Snow Update 14 January 2014

Vicky January 14th, 2014

With reports of vast amounts of snow in Canada, the USA and Europe, we wanted to share the good news with you! Here’s a short snow update for some of our featured ski resorts in the USA, Canada, France and Switzerland.

Colorado, USA

  • There were 12 new inches of snow at Breckenridge on 13th January, and a further 10cm overnight to the 14th, bringing the total snowfall for the season to 195 inches (495cm).

  • Vail has received similar amounts and overall this winter 160 inches (406cm).
  • Winter Park received over 20 inches of snow (50.8cm+) between Friday 10th and Monday 13th January, with a season total of 159” and a total snow base of 53”.
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Winter Park, 11 January

British Columbia, Canada

  • 76cm of snow fell in 72 hours in Whistler on the weekend of 11th/12th January:

  • The snow base at Big White has reached 207cm:
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Big White’s Director of Snow Sports enjoying the powder, 12 January

Alberta, Canada

  • Sunshine Village in Banff has had 76 cm of snow in the last 7 days!
  • At Marmot Basin near Jasper, they are reporting over 3 feet of snowfall since the 1st January
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Powder conditions at Sunshine Village on Saturday 11th January.
Photo: Liam Doran Photography | Skier: Keegan Caples


  • Following a couple of weeks without snowfall, the snow has recently returned with between 10-20cm falling yesterday (Monday 13 Jan), providing a welcome top up on the slopes of the French Alps. Here’s a shot of Méribel Village from this morning (just across from Les Fermes de Méribel):

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  • Facebook and Twitter are full of updates and images of the French Alps this morning:
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Chamonix – Twitter, 14 Jan

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Val Thorens – Facebook page

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Flaine – Facebook page

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Courchevel – Facebook page

Fortunately, the snow pack has stabilised since Christmas and New Year, reducing the previously high avalanche risk to a more reassuring 2/5 or 3/5. It would be wise to remain vigilant all the same, and we would always advise hiring a guide for any off-piste skiing that you undertake.


  • The Ski Club of Great Britain is reporting excellent piste conditions in Zermatt and Saas Fee, whilst OnTheSnow confirms 10cm of fresh snow overnight in Verbier, Zermatt, Gstaad and Villars.
  • Before last night, St. Moritz already had a base of 88-135cm on the slopes. Great news for a long season!
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Kulm Hotel, St Moritz – Facebook, this morning 14th January

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