In last week’s snow report, we looked at the improving conditions in the ski fields of New Zealand. This week, there’s more of the same – thanks to a weekend of snow that dropped 10-20cm in many resorts.
Here’s how it was looking at Coronet Peak yesterday.
After a shaky start to winter, the Queenstown resort now has 35-110cm of the white stuff packed down on its trails.
Meanwhile, near Wanaka, Cardrona reported 17cm of new snow over the weekend, and posted this photo of pristine slopes earlier today.
There should be more snow this week. The latest forecast from NZ’s Metservice says, “a few fronts moving up the country this week are expected to bring further wintry temperatures.” The South Island in particular is expecting a cold snap. Tuesday night, Wednesday and Thursday should all see snow falling at altitude.
Meanwhile, in Australia, the Snowy Mountains have got snowy again, following a sharp thaw last week. This was Perisher first thing this morning…
And this was Thredbo during the day…
20-25cm of snow has fallen so far – and some forecasters are predicting a total of 50cm by Thursday.
It’s been snowing hard in the Andes, too. This was Valle Nevado in Chile yesterday evening.
In the Argentinian resort of Las Lenas there was so much so on Saturday and Saturday night they had to shut several lifts because of the avalanche risk.
And in the Alps?
Check out the latest post from our editors, Felice and Peter Hardy – who are out in the Tirol for four weeks of verdant summer loveliness. Here’s how it was looking last week.
Meanwhile in Tignes, in the French Alps, British ski school Snoworks has been enjoying some of this…
Some of these…
And lots of this.
This week, it’s going to stay hot: but there will be clouds bubbling up during the course of the day, so the mornings are the best time to be out. Showers, some of them thundery, are likely to be a feature of the afternoons.
Here’s how it was looking in the Skiwelt at lunchtime today.
For more on summer in the Alps, check out our features about summer skiing, mountain biking, cycling, summer resorts and adventure parks.
|France: see our main report. Summer skiing has now finished on the Pisaillas glacier above Val d’Isere (until July 15). But you can still ski at Les Deux Alpes (until August 27), and above Tignes (until August 7).|
|Switzerland: there’s plenty of snow up on Zermatt’s glacier at the moment. Currently the resort reports up to 160cm of cover, on-piste.|
|Austria: summer skiing is currently on offer on the Hintertux and Molltaler glaciers. On the Hintertux, the snow is up to two metres deep.|
|Italy: Cervinia is open again for summer skiing.|
|Andorra: no skiing is currently on offer in Andorra.|
|Western USA: summer ski camps are currently running at Timberline Lodge in Oregon.|
|Western Canada: the Horstman glacier on Blackcomb Mountain in Whistler is now closed.|
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