Snow Report

The Spring Rollercoaster | Snow Report

Last week we reported on the big snowfalls across the Alps, which was followed by temperature hikes of 20 degrees  in places, bringing in spring ski conditions.

Sunday saw many ski areas close for the season, yet there are hundreds across the Northern Hemisphere still open, planning to ski into May. And then there’s the early snowfall reported in South America and Australia’s mountains…

Catch up with last week’s snow report – Festivals, an Eclipse, Avalanches and Spring Snow 

Snow Forecast for the Next 3-4- Days

Rainfall to a freezing level of 3,700m into Monday afternoon will turn to snow above 2,700m overnight into Tuesday as the mercury plummets across the Alps and Central Europe bringing sub-zero temperatures and 10-15cm of new snow through Thursday.

The Kitzsteinhorn and Moelltal glaciers in Austria could see 30-35cm.

scene of a snowy Maiskogel März by Kitzsteinhorn taken from a different mountain
Maiskogel März 2024 | © Stefanie Oberhauser

Sierra Nevada, Spain will see temperatures reaching 14C in the village and 6C at the summit as clear skies and sunshine dominate through Thursday.

Temperatures will remain below freezing across Finland, Norway and Sweden with a chance of 5-10cm of new snow through Thursday. Gaustablikk, Norway could see 20-25cm.

Gudauri, the last remaining resort open in Georgia, will see freeze thaw conditions and sunshine the first half of this week.

The East Coast of the USA will see a mix of rainfall and sunshine through Thursday as the mercury rises above and falls below zero.

a sunset glows bright yellow sandwiched between white mountains and cloudy sky
Snowbird sunset

The Mountain States of the USA will see below freezing temperatures and 15-20cm of new snow through Thursday. Winter Park, Colorado could see 25-30cm.

The Western US states of Alaska, California, Oregon and Washington will see freeze thaw conditions and sunny skies with a chance of 5-10cm on Wednesday evening.

Eastern Canada will see a mix of rainfall and sunshine through Thursday as the mercury rises above and falls below 0 C.

After a brief warming spell this past weekend the mountain provinces of Alberta will see below freezing temperatures and 15-20cm of new snow. Lake Louise and Marmot Basin could see 25-30cm.

skier in red skis away from camera on fresh piste
Lake Louise

Whistler Blackcomb will see light rain below 1,200m and 10-15cm of new snow in the alpine through Thursday.

The northern Japanese island of Hokkaido will continue to enjoy warm and sunny spring conditions through Thursday with the chance of rainfall at village level.

It will be a similar story on Honshu with temperatures reaching 15C at village level.

snow capped volcano
Niseko, Japan

News From Around the Ski World 

The 25th anniversary edition of the legendary cult ski race Der Weisse Rausch (The White Thrill) will take place in St Anton am Arlberg, Austria on 20 April 2024.

555 skiers, snowboarders and telemark skiers will gather for the mass start on the Vallugagrat at 5 pm to race the 9km course.
Who will be the fastest to conquer the “monster” Valluga in 2024?

a mass start ski rce is pictured before set off
Der Weisse Rausch

Looking for adventure without the thrills and spills? Then consider hiring a guide this spring to access the kind of fantastic terrain and snow which Patrick Baetz found at St Anton on 11 April 2024


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Or marvel at the exploits of others during the Val d’Isère International Adventure Film Festival held between 15-18 April 2024 –
Festival Aventure et Decouverte.

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 deck full of people watching a musician perform, the matterhorn the backdrop
Zermatt Unplugged

Snow Stats From Ski Areas Around the World

Austria Interconnected Ski Areas

Silvretta Arena [Ischgl, Samnaun] (39/46 lifts; 183/239km piste; 20-140cm base)
Ski Arlberg [St. Anton, ​St. Christoph, ​Stuben, ​Lech, Zurs, ​Warth, ​Schrocken] (71/85 lifts; 179/301km piste; 25-375cm base)
Gurgl [Obergurgl, Hochgurgl] (21/25 lifts; 92/112km piste; 40-165cm base)

Austria Ski Resorts

Hintertux (17/20 lifts; 58/62km piste; 10-410cm base)
Kaunertal (5/7 lifts; 51/55km piste; 400-410cm base)
Kitzsteinhorn (14/21 lifts; 41/61km piste; 0-275cm base)
Moelltal Glacier (6/9 lifts; 27/36km piste; 0-290cm base)
Obertauern (23/26 lifts; 70/100km piste; 75-135cm base)
Nordkette – Innsbruck (5/6 lifts; 3/14km piste; 0-135cm base)
Pitztal Glacier (7/7 lifts; 35/41km piste; 20-315cm base)
Solden (25/31 lifts; 117/147km piste; 0-390cm base)
Stubai (19/26 lifts; 53/68km piste; 5-505cm base)

