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4-5 feet of snow predicted in Italian,
French and Swiss Ski resorts

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Robert......
 
I've put those in bold where >1 metre of snow is predicted. I've rarely seen predictions of greater than
1.5m of snow - once in a freak blizzard in 1999 which lasted 2 weeks and another where 3 metres fell
in a week in February 1990! Isola 2000 in southern France is boldest in predicting 1.68m, closely
followed by Macugnaga in Italy with 1.6m and Zermatt and Saas Fee in Switzerland with 1.59m.
 
If and only if this is true then December snow depths across the Western Alps will be on for being
some of the deepest on record. Some of those resorts are already reporting almost 3 metres at the
top, almost unheard of in early to mid December. That might well be three to four metres of relatively compacted snow over Christmas in a few Italian  resorts (e.g. Cervinia, Gressoney la Trinite, Alagna) !
And, as experienced guides say, 'the snow which falls before the middle of January is the snow
 which lasts'.
 
Interesting to see if this has any effect on climate as a result of greater reflectivity? Another cool
summer and it'd be interesting to see the effects.....
 
Rhys Jaggar
 
          Snow
forecast
Piste conditions  
Country Resort Lower Upper Last snowed On piste Off piste Lifts open
Switzerland Adelboden 38cm 100cm 10 Dec (10cm) 77cm Excellent Varied 6 out of 56
  Andermatt 60cm 260cm 9 Dec (5cm) 72cm Excellent Fresh 2 out of 13
  Anzere 50cm 100cm 5 Dec (5cm) 85cm Closed   0 out of 11
  Arosa 65cm 85cm 10 Dec (5cm) 82cm Excellent Powder 8 out of 13
  Champery 40cm 100cm 10 Dec (20cm) 49cm Powder Powder 5 out of 194
  Crans Montana 100cm 150cm 10 Dec (20cm) 97cm Excellent Powder 4 out of 28
  Davos 42cm 99cm 10 Dec (5cm) 81cm Fresh Powder 21 out of 58
  Engelberg 35cm 165cm 10 Dec (5cm) 65cm Excellent Fresh 16 out of 25
  Flims/Laax 50cm 170cm 10 Dec (5cm) 69cm Fresh Fresh 7 out of 27
  Grachen 40cm 140cm 10 Dec (10cm) 147cm Fresh Powder 3 out of 10
  Grimentz 90cm 200cm 6 Dec 126cm Closed Varied 0 out of 11
  Grindelwald 40cm 106cm 6 Dec (5cm) 81cm Excellent Tracked 17 out of 28
  Gstaad 40cm 153cm 10 Dec (15cm) 65cm Excellent Powder 16 out of 62
  Haute Nendaz 70cm 155cm 10 Dec (15cm) 91cm Excellent Powder 14 out of 48
  Klosters 40cm 99cm 7 Dec (2cm) 75cm Good Tracked 21 out of 57
  Lenk 40cm 95cm 10 Dec (15cm) 69cm Excellent Powder 2 out of 56
  Lenzerheide 50cm 132cm 10 Dec (2cm) 83cm Excellent Tracked 5 out of 35
  Les Diablerets 55cm 110cm 10 Dec (5cm) 66cm Excellent Fresh 4 out of 35
  Les Mosses 80cm 120cm 10 Dec (30cm) 53cm Closed Powder 0 out of 12
  Leysin 120cm 160cm 10 Dec (25cm) 52cm Closed Powder 0 out of 14
  Murren 50cm 100cm 10 Dec (2cm) 85cm Excellent Varied 13 out of 13
  Pontresina 70cm 180cm 10 Dec (20cm) 117cm Closed Varied 0 out of 56
  Saas Fee 52cm 252cm 10 Dec (15cm) 159cm Excellent Powder 12 out of 22
