a skier turns between the trees laden with fresh snow
Snow Report

The 100 Club | Snow Report

Over the weekend Obertauern in Austria and Wolf Creek in Colorado (pictured above) became the first resorts with at least 100km of skiable piste to fully open for the 2023/24 winter season.

Over in France, the interconnected 3 Valleys ski area comprising seven ski resorts leads with 377km of its 600km of piste open and offering up great turns.

The recent spike in temperatures in the Alps combined with rain hasn’t done much damage, with bluebird powder conditions to be found off-piste over the weekend.

Bulgaria and Georgia joined the growing list of destinations open for the season, both offering great opening day turns.

fresh tracks, following the back of a skier, off piste
Fresh tracks in Murren | Stefan Schild


GB’s Menna Fitzpatrick, guided by Katie Guest, won downhill gold on day two of the Para-alpine World Cup in St Moritz, Switzerland.

Kirsty Muir secured her second World Cup podium of the season by finishing third at the Freeski Big Air World Cup event in Copper Mountain in Colorado, USA.

Andrew Musgrave claimed the best result of his World Cup career, finishing second in Trondheim, Norway. He completed the 20km skiathlon in 41 minutes 51.4 seconds, just seven seconds behind Johannes Hoesflot Klaebo and one second ahead of Didrik Toenseth, both from Norway.

And last, but certainly not least, Matt Weston secured his first win of the 2023-24 Skeleton World Cup season with victory in Innsbruck, Austria. The World and European champion finished 0.15 seconds ahead of South Korea’s Jung Seung-gi in Austria for a seventh career World Cup gold.

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.

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What’s Open Now?


Arcalis (7/17 lifts; 16/30km piste; 30-50cm base), Grandvalira (50/74 lifts; 70/215km piste; 20-40cm base), and Valnord (24/32 lifts; 30/63km piste; 25-35cm base)


Silvretta Arena [Ischgl, Samnaun] (41/46 lifts; 198/239km piste; 60-130cm base)
SkiWelt Wilder Kaiser-Brixental (69/82 lifts; 204/270km piste; 40-75cm base)
Ski Alberg [St. Anton, ​St. Christoph, ​Stuben, ​Lech, Zurs, ​Warth, ​Schröcken] (77/85 lifts; 236/301km piste; 65-250cm base)
Zillertal Arena [Zell am Ziller/, Gerlos, Königsleiten, ​Hochkrimml] (38/52 lifts; 129/150km piste; 50-120cm base)
KitzSki [Kitzbühel, ​Kirchberg] (49/58 lifts; 130/188km piste; 30-75cm base)
Skicircus [Saalbach Hinterglemm, Leogang, Fieberbrunn] (62/70 lifts; 150/270km piste; 60-100cm base)
Gurgl [Obergurgl, Hochgurgl] (22/25 lifts; 98/112km piste; 55-120cm base)
Hochkönig [Maria Alm, ​Dienten, ​Mühlbach] (28/34 lifts; 90/120km piste; 40-110cm base)
Snow Space Salzburg [Flachau, Wagrain, ​St. Johann-Alpendorf] (35/45 lifts; 97/120km piste; 50-140cm base)
Ski Juwel Alpbachtal Wildschönau (29/46 lifts; 74/97km piste; 50-90cm base)
Dachstein West [Gosau, ​Russbach, ​Annaberg] (15/22 lifts; 45/51km piste; 30-90cm base)
Ski Optimal [Kaltenbach, Hochzillertal, ​Hochfügen] (25/39 lifts; 36/86km piste; 10-75cm base)