France Interconnected Ski Areas

Three Valleys [Val Thorens, Les Menuires, ​Méribel, Courchevel] (153/156 lifts; 582/600km piste; 170-240cm base)
Tignes / Val D’Isere (71/79 lifts; 276/300km piste; 90-410cm base)
Portes du Soleil [Morzine, ​Avoriaz, ​Les Gets, ​Chatel, ​Morgins, ​Champery] (42/165 lifts; 120/580km piste; 0-220cm base)
Espace Diamant [Les Saisies, ​Notre-Dame-de-Bellecombe, ​Praz sur Arly, Flumet, ​Crest-Voland] (29/82 lifts; 120/192km piste; 15-115cm base)
Espace San Bernardo [La Rosiere, ​La Thuile] (35/38 lifts; 115/144km piste; 95-355cm base)
Le Grand Massif [Flaine, ​Les Carroz, ​Morillon, ​Samoens, ​Sixt] (22/62 lifts; 110/265km piste; 0-430cm base)

France Ski Resorts

Alpe d’Huez (68/69 lifts; 160/250km piste; 35-400cm base)
Cauterets (8/11 lifts; 25/36km piste; 10-70cm base)
Grands Montets – Chamonix (5/7 lifts; 15/29km piste; 5-400cm base)
La Clusaz (6/49 lifts; 12/125km piste; 0-235cm base)
La Plagne (63/74 lifts; 163/225km piste; 10-360cm base)
Les 2 Alpes (22/44 lifts; 120/200km piste; 10-420cm base)
Les Arcs (47/53 lifts; 165/200km piste; 40-455cm base)
Val Cenis (18/29 lifts; 71/125km piste; 50-195cm base)

Italy Interconnected Ski Areas

Milky Way / Via Lattea [Sestriere, Sauze d’Oulx, ​San Sicario, ​Claviere, ​Montgenevre] (16/70 lifts; 42/400km piste; 40-320cm base)

Italy Ski Resorts

Arabba/Marmolada (6/26 lifts; 31/63km piste; 80-170cm base)
Cortina (6/27 lifts; 38/120km piste; 35-150cm base)
Livigno (32/32 lifts; 115/115km piste; 40-170cm base)
Passo Tonale (20/30 lifts; 55/100km piste; 100-400cm base)
Solda (8/11 lifts; 35/44km piste; 170-280cm base)

Switzerland Interconnected Ski Areas

4 Vallees [Verbier, ​La Tzoumaz, ​Nendaz, Veysonnaz, ​Thyon] (47/68 lifts; 310/412km piste; 10-290cm base)
Matterhorn [Zermatt, ​Breuil-Cervinia, Valtournenche] (41/51 lifts; 262/322km piste; 0-200cm base)

Switzerland Ski Resorts

Adelboden (6/8 lifts; 14/17km piste; 0-190cm base)
Corvatsch St Moritz (8/14 lifts; 73/120km piste; 40-235cm base)
Diavolezza (4/5 lifts; 20/35km piste; 40-235cm base)
Engelberg-Titlis (11/17 lifts; 36/70km piste; 0-285cm base)
Glacier 3000 – Les Diablerets (10/11 lifts; 25/31km piste; 0-300cm base)
Grindlewald Wengen (8/23 lifts; 22/102km piste; 0-90cm base)
Murren (3/16 lifts; 35/54km piste; 0-330cm base)
Saas Fee (20/23 lifts; 83/100km; 55-480cm base)


Sierra Nevada (13/23 lifts; 72/112km piste; 20-150cm base)

Nordic Resorts


Levi (25/26 lifts; 38/38km piste; 75-75cm base)
Pyha (6/9 lifts; 11/13km piste; 40-50cm base)
Ruka (20/22 lifts; 18/19km piste; 40-60cm base)
Yllas (25/26 lifts; 53/53km piste; 85-85cm base)


