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Monday 4 January 2021 -  Excellent early snow cover across most of the Alps...

by Fraser Wilkin

Madonna di Campiglio, Italy – Snow-wise - Weather & snow update, 4 January 2021 Huge quantities of snow in Madonna di Campiglio, which hopes to open again at some point this month – 4 January 2021 - Photo: funiviecampiglio.it

Snow conditions are excellent across most of the Alps right now, with the greatest snow depths (height for height) currently in the south-eastern Alps, where settled snow depths are close to or above 3m in parts of the Dolomites and southern Austria.

 

There is also plenty of snow elsewhere, with above average snow depths across most of the Italian, French and southern Swiss Alps. It is only in the northern Swiss Alps (including resorts such as Wengen and Mürren) and northern Austrian Alps (including Kitzbühel, for example) that snow levels are closer to normal for the time of year but, even here, the low snowline is still making it look and feel very wintry.

 

While we fully appreciate that skiing in the Alps is off-limits for most of our UK-based clients right now, this excellent start to the winter is good news for anyone hoping that a ski trip to the Alps will be possible later in the season, with a long-lasting base now assured across most Alpine ski resorts. In fact, several of our featured resorts, such as Val Thorens, Tignes and Zermatt, will continue to operate into May.

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