November Update 21.11.16
Whilst areas of northern Britain experienced snow showers and the south was battered by stormy weather, European ski resorts have been enjoying some fabulous powder snowfall with huge dumps reported in the last week over much of the Alps. Many resorts are now looking forward to the best pre-Christmas skiing seen for many years.
Among the resorts to have benefited is Montgenèvre, which started its ski season this weekend, considerably earlier than normal. You can view the scenes via the resort's webcams to see for yourself. Morzine, in France’s Portes Du Soleil ski region, also enjoyed seeing rainfall turn to snow as temperatures dropped and the traditional chalet-style town became picture-postcard pretty and the nursery slopes were covered with white. The snow has held nicely in the Les Gets and Avoriaz areas of the region. Elsewhere, Kitzbuhel in Austria enjoyed snowfall at the weekend and has 60cm on the upper slopes, whilst in Kaprun 95cm is reported on the upper slopes, 22cm on the mountain, and 5cm in the valley.
For the past two years the Alpes has experienced patchy pre-Christmas snow, so the scenes are a welcome sight to many early skiers and a great boost in confidence. The forecast for much of Europe is for more snow in the coming fortnight.
You can view our ski resorts and speak to a travel advisor on 01444 870100 to secure your school ski trip for the 2018 season! Don't miss out – key resorts and hotels are filling fast.
View the latest snow information for all resorts via our approved partner Ski Club of Great Britain
View latest snow information and webcams for Zell am See-Kaprun
View latest snow information and webcams for Kitzbuhel