadin St Moritz.

For all Ikon Pass products and pricing, click here.

With a number of ski resorts across the ski world enjoying their best conditions of the winter the past two-to-three weeks, it seems a shame to see so many closing for the season this past weekend.

Why close early, if conditions are good? Well, a number of factors are in play.

With temperatures rising in the valleys, for many people thoughts have already switched from winter to spring and beyond with ski equipment put away and bikes and other outdoor equipment brought out of storage.

The Easter holiday period was early this season, finishing this past weekend. With no more extended holidays in sight and a lack of visitors in resort many hotels, restaurants and other businesses associated with a holiday in the mountains have closed their doors.

Next season the Easter Holiday period is later – running from 12-27 April, 2025 – so we should see more resorts open later in April.

But, as Ski legend Glen Plake says, “Ski when there’s snow on the ground…not the date on the calendar.” Here he is in Mammoth Mountain, California making spring turns:


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Later this afternoon a number of ski resorts on the East Coast of the United States and Canada will be in the path of totality of a full solar eclipse.

As the moon passes between the sun and the earth on Monday afternoon US resorts Sugarloaf, Maine; Bretton Woods, New Hampshire; Titus Mountain, New York; and Bolton Valley, Jay Peak, Mad River Glen and Stowe, in Vermont and Canadian resorts Tremblant and Mount Sutton will experience from 3-5 minutes of total darkness. 

There will be parties, live music and food and drink to celebrate this celestial phenomenon.

Can’t make it to resort, then we’ll hopefully have images and video of the solar eclipse in our next snow report.

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.

Snow Stats From Ski Areas Around the World

corduroy stripes of a newly pisted piste
Stubai stripes

Austria Interconnected Ski Areas

Ski Arlberg [St. Anton, ​St. Christoph, ​Stuben, ​Lech, Zurs, ​Warth, ​Schrocken] (77/85 lifts; 234/301km piste; 35-400cm base)
Silvretta Arena [Ischgl, Samnaun] (40/46 lifts; 188/239km piste; 40-150cm base)
Serfaus-Fiss-Ladis (32/38 lifts; 175/186km piste; 5-140cm base)
Gurgl [Obergurgl, Hochgurgl] (21/25 lifts; 99/112km piste; 70-175cm base)
Zillertal Arena [Zell am Ziller/, Gerlos, Konigsleiten, ​Hochkrimml] (33/52 lifts; 90/150km piste; 0-80cm base)
KitzSki [Kitzbuhel, ​Kirchberg] (7/58 lifts; 80/188km piste; 0-80cm base)
Ski Optimal [Kaltenbach, Hochzillertal, ​Hochfugen] (17/40 lifts; 60/86km piste; 0-100cm base)

Austria Ski Resorts

Axamer Lizum (6/9 lifts; 18/38km piste; 75-125cm base)
Galtur-Silvapark (9/10 lifts; 40/43km piste; 35-170cm base)
Hintertux (17/20 lifts; 56/62km piste; 10-410cm base)
Kaunertal (6/7 lifts; 52/55km piste; 400-410cm base)
Kitzsteinhorn (14/21 lifts; 41/61km piste; 0-275cm base)
Kuhtai (12/12 lifts; 40/47km piste; 105-170cm base)
Mayrhofen (45/58 lifts; 125/142km piste; 0-40cm base)
Moelltal Glacier (6/9 lifts; 29/36km piste; 0-290cm base)
Obertauern (26/26 lifts; 100/100km piste; 75-135cm base)
Nordkette – Innsbruck (6/6 lifts; 6/14km piste; 0-185cm base)
Pitztal Glacier (7/7 lifts; 35/41km piste; 20-315cm base)
Schladming (9/47 lifts; 14/123km piste; 0-100cm base)
Solden (26/31 lifts; 128/147km piste; 0-405cm base)
Stubai (18/26 lifts; 56/68km piste; 10-485cm base)

