26 February 2019 from Danielle in 'Mountain weather''

A strong high-pressure area is bringing lots of sun to the Alps this week, with some clouds moving in on Tuesday but no precipitation to speak of. Skies are expected to stay blue almost all week, with Friday bringing increased chances of snow.

Alps will see sun and positive temperatures this week

The week started out sunny for most alpine ski resorts, with unusually mild weather for this time of year. Temperatures rose as high as 5°C at the 2000m line, and the freezing altitude hovered around 2800m. Because humidity was also low, the snow on the higher slopes shouldn't be too affected. However, it's spring conditions on many of the lower slopes.


Blue skies and snowy slopes at Warth-Schröcken

Chance of snow on Friday

Friday brings possible rain and snow, with temperatures dropping in the ski resorts of France and Switzerland. The cold front will gradually move eastward to Austria, bringing snow to the ski resorts there as well. The following resorts are expecting snow this week:

  • Vlag FR Chamonix: 41 cm
  • Vlag CH Grindelwald: 12 cm
  • Vlag CH Gstaad: 17 cm
  • Vlag FR Tignes: 23 cm
  • Vlag AT Sölden: 18 cm
  • Vlag CH Engelberg: 17 cm
  • Vlag FR Val Thorens: 23 cm
  • Vlag AT Lech am Arlberg: 20 cm
  • Vlag DE Zugspitze: 11 cm
  • Vlag AT Obergurgl: 11 cm
  • Vlag AT Serfaus: 14 cm
  • Vlag DE Oberstdorf: 12 cm
  • Vlag IT Livigno: 7 cm
  • Vlag AT Saalbach: 10 cm

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Born and raised in the ski paradise of Vancouver, Canada, I learned to ski before I can remember, balancing precariously on my parents’ skis as they sailed down the hill. I started snowboarding in my teens and am now delighted to be exploring everything Europe’s ski scene has to offer!