Further Snow this week but becoming restricted to higher slopes
Blog by Julian R
Published on 4th March 2018 12:51

Further Snow this week but becoming restricted to higher slopes

Current Snow Conditions and Synoptic Pattern

The Beast from the East brought some very cold conditions over the Alps, with some heavy snow in places.

Snow depths across the Alps continue to be excellent, with on piste conditions continue to be very good or excellent generally, but perhaps not quite as good as recent weeks.

The current weather pattern has evolved with the “Beast from the East” edging North of the UK, with deep low pressure over the UK and with general low pressure over NW mainland Europe and the Alps.

The airmasses over the Alps are set to turn colder over the next few days with winds veering to the North West.

Towards mid week, the winds are set to veer to the South West bringing in much milder weather.




Dry to start today, with precipitation edging in from the West this evening and overnight, giving moderate precipitation for a time in France and Switzerland.

Precipitation edging up from the South later on Monday and becoming widespread over the Alps on Tuesday, with moderate precipitation in places.

A bit drier to start on Wednesday, however showers again being widespread and moderate during the afternoon.

Possibly a little drier on Thursday and Friday, but again with the chance of some precipitation edging up from the South West at times.


According to, 25-50cm of fresh snow is possible in places over the Alps towards the middle to the end of next week.


Further snowfalls possible this week, but with milder temperatures, the better conditions becoming restricted to milder slopes. Snow depths rising on upper slopes, and perhaps dropping back on lower slopes this week.


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