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.
- 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”.
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:
- 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
- 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):
- Facebook and Twitter are full of updates and images of the French Alps this morning:
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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