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Read exciting travel reports live from the resorts, news and tips for preparing ski holidays and special weather and snow reports in the Snowplaza ski blog. The Snowplaza team reports regularly from the mountains and keeps you informed about the latest trends in skiing and snowboarding. In addition, you will find tips and news about interesting new products; skis, snowboards, gadgets, clothing and equipment as well as advice and ideas for your next ski holidays.

10 December 2018 from Danielle in 'Mountain weather'' | 0

Webcam Mühlbach

This weekend winter arrived in all her glory! Mounds of snow fell across the northern side of the Alps in France, Austria, Switzerland and Italy and the ski resort towns are properly white now all the way down into the valleys. Up to half a metre more snow is expected tonight in many ski areas, with skies potentially clearing later in the week. The Alps are finally ready for the Christmas holidays!... Read more ›

29 November 2018 from Danielle in 'Mountain weather'' | 0

© Lech Zürs am Arlberg

Lech Zürs am Arlberg is starting the 2018/19 ski season off with a fresh dump of powder. Much of eastern Austria including Carinthia and Salzburg received a healthy snowfall this week, reaching valley level and turning more than one alpine village into a winter wonderland. The Vorarlberg and Tyrol also received several centimetres of snow. Temperatures at Lech are expected to hover around 0° C throughout the weekend, with more flurries possibly on the way.... Read more ›

5 December 2018 from Danielle in 'Mountain weather'' | 0

Fresh snow at © Val Thorens

After a bit of a slow start to the ski season, temperatures across the Alps are finally dropping, bringing flurries of snow to ski resorts in France and Austria. Temperatures are expected to stay cold through the weekend, hopefully bringing more snow later in the week so we can kick off this ski season once and for all! ... Read more ›

30 October 2018 from Danielle in 'Mountain weather'' | 0

After the massive snowfall on the weekend, where ski resorts across Andorra, France, Switzerland and Austria received several dozen centimetres of fresh powder, the skies have cleared to leave beautiful bluebird winter panoramas. Following: some eye candy from the most blessed ski resorts in the Alps. Winter is finally here and we can't wait for our first ski holidays of the year! When are you hitting the slopes?... Read more ›

27 October 2018 from Danielle in 'Mountain weather'' | 0

It's finally snowing properly in the Alps! The French Alps and the Pyrenees are expecting the snow line to drop as low as 1000m in some places, and the snowfall is expected to continue through Sunday, with forecasts calling for up to 20cm in certain ski resorts, and a snowline that might even drop down below 1000m. It's also snowing in the higher Austrian and Swiss ski resorts, where the glaciers are finally looking ready for ski season. We've already had a few snowfalls this year but this on... Read more ›

26 August 2018 from Danielle in 'Mountain weather'' | 0

Delighted skiers are celebrating the first snowfall of the year in the Alps today! With as much as 30cm falling at altitudes of 2000m+ in some of the Austrian Alps and a dusting of snow gracing the peaks of the Dolomites, the Swiss Alps and a few of the mountains in France’s Savoie region, it looks like the 2018/19 ski season is getting an early start! Unfortunately, most ski areas in Europe are closed – this is actually the last day of the summer ski season on the glacier at Les 2 Alpes. The... Read more ›

14 May 2018 from Danielle in 'Mountain weather'' | 0

It's a beautiful sunny spring day in most of the UK but over in the Alps, winter is not quite over! The 2018/2019 ski season took Europe by storm, delivering mountains of powder and ensuring an especially long ski season. And even now, several weeks after most ski resorts have closed for the season, parts of France, Switzerland and Italy have received a fresh dump of the white stuff! Images taken from the ski resort webcams this morning show snowy scenes taken straight from a winter wonderlan... Read more ›

1 May 2018 from Nikki in 'Mountain weather'' | 3

weather report

The weather and snow conditions are, obviously, one of the most important factors when you go on your annual ski holidays and finding a reliable weather & snow report is not always easy. Will there be plenty of sunshine and/or fresh snow or will you be skiing in artic conditions or maybe on slushy snow? These are vital questions that you ask yourself in the run up to your ski holidays and Snowplaza has the answer to all these questions. If you want to know the weather forecast for the Alps and f... Read more ›

30 March 2015 from Gareth in 'Mountain weather'' | 1

Our latest snow report is good news for those planning ski holidays for the end of this season. Low pressure means snow and occasionally strong winds in the Alps this week. This week a thick layer of fresh snow will fall on higher slopes. For a large part of the Alps, between 50 and 80 cm of snow are forecast. In the Southern Alps the weather is much more settled and generally dry. Today it is generally cloudy with some snow and rain showers. The freeze level is slightly above 1500 meters but wi... Read more ›

13 March 2015 from Gareth in 'Mountain weather'' | 0

If you’re going on your ski holidays next week, hopefully you have booked a trip to the Austrian and German Alps. This is where you will find the best skiing weather and snow conditions. In southern Switzerland and northwest Italy, however, it will snow heavily for a few days with 80 to 120 cm of snow falling in some resorts. The first snow will fall tonight in Piedmont, Aosta Valley, Western Dolomites, Valais, Ticino and in the French Alps. Generally only around 5 cm will fall so everyone who ... Read more ›

27 February 2015 from Gareth in 'Mountain weather'' | 0

If you're off on your ski holidays soon, instead of wondering what the snow conditions and weather forecast are for your chosen ski resort, you can simply set up your own personalised SnowAlert. Snowplaza has created this free snow report service allowing you to stay up-to-date by email on weather and snow in whichever resort(s) you choose. Will you have perfect skiing conditions for your next ski hoidays in France, Austria or Switzerland? Stop wondering and set up a SnowAlert right now and get ... Read more ›

2 February 2015 from Nikki in 'Mountain weather'' | 0

After heavy snow forecasted at the weekend arrived as expected, ski resorts across Europe (particularly in the northern Alps) are breathing a huge sigh of relief! The deep snow needed to maintain ski areas in good condition until the end of the ski season has finally arrived. Resorts such as Alpe d’Huez now have a very decent 120cm on the lower slopes and up to 200cm on the highest slopes. Most of Switzerland and Austria also had heavy snowfalls and only Italy missed out on the serious dumps. Sk... Read more ›

23 January 2015 from Gareth in 'Mountain weather'' | 1

After a shy start, it seems that winter is finally about to arrive with a promising snow forecast for this weekend and the coming weeks in the Alps. Weather forecasters’ snow reports announce heavy snowfalls accumulating up to 150 cm of fresh snow by the end of the month. This is fantastic news if you’re of on your ski holidays soon! However, this also means the risk of avalanches continues to rise and it is strongly recommended not to go skiing off-piste. Snowplaza keeps you informed about the ... Read more ›


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