9 November 2019 from Danielle in Mountain weather

It's been one heck of a week in the Alps, and after receiving copious amounts of snow, many alpine ski areas were able to start the ski season on a high note. After dumping up to a metre in some places over the last few days, temperatures have stayed low but precipitation has mostly died down for the weekend, making for perfect skiing conditions. Weather forecasters predict that next week will bring more snow later in the week, especially in the Dolomites.


Sölden-Hochsölden-Vent already has some glacier slopes open and will open the winter ski area on November 14th.


Tignes is open for skiing with more than a metre of snow this week and a base of 150cm on the Grande Motte glacier (and an avalanche risk of 3/5). Even Tignes le Lac has 40cm of snow base, with 10cm of it fresh.


Breuil-Cervinia is looking in fine condition for the start of its ski season today.


Verbier received more than 50cm of fresh snow this week and is open for skiing.

Snowing in Scotland and Scandinavia as well

The Lecht and Glencoe Mountain are also blanketed in white, although not quite open yet. Norwegian ski resort Trysil is open, along with several other Nordic ski areas. Val Thorens isn't open yet, but it shared an enticing photo of its fresh snowfall this week:

Over in the Pyrenees...

Andorra's GrandValira hasn't been forgotten either and is eagerly looking forward to the start of the ski season:

And of course, Gurgl is hosting the Snowplaza Ski Opening from November 20-24th! Come join us! Book now >

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!