Friday, 24 January 2020
Most of Europe will experience low temperatures but little snow over the next few days. This has been the case for much of this week, with a few exceptions such as the French Pyrenees and Andorra where snowfall has been plentiful. The winds that have been preventing the snow from settling in Scotland recently should subside by the end of the weekend, hopefully enabling fresh snow to settle as we head into next week.
The best conditions are currently found in North America. The USA has seen huge amounts of snowfall over the past month but respite from this is expected over the weekend. Whistler will again see the heaviest snowfall in North America over the next few days, adding to the significant snowfall that it has seen over the past few weeks.
The base depths of snow in Japan remain abnormally low and there will be little snow in the next few days to rectify this. The weather system that has been causing the lack of snow is, however, due to move away from the region in the next couple of weeks, potentially bringing an improvement in conditions.
Based on current weather forecasts for the next 10 days, the top three resorts for expected snowfall are:
Whistler (Canada) – 178cm
Geilo (Norway) – 109cm
Kuhtai (Austria) – 97cm