  Samnaun 55cm 90cm 10 Dec (3cm) 54cm Excellent Fresh 34 out of 40
  St Moritz 70cm 180cm 10 Dec (20cm) 115cm Powder Powder 20 out of 56
  Verbier 45cm 155cm 9 Dec (10cm) 88cm Excellent Tracked 10 out of 35
  Villars 50cm 150cm 10 Dec (30cm) 56cm Closed Varied 0 out of 35
  Wengen 30cm 65cm 10 Dec (3cm) 79cm Fresh Fresh 13 out of 19
  Zermatt 50cm 252cm 10 Dec (25cm) 159cm Excellent Powder 48 out of 57
  Zinal 50cm 110cm 9 Dec (5cm) 132cm Fresh Fresh 7 out of 9
Italy Alagna 90cm 315cm 9 Dec (20cm) 138cm Powder Powder 3 out of 5
  Arabba 80cm 170cm 8 Dec (10cm) 132cm Fresh Fresh 24 out of 27
  Bardonecchia 60cm 150cm 10 Dec (2cm) 92cm Excellent Tracked 9 out of 21
  Bormio 55cm 260cm 10 Dec (10cm) 112cm Powder Powder 11 out of 14
  Canazei 80cm 100cm 10 Dec (10cm) 135cm Excellent Varied 9 out of 13
  Cavalese 20cm 110cm 10 Dec (10cm) 115cm Fresh Powder 31 out of 34
  Cervinia 115cm 300cm 10 Dec (40cm) 153cm Powder Powder 2 out of 16
  Cesana Torinese 60cm 120cm 10 Dec (10cm) 108cm Excellent Powder 20 out of 57
  Champoluc 80cm 195cm 9 Dec (20cm) 143cm Excellent Powder 9 out of 15
  Chiesa 150cm 270cm 10 Dec (10cm) 100cm Excellent Packed 9 out of 9
  Claviere 60cm 120cm 10 Dec (2cm) 109cm Excellent Powder 20 out of 57
  Cortina 110cm 140cm 7 Dec (10cm) 122cm Excellent Varied 25 out of 47
  Courmayeur 60cm 110cm 10 Dec (10cm) 66cm Excellent Powder 14 out of 19
  Gressoney-la-Trinite 75cm 275cm 9 Dec (25cm) 145cm Powder Powder 4 out of 9
  La Thuile 80cm 160cm 10 Dec (40cm) 71cm Powder Powder 12 out of 38
  Livigno 115cm 190cm 10 Dec (15cm) 114cm Excellent Powder 29 out of 32
  Macugnaga 70cm 200cm 10 Dec (10cm) 160cm Excellent Varied 10 out of 11
  Madesimo 100cm 250cm 10 Dec (20cm) 82cm Excellent Powder 12 out of 12
  Madonna di Campiglio 120cm 140cm 9 Dec (10cm) 128cm Excellent Powder 19 out of 23
  Passo Tonale 30cm 370cm 10 Dec (15cm) 133cm Powder Powder 31 out of 40
  Pila 80cm 200cm 10 Dec (20cm) 96cm Excellent Powder 10 out of 12
  Santa Caterina 40cm 130cm 10 Dec (10cm) 116cm Excellent Powder 9 out of 9
  Sauze d'Oulx 60cm 120cm 10 Dec 108cm Excellent Powder 20 out of 57
  Selva Gardena 80cm 140cm 5 Dec (5cm) 108cm Excellent Varied 69 out of 80
  Sestriere 60cm 120cm 10 Dec (2cm) 112cm Excellent Limited 36 out of 57
  Val Senales 120cm 210cm 10 Dec (12cm) 69cm Excellent Powder 12 out of 13
France Alpe d'Huez 100cm 130cm 10 Dec (10cm) 80cm Fresh Powder 9 out of 75
  Argentiere 40cm 160cm 10 Dec (20cm) 65cm Closed Fresh 4 out of 43
  Avoriaz 140cm 140cm 10 Dec (5cm) 49cm Excellent Fresh 8 out of 36
  Bareges/La Mongie 100cm 160cm 10 Dec (10cm) 33cm Excellent Powder 20 out of 43
  Bonneval-
sur-Arc
0cm 0cm   91cm     0 out of 11
  Cauterets 20cm 160cm 10 Dec (5cm) 43cm Fresh Fresh 5 out of 13
  Chamonix 40cm 160cm 10 Dec (10cm) 67cm Fresh Fresh 4 out of 43
  Chamrousse 65cm 85cm 10 Dec (5cm) 72cm Fresh Fresh 5 out of 24
  Chatel 105cm 180cm 9 Dec (10cm) 49cm Closed Varied 0 out of 47
  Courchevel 73cm 130cm 10 Dec (10cm) 72cm Fresh Fresh 7 out of 57
