Fantastic snow news in the Alps – January 2017

Posted on January 10, 2017 in Snow Reports by Inghams Ski Tags:

Last week we saw an incredible dump of snow across the Alps, especially in Austria and Switzerland both of which turned into a beautiful winter wonderland. The outlook for even more snow this week will result in even better conditions for your upcoming skiing holiday. The skiers and snowboarders who are already on the slopes are having a fantastic time.

There is heavy snowfall across the French Alps. Chamonix, Flaine, Les Deux Alpes and Avoriaz are all experiencing particularly large dumps of snow today. And this extensive snowfall should last throughout the rest of the week.

We’re thinking the current snowfall may be too much for some. This snowboarder in Chamonix has clearly collapsed as a result of the overwhelming amount of snow we’re witnessing in resort.

To be fair, there is some really nice powder in Chamonix at the moment. About 5-10cm of fresh snow fell in the resort over the weekend.

Meanwhile in Val d’Isere our representative, Nicole is jumping for joy at the amount of snow we’re witnessing.

In her latest Snow Report she forecasts that the skiing conditions next week will be perfect for skiing and snowboarding. We’re certainly jealous if you’re going skiing in Val d’Isere this weekend.

Snow is falling in nearly all our resorts in Italy too. This snow flurry is expected to bump the conditions across the country. And in the resorts of Gressoney, La Thuile, Cervinia and Champoluc this snowfall is expected to last all week. In our latest Champoluc snow report our representative, Jane, takes us on the Cervinia away day where the snow looks fantastic:

The snowfall in Austria last week painted the country white and the conditions were genuinely magical. It certainly had a big effect on our Inghams representative in Seefeld – what a lovely singing voice!

Filzmoos too, which is picture perfect at the best of times, metamorphosed into a winter paradise. Snow will continue to fall in Filzmoos from Wednesday through to the end of the week, with 19cm predicted for Friday.

The conditions in Kitzbühel are also fantastic. Snow is piling on top of the pistes – just in time for the Hannekam race next week! In neighbouring Fieberbrunn 69 out of the 70 lifts are open and we’re experiencing fantastic skiing conditions across the resort. Check out our latest snow report from our representative in Kitzbühel, Aitor, for more information:

Elsewhere in Austria, recent snow reports suggest Kaprun has received 25cm of snow in the past few days, while Obergurgl should receive fresh snow every day this week. Saalbach and Hinterglemm is fantastic at the moment and the skiing there comes highly recommended by our representative, Kevin. He estimates there has recently been about half a meter of snowfall in the resort.

Last, but by no means least, we turn to Switzerland where the snow seems to be non-stop. Check out the web-cams for Zermatt today and you won’t see a thing. Total whiteout! Here are a few Inghams guests taking advantage of the snowy first tracks earlier this morning.

Zermatt is expected to receive a dump of 21cm today. And as with all our resorts in Switzerland, including Grindelwald, Wengen, Davos and Klosters and St Moritz, the snow here will fall every day through to Sunday. Average totals expected across the country of about 20cm of snow.

In Mürren it is so snowy, that we were unable to show you the view in our latest Snow Report. We’re not sure about our rep, Barbara’s decision to instead tackle the challenging ‘Thrill Walk’, which hangs off the edge of the mountain. By the looks of things Barbara’s not too sure herself:

In short, this is an excellent week for our ski resorts in the Alps. The snow storms brushing in against the mountains are dumping heaps of snow. It should make the piste conditions perfect for skiers and snowboarders next week. If you can get away this weekend then you absolutely should!