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Winter returned to the Alps over the course of the weekend, with low temperatures a fresh snow falling across many regions. This is set to continue over much of the coming week, with temperatures falling as low as -8C by the middle of the week. Light snow is expected to fall across many regions during this period, with slope conditions set to improve accordingly. Thursday looks likely to bring the earliest sign of change, with the sun set to return once more and temperatures expected to rise.
This was the last weekend of the season for many of France’s ski areas, although many resorts received fresh snowfall on Sunday night and into Monday 25th April and the temperature remains surprisingly low for the end of April. There are now only nine of our 61 featured French resorts open for snowsports. Argentiere (0/250cm) and Chamonix (0/730cm) in the north of the Alps reported 15-30cm of fresh snow on the upper slopes on Monday morning. The Espace Killy (42/135cm) resorts of Val d’Isere and Tignes reported 10-20cm of new snow while Val Thorens (120/240cm), the only resort remaining open in the Three Valleys, had 10cm of fresh land for Monday. La Clusaz (3/300cm) in the Aravis ski area also received fresh snow for visitors on Monday. Les Deux Alpes (30/180cm) did not report any new snow but the resort is still open for snowsports with excellent conditions on the upper slopes. The Haute Maurienne Vanoise resorts of Bonneval-sur-Arc (40/250cm) and Val Cenis (30/150cm) are both still open and also offer some very good skiing on their higher slopes. The temperature is forecast to remain low for the rest of this week, and this combined with the predicted cloudy weather could deliver further fresh snowfall to the open Alpine resorts. It realty feels like winter is not over yet.
There has been a brief return to winter across much of Austria over the course of the weekend, with low temperatures and fresh snow returning to many regions. Only ten out of fifty-six of our featured resorts remain open for snowsports on Monday 25th April, having seen further closures over the past few days. Good conditions still prevail however, with nearly all resorts awaking to around 10cm of new snow on the ground on Monday morning. Neustift/Stubai (5/260cm) is currently offering the best conditions, with 20cm of fresh snow ensuring that there was fresh turns to be had both on and off the slopes on Monday. The cold front affecting many regions on Monday looks likely to continue over much of the week ahead. Temperatures are set to remain below freezing for the duration, with snow expected to fall during the middle part of the week.
The majority of our featured Swiss resorts were closed on Monday 25th April, with only 9 being reported as open. However, the week did start with fresh snow and temperatures well below the freezing level in many places, giving the impression that this season is not quite over yet. Adelboden (20/50cm) received 20cm of new snow overnight and there is further accumulation possible throughout the course of the day. Likewise, Engleberg (15/375cm) also received 20cm and had 8/25 lifts turning on Monday. The outlook for the week ahead certainly looks a promising one for Switzerland. The temperatures are set to remain favorable and more snow is on the forecast right through the week. Pontresina (15/24cm) could receive up to 20cm at mid-mountain by Wednesday.
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