Axamer Lizum (7/9 lifts; 20/38km piste; 80-100cm base), Bad Gastein (10/18 lifts; 40/82km piste; 50-100cm base), Damuls Mellau (20/20 lifts; 70/81km piste; 110-170cm base), Hintertux (17/21 lifts; 56/62km piste; 30-185cm base), Innsbruck Igls Patscherkofel (4/6 lifts; 8/19km piste; 40-60cm base), Katschberg (15/17 lifts; 63/80km piste; 90-140cm base), Kaunertal (7/7 lifts; 50/55km piste; 135-290cm base), Kitzsteinhorn (16/21 lifts; 47/61km piste; 40-150cm base), Kleinwalsertal (11/13 lifts; 16/28km piste; 60-100cm base), Kuhtai (11/12 lifts; 38/47km piste; 80-130cm base), Mayrhofen (42/44 lifts; 136/142km piste; 5-100cm base), Molltaler (7/9 lifts; 17/36km piste; 10-140cm base), Nassfeld (16/30 lifts; 41/110km piste; 10-70cm base), Nauders (11/11 lifts; 75/75km piste; 50-120cm base), Obertauern (26/26 lifts; 100/100km piste; 160-190cm base), Pitztal (6/7 lifts; 23/41km piste; 30-215cm base), Schladming (31/47 lifts; 74/123km piste; 50-100cm base), Serfaus Fiss Ladis (36/38 lifts; 152/214km piste; 45-150cm base), Silvretta Montafon (25/36 lifts; 96/140km piste; 50-170cm base), Solden (28/31 lifts; 140/147km piste; 30-260cm base), Stubai (16/26 lifts; 60/68km piste; 60-230cm base), Tauplitz (16/17 lifts; 41/43km piste; 50-130cm base), and Zell am See (18/28 lifts; 62/77km piste; 35-120cm base)


Bjelasnica (2/7 lifts; 1/6 piste; 25-25cm base) and Jahorina (3/17 lifts; 14/52km piste; 30-35cm base)


Bansko (4/14 lifts; 5/75km piste; 15-50cm base), Borovets (7/13 lifts; 10/58km piste; 70-70cm base), and Pamporovo (5/13 lifts; 9/30km piste; 35-45cm base)


Špindlerův Mlýn (6/17 lifts; 18/28km piste; 30-50cm base)


The 3 Valleys [Val Thorens, Les Menuires, ​Meribel, Courchevel] (93/156 lifts; 377/600km piste; 100-170cm base)
Tignes / Val d’Isere (42/79 lifts; 170/300km piste; 75-270cm base)
Les Portes du Soleil [Morzine, ​Avoriaz, ​Les Gets, ​Chatel, ​Morgins, ​Champery] (35/165 lifts; 94/580km piste; 25-100cm base)
Espace San Bernardo [La Rosière, ​La Thuile] (25/38 lifts; 90/144km piste; 70-310cm base)
Le Grand Massif [Flaine, ​Les Carroz, ​Morillon, ​Samoens, ​Sixt] (23/62 lifts; 75/265km piste; 10-300cm base)
Espace Diamant [Les Saisies, ​Notre-Dame-de-Bellecombe, ​Praz sur Arly/, Flumet, ​Crest-Voland] (10/82 lifts; 36/192km piste; 65-70cm base)

Alpe d’Huez (52/70 lifts; 98/250km piste; 75-240cm base), Chamonix (3/7 lifts; 9/29 piste; 50-190cm base), Font Romeu (11/23 lifts; 27/58km piste; 50-50cm base), Isola 2000 (7/20 lifts; 32/120km piste; 45-55cm base), La Clusaz (17/49 lifts; 45/125km piste; 5-130cm base), La Plagne (51/74 lifts; 146/225km piste; 30-270cm base), Les 2 Alpes (24/45 lifts; 63/200km piste; 20-200cm base),  Les Angles (6/22 lifts; 15/55km piste; 40-40cm base), Les Arcs (32/53 lifts; 114/200km piste; 45-255cm base), Les Contamines (17/24 lifts; 40/120km piste; 85-120cm base), Les Sybelles (43/68 lifts; 155/310km piste; 30-50cm base), Serre Chevalier (33/59 lifts; 140/250km piste; 25-165cm base), Valloire (5/6 lifts; 14/160km piste; 40-120cm base), Val Cenis (3/29 lifts; 19/125km piste; 30-85cm base), and Vaujany (17/17 lifts; 24/53km piste; 50-155cm base)


Gudauri (7/15 lifts; 16/35km piste; 40-60cm base)


Garmisch-Partenkirchen-Zugspitze (16/18 lifts; 26/40km piste; 30-260cm base), Oberstdorf / Fellhorn (8/14 lifts; 5/34km piste; 40-130cm base), Spitzingsee (9/10 lifts; 10/15km piste; 55-100cm base), and Sudelfeld-Bayrischzell (12/13 lifts; 27/31km piste; 35-95cm base)