France Interconnected Ski Areas

Three Valleys [Val Thorens, Les Menuires, ​Méribel, Courchevel] (153/156 lifts; 582/600km piste; 180-250cm base)
Tignes / Val D’Isere (71/79 lifts; 276/300km piste; 110-420cm base)
Portes du Soleil [Morzine, ​Avoriaz, ​Les Gets, ​Chatel, ​Morgins, ​Champery] (83/165 lifts; 260/580km piste; 5-165cm base)
Les Sybelles [Le Corbier, ​La Toussuire, Les Bottiere, ​St Colomban des Villards, ​St Sorlin, ​St Jean d’Arves](48/68 lifts; 149/310km piste; 0-230cm base)
Le Grand Massif [Flaine, ​Les Carroz, ​Morillon, ​Samoens, ​Sixt] (36/62 lifts; 146/265km piste; 0-460cm base)
Espace Diamant [Les Saisies, ​Notre-Dame-de-Bellecombe, ​Praz sur Arly, Flumet, ​Crest-Voland] (49/82 lifts; 130/192km piste; 55-160cm base)
Espace San Bernardo [La Rosiere, ​La Thuile] (35/38 lifts; 115/144km piste; 115-380cm base)
Le Grand Domaine [Valmorel, ​Doucy, ​Celliers, ​St Francois Longchamp] (30/47 lifts; 97/165km piste; 20-170cm base)

France Ski Resorts

Alpe d’Huez (68/69 lifts; 160/250km piste; 65-450cm base)
Cauterets (9/11 lifts; 29/36km piste; 30-130cm base)
Chamonix (29/77 lifts; 46/121 piste; 10-450cm base)
Isola 2000 (10/20 lifts; 96/120km piste; 195-270cm base)
La Clusaz (13/49 lifts; 22/125km piste; 5-235cm base)
La Plagne (71/74 lifts; 184/225km piste; 15-365cm base)
Les 2 Alpes (40/44 lifts; 180/200km piste; 20-420cm base)
Les Arcs (48/53 lifts; 165/200km piste; 50-410cm base)
Les Contamines (13/24 lifts; 70/120km piste; 0-185cm base)
Serre Chevalier (37/59 lifts; 200/250km piste; 5-250cm base)
Val Cenis (28/29 lifts; 117/125km piste; 60-225cm base)

a Dolomite rock stack surrounded by snowy slopes
A definitively Dolomite rock stack in Cortina | Wat Kaewwang

Italy Interconnected Ski Areas

Milky Way / Via Lattea [Sestriere, Sauze d’Oulx, ​San Sicario, ​Claviere, ​Montgenevre] (51/70 lifts; 292/400km piste; 40-320cm base)
Monterosa Ski [Alagna Valsesia, Gressoney-La-Trinite, ​Champoluc, ​Frachey] (19/20 lifts; 115/132km piste; 35-100cm base)
Mondolè Ski [Artesina/, Frabosa Soprana, ​Prato Nevoso] (2/25 lifts; 8/105km piste; 30-120cm base)

Italy Ski Resorts

Arabba/Marmolada (14/26 lifts; 55/63km piste; 80-170cm base)
Bormio (12/14 lifts; 49/50km piste; 25-210cm base)
Cortina (21/27 lifts; 100/120km piste; 35-150cm base)
Kronplatz (21/31 lifts; 90/121km piste; 30-130cm base)
Livigno (31/32 lifts; 115/115km piste; 65-180cm base)
Madonna di Campiglio (7/58 lifts; 26/155km piste; 105-230cm base)
Passo Tonale (30/30 lifts; 95/100km piste; 60-350cm base)
Solda (10/11 lifts; 40/44km piste; 170-280cm base)

Switzerland Interconnected Ski Areas

4 Vallees [Verbier, ​La Tzoumaz, ​Nendaz, Veysonnaz, ​Thyon] (58/68 lifts; 352/412km piste; 20-295cm base)
Matterhorn [Zermatt, ​Breuil-Cervinia, Valtournenche] (44/51 lifts; 271/322km piste; 0-200cm base)