Gaustablikk (11/14 lifts; 26/35km piste; 50-100cm base)
Geilo (12/20 lifts; 19/34km piste; 80-150cm base)
Hemsedal (21/21 lifts; 42/44km piste; 45-140cm base)
Kvitfjell (11/14 lifts; 34/39km piste; 20-80cm base)
Myrkdalen (9/9 lifts; 30/32km piste; 100-220cm base)
Narvik (4/6 lifts; 8/10km piste; 30-60cm base)
Oppdal (6/16 lifts; 8/56km piste; 30-40cm base)
Strandafjellet (5/6 lifts; 12/25km piste; 145-145cm base)
Trysil (29/31 lifts; 72/78km piste; 105-165cm base)
Voss (8/11 lifts; 44/45km piste; 100-150cm base)


Are (35/35 lifts; 91/91km piste; 60-90cm base)
Idre Fjall (2/24 lifts; 2/41km piste; 30-60cm base)
Kabdalis (3/4 lifts; 7/9km piste; 100-110cm base)
Riksgransen (6/6 lifts; 17/21km piste; 75-160cm base)


Bansko (10/14 lifts; 33/75km piste; 0-70cm base)


Nebelhorn-Oberstdorf (5/6 lifts; 7/12km piste; 0-200cm base)
Zugspitze (10/10 lifts; 16/20km piste; 110-270cm base)


Jasna (4/19 lifts; 17/51km piste; 20-45cm base)


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


Alyeska (7/7 lifts; 59/62km piste; 130-385cm base)

Heavenly (15/27 lifts; 83/94km piste; 80-215cm base)
Kirkwood (11/13 lifts; 64/65km piste; 75-255cm base)
Mammoth (17/25 lifts; 89/89km piste; 255-390cm base)
Palisades Tahoe (23/43 lifts; 163/200km piste; 75-395cm base)

Arapahoe Basin (9/9 lifts; 102/105km piste; 80-160cm base)
Aspen Mountain (6/9 lifts; 102/103km piste; 45-130cm base)
Breckenridge (33/35 lifts; 145/153km piste; 50-160cm base)
Copper (21/24 lifts; 123/126km piste; 60-155cm base)
Loveland (7/10 lifts; 87/93km piste; 75-160cm base)
Steamboat (15/20 lifts; 165/165km piste; 60-160cm base)
Vail (34/34 lifts; 232/234km piste; 50-155cm base)
Winter Park (17/25 lifts; 109/143km piste; 185-195cm base)

Sugarloaf (8/15 lifts; 87/87km piste; 35-70cm base)
Sunday River (6/20 lifts; 50/84km piste; 70-80cm base)

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

Mt Bachelor (11/15 lifts; 88/100km piste; 80-245cm base)
Mt Hood (10/12 lifts; 76/90km piste; 155-290cm base)
Timberline (7/7 lifts; 31/31km piste; 285-425cm base)

Alta (8/8 lifts; 68/71km piste; 105-410cm base)
Deer Valley (21/25 lifts; 102/103km piste; 65-220cm base)
Park City (24/42 lifts; 203/250km piste; 90-260cm base)
Snowbird (14/14 lifts; 97/103km piste; 95-355cm base)
Solitude (8/9 lifts; 58/64km piste; 50-260cm base)

Killington (10/22 lifts; 83/118km piste; 20-50cm base)

Crystal Mountain (9/11 lifts; 37/50km piste; 65-145cm base)

Grand Targhee (6/6 lifts; 34/35km piste; 130-300cm base)


Lake Louise (11/11 lifts; 115/139km piste; 110-150cm base)
Marmot Basin (7/7 lifts; 91/91km piste; 100-100cm base)
Mt Norquay (4/5 lifts; 28/16km piste; 115-125cm base)
Sunshine (12/12 lifts; 104/109km piste; 40-155cm base)

British Columbia
Whistler Blackcomb (24/27 lifts; 180/200km piste; 0-230cm base)

Mont Saint Anne (4/9 lifts; 19/73 piste; 40-75cm base)
Sommet-Saint-Sauveur (3/8 lift; 8/38km piste; 45-65cm base)


Furano (2/9 lifts; 7/32km piste; 35-110cm base)
Kiroro (4/10 lifts; 8/24 piste; 100-250cm base)
Niseko United (6/32 lifts; 19/51km piste; 20-260cm base)

Gassan – Nishikawa (3/3 lifts; 10/10km piste; 140-200cm base)
Happo One Hakuba (6/22 lifts; 11/52km piste; 0-225cm base)
Nozawa Onsen (6/17 lifts; 5/44km piste; 0-160cm base)
Shigakogen (14/48 lifts; 30/83km piste; 50-200cm base)
Zao Onsen (7/35 lifts; 9/50km piste; 0-90cm 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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