Spring skiing in Lech, March 2018

Anyone seen any red faces today?

Get that SPF slathered on, as this week sees the re-emergence of the sun. We’ve missed it! Here come the goggle tans…

It’s the second week of the Easter holidays, and after another flurry of snow we’re finally seeing some well-deserved sun.

For those of you enjoying some ski touring or off-piste adventures in the sunshine, take great caution when venturing off the slopes. The Avalanche Danger in all of the following resorts has risen from 2 (Moderate) to 3 (Considerable). This is due in part to the wet snow (melt as temperatures rise) and some snow drift from the light snow storms we’ve seen in the past week.

Always remember that the most common cause of deadly avalanches are humans themselves. Please do not venture off piste without the proper knowledge and equipment. Do consult an instructor, guide or local (lift operators etc) for local information as well as the avalanche bulletin daily.

Courchevel and Meribel

Some melted snow will be falling Tuesday afternoon and Wednesday afternoon, and normal snow will freshen things up a bit on Thursday morning. Outside of those times we’ll be seeing some with a touch of cloud, and lovely warm spring temperatures. Yes, the weather has realised it is spring.

That said, Courchevel have just announced they’re opening the ski area in July, so they have a lot of faith in the snow sticking around until then!

St Anton

Mikey says; “Mixed Bag this week. A sunny Monday following high winds Tuesday and Wednesday with warm temps which may bring some liquid powder. Cooling down at the end of the week for some more snow forecast.”

We’re looking at warm temperatures at resort level, so expect a bit of slush at the bottom of the slopes. Aprés will be best on Tuesday when the sun is OUT!

Verbier and Villars

Switzerland will have less sun (for once!) with a lot more overcast days, but the sun will make an appearance on Friday and Saturday. It will be peaking out throughout the week too. There will be a bit or rain Tuesday afternoon and Thursday morning, but mainly perfect skiing conditions. The longer the sun stays away, the better the snow. That’s the trade-off!

 

As always, stay safe on the snow! Have a wonderful Easter.