Via Lattea [Sestriere, Sauze d’Oulx, ​San Sicario, ​Claviere, ​Montgenèvre] (22/69 lifts; 71/400km piste; 20-120cm base)
Monterosa Ski [Alagna Valsesia, Gressoney-La-Trinité, ​Champoluc, ​Frachey] (16/20 lifts; 78/132km piste; 20-60cm base)
3 Zinnen Dolomites [Helm, ​Stiergarten, ​Rotwand/​Kreuzbergpass] (19/20 lifts; 74/86km piste; 15-30cm base)
Latemar [Obereggen, ​Pampeago, ​Predazzo] (17/18 lifts; 45/49km piste; 20-45cm base)
Civetta [Alleghe, Selva di Cadore, Palafavera, ​Zoldo] (15/24 lifts; 28/72km piste; 5-20cm base)

Alpe di Siusi (21/21 lifts; 62/63km piste; 10-30cm base), Alta Badia (43/53 lifts; 83/130km piste; 10-40cm base), Bardonecchia (9/23 lifts; 30/100km piste; 30-50cm base), Bormio (11/14 lifts; 41/50km piste; 25-85cm base), Courmayeur (17/18 lifts; 31/42km piste; 70-110cm base), Cortina (18/27 lifts; 50/120km piste; 10-25cm base), Kronplatz (29/31 lifts; 114/121km piste; 20-60cm base), Livigno (31/32 lifts; 100/115km piste; 60-105cm base), Madesimo (9/10 lifts; 17/37km piste; 25-45cm base), Madonna di Campiglio (47/58 lifts; 107/155km piste; 35-60cm base), Meran 2000 (7/8 lifts; 36/40km piste; 30-60cm base), Passo Tonale (27/30 lifts; 60/100km piste; 40-250cm base), Pila (10/12 lifts; 40/50km piste; 30-50cm base), San Martino di Castrozza (15/21 lifts; 37/60km piste; 10-35cm base), Solda (8/11 lifts; 32/44km piste; 100-180cm base), and Val Gardena (72/77 lifts; 172/181km piste; 40-50cm base)

A lovely looking, rolling piste is pictured under blue sky and at least day-old snow sitting to the side of the slope
Vogel, Slovenia



Zakopane (3/4 lifts; 3/3km piste; 30-85cm base)


Poiana Brasov (3/10 lifts; 4/14km piste; 20-30cm base)


Kopaonik (9/26 lifts; 9/55km piste; 5-30cm base)


Jasna (10/19 lifts; 39/45km piste; 40-100cm base) and Tatranska Lomnica (6/9 lifts; 8/12km piste; 50-80cm base)


Kanin-Bovec (3/10 lifts; 11/30km piste; 15-100cm base), Maribor (7/14 lifts; 7/35km piste; 10-30cm base) and Vogel (5/9 lifts; 2/22km piste; 10-50cm base)


Baqueira Beret (31/36 lifts; 116/165km piste; 40-50cm base), Candanchu (8/24 lifts; 11/50km piste; 10-25cm base), La Molina (14/33 lifts; 43/145km piste; 15-30cm base), and Sierra Nevada (8/24 lifts; 8/113km piste; 20-40cm base)

rime ice at the top of a ski station
Rime ice, Verbier



4 Vallées [Verbier, ​La Tzoumaz, ​Nendaz/, Veysonnaz, ​Thyon] (63/68 lifts; 362/412km piste; 35-110cm base)
Aletsch Arena (33/35 lifts; 69/104km piste; 115-150cm base), Andermatt (4/20 lifts; 45/108km piste; 65-120cm base), Anzere (7/13 lifts; 26/58km piste; 10-70cm base), Arolla (3/5 lifts; 15/47km piste; 55-120cm base), Arosa Lenzerheide (39/43 lifts; 152/225km piste; 60-100cm base), Champex-Lac (4/4 lifts; 15/15km piste; 80-180cm base), Crans Montana (8/19 lifts; 70/140km piste; 100-180cm base), Davos Klosters (13/13 lifts; 41/41km piste; 45-175cm base), Engelberg-Titlis (15/17 lifts; 58/80km piste; 10-135cm base), Flims Laax (23/28 lifts; 115/214km piste; 40-215cm base), Glacier 3000 (4/11 lifts; 8/31km piste; 25-270cm base), Grimentz Zinal (21/21 lifts; 90/115km piste; 40-130cm base), Grindlewald Wengen (18/23 lifts; 48/102km piste; 20-80cm base), Leukerbad (13/13 lifts; 40/48km piste; 50-185cm base), Murren (12/16 lifts; 10/54km piste; 40-135cm base), Saas Fee (16/23 lifts; 60/100km; 50-285cm base), St Moritz (15/23 lifts; 63/155km piste; 10-90cm base), Stoos (8/8 lifts; 21/35km piste; 60-80cm base), Villars (20/25 lifts; 48/84km piste; 30-55cm base), Zermatt (36/51 lifts; 208/322km piste; 25-200cm base)

a skier on a corduroy piste, with a pastel light suggesting a Scandinavia location
Gausta, Norway



