a crew of snowboarders, arms throw in the air, head away from the camera towards a snowless valley farther below
Snow Report

Top of the Mountain to You | Snow Report

Closing festivals take place across the mountains as Northern Hemisphere resorts prepare to shut for the season, and on it snows… Meanwhile, significant snowfall starts up in South America with June open dates in sight. 

Snow Forecast for the Next 3-4- Days

The freezing level will rise to 3,200m across Austria and Italy through Thursday bringing sunshine, temperatures reaching +16C and light rain to all levels at times before a new storm system moves in from Thursday afternoon.

France will see a lower freezing level at the 2,700m mark with rainfall to mid-mountain and 15-20cm of new snow above that to add to the 10-15cm which fell over the weekend at Chamonix, Tignes and Val Thorens.

It will be a similar story in Switzerland with Zermatt forecast to receive 15-20cm on top of the 20-25cm which fell over the weekend.

a small ski hill covered in snow at the top, fading to brown trees with white ski runs further down
Pyha, Finland

Temperatures will hover around freezing across Finland, Norway and Sweden bringing freeze thaw conditions through Thursday. Narvik, Norway and Riksgransen, Sweden in the far north could see 10-15cm of new snow.

The East Coast of the USA will see a mix of sunshine and light rain showers at all levels through Thursday.

Winter isn’t done in the Mountain States of the USA with below freezing temperatures above mid-mountain preserving the new snow which fell over the weekend.

California’s mountains will see freeze thaw conditions and sunny skies through Thursday.

The Oregon resorts will see below freezing conditions at all levels and 10-15cm of new snow. Timberline could see 30-35cm.

a skier's head and hands are visible skiing deep powder snow
Sunshine, Canada

The Alberta resorts in Canada will see below freezing temperatures and 10-15cm of new snow through Thursday. Lake Louise is forecast to receive 20-25cm.

Whistler Blackcomb in BC will see rain below 1,500m and 15-20cm of new snow in the alpine.

The northern Japanese island of Hokkaido will continue to enjoy warm and sunny spring conditions with the chance of rainfall to mid-mountain.

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

a flat plain and single mountain covered in snow, with a single chairlift travelling the flat ground
Corralco, Chile

Pre-season storms continue to fall across the Southern Hemisphere building the snow base in preparation for mid-June openings.

The central lake district region of Argentina and Chile will receive the majority of the new snow forecast with Caviahue, Argentina set for 1m through Thursday and Corralco, Chile expected to see 1.2m.

Meanwhile Mount Lyford in New Zealand is set to receive 20-25cm.

piste basher pushing snow
Kaunertal, Austria

News From Around the Ski World 

I’ve got a feeling that tomorrow’s Top of the Mountain closing concert headlined by the Black Eyed Peas on the slopes of Ischgl, Austria will be a good, good time!

The Black Eyed Peas join a long list of world class performers who’ve graced the Ischgl stage since its inaugural concert back in 1995 when Elton John was the first to perform. 

Starting at 1pm on Tuesday 30 April, the concert will mark the end of another great season in the Tirol. The cost of a ticket to see them perform? Just a valid ski pass for the day.

aerial shot of a ski areas many lifts and ski runs, looking own to a very narrow valley
Ischgl’s current conditions, Austria

Tom Hart, a 63 year old skier who calls Snowbasin, Utah his home mountain, has just been recognised by Guinness World Records for skiing the most vertical feet in a season. A staggering 7 million!

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

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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

a mountain sunset by a mountain station where red piste bashers are parked
Whistler at end-of-day

Austria Interconnected Ski Areas

Silvretta Arena [Ischgl, Samnaun] (38/46 lifts; 169/239km piste; 30-140cm base)

Austria Ski Resorts

Hintertux (8/21 lifts; 56/62km piste; 0-470cm base)
Kaunertal (5/7 lifts; 49/55km piste; 400-410cm base)
Kitzsteinhorn (15/21 lifts; 32/61km piste; 0-350cm base)
Moelltal Glacier (5/9 lifts; 17/36km piste; 0-290cm base)
Obertauern (3/26 lifts; 10/100km piste; 50-110cm base)
Pitztal Glacier (7/7 lifts; 35/41km piste; 20-315cm base)
Solden (7/31 lifts; 33/147km piste; 0-410cm base)
Stubai (16/26 lifts; 48/68km piste; 15-570cm base)

France Interconnected Ski Areas

Tignes / Val D’Isere (63/79 lifts; 249/300km piste; 65-420cm base)
Three Valleys [Val Thorens, Les Menuires, ​Méribel, Courchevel] (22/156 lifts; 172/600km piste; 170-240cm base)

