Friday, 13 September 2019

European glaciers and resorts had a significant amount of snowfall with up to 50cms in Austria, Italy and Switzerland in particular. Resulting in some areas reopening their lifts to take advantage of the fresh snow.

 

Cloudy weather and light snow is expected in Australia and New Zealand this weekend. Expect flat light if you're skiing in the southern hemisphere. Over in Chile, Portillo will have light snowfall and cold temperatures this weekend. 

Austria

The Stubai Glacier in the Tirol region has reopened today after a 55cm dump of snow this week, the sun will return this weekend though making it perfect conditions on the slopes! Snow covered the Solden glacier too, which meant pre-winter skiing could resume. It’s great news to get an early base before the first World Cup Alpine race on 26th October, expect sunny conditions this weekend with temperatures below 10 degrees.

Over in Hintertux, fresh snowfall arrived this week too. Expect clear skies all weekend through to the start of the week. Great news for skiers and snowboarders heading out to the glacier!

France

Skiing in Tignes and Les Deux Alpes is now closed for the summer season.

Switzerland

Saas Fee had light snowfall this week and the sunshine is back for the weekend Expect blue skies up on the glacier!

There’s a 200cm snow depth in Zermatt after fresh snow this week. Expect temperatures to stick under 10 degrees and bright sunshine for the week!

Italy

The Passo Stelvio glacier is the only glacier open in Italy. Snowfall over the past two weeks has helped get the snow base to 110cms up high. Sunshine is forecasted for the whole weekend with temperatures sticking around 10 degrees

North America

Timberline is now closed until the full winter season.

Australia

In New South Wales the last snowfall was the 9th September. Windy but sunny conditions are expected throughout the weekend in Perisher and Thredbo, especially on Sunday. New is expected on Tuesday next week.

Over in Victoria, Falls Creek, Hotham, Mt Baw Baw and Mt Bulller had up to 6cms of fresh snow this week. Cloudy weather is expected this weekend with possible showers on Sunday.

New Zealand

The Mt Ruapehu and Taranaki area are forecasted to have up to 16cms of fresh snow this weekend. Expect flat light because of the cloudy weather.

In Canterbury, it has had light snow today with 5cms falling in Porters, with a further 20cms expected in the next 24hrs. Temperatures could reach as low as -5 degrees during the day this weekend.

Over in Mackenzie, Mt Dobson is forecasted to have cloudy weather with temperatures sticking below freezing. Monday night will see up to 9cms fall for the start of the week.

Cardrona and Treble Cone in Wanaka has up to 15cms of fresh snow this week but won’t see a new dump until next week. A further 15cms is expected to fall on Monday. Cloudy intervals may occur throughout the weekend.

Down in Queenstown, The Remarkables in particular has had a good topping this week 15cms arriving yesterday. Expect cloudy weather in Coronet Peak and The Remarkables for most of the weekend.

South America

In Portillo, Chile the snow depth is currently 108cms with light snow forecasted for Saturday and Sunday. Temperatures will stick around freezing for the weekend but will warm up for the beginning of next week.