Levi (20/26 lifts; 21/38.5km piste; 25-50cm base), Ruka (17/22 lifts; 15/19km piste; 30-40cm base), and Yllas (14/26 lifts; 25/53km piste; 60-60cm base) in Finland

Gaustablikk (7/14 lifts; 16/35km piste; 65-70cm base), Geilo (12/20 lifts; 16/34km piste; 40-70cm base), Hafjell (12/18 lifts; 30/50km piste; 50-60cm base), Hemsedal (15/21 lifts; 17/44km piste; 35-60cm base), Kvitfjell (9/14 lifts; 23/39km piste; 20-80cm base), Myrkdalen (8/9 lifts; 13/32km piste; 40-50cm base), Oppdal (4/16 lifts; 8/56km piste; 15-30cm base), Trysil (25/32 lifts; 63/78km piste; 35-50cm base), and Voss (5/11 lifts; 16/45km piste; 50-60cm base) in Norway

Are (10/35 lifts; 41/91km piste; 35-60cm base), Kabdalis (3/4 lifts; 6/9km piste; 60-95cm base), Salen (26/40 lifts; 23/45km piste; 60-70cm base) and Vemdalen (4/12 lifts; 5/21 piste; 40-60cm base) in Sweden


Ejder 3200 (12/13 lifts; 20/42 piste; 10-110cm base)

Powder skier, between the trees
Silver Star powder skiing



Alyeska (7/7 lifts; 11/62km piste; 85-220cm base) in Alaska

Heavenly (10/27 lifts; 5/94km piste; 5-55cm base), Mammoth (13/25 lifts; 35/90km piste; 30-45cm base), Northstar (8/19 lifts; 11/97km piste; 10-75cm base), Palisades Tahoe (8/43 lifts; 25/200km piste; 45-60cm base) and Snow Summit (5/12 lifts; 40-40cm base) in California

Arapahoe Basin (4/9 lifts; 7/105km piste; 40-60cm base), Aspen (5/9 lifts; 66/103km piste; 20-50cm base), Beaver Creek (14/25 lifts; 32/150km piste: 40-70cm base), Breckenridge (25/35 lifts; 38/153km piste; 45-60cm base), Copper (10/24 lifts; 32/126km piste; 40-70cm base), Crested Butte (6/14 lifts; 90-90cm base), Eldora (9/12 lifts; 50-50cm base), Keystone (16/21 lifts; 24/135km piste; 25-60cm base), Loveland (6/10 lifts; 15/93km piste; 30-50cm base), Monarch (5/6 lifts; 55-55cm base), Purgatory (2/11 lifts; 40-40cm base), Snowmass (9/20 lifts; 83/237km piste; 35-80cm base), Steamboat (15/20 lifts; 63/165km piste; 40-70cm base), Telluride (7/19 lifts; 10/88km piste; 25-50cm base), Vail (20/34 lifts; 140/234km piste; 60-85cm base), Winter Park (14/25 lifts; 31/143km piste; 60-75cm base) and Wolf Creek (9/11 lifts; 100/100km piste; 65-65cm base) in Colorado

Sun Valley (7/18 lifts; 50-60cm base) in Idaho

Sugarloaf (9/14 lifts; 21/87km piste; 10-35cm base) and Sunday River (11/20 lifts; 36/85km piste; 60-70cm base) in Maine
Big Sky (5/38 lifts; 10/250km piste; 30-40cm base), Bridger Bowl (6/11 lifts; 21/71km piste; 25-35cm base), and Whitefish (7/14 lifts; 27/91km piste; 25-90cm base) in Montana

Mt Rose (6/8 lifts; 30/60km piste; 60-120cm base) in Nevada

Wildcat (3/5 lifts; 5/25km piste; 20-45cm base) in New Hampshire

Taos (7/14 lifts; 10/113km piste; 40-75cm base) in New Mexico

Mt Bachelor (7/15 lifts; 35/100km piste; 50-80cm base) and Mt Hood (5/12 lifts; 35/90km piste; 40-75cm base) in Oregon