France Ski Resorts

Grands Montets – Chamonix (5/7 lifts; 15/29km piste; 5-400cm base)

Italy Ski Resorts

Cortina (6/27 lifts; 38/120km piste; 35-150cm base)
Livigno (19/32 lifts; 115/115km piste; 0-170cm base)
Macugnaga (4/9 lifts; 11/32km piste; 30-110cm base)
Passo Tonale (2/30 lifts; 8/100km piste; 100-400cm base)
Solda (5/11 lifts; 22/44km piste; 60-160cm base)

Switzerland Interconnected Ski Areas

Matterhorn [Zermatt, ​Breuil-Cervinia, Valtournenche] (21/51 lifts; 151/322km piste; 10-250cm base)

Switzerland Ski Resorts

Adelboden (6/8 lifts; 12/17km piste; 20-210cm base)
Corvatsch St Moritz (6/14 lifts; 56/120km piste; 0-200cm base)
Diavolezza (2/5 lifts; 10/35km piste; 0-200cm base)
Engelberg-Titlis (2/17 lifts; 11/70km piste; 0-365cm base)
Glacier 3000 – Les Diablerets (6/11 lifts; 9/31km piste; 0-290cm base)

a chairlift route through trees
Ruka, Finland

Nordic Resorts


Levi (24/26 lifts; 33/38km piste; 55-75cm base)
Pyha (6/9 lifts; 11/13km piste; 40-50cm base)
Ruka (18/22 lifts; 18/19km piste; 40-45cm base)
Yllas (25/26 lifts; 53/53km piste; 110-110cm base)


Hemsedal (17/21 lifts; 41/44km piste; 45-140cm base)
Narvik (5/6 lifts; 5/10km piste; 30-50cm base)


Are (20/35 lifts; 59/91km piste; 40-80cm base)
Hemavan (8/10 lifts; 23/30km piste; 40-85cm base)
Kabdalis (2/4 lifts; 3/9km piste; 50-80cm base)
Riksgransen (6/6 lifts; 15/21km piste; 55-140cm base)
Tarnaby (3/5 lifts; 14/20km piste; 40-90cm base)


Nebelhorn-Oberstdorf (5/6 lifts; 6/12km piste; 0-225cm base)
Zugspitze (10/10 lifts; 16/20km piste; 115-325cm base)

a cloud covers the bottom half of a mountain massif, covered deep in snow
Mt Bachelor, USA


Mammoth (14/25 lifts; 69/89km piste; 190-275cm base)
Palisades Tahoe (18/43 lifts; 130/200km piste; 35-285cm base)

Arapahoe Basin (9/9 lifts; 87/105km piste; 60-160cm base)
Breckenridge (8/35 lifts; 79/153km piste; 40-175cm base)
Loveland (7/10 lifts; 86/93km piste; 55-165cm base)
Winter Park (6/25 lifts; 67/143km piste; 140-190cm base)

Sugarloaf (2/15 lifts; 72/87km piste; 20-50cm base)

Mt Bachelor (5/15 lifts; 48/100km piste; 50-200cm base)
Timberline (5/7 lifts; 24/31km piste; 160-405cm base)

Snowbird (5/14 lifts; 39/103km piste; 45-270cm base)
Solitude (7/9 lifts; 44/64km piste; 50-210cm base)

Killington (1/22 lifts; 8/118km piste; 20-50cm base)


Lake Louise (10/11 lifts; 125/139km piste; 95-155cm base)
Marmot Basin (7/7 lifts; 91/91km piste; 95-95cm base)
Sunshine (12/12 lifts; 104/109km piste; 40-155cm base)

British Columbia
Whistler Blackcomb (10/27 lifts; 70/200km piste; 0-215cm base)


Furano (2/9 lifts; 2/32km piste; 0-15cm base)
Kiroro (3/10 lifts; 7/24 piste; 20-170cm base)
Niseko United (6/32 lifts; 9/51km piste; 10-170cm base)

Gassan – Nishikawa (3/3 lifts; 10/10km piste; 300-680cm base)
Happo One Hakuba (6/22 lifts; 11/52km piste; 0-120cm base)
Nozawa Onsen (6/17 lifts; 5/44km piste; 0-100cm base)
Shigakogen (9/48 lifts; 18/83km piste; 10-115cm base)
Zao Onsen (6/35 lifts; 2/50km piste; 0-40cm 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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