  Flaine 40cm 80cm 10 Dec (5cm) 46cm Closed   0 out of 26
  Font Romeu 0cm 0cm   12cm     0 out of 25
  Foux d'Allos 0cm 0cm   126cm     0 out of 31
  Isola 2000 67cm 158cm 10 Dec (10cm) 168cm Fresh Powder 15 out of 21
  La Clusaz 27cm 90cm 10 Dec (5cm) 45cm Closed Varied 0 out of 45
  La Grave 0cm 0cm   85cm     0 out of 4
  La Plagne 100cm 140cm 10 Dec (10cm) 76cm Closed Powder 0 out of 104
  La Rosiere 95cm 150cm 10 Dec (5cm) 72cm Closed   0 out of 39
  La Tania 0cm 0cm   76cm     0 out of 62
  La Toussuire 0cm 0cm   75cm     0 out of 21
  Le Corbier 30cm 70cm 6 Dec (10cm) 73cm Closed Varied 0 out of 24
  Le Grand Bornand 90cm 140cm 10 Dec (20cm) 42cm Powder Powder 4 out of 31
  Les Arcs 50cm 90cm 10 Dec (10cm) 74cm Closed   0 out of 54
  Les Carroz 45cm 120cm 8 Dec (5cm) 47cm Closed   0 out of 71
  Les
 Contamines
50cm 150cm 10 Dec (15cm) 50cm Excellent Fresh 7 out of 24
  Les
Deux Alpes
30cm 80cm 10 Dec (10cm) 79cm Excellent Fresh 17 out of 51
  Les Gets 90cm 140cm 10 Dec (10cm) 44cm Closed Limited 0 out of 50
  Les Menuires 75cm 110cm 10 Dec (15cm) 81cm Fresh Powder 4 out of 35
  Les Orres 100cm 200cm 10 Dec (20cm) 122cm Powder Powder 4 out of 23
  Les Saisies 90cm 115cm 10 Dec (10cm) 47cm Closed   0 out of 30
  Megeve 75cm 170cm 10 Dec (25cm) 47cm Closed   0 out of 83
  Meribel 50cm 135cm 10 Dec (10cm) 79cm Fresh Fresh 7 out of 46
  Montalbert 0cm 0cm   76cm     0 out of 8
  Montchavin/
Les Coches
0cm 0cm   70cm     0 out of 20
  Montgenevre 70cm 150cm 10 Dec (2cm) 106cm Good Tracked 9 out of 35
  Morzine 55cm 180cm 10 Dec (20cm) 46cm Excellent Powder 8 out of 84
  Notre Dame de Bellecombe 60cm 100cm 10 Dec (5cm) 49cm Closed   0 out of 84
  Orcieres 20cm 50cm 10 Dec (5cm) 93cm Closed   0 out of 29
  Peisey/
Vallandry
60cm 115cm 10 Dec (10cm) 64cm Closed   0 out of 53
  Pra Loup 90cm 140cm 10 Dec (15cm) 129cm Closed   0 out of 50
  Puy St
Vincent
100cm 150cm 10 Dec (20cm) 101cm Powder Powder 3 out of 12
  Risoul 100cm 150cm 10 Dec (25cm) 127cm Closed   0 out of 51
  Sainte Foy 0cm 0cm   72cm     0 out of 7
  Samoens 30cm 100cm 10 Dec (10cm) 45cm Closed   0 out of 71
  Serre
Chevalier
45cm 150cm 10 Dec (15cm) 95cm Closed   0 out of 66
  St Gervais 50cm 110cm 10 Dec (15cm) 52cm Closed   0 out of 37
  St Martin de Belleville 40cm 110cm 10 Dec (10cm) 76cm Fresh Fresh 2 out of 35
  Tignes 63cm 140cm 10 Dec (15cm) 90cm Powder Powder 22 out of 43
  Val Cenis 0cm 0cm   86cm     0 out of 19
  Val d'Isere 95cm 100cm 10 Dec (10cm) 97cm Excellent Powder 40 out of 46
  Val Thorens 95cm 115cm 10 Dec (10cm) 91cm Excellent Powder 17 out of 28
  Valfrejus 0cm 0cm   93cm     0 out of 13
  Valloire 40cm 70cm 9 Dec (10cm) 81cm Closed   0 out of 34
  Valmorel 75cm 120cm 10 Dec (15cm) 63cm Closed   0 out of 50
  Vars 103cm 160cm 10 Dec (20cm) 131cm Closed   0 out of 51
  Vaujany 0cm 0cm   75cm     0 out of 75
  Villard-de-
Lans
45cm 75cm 10 Dec (15cm) 74cm Closed   0 out of 27
 



 



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