Alta (6/8 lifts; 27/71km piste; 90-150cm base), Brian Head (4/9 lifts; 50-50cm base), Brighton (5/7 lifts; 105-110cm base), Deer Valley (16/25 lifts; 38/103km piste; 65-70cm base), Park City (23/42 lifts; 86/250km piste; 50-80cm base), Powder Mountain (3/9 lifts; 16/68km piste; 50-105cm base), Snowbasin (5/9 lifts; 115-115cm base), Snowbird (8/14 lifts; 69/103km piste; 70-110cm base), Solitude (6/9 lifts; 35/64km piste; 45-85cm base) and Sundance (8/8 lifts; 80-80cm base) in Utah

Killington (12/22 lifts; 48/121km piste; 5-35cm base), Mount Snow (6/26 lifts; 30-30cm base), Okemo (12/20 lifts; 22/70km piste; 25-40cm base), Smuggler’s Notch (4/8 lifts; 24/78km piste; 20-60cm base); Stowe (7/12 lifts; 39/70km piste; 45-60cm base),  Stratton (7/14 lifts; 30-30cm base), and Sugarbush (5/18 lifts; 30-90cm base) in Vermont

Crystal Mountain (8/11 lifts; 19/50km piste; 30-45cm base) and Mt Baker (7/10 lifts; 60/100km piste; 105-130cm base) in Washington

Snowshoe (3/14 lifts; 100-105cm base) in West Virginia

Grand Targhee (6/6 lifts; 33/35km piste; 80-135cm base) and Jackson Hole (10/13 lifts; 46/116km piste; 15-100cm base) in Wyoming


Castle Mountain (5/6 lifts; 37/94km piste; 20-40cm base), Marmot Basin (5/7 lifts; 21/91km piste; 30-40cm base), Mt Norquay (6/6 lifts; 5/16km piste; 70-145cm base), Lake Louise (11/11 lifts; 85/139km piste; 45-105cm base) and Sunshine (10/12 lifts; 57/109km piste; 45-80cm base) in Alberta

Fernie (8/10 lifts; 83/142km piste; 50-110cm base), Kicking Horse (4/5 lifts; 76/100km piste; 40-90cm base), Kimberley (3/5 lifts; 39/80km piste; 0-40cm base), Panorama (10/10 lifts; 95/100km piste; 50-70cm base), Revelstoke (4/7 lifts; 29/55km piste; 65-105cm base), Silver Star (7/10 lifts; 30/115km piste; 45-75cm base), Sun Peaks (10/12 lifts; 42/135km piste; 20-60cm base) and Whistler Blackcomb (19/27 lifts; 85/200km piste; 10-85cm base) in BC

Mont Saint Anne (3/9 lifts; 27/73 piste; 35-50cm base), Sommet-Saint-Sauveur (6/8 lift; 13/38km piste; 30-50cm base) and Tremblant (9/14 lifts; 38/82km piste; 10-175cm base) in Quebec

Impressive mountain ridges at sunset in Happo One, Japan


Happo One (5/22 lifts; 5/52km piste; 20-105cm base),  Nozawa Onsen (4/17 lifts; 6/44km piste; 10-40cm base), and Shiga Kogen (8/48 lifts; 7/83km piste; 0-30cm base) on Honshu

Furano (4/9 lifts; 8/32km piste; 70-120cm base), Niseko United (15/32 lifts; 22/51km piste; 45-130cm base), and Rusutsu (10/18 lifts; 21/42km piste; 35-55cm base) on Hokkaido

Dry powder on piste, a skier in green making turns in the distance heading towards base
Rusutsu powdery pistes



Temperatures will rise well above freezing across the Alps for the next 2-3 days before the next storm system bringing cold temperatures & snow rolls through on Thursday. Austria will see the lion’s share of the new snow.

It’s a similar pattern further east, with the exception of Gudauri, Georgia and Ejder 3200 in Turkey, which remain well below freezing, preserving their great early snow.

The Nordic countries will see a mix of sunshine and snowfall over the coming days with temperatures well below freezing.

The east coast of the US and Canada will see heavy rain top to bottom today before the temperatures plummet. Expect rock hard, icy pistes.

The Mountain States and provinces and the Western states of the US will see cold, clear skies through to Thursday.

The Western states and provinces will see a mix of rain down low and snow up high through to Thursday.

Normal service has resumed on Hokkaido in Northern Japan with 30-50cm of snow forecast.

The Honshu resorts will see between 10-20cm snow at all levels.

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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