Switzerland Ski Resorts

Arolla (5/5 lifts; 33/47km piste; 85-285cm base)
Arosa Lenzerheide (22/43 lifts; 83/225km piste; 100-110cm base)
Corvatsch St Moritz (12/14 lifts; 117/120km piste; 40-240cm base)
Crans Montana (14/19 lifts; 88/140km piste; 100-120cm base)
Davos Klosters (18/18 lifts; 76/95km piste; 25-255cm base)
Engelberg-Titlis (8/17 lifts; 25/70km piste; 0-300cm base)
Flims Laax (16/28 lifts; 78/214km piste; 0-500cm base)
Gemsstock Andermatt (4/4 lifts; 29/31km piste; 0-240cm base)
Grimentz Zinal (20/21 lifts; 94/115km piste; 40-135cm base)
Grindlewald Wengen (17/23 lifts; 72/102km piste; 0-110cm base)
Murren (10/16 lifts; 35/54km piste; 0-335cm base)
Saas Fee (20/23 lifts; 89/100km; 65-480cm base)


Arcalis (10/15 lifts; 26/30km piste; 140-180cm base)


La Molina (2/33 lifts; 4/145km piste; 20-40cm base)
Sierra Nevada (10/23 lifts; 85/112km piste; 75-250cm base)

Nordic Resorts


Levi (25/26 lifts; 38/38km piste; 75-75cm base)
Pyha (6/9 lifts; 11/13km piste; 40-50cm base)
Ruka (19/22 lifts; 18/19km piste; 40-60cm base)
Yllas (24/26 lifts; 53/53km piste; 110-110cm base)


Beitostolen (4/6 lifts; 10/12km piste; 120-120cm base)
Gaustablikk (14/14 lifts; 32/35km piste; 80-135cm base)
Geilo (19/20 lifts; 34/34km piste; 80-150cm base)
Hafjell (16/18 lifts; 43/50km piste; 50-105cm base)
Hemsedal (21/21 lifts; 42/44km piste; 45-110cm base)
Kvitfjell (13/14 lifts; 38/39km piste; 20-80cm base)
Myrkdalen (7/9 lifts; 30/32km piste; 120-230cm base)
Narvik (5/6 lifts; 8/10km piste; 30-65cm base)
Oppdal (16/16 lifts; 52/56km piste; 30-40cm base)
Strandafjellet (5/6 lifts; 25/25km piste; 145-145cm base)
Trysil (31/31 lifts; 72/78km piste; 105-170cm base)
Voss (9/11 lifts; 44/45km piste; 180-190cm base)


Are (35/35 lifts; 91/91km piste; 60-110cm base)
Idre Fjall (22/24 lifts; 38/41km piste; 50-75cm base)
Salen (40/40 lifts; 45/45km piste; 55-115cm base)
Vemdalen (16/16 lifts; 19/19km piste; 45-115cm base)


Bansko (10/14 lifts; 33/75km piste; 0-100cm base)


Nebelhorn-Oberstdorf (5/6 lifts; 7/12km piste; 0-220cm base)
Zugspitze (10/10 lifts; 16/20km piste; 125-290cm base)


Jasna (4/19 lifts; 17/51km piste; 20-45cm base)
Štrbské Pleso (4/8 lifts; 6/8km piste; 30-45cm base)
Tatranska Lomnica (4/9 lifts; 1/11km piste; 30-60cm base)


Kanin-Bovec (3/10 lifts; 8/30km piste; 10-300cm base)
Vogel (6/9 lifts; 5/22km piste; 0-90cm base)

United Kingdom

Cairngorm Mountain (4/11 lifts; 4/32km piste; 5-10cm base)


Gudauri (17/17 lifts; 34/34km piste; 45-110cm base)
Tetnuldi (5/5 lifts; 13/13km piste; 45-110cm base)


Ejder 3200 (10/13 lifts; 15/42 piste; 20-80cm base)
Erciyes (9/19 lifts; 20/34 piste; 20-80cm base)

snowboarder navigates deep snow in birch trees
Sugarloaf tree-skiing


Alyeska (7/7 lifts; 59/62km piste; 105-380cm base)

Heavenly (23/27 lifts; 94/94km piste; 80-215cm base)
Kirkwood (12/13 lifts; 62/65km piste; 95-290cm base)
Mammoth (22/25 lifts; 89/89km piste; 310-440cm base)
Northstar (13/19 lifts; 96/97km piste; 50-295cm base)
Palisades Tahoe (23/43 lifts; 163/200km piste; 95-415cm base)

Arapahoe Basin (9/9 lifts; 104/105km piste; 80-160cm base)
Aspen Mountain (6/9 lifts; 103/103km piste; 45-135cm base)
Beaver Creek (25/25 lifts; 150/150km piste: 50-165cm base)
Breckenridge (33/35 lifts; 153/153km piste; 50-165cm base)
Copper (22/24 lifts; 123/126km piste; 60-155cm base)
Loveland (10/10 lifts; 92/93km piste; 75-150cm base)
Snowmass (18/20 lifts; 230/237km piste; 80-205cm base)
Steamboat (20/20 lifts; 165/165km piste; 60-165cm base)
Vail (34/34 lifts; 232/234km piste; 50-165cm base)
Winter Park (18/25 lifts; 123/143km piste; 185-195cm base)

Sugarloaf (9/15 lifts; 87/87km piste; 35-70cm base)
Sunday River (11/20 lifts; 78/84km piste; 70-80cm base)

Big Sky (29/38 lifts; 200/250km piste; 95-140cm base)
Bridger Bowl (11/11 lifts; 65/71km piste; 40-120cm base)

Mt Rose (8/8 lifts; 58/60km piste; 200-250cm base)

Mt Bachelor (13/15 lifts; 87/100km piste; 80-255cm base)
Mt Hood (6/12 lifts; 66/90km piste; 155-290cm base)
Timberline (7/7 lifts; 31/31km piste; 285-425cm base)

Alta (8/8 lifts; 65/71km piste; 125-410cm base)
Deer Valley (21/25 lifts; 103/103km piste; 80-245cm base)
Park City (37/42 lifts; 250/250km piste; 90-305cm base)
Snowbird (9/14 lifts; 64/103km piste; 115-355cm base)
Solitude (9/9 lifts; 64/64km piste; 70-265cm base)

Killington (13/22 lifts; 93/118km piste; 20-45cm base)
Okemo (10/20 lifts; 49/70km piste; 40-60cm base)
Smuggler’s Notch (4/8 lifts; 73/78km piste; 35-100cm base)
Stowe (8/12 lifts; 55/70km piste; 65-90cm base)

Crystal Mountain (9/11 lifts; 37/50km piste; 65-140cm base)
Mt Baker (7/10 lifts; 85/100km piste; 230-280cm base)

Grand Targhee (6/6 lifts; 34/35km piste; 130-300cm base)
Jackson Hole (13/13 lifts; 115/116km piste; 65-275cm base)


Lake Louise (11/11 lifts; 115/139km piste; 125-165cm base)
Marmot Basin (7/7 lifts; 91/91km piste; 105-105cm base)
Mt Norquay (4/5 lifts; 28/16km piste; 115-125cm base)
Sunshine (12/12 lifts; 104/109km piste; 50-165cm base)

British Columbia
Big White (12/12 lifts; 102/105km piste; 70-200cm base)
Fernie (9/10 lifts; 134/142km piste; 80-235cm base)
Kicking Horse (4/5 lifts; 73/100km piste; 70-165cm base)
Panorama (10/10 lifts; 102/112km piste; 20-130cm base)
Revelstoke (6/7 lifts; 55/55km piste; 105-190cm base)
Whistler Blackcomb (24/27 lifts; 160/200km piste; 0-215cm base)

Le Massif (6/9 lifts; 33/39km piste; 70-105cm base)
Mont Saint Anne (2/9 lifts; 12/73 piste; 70-95cm base)
Sommet-Saint-Sauveur (3/8 lift; 18/38km piste; 55-95cm base)
Tremblant (10/14 lifts; 46/82km piste; 0-110cm base)


Furano (3/9 lifts; 7/32km piste; 45-120cm base)
Kiroro (5/10 lifts; 10/24 piste; 140-270cm base)
Niseko United (6/32 lifts; 19/51km piste; 45-270cm base)

Happo One Hakuba (7/22 lifts; 12/52km piste; 0-245cm base)
Nozawa Onsen (3/17 lifts; 5/44km piste; 0-185cm base)
Shigakogen (15/48 lifts; 31/83km piste; 70-210cm base)
Zao Onsen (7/35 lifts; 9/50km piste; 5-120cm 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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