Don’t stop skiing, it’s still snowing!

28th April 2014, by Abi Butcher

Powder skiing this weekend in Squaw Valley. Photo: Squaw PR

Powder skiing this weekend in Squaw Valley. Photo: Squaw PR

It might be nearly May, but winter has returned to the Alps and some ski resorts in North America, bringing with it piles of fresh snow.

In Europe, the northern French Alps and parts of Italy and much of Switzerland have received much of the snowfall from the two-day storm, in varying quantities — and according to it is still snowing above 1400-1600m.

A minimum total of 75cm has fallen in the Zermatt/Cervinia region (where the glacier is now open for summer skiing) — with more expected today. Glacier 3000 above Les Diablerets and Gstaad (open until 4 May) this morning reports 40cm of snow, with 20cm in Val Thorens (which closes 11 May).

Much of Austria, in the far west, has missed the heaviest snow — annoying for the WTSS team heading to Ischgl this weekend for the closing season party, but you can’t have it all!

Over in the US, Mammoth Mountain in California reports a whopping dump of fresh powder, with 40cm of new snow over the past weekend thanks to another recent storm — and says it will be open until the end of May as a result. Squaw Valley, Kirkwood and Alpine Meadows (open weekends in May) have also had a blanket of snow, as has Snowbird in Alta — which reports a foot of powder.

Further north in Canada, Lake Louise (which closes 11 May) has received 10cm of new snow overnight, bringing the resort’s total to 19cm in the past 48 hours and 31cm over the past week and 100cm so far in April!

While we have stopped running our weekly snow reports for this season, you can read